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.

Redefine your engineering career with this high-level course. Develop the specialised skills and knowledge required to become a mechanical engineering technician or associate. According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, mechanical engineering draftspersons and technicians are specialised occupations that have high skill levels and earning potential. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are reliable, work well in a team, and have a strong work ethic.

In this course you will gain detailed drafting and design skills, and learn how to oversee the installation and maintenance of machinery. You will also develop your knowledge of engineering processes and principles, project management, quality systems, and team building. Our supportive, industry experienced teachers will give you all the support you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a mechanical engineering technician or associate. You can also continue with further tertiary study in this area.

OVERVIEW

Redefine your engineering career with this high-level course. Develop the specialised skills and knowledge required to become a mechanical engineering technician or associate. According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, mechanical engineering draftspersons and technicians are specialised occupations that have high skill levels and earning potential. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are reliable, work well in a team, and have a strong work ethic.

In this course you will gain detailed drafting and design skills, and learn how to oversee the installation and maintenance of machinery. You will also develop your knowledge of engineering processes and principles, project management, quality systems, and team building. Our supportive, industry experienced teachers will give you all the support you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a mechanical engineering technician or associate. You can also continue with further tertiary study in this area.

HOW CAN TRAINING BENEFIT YOU?

  • 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

PATHWAYS

Pathways from the qualification

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)

Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours)

WHO CAN UNDERTAKE THE TRAINING?

For Domestic Students:

Completion of MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering – Technical is required for entry into this course.

RPL PROCESS

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.

RPL COSTS

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.

APPLYING FOR RPL

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.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Post All units from qualifications.

Students need to complete Thirty (30) units of competency, consisting of:

  • 7 Core units
  • 23 Elective units

Core Units

Unit code Unit title
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM22001A Perform engineering activities
MEM22002A Manage self in the engineering environment
MEM30007A Select common engineering materials
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

 

Elective Units

MEM12024A Perform computations
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM12025A Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations
MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings
MSAENV472B Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
MEM30022A Undertake supervised procurement activities
MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) system to create and display 3-D models
MEM30006A Calculate stresses in simple structures
MEM09157A Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
MEM09158A Perform mechatronics engineering design drafting
MEM09204A Produce basic engineering detail drawings
MEM09205A Produce electrical schematic drawings
MEM14002B Undertake basic process planning
MEM14003B Undertake basic production scheduling
MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
MEM23005A Apply statistics and probability techniques to engineering tasks
MEM23006A Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
MEM23007A Apply calculus to engineering tasks
MEM23008A Apply advanced algebra and numerical methods to engineering tasks
MEM23131A Evaluate rapid prototyping applications
MEM23132A Evaluate rapid manufacturing processes
MEM23133A Evaluate rapid tooling applications

 

Please note:

*The above units have listed pre-requisite units that are listed within the Training Package and the AIE Engineering Qualifications Overview. All elective units are included and accounted for within the unit selection and order of delivery.

 

LOCATION AND STUDY MODE

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.

CREDIT TRANSFER

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.

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

Work alone or as part of single and multi-disciplinary teams that includes other para-professionals, professionals, trades and production personnel

WHAT IS THE COURSE DURATION?

4 Years in apprenticeship contract.

HOW DO I ENROL?

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

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

Read and understand the information contained in this course brochure and the Student Information Handbook.

Complete and sign the Application Form 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.

Return the Application Form to Australian Institute of Engineering.

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.

Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and Pre Training Review (PTR) at Australian Institute of Engineering prior to your commencement of the course.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS can contact our friendly staff at +61 421 116 693 with any questions about the course or how to apply.

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COURSE COST?

Costs for this program are as follows:

Admin fees: $250

Tuition fees: $16000

Material & Equipment fees: $1000

Total : $17250

(Above tuition fees apply for admission by direct entry.

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

WOULD YOU LIKE MORE INFORMATION?

Contact our friendly team at Australian Institute of Engineering at:

Australian Institute of Engineering

 

Head Office (Melbourne Campus)

60 Belfast Street,

BROADMEADOWS, VIC 3047

Telephone: +61 3 9302 1296

Email: info@auie.edu.au

HOW CAN TRAINING BENEFIT YOU?

  • 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

PATHWAYS

Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering and MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade.

WHO CAN UNDERTAKE THE TRAINING?

Students are required to meet the following entry requirements:

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:

  • 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.

WHAT CONTENT IS COVERED IN THE TRAINING?

Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (MEM30205) covers the skills and knowledge required to work as an Engineering Trades-person – Mechanical within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Trades-person – Mechanical work.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Students need to complete Thirty-Two (32) units of competency, consisting of:

  • 12 Core units
  • 20 Elective units

Core units

Unit Code Unit Name
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024A Perform computations
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity
MEM15002A Apply quality systems
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

 

Elective units

Unit Code Unit Name
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM07005C* Perform general machining*
MEM07006C* Perform lathe operations*
MEM07007C* Perform milling operations*
MEM07008D* Perform grinding operations*
MEM12003B* Perform precision mechanical measurement*
MEM18003C* Use tools for precision work*
MEM18055B* Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components*
MEM18006C* Repair and fit engineering components*
MEM18009B* Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components*
MEM18020B* Maintain hydraulic system components*
MEM12006C* Mark off/out (general engineering) *
MEM05037C* Perform geometric development*
MEM05010C* Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques*
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling
MEM05005B* Carry out mechanical cutting*
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM11016B 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. All elective units are included and accounted for within the unit selection and order of delivery.

WHAT IS THE COURSE DURATION?

This course has been designed to be delivered over 63 weeks with 51 weeks of scheduled classes and 12 weeks holidays.

Classes are held for 20 student contact hours per week which equates to 1020 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 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 204 hours of self-study.

Courses are run regularly throughout the year. Please refer to the RTO intake date page for course start dates.

HOW IS THE COURSE TRAINED AND ASSESSED?

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.

LOCATION AND STUDY MODE

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.

JOB ROLES/EMPLOYMENT OUTCOME

The Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical including the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, 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 Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical roles in other industries.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

Successful completion of the course will result in you being awarded the Qualification of Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (MEM30205). Should the student successfully complete only one or more of the Units of Competency, but not the required 32 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.

HOW DO I ENROL?

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

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 this course brochure and the International Student Information Handbook.
  2. Complete and sign the Application Form 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. Return the Application Form to Australian Institute of Engineering.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 +61 421 116 693 with any questions about the course or how to apply.

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COURSE COST?

Costs for this program are as follows:

Administration Fee:          $250

Tuition Fee:                 $11,000

Non Tuition Fee (Materials Fee):              $1000

Total Fees payable:     $12,250

(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 MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering, 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.

WOULD YOU LIKE MORE INFORMATION?

Contact our friendly team at Australian Institute of Engineering at:

Australian Institute of Engineering

 

Head Office (Melbourne Campus)

60 Belfast Street,

BROADMEADOWS, VIC 3047

Telephone: +61 3 9302 1296

Email: info@auie.edu.au

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