Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade




105 weeks including term breaks

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This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson – Level II within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or at equivalent levels in other industries where Engineering Tradespersons work. The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in an Engineering Trade who choose to study at a higher level during their apprenticeship in the above trade or for people who are existing engineering tradespersons.

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $51,800 per year.

Course Overview

The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies, such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements:  This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, Although, It is highly recommended that the student have:

  • have satisfactory numeracy and literacy capabilities
  • are mature age (over 18 years at the time of commencement)
What you'll learn

What you’ll learn:

To complete this qualification you will need to complete:

The minimum requirements for achievement of the Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade are:

  • completion of all of the Core units of competency listed below, and
  • completion of specialisation units from the Group A list below to a maximum value of 100 points, and
  • completion of units up to the value of 12 points from the Group B list and
  • completion of units from the Group C list to bring the total value of units from Groups A, B and C to at least 117 points.
  • Points associated with prerequisites count towards the total

Mandatory Units

MEM12023A: Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024A: Perform Computations

MEM12025A: Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations

MEM13014A: Apply principles of OH&S in the work environment.

MEM14004A: Plan to undertake a Routine task

MEM14005A: Plan a complete activity

MEM15002A: Apply quality systems

MEM15024A: Apply quality procedures

MEM16006: Organise and Communicate information

MEM16007A: Work with others in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

MEM16008A: Interact with computing technology

MEM16012A: Interpret technical specifications and manuals

MEM16009A: Research and analyse engineering information

MEM16011A: Communicate with individuals and small groups

MEM16014A: Report technical information

MEM17003A: Assist in the provision of on the job training

MEM30012A: Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering related environment

MSAENV272B: Participate in environmentally sustainability work practices

Suggested elective units:

MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly
MEM05026C Apply welding principles
MEM05036C Repair / replace / modify fabrications
MEM05042B Perform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices
MEM07005C Perform general machining
MEM07006C Perform lathe operations
MEM07008D Perform grinding operations
MEM07012B Perform complex grinding operations
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM09003B Prepare basic engineering drawing
MEM09005B Perform basic engineering detail drafting
MEM09009C Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system
MEM09010C Create 3D models using computer aided design system
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling
MEM18003C Use tools for precision work
MEM18004B Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18006C Repair and fit engineering components

Teaching and assessment

Timetable: Monday- Thursday, Work placement optional (The timetable for future intakes may differ to the current schedule.

Delivery Method: is a combination classroom delivery (face-to-face) and industry placement (optional). Competencies will be assessed by theory tests, practical tasks and project work. You’ll also produce a portfolio of work.

Delivery Location: Course is delivered on-site at our Brisbane Campus: 21 Parkview Street, Milton, QLD.

Resources provided: Student will receive handouts/learning material relevant to each unit, Safety boots and Intech T-shirt on the induction day. We also recommend that the students wear protective clothing, safety glasses suited to the automotive industry.

University Credits: Upto 9 Credits at specific Universities.


Have trade skills and work experience but no formal qualification?

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.

Fast track your studies and bridge the gaps in your skill set through the RPL. InTech offers you the chance to take all your experience and turn it into a Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade!!

For each unit, candidates will be given the option to demonstrate competency through a combination of any of the following:

  • A Portfolio of Evidence which includes:
    – Prior Qualifications (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/classroom
  • Written/Verbal Testing

Apply for RPL or for Credit Transfer for discounted fees and reduced study duration.

Career Pathways

The job role involves the application of advanced system-level skills in the learner’s trade and may also include cross skills from other trades. Job roles may include the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of mechanical, electrical or electronic systems including related equipment and machinery, fabrication of structures and assemblies requiring advanced manufacturing and assembly techniques, sheet metal work requiring advanced manufacturing and assembly techniques as well as use of relevant machinery, equipment and joining techniques. Machinery and equipment can include fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer-controlled machine tools.

Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Advanced Engineering Tradesperson – Level II related roles in other industries.

Fees and funding

Fees:  AUD 18 ,000-no hidden fee

The  student tuition fees as published are subject to change annually given individual circumstances at enrolment and a number of other factors.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full fee of a course upfront you might be eligible for a payment plan. This allows you to pay for your course either per semester or in monthly installments.

Intake Dates: There are 4 intake dates in a year: Jan-Feb, April-May, July & September-October

Fee reduction applies for: Credit Transfer, RPL or Government Funding


How to apply

See our how to apply section for further guidance.

If you still need help, our student advisor provides first point of contact for student who have applied to Intech Institute. Our dedicated student advisors can help you with any questions you have about the process of applying to us and the current status of your application.

Professional accreditation and recognition

On successful completion of this course including competence in all assessment requirements , you will be awarded the Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade.

This qualification is recognized nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check the www.training.gov.au

Additional information

Pathways into the qualification:
Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed one of the following:

  • MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering,
  • MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade,
  • MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade,
  • or other relevant qualifications.

Further Progression: Students can progress onto a higher level course within the college. We offer the MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technical or other relevant qualifications.

Credits may also include units of competency contained within relevant skills 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