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Manufacturing engineering and related careers are about working with science to create, maintain and improve. Build skills and confidence with a certificate I or II or enrol directly into a certificate III course. From sawdoctoring to power equipment to manufacturing production, be yourself and choose a course that suits your interests.

Engineering careers are all about hands-on science in everyday life. Create your own career pathway from the basics to advanced trade courses in quality procedures systems and planning, engineering measurement, computations and computer technology.

Create your welding career and fabrication future and explore structural steel, sheet metal, welding wire, flux and fastening. This manufacturing area embraces the history of hands-on human skills like blacksmithing, and combines it with technology and automation.

Mechanical trade careers include fitting and turning and are underpinned by apprenticeship courses. Build a career on maths and problem-solving skills.

Develop a career investigating, maintaining and designing the hydraulics and pneumatics power circuits that channel mechanical energy.

Interest is high in high-tech machining as a career, which can take you from textiles to medical devices and every setting in between. Build a pathway with TAFE NSW courses and support services, from introductory courses towards degree-level study with TAFE NSW.

Work with and manipulate polymers to create materials that have amazing properties, and embrace sustainable technologies for tomorrow.

Build future-proof security, investigations and locksmithing careers with TAFE NSW. Facilities and teachers are linked to employer and industry needs, and the latest regulations and techniques.

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Matt, Plant Mechanic apprentice

A marvel in engineering

"I was encouraged to follow this pathway by the people I was working with at the time who were statutory engineers. I could have gone to uni, but at this stage of my life, with work and family commitments, TAFE NSW was a better and more suitable option."

Matt, Plant Mechanic apprentice

Matt’s career started with TAFE NSW when he began his Plant Mechanic Apprenticeship at TAFE NSW. Twenty years later he turned to TAFE NSW again, this time for an Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering.

It was a challenge for Matt but he said that the late nights and early mornings have meant that he can now complete the Mechanical Engineering Certificate of Competence with the NSW Resource Regulator.

"I know where I want to go and where my interests and talents lie, it’s just a matter of being committed and focused," he says.

"A Statutory Mechanical Engineer is an important role within the mine management structure, and would give me the opportunity to be able to contribute and influence the safe operation of the mine".

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What job opportunities could an engineering course lead to?

An engineering course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from improving medical equipment and health care systems as a biomedical engineer to planning, designing and building structures we use everyday as a civil engineer.

Qualifications in engineering can lead to a job as an mechanical engineer, engineering technician, marine engineer, CNC specialist or a fabrication tradesperson. The average weekly salary for industrial, mechanical and production engineers is $1,653.

Whether you're just starting out in your engineering career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the area include Engineering, Engineering Drafting, Electrical Engineering, Maritime Operations, Marine Mechanical Technology and Medical Equipment Servicing & Technical Support.