MEM50105 - Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade
Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson - Level II within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or at equivalent levels in other industries where Engineering Tradespersons work. The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in an Engineering Trade who choose to study at a higher level during their apprenticeship in the above trade or for people who are existing engineering tradespersons.
The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.
Job roles/employment outcomes
The Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson - Level II in mechanical, electrical/ electronic or fabrication trade disciplines.
The job role involves application of advanced system level skills in the learner's trade and may also include cross skills from other trades. Job roles may include the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of mechanical, electrical or electronic systems including related equipment and machinery, fabrication of structures and assemblies requiring advanced manufacturing and assembly techniques, sheet metal work requiring advanced manufacturing and assembly techniques as well as use of relevant machinery, equipment and joining techniques. Machinery and equipment can include fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.
Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Advanced Engineering Tradesperson - Level II related roles in other industries.
This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson - Level II. Skills development would be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.
Assessment of some units of competency must, where indicated, include evidence of the candidate's performance in a productive work environment where there is a sufficient range of appropriate tasks and materials to cover the scope of application of those units. All outcomes must reflect the standard of performance inherent in the job.
Occupational titles at the enterprise level covered by this qualification may vary and include Advanced Engineering Tradesperson - Level II in mechanical, fabrication or electrical/electronic, or advanced level of any of the following; mechanical tradesperson, fitter and turner, fitter and machinist, maintenance fitter, diesel fitter, plant mechanic, 1st class machinist, special class metal fabrication tradesperson, boilermaker, sheet metal worker, welder, moulder, foundry tradesperson, patternmaker, electrical fitter, electrical mechanic, electrical fitter/mechanic, electrician, refrigeration mechanic and radio tradesperson.
The minimum requirements for achievement of the Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade are:
completion of all of the Core units of competency listed below, and
completion of Specialisation units from the Group A list below to a maximum value of 100 points, and
completion of units up to the value 12 points from the Group B list below and
completion of units from the Group C list below to bring the total value of units from Groups A, B and C to at least 117 points.
Points associated with prerequisites count towards the total (refer to units and prerequisites listing in Appendix 2, Volume 1).
Appropriate elective units to the value of 26 points may be chosen from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available for inclusion at Diploma. Note that the elective units listed below include all of the units that are approved for selection from the MEM Training Package for use in this qualification. This meets the NQC requirement that one sixth of the total units must be able to be selected from other qualifications in the same Training Package.
Registered Training Organisations must seek a determination from Manufacturing Skills Australia in respect of the allocation of points values for units of competency drawn from other Training Packages or accredited courses.
Only select units that would be suitable for occupational outcomes in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment.
Additional qualification descriptors
The following additional descriptors are approved for use with this qualification: Refrigeration and Air-conditioning; Casting and Moulding; CNC programming; Fluid Power; Heavy Fabrication; Instrumentation; Maintenance; Marine Electronics; Mechatronics; Patternmaking; Robotics; Toolmaking; Welding, Watch and Clock Service and Repair.
While there is no qualification entry requirement, it is assumed that the learner is either already a tradesperson with access to structured on and off-the-job training, or is an apprentice under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this qualification for those who have completed MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering, MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade, MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade, MEM30405 Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade, MEM30605 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture, MEM30705 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction, MEM30805 Certificate III in Locksmithing, or other relevant qualifications.
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include transition into technical work through completion of the MEM60105 Advanced Diploma of Engineering or undertaking other relevant qualifications. Learners are advised that not all units of competency completed in the Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade carry credit into the MEM60105 Advanced Diploma of Engineering and the actual credit will depend on the choice of electives.
Additional qualification advice
An additional descriptor may be added to this qualification title to illustrate a particular skills profile.
This could be achieved by adding a pathway descriptor or sentence below the formal title of the qualification. Note that no changes may be made to the qualification title and the use of one of these descriptors to a qualification does not change the qualification's formal title or unique national code.
There are no specific requirements associated with the use of these descriptors other than their use should reflect the choice of units of competency in the qualification and must be consistent with the work role of an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson - Level II.
Reference to other occupational or functional pathways consistent with the role of an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson - Level II may be included on any qualification statement that is issued.
Competitive Manufacturing qualifications are available for employees at this level who already possess trade and other technical skills and who require additional manufacturing practice skills above those available in this qualification.
If appropriate electives are undertaken this qualification can be used as the basis for an application in each state and territory for a license to practise as an electrician. It can also be used to satisfy regulations regarding refrigeration and airconditioning work. Local regulations should be checked for details.
Refer to Pathways Information
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
Read, interpret and analyse information on specifications, design briefs, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents
Access, organise and communicate information from reference texts, manufacturer's catalogues and industrial magazines, websites, use of phone, email and fax
Apply interpersonal, negotiating and communicating skills in work situations
Create reports, graphics, specifications and other documentation
Use standard engineering drawing symbols, references, terminology and scientific notation
Consult with clients, internal and external stakeholders and others to confirm specifications and discuss alternatives
Prepare and disseminate information, instructions, work plans and other documentation
Work alone or as part of a team including mixed dsicipline teams and teams made up of professionals, para-professionals, trade and production personnel
Consult and liaise with interested parties
Provide clear and precise information to team members
Continually monitor and review team performance
Encourage and facilitate improvement suggestions from team members
Analyse and evaluate information and data from operations, processes, and test results according to enterprise and work requirements
Apply mathematical techniques and scientific principles to solve engineering problems (Including arithmetic, algebraic expressions with one independent variable, two-dimensional geometry, trigonometry, linear functions, basic quadratic functions, basic statistical methods and statistical process control)
Evaluate and rank engineering options and develop recommendations
Apply strategies for minimising resource use, reductions in toxic material and hazardous chemical use
Evaluate sustainability and environmental implications of processes and equipment
Perform hazard and risk analysis
Perform tests to analyse materials, operations and capabilities and detect faults
Initiative and enterprise
Be capable of applying skills and knowledge in new and different situations and contexts
Use judgement and discretion when determining implications and making decisions
Facilitate and capitalise on change and innovation
Identify solutions and improvements and make recommendations
Planning and organising
Organise, categorise and sequence information
Plan, sequence and prioritise work operations
Prepare, monitor and review work plans, schedules, programs and budgets
Identify procedural steps for implementation, commissioning and maintenance purposes
Carry out work within given timeframe, process and quality constraints
Carry out work safely and in accordance with company policy and procedures and legislative requirements
Monitor work to ensure compliance with legislation, codes and national standards
Undertake research using manuals, online help and other reference materials as required
Identify and consult appropriate technical personnel to obtain and verify information
Provide and communicate information to other team members
Maintain current knowledge of applicable standards, legislation, environmental and other codes of practice and product and process developments
Use computing technology to access, input and store information
Use a CAD program, computer and peripherals
Develop/customise, install, program, commission and maintain computer and control hardware and software
Identify and select common engineering materials by their principal properties
Select test and analysis equipment, materials, components and systems, support structures, power supply and control systems appropriate for the engineering application