Strengthen your existing engineering skills and knowledge and prepare for work as an engineering technician. Build knowledge in a variety of areas and develop your expertise in a specialist engineering field, such as mechanical engineering.
This course is superseded.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:
Interact with programs such as computer-aided design (CAD)
Schedule production and estimate costs
Apply mathematical techniques in manufacturing, engineering or a related environment
Interpret and produce technical drawings
Design basic mechanical systems
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Skills in basic mechanical development and design
Experience to plan and schedule production and estimate project costs and materials
The ability to organise and analyse information
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 a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A keen interest in furthering your engineering and design expertise
An appreciation for working with machines and technology
Ability to work with people in difficult situations and circumstances
Experience and understanding of engineering principles
Worked in or have been involved in the engineering industry
Completed the Certificate III in Engineering – Technical OR Have a Year 12 NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) with knowledge in maths and physics
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:
Maintenance Planners develop maintenance planning strategies, and schedule, coordinate and monitor the maintenance of all plant equipment.
Other jobs include: Engineering technician, Mechanical engineering draftsperson, Mechanical maintenance engineer, Aeronautical or aircraft engineer, Non-destructive testing technician, Engineering associate, Mechanical engineering technician, Marine vessel designer and Mechatronics technician
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Engineering - Technical does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Diploma of Engineering - Technical 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 Diploma of Engineering - Technical qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 Units of competency, including 5 core and 15 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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