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MEM40105 - Certificate IV in Engineering

Details for Australian residents

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  • 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:
  • are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident; and
  • do not hold a permanent Australian humanitarian visa; and
  • are not a New Zealand citizen; and
  • hold a temporary visa.

Visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website for more information about studying in Australia on a student visa.

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Course essentials

Take your engineering skills to the next level with a Certificate IV in Engineering at Victoria Polytechnic.

This course gives you the opportunity to upgrade your skills and knowledge so you can advance your career in the manufacturing and engineering industries.

You’ll learn more about:

  • welding/fabrication (certificates 1-10) - including metallurgy, inspection and design
  • computer numerical control (CNC) machining – using milling machines, CNC lathes and CNC machining centres for brake pressing, rolling and plasmacutting
  • rapid manufacturing, or 'prototyping'
  • installation and maintenance of mechanical equipment, machinery and fluid power equipment
  • workplace safety.

You can choose to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • fabrication (welding)
  • mechanical
  • maintenance.

This is a leading-edge course focused on current technology. You’ll be prepared to gain entry into technician and supervisor positions in the industry.

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


  • welding inspectors
  • forepersons, and
  • technicians in a range of manufacturing areas.

Study pathways

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

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge to demonstrate, broad theoretical concepts, application of skills and knowledge, problem solving,  information interpretation and output responsibility.

Course structure

To be awarded MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering, a student must successfully complete the following:

- completion of all twelve (12) Core units of competency listed below;

- 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.

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Core units


Fabrication Stream

Mechanical Stream

Maintenance Stream


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.

Applicants must be either a tradesperson or an apprentice with access to on and off-the-job training.

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.

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 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387)
  • Find answers and ask questions at GOTOVU

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