Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

Jobs and Skills WA: Welding courses
Ready to fire up an exciting fabrication career?

Heavy fabrication is the perfect job for anyone who enjoys working with big machinery and equipment, and this is the perfect course to get you started in entry level work or to give you a head start on an apprenticeship. 

Through this course, you'll gain the skills and knowledge to be able to operate heavy fabrication equipment such as guillotines, metal rolls and brake presses and be exposed to different welding and thermal cutting processes.

You will also learn about the safe use of hand and power tools; be able to read measuring tools; read and interpret engineering drawings; and operate in an engineering workplace observing health and safety guidelines.

Half price
Pre-apprenticeship or Pre-traineeship
STEM
Industry: Engineering and Mining | Defence |
National course code: MEM20105 | WA State ID: AA50

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Are you looking for a career making heavy metal objects?

Following this pre-apprenticeship program, graduates can continue their studies in a metal fabrication apprenticeship. Metal fabricators and welders work in a diverse trade, applying a broad range of fabrication and welding skills to industries including: mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling. Pre-apprentices are exposed to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade, including computer controlled metal plate cutting equipment.

Are you looking to apply new technologies to a traditional trade?

You will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to operate heavy fabrication equipment such as guillotines, metal rolls and brake presses. You will also be exposed to different welding and thermal cutting processes. You will receive instruction in the safe use of hand and power tools, be able to read measuring tools, read and interpret engineering drawings, and operate in an engineering workplace observing health and safety guidelines.

Graduates can continue their studies in a metal fabrication apprenticeship. Metal fabricators and welders work in a diverse trade, applying a broad range of fabrication and welding skills to industries including, rail transport infrastructure and maintenance, mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling.

Our pre-apprentices are exposed to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade, including computer-controlled metal plate cutting equipment.

Blend a traditional trade with new technologies! 

Metal fabricators and welders work in a diverse trade, applying a broad range of fabrication and welding skills to industries including mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling. Pre-apprentices are exposed to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade, including computer controlled metal plate cutting equipment.

This pre-apprenticeship prepares graduates to continue their studies through to a metal fabrication apprenticeship.

Gain these skills:

  • Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
  • Carry out mechanical cutting
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • Perform manual production welding
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Use power tools/hand held operations

Learn in specialised facilities

Our campuses provides students with a hands-on learning environment that feature industry-standard equipment, advanced technology and specialised workshop areas. 

Locations

Mandurah
Rockingham
Thornlie

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