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22228VIC - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

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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 degrees and in some cases receive credit for your study:

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 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

Course objectives

broad theoretical and technical knowledge of a specific area, or a broad field of work and learning, with depth within one or more fields of engineering.

a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:
- identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources for various engineering activities;
- interpret and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex engineering problems;
- transfer information and skills in engineering technology to others and demonstrate an understanding of specilised knowledge with depth in their area of engineering specialization;
- formulate responses to complex engineering problems, and;
- express ideas and perspectives within an engineering context.

Application of knowledge and skills:
the ability to apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgment and defined responsibility:
- with depth in areas of engineering specialization, in contexts subject to change;
- with initiative and judgment in planning, design, technical or management functions in engineering, with some direction;
- to adapt a range of fundamental principles and complex techniques to known and unknown situations with their area of engineering specialisation, and;
- across a broad range of technical or management engineering functions, with accountability for personal outputs and personal and team outcomes within broad parameters.

Course structure

To be awarded the 22228VIC Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology, a student must successfully complete all core units listed as well as electives to a total value of 1120 hours.

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Elective units

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers

Previous completion of units at Victoria Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the training package and be assessed as appropriate by Victoria Polytechnic.

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 4 August 2017.

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

Direct applications due 4 August 2017.

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  • 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 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387)
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