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22632VIC 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 

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

Applications for this course are currently closed and will re-open early August

Please express your interest in this course with your school VET Coordinator.

Applications & attendance

2025 VET Full Year
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 6 Aug 2024
Close: 12 Mar 2025 
Class DayDelivered East Geelong Campus
Part-time: 2 years    
2025 VET Full Year
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 6 Aug 2024
Close: 12 Mar 2025 
Class DayIntake Only for Gordon VCE Student
Part-time: 2 years    


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 VU23479 40
Apply occupational health and safety principles in an engineering environment VU23481 20
Interpret and prepare basic two and three dimensional engineering drawings VU23477 30
Perform basic machining processes VU23478 40
Perform intermediate engineering computations VU23480 40
Report on the sectors and employment in the manufacturing engineering and related industries VU23476 20
Safely use hand tools and hand held power tools for general engineering applications VU23475 40
Undertake a basic engineering project MEMPE006 80
Elective Units Code Hours
Produce basic engineering components and products using fabrication and machining operations VU23482 60


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: 17/07/2024 4:01:20 PM