Course Code
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Full-time(1 year)
Part-time day(2 years)
Flexible(2 years)

Start Date(s): We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.
End Date(s): Rolling enrolments
Days and Time: 2 days per week

Course Overview

This engineering course is designed for those that wish to commence or upskill in the engineering industry. It will provide training in the field of engineering design, measurement and drafting. The Diploma of Engineering - Technical (MEM50212) course leads to employment as a CAD draft person as well as opportunities for higher engineering study.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
MEM16006AOrganise And Communicate Information20
MEM16008AInteract With Computing Technology20
MEM30007ASelect Common Engineering Materials40
MEM30012AApply Mathematical Techniques In A Manufacturing Engineering Or Related Environment40
MSAENV272BParticipate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices30


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
MEM09002BInterpret Technical Drawing40
MEM09011BApply Basic Engineering Design Concepts60
MEM09204AProduce basic engineering detail drawings80
MEM09210ACreate 3-D solid models using computer-aided design (CAD) system80
MEM09214APerform Advanced Engineering Detail Drafting80
MEM09221ACreate 3-D model assemblies using computer-aided design (CAD) system80
MEM12003BPerform Precision Mechanical Measurement20
MEM12022BProgram coordinate measuring machines (advanced)20
MEM12023APerform Engineering Measurements30
MEM12024APerform Computations30
MEM16012AInterpret Technical Specifications And Manuals40
MEM16014AReport Technical Information20
MEM18001CUse Hand Tools20
MEM23003AOperate And Program Computers And/or Controllers In Engineering Situations80
MEM30005ACalculate Force Systems Within Simple Beam Structures40
MEM30031AOperate Computer-aided Design (CAD) System To Produce Basic Drawing Elements40

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. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

The main engineering subjects studied will include; CAD (computer assisted design) Engineering measurement (including CMM) Engineering design principles including material properties and applications.

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


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

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 2019 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. 

2019 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 2019: $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
1250 1250 $6.30 $1.26 $10.00

^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 2019. 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?

This course may qualify you for government subsidies which would greatly reduce the cost of this course. Contact us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule and to check for eligibility for government subsidy. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

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 or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

You will study at our Broadmeadows campus 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (0800 to 1630). Three to four days per week for one year full time study.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in the engineering industry as a CAD draft person if you have the manufacturing/trade background knowledge entering into this course. It is also an excellent pathway into higher engineering study.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain technical skills in engineering design, drafting and measurement as well as engineering knowledge specific to the manufacturing industry in Australia.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Diploma of Engineering - Technical (MEM50212). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies at advanced diploma level in engineering and possibly consideration for entry into an engineering degree program at another institution. Direct credit transfers may be available into engineering the engineering advanced diploma.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will need to contact one of the relevant staff members delivering this program to discuss their eligibilty/appropriateness to take on the course in a successsful manner. All are welcome and encouraged to apply.