The Certificate II in Engineering Studies pre-apprenticeship program is designed to provide pre-employment training and a pathway into the an Engineering Apprenticeship, or can be used to gain the skills required for entry level employment in the engineering manufacturing related industries.
Career opportunities, include:
- entry-level employment position in the engineering, manufacturing or related industries
- apprenticeship or traineeship in a range of engineering, manufacturing or related areas.
Pathways to further study:
- work-based traineeship or apprenticeship (Certificate III qualifications) in a range of engineering, manufacturing or related areas
Studying the Certificate II in Engineering Studies at Holmesglen
The course is delivered face to face, online and in our simulated workplace workshop providing access to the tools and equipment used in today's industry.
This course will provide you with a range of skills such as welding, basic machining, fabrication, and use of basic hand and power tools, as well as engineering drawing techniques using Engineering software AutoCAD,
4 days per week, Tuesdays to Fridays, 8am to 4pm
||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
||Use hand tools
||Use power tools/hand held operations
||Report on a range of sectors in the manufacturing, engineering and related industries
||Select and interpret drawings and prepare three dimensional (3D) sketches and drawings
||Perform basic machining processes
||Apply basic fabrication techniques
||Create engineering drawings using computer aided systems
||Undertake a basic engineering project
||Perform basic welding and thermal cutting processes to fabricate engineering structures
||Use 3D printing to create products
| Code || Name |
|MEM13014A||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations|
|VU22329||Report on a range of sectors in the manufacturing, engineering and related industries|
|VU22330||Select and interpret drawings and prepare three dimensional (3D) sketches and drawings|
|VU22331||Perform basic machining processes|
|VU22332||Apply basic fabrication techniques|
|VU22339||Create engineering drawings using computer aided systems|
|MEMPE006A||Undertake a basic engineering project|
|VU22337||Perform basic welding and thermal cutting processes to fabricate engineering structures|
|VU22340||Use 3D printing to create products|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview,
These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies.
Connections with industry
Engineers are interested in how things work and are employed to design, invent, create, maintain and improve everything from buildings bridges and aeroplanes, to plastics and computers.
Fabrication trades people learn to make and repair metal fabricated products, including the shaping, cutting and welding of metal. They are often engaged in projects that involve heavy metal design in construction, mining, manufacturing, power generation and shipping industries.
This qualification has been specifically developed to reflect the minimum training requirement specified for employment in the engineering and fabrication industry.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
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