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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

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Acacia Ridge 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

Resources required

Materials list:

  • calculator
  • blue pen
  • pencil HB and 2H
  • eraser
  • notebook
  • sharpener
  • yellow highlighter
  • USB stick (recommended).

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

Personal protective equipment:

  • safety glasses - students must wear these at all times in the workshop, or any eye hazard area as specified by the teacher
  • protective footwear - covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip shoes to AS2210
  • hand protection – long leather gloves to AS2161
  • hair protection - long hair (i.e. hair below collar length) must be restrained (hat, headband, or hair tie)
  • industrial type clothing (100% cotton drill).


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.

Stage 1
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Mandatory
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Mandatory
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Mandatory
MEM12024A Perform computations Mandatory
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing Elective
MEM09003B Prepare basic engineering drawing Elective
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Mandatory
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment Vocational Placement Scheme
Stage 2
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements Mandatory
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task Mandatory
MEM04011B Produce polymer patterns Elective
MEM04018B Perform general woodworking machine operations Elective
MEM12006C Mark off/out (general engineering) Elective
MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials Elective
MEM18001C Use hand tools Elective
MEM04013B Develop and manufacture polystyrene patterns Elective
Stage 3
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures Mandatory
MEM15002A Apply quality systems Mandatory
MEM04010B Develop and manufacture wood patterns Elective
Stage 4
MEM18002C Use power tools/hand held operations Elective
Stage 5
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training Mandatory
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity Mandatory
MEM04017B Develop and manufacture gear, conveyor screw and propeller patterns Elective
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Mandatory
MEM12003B Perform precision mechanical measurement Elective
MEM07005C Perform general machining 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 MEM30305 - Certificate III in Engineering - Patternmaking 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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