This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson – Level II within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or at equivalent levels in other industries where Engineering Tradespersons work. The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in an Engineering Trade who chose to study at a higher level during their apprenticeship in the above trade or for people who are existing engineering tradespersons.
The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.
The Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson – Level II in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines.
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 where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this qualification for those who have completed MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering, MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade, MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade, MEM30405 Certificate III in Engineering – Electrical/Electronic Trade, MEM30605 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture, MEM30705 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction, MEM30805 Certificate III in Locksmithing, or other relevant qualifications.
Further training pathways from this qualification include transition into technical work through completion of the MEM60105 Advanced Diploma of Engineering or undertaking other relevant qualifications. Learners are advised that not all units of competency completed in the Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade carry credit into the MEM60105 Advanced Diploma of Engineering and the actual credit will depend on the choices of electives.
Competitive Manufacturing qualifications are available for employees at this level who already possess trade and other technical skills and who require additional manufacturing practice skills above those available in this qualification.
Local regulations should be checked for any licensing requirements in regards to electrical, refrigeration and air-conditioning work.