Certificate IV in Engineering

Certificate IV   NRT
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    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 related industries.

    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.

    Recommended Pathways

    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.

    Expected Outcomes

    This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as a
    Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson
    (Mechanical) - Level II, Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) -
    Level II, Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Electrical/Electronic) - Level
    II within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or at
    equivalent levels in other industries where Engineering Tradespersons work.

    The qualification has been specifically developed to be delivered to people who
    are existing engineering tradespersons or delivered to apprentices in an
    Engineering Trade who choose to study at a higher level during their
    apprenticeship. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption
    that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and
    off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal

    Job roles/employment outcomes
    The Certificate IV in Engineering specifies the competencies required for
    employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering
    Tradesperson - Level II in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication
    trade disciplines. The job role involves application of additional skills in the
    learner's trade or cross skills from other trades.

    This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile
    related to trade work as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class
    Engineering Tradesperson - Level II. Skills development would be undertaken
    through post-apprenticeship training or as part of an Australian Apprenticeship

    Occupational titles at the enterprise level covered by this qualification may
    vary and include special class engineering tradesperson - mechanical,
    fabrication or electrical/electronic, special class mechanical tradesperson,
    fitter and turner, etc.

    Refer to training.gov.au. for further in

    Entry requirements

    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 and apprentice.

    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

    Part Time Evening
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    2 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    3.5 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Tuesday 12 December 2017 or Tuesday 30 January 2018, between 8:30am to 7:00pm at TAFE NSW Ultimo, Cnr Thomas & Jones Street, Ultimo, Building N, Ground Level, Room NG.23.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 3.5-7 hours of class a week over 2 years. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 5:30pm till 9:00pm

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://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: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    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.


    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


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    MEM05010CApply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques72
    MEM24012CApply metallurgy principles54
    MEM13014AApply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment10
    MEM15024AApply quality procedures9
    MEM15002AApply quality systems18
    MEM05052AApply safe welding practices36
    MEM05026CApply welding principles36
    MEM05011DAssemble fabricated components72
    MEM17003AAssist in the provision of on the job training18
    MEM06003CCarry out heat treatment54
    MEM05005BCarry out mechanical cutting18
    MEM09009CCreate 2D drawings using computer aided design system80
    MEM09010CCreate 3D models using computer aided design system36
    MEM06008AHammer forge complex shapes36
    MEM06009AHand forge complex shapes36
    MEM10010BInstall pipework and pipework assemblies36
    MEM16008AInteract with computing technology18
    MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing36
    MEM08010BManually finish/polish materials54
    MEM12007DMark off/out structural fabrications and shapes36
    MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information18
    MEM05008CPerform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping18
    MEM05018CPerform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process36
    MEM05020CPerform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process36
    MEM05016CPerform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process36
    MEM05009CPerform automated thermal cutting18
    MEM06007BPerform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing18
    MEM24003BPerform basic magnetic particle testing18
    MEM24001BPerform basic penetrant testing18
    MEM05006CPerform brazing and or silver soldering18
    MEM12024APerform computations27
    MEM06005BPerform drop and upset forging36
    MEM12023APerform engineering measurements45
    MEM05037CPerform geometric development54
    MEM06002BPerform hammer forging36
    MEM06001BPerform hand forging36
    MEM24004BPerform magnetic particle testing36
    MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting18
    MEM05013CPerform manual production welding18
    MEM24002BPerform penetrant testing36
    MEM05045BPerform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process54
    MEM05050BPerform routine gas metal arc welding18
    MEM05049BPerform routine gas tungsten arc welding18
    MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding18
    MEM05004CPerform routine oxy acetylene welding18
    MEM03003BPerform sheet and plate assembly36
    MEM24008BPerform ultrasonic testing54
    MEM24007BPerform ultrasonic thickness testing18
    MEM05042BPerform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process54
    MEM05043BPerform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process54
    MEM05044BPerform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process54
    MEM05046BPerform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process54
    MEM14005APlan a complete activity36
    MEM14004APlan to undertake a routine task9
    MEM06006CRepair springs36
    MEM05036CRepair/replace/modify fabrications36
    MEM06004BSelect heat treatment processes and test finished product54
    MEM05051ASelect welding processes18
    MEM11011BUndertake manual handling18
    MEM18001CUse hand tools18
    MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations18
    MEM05017DWeld using gas metal arc welding process36
    MEM05019DWeld using gas tungsten arc welding process36
    MEM05015DWeld using manual metal arc welding process36
    MEM16007AWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment9



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