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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    Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering

    National ID : 52873WA | State ID : BGQ97

    Join the next generation of civil and structural engineering experts!

    This comprehensive qualification in civil and structural engineering will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work on projects ranging from skyscrapers to intricate road designs; and expand your study of the design and construction of civil works such as dams, structures and pipe networks. It covers a range of engineering specialities including road, rail, and drainage systems, dams, harbours, bridges and buildings to extend your knowledge so that you can plan, design, develop and manage construction and repair projects relating to these disciplines.

    Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

    National ID : RII60520 | State ID : BGK5

    Ready to construct exciting new futures?

    All of the world's most exciting infrastructure facilities such as roads, railways, buildings, train stations, airports, bridges and tunnels all started with a design! And with this qualification, you could be the designer behind our future new facilities!

    Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

    National ID : MEM60122 | State ID : AE00

    Engineer an amazing career!

    The Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) covers high level technical and practical skills and knowledge in electrical machinery, mechanical principles and mechanical equipment. You'll learn a range of computer aided drafting (CAD) skills, how to produce drawings for design specifications and how to interpret and create drawings components for the manufacture of equipment.

    Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

    National ID : UEE62122 | State ID : BHZ3

    Charge up your career in electrical engineering — FEE FREE!

    This qualification gives you the skills for the implementation of smart homes (Internet of Things), automated industrial production line mechatronics, administering or upgrading infrastructure for small to large scale businesses among many other innovative applications.

    Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology

    National ID : PMA60116 | State ID : BAM9

    An exciting career is waiting for you!

    If you're ready to take your skills and experience to the next level and advance your career, the Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology is the course for you!

    Advanced Diploma of Surveying

    National ID : CPP60121 | State ID : BGJ0

    Take your career in surveying to the next strata — FEE FREE!

    The Advanced Diploma of Surveying is designed for people who have professional experience in the surveying industry, and want to specialise in a particular field or progress their career into more senior roles.

    Certificate I in Engineering

    National ID : MEM10119 | State ID : BEK6

    Get started on your engineering career!

    If you're interested in a career in engineering, the Certificate I in Engineering is for you! With this course, you'll have an opportunity to learn in a simulated work environment and be exposed to an industrial setting through work experience.

    Certificate I in Resources and Infrastructure Operations

    National ID : RII10115 | State ID : AZC0

    Kickstart your career in the exciting resources industry!

    If you fancy a future in Australia's exciting resources industry, the Certificate I in Resources and Infrastructure Operations is the perfect course to get you job ready!

    Certificate II in Autonomous Workplace Operations

    National ID : 52845WA | State ID : BGO44

    Make friends with robots and start an awesome career — FEE FREE!

    Automation is just one of the Industry 4.0 trends being used to improve the efficiency of organisations and utilising new and emerging technologies to automate processes in industries such as manufacturing and mining. With this course, you can be ahead of the curve and start your path to a job of the future!

    Certificate II in Autonomous Workplace Operations

    National ID : RII21222 | State ID : BIA8

    This qualification reflects the roles of individuals, including autonomous haulage operators and mobile and fixed plant operators, working in autonomous workplace operations.

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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.