Engineering & FabricationCourses

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Holmesglen offers a range of TAFE courses in engineering, including apprenticeships, certificates and diplomas.

As a Holmesglen graduate you will have will have a qualification that is recognised throughout Australia and internationally, so a career in engineering can really take you anywhere.

If you have been working in the industry, we offer flexible study options make it easier for you to fit study into your busy schedule. Your work experience may also be recognised and credited towards your next qualification, making your work to study transition even easier.

Our continued investment in equipment means you learn with the best. At Holmesglen, much of your time is spent out of the classroom refining your skills in the engineering and manufacturing workshops, equipped with industry standard machinery. And our courses produce graduates with the skills and knowledge that the industry and employers demand.

Our courses are created in consultation with industry and our teachers are industry professionals. So from the curriculum to the classroom and into the workshops, you know when you graduate that you are work safe and work ready.

Courses available (23)

Certificate III

  • International
    Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade
    Moorabbin
    MEM30405
    • Start February / July

    This course provides you with the practical skills and knowledge required for a non-licensed engineering electrical/electronic tradesperson employed in the manufacturing, mining, oil and sustainable energy industries. The skills developed at this level include fault finding, service, modification of machinery and equipment, and maintenance programming. You will also learn about programming and commissioning of PLC, HMI screens, inventor drives and automation systems.

  • International
    Engineering - Fabrication Trade
    Apprenticeship
    Moorabbin
    Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade Holmesglen TAFE
    MEM30305
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This certificate is suitable if you are interested in working as a welder, sheetmetal worker or as a boilermaker.This course is offered as an apprenticeship program, both off and on campus programs.If you are enrolling in the course as an apprentice sheetmetal worker or boilermaker, you must enter into a contract of training with an employer before commencing this course. At present, employer demand for engineering apprentices exceeds supply. The manufacturing and engineering area is [...]

  • International
    Engineering -Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning)
    Chadstone
    Certificate III in Engineering -Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning) Holmesglen TAFE
    MEM30205
    • Start February / July

    This course equips students with the knowledge and skills required for a career in refrigeration and air conditioning and its applications. When combined with enough on-the-job experience, the course can lead to you becoming a qualified refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic.As a licensed refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic, you will assemble, install and repair industrial, commercial and domestic air conditioning and refrigeration systems. This could range from installing ducted air-conditioning in a family home to [...]

Certificate IV

  • Engineering - Fabrication
    Moorabbin
    Certificate IV in Engineering - Fabrication Holmesglen TAFE
    MEM40105
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    Manufacturing and Engineering is currently the largest employment sector in Australia. Currently, employer demand for engineering graduates is high, with over a third of all job vacancies related to the field.This course is designed to provide you with a greater trade base and is also designed for existing tradespeople with a Certificate III level qualification.As part of this course, you may also undertake specific electives that will best prepare you to successfully obtain a welding [...]

Diploma

  • International
    Engineering - Advanced Trade
    Moorabbin
    Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade Holmesglen TAFE
    MEM50105
    • Start February / July

    This engineering trade course covers the design, manufacture, modification, maintenance and installation of mechanical equipment and systems using modern metal fabrication (welding) engineering technology.Use of Computer Aided Design software and integrating this technology into the fabrication components is a core part of the course.

Programs for Secondary School Students

  • Building Services- Semester Pathway Program
    Moorabbin
    MEM20105
    • Start February / July

    This course is a Semester Pathway program and can only be completed if you are in secondary school.There is a lot more to modern building than wood and bricks, and this course will equip you with skills to pursue a career path in building or in the manufacture of building industry products.During the semester, you will learn about sheet metal fabrication and how it relates to building services. You will learn how to make roof [...]

  • Engineering Studies
    Fabrication Stream - VETiS
    Moorabbin
    Certificate II in Engineering Studies Holmesglen TAFE
    22209VIC
    • Start February

    This course is a VET in Schools program and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.Engineers are interested in how things work and are employed to design, invent, create, maintain and improve everything from buildings to bridges and aeroplanes, to plastics and computers. This course aims to provide pre-employment training and pathways into the engineering manufacturing or related industries and entry into the wider engineering industry. It will provide you [...]

