Engineer your future for a hands-on career. From boiler making to welding, and fabrication to machining, choose to specialise your engineering skills across a range of areas.
Engineering encompasses a wide range of trades including boilermaking, casting and moulding, diesel fitting, fabrication, fitting and turning, locksmithing, sheet-metal fabrication and welding. An engineering qualification can open a career across a number of industries including construction, infrastructure, and resources and mining.
TAFE Queensland's engineering and manufacturing training capabilities are unparalleled in Australia. They include a $25 million purpose-built engineering training facility which houses specialist training for the boilermaking, welding, sheet-metal fabrication, machining and fitting trades. The facility includes purpose-built metallurgical laboratories and fully equipped workshops including welding bays, lathes, mills and computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines.
Our Advanced Manufacturing Centre is home to a $7.5 million premier facility — the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. The centre has brought patternmaking into the 21st century with the addition of computer-aided design (CAD), 3D printing and CNC machining.
At TAFE Queensland, we offer a comprehensive range of engineering courses ranging from introductory certificate II courses in locksmithing through to an associate degree level course in civil engineering.
- Diesel fitter
- Fitter and turner
- Sheetmetal worker
- Engineering associate
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.
- Engineering Associate
- Mechanical Engineering Technician
Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting
Progress your career in engineering drafting with this advanced qualification. Develop your skills in computer aided drafting (CAD) and 3D modelling to become a technical officer or draftsperson.
- Technical Officer
- CAD Draftsperson
- Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
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.
- Engineering Technologist
- Engineering Technician
- Mechanical Engineering Technician
Associate Degree in Civil Engineering
Get ahead in your career with this advanced technical qualification from TAFE Queensland. Become an engineering associate or technical consultant in a range of industries.
- BIM Coordinator/Collaborator
- Engineering Associate
- Design Drafter
- Project Manager
- Civil/Structural Designer and Modeller
Diploma of Applied Technologies
Redefine your career with this high-level course and develop the specialised skills and knowledge required to take on a range of technical manufacturing and engineering roles within Industry 4.0.
- Advanced Manufacturing Technician
- Cyber-Physical Systems Technologist
- Digital Technologist
- Industry 4.0 Systems Technician
- Internet of Things Data Technician
Industry-standard engineering facilities
We have invested over $40 million in our engineering training facilities with specialist learning spaces for the boilermaking, welding, sheet-metal fabrication, machining and fitting trades. Our facilities include metallurgical laboratories and fully-equipped workshops complete with industry-standard tools and equipment including welding bays, lathes, milling machines, rollers, grinders, hydraulic press stations, and computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines.
Information for apprentices
Learn hands on with the same equipment and tools used in industry by combining working for your employer with pracitcal training from TAFE Queensland. You'll graduate with a nationally-recognised qualification and be ready to kick start your career.
Information for employers
Apprenticeships and traineeships are a smart way to recruit and train employees to meet the needs of your business. No matter what industry you're in, hiring an apprentice or trainee provides your business with real benefits and contributes to your bottom line.
TAFE Queensland joins the rest of Australia in celebrating International Volunteer Day on December 5th, honouring the countless volunteers who make significant contributions throughout Australia. Among these volunteers is Laura Lombardozzi, who is volunteering in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and has played a particularly crucial role in assisting Maryna Vyrva.
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At TAFE Queensland we believe education and training has a key role to play in achieving an inclusive Australia where people with disability participate equally and equitably in all aspects of life.
TAFE Queensland has been named the Large Training Provider of the Year at the prestigious 2023 Australian Training Awards.
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