National code: MEM60112

Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

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Overview About this course

Get the skills to excel in engineering-related careers in the manufacturing, mining, mineral processing, oil and gas and automotive industries. Learn from industry professionals and maximise your proficiency in project management and computer aided drafting.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Apply mathematical techniques

  • Organise and analyse information

  • Interact with computing technology and use computer aided drafting (CAD)

  • Use engineering design

  • Manage engineering projects

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Experience producing drawings for design specifications

  • The ability to interpret and create drawing components for equipment manufacturing

  • Experience planning environmental management projects

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • An Australian Year 12 school certificate or its international equivalent

  • It is a requirement to have a high school pass in physics and mathematics to apply for this course OR

  • a Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

  • This course is also offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • More than 5 years experience in the engineering or construction industry

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Mechanical Engineering Technician

Mechanical Engineering Technicians conduct tests of mechanical systems, collect and analyse data, and assemble and install mechanical assemblies in support of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    93%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    400 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    41 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,530

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    44 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    High

  • Gender share

    2% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: design engineer, maintenance planner, technical supervisor/manager and sales engineer.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 2 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 30 Units of competency, including 7 core and 23 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Perform engineering activities MEM22001A

  • Manage self in the engineering environment MEM22002A

  • Select common engineering materials MEM30007A

  • Organise and communicate information MEM16006A

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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