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Certificate II in Engineering Studies


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Certificate II in Engineering Studies – 22470VIC

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Course Overview

Start your pathway to a career in Engineering with the Certificate II in Engineering Studies.

Learn core skills in machining, interpreting and preparing technical drawings, and making engineering computations.

You'll also gain valuable experience with hand tools and power tools, basic welding and thermal cutting processes, and workplace safety processes and procedures.

A career in engineering allows you to work in a specialist trade area providing you with a secure future with great potential for self-employment and a skill set that equips you to enter a diverse range of manufacturing industries locally, interstate and overseas.

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to assist them in gaining an apprenticeship in the engineering trade.

This course is delivered on campus, through the VET in Schools and is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students.

Career Pathways

This course gives you the introductory skills to pursue further study in the Engineering industry.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the:

  • MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade
  • MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade
  • MEM31112 Certificate III in Engineering Composites Trade
  • MEM30705 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Pre Apprenticeship, Starts July, 4 days p/week, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri / 2019

Pre Apprentice Start 17 Feb: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri - 8am to 5pm - Semester 1/2020

Pre Apprentice Start 20 July: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri - 8am to 5pm - Semester 2/2020

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Pre Apprenticeship, Starts July, 4 days p/week, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri / 2019

Pre Apprentice Start 10 Feb: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri - 8am to 5pm - Semester 1/2020

Pre Apprentice Start 20 July: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri - 8am to 5pm - Semester 2/2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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

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
Core Units
Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
Use hand tools
Undertake a basic engineering project
Report on a range of sectors in the manufacturing, engineering and related industries
Select and interpret drawings and prepare three dimensional (3D) sketches and drawings
Perform basic machining processes
Apply basic fabrication techniques
Elective Units
Interact with computing technology
Use power tools/hand held operations
Perform intermediate engineering computations
Produce basic engineering components and products using fabrication and machining operations
Perform metal fabrication operations
Perform basic welding and thermal cutting processes to fabricate engineering structures
Configure and program a basic robotic system
Create engineering drawings using computer aided systems
Use 3D printing to create products

Assessment methods may include:

  • Practical Observation
  • Oral and/or written questioning
  • Written report
  • Portfolio
  • Third Party Report

Where performance is not directly observed and/or is required to be demonstrated over a period of time and/or in a number of locations, any evidence should be authenticated by colleagues, supervisors, clients or other appropriate persons.

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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, excursions or other organised activities.

You are encouraged to attend all scheduled appointments with your GOTAFE Trainer/Assessor.

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

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.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.

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