Estimated completion time: 2 year/s
The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required of workers employed as Engineering/manufacturing Employees -Level III as defined in the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award or in related industries where Engineering/ Manufacturing Employees work.
The qualification has been specifically developed to reflect the minimum training requirement specified in the Award for employment in the above occupation. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal traineeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.
This qualification is suitable for VET in Secondary Schools (VSS).
Certificate II in Engineering graduates will be prepared to enter into an apprenticeship in the fitting and machining trade or the metal fabrication and welding trade.
Credit transfers & pathways
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 VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email email@example.com.
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 from the qualification
MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade
MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
Course information flyer(s)
CDU Entry Requirements - 2019
There are no qualification entry requirements for this qualification. Students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a course at this level.
Based on course nominal hours of 370 hours, approximate 2019 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,184.00
Domestic Full Fees: $7,215.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement
The following Fees are applicable to this course:
This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf.
This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package.
Away from base
AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb
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: Internal, Mixed mode
Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.
Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.
Metal Trades and Engineering
The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate II in Engineering are:
- completion of all of the mandatory units of competency listed below, and
- completion of specialisation units to the value of at least 30 points.
Points associated with prerequisites count towards the total. Note that up to 6 points value of units of competency may be drawn from other endorsed Training Packages where those units are available for inclusion at Certificate II. Only select units that would be suitable for occupational outcomes in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment.
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 370. The total nominal hours for this qualification will vary depending on the elective units selected.
|Code||Module/Unit of Competency||
|CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY|
|MEM13014A||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment||10|
|MEM14004A||Plan to undertake a routine task||10|
|MEM15002A||Apply quality systems||20|
|MEM15024A||Apply quality procedures||10|
|MEM16007A||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment||10|
|Total nominal hours – core units||60|
|SPECIALISATION UNITS OF COMPETENCY|
|MEM05005B||Carry out mechanical cutting||2||20|
|MEM05007C||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting||2||20|
|MEM05012C||Perform routine manual metal arc welding||2||20|
|MEM05049B||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding||2||20|
|MEM05050B||Perform routine gas metal arc welding||2||20|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing||4||40|
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements||5||30|
|MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information||2||20|
|MEM16008A||Interact with computing technology||2||20|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools||2||20|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations||2||20|
|MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||3||30|
|Total specialisation hours||33||310|