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Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Please note: All enrolments in this qualification will be required to transition to the updated qualification MEM20422 - Certificate II in Engineering Pathways prior to 18th of December 2023

The aim of this course is to prepare students to enter the engineering trades as an apprentice and provides skills development and the basic underpinning knowledge required for a career in the Engineering trades. Career opportunities include fitting and machining, mechanical fitter, boilermaker - metal fabrication (light or heavy) and entry to diesel fitting.


This program is 10-and-a-half-week course 5 days a week.

Completion of this course can result in apprenticeship opportunities, Contact ATEC for more information!


There are theory and practical training and assessment components to the course. Skills will be trained and assessed at ATEC Ottoway.

Entry Requirements

Participants MUST:

  • Be 17 years or older and not enrolled at school.
  • Be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or hold an eligible VISA.
  • Live or work in South Australia
  • Have the ability to read, write and understand basic English and carry out basic mathematical calculations.
  • Have the physical ability to perform practical fabrication skills.


Fee Free for eligible students

Eligibility criteria applies.

limited places available

Full Fee

$5,500.00 AUD (GST exempt)

Note: Fee for Service students (full fee paying) are required to pay a deposit (to a maximum of $1500) with the balance of fees due prior to the completion of training. Alternately, payment by direct debit can be arranged with a deposit required for this option.

Subsidised Fee

$395.00 AUD (GST exempt)

This course may be subsidised by the Government of South Australia for eligible students. Please contact ATEC so we can assess your eligibility. https://www.skills.sa.gov.au/subsidised-eligibility

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Learner Requirements

  • Provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI). Apply for an USI
  • Provision of Australian legal photo identification for enrolment purposes

People from the following groups are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • First Nations
  • Young People (17-24 years) and not enrolled in school
  • Women seeking to enter non-traditional trades


On successful completion of all requirements of this course, learners will be issued with:

  1. A Record of Results; and a
  2. Certificate for the MEM20413 - Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
    Note: Students who do not complete all the requirements of this course will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency that have been successfully achieved.


Core units

MEM13014AApply Principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEMPE005ADevelop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry
MEMPE006AUndertake a basic engineering project
MSAENV272BParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective units

MEMPE002AUse electric welding machines
MEMPE003AUse oxy-acetylene and soldering equipment
MEMPE004AUse fabrication equipment
MEMPE007APull apart and re-assemble engineering mechanisms
MEM18001CUse hand tools
MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations
MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information
MSAPMSUP106AWork in a team

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