Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Victoria University (VU)

This qualification is part of the Metal and Engineering Training Package. It is designed to build on trade occupations in areas such as mechanical, maintenance fabrication (cast, light or heavy), electrical and electronic fitting, instrument fitting, tool making, and fluid power. Students will be able to perform a range of activities using advanced skills and applied engineering concepts and principles. Students will also learn to use computing technology, research and analyse information, interpret specifications and manuals, report technical information and apply advanced mathematical techniques.

Course Fee:

Australian: $31,200

Entry Requirements:

A Certificate in engineering; plus relevant employment experience or mature age


17 core units; plus specialisation units

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Perform engineering measurements; Perform computations; Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations; Principles of OHS in the work environment; Plan to undertake a routine task; Plan a complete activity; Apply quality systems; Apply quality procedures; Organise and communicate information; Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment; Interact with computing technology; Research and analyse engineering information; Communicate with individuals and small groups; Interpret specifications and manuals; Report technical information; plus more.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00124K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sunshine No info Yes Part time 3 years
Sunshine No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

Provider CRICOS: 00124K

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