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22228VIC - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Details for Australian residents

You are considered an Australian resident (domestic student) if you:
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
  • Are an Australian permanent resident; or
  • Hold a permanent Australian humanitarian visa
You are considered an international student if you:
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Course essentials

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)

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on +61 3 9919 6100 to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

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.

Course structure

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.

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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:

Recognition of Prior Learning:

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • 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

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Direct applications due 31 December 2017.

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

Direct applications due 31 December 2017.

After you apply:

  • It’s important to check for emails from us (remember to check your Spam folder).
  • Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered

You can also contact us directly:

  • Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
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