Manufacturing and Engineering - Introduction

This course aims to provide students with a broad overview of the engineering field and prepares you for entry into employment as an apprentice or trainee in the areas of mechanical, fabrication, electrical, automotive and electronics engineering.

Is this course right for me?

This course prepares you for employment in the metals, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries.

Students undertaking this program will learn a range of fabrication and machining skills and work with welding machines, lathes and milling machines as well as learning about hand and power tools and precision measurement tools.

Credential available Course code / name ATAR eligible Mandatory placement hours SBAT available Specialisation required for full qualification
Full Certificate and Statement of Attainment MEM10119 Certificate I in Engineering + SOA towards MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways No 35 hours No No

Where can this course take me?

Potential job roles include:

  • operator-production worker or operator-process worker
  • factory worker
  • metal production assistant
  • sheet metal worker
  • machinist
  • equipment maintainer & repairer
  • plant mechanic
  • mechanical fitter
  • tool and die maker
  • design engineer
  • CNC operator
  • mechanical and maintenance engineer.

The course also provides a pathway into fabrication and engineering trades in qualifications such as MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade and MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Subjects that support this career path

  • Mathematics or Mathematics Standard 1 and 2
  • Engineering Studies
  • Computing Applications
  • Industrial Technology
  • Design and Technology
  • Information and Digital Technology
  • Resources and Infrastructure
  • Construction


For more information contact your VET Coordinator or Careers Adviser.

Disclaimer: Qualification information is subject to change


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