Certificate IV in Engineering (CNC Programming)

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.

    This course is for people who want to specialise in CNC programming.

    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.

    Tradespersons who have completed an engineering qualification at Certificate III
    level and who wish to achieve the next level of qualification and who specialise
    or aim to specialise in NC/CNC Programming

    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

    Refer to training.gov.au. for further information

    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 Day
    Course type:
    CNC Programming
    Course start:
    Mon 12 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    2 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    8 Hours per week
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    Course Fee:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
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    About offering:

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

    Wednesday, 31 January 2018, between 10:00am to 4:00pm at TAFE NSW Ultimo, Cnr Thomas & Jones Street, Ultimo, Building P, Level Ground, Room PG.11.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class a week over 1 day. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday or Wednesday, 8:00am to 4:45pm with a duration of 27 weeks throughout the year.

    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
    MEM13014AApply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment10
    MEM08014BApply protective coatings (basic)36
    MEM15024AApply quality procedures9
    MEM15002AApply quality systems18
    MEM17003AAssist in the provision of on the job training18
    MEM09022ACreate 2D code files using computer aided manufacturing system36
    MEM09009CCreate 2D drawings using computer aided design system80
    MEM09023ACreate 3D code files using computer aided manufacturing system54
    MEM09010CCreate 3D models using computer aided design system36
    MEM18055BDismantle, replace and assemble engineering components27
    MEM10006BInstall machine/plant36
    MEM16008AInteract with computing technology18
    MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing36
    MEM18004BMaintain and overhaul mechanical equipment36
    MEM18007BMaintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies36
    MEM18020BMaintain hydraulic system components36
    MEM18018CMaintain pneumatic system components36
    MEM12006CMark off/out (general engineering)38
    MEM07024BOperate and monitor machine/process36
    MEM07028BOperate computer controlled machines/processes18
    MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information18
    MEM12024APerform computations27
    MEM12023APerform engineering measurements45
    MEM18005BPerform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings36
    MEM07005CPerform general machining72
    MEM18012BPerform installation and removal of mechanical seals18
    MEM07006CPerform lathe operations38
    MEM18009BPerform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components36
    MEM07007CPerform milling operations38
    MEM14005APlan a complete activity36
    MEM14004APlan to undertake a routine task9
    MEM07020CProgram multiple spindle and/or multiple axis NC/CNC machining centre18
    MEM07019CProgram NC/CNC machining centre18
    MEM18006CRepair and fit engineering components54
    MEM07016CSet and edit computer controlled machines/processes36
    MEM07015BSet computer controlled machines/processes18
    MEM11011BUndertake manual handling18
    MEM18001CUse hand tools18
    MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations18
    MEM18003CUse tools for precision work36
    MEM16007AWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment9
    MEM07018CWrite basic NC/CNC programs36



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