Courses

Certificate II in Engineering

Fabrication

The Fabrication stream of the Certificate II in Engineering will provide you with the heavy-duty qualification you need for a job in the metal trades. You will gain the preparatory skills and knowledge of basic metal fabrication and welding processes that the fabrication industry needs.

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Build your skills for a range of metal trades jobs

Melbourne Polytechnic was named the Welding Technology Institute of Australia’s Top Welding Training Organisation for 2013. Now is the perfect time to come and see why we are one the best teaching/training organisations in this field.

At Melbourne Polytechnic, you have the opportunity to work on special-purpose machinery in state-of-the-art facilities. You will hone the skills that will put you ahead of the rest to build a promising career.

Skills you will learn, include:

  • fabricating air-conditioning ducting, metal cabinets, oil and milk tankers, commercial kitchens
  • set up and programming of CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machines
  • manufacture and maintenance of heavy machinery, boilers and pressure vessels, locomotive engines, trucks and earthmovers
  • working from detailed drawings/plans to specification
  • using hand tools, power tools, and machines to shape, cut, bend and join a wide range of metals by welding, bolting or riveting
  • estimating costs and preparing quotes for repairs and manufacture of parts

Industry connections and resources

Our industry-experienced teachers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to focus on workmanship, instilling a sound work ethic and developing skills that are in demand in the industry.

Our resources are second to none, and include a computer lab, welding workshop and theory room, and a fully equipped fabrication workshop with all the tools and equipment you need to practise your skills.

This qualification is recognised by the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) and the Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA).

Employment outcomes

While there is no work placement in this course, apprenticeships have a strong connection to industry to ensure students gain the highest level of skills and knowledge to be work ready. Metal trades jobs cross many industries, among them mining, agriculture, transport, shipping, oil and gas drilling, and building and construction.

Note

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of 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.

Contact

For any additional information on the Certificate II in Engineering (Fabrication stream), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

MEM20105

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 10 weeks

Part-time: 12 months


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$650
Ineligible:$1650
Concession:$130
Materials:$203

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 Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Materials

What we will supply
We supply student workbooks and all safety PPE. What you will need to supply
You are responsible for bringing 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

You must 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.

Pathways to further study

The Certificate II in Engineering articulates into Certificate III and then Certificate IV in Engineering.

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
  • Midyear

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
MEM05004C PERFORM ROUTINE OXY ACETYLENE WELDING 20
MEM05005B CARRY OUT MECHANICAL CUTTING 20
MEM05007C PERFORM MANUAL HEATING AND THERMAL CUTTING 20
MEM05012C PERFORM ROUTINE MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING 20
MEM05049B PERFORM ROUTINE GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 20
MEM05050B PERFORM ROUTINE GAS METAL ARC WELDING 20
MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING 40
MEM11011B UNDERTAKE MANUAL HANDLING 20
MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS 30
MEM12024A PERFORM COMPUTATIONS 30
MEM13014A APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT 10
MEM14004A PLAN TO UNDERTAKE A ROUTINE TASK 10
MEM15002A APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS 20
MEM15024A APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES 10
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.