MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 071251D


The Certificate IV in Engineering takes your trades career to the next level giving you additional training and specialist skills. You can select your units to match your current job role and future needs.


Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II related roles in other industries.


Further training pathways from this course include MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade.

Course Delivery

Apprentices are signed up for 4 years however this package is competency based meaning some apprentices may complete in less time.

Entry Requirements

We prefer that students in this course are currently employed in a relevant role in an engineering environment or have previously completed the Certificate III in Engineering or possess sufficient workplace experience. You will need to provide your own safe footwear and appropriate clothing. All other personal protection equipment (PPE) is provided by SuniTAFE. You will need to be able to use a computer to create your assignments and carry out research. If you aren't confident in your basic IT skills you may like to consider building some of these skills before you apply. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

4 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements 30
MEM12024A Perform computations 30
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment 10
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task 10
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity 20
MEM15002A Apply quality systems 20
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures 10
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information 20
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment 10
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology 20
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training 20
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours
MEM03001B Perform manual production assembly 40
MEM03002B Perform precision assembly 40
MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly 40
MEM05003B Perform soft soldering 20
MEM05004C Perform routine oxy acetylene welding 20
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting 20
MEM05006C Perform brazing and or silver soldering 20
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting 20
MEM05008C Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping 20
MEM05009C Perform automated thermal cutting 20
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques 80
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components 80
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding 20
MEM05013C Perform manual production welding 20
MEM05014C Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications 20
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process 40
MEM05016C Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process 40
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process 40
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process 40
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process 40
MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process 40
MEM05022C Perform advanced welding using oxy acetylene welding process 60
MEM05023C Weld using submerged arc welding process 40
MEM05024B Perform welding supervision 120
MEM05025C Perform welding/fabrication inspection 120
MEM05026C Apply welding principles 40
MEM05036C Repair/replace/modify fabrications 40
MEM05037C Perform geometric development 60
MEM05038B Perform advanced geometric development - cylindrical/rectangular 20
MEM05039B Perform advanced geometric development - conical 20
MEM05040B Perform advanced geometric development - transitions 40
MEM05041B Weld using powder flame spraying 40
MEM05042B Perform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process 60
MEM05043B Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process 60
MEM05044B Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process 60
MEM05045B Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process 60
MEM05046B Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process 60
MEM05047B Weld using flux core arc welding process 40
MEM05048B Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process 40
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding 20
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding 20
MEM05051A Select welding processes 20
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices 40
MEM06003C Carry out heat treatment 60
MEM06004B Select heat treatment processes and test finished product 60
MEM07005C Perform general machining 80
MEM07006C Perform lathe operations 40
MEM07007C Perform milling operations 40
MEM07008D Perform grinding operations 40
MEM07011B Perform complex milling operations 40
MEM07013B Perform machining operations using horizontal and/or vertical boring 40
MEM07014B Perform electro-discharge (EDM) machining operations 40
MEM07015B Set computer controlled machines/processes 20
MEM07016C Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes 40
MEM07018C Write basic NC/CNC programs 40
MEM07019C Program NC/CNC machining centre 20
MEM07020C Program multiple spindle and/or multiple axis NC/CNC machining centre 20
MEM07021B Perform complex lathe operations 40
MEM07029B Perform routine sharpening/maintenance of production tools and cutters 40
MEM07032B Use workshop machines for basic operations 20
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing 40
MEM09003B Prepare basic engineering drawing 80
MEM09005B Perform basic engineering detail drafting 80
MEM09006B Perform advanced engineering detail drafting 40
MEM09007B Perform advanced engineering detail drafting 40
MEM09008B Perform advanced structural detail drafting 40
MEM09009C Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system 80
MEM09010C Create 3D models using computer aided design system 40
MEM09021B Interpret and produce curved 3-dimensional shapes 40
MEM09022A Create 2D code files using computer aided manufacturing system 40
MEM09023A Create 3D code files using computer aided manufacturing system 60
MEM10001C Erect structures 40
MEM10003B Install and test electrical wiring and circuits up to 1000 volts a.c. and 1500 volts d.c. 120
MEM11010B Operate mobile load shifting equipment 40
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling 20
MEM11012B Purchase materials 60
MEM11016B Order materials 20
MEM11021B Perform advanced operation of load shifting equipment 20
MEM11022B Operate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment 40
MEM12002B Perform electrical/electronic measurement 20
MEM12003B Perform precision mechanical measurement 20
MEM12006C Mark off/out (general engineering) 40
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes 40
MEM12021B Program coordinate measuring machine 40
MEM12022B Program coordinate measuring machine (advanced) 20
MEM13001B Perform emergency first aid 10
MEM13002B Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace 30
MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials 20
MEM13010A Supervise occupational health and safety in an industrial work environment 40
MEM15004B Perform inspection 20
MEM15005B Select and control inspection processes and procedures 40
MEM16002C Conduct formal interviews and negotiations 40
MEM16004B Perform internal/external customer service 20
MEM16005A Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities 20
MEM16012A Interpret technical specifications and manuals 40
MEM17001B Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace 20
MEM18001C Use hand tools 20
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations 20
MEM18003C Use tools for precision work 40
MEM18004B Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment 40
MEM18005B Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings 40
MEM18006C Repair and fit engineering components 60
MEM18009B Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components 40
MEM18011C Shut down and isolate machines/equipment 20
MEM18012B Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals 20
MEM18013B Perform gland packing 20
MEM18014B Manufacture press tools and gauges 80
MEM18015B Maintain tools and dies 40
MEM18018C Maintain pneumatic system components 40
MEM18019B Maintain pneumatic systems 40
MEM18020B Maintain hydraulic system components 40
MEM18021B Maintain hydraulic systems 40
MEM18022B Maintain fluid power controls 80
MEM18046B Fault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c. 100
MEM18049C Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c. 30
MEM18050C Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c. 30
MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components 30
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment 40

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Practical task
  • Knowledge based test
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $5,842
Concession $2,347
Apprenticeship $5,180
Apprenticeship Concession $2,214
RPL Government Subsidised $2,648
RPL Concession $530
RPL Self-funded $3,972
Self-Funded $7,166

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Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Intake Campus Course Details
2019 January Mildura Campus Classroom Based
2019 January Swan Hill Campus Classroom Based