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Manufacturing and Engineering - Introduction





MEM10115 Certificate I in Engineering and Statement of Attainment towards MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways


Public Schools NSW, Tamworth Registered Training Organisation 90162

This may change due to Training Package and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) updates.

Notification of variations will be made in due time.


Course: Manufacturing and Engineering - Introduction

Board Endorsed Course

2 or 4 Preliminary and/or HSC units in total

Does not contribute towards Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

This course is accredited for the HSC and provides students with the opportunity to obtain nationally recognised vocational training. This is known as dual accreditation. To gain a full qualification, students must achieve all competencies. Partial completion will lead to a statement of attainment towards the qualification.


Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package (MEM 2)


Units of Competency



MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEMPE006A - Undertake a basic engineering project MEMPE005A - Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry



MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information 

MEM11011 - Undertake manual handling 

MEM12024 - Perform computations

MEM18001 - Use hand tools

MEM18002 - Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM16008 - Interact with computer technology

MEM07032 - Use machines for basic operations

MEMPE001A - Use engineering workshop machines

MEMPE002A - Use electric welding machines

MEMPE004A - Use fabrication equipment


Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and /or Credit Transfer provided suitable evidence is submitted.

Our RTO acknowledges the experience and prior learning of our students. Students who can present transcripts from other Australian RTOs or who are able to present relevant experiences in work may qualify for Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning. All applications for CT or RPL should be made to the course teacher.


Recommended Entry Requirements

Students selecting this course should be interested in working in a manufacturing environment. They should be able to use hand and power tools, lift and carry small and large objects. There will be out of class homework, research activities and assignments.


Examples of occupations in the Manufacturing and Engineering industry

§   fitter

§   machinist

§   refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic

§   toolmaker

§   maintenance fitter

§   locksmith


Mandatory HSC Course Requirements

Students must complete 240 indicative hours of course work and a minimum of 35 hours of work placement over two years. Students who do not meet these requirements will be `N` determined as required by NESA.

There is no external examination in the HSC year for students.


Competency-Based Assessment

Students in this course work to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described by each unit of competency listed above. To be assessed as competent a student must demonstrate to a qualified assessor the competency requirements for performance and knowledge of the units/s of competency.


Appeals and Complaints

Students may lodge a complaint or an appeal about a decision (including assessment decisions) through the VET teacher.



Course Cost: Preliminary - $80             HSC - $40 (plus additional project costs)


School Specific equipment and associate requirements for students

·         Purchase own safety equipment including leather boots, long sleeved cotton shirt and cotton trousers

·       $120 WHS Construction General Induction if Required



Refund Arrangements on a pro-rata basis.

Please refer to your school refund policy

A school-based traineeship and apprenticeship are available in this industry area, for more information:

Exclusions - VET course exclusions can be checked on the NESA website at 12/stage-6-learning-areas/vet/course-exclusions

See Nick Wisemantel, Ms Balaam, Mr Dillon, Mr P Koch, David Lewers, Greg Glanville, Pauline Webber or Janelle Evans for further information about this course