Course Type:
Pre-Apprenticeship; Accredited Course
Study Mode:
On Campus
4 months
Starting Date:
Yallourn: 20/06/2022
Port of Sale: 14/03/2022
Port of Sale, Yallourn
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Course Overview

Are you someone who enjoys problem solving? Do you like getting your hands dirty and seeing a project come to life from beginning to end? Then we have the perfect course for you!

Learn the basic skills of engineering with a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways. An entry-level engineering course will take you closer to employment and increase your chances of securing an apprenticeship.

You’ll learn basic workshop skills without needing to complete an entire apprenticeship, like how to operate tools and equipment, basic welding skills as well as improving your communication skills.

Taught over an 4-month period, you’ll work closely with our expert teachers who will guide and support you through your learning. And what’s even better is this course is hands-on, so you’ll be practicing your new skills as soon as you learn them, increasing your confidence when it comes to the workforce.

When you complete this course, there are a number of employment opportunities open to you. You could work in engineering jobs like sheet metal fabrication, boiler making, fitting and turning, electrical fitting, and so much more – there really is no limit.

You might even choose to take your studies further by completing a Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade, a Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade, or a Certificate IV in Engineering - Fabrication (Perform Welding Supervision).

All these courses are designed to increase your employment opportunities by gaining expert skills and knowledge in a field you’re passionate about. We’ll be here to walk you through your options when, and if, the time comes.

So, if you’re looking to get a head start in the engineering field and want to master the basic skills of the trade, a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways will set you on your way to a rewarding and successful career.

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.


Campus Attendance Days
Sale (Fulham) 14/03/2022 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am–4:30pm
Yallourn 14/03/2022 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 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

Sample course units

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.