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MEM20105

Certificate II in Engineering

Set yourself on the path to a career in engineering with this entry-level course and develop the foundation skills required to enter this wide-ranging industry. 

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NEXT INTAKE Traineeship: Ipswich Starts anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Set yourself on the path to a career in engineering with this entry-level course. This qualification has been specifically developed to reflect the minimum training requirements for employment in the engineering and manufacturing industry.

As part of the manufacturing and design industry, engineering offers the opportunity to be involved in broad-based skills areas driven by technology and design. Employers will increasingly need workers to be multi-skilled and equipped to move across industries to meet demand.

Develop the foundation-level skills required for employment in the manufacturing, engineering and production industries. Learn how to set up and operate computer numeric machine (CNC) processes, foundry processes, automatic moulding equipment, furnace operations, as well as stationary and mobile plant and packaging machines. 

Successful completion of this course will qualify you for entry-level roles in engineering and manufacturing such as CNC machine operator, production machinist, or foundry worker. You will also have a solid foundation to advance your career by continuing with further study and training in this field.

Course outcome:

MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering

World-class 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 engineering equipment and technology for you to build your skills, ready for entry into the industry.

Flexible training options

TAFE Queensland understands the flexibility needed to fit your training in with your work arrangements. With a range of options we will ensure your training plan suits you and your employer.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units listed below, plus a combination of elective units with a total value of 30 points. Please note, elective units have various points values. Please contact us for information about which electives should be included in your training plan.

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  • 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.

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

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  • MEM14004A
    Plan to undertake a routine task
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM14004A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers a person planning their own work where tasks involve one or more steps or functions and are carried out routinely on a regular basis. It includes the concepts of following routine instructions, specifications and requirements.

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  • Plan to undertake a routine task

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  • MEM15002A
    Apply quality systems
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    MEM15002A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers working within a quality improvement system, either individually or in a team situation.

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  • Apply quality systems

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  • MEM15024A
    Apply quality procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM15024A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers applying established quality procedures to an employee's own work within a manufacturing, engineering or related environment.

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  • Apply quality procedures

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  • MEM16007A
    Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM16007A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers operating in an interactive work environment. It covers contribution to a group effort in order to plan and carry out work. This includes identification of work roles, communication and cooperation with others.

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  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
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MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Roma
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Dalby
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Kingaroy
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Weipa via Cairns
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bowen
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
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

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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.

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.

A recommended reading list and/or required textbooks will be provided during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to bring a personal stationery, a USB, a scientific calculator, a metric ruler, scale rule, set squares, protractor, and french curves or flexible ruler (optional).

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. 

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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