MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade

Who is this Qualification for?
MEM50105 Diploma in Engineering – Advanced Trade covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson – Level II within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or at equivalent levels in other industries where Engineering Tradespersons work.

The qualification has been specifically developed to be delivered to people who are existing engineering tradespersons or delivered to apprentices in an Engineering Trade who choose to study at a higher level during their apprenticeship.

The job role involves application of advanced system level skills in the learner’s trade and may also include cross skills from other trades. Job roles may include the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of mechanical, electrical or electronic systems including related equipment and machinery, fabrication of structures and assemblies requiring advanced manufacturing and assembly techniques, sheet metal work requiring advanced manufacturing and assembly techniques as well as use of relevant machinery, equipment and joining techniques. Machinery and equipment can include fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.

This is a Nationally Recognized qualification.

Prerequisite Requirements
As per individual units of competency chosen within this qualification.

Program Overview
This is a competency-based program.

If you are a holder of a Trade Certificate (ie. Certificate III in Engineering) then an additional 60 (mandatory and specialisation) points are required to articulate to MEM50105 Diploma in Engineering – Advanced Trade only.

The minimum requirements for achievement of the MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade with no Trade Certificate are;

  • completion of all mandatory units of competency
  • completion of specialisation units from group 1 to a maximum value of 100 points
  • completion of up to 12 points from group 2
  • completion of specialisation units from group 3 to bring the total value of specialisation units in groups 1 and 2 and 3 to at least 136 points

Relevance to engineering workplace requirements can be tailored via selections of Specialisation units.

Program Delivery Modes


MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering

While there is no qualification entry requirement, it is assumed that the learner is either already a tradesperson with access to structured on and off-the-job training, or is an apprentice under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this qualification for those who have completed MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering, MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade, MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade, MEM30405 Certificate III in Engineering – Electrical/Electronic Trade, MEM30605 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture, MEM30705 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction, MEM30805 Certificate III in Locksmithing, or other relevant qualifications.

Participants may continue studies through enrolment in a university degree, applying for articulation on a case-by-case basis.

How to apply?
Please complete our online enquiry form or phone us on 03 9769 5155 to discuss your training requirements.