Blue Dog Training’s Certificate IV in Engineering is interactive, self-paced and hands-on.
This nationally recognised qualification has been specifically developed to be delivered to:
- People who are existing engineering tradespersons
- Workers who have extensive industry experience, but do not have recognised qualifications
- Apprentices in an engineering trade who choose to study at a higher level during their apprenticeship (Higher Engineering Trade).
The qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as a:
- Higher Engineering Tradesperson
- Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) - Level II
- Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) - Level II
within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries, or at equivalent levels in other industries where engineering tradespersons work.
In Queensland, this qualification is offered under two programs through the Department of Education and Training, which provide a Queensland Government subsidy:
- DET Higher Level Skills program – if you are an existing tradesperson and/or have extensive industry experience
- DET User Choice program – for an apprenticeship.
To be eligible for subsidised training you will need to meet eligibility criteria determined by the Queensland Government. Under both programs you are required to contribute to the cost of your training through a student co-contribution fee. Details for each program can be found in the tabs below, or in the Certificate IV in Engineering Student Course Information Booklet.
Information for Employers
As a government priority course in QLD and NSW, the Certificate IV in Engineering attracts up to $8,000 in funding incentives to employers, per individual/employee enrolment.
Eligible QLD and NSW employers will receive the following government incentives:
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This is a guide only. Course units and duration may vary depending on prior experience (RPL) and the evidence provided. Individual training plans will vary in accordance with this as well.
Unit Description Schedule material deliveries Hours 80 Weighting (Points) 8
Unit Description Undertake basic process planning Hours 80 Weighting (Points) 8
Unit Description Undertake basic production scheduling Hours 80 Weighting (Points) 8
Unit Description Give formal presentations and take part in meetings Hours 20 Weighting (Points) 2
Unit Description Perform internal/external customer service Hours 20 Weighting (Points) 2
Unit Description Communicate with individuals and small groups Hours 20 Weighting (Points) 2
Unit Description Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace Hours 20 Weighting (Points) 2
Unit Description Conduct workplace assessment Hours 20 Weighting (Points) 2
MEM30012A (Engineering technician)
Unit Description Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment Hours 40 Weighting (Points) 4
Unit Description Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Hours 30 Weighting (Points) 3
- MEM14001B (Planning)
The expected course duration is 12 months. This mau be shorter depending on any eligible RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) credits.
|Compulsory Units Must achieve competency adding up to 132 Points – Generally the trade RPL will be 96 points plus 36 points from the list below|
|Unit Code||Unit Description||Hours||Weighting (Points)|
|MEM14001B||Schedule material deliveries||80||8|
|MEM14002B||Undertake basic process planning||80||8|
|MEM14003B||Undertake basic production scheduling||80||8|
|MEM16001B||Give formal presentations and take part in meetings||20||2|
|MEM16004B||Perform internal/external customer service||20||2|
|MEM16011A||Communicate with individuals and small groups||20||2|
|MEM17001B||Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace||20||2|
|MEM17002B||Conduct workplace assessment||20||2|
|MEM30012A||Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment||40||4|
|MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||30||3|
|NOTE: Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) will be taken into consideration and will affect the structure of the Elective units undertaken within the course.|
|Higher Level Skills Program|
To be eligible for the DET Higher Level Skills program subsidy/Government contribution you must:
|STUDENT CO-CONTRIBUTION FEES||
The total amount of student co-contribution fees you will be required to pay will depend on the units of competency selected and the points allocated to these. On this basis student co-contribution fees are determined as follows:
|GOVERNMENT FUNDING RULES||
As you can only access the DET Higher Level Skills program subsidy once, it is important that you take the time to carefully consider your training options before committing to a course of study. Further information regarding the Department of Education and Training Higher Level Skills program can be found at https://training.qld.gov.au/providers/funded/higher-level-skills
|User Choice Program|
To be eligible for the DET User Choice program subsidy/government contribution you must:
|STUDENT CO-CONTRIBUTION FEES||
Student co-contribution fees under the User Choice program are set at $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit of competency/module to be calculated at the commencement of the unit of competency/module. The total amount of student co-contribution fees will depend on the units of competency selected and the points allocated to these. On this basis an estimate of the total would be approximately:
Blue Dog Training will charge 40 percent of the student co-contribution fee where the student falls into one or more of the following exemption categories:
|GOVERNMENT FUNDING RULES||
Apprentices and trainees can only receive one government contribution for a User Choice funded qualification at any single point in time, i.e. a student is not funded to undertake two apprenticeships or traineeships at the same time.
In addition, apprentices and trainees, including school-based apprentices and trainees (SATs) can only receive a maximum of two government funding contributions under the current User Choice program.
For more information on the User Choice program, see DET's website (https://training.qld.gov.au/) where a selection of fact sheets on User Choice funding limitations and the implications for eligibility to receive User Choice funding of any further training, are available.