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MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering – Technical

MEM50212 – Diploma Of Engineering – Technical is part of the nationally recognized Metal and Engineering Training Package MEM05. It covers the skills and knowledge required for a draftsperson / technician producing specialist engineering drawings within an engineering design environment.  The course will provide an integrated knowledge of the technical and design systems as they pertain to engineering, as well as an understanding of the administrative processes necessary in achieving the desired outcomes for engineering projects.  This qualification may lead to employment as an engineering draftsperson / technician in the fields of civil, structural or local government engineering, among others.

The units that TasTAFE offer to make up this course have been selected in consultation with industry to reflect their needs and to ensure that graduates are prepared with the skills that employers are looking for.  The skill-base you will develop in this course has been designed to be diverse enough to enable graduates to be adaptive to varying engineering and associated professional environments, to give the best possible employability outcomes for our students.

Areas of study include:

  • Technical, Civil and Structural Engineering drafting
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) 2D and 3D
  • 3D surface modelling
  • Engineering design
  • Structural detailing
  • Engineering materials
  • Environmentally sustainable practices
  • Building Information Management (BIM)

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Engineering drafting personnel
  • Engineering technicians
  • Employment by other allied professions such as architects, town planners and builders.

Locations, dates and times

Australia wide – Online – Rolling Intake, beginning in February

Clarence Campus – Part-time  (Online and Evening classes)

  • Rolling Intake (Online only)

Clarence Campus – Face to Face

  • Next Intake: February 2020
  • Duration: Full-time, face to face for first year

Information Session:

Clarence Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 5pm to 7pm
Room C2.07, C Block, 4A Bounty Street, Warrane
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Alanvale Campus

  • Rolling Intake (Online only)

Information Session:

Alanvale Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 1pm to 3pm
Room A2.36/37/38, A Block, 54A Alanvale Road, Newnham
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Burnie Campus – Part-time (Online and Evening classes)

  • Rolling Intake

Information Session:

Burnie Monday, 25 November 2019, 5pm to 7pm
Room D1.11, D Block, 41 Mooreville Road, Burnie
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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 may include:

  • Drawings
  • Virtual models
  • Written reports
  • Simulated workplace activities

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.

Eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma students who are unable to pay tuition fees up front are able to defer fees under the VET Student Loans scheme. Further details are available at our VET Student Loans page.


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.


MEM50212 – Diploma Of Engineering – Technical.

Qualification Requirements

MEM50212 – Diploma of Engineering – Technical comprises 20 units packaged as 5 core units and 15 electives.

All units below must be completed successfully to gain the qualification.


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