22632VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies

VU course code: 22632VIC | Level of study: TAFE
3 months full time or longer for part time
Face to Face


No tuition fees for eligible students

08 July 2024
08 July 2024
Two young people in tradie shirts in an engineering lab


Start your training at Victoria University 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 or manufacturing industry.

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

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

A pre-apprenticeship gives you a fantastic head start on an apprenticeship, allowing you to lay the foundations for an exciting career in trades.

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NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.


Eligible students won’t be required to pay tuition fees for this course.

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




After you complete the Certificate II in Engineering Studies 22632VIC, you may be able to extend your career by undertaking an apprenticeship in mechanical or fabrication trade. 

You can also choose to continue your education with a certificate III or diploma qualification in this field.