MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Why should I study Engineering Pathways?

The aim of this course is to prepare you for entering the engineering trades as an apprentice. It provides skill development and the basic underpinning knowledge required for a career in the engineering trades and will prepare you for a career in the manufacturing, engineering, advanced manufacturing, mining, resources and defence industries.

Thebarton Senior College‚Äôs Engineering workshop boasts state-of-the-art technology and equipment. The industry-standard equipment consists of twelve welding bays equipped with state-of-the-art welders, fifteen large lathes, three large pedestal drills with rigid tapping capabilities and a large vertical mill.

Many machines are fitted with DROs (Digital ReadOuts) and are capable of running fluid coolant. The Engineering workshop also has many advanced manufacturing machines. These are fully-automatic subtractive and additive Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines such as 3D printers, HAAS SMM2 mill, Hercus mill and lathe, PlasmaCAM machine, Trotecc laser and a computer-controlled sign-making machine.

Apart from its machining capabilities, our Engineering workshop also has the ability for steel and aluminium fabrication. A full range of sheet metal and welding processes are possible in our workshop, including MIG, TIG, ARC and Oxy welding, and we have a plasma nitride-coated Siegmund welding table.

Engineering instructors in this course are also trade-qualified from industry.

Where does Engineering Pathways lead?

You will become skilled at welding (oxy, mig, arc and tig), cutting, shaping and manufacturing metal structures and components, machining using lathes and milling machines as well as Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).

Our approach to learning sees teachers and industry experts working alongside students and tackling real-world learning projects. We help students discover their passions and harness this interest, developing a skills portfolio and additional qualifications, all while meeting the outcomes set out by the SACE and VET qualification. We make it possible for students to drive their own learning in a personalised environment while being supported, nurtured and mentored.

This method of teaching and learning is in response to our rapidly changing world. Students leaving school today are entering a workforce that requires them to be effective problem solvers and expert communicators. We meet this need by ensuring our students develop transferable, employment-focused skills through ongoing engagement with industry.

Potential Career Pathways: 

  • Fitter and Machinist
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Heavy Metal Fabricator
  • Light Metal Fabricator
  • Welder 

What work will I do in Engineering Pathways?

What do other students think about Engineering Pathways?

I’ve been successful in gaining a Fabrication apprenticeship at ASC and I commence work at the beginning of this semester. This job was the first position I applied for following my involvement in the Certificate II in Engineering Pathways course at TSC.

student, 2020

We have found that the industry knowledge of TSC trainers has greatly assisted in fast-tracking our Apprentice/Trainees to the point of being productive to the organisation within a very short time.

ASC (employer)

Where can I find more information about Engineering Pathways?

For more detail about content and assessment, view the course information:

Who can I talk to about Engineering Pathways?

Terry Neville