Courses

Certificate IV in Engineering

Fluid Power

MEM40105

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.

Prepare yourself for a promotion or a raise in your earning potential! If you’ve completed the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade) - or you’re already working in the manufacture and servicing of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits - then consider Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Engineering specialising in Fluid Power.

Are you ready for the next level in manufacturing and servicing fluid power systems?

This program comprises the Fluid Power stream of the Certificate IV in Engineering.

You can go on to enhance your skills in the design, manufacture and maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Go for better jobs with in-demand skills

This qualification will enable you to apply for service workshop manager roles across a wide variety of engineering disciplines requiring the management of finely tuned skills. These include:

  • programmable controller programs
  • pneumatic systems
  • hydraulic systems
  • fluid power system operations
  • fluid power control systems

Choose the right fit for you

Melbourne Polytechnic also offers other streams of the Certificate IV in Engineering through the Trades College Department.

Local Students

Code

MEM40105

Campuses

Heidelberg

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: 2 years


Class Schedule: *

4 hours, one evening per week (360 hours)
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 nights 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:$8500
Ineligible:$26200
Concession:$1,700

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

On completion of each competency the student will be internally assessed to determine if the theory and practical outcomes have been achieved. With some competencies a theory examination may be required. The syllabus document for each competency lists the major learning outcomes and standard of assessment required.

Materials

What we supply
  • The tools and equipment you will need to undertake this course.
  • Student workbooks and resources that you will need.
What you will need to supply
  • Basic writing materials including a notebook and pens.
  • Highlighters in red, blue, yellow and green
  • A scientific calculator
  • USB Memory stick
  • Earphones for listening to audio visual presentations
  • Appropriate P.P.E for practical sessions
  • 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

This program is offered as post-trade study, so the participant would need to have a qualification in the metals and engineering area, such as Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade MEM30205. The student is required to produce a transcript of formal training addressing all pre-requisite units outlined in the units of study.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of this course may gain employment in the manufacture and servicing of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment as maintenance fitters. Competencies completed may be used to assist students with further study in the Diploma of Engineering Technology 22229VIC, in accordance with the requirements of the National Metal and Engineering Training Board and the Federal Metal Industry Award.

Career Pathways

Graduates of this course may gain employment in the manufacture and servicing of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment as maintenance fitters.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • February

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
MEM05006C PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING 20
MEM05007C PERFORM MANUAL HEATING AND THERMAL CUTTING 20
MEM05013C PERFORM MANUAL PRODUCTION WELDING 20
MEM06007B PERFORM BASIC INCIDENTAL HEAT/QUENCHING, TEMPERING AND ANNEALING 20
MEM07005C PERFORM GENERAL MACHING 80
MEM07006C PERFORM LATHE OPERATIONS 40
MEM07007C PERFORM MILLING OPERATIONS 40
MEM07008D PERFORM GRINDING OPERATIONS 40
MEM07021B PERFORM COMPLEX LATHE OPERATION 40
MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING 40
MEM10004B ENTER AND CHANGE PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS 20
MEM11011B UNDERTAKE MANUAL HANDLING 20
MEM12001B USE COMPARISON AND BASIC MEASURING DEVICES 20
MEM12003B PERFORM PRECISION MECHANICAL MEASUREMENT 20
MEM12006C MARK OFF/OUT (GENERAL ENGINEERING) 40
MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS 30
MEM12024A PERFORM COMPUTATIONS 30
MEM13002B UNDERTAKE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACTIVITIES IN THE WORK PLACE 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
MEM16008A INTERACT WITH COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY 20
MEM16011A COMMUNICATE WITH INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL GROUPS 20
MEM16014A REPORT TECHNICAL INFORMATION 20
MEM17003A ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF ON THE JOB TRAINING 20
MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS 20
MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS 20
MEM18003C USE TOOLS FOR PRECISION WORK 40
MEM18006C REPAIR AND FIT ENGINEERING COMPONENTS 60
MEM18010C PERFORM EQUIPMENT CONDITIONING MONITORING AND RECORDING 40
MEM18011C SHUT DOWN AND ISOLATE MACHINES/EQUIPMENT 20
MEM18018C MAINTAIN PNEUMATIC SYSTEM COMPONENTS 40
MEM18019B MAINTAIN PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS 40
MEM18020B MAINTAIN HYDRAULIC SYSTEM COMPONENTS 40
MEM18021B MAINTAIN HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS 40
MEM18022B MAINTAIN FLUID POWER CONTROLS 80
MEM18055B DISMANTLE, REPLACE AND ASSEMBLE ENGINEERING COMPONENTS 30
MEM30012A APPLY MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES IN A MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING OR RELATED ENVIRONMENT 40
MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 30

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.