Engineering (Composite Trades) – Certificate III

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required by a tradesperson working with composites within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries, or other industries where composites tradespersons work.

HSC credit ATAR pathway
4 Yes

Apprentices learn the skills and knowledge required for working with composites within the metal, engineering/manufacturing industries: laying up, selection/use of materials/components, handling, using, storing materials/components, undertaking repairs, adjusting resin chemicals, joining techniques.

Outcome on completion of your HSC

  • Statement of Competencies Achieved for Certificate III in Engineering - Composite Trades MEM31112 in MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package.

  • A career path in the Engineering - Composites trade .

  • Continuation in the Engineering - Composite Trades Apprenticeship full time post school.

Course Delivery

  • On the job and off the job and can be delivered face-to-face, flexibly or mixed mode.

  • Two years part time during school, followed by three years full time post-school in both on and off the job training.

Commitment required

  • Undertake a minimum of 100 days in paid employment during school plus the formal training required for the qualification.

  • Undertake Certificate III Metal and Engineering - Composite Trades, and complete Stage 1 of this qualification by the end of your HSC.

  • The employment and training can be undertaken during school time, after school and during school holidays.

How will you be assessed?

  • Both on the job and off the job through written tests, project work and practical exercises.

Course ATAR eligibility HSC unit credit

Metal & Engineering Composite Trades


A maximum of 2 units over two years towards your HSC for the formal training component (VET course).

Industry-based Learning course



This optional course recognises the significant work component involved in the school based apprenticeship.

The course offers an additional 4 units credit towards your HSC.

This HSC VET course does not contribute towards the calculation of the ATAR.

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