Engineer your future
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech's engineering and manufacturing training capabilities are unparalleled in Australia and renowned throughout the Southern Hemisphere. At the heart of this capability lies a $25 million, 8000 square metre purpose-built engineering training facility at the Acacia Ridge Training Centre. It houses specialist training for the boilermaking, welding, sheet-metal fabrication, machining and fitting trades and includes:
- 18 classrooms
- two purpose-built metallurgical laboratories
- fully equipped workshops including:
- welding bays
- cnc machines
This is complemented by the Advanced Manufacturing Centre which focuses on developing rapid prototyping skills and capabilities. Housing Australia's premier foundry, a $7.5 million facility and the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, it has brought patternmaking into the 21st century with the addition of computer-aided design (CAD) 3D printing and computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining.
We offer pre-apprenticeship training to help you get the job, as well as apprenticeship, specialist and advanced training to either gain credits for university or advance your career prospects.
Take your first step to a career in Engineering
If you're looking to kick-start your engineering career, the Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre (AiGATC) has partnered with TAFE Queensland SkillsTech to deliver the AiGATC Engineering Pre-apprenticeship Pathways Project. The Project provides participants with 2 weeks of practical work experience giving students the skills and knowledge of the engineering industry, and a better understanding of what's involved in undertaking an engineering apprenticeship. Click here to find out more.
View our engineering courses:
Not sure which course will get you where you want to go? Check out our Manufacturing & Engineering trade career pathways:
What our students think
Former locksmith apprentice Nichole Bornis thanks the TAFE teachers for not just teaching her the skills, but for helping her gain confidence in her work. "That's what I love about this trade, it's like a puzzle, how things fit together, you'll always find a lock you haven't seen before."