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:

CAD/drafting

Manufacturing operations

Laboratory operations

Technical officer

Metallurgy

Polymer technology

Structural steel detailing.

Each stream offers an opportunity for significant choice in electives and each stream requires the same core units to be completed.

Note:

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.


Subjects

Packaging Rules

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.

Core units

The following three (3) units must be chosen.

Unit code

Unit title

add topic MEM30012A

Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

add topic MSACMT251A

Apply quality standards

add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Prerequisites

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.

Elective units

Group A - specialist streams

Choose eight (8) elective units as specified for a specialist stream.

Note:

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

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AUM4003A

Interpret customer requirements

add topic LMTGN4002A

Participate in product engineering

add topic MEM12024A

Perform computations

add topic MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

add topic MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

add topic MEM30001A

Use computer aided design systems to produce basic engineering drawings

*

add topic MEM30002A

Produce basic engineering graphics

*

add topic MEM30003A

Produce engineering drawings

*

add topic MEM30004A

Use CAD to create and display 3D models

*

add topic MEM30005A

Calculate force systems within simple beam structures

*

add topic MEM30006A

Calculate stresses in simple structures

*

add topic MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

add topic MEM30008A

Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications

add topic MEM30010A

Set up basic hydraulic circuits

add topic MEM30011A

Set up basic pneumatic circuits

add topic MEM30013A

Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout

add topic MEM30025A

Analyse a simple electrical system circuit

*

Manufacturing operations specialist stream

Select eight (8) elective units as follows:

a minimum of six (6) from the list below

the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives

Unit code

Unit title

FDFOPTSD2A

Work in a socially diverse environment

add topic MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

add topic MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

add topic MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

add topic MEM30014A

Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste

add topic MEM30015A

Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements

add topic MEM30016A

Assist in the analysis of a supply chain

add topic MEM30017A

Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools

add topic MEM30018A

Undertake basic process planning

add topic MEM30019A

Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing

*

add topic MEM30020A

Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project

add topic MEM30021A

Prepare a simple production schedule

add topic MEM30023A

Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product

add topic MEM30024A

Participate in quality assurance techniques

*

add topic MSACMS200A

Apply competitive manufacturing practices

add topic MSACMS201A

Sustain process improvements

add topic MSACMS401A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

add topic MSACMT220A

Apply quick changeover procedures

add topic MSACMT230A

Apply cost factors to work practices

add topic MSACMT231A

Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

add topic MSACMT250A

Monitor process capability

add topic MSACMT260A

Use planning software systems in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT261A

Use SCADA systems in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT280A

Undertake root cause analysis

add topic MSACMT430A

Improve cost factors in work practices

Laboratory operations 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

Unit code

Unit title

add topic LMTGN4016A

Contribute to the development of products or processes

add topic MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

add topic MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

add topic MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

add topic MEM30012A

Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

add topic MEM30024A

Participate in quality assurance techniques

*

add topic MSL913001A

Communicate with other people

add topic MSL922001A

Record and present data

add topic MSL933001A

Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose

add topic MSL943001A

Work safely with instruments that emit ionising radiation

add topic MSL943002A

Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety

add topic MSL913002A

Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

add topic MSL933002A

Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives

add topic MSL933003A

Apply critical control point requirements

add topic MSL934002A

Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

add topic MSL952001A

Collect routine site samples

add topic MSL952002A

Handle and transport samples or equipment

add topic MSL953001A

Receive and prepare samples for testing

add topic MSL954001A

Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

add topic MSL963001A

Operate basic handblowing equipment

add topic MSL963002A

Repair glass apparatus using simple glassblowing equipment

add topic MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

add topic MSL973002A

Prepare working solutions

add topic MSL973003A

Prepare culture media

add topic MSL973004A

Perform aseptic techniques

add topic MSL973005A

Assist with fieldwork

add topic MSL973006A

Prepare trial batches for evaluation

add topic MSL973007A

Perform microscopic examination

Technical officer 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

Unit code

Unit title

add topic LMTGN4016A

Contribute to the development of products or processes

add topic MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

add topic MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

add topic MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

add topic MEM30020A

Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project

add topic MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

add topic MEM30008A

Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to engineering designs and applications

add topic MEM30009A

Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems

*

add topic MEM30010A

Set up basic hydraulic circuits

add topic MEM30011A

Set up basic pneumatic circuits

add topic MEM30013A

Assist in the design of basic workplace layout

add topic MEM30016A

Assist in the analysis of a supply chain

add topic MEM30017A

Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools

add topic MEM30018A

Undertake basic process planning

add topic MEM30019A

Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing

*

add topic MEM30022A

Undertake supervised procurement activities

add topic MEM30023A

Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product

add topic MEM30024A

Participate in quality assurance techniques

add topic MSACMT231A

Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

add topic MSACMT260A

Use planning software systems in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT261A

