MEM: Update to MEM80122 Graduate Diploma of Engineering

The recent changes to MEM80122 Graduate Diploma of Engineering (released 18 December 2022) that reduced the total number of elective units that can be chosen from seven to four have restricted the flexibility of this qualification. Additionally, seven units of competency in total for the qualification does not align with the higher educational requirement of a Graduate Diploma structure, making articulation arrangements more difficult.

To meet industry needs and enable pathway opportunities, it is proposed to update the packaging rules for MEM80122 Graduate Diploma of Engineering to a total of 10 units of competency compromising of three core and seven electives of the qualification.

The expected outcome of this project will ensure MEM80122 Graduate Diploma of Engineering is consistent with the typical structure of a Graduate Diploma.

Timeline

In progress
Initial development
Public and government consultation
Incorporating feedback
Senior Officials check
Submit to Assurance Body
September 2024
Skills Ministers endorsement
In progress
Initial development
Develop initial draft products in line with the Training Product Development Plan, establish Technical Committee.

Status

We have established a Technical Committee to provide expert advice, a pivotal step as we commence development work on the project. As we move forward, we encourage your active involvement where you can provide valuable input on the draft training products.

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Please direct any enquiries to solutions@manufacturingalliance.org.au.

What we’re reviewing

The work includes reviewing and updating one qualification.

Qualifications

Technical Committee and Consultation Strategy

A Technical Committee of subject matter experts has been established to provide industry and educational advice on the Project Overview and Consultation Strategy and the draft training products.

Technical Committee members

Name Organisation Stakeholder Type State
Sam Tyagi Australian Institute of Engineering RTO/educational expert VIC
Murray Brown Beckwith Iron and Steel Employer/SME VIC
John Bucknell Technofast Industries Employer/SME QLD
Wayne Lee Manufacturing Skills Queensland State/Territory rep QLD

 

Public and government consultation
Release draft products for broad stakeholder feedback in line with Consultation Strategy.
Incorporating feedback
Update products in line with feedback, publish summary consultation log on website, determine whether further consultation is required.
Senior Officials check
Seek feedback from Commonwealth, state and territory authorities, amend products as required.
Submit to Assurance Body
Submit final draft products for endorsement/recommendation to Skills Ministers.
September 2024
Skills Ministers endorsement
Final products have been submitted and are awaiting endorsement

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