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22470VIC VETDSS - Certificate II in Engineering Studies*~


2 Years ½ Day/Week


East Geelong






Full qualification

Entry requirements

  • Attending a secondary school
  • Literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of Year 9
  • Students selecting this course are recommended to have strong maths skills 

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

You will learn

  • Practical skills in mechanical fitting and machining 
  • Practical skills in sheet metal fabrication
  • Develop engineering drawing and technical communication
  • Workplace health and safety regulations in the engineering industry
  • Develop teamwork skills in an engineering environment

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will receive:

  • Recognition of up to two VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence
  • ATAR contribution: if you undertake scored assessment, the study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of your best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study increment 
  • Certificate II in Engineering Studies qualification

Dress code and course materials

Assessment is based on

  • Hands-on practical work    
  • Written assignments & quizzes
  • Projects

Further study options

**offered as an Apprenticeship only

How to apply

You must first speak to your school about VETDSS before proceeding with the below application.

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application or watch our how to apply video.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

2024 VET Full Year
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 12 Mar 2024 
Class DayDelivered East Geelong Campus
Part-time: 2 Years  Apply  


Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee you will secure a place in your selected course. We recommend you apply early.



Core Units Code Hours
Apply basic fabrication techniques VU22332 40
Apply Principles Of Occupational Health And Safety In The Work Environment MEM13014A 10
Perform basic machining processes VU22331 40
Report on a range of sectors in the manufacturing engineering and related industries VU22329 30
Select and interpret drawings and prepare three dimensional (3D) sketches and drawings VU22330 20
Undertake a basic engineering project MEMPE006A 80
Use Hand Tools MEM18001C 20
Elective Units Code Hours
Perform intermediate engineering computations VU22333 40
Produce basic engineering components and products using fabrication and machining operations VU22334 60
Set Up Basic Pneumatic Circuits MEM30011A 40
Use Power Tools/Hand Held Operations MEM18002B 20


Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by the Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check


Date published: 20/11/2023 4:17:53 PM