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MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering

Cricos course code: 0100617

This course has been designed for International Students and Domestic Students studying in Australia and will provide successful students with a Nationally Recognised Qualification of Certificate IV in Engineering (MEM40119).

Cricos course code: 0100617

Australian Institute of Engineering is a Registered Training Organisation delivering Nationally Recognised Training. We have a commitment to helping people achieve their learning goals, in a fun and supportive learning environment.

  • A Nationally Recognised qualification upon successful completion of the course
  • Fun and flexible delivery of training and assessment by experienced industry trainers and assessors
  • The opportunity to choose a career path through recognised qualifications
  • Learning of new skills
  • Develop your existing skills further, or have your existing skills recognised with a nationally recognised qualification
  • Meet new people and gain confidence in your employment skills

Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade or other relevant qualifications.

Certificate IV in Engineering (MEM40119) covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) – Level III, Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) – Level III, Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Electrical/Electronic) – Level III within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or at equivalent levels in other industries where Engineering Tradespersons work.

Students need to complete Forty Two (42) units of competency, consisting of:

  • 12 Core units
  • 30 Elective units

Core Units:

Unit Code Unit Name
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 Perform computations
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006 Plan work activities
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on the job training
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Group A Specialisation units:

Unit Code Unit Name
MEM12025 Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations
MEM16010 Write reports
MEM16012 Interpret technical specifications and manuals
MEM16014 Report technical information
MEM17001 Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace
MEM18011 Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MEM24012 Apply metallurgy principles

Group B Electives:

Unit Code Unit Name
MEM05004 Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05010 Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
MEM05072 Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05073 Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05074 Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05084 Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process
MEM05037 Perform geometric development
MEM05085 Select welding processes
MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05056 Perform routine flux core arc welding
MEM12007 Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM05089 Assemble fabricated components
MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices
MEM24001 Perform basic penetrant testing
MEM05090 Weld using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05091 Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05092 Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05096 Weld using flux core arc welding process
MEM11016 Order materials

Please note:

*The above units have listed pre-requisite units that are listed within the Training Package and the AIE Engineering Qualifications Overview. Selection of elective units will depend on selection of stream (Fabrication Trade or Mechanical Trade).

For Domestic Students:

For you to be eligible, you need to be:

      • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits
      • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and Pre Training Review (PTR) at Australian Institute of Engineering prior to your commencement of the course.

For International Students:

Students are required to meet the following entry requirements:

      • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older
      • An IELTS score of 5.5 or PTE Academic Score of 45.4 (or equivalent English Language Testing Score) is required for International students entering into this program*
      • Applicants might be asked to take an AIE English Placement Test
      • Students must successfully complete a LLN test to confirm the ability to effectively undertake the course
      • This program has been designed to be delivered through classroom-based delivery and students must have the ability to attend the scheduled sessions as per the timetable and allocate some self-study time.
      • Students will be required to have access to a computer (or laptop) with internet connection for self-study purposes.

*Note: Exception on English Requirement for international students

Applicant who is a citizen and holds a passport from UK, USA, Canada (excluding French province), NZ or Republic of Ireland, will not be required to present any English evidence as part of application with AIE.

This course has been designed to be delivered over 102 weeks with 56 weeks of Tuition Weeks + 24 Weeks of Work Placement and 22 weeks holidays.

Classes are held for 20 student contact hours per week which equates to 1120 student contact hours. This may be achieved with a schedule such as 3 days per week (2 days of 8 hours, and 1 day of 4 hours per week). While the timetable may vary it will always maintain 20 student contact hours per week.

Students will be required to undertake 24 weeks of work placement throughout the program. The work placement will be for 32 hours per week (4 days) and students will perform a range of duties in line with the program outcomes.

Students will also be required to allocate some time each week to undertake some self-study (e.g. self- directed learning through activity books, case studies, and assignments). Students should be able to allocate approximately 4 hours per week outside of allocated class time. This equates to approximately 224 hours of self-study.

Courses are run regularly throughout the year. Please refer to the RTO for exact course dates.

This program is to be delivered in a classroom based environment with access to a fully equipped engineering workshop.

All theory and practical based delivery and assessment will occur within the designated classrooms and engineering workshop of the RTO through structured training sessions from a qualified Trainer / Assessor employed by the RTO. At these training sessions a qualified Trainer/ Assessor will provide the required skills and knowledge as per the unit content and will ensure the learning is imparted.

The course also involves students completing some reading and written work outside the scheduled classroom delivery time.

The assessment process will include the gathering of evidence to demonstrate the student’s competence. The assessments include theory and practical tasks and will be clearly documented in the assessment documents. Assessments will include tasks such as written questions, practical demonstrations, case studies and assignments.

Costs for this program are as follows:

Tuition Fee:                 $21,000

(Above tuition fees apply for admission by direct entry. Credit for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this qualification for those who have completed MEM30205/MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade, MEM30305/MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade, or other relevant qualifications)

Non Tuition Fee (Materials and Equipment Fee):              $3,000

Non Tuition Fee (Admin Fee):              $300

Total Fees payable:     $24,300

Australian Institute of Engineering will not require an international student or intending overseas student undertaking a course that is more than 25 weeks, to pay more than 50% of the student’s total tuition fees for a course before the student has begun the course.

While Australian Institute of Engineering doesn’t require students to pay more than 50% up front, it can accept more than 50% of tuition fees before a course starts if the student, or the person responsible for paying the fees, chooses to pay more.

Refund arrangements are provided within the Student Information Handbook and must be read and understood prior to enrolment.

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: AIE Campus – Broadmeadows, Melbourne; Workplace

Study Mode: On campus, Workplace

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

The Certificate IV in Engineering specifies the competencies required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson – Level II in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines. The job role involves application of additional skills in the learner’s trade or cross skills from other trades. Job roles may include the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of equipment and machinery, the fabrication of structures and assemblies, manufacture of sheet metal work, 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 Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson – Level II related roles in other industries.

Your part in the enrolment process is triggered by you completing an Online Application Form to study with Australian Institute of Engineering on our website.

To apply and enrol in this course with Australian Institute of Engineering you will be required to complete the following steps:

  1. Read and understand the information contained in the course brochure and the International Student Information Handbook.
  2. Complete the Application Form online to declare that you understand all of the information provided and confirm your interest in the selected course. This will include providing a range of information and documents to support your application.
  3. You will then receive a Letter of Offer and Written Agreement confirming your enrolment details which must be signed and returned to confirm your enrolment with Australian Institute of Engineering.
  4. Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test at Australian Institute of Engineering prior to your commencement of the course.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS can contact our friendly staff at +61 3 9302 1296  with any questions about the course or how to apply.

Successful completion of the course will result in you being awarded the Qualification of Certificate IV in Engineering (MEM40119). Should the student successfully complete only one or more of the Units of Competency, but not the required 42 Units of Competency, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment at the time of completion or withdrawal.

For re- issuance of Certificates and Statements of Attainments the student will be charged $25 per document required. Payment for the re-issuance of such documents is required prior to the re-issuance occurring by the RTO.

Contact our friendly team at Australian Institute of Engineering at:

Australian Institute of Engineering


Head Office (Melbourne Campus)

60 Belfast Street,


Telephone: +61 3 9302 1296


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