Looking to become an Engineer?

Overview

Blue Dog Training’s Certificate IV in Engineering (MEM40105) 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.

Course Enrolment Form

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:

+ $1500

Within the first 6 months

+ $2500

Upon completion of the course

+ $4000

For applicants over 25 at 12 months

Course Details

Note: 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.

BOILERMAKER
Units Approx. 33 RPL Units (96 Points) PLUS Certificate IV units to be completed (See "Units Breakdown")
Estimated Duration 1 year (including RPL)
Cost Employer’s, Apprentices and Trade professionals may be entitled to subsidised training incentives provided by the Department of Education and Training.
Training Plan Sample Training Plan PDF
FITTER AND/OR TURNER
Units Approx. 33 RPL Units (96 Points) PLUS Certificate IV units to be completed (See "Units Breakdown")
Estimated Duration 1 year (including RPL)
Cost Employer’s, Apprentices and Trade professionals may be entitled to subsidised training incentives provided by the Department of Education and Training.
Training Plan Sample Training Plan PDF
SHEET METAL WORKER
Units Approx. 33 RPL Units (96 Points) PLUS Certificate IV units to be completed (See "Units Breakdown")
Estimated Duration 1 year (including RPL)
Cost Employer’s, Apprentices and Trade professionals may be entitled to subsidised training incentives provided by the Department of Education and Training.
Training Plan Sample Training Plan PDF
DIESEL FITTER
Units Approx. 33 RPL Units (96 Points) PLUS Certificate IV units to be completed (See "Units Breakdown")
Estimated Duration 1 year (including RPL)
Cost Employer’s, Apprentices and Trade professionals may be entitled to subsidised training incentives provided by the Department of Education and Training.
Training Plan Sample Training Plan PDF

Units

Compulsory Units Must achieve competency adding up to 132 Points - Generally the trade RPL will be 96 points from the list below.

NOTE: Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) will be taken into consideration and will affect the structure of the Elective units undertaken within the course.

PLANNING
Unit Code Unit Description Hours Points
MEM14001B Schedule material deliveries 80 8
MEM14002B Undertake basic process planning 80 8
MEM14003B Undertake basic production scheduling 80 8
COMMUNICATION
Unit Code Unit Description Hours Points
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
TRAINING
Unit Code Unit Description Hours Points
MEM17001B Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace 20 2
MEM17002B Schedule material deliveries 20 2
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
Unit Code Unit Description Hours Points
MEM14001B Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment 40 4
ENVIRONMENTAL
Unit Code Unit Description Hours Points
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30 3

Funding Eligibility

In Queensland, this qualification is offered under two programs through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, which provide a Queensland Government subsidy:

  • DESBT Higher Level Skills program – if you are an existing tradesperson and/or have extensive industry experience
  • DESBT 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 below, or in the Certificate IV in Engineering Student Course Information Booklet.

Information Booklet
HIGHER LEVEL SKILLS PROGRAM
Eligibility

To be eligible for the DESBT Higher Level Skills program subsidy/Government contribution you must:

  • Be aged 15 years or older and no longer at school
  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency or a New Zealand citizen.
  • Not hold, or be enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.
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:

  • $10.00 per point, standard rate, OR
  • $8.00 per point, concessional rate.
Government Funding Rules

As you can only access the DESBT 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
Eligibility

To be eligible for the DESBT User Choice program subsidy/government contribution you must:

  • Permanently reside in Queensland.
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen.
  • Not have already utilised your entitlement under the User Choice program, that is apprentices and trainees, including school-based apprentices and trainees (SATs) can only receive a maximum of two Government funding contributions under the User Choice program.
  • Have entered into a Training Contract for a qualification that is funded by DESBT.
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:

  • $2,100 standard rate, OR
  • $840 concessional rate.

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:

  • A) The student was, or will be, under 17 years of age at the end of February, in the year in which Blue Dog Training provides training, and the student is not at school and has not completed year 12.
  • B) The student holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth Law, or is the partner, or a dependent of a person who holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, and is named on the card.
  • C) The student has issued Blue Dog Training with an official form under Commonwealth Law confirming that the student, his or her partner, or the person of whom the student is a dependent, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.
  • D) The student is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Acceptable evidence is as stated on the Training Contract and AVETMISS VET Enrolment Form.
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 DESBT'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.

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