Course Details - Engineering Academy (Year 2) - tradePLUS (Mount Carmel College)

The information on this page has now been updated and confirmed for 2020. However, it is still possible that there may be some changes to this information prior to the commencement of the course.

Course TitleEngineering Academy (Year 2) - tradePLUS
RegionWestern Adelaide Secondary Schools Network
Host OrganisationMount Carmel College
Course Length2 semesters (1 year)
This is the second year of a two year course.
DescriptionThis course has been designed for students wishing to develop metal engineering skills or enter a career in metal fabrication trades and related industries. There is demand for young skilled workers in a wide range of engineering careers. Students will use a range of engineering equipment to learn skills in cutting, drilling, grinding, milling and welding using oxy-acetylene, MMAW and GMAW equipment to develop their metal fabrication, joining and welding skills.
PathwaysStudents may continue VET training in Certificate III in Engineering, focusing on a specialist field under a Contract of Training (School Based Apprenticeship). Employment pathways include apprenticeships and work in metals engineering, manufacturing, civil construction, ship building and toolmaking.
PrerequisitesCompletion of the first year of this course - Certificate II in Engineering tradePATH.
Special RequirementsHigh visibility shirt and jumper and combination lock (for locker) will be ordered on behalf of the student (at cost) and provided at the start of the course. An itemised cost breakdown will be included in the cost to students. Black steel-capped boots and blue work trousers to be purchased by students prior to commencement.
Delivery Location(s)Rosewater Trade Training Centre, 33 Newcastle Street, Rosewater, SA, 5013
The Training Centre is located adjacent to Mt Carmel College on the corner of Russell Street and Symon Street. Student car parking is available.
Dates and Times32 weekly sessions at Rosewater Trade Training Centre on Thursdays from 08:40 until 15:00
Commencement date 08/02/18
Work Placement8 days
A SWL logbook must be completed as part of the TGSS agreement. 140 hours of SWL is compulsory as part of TGSS over the two years of the course. RTTC has secured an agreement with ASC (Australian Submarine Corporation) and AWD (Air Warfare Destroyers) to place Engineering Academy students for SWL during their training in 5 day block placements. The placements must be authorised through Home Schools.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 1, 60 SACE credits
This consists of 40 Credits at Stage 1 and 20 Credits at Stage 2.
QualificationCertificate II in Engineering Production Technology (National code MEM20205)
RTOTAFE SA (National Code 41026)
CompulsoryMEM09002BInterpret technical drawing   (40 nominal hours)
 MSAENV272BParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices   (30 nominal hours)
 MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM17003AAssist in the provision of on the job training   (20 nominal hours)
ElectiveMEM03001BPerform manual production assembly   (40 nominal hours)
 MEM05006CPerform brazing and or silver soldering   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM05049BPerform routine gas tungsten arc welding   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM07001BPerform operational maintenance of machines/equipment   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM07028BOperate computer controlled machines/process   (20 nominal hours)
 MEMPE005ADevelop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry   (20 nominal hours)
 MEMPE006AUndertake a basic engineering project   (80 nominal hours)
 MEM16008AInteract with computing technology   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations   (20 nominal hours)

A number of units of competency are conducted concurrently and students will be required to complete some online assessment tasks (Moodle) outside of programmed training sessions.
Student Cost$480.00
This consists of a $100 (GST free) Regional VET fee and $380 (including GST) for Personal Protective Equipment and tools, payable to your Home School. These items will remain the property of the student, including take-home projects made during the course.
Home School Cost$3,400.00
For students ineligible for TGSS, the RTO Fee For Service cost of this course will be $3400 ($1700 per semester) (GST free), invoiced to the Home School by the RTO. For students who are following this career pathway, there may be an opportunity for students to complete this course under the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS), providing students meet the eligibility criteria. A TGSS Form A will need to be completed for all TGSS students and submitted to the RTO. A Form B must be received from the RTO prior to commencement of the course.
Cost NotesFee is subject to change and will be confirmed in December 2017.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    12
Maximum   15
Selection ProcessCompletion of the first year of this course - Certificate II in Engineering tradePATH or another course, subject to an interview.
Public TransportBus Stop 34 on Newcastle Street, Rosewater or Alberton Train Station (4 minutes walk).
Contact PersonMr Shane Gubbin, Phone 84470560, Mobile 0407261967, Email
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