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MEM50212 | 095200F

Diploma of Engineering - Technical

Progress your career with this advanced technical qualification. Develop your skills further for technician work in the field of mechanical, mechatronic, manufacturing or maintenance engineering.

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TIME 1 year / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Online International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$10,480
Subsidised
$11,540
Full Fee
$15,100
International
$14,000
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Course overview

Advance your career in a wide range of fields in engineering with this technical qualification. Develop your skills to become a mechanical engineering technician. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, mechanical engineering draftspersons and technicians are specialised occupations that have high skill levels and earning potential. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are reliable, work well in a team, and have a strong work ethic. 

This course covers a comprehensive theoretical and semi-technical base for working in the mechanical, mechatronic, manufacturing and maintenance fields at a para-professional level. You will advance your skills in mathematics, materials science, quality assurance, engineering drawing and computing, as well as management and maintenance strategies. This course emphasises the transfer of theoretical concepts to practical real world applications to put you in the best position to advance your career.

Successful completion of this course will build your skills to a para-professional level and allow you to seek employment as a mechanical engineering technician. It will also put you on the path to further study.

What can I do?

  • Engineering Technologist
  • Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician

Course outcome:

MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical

University pathways

TAFE Queensland's partnerships with Australia's top universities means you will be credited for your time with us if you decide to upgrade your qualification. Successful completion of your Diploma of Engineering - Technical will qualify you for credit towards an Associate Degree of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering with Central Queensland University (CQU).

Flexible training options

We know that life is busy, that's why our courses are designed to be flexible. Our mixed-mode delivery means you can complete components of your study online at a time that suits you. If you prefer to learn in a face-to-face setting, choose between full-time or part-time arrangements that fit around your other commitments.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 15 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM16006A
    Organise and communicate information
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM16006A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers accessing, organising and communicating information related to processes or tasks.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Organise and communicate information

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM16008A
    Interact with computing technology
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM16008A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers accessing, inputting and storing information used in manufacturing, engineering or related environments, using computing technology.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Interact with computing technology

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM30007A
    Select common engineering materials
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM30007A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers recognising common materials used in engineering, assisting in the selection of a material for a specific application, and performing tests to evaluate the properties of materials.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Select common engineering materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM30012A
    Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM30012A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers applies the concepts of mathematics to appropriate and simple engineering situations within the individual's area of engineering expertise.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

  • 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

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
11 Jul 2022
from 2 to 5 years
Part time 2 nights per week (one night per unit)
Monday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $10,480
  • Subsidised: $11,540
  • Full fee: $15,100
Acacia Ridge
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 4 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $10,480
  • Subsidised: $11,540
  • Full fee: $15,100
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years
Self-paced 15 hours per week
  • Concession: $10,480
  • Subsidised: $11,540
  • Full fee: $15,100
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 4 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $14,000
Acacia Ridge
06 Feb 2023
1 year
Full time 4 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $14,000
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
11 Jul 2022
from 2 to 5 years
Part time 2 nights per week (one night per unit)
Monday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $10,480
  • Subsidised: $11,540
  • Full fee: $15,100
Acacia Ridge
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 4 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $10,480
  • Subsidised: $11,540
  • Full fee: $15,100
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years
Self-paced 15 hours per week
  • Concession: $10,480
  • Subsidised: $11,540
  • Full fee: $15,100
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 4 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $14,000
Acacia Ridge
06 Feb 2023
1 year
Full time 4 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $14,000
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
11 Jul 2022
from 2 to 5 years
Part time 2 nights per week (one night per unit)
Monday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $10,480
  • Subsidised: $11,540
  • Full fee: $15,100
Acacia Ridge
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 4 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $10,480
  • Subsidised: $11,540
  • Full fee: $15,100
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years
Self-paced 15 hours per week
  • Concession: $10,480
  • Subsidised: $11,540
  • Full fee: $15,100
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 4 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $14,000
Acacia Ridge
06 Feb 2023
1 year
Full time 4 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $14,000

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Diploma of Engineering - Technical (MEM50212)

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Diploma of Engineering - Technical

COURSE CODE: MEM50212
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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VET Student Loan - $16,221 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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International Student Payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students:

Sound Achievement in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent is recommended.

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. View the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

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, leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing.

If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Auto CAD and Inventor software - Free download option is available  - http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/all

Need to know

Students who successfully complete MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering – Technical can apply to continue their studies with:

  • CQ University Australia in a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Specialisation) Dual Award or
  • University of Southern Queensland in an Associate Degree of Engineering

For further information please refer to University pathways.

Students must enrol and pay before attending 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. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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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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