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
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.
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Rick Budd returned to study more than two decades after completing high school. Today, Rick uses his nursing skills and love of cosplay to brighten the lives of people in hospital.
When Chloe Pearse wasn’t flourishing in a traditional high school learning environment she found a new way to study towards her dream career, which brought her to TAFE Queensland.
Growing up, the sight and sound of helicopters always caused Adam Bernhardt to rush outside and look up.
TAFE Queensland and City of Gold Coast have partnered to deliver a short course that will provide a pipeline of workers for the high growth film and TV sector across the region.
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After COVID-19 greatly affected the hospitality industry and Annie Craig's successful career in luxury accommodation and catering stalled, she decided to move to Australia and refine her skills with TAFE Queensland.
Year 11 student Brianna Stem grew up building things around her backyard, and her dad always had hands-on projects underway, so you could say the foundation was laid early on for her to pursue a Certificate I in Construction (CPC10120) through TAFE at School at TAFE Queensland.
At 14, Amy Smith started gaining hands-on experience in an automotive workshop to pursue her goal of becoming a mechanic.