National code: MEM20422

Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

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Overview About this course

Begin your path into engineering and manufacturing and learn to use power and hand tools. Gain the skills to prepare for an apprenticeship, traineeship or entry-level job in a range of specialities such as locksmithing, machining, fitting and welding.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Interpret technical drawing

  • Use basic power tools and hand tools

  • Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry

  • Complete a basic engineering project

  • Uphold occupational health and safety in the work environment

  • Maintain environmentally sustainable work practices

Course outcomes

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

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate II level

  • 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

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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

  • Hand-eye coordination

  • The ability to provide your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including, correct cotton drill clothing, steel cap boots, safety glasses and leather welding gloves

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: metal engineering process worker and apprenticeship or traineeship in a trade of your choice.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate II in Engineering Pathways does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate II in Engineering Pathways does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate II in Engineering Pathways does not have any related courses.

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 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 units of competency, including 4 core and 8 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.

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272

  • Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industries MEMPE005

  • Undertake a basic engineering project MEMPE006

  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering MEM13015

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

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

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