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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
YOUR ACTUAL TIME TABLE WILL BE ORGANISED AT THE ORIENTATION SESSION SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO ATTEND.
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
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://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 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
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
|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|