Metal and Engineering
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Stage 6 – Metal and Engineering 240 hours
2 Units in each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Course – Category B
Major Project: No
Work placement: Yes
Fees: $35 – some extra costs may be incurred for practical aspects and projects within this course.
What will I be doing in this course?
This course is for students who wish to work in the manufacturing or engineering industry, or simply would like to develop good maintenance skills. Students learn how to mark out, assemble, finish, weld and manipulate metal.
The manufacturing, engineering and related service industries include a wide range of industry sectors.
The major industry activities and sectors are metal fabrication, metal manufacturing, aero skills, metal machining, transport equipment manufacturing, electrical equipment and appliance manufacturing, and industrial machinery and equipment manufacturing.
The main topics covered include: Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Service Industries Induction; Workplace Health and Safety; Apply Quality Procedures; Plan to Undertake a Routine Task; Apply Quality Systems; Perform Computations; Interpret Technical Drawings; Use Hand Tools and Use Power Tools.
The course will offer students elective units from a range of industry areas. Elective units of competency include: Perform Routine Oxyacetylene Welding; Manual Heating and Thermal Cutting; Perform Routine Manual Metal Arc Welding; Perform Manual Production Assembly and Use Workshop Machines for Basic Operations.
How will this course help me in the future?
On successful completion of this course students may receive a Certificate I or Certificate II in Engineering.
Examples of occupations students can aim for in the metal and engineering industry include: engineering draftsperson, engineer (automotive, fabrications, production, plastics, marine, mechanical), fitter, machinist, plumber, structural steel and welding supervisor.