About the course

About the course

This VCE VET engineering program will provide you with the knowledge and tools to start a career in engineering.

Known as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), this program will allow you to continue studies towards an engineering diploma, degree or even a fabrication, automotive or manufacturing trade.

Course Details


Qualification Issued on Completion

22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies

Course Length and Classes

Part time: 2 years

VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools

Wednesdays 1:30pm to 5:30pm

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Entry Requirements

This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 10, 11 and 12.


This course may be used as a pathway into a range of qualifications in manufacturing or related industries.

Examples include:

  • Certificate III in Engineering Production System (MEM30119) – at another RTO
  • Certificate III in Engineering (MEM30219) Mechanical Trade
  • Certificate III in Engineering (MEM30319) Fabrication Trade
  • Diploma of Engineering Advance Trade (MEM50119) – at another RTO
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Career Outcomes

The aim of this course is to provide you with pre-employment training and pathways in the engineering, manufacturing or related industries and accommodate entry into the wider engineering industry. Specifically, after completing this course you may:

  • undertake a work-based apprenticeship, traineeship or cadetship leading into a range of careers as a tradesperson
  • gain level entry employment in engineering or related industries

Contribution to VCE, VCAL & ATAR

After successful completion of this program you will achieve the following:

  • VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand of VCAL
  • VCE: On completion you will be eligible for four units. Two units at the Unit 1 and 2 level and two units at the 3 and 4 level.
  • ATAR: Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 and 4 sequence must undertake scored assessment for the purposes of gaining a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the primary four or as a fifth or sixth study.

Structured Workplace Learning

The VCAA strongly recommends 80 hours of structured workplace learning (SWL) placement over the duration of the program.


Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program

Uniform Requirements

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is required. Students will be advised of the details of PPE requirements in a welcome letter.

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