Certificate II in Engineering

Course Code MEM20105
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 380 hours

Course Overview

The MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Engineering as part of a pre-apprenticeship program.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required of workers employed as Engineering/manufacturing Employees -Level III as defined in the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award or in related industries where Engineering/ Manufacturing Employees work.

Be at the front of the line for an apprenticeship in the engineering industry. Study the Certificate II at GOTAFE and get a taste of what it’s like to use your natural problem-solving skills. We’ll help you choose the subjects to suit your strengths and career goals. And our industry connections mean we often know about job opportunities before employers advertise them.

Learn important skills all employers are looking for: the technical side, as well as communication skills and safety. And you’ll get the benefit of our facilities and industry-experienced trainers. Get hands-on practice welding, and learn about composites, fabrication, mechanics and machining.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Engineering/Manufacturing industry as an apprentice.

Working in these industries can also be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further studies
After gaining the MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering, you might wish to undertake further study in;

  • MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade
  • MEM30705 Certificate III in Engineering Marine Construction
  • MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade
  • Or other relevant qualifications.
Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

You are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in webinars.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Brett Ambrosio
Location: Shepparton/Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 380 $2.00 $1,014.00 $9.00 $3,610.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 380 TBA $202.00 $9.00 $3,610.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 380 $2.00 $1,014.00 $9.00 $3,610.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 380 TBA $202.00 $9.00 $3,610.00
Full Fee 380 $3.00 $1,364.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 380 TBA $342.00 N/A N/A

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

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Contact the Course Coordinator
  • Attend an information session
  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
Units of Competency

MEM20105 – Core Units

MEM13014A – Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM15024A – Apply quality procedures
MEM15002A – Apply quality systems
MEM14004A – Plan to undertake a routine task
MEM16007A – Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

MEM20105 – Elective Units

MEM30012A – Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
MEM08014B – Apply protective coatings (basic)
MEM05052A – Apply safe welding practices
MEM17003A – Assist in the provision of on the job training
UEENEEP024A – Attach Cords And Plugs To Electrical Equipment For Connection To A Single Phase 230 Volt Supply
MEM05005B – Carry out mechanical cutting
UEENEEP026A – Conduct In-service Safety Testing Of Electrical Cord Connected Equipment And Cord Assemblies
MEM18055B – Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM10010B – Install pipework and pipework assemblies
MEM16008A – Interact with computing technology
MEM09002B – Interpret technical drawing
MEM08010B – Manually finish/polish materials
MEM12006C – Mark Off/Out (General Engineering)
MEM07024B – Operate and monitor machine/process
MEM16005A – Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
MEM07028B – Operate computer controlled machine/processes
MEM11022B – Operate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment
MEM11010B – Operate mobile load shifting equipment
MEM16006A – Organise and communicate information
MSAENV272B – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM11021B – Perform advanced operation of load shifting equipment
MEM24001B – Perform basic penetrant testing
MEM05006C – Perform brazing and or silver soldering
MEM12024A – Perform computations
MEM13001B – Perform emergency first aid
MEM12023A – Perform engineering measurements
MEM07005C – Perform General Machining
MEM04018B – Perform general woodworking machine operations
MEM18013B – Perform gland packing
MEM15004B – Perform inspection
MEM07004B – Perform machine setting (complex)
MEM07003B – Perform machine setting (routine)
MEM05007C – Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM03001B – Perform manual production assembly
MEM05013C – Perform manual production welding
MEM07001B – Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
MEM05050B – Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05049B – Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05012C – Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05004C – Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
MEM03003B – Perform sheet and plate assembly
MEM14005A – Plan a complete activity
MEM05051A – Select welding processes
MEM07015B – Set computer controlled machines/processes
MEM18011C – Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MEM11004B – Undertake dogging
MEM11011B – Undertake manual handling
MEM13002B – Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace
MEM12001B – Use comparison and basic measuring devices
MEM18001C – Use hand tools
MEM18002B – Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18003C – Use tools for precision work
MEM07032B – Use workshop machines for basic operations
MEM05017D – Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05019D – Weld Using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process
MEM13003B – Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

Assessment Methods

Students will be assessed using the following methods:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.