Use SCADA systems in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT270A

Use sustainable energy practices

add topic MSACMT270A

Use sustainable energy practices

add topic MSACMT280A

Undertake root cause analysis

add topic MSACMT432A

Analyse manual handling processes

Metallurgy specialist stream

Select eight (8) elective units:

a minimum of five (5) from the two groups below

the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives

Metallurgy group 1

Choose at least three (3) units from this list.

Unit code

Unit title

add topic MSATCM301A

Test the mechanical properties of materials

add topic MSATCM302A

Monitor basic ferrous melting and casting processes

add topic MSATCM303A

Monitor basic non-ferrous melting and casting processes

add topic MSATCM304A

Interpret basic binary phase diagrams

add topic MSATCM305A

Demonstrate basic knowledge of casting operations

Metallurgy group 2

Choose at least two (2) units from this list.

Unit code

Unit title

EM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

add topic MEM13003B

Work safely with industrial chemicals

add topic MEM13004B

Work safely with molten metals/glass

add topic MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

add topic MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

*

Polymer technology 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

Note that either add topic PMBPREP301C or add topic PMBPREP303C may be chosen, but not both.

Unit code

Unit title

add topic MSAPMSUP303A

Identify equipment faults

add topic PMAOPS350A

Match and adjust colour

add topic PMBPREP206C

Prepare materials to formulae

add topic PMBPREP301C

Set up and prepare for production

add topic PMBPREP303C

Set up equipment for continuous production

add topic PMBPREP304C

Set a die

add topic PMBPROD235C

Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations

add topic PMBTECH301B

Use material and process knowledge to solve problems

*

add topic PMBTECH302A

Modify existing compounds

add topic PMBTECH303A

Make minor modifications to products

add topic MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

Up to two (2) relevant units may be chosen from the production units available at Certificate III in the Plastics, Rubber & Cablemaking Training Package (PMB07), or its endorsed replacement.

Structural steel detailing 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

Unit code

Unit title

add topic MSATCS301A

Interpret architectural and engineering design specifications for structural steel detailing

*

add topic MSATCS302A

Detail bolts and welds for structural steelwork connections

*

add topic MEM05051A

Select welding processes

add topic MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

add topic MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

add topic MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

add topic MEM30001A

Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings

*

add topic MEM30002A

Produce basic engineering graphics

*

add topic MEM30003A

Produce detailed engineering drawings

*

add topic MEM30004A

Use CAD to create and display 3D models

*

Group B - General electives

The balance of units for each specialist stream may be chosen from this list as specified below:

CAD/drafting:

Up to two units

Manufacturing operations:

Up to two units

Laboratory operations:

Up to two units

Technical officer:

Up to two units

Metallurgy:

Up to three units

Polymer technology:

Up to two units

Structural steel detailing:

Up to two units

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AUM4003A

Interpret customer requirements

FDFOPTSD2A

Work in a socially diverse environment

add topic LMTGN4002A

Participate in product engineering

add topic LMTGN4016A

Contribute to the development of products or processes

add topic MEM05051A

Select welding processes

add topic MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

add topic MEM12024A

Perform computations

add topic MEM13003B

Work safely with industrial chemicals

add topic MEM13004B

Work safely with molten metals/glass

add topic MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

add topic MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

add topic MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

add topic MEM30001A

Use computer aided design systems to produce basic engineering drawings

*

add topic MEM30002A

Produce basic engineering graphics

*

add topic MEM30003A

Produce engineering drawings

*

add topic MEM30004A

Use CAD to create and display 3D models

*

add topic MEM30005A

Calculate force systems within simple beam structures

*

add topic MEM30006A

Calculate stresses in simple structures

*

add topic MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

add topic MEM30008A

Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to engineering designs and


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Employability Skills

QUALIFICATION SUMMARY

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.

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:

Communication

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

Teamwork

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

Problem solving

identify and report problems and make contributions to their solution

investigate problem causes

implement changes

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

Self management

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

Learning

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

Technology

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

maintain computer based workplace records