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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification is eight (8) weeks face-to-face, simulated workplace.

Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

MEM20413

Overview

This qualification applies to a learning and assessment environment where access to structured on-the-job learning in a workplace may not be available. This qualification is only for delivery in learning institutions.

The qualification is intended for people interested in exposure to an engineering or related working environment with a view to entering into employment in that area. This qualification will equip graduates with knowledge and skills which will enhance their prospects of employment in an engineering or related working environment.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification include:
>Engineering/Manufacturing employees - Level III

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade, and MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade.

Fees

2022 indicative course fees for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $540.00 - $630.00, and for students who are not eligible range from $7,200.00 - $8,400.00 dependent on the units chosen.

CDU trades student

Why study trades at CDU?

Whether you're an apprentice, a trainee, or already working in the industry, our trades courses are for you.

Start your career or upskill in a variety of areas from construction and electrotechnology to plumbing and metal trades. Wherever your interest lies, you'll learn from experts with industry-standard technologies and tools so you can graduate workplace ready.

  • NT's largest training provider
  • Access to specialised trade training facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning so you can qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve Certificate II in Engineering Pathways a total of Twelve (12) units of competency must be completed comprising Four (4) Core and Eight (8) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below. The electives offered may vary between campuses.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 360-420.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment 10
MEMPE005A Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry 20
MEMPE006A Undertake a basic engineering project 80
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30
  Total nominal hours for core units 140
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group A Electives
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information 20
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology 20
MEM18001C Use hand tools 20
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations 20
MEMPE001A Use engineering workshop machines 60
MEMPE002A Use electric welding machines 40
MEMPE003A Use oxy-acetylene and soldering equipment 40
MEMPE004A Use fabrication equipment 40
MEMPE007A Pull apart and re-assemble engineering mechanisms 30
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group B Electives 
MSAPMSUP106A Work in a team 30
  Total nominal hours for elective units 220-280
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 360-420

 

Entry requirements

Essential requirements

English language requirements

All of my lecturers were top notch former tradies with a solid grasp of what they were teaching. Whatever my issue was, they were always there for me. It was great.

Yron

CDU Student

Yron VET Trades

Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
ENGINEERING AND MINING
Occupation types
Metal Engineering Process Worker
Area of study
Metal Trades, Engineering and Mining, Engineering

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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