Certificate IV in Engineering
What interests you most? Choose one specialisation from Fabrication; Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining or Maintenance and Fluid Power. There’s no qualification entry requirement, but if you’re already working as an engineering tradesperson – or an apprentice, you’ll benefit most from this course. You’ll enjoy a mix of on-campus, face-to-face theory and practical tasks (including workplace skills) to bring you up to the level of Engineering/Manufacturing Tradesperson – Special Class Level II as described in the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award.
This Free TAFE course is in high demand. Apply early for a better chance of securing your place in it. Otherwise, you may have to wait for the next intake.
Up to 3 years part time
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- Part-time (evening)
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Study this course for free in 2023
You could have your tuition fees covered in 2023 thanks to the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses is available if you are under 20 years old, or enrolling in a course at a higher level than you have completed before.
If you don't tick either of these boxes, you could still have a chance! There are other factors, too. The best way to find out if you’re eligible is to apply.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
The student cohort is predominantly male aged between 21- 50 and are usually people who wish to progress further in their trade after completing an apprenticeship or make a career change. Students usually study part time.
While there is no qualification entry requirement, it is assumed that the learner is either already a tradesperson with access to structured on and off-the-job training or is an apprentice under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. It should not be used as a pre-employment or pre-apprenticeship program. It is specifically designed to cover the skills and knowledge required of workers employed as Engineering/Manufacturing Tradesperson – Special Class Level II as defined in the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award.
The on-campus training involves face to face theory training and practical tasks that are required to be assessed and deemed competent. Both knowledge and skill are required to be demonstrated to obtain a successful outcome in each unit and the qualification. Many units require a specified number of hours of practice on relevant skills in a workplace.
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and graduate skills.
Aims and objectives
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways, credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
Certificate IV in Engineering
Estimated course fees for 2023*
|Course fee options||Full course fee||Skills First Government-subsidised place||Concession rate||Is this a Free TAFE course?|
|Total Cost (GST Free)||$17,900||$6,350||$1,270||Yes|
You could have your tuition fees covered thanks to the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
You could be granted a Skills First government-subsidised place when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession if you meet the eligibility criteria.
The eligibility criteria are set by the Victorian Government and assessed by Swinburne in accordance with government directives, which are subject to change at any time.
Find out if you're eligible for a fee concession here.
If you are not granted a government subsidised place, the full course fee will apply. Check your eligibility now.
Indicative nominal course hours: 1,320.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
How to apply
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Tel: 1300 SWINBURNE
Training Organisation Identifier (TOID): 3059