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MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

National ID MEM50119 State ID BEK0
Gain specialist skills as an advanced engineering tradesperson

Advance your engineering career! This nationally recognised qualification enhances technical drawing, manual interpretation, and computing skills. Gain advanced post-trade expertise in design, assembly, manufacturing, testing, and more.

Enrol with your current trade papers or equivalent for this post-trade qualification.

Engineering and Mining

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 for each year at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

Online study is available for this course. Be sure to check the study requirements tab for information about studying this course using eCampus including study assistance and our helpful online study guide, then use the apply now link where you see the online study option. 

This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.

To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.


When Continuous enrolment.

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Are you an engineering tradie ready to progress in your field and take your skills to an advanced level?

This nationally recognised qualification will help you upskill and increase your employability, making you job ready for roles such as Advanced Engineering Tradesperson – Level II within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries.

You'll gain a specialist skillset enhancing your abilities in technical drawing which is an essential component of communicating ideas in engineering. You'll also strengthen your knowledge of interpreting technical manuals and specifications, writing technical reports and analysing engineering data, whilst gaining knowledge of the latest computing technologies in the field.

You'll learn advanced post-trade skills such as design and assembly, manufacturing, installation, testing, fault-finding, fabrication, machining and more.

The course will also equip you with comprehensive skills in electrical engineering to help you progress towards a career as an Engineering Associate or Technical Officer.

Become a highly skilled operator, work on specialist situations and engineer your career!

This is a post trade qualification — you must be able to produce current trade papers, qualifications, or equivalent for enrolment.

For those already working in industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. To find out if you're eligible, visit the RPL page.


  • interpret technical manuals
  • write technical reports
  • research and analyse engineering data
  • workplace health and safety

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • comfortable and able to work in a physical environment
  • be a qualified tradesperson
  • have good hand-eye coordination
  • have good problem solving skills

Important information

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All year round


Duration 12 Months
When All year round
Where eCampus
How Online

Units and fees


National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing $58.32 $17.28 $0.00
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling $29.16 $8.64 $0.00
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements $77.76 $23.04 $0.00
MEM12024 Perform computations $43.74 $12.96 $0.00
MEM12025 Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations $29.16 $8.64 $19.25
MEM12026 Perform advanced trade calculations in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment $58.32 $17.28 $20.00
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering $51.84 $15.36 $0.00
MEM14006 Plan work activities $51.84 $15.36 $0.00
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information $29.16 $8.64 $0.00
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology $29.16 $8.64 $0.00
MEM16009 Research and analyse engineering information $29.16 $8.64 $0.00
MEM16011 Communicate with individuals and small groups $29.16 $8.64 $7.75
MEM16012 Interpret technical specifications and manuals $58.32 $17.28 $0.00
MEM16014 Report technical information $29.16 $8.64 $7.75
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training $29.16 $8.64 $0.00
MEM18001 Use hand tools $29.16 $8.64 $0.00
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations $29.16 $8.64 $0.00
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices $32.40 $9.60 $0.00


National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
$29.16 $8.64 $0.00
Apply basic engineering design concepts
$87.48 $25.92 $31.25
Terminate and connect electrical wiring
$43.74 $12.96 $0.00
Install and test electrical wiring and circuits up to 1000 volts a.c. and 1500 volts d.c.
$142.56 $42.24 $0.00
Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters
$29.16 $8.64 $0.00
Commission programmable controller programs
$58.32 $17.28 $0.00
Undertake commissioning procedures for plant and/or equipment
$58.32 $17.28 $0.00
Install refrigeration and air conditioning plant and equipment
$58.32 $17.28 $0.00
Install pipework and pipework assemblies
$58.32 $17.28 $0.00
Perform electrical/electronic measurement
$29.16 $8.64 $0.00
Perform precision electrical/electronic measurement
$58.32 $17.28 $0.00
Provide advanced customer service
$29.16 $8.64 $0.00
Write reports
$29.16 $8.64 $7.75
Fault find and repair electrical equipment/components up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.
$145.80 $43.20 $0.00
Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.
$43.74 $12.96 $0.00
Fault find and repair/rectify complex electrical circuits
$87.48 $25.92 $0.00
Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
$43.74 $12.96 $0.00
Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems
$58.32 $17.28 $0.00
Service and repair domestic and light commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment
$87.48 $25.92 $0.00
Maintain and repair commercial air conditioning systems and components
$58.32 $17.28 $0.00
Maintain and repair central air handling systems
$87.48 $25.92 $0.00
Maintain and repair commercial and/or industrial refrigeration and/or air conditioning controls
$87.48 $25.92 $0.00
Maintain and repair integrated industrial refrigeration and/or large air handling system controls
$116.64 $34.56 $0.00

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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