National code: MEM40119

    Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power)

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    OverviewAbout 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.

    OutcomesWhat 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

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

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

    Apprenticeship

    • Be employed as an apprentice in the industry

    • Register with an Apprenticeship Network Provider who will support your application

    Non-apprenticeship

    • Non-apprenticeship pathways for trade-related qualifications allow you to have your industry skills assessed through recognition of prior learning (RPL) and undertake gap training to gain a trade qualification. To take this course as a non-apprenticeship, you must:

    • Be at least 21 years of age, as evidenced by photo identification

    • Have at least 2 years of work experience in this occupation or trade, as evidenced by employee records such as your resume and/or letters from your employers

    • Be currently employed in the relevant industry, as evidenced by a letter from your employer

    Entry recommendations

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

    • Employment as a tradesperson with access to structured on and off-the-job training or an apprenticeship under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. It is assumed that you will have one of these in order to do this course.

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

    • 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.

    PathwaysFuture 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, plant mechanic.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 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 study0 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.

    Related study0 Courses

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

    The Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power) 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.

    UnitsUnits 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.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    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.

    • Interpret technical drawingMEM09002

    • Undertake manual handlingMEM11011

    • Perform engineering measurementsMEM12023

    • Perform computationsMEM12024

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities 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

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • 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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