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Course Type:
Pre-Apprenticeship; Accredited Course; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
On Campus
32 weeks
Starting Date:
Sale (Fulham), Yallourn
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Course Overview

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.

When you’re ready to learn the basic skills of engineering, choose a qualification that lets you explore your options. This entry-level engineering course will take you closer to employment and increase your chances of securing an engineering apprenticeship. You can also learn basic workshop skills through this course without needing to complete an entire apprenticeship.

You’ll learn to operate tools and equipment, master basic welding skills and improve your communication skills. Prepare yourself to enter the workforce in a wide range of engineering jobs, including sheet metal fabrication, boiler making, fitting and turning, electrical fitting, and so much more.


Monday and Friday 8.00am-4.30pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Engineering Pathways.

Career Opportunities

The main job roles are Fitter/Machinist, Welder/Fabricator, Sheet Metal Worker, trades assistant and other engineering related jobs.

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Must be at level 2 with writing and reading and also maths skills. Student aids can be appointed to a student with lower levels of reading , writing and maths if need.

Recommended entry requirements

  • Must be at level 2 with writing and reading and also maths skills. Student aids can be appointed to a student with lower levels of reading , writing and maths if need.
    Vet school student or general public student.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Personal Protective Equipment, such as safety boots, cotton drill work shirts and trousers or full boilersuit.

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
MSAENV272B Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
MSAMSUP106A Work in a team  
MEMPE001A Use engineering workshop machines
MEMPE007A Pull apart and re-assemble engineering mechanisms
MEMPE002A Use electric welding machines
MEMPE003A Use oxy-acetylene and soldering equipment
MEMPE004A Use fabrication equipment
MEMPE005A Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry
MEMPE006A Undertake a basic engineering project


Written and practical assessments.