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MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade

Cricos course code: 0100610

This course has been designed for International Students studying in Australia and will provide successful students with a Nationally Recognised Qualification of Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade (MEM50119).

Cricos course code: 0100610

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 transition into technical work through completion of the MEM60119 Advanced Diploma of Engineering or undertaking other relevant qualifications.

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 6.0 or PTE Academic Score of 46 (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.

Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade (MEM50119) 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.

Students need to complete Forty-Nine (49) units of competency, consisting of:

  • 18 Core units
  • 31 Elective units

Core units

Unit Code Unit Name
MEM09002* Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011* Undertake manual handling
MEM12023* Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024* Perform computations
MEM12025* Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations
MEM12026* Perform advanced trade calculations in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006* Plan work activities
MEM16006* Organise and communicate information
MEM16008* Interact with computing technology
MEM16009* Research and analyse engineering information
MEM16011* Communicate with individuals and small groups
MEM16012* Interpret technical specifications and manuals
MEM16014* Report technical information
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

Elective units

Group A units:

Unit Code Unit Name
MEM05004* Perform routine oxy 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
MEM05085 Select welding processes
MEM05089 Assemble fabricated components
MEM05090 Weld using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05037* Perform geometric development
MEM05091 Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05092 Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05049* Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050* Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05096 Weld using flux core arc welding process
MEM05052* Apply safe welding practices
MEM05056* Perform routine flux core arc welding
MEM11016* Order materials
MEM12007* Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM24001* Perform basic penetrant testing

Group B Electives:

Unit Code Unit Name
MEM12003* Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM18011* Shut down and isolate machines/equipment

Group C Electives:

Unit Code Unit Name
MEM09009* Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system
MEM09010* Create 3D models using computer aided design system
MEM16001* Give formal presentations  and take part in meetings
MEM16010* Write reports
MEM17001* Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace
MEM24012 Apply metallurgy principles

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).

Course Duration:
This course has been designed to be delivered over 120 weeks with 68 weeks of Tuition Weeks + 24 Weeks of Work Placement and 28 weeks holidays.

Contact Hours:
Classes are held for 20 student contact hours per week which equates to 1360 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 272 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.

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 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson – Level II in mechanical, electrical/ electronic or fabrication trade disciplines.

The job role involves 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.

Successful completion of the course will result in you being awarded the Qualification of Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade (MEM50119). Should the student successfully complete only one or more of the Units of Competency, but not the required 49 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.

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.

Costs for this program are as follows:

Tuition Fee: $26,000
Materials Fee: $3,500
Admin Fee: $300
Total Fees payable: $29,800

(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 MEM40105/MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering, MEM30205/MEM30119 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade, MEM30305/MEM30119 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade, or other relevant qualifications)

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.

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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