Diploma of Engineering — Advanced Trade MEM50119

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If you’re an engineering tradesperson looking for your next career step, a Diploma of Engineering — Advanced Trade can help you get there. With skills in interpreting technical manuals, writing technical reports, and researching engineering data with analysis, you’ll be ready to take on advanced engineering roles and projects. 

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Benefits of a Diploma of Engineering — Advanced Trade

For a qualified engineer or eligible tradesperson, a Diploma of Engineering — Advanced Trade can help you open new doors for your career. With skills interpreting technical drawings, specifications and engineering information, as well as the use of related computer technology, you’ll be set for success in advanced engineering projects.

At the Outsource Institute, we have partnered with industry leaders to bring the latest technology and practices to our courses, allowing you to be industry ready. We have paid special attention to developing our course for the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries, helping give you more options to grow your career.

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Engineering Advanced Trade Course Details

    Career Opportunities
    Course Eligibility
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    With a Diploma of Engineering — Advanced Trade Specialising, you’ll be ready for a career as an:

    • Advanced Engineering Tradesperson — Level II
    • Other Related Roles in the Metal, Engineering, Manufacturing & Associated Industries

    As an apprenticeship-based course, students must:

    • Be undertaking an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships under state funding are required by the relevant state funding authority to:
      • Be employed in an industry workplace.
      • Have access to workplace equipment as part of their training and assessment, and;
      • Have access to workplace supervisors as part of their training and assessment.
    • Have adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills. At the Outsource Institute, we assess students’ ACSF levels and determine any necessary support requirements to ensure you can be successful in your studies.

    All fee-for-service students must be employed with access to a relevant workplace. Industry experience is not necessary. Students do not need access to a supervisor, but may be a supervisor themselves.

    Students must hold pre-requisite units prior to commencing particular units in these qualifications. Current information about the prerequisite units can be found on the qualification information on training.gov.au.

    Students with supporting evidence or prior education or work experience may be eligible for Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT). These credits or units can be used to reduce your study load or shorten your course duration. Once enrolled, you can contact Student Support to arrange an assessment for eligibility with our dedicated trainers.

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    Engineering — Advanced Trade Diploma Course Program

    Packaging Rules: The minimum requirements for achieving a Diploma of Engineering — Advanced Trade include:

    • Completion of all core units.
    • Completion of specialisation units from Group A to a maximum value of 100 points.
    • Completion of specialisation units from Group B to a maximum value of 12 points.
    • Completion of units from Group C to bring total units to a minimum of 117 points.
    Elective Unitsd
    Assessment Methods
    • MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
    • MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    • MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
    • MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
    • MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
    • MEM12024 Perform computations
    • MEM14006 Plan work activities
    • MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
    • MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
    • MEM18001 Use hand tools
    • MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
    • MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
    • MEM12025 Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations
    • MEM12026 Perform advanced trade calculations in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
    • MEM16009 Research and analyse engineering information
    • MEM16011 Communicate with individuals and small groups
    • MEM16012 Interpret technical specifications and manuals
    • MEM16014 Report technical information
    • MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting
    • MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
    • MEM05011 Assemble fabricated components
    • MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding
    • MEM05015 Weld using manual metal arc welding process
    • MEM05017 Weld using gas metal arc welding process
    • MEM05018 Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
    • MEM05019 Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
    • MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
    • MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding
    • MEM05051 Select welding processes
    • MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices
    • MEM07001 Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
    • MEM07005 Perform general machining
    • MEM07006 Perform lathe operations
    • MEM07032 Use workshop machines for basic operations
    • MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement
    • MEM12006 Mark off/out (general engineering)
    • MEM16010 Write reports
    • MEM18003 Use tools for precision work
    • MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components
    • MEM18010 Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording
    • MEM18011 Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
    • MEM18016 Analyse plant and equipment condition monitoring results
    • MEM18018 Maintain pneumatic system components
    • MEM18019 Maintain pneumatic systems
    • MEM18020 Maintain hydraulic system components
    • MEM18021 Maintain hydraulic systems
    • MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
    • MEM24012C Apply metallurgy principles

    Both theoretical and practical assessment methods are used to demonstrate an in-depth working knowledge of the trade. During your course, you’ll have the opportunity to build a photo, audio, video and text portfolio to demonstrate to future employers and recruiters.

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