Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology - MEM20205


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Metal and Engineering Training Package. It is for people who need the competencies to work at the intermediate production operator level in manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. Students will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures systems and planning, engineering measurement plus some industry-specific skills in a production relevant to their current or intended employment.


  • Terminate and connect specialist cables
  • Hand forge complex shapes
  • 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
  • Perform automated thermal cutting
  • 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
  • Hammer forge complex shapes
  • Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes
  • Install split air conditioning systems and associated pipework
  • Connect/disconnect fluid conveying system components
  • Erect/dismantle scaffolding and equipment
  • Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
  • Select welding processes
  • Perform basic magnetic particle testing
  • Manually finish/polish materials
  • Perform machine setting (routine)
  • Diagnose and rectify manual transmissions
  • Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives
  • Terminate signal and data cables
  • Perform engine bottom-end overhaul
  • 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
  • Set and operate coordinate measuring machines
  • Weld using powder flame spraying
  • Fair and shape surfaces
  • Use tools for precision work
  • 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
  • Perform inspection
  • Handle gem materials
  • Prepare and mix sand for metal moulding
  • Perform manual production assembly
  • Set and edit computer controlled thermal cutting machines
  • 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
  • Set multistage integrated processes
  • Perform watch movement exchange
  • Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
  • Perform gland packing
  • Order materials
  • Maintain induction/exhaust systems
  • Perform gravity die casting
  • Use hand tools
  • Electroplate engineering coatings
  • Handle/move bulk fluids/gases
  • Perform electro-discharge (EDM) machining operations
  • Operate melting furnaces
  • Perform production packaging
  • Undertake warehouse dispatch process
  • Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions
  • Diagnose and rectify low voltage charging systems
  • Perform wax injection of moulds for lost wax casting process
  • Undertake dogging
  • Carry out mechanical cutting
  • Diagnose and rectify braking systems
  • Finish work using wet, dry and vapour deposition methods
  • Perform basic penetrant testing
  • Electroplate decorative finishes
  • Undertake warehouse receival process
  • Service complex quartz watches
  • Select heat treatment processes and test finished product
  • 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
  • Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications
  • Operate sand moulding and core making machines
  • Perform machine setting (complex)
  • Perform advanced warehouse computer operations
  • Maintain quality of environment by following marina codes
  • Perform high reliability soldering and desoldering
  • Install pipework and pipework assemblies
  • Perform metal spinning lathe operations (complex)
  • Fettle and trim metal castings/forgings
  • Prepare jewellery designs
  • 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
  • Repair springs
  • 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
  • Operate in a self-directed team
  • Diagnose and rectify track type undercarriage
  • Prepare and produce specialised coatings
  • Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures
  • Produce jewellery metal masters
  • Apply quality systems
  • Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating
  • Diagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems
  • Perform advanced machine/process operation
  • Apply safe welding practices
  • Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries
  • Maintain steering systems
  • Manage warehouse inventory system
  • Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace
  • Operate resin transfer moulding equipment
  • Produce composites using resin transfer moulding
  • 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
  • Weld using gas metal arc welding process
  • Perform jewellery enamelling
  • Diagnose and rectify low voltage starting systems
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Measure components using coordinate measuring machines
  • Conduct formal interviews and negotiations
  • Produce three-dimensional precision items
  • Assemble and test lock mechanisms
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Perform a site security survey
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • Work safely on marine craft
  • Electroplate protective finishes
  • 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
  • Weld using submerged arc welding process
  • Rework and repair (electrical/electronic production)
  • Produce rubber moulds for lost wax casting process
  • Gain entry
  • Repair jewellery items
  • Perform general woodworking machine operations
  • Weld using manual metal arc welding process
  • Maintain suspension systems
  • Install and upgrade locks and hardware
  • Produce composites using resin infusion
  • Produce keys
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Purchase materials
  • Coordinate erection/dismantling of complex scaffolding/equipment
  • 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
  • Produce jewellery wax model
  • Clean watch and clock components
  • Install refrigeration and air conditioning plant and equipment
  • Perform electroplating operations
  • Use comparison and basic measuring devices
  • Perform general machining
  • Perform wire, jig and barrel load/unload work
  • Operate resin infusion moulding equipment
  • Maintain and service mechanical locking devices
  • Produce composites using pre-pregs
  • 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
Meadowbank Campus Domestic: $7,830
International: $7,830
  • Part-time : 2 years
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Meadowbank Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Approx additional costs incurred by learner to supply: Stationary and PPE $

Campuses: Ultimo College, Main Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide the following resources which is retained on completion of study:Students must provide their own personnel protective equipment.

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