Certificate IV in Engineering

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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 provides offers an opportunity for tradespeople to upgrade their qualifications, and entry into technician positions in industry. It also provides a pathway into technician and engineering associate qualifications - namely the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology, or the Bachelor of Engineering.

Course essentials

Open for Mid-year entry
Apply direct to VU

Direct applications close on 11 July 2014.

Note that campus locations may offer different options (e.g. study mode, fee type.)

Already a VU student?

You can transfer into this course through our internal transfer process.

VU's Certificate 4 in Engineering will prepare you for a future in engineering

Careers

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

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

4 years part-time. Part-time,Flexible. Select specialisation units from the list in the Metal and Engineering Training Package, Version 1, dated January 2006, from the group 1 list to the value of at least 12 points, and from the group 2 list to bring the total value of Specialisation units in groups 1 and 2 to at least 112 points, including any prerequisites.

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

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional 'elective' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Admission information

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

How to apply for this course

Apply direct to VU

Direct applications close on 11 July 2014.

Before applying:

Note that campus locations may offer different options (e.g. study mode, fee type). You may wish to review:

  • The course index to confirm the study options available at each location.
  • Advice to applicants which provides information about how to apply for your course and what happens when you submit your application.

Also consider whether you wish to apply for:

  • Special consideration: For people with specific life circumstances, you can request these be taken into consideration when assessing your course application.
  • Extra credit for past skills and study (this is known as 'Advanced standing').

When you're ready:

Apply direct to VU

You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).

You'll be able to submit applications for one or more courses and track the progress of these whenever you like.

After you apply:

It is important that you check emails from us (remember to also look in the Spam folder) and complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered.

Transferring between VU courses

Want to swap into this course from another VU course? You can apply online at the Admissions centre .

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current course.

You can also contact us directly:

  • Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
  • Find answers and ask questions at GOTOVU

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