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Certificate II in Engineering Studies

22470VIC

Certificate II in Engineering Studies 22470VIC

Course Overview

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

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

This program provides students with the skills and knowledge to assist them in gaining an apprenticeship in the engineering trade, or access to further studies.

This qualification is offered to VETDSS students only.

Please note: the information on this page is relevant for 2022 enrolments.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

This course is used to develop introductory skills mainly for young people entering the engineering industry.

Further Study

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

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

Course Dates & Times

Seymour - Wallis Street

VETDSS - Starts on 2nd February - Wed - 9am to 3.15pm / 2022

Shepparton - Fryers Street

VETDSS - Starts on 2nd February - Wed - 9am to 3.15pm / 2022

1. Subsidised Standard
$1,281.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$256.00
3. Full Fee
$1,722.00
Course Materials
$252.00
Student Services Fees (per year)
$85.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:

  • are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
  • will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.

Course Fees consist of 3 different components:

  1. Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
    1. an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    2. an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    3. ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  2. Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
  3. Student Services Fee (SSF) - contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.

Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, 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.

GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
Learn more about fees, charges, refunds and payment options

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 ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • 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
MEM13014A
Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM18001C
Use hand tools
MEMPE006A
Undertake a basic engineering project
VU22329
Report on a range of sectors in the manufacturing, engineering and related industries
VU22330
Select and interpret drawings and prepare three dimensional (3D) sketches and drawings
VU22331
Perform basic machining processes
VU22332
Apply basic fabrication techniques
Elective Units
MEM18002B
Use power tools/hand held operations
VU22333
Perform intermediate engineering computations
VU22334
Produce basic engineering components and products using fabrication and machining operations
VU22336
Perform metal fabrication operations

Assessment methods may include:

  • Practical observation
  • Oral and/or written questioning
  • Written reports
  • Portfolio
  • Third-party report

Craig Murphy

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.

VETDSS: The course runs over a 2-year period and students are enrolled part-time. Students attend GOTAFE 1 day per week. It is expected that they will engage in a minimum of 5 hours of face-to-face classes.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services

Library

Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

Find how to reach out to our library in Shepparton

Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

Reach out to our Skills and Jobs Centres

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

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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