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MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering

Blue Dog Training’s MEM40119 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.

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.

MECHANICAL EXPERIENCE
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
FABRICATION EXPERIENCE
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

Information for Employers

The below information applies to employers considering taking on an engineering apprentice.

As a government priority course in QLD, the Certificate IV in Engineering attracts up to $8,000 in funding incentives to employers, per individual/employee enrolment.

Eligible QLD 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

Units

To be awarded the MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering – Higher Engineering Trade, units of competency to the value of 132 points must be achieved, chosen as outlined below:

  • Core units of competency (totalling 33 points)
  • Elective units of competency to a minimum value of 12 points from Groups A
  • Elective units of competency to a maximum value of 87 points from Group B to bring the total value to 132 points

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

CORE
Unit Code Unit Description Hours Points
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing 80 8
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling 20 2
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements 30 5
MEM12024 Perform computations 30 3
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering 40 2
MEM14006 Plan work activities 40 4
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information 20 2
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology 20 2
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training 20 2
MEM18001 Use hand tools 20 2
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations 20 2
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30 3
ELECTIVE GROUP A
Unit Code Unit Description Hours Points
MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement 20 2
MEM14001 Schedule material deliveries 80 8
MEM14002 Undertake basic process planning 80 8
MEM14003 Undertake production scheduling 80 8
MEM16001 Give formal presentations and take part in meetings 20 2
MEM16011 Communicate with individuals and small groups 20 2
MEM17001 Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace 20 2
MEM17001 Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace 20 2
MEM17002 Conduct workplace assessment 20 2
MEM18011 Shut down and isolate machines/equipment 20 2
MEM18021 Maintain hydraulic systems 40 4
ELECTIVE GROUP B
Unit Code Unit Description Hours Points
MEM03003 Perform sheet and plate assembly 40 4
MEM05004 Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding 19 2
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting 20 2
MEM05006 Perform brazing and/or silver soldering 20 2
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting 20 2
MEM05010 Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques 80 8
MEM05011 Assemble fabricated components 80 8
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding 20 2
MEM05015 Weld using manual metal arc welding process 40 4
MEM05017 Weld using gas metal arc welding process 40 4
MEM05019 Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process 40 4
MEM05036 Repair, replace and/or modify fabrications 40 4
MEM05037 Perform geometric development 60 6
MEM05047 Weld using flux core arc welding process 39 4
MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding 20 2
MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding 20 2
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding 20 2
MEM05051 Select welding processes 20 2
MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices 40 4
MEM05056 Perform routine flux core arc welding 20 2
MEM07003 Perform routine machine setting 40 4
MEM07005 Perform general machining 80 8
MEM07006 Perform lathe operations 40 4
MEM07007 Perform milling operations 40 4
MEM07008 Perform grinding operations 40 4
MEM07011 Perform complex milling operations 40 4
MEM07021 Perform complex lathe operations 40 4
MEM07024 Operate and monitor machine and process 40 4
MEM08010 Manually finish/polish materials 60 6
MEM11016 Order materials 20 2
MEM12006 Mark off/out (general engineering) 40 4
MEM12007 Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes 40 4
MEM13003 Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials 20 2
MEM16004 Perform internal/external customer service 20 2
MEM16005 Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities 20 2
MEM18003 Use tools for precision work 40 4
MEM18004 Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment 40 4
MEM18005 Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings 40 4
MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components 60 6
MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components 60 6
MEM18007 Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies 40 4
MEM18009 Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components 40 4
MEM18012 Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals 20 2
MEM18013 Perform gland packing 20 2
MEM18020 Maintain hydraulic system components 40 4
MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components 30 3
MEM27001 Maintain and repair stationary and mobile plant engine cooling systems 40 2
MEM27002 Test and repair compression ignition systems 40 4
MEM27005 Tune diesel engines 40 4
MEM27006 Diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits 40 8
MEM27008 Maintain induction, exhaust and emission control systems 30 4
MEM27009 Diagnose and rectify braking systems 40 6
MEM27014 Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions 20 8
MEM27015 Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives 40 4
MEM27016 Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant 30 4
MEM27017 Maintain, fault find and rectify hydraulic systems for mobile plant 60 4
MEM27019 Diagnose, repair and replace diesel engines in stationary and mobile plant 50 5
MEM27020 Apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks 20 2
MEM27023 Diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment 40 4
MEM27030 Perform engine bottom-end overhaul 40 4

Funding Eligibility

In Queensland, this qualification is funded by the Queensland Government under two programs through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT), 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
HIGHER LEVEL SKILLS PROGRAM

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.

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:

  • $1.60 per nominal hour, standard rate, OR
  • $0.64 per nominal hour, concessional rate.

More information on concessional fees and costs per unit can be found here.

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

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 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.

More information on concessional fees and costs per unit can be foundhere.

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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