International Course Info

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Course fee:

A$23,230 - A$23,320


1.5 Years


This course is for people aiming at employment in the metal and engineering industry in occupations at engineering associate level and carrying out tasks such as engineering design, engineering management and project management.

You will gain compulsory competencies in organising and analysing information, interacting with computing technology and selecting engineering materials. You will also gain a range of elective competencies in areas relevant to your current or intended employment, such as CAD, drafting, quality assurance, engineering design, engineering management, and project management.


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.

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Students are required to have a High School pass in Mathematics or Physics to apply for this course
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or TAFE NSW General English Program

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    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Ultimo Feb , Jul A$23,230


    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Ultimo Feb A$23,320


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


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    To receive this course students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which 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.

    • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
    • Interact with computing technology
    • Manage self in the engineering environment
    • Organise and communicate information
    • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    • Perform engineering activities
    • Select common engineering materials
    • Adapt a proactive maintenance strategy for a seasonal or cyclical business
    • Analyse a simple electrical system circuit
    • Analyse and map a value stream
    • Analyse loads on frames and mechanisms
    • Analyse manual handling processes
    • Analyse plant and equipment condition monitoring results
    • Apply advanced algebra and numerical methods to engineering tasks
    • Apply basic chemical principles to metallurgy
    • Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications
    • Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering sit
    • Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste
    • Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
    • Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations
    • Apply CAD modelling and data management techniques to aeronautical engineering designs
    • Apply calculus to engineering tasks
    • Apply cost factors to work practices
    • Apply engineering mechanics principles Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
    • Apply maintenance engineering techniques to equipment and component repairs and modifications
    • Apply manufactured product design techniques
    • Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques
    • Apply mechatronic engineering analysis techniques
    • Apply metallurgy principles and practice to determine metal forming and shaping processes
    • Apply metallurgy principles
    • Apply production and service control techniques
    • Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes
    • Apply scientific principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations
    • Apply statistics and probability techniques to engineering tasks
    • Apply statistics to operational processes
    • Apply technical mathematics
    • Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy
    • Assist in sales of technical products/systems
    • Assist in the analysis of a supply chain
    • Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout
    • Calculate and predict chemical outcomes in metallurgical situations
    • Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
    • Calculate stresses in simple structures
    • Calibrate measuring equipment
    • Complete a building thermal performance survey
    • Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
    • Conduct product and/or process capability studies
    • Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
    • Contribute to the design of a commercial refrigeration system
    • Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
    • Contribute to the design of commercial and industrial exhaust systems
    • Contribute to the design of heat exchanger systems
    • Contribute to the design of heating systems
    • Contribute to the design of hydronic systems
    • Contribute to the design of industrial refrigeration systems
    • Coordinate continuous improvement and technical development
    • Coordinate engineering projects
    • Coordinate engineering-related manufacturing operations
    • Coordinate resources for an engineering project or operation
    • Coordinate sales and promotion of engineering-related products or services
    • Coordinate servicing and fault-finding of HVACR control systems
    • Design a process layout
    • Design an experiment
    • Determine and establish information collection requirements and processes
    • Determine and improve process capability
    • Determine corrosion prevention strategies for metal and alloys
    • Determine operational parameters for building HVAC hydronic systems
    • Determine psychrometric processes and system performance
    • Develop a Just in Time system
    • Develop a levelled pull system for operations and processes
    • Develop a proactive maintenance strategy
    • Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project
    • Develop and manage sustainable energy practices
    • Develop business plans in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
    • Develop competitive systems and practices for an organisation
    • Develop quick changeover procedures
    • Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements
    • Develop the application of enterprise control systems in an organisation
    • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
    • Ensure process improvements are sustained
    • Establish non-destructive tests
    • Evaluate computer integrated manufacturing systems
    • Evaluate continuous improvement processes
    • Evaluate fluid power systems
    • Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components
    • Evaluate industrial robotic applications Evaluate jigs and fixtures
    • Evaluate maintenance systems
    • Evaluate manufacturing processes
    • Evaluate microcontroller applications
    • Evaluate moulding tools and processes
    • Evaluate programmable logic controller and related control system component applications
    • Evaluate rapid manufacturing processes
    • Evaluate rapid prototyping applications
    • Evaluate rapid tooling applications
    • Evaluate rolling tools and processes
    • Evaluate stamping and forging tools
    • Evaluate suitability of materials for engineering-related applications
    • Evaluate thermal loads for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration
    • Evaluate thermodynamic systems and components
    • Exercise external quality assurance
    • Facilitate a Just in Time system
    • Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S
    • Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
    • Facilitate the development of a new product
    • Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team
    • Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area
    • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • Implement competitive systems and practices
    • Improve cost factors in work practices
    • Integrate maintenance fundamentals into an engineering task
    • Integrate manufacturing fundamentals into an engineering task
    • Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task
    • Integrate mechatronic fundamentals into an engineering task
    • Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
    • Interpret basic binary phase diagrams
    • Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
    • Interpret technical drawing
    • Investigate electrical and electronic controllers in engineering applications
    • Lay out and set up aircraft systems
    • Maintain/supervise the application of quality procedures
    • Manage 5S system in an organisation
    • Manage a value stream
    • Manage competitive systems and practices responding to individual and unique customer orders
    • Manage environmental effects of engineering activities
    • Manage people relationships
    • Manage relationships with non-customer external organisations
    • Manage workplace learning
    • Measure and analyse noise and vibration
    • Mistake proof an operational process
    • Monitor a levelled pull system of operations
    • Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations
    • Operate comput


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