102 weeks


Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW)

This qualification is designed to build upon an individual’s existing skillset and expertise in engineering roles. It is perfect for individuals who are employed in roles where they hold responsibility and accountability for engineering-related design, development, leadership or operations across a range of industries and disciplines.

The Graduate Diploma of Engineering is a great bridging course for someone who may want to pursue a Bachelor or Master’s degree. This will open up career opportunities to roles as a mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, mining engineer, systems engineer or network engineer.

Existing engineers currently employed in the industry may be eligible to complete the program through:

To undertake the Graduate Diploma of Engineering, applicants must hold either:

• An Advanced Diploma of Engineering or a Diploma of Engineering OR
• A relevant Certificate IV or Certificate III together with significant relevant vocational practice in an engineering-related role OR
• Bachelor Degree; or other higher education qualification, with relevant vocational practice in an engineering-related role.

It is expected that students have intermediate Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills to be able to complete training and assessments.

Domestic Students (Full-Time)
English and Language and Literacy Skills

International Students
International students are expected to demonstrate English proficiency in IELTS to a minimum 5.5.
Other criteria is determined by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (i.e. satisfying Visa requirements)

Apprenticeships and Trainees
See the eligibility requirements under QLD Funded Programs.

On-the-Job Learners
English and Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
Access to workplaces with all the necessary learning resources

RPL Students
Demonstrate previous and/or current work history.
QLD Government Subsidised RPL and Gap Training (QLD residents only).

Skillset and Micro Courses
English and Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
Attendance and work placement


To be awarded the MEM80112 Graduate Diploma of Engineering, the following units of competency must be achieved.


MEM234002A Integrate engineering technologies
MEM234035A Maintain and apply technical and engineering skills
MSAENV672B Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability



MEM234001A Plan and manage engineering-related projects or operations
MEM234008A Design plant using computer simulations
MEM234009A Design computer-integrated manufacturing systems
MEM234010A Design microcontroller applications
MEM234011A Design programmable logic controller applications
MEM234012 Design integrated maintenance management systems
MEM234013A Plan and design engineering-related manufacturing processes
MEM234014A Design a robotic system
MEM23123A Evaluate manufacturing processes
MSS407006A Build relationships between teams in an operations environment
MSS405022A Design a process layout
MEM234027A Plan and manage materials supply for an engineering project or manufacturing operation
MEM234028A Produce and manage technical documentation
MEM234029A Produce and manage technical publications
MEM234030A Provide specialised technical and engineering guidance to other technical employees
MEM234031A Manage installation, commissioning or modification of machines and equipment



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.

International Students
As an international student, you will attend face-to-face classes and practical workshops, Monday to Friday, on Intech campus. Compulsory attendance is required under student visa conditions. InTech operates on a 10-week term. There are 4 terms per year. All classes are scheduled for 20 hours per week.

RPL Students

Attend workshops only if skills gaps identified.

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

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 Graduate Diploma of Engineering*!

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.

*To apply for an RPL to a Graduate Diploma of Engineering, you must hold an Advanced Diploma of Engineering. 

  • Engineering leadership roles
  • Research and development roles
  • Project Manager
  • Operations Manager

Domestic Students (Full-Time)
$12 000.00 (includes PPE, training and assessment resources)

International Students
$20 000.00 (includes PPE, training and assessment resources; excludes OSHC, visa fees, accommodation)

On the Job Learners
Please contact us for a quote.

RPL Students
Please contact us for a quote.

Skillset and Micro Courses
Please contact us for a quote.

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.

Fee reduction applies for
Credit Transfer, RPL or Government Funding

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 Graduate Diploma of Engineering! This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check

Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates may undertake a degree in Bachelor of Engineering or Master of Engineering or other suitable higher education qualifications. Intech has pathways for engineering programs with Southern Cross University.