Certificate II in Engineering Studies (VET in Schools)

Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Creation
Course Location
Course Duration
Part Time: To successfully obtain Nationally Accredited Qualifications students will usually be required to attend over a two year period during their VCE or VCAL studies VET in School qualifications are undertaken over a two (2) year period with students attending one (1) day per week
Course Cost
Students should consult with their Careers Advisor or VETiS Co-ordinator to obtain further information on program costs.
course_info.pdf (pdf)
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day)
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • February 2014

All enquiries should be forwarded to the students school career advisor or VETiS Co-ordinator

Course Overview

This course is a pre-employment qualification that aims to provide students with basic competencies in a range of engineering skills such as machining, fabrication and the use of tools. It can also provide students with experience and knowledge in a range of occupations within the engineering trade. The successful completion of this course can provide credits towards further training as an apprentice or trainee in a related field of study.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be eligible to be assessed for a National Certificate of Competency.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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Employment Prospects

  • Blacksmith
  • Boilermaker
  • Machinist
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Sheetmetal Worker
  • Toolmaker
  • Welder
  • Electroplater
  • Engineering Patternmaker
  • Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical
  • Metal Machinist
  • Fitter
  • Locksmith

Entry Requirements

To undertake a VETiS Program with GippsTAFE, participants must be enrolled with a secondary education provider or school


This is VCE VET accredited course

This course contains a VCE Scored Assessment

Course participants will be eligible to apply for TWO Block Credits for Units 1 & 2 in their first year

Course participants will be eligible to apply for TWO Block Credits for Units 3 & 4 in their second year

Opportunities For Further Study

Course Structure

Unit Name Unit Code
Year 1 and 2
MEM13014A Apply Principles of Occupational Health and Safety in work environment
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operation
VU20909 Develop an individual career plan for the engineering industry
Perform basic machining processes
Apply basic fabrication techniques
Year 3 and 4
MEM12024A Perform computations
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
VU20910 Produce basic engineering sketches and drawings
VU20911 Handle engineering materials
MSS402040A Apply 5S procedures
VU20903 Produce basic engineering components and products using fabrication or machining
Perform basic welding and thermal cutting processes to fabricate engineering structures