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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.

  • 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 transition into technical work through completion of the MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade or MEM50112 Diploma of Engineering – Technical 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 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.

Course Duration: 2-4 Years in an apprenticeship contract.

Please refer to the RTO for exact course dates.

This program is to be delivered through a combination of face-to-face visits and facilitated live online meetings supported with on-the-job training at the learner’s workplace.

Theory based delivery will occur through facilitated online training sessions occurring fortnightly (3 hours) and practical skills training will occur through a minimum of 3-4 face to face visits at the student’s workplace through structured training sessions from a qualified trainer / assessor.

Through the online facilitated training sessions, a qualified trainer will provide the required knowledge as per the unit content and will ensure that learning is imparted. The Trainer will have designated session plans to reference to ensure the learning content is provided consistently to all learners.

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 employer.

Cost for eligible students:                  Cost for Ineligible Students:

Tuition fees $5280.00                             Tuition Fees $17,160.00

Material fees $726.00                             Materials Fees $726.00

Total $6,006.00                                      Total $17,886.00 

#Fees have been calculated on 1320 hrs

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.

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

Please contact our customer service team for more information Telephone: +61 3 9302 1296

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

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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