VET Engineering




VET Course


VET Engineering

VET Engineering

At Ranges TEC you can complete a nationally recognised entry-level course in Engineering Studies. Students will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures systems and planning, plus some industry-specific skills

This course prepares you for a school or work-based apprenticeship as a Fitter and Turner or Mechanical Engineer.

Occupation Description

Mechanical engineering tradespersons carry out a range of mechanical work on machines, sub-assemblies and manufactured parts using a range of processes, tools and machines.

A mechanical engineering tradesperson may perform the following tasks:

  • Examine detailed drawings or specifications to find out job, material and equipment requirements
  • Set up and adjust metalworking machines and equipment
  • Operate machines to produce parts or tools by turning, boring, milling, planing, shaping, slotting, grinding or drilling metal stock or components
  • Fit and assemble metal parts, tools or sub-assemblies, including welding or brazing parts
  • Cut, thread, bend and install hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
  • Dismantle faulty tools and assemblies and repair or replace defective parts
  • Set up and/or operate hand and machine tools, welding equipment or computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines
  • Check accuracy and quality of finished parts, tools or sub-assemblies

Personal Requirements

  • Enjoy technical work
  • Be physically fit
  • Have good hand-eye coordination
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Be able to work independently
  • Have practical ability
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Have normal hearing
  • Have no skin allergies

Download Course Outline




Ranges TEC has helped me a lot, growing my skills and passion for woodwork. If I went to another school I would be learning basic skills and tools, but here I get to learn from a professional who is passionate about both their trade and seeing the best in me.

— Next Steps

I’m interested in…

Learning more about our programs, facilities, and the incredible opportunities that await you at Ranges TEC. Whether you are a student, parent, or educator, we are here to answer any questions and guide you on this exciting educational journey.