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Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

  • National Course Code: MEM60112
  • TAFE NSW code: MEM60112-04V02-22ULT-198

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus


Part Time


On campus

Course Start Date

31 Jan 2022

Study Commitment

10 Hours per week


3 Years

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) prepares you to excel in engineering-related careers in the manufacturing, mining, mineral processing, oil and gas and automotive industries. Learn from industry professionals and upskill your current expertise.


Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Apply mathematical techniques
  • Organise and analyse information
  • Interact with computing technology and use computer aided drafting (CAD)
  • Use engineering design
  • Manage engineering projects


Develop the attributes to get ahead:

  • An interest in engineering design, principles, and concepts
  • Enthusiasm for practical skills in engineering and related areas
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • The ability to organise and analyse information
  • Mathematical abilities
  • Logical and critical thinking skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Advanced Diploma level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

Our graduates move into job roles like:

  • Design engineer
  • Maintenance planner
  • Technical supervisor/manager
  • Sales engineer


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting

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.


To be eligible for this course, you need to demonstrate the following:

  • An Australian Year 12 school certificate or its international equivalent
  • A high school pass in physics and mathematics
  • A Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

TAFE NSW also offers the Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) as a traineeship. In addition to meeting the above requirements, trainees 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.


To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:

  • Extensive work experience of more than five years in the engineering or construction industries

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

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a part time, on campus course. You must attend approximately 10 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 2 days a week for 3 years.

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
  • 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 Monday and Wednesday with Evening classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


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?


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.

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.


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
22ULT01746 UOS 1 Advanced Diploma of Engineering 31 Jan 2022 17 Jun 2022 07 Mar 2022 $1,064.00
22ULT01751 UOS 2 Advanced Diploma of Engineering 18 Jul 2022 02 Dec 2022 05 Sep 2022 $1,064.00
23ULT00363 UOS 3 Advanced Diploma of Engineering 06 Feb 2023 16 Jun 2023 06 Mar 2023 $1,064.00
23ULT00366 UOS 4 Advanced Diploma of Engineering 17 Jul 2023 01 Dec 2023 04 Sep 2023 $1,064.00
24ULT00039 UOS 5 Advanced Diploma of Engineering 05 Feb 2024 21 Jun 2024 04 Mar 2024 $1,064.00
24ULT00042 UOS 6 Advanced Diploma of Engineering 22 Jul 2024 29 Nov 2024 02 Sep 2024 $1,060.00

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM22001A Perform engineering activities
MEM22002A Manage self in the engineering environment
MEM30007A Select common engineering materials
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
Number Title
MEM09155A Prepare mechanical models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)
MEM12024A Perform computations
MEM12025A Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations
MEM14087A Apply manufactured product design techniques
MEM14089A Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task
MEM15001B Perform basic statistical quality control
MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
MEM23006A Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
MEM23063A Select and test mechanical engineering materials
MEM23109A Apply engineering mechanics principles
MEM23113A Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components
MEM23114A Evaluate thermodynamic systems and components
MEM23120A Select mechanical machine and equipment components
MEM30005A Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
MEM30006A Calculate stresses in simple structures
MEM30026A Select and test components for simple electronic switching and timing circuits
MEM30027A Prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers
MEM30029A Use workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
MSS402061A Use SCADA systems in operations
MSS402080A Undertake root cause analysis
MEM23007A Apply calculus to engineering tasks

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

On completion you may be eligible to enrol in other courses in the Metal and Engineering Training Package, apply to enrol in engineering courses at university.

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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Course Location

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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