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With the Certificate IV in Engineering you can apply for trade recognition as a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson and work in engineering in a range of industry sectors. The qualification can be achieved through a formal apprenticeship or as an upgrade for workers holding the Certificate III in Engineering. The course is delivered in workshops, the classroom, on the job and in a simulated learning environment.

This apprenticeship provides candidates with the higher level skills, both on the tools, in the planning stages and at a management level. The goal is to improve career prospects for the candidate whilst also assisting in improving productivity in the workplace, and most importantly the business’ bottom line. Examples:

  • Advanced training in 3D AutoCAD which will take skilled workers to an elite level in creating computerised working models, generating parts lists, wear and load bearing specifications as well as material take-off.
  • Skills in the maintenance and repair of machinery, which will improve the candidates scope of skills and save time and money for the business by eliminating the need for outsourcing.
  • Elective selections under this program offer specialised training in areas including occupational health and safety and operational planning, leadership and management, and higher class welding.
  • Training will assist both apprentices and employers by broadening the capabilities of the candidate at a level above the Certificate III in Engineering.

Recognition of prior learning is also an option for part or all of this qualification depending on previous experience.

Topics include:

  • Perform sheet and plate assembly
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety
  • Assemble fabricated components
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping
  • Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
  • Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
  • Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding and oxy acetylene welding
  • Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process
  • Weld using flux core, gas metal, gas tungsten and manual metal arc welding process
  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment.

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

Key dates and info

DURATION

Workplace/TAFE: 4 years

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Richard Smith

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I have long been passionate about all things computers. As I have gotten older, my passion within the industry has shifted towards providing security consulting, largely due to the direction and confidence instilled within me when completing my Diploma of IT course. Now that I am at university I continue to stay in contact with my teachers who remain interested and by my side should I need to call upon them for their practical, real world experience.

Richard Smith
Diploma of IT

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A qualification with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will bring you practical and essential skills in your choosen field. Our hands-on training leads to great job outcomes for our students.

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Key dates

LOCATION START DATE DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore Any time Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol into this program students need to have completed a Training Contract with an employer, and therefore to be signed up as an apprentice.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recommends the following:

  • You will have successfully completed Year 10 in a Queensland secondary school or equivalent.
  • If under 16 years of age you will need to fill out an Application for Dispensation form prior to enrolment.
  • Admission may be on the basis of maturity and other relevant work experience.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

Students are required to wear steel capped safety work boots, a long sleeved shirt and long trousers for practical tasks. Your teacher or employer can provide further information.

Timetable

Delivery is held over 4 years at Ashmore using a combination of workplace training and TAFE attendance.

The approved hours for an individual apprentice will vary according to the units of competency specified in their individual training plan.

Units

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MEM05047B Weld using flux core arc welding process Elective
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding Elective
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding Elective
MEM05051A Select welding processes Elective
MEM05037C Perform geometric development Elective
MEM05036C Repair/replace/modify fabrications Elective
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process Elective
MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process Elective
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices Elective
MEM07005C Perform general machining Elective
MEM18001C Use hand tools Elective
MEM18002C Use power tools/hand held operations Elective
MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components Elective
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes Elective
MEM12003B Perform precision mechanical measurement Elective
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing Elective
MEM09009C Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system Elective
MEM09010C Create 3D models using computer aided design system Elective
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process Elective
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures Core
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Core
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Core
MEM15002A Apply quality systems Core
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity Core
MEM12024A Perform computations Core
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Core
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task Core
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Core
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training Core
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques Elective
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components Elective
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding Elective
MEM05008C Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping Elective
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting Elective
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly Elective
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting Elective
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Services.

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training place and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship please email Donna McPherson at donna.mcpherson@tafe.qld.edu.au

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Graduates will be able to apply for trade recognition as a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson in Australia.

Most Special Class Engineering tradespersons work in the manufacturing, construction and mining industries. However, there is currently a high demand for these trades people in the oil and gas industry. Shortages for qualified tradespersons exist nationally and, there will be a high level of activity in those industries that employ tradespersons for several years.

This qualification is nationally recognised. After attainment of Certificate IV, students can assume higher levels of study through the Diploma which opens up employment opportunities related to workshop supervisory and management type positions.

Job prospects

  • Mechanical Engineering Trades Worker

Richard Smith

Real world experience that encourages innovation

I have long been passionate about all things computers. As I have gotten older, my passion within the industry has shifted towards providing security consulting, largely due to the direction and confidence instilled within me when completing my Diploma of IT course. Now that I am at university I continue to stay in contact with my teachers who remain interested and by my side should I need to call upon them for their practical, real world experience.

Richard Smith
Diploma of IT

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland Gold Coast to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract, then give us a call.

If you aren't employed yet, contact Australian JobSearch or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 13 72 48 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 28 February 2017

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