MEM20422 - Certificate II in Engineering Pathways


There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

Emerald and
Next intakeMarch, 2024
Study modeOn Campus
Total units12


Build Your Future in Engineering with Certificate II in Engineering Pathways. Enrolling in this course will equip you with essential pre-employment training, enhancing your prospects for securing apprenticeships or traineeships within the engineering sector, while also opening doors to opportunities in the broader manufacturing industry. This course is part of the Start TAFE Now (STN) program. 

This qualification covers competencies for work entry program providing grounding in safety and basic skills and knowledge for work in any engineering discipline.

This qualification is designed to develop trade-like skills but is not intended to develop trade-level skills. The focus is on using engineering tools and equipment to produce or modify objects.

Achievement of the MEM20422 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways will provide broad-based underpinning skills and knowledge in a range of engineering and manufacturing tasks which will enhance the graduates’ entry-level employment prospects for apprenticeships, traineeships or general employment in an engineering-related workplace.

This qualification applies to a learning and assessment environment where access to structured on-the-job learning in a workplace may not be available. This qualification is intended for simulated work environments and is suitable for delivery to school students.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

Career Opportunities

Apprenticeship in engineering field including boilermaker, sheet metal worker, fitter, fitter and turner, welder, mechanical machinist, factory worker, or metal production assistant.

Structure & Availability



36 weeks


Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEMPE005Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industries
MEMPE006Undertake a basic engineering project


Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM11011Undertake manual handling
MEM16006Organise and communicate information
MEM18001Use hand tools
MEM18002Use power tools/ hand held operations
MEMPE003Use oxy-acetylene and soldering equipment
MEMPE002Use electric welding machines
MEMPE001Use engineering workshop machines
MEMPE007Pull apart and re-assemble engineering mechanisms
MSMPCI101Adapt to work in industry

Standard Course Structure

February, 2024On-campus, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton City


March, 2024On-campus, Emerald

This course has no residential schools.


Completion of the BKSB ( Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Students wishing to complete and receive QCE points can commence studies in either Year 11 or Year 12.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$6,348
Fee for service per unit$529
Co-Contribution Fee$1,956
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee$1,476
Co-Contribution Fee per unit$163
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit$123
RPL Fee for service per Unit$265

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding.

For high school students you may be eligible for the Queensland Government’s VET in Schools (VETiS) program which is fee-free. Course specific costs may be applicable, an example would be high vis clothes and safety boots for trade courses.

If you are unsure, please call us on 13 27 86.

At CQUniversity, we believe that studying should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer scholarships, bursaries and stipends.

Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.

How to apply

Step 1: Get a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Visit to create a USI or find an existing one.

Step 2: Prepare your eligibility documentation

So that we can assess your application and eligibility for Government funding options, you’ll need to upload documentation as part of your application. This includes proof of your:

  • Queensland Residency and Date of Birth. (e.g. Queensland Driver’s License photo must be of the back and front of the license)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (e.g. Medicare Card or Birth Certificate)

For further information on eligible documentation, visit Apply for TAFE Certificates and Diplomas.

To fast-track your application, make sure you provide a clear photo showing all the information and upload it with your application.

Step 3: Start TAFE Now Application Documents

If you are applying via our Start TAFE Now Program you will need to ensure you attached the following documents to your application:

Step 4: Apply Online

Our easy-to-use online application system will guide you through the process of applying for a TAFE course. If you need help along the way, call us on 13 27 86.

Click on the Apply button below to start your application.