Certificate IV In Engineering

Engineering

Certificate IV in Engineering

Course Code
:
MEM40105
Department
:
Construction & Engineering
Study Area(s)
:
JobTrainer, Apprenticeship, Engineering, Free TAFE
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Full-time(2 years)
Part-time(4 years)
Flexible(4 years)

Start Date(s): We offer rolling enrolment. Enrol at any time.
End Date(s): Rolling enrolment
Days and Time: Varies depending on full-time or part-time mode

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement.

Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports.

You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

A Certificate IV in Engineering (MEM40105), known as Higher Engineering Trade, is a continuation of a trade course (certificate III) at a higher level. The course will cover higher level post-trade skills such as computer controlled machining or advanced welding, fluid power and AutoCAD.

This engineering course enables you to become a qualified Higher Engineering Tradesperson.

The Certificate IV in Engineering (MEM40105) is a part-time course spanning 4 years, offered at our Broadmeadows campus within our dedicated training facilities, comprising of new and modern machinery, ensuring what you learn on campus reflects industry standards. As a large educational provider, our students also have access to a wide range of student support services and resources such as the Library and Learning Centre as well as our very own Employment Centre to ensure that your study experience is a positive one.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

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. If you're aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the course tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know you may incur fees that you will need to cover yourself, such as student service fees or materials fees. Skills First (eligible) students are usually entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver, however under JobTrainer you may be eligible for a second Free TAFE course. You may also be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
MEM12023APerform engineering measurements (MEM12023A)30
MEM12024APerform computations (MEM12024A)30
MEM13014AApply Principles Of Occupational Health And Safety In The Work Environment (MEM13014A)10
MEM14004APlan to undertake a routine task (MEM14004A)10
MEM14005APlan a complete activity (MEM14005A)20
MEM15002AApply quality systems (MEM15002A)20
MEM15024AApply quality procedures (MEM15024A)10
MEM16006AOrganise And Communicate Information (MEM16006A)20
MEM16007AWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment (MEM16007A)10
MEM16008AInteract With Computing Technology (MEM16008A)20
MEM17003AAssist in the provision of on the job training (MEM17003A)20
MSAENV272BParticipate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices (MSAENV272B)30

