National code: MEM40119

Certificate IV in Engineering

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Overview About this course

If you love knowing why things work the way they do and how to fix them, then an exciting career in engineering is perfect for you. Become a specialised engineering tradesperson in either boiler making, sheet metal, welding, CNC programming or fluid power.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explore precision engineering measurements

  • Interpret technical drawings

  • Use power tools and hand tools

  • Develop manual machining skills

  • Explore advanced welding procedures

  • Perform condition monitoring

  • Position fittings on engineering components

  • Maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems

Course Outcomes

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

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level

  • Confidence to design and manufacture mechanical components

  • Ability to pressure weld steam or oil lines

  • Experience in advanced structural fabrication of a commercial building

  • Skills in mechanical engineering drafting for metal components or steel structures

  • A sound understanding of CAM programming software

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

  • Check the campus page for the entry requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship

  • There are no entry requirements to take this course as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to get started.

Entry recommendations

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

  • A trade qualification in engineering or mechanical engineering or equivalent industry experience

  • An intermediate fitness level to manage the physical demands of the role

  • The ability to work at heights and in confined spaces if required

  • The ability to work early morning, late evening, or weekend hours if required

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

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: pressure welder, advanced fabrication technician, advanced mechanical maintenance technician, CAM programmer, CNC operator/programmer and fluid power and work floor manager/supervisory role.

Study pathways

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Previous study 3 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 Certificate IV in Engineering does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate IV in Engineering 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 IV in Engineering qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 132 weighting points, including 33 core and 99 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.

  • Assist in the provision of on-the-job training MEM17003

  • Plan work activities MEM14006

  • Interpret technical drawing MEM09002

  • 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

  • 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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