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Latest MEM Training Package Updates: Keep Your RTO Up-to-Date

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31 October 2023 MEM Training Package Update

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

The following qualifications are subject to this extension:

ASQA has revised the transition timelines, extending MEM20413 to 31 January 2024 and the other eight qualifications to 31 January 2025.

It is imperative to note that this extension exclusively pertains to students who initiated their training and assessment on or before 17 December 2023. Registered training organisations (RTOs) must ensure that all students conclude their training and receive their qualifications by the stipulated end date of the transition period.

Alternatively, students can transfer to a replacement qualification before the conclusion of the revised transition period.

ASQA’s decision to extend the transition period for these nine MEM training products followed consultations with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and the Training Accreditation Council of Western Australia (TAC WA).

Additionally, ASQA sought guidance from the Manufacturing Industry Skills Alliance Jobs and Skills Council in making informed decisions regarding these MEM training package transition extensions.

February 2023 MEM Training Package Update 4.0

The manufacturing and engineering (MEM) training package in Australia has undergone a major update, with the release of version 4.0 on 3 February 2023. The latest MEM training package update includes the addition of six new qualifications and updates to three existing ones. The number of units of competency has also increased, with 28 new units added and one updated.

These changes reflect the latest developments in the manufacturing and engineering industries and provide a comprehensive training solution for individuals seeking careers in these fields. The latest MEM training package update aims to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the constantly evolving manufacturing and engineering landscape.

Check out the complete list of MEM training package updates below.

Key Changes in the MEM Training Package Update

MEM Qualifications Training Update

Qualifications  Action 
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  Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM30505 – Certificate III in Engineering – Technical 
MEM40422 – Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting  Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM40412 – Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting 
MEM80122 – Graduate Diploma of Engineering   Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM80112 – Graduate Diploma of Engineering 

MEM Units of Competency Training Update

Units  Action 
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  Updated from release 1 to release 2 

Learn more about the new changes in the MEM training package in Australia by visiting

Ensure Your RTO Is Ready for the Latest MEM Training Package

Here are some steps you can take to prepare for the MEM training package update:

  • Review the updates

    RTOs should carefully check the updates to the MEM training package, including the new and updated qualifications, units of competency, and imported units of competency, to understand the changes and what they entail.

  • Apply for scope

    If the new MEM training updates are equivalent to your current programs, the Australian Skills Quality Authority will automatically add them to your scope. But, if the updates are non-equivalent, you will need to apply to add them to your scope.

  • Update training and assessment strategy (TAS) and training resources

    Based on the changes, review your TAS to identify where they need adjustments. Plus, update your training resources to accommodate the new MEM training package updates or acquire them from a trusted training resource developer.

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By following these steps, you can ensure you are prepared to offer the latest MEM training package to Australia and provide high-quality training in the manufacturing and engineering industries. Precision RTO Resources is developing training materials for some qualifications and units. Reach out to us through the form if you’re interested.

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