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Are you ready for a technically advanced engineering career?
Redefine your engineering future with the Advanced Diploma of Engineering. Develop specialised technical skills to step towards a future as an engineering technician, detailed drafter, or maintenance technician. Learn in an advanced training facility with industry-standard equipment and technology, to ensure that you graduate job-ready.
Gain these skills:
- carry out mechanical engineering drafting and design
- analytical work involving manufacturing and fabrication techniques
- understand the application of engineering principles, systems, and processes
- draw and design mechanical equipment
- maintain mechanical systems
- workplace health and safety
Graduates are typically employed in areas such as computer aided design and drafting, process plant drafting and design, machine drafting and design, air conditioning drafting and design, shipbuilding drafting and design, plant maintenance supervision (building on a trade background), and other general engineering and technical positions.
Completion of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering opens up a range of further study options, and may produce advanced standing towards a university degree.
Specialist applied engineering facility at Munster campus
Students study this course at our state-of-the-art Applied Engineering building at Munster campus, featuring mechatronics labs and technical engineering workshop rooms. In our courses, you'll have access to modern equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.
New: Night time course option in term 4, October. Monday and Tuesday nights.
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
This course is available as a traineeship.
Entrance requirements for traineeships
You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship.
In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area.
To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre(opens in a new tab) closest to you.
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.
To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.
- Certificate III in Engineering - Technical
- Diploma of Engineering - Technical
- Advanced Diploma of Engineering
Become a specialist in your field with university study
This course has a university study pathway as at 30 October 2019.
Murdoch University – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Power Engineering (H1264) – 24 Credits
Murdoch University – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Instrumentation and Control Engineering (H1264) – 24 Credits
Murdoch University – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Industrial Computer Systems Engineering (H1264) – 24 Credits
Murdoch University – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Renewable Energy Engineering (H1264) – 24 Credits
Curtin University – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – 150-200 Credits
Curtin University – Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science) – 150-200 Credits
Edith Cowan University – Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) (Y44) – Up to 120 Credits
Edith Cowan University – Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Y45) – Up to 120 Credits
The information about university credit points and tuition costs provides a general guide only. To check the current credit arrangements and to find more information about how credits work at the listed university of your choice, visit TAFE International WA’s University Pathway Finder.
Study options and next steps
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