Trades and Agriculture: Half price qualifications for 2020!

With 34 half price qualifications available through the new Lower fees, local skills program starting 1 January 2020, you can study, save, and succeed in your trades or agriculture career! 

Find out more about the Lower fees, local skills program

Qualified trades people have great career opportunities in Western Australia – in areas such as construction, automotive, engineering, mining, defence and electrical as well as for major projects such as MetroNET. The agricultural sector offers opportunities from working on a farm with crops or livestock through to specialist technological areas such as drone farming and crop research. And with half price qualifications, there has never been a better time to get qualified and kickstart your career! 

Use the course list below to find out more about half price trades and agricultural training, and which TAFE colleges and training providers are offering these qualifications. For full details, select the 'Find out more' button to go to their website. Please note that some of these courses are available only as an apprenticeship or traineeship.

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National ID: AUR30416 | State ID: BAG3

Want to service tractors, harvestors and agricultural equipment?

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of agricultural machinery in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

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National ID: AUR30416 | State ID: BAG3

This qualification would suit those working in or seeking work in agricultural machinery distribution, agricultural field work and agricultural farm work.

This apprenticeship program will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to work on agricultural machinery and equipment and covers mechanical, electrical and hydraulic operations and braking systems.

The units in Apprenticeship are customised according to the individual Training Agreement that is negotiated with the employer and may vary (within the Qualification rules) in each case.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

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National ID: AUR30416 | State ID: BAG3

Specialise in agricultural vehicles and equipment with this hands-on technical course.

This apprenticeship program will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to work on agricultural machinery and equipment and covers mechanical, electrical and hydraulic operations and braking systems.

Half price fees apply!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Campus information

Geraldton Campus
Moora Campus
Merredin Campus
Northam Campus
TAFE Colleges (4)
South Metropolitan TAFE
South Regional TAFE
Central Regional TAFE
North Metropolitan TAFE

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National ID: AUR30316 | State ID: BAD3

Are you looking for a spark to ignite your automotive career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the automotive electrical industry.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry, including electric and electronic diagnosis and repair, vehicle wiring, overhauling alternators and starter motors, electronic drive systems, electric vehicle charging systems, and workplace safety and health.

South Metropolitan 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. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

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National ID: AUR30316 | State ID: BAD3

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive electrical service and repair industry. (NB. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice/trainee before you can undertake this course). This course may also be available through Recognition of Prior Learning to eligible applicants.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

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National ID: AUR30316 | State ID: BAD3

Are you ready to rev your engines and start your automotive career?

A Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology will give you a start in the automotive electrical industry. You will gain vital skills and knowledge including electric and electronic diagnosis and repair, vehicle wiring, overhauling alternators and starter motors, electronic drive systems, electric vehicle charging systems and workplace safety and health.

Half price fees apply!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Course information

National ID: AUR30316 | State ID: BAD3

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Fine tune your automotive career

You will be required to complete the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology when you are employed as an apprentice automotive electrical technician. This course will give you a broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry servicing, diagnosing and repairing electrical systems and components in a range of vehicles.

Automotive students at the Midland campus enjoy quality facilities including modern vehicles, specialised diagnostic equipment, and fully equipped classrooms and workshops.

The Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Gain these skills
  • Vehicle wiring
  • Diagnose, service and repair a range of electrical systems including (but not limited to):
    • starting
    • charging
    • ignition
    • lighting
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good background in reading, writing and mathematics
  • Good eyesight and vision for detail
  • Practical with good problem-solving skills
  • Able to communicate and interact with customers

TAFE Colleges (1)
North Regional TAFE
Private Training Providers (2)
Carey Training Pty Ltd
Australian Training Management

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National ID: RII20715 | State ID: AZF8

Build a big future in the civil construction and mining industry.

