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Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
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Course Duration:
12 months
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Day class - Sale
Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
15/07/2024 Port of Sale Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
07/10/2024 Port of Sale Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Night class - Yallourn

About this course

If you’re already a tradesperson with access to structured on and off-the-job training or an apprentice under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement, this course is for you.
Get the skills and knowledge required for a higher engineering tradesperson within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries.

Skill up in wide range of engineering work in the fields of fluid power, heavy fabrication, instrumentation, metallurgy, AutoCAD and much more.
This qualification is specifically designed to cover the skills and knowledge required of workers employed as Engineering/Manufacturing Tradesperson – Special Class Level II as defined in the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award.

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Career Opportunities

Possible job outcomes upon successful completion of this qualification include high level tradesman and entry-level supervision of employees within the engineering sector.

Opportunities for Further Study

Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical or other relevant qualifications

Skills or Knowledge gained

You’ll get the skills and knowledge to:
- Understand and implement quality control techniques
- Exercise good interpersonal and communications skills
- Work from complex instructions and procedures,
- Perform work under limited supervision either individually or in a team environment
- Be responsible for assuring the quality of their own work
- Provide trade guidance and assistance as part of a work team
- Inspect products and/or materials for conformity with established operational standards and
- Operate lifting equipment incidental to their work and assists in the provision of training in conjunction with supervisors and trainers.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

This course is designed for Certificate III Engineering Mechanical and fabrication 3rd Year Apprentices and Tradespeople.

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

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

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $1,496.00 $7,480.00 $24,480.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $1,819.00 $1,819.00 $1,819.00
Total $3,315.00 $9,299.00 $26,299.00
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

MEM05004 Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05071 Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping
MEM06007 Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
MEM07005 Perform general machining
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
MEM09003 Prepare basic engineering drawing
MEM09005 Perform basic engineering detail drafting
MEM09009 Create 2-D drawings using computer-aided design system
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 Perform computations
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006 Plan work activities
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18003 Use tools for precision work
MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM18018 Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18019 Maintain pneumatic systems
MEM18020 Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM18021 Maintain hydraulic systems
MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM24012 Apply metallurgical principles
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.