Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade - MEM50105

Victoria University (VU)

This qualification has been developed to help address the current skills shortage within the engineering sector. It aims to provide you with an industry based qualification and provide a more efficient career pathway for graduates and tradespeople.


18 core units plus electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process; Terminate and connect specialist cables; Hand forge complex shapes; Perform welding supervision; Perform emergency first aid; Maintain wheels and tyres; Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding; Maintain and repair multi stage, cascade and/or ultra-cold industrial refrigeration systems; Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process; Undertake basic process planning; Operate and monitor basic boiler; Service and repair domestic and light commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment; Service and repair clock timepieces; Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques; Perform basic eddy current testing; Perform computations; Service calendar and other dial indication mechanisms for watches; 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; Set up marine vessel structures; Create 3D models using computer aided design system; Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means; Pour molten metal; Perform soft soldering; Give formal presentations and take part in meetings; Modify fluid power system operation; Apply protective coatings (advanced); Perform gemstone setting; Assist in the provision of on the job training; Perform internal/external customer service; Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes; Hammer forge complex shapes; Perform advanced structural detail drafting; 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; Program CNC wire cut machines; Shut down and isolate machines/equipment; Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process; Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters; Select welding processes; Perform basic magnetic particle testing; Manually finish/polish materials; Perform machine setting (routine); Service automotive transponder systems; Exercise external quality assurance; Modify complex electrical circuits and systems; Diagnose and rectify manual transmissions; Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives; Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process; Terminate signal and data cables; Repair and fit engineering components; Maintain and repair commercial and/or industrial refrigeration and/or air conditioning controls; Perform engine bottom-end overhaul; Maintain and repair industrial refrigeration systems and components; Maintain pneumatic systems; Perform precision assembly; Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment; Perform routine sharpening/maintenance of production tools and cutters; Perform advanced mechanical detail drafting; Apply welding principles; Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system; Perform basic engineering detail drafting; Maintain engine lubrication systems; Perform manual heating and thermal cutting; Perform hand engraving; Set and operate coordinate measuring machines; Weld using powder flame spraying; Program security equipment/system; Select and control inspection processes and procedures; Perform penetrant testing; Fault find, test and calibrate instrumentation systems and equipment; Fair and shape surfaces; Perform electrical/electronic detail drafting; Perform geometric development; Fault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.; Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings; Use tools for precision work; Perform metal spinning lathe operations (basic); Install and maintain door control devices/systems; Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process; Perform electronic/electrical assembly (production); Perform advanced statistical quality control; Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile plant; Install and test electrical wiring and circuits up to 1000 volts a.c. and 1500 volts d.c.; Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording; Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat; Plan and prepare a masterkey system; Assemble fabricated components; Service and repair fire and security containers; Tune control loops - multi controller or multi element systems; Form timber shapes using hot processes; Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment; Service watch power generating systems; Write basic NC/CNC programs; Fabricate jewellery items; Commission and decommission split air conditioning systems; Undertake marine sheathing operations; Tune diesel engines; Operate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment; Perform radiographic testing; Operate and control surface finishing waste treatment process; Assemble plated patterns; Conduct workplace assessment; Service quartz watches; Organise and communicate information; Conduct a field inspection; Perform inspection; Produce three-dimensional plugs/moulds; Handle gem materials; Install, maintain and calibrate instrumentation sensors, transmitters and final control elements; 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; Commission/decommission security equipment/system; Create 3D code files using computer aided manufacturing system; Program coordinate measuring machines (advanced); Perform routine oxy acetylene welding; Fault find and repair/rectify complex electrical circuits; Write programs for industrial robots; Maintain and repair cooling towers/evaporative condensers and associated equipment; Manufacture watch and clock components; Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components; Perform complex grinding operations; Service mechanical watches; Control surface finish production and finished product quality; Operate and monitor machine/process; Maintain hydraulic system components; Undertake basic production scheduling; Maintain marine vessel surfaces; Set multistage integrated processes; Perform watch movement exchange; Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment; Perform fitout procedures; Perform gland packing; Order