This is a pre-employment (pre-apprenticeship) program. As an important part of the program students will learn to work with metal and computing.
Offered as 2 days per week (25 weeks) or equivalent part time; 400 hours in total
Dandenong and Frankston campuses
Fully accredited by the State Government of Victoria and is widely accepted by the relevant sectors of industry and government.
Industry demand for new apprentices is very high and over one third of all job vacancies in
manufacturing are for trade qualified people. Completion of an apprenticeship also opens up another world of highly rewarding opportunities in Technician, Sales and Engineering Management careers. Prepares students for employment in the metals industry as an apprentice, trainee or trades assistant in Sheet metal (Fabrication), Welding, Fitting & Machining (Mechanical), Boiler making (Heavy Fabrication) and Toolmaking. Other job outcomes include store persons, operators, machinists and factory hands.
Apprenticeship in Mechanical or Fabrication Engineering; Diploma of Engineering Technology
Educational background of Year 9; course is targeted to Year 10 to Year 12 students. A full range of bridging programs including computing, mathematics and English are available.
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Module Code Course Title
MEM 13.14A Apply principles of Occupational Health & Safety in work environment
MEM 18.1AB* Use hand tools
MEM18.2AA* Use power tools/hand held operation
VBN768* Develop an individual career plan for the engineering industry
VBN769* Perform basic machining processes
VBN770* Apply basic fabrication techniques
VBN771* Apply electrotechnology principles in an engineering work environment
VBN772* Use computers for engineering related work activities
VBN773* Produce basic engineering sketches and drawings
VBN774* Perform basic computational principles in engineering work activities
VBN776 Use basic engineering concepts to plan the manufacture of engineering components
VBN777 Handle engineering materials
VBN778 Produce basic engineering components and products using fabrication and
NB: *Units in common with Certificate III in Engineering Studies
Electives (select 1)
VBN782 Perform basic welding and thermal cutting processes to fabricate engineering
VBN783 Create engineering drawings using computer aided systems