Take your first step into the world of engineering, and gain the foundational skills to launch your career. You will learn the underpinning principles of engineering design in a range of specialist areas. This course prepares you for further study or a trade apprenticeship.
This course is superseded.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:
Apply principles of engineering design
Produce computer-Aided Drawing (CAD)
Organise and communicate information
Interact with computing technology
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Work on a real-world project, drafting technical drawings of engineering components commonly used in manufacturing industries
Opportunities to secure an apprenticeship or traineeship in engineering
A strong technical foundation to build on with continued specialist studies in a range of engineering fields, including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and aviation
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now
This course is also offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Completed Year 10 of high school and achieved good grades in Maths and English studies
An interest in engineering design, principles and concepts
Enthusiasm for practical skills in engineering and related areas
An aptitude for mechanical processes
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:
Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in mechanical engineering research, design, manufacture, construction, operation and maintenance of machines, manufacturing equipment, mechanical installations and facilities.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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 III in Engineering - Technical qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 units of competency, including 3 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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TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
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TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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