National code: MEM40119

Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power)

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Overview About this course

Gain the technical skills you need to work as a hydraulic/pneumatic technician or fitter. Develop trade and post-trade level skills in machining and fitting, and embark on the next stage of your engineering career.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Perform engineering measurements and computations

  • Apply quality procedures and systems

  • Work with others in a manufacturing or engineering environment

  • Interpret technical drawings

  • Maintain pneumatic and hydraulic systems

  • Utilise programmable logic control and distribution control systems

Course Outcomes

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

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

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 requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship

  • This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility

Entry recommendations

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

  • The ability to provide your own personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Good organisational skills, and the ability to multi-task and respond well to rapid change

  • The ability to work at heights and in confined spaces

  • Access to a computer and reliable internet

  • The ability to work early mornings, late evenings or weekend hours if required

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success

  • and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

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: Hydraulic/pneumatic Technician, Hydraulic/pneumatic fitter, Hydraulic/pneumatic systems designer, Hydraulic/pneumatic equipment sales and Plant mechanic

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power) does not have any post-graduate courses.

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

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 (Fluid Power) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 165 Weighting points, including 33 core and 132 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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