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At Holmesglen, when you study one of our engineering courses, much of your time is spent out of the classroom, refining  your skills in the engineering and manufacturing workshops, equipped with industry-standard machinery.  Our courses are created in consultation with industry and our teachers are industry professionals, which means you learn from the best.
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This is a pre-vocational course, designed to provide pre-employment training and a pathway into the Engineering industry.

The qualification has been specifically developed to reflect the minimum training requirement specified in the Award for employment in the industry.

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 accommodate entry into the wider engineering industry.

It will provide you with a range of skills such as welding, reading and creating engineering drawings, basic machining, fabrication, and use of basic hand and power tools.


Engineers are interested in how things work and are employed to design, invent, create, maintain and improve everything from buildings to bridges and aircrraft, to plastics and computers.

This course provides pre-employment training and pathways in the engineering manufacturing or related industries, and entry into the wider engineering industry.

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.

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


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.

This course is a VET in Schools program and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

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.

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.


This certificate is suitable if you are interested in working as a welder, sheetmetal worker or boilermaker.

This course is offered as an apprenticeship program, and for non-apprentices.

Employer demand for engineering apprentices currently 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 a pathway to pursuing a highly rewarding career in these industries.


This course is a welding certification, commonly known as a welding ticket, examined by the WTIA (Welding Technology Institute of Australia). The program is designed to provide you with the training and knowledge required to undertake the practical and theoretical examinations for your ticket.

You will gain experience in the arc welding process as required in the fabrication and welding Industry and specified in the Australian Standard AS1796.

Successful completion of this course enables you to sit the related WTIA Ticket examinations.


Arc welding is one of the most common forms of welding due to its low cost and is suitable for the small business owner or the home handy man.

This course gives you experience in the arc welding process as well as power and hand tools, safe welding practices and engineering measurements, used in the fabrication/welding industry.

Successful completion of this program will give you the necessary skills to undertake basic arc welding.

A welding certification course is another study option, which could lead to a welding certification (welding ticket), examined by the WTIA (Welders Technology Institute of Australia).


Demand for engineering graduates is high, with over a third of all job vacancies related to the field.

This course is designed primarily for 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, welding and 2D / 3D AutoCAD design.

You will be equipped with the skills to pursue opportunities in the metals industry, post trade and associated areas.


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 to provide you with a greater trade base and is designed for existing, but not exclusive to 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, welding and 2D / 3D AutoCAD design. You will be equipped with the skills to pursue opportunities in the metals industry, post trade and associated areas.


Learn all there is to know about AutoCAD, with this course comprised of AutoCAD 2D Fundamentals, Advanced 2D and 3D Modeling.

This AutoCAD online course is designed to allow students who have minimal or no experience to learn the latest techniques on AutoCAD 2016. In a simple step-by-step process, by using video tutorials, you will produce basic to advanced drawings in 2D and 3D, which utilise the latest features, commands and techniques.

After completing the AutoCAD online course, you will have an in-depth knowledge and develop skills enabling you to work autonomously and productively with AutoCAD.

You will receive support from experienced trainers and over 22 hours of in-depth video tutorials. After enrolling with Holmesglen, you are eligible to download a free 3 year student full-trial version of AutoCAD 2016 and the latest industry software from the Autodesk community website.


The Diploma of Engineering Advanced Trade will give you the skills and theoretical knowledge to work as an engineering tradesperson.

Engineering is one of the largest employment sectors in Australia. Completion of this program will provide you with a range of opportunities in higher technician, engineering or air conditioning management.

Depending on your chosen specialisation, you will complete subjects in either the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning or Fabrication stream.

Advance your skills acquired in the Certificate IV in Engineering , learning to incorporate
the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software into unique components.

Industry accreditations
The Diploma of Engineering Advanced Trade will qualify you to work as an Advanced Engineering
Tradesperson – Level II.


This course includes part modeling and producing detailed drawings. It is self-paced and completed in the comfort of your own home.

This online course has been designed if you have have minimal or no experience, so that you can learn the latest techniques on Inventor 2018, using simple step by step video tutorials. You will learn how to produce basic to advanced drawings utilising the latest features, commands and techniques.

After enrolling with Holmesglen, you will be eligible to download a free three-year student full trial version of Inventor 2018 and the latest industry software from the Autodesk community website. Throughout your studies you will also receive support from experienced trainers.

After completing the course you will have developed the knowledge and skills to enable you to work autonomously and productively with Inventor.


Engineering and Fabrication Open Days

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.


Registrations are essential for sessions to go ahead.

- , Thu, 21 Jun - bookings essential.

488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

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    Our doors are always open. Visit us and see what it's like to be a student at Holmesglen, tour the facilities and meet teachers who know what you need to get work-ready.
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