Certificate IV in Engineering - Fabrication

Course code MEM40105
Start date(s) Various dates throughout the year
Course length Full time: 1.5 years
Part time: Variable (depending on days of study)
Campus Moorabbin
Study mode Full time; Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    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 certification, as issued by the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA). 

    Successful completion of this course will provide you with enhanced career opportunities in fields associated with fabrication and welding. You will be equipped with the skills to pursue opportunities in the metals industry, post trade and associated areas.

  • Course Structure


    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.


    MEM12023APerform engineering measurements
    MEM12024APerform computations
    MEM13014AApply principles of occupational health & safety in the work environment
    MEM14004APlan to undertake a routine task
    MEM14005APlan a complete activity
    MEM15002AApply quality systems
    MEM15024AApply quality procedures
    MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information
    MEM16007AWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
    MEM16008AInteract with computing technology
    MEM17003AAssist in the provision of on the job training
    MSAENV272BParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices


    MEM05026CApply welding principals
    MEM05043BPerform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process
    MEM05044BPerform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process
    MEM05046BPerform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process
    MEM05017DWeld using gas metal arc welding process
    MEM03001BPerform manual production assembly
    MEM11011BUndertake manual handling
    MEM05019DWeld using gas tungsten arc welding process
    MEM05049BPerform routine gas tungsten arc welding
    MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding
    MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations
    MEM12007DMark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
    MEM05010CApply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
    MEM05020CPerform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
    MEM05015DWeld using manual metal arc welding
    MEM05018CPerform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
    MEM05052AApply safe welding practices
    MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting
    MEM05051ASelect welding processes
    MEM05004CPerform routine oxy-acetylene welding
    MEM05047BWeld using flux core arc welding process
    MEM07032BUse workshop machines for basic operations
    MEM05006CPerform brazing and/or silver soldering
    MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing
    MEM10010BInstall pipe work and pipe work assemblies
    MEM05016CPerform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
    MEM05005BCarry out mechanical cutting
    MEM18001CUse hand tools
    MEM05013CPerform manual production welding
    MEM05014CMonitor quality of production welding/fabrications
    MEM05037CPerform geometric development
    MEM05050BPerform routine gas metal arc welding
    MEM09008BPerform advanced structural detail drafting
    MEM09009CCreate 2D drawings using computer aided design system
    MEM09010CCreate 3D models using computer aided design system
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.


    It is recommended that applicants have completed Year 11 or equivalent, due to the literacy and numeracy requirements of Engineering studies.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering, a nationally recognised qualification within the engineering and manufacturing industries.


    After completion of the MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering, you may elect to undertake a theoretical and practical exam for a WTIA (Welding Technology Institute of Australia) welders certification ticket.

    Through higher level courses, students will have the opportunity to further their skills in the design, manufacture and development aspects of engineering, and may provide further study opportunities at a degree level.

    Career Opportunities

    This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) - Level II within the metal, engineering, manufacturing, and associated industries or at equivalent levels in other industries where an Engineering Tradesperson works.

    The qualification has been specifically developed for delivery to people who choose to study at a higher level during their studies.

    Job roles and tasks may include first class welding, production manager/ leading hand, the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, maintenance and service of equipment and machinery, the fabrication of structures and assemblies, manufacture of sheet metal work, as well as use of relevant machinery, equipment and joining techniques. Machinery and equipment can include fluid power stationary and mobile equipment.

  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    Starting dates for this course are all year round, due to students being on their own individual training schedules.


    Part time and full time options:

    Monday: 8.00 am - 4.30 pm

    Tuesday: 8.00 am - 4.30 pm & 5.30 pm - 9.30 pm

    Wednesday: 5.30 pm - 9.30 pm

    Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm & 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm

    Friday: 8 am - 4.30 pm

  • How to Apply


    When applying online through our Holmesglen Self-Service page; 

    For Application Type select: Building and Construction

    For Program of Study, please choose: Certificate IV in Engineering

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    Further Advice

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

    Electrical & Engineering Department

    03 9209 5690


    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

    $6700 Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE MEM40105

    Program Fees

    Gov. Subsidised$6700

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

Engineering & Fabrication Open Days

  • 2Nov

    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 2 Nov - bookings essential.

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