National code: MEM50212

Diploma of Engineering - Technical

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Overview About this course

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This course is superseded.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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Maintenance Planner

Maintenance Planners develop maintenance planning strategies, and schedule, coordinate and monitor the maintenance of all plant equipment.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    97%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    1,900 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    44 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $2,220

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    45 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    High

  • Gender share

    10% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Moderate Growth

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

Study pathways

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

Previous study 2 Courses

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

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Diploma of Engineering - Technical does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Diploma of Engineering - Technical 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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Select common engineering materials MEM30007A

  • Organise and communicate information MEM16006A

  • Interact with computing technology MEM16008A

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSAENV272B

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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