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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
Study Mode:
On Campus
Full time: 12 months
Studies can be customised depending on the students capabilities and skill sets within the units.
Starting Date:
Sale (Fulham), Yallourn

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Course Overview

Have you already completed your Certificate I, II, or III in Engineering Boiler Making or Welding? Are you now looking to specialise in something more?

Then a Certificate IV Engineering will help you gain specialist skills in mechanical, electrical, fabrication, diesel fitting or fitting and turning.

You’ll enhance your skills in in design, assembly, manufacturing, installation, testing, commissioning, fault finding, modification, and servicing equipment, allowing you to step into a successful career where you can effectively use the latest machinery, equipment and joining techniques.

Taught full-time for one year, you’ll be able to customise your studies based on your abilities and skills - meaning you won’t be stuck learning things you already know, but rather up-skilling in exciting new areas you’re passionate about!

And when you finish this course, the options for employment are endless, thanks to your advanced qualifications. You’ll be able to work in a range of mechanical or boiler making roles using your knowledge to gain real-world experience and earn a living, while you take the time to decide where you’d like to next take your career.

This could mean studying a Diploma of Engineering (not offered at TAFE Gippsland), or an Advanced Diploma of Engineering (not offered at TAFE Gippsland). Both these courses will further enhance your skills, giving you more specialised qualifications and opening even more doors in the workforce.

Go on, level up your engineering knowledge with this Certificate IV and help yourself open more doors in an industry that really is booming.

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.


Yallourn Campus: Tuesday and Thursday 8.00am to 4.30pm.
Sale Fulham Campus: Monday and Tuesday 8.00am to 4.30pm.

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Boilermaker

Opportunities for Further Study

  • MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering (not offered at TAFE Gippsland)
  • MEM601122 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (not offered at TAFE Gippsland)

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

  • Certificate I, II, or III in engineering, or qualified boilermaker /welder.

Limitations to entry

  • If aged between 15 and 17 years of age will require a school release form from there school.


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

Not Applicable

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
MEM12007 Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM05056 Perform routine flux core arc welding
MEM05045 Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05044 Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05037 Perform Geometric Development
MEM05026 Apply welding principles
MEM05019 Weld Using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process
MEM05017 Weld Using Gas Metal Arc Welding Process
MEM05016 Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05015 Weld Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Process
MEM05011 Assemble Fabricated Components
MEM05010 Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
MEM05009 Perform automated thermal cutting
MEM05004 Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
MEM03003 Perform sheet and plate assembly
MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices
MEM05051 Select welding processes
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05008 Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM12024 Perform computations
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM14006 Plan work activities
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM05038 Perform advanced geometric development – cylindrical/rectangular  
MEM05039 Perform advanced geometric development – conical  
MEM05018 Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding processes  
MEM05020 Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding processes  
MEM05047 Weld using flux core welding processes  
MEM05040 Perform advanced geometric development – transitions


Practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, theory test