Multi-Trade Taster Workshop – Rutherford

Have you been dreaming of a career in the Fabrication, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical industries?

Our Multi-Trade Taster Workshop is the perfect way for you to gain hand-on skills across three different trade areas, helping you to decide which industry may be for you, and also allowing you to gain a head start on your career.

This course is delivered at our Rutherford Campus and will focus on the skills required to plan, assemble, and construct a functional 12v lead acid battery charger (car/boat battery).

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 : Rutherford Campus - 30 Spitfire Place Rutherford, NSW 2320

Course Dates

TBC - Semester 2 2021

Who Is This Course For

This course is for students looking to begin their career in the trade industry.

Learning Outcomes

  • Intro WHS requirements
  • Use of hand and power tools
  • Basic machining, fabrication and wiring
  • Communication and teamwork
  • Whitecard

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 or
  • UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face delivery.

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:

  • An aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; or
    Disabled or have a dependent child, spouse or partner who is disabled; or
  • A Commonwealth Government Welfare Recipient or have a dependent child, spouse or partner who is a Commonwealth Government Welfare Recipient; or
  • 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.

  • Please note that students who ARE currently enrolled in High School are NOT permitted to enrol into this program under any circumstances.

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 also

What to Bring To Class

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.

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

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