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Gain trade qualifications in boat building and repairs

The Certificate III will qualify you to produce templates and patterns from full size detail drawings, conduct fit-outs, install engineering drive systems and carry out repairs to wooden, fibreglass and composite craft. The course is delivered in workshops, the classroom and in a simulated learning environment. This course will help you gain the practical and theoretical training to prepare you for a career in the boat building trade. Course details

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Gold Coast - Coomera

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 Daniel Jeong

Auto Mechanical

Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I've learnt is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars; they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.

Daniel Jeong
Auto Mechanical
TAFE Queensland Skillstech

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Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

CRICOS 03037G | RTO 0083

065773F Coomera Full Time CLassroom 03/07/2017

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.


Gold Coast - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.


Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.


Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.


TAFE Queensland Gold Coast coordinates and sources vocational placement. The vocational placement component of the qualification will be offered at small, medium and large organisations on the Gold Coast.


To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 33 units:
Core Competencies: 12
Elective Competencies: 21

Core and Elective Units
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MEM15002A Apply quality systems Core
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Core
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements Core
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures Core
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Core
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Core
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity Core
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training Core
MEM12024A Perform computations Core
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task Core
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Core
VPC480 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
MEM25011B Install marine systems Elective
MEM25015A Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries Elective
MEM25002B Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures Elective
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations Elective
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing Elective
MEM25003B Set up marine vessel structures Elective
MEM04018B Perform general woodworking machine operations Elective
MEM18001C Use hand tools Elective
MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials Elective
MEM25005B Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components Elective
MEM25013B Produce three-dimensional plugs/moulds Elective
MEM09021B Interpret and produce curved 3-dimensional shapes Elective
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes Elective
MEM25010B Perform fitout procedures Elective
MEM25004B Fair and shape surfaces Elective
MEM25001B Apply fibre-reinforced materials Elective
MEM03001B Perform manual production assembly Elective
MEM50002B Work safely on marine craft Elective
MEM25007B Maintain marine vessel surfaces Elective
MEM25008B Repair marine vessel surfaces and structures Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.


Location Cost Duration
Coomera, Gold Coast $17,995 2 Years


MEM30705 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

Job prospects

  • Marine Fabrication
  • Boat Builder and Repairer

 Daniel Jeong

Auto Mechanical

Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I've learnt is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars; they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.

Daniel Jeong
Auto Mechanical
TAFE Queensland Skillstech

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.


If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.


At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 20 March 2017

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