Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Location

Brisbane, Queensland

Length

26 weeks including term breaks

Cricos Code

Domestic Students only

Course Code

MEM20413

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.

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $51,200 per year.

Course Overview

Students will acquire foundation skills through practical and hands-on work in a simulated workplace environment. They will have the opportunity to undertake on-the-job work placement to apply and enhance their skills.

Students will learn about:

  • Basic introductory welding skills – theory and practice
  • Basic workshop machining operations
  • Use of engineering tools and equipment to produce or modify objects
  • Safe work practices
  • Communication skills
  • Career options within the engineering and manufacturing industry

STUDY OPTIONS

At InTech Institute, we offer a range of study options to suit different types of students and their needs.

On-Campus Study

Study on campus and learn practical skills with our qualified trainer. You will have access to Intech’s fully fitted automotive and engineering workshop which provides a simulated engineering work environment.

VET In school

If you’re currently a high school student, you have the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that may lead to employment or further study. This is a great stepping stone to become job-ready and build practical skills in a formal work environment.

A VET qualification may provide credit towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship 

You may complete this qualification while still enrolled in school through a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT).

Entry requirements

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
What you'll learn

Qualification Rules and Structure

To achieve the MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways, the following units of competency must be achieved.

Core Units:

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 Electives

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.

Teaching and assessment

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.

Resources Provided
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
  • Textbooks and study materials
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) overview
  • Work placement support
RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning is a process of having your 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!

Candidates can demonstrate their skills through a combination of:

  • Portfolio of Evidence
    • Prior qualification (accredited and non-accredited)
    • Employment history (detailed, positions, performance, appraisals)
    • Work samples and other relevant documents (photos, videos, etc.)
    • References and testimonials from verifiable sources
    • Journals and publications
  • Practical testing in the workshop or classroom (if necessary)
  • Written/verbal testing (if necessary)

Apply for RPL or Credit Transfer today!

Career Pathways

Potential Career Pathways:

  • Apprenticeship in fitting, sheet metal fabrication, boilermaking, welding, diesel, mechanical fitting
  • Traineeship
  • Trades assistant
Fees and funding

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.

VETiS: $0

How to apply

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.

Professional accreditation and recognition

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.

Additional information

Further Progression: Students can progress onto the next level of qualification within the college via apprenticeship.
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.

What Kind Of Student Are You?

You're a local student if you are:
  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or
  • an Australian permanent resident
You're an international student if you are:
  • intending to study on a student visa, or
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • not an Australian permanent resident or
  • a temporary resident of Australia
You're a working professional if you are:
  • currently working in Australia or Internationally
  • able to provide sufficient work evidence to obtain a qualification
  • willing to expand your future job prospects

If you're unsure please contact us at admissions@intech.edu.au