Duration:
3 months full time.
Delivery mode:
Face to Face with eLearning
Location: 
Start dates:
28 January 2020
1 February 2020
14 April 2020

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Study off-campus:
Available for VET Delivered to Secondary Schools.
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Application due dates:
Applications for this course are currently being accepted.

Overview

Start your training at VU Polytechnic towards a rewarding career in the growing engineering industry.

This hands-on course is designed for people looking to enter an engineering apprenticeship or who are already doing some engineering work and would like to gain accreditation and a pathway to a full apprenticeship. During this course you will be introduced to a range of fundamental skills used in the engineering industry. This course can also provide credit into an engineering industry Australian Apprenticeship

Upon completion of this course you will have developed knowledge and confidence in:

  • welding
  • reading and creating engineering drawings
  • basic machining; fabrication
  • use of basic hand and power tools.

During this course you will be able to undertake elective options that provide an introduction to an engineering occupation of your choice such as a fabricator, mechanical engineer (maintenance, diesel or workshop).

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Eligible students won’t pay tuition fees for this course in 2020.

Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in high demand from Victorian employers.

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This course is delivered through Victoria University Polytechnic’s award-winning Blended Learning model that combines face-to-face workshops with flexible, user-friendly eLearning activities.

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

Everything you learn at Victoria University Polytechnic has direct links to the real world. You’ll learn practical skills on special purpose machinery at our Construction Hub, giving you the chance to test out your theoretical knowledge. Some of the equipment you’ll become skilled at using includes lathes, milling machines, drilling machines and grinders. Learning a trade with us means you’ll get the hands-on learning to be job-ready when you graduate.

You’ll learn at our $44 million state-of-the-art trades hub at our Sunshine Campus. Our ‘Construction Futures’ hub is a sustainable training facility with a six-Star Green rating. It provides modern high-tech labs and dynamic workshops including:

  • concrete laboratory
  • survey laboratory
  • engine laboratory
  • soldering/construction laboratories
  • power systems laboratory
  • computer workstations with simulation and modelling software.

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Careers

Possible career opportunities emerging from the completion of 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies include:
  • Apprenticeship.

Course structure

To be awarded the 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies, a student must successfully complete a total of eleven (11) units of competency, comprising of:

  • seven (7) core units, and;
  • four (4) elective units, of which:
  • two (2) elective units must be selected from the 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies qualification;
  • two (2) elective units may be selected from any endorsed training package or accredited course provided they are consistent with the course outcomes and the AQF level of the qualification.

Electives must be industry relevant as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

The aim of this course is to provide pre-employment training and a pathway into the engineering, manufacturing or related industries. Specifically a graduate of this course will be eligible to:

  • undertake a work-based traineeship or apprenticeship in a range of engineering, manufacturing or related areas;
  • enrol in Certificate III qualifications in the engineering, manufacturing or related areas, and;
  • seek entry level employment in the engineering, manufacturing or related industries.

Vocational Education Training in Schools (VETiS)

This qualification forms part of the credit suite specified by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and may contribute towards the satisfactory completion of the Victoria Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victoria Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

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.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

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Admission & pathways

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.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

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.
VETiS: The literacy and numeracy levels of applicants will be assessed through consultation with the relevant secondary school.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

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.

How to apply

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.

Available start dates:

  • 28 January 2020
  • 1 February 2020
  • 14 April 2020
  • 13 July 2020
  • 5 October 2020

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

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