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Engineering Pathways

Certificate II in

Free TAFE Fabrication and Mechanical Code: MEM20413

Overview

Campus

Heidelberg

Campus

Heidelberg

Duration

12 months part time

Duration

12 months part time

Next Intake

July

Next Intake

July

Begin a career in metal that can take you anywhere

There is a shortage of metal workers in Victoria, with only 44% of vacancies filled in 2018. Demand for metal fabricators and tradespeople is expected to rise, making this a perfect time to choose Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (Fabrication and Mechanical Stream). Fabricators and metal workers work across a wide variety of fields and industries. Typical tasks may include assembling and dismantling precision instruments, repairing and replacing defective machinery parts, reassembling articles using hand and power tools, calibrating precision instruments and welding machine parts to join pieces or repair faults.

Learn with the tools of the trade

Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic, you’ll work on special-purpose machinery in state-of-the-art facilities. Hands-on training will put you ahead of the rest, while friendly, knowledgeable teachers bring their wealth of industry experience with one-one-one training in workmanship so you’re ready to work on-site at the end. You’ll learn vital metal trade skills, including working safely in an engineering environment, planning and completing an engineering project, basic fabrication and welding, and basic metalwork machinery operation. You will gain the essential skills to work on a range of engineering projects. Melbourne Polytechnic’s has an excellent reputation for fabrication and mechanical trades, with staff used to demonstrate best practice in welding activities for international distribution in 2013.

Graduate jobready for a variety of sectors

You’ll graduate ready for a job in the metals industry, including fabricating ducting, metal cabinets, tankers, and commercial kitchens, manufacturing and maintaining heavy machinery, boilers, locomotive engines, trucks and earthmovers, fitting and machining metal for tool-making, machinery manufacture and mechanical maintenance, and machinery repair in various employment sectors such as the food industry, pharmaceuticals, mining, and construction. Alternatively you will be equipped to apply to a Certificate III in Engineering in the Fabrication or Mechanical Trades apprenticeship courses.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

You’ll graduate ready for a job in various employment sectors such as the food industry, pharmaceuticals, mining, and construction
  • Manufacturing Tradesperson
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Vehicle Mechanic
  • Machinery Mechanic
  • Boilermaker
  • Ducting Fabricator
  • Toolmaker

Pathways

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.

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

How you learn

  • Face-to-face

Class Schedule

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.

Assessment Methods

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

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Fees & Costs

Free TAFE

Free TAFE places are limited for this course in 2020. Please call 9269 8400 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.

Free TAFE for priority courses cover the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.

Please note that the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.

Check your eligibility

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$1900.00 - $6100.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

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.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

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.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

Application procedure

Recognising Organisations

National