Certificate II In Engineering [Mechanical Fitter And Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship]

( Applied Engineering - Mechanical & Electrical/Electronic )
Course code: WC27
National ID: MEM20105

About this Course

Study Mode Apprenticeship / Traineeship; Full-time
International No
University Pathway No
This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work at the intermediate production operator level in manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures systems and planning, engineering measurement plus some industry-specific skills in a production relevant to your current or intended employment.

This qualification provides the practical skills and knowledge to make and repair parts, machines and tools.

The student will gain skills in using tools, measuring and calculating, drawing and interpreting sketches and technical drawings, mechanical cutting and machining.They will also learn about safety and quality control and undertake a supervised work placement.

Successful completion of the qualification provides the opportunity to become a trades assistant, gain an apprenticeship to become a fitter, fitter and machinist, machinist or to gain a traineeship in engineering.

Study Plan

1 Core Units

Unit Code Title
W5502 Apply Principles Of Occupational Health And Safety In The Work Environment
W5512 Plan To Undertake A Routine Task
W5531 Apply Quality Procedures
W5532 Apply Quality Systems
W5548 Work With Others In A Manufacturing, Engineering Or Related Environment

2 Elective Units

Unit Code Title
W5331 Carry Out Mechanical Cutting
W5333 Perform Manual Heating And Thermal Cutting
W5364 Perform Operational Maintenance Of Machines/Equipment
W5378 Use Workshop Machines For Basic Operations
W5418 Interpret Technical Drawing
W5451 Organise And Communicate Information
W5466 Undertake Manual Handling
W5488 Use Comparison And Basic Measuring Devices
W5492 Perform Engineering Measurements
W5563 Use Hand Tools
W5574 Use Power Tools/Hand Held Operations
W5601 Dismantle, Replace And Assemble Engineering Components

3 Workplacement Coordination Modules

Unit Code Title
WP096 Pre-Apprenticeship Work Placement Coordination 1 (Placement Arranged)
WP097 Pre-Apprenticeship Work Placement Coordination 2 (Commenced)
WP098 Pre-Apprenticeship Work Placement Coordination 3 (Mid-Point)
WP099 Pre-Apprenticeship Work Placement Coordination 4 (Completed)

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Enrolment Type​
Tuition/Course Fee
Resource Fee 
Concession  Fee

Total Fee
General Training $1,476.20 $326.11 Check your eligibility $1,802.31
Apprentice/Trainee - -  Check your eligibility

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Rockingham Campus S1
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Information contained within South Metropolitan TAFE's Course Catalogue is maintained frequently, however be aware there may be situations where data listed doesn't reflect the most current information for the course.

If you wish to confirm the accuracy of any of the information listed, please contact us.​

Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in. Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

these fees apply to all qualifications - including apprenticeships and traineeships - except access and bridging courses. Please note that you may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees. Please contact the Institute for concession categories. 

Resource fees:

this fee covers the cost of materials and consumables provided by South Metropolitan TAFE. Resource fees vary depending on the content of the course. Some courses such as marine studies, fishing operations, horticulture and outdoor recreation, incur high resource fees.​​

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