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This course will provide you with the necessary skills to work in the engineering industry as a general mechanical engineering tradesperson such as a fitter and turner. You will gain the skills required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II. A career in this field may involve the setting up of machinery, repairing and replacing components, designing and manufacturing modifications to existing components parts, maintenance of plant and equipment, and construction and commissioning work. Course details

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 Daniel Jeong

Auto Mechanical

Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I've learnt is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars; they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.

Daniel Jeong
Auto Mechanical
TAFE Queensland Skillstech

Study Engineering at TAFE

Engineer your own future

Develop the practical and technical skills to design and draft various engineering applications and drawings for transport systems, pipelines, dams, bridges, high-rise buildings and plant, mining and industrial water and waste management facilities. Our courses will teach you how to set up machinery to enable the manufacture of engineering products, repair and replacing components, design and manufacture modifications to existing component parts, maintain plant and equipment, and construct and commission work

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Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
Bundaberg Full Time Classroom 16/07/2018

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent) with sound achievement in English and Maths. Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.


118 Walker Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

  • Work clothing suited to the heavy fabrication industry
  • Steel cap boots, safety boots
  • Protective clothing 


Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00am - 4.45pm and Wednesday 8.00am - 12.00pm


Wednesday and Thursday 8.00am - 4.45pm and Friday 8.00am - 12.00pm


Vocational Placement: This program includes mandatory vocational placements. The vocational placement may be within any engineering company within the Wide Bay Queensland corner and may include weekdays and school holidays. Students are expected to have in place strategies to manage family and work commitments in order to meet vocational placement shifts, whose hours may be between 6am and 10pm. Students are expected to be able to meet their own travel and placement costs. Students are to arrange their own transport to and from placement.

During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.


Certificate III Mechanical Trade

MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Mandatory
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures Mandatory
MEM15002A Apply quality systems Mandatory
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training Mandatory
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Mandatory
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Mandatory
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Mandatory
MEM12024A Perform computations Mandatory
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity Mandatory
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task Mandatory
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Mandatory
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements Mandatory
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting Specialisation
MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components Specialisation
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing Specialisation
MEM18004B Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment Specialisation
MEM18007B Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies Specialisation
MEM12006B Mark off/out (general engineering) Specialisation
MEM18005B Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings Specialisation
MEM07005B Perform general machining Specialisation
MEM18012B Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals Specialisation
MEM07006B Perform lathe operations Specialisation
MEM18009B Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components Specialisation
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting Specialisation
MEM07007B Perform milling operations Specialisation
MEM12003B Perform precision mechanical measurement Specialisation
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding Specialisation
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding Specialisation
MEM18006B Repair and fit engineering components Specialisation
MEM18011C Shut down and isolate machines/equipment Specialisation
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling Specialisation
MEM18001C Use hand tools Specialisation
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations Specialisation
MEM18003C Use tools for precision work Specialisation

Certificate IV Engineering

MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment Specialisation
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices Specialisation
MEM09009C Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system Specialisation
MEM18020B Maintain hydraulic system components Specialisation
MEM18021B Maintain hydraulic systems Specialisation
MEM18018C Maintain pneumatic system components Specialisation
MEM05039B Perform advanced geometric development - conical Specialisation
MEM05038B Perform advanced geometric development - cylindrical/rectangular Specialisation
MEM05040B Perform advanced geometric development - transitions Specialisation
MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process Specialisation
MEM05016C Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process Specialisation
MEM07001B Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment Specialisation
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding Specialisation
MEM05051A Select welding processes Specialisation
MEM05047B Weld using flux core arc welding process Specialisation
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process Specialisation
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process Specialisation


Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.


Location Cost Duration
Bundaberg, East Coast    
Certificate IV in Engineering
Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade (Fitting and Turning)
6 Months
1 Year 6 Months

Additional costs

You will be required to purchase work clothing suited to Engineering industry including steel cap boots, safety boots and protective clothing (General writing materials and text books will also need to be purchased).  Allow approximately $300 AUD as this cost is not included in tuition fees.


MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering 095198F

MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade 095393C

Job prospects

  • Engineering Professionals

 Daniel Jeong

Auto Mechanical

Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I've learnt is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars; they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.

Daniel Jeong
Auto Mechanical
TAFE Queensland Skillstech

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Home Affairs (HA) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the HA website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the HA website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.


At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 12 February 2018

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