Certificate II in Engineering - MEM20105

Melbourne Polytechnic

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 00724G

This qualification is part of the Metal and Engineering Training Package. It is for people employed at the basic production operator level in manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. Students will gain the base level competencies required by an operator working in these areas. They will also acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures systems and planning, plus some industry specific skills.


  • 5 core units
  • plus electives to the value of at least 30 points


  • Perform emergency first aid
  • Maintain wheels and tyres
  • Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • Operate and monitor basic boiler
  • Perform computations
  • Perform watch case servicing, repair and refurbishment
  • Carry out heat treatment
  • Work safely with molten metals/glass
  • Replace watch batteries
  • Pick and process order
  • Work safely with ionizing radiation
  • Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
  • Pour molten metal
  • Perform soft soldering
  • Apply protective coatings (advanced)
  • Perform gemstone setting
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training
  • Perform internal/external customer service
  • Install split air conditioning systems and associated pipework
  • Connect/disconnect fluid conveying system components
  • Erect/dismantle scaffolding and equipment
  • Manually finish/polish materials
  • Perform machine setting (routine)
  • Perform precision assembly
  • Perform routine sharpening/maintenance of production tools and cutters
  • Maintain engine lubrication systems
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Perform hand engraving
  • Weld using powder flame spraying
  • Fair and shape surfaces
  • Perform metal spinning lathe operations (basic)
  • Perform electronic/electrical assembly (production)
  • Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat
  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • Fabricate jewellery items
  • Commission and decommission split air conditioning systems
  • Undertake marine sheathing operations
  • Tune diesel engines
  • Operate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment
  • Operate and control surface finishing waste treatment process
  • Conduct workplace assessment
  • Service quartz watches
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Handle gem materials
  • Prepare and mix sand for metal moulding
  • Perform manual production assembly
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
  • Service mechanical watches
  • Control surface finish production and finished product quality
  • Operate and monitor machine/process
  • Maintain marine vessel surfaces
  • Perform watch movement exchange
  • Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
  • Perform gland packing
  • Order materials
  • Perform gravity die casting
  • Use hand tools
  • Handle/move bulk fluids/gases
  • Operate melting furnaces
  • Perform production packaging
  • Undertake warehouse dispatch process
  • Perform wax injection of moulds for lost wax casting process
  • Undertake dogging
  • Carry out mechanical cutting
  • Finish work using wet, dry and vapour deposition methods
  • Undertake warehouse receival process
  • Service complex quartz watches
  • Perform jewellery metal casting
  • Perform hand forging
  • Overhaul engine fuel system components
  • Perform drop and upset forging
  • Perform sheet and plate assembly
  • Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace
  • Handle and examine gemstone materials
  • Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic)
  • Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
  • Perform advanced plastic processing
  • Perform manual production welding
  • Make up solutions
  • Administer inventory procedures
  • Set assembly stations
  • Plan to undertake a routine task
  • Perform advanced press operations
  • Operate sand moulding and core making machines
  • Perform advanced warehouse computer operations
  • Maintain quality of environment by following marina codes
  • Perform high reliability soldering and desoldering
  • Perform metal spinning lathe operations (complex)
  • Fettle and trim metal castings/forgings
  • Operate equipment using pre-preg material
  • Use improvement processes in team activities
  • Perform electrical/electronic measurement
  • Construct jewellery components
  • Service combustion engines
  • Perform hammer forging
  • Maintain water treatment systems for cooling towers
  • Operate and monitor intermediate class boiler
  • Produce clear and/or coloured and/or sealed anodised films on aluminium
  • Perform marine slipping operations
  • Apply fibre-reinforced materials
  • Maintain engine cooling systems
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components
  • Prepare and produce specialised coatings
  • Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures
  • Apply quality systems
  • Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating
  • Perform advanced machine/process operation
  • Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries
  • Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace
  • Operate resin transfer moulding equipment
  • Plan a complete activity
  • Terminate and connect electrical wiring
  • Erect/dismantle complex scaffolding and equipment
  • Perform basic statistical quality control
  • Perform investment procedures for lost wax casting process
  • Apply quality procedures
  • Install marine systems
  • Install and test operations of marine auxiliary systems
  • Perform jewellery enamelling
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Measure components using coordinate measuring machines
  • Conduct formal interviews and negotiations
  • Assemble and test lock mechanisms
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • Work safely on marine craft
  • Apply protective coatings (basic)
  • Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Fault-find and maintain micro-mechanisms
  • Manufacture fluid conveying conductor assemblies
  • Prepare jewellery illustrations
  • Install, service and repair domestic air conditioning and refrigeration appliances
  • Rework and repair (electrical/electronic production)
  • Produce rubber moulds for lost wax casting process
  • Gain entry
  • Perform general woodworking machine operations
  • Install and upgrade locks and hardware
  • Produce keys
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Purchase materials
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Diagnose faults in quartz watches
  • Organise and maintain warehouse stock receival and/or dispatch system
  • Perform advanced operation of load shifting equipment
  • Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (advanced)
  • Perform refractory installation and repair
  • Undertake tool store procedures
  • Operate mobile load shifting equipment
  • Set computer controlled machines/processes
  • Diagnose and service micro-mechanisms
  • Clean watch and clock components
  • Perform electroplating operations
  • Use comparison and basic measuring devices
  • Perform wire, jig and barrel load/unload work
  • Operate resin infusion moulding equipment
  • Package materials (stores and warehouse)
  • Test compression ignition fuel systems
  • Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
  • Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
  • Use workshop machines for basic operations
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
  • Replace watch batteries, capacitors and bands
  • Operate pressure die casting machine
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • Operate computer controlled machines/processes
  • Follow work procedures to maintain the marine environment
  • Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions
  • Organise and lead stocktakes

Study pathways

Not Applicable

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Fairfield Domestic: $7,750
  • Part-time : 6 months
Prahran Domestic: $7,750
  • Part-time : 6 months

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