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MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical-Plant Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship)

National ID: MEM20105 State ID: AA48
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Are you geared up for a big career working with the big gear?

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical - Plant Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in a heavy vehicle or plant mechanic apprentice.

Gain these skills:

  • loaders 
  • bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks 
  • inspecting and servicing transmissions 
  • steering 
  • brakes
  • fuel injection systems
  • hydraulics and batteries
  • troubleshooting basic faults and
  • workplace safety and health

Learn in specialised facilities

Our campuses provides students with a hands-on learning environment that feature industry-standard equipment, advanced technology and specialised workshop areas.


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 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Attendance in class

This is a full-time course. This course is equivalent to 3 days per week across one semester.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

A two week work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you. 

Uniforms and workwear requirements: Full PPE is required for the work placement (safety glasses, steel capped boots, long cotton work trousers and a long sleeved cotton work shirt with a collar or cotton overalls). 

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID and stationery (pen, exercise book).

In addition, the following uniform is required to be worn at all classes:

  • safety glasses
  • steel capped boots
  • long cotton work trousers
  • long sleeve collared work shirt or cotton overalls


South Metropolitan TAFE, Thornlie Campus has free parking available and will require you to have a parking permit on your car. Please visit Customer Service to collect your permit.

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.

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Semester 1

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Where Thornlie
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Semester 2

Duration 1 Semester
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