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This curriculum framework includes courses which are accredited for the HSC and provides students with the opportunity to obtain nationally recognised vocational qualifications. This is known as dual accreditation.

Units of competencies (compulsory)

  • n/a – Manufacturing, Engineering, and related services, Industries induction
  • MEM13014A – Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • MEM09002B – Interpret Technical Drawings
  • MEM14004A – Plan to undertake a routine task
  • MEM18001C – Use hand tools
  • MEM18002B – Use power tools/handheld operations
  • MEM16007A – Work with others in a manufacturing
  • MEM12024A – Perform computations
  • MEM12023A – Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM15002A – Apply quality systems
  • MEM15024A – Apply quality procedures


  • MEM03003B – Perform sheet and plate assembly
  • MEM05005B – Carry out mechanical cutting
  • MEM05007C – Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • MEM05012C – Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • MEM16005A – Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities

Students may apply for recognition of prior learning provided suitable evidence is submitted. 


Students who are assessed as competent in the above units of competency will be eligible for a Statement of Attainment showing partial completion of Certificate II in Engineering MEM 20105. 

There are eight Employability Skills

  • communication
  • teamwork
  • problem-solving
  • initiative and enterprise
  • planning and organising
  • self-management
  • learning and 
  • technology.

A summary of the employability skills developed through this qualification can be downloaded from http://employabilityskills.training.com.au

Mandatory course requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 70 hours of work placement. Students who do not meet these requirements will be 'N' determined as required by the Board of Studies.

Competency-based assessment

Students in this course work to develop the competencies, skills, and knowledge described by each unit of competency listed above. To be assessed as competent a student must demonstrate to a qualified assessor that they can effectively carry out tasks to industry standard.  Students will be progressively assessed as 'competent' or 'not yet competent' in individual units of competency When a student achieves a unit of competency it is signed off by the assessor.


Students may lodge an appeal about assessment decisions through their VET teacher.

External assessment (optional HSC examination)

The Higher School Certificate examination for Metal and Engineering (240 indicative hours) will involve a written examination consisting of multiple-choice items, short answers, and extended response items. The questions will be based on units of competency and HSC requirements and advice detailed in the syllabus. The examination is independent of the competency-based assessment undertaken during the course and has no impact on the eligibility of a student to receive a vocational qualification but may be used in the calculation of the ATAR.


Students may not undertake the same or equivalent unit of competency in more than one VET course.  Industrial Technology – Metals and Engineering Industries. Works developed for assessment are not to be used either in full or in part for assessment in any other subject.