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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Engineering does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate IV in Engineering 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 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.
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