MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical - International

CRICOS code: 095389K
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Next intake February 2022
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
DurationFull-time: 12 months

Course description

Are you looking to develop your engineering career, or gain practical engineering experience before undertaking a university degree? This course is designed for those wanting to work as an engineering technician, carrying out tasks such as engineering design and quality control/assurance monitoring. The course covers CAD, drafting, basic fluid power, basic mechanical design, production scheduling, cost estimating and non-destructive testing.

If you see your future developing and designing projects, systems or infrastructure, then this course could provide you a pathway for entry into one of Deakin University’s internationally-recognised engineering bachelor degrees. Successfully complete MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering along with the ‘Short maths course for Deakin entrance’ 224G06 Engineering MATH, and you could study any of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) 
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) 
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) 
  • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

FT - 3 days per week | Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

How often do I attend?

FT: 3 days per week | Monday, Tuesday and Thursday | 8.30am – 4.30pm 
Average 20 hours per week, depending on stream elected.

Possible career outcomes

  • Engineering technician - design
  • Engineering technician - quality and assurance
  • Engineering supervisor/project manager/planner

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19
While The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions, many courses will utilise a blend of remote and on-campus learning. Find out more about delivery changes here.

How to apply

  1. View how to apply to find out what documents you will need to complete your application.
  2. Submit your application through your education agent using the forms below or apply online by selecting an intake from the application and attendance table below.

If you need help, contact the International team.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

2022 February
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2022 
Class DayMon, Tues & Thurs 9am-4pm
Full-time: 12 months  Apply  
2023 February
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
Full-time: 12 months  Apply  


Note: Students are required to undertake some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside of class time.

Please refer to our key dates and orientation webpage here.

We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.

  • Applicants must be 17 years and over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan applicants will be required to: 
    • undertake an independent assessment test to ensure they possess Level 3 in reading and numeracy, or
    • provide their Year 12 certificate, or
    • provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or above. 
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.


Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent – Equivalents can be found on our Entry Requirements page.


IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration.

*Applicants from specified countries may be exempt from English Language Requirements for admissions purposes. Such students will still need to provide evidence of meeting minimum English requirements for visa purposes. Check the list of exempt countries for more information.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.

  • Applicants must be 17 years and over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan applicants will be required to: 
    • undertake an independent assessment test to ensure they possess Level 3 in reading and numeracy, or
    • provide their Year 12 certificate, or
    • provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or above. 

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Code Hours
Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment MEM30012A 40
Interact With Computing Technology MEM16008A 20
Organise And Communicate Information MEM16006A 20
Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices MSAENV272B 30
Select Common Engineering Materials MEM30007A 40
Electives Code Hours
Analyse A Simple Electrical System Circuit MEM30025A 40
Apply Basic Engineering Design Concepts MEM09011B 60
Apply computer aided manufacturing (CAM) processes VU22509 40
Apply technical mathematics MEM23004A 80
Coordinate engineering projects MEM22013A 60
Grade Point Average GRADEPOINTAVE 0
Interpret Technical Drawing MEM09002B 40
Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements MEM30031A 40
Perform Computations MEM12024A 30
Prepare Basic Programs For Programmable Logic Controllers MEM30027A 20
Set Up Basic Hydraulic Circuits MEM30010A 40
Set Up Basic Pneumatic Circuits MEM30011A 40
Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models MEM30033A 40
Use Graphical Techniques And Perform Simple Statistical Computations MEM12025A 20
Use workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project MEM30029A 60
Write and modify basic CNC programs VU22505 40


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 If you have completed any units previously, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. Find out more about RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Written assignments
  • Team projects
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Standard Tuition AUD $5.51 per hour 800 AUD $4,408.00 AUD $9,100.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $13.41 per hour 800 AUD $10,728.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $1,000.00 once
Education Levy AUD $120.00


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees only. The current years maximum loan cap is $16,077

Payment plans may be available for students who are not eligible for a VET Student Loan.

Fees are based on current year and are subject to change for future years. Fees are charged upon course offer and must be paid to obtain the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Contact the international office for detailed information or see fees, payments and refunds. More information.

Total tuition fee:


Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

AUD $945

  • S460 Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
  • S461 Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)
  • S462 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
  • S463 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 14/10/2021 8:02:03 AM

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