Course in Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Fluid Power

Expand your engineering skills with this short course. You may have a trade and are looking to take the next step in your career, whether it's in technical or management roles.
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17 weeks part-time
Expand your engineering skills with this short course. You may have a trade and are looking to take the next step in your career, whether it's in technical or management roles. Or perhaps you're up-skilling yourself as you consider studying an apprenticeship. We'll help you tailor the units in this course to suit your needs, including subjects about hydraulic and pneumatic symbols, components and circuits. For trade qualified students only: MEM18018C Maintain pneumatic system components (40 hours) MEM18020B Maintain hydraulic system components (40 hours) Other subjects available: Contact the staff listed under 'Enquiries' to obtain a list of other available electives. For non-trade students: MEM30010A - Setup basic hydraulic circuits MEM30011A - Setup basic pneumatic circuits
Some of the career opportunities are to work in a variety of maintenance situations involving hydraulic or pneumatics applications, and those seeking knowledge for technician work in middle level management employment jobs also undertake this program.

Entry requirements (year 12)

The aim of the course is to provide post-trade training to those who have completed an approved trade training program. There are specific prerequisite entry requirements recommended, these would normally be covered in normal engineering trade training. Trade entry pre-requisite subjects include: MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements MEM18001C - Use hand tools MEM18002C - Use power tools/hand held operations MEM18003C - Use tools for precision work MEM18006C - Repair and fit engineering components MEM18055B - Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components Non-trade entrants should contact the number listed under 'Enquiries' for information regarding entry requirements.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: 401319

National course code: MEM40105/MEM50212

Fees are subject to change annually.

Please refer to indicative tuition fees for these specific qualifications overall cost is based on quantity of units, course subsidy eligibility and concession eligibility for non-diploma level study:

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

The Hydraulics, Pneumatics, and Fluid Power units are part of an articulated course structure that will allow you to gain full recognition of the studies you undertake at each stage. Units of competency include broad-based skills desirable for most people to follow a career path in engineering. Other units are then chosen for the course to meet the requirements of the enterprise in which you are employed. Depending on the units achieved and stream undertaken, you may transfer with credits applied to other Certificates the in Engineering field. All competencies achieved are recognised nationally.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

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Course coordinator

Peter Schreiner