Course Start Date
28 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 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:
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
- 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.
- 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.
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 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|
|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|
|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|
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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