MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
This qualification is suitable for delivery as part of a one-year Technology Cadetship, or can be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement.
This qualification has seven specialist streams available. These are:
Structural steel detailing.
Each stream offers an opportunity for significant choice in electives and each stream requires the same core units to be completed.
The minimum requirements for the Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology can also be met by holders of the Certificate III in Engineering - Technician from the Metal and Engineering Training Package.
To be awarded a Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology, competency must be achieved in eleven (11) units of competency:
three (3) core units of competency
eight (8) elective units of competency chosen as described below.
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Note that elective units marked with an asterisk have one or more prerequisite requirements. The prerequisites for these units are to be counted in the total number of units required in the elective group. Please refer to the individual units for details.
Group A - specialist streams
Choose eight (8) elective units as specified for a specialist stream.
All units from each specialist stream are available in Group B as General Electives.
A maximum of two general elective units may also be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses.
CAD/drafting specialist stream
Select eight (8) elective units:
a minimum of six (6) from the list below
the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives
Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to engineering designs and
MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by manufacturing technology related industries for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that reflect skill requirements for this level.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
use communication technologies efficiently
communicate production abnormalities, documentation and test results
demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people from a range of backgrounds
read, interpret and communicate work related documents
communicate with all team members
work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
liaise with and provide support to other team members
work as part of a team
identify team performance required to meet customer needs
provide leadership to others in the team
encourage the sharing of information between team members
plan and support team activities
identify and report problems and make contributions to their solution
investigate problem causes
examine equipment for damage, missing components or other defects
identify and promptly address problems or issues
assess quality of work according to specifications
determine effective work practices
problem solve machine operational requirements
Initiative and enterprise
seek and provide feedback on procedures
gather and analyse information
record information on the quality and other indicators of production performance
identify and implement simple process improvements
coordinate work activities and manufacturing processes
use analytical and decision making skills
Planning and organising
identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
organise self and others to meet production schedules
sequence work to maximise safety and productivity
select and use appropriate tools and equipment
apply time management skills to ensure work flow
plan own work requirements from production requests
operate within appropriate time constraints and work standards
select and use appropriate equipment, materials, processes and procedures
plan to ensure effective production
apply workplace procedures
identify resource requirements, document and monitor
recognise limitations and seek timely advice
ask questions to gain information
identify sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding
participate in improvement procedures
participate in development of continuous improvement strategies
operate and adjust processes
start up and shut down equipment
set up equipment
monitor product/process quality
function and operating principles of equipment, machine components