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TAFE Queensland - Gold Coast Region have partnered with Autonomous Technology and the Department of Education and Training to create an innovative and exciting opportunity for participants to undertake an introduction to technology including building a drone and basic flight training.

Increase your employability by building foundation skills in an engineering field with this practical entry-level course. This qualification will give you the confidence to pursue an engineering apprenticeship or undertake further study in design and drafting.

As part of the manufacturing and design industry, engineering offers the opportunity to be involved in broad-based skill areas driven by technology and design. Employers will increasingly need workers to be multi-skilled and equipped to move across industries to meet demand.

This course will give you foundation skills to operate tools and equipment to produce and modify objects. You will learn basic welding skills, communication skills, and explore career options in the engineering and manufacturing industry. This course is centred around a basic engineering project that integrates the skills you learn just like in the workplace.

This certificate will set you on the path to pursue an apprenticeship in a wide range of engineering jobs including fitting and turning, sheet metal fabrication, boilermaking, welding, casting and moulding, and diesel, mechanical or electrical fitting. You may also look for work as a trades assistant, or choose to develop your design and drafting skills through a traineeship or further study. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

Key dates and info

DURATION

Part time: 7 months / 1 day per week

Course details

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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

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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 WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore 31 Jan 2018 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, 11 or 12.
  • Please note: Year 12 students need to be aware of the end date of the course and ensure every effort is made to attend every lesson, as any extension may impact the QCE cut offs.
  • Work experience is an integral part of this course and provides you with the opportunity to further your learning while undertaking authentic industry tasks, as well as forming career-building relationships within your field of study.

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 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.  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 - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

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 with practical hands-on experience in a workshop environment.
  • Classes will be held on Wednesday's from 8.00am-3.30pm for 7 months at Ashmore.
  • On the first day of class students should meet at Customer Service, E Block.
  • The course actually finishes on the 29 August 2018, however students have an opportunity to complete work experience up until the 3 November 2018.

Placement

Students will complete 80 hours of work experience during the school holidays.

Units

Achievement of competence in units MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in a work environment, MSAPMSUP106A Work in a team, MEM16006A Organise and communicate information, MEM16008A Interact with computing technology, MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices, MEM18001C Use hand tools and MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations will provide credit towards a range of manufacturing and engineering trade and production qualifications.

Achievement of competence in all of the other units will provide advanced progress towards reaching competence in units contained in other metal and engineering qualifications.

To achieve this qualification the student must demonstrate competency in 12 units, 4 core and 8 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Core
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Elective
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Elective
MEM18001C Use hand tools Elective
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations Elective
MSAPMSUP106A Work in a team Elective
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MEMPE005A Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry Core
MEMPE006A Undertake a basic engineering project Core
MEMPE001A Use engineering workshop machines Elective
MEMPE002A Use electric welding machines Elective
MEMPE007A Pull apart and re-assemble engineering mechanisms Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

This program receives VET in Schools funding, therefore is fee free for eligible secondary school students.  Please visit http://www.training.qld.gov.au/training-organisations/funded-programs/vetis.html for further information or speak with one of our Customer Service Consultants on (07) 5581 8300.

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 construction industries.

Successful completion of this course will allow students to obtain 4 points towards their QCE. 

Potential career outcomes - an apprenticeship in the following fields:

  • Welder
  • Boiler Maker
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Fabricator
  • Diesel Fitter

Job prospects

  • Apprenticeship - Engineering Trade
  • Engineering Trades Assistant

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

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Orientation

Orientation:  An Orientation session 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 14 November 2017

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