MEM30119 Certificate III in Engineering – Production Systems


The Certificate III in Engineering – Production Systems provides the skills and knowledge for a person to understand and apply quality control techniques, exercise good interpersonal and communications skills, improve the efficiency of a team or work area, work from complex instructions and procedures, and inspect products and/or materials for conformity. The skills associated can be applied to a wide range of engineering/manufacturing work including production, distribution, and stores and warehousing.


In this course participants will undertake practical workplace improvement projects that focus on implementing Lean concepts and sustainable improvements to manufacturing environments. These projects are tailored to suit real areas of improvement within the workplace.

This qualification is normally offered in conjunction with one other qualification depending on the requirements of each company and its workforce.


The qualification offered in conjunction with PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations is:


Training for this qualification is conducted in the workplace over a maximum of 14 months.


Typically, this cohort will have general engineering experience and hold job roles in the following specialist areas:


  • CAD/Drafting
  • Engineering production worker
  • Specialised engineering CNC or manual machine operation that requires specialised manual operation of setups and adjustment
  • Technical Officer
  • Assembly of engineering products
  • Fabrication
  • Maintenance
  • Structural Steel preparation
  • Engineering production planning
  • Engineering operations

This qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a supervisory or similar level of responsibility exists. This qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school or new entrants to the engineering industry who have no previous training or experience in an engineering environment unless they have a sufficient induction program that addresses the soft skills required to undertake this program.


There are no prerequisites, however, National Training Services offers this qualification as a work based training and assessment program and therefore applicants must be employed in a suitable engineering production position within a manufacturing company.


Additionally, they will need to have the support of their employer to undertake the training and assessment program.


Please contact National Training Services to enquire about tuition fees.


To be awarded the MEM30119 Certificate III in Engineering – Production Systems, units of competency to the value of 96 points must be achieved. These are comprised of:


  • Core units of competency totaling 33 points
  • Elective units of competency totaling 63 points


View the full list of units of competency here  →




Training and assessment activities undertaken in the workplace include:

  • Training sessions
  • Project planning, implementation and presentation
  • Skills development


Assessment consists of:

  • Written or verbal assessment
  • Workplace observation by the trainer
  • Project presentations reviewed by the trainer and workplace management
  • Third Party Report

The program is structured into 4 clusters of related and complimentary units. The units and activities within each cluster are structured as follows:

  • Clusters 1 and 2 – Planning, preparation, review, discovery and research
  • Cluster 3 – Workplace improvement projects launched and implemented
  • Cluster 4 – Implementation and consolidation of workplace improvement projects followed by measurement, review, evaluation and reflection


All required equipment and materials are supplied by NTS and provided by the workplace.

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Brokering Arrangements

National Training Services has appointed a broker to identify and negotiate with workplaces wishing to undertake this training. See National Training Services Brokers List on our Compliance page for details.

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