MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering - Technical

Take the next step in your design and drafting career with this entry-level course. With specialised technical and design skills in demand, this qualification will set you up for employment across a range of industries, such as building and construction, civil construction and engineering.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, job prospects for civil engineering draftspersons and technicians are strong. The sector is expected to experience moderate future growth with around 3,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years.

In this course you will gain the skills needed to produce drawings and 3D models, and design and develop prototypes using computer-aided design (CAD) programs and processes. You'll also learn about non-destructive testing and technical purchasing. Our industry-expert teachers will ensure your skills are of the quality and standard in demand from employers.

Successful completion of this course will allow you to seek employment in a drafting office or as an engineering technician. You can progress even further with pathways into higher level qualifications.

Study mode

Online / On Campus

Course duration

24 months


157 Norris Road, Bracken Ridge Queensland 4017

247 Bradman Street, Acacia Ridge Queensland 4110

776 Kingsford Smith Drive, Eagle Farm Queensland 4009


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
CAD Operator$1,800 weekly pay
Apprentice Engineer$960 weekly pay
Engineering Tradesperson$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Planning Engineer$2,850 weekly pay
Civil Engineer$2,500 weekly pay
Renewable Energy Engineer$2,150 weekly pay
Photovoltaic Engineer$2,150 weekly pay
Wind Turbine Engineer$2,150 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering - Technical. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding.

Enquire with TAFE Queensland to check your eligibility.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

The MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering - Technical is a nationally recognised course delivered by TAFE Queensland, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). An RTO is strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Payment options

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About this provider

TAFE Queensland is Queensland's largest, most experienced training provider. TAFE Queensland deliver practical, industry-relevant training across a range of industries from entry-level certificates to bachelor degrees, at more than 50 locations in Queensland.

Operating since 1998
Legal name TAFE Queensland
RTO code 0275