MEM20105 - Certificate II in Engineering

The aim of this course is to prepare students to enter the engineering trades as an apprentice and provides skills development and the basic underpinning knowledge required for a career in the Engineering trades.  Career opportunities include fitting and machining, mechanical fitter, boilermaker - metal fabrication (light or heavy) and entry to diesel fitting.

The course can be delivered full-time over 12 weeks where students will undertake theory and practical assessments in a simulated work environment however there are no scheduled courses for this mode of delivery at present.

The course can also be delivered to Australian School-based Apprentices on a pathway to becoming a tradesperson in the engineering industry. The usual mode for this is day release from school.

Skills Covered
In order to complete this qualification students must successfully achieve the 5 core units of competency and a number of electives (the number of units may vary but will usually be around 12 or sufficient to make up 30 points including any pre-requisites).

Core Units

MEM13014A - Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment

MEM14004A - Plan to undertake a routine task

MEM15002A - Apply quality systems

MEM15024A - Apply quality procedures

MEM16007A - Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

Common Elective Units

MEM03003B - Perform sheet and plate assembly

MEM05005B - Carry out mechanical cutting

MEM05007C - Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

MEM05012C - Perform routine manual metal arc welding

MEM05049B - Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

MEM05050B - Perform routine gas metal arc welding

MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM11011B - Undertake manual handling

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements

MEM14005A - Plan a complete activity

MEM18001C - Use hand tools

MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations

Course Admission Requirements / pre-requisites

Applicants will be required to attend an interview and undertake pre-assessment to ensure suitability for the course which may include drug and alcohol testing. You must be at least 16 years of age and have a command of the English language to enable fluent communication (written and oral). You must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (see PPE below).

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to be supplied by participant

  • Safety boots (steel cap)
  • Safety glasses (non-tinted)
  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt (for WHS reasons please do not wear excessively loose clothing)

Students who successfully complete all the requirements of this course will be issued with a Record of Results and a Certificate II in Engineering  (MEM20105).

Students who do not complete all the units of competency within this course will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units of competency that have been successfully achieved.

Delivery Locations
Ottoway Trade Training Centre         Lonsdale Trade Training Centre
275 Grand Junction Road                 5 Refinery Road
OTTOWAY  SA  5013                           LONSDALE  SA  5160

Pre-enrolment Information
Important information for prospective students in regards to ATEC Policies is available at

How to Apply
Applications and enquiries can be made:

  • by clicking the 'Enquire Now' button below; or
  • by email to; or
  • by calling ATEC on 1300 112 832.

WorkReady Subsidised Training

You may be eligible for subsidised training in this course if you are 16 years or over and:

  • signed into a Training Contract with an employer i.e. an Apprentice or Trainee.

Eligibility criteria apply

Course Fees for Students Ineligible for WorkReady Subsidies

The full course fee is $3,000.  A deposit of 20% ($600) is required at enrolment.  Direct Debit arrangements are available.

Other Costs

All participants are required to supply their own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) see list above.



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