Certificate III in Engineering – Casting and Moulding Trade


This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of an engineering tradesperson – casting and moulding within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade.

This qualification must be undertaken through a Training Contract or through formal trade recognition assessment processes.

The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of casting and moulding work, including producing sand moulds by hand or using moulding machines, pouring and trimming castings and operating and monitoring melting furnaces.

This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as a casting and moulding tradesperson.

Assessment of some units of competency must, where indicated, include evidence of the candidate’s performance in a functioning workplace where there is a sufficient range of appropriate tasks and materials to cover the scope of application of those units. All outcomes must reflect the standard of performance inherent in the job.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, in some jurisdictions units in this qualification may require a license or relate to regulatory requirements. Licensing and regulatory information is included in the relevant units of competence.

Sample learning outcomes

  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Perform engineering measurements