About this course
This pre-apprenticeship Certificate II in Engineering Studies (Mechanical and Fabrication) (22209VIC) will provide you with the skills and knowledge to pursue an apprenticeship in metal fabrication, manufacturing or mechanics.
Put yourself ahead of the competition by becoming qualified in skills including the proper use of hand and power tools, engineering science, fabrication techniques, machining, and technical drawing.
These foundational skills will give you a competitive edge when it’s time to apply for apprenticeships in this field, and may serve as a gateway to a rewarding engineering career!
Apprentice of the Year, Caillan, achieves his career goals with the help of The Gordon!
In order to apply for admission into this course, you must:
- Demonstrate that you possess language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to at least Year 10 level
- Attend a compulsory information sessions and demonstrate genuine interest in the course
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this Certificate II in Engineering Studies (Mechanical and Fabrication) (22209VIC) course, the units of competency you may study include:
- MSS402040A - Apply 5S procedures
- MEM13014A - Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
- VU20909 - Develop an individual career plan for the engineering industry
- VU20911 - Handle engineering materials
- MEM16008A - Interact with computing technology
- MEM16006A - Organise and communicate information
- MSAENV272B - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
- MEM12024A - Perform computations
- VU20910 - Produce basic engineering sketches and drawings
- MEM18001C - Use hand tools
- MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations
- MEM30012A - Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
- MEM24012C - Apply metallurgy principles
- MEM30002A - Produce basic engineering graphics
- MEM30011A - Set up basic pneumatic circuits
Why The Gordon?
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to three purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City, East Geelong, and in Werribee – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: