Certificate IV in Engineering
Engineering course details
Course description and aims
This course is for people employed as apprentices in Higher Engineering
Trade and for people who have completed a Certificate III in an engineering
trade and who are seeking to expand their knowledge and skills and to achieve a
higher level of qualification. You will gain the competencies required by a
tradesperson working at higher levels in the manufacturing, engineering or
You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational
health and safety, quality procedures systems and planning, engineering
measurement, computations and computer technology plus some industry-specific
skills in welding, boilermaking, metal casting, patternmaking, metal machining,
maintenance and diagnostics and electrotechnology that are relevant to your
current or intended employment.
The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed to
between you, your employer and the TAFE college.
Course outcomes and careers
Higher Engineering tradesperson or advanced engineering tradesperson at level C7
under the Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award.
Students may enter this course directly. They would normally be expected to be
in relevant employment. They may proceed to higher level qualifications within
this training package as explained in Section 7.1.
If students have undertaken this qualification with the support of their
employer it would be expected that they would be employed in positions at AQF
IV (level C7 in the federal Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries
Award) in the workplace.
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM50105 Diploma of
Engineering - Advanced Trade or other relevant qualifications.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Pathways into the qualification
While there is no qualification entry requirement, it is assumed that the
learner is either already a tradesperson with access to structured on and
off-the-job training, or is an apprentice under an Australian Apprenticeship
arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in
the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.
Credit for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this
qualification for those who have completed MEM30205 Certificate III in
Engineering - Mechanical Trade, MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering -
Fabrication Trade, MEM30405 Certificate III in Engineering -
Electrical/Electronic Trade, MEM30605 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture,
MEM30705 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction, MEM30805 Certificate III
in Locksmithing, MEM31010 Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair,
or other relevant qualifications.
Enrol at any location
Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.
Thursday 20 July, between 5:00pm and 7:00pm at Ultimo College, Corner Thomas & Jones Street Ultimo, Building P, Ground Level.
Your timetable and class allocation will be given to you at this orientation session, so it is essential that you attend.
You will need to attend approximately 3.5 hours of class a week over 1 evening per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 5:30pm to 9:00pm
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled
GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).
Find out more about applying and enrolling: www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges
Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition
Your timetable and class allocation will be given to you at this orientation session, so it is essential that you attend
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|MEM05010C||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques||72|
|MEM24012C||Apply metallurgy principles||54|
|MEM13014A||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment||10|
|MEM15024A||Apply quality procedures||9|
|MEM15002A||Apply quality systems||18|
|MEM05052A||Apply safe welding practices||36|
|MEM05026C||Apply welding principles||36|
|MEM05011D||Assemble fabricated components||72|
|MEM17003A||Assist in the provision of on the job training||18|
|MEM06003C||Carry out heat treatment||54|
|MEM05005B||Carry out mechanical cutting||18|
|MEM09009C||Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system||80|
|MEM09010C||Create 3D models using computer aided design system||36|
|MEM06008A||Hammer forge complex shapes||36|
|MEM06009A||Hand forge complex shapes||36|
|MEM10010B||Install pipework and pipework assemblies||36|
|MEM16008A||Interact with computing technology||18|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing||36|
|MEM08010B||Manually finish/polish materials||54|
|MEM12007D||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes||36|
|MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information||18|
|MEM05008C||Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping||18|
|MEM05018C||Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process||36|
|MEM05020C||Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process||36|
|MEM05016C||Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process||36|
|MEM05009C||Perform automated thermal cutting||18|
|MEM06007B||Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing||18|
|MEM24003B||Perform basic magnetic particle testing||18|
|MEM24001B||Perform basic penetrant testing||18|
|MEM05006C||Perform brazing and or silver soldering||18|
|MEM06005B||Perform drop and upset forging||36|
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements||45|
|MEM05037C||Perform geometric development||54|
|MEM06002B||Perform hammer forging||36|
|MEM06001B||Perform hand forging||36|
|MEM24004B||Perform magnetic particle testing||36|
|MEM05007C||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting||18|
|MEM05013C||Perform manual production welding||18|
|MEM24002B||Perform penetrant testing||36|
|MEM05045B||Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process||54|
|MEM05050B||Perform routine gas metal arc welding||18|
|MEM05049B||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding||18|
|MEM05012C||Perform routine manual metal arc welding||18|
|MEM05004C||Perform routine oxy acetylene welding||18|
|MEM03003B||Perform sheet and plate assembly||36|
|MEM24008B||Perform ultrasonic testing||54|
|MEM24007B||Perform ultrasonic thickness testing||18|
|MEM05042B||Perform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process||54|
|MEM05043B||Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process||54|
|MEM05044B||Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process||54|
|MEM05046B||Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process||54|
|MEM14005A||Plan a complete activity||36|
|MEM14004A||Plan to undertake a routine task||9|
|MEM06004B||Select heat treatment processes and test finished product||54|
|MEM05051A||Select welding processes||18|
|MEM11011B||Undertake manual handling||18|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools||18|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations||18|
|MEM05017D||Weld using gas metal arc welding process||36|
|MEM05019D||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process||36|
|MEM05015D||Weld using manual metal arc welding process||36|
|MEM16007A||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment||9|