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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 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.

Course structure


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards





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


Assist with the design of a basic mechanical system


Create engineering drawings using computer aided systems


Produce basic engineering graphics

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.



This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETis) course and is part of your VCE or VCAL program. You may be eligible for up to five unit credits towards your VCE.

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


This course is a pathway to the Certificate IV in Engineering, which can be tailored to help you gain employment as a junior

Holmesglen receives numerous inquires from employers seeking trained AutoCAD and Inventor personnel as demand exceeds supply in this field.

The course is also a pathway to university as it gives you an introduction to engineering degree courses by giving you the technical knowledge and a range of skills for relevant engineering fields.


Further training opportunities exist at certificate level studies in engineering in a number of fields, including fabrication, mechanical trade, air-conditioning and refrigeration. Degree courses in engineering can also be completed.

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 2.30pm 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, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

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