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Engineering - Technical (Mechanical) - Diploma (MEM50212-04V03)
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Career area: Mechanical Technology 
Study area: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology 
National code: MEM50212  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Wollongong  Flexible  2 Years 17-Jul-2017  Mon 
Features: Traineeships, VET student loans 
Description: This course is for people wanting to work as an engineering technician carrying out tasks such as engineering design and quality control/assurance monitoring.

You will gain compulsory competencies in organising and analysing information, interacting with computing technology and selecting engineering materials. You will also gain a range of elective competencies in areas relevant to your current or intended employment, such as CAD, drafting, quality control/assurance, basic fluid power, basic mechanical design, production scheduling, cost estimating and non-destructive testing.

The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed to between you, your employer and the TAFE College. 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

However, it is recommended that applicants have the Certificate III in Engineering - Technical, or a NSW High School grades in Mathematics and Physics

It is also recommended that applicants be already employed or seeking employment, in the Metals and Engineering industry. 
Learning pathways: When you have completed this course you may be eligible to enrol in other courses in the Metal and Engineering Training Package.

Units you achieve in the course count towards completion of MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering - Technical.

You may be eligible to apply to enrol in engineering courses at university and gain advanced standing. 
Career opportunities: Engineering Technician, at level C5 under the Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award. 
Specialisation: (Mechanical) 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Wollongong
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Wollongong Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical) 
Offering code: 17WLG-134 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 2 Years
Scheduled attendance: Monday July 17 at 5pm. Location: Building E, Ground Floor, Room E.G.07, Wollongong Campus 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 17 July 2017 
About: Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 900 supervised hours There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your supervised learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills

This is a Diploma level course. Skills required include essay writing and referencing, typing skills, computer literacy, reading and analysing material and resources, problem solving, the ability to be a self- direct learner, advanced communication skills and manage time effectively

If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

You will learn the basic foundations and content to develop the skills and knowledge used in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing industries to efficiently produce quality work. You will also learn about safe work practices and about the context of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing industries.
This qualification consists of 5 core units and of 15 elective units.

Resources required: Scientific Calculator, 4GB USB Memory Stick and text books as advised to approximate value of $300.
The candidate will be required to purchase notebooks for creation of a personal journal. This may be used as an aid when doing formative assessments.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at:

Application next steps: Your application will now be assessed and we will let you know the outcome. If you indicated you would like a VET Student Loan we will be in touch with you soon to assess your eligibility. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The Unit of Study fees below apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study. We will advise you of any fee reductions you are entitled to before you enrol.
Course fees: $5,750
Fee explanatory text: The Unit of Study fees below, apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study or experience. Make sure you talk to a teacher as soon as possible about applying for Recognition

MEM50212, 17WLG-134 17WLG-005 S&S VSL UOS 1 $719
Start: Monday, 17 July 2017 Census Date: Monday, 7 August 2017

MEM50212, 17WLG-134 17WLG-006 S&S VSL UOS 2 $719
Start: Monday, 16 October 2017 Census Date: Monday, 6 November 2017

MEM50212, 17WLG-134 18WLG-005 S&S VSL UOS 3 $719
Start: Monday, 8 January 2018 Census Date: Monday, 5 February 2018

MEM50212, 17WLG-134 18WLG-006 S&S VSL UOS 4 $719
Start: Monday, 9 April 2018 Census Date: Monday, 7 May 2018

MEM50212, 17WLG-134 18WLG-007 S&S VSL UOS 5 $719
Start: Monday, 2 July 2018, Census Date: Monday, 6 August 2018

MEM50212, 17WLG-134 18WLG-008 S&S VSL UOS 6 $719
Start: Monday, 2 October 2018 , Census Date: Monday 5 November 2018

MEM50212, 17WLG-134 18WLG-009 S&S VSL UOS 7 $719
Start: Monday, 31 December 2018, Census Date: Monday, 4 February 2019

MEM50212, 17WLG-134 19WLG-001 S&S VSL UOS 8 $717
Start: Monday, 25 March 2019, Census Date: Monday, 6 May 2019
Comments: Location: Building E, Ground Floor, Room E.G.07, Wollongong Campus

Resources required: students will need to have access to the following for this course: Scientific Calculator, 4GB USB Memory Stick, student software licences and text books as advised to approximate value of $400.
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete partial or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: or for more information visit or email 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123