TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Diploma of Engineering - Technical - MEM50212

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 099491B

This qualification is part of the Metal and Engineering Training Package. It is for people aiming at employment in the metal and engineering industry in occupations at engineering technician level carrying out tasks as engineering design and quality control/assurance monitoring. Students will gain compulsory competencies in organising and analysing information, interacting with computing technology and selecting engineering materials. They will also gain a range of elective competencies current or intended employment, such as CAD, drafting, quality control/assurance, basic fluid power, basic mechanical design, production scheduling, cost estimating and non-destructive testing.


  • 20 units: 5 core
  • 15 elective


  • Produce schematic drawings for hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power systems
  • Undertake basic process planning
  • Perform basic eddy current testing
  • Perform computations
  • Implement competitive systems and practices
  • Lay out avionic flight management systems
  • Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
  • Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy
  • Work safely with ionizing radiation
  • Design a basic single zone duct distribution system
  • Undertake basic process planning
  • Select and test mechatronic engineering materials
  • Detail bearings, seals and other componentry in mechanical drawings
  • Represent aeronautical engineering designs
  • Apply aeronautical engineering fundamentals to support design/development of engineering projects
  • Perform basic magnetic particle testing
  • Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
  • Exercise external quality assurance
  • Lay out and set up aircraft systems
  • Manage self in the engineering environment
  • Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • Develop energy management solutions
  • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • Determine operational parameters for building HVAC hydronic systems
  • Participate in quality assurance techniques
  • Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance
  • Apply basic aircraft design characteristics
  • Undertake value analysis of product or process costs in terms of customer requirements
  • Set up basic pneumatic circuits
  • Perform penetrant testing
  • Perform Civil Drafting
  • Apply statistics to operational processes
  • Create 3-D solid models using computer-aided design (CAD) system
  • Perform advanced statistical quality control
  • Prepare drawings for fabricated sheet metal products
  • Produce drawings or models for industrial piping
  • Select and apply avionic engineering methods, processes and construction techniques
  • Lay out avionic systems
  • Perform radiographic testing
  • Integrate maintenance fundamentals into an engineering task
  • Detail structural steel members
  • Prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques
  • Measure and sketch site information
  • Produce electrical schematic drawings
  • Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements
  • Program coordinate measuring machines (advanced)
  • Analyse and map a value stream
  • Apply engineering mechanics principles
  • Apply basic aircraft power plant design characteristics
  • Produce basic engineering detail drawings
  • Manage people relationships
  • Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste
  • Undertake basic production scheduling
  • Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations
  • Interpret and maintain or restore original drawings
  • Perform mechatronics engineering design drafting
  • Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications
  • Determine and establish information collection requirements and processes
  • Select and apply aeronautical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques
  • Use hand tools
  • Detail standardised structural connections
  • Develop a proactive maintenance strategy
  • Use planning software systems in operations
  • Develop competitive systems and practices for an organisation
  • Ensure process improvements are sustained
  • Interpret technical specifications and manuals
  • Develop the application of enterprise control systems in an organisation
  • Perform ultrasonic thickness testing
  • Integrate mechatronic fundamentals into an engineering task
  • Perform basic penetrant testing
  • Assist in the analysis of a supply chain
  • Maintain/supervise the application of quality procedures
  • Provide advanced customer service
  • Report technical information
  • Undertake supervised procurement activities
  • Perform basic radiographic testing
  • Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S
  • Facilitate the development of a new product
  • Apply calculus to engineering tasks
  • Detail fasteners and locking devices in mechanical drawings
  • Prepare a simple production schedule
  • Represent avionic engineering designs
  • Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
  • Perform magnetic particle testing
  • Perform advanced engineering detail drafting
  • Coordinate sales and promotion of engineering-related products or services
  • Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project
  • Perform ultrasonic testing
  • Improve cost factors in work practices
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Detail ancillary steelwork
  • Apply maintenance engineering techniques to equipment and component repairs and modifications
  • Perform eddy current testing
  • Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations
  • Source and estimate engineering materials requirements
  • Apply avionic engineering fundamentals to support design and development of engineering projects
  • Detail bolts and welds for structural steelwork connections
  • Determine and improve process capability
  • Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
  • Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task
  • Produce detailed drawings of steel to non-steel connections
  • Prepare plans for pipe and duct fabrication
  • Manage workplace learning
  • Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team
  • Prepare mechanical models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • Interpret architectural and engineering design specifications for structural steel detailing
  • Supervise detail drafting projects
  • Set up basic hydraulic circuits
  • Perform laboratory procedures
  • Produce drawings for mechanical services
  • Assist in sales of technical products/systems
  • Produce freehand sketches
  • Select common engineering materials
  • Undertake root cause analysis
  • Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
  • Develop and manage sustainable energy practices
  • Manage 5S system in an organisation
  • Select and test components for simple electronic switching and timing circuits
  • Perform basic statistical quality control
  • Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • Integrate manufacturing fundamentals into an engineering task
  • Commission and optimise performance of HVACR systems
  • Apply technical mathematics
  • Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
  • Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
  • Coordinate continuous improvement and technical development
  • Determine psychrometric processes and system performance
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Mistake proof an operational process
  • Coordinate resources for an engineering project or operation
  • Manage a value stream
  • Participate in drafting projects for building services
  • Undertake proactive maintenance analyses
  • Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
  • Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations
  • Apply energy management principles
  • Apply codes and regulations to air conditioning designs
  • Select and test mechanical engineering materials
  • Coordinate engineering-related manufacturing operations
  • Optimise cost of a product or service
  • Prepare mechatronic models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • Apply basic engineering design concepts
  • Analyse and service HVACR systems
  • Schedule material deliveries
  • Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes
  • Apply metallurgy principles
  • Apply manufactured product design techniques
  • Apply cost factors to work practices
  • Analyse plant and equipment condition monitoring results
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Calculate stresses in simple structures
  • Produce drawings for reticulated services
  • Analyse manual handling processes
  • Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing
  • Interpret and produce curved 3-D shapes and patterns
  • Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects
  • Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering
  • Use SCADA systems in operations
  • Conduct product and/or process capability studies
  • Apply mechatronic engineering analysis techniques
  • Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout
  • Select and test avionic engineering materials
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Apply surface modelling techniques to 3-D drawings
  • Analyse a simple electrical system circuit
  • Establish non-destructive tests
  • Use workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project
  • Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area
  • Supervise occupational health and safety in an industrial work environment.
  • Calibrate measuring equipment
  • Undertake process capability improvements
  • Develop a Just in Time system
  • Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product
  • Produce basic engineering drawings
  • Incorporate structural steel detailing into fabrication and construction project management
  • Investigate electrical and electronic controllers in engineering applications
  • Manage relationships with non-customer external organisations
  • Select and test aeronautical engineering materials
  • Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools
  • Apply principles of refrigeration food storage technology
  • Create 3-D model assemblies using computer-aided design (CAD) system
  • Develop quick changeover procedures
  • Facilitate a Just in Time system

Study pathways

Not Applicable

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Regency International: $13,500 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 18 months

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