  • Engineering Studies
    VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS)
    Moorabbin
    Certificate II in Engineering Studies Holmesglen TAFE
    22209VIC
    • Start February

    This course is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) program and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.Engineers are interested in how things work and are employed to design, invent, create, maintain and improve everything from buildings to bridges and aeroplanes, to plastics and computers. This course aims to provide pre-employment training and pathways in the engineering manufacturing or related industries, and entry into the wider engineering industry. [...]

  • Creative Engineering Skills- Semester Pathway Program
    Moorabbin
    MEM20105
    • Start February / July

    This course is a Semester Pathway program and can only be completed if you are in secondary school. This course teaches you to safely operate welding equipment, manual and power tools, a blacksmithing forge, jigs and bending tools. You will learn the basic drawing techniques suitable for metal projects and complete basic welding tasks using MIC/Arc equipment.You will also learn how to assemble and fabricate wrought iron and complete a wrought iron project that is [...]

Skill Set

  • Arc Welding
    Intermediate
    Moorabbin
    MEM40105
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    Arc welding is one of the most common forms of welding due to its low cost and is suitable for the small business owner or the home handy man.This course gives you experience in the arc welding process as well as power and hand tools, safe welding practices and engineering measurements, used in the fabrication/welding industry.Successful completion of this program will give you the necessary skills to undertake basic arc welding. [...]

  • Arc Welding- Welders Certification Ticket
    Ticket 1/1E/2/3/3E/4
    Moorabbin
    MEM40105
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course is a welding certification, commonly known as a welding ticket, examined by the WTIA (Welding Technology Institute of Australia). The program is designed to provide you with the training and knowledge required to undertake the practical and theoretical examinations for your ticket.You will gain experience in the arc welding process as required in the fabrication and welding Industry and specified in the Australian Standard AS1796.Successful completion of this course enables you to sit [...]

  • Online
    AutoCAD 2D and 3D - Online
    Off Campus
    MEM40105
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    Learn all there is to know about AutoCAD, with this course comprised of AutoCAD 2D Fundamentals, Advanced 2D and 3D Modeling.This AutoCAD online course is designed to allow students who have minimal or no experience to learn the latest techniques on AutoCAD 2016. In a simple step-by-step process, by using video tutorials, you will produce basic to advanced drawings in 2D and 3D, which utilise the latest features, commands and techniques.After completing the AutoCAD online [...]

  • Online
    AutoCAD 2D Fundamentals - Online
    Off Campus
    MEM40105
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This online skill set program is designed to provide students who have minimal or no experience the opportunity to learn the latest techniques on AutoCAD 2016. In a simple step-by-step process, by using video tutorials, you will produce basic to intermediate drawings in 2D, which utilise the latest features, commands and techniques.After completing the course, students will have an in-depth knowledge and developed skills enabling them to work autonomously and productively with AutoCAD.Students will receive [...]

  • Online
    AutoCAD 3D Modelling - Online
    Off Campus
    MEM40105
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This online skill set program is designed to allow students who have minimal or no experience in 3D to learn the latest techniques on AutoCAD 2016. In a simple step-by-step process, by using video tutorials, you will produce basic to advanced drawings in 3D Modeling, which utilise the latest features, commands and techniques.After completing the course, students will have an in-depth knowledge and developed skills that enable them to work autonomously and productively with AutoCAD.Students [...]

  • Online
    AutoCAD Advanced 2D - Online
    Off Campus
    MEM40105
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This online skill set program is designed to take students who have some 2D experience (in topics including 2D Fundamentals) to learn the latest techniques on AutoCAD 2016. In a simple step-by-step process, by using video tutorials, you will produce basic to advanced drawings in 2D, which utilises the latest features, commands and techniques.After completing the course, students will have an in-depth knowledge and developed skills that enable them to work autonomously and productively with [...]

  • Flux Cored Welding
    Intermediate
    Moorabbin
    MEM40105
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This Course gives you training in the Flux-Cored Arc Welding process, power and hand tools, safe welding practices, and engineering measurements, which are used in the fabrication/welding industry.Successful completion of this program will give you the necessary skills to do basic flux-core arc welding in a manufacturing/fabrication engineering company.

