Chisholm Institute of TAFE RTO 0260
VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students. They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. The aims of the VCE VET Engineering Studies program are to: provide participants with the knowledge and skills to achieve units of competence that will enhance their employment prospects in the engineering or engineering related industries and to enable participants to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed choice on further education and career paths. The program will enable students to gain a recognised credential, making a more informed choice of career path as well as expose them to two trade areas, fitting and turning and fabrication.
Course Code and Course Title
22209VIC CERTIFICATE II in ENGINEERING STUDIES
- Venue: Chisholm Institute of TAFE in Frankston.
- Time: Wednesday 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Students will require the following at all classes:
- Safety glasses
- Safety footwear – steel-capped boots
Structured Workplace Learning
Structured Workplace Learning is not mandated in this program, however the VCAA strongly recommend all VET students undertake some work placement. The VCAA strongly recommend a minimum of 80 hours.
Contribution to the VCE and VCAL
On completion of the program students are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level and a 3 and 4 sequence. Students who successfully complete the year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a study score which contributes directly towards their ATAR. This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.
Units of Competency
The following is a sample of the Units of Competencies that could be delivered
Unit of Competency Name
|MEM1.2FA||Apply principles of Occupational Health & Safety in work environment|
|VBN768||Develop an individual career plan for the engineering industry|
|VBN769||Perform basic machining processes|
|VBN770||Apply basic fabrication techniques|
|VBN772||Use computers for engineering related work activities|
Unit of Competency Name
|VBN771||Apply electrotechnology principles in an engineering work environment|
|VBN773||Produce basic engineering sketches and drawings|
|VBN776||Use basic engineering concepts to plan the manufacture of engineering components|
|VBN777||Handle engineering materials|
|VBN774||Perform basic computational principles in engineering work activities|
|MEM18.1AB||Use hand tools|
|MEM1.8.2AA||Use power tools/hand held operation|
|VBN778||Produce basic engineering components and products using fabrication and machining|
|VBN782||Perform basic welding and thermal cutting processes to fabricate engineering structures|
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Training and Employment Outcomes
The VET in Schools Engineering program provides a Trade Pathway into pre - apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs (Assembly supervisor, workshop foreman, maintenance supervisor, shift supervisor, manufacturing foreman, plant supervisor), or students may choose to pursue a Technical Officer Pathway (Service technician, maintenance engineer, instrument technician, computer design technician, process technician, computer programmer, operational technician) through Diploma and Advanced Diploma studies post- VCE.
- Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
- Certificate IV in Engineering
- Diploma of Engineering Technology
- Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
- Bachelor of Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology