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MEM Training Package Updates

31 October 2023 MEM Training Package Update

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) granted an extended transition period for nine qualifications within the manufacturing and engineering (MEM) training package.

ASQA exercised its authority to approve transition periods longer than those detailed in Clause 1.26(a) of the Standards of Registered Training Organisations 2015, given that failure to do so may disadvantage a cohort of learners.

The MEM training products with extended transition period are:

For the MEM20413, the transition period for training, assessment and certification issuance moved from 17 December 2023 to 31 January 2024. Meanwhile, the remaining eight qualifications have been extended from 17 December 2023 to 31 January 2025.

ASQA strongly advised registered training organisations (RTOs) to develop a plan to ensure all their students finish their courses and acquire accreditation by the new end dates. The 9 MEM training products will remain on RTOs’ scope of registration until the end of the recent transition period.

After consulting with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA), the Training Accreditation Council of Western Australia (TAC WA) and the Manufacturing Industry Skills Alliance, the regulatory body approved the new transition period.

February 2023 MEM Training Package Update 4.0

The Innovation and Business Skills Australia has made significant updates to the Manufacturing and Engineering (MEM) training package in Australia on training.gov.au. This includes 6 new qualifications added and 3 existing ones updated, 28 new units of competency added and 1 updated, and 31 new imported units of competency added and 3 removed.

Below is the complete list of the latest MEM training package updates.

The latest version 4.0 as released last 3 February 2023, replacing the revised version 3.0 released last 19 December 2022. The re-endorsement was because of the significant changes made in the training update, where the new components have superseded previously existing ones.


6 qualifications added, 3 updated and 0 removed

Description  Action  Content 
MEM50422 – Diploma of Engineering – Non-Destructive Testing  Added   
MEM50522 – Diploma of Engineering – Materials  Added   
MEM50622 – Diploma of Engineering – Prototyping  Added   
MEM50722 – Diploma of Engineering – Planning  Added   
MEM50822 – Diploma of Applied Technologies  Added   
MEM60322 – Advanced Diploma of Engineering – Planning  Added   
MEM30522 – Certificate III in Engineering – Technical  Replaced MEM30522 (v1)  Compare changes 
MEM40422 – Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting  Replaced MEM4022 (v1)  Compare changes 
MEM80122 – Graduate Diploma of Engineering  Replaced MEM80122 (v1)  Compare changes 

Unit of competency

28 units added, 1 updated and 0 removed

Description  Action  Content 
MEM234039 – Provide technical support for prototyping in large engineering and fabrication projects  Added   
MEM234040 – Plan space allocation for large steel based fabrication and construction projects  Added   
MEM234041 – Manage steel supply for major fabrication projects  Added   
MEM24014 – Perform thermography tests  Added   
MEM24015 – Perform digital and computed radiography  Added   
MEM24016 – Perform eddy current array tests  Added   
MEM24017 – Perform visual testing to non-destructive testing standards  Added   
MEM24018 – Perform advanced ultrasonic testing  Added   
MEM24019 – Apply codes and standards to non-destructive testing  Added   
MEM24020 – Apply materials technology principles to non-destructive tests  Added   
MEM29001 – Work in Industry 4.0  Added   
MEM29002 – Commission a cyber-physical system  Added   
MEM29003 – Apply CAD and CAM technologies in an Industry 4.0 workplace  Added   
MEM29004 – Analyse and problem solve a PLC based industrial control system  Added   
MEM29005 – Diagnose faults in digital control systems  Added   
MEM29006 – Use a SCADA system to assist Industry 4.0 operations in manufacturing and engineering  Added   
MEM29007 – Apply networking technology principles for manufacturing and engineering applications  Added   
MEM29008 – Analyse and manage data in cloud-based systems  Added   
MEM29009 – Prepare, configure and test collaborative robots for industrial operations  Added   
MEM29010 – Plan and implement preventative maintenance procedures in an Industry 4.0 manufacturing workplace  Added   
MEM29011 – Develop a business case for Industry 4.0 implementation in a workplace  Added   
MEM29012 – Access and use a digital twin for operational purposes  Added   
MEM29013 – Integrate sensors into digital manufacturing processes  Added   
MEM48030 – Apply materials selection analysis techniques  Added   
MEM48031 – Select ceramic and glass materials for engineering and manufacturing applications  Added   
MEM48032 – Select composite materials for engineering and manufacturing applications  Added   
MEM48033 – Apply chemistry principles to materials used in manufacturing and engineering processes  Added   
MEM48034 – Apply efficient materials management techniques to composite manufacturing operations  Added   
MEM04031 – Develop and manufacture flat back wood patterns  Replaced MEM04010  Compare changes 

Imported Units of Competency

31 units added, 0 updated and 3 removed

Description  Action  Content 
BSBPMG428 – Apply project life cycle management processes  Added   
ICTTEN202 – Use hand and power tools  Added   
MSL904003 – Perform standard calibrations  Added   
MSL924005 – Process and interpret data  Added   
MSL925005 – Analyse measurements and estimate uncertainties  Added   
MSL925006 – Analyse data and report results  Added   
MSL974032 – Perform chemical tests and procedures  Added   
MSL976006 – Evaluate and select appropriate test methods and/or procedures  Added   
MSMOPS400 – Optimise process/plant area  Added   
MSMOPS401 – Trial new process or product  Added   
MSS403057 – Map an operational process  Added   
MSS405037 – Facilitate application of theory of constraints  Added   
MSTGN4017 – Participate in product engineering  Added   
MSTGN4020 – Contribute to the development of products or processes  Added   
PMBTECH302E – Modify existing compounds  Added   
PMBTECH401E – Predict polymer properties and characteristics  Added   
PMBTECH403E – Test thermoset composite laminates and materials  Added   
PMBTECH406E – Diagnose production equipment problems  Added   
PMBTECH501E – Analyse equipment performance  Added   
PMBTECH502E – Analyse production trials  Added   
PMBTECH505E – Choose polymer materials for an application  Added   
PMBTECH506E – Analyse the design of products and tools for polymer injection moulding  Added   
PMBTECH507E – Develop fibre-composite products using cored-laminate techniques  Added   
PMBTECH508E – Develop a new compound  Added   
PMBTECH509E – Modify an existing product  Added   
PMBTECH601E – Develop a new product  Added   
PMBTECH602E – Develop a new die or tool  Added   
PMBTECH603E – Design structural or mechanical polymer components  Added   
TLIA0028 – Implement safety stock systems  Added   
TLIX0010X – Enable traceability in supply chains  Added   
TLIX0021X – Work with global supply chains  Added   
MSL976005 – Evaluate and select appropriate test methods and/or procedures  Removed   
MSTGN4002 – Participate in product engineering  Removed   
MSTGN4007 – Contribute to the development of products or processes  Removed   

What Can Your RTO Do About These MEM Training Package Update Changes?

With the recent MEM training update, RTOs will also need to update their curriculum while students are required to take the revised courses. Here are several things your RTO can do to keep up with the major revisions under version 4.0 of the MEM training package update.

Update your qualifications and units of competency that your RTO is authorised to offer to include the latest MEM training package in Australia.

Monitor the 12-month transition period and ensure that all learners are using the right RTO resources for the training update within that timeframe.

Make sure that currently enrolled students in the removed units and qualifications complete their training within the designated period.

Submit a request to include new, dissimilar qualifications and units of competency within your organisation’s range of offerings.

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