Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Surface Finishing)

Jobs and Skills WA: Welding courses
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If you're interested in the boilermaker or welding trade, this course will set you up with the skills and knowledge to get started on that career pathway.

Please note: This course has been superseded. See new course details here

You'll learn about surface preparation; including blasting and high pressure jetting, protective coating applications, welding, and surface testing. You'll also gain skills in professional level mechanical cutting, metal fabrication, and a wide range of welding processes. The course also covers using hand and power tools and industrial machinery, and taking measurements and performing calculations to prepare for a project. This course is usually available only as an apprenticeship, to become a licensed tradesperson.

Half price
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
Industry: Automotive | Defence |
National course code: MEM30305 | WA State ID: WA86

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is also available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider’s website for further information.

This Qualification is facilitated via an apprenticeship contract.

Trade specialisation Units of Competency that we offer in this Trade Qualification suit various surface finishers including electroplaters, powder coaters and industrial painters/blasters.

We provide training and assessment in the apprentice’s workplace.

Some Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may also apply in an apprenticeship.  RPL may be provided for some of the qualification where appropriate, with training and assessment provided for the remainder.

In keeping with the WA government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 course fees are halved, capped at $1,200; or at $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for concession.


Delivery location

Apprentice’s workplace

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.