Certificate II in Engineering Studies - Technical

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 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. It will provide you with a range of engineering skills such as computer aided design 2D and 3D, design principles, fabrication techniques and the use of hand and power of tools.

    The course is designed to give you the technical knowledge and skills to design and create 3D engineering models using cutting edge software such AutoCAD and Inventor. As a student you will also be eligible to download the software for free. 

    You will also balance out your technical skills with practical engineering skills by learning how to use relevant engineering equipment, such as a computer controlled plasma cutter.

  • 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
    VU20909Develop an individual career plan for the engineering industry
    VU20910Produce Basic Engineering Sketches and Drawings
    VU20911Handle Engineering Materials
    MEM12024APerform computations
    MSAENV272BParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    MSS402040AApply 5S Procedures


    MEM30002AProduce engineering graphics
    VU20916Create engineering drawings using computer aided systems
    VU20905Assist with the design of a basic mechanical system
  • Requirements


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

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course 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.


    This course is a pathway to the Certificate IV in Engineering, which can be tailored to help you gain employment as a junior draftsperson. Holmesglen receives numerous inquires from employers seeking trained AutoCAD and Inventor personnel as demand exceeds supply in this field.

    The course is also a pathway to university as it gives you an introduction to engineering degree courses by giving you the technical knowledge and a range of skills for relevant engineering fields.

    Career Opportunities

    Further training opportunities exist at certificate level studies in engineering in a number of fields, including fabrication, mechanical trade, air-conditioning and refrigeration. Degree courses in engineering can also be completed.

  • 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