Multi-Trade Taster Workshop – Central Coast

Are you Passionate about starting a career in the Engineering Trade?

Then look no further than our Multi-Trade Taster Workshop! This course has been specifically designed by our training team to help those looking at starting work in the engineering industry.

Throughout this course students will gain hands on experience by completing a combination of theoretical and practical training in our on-site workshop at our Ourimbah Campus.

Our team of specialists will be there every step of the way, and the combination of classroom and practical exercises means you can graduate with the skills needed to excel in your chosen career!

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.


Central Coast Community College : Ourimbah Campus - Southloop Road, Ourimbah NSW 2258

Course Dates

Semester 2 dates coming soon!

This course runs Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face delivery with practical experience completed on-site in our Ourimbah Campus.

Who Is This Course For

This course is a career taster for students who may wish to pursue an apprenticeship trade in the mechanical or fabrication industry.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of work, health and safety in fitting and fabrication
  • Practical skills gained through workshop experience

Study Pathways

Students who graduate from this course may consider employment and further training as an Apprentice one of the following fields;

  • MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade
  • MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Career Pathways

Students wishing to undertake this course may consider the following work roles:

  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Mechanical Fabricator (Boilermaker)
  • Fitter – Metal
  • Fitter and Turner

Funding Eligibility

This course is being offered under the Adult and Community Education Community Services Obligation (ACE) Program. This funding has been designed to support people who experience barriers to training and employment. To determine your eligibility for the ACE Program Click here

A disadvantaged student who is one of the following:

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; or
  • Have a disability or be a dependent child, spouse or partner of a person with a disability; or
  • Be a Commonwealth Government Welfare Recipient or have a dependent child, spouse or partner who is a Commonwealth Government Welfare Recipient; or
  • Be experiencing significant hardship as verified by a government agency, medical professional or support agency

Experiencing one of the following barriers to participation in training:

  • Very low literacy, language and/or numeracy skills
  • Limited employability skills
  • Persistent and ongoing personal issues impacting on their education
  • Significant educational disadvantage, which impacts their ability to succeed in training

At the time of enrolment you will be asked to provide ID, Medicare number, USI, proof of Benefit and CRN (where applicable). Please note that you can be asked to provide evidence to support your eligibility at any time.


If you’re NOT a Disadvantaged Student, you may be able to meet the eligibility if you’re living in a regional and remote area:

A Regional or Remote Student is a student who:

  • is not a Disadvantaged Student; AND
  • lives or works in a Regional or Remote Location; AND
  • cannot effectively access training under a Smart and Skilled Entitlement Program or other Smart and Skilled

A Regional or Remote Location is any location that is not classified as “Major Cities (RA1)” on the following website: or as otherwise advised by the Department.

Entry Requirements

Students must have successfully completed year 10 (or equivalent), turned 16 or have relevant experience and/or qualifications that indicate likely success in completing the course.

  • Students who ARE currently enrolled in High School are NOT PERMITTED to enrol into this program under any circumstances

This training supports eligible students who are not ready to undertake a Full Qualification.

Our ACE programs will help you to develop the foundational skills to undertake training in a Smart and Skilled full qualification or gain employment.

  • Students who ARE CURRENTLY undertaking higher education including: Certificate II, III, IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelors Degree or higher are NOT PERMITTED to enrol in into this program.

If you have completed a full qualification recently please contact the college 02 4348 4300 prior to enrolling.

What to Bring To Class

Students are required to wear the appropriate PPE for this course,  you will be required to wear the following each day;

  • Long pants & long sleeve shirt
  • Steel capped work boots

Students MUST bring their own lunches.

All PPE such as safety glasses, gloves, dust masks and ear protection will be supplied by the College.

Please bring a pen, paper and folder to class. All other course resources will be provided for you throughout the course.

Units of Competency

Assessments are made against units of competency.

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling

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