  • Flux Cored Welding- Welders Certification Ticket
    Ticket 8F
    Moorabbin
    MEM40105
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course is a welding certification, commonly known as a welding ticket, examined by the WTIA (Welding Technology Institute of Australia). The program is designed to provide you with the training and knowledge required to undertake the practical and theoretical examinations for your ticket.You will gain experience in the flux-cored arc welding process as required in the fabrication and welding industry and specified in the Australian Standard AS1796.Successful completion of the course enables you to [...]

  • Introduction to Fabrication
    Moorabbin
    MEM40105
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    Introduction to fabrication is an affordable program designed for owners of small to medium sized businesses, or individuals wanting to enter the fabrication industry.This course will give you skills and experience in industry specific OH&S, welding processes and safe welding practices, power and hand tools used in fabrication, engineering measurements, and workplace machinery. Additionally, it will provide you with the skills to interpret technical drawings used within the industry.Successful completion of this program will give [...]

  • Online
    Inventor - Online
    Off Campus
    SIC0032
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    If you would like to learn all there is to know about Inventor, this course includes part modeling and producing detailed drawings. It is self-paced and completed in the comfort of your own home.This online course has been designed if you have have minimal or no experience, so that you can learn the latest techniques on Inventor 2014, using simple step by step video tutorials. You will learn how to produce basic to advanced drawings [...]

  • MIG Welding
    Intermediate
    Moorabbin
    MEM40105
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    MIG Welding is the best choice for the general fabrication of steel, because of its speed and ease of use. Most manufacturing industry and structural steel fabricators use the MIG welding process.This course gives you training in the MIG welding process, power and hand tools, safe welding practices and engineering measurement used in the Fabrication/Welding Industry.Successful completion of this program will give you the necessary skills to do basic MIG welding in a manufacturing/fabrication engineering [...]

  • MIG Welding- Welders Certification Ticket
    Ticket 8G
    Moorabbin
    MEM40105
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course is a welding certification, commonly known as a welding ticket, examined by the WTIA (Welding Technology Institute of Australia). The program is designed to provide you with the training and knowledge required to undertake the practical and theoretical examinations for your Ticket.You will gain experience in the MIG welding process as required in the fabrication and welding industry and specified in the Australian Standard AS1796.Successful completion of the course enables you to sit [...]

  • TIG Welding
    Intermediate
    Moorabbin
    MEM40105
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas) is considered to be one of the most difficult and time consuming of the welding processes but it excels at stainless, nickel alloys, aluminium and other alloys. It is the choice for strong, high quality welds in the food and wine industry, manufacturing of bicycles, motor bikes, automotive, and aircraft, in both the commercial and military use.This course will give you experience with TIG welding processes, power and hand tools [...]

  • TIG Welding- Welders Certification Ticket
    Ticket 5/7
    Moorabbin
    MEM40105
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course is a welding certification, commonly known as a welding ticket, examined by the WTIA (Welding Technology Institute of Australia). It is designed to provide you with the training and knowledge required to undertake the practical and theoretical examinations for your ticket.You will gain experience in the TIG welding process, as required in the fabrication and welding Industry and specified in the Australian Standard AS1796.Successful completion of the course enables you to sit the [...]

Engineering & Fabrication Open Days

  • 11May
    Fabrication
    Moorabbin
    OD2742

    Do you love work that is physical and technical? Consider a practical career in the fabrication trades and become an expert in welding engineering.

    At Holmesglen, we're all about hands on learning, so our fabrication workshops are equipped with industry standard machinery. Our continued investment in equipment means that you learn on the equipment you will find on the job, so when you finish your studies you are work safe and work ready.

    Visit us on Open Days at 2.30pm and talk to our teachers about a career in Engineering. You will be shown around our workshop and possibly having a try at designing something with our computer controlled plasma machine that you can take home. After the tour our teaching staff will be available to answer any further questions about the courses and the industry.

    You can also come along to find out more about our VET in Schools course, the Certificate II in Engineering Studies. Our experienced teachers will provide you with information on how we can support you to successfully complete units towards your Year 11 and Year 12 studies as well as highlight future study pathways and career opportunities.

    - , Thu 11 May - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia

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