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Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

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 MEM20422 - 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

MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEMPE005Develop a career plan for engineering and manufacturing industries
MEMPE006Undertake a basic engineering project
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective units

MEMPE002Use electric welding machines
MEM11011Undertake manual handling
MEMPE004Use fabrication equipment
MEMPE007Pull apart and re-assemble engineering mechanisms
MEM16006Organise and communicate information
MSMSUP106Work in a team
MEM18001Use hand tools
MEM18002Use power tools/hand held operations

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