Certificate II in Engineering Studies

Course code: 22470VIC

Registered Training Organisation: Federation University

RTO Code: 4909

Course Summary

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 courses in the engineering, manufacturing or related areas
  • Seek entry-level employment in the engineering, manufacturing or related industries.


Contribution towards VCE: VM 

It is mandated that students studying VCE: VM complete 180 hours of a VET course in a Certificate II or above.  This will contribute 2 VET credits towards a student’s program.

Contribution towards VPC

Students studying VPC may choose to include a VET program, however it is not mandated.

Contribution towards VCE

Students will be eligible for two or more units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student’s best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.

Scored Assessment Available

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution must undertake scored assessment.

State Accreditation

Program Delivery

Program structure

Delivered over two years


Federation TAFE, Wimmera campus

Contact Days/Hours

Wednesdays 9.10 am to 3.20 pm

School to Work

A minimum of 40 hours work placement is recommended.

Employment and Study Pathways

Possible study pathways

  • Certificate III Apprenticeship
  • Certificate IV post trade
  • Diploma

Potential career paths

  • Engineering Trades-person – Metal Fabrication
  • Forging
  • Founding
  • Structural Steel Erection
  • Electroplating
  • Metal Spinning
  • Metal Polishing
  • Sheet Metal Work

Fees and Equipment


Safety boots, cotton only long pants and long sleeve shirts required.  More information on Induction Day.

Students experiencing financial disadvantage may be eligible to receive free Work Boots provided by the State Schools’ Relief Program. Contact your VET Coordinator to find out if you are eligible.

Materials Fee

Select fees to be paid by DE for students attending public schools.  Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.

Study Units

Units may include:

Apply principles of Occupational Health and Safety in work environment MEM13014A
Apply basic fabrication techniques VU22332
Use hand tools MEM18001C
Use power tools/hand held operations MEM18002B
Perform metal fabrication operations VU22336
Report on a range of sectors in the manufacturing, engineering and related industries VU22329
Select and interpret drawings and prepare three dimensional (3D) sketches and drawings VU22330
Perform basic machining processes VU22331
Undertake a basic engineering project MEMPE006A
Perform intermediate engineering computations VU22333
Perform basic welding and thermal cutting processes to fabricate engineering structures VU22337

Note: Program commencement subject to enrolment numbers. Units of Competency are subject to change. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals. All details are accurate at the time of publication.


RTO Contact

Federation University

Kim Boulton

Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

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