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Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (Introduction to Drone Technology) - TAFE at School

Pre-apprenticeship Description

TAFE Queensland - Gold Coast Region have partnered with Autonomous Technology and the Department of Education and Training to create an innovative and exciting opportunity for participants to undertake an introduction to technology including building a drone and basic flight training. Increase your employability by building foundation skills in an engineering field with this practical entry-level course. This qualification will give you the confidence to pursue an engineering apprenticeship or undertake further study in design and drafting. As part of the manufacturing and design industry, engineering offers the opportunity to be involved in broad-based skill areas driven by technology and design. Employers will increasingly need workers to be multi-skilled and equipped to move across industries to meet demand. This course will give you foundation skills to operate tools and equipment to produce and modify objects. You will learn basic welding skills, communication skills, and explore career options in the engineering and manufacturing industry. This course is centred around a basic engineering project that integrates the skills you learn just like in the workplace. This certificate will set you on the path to pursue an apprenticeship in a wide range of engineering jobs including fitting and turning, sheet metal fabrication, boilermaking, welding, casting and moulding, and diesel, mechanical or electrical fitting. You may also look for work as a trades assistant, or choose to develop your design and drafting skills through a traineeship or further study.

Eligibility Requirements

Students should contact their School Careers Officer. To enrol students should be 15 years of age at the commencement of the course and must be in Year 10, 11 or 12. Please note: Year 12 students need to be aware of the end date of the course and ensure every effort is made to attend every lesson, as any extension may impact the QCE cut offs. Work experience is an integral part of this course and provides you with the opportunity to further your learning while undertaking authentic industry tasks, as well as forming career-building relationships within your field of study.

Contact Information

Pre-apprenticeship Contact Name

Customer Service Centre


(07) 5581 8300


Pre-apprenticeship address

Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Pre-apprenticeship Start Date

31 January 2018

Hours Per Week

8 hours


28 weeks


Fee free for eligible secondary school students; FFS $726

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