Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Duration Up to 18 months Part Time
National CodeMEM50105
Example Career ProfilesMechanical Production and Plant EngineersMechanical Production and Plant Engineers,  Metal Fitters & MachinistsMetal Fitters & Machinists
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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.



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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be employed in a current Contract of Training studying in the third year of your apprenticeship, or have completed a Certificate III or equivalent in a Mechanical Engineering or Fabrication area, and provide evidence of this when you enrol
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

    Important Information

    • Students wishing to access WorkReady funding or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling
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    Employment Outcomes

    This qualification specifies the competencies required for employment as an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson - Level II in mechanical, electrical/ electronic or fabrication trade disciplines.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade (MEM50105)
    This course provides skills in engineering measurements, computations, quality systems and procedures, organisation and communication, interpreting technical specifications and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 18 core units and specialisation units totalling 117 points.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.