MEM40119 - Certificate IV in Engineering


Welcome to Federation Academy, where we offer the MEM40119 – Certificate IV in Engineering (Marine Craft Construction), a comprehensive qualification designed to equip individuals with the skills needed for various engineering roles, particularly in marine craft construction. Our program blends theoretical knowledge with practical application, preparing students for a range of vocational outcomes.

What You Gain

This course imparts skills applicable to a broad range of engineering work, particularly in the realm of marine craft construction. Students gain expertise in quality control, communication, work planning, and other essential areas. The curriculum covers tasks such as interpreting technical drawings, using hand and power tools, and maintaining marine vessel surfaces.

Why Choose Federation Academy?

Our program is tailored for individuals seeking further employment in the boat building sector or looking to move into the industry with a construction and or engineering background.

  1. Industry-Relevant Expertise: At Federation Academy, we specialize in providing industry-relevant education. Our Certificate IV in Engineering (Marine Craft Construction) is meticulously crafted to meet the demands of the engineering sector, especially in marine craft construction. You’ll benefit from a curriculum designed in collaboration with industry experts, ensuring you acquire the skills most sought after by employers.

  2. Practical Application: We understand the importance of hands-on experience. Our program doesn’t just focus on theoretical knowledge; it places a strong emphasis on practical application. From interpreting technical drawings to using advanced tools and maintaining marine vessel surfaces, you’ll gain real-world skills that set you apart in the competitive engineering landscape.

  3. Holistic Skill Development: Beyond technical expertise, our course is designed to foster holistic skill development. You’ll not only master the intricacies of marine craft construction but also enhance your communication, planning, and quality control skills. This holistic approach ensures you graduate as a well-rounded professional ready to tackle diverse challenges in the field.

MEM40119 - Certificate IV in Engineering


Unit CodeUnit Title Units (Core/Elective)
Study Block One 
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering  C  
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling  C  
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information  C  
MEM13001 Perform emergency first aid  E/B1  
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements  C  
MEM12024 Perform computations  C  
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology  C  
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing  C  
Study Block Two  
MEM09003 Prepare basic engineering drawing  E/B2  
MEM09011 Apply basic engineering design concepts  E/B3  
MEM09009 Create 2-D drawings using computer-aided design system  E/A1  
Study Block Three  
MEM14006 Plan work activities  C  
MEM18001 Use hand tools  C  
MEM18002 Use power tools / handheld operations  C  
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices  C  
MEM07024 Operate and monitor machine and process  E/B4  
MEM12007 Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes  E/B5  
Study Block Four  
MEM25003 Set up marine vessel structures  E/B6  
MEM13003 Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials  E/B7  
MEM25004 Fair and shape surfaces  E/B8  
MEM25007 Maintain marine vessel surfaces  E/B9  
MEM25008 Repair marine vessel surfaces and structures  E/A2  
MEM07001 Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment E/B10 
Study Block Five  
MEM08011 Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means  E/B11 
MEM25011 Install marine systems  E/B1  
MEM25015 Assemble and install equipment and accessories / ancillaries  E/B13 
MEM50002 Work safely on marine craft  E/B14 
MEM50003 Follow work procedures to maintain the marine environment  E/B1  
MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices  E/B16 
Study Block Six  
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting  E/B17 
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting  E/B18 
MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding  E/B19 
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding  E/B20 
MEM11010 Operate mobile load shifting equipment  E/B21 
MEM11022 Operate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment  E/B2  
Study Block Seven  
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training  C  
MEM15004 Perform inspection  E/B23 
MEM16004 Perform internal/external customer service  E/B2  
MEM09010 Create 3-D models using computer-aided design system  E/A3  
MEM09021 Interpret and produce drawings of curved 3-D shapes  E/B2  
MEM16010 Write reports   E/A4  
Industry Placement Block Eight  
MEM16005 Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering, or related activities  E/B26 

The following requirements apply to entry into this qualification: 

  • Age 18+
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent English proficiency
  • Completed high school Year 12 or equivalent


  • Verifiable evidence of at least two years of full-time experience in Marine Craft Construction, Boat Building, or allied trades,


  • Verifiable evidence of successfully undertaking at least two years of full-time post-secondary studies related to allied trades.

Upon successfully completing the Certificate IV in Engineering (Marine Craft Construction) – MEM40119, graduates can embark on diverse career pathways within the engineering and marine craft construction sectors. Here are potential vocational outcomes and job roles:

  1. Boat Builder: Utilize acquired skills in crafting and assembling various types of boats, ensuring precision and adherence to design specifications.
  2. Shipwright: Specialize in the construction, repair, and maintenance of ships, ensuring their structural integrity and seaworthiness.
  3. Mechanical Engineering Supervisor: Take on supervisory roles overseeing mechanical engineering projects, ensuring efficiency and adherence to industry standards.
  4. Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson: Create detailed technical drawings and plans for mechanical engineering projects, contributing to the design and manufacturing process.
  5. CAD/CAM Programmer: Use Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software to program and control machinery for manufacturing processes.
  6. Advanced Mechanical Maintenance Technician: Apply advanced maintenance techniques to ensure the optimal functioning of mechanical systems and equipment.
  7. Mechanical Engineering Technician: Provide technical support in the development, testing, and maintenance of mechanical systems and machinery.
  8. Pressure Welder: Specialize in welding techniques required for marine vessel construction, focusing on joining metals under high-pressure conditions.
  9. Advanced Fabrication Technician: Work on advanced fabrication processes, combining various materials and techniques to create intricate structures.

"Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it."

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