Certificate IV in Engineering

Swinburne University of Technology

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) - Level II, Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) - Level II, Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Electrical/Electronic) - Level II within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or at equivalent levels in other industries where Engineering Tradespersons work. The qualification has been specifically developed to be delivered to people who are existing engineering tradespersons or delivered to apprentices in an Engineering Trade who choose to study at a higher level during their apprenticeship. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.

Course Fee:

Australian: $13,740

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent, plus employment as a trainee in the engineering industry

Structure:

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

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Perform engineering measurements; Perform computations; Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment; Plan to undertake a routine task; Plan a complete activity; Apply quality procedures; Apply quality systems; Organise and communicate information; Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment; Interact with computing technology; Assist in the provision of on the job training; Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Study Pathways:

Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade or other relevant qualifications.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wantirna No info Yes Full time 2 years
Wantirna No info Yes Part time

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