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Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program

Gain the skills and knowledge to repair and service heavy mobile plant equipment used widely in the mining, construction, earthmoving and agricultural industries. Learn how to repair and replace electrical and electronic circuit systems, diagnose and repair engines and engine components such as tracked type drive and support systems, repair mobile plant braking systems, fluid power and steering systems, drive assembles and transmissions.

Funded by the Department of Education and Training (DET), the program uses Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to assess and recognise existing skills and identifies the gap training required to complete the qualification. Course details


Acacia Ridge, Bracken Ridge, Eagle Farm

Key dates and info


Course details

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Key dates

Acacia Ridge Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Bracken Ridge Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Eagle Farm Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland SkillsTech is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.

For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service.

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • 21 years or over
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen/permanent Australian resident/refugee, humanitarian or temporary visa holders
  • Permanently reside or be living in Queensland.


Acacia Ridge
247 Bradman St
Acacia Ridge QLD 4110

Bracken Ridge
157 Norris Road
Bracken Ridge QLD 4017

Eagle Farm
776 Kingsford Smith Drive
Eagle Farm QLD 4009

Resources required

Personal protective equipment:

  • eye protection - safety glasses or clip-ons, where prescription glasses are normally worn (must conform to AS/NZ 1336 or 1337)
  • ear protection - ear muffs or ear plugs (must conform to AS/NZ 1269 or 1270)
  • protective footwear - steel capped (must conform to AS/NZ 2210)
  • hair protection - peak cap with a snood capable of fully containing the person’s hair
  • protective clothing - (100% cotton drill) overalls or long cotton trousers and a long sleeve shirts are required to be worn at all times when undertaking pratical welding training (no sleeveless shirts or singlets)
  • welding helmet
  • oxy goggles

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Materials list:

  • training record book
  • pen
  • notebook
  • pencils HB
  • calculator (scientific)
  • eraser
  • sharpener


Relevant documents:

Important Information

The Trades Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program (the Program) is an opportunity for experienced individuals to get a formal trade qualification. It does this by:

  • assessing the skills of experienced individuals who can demonstrate substantial competency in a priority trade qualification

  • providing gap training of no more than one-third of the competencies to complete the trade qualification

Benefits to workers:

  • gap training options available

  • no cost involved for recognition of existing skills

  • Participants who complete the program will receive a nationally recognised qualification. 

Benefits to employers:

  • increase supervision ratio for meeting apprenticeship requirements

  • increases worker knowledge, capability and productivity.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed on your individual training plan.

MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task Mandatory
MEM15002A Apply quality systems Mandatory
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures Mandatory
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Mandatory
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Mandatory
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Mandatory
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Mandatory
Stage 1A
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing Elective
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements Mandatory
MEM12024A Perform computations Mandatory
Stage 1B
MEM18001C Use hand tools Elective
MEM18002C Use power tools/hand held operations Elective
MEM18003C Use tools for precision work Elective
Stage 2A
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting Elective
MEM07005C Perform general machining Elective
Stage 2B
MEM12003B Perform precision mechanical measurement Elective
MEM12006C Mark off/out (general engineering) Elective
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity Mandatory
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training Mandatory
Stage 2C
MEM18006C Repair and fit engineering components Elective
MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components Elective
Stage 3A
MEM07006C Perform lathe operations Elective
MEM07007C Perform milling operations Elective
Advanced Machining
MEM07008D Perform grinding operations Elective
MEM07011B Perform complex milling operations Elective
MEM07021B Perform complex lathe operations Elective
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment Elective
MEM18014B Manufacture press tools and gauges Elective
MEM18015B Maintain tools and dies Elective
MEM18097A Manufacture cavity dies Elective


Please note prerequisites / corequisites exist for this unit. For more information contact the Client Service Centre on 1800 654 447. For a full description of this course visit the Training Website.

Department of Education and Training, provides free RPL assessment to eligible participants. 

Gap Training is a cost of $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit.

 Department of Education and Training funding is available until 31 May 2018.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


On successful completion of this course you receive a MEM30205 - Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade (Toolmaking stream) qualification.

Enrol now

Enrol now, if you:

  • meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked the important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked the course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

To assist students with their career and educational goals, TAFE Queensland SkillsTech offers a range of support services, including Literacy, Numeracy, Tutorials & in-class support. If you would like further information or to make an appointment please phone 1800 782 000.

All done? Call 1800 654 447 to enrol today!


Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 6 November 2017

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