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MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering (Domestic Students)

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.

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required for a higher engineering tradesperson within metal, engineering, manufacturing, and associated industries.

The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of engineering work undertaken in the fields of, casting and moulding, computer numerically controlled (CNC) programming, fluid power, heavy fabrication, maintenance, plant mechanics, mechatronics, patternmaking, robotics, toolmaking, welding, and repair, including post-trade work.

It provides the skills and knowledge for a person to understand and implement quality control techniques, exercise good interpersonal and communications skills, work from complex instructions and procedures, exercise discretion within the scope of responsibility, perform work under limited supervision either individually or in a team environment, be responsible for assuring the quality of their own work, provide trade guidance and assistance as part of a work team, perform non-trade tasks which are incidental or peripheral to the primary tasks and facilitate the completion of the whole task, inspect products and/or materials for conformity with established operational standards, operate lifting equipment incidental to their work and assists in the provision of training in conjunction with supervisors and trainers.

Further training pathways from this qualification include transition into technical work through completion of the MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade or MEM50112 Diploma of Engineering – Technical or other relevant qualifications.

  • 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

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.

To undertake this program, students must be undertaking an apprenticeship.

An Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits.

Students must be employed in a role that enables them access to appropriate workplace tasks.

AIE will confirm the suitability of the learner's employment prior to commencement.

All students must undertake a LL&N assessment as part of the enrollment process. Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed relevant qualifications.

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 and workplace evidence reports.

This program is to be delivered through facilitated online training sessions occurring fortnightly (2 hours) and practical skills training will occur through a minimum of 3-4 face to face visits at the student's workplace.

For practical components/ skills, the Trainer will coordinate with the employer to ensure access to suitable environments for practical training to occur.

Learners will also be supplied with Learner Guides for each unit delivered and will work through the learning activities during self-study time. Learning activities will give learners the opportunity to practice and prepare for assessments.

Learners will have the opportunity to apply and test their new knowledge and skills through their employment and on-the-job training within their business.

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 CodeUnit Name
MEM09002Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011Undertake manual handling
MEM12023Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024Perform computations
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006Plan work activities
MEM16006Organise and communicate information
MEM16008Interact with computing technology
MEM17003Assist in the provision of on the job training
MEM18001Use hand tools
MEM18002Use power tools/hand held operations
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Group A Specialisation units:

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM12025Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations
MEM16010Write reports
MEM16012Interpret technical specifications and manuals
MEM16014Report technical information
MEM17001Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace
MEM18011Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MEM24012Apply metallurgy principles

Group B Electives:

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM05004Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding
MEM05005Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05007Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05010Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
MEM05072Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05012Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05073Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05074Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05084Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process
MEM05037Perform geometric development
MEM05085Select welding processes
MEM05049Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05056Perform routine flux core arc welding
MEM12007Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM05089Assemble fabricated components
MEM05052Apply safe welding practices
MEM24001Perform basic penetrant testing
MEM05090Weld using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05091Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05092Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05096Weld using flux core arc welding process
MEM11016Order 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).

This course has been designed to be delivered over 2-4 years in apprenticeship contract.

This course also looks at the competence of the apprentice during the training.

Cost for eligible students:        

Tuition fees: $5280.00  

Material fees: $726.00    

Total: $6,006.00    


Cost for Ineligible Students:

Tuition Fees -  $17,160.00 Materials Fees -  $726.00                                 Total $17,886.00

#Fees have been calculated on 1320 hrs

RPL Assessment only training could be completed by candidates that have around 6 years of industry experience.

Our expert team will carefully assess your experience including past qualifications, relevant skills, and industry knowledge. Information about your knowledge and experience will be aligned to the relevant components of the qualification. You will receive recognition for the units or modules in which you have demonstrated either competency or similarity of learning outcomes, and you will only need to complete any remaining units to receive the qualification.

To apply for RPL simply submit an enquiry so we can provide you with the appropriate application form. Along with this form you will also need to supply any relevant documentation that supports your application including existing qualifications and evidence of your previous roles.

The cost for RPL in a VET course will vary depending on the number of units of competency you successfully gain recognition for, the fee structure of the course and any assessment or training required. You will be provided with an approximate cost for your unique situation when you apply.

Australian Institute Of Engineering as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for credit transfer Form available from AIE campus, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from AIE Website.

Your completed Application for credit transfer form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to AIE either in person or by email. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

AIE encourages all, students to look at apprenticeship as a career option. Further information can be obtained by talking to our friendly staff.

Our expert team will assist you with the steps to enrol to undertake training in this qualification.

To apply and enrol in this course with Australian Institute of Engineering please contact Brett Ambrosio for further information:

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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


"This training is delivered with South Australia government funding".

"This training is subsidised by the NSW Government".

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