The Certificate II in Engineering Studies pre-apprenticeship course is designed to provide pre-employment training and a pathway into the engineering industry.
Career opportunities, include:
- traineeship or apprenticeship in a range of engineering, manufacturing or related areas
Pathways to further study:
- MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade Apprenticeship
- MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering
- MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering Advanced Trade
This is a Free TAFE course
Students who are eligible for Victorian Government subsidised training may not have to pay course tuition fees when they enrol in a Free TAFE course.
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Studying the Certificate II in Engineering Studies at Holmesglen
This course will provide you with a range of skills such as welding, reading and creating engineering drawings, basic machining, fabrication, and use of basic hand and power tools.
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 new qualification has been specifically developed to reflect the minimum training requirement specified for employment in the engineering and fabrication industry.
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.
||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
||Use hand tools
||Undertake a basic engineering project
||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
||Use power tools/hand held operations
||Perform basic welding and thermal cutting processes to fabricate engineering structures
||Create engineering drawings using computer aided systems
||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
| Code || Name |
|MEM13014A||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools|
|MEMPE006A||Undertake a basic engineering project|
|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|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations|
|VU22337||Perform basic welding and thermal cutting processes to fabricate engineering structures|
|VU22339||Create engineering drawings using computer aided systems|
|VU22340||Use 3D printing to create products|
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.
For online and work simulated tasks, it is recommended you bring a tablet or laptop. You will also need personal protective equipment work-wear including long, 100 per cent cotton shirt, pants or overalls, fully enclosed leather steel-toed work boots and clear safety glasses. Welding mask and gloves will be provided but bring you own if possible.
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
How to apply
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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