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MEM50222 Diploma of Engineering - Technical [Drafting]

National ID
MEM50222
WA Course Code
AE07
CRICOS code
112005H
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Why choose this course?

Pursue your career in a wide range of engineering fields by completing this qualification. This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge in electrical machinery, mechanical principles and mechanical equipment to produce drawings for design specifications.

Learn how to use and operate computer-aided design (CAD) to produce drawings and create 3-D models, set up basic hydraulic circuits, apply technical mathematics and produce basic engineering design drawings. In addition you will coordinate engineering projects and learn environmentally sustainable work practices.

On completion of this course, you will be able to work in a number of different engineering related careers including mining and mineral processing, manufacturing, the oil and gas industry and the automotive industry. Please note that this course at North Metropolitan TAFE has a strong drafting focus and it will be delivered in specialised classrooms across both East Perth and Perth campus. Your class locations will be provided at the commencement of each semester and detailed in your timetable. 

Career opportunities

  • Engineering Draftsperson
  • Engineering Techician

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 6.0 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 12 with a pass in Year 11 Maths is required for entry into this course.

  • OR Completion of MEM30522 Certificate III in Engineering - Technical is required for entry into this course.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2024

At this campus
This course will be delivered at North Metropolitan TAFE's East Perth and Perth Campus.Specialised classrooms are available across both campus locations and classes will be scheduled to provide student access to these facilities. Your class locations will be provided at the commencement of each semester and detailed on your timetable. Transport between each location incurs no charge on public transport by either bus or train.
Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $15,400
  • Resources fee: $1,240
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 12
MEM50222 Diploma of Engineering - Technical [Drafting] - AE07
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 5 core units and 15 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
  • MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
  • MEM22002 Manage self in the engineering environment
  • MEM30012 Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPPBDN6106 Produce building information modelling for building design projects
  • MEM09157 Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
  • MEM09229 Read and interpret technical engineering drawings
  • MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
  • MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • MEM18001 Use hand tools
  • MEM22013 Coordinate engineering projects
  • MEM30007 Select common engineering materials
  • MEM30009 Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • MEM30029 Use workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project
  • MEM30031 Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • MEM30032 Produce basic engineering drawings
  • MEM30033 Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3D models
  • VU22490 Produce structural steel drawings

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include a combination of practical and theory tasks. There are also a range of evidence gathering methods including tests, quizzes, assignments, portfolios, projects, practical demonstrations and simulated workplace observation. The assessments methods have been selected to ensure that skills can be demonstrated in a simulated workplace and that students can demonstrate knowledge required to complete and manage workplace tasks.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, learning guides, PowerPoint presentations, class handouts and specialised software (CAD, MS Office Suite).

Facilities and equipment may include access to the NMT Library catalogue, computers, workplace manuals/procedures, workshops, electronics/electrical laboratory and opportunities to engage with industry professionals via industry site visits and guest lecturers.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

At this campus
This course will be delivered at North Metropolitan TAFE's East Perth and Perth Campus.Specialised classrooms are available across both campus locations and classes will be scheduled to provide student access to these facilities. Your class locations will be provided at the commencement of each semester and detailed on your timetable. Transport between each location incurs no charge on public transport by either bus or train.
Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $15,400
  • Resources fee: $1,240
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 12
MEM50222 Diploma of Engineering - Technical [Drafting] - AE07
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 5 core units and 15 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
  • MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
  • MEM22002 Manage self in the engineering environment
  • MEM30012 Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPPBDN6106 Produce building information modelling for building design projects
  • MEM09157 Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
  • MEM09229 Read and interpret technical engineering drawings
  • MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
  • MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • MEM18001 Use hand tools
  • MEM22013 Coordinate engineering projects
  • MEM30007 Select common engineering materials
  • MEM30009 Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • MEM30029 Use workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project
  • MEM30031 Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • MEM30032 Produce basic engineering drawings
  • MEM30033 Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3D models
  • VU22490 Produce structural steel drawings

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include a combination of practical and theory tasks. There are also a range of evidence gathering methods including tests, quizzes, assignments, portfolios, projects, practical demonstrations and simulated workplace observation. The assessments methods have been selected to ensure that skills can be demonstrated in a simulated workplace and that students can demonstrate knowledge required to complete and manage workplace tasks.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, learning guides, PowerPoint presentations, class handouts and specialised software (CAD, MS Office Suite).

