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Certificate II in Engineering

National Course Code: MEM20105


The nationally accredited Certificate II in Engineering leads to entry-level engineering roles in several growing industries and provides you with a direct study pathway into an engineering trade qualification. Gain a broad understanding of underpinning engineering principles, and use your electives to explore mechanical engineering, fabrication and more.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Apply foundation engineering principles
  • Put planning skills into action
  • Work with quality procedures and systems
  • Follow work, health and safety regulations and codes of practice


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A genuine interest in the engineering and manufacturing industry
  • An enthusiasm to perform practical hands-on work
  • Investigation and problem-solving talents
  • Great communication skills
  • Mechanical aptitude

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate II level
  • Strong study pathways to continue your training and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities

  • Jewellery maker
  • Engineering factory worker
  • Production worker
  • Warehouse operator (metal and engineering)


Take your career further with:

  • Certificate III in Engineering - Trade qualification
  • Certificate IV in Engineering
  • Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade
  • Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical)
  • Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechatronics)


This course is currently available at 3 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • A genuine interest in the engineering and manufacturing industry
  • An enthusiasm to perform practical hands-on work
  • Investigation and problem solving talents
  • Great communication skills
  • Mechanical aptitude

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned so far and identify what knowledge or skills need further development. In this course you will undertake:

  • Knowledge assessments: Short answer, multiple choice
  • Practical based skills assessments: Demonstrations under observation
  • Assignment: Research based assignment
  • Project: Develop or make an artefact

This course, the Certificate II level, gives you a solid foundation in engineering and manufacturing. The qualification covers general principles that underpin all your future engineering studies.

The Certificate III level course is a trade qualification that provides you with the skills and knowledge to work in the industry as a tradesperson.

The Certificate IV level is a post trade course for people working in the industry to gain technician skills and progress your employability skills to a senior level.

The Diploma level course is for engineering professionals who have significant industry experience. This course provides a pathway to a degree qualification.

Depending on your elective selections, you may gain hands-on experience in a range of areas, including:

  • Jewellery making and design
  • Warehouse and factory material processing
  • Using basic power tools and hand tools
  • Engineering measurement
  • Fabrication and welding

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical learning. You will work on real world projects, such as:

  • Manufactured or machined components that are commonly used in manufacturing industries

The balance of hands-on experience with your employer and at TAFE NSW, provides you with a well-rounded, and practical understanding of this field.

TAFE NSW offers you a range of study environments to enhance your learning and employability, such as simulated workplaces, workshops and online facilitated platforms.

We are introducing augmented and Virtual Reality experiences to your training, so you can immerse yourself in the world of engineering.

The engineering and manufacturing industry is dependent on the global and Australian manufacturing economy, which is rapidly evolving to meet new challenges.

This qualification is your first step on a strong pathway to new and emerging technologies like Australian Defence Force construction projects and sustainable engineering and power generation.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • On campus
  • Full Time, Part Time
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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Parkes: Part Time, On campus

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 21 Jul 2022
  • Duration: 1.5 years

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