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Launch your career as a boat builder

Can you see yourself in the future building boats for a living? If this sounds like the job for you, enrol in our Certificate II in Engineering Pathways and get a taste for what’s involved in a career in boatbuilding. You’ll learn basic skills in a range of areas including fabrication and marine craft construction and be taught engineering measurements and mechanical cutting using hand and power tools.

Students undertake introductory competencies relating to engineering and/or marine craft construction, covering theory, practical and work experience. Students will perform engineering measurements, apply quality procedures, use hand and power tools and mechanical cutting. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Coomera Marine

Key dates and info

DURATION

Part time: 18 weeks / 1 day per week

Course details

07 5581 8300

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Anthony Slavic

Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching

As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

Trades

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.

Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Coomera Marine Part time / 1 day per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • Students should contact their School Careers Officer.
  • To enrol students should be 15 years of age at the commencement of the course and must be in Year 10 or 11.

Occupational Health and Safety is a critical unit in your course. It is normally a prerequisite to all of the units in the qualification and generally completed within your first two weeks of class. You cannot attend any work experience or vocational placement without already holding this unit or completing it in class.

Funding options are available for students that have not currently enrolled in a VET in Schools qualification or for students who have previously completed a VET in Schools qualification.  It is important that you carefully consider your course choice before applying. Please speak to your Careers Officer at school for further information.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Coomera Marine
50 Waterway Drive
Coomera QLD 4209

Resources required

Students are required to wear a long sleeved top or overalls, steel capped safety work boots and safety glasses when performing practical tasks.

Timetable

  • This course is delivered face-to-face over 18 weeks with practical hands-on experience in a workshop environment.
  • Classes will be held on Wednesday 8.00am-3.30pm in Theory Room 1 at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, Marine Training Centre, 50 Waterway Drive, Coomera QLD 4209.

Units

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
VPC80 Vocational placement Mandatory
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations Elective
MEMPE006A Undertake a basic engineering project Core
MEMPE005A Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry Core
MEMPE007A Pull apart and re-assemble engineering mechanisms Elective
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MSAPMSUP106A Work in a team Elective
MEMPE004A Use fabrication equipment Elective
MEMPE001A Use engineering workshop machines Elective
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Elective
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Elective
MEM18001C Use hand tools Elective
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

These competencies will contribute to an apprenticeship pathway and allow an advantage to the job recruit over other candidates that have not been exposed to this trade. It also allows a credit transfer of the competencies to shorten the time spent away from the employer at training and also make the job recruit more employable.

Once this trade recognised course is completed it may lead to job opportunities in the engineering and marine craft construction industries.

Potential career outcomes - an apprenticeship in the following fields:

  • Welder
  • Marine Craft Construction tradesperson
  • Boiler Maker
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Fabricator
  • Diesel Fitter

Job prospects

  • Apprenticeship - Engineering Trade

Anthony Slavic

Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching

As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to Enrol now

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Orientation

Orientation will be held in class on the first day.

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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 5 May 2017

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