Certificate IV in Engineering (CNC Programming)
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
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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|
|MEM13014A||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment||10|
|MEM08014B||Apply protective coatings (basic)||36|
|MEM15024A||Apply quality procedures||9|
|MEM15002A||Apply quality systems||18|
|MEM17003A||Assist in the provision of on the job training||18|
|MEM09022A||Create 2D code files using computer aided manufacturing system||36|
|MEM09009C||Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system||80|
|MEM09023A||Create 3D code files using computer aided manufacturing system||54|
|MEM09010C||Create 3D models using computer aided design system||36|
|MEM18055B||Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components||27|
|MEM16008A||Interact with computing technology||18|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing||36|
|MEM18004B||Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment||36|
|MEM18007B||Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies||36|
|MEM18020B||Maintain hydraulic system components||36|
|MEM18018C||Maintain pneumatic system components||36|
|MEM12006C||Mark off/out (general engineering)||38|
|MEM07024B||Operate and monitor machine/process||36|
|MEM07028B||Operate computer controlled machines/processes||18|
|MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information||18|
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements||45|
|MEM18005B||Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings||36|
|MEM07005C||Perform general machining||72|
|MEM18012B||Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals||18|
|MEM07006C||Perform lathe operations||38|
|MEM18009B||Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components||36|
|MEM07007C||Perform milling operations||38|
|MEM14005A||Plan a complete activity||36|
|MEM14004A||Plan to undertake a routine task||9|
|MEM07020C||Program multiple spindle and/or multiple axis NC/CNC machining centre||18|
|MEM07019C||Program NC/CNC machining centre||18|
|MEM18006C||Repair and fit engineering components||54|
|MEM07016C||Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes||36|
|MEM07015B||Set computer controlled machines/processes||18|
|MEM11011B||Undertake manual handling||18|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools||18|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations||18|
|MEM18003C||Use tools for precision work||36|
|MEM16007A||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment||9|
|MEM07018C||Write basic NC/CNC programs||36|