Skilling up for a career in the resources sector

When it comes to getting a job in the resources sector, having skills and knowledge can really give you the edge over other jobseekers. There's a range of vocational education and training courses available at WA TAFEs and private training providers that can set you up to be job ready with the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. 

And there's never been a better time to get into training, with course fees slashed by half price or more on a range of qualifications through Lower fees, local skills! We have put together a list of the courses and qualifications that match up with jobs in the resources sector — whether you're just starting at entry level, or building your skills for a career move, there's something here for everyone.

Qualifications and courses for the resources sector

Using this course list

  • Select one or more of the icons below, if you would like to search for free or half price courses.
  • If you're looking for something specific, enter one or more keywords such as "drilling" or ''thermal cutting"
  • Use the options to narrow your search by  level of qualification, training provider, industry or study area
  • To find out more about a course, select its title and then select a TAFE or training provider from the list presented 

We also have a full list of all Jobs and Skills WA courses in all industry areas here 

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Looking for training, jobs or career advice? We can help!

If you're interested in working in the resources sector, your local Jobs and Skills Centre can help with free advice on training and career planning to help you get there! And because they work closely with local employees and industries, they know where the jobs are and how to help you get them. Whether you need help freshening up your CV, writing a job application, or deciding what training course is the best option for you — your JSC can help!

There's 13 JSCs located through metropolitan Perth and regional WA, and outreach services are also available in regional areas. All services are free, and JSCs are located throughout metropolitan Perth and regional WA.