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  • MEM20105

Certificate II Engineering

At a glance

At a glance

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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MEM20105 Certificate II Engineering

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Course overview

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM13014A
Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM14004A
Plan to undertake a routine task
MEM15002A
Apply quality systems
MEM15024A
Apply quality procedures
MEM16007A
Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM05005B
Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05050B
Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05012C
Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05007C
Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM09002B
Interpret technical drawing
MEM18001C
Use hand tools
MEM18002B
Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM03003B
Perform sheet and plate assembly
MEM12023A
Perform engineering measurements
MEM07032B
Use workshop machines for basic operations
MEM18055B
Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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 stationary, 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.

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 enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland