Advanced Diploma of Engineering
TAFE Queensland - Acacia Ridge

Course outline

This course helps students develop the specialised skills and knowledge required to become a mechanical engineering technician or associate. In this course, students gain detailed drafting and design skills, and learn how to oversee the installation and maintenance of machinery. Students also develop knowledge of engineering processes and principles, project management, quality systems, and team building.


Applicants offered a place in this course who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. VET Student Loans may be available to eligible applicants, refer to for information.

Combined diploma/degrees

The Advanced Diploma of Engineering can be combined with other programs as listed below to attain the awards of Advanced Diploma of Engineering from TAFE Queensland and the relevant degree from the university. Students undertake initial study at TAFE Queensland and complete the degree at the relevant university. Duration, location, mode of study, semester intakes, electives and specialisations may vary. All mandatory university admission and English language requirements must be met before university enrolment is finalised. For more information contact the relevant university. Note: TAFE Queensland students making a transition to the degree may need to wait six months to start with the semester one university intake.

To apply for a combined diploma/degree, applicants must select the Advanced Diploma of Engineering for the relevant TAFE Queensland location on their application and then nominate their preferred degree/university (one only). Applicants can list the stand alone diploma or the combined program but not both. Listing more than one is not needed because they have the same eligibility and ATAR/rank requirements.

AdvD Engineering/B Engineering (Honours):

596942 Acacia Ridge/Queensland University of Technology (2CL & 3F)

TAFE Queensland students are required to articulate to QUT within 3 years of their QTAC offer.

Course Options

You can study this course as a single qualification or choose one of the degree options below when applying and gain direct entry on successful completion of the diploma. Degree options may vary with each diploma start month.

Combined program

QUT – Gardens Point – B Engineering (Honours)

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.


Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Assumed knowledge

A pass in Year 10 English; Maths

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Engineering associate, mechanical engineering technician.

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Level of Qualification
Advanced Diploma
Study Area
Engineering and Technology
Study Mode
Classroom based learning
Course Duration

2 years Classroom based learning