This qualification is designed for individuals who want to gain exposure to an engineering or related working environment with the intention of entering the workforce. Students will develop trade-like skills and be equipped with the knowledge that will prepare them for an apprenticeship, traineeship or employment in the engineering field.
This is a VET in School (VETiS) Program (QLD residents only). Students can undertake VET at school:
- As part of their school studies where it is delivered and resourced by a school registered training (RTO)
- By enrolling directly to Intech
- As a school-based apprentice or trainee
See eligibility requirements under funded programs.
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.
While there are no formal entry requirements, it is expected that students have basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills.
QLD Domestic Students may be eligible to enrol through VETiS (subject to eligibility requirements).
To be eligible for a VETiS program, you must be:
- Currently enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12 and attending school
- Permanently reside in QLD
- An Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE AND RULES
To be awarded the MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways, the following units of competency must be achieved.
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEMPE005A Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry
MEMPE006A Undertake a basic engineering project
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
PLUS ELECTIVE UNITS:
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
MEMPE001A Use engineering workshop machines
MEMPE004A Use fabrication equipment
MEMPE007A Pull apart and re-assemble engineering mechanisms
MSMSUP106 Work in a team
INTERNSHIP/ ON-THE-JOB WORK PLACEMENTS:
Students are encouraged to seek industry work placement to gain the maximum benefit from the course. This is an opportunity to not only apply and practice the skills acquired in a formal work environment, but to improve their capabilities. As a result, the student will not only meet but exceed their learning outcomes.
InTech may assist in securing industry work placements – Conditions apply.
Domestic Students (Full-Time)
As a domestic student, you will attend face-to-face classes and practical workshops, Monday to Friday, on Intech campus. Compulsory 75% attendance is required.
VET in School Students
Students completing this course in their school are required to attend face-to-face classes and workshops on school premises.
Students attending full-time classes will receive handouts/learning material relevant to each unit, safety boots and Intech t-shirt on induction day.
We recommend students wear personal protective equipment suited to the engineering industry.
On induction /orientation day, students will receive:
- Overview of each unit of competency
- Methods of assessment
- Student handbook
- Training plan and schedule
- Internship details and journal
- Job placement logbooks
- Textbooks and study materials
- Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) overview
- Work placement support
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process of having your knowledge, work experience and skills formally assessed for the purpose of gaining a nationally recognised and accredited qualification. InTech offers you the chance to transfer your skills and experience and turn it into a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways!
The benefits of RPL:
- Save money – RPL is a much cheaper alternative than full-time study
- Save time – RPL allows you to achieve the qualification as soon as you can provide the satisfactory skills and experience
- RPL gives overseas skilled workers the opportunity to transfer their overseas skills and experience into an Australian qualification. This may be used to apply for jobs in Australia or apply for migration.
- RPL identifies gaps in your skills which can be translated into a training plan to meet the requirements of a specific job role or to achieve the full qualification
- Apply for further study or accreditation
If you are considering study or further training, think about what existing skills and industry experience you already have as you may be eligible to apply for an RPL.
To successfully achieve an RPL, you must be able to demonstrate your skills towards each unit of competency in the qualification and show work currency to ensure it aligns with current industry standards.
As part of the RPL application process, candidates must provide the following types of evidence:
- Portfolio of Evidence
- Prior qualifications (accredited and non-accredited)
- Employment history (detailed, positions, performance, appraisals)
- Visual evidence (photos and videos) demonstrating your skillset
- Work samples and other relevant documents
- References and testimonials from verifiable sources
- Journals and publications
- Practical testing in the workshop or classroom (if necessary)
- Written/verbal testing (if necessary)
InTech will assist and guide you through the RPL process. We will provide initial feedback on the RPL at no cost to you to determine your success rate and any gaps in your skills.
Find out more about the RPL process and begin the RPL process by filling out an application form here!
POTENTIAL CAREER PATHWAYS:
- Apprenticeship in fitting, sheet metal fabrication, boilermaking, welding, diesel, mechanical fitting
- Trades assistant
Domestic Students (Full-Time)
This qualification is funded by the Queensland Government under VET in School (VETiS).
Students currently enrolled in high school in Years 10, 11 or 12 can undertake this qualification under the VET in School program. VETiS is fully funded and is fee-free for high students.
Ready to get started?
Fill out an application above or see our How to Apply section for further guidance.
If you require assistance, our dedicated student advisors can help you with any questions you have about the application and enrolment process.
Students are advised to make an appointment to speak to a career counselor for advice on programs, learning pathways and career outcomes.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with the Certificate II in Engineering Pathways. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check www.training.gov.au
Further Progression: Students can progress onto the next level of qualification within the college.
We offer the following qualifications:
- MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade
- MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade
- or other relevant qualifications
Credits may also include units of competency contained within relevant skill sets and statements of attainment.