Course details

CRICOS course code: 0100612

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


This qualification is designed to provide industry-recognised skills and knowledge required for a:

  • Higher Engineering Tradesperson
  • Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) – Level II
  • Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) – Level II

Trade specialisations:

  • Computer numerically controlled (CNC) programming
  • Fixed and mobile plant
  • Fluid power
  • Heavy fabrication
  • Instrumentation
  • Maintenance
  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning
  • Toolmaking
  • Welding

International students will have the opportunity to complete the program on campus through practical training and assessment and on-the-job placements.

Opportunity exists for 18-month post-study work visa. This makes the student job-ready.

Course Overview

This course is perfect for qualified tradespeople or current engineering apprentices who are looking to upskill and enhance their existing trade skills.

Students will learn and apply higher level post-trade skills including:

  • Computer controlled machining
  • Advanced welding
  • Fluid power
  • AutoCAD
  • Computer numerical control (CNC)
  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC)
  • Mechatronics
  • Machining
  • Tool making
  • Maintenance
  • Service of equipment
  • Metal fabrication
  • Welding design and processes
  • Fabrication assembly and inspection
  • Quality control techniques
  • Workplace safety

Career Pathways

Potential Career Pathways:

  • Advanced Mechanical Maintenance Technician
  • Advanced Toolmaker
  • Fluid Power Systems Technician
  • Advanced Metal Fabricator (Structural)
  • Higher engineering tradesperson
  • Mechanical engineering trade discipline
  • Fabrication engineering trade discipline
  • Special class welder
  • CAD drafter
  • NC/CNC machining/plasma profiling
  • Specialised welder
  • CNC machinist
  • Maintenance in hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Specialised welding and welding supervisor
  • Maintenance supervisor
  • NC machinist
  • Specialised maintenance and supervisor
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics technician

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Course opportunities

Start date: To suit the client/individual
Duration: 105 weeks including term breaks
Study mode: Full time

InTech Institute of Technology

21 Parkview Street
Brisbane Queensland 4064

Entry criteria

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

English Language Proficiency – must demonstrate minimum language skills.

Other criteria is determined by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (i.e. satisfying Visa requirements)

On-the-Job Learners

  • English and Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
  • Access to workplaces with all the necessary learning resources

English Proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS band score of 5.5 (academic test version) or TOEFL PBT score of 530 or TOEFL CBT score of 197 or TOEFL;
  • IBT overall score 71 ( No band less than 70) or equivalent


InTech Institute of Technology
21 Parkview Street
Brisbane Queensland 4064