materials; Perform welding/fabrication inspection; Perform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process; Maintain induction/exhaust systems; Perform gravity die casting; Use hand tools; Maintain and service security equipment/system; Electroplate engineering coatings; Service and repair mechanical watch oscillating systems; Perform lathe operations; Weld using flux core arc welding process; Handle/move bulk fluids/gases; Perform electro-discharge (EDM) machining operations; Operate melting furnaces; Undertake commissioning procedures for plant and/or equipment; Perform production packaging; Undertake warehouse dispatch process; Interpret technical specifications and manuals; Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions; Maintain instrumentation system components; Diagnose and rectify low voltage charging systems; Perform wax injection of moulds for lost wax casting process; Undertake dogging; Fault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 250 volts single phase supply; Identify and diagnose electronic security equipment/ system fault; Perform ultrasonic thickness testing; Manufacture press tools and gauges; Carry out mechanical cutting; Program NC/CNC machining centre; 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 and repair clock chiming mechanisms; Service complex quartz watches; Select heat treatment processes and test finished product; Erect structures; Perform advanced geometric development - conical; Maintain/supervise the application of quality procedures; Perform jewellery metal casting; Provide advanced customer service; Perform hand forging; Overhaul engine fuel system components; Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process; Perform drop and upset forging; Perform machining operations using horizontal and/or vertical boring machines; 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 verification/certification or in-service inspection; Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing; Diagnose and repair analog equipment and components; Report technical information; Perform advanced plastic processing; Perform manual production welding; Examine trading practices; Service clock escapements and oscillating systems; Make up solutions; Perform basic radiographic testing; Administer inventory procedures; Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping; Set assembly stations; Plan to undertake a routine task; Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACA Open Rule; 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; Use and maintain reference standards; Perform high reliability soldering and desoldering; Install pipework and pipework assemblies; Provide estimate and quote; Perform metal spinning lathe operations (complex); Fettle and trim metal castings/forgings; Prepare jewellery designs; Repair marine vessel surfaces and structures; Produce polymer patterns; Operate equipment using pre-preg material; Gain entry and reinstate fire and security containers; Use improvement processes in team activities; Perform electrical/electronic measurement; Maintain/calibrate complex control systems; Construct jewellery components; Perform engine top-end overhaul; Service combustion engines; Perform hammer forging; Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process; Maintain water treatment systems for cooling towers; Repair springs; Maintain fluid power systems for mobile plant; Perform magnetic particle testing; Interpret and produce curved 3-dimensional shapes; Operate and monitor intermediate class boiler; Produce clear and/or coloured and/or sealed anodised films on aluminium; Perform marine slipping operations; Write basic NC/CNC programs for thermal cutting machines; Apply fibre-reinforced materials; Perform tool and cutter grinding operations; Maintain engine cooling systems; Perform ultrasonic testing; Interact with computing technology; Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components; Operate in a self-directed team; Diagnose and rectify track type undercarriage; Create 2D code files using computer aided manufacturing system; Prepare and produce specialised coatings; Service and repair commercial refrigeration; Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures; Maintain fluid power controls; Produce jewellery metal masters; Apply quality systems; Perform eddy current testing; Program and set up CNC manufacturing cell; Develop and implement a masterkey system; Service mechanical chronograph watches; Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations; Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating; Diagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems; Perform advanced geometric development - cylindrical/rectangular; Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment over 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.; Perform advanced machine/process operation; Apply safe welding practices; Perform advanced welding using oxy acetylene welding process; Research and analyse engineering information; Develop and manufacture polystyrene patterns; Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries; Maintain steering systems; Manage warehouse inventory system; Modify and repair security equipment/system; Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace; Perform laboratory procedures; Operate resin transfer moulding equipment; Produce composites using resin transfer moulding; Plan a complete activity; Verify reference standards; Maintain hydraulic systems; Gain entry and reinstate automotive locking systems; Terminate and connect electrical wiring; Program coordinate measuring machines; Inspect, diagnose, adjust and repair mechanical watches; Perform precision electrical/electronic measurement; Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process; Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACA Restricted Rule; Develop and manufacture precision models; Maintain and repair commercial air conditioning systems and components; Maintain, repair control instrumentation - single and multiple loop control systems; Erect/dismantle complex scaffolding and equipment; Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.; Diagnose and repair digital