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Certificate IV in Engineering

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Course essentials

  • College:
    VU Institute of Technology
  • Location:
    Industry and Sunshine
  • Delivery mode:
    On campus and Industry
  • Course code:
  • Duration:
    4 years
  • Study mode:
    Part Time

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

Take your engineering interests to the next level. 

In our Certificate IV in Engineering you will learn:

  • manufacturing engineering: how to fabricate products to industry standards
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC): for brake pressing, rolling, plasmacutting
  • what's behind rapid manufacturing, or 'prototyping'
  • certificate welding, 1-10 (including Supervisor's and Inspector's courses).

This leading-edge, current technology-focused course offers an opportunity for tradespersons to upgrade their qualifications and gain entry into technician positions in the Industry. It also provides a pathway into technician and engineering associate qualifications – namely the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology and the Bachelor of Engineering.


  • welding inspectors
  • forepersons, and
  • technicians in a range of manufacturing areas.

Study pathways

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Credit for skills and past study

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

Course objectives

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge to demonstrate: broad theoretical concepts;application of skills and knowledge;problem solving; information interpretation and output responsibility.

Units and electives

The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate IV in Engineering are:

  • completion of all core units of competency listed below, and
  • completion of units from the Group A Specialisation electives listed below to the value of at least 12 points, and
  • completion of Group B electives listed below to bring the total value to at least 109 points.

Please consult with the Course Coordinator or enrolment officer prior to enrolment to ensure that adequate units are selected to equate to 12 points for Group A and at least 109 points for Group B elective units.

Common Core Units of Study:

Fabrication Stream

Elective Units of Study:

Mechanical Stream

Elective Units of Study:

Maintenance Stream

Elective Units of Study:

Elective Units of Study:

Admission information

  • To qualify for admission to the course, applicants must have completed an approved apprenticeship.

How to apply for this course

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  • Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
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