The Certificate IV in Engineering is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Mechanical Engineering Trades Worker. This course gives you higher level skills to graduate as a specialist tradesperson.
Get the most up-to-date skills with the latest technology. Learn computer numerical control (CNC) for brake pressing, rolling, and plasma cutting, and programmable logic control (PLC) for running process machinery.
Focus on maintenance, fabricating products to industry standards, or machining and tool making. Our Trainers are experts and business owners in their fields, and you'll learn the practical skills and higher level knowledge to help you succeed in the workforce.
This course can be delivered on campus or as an Apprenticeship.
This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students.
This course prepares you to work as a Mechanical Engineering Trades Worker. You may find work in the following contexts:
After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering.
Course Dates & Times
Shepparton - Fryers Street
Starts Thu 4th July, 1 Night a week, 4pm - 9pm / 2019
Starts Mon 4th May, 1 Night a week, 4pm - 9pm / 2020
Starts Mon 10th Aug, 1 Night a week, 4pm - 9pm / 2020
Wangaratta - Docker Street
Starts Thu 4th July, 1 Night a week, 4pm - 9pm / 2019
Starts Mon 10th Feb, 1 Night a week, 4pm - 9pm / 2020
Starts Wed 1st July, 1 Night a week, 4pm - 9pm / 2020
1. Subsidised Standard: $2,924.00
Course Materials: $2,108.00
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.
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
GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Course Study Units
Perform engineering measurements
Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
Plan to undertake a routine task
Plan a complete activity
Apply quality systems
Apply quality procedures
Organise and communicate information
Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
Interact with computing technology
Assist in the provision of on the job training
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Perform manual production assembly
Perform sheet and plate assembly
Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
Carry out mechanical cutting
Perform brazing and or silver soldering
Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
Apply Fabrication, Forming And Shaping Techniques
Assemble Fabricated Components
Perform routine manual metal arc welding
Weld using manual metal arc welding process
Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
Weld using gas metal arc welding process
Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
Weld Using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process
Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
Apply welding principles
Perform Geometric Development
Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process
Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process
Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process
Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
Perform routine gas metal arc welding
Select welding processes
Apply safe welding practices
Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
Perform General Machining
Perform Lathe Operations
Perform Milling Operations
Perform grinding operations
Set computer controlled machines/processes
Perform complex lathe operations
Use workshop machines for basic operations
Interpret technical drawing
Prepare basic engineering drawing
Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system
Create 3D models using computer aided design system
Undertake manual handling
Use comparison and basic measuring devices
Perform precision mechanical measurement
Mark Off/Out (General Engineering)
Mark Off/Out Structural Fabrications And Shapes
Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
Communicate with individuals and small groups
Use hand tools
Use power tools/hand held operations
Use tools for precision work
Repair And Fit Engineering Components
Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
Perform gland packing
Maintain pneumatic system components
Maintain hydraulic system components
Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
Lay up composites using open moulding techniques
Lay up composites using vacuum closed moulding techniques
Lay up composites using pressure closed moulding techniques
Make basic plugs for composites fabrication
Make basic moulds for composites fabrication
Mark and cut out sheets for composite use
Select and use reinforcing appropriate for product
Select and use resin systems appropriate for product
Select and use cores and fillers appropriate for product
Store and handle composite materials
Determine materials and techniques for a composite component or product
Select and apply repair techniques
Select and use joining techniques
Finish a composite product
Identify and interpret required standards for composites
Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
Operate Computer-aided Design (CAD) System To Produce Basic Drawing Elements
Apply 5S procedures
Produce basic engineering components and products using fabrication and machining
Develop An Individual Career Plan For The Engineering Industry
Produce Basic Engineering Sketches And Drawings
Handle Engineering Materials
Perform Basic Machining Processes
Apply Basic Fabrication Techniques
Assessment methods may include:
Attendance & 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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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: