Certificate II in Engineering Studies - Fabrication

VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS)

Course code 22209VIC
Start date(s) February
Course lengthPart time: 2 years
Campus Moorabbin
Study mode Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    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 with competencies in a range of engineering skills such as welding, basic machining, fabrication and use of hand and power tools.

    This course is suitable if you have an interest in air-conditioning and refrigeration, CAD, electrical, mechanical, structural engineering, fabrication and panel beating.

    Fabrication tradespeople learn to make and repair metal fabricated products, including the shaping, cutting and welding of metal. They are often engaged in projects that involve heavy metal design in construction, mining, manufacturing, power generation and shipping industries.

    At present, employer demand for engineering tradespeople exceeds supply. The manufacturing and engineering area is the largest employment sector in Australia, with over one third of all job vacancies for trade qualified people. Completing this course can provide you with a pathway into a highly rewarding career in a wide variety of industries.

  • Course Structure


    Assessment may be a combination of written and practical application projects.


    MEM13014AApply principles of occupational health & safety in the work environment
    MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information
    MEM16008AInteract with computing technology
    MEM18001CUse hand tools
    MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations
    MEM12024APerform computations
    MSAENV272BParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    VU20903Produce Basic Engineering Components and Products Using Fabrication or Machining
    VU20910Produce Basic Engineering Sketches and Drawings
    VU20911Handle Engineering Materials
    VU20909Develop an individual career plan for the engineering industry
    MSS402040AApply 5S Procedures


    VU20912Perform basic machining processes
    VU20913Apply basic fabrication techniques
    VU20915Perform basic welding and thermal cutting processes to fabricate engineering structures
  • Requirements


    When undertaking the course, you must be enrolled as a VCE or VCAL student.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the 22209VIC Certificate II in engineering studies.

    This course is a VET in Schools program and is part of your VCE or VCAL program. You may be eligible for up to five unit credits towards your VCE.

    You may also elect to undertake a Scored Assessment, to receive a contribution to the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), and to gain a study score.


    After completion of the 22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering, you will be given some credit towards completing the MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering apprenticeship course, to further your fabrication trade career.

    Career Opportunities

    • Environmental artist
    • Heavy earth moving equipment
    • Mining equipment
    • Pressure vessels
    • Pipework
    • Automotive/truck body building
    • Duct work
    • Shipbuilder/boats/submarines
    • Furniture/balustrading/architectural
    • Aircraft
    • Food/wine industry equipment
    • Structural work
    • Electrical switchboard cabinets
  • Dates


    This program is delivered on Wednesdays, 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm for VCE students

    This program is delivered on Wednesdays, 8.30 am to 3.30 pm for VCAL students

  • How to Apply


    Contact your secondary school.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    VETiS Coordination Centre
    03 9209 5109


    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    Contact your school to discuss fees for VETiS courses.

Engineering & Fabrication Open Days

  • 10May

    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 3.00pm 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 10 May - bookings essential.

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