Certificate IV in Engineering - Fabrication
|Start date(s)||Various dates throughout the year|
|Course length||Full time: 1.5 years|
|Part time: Variable (depending on days of study)|
|Study mode||Full time; Part time|
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You can apply for this course online through My.Holmesglen. This online application will take around 10 minutes. Your submitted application will be assessed and you will be contacted by the department within three working days.
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Electrical & Engineering Department
03 9209 5690
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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.
AssessmentAssessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.
Code Name MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements MEM12024A Perform computations MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health & 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
Code Name MEM05026C Apply welding principals MEM05043B Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process MEM05044B Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process MEM05046B Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process MEM03001B Perform manual production assembly MEM11011B Undertake manual handling MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting MEM05051A Select welding processes MEM05004C Perform routine oxy-acetylene welding MEM05047B Weld using flux core arc welding process MEM07032B Use workshop machines for basic operations MEM05006C Perform brazing and/or silver soldering MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing MEM10010B Install pipe work and pipe work assemblies MEM05016C Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting MEM18001C Use hand tools MEM05013C Perform manual production welding MEM05014C Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications MEM05037C Perform geometric development MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding MEM09008B Perform advanced structural detail drafting MEM09009C Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system MEM09010C Create 3D models using computer aided design system
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.
PrerequisitesIt is recommended that applicants have completed Year 11 or equivalent, due to the literacy and numeracy requirements of Engineering studies.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Fees$6700 Holmesglen TAFEHolmesglen TAFE MEM40105
Type Cost 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.