Certificate III in Engineering Fixed & Mobile Plant Mechanic – (MEM31419)

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Course Duration

2 Years

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Study Mode

Flexible – online, onsite, on campus

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A Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology is a perfect next step for a mechanic or engineer looking to break into the mining industry. With our interest-free payment plans at the Outsource Institute, you can grow your career without delay. 

Get the training you need with our industry-experienced trainers, giving you the knowledge, confidence and skills you need to succeed. Contact our admissions team to be ready for the next intake.

Why Study for a Certificate 3 in Engineering Fixed & Mobile Plant Mechanic with the Outsource Institute

There has been a steady climb in demand for diesel fitters, auto electricians and other industries for a qualified plant mechanic for many years. In Australia’s thriving plant and manufacturing industries, these are critical roles, with more opportunities available each week across the country.

By studying at the Outsource Institute, you’ll have the qualifications, knowledge and confidence to kickstart your career with current information and experience. You’ll have a portfolio of practical experience and knowledge, giving you a standout application, helping you succeed in your chosen career.


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Cert. III in Engineering Fixed & Mobile Plant Mechanic Course Details

    Career Opportunities
    Course Eligibility

    With this qualification, you will have career opportunities to become a:

    Fixed & Mobile Plant Mechanic

    Automotive Forklift Mechanic

    Automotive Forklift Repair Technician

    Diesel Fitter

    Earthmoving Equipment Technician

    Elevated Work Platform Technician

    Certificate III in Engineering Fixed & Mobile Plant Mechanic (MEM31419)

    As an apprenticeship-based course, students must:

    • Be undertaking an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships under state funding are required by the relevant state funding authority to:
      • Be employed in an industry workplace.
      • Have access to workplace equipment as part of their training and assessment, and;
      • Have access to workplace supervisors as part of their training and assessment.
    • Have adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills. At the Outsource Institute, we assess students’ ACSF levels and determine any necessary support requirements to ensure you can be successful in your studies. 

    All fee-for-service students must be employed with access to a relevant workplace. Industry experience is not necessary. Students do not need access to a supervisor, but may be a supervisor themselves.

    Students must hold pre-requisite units prior to commencing particular units in these qualifications. Current information about the prerequisite units can be found on the qualification information on training.gov.au.

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    Units Of Competency

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    • MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
    • MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    • MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
    • MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
    • MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
    • MEM12024 Perform computations
    • MEM14006 Plan work activities
    • MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
    • MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
    • MEM18001 Use hand tools
    • MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
    • MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
    • MEM27020 Apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks
    • MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
    • MEM27006 Diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits
    • MEM27017 Maintain, fault find and rectify hydraulic systems for mobile plant
    • MEM27019 Diagnose, repair and replace diesel engines in stationary and mobile plant
    • MEM27023 Diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment
    • MEM27016 Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant
    • MEM27008 Maintain induction, exhaust and emission control systems
    • MEM27002 Test and repair compression ignition systems
    • MEM27011 Maintain track type undercarriage on mobile plant
    • MEM27013 Maintain steering systems
      MEM27015 Diagnose and rectify driveline and final drives
    • MEM27009 Diagnose and rectify braking systems
    • MEM27014 Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions
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    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Students with supporting evidence or prior education or work experience may be eligible for Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT). These credits or units can be used to reduce your study load or shorten your course duration. Once enrolled, you can contact Student Support to arrange an assessment for eligibility with our dedicated trainers.

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    Training Delivery

    During your training, you’ll be supported in a flexible, client-focused manner, using a combination of learning platforms. Whether you’re studying online, in your workplace or at our Brisbane campus, we make every attempt to ensure training works with your apprenticeship and work priorities.

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    Assessment Methods

    With a blend of theoretical and practical assessments, you’ll be recalling learnings and building your portfolio to help you in your real-world position. You’ll be encouraged to explore answers with your own thoughts and inputs from concepts studied, as well as build your portfolio with photo, audio, video and text assets to help you when applying for jobs.

    Put Advancing Your Auto Electrical Career First With Our Interest-Free Payment Plans

    There’s no need to delay getting qualified with our interest-free payment plans and flexible payment options at the Outsource Institute. Our flexible payment options mean you can get into studying and getting qualified sooner, so you can follow pathways to your dream career now, not later.

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