Develop your technical engineering industry experience while you learn to program CNC lathes, design and draft new products using computer-aided design (CAD) programs, problem-solve mechanical issues and manufacture exciting new engineering components.
This course is superseded.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:
Perform engineering measurements and computations
Apply quality procedures and systems
Interpret technical drawings
Create 2D and 3D modelling and file coding
Set and edit computer-controlled machines and processes
Program CNC lathes and machine centres
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience using industry-specific programs to design and develop CAD drawings
Skills to manufacture mechanical components for the transport, automotive, mining and aero sectors
Confidence to liaise with industry professionals and create a network of peers
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
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.
This course is offered as an apprenticeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Current employment in industry with access to structured on and off-the-job training
An intermediate level of fitness to manage the physical demands of the role
Good organisational skills, are able to multi-task and respond well to rapid change
The ability to work at heights and in confined spaces
The ability to work early mornings, late evenings or weekend hours if required
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Our graduates go onto roles like:
Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers machine and prepare aircraft systems, metal parts, subassemblies and precision instruments. Motor Mechanics are excluded from this minor group.
Other jobs include: CNC operator/programmer, 2D and 3D CAD designer and CAM programmer
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Engineering (CNC Programming) does not have any post-graduate 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 (CNC Programming) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 38 Units of competency, including 12 core and 26 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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