Creative Engineering Skills - Semester Pathway Program

Course code MEM20105
Start date(s) February/July
Course lengthPart time: 6 months
Campus Moorabbin
Study mode Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    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 appropriate to your skills levels. This could include a candelabra, an easel, a decorative wall panel, a gate or a bar stool.

    This is a great course if you are an art student who wishes to study sculpture. It is also an opportunity for girls who may not have considered working with metal to investigate the possibilities.

    You will need to wear solid boots or shoes, and will require clear safety glasses.

  • Course Structure


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


    MEM05004CPerform routine oxy-acetylene welding
    MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting
    MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding
    MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information
    MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations
    MEM18001CUse hand tools
  • Requirements


    When undertaking the course, you must be enrolled at a Victorian secondary school.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    On completion of this course you will receive a certificate of attainment.

    Career Opportunities

    • Fabricator
    • Designer of custom metal furniture/architectural fittings
    • Wrought iron worker
  • Dates


    This course is delivered on Wednesdays, 8.30am - 3.30pm.

  • 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