VET Manufacturing and Engineering - Introduction

Certificate I in Engineering MEM10119 and a Statement of Attainment towards Certificate II in Engineering Pathways MEM20413 - NON ATAR Course

Course Description

The manufacturing, engineering and related service industries include a wide range of industry sectors. These industries are the largest provider of full time employment within NSW and employ approximately 170,000 people throughout the industries, 90%of these being full time positions.

This course is based on units of competency which have been developed by the metal, engineering and related service industries to describe the competencies, skills and knowledge required by workers in these industries as well as other trade pathways such as plumbing. At the completion of this course students are well qualified for a number of entry positions across numerous trades

Manufacturing and Engineering is perfectly paired with courses such as Electrotechnology and Construction.

Course Information

Course recognition

The course is dual accredited and contributes to the HSC as well as an AQF qualification recognised by industry.


2 years

Unit Value & hours

240 hour course  - 2 Unit Year 11 & 2 Unit Year 12


Category B and contributes towards your HSC credential

HSC exam: 2 hours

Does NOT have an HSC exam

Does not contribute towards your ATAR

Work Placement

Mandatory 35 hours each year 

Note: Only 2 Units of Category B subjects can be counted towards the ATAR.


The course is competency based and will be assessed using oral, practical and written assessment methods.


Students are required to supply overalls, steel capped boots, safety glasses, hearing protection and fabricators gloves.


Year 11 - $200 pa

Year 12 - $200 pa

Work Placement - $20 pa

(These costs may be subject to change)