Certificate II in Engineering Studies

Course code: 22470VIC

Registered Training Organisation: Skillinvest

RTO Code: 4192

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 VCAL

One credit towards a VCAL learning program is awarded on successful completion of 90 nominal hours of accredited VET curriculum. You will be eligible at Foundation, Intermediate or Senior levels.

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


Longerenong College

Contact Days/Hours

Wednesdays 9.30 am to 3.20 pm

Structured Workplace Learning

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


No singlets
Safety boots required

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

To be paid by the student:  $250

Study Units

Units may include:

Unit code

Core Units


Apply principles of Occupational Health & Safety in work environment


Use hand tools


Report on a range of sectors in the manufacturing, engineering and related industries


Select and interpret drawings and prepare three dimensional (3D) sketches and drawings


Perform basic machining processes


Apply basic fabrication techniques


Undertake a basic engineering project

Unit code

Elective Units


Use power tools/handheld operations


Perform basic welding and thermal cutting processes to fabricate engineering structures


Perform intermediate engineering computations


Produce basic engineering components and products using fabrication and machining operations

* Has pre-requisite units – VU22331 VU22332


RTO Contact

Ian Westhead (03) 5381 6200

Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

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