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Part Time: 2 years



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.

Course structure


A range of assessment methods for each unit of competency/subject is developed to meet the specific evidence requirements as per the training package/accredited course curriculum.

Assessment tools consist of an assessment matrix, assessment tasks, student and assessor instructions, marking guide, decision making rules, and recording and reporting requirements.

Assessments are conducted throughout the duration of the unit/subject to enable the student time to demonstrate competency.





Apply 5S Proceedures


Apply Principles Of Occupational Health And Safety In The Work Environment


Develop An Individual Career Plan For The Engineering Industry


Handle engineering materials


Interact With Computing Technology


Organise And Communicate Information


Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices


Perform Computations


Produce basic engineering sketches and drawings


Use Hand Tools


Use Power Tools/Hand Held Operations


Apply Basic Fabrication Techniques


Perform Basic Machining Processes


Perform basic welding and thermal cutting processes to fabricate engineering structures

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

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



After completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the 22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies.

This course is part of your VCE or VCAL program and can provide up to five unit credits towards your VCE.

You may also elect to take a Scored Assessment, to receive a contribution to the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and to gain a study score.


After completion of the 22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering, you will be given some credit towards completing the MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering apprenticeship course, to further your fabrication trade career.


working with:
- heavy earth moving equipment
- mining equipment
- pressure vessels
- pipework
- automotive/truck body building
- duct work
- shipbuilder/boats/submarines
- aircraft
- structural work
- electrical switchboard cabinets

How to apply

If you have further questions, contact VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETis) Coordination Centre.

T: 03 9209 5109



For VET Delivered to Secondary Students Contact your school to discuss fees.

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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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