Have you got a keen eye for drafting and design, and want to make your mark in the world of mechanics and machines? Reach the next level of your dream career in Engineering with this technically advanced qualification, which is recognised Australia-wide.
Be guided by our team of expert lecturers who are industry professionals, as you learn a strong foundation of in-demand theoretical and technical skills to prepare you for mechanical, mechatronic, manufacturing and maintenance engineering fields. Take a bite out of each area, find out where your talents lie and pursue the pathway of your future specialisation.
You'll also be trained in how to be a draftsperson and create engineering drawings, learning how to operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce drawings and create 3-D models. Gain skills to interpret drawings for manufacturing of equipment, design basic mechanical systems, apply mathematical techniques in engineering and coordinate projects in preparation for real-world employment.
You'll receive high level training, learn dynamic technologies and be job ready for roles such as Engineering Technician or Detailed Drafter across a range of industries including defence, mining, manufacturing, oil and gas, automotive and many more.
Get your career machine up and running, advance your current knowledge and become a highly skilled engineering professional.
Already work in the industry? Discover your options for flexible study. Explore the electrical and mechanical study pathway options.
Study in specialist facilities
Students study this diploma 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, water treatment plant, and civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.
This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.
- engineering drafting and design
- analytical work involving manufacturing and fabrication techniques
- application of engineering principles, systems and processes
- drawing and designing mechanical equipment
- maintain mechanical systems
- workplace health and safety
- produce basic engineering drawings
- operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
- set up basic pneumatic circuits
- contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
- apply engineering mechanics principles
- apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
- select and test mechanical engineering materials
- coordinate engineering projects
- Able to understand complex mathematical and physics concepts
- Planning and organisational skills
- Analytical skills and the ability to interpret information
- Strong communication skills
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This course is also 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 closest to you.
Entrance requirements for part-time study
You must have a trade certificate (minimum Certificate III) or an overseas graduate certificate to qualify for this course.
Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 3 days per week when studied across 1 year full time.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 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, including Microsoft Office - Word; Excel, 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 is not a requirement of this course.
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, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.
In addition, you are required to wear the following PPE for various laboratories and workshops:
- full sleeve shirt
- closed shoes
- full length pants
- safety glasses (will be provided by SM TAFEs Applied Engineering)
Mechanical Engineering is the most broadly based branch of engineering. Mechanical Engineers oversee all aspects of the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of machinery. Examples of areas in which Mechanical Engineers work are Mining and Resource industries, Power generation, Manufacturing, Transportation, Refrigeration and Air conditioning , Technical sales and Consulting, Ship design and construction, and Aviation and Aerospace.
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.
Become a specialist in your field with university study
This course has a university study pathway as at 28 October 2019.
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.
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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.