22228VIC - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

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Course essentials

This information is for Australian residents. View the international version of this course

Equip yourself for a career in the engineering industries.

Improve your existing skills in CAD, robotics, and advanced manufacturing. The flexible course structure allows you to add further endorsed or specifically designed units of competency to help meet the industry’s future needs.


  • advanced technical worker
  • manager in engineering

Study pathways

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following Bachelor degrees and in some cases receive credit for your degree:

Bachelor of Engineering (Architectural Engineering) (Honours)

You will be credited for 12 units (a year and a half) of study.

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) (Honours)

You will be credited for 12 units (a year and a half) of study.

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)

You will be credited for 12 units (a year and a half) of study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your existing skills obtained through previous work, education and life experiences may make you eligible to receive formal recognition towards your qualification through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

This process acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through formal or informal learning. To receive RPL, your skills, training and experiences are assessed against recognised qualifications.

Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling. To discuss RPL for this course please contact us on +61 3 9919 6100 and ask for the course manager of this course.

Course objectives

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology will be able to:

  • recall and apply engineering and scientific principles in designing mechanical, civil and manufacturing engineering applications based on a well founded specialist knowledge domain;
  • analyse, diagnose, design and execute judgments with respect to mechanical, civil construction and manufacturing solutions that have a basis in engineering technology;
  • propose and brief on technical solutions and concepts typically with options for various engineering environments and contexts;
  • integrate and solve interfacing problems between disparate technical or engineering systems;
  • manage complex projects on time and within budget;
  • and manage autonomously a range of technical objectives within organisations that have outputs based on engineering application.

Units and electives

To fulfil the requirements for the qualification learners must complete all the core units listed making up 280 hours and undertake electives making up a minimum of 1,120 hours to provide a course total of 1,400 hours.
The choice of electives should be relevant to the student’s vocational needs and should be made up of:
1. A minimum of 30% of the training effort must be from units first packaged at AQF level 6.
2. The balance of electives may be drawn from Table 3, or other endorsed training packages, provided the units of competency are of an appropriate AQF level and relevant to an engineering job function or to enterprise requirements.

Unit Selection will be subject to College approval.

On completion of this course, students are also eligible for the Award 22229VIC Diploma of Engineering Technology.

Learners exiting prior to meeting all of these requirements will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing those units of competency that they have successfully completed.

Core Units:

Diploma Core Units:

Additional Core Unit for Advanced Diploma:

Standard General Electives:

Civil Engineering Stream:

Water and Sewerage Management Stream:

Mechanical Engineering:

Additional Electives:

Admission information

  • TAFE: Successful completion of a Certificate III in Engineering (from Training Package MEM05) or equivalent
  • Year 12: Minimum requirement is the completion of Year 12 or equivalent
  • Mature: Relevant experience as assessed by the University

How to apply for this course

Applications have closed for this course.

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