Metal Trades

MEM20205 Certificate II in Engineering – Production Technology

MEM20205 Certificate II in Engineering – Production Technology is a nationally recognised qualification that has been designed to give you the foundation skills needed to enter this booming industry. While training you will learn: – How to operate industry standard programs and equipment – How to work safely with fabrication and Mechanical equipment…fabrication and mechanical equipment, computing technology and welding equipment – Quality procedures systems – Engineering measurement You will learn in our simulated workplaces and on-the-job so that you qualify with relevant, work-ready experience.

Career Opportunities

This qualification is only offered as a traineeship so you need to be employed within the industry. It is a pathway towards an apprenticeship within the metal industry undertaking MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering-Fabrication Trade or MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering-Mechanical Trade.

Location, dates and times

This qualification is available year round, as it is delivered in the workplace through a traineeship.

For more information and advice on all aspects of Australian Apprenticeships, contact your local Apprenticeship Network provider or call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73.   Apprenticeship Network providers are contracted by the Australian Government to provide free Australian Apprenticeships support services to apprentices and employers. This qualification is not suited and should not be used for people who are not employed in an engineering production or manufacturing environment.   It is not suited and should not be used for school students unless they are formally engaged in a traineeship in accordance with the Australian Apprenticeships policy.  If you are a school student thinking of starting an Australian Apprenticeship while still at school, your school careers adviser should be your first point of call for information on Australian Apprenticeships.

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This qualification is generally delivered over 2 years on and off the job, but may be completed earlier depending on each individual’s experience.

Trainees attend block release at our Bender Drive Hobart, Alanvale Campus Launceston and Valley Road Campus Devonport dependent on their home region of the state for approx. 7 weeks per year

Some employers require Day Release training due to the size of their work force or operational requirements. Typically they prefer their employee to attend one day per week instead of block release. This is negotiated with the employer, student and trainer at the time of sign up.

Learners who undertake training on Day Release require an extra time allocation to allow for setting up and packing away each day. Typically, learners on day release will require up to 35 days training per year during their training.

Learners who undertake training on block release require up to 35 days training during their training. Some learners may not need this full allocation of training time due to credit transfers, recognition and individual differences.

Learning Options

Learning is primarily completed at TasTAFE and is put into practice in the workplace using daily work activities under the supervision of an employer/supervisor

Workplace Component

Learners have a combination of on the job/ off the job training. Whilst training on the job they are required to gather evidence of this training using either MyProfiling, testimonials, photographs etc.

Simulated work environment

Students spend the majority of their training time in the simulated work environment at TasTAFE. This environment has been established to reflect current industry standards and practices.

Assessment Process

Assessment of the units in this qualification is generally completed at TasTAFE, using evidence from activities conducted during theory and practical classes.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

Are there ‘other’ costs?

If My-profiling is being used by the Employer/Apprentice to gather workplace evidence a $50.00 annual fee is payable

Essential Requirements

There is no qualification entry requirement. The learner must be engaged as a trainee under a Training Contract and that the learner is receiving appropriate structured on the job training while undertaking this qualification.

Students will be asked to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment using LLN Robot to determine any learning support needs.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


MEM20205 Certificate II in Engineering – Production Technology

Qualification Requirements

The minimum requirements for achievement of the MEM20205 Certificate II in Engineering – Production Technology are:

  • completion of all 9 core units of competency listed below, and
  • completion of elective units to the value of at least 50 points.

Points associated with prerequisites count towards the total

Appropriate elective units to the value of 11 points may be chosen from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available for inclusion at Certificate II. Note that the elective units listed below include all of the units that are approved for selection from the MEM Training Package for use in this qualification. This meets the NQC requirement that one-sixth of the total units must be able to be selected from other qualifications in the same Training Package. For more details on this qualification please follow the link

All assessments for this training program comply with the assessment requirements of the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package and in accordance with the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence.


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