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COVID-19 update: This course will start online and continue on campus later. Read more

What will I learn?

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.

How often do I attend?

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

Further Study Options

Towards the end of your Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification at The Gordon, you could be eligible to apply for entry at Deakin University. Deakin will assess you for Credit for Prior Learning which can mean a reduced number of units and time to complete your degree.

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed.

Possible Career Outcomes

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



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$13,208.00 (7,10,108) per year
Annual Approx Additional Equipment/Materials Fee: AUD $945
Start date

July 2022


East Geelong Campus

Boundary Road,



3219, GEELONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students


Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent


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. TOEFL iBT: 46-59; PTE Academic: 43-50; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 47-51; OET: C.

Age/other requirements:

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

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