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Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Jobtrainer Fabrication and Mechanical Code: MEM20413

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Overview

Campus

Heidelberg

Campus

Heidelberg

Duration

10 weeks 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 MEM20413 (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 training in workmanship so you’re ready to work in an engineering environment. 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 MEM30319 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
  • Boilermaker
  • Manufacturing Tradesperson
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Toolmaker
  • Ducting Fabricator
  • Vehicle Mechanic
  • Machinery Mechanic

Pathways

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress into the Certificate III in Engineering MEM30319 - Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding) or Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade MEM30319 (Sheetmetal Working). Some of the units completed in the Certificate II in Engineering Pathways MEM20413 course are credited should you continue studying to complete the Certificate III.

Become an Apprentice in Trades - Webinar

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Thursday November 5th

Set your course to become an apprentice in a trade. As an apprentice, you can earn as you learn. This webinar looks at finding and applying to your ideal program for a nationally accredited qualification. 

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Face-to-face

Class Schedule

Students are required to attend the college four days per week; Monday - Thursday.

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

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.

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Job Trainer Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $400 $400 $2000 $6350
Materials fee $0 $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $650 $575 $2250 $6600
Per year $
Per semester $
Materials fee $

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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 19 November 2020. 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.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees explained

Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.

Who is eligible for JobTrainer?

To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or unemployed. 

To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or
    have been unemployed at the commencement date of the Training Contract; or became employed within 31 days before the commencement date of their Training Contract

To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

Check your eligibility here.

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Check your eligibility here.

Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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.

Fabrication Courses at Melbourne Polytechnic

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade - Sheetmetal Working MEM30319
Engineering, Architecture, Building Design and Construction - Apprentice, Part Time - Heidelberg
Engineering, Architecture, Building Design and Construction - Apprentice, Part Time - Heidelberg
The Light Fabrication stream of Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Engineering is an apprenticeship course that will see you master sheet metal working techniques that you can apply straight to the job.
Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade - Boilermaking/Welding MEM30319
Engineering, Architecture, Building Design and Construction - Apprentice, Part Time - Heidelberg
Engineering, Architecture, Building Design and Construction - Apprentice, Part Time - Heidelberg
The Boilermaking/Welding stream of our MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade is an apprenticeship course that will see you master all heavy fabrication techniques.
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Civil Engineering Design 22479VIC
Engineering - Full Time - Preston, Epping
VTAC Engineering - Full Time - Preston, Epping
Our 22479VIC Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design) is a blueprint for your engineering, drafting and design future.
Certificate II in Engineering - Fabrication MEM20105
Engineering - Pre Apprentice - Heidelberg
Engineering - Pre Apprentice - Heidelberg
The fabrication stream of the Certificate II in Engineering MEM20105 is a traineeship course that 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.
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Mechatronic Engineering Design 22479VIC
Engineering - Full Time - Preston, Epping
VTAC Engineering - Full Time - Preston, Epping
Our Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Mechatronic Engineering Design) is a blueprint for your engineering, drafting and design future. Our intensive course covers all the basics, so you can decide in which area you'll specialise.
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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 from the Apply Now page.

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 our Skills and Job Centre, 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.

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