QUALIFICATION

Diploma of Engineering - Technical


National Code: MEM50212
TAFE SA Code: TP00482


Description

Learn the skills you need to work in engineering design with this Diploma. Become a CAD draftsperson, maintenance and service technician, civil, mechanical or mechatronics technician, or engineering technologist. Pursue your career in a diverse range of fields including design consultancies, the high-tech defence industry, in manufacturing, local and state government, oil and gas, transport, and construction services organisations. Your study at TAFE SA has a focus on translating complex theoretical concepts into real world engineering applications. Learn how to solve engineering problems and find the best solutions for the job. And once you complete your Diploma, we can help you with a clear pathway to an associate degree and on to university. Be yourself with TAFE SA.

Please see under Additional Information below computer requirements to study this course.

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18 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Mechanical Production and Plant Engineers

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 18 month course
Subsidised
Fee Free

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and will include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.

Fee Free Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$7,831
$23,493
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Possible job roles include CAD draftsperson, Maintenance/Service Technician, Civil/Mechanical/Mechatronics Technician, Engineering Technologist. These job roles are found in design offices/consultancies, defence industry, manufacturing, local and state government, oil and gas, transport and construction services organisations.

    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 - Technical (MEM50212)
    This course is designed for those wanting to work as an engineering technician, carrying out tasks such as engineering design and quality control/assurance monitoring. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 15 elective units.

    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.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment 40
    Interact with computing technology 20
    Organise and communicate information 20
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30
    Select common engineering materials 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply Engineering mechanic principles 60
    Apply technical mathematics 80
    Calculate force systems within simple beam structures 40
    Calculate stresses in simple structures 40
    Create 3-D model assemblies using computer-aided design (CAD) system 80
    Create 3-D solid models using computer-aided design (CAD) system 80
    Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures 20
    Interpret technical drawing 40
    Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements 40
    Perform computations 30
    Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6
    Produce basic engineering detail drawings 80
    Report technical information 20
    Supervise and coordinate energy sector work activities 40
    Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations 20
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting)
    Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Site Management)
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