Facilities and equipment may include access to the NMT Library catalogue, computers, workplace manuals/procedures, workshops, electronics/electrical laboratory and opportunities to engage with industry professionals via industry site visits and guest lecturers.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2025

At this campus
This course will be delivered at North Metropolitan TAFE's East Perth and Perth Campus.Specialised classrooms are available across both campus locations and classes will be scheduled to provide student access to these facilities. Your class locations will be provided at the commencement of each semester and detailed on your timetable. Transport between each location incurs no charge on public transport by either bus or train.
Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $15,400
  • Resources fee: $1,240
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 12
MEM50222 Diploma of Engineering - Technical [Drafting] - AE07
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 5 core units and 15 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
  • MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
  • MEM22002 Manage self in the engineering environment
  • MEM30012 Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPPBDN6106 Produce building information modelling for building design projects
  • MEM09157 Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
  • MEM09229 Read and interpret technical engineering drawings
  • MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
  • MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • MEM18001 Use hand tools
  • MEM22013 Coordinate engineering projects
  • MEM30007 Select common engineering materials
  • MEM30009 Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • MEM30029 Use workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project
  • MEM30031 Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • MEM30032 Produce basic engineering drawings
  • MEM30033 Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3D models
  • VU22490 Produce structural steel drawings

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include a combination of practical and theory tasks. There are also a range of evidence gathering methods including tests, quizzes, assignments, portfolios, projects, practical demonstrations and simulated workplace observation. The assessments methods have been selected to ensure that skills can be demonstrated in a simulated workplace and that students can demonstrate knowledge required to complete and manage workplace tasks.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, learning guides, PowerPoint presentations, class handouts and specialised software (CAD, MS Office Suite).

Facilities and equipment may include access to the NMT Library catalogue, computers, workplace manuals/procedures, workshops, electronics/electrical laboratory and opportunities to engage with industry professionals via industry site visits and guest lecturers.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2026

At this campus
This course will be delivered at North Metropolitan TAFE's East Perth and Perth Campus.Specialised classrooms are available across both campus locations and classes will be scheduled to provide student access to these facilities. Your class locations will be provided at the commencement of each semester and detailed on your timetable. Transport between each location incurs no charge on public transport by either bus or train.
Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2026
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $15,400
  • Resources fee: $1,240
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 12
MEM50222 Diploma of Engineering - Technical [Drafting] - AE07
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 5 core units and 15 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
  • MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
  • MEM22002 Manage self in the engineering environment
  • MEM30012 Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPPBDN6106 Produce building information modelling for building design projects
  • MEM09157 Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
  • MEM09229 Read and interpret technical engineering drawings
  • MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
  • MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • MEM18001 Use hand tools
  • MEM22013 Coordinate engineering projects
  • MEM30007 Select common engineering materials
  • MEM30009 Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • MEM30029 Use workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project
  • MEM30031 Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • MEM30032 Produce basic engineering drawings
  • MEM30033 Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3D models
  • VU22490 Produce structural steel drawings

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include a combination of practical and theory tasks. There are also a range of evidence gathering methods including tests, quizzes, assignments, portfolios, projects, practical demonstrations and simulated workplace observation. The assessments methods have been selected to ensure that skills can be demonstrated in a simulated workplace and that students can demonstrate knowledge required to complete and manage workplace tasks.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, learning guides, PowerPoint presentations, class handouts and specialised software (CAD, MS Office Suite).

Facilities and equipment may include access to the NMT Library catalogue, computers, workplace manuals/procedures, workshops, electronics/electrical laboratory and opportunities to engage with industry professionals via industry site visits and guest lecturers.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

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Last updated on June 12, 2024