Estimated completion time: 1 year/s
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.
Note: This course may be updated in 2018. Please contact the relevant VET school/team for current course details and location.
Job roles and titles relevant to this qualification may differ between industry sectors but may include:
- Trade assistance in Manufacturing and engineering
- Trainee production worker
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For CDU entry requirements, contact the relevant VET team.
The following Fees are applicable to this course:
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, Remote
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
To achieve a 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, a minimum of seven (7) Group A electives and a maximum of one (1) Group B Elective as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 410.
|Code||Module/Unit of Competency||
|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|
|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|
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group B Electives|
|MSAPMSUP106A||Work in a team||30|
|Total nominal hours for elective units||270|
|Total nominal hours for the qualification||410|