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Certificate II in Engineering

National ID: MEM20105 | State ID: W233

Lay the foundation for a career in Engineering.

A Certificate II in Engineering will provide you with practical skills and knowledge in a range of metals and engineering industry areas.

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Work placement

A Work Placement must be undertaken as part of this course.

Important information

VET in Schools

This qualification is also available to VET in Schools students. For further information regarding this, students will need to contact their local school. Central Regional TAFE has a duty of care for all it's students. Special arrangements have been put in place to ensure the safety and well being of students under 18 years of age.

If you are looking for a trade that has many and varied employment opportunities, this qualification is a fantastic starting point. Mechanical cutting, thermal cutting, gouging and welding are all skills you will learn. After successful completion of this qualification you may choose to become a trades assistant, or progress to an Apprenticeship in a wide variety of fields, including Fabrication - Heavy (Boilermaker); Light (Sheetmetal); Welder or Heavy/Welder and Fitting and Machining. 


Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Job opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a trades assistant.

Study pathway

Further study opportunities

This course is a pathway to Certificate III in Engineering which is an apprenticeship course. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice/trainee before you can commence apprenticeship/traineeship training.

Central Regional TAFE has many further study opportunities available. Check out our Course Guide for all your future study options. 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Available all year round, 2019

Northam Campus - Classroom


Fees and charges


Duration 6 month/s
When Available all year round
Where Northam Campus
How Face to face (class room)
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Metal fabricators (boilermakers) and welders build, maintain and repair metal products and structures. Learn the skills and knowledge required to manufacture, assemble and maintain mining structures, heavy transport and earth moving equipment, bridge building, engineering components, building structures, refineries, oil-rigs, storage vessels, shipbuilding and agricultural equipment. Duties may include fitting, assembling and joining aluminium, steel and other metals.

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National ID State ID Title Qualification level Campus
MEM20105 W233 Engineering Certificate II Northam Campus
TAFE18, U000000, Engineering and Mining, U000002, Fabrication, Welding, Machining, Fabrications, Pre-Apprenticeship

Lay the foundation for a career in Engineering.

A Certificate II in Engineering will provide you with practical skills and knowledge in a range of metals and engineering industry areas.

You will also learn about safety in the workplace, computing and maths. You will practice the skills you have learned in a workshop environment. This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required of workers employed as Engineering/Manufacturing Employees - Level III as defined in the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award or in related industries where Engineering/ Manufacturing Employees work.

The qualification has been specifically developed to reflect the minimum training requirement specified in the Award for employment in the above occupation. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal traineeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.

This course is an excellent opportunity to experience an insight into a future qualification as a Plant Mechanic. Units completed may assist you in gaining employment as an apprentice.

You will gain skills in:

  • Using tools
  • Measuring and calculating
  • Technical drawing and drafting
  • Load shifting
  • Thermal cutting
  • Using forging and casting equipment and
  • Welding.

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