Fluid Power Skill Set

Jobs and Skills WA: Welding courses
Ready to boost your welding skills, to supervise the big jobs?

The fluid power skill set defines the skills and knowledge required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) within metals, engineering, manufacturing and associated occupations, or at equivalent levels in other industries where engineering tradesperson's work.

It has been developed specifically to suit the role of a welding supervisor in the defence industry; for example those working on projects such as ship or aircraft building or the maintenance of military vehicles.

Skill sets
Industry: Defence
WA State ID: AE371

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The Fluid Power skill set provides existing workers with skills and knowledge in relation to maintaining, overhauling and fault diagnostics in pneumatic and hydraulic systems along with the relevant components. The potential job outcomes from successfully completing the Fluid Power Skill Set is Fluid Power Maintenance, Hydraulic Fitter, Fixed & Mobile Plant Fitters. The Skill Set has been developed to meet the requirements of various industries which include (Defence, Mining, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Industrial).

You will learn how to strip down maintain hydraulic and pneumatic components, identify faults within the hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power circuits, introduced to low voltage DC circuits and basic control systems.


  • part time night classes for 30 weeks - Wednesdays 5pm-8pm
  • groups begin monthly when there is demand

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