MEM30305 – Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade – RPL

18 Nov MEM30305 – Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade – RPL

If you have a wide range of experience as a metal fabricator, boiler maker, welder, moulder, but haven’t completed your qualification for whatever reason, then you’re in the right place. Getting your fabrication experience and skills converted into a nationally recognised qualification is simple, fast and headache free!

Qualify Me! offers the following metal fabrication streams:

  • Heavy Fabrication (Boiler Maker)
  • Light Fabrication (Sheet Metal Worker)
  • Welding
  • Casting and Moulding

What's involved?

1. Free Skills Assessment

You need to have valid industry experience in order to qualify for this RPL program. When you first touch base, we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether this qualification is right for you. As a rule of thumb if you have more than 2 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

2. Evidence Portfolio
  • Valid Identification
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • work samples and documents (such as plans, drawings, blue prints and sketches etc)
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters from engineers/fabricators you have worked with
  • photos and videos of your work
  • overseas qualifications
  • related licenses, short courses, accreditation, certificates, transcripts or assessments you have attained
  • Apprenticeship papers (if available)
3. Skills Check
  1. You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our qualified assessor
  2. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation.
  3. Where gap training is required, you will need to complete theory or practical assessments as required. Theory components can be completed from home and practical components can be completed at your work site.
4. Qualified!

All certificates are Nationally Recognised and issued by a Qualify Me! partner Registered Training Organisation.


Upon successful completion of this RPL Program you will be awarded a Nationally Recognised Qualification in:

Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade




Metal Fabrication: is the preparation, fabrication and erection of metal components in building work. Metal fabrication includes, but is not necessarily limited to, structural steel, handrails, security grilles, fences, gates and balustrades. Metal fabrication does not include roof plumbing or wall cladding.


  • MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade

Accessed 2/11/16 from: NSW Fair Trading Metal Fabrication Contractor’s licence



  1. Structural metal fabrication and erection licence: Prepare, fabricate and erect non-structural metal components.
  2. Air handling duct installation licence: Install ductwork and enclosures for airconditioning, air handling and mechanical ventilation systems



  • an apprenticeship in engineering fabrication

Accessed on 2/11/16 from: QBCC Structural metal fabrication and erection Contractor’s licence


There are no licensing or registration requirements for metal fabricators working in Victoria.

Accessed 2/11/2016 from: Victoria metal fabrication


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Can I apply?

This RPL and trade skills recognition program is available to tradesmen with local experience or local students that have completed partial studies in Australia. We also have programs to help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.

Ready to start?

What are you waiting for? Contact Us today. Free call: 1800 765 295

  • Gerard
    Posted at 03:22h, 01 March Reply

    How long does it take to finish the course?

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 03:29h, 01 March Reply

      Hi mate,
      We offer this qualification for persons with experience as RPL and skills recognition. Under RPL and skills recognition you are not attending a course as such, but rather compiling an evidence portfolio to show the experience and skills you have. We will work with you to compile your portfolio and assess you on your knowledge. If you have any gaps or unclear on certain performance criteria/outcomes required by any subject of the course, we will provide gap training to bring you up to speed.

  • Adam
    Posted at 05:30h, 01 March Reply

    I have 5 years of experience overseas. Can i apply for RPL? Only 1 year local experience

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 05:35h, 01 March Reply

      That should be sweet. One of our course advisors will touch base and ensure you have the right skill-set to get through this qualification.

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 04:57h, 02 March Reply

      Hi Adam,
      It sounds like you should be okay. We would need to assess what skills you have attained during your tenure in Australia to ensure you are up to scratch with aussie standards, regulations and whs/safe work practices. Give us a buzz and we can explore this further…

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 04:57h, 02 March Reply

      Hi Adam,
      It sounds like you should be okay. We would need to assess what skills you have attained during your tenure in Australian to ensure you are up to scratch with aussie standards, regulations and whs/safe work practices. Give us a buzz and we can explore this further…

  • Bronson Fasavalu
    Posted at 11:50h, 04 May Reply

    If I’ve been working in Sheet metal for 16months, is there any progression toward becoming a qualified tradesman apart from an apprenticeship? I am highly competent in the programing and use of a turret, the accurate use of a guillotine, highly skilled on a brake press, can assemble, weld, grind and finish products (i.e. smooth grind finish and primer with an industrial spray gun or can)

    Would attaining welding certificates and such help aid me in the progression of my career in fabrication?

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 22:50h, 12 May Reply

      Hi buddy,
      Sounds like you’ve got the host of it ; though 16months is not near enough experience on its own. However, if you have experience in similar trades and pick up some welding certifications then you may have picked up the necessary skills. We’ll have our assessor look into your case a little closer and advise which steps would be best to take.

  • Gabriel Cava
    Posted at 19:12h, 27 February Reply

    I have twenty years of experience as Metal Machinist in Argentina but I have never been to Australia. Can I do the RPL to certify my knowledge or can it only be done if you lived or worked in Australia?

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 22:21h, 27 February Reply

      Hi Gabriel,

      Unfortunately, we require a minimum of 12 months related experience in Australia.

  • Allison Blanco
    Posted at 22:12h, 11 April Reply

    My partner has over 20 years experience. He completed three years of his apprenticeship and has his pressure tickets competing Cert 7 and 8. Is the Cert 111 the highest qualification he can apply for?

  • Scott Jordan
    Posted at 23:43h, 17 April Reply

    I have an employee with over 10 years experience as a fabricator/boiler maker, we are looking at getting him qualified through our company.
    What are the costs that are involved in him attaining this qualification?

  • Sanira
    Posted at 02:31h, 06 June Reply

    Certificate 3 boilermaker

  • jonas butao
    Posted at 12:41h, 13 July Reply

    i have roughly 14 years of experience (in W.aus) as a welder/fabricator with a vast majority in aluminium mig/tig some work on stainless steel , i am wondering what sort of ( if any) cert could i aim for to further my path ?

  • Kim
    Posted at 12:20h, 03 April Reply

    I been worked 6 years as second class sheet metal worker. I want to qualify my knowledge to get first class ticket. Can you help me to solve it out. I live in Perth.

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 12:32h, 03 April Reply

      Hello Kim,

      If we haven’t already, we’ll give you a buzz. A course advisor should be in touch with you real soon to cover off your situation and discuss our best price guarantee. 🙂

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