Metal Trades

MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade

The MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade provides the knowledge and skills required for a career outcome as an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson – Level II within the metal manufacturing, engineering and associated industries that apply to Engineering Tradespersons.   This qualification has been developed specifically to meet the career requirements of Engineering Trade apprentices who wish to achieve a higher level of learning during their apprenticeship, or individuals who are existing engineering tradespersons.

Unit selection is based on an individual’s workplace requirements and should be discussed directly with your TasTAFE trainer prior to enrolment

Career Opportunities

The job role involves application of advanced system level skills in the learner’s trade and may also include cross skills from other trades. Job roles may include the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault-finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of mechanical, electrical or electronic systems including related equipment and machinery, fabrication of structures and assemblies requiring advanced manufacturing and assembly techniques, sheet metal work requiring advanced manufacturing and assembly techniques as well as use of relevant machinery, equipment and joining techniques. Machinery and equipment can include fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer-controlled machine tools.

Location, dates and times

This qualification is available year round, as it is delivered in the workplace through recognition processes post- apprenticeship.

Duration

This will be assessed on a case by case basis and will depend on the evidence presented by an individual student and the level of previous qualification obtained. Please discuss with your TasTAFE trainer.

Learning Options

MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade

While there is no qualification entry requirement, it is assumed that the learner is either already a tradesperson with access to structured on and off-the-job training, or is an apprentice under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this qualification for those who have completed

  • MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering,
  • MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade,
  • MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade,
  • MEM30405 Certificate III in Engineering – Electrical/Electronic Trade,
  • MEM30605 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture,
  • MEM30705 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction,
  • MEM30805 Certificate III in Locksmithing,

or other relevant qualifications.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

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 www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

For fee and payment information relating to TasTAFE qualifications, please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

What will I need to bring?

Participants must supply or obtain access to the following resources and equipment: Combination overalls (cotton), steel capped boots, safety glasses, pen/biro and pencils, drawing pack/equipment, scientific calculator, writing pad. Students undertaking welding are also required to supply welding gloves and a welding helmet.

Student learning resources will be provided by TasTAFE.

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.

Pens, pencils, writing pads, erasers, rulers, setsquares, compasses, calculators, earplugs and safety glasses are available for purchase from the Bender Drive administration office, in the other regions these items can be purchased at local stationary suppliers.  Your trainer will be able to advise you on what is required.

Essential Requirements

Not applicable.

Generally the learner is either already a tradesperson with access to structured on and off-the-job training, or is an apprentice under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.

Suitability

Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.  Students will be asked to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine any learning support needs.

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 here https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/current/student-support/

Outcome

MEM50105 – Diploma of Engineering-Advanced Trade

Qualification Requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this qualification for those who have completed MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade, MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade, MEM30405 Certificate III in Engineering – Electrical/Electronic Trade, MEM30605 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture, MEM30705 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction, MEM30805 Certificate III in Locksmithing, MEM31010 Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair, or other relevant qualifications.

This is a competency-based program.

If you are a holder of a Trade Certificate (such as MEM30305 or MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering) then an additional 60 (mandatory and specialisation) points are required to articulate to MEM50105 Diploma in Engineering – Advanced Trade only.

The minimum requirements for achievement of the MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade with no Trade Certificate are;

  • completion of all mandatory units of competency
  • completion of specialisation units from group A to a maximum value of 100 points
  • completion of up to 12 points from group B
  • completion of specialisation units from group C to bring the total value of specialisation units in groups A, B and C to at least 117 points

Points associated with prerequisites count towards the total (refer to units and prerequisites listing in this Training Package). http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/MEM50105

Appropriate elective units to the value of 26 points may be chosen from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available for inclusion at Diploma. 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.

Registered Training Organisations must seek a determination from Manufacturing Skills Australia in respect of the allocation of points values for units of competency drawn from other Training Packages or accredited courses.

Only select units that would be suitable for occupational outcomes in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment.

Relevance to engineering workplace requirements can be tailored via selections of Specialisation units.

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