International Course Info

Course code:


Course fee:



1 Year


The Diploma of Engineering – Technical at TAFE NSW strengthens your existing engineering skills and knowledge, and prepares you for work as an engineering technician. Build your understanding in a variety of areas and develop your expertise in the engineering field.


Learn more about Scholarships


Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Select common engineering materials
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical learning. You will strengthen your practical skills in technical engineering, including:

  • Engineering and basic mechanical design
  • Technical drawing and Computer Aided Drawing (CAD)
  • Materials science and material testing
  • Aircraft design and avionic principles
  • Production scheduling and cost estimation
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Quality control and assurance monitoring


Stand out in a global job market by developing a range of key soft skills that give you the confidence to work in a range of engineering fields:

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Effective communication
  • Time management
  • Experience using engineering software and programs


According to research, the global engineering services market is expected to grow to over AUD $21 billion at a compound annual growth rate of 10.3% through to 2022.

Key maintenance planner and mechatronics technologist skills that are in-demand include:

  • Preventative maintenance
  • Collaboration with maintenance planners and supervisors
  • Computer numerical control (CNC) machining and drafting
  • Programmable logic controller (PLC)
  • Using hand tools


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:
English Language Requirements:TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you require may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Have experience and understanding of engineering principles
  • Have worked with or been involved in the engineering industry

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$14,110
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$14,110


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Studiosity - online access to a tutor​


