Certificate IV in Engineering

Course Code MEM40105
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 1360 hours

Course Overview

The MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Mechanical Engineering Trades Worker.

Get the most up-to-date skills with the latest technology: complete the Certificate IV in Engineering at GOTAFE. Whatever your focus in engineering, we’ll strengthen your expertise. We teach you specialist skills to graduate as a Higher Engineer Tradesperson.

This course is specifically targeted at existing engineering tradespeople or Apprentices in an engineering trade who choose to study at a higher level during their Apprenticeship.

Learn computer numerical control (CNC) for brake pressing, rolling and plasma cutting. Programmable logic control (PLC) for running process machinery. You can focus on maintenance, fabricating products to industry standards, machining and tool making.

Our specialist Trainers are experts and business owners in their field, ready to share their knowledge and experience with you. Attend on campus and meet others who share the same passion and challenges as you.

This course is delivered on campus and as an Apprenticeship.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the following industries:

  • Electricity Generation Maintenance
  • Electrotechnology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Airconditioning and Refrigeration
  • Fabrication Engineering
  • Systems Electrics

Working in this industry 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 MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering, you might wish to undertake further study in the MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Thu 4th July, 1 Night a week, 4pm – 9pm / 2019
Wangaratta – Docker Street Starts Thu 4th July, 1 Night a week, 4pm – 9pm / 2019

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.

On campus – Students will undertake simulated workplace experience within the GOTAFE workshop on campus.

Apprentice – Attendance on campus is required for 1 day per week throughout the period of the apprenticeship. Students will be advised of these dates upon enrolment. Majority of the learning is on-the-job under the supervision of the employer/workplace supervisor.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Brett Ambrosio
Location: Wangaratta/Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 1,360 $2.15 $2,924.00 $12.00 $16,320.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 1,360 $0.43 $584.80 $12.00 $16,320.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice 1,360 $2.15 $2,924.00 $15.00 $20,400.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession 1,360 $0.43 $584.80 $15.00 $20,400.00
Full Fee 1,360 $5.33 $7,248.80 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,360 $1.55 $2,108.00 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:

  • 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
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprentices only)
Units of Competency

MEM40105 – Core Units

MEM13014A – Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM15024A – Apply quality procedures
MEM15002A – Apply quality systems
MEM17003A – Assist in the provision of on the job training
MEM16008A – Interact with computing technology
MEM16006A – Organise and communicate information
MSAENV272B – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM12024A – Perform computations
MEM12023A – Perform engineering measurements
MEM14005A – Plan a complete activity
MEM14004A – Plan to undertake a routine task
MEM16007A – Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

MEM40105 – Elective Units

MSS402040 – Apply 5S procedures
VU20913 – Apply Basic Fabrication Techniques
MEM05010C – Apply Fabrication, Forming And Shaping Techniques
MEM30012A – Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
MEM05052A – Apply safe welding practices
MEM05026C – Apply welding principles
MEM05011D – Assemble Fabricated Components
MEM05005B – Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM16011A – Communicate with individuals and small groups
MEM09009C – Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system
MEM09010C – Create 3D models using computer aided design system
VU20909 – Develop An Individual Career Plan For The Engineering Industry
MEM18055B – Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
VU20911 – Handle Engineering Materials
MEM09002B – Interpret technical drawing
MEM18007B – Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM18020B – Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM18018C – Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM12006C – Mark Off/Out (General Engineering)
MEM12007D – Mark Off/Out Structural Fabrications And Shapes
MEM30031A – Operate Computer-aided Design (CAD) System To Produce Basic Drawing Elements
MEM05018C – Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05020C – Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05016C – Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
VU20912 – Perform Basic Machining Processes
MEM05006C – Perform brazing and or silver soldering
MEM07021B – Perform complex lathe operations
MEM07005C – Perform General Machining
MEM05037C – Perform Geometric Development
MEM18013B – Perform gland packing
MEM07008D – Perform grinding operations
MEM18012B – Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM07006C – Perform Lathe Operations
MEM18009B – Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM05007C – Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM03001B – Perform manual production assembly
MEM07007C – Perform Milling Operations
MEM07001B – Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
MEM05045B – Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process
MEM12003B – Perform precision mechanical measurement
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
MEM05043B – Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05044B – Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM09003B – Prepare basic engineering drawing
VU20903 – Produce basic engineering components and products using fabrication and machining
VU20910 – Produce Basic Engineering Sketches And Drawings
MEM18006C – Repair And Fit Engineering Components
MEM05036C – Repair/replace/modify fabrications
MEM05051A – Select welding processes
MEM07015B – Set computer controlled machines/processes
MEM18011C – Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MEM11011B – Undertake manual handling
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
MEM05015D – Weld using manual metal arc welding process
MEM13003B – Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

Assessment Methods
  • Knowledge tests
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments
  • Projects
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

Please call 1300 468 233 for further information.


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.

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please call 13 38 73.

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.