Courses

Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Fabrication and Mechanical

MEM20413

From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.

The fabrication and mechanical stream of the Certificate II in Engineering course will give you basic knowledge and skills to help you successfully gain employment in the metal trades. You will gain the preparatory skills and knowledge of basic metal fabrication, welding and machining processes that the fabrication industry needs.

Build your skills for a range of metal trades jobs

At Melbourne Polytechnic, you’ll work on special-purpose machinery in state-of-the-art facilities. Your hands-on training will put you ahead of the rest to build a promising career.

You’ll learn vital skills for the metal trades, such as:

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Planning and completing an engineering project:
    • working from detailed drawings
    • planning a sequence of operations to complete a task
  • Using hand and power tools:
    • using hand-held pistol drills and grinders
    • using spanners, tin snips, rules, squares and punches
  • Basic fabrication and welding:
    • using machines to shape, cut, and bend metal
    • join a wide range of metals by welding, bolting and riveting.
    • marking out complex shapes in metal prior to fabricating.
  • Basic Machining:
    • use of precision measuring instruments
    • using lathes, mills and drilling machines to manufacture precision metal parts
    • sharpening drills and cutting tools
    • disassembly and repair of engineering components

Upon course completion, you could find a job in the metals industry or apply for a Certificate III in Engineering in the fabrication or mechanical trades apprenticeship courses.

You’ll graduate job-ready for a range of work, including:

  • fabricating air conditioning ducting, metal cabinets, oil and milk tankers, and commercial kitchens.
  • manufacture and maintenance of heavy machinery, boilers and pressure vessels, locomotive engines, and trucks and earthmovers.
  • fitting and machining of metal for tool-making, machinery manufacture, the defence industry, and research and development.
  • mechanical maintenance and repair of machinery using hand tools and machining skills in various employment sectors such as the food industry, pharmaceuticals, mining, and construction.

Industry connections and resources

Melbourne Polytechnic’s friendly, knowledgeable teachers bring a wealth of industry experience with one-one-one training in workmanship, skills that are in demand from industry, and to instill a sound work ethic in our students.

Melbourne Polytechnic has fully equipped fabrication / welding and machining workshops plus heat treatment and precision measurement labs with all the tools and equipment you need to get ready for the workplace.

Employment outcomes

Our Certificate II in Engineering ensures you have the basic skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in the metal trades. You could work in a range of industries that give you the chance to travel interstate or overseas:

  • mining
  • agriculture
  • transport
  • shipping
  • oil and gas drilling
  • building and construction

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications or an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Local Students

Code

MEM20413

Campuses

Heidelberg

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: 12 months


Class Schedule: *

One day per week.

Students are required to attend the college only one day per week; however, it could be any day of the week dependent on where places are available.

Some days students are not required to attend ie: over term break. The teaching department will advise these days.

Modes of Delivery

Face-to-face

Fees

From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.

Eligible:$1850
Ineligible:$3950
Concession:$370

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be carried out by competency testing of each unit.

Materials

What we will supply
  • Student workbooks and resources that you will need.
  • Appropriate P.P.E.

What you will need to supply
  • Basic writing materials including a notebook and pens.
  • Other equipment and materials needed and additional information will be given to you by the teaching department at time of enrolment or class induction.

Entrance Requirements

It is preferred that the student have completed Year 10 to enrol in this course. If you are a mature student and have not completed Year 10 you may also apply.

A short literacy and numeracy test is required to be completed at enrolment.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress into the Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (MEM30305) (Heavy) or (Light). Some of the units completed in the Certificate II in Engineering Pathways course are credited should you continue studying to complete the Certificate III.

Career Pathways

The Certificate II in Engineering – Fabrication is a nationally recognised qualification, and will open the door to a job, apprenticeship or traineeship in the metals and engineering industry Australia-wide.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing

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.

Code Subjects Hours
MEM13014A APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT 10
MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS 20
MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS 20
MEMPE001A USE ENGINEERING WORKSHOP MACHINES 60
MEMPE002A USE ELECTRIC WELDING MACHINES 40
MEMPE003A USE OXY-ACETYLENE AND SOLDERING EQUIPMENT 40
MEMPE004A USE FABRICATION EQUIPMENT 40
MEMPE005A DEVELOP A CAREER PLAN FOR THE ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 20
MEMPE006A UNDERTAKE A BASIC ENGINEERING PROJECT 80
MEMPE007A PULL APART AND RE-ASSEMBLE ENGINEERING MECHANISMS 30
MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 30
MSAPMSUP106A WORK IN A TEAM 30

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.