Certificate IV in Engineering

Course Code MEM40119

Fabrication and AutoCAD

  • Part Time
  • 3 years
  • On Campus
  • Moorabbin

This course is not available for International Students

Free TAFE Course

You may be eligible to study this course for FREE.


The Certificate IV in Engineering -  Fabrication and AutoCAD Pathway is a specialised post-trade course designed for current engineering tradespersons or apprentices seeking to advance their skills. Tailored for those in an engineering trade, this program offers a higher level of study, enabling apprentices to enhance their expertise while continuing their apprenticeship journey.

Career Opportunities

  • engineering/manufacturing tradesperson – Special Class Level II
  • employment as a higher engineering tradesperson / advanced metal fabricator within the engineering, fabrication, manufacturing and associated industries.

Pathway to further studies

  • MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Studying the Certificate IV in Engineering at Holmesglen

The course will give you enhanced career opportunities in fields associated with welding,fabrication and 2D/3D AutoCAD design.<p>The program is designed to provide you with a greater trade base and develop post-trade level skills as an Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II in the Fabrication trade.<p>The course structure provides a range of higher-level welding tasks, and incorporates advanced welding in the main disciplines, as well as learning the fundamental skills of 2D/3D AutoCAD tools in engineering applications.<p>You will be equipped with the skills to pursue higher-level roles in the metals industry, post trade and associated areas.<p>On completion, you will be an advanced metal fabricator working in the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, maintenance and service of equipment and machinery, including; <br>- the fabrication and assembly of structures<br>- the manufacture of sheet metal work, as well as the use of relevant machinery, equipment and joining techniques.<p>The qualification packaging has been developed on the assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on- and off-the-job learning strategies, such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible, students must be at least 16 years of age.<p>While there is no qualification entry requirement, it is assumed the learner is either already a tradesperson with access to structured on- and off-the-job training. <p>It is recommended that applicants have completed Year 11 or equivalent, due to the literacy and numeracy requirements of engineering studies.<p>It is recommended that learners wanting to enrol in this qualification contact the Engineering department to discuss the 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.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in 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. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.

Course Structure


Part time: 2 evenings a week*, Monday to Wednesday 5.30pm to 9.30pm<p>Evening timetable may vary and can be confirmed by contacting the Engineering Department directly.<br>Your teacher will discuss timetable arrangements and attendance requirements when you enrol.<p>The program is delivered on campus and combines theory and practical-based training and assessment, and includes some self-study online.
Unit code Unit name
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM12024 Perform computations
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
MEM14006 Plan work activities
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
Unit code Unit name
MEM11016 Order materials
MEM05006 Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
MEM05004 Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding
MEM05009 Perform automated thermal cutting
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices
MEM05085 Select welding processes
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05013 Perform manual production welding
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM03001 Perform manual production assembly
MEM05037 Perform geometric development
MEM05091 Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05090 Weld using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05092 Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM12007 Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM10010 Install pipework and pipework assemblies
MEM07032 Use workshop machines for basic operations
MEM05010 Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
MEM05073 Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05072 Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05074 Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05014 Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications
MEM05089 Assemble fabricated components
MEM09009 Create 2-D drawings using computer-aided design system
MEM09010 Create 3-D models using computer-aided design system


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.

How to apply


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Qualification and Recognition

On completion, you will receive the MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering qualification.

Industry Connections


Tuition fees GST exempt Cost
Full Fee $23,608
Government subsidised $6,451
Concession $1,291
Free TAFE eligible student FREE
Mandatory materials Cost
Materials fee $1,700

Additional Course Cost

Students will be required to wear to trade school appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). The personal protective equipment and course materials students will be required to supply are: <br>• Safety boots Leather upper (with safety toecaps) <br>• Safety cotton pants (no shorts) <br>• Safety long sleeve cotton work shirt (no singlets, flammable hoodies or fleecy jumpers) <br>• Safety glasses <br>• N95 (P2) masks <br>• Self-darkening welding helmet confirming to AS/NZS 1337.1 & AS/NZS 1338.1 <br>• Leather welding jacket <br>• Leather welders cap or hood (when doing overhead welds) <br>• Gloves for hot works (used for all arc, gas or thermal cutting) must be flame resistant leather or of aluminised type for very hot work such as heavy arc or oxy-gouging. Comply with AS/NZS 2161.3 and AS/NZS 2161.4 <br>• Gloves used for TIG welding <br>• Notebook, blue or black pen/biro, HB pencil, eraser <br> <br> The total cost of these items is between $400 - $850 <br> If additional safety equipment is required, it will be supplied by the Institute.

All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. <a href="/study-with-us/tafe-study/tafe-fees-and-scholarships/government-subsidised-training">Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession. </a>


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