Start your route into the engineering and manufacturing industries and learn to use power tools and hand tools. Get the introductory skills to prepare you for an apprenticeship, traineeship or entry-level job in a variety of specialities, including locksmithing, machining, fitting and welding.
This course is superseded.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.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Complete a basic engineering project
Maintain environmentally sustainable work practices
Maintain occupational health and safety in the work environment
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in interpreting technical drawings
Confidence in using basic power tools and hand tools
Skills in basic welding
Be comfortable following safe work practices
Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Completed year 10 of high school, or an equivalent qualification
An interest in working with your hands and making things
Some experience using power tools
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Metal Engineering Process Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing metal products.
Other jobs include: apprenticeship or traineeship in a trade of your choice.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Engineering Pathways does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate II in Engineering Pathways does not have any related courses.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Engineering Pathways qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 8 units of competency, including 1 core and 7 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.
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