Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Surface Finishing)

This qualification covers surface preparation, including blasting and high pressure jetting, protective coating applications, welding and surface testing.

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

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

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Gain options to work in the surface preparation and coating industry in areas such as oil and gas, marine, plant construction and maintenance, defence and site maintenance.

Gain these skills:

  • surface preparation
  • blasting and high pressure jetting
  • protective coating applications
  • welding and surface testing

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metro TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops.

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

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