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules
  • The minimum requirements for achievement of the MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical are:
  • Completion of the five (5) core units of competency listed below, and fifteen (15) elective units, to bring the total number of units to twenty (20).
  • Elective units must be selected as follows:
  • Up to eight (8) general elective units from the list in Group A
  • At least seven (7) specialist elective units from Group B, to bring the total number of elective units to fifteen (15).
  • Three (3) appropriate Group B electives may be chosen from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available for inclusion at Diploma level. Note that the elective units listed below include all of the units that are approved for selection from the MEM05 Training Package for use in this qualification. This meets the NSSC requirement that one sixth of the total units must be able to be selected from other qualifications in the same Training Package.
  • Core Units
  • MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
  • MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
  • MEM30007A Select common engineering materials
  • MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
  • MEM09202A Produce freehand sketches
  • MEM09203A Measure and sketch site information
  • MEM09204A Produce basic engineering detail drawings
  • MEM09205A Produce electrical schematic drawings
  • MEM09206A Produce drawings for mechanical services
  • MEM09207A Produce drawings for reticulated services
  • MEM09208A Detail fasteners and locking devices in mechanical drawings
  • MEM09209A Detail bearings, seals and other componentry in mechanical drawings
  • MEM09211A Produce drawings or models for industrial piping
  • MEM09212A Produce detailed drawings of steel to non-steel connections
  • MEM09213A Produce schematic drawings for hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power systems
  • MEM09216A Interpret and produce curved 3-D shapes and patterns
  • MEM09217A Prepare plans for pipe and duct fabrication
  • MEM09218A Participate in drafting projects for building services
  • MEM09219A Prepare drawings for fabricated sheet metal products
  • MEM12024A Perform computations
  • MEM13013B Work safely with ionizing radiation
  • MEM15001B Perform basic statistical quality control
  • MEM16003B Provide advanced customer service
  • MEM16012A Interpret technical specifications and manuals
  • MEM16014A Report technical information
  • MEM18001C Use hand tools
  • MEM24001B Perform basic penetrant testing
  • MEM24003B Perform basic magnetic particle testing
  • MEM24005B Perform basic eddy current testing
  • MEM24007B Perform ultrasonic thickness testing
  • MEM24009B Perform basic radiographic testing
  • MEM30005A Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
  • MEM30006A Calculate stresses in simple structures
  • MEM30008A Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications
  • MEM30009A Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • MEM30010A Set up basic hydraulic circuits
  • MEM30011A Set up basic pneumatic circuits
  • MEM30013A Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout
  • MEM30014A Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste
  • MEM30015A Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements
  • MEM30016A Assist in the analysis of a supply chain
  • MEM30017A Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools
  • MEM30018A Undertake basic process planning
  • MEM30019A Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing
  • MEM30020A Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project
  • MEM30021A Prepare a simple production schedule
  • MEM30022A Undertake supervised procurement activities
  • MEM30023A Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product
  • MEM30024A Participate in quality assurance techniques
  • MEM30025A Analyse a simple electrical system circuit
  • MEM30026A Select and test components for simple electronic switching and timing circuits
  • MEM30027A Prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers
  • MEM30028A Assist in sales of technical products/systems
  • MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings
  • MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
  • CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry
  • MSAENV472B Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSATCS301A Interpret architectural and engineering design specifications for structural steel detailing
  • MSATCS302A Detail bolts and welds for structural steelwork connections
  • UEPMNT419B Perform civil drafting
  • MEM09011B Apply basic engineering design concepts
  • MEM09210A Create 3-D solid models using computer-aided design (CAD) system
  • MEM09214A Perform advanced engineering detail drafting
  • MEM09215A Supervise detail drafting projects
  • MEM09220A Apply surface modelling techniques to 3-D drawings
  • MEM09221A Create 3-D model assemblies using computer-aided design (CAD) system
  • MEM09222A Interpret and maintain or restore original drawings
  • MEM09155A Prepare mechanical models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • MEM09156A Prepare mechatronic models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • MEM09157A Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
  • MEM09158A Perform mechatronics engineering design drafting
  • MEM12005B Calibrate measuring equipment
  • MEM12022B Program coordinate measuring machines (advanced)
  • MEM12025A Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations
  • MEM13010A Supervise occupational health and safety in an industrial work environment
  • MEM14001B Schedule material deliveries
  • MEM14002B Undertake basic process planning
  • MEM14003B Undertake basic production scheduling
  • MEM14081A Apply mechanical engineering fundamentals to support design and development of projects
  • MEM14085A Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques
  • MEM14086A Apply mechatronic engineering analysis techniques
  • MEM14087A Apply manufactured product design techniques
  • MEM14088A Apply maintenance engineering techniques to equipment and component repairs and modifications
  • MEM14089A Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task
  • MEM14090A Integrate mechatronic fundamentals into an engineering task
  • MEM14091A Integrate manufacturing fundamentals into an engineering task
  • MEM14092A Integrate maintenance fundamentals into an engineering task
  • MEM15007B Conduct product and/or process capability studies
  • MEM15008B Perform advanced statistical quality control
  • MEM15010B Perform laboratory procedures
  • MEM15011B Exercise external quality assurance
  • MEM15012B Maintain/supervise the application of quality procedures
  • MEM18016B Analyse plant and equipment condition monitoring results
  • MEM22002A Manage self in the engineering environment
  • MEM22012A Coordinate resources for an engineering project or operation
  • MEM22013A Coordinate engineering projects
  • MEM22014A Coordinate engineering-related manufacturing operations
  • MEM22015A Source and estimate engineering materials requirements
  • MEM22017A Coordinate continuous improvement and technical development
  • MEM22018A Coordinate sales and promotion of engineering-related products or services
  • MEM23003A Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations
  • MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
  • MEM23006A Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
  • MEM23007A Apply calculus to engineering tasks
  • MEM23052A Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
  • MEM23063A Select and test mechanical engineering materials
  • MEM23064A Select and test mechatronic engineering materials
  • MEM23109A Apply engineering mechanic principles
  • MEM23111A Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications
  • MEM23112A Investigate electrical and electronic controllers in engineering applications
  • MEM23139A Design a basic single zone duct distribution system
  • MEM23140A Determine operational parameters for building HVAC hydronic systems
  • MEM23142A Determine psychrometric processes and system performance
  • MEM23143A Apply energy management principles
  • MEM23145A Apply codes and regulations to air conditioning designs
  • MEM23148A Develop energy management solutions
  • MEM23151A Commission and optimise performance of HVAC/R systems
  • MEM23152A Apply principles of refrigeration food storage technology
  • MEM23154A Analyse and service HVAC/R control systems
  • MEM24002B Perform penetrant testing
  • MEM24004B Perform magnetic particle testing
  • MEM24006B Perform eddy current testing
  • MEM24008B Perform ultrasonic testing
  • MEM24010B Perform radiographic testing
  • MEM24011B Establish non-destructive tests
  • MEM24012C Apply metallurgy principles
  • MEM30029A Use workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project
  • CPPBDN5013A Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects
  • MSS403010A Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
  • MSS405010A Manage relationships with non-customer external organisations
  • MSS405011A Manage people relationships
  • MSS405012A Manage workplace learning
  • MSS403001A Implement competitive systems and practices
  • MSS403002A Ensure process improvements are sustained
  • MSS405001A Develop competitive systems and practices for an organization
  • MSS405002A Analyse and map a value stream
  • MSS405003A Manage a value stream
  • MSS405004A Develop business plans in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
  • MSS402030A Apply cost factors to work practices
  • MSS402060A Use planning software systems in operations
  • MSS402061A Use SCADA systems in operations
  • MSS402080A Undertake root cause analysis
  • MSS403021A Facilitate a Just in Time system
  • MSS403030A Improve cost factors in work practices
  • MSS403032A Analyse manual handling processes
  • MSS403040A Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S
  • MSS404050A Undertake process capability improvements
  • MSS403051A Mistake proof an operational process
  • MSS404052A Apply statistics to operational processes
  • MSS404060A Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team
  • MSS404061A Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area
  • MSS404081A Undertake proactive maintenance analyses
  • MSS404082A Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy
  • MSS405020A Develop quick changeover procedures
  • MSS405021A Develop a Just in Time system
  • MSS405030A Optimise cost of product or service
  • MSS405031A Undertake value analysis of a product or process costs in terms of customer requirements
  • MSS405040A Manage 5S system in an organization
  • MSS405050A Determine and improve process capability
  • MSS405060A Develop the application of enterprise control systems in an organization
  • MSS405061A Determine and establish information collection requirements and processes
  • MSS405070A Develop and manage sustainable energy practices
  • MSS405075A Facilitate the development of a new product
  • MSS405081A Develop a proactive maintenance strategy
  • MSATCS501A Detail standardised structural connections
  • MSATCS502A Detail structural steel members
  • MSATCS503A Incorporate structural steel detailing into fabrication and construction project management
  • MSATCS504A Detail ancillary steelwork


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Engineering study pathway:


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.