Course Start Date
12.4 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
- VET Student Loans Available
The nationally recognised Diploma in Engineering - Technical (Mechanical) equips you with the practical skills and technical knowledge you need to work as an engineering technician. You'll learn from experienced professionals and graduate ready to take your career to the next level.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Organise and analyse information
- Interact with computing technology
- Select engineering materials
- Apply mathematical techniques
- Promote environmentally sustainable work practice
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Cognitive flexibility
- Complex problem-solving skills
- Effective communication
- An interest in technical details in engineering design, principles and concepts
- An aptitude for practical and mechanical tasks
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally accredited Diploma level qualification
- A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Engineering technician at level C5
- Para-professional engineer
- Maintenance planner
- Engineering supervisor
- Sales engineer
- Design and development engineer
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a flexible course. You will need to attend approximately 12.4 hours of class a week for 2 years.
You may also be required to complete approximately 4.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation and research.
This course is delivered through a blended learning style with learning materials available online where students are required to upload their assignments into the online learning platform. Attendance will be required for tests, a tutorial room is available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 9.00am and 8.00pm. Students need to attend tutorial or face to face sessions when requiring help to receive face to face learning help from their teachers. Students are also able to use this tutorial room for block release patterned study if they live remotely.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Are job seekers wishing to gain entry in an engineering support role or already employed but looking to change into a technical role.
This cohort would have completed Year 12 or equivalent level of post school education.
Typically students entering this course have completed the MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering Technical before enrolling in this course.
Some students will be wanting to progress to the MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering at the completion of this course. This Diploma course is used to stage students into the Advanced Diploma and to establish their commitment and capability to these vocational outcomes.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- International Student Support
- Multicultural Support
Detailed current information on these TAFE NSW Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each TAFE NSW campus location.
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
Learning materials are available online, and students are required to upload their assignments into the online platform. Attendance will be required for tests.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.
To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:
- Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
- Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
- A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
- A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
- Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
All resources are offered at the Newcastle campus for study in this course. However if the student undertakes study at home, they will need:
- Access to a computer that can run Microsoft Office 365, run Autodesk products (AutoCAD and Inventor) - see the AutoDesk website for computer specifications, A4 and A3 printing and scanning, and internet access.
- Scientific Calculator and technical drawing equipment (drawing pencils, compass, protractor, set squares etc.)
- Technical text books either borrowed from the TAFE library, or purchased.
Text books required are (approx $400):
- Engineering Drawing 8th Edition, Boundy A.W, ISBN-13: 978-007101583-7, ISBN-10: 007101583-3
- Mathematics for Technicians 7th Edition, Alldis B. & Kelly V., ISBN-13: 978-174307077-2, ISBN-10: 174307077-2
- Engineering Mechanics, Ivanoff V., McGraw- Hill , ISBN-13: 978007101003-0
- Materials Their properties testing and selection, Sheedy P.A., ISBN-13: 978095929070-7
- Manage Workplace Learning, Aspire Training & Consulting, ISBN 978-1-74042-365-6
Find out more about VET Student Loans
Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.
The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|MEM30012A||Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment|
|MEM16008A||Interact with computing technology|
|MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information|
|MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MEM30007A||Select common engineering materials|
|MEM30008A||Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications|
|MEM23004A||Apply technical mathematics|
|MEM30005A||Calculate force systems within simple beam structures|
|MEM30006A||Calculate stresses in simple structures|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM22002A||Manage self in the engineering environment|
|MSS405012A||Manage workplace learning|
|MEM30031A||Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements|
|MEM15001B||Perform basic statistical quality control|
|MEM30032A||Produce basic engineering drawings|
|MEM13010A||Supervise occupational health and safety in an industrial work environment.|
|MEM14002B||Undertake basic process planning|
|MEM12025A||Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations|
Engineering Technician, at level C5 under the Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award.
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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