Course Details - Engineering Academy (Year 1) - tradePATH (Mount Carmel College)

The information on this page has now been updated and confirmed for 2019. 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 1) - tradePATH
RegionWestern Adelaide Secondary Schools Network
Host OrganisationMount Carmel College
Course Length2 semesters (1 year)
This is the first year of a two year course.
DescriptionThis qualification is intended for people interested in exposure to an engineering or related working environment with a view to entering into employment in that area. This qualification will equip graduates with knowledge and skills which will enhance their prospects of employment in an engineering or related working environment.
PathwaysStudents may continue VET training in Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology tradePLUS, or 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, mining and toolmaking.
PrerequisitesInterest in Design and Technology and practical work, and engineering skills is highly desirable.
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 Tuesdays from 08:40 until 15:00
Commencement date 06/02/18
Work Placement10 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, 40 SACE credits
QualificationCertificate II in Engineering Production Technology (National code MEM20205)
This qualification requires two years to successfully complete. Students may exit with a Certificate I or II in Engineering at the end of Year 1 – (dependent on actual units completed).
RTOTAFE SA (National Code 41026)
CompulsoryMEM13014AApply principles of occupational health and safety in a work environment   (10 nominal hours)
 MEM18001CUse hand tools   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM12023APerform engineering measurements   (30 nominal hours)
 MEM14004APlan to undertake a routine task   (10 nominal hours)
 MEM15002AApply quality systems   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM15024AApply quality procedures   (10 nominal hours)
 MEM16007AWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment   (10 nominal hours)
 MEM05005BCarry out mechanical cutting   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM05050BPerform routine gas metal arc welding   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM11011B Undertake manual handling   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM14005APlan a complete activity   (20 nominal hours)
ElectiveMEM05004CPerform routine oxy acetylene welding   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM05006CPerform brazing and/or silver soldering   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM05049BPerform routine gas tungsten arc welding   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM16005AOperate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities   (20 nominal hours)
 MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations   (20 nominal hours)

If students don’t proceed to the second year of this course, they may not achieve all competencies listed. 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 ProcessApplicants will be required to provide evidence of previous work experience and/or participation in Design and Technology Metalwork programs. Interviews will be conducted in September 2016.
Orientation DetailsStudents are encouraged to attend the information day on Wednesday 30 August, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, to speak to current trainees and lecturers.
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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