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Certificate IV in Engineering [Fluid Power]

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National ID: MEM40105 | State ID: WT44


Are you looking for a hydraulically or pneumatically powerful career?

Hydraulics is a vast and diverse industry and the Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power) will give you the ability to work safely and confidently with hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components. When you complete this qualification you'll have specialist skills in hydraulic systems, hydraulic fitter or technician, hydraulic systems designer, or hydraulic equipment sales.

This is a post trade qualification. You must have a current MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA) or (Fitter and Machinist ZB) qualification, or equivalent to study. Depending on your Certificate III qualification you may be required to complete Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or a Credit Transfer process (costs apply) to meet the prerequisite units required for the Certificate IV. If you have been working in a trade for more than five years but do not have a Certificate III trade qualification you will need full RPL. Please email, including academic records, to see if you meet the entrance requirements and which units you can enrol in.

Third and fourth year apprentices can enrol and be issued with a certificate when they complete their trade studies.

Gain these skills
  • Analyse, inspect, and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Maintain fluid power controls
  • Monitor equipment condition
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Qualified tradesperson
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Enjoy technical and engineering activities
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good hand-eye coordination

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSAENV272B D3655

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Analyse plant and equipment condition monitoring results MEM18016B W5559
Commission programmable controller programs MEM10005B W5460
Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters MEM10004B W5459
Maintain fluid power controls MEM18022B W5566
Maintain hydraulic system components MEM18020B W5564
Maintain hydraulic systems MEM18021B W5565
Maintain pneumatic system components MEM18018C W5561
Maintain pneumatic systems MEM18019B W5562
Perform electrical/electronic measurement MEM12002B W5494
Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording MEM18010C W5553
Perform inspection MEM15004B W5534
Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations MEM12025A W5493

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When you complete the Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power) you'll have specialist skills in hydraulic systems, hydraulic fitter or technician, hydraulic systems designer, or hydraulic equipment sales.

Further study opportunities:

MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email:

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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