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
MEM18017CModify mechanical systems and equipment (MEM18017C)80
MEM03003BPerform sheet and plate assembly (MEM03003B)40
MEM05004CPerform Routine Oxy Acetylene Welding (MEM05004C)20
MEM05005BCarry Out Mechanical Cutting (MEM05005B)20
MEM05006CPerform brazing and or silver soldering (MEM05006C)20
MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting (MEM05007C)20
MEM05010CApply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques (MEM05010C)80
MEM05011DAssemble fabricated components (MEM05011D)80
MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding (MEM05012C)20
MEM05015DWeld using manual metal arc welding process (MEM05015D)40
MEM05016CPerform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process (MEM05016C)40
MEM05017DWeld using gas metal arc welding process (MEM05017D)40
MEM05018CPerform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process (MEM05018C)40
MEM05019DWeld using gas tungsten arc welding process (MEM05019D)40
MEM05020CPerform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process (MEM05020C)40
MEM05026CApply welding principles (MEM05026C)40
MEM05036CRepair/replace/modify fabrications (MEM05036C)40
MEM05037CPerform geometric development (MEM05037C)60
MEM05038BPerform advanced geometric development - cylindrical/rectangular (MEM05038B)20
MEM05039BPerform advanced geometric development - conical (MEM05039B)20
MEM05040BPerform advanced geometric development - transitions (MEM05040B)40
MEM05042BPerform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process (MEM05042B)60
MEM05043BPerform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process (MEM05043B)60
MEM05044BPerform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process (MEM05044B)60
MEM05045BPerform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process (MEM05045B)60
MEM05046BPerform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process (MEM05046B)60
MEM05047BWeld using flux core arc welding process (MEM05047B)40
MEM05048BPerform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process (MEM05048B)40
MEM05049BPerform routine gas tungsten arc welding (MEM05049B)20
MEM05050BPerform routine gas metal arc welding (MEM05050B)20
MEM05051ASelect welding processes (MEM05051A)20
MEM05052AApply safe welding practices (MEM05052A)40
MEM06007BPerform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing (MEM06007B)20
MEM07005CPerform general machining (MEM07005C)80
MEM07006CPerform lathe operations (MEM07006C)40
MEM07007CPerform milling operations (MEM07007C)40
MEM07008DPerform grinding operations (MEM07008D)40
MEM07011BPerform complex milling operations (MEM07011B)40
MEM07012BPerform complex grinding operations (MEM07012B)40
MEM07015BSet computer controlled machines/processes (MEM07015B)20
MEM07016CSet and edit computer controlled machines/processes (MEM07016C)40
MEM07018CWrite Basic Nc/cnc Programs (MEM07018C)40
MEM07019CProgram Nc/cnc Machining Centre (MEM07019C)20
MEM07020CProgram Multiple Spindle And/or Multiple Axis Nc/cnc Machining Centre (MEM07020C)20
MEM07021BPerform complex lathe operations (MEM07021B)40
MEM07023CProgram and set up CNC manufacturing cell (MEM07023C)60
MEM07024BOperate and monitor machine/process (MEM07024B)40
MEM07028BOperate computer controlled machines/processes (MEM07028B)20
MEM07032BUse workshop machines for basic operations (MEM07032B)20
MEM08010BManually finish/polish materials (MEM08010B)60
MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing (MEM09002B)40
MEM09003BPrepare basic engineering drawing (MEM09003B)80
MEM09005BPerform basic engineering detail drafting (MEM09005B)80
MEM09006BPerform advanced engineering detail drafting (MEM09006B)40
MEM09007BPerform advanced mechanical detail drafting (MEM09007B)40
MEM09008BPerform advanced structural detail drafting (MEM09008B)40
MEM09009CCreate 2D drawings using computer aided design system (MEM09009C)80
MEM09010CCreate 3D models using computer aided design system (MEM09010C)40
MEM09011BApply basic engineering design concepts (MEM09011B)60
MEM09022ACreate 2D code files using computer aided manufacturing system (MEM09022A)40
MEM09023ACreate 3D code files using computer aided manufacturing system (MEM09023A)60
MEM10006BInstall Machine/plant (MEM10006B)40
MEM10010BInstall Pipework And Pipework Assemblies (MEM10010B)40
MEM11010BOperate mobile load shifting equipment (MEM11010B)40
MEM11011BUndertake manual handling (MEM11011B)20
MEM11021BPerform Advanced Operation Of Load Shifting Equipment (MEM11021B)20
MEM11022BOperate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment (MEM11022B)40
MEM12001BUse comparison and basic measuring devices (MEM12001B)20
MEM12003BPerform Precision Mechanical Measurement (MEM12003B)20
MEM12006CMark off/out (general engineering) (MEM12006C)40
MEM12007DMark off/out structural fabrications and shapes (MEM12007D)40
MEM12019BMeasure components using coordinate measuring machines (MEM12019B)40
MEM12020BSet and operate coordinate measuring machines (MEM12020B)20
MEM12021BProgram coordinate measuring machines (MEM12021B)40
MEM12022BProgram coordinate measuring machines (advanced) (MEM12022B)20
MEM13003BWork safely with industrial chemicals and materials (MEM13003B)20
MEM16001BGive formal presentations and take part in meetings (MEM16001B)20
MEM16002CConduct formal interviews and negotiations (MEM16002C)40
MEM16004BPerform Internal/external Customer Service (MEM16004B)20
MEM16005AOperate As A Team Member To Conduct Manufacturing, Engineering Or Related Activities (MEM16005A)20
MEM16009AResearch and analyse engineering information (MEM16009A)20
MEM16010AWrite reports (MEM16010A)20
MEM16011ACommunicate with individuals and small groups (MEM16011A)20
MEM16012AInterpret technical specifications and manuals (MEM16012A)40
MEM16013AOperate in a self-directed team (MEM16013A)20
MEM16014AReport technical information (MEM16014A)20
MEM18001CUse Hand Tools (MEM18001C)20
MEM18002BUse Power Tools/hand Held Operations (MEM18002B)20
MEM18003CUse Tools For Precision Work (MEM18003C)40
MEM18004BMaintain And Overhaul Mechanical Equipment (MEM18004B)40
MEM18005BPerform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings (MEM18005B)40
MEM18006CRepair And Fit Engineering Components (MEM18006C)60
MEM18009BPerform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components (MEM18009B)40
MEM18010CPerform equipment condition monitoring and recording (MEM18010C)40
MEM18011CShut Down And Isolate Machines/equipment (MEM18011C)20
MEM18012BPerform Installation And Removal Of Mechanical Seals (MEM18012B)20
MEM18016BAnalyse Plant And Equipment Condition Monitoring Results (MEM18016B)40
MEM18018CMaintain pneumatic system components (MEM18018C)40
MEM18019BMaintain Pneumatic Systems (MEM18019B)40
MEM18020BMaintain Hydraulic System Components (MEM18020B)40
MEM18021BMaintain Hydraulic Systems (MEM18021B)40
MEM18022BMaintain Fluid Power Controls (MEM18022B)80
MEM18023BModify fluid power system operation (MEM18023B)80
MEM18053BModify fluid power control systems (MEM18053B)60
MEM18055BDismantle, Replace And Assemble Engineering Components (MEM18055B)30
MEM30012AApply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment (MEM30012A)40

How will I be assessed?

A mixture of practical tutorials, project work and written tests will be used in assessing this course. Assessment is a necessary part of this program, to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge set out in the competency standards.You will be advised in advance about the assessment procedure and criteria. There will also be opportunity for appeal and reassessment and you will be provided with this information.

What will I study?

Certificate IV in Engineering is a work-based training program involving completion of competency units amounting to 136 points. There are a number of standard core competencies to be completed but most competencies are chosen to suit the type of employment. The available competencies are listed in the Industry Handbook for the Metal; Engineering Training Package.

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

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$4624.31
$924.86
$21106.80
Apprentice/Trainee
$5482.36
$1096.47
$25200.24

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$0.00

Average course
consumable fees*
$1980.00

# 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. 

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

Exemptions

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
1320 1320 $3.50 $0.70 $15.99

^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 2022. 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?

Call the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233), 9279 2222 or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule.

Can I apply?

You are eligible to apply if you are aged 15 years or over and have an employer or have completed an apprenticeship in this field or have been offered an apprenticeship in the specific area of specialisation. You may receive credit for previous studies including Certificates in Engineering

Where and how can I study?

This course is available at the Broadmeadows campus.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement.

Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports.

You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

What employment opportunities will I have?

The advanced skills gained in this course will mean advanced trade qualifications leading to better career development possibilities in the relevant trade.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

Once you have completed your apprenticeship and the Certificate IV in Engineering you will be recognised by the industry as a qualified Higher Engineering Tradesperson. From there your career can take off in any number of directions.

What qualifications will I receive?

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

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

The course can provide a pathway into the diploma or advanced diploma at TAFE or professional engineering qualifications at university.

How do I apply?

If you wish to apply for this course as an apprentice, your employer will register your intention to enrol through a registered Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider. If you have completed your apprenticeship and wish to enrol in the Certificate IV in Engineering as a post-trade qualification please contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233), 9279 2222 or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a direct entry application.