Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade (MEM50105)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: MEM50105
Study mode: On Campus
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
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Duration: 49 weeks
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Careers Australia Institute Of Training (RTO 31470); OR Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd (22479)
Course fees: Price may vary
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Gain the essential skills and training you need to launch a career in engineering with the Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade (MEM50105) from Careers Australia. You'll gain the right mix of technical training and professional skills, including communication, leadership, problem-solving and workplace innovation, to prepare you for any number of entry-level positions. Use this qualification as a platform for further study, or as a starting point for your career.


It is recommended that eligible applicants should:

  • 16 years of age; OR
  • Must have completed year 12

Areas of study

In this engineering course, the subjects you will study include:

  • MEM14005A - Plan a complete activity
  • MEM12024A - Perform computations
  • MEM16006A - Organise and communicate information
  • MEM30012A - Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MEM16012A - Interpret technical specifications and manuals
  • MEM16014A - Report technical information
  • MEM16009A - Research and analyse engineering information
  • MEM14005A - Plan a complete activity
  • MEM16007A - Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • MEM16011A - Communicate with individuals and small groups
  • MEM11011B - Undertake manual handling
  • MEM18001C - Use hand tools
  • MEM05051A - Select welding processes
  • MEM05012C - Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • MEM13014A - Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM12025A - Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations
  • MEM15002A - Apply quality systems
  • MEM15024A - Apply quality procedures
  • MEM14004A - Plan to undertake a routine task
  • MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing
  • MEM05037C - Perform geometric development
  • MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations
  • MEM05005B - Carry out mechanical cutting
  • MEM05010C - Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
  • MEM05052A - Apply safe welding practices
  • MEM05050B - Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • MEM05049B - Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • MEM05017D - Weld using gas metal arc welding process
  • MEM07015B - Set computer controlled machines/processes
  • MEM07016C - Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes
  • MEM07018C - Write basic NC/CNC programs
  • MEM03001B - Perform manual production assembly
  • MEM03002B - Perform precision assembly
  • MEM14002B - Undertake basic process planning
  • MEM14003B - Undertake basic production scheduling
  • MEM07024B - Operate and monitor machine/process
  • MEM07005C - Perform general machining
  • MEM07028B - Operate computer controlled machines/processes
  • MEM09009C - Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system
  • MEM09010C - Create 3D models using computer aided design system

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade (MEM50105) from Careers Australia.

With the combination of technical proficiencies and interpersonal skills gained during this course, you'll be ready to pursue roles including:

  • Technician
  • Paraprofessional
  • Technical officer
  • Manager

Finance options

Course fees vary depending on your own personal circumstances, and which state you reside in.

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this program, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.

You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
RTO 22479
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