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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.

Study engineering

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. 

Career outcomes

  • Boilermaker
  • Caster/moulder
  • Diesel fitter
  • Draftsperson
  • Fitter and turner
  • Locksmith
  • Machinist
  • Patternmaker
  • Sheetmetal worker
  • Welder
  • Engineering associate

Engineering courses

Construction Skills Queensland funded courses

TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding. Funding is applied to training at a range of levels including short courses/individual units of competency, certificate, diploma and advanced diploma.

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 scholarship helps Yu-Shen achieve study goals

With her TAFE Queensland scholarship, Yu-Shen was able to cover her semester's course fees and purchase vital study equipment.

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