The Certificate II in Civil Construction is an entry-level course, giving participants a taste of the civil construction and mining industry.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Read and interpret plans
  • Undertake manual excavation
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Operate small plant equipment
  • Meet OH&S requirements

Successful completion of this course will enable participants to enter the workforce with skills acquired to work safely to industry standards.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

This qualification is part of theLower fees, local skillsinitiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21. This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

Campus information

Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Kununurra Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Wyndham Campus

Course information

National ID: RII20715

This qualification reflects the role of an individual working in an operational role in civil construction under supervision.  

The qualification prepares an individual to undertake a Certificate III from the Resources and Infrastructure Industry training package.

We can provide this qualification via face to face courses or a traineeship, allowing students to have support from their trainer, while being able to apply what they have learnt into their workplace tasks.

Delivery location: Osborne Park, WA

Training can be delivered at the above address or in conjunction with the client and their  locations Metro & Regional

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National ID: RII20715

Certificate II in Civil Construction Traineeship provides an occupational outcome and a range of support tasks applicable to a majority of building construction work sites. This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in an operational role in civil construction, who undertake a prescribed range of tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental knowledge, in a defined context working under supervision.

This qualification is offered via Australian Training Management as a traineeship only. Please contact our Traineeship Coordinator for eligibility

Mode of delivery: Face to face

Delivery location: On and off the job

TAFE Colleges (1)
South Metropolitan TAFE
Private Training Providers (3)
Australian Training Management
Carey Training Pty Ltd
Down to Earth Training and Assessing

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National ID: RII30915 | State ID: AZB0

Are you looking for a career in construction using the largest tools?

When you complete the Certificate III in Civil Construction you'll be building a career as a mobile plant operator, bridge construction worker, pipe layer, or road construction worker.

Two different streams of this course are available at South Metropolitan TAFE, a "General" stream, and a "Pipe laying" stream.

South Metropolitan TAFE provides quality training that serves both employers and employees. Employers gain the benefits of skilled and accredited employees and the employee gains the knowledge, skill, confidence and a sense of pride when completing the qualification. Training for any required gap units can be scheduled to align with workplace operations and may be conducted at the employer’s place of business if required.

The courses cover topics such as:

  • Safety on the work site
  • Safe handling of materials
  • Plant and machinery operation
  • Excavation
  • Levelling
  • Reading plans
  • Earthworks
  • Communication
  • Locate and protect underground services.

All delivery is done off campus at clients' sites or specialised resourced locations in the metropolitan area.

Course information

National ID: RII30915

Certificate III in Civil Construction is designed for civil construction workers who require a broad range of civil construction skills, including specialised streams of this qualification such as Pipe Laying, Road Construction and Maintenance, Bridge Construction and Maintenance, Bituminous Surfacing, and General Civil Construction

This qualification is offered via Australian Training Management as a traineeship only. Please contact our Traineeship Coordinator for eligibility

Mode of delivery: Face to face

Delivery location: On and off the job

Course information

National ID: RII30915

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working within Civil construction. The qualification can be applied to specific specialist occupations, such as bituminous surfacing, bridge construction and maintenance, pipe laying, road construction and maintenance, road marking, tunnel construction, timber bridge construction and maintenance, civil construction general and traffic management occupations.

We can provide this qualification via a traineeship, allowing students to have support from their trainer, while being able to apply what they have learnt into their workplace tasks.

Also ask us about our Face to Face courses, if this is your preferred training option.

Delivery location: Osborne Park, WA

Training can be delivered at the above address or in conjunction with the client and their  locations Metro & Regional

