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MEM20413

Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Explore your options and gain practical skills and knowledge with this entry-level engineering course. Increase your prospects of gaining an engineering apprenticeship.

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TIME 10 weeks / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Wide Bay Burnett North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus TAFE at School
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$290
Subsidised
$735
Full Fee
$4,720
TAFE at School Subsidised Fee
$0
TAFE at School Full Fee
$4,490
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Course overview

Increase your employability by building foundation skills in an engineering field with this practical entry-level course. This qualification will give you the confidence to pursue an engineering apprenticeship or undertake further study in design and drafting.

According to the Australian Government's MySkills service, Australia's manufacturing and engineering industry employs over 590,000 people and contributes over $74 billion to our economy. The industry offers a range of careers currently in high demand including metal fitters and machinists, sheet metal trades workers, as well as structural steel and welding trades workers. 

This course will give you foundation skills to operate tools and equipment to produce and modify objects. You will learn basic welding skills, communication skills, and explore career options in the engineering and manufacturing industry. This course is centred around a basic engineering project that integrates the skills you learn just like in the workplace.

This certificate will set you on the path to pursue an apprenticeship in a wide range of engineering jobs including fitting and turning, sheet metal fabrication, boilermaking, welding, casting and moulding, and diesel, mechanical or electrical fitting. You may also look for work as a trades assistant, or choose to develop your design and drafting skills through a traineeship or further study.

What can I do?

  • Engineering Apprentice

Course outcome:

MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

JobTrainer funded course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

World-class training facilities

TAFE Queensland's multi-million dollar training facilities will provide you with a practical experience that is as close to real-life as it gets. Our training spaces house the latest design and manufacturing equipment and technology for you to build your skills, ready for entry into the industry.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM13014A
    Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM13014A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers following occupational health and safety procedures in an engineering or similar work environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEMPE005A
    Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry
    UNIT CODE :
    MEMPE005A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency is intended to provide the opportunity to research careers, and training and career path options in the manufacturing and engineering industry. It involves research into the range of activities the industry and occupational streams cover, including engineering opportunities in industries not generally considered as engineering or manufacturing. For example, maintenance people in hospitals, teachers, and so on.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEMPE006A
    Undertake a basic engineering project
    UNIT CODE :
    MEMPE006A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency is intended to provide the learner with the opportunity to plan and undertake an engineering project which can be completed in an institutional environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Undertake a basic engineering project

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAENV272B
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAENV272B
    Unit description :

    This competency covers the outcomes required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices. This unit is based on the sustainability guideline standard GCSSUS01A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
11 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $290
  • Subsidised: $735
  • Full fee: $4,720
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
04 Oct 2022
up to 10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $290
  • Subsidised: $735
  • Full fee: $4,720
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Gympie
11 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $290
  • Subsidised: $735
  • Full fee: $4,720
Hervey Bay
08 Aug 2022
up to 10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $290
  • Subsidised: $735
  • Full fee: $4,720
Bundaberg
04 Oct 2022
up to 10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $290
  • Subsidised: $735
  • Full fee: $4,720
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bowen
Anytime
1 year
Part time 1 day per week
Monday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $290
  • Subsidised: $735
  • Full fee: $4,720
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Alexandra Hills
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Bracken Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Acacia Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
13 Jul 2022
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Coomera Marine
15 Jul 2022
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week - Marine Focus
Friday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Ashmore
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
02 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Gympie
01 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Hervey Bay
01 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Bundaberg
02 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Maryborough
02 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Maryborough
03 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Friday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
11 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $290
  • Subsidised: $735
  • Full fee: $4,720
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
04 Oct 2022
up to 10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $290
  • Subsidised: $735
  • Full fee: $4,720
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Gympie
11 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $290
  • Subsidised: $735
  • Full fee: $4,720
Hervey Bay
08 Aug 2022
up to 10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $290
  • Subsidised: $735
  • Full fee: $4,720
Bundaberg
04 Oct 2022
up to 10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $290
  • Subsidised: $735
  • Full fee: $4,720
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bowen
Anytime
1 year
Part time 1 day per week
Monday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $290
  • Subsidised: $735
  • Full fee: $4,720
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Alexandra Hills
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Bracken Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Acacia Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
13 Jul 2022
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Coomera Marine
15 Jul 2022
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week - Marine Focus
Friday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Ashmore
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
02 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Gympie
01 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Hervey Bay
01 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Bundaberg
02 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Maryborough
02 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Maryborough
03 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Friday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,490
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

A sound achievement in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent is recommended.

Resources Required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. You may also be required to have access to a welding helmet and welding gloves. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

Placement

Work experience is an integral part of this course and provides you with the opportunity to further your learning while undertaking authentic industry tasks, as well as forming career-building relationships within your field of study. We recommend that all students undertake work experience, you will be provided more information in class.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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