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Offering Info

Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical)

  • National Course Code: MEM50212
  • TAFE NSW code: MEM50212-04V04-21WLG-093

Location – Wollongong

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

28 Hours per week

Duration

1 Year

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

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

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)

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical) as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the mechanical engineering industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • Some experience in engineering or manufacturing fields or have undertaken engineering studies at school at a Year 12 level
  • Good organisational skills and can multitask and respond well to rapid change
  • An eye for detail and logic, spatial reasoning and are process oriented
  • Access to personal computer equipment outside of on-campus hours

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to wear standard classroom attire with fully enclosed footwear
  • in some classes, provide and bring to each session appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include: safety glasses, gloves, safety footwear, suitable clothing such as cotton drill work wear and other equipment (e.g. ear protection or respiratory masks) in line with industry requirements for their workplace or worksite.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a blended full-time course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, 3 days per week, for 1 year. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 12 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-directed study, reading and assessment preparation.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are Tradesmen looking to further their study or School Leavers looking for a pathway into University. You will learn the basic foundations and content to develop the skills and knowledge used in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing industries to efficiently produce quality work. You will also learn about safe work practices and about the context of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing industries.

This qualification consists of 5 core units and of 15 elective units.

Future employment pathways may include:
Engineering Technician
Leading Hand
Engineering Manager
Engineering Drafting
Supervisor
Project Manager

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support
    Detailed current information on these 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 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.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • 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.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Scientific Calculator, 4GB USB Memory Stick, student software licences and textbooks as advised. Students can borrow a USB Memory stick and textbooks from the Library if required.

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.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
MEM30025A Analyse a simple electrical system circuit
MEM22013A Coordinate engineering projects
MEM09221A Create 3-D model assemblies using computer-aided design (CAD) system
MEM09210A Create 3-D solid models using computer-aided design (CAD) system
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM22002A Manage self in the engineering environment
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
MEM12024A Perform computations
MEM30027A Prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers
MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings
MEM30011A Set up basic pneumatic circuits
MEM13010A Supervise occupational health and safety in an industrial work environment.
MSS402080A Undertake root cause analysis
MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
MEM12025A Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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.

Course Location

Wollongong
Foleys Lane, North Wollongong
Phone 131 601

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