About the course

About the course

This engineering studies course is delivered as a pre-apprenticeship or pathway course that will provide you with the skills to enter a variety of engineering trades or higher education courses. 

Once completed, you'll have developed skills and knowledge in:

  • working with hand-tools and power-tools
  • understanding engineering drawings
  • using computer aided drafting software
  • welding and thermal cutting
  • basic fabrication and machining skills

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Intake Dates & Course Length

February, May, July & September

Full time: 10 weeks


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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 entry level employment in engineering or related industries
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Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.  Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify any learning support needs.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


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Pathways & Accreditation

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

Examples include:

  • MEM30119 – Certificate III in Engineering – Production System
  • MEM30219 – Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade
  • MEM30319 – Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade
  • MEM50119 – Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Free-TAFE or Job TrainerGovernment Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$322$1,610$8,188
Service Fee$166$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83$83
Material Fee$368$368$368$368
Retain Course Items$0$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$617$939$2,227$8,805
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$617$939$2,227$8,805

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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