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MEM60122 | CRICOS: 112020J

Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Redefine your engineering career with this high-level course and develop the specialised skills and knowledge required to become a mechanical engineering technician or engineering associate.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$18,990
Subsidised
$20,430
Full Fee
$25,200
International
$12,000
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Course overview

Redefine your engineering career with this high-level course. Develop the specialised skills and knowledge required to become a mechanical engineering technician or associate. 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. 

In this course you will gain detailed drafting and design skills, and learn how to oversee the installation and maintenance of machinery. You will also develop your knowledge of engineering processes and principles, project management, quality systems, and team building. Our supportive, industry experienced teachers will give you all the support you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a mechanical engineering technician or associate. You can also continue with further tertiary study in this area.

What can I do?

  • Engineering Associate
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician

Course outcome:

MEM60122 Advanced Diploma of Engineering

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 23 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM13015
    Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM13015
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in manufacturing and engineering work situations, including planning routine work and participating in and following work health and safety (WHS) procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM16006
    Organise and communicate information
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM16006
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to access, organise and communicate information related to production, maintenance or associated processes or tasks that apply in manufacturing, engineering or related environments.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM13015
  • UNIT NAME
  • Organise and communicate information

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM16008
    Interact with computing technology
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM16008
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to use a range of computing technology typically used in manufacturing, engineering or related environments to access, input and store information.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM13015 , MEM16006
  • UNIT NAME
  • Interact with computing technology

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM22002
    Manage self in the engineering environment
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM22002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to use self-management techniques to perform work ethically and competently and make judgements about work priorities and information requirements to achieve effective working relationships and engineering outcomes at the paraprofessional level. It applies to self-management activities carried out within a range of engineering disciplines.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM16006
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage self in the engineering environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM30007
    Select common engineering materials
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM30007
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to identify and select common engineering materials including ferrous metals, cast irons, carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, coated steels, nonferrous metals, aluminium and its alloys, copper and its alloys, nickel alloys, zinc, titanium, magnesium, refractory metals, polymers, thermosetting polymers, thermoplastic polymers, ceramics and glasses.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Select common engineering materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM30012
    Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM30012
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to apply the concepts of mathematics to engineering situations within the individual's area of engineering expertise. It applies to technician level work that requires basic algebraic, trigonometric and statistical knowledge and skill Including arithmetic, algebraic expressions with one independent variable, two-dimensional geometry, trigonometry, linear functions, basic quadratic functions and basic statistical methods.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM22001
    Perform engineering activities
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM22001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to perform engineering activities at the paraprofessional level and covers the performance of technical aspects of engineering work where outcomes and performance measures are negotiated with appropriate personnel, technical experts and specialists in accordance with established engineering principles and practices. It applies to technical activities carried out within a range of engineering disciplines.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM16006
  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform engineering activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSMENV272
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMENV272
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with environmental regulations, identify environment issues and minimise the risks of negative impact on work and carry out improvements in own work area.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

  • Your course is primarily online and you may interact with your teachers and other students using Zoom. You will also need to come in to campus to complete some practical learning and assessment. Learn more

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STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Online with on campus practical training (Acacia Ridge)
Anytime
2 years
15 hours per week
  • Concession: $18,990
  • Subsidised: $20,430
  • Full fee: $25,200
demo

Online with on campus practical training (Acacia Ridge)

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    80%
  • On Campus Time
    20%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

Anytime

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

2 years

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

15 hours per week

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $18,990
  • Subsidised: $20,430
  • Full fee: $25,200
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Self-paced

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

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CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
On Campus
08 Jul 2024
1 year
Full time 4 days per week
  • International: $12,000
demo

Acacia Ridge

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 4 days per week

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $12,000
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Acacia Ridge
On Campus
03 Feb 2025
1 year
Full time 4 days per week
  • International: $12,000
demo

Acacia Ridge

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

03 Feb 2025

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 4 days per week

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $12,000
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

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Advanced Diploma of Engineering (MEM60122)

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Advanced Diploma of Engineering

COURSE CODE: MEM60122
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 - $18,097 cap

The VET Student Loans program assists eligible students enrolled in approved courses to pay their tuition fees.  The Australian Government charges full fee-paying (non-subsidised) students a 20 per cent loan fee in addition to their tuition fees.  A VET Student Loan is a debt that must be repaid.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Convera Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Convera 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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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

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 - For a list of all English Language  test 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. For more information on 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.

Successful completion of the Diploma of Engineering - Technical is required for your to commence this 12 month course.

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 safety toe cap and non-slip soles to AS2210
  • 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 and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Important information

When studying Online it is strongly recommended students enrol into one unit at a time, unless otherwise advised.

 

For the Online Study Mode, no classroom time is required for twenty (20) of the thirty (30) units required to complete the full qualification. At this time the remaining ten (10) units must be completed in full or part time mode at Acacia Ridge.
Note: additional distance units may be added as they become available.

Students who successfully complete MEM60122 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.

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
  • 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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Course disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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