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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.


  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Engineering Associate
  • Engineering Technologist


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


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

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$12,400.00 (6,82,068) per year
AUD $24,800 for the entire course

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

Start date

11 July 2022, 6 February 2023


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. View more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.
  • Successful completion of Diploma of Engineering – Technical (MEM50212)

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

Nearly 86% of TAFE Queensland’s graduates find suitable employment or move on to further study after graduation.

  • Programs taught by experts in various fields
  • TAFE enjoys a high student satisfaction rating of 87%
  • Increasing partnership between leading global companies & TAFE
  • Works with multinational companies & government organisations