equipment and components; Perform basic statistical quality control; Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components; Perform investment procedures for lost wax casting process; Apply quality procedures; Maintain pneumatic system components; 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; Perform complex milling operations; Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials; Modify fluid power control systems; Measure components using coordinate measuring machines; Perform precision micro-mechanism diagnosis and servicing; Conduct formal interviews and negotiations; Produce three-dimensional precision items; Assemble and test lock mechanisms; Develop and manufacture vacuum forming moulds and associated equipment; Undertake manual handling; Test installed security equipment/system; Perform a site security survey; Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices; Program multiple spindle and/or multiple axis NC/CNC machining centre; Diagnose and repair microprocessor-based equipment; Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment; Work safely on marine craft; Electroplate protective finishes; Modify electronic equipment; Communicate with individuals and small groups; Apply protective coatings (basic); Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems; Perform routine gas metal arc welding; Investigate consumer complaints; Develop and manufacture gear, conveyor screw and propeller patterns; Fault-find and maintain micro-mechanisms; Manufacture fluid conveying conductor assemblies; Prepare jewellery illustrations; Maintain and repair integrated industrial refrigeration and/or large air handling system controls; Maintain, repair instrumentation process control analysers; Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies; Install, service and repair domestic air conditioning and refrigeration appliances; Weld using submerged arc welding process; Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process; Modify mechanical systems and equipment; Rework and repair (electrical/electronic production); Produce rubber moulds for lost wax casting process; Fault find and repair/rectify basic electrical circuits; Gain entry; Apply basic engineering design concepts; Write reports; Repair jewellery items; Perform general woodworking machine operations; Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment; Weld using manual metal arc welding process; Schedule material deliveries; Commission programmable controller programs; Perform complex lathe operations; Maintain suspension systems; Perform precision jig boring operations; Service, test and adjust watch escapements; Install and upgrade locks and hardware; Apply metallurgy principles; Produce composites using resin infusion; Produce keys; Analyse plant and equipment condition monitoring results; Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; Purchase materials; Perform milling operations; Modify control systems; Coordinate erection/dismantling of complex scaffolding/equipment; Perform grinding operations; 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); Conduct audits of servicing licensees and public weighbridge licensees; Perform refractory installation and repair; Undertake tool store procedures; Plan, set up and operate horological workshop or service centre; Operate mobile load shifting equipment; Set computer controlled machines/processes; Diagnose and service micro-mechanisms; Produce jewellery wax model; Conduct product and/or process capability studies; Restore clockwork mechanisms; Carry out panel repairs; Develop and manufacture wood patterns; Perform precision shaping/planing/slotting operations; Maintain and repair central air handling systems; Clean watch and clock components; Install refrigeration and air conditioning plant and equipment; Perform electroplating operations; Inspect pre-packed articles; Maintain/service analog/digital electronic equipment; Use comparison and basic measuring devices; Develop and manufacture production patterns; Maintain tools and dies; Perform general machining; Produce moulds and cores by hand (jobbing); Analyse a simple electrical system circuit; Maintain, repair/replace and adjust refrigerant flow controls and associated equipment; Perform wire, jig and barrel load/unload work; Manufacture cavity dies; Install and set up clocks; Establish non-destructive tests; Operate resin infusion moulding equipment; Maintain and service mechanical locking devices; Produce composites using pre-pregs; Package materials (stores and warehouse); Supervise occupational health and safety in an industrial work environment.; Test compression ignition fuel systems; Calibrate measuring equipment; Prepare basic engineering drawing; Perform advanced geometric development - transitions; Perform advanced equipment testing and diagnostics on mobile plant and equipment; Collect and evaluate occupational health and safety data for an enterprise or section of an enterprise; Perform brazing and/or silver soldering; Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities; Use workshop machines for basic operations; Install machine/plant; Perform precision watch timing and adjustment; Service and repair clock striking mechanisms; Perform engineering measurements; Balance equipment; Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components; Install security equipment/system; Perform precision mechanical measurement; Replace watch batteries, capacitors and bands; Operate pressure die casting machine; Perform routine manual metal arc welding; Operate computer controlled machines/processes; Modify electronic systems; Follow work procedures to maintain the marine environment; Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions; Service and repair mechanical automotive locking systems; Mark off/out (general engineering); Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals; Organise and lead stocktakes; Repair/replace/modify fabrications; Perform advanced engineering detail drafting

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00124K

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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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