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|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||While still attending school, you will work one day a week in the industry and complete blocks of on campus study.There are seven blocks of on campus training per year, each block is typically three days.|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
The Certificate II in Engineering school-based traineeship provides you with a combination of fabrication and machining units commonly used in the engineering industry.
You will gain a range of competencies in using a range of equipment including metal lathes, milling machines, assorted hand and power tools and arc, MIG and TIG welders.
While still be attending school, you will work within the engineering industry one day a week and complete blocks of blocks of study at the Portland campus of South West TAFE.
During this course, you will learn a variety of skills and knowledge including:
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
To apply for this course, you must be a secondary school student employed as a school-based trainee with a registered employer.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|MEM13014A||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment||10||$15.00|
|MEM14004A||Plan to undertake a routine task||10||$3.00|
|MEM15002A||Apply quality systems||20||$4.00|
|MEM15024A||Apply quality procedures||10||$2.00|
|MEM16007A||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment||10||$5.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|MEM05004C||Perform routine oxy acetylene welding||20||$3.00|
|MEM05005B||Carry out mechanical cutting||20||$5.00|
|MEM05006C||Perform Brazing And/Or Silver Soldering||20||$3.00|
|MEM05007C||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting||20||$4.00|
|MEM05012C||Perform routine manual metal arc welding||20||$4.00|
|MEM05049B||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding||20||$4.00|
|MEM05050B||Perform routine gas metal arc welding||20||$4.00|
|MEM07032B||Use workshop machines for basic operations||20||$20.00|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing||40||$47.00|
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements||30||$3.00|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools||20||$5.00|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations||20||$4.00|
|MSAENV272B||Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices||30||$5.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$1,135.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$5,580.00|
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$328.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
There are five simple steps to apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship with us.
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