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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 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.

Course essentials


  • 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

Apply direct to VU

Direct applications close on 11 March 2015.

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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