Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

National Code: MEM20413
TAFE SA Code: TP00677


Explore your options and gain practical skills and knowledge with this entry-level engineering course and increase your prospects of gaining an engineering apprenticeship.

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Up to 10 weeks 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Total Fees for the 10 week course
Full Fee
$7,118 - $7,665

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

  • Upfront Payment

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

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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

    Job roles include Trade assistance in Manufacturing and engineering and Trainee production worker.

    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

    Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (MEM20413)
    This qualification delivers broad-based underpinning skills and knowledge in a range of engineering and manufacturing tasks which will enhance the graduates’ entry-level employment prospects for apprenticeships, traineeships or general employment in an engineering-related workplace. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 core units and 8 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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on

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


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment 10
    Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry 20
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30
    Undertake a basic engineering project 80


    Name Nominal Hours
    Adapt to work in industry 30
    Interact with computing technology 20
    Organise and communicate information 20
    Pull apart and re-assemble engineering mechanisms 30
    Use electric welding machines 40
    Use engineering workshop machines 60
    Use fabrication equipment 40
    Use hand tools 20
    Use oxy-acetylene and soldering equipment 40
    Use power tools/hand held operations 20
    Work in a team 30
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