Certificate IV in


Apprenticeship Pathway

4 Years

Face-to-Face Workplace


Certificate IV in

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required for a higher engineering tradesperson within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries.

The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of engineering work undertaken in the fields of refrigeration and air conditioning, fluid power, heavy fabrication, instrumentation, maintenance, plant mechanics, welding, including post-trade work.

Employment outcomes

  •  Engineering/Manufacturing Tradesperson

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Core Units

MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing

MEM11011 Undertake manual handling

MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024 Perform Computations

MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM14006 Plan work activities

MEM16006 Organise and communicate information

MEM16008 Interact with computing technology

MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on the job training

MEM18001 Use hand tools

MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations

MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainability work practices

Elective Units

MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting

MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

MEM05009 Perform automated thermal cutting

MEM05010 Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques 

MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding

MEM05037 Perform geometric development

MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding

MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices

MEM05071 Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping

MEM05073 Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process

MEM05085 Select welding processes

MEM05089 Assemble fabricated components

MEM05091 Welding using gas metal arc welding process

MEM07005 Perform general machining

MEM07015 Set computer controlled machines and processes 

MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement

MEM16009 Research and analyse engineering information

MEM16012 Interpret technical specifications and manuals

MEM18003 Use tools for precision work

MEM18011 Shut down and isolate machines/equipment

MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components

MEM18018 Maintain pneumatic system components

MEM18019 Maintain pneumatic systems

MEM18020 Maintain Hydraulic system components

MEM18021 Maintain hydraulic systems

MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

Tuition Fees:

This course is funded through the Queensland Government’s User Choice program. A student co-contribution fee may be required. Please refer to Student Handbook.

Potential career pathways: 

 Engineering/Manufacturing Tradesperson


Up to 4 years delivered over 4 stages.

Delivery Location:

The course will be delivered in the workplace by ASG trainers.

ASG Entry Requirements:

Minimum age of 15 years

We require that you complete a Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment in order that we can support you, where required, in achieving a successful course outcome.


Determined by workplace requirements.


Assessment will take place at the end of each unit using the following assessment Methods:

  • Knowledge Test
  • Practical demonstration
  • Third Party Report


On successful course completion Australian Skills Group will award the MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering, or a Statement of Attainment for units achieved in partial completion.