Engineering involves combining science, mathematics and technology to design and develop things such as engines, machinery and structures. Western Australia’s engineering industry is very closely linked to the mining, oil and gas industry, the resources industry and the construction industry. These areas offer a wide range of career opportunities including welders, fitters, machinists, boilermakers, sheetmetal workers, process plant operators and refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics.
The specialist area of surveying offers opportunities to get involved in engineering from the planning stage, whether it is for new land development or a complex spatial information survey this can be very interesting work.
The mining industry continues to provide excellent opportunities in Western Australia, and the qualifications available in this area go from entry level to help get you into a job, through to higher level and more specialised qualifications for those who want to progress to a mine supervisor or a management role in the industry.
The resources and oil and gas industry has a wide range of areas to focus skills and qualifications, from process plant operations at entry level, up to engineering at diploma level. There are vast opportunities for career growth and diversity across Western Australia in this industry area.
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We’re making training affordable and accessible so you can boost your skills and be job ready as the WA economy recovers.
How about a free training course — yes... free! Or choose from over 70 half-price qualifications that match up with where the jobs are.
To meet the specific needs of businesses for COVID-19, we have new skill sets — fast track training to get you job ready — and to make sure anyone can get skills ready we have made a range of courses available online at TAFE colleges.
The list presented here is only for this industry category. You can select a qualification or course title to see a list of training providers in Western Australia who deliver it – then select a provider to find out more.
The list of courses displayed for a selected industry category is intended to assist individuals learn more about occupation and training pathways, and may not represent all possible pathways for an industry. For further assistance on occupation and training pathways please contact your nearest Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64.
The vocational education and training (VET) courses delivered in Western Australia on this course list are funded through the Department of Training and Workforce Development; these are referred to as publicly funded training. A range of qualifications and courses for priority industry areas and occupations are subsidised under Jobs and Skills WA, to reduce the cost of training in priority skill areas. To find out more about which courses are subsidised, please take a look at the information available on the main Training page.
Other non-publicly funded courses are available through TAFE colleges and private providers; however these are not included in this course list. To find these other courses, you can search a list of all VET courses in WA via the myskills.gov.au website.