This qualification provides for an extended trade base program covering multiskilling or broadening of the industry skills. It can also build on an existing qualification including Post Trade. It allows for the integration of a diverse range of skills and incorporates trade and technical competencies.
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) – Level II, Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) – Level II, Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Electrical/Electronic) – 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 be delivered to people who are existing engineering tradespersons or delivered to apprentices in an Engineering Trade who chose to study at a higher level during their apprenticeship. 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 Certificate IV in Engineering specifies the competencies required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson- Level II in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines. The job role involves application of additional skills in the learner’s trade or cross skills from other trades. Job roles may include the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of equipment and machinery, the fabrication of structures and assemblies, manufacture of sheetmetal work, as well as use of relevant machinery, equipment and joining techniques. Machinery and equipment can include fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.
This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson – Level II. Skills development would be undertaken through post-apprenticeship training or as part of 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 employer and apprentice.
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 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 in Marine Craft Construction, MEM30805 Certificate III in Locksmithing or other relevant qualifications.
Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade or other qualifications.
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 airconditioning work.