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Course Details - MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways - Parafield Gardens High School

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NASSSA TitleCertificate II in Engineering Pathways (FIP)
QualificationMEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
RTOPeer (National Code 7027)
Host OrganisationParafield Gardens High School
Course Length2 Semesters (1 year)
Course DescriptionThis course aims to provide students with skills and competencies required in Engineering Trades that will be in high demand. Students will learn skills that are applicable to a range of engineering trades, as well as required theory. Oxy/Acetylene and MMA welding techniques are used. Students learn basic welding skills, communication skills, and explore career options in the engineering and manufacturing industry. Projects, design work and testing are integral components of the course. The qualification is intended for students interested in exposure to an engineering or related working environment with a view to entering into employment in that area. This qualification will equip graduates with knowledge and skills which will enhance their prospects of employment in an engineering or related working environment.
PathwaysThis course may lead to an Engineering Trades, Fabrication, Mechanical Fitter, Automotive, Diesel, Ship Building. Students enrolling in this course are interested in a pathway to a Fabrication or Mechanical apprenticeship and therefore may undertake Certificate Ill in Engineering.
Entry RequirementsTo meet the requirements of the VETRO application, students must demonstrate prior career planning evidence. For example, work experiences. The course is developed for entry to employment or further education. There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification. Basic literacy and numeracy are essential.
Other RequirementsBasic stationery every lesson (Pens, Pencil, Ruler, Scientific Calculator etc.) PPE – Safety boots, Long Trousers (Navy blue cotton drill), Long Sleeved top (High Visibility)
Delivery Location(s)Parafield Gardens High School, 15 Shepherdson Road, Parafield Gardens, SA, 5107
Design and Technology Building D39 – Metalwork Workshop
Dates and Times36 weekly sessions at Parafield Gardens High School on Tuesdays from 08:40 until 15:30.
Commencement date 08/02/22.
Regular attendance in class and ability to complete work on time is essential. Students must be prepared to complete work at home if required. All courses will be finished by week 6, Term 4 (week beginning 28 November) and exclude school holiday breaks or public holidays
Work Placement0 days
There is no compulsory work placement.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 1, 50 SACE credits
360 Nominal Hours Actual credits granted to the student is dependant on the units of competency completed by the student toward the qualification.
Units Of Competency
CoreMEMPE005A Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry20 nominal hours
 MEM13014AApply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment10 nominal hours
 MSAENV272BParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices30 nominal hours
 MEMPE006AUndertake a basic engineering project80 nominal hours
ElectiveMEM16006AOrganise and communicate information20 nominal hours
 MEM18001CUse hand tools20 nominal hours
 MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations20 nominal hours
 MEMPE002AUse electric welding machines40 nominal hours
 MEMPE003AUse oxy-acetylene and soldering equipment40 nominal hours
 MEMPE004AUse fabrication equipment40 nominal hours
 MEMPE007APull apart and re-assemble engineering mechanisms30 nominal hours
 MSAPMSUP106AWork in a team30 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Training Cost$220.00 including GST
$220 is the 'gap' fee. This course is a Flexible Industry Pathway subsidised by the Department for Innovation and Skills
Other Costs$100.00 including GST
Students must provide their own long trousers (Navy blue cotton drill) and steel cap boots (approx. cost $100).

HiVis shirts will be provided by PEER and safety glass will be supplied by

Parafield Gardens High School.
Cost NotesDepartment for Education Non-NASSSA students enrolling will incur a $50.00 additional Administration fee (Full year course – pro rata for semester/term courses). Non-Department for Education students enrolling will incur a $250.00 administration fee. (Full year course – pro rata for semester/term courses) Enrolments for both these groups of students MUST be done through the WebVET Administrator.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    10
Maximum   14
Selection ProcessPre screening assessment or interviews will be conducted • On Friday 22 October • At Parafield Gardens High School • By Parafield Gardens High School. VETRO assessment will be conducted: •On Thursday 28th October •At Parafield Gardens High School •By PEER
Orientation DetailsCourse orientation and induction occurs during the first training session by the trainer with host school VET Leader support. All home schools are required to conduct WorkPRO (or similar) prior to students commencing a course
Public TransportBus: 224F to stop 37, Salisbury Highway. Train: 5 min walk from Parafield Gardens stop.
Contact PersonMr Andrew Sbroiavacca, Phone 8348 1200, Mobile 0418 893 238, Email
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