Course Code
Construction & Industrial
Study Area(s)
Engineering, Free TAFE
Course Length
Full-time(10 weeks)
Part-time day(9 months)
Flexible(1 year)

Start Date(s): Rolling enrolments
End Date(s): 10 weeks from commencement
Days and Time: Tuesday
Wednesday and Thursdays 8am - 4.30pm each day

Course Overview


You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.  To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

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Our Certificate II in Engineering Pathways is the ideal prevocational course if you are looking to engineer the perfect career and gain valuable knowledge of the engineering industry.

With a high industry demand for people skilled in welding, fitting & machining, CAD drafting, you could find work in a wide range of industries like Construction and General Engineering, Manufacturing and Maintenance Fitting – working close to home, interstate or internationally.

With our nationally accredited Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (MEM20413) course, you will gain hands on practical experience, work skills and a broad understanding of engineering competencies, enabling you to make a better informed choice in the selection of engineering career paths.

Here are just a few things that you will learn how to:

  • Read basic technical/CAD drawings
  • Produce a range of items using hand and powered tools
  • Use complex equipment like drills, lathes and milling machines 
  • Pull apart and reassemble engineering mechanisms
  • Operate Fabrication equipment like presses, rollers, folders, guillotine and plasma cutters
  • Use a variety of Electric Welders (Mig, Arc & Tig)
  • Use Oxy welding/cutting equipment

The Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (MEM20413) is a full-time course spanning 15 weeks. We also offer a part time option that runs over 9 months and both are offered at our Broadmeadows and Richmond campuses within our dedicated training facilities, comprising new and modern machinery, ensuring what you learn on campus reflects industry standards.

With our Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (MEM20413) under your belt, you can choose from the following career options:

  • undertake a work-based apprenticeship
  • gain entry level employment in engineering or related industries

Our course experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about our engineering courses.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
MEM13014AApply Principles Of Occupational Health And Safety In The Work Environment10
MEM18001CUse Hand Tools20
MEM18002BUse Power Tools/hand Held Operations20
MEMPE001AUse engineering workshop machines60
MEMPE002AUse electric welding machines40
MEMPE003AUse Oxy-acetylene And Soldering Equipment40
MEMPE004AUse Fabrication Equipment40
MEMPE005ADevelop A Career Plan For The Engineering And Manufacturing Industry20
MEMPE006AUndertake A Basic Engineering Project80
MEMPE007APull Apart And Re-assemble Engineering Mechanisms30
MSAENV272BParticipate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices30


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
MEM16006AOrganise And Communicate Information20
MEM16008AInteract With Computing Technology20
MSAPCI101AAdapt to work requirements in industry30
MSAPMSUP106AWork In A Team30

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate.

What will I study?

You will need to complete a total of 12 units of competency. Of which you must complete four core units and a further eight elective units.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2020 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2020 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2020: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
400 400 $3.27 $0.65 $10.86

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2020. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Please see the fees tables above. If you require further information, please call the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au.There may also be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Scholarships may be available for this course.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Broadmeadows or Richmond campus in a practical workshop environment. The campuses are close to public transport and have on-site car parking.

What employment opportunities will I have?

As this is a prevocational course, it is designed to provide you with a broad knowledge and skills in relation to the Engineering field. As such, this course may lead to employment in the Engineering fields of CAD drafting, fabrication, welding, machining or maintenance fitting.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain practical skills in a range of areas:

  • Interpret basic CAD technical drawings
  • use of hand and power tools
  • Measurement
  • Machining
  • Welding
  • Fabrication bending / folding / rolling equipment
  • Knowledge of general workshop practices and equipment

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (MEM20413). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

The Certificate II in Engineering Pathways course is designed to provide you with a pathway into an Engineering apprenticeship qualification such as the Certificate III in Engineering. Credit transfers are available into the apprenticeship qualification.

How do I apply?

We accept direct applications. You can apply online by clicking on the ‘Apply Here’ button above and completing the application form. Alternatively, you can obtain a direct application form by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au.

How will I be selected for this course?

There are no set pre-requisites for this course. Please make a direct application online. You will be contacted by a Kangan Institute representative regarding your application and suitability once your application has been assessed. This course also has a mid-year intake.