There is a shortage of metal workers in Victoria, with only 44% of vacancies filled in 2018. Demand for metal fabricators and tradespeople is expected to rise, making this a perfect time to choose Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (Fabrication and Mechanical Stream). Fabricators and metal workers work across a wide variety of fields and industries. Typical tasks may include assembling and dismantling precision instruments, repairing and replacing defective machinery parts, reassembling articles using hand and power tools, calibrating precision instruments and welding machine parts to join pieces or repair faults.Learn with the tools of the trade
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic, you'll work on special-purpose machinery in state-of-the-art facilities. Hands-on training will put you ahead of the rest, while friendly, knowledgeable teachers bring their wealth of industry experience with one-one-one training in workmanship so you're ready to work on-site at the end. You'll learn vital metal trade skills, including working safely in an engineering environment, planning and completing an engineering project, basic fabrication and welding, and basic metalwork machinery operation. You will gain the essential skills to work on a range of engineering projects. Melbourne Polytechnic's has an excellent reputation for fabrication and mechanical trades, with staff used to demonstrate best practice in welding activities for international distribution in 2013.Graduate jobready for a variety of sectors
You'll graduate ready for a job in the metals industry, including fabricating ducting, metal cabinets, tankers, and commercial kitchens, manufacturing and maintaining heavy machinery, boilers, locomotive engines, trucks and earthmovers, fitting and machining metal for tool-making, machinery manufacture and mechanical maintenance, and machinery repair in various employment sectors such as the food industry, pharmaceuticals, mining, and construction. Alternatively you will be equipped to apply to a Certificate III in Engineering in the Fabrication or Mechanical Trades apprenticeship courses.
You'll graduate ready for a job in various employment sectors such as the food industry, pharmaceuticals, mining, and construction
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.