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Study Engineering Fabrication Trade

If you study Engineering Fabrication and Trade you are setting yourself up to work in numerous trade roles in Australia and around the world.

Course Overview


Metal Fabricator, Fitter and Turner and Welder are all currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

In Australia, engineering fabricators may be even more in demand than engineers themselves. Structural steel and welding trades workers cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, ships and other vessels. 

The Certificate III and IV in Engineering Fabrication and Trade prepares student to perform a wide range of tasks in the construction and manufacturing industry.  Graduates will be skilled in many aspects of engineering fabrication and trade including:

Studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job requirements. 

Selecting, cleaning and preparing metal stock. 

Cutting marked-out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches and metal cutting machines. 

Shaping and bending metal sections and pipes using hand and machine tools, and by heating and hammering. 

Aligning parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instruments.

Joining metal sections using various welding techniques, bolting and riveting. 

Examining welds for width of bead, penetration and precision. 

Finishing products by cleaning, polishing, filing and bathing in acidic solutions.

Cleaning and smoothing welds by filing, chiselling and grinding. 

Cert III in Engineering Fabrication and Trade

Course Duration

24 months

Intake Dates





$13,000 per year

The Course Details

Graduate Outcome 

    • On average, full time fabricators earn around $1,600 per week.
    • They can work independently or be part of a larger building or manufacturing company.
    • 92% of structural steel and welding trades are employed in a full-time role

Potential Career Pathways: 

  • Fitter and Turner
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Welder 

Higher Education Opportunities 

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering 
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Aerospace Engineering 

Common Course Requirements


  1. Must have graduated year 10 in home country.
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5

Education Pathways

Note: It is never recommended to undertake study for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.
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Study Engineering Fabrication Trade was last modified: June 27th, 2020 by Nick Yock