Are you someone who loves to share your knowledge? Are you good at explaining concepts in an easy to understand way? Then a career in supervising might just be for you!
In this course, you’ll learn how to best instruct and train welders to the highest level of quality and safety. You’ll master the skills needed to be an effective teacher in an interesting combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies, making you an important member of your workplace.
You could even put yourself in the running for exciting management opportunities!
Taught two days a week over a one year period, there is flexibility in the days you choose to study, so you can easily fit this course into your life commitments - because we understand one size doesn’t fit all.
And when you finish the Certificate IV in Engineering, you’ll be qualified to share your knowledge with others, and there are few things more rewarding than that!
You might also like to take your studies further by completing a Diploma of Engineering, or an Advanced Diploma of Engineering (not offered at TAFE Gippsland). These courses will enhance your employment opportunities and allow you to take on more senior roles.
There has never been a more valuable time to up-skill, and becoming a supervisor in your industry will help you get ahead of the pack in what will be a rewarding and successful career.
Please note, students must have an Engineering Trade qualification or extensive experience in the Engineering environment and a minimum of one AS1796 approved Welding Ticket to undertake this course.
TimesTuesdays and Thursdays preferred 8am to 4:30pm. Yet this can be negotiated between the facilitator and the student. Course duration is 1360 hours, how ever you are able to choose your electives from 2660 hours of units but you must no exceed the 1360 hours.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course participants will be eligible to be assessed for a National Certificate of Competency.
While there is no qualification entry requirement, it is assumed that the learner is either already a tradesperson with access to structured on and off-the-job training, or is an apprentice under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this qualification for those who have completed MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade, MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade, MEM30405 Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade, MEM30605 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture, MEM30705 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction, MEM30805 Certificate III in Locksmithing, MEM31010 Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair, or other relevant qualifications.
Opportunities for Further Study
MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering and Advanced Diploma of Engineering certificates could be achieved after completing MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering.
Mandatory entry requirements
- Level 4 LLN
Engineering Trade qualification or extensive experience in the Engineering environment and a minimum of one AS1796 approved Welding Ticket.
Specialist Course Information
This course is made up of skill sets required in the Engineering workforce and is usually delivered in individual skill sets.
Pathway to Industry Licence
Welding tickets and qualifications in supervision and inspection endorsed by WTIA
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Personal protective equipment (PPE) and technical measuring equipment
Student ServicesSupport 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 LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
Operate computer controlled machine/processes
Operate and monitor machine/process
Program NC/CNC machining centre
Write basic NC/CNC programs
Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes
Set computer controlled machines/processes
Perform Grinding Operations
Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
Interpret technical specifications and manuals
Perform General Machining
Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process
Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process
Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process
Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process
Perform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process
Perform Geometric Development
Apply Welding Principles
Perform welding/fabrication inspection
Perform welding supervision
Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
Weld Using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process
Weld Using Gas Metal Arc Welding Process
Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
Assemble Fabricated Components
Apply Fabrication, Forming And Shaping Techniques
Interpret technical drawing
Apply safe welding practices
Select welding processes
Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
Weld Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Process
Perform routine gas metal arc welding
Carry out mechanical cutting
Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
Perform manual production welding
Perform routine manual metal arc welding
Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
Use power tools/hand held operations
Use hand tools
Undertake manual handling
Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
Assist in the provision of on the job training
Interact with computing technology
Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
Organise and communicate information
Apply quality procedures
Apply quality systems
Plan a complete activity
Plan to undertake a routine task
Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
Perform engineering measurements
Perform sheet and plate assembly
Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
Perform Lathe Operations
Perform Milling Operations
Perform complex lathe operations
Use workshop machines for basic operations
Mark Off/Out (General Engineering)
Use tools for precision work
Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
Repair And Fit Engineering Components
Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
Perform gland packing
Maintain pneumatic system components
Maintain pneumatic systems
Maintain hydraulic system components
Maintain hydraulic systems
Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping
Perform automated thermal cutting
Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
Mark Off/Out Structural Fabrications And Shapes
- Practical experiences
- Practical demonstrations
- Practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions
- Problem solving