Certificate III in Engineering – Toolmaking Trade


This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of an engineering tradesperson – toolmaking within 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 toolmaking trade work, including the manufacture, modification and maintenance of tooling.

This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as a toolmaking 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

  • Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
  • Perform general machining
  • Perform lathe operations