What will I learn?

Start your engineering career in Australia with this advanced-level dual qualification. Develop the specialised skills and knowledge required to become a mechanical engineering technician or associate. Being part of the engineering industry offers many opportunities to be involved in a range of high remuneration projects driven by technology and design.

In this course you will gain detailed drafting and design skills as well as learn how to oversee the installation and maintenance of machinery. You will also develop your knowledge of engineering processes and principles, project management, quality systems, and team building. Our supportive, industry-experienced teachers will give you all the support you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a mechanical engineering technician or associate. You can also continue with further tertiary study in this area.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 23 elective units.


MEM50212 / MEM60112 Diploma of Engineering – Technical / Advanced Diploma of Engineering


  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Engineering Associate
  • Engineering Technologist

Which department am I in?

TAFE Queensland Brisbane



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$12,400.00 (6,63,812) per year
AUD $24,800 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 February 2022


Acacia Ridge Campus

247 Bradman Street,



4110, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About TAFE Queensland

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