Diploma of Engineering

Advanced Trade (Mechanical & Fabrication/Welding)

CRICOS Course Code: 100609


2 Years

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Diploma of

Advanced Trade (Mechanical & Fabrication/Welding)

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required for employment as an engineering advanced tradesperson within the metal, engineering, manufacturing & associated industries as a Maintenance/Mechanical Fitter and/or Welder/Fabricator. Very practical in approach it allows for the development of key skills over time through the completion of job tasks in a simulated environment.

Employment Opportunities

On successful course completion students will be dual trade qualified as a Mechanical Engineering tradesperson, equipped to obtain employment as a Maintenance /Mechanical Fitter or Welder/Fabricator.

Career Pathways:

Further study in MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Articulation into University

Course Fees:

Tuition:   $22000  

Resources:    $300 per semester

Enrolment Fee:    $400 (non-refundable)

Total Course Cost: $23,600

Industry worker welding iron pieces at work

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Units of Study:

MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing

MEM11011 Undertake manual handling

MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024 Perform Computations

MEM12025 Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations

MEM12026 Perform advanced trade calculations in a manufacturing, engineering, or related environment

MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM14006 Plan work activities

MEM16006 Organise and communicate information

MEM16008 Interact with computing technology

MEM16009 Research and analyse engineering information

MEM16011 Communicate with individuals and small groups

MEM16012 Interpret technical specifications and manuals

MEM16014 Report technical information

MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training

MEM18001 Use hand tools

MEM18002 Use power tools/handheld operations

MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainability work practices

MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting

MEM05006 Perform brazing and/or silver soldering

MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

MEM05011 Assemble fabricated components

MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding

MEM05015 Weld using manual metal arc welding process

MEM05016 Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process

MEM05017 Weld using gas metal arc welding process

MEM05018 Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process

MEM05026 Apply welding principles

MEM05036 Repair, replace and/or modify fabrications

MEM05043 Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process

MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding

MEM05051 Select welding processes

MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices

MEM05056 Perform routine flux core welding

MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical cutting

MEM12007 Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes

MEM18003 Use tools for precision work

MEM18005 Perform fault diagnosis, installation, and removal of bearings

MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components

MEM18007 Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies

MEM18009 Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components

MEM18011 Shutdown and isolate machines and equipment

MEM18012 Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals

MEM18055 Dismantle, replace, and assemble engineering components

MEM18010 Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording

MEM18018 Maintain pneumatic system components

MEM18020 Maintain hydraulic system components

MEM18021 Maintain hydraulic systems

ASG Entry Requirements:

Minimum age: 18 years

Academic suitability:

• Completion of Year 12 schooling or higher

• English proficiency at a minimum of IELTS 5.5

You also need to supply your own PPE – steel cap boots, longpants & high-viz shirt.


Student Services:

We offer a range of support services to assist you in achieving a successful course outcome. This includes tutorial support and Language, Literacy & Numeracy assistance where required. Please contact us to discuss any other individual needs.



Assessment takes place at the end of each unit with a Knowledge Test and Practical Demonstration & throughout the course with a holistic project due at the end of each semester.



2 years

full time (20 hours per week)

over 4 semesters