Do you enjoy working with your hands and the satisfaction of producing mechanical parts? The Mechanical stream of Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Engineering provides the skills and experience necessary to work with machines and equipment involving cutting, grinding and turning operations, as well as basic welding and thermal cutting processes.
This qualification will lead you to a real job
There is high industry demand for highly skilled fitting and machining, fitting and turning, welding and fabricating. Whether you want to work close to home, interstate or internationally. You could work in a wide range of industries, including mining and manufacturing.
The right skills to fit your future
At Melbourne Polytechnic you get opportunities to work on special purpose machinery in state-of-the-art facilities. You will be able to capitalise on your eye for detail and understanding of work safety requirements by developing mechanical skills that will put you ahead of the rest and on track for a promising career as a fitter or machinist. You will attain the skills to:
- make and repair machines, parts and tools, including using hand and power tools, measuring and material cutting
- use drill presses, lathes, milling machines and grinders
- interpret drawings and sketches
Choose the right fit for you
Melbourne Polytechnic offers other engineering technology streams of the Certificate II in Engineering through the Mechanical Manufacturing Department.
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsStudents must have completed Year 10. There is provision for mature age students who do not meet this educational prerequisite.
MaterialsPersonal protective clothing such as safety boots (compulsory) safety glasses (compulsory) ear muffs (optional).
Pathways to further studyStudents may progress to further studies or employment in the engineering field.
Career PathwaysGraduates of this course may gain an apprenticeship or traineeship in the metals and engineering industry.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|MEM05007C||PERFORM MANUAL HEATING AND THERMAL CUTTING||20|
|MEM05012C||PERFORM ROUTINE MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING||20|
|MEM06007B||PERFORM BASIC INCIDENTAL HEAT/QUENCHING, TEMPERING AND ANNEALING||20|
|MEM07032B||USE WORKSHOP MACHINES FOR BASIC OPERATIONS||20|
|MEM09002B||INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING||40|
|MEM11011B||UNDERTAKE MANUAL HANDLING||20|
|MEM12001B||USE COMPARISON AND BASIC MEASURING DEVICES||20|
|MEM12023A||PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS||30|
|MEM13014A||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT||10|
|MEM14004A||PLAN TO UNDERTAKE A ROUTINE TASK||10|
|MEM14005A||PLAN A COMPLETE ACTIVITY||20|
|MEM15002A||APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS||20|
|MEM15024A||APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES||10|
|MEM16006A||ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION||20|
|MEM16007A||WORK WITH OTHERS IN A MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING OR RELATED ENVIRONMENT||10|
|MEM18001C||USE HAND TOOLS||20|
|MEM18002B||USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.