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This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. You will learn joining techniques and gain skills in design, assembly, and fabrication of structures. The course will also give you valuable skills in teamwork and communication. Graduates can find work in mineral exploration and mining, oil and gas drilling, or work in the manufacture of heavy machinery and building construction products. Course details

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Gold Coast - Ashmore

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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

Combine study with an amazing lifestyle

Diego, Diploma of Business and Commerce

After visiting Australia in 2012 Diego decided to come back to study business at TAFE Queensland. In the future, he hopes to continue these studies at university. He enjoys living on the Gold Coast and spends his spare time surfing, bike riding, and visiting the regions’ world famous theme parks.

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

CRICOS 03037G | RTO 0083

065774E Ashmore Full Time Classroom 03/07/2017

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: 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 12 (or equivalent). 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 Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.


Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

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.

Students are required to wear steel capped safety boots, a long sleeved shirt and long trousers for practical tasks. Your teacher can provide further information.


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 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.


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


TAFE Queensland Gold Coast coordinates and sources vocational placement. The vocational placement component of the qualification will be offered at small, medium and large organisations on the Gold Coast.


The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate IV in Engineering are:
◾completion of all core units of competency listed below, and
◾completion of units from the Group A Specialisation electives listed below to the value of at least 12 points, and
◾completion of Group B electives listed below to bring the total value to at least 109 points.

Points associated with prerequisites count towards the total (refer to units and prerequisites listing in Appendix 2, Volume 1).

Appropriate Group B elective units to the value of 22 points may be chosen from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available for inclusion at Certificate IV. Note that the elective units listed below include all of the units that are approved for selection from the MEM Training Package for use in this qualification. This meets the NQC requirement that one sixth of the total units must be able to be selected from other qualifications in the same Training Package.

Registered Training Organisations must seek a determination from Manufacturing Skills Australia in respect of the allocation of points values for units of competency drawn from other Training Packages or accredited courses.

Additional qualification descriptors

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

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Casting and Moulding; CNC programming; Fluid Power; Heavy Fabrication; Instrumentation; Maintenance; Marine Electronics; Mechatronics; Patternmaking; Robotics; Toolmaking; Welding, Watch and Clock Service and Repair.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Core
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures Core
MEM15002A Apply quality systems Core
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training Core
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Core
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Core
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MEM12024A Perform computations Core
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements Core
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity Core
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task Core
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Core
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques Elective
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices Elective
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components Elective
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting Elective
MEM09009C Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system Elective
MEM09010C Create 3D models using computer aided design system Elective
MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components Elective
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing Elective
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes Elective
MEM05008C Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping Elective
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process Elective
MEM07005C Perform general machining Elective
MEM05037C Perform geometric development Elective
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting Elective
MEM12003B Perform precision mechanical measurement Elective
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding Elective
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding Elective
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding Elective
MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly Elective
MEM05036C Repair/replace/modify fabrications Elective
MEM05051A Select welding processes Elective
MEM18001C Use hand tools Elective
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations Elective
MEM05047B Weld using flux core arc welding process Elective
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process Elective
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process Elective
VPC480 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme


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
Ashmore, Gold Coast $17,995 2 Years


MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering

Job prospects

  • Mechanical Engineering Trades Worker

 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

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.


If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.


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 which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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.

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

Last updated on 17 March 2017

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