Certificate IV in Engineering

MEM40119

Course Overview

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Average Course Fee: $13855

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Average Course Duration: 3 Years

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Description

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required for a higher engineering tradesperson within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries.

The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of engineering work undertaken in the fields of refrigeration and air conditioning, casting and moulding, computer numerically controlled (CNC) programming, fluid power, heavy fabrication, instrumentation, maintenance, plant mechanics, marine electronics, mechatronics, patternmaking, robotics, toolmaking, welding and watch and clock services and repair, including post-trade work.

It provides the skills and knowledge for a person to understand and implement quality control techniques, exercise good interpersonal and communications skills, work from complex instructions and procedures, exercise discretion within the scope of responsibility, perform work under limited supervision either individually or in a team environment, be responsible for assuring the quality of their own work, provide trade guidance and assistance as part of a work team, perform non-trade tasks which are incidental or peripheral to the primary tasks and facilitate the completion of the whole task, inspect products and/or materials for conformity with established operational standards, operate lifting equipment incidental to their work and assists in the provision of training in conjunction with supervisors and trainers.

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. While there is no qualification entry requirement, it is assumed that the learner is either already a tradesperson with access to structured on and off-the-job training or is an apprentice under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. It should not be used as a pre-employment or pre-apprenticeship program. It is specifically designed to cover the skills and knowledge required of workers employed as Engineering/Manufacturing Tradesperson – Special Class Level II as defined in the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, in some jurisdictions units in this qualification may require a license. Licensing information is included in the relevant units of competence.

The following additional descriptors are approved for use with this qualification:

  • Casting and Moulding
  • CNC Programming
  • Fluid Power
  • Boilermaking
  • Instrumentation
  • Maintenance
  • Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic
  • Mechatronics
  • Patternmaking
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Marine Craft Construction
  • Robotics
  • Sheet Metal
  • Toolmaking
  • Watch and Clock Service and Repair
  • Welding
  • No other descriptor can be used.

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates of this course who were satisfied with the training.

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates of this course who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay.

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates of this course starting their first ever full-time job after graduating.

    Jobs

    Graduates of this course are most often employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    82.6%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Managers

    5.7%

    Managers
    Professionals

    5.2%

    Professionals

    Industries

    Graduates of this course are most often employed in:

    Manufacturing

    21.3%

    Manufacturing
    Other Services

    20.9%

    Other Services
    Mining

    18.5%

    Mining

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     

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    Subsidised Training

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    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Manufacturing and Engineering Career Pathway

    Certificate IV in Engineering is in the Engineering and Related Technologies Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Manufacturing and Engineering.


    Stream

    Technical
    Production Systems
    Electrical/Electronic
    Jewellery Making, Watch & Clock Repair & Service
    Recreational Boating
    Locksmith
    Aeronautical & Avionic

    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    Australian Apprenticeships


    Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories highlighted in blue on the map. For more information go to the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website.

     


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