Course information

National ID: RII30915

This qualification offers 9 different specialisation streams including Civil Construction General, Pipe Laying, Road Construction and Maintenance and Traffic Management. This Traineeship program comprises of both on and off-the -job training and assessing.  DTE works with the employer to schedule on-site assessment and to gather evidence through a project logbook. Our short scheduled theory blocks will support the employer to manage and plan resources for upcoming projects. Our regular in-house courses offer the employer more flexibility and the ability of DTE to meet demands ensures trainees completes the qualification within specified time-frames. Trainees are offered one-to-one support and regular site visits are conducted throughout the traineeship. The Assessor is accessible through face to face consults, email or phone to both the trainee and employer. DTE offers recognised prior learning and offers credit transfers for current units of competencies held. Our extensive range of resource materials provides a wide scope of elective units of competency from which to choose. When you partner with DTE to develop your trainee’s competence you can be assured that your experience will be enjoyable because we customise the training to meet the needs of your business. You probably already know the financial benefits to your company by employing a trainee and that your risks on the job are significantly lower when your trainees are trained by competent and qualified DTE trainers and assessors.

TAFE Colleges (2)
North Regional TAFE
Central Regional TAFE
Private Training Providers (10)
ABV Pty Ltd
Australian Training Management
Carey Training Pty Ltd
Djaringo Pty Ltd
Down to Earth Training and Assessing
Komatsu Training Academy
Gold Training
MTACS Group
Nara Training and Assessing
Tracmin

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National ID: RII30815 | State ID: AZG2

Build a big future in the civil construction and mining industry.

The Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations provides participants with the skills to work as an operator within the civil construction industry.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Read and interpret plans
  • Undertake manual excavation
  • Support plant operations
  • Handle resources and infrastructure materials safely
  • Operate small equipment
  • Use hand and power tools

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

This qualification is part of theLower fees, local skillsinitiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21. This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

Campus information

Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Kununurra Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Wyndham Campus

Course information

National ID: RII30815 | State ID: AZG2

Have you always wanted to work with big machines? Make it your everyday reality with a career in Civil Construction.

A career as an operator in the Civil construction industry provides a diverse working environment where no two days are the same. You’ll be required to apply a broad range of skills, and provide theoretical advice and support to a team. As a qualified operator the job opportunities are endless, particurlarly in the construction and mining industry.

As part of your training you will learn how to:

  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • Carry out manual excavation
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Operate small plant and equipment
  • Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
  • Conduct backhoe/loader operations
  • Conduct roller operations
  • Implement traffic management plan
  • Control traffic with stop-slow bat
  • Drain and dewater civil construction site and more!
 
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Half price fees apply!

  This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Course information

National ID: RII30815

Interested in working in the Civil Construction industry and gaining a formal qualification? Our Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations will give you the theoretical and practical learning to work as a skilled operator in this industry.   Throughout this qualification you will learn skills that will enable you to read plans, take measurements, lay and repair concrete surfaces, drain sites, spread and compact materials manually, assist in excavation, operate small plant, and organise your work. Upon completion, you will have the practical skills and knowledge to undertake a range of manual labouring tasks and operate machinery on construction sites.

This course is delivered through the PIT and Participation programs.

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Delivery locations: Osborne Park, Malaga, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Mandurah and Rockingham.

Campus information

Osborne Park
Malaga
Bunbury
Geraldton
Kalgoorlie
Mandurah
Rockingham

Course information

National ID: RII30815

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations is designed for persons working in civil construction as a skilled operator working with civil construction plant. The core units’ address skills required across all construction qualifications. The elective units can be selected to reflect the individual work role and to capture opportunities for recognition of prior learning or to obtain credits for previously completed training.

This qualification is offered via Australian Training Management as a traineeship only. Please contact our Traineeship Coordinator for eligibility

Mode of delivery: Face to face

Delivery location: On and off the job

Course information

National ID: RII30815

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working with Civil construction plant.

We can provide this qualification via face to face courses or a traineeship, allowing students to have support from their trainer, while being able to apply what they have learnt into their workplace tasks.

Delivery location: Osborne Park, WA

Training can be delivered at the above address or in conjunction with the client and their  locations Metro & Regional

Course information

National ID: RII30815

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This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to undertake a range of manual labouring tasks and operate machinery on construction sites. You will learn about safe work practices, using equipment and tools and effective communication. You will also learn skills that will enable you to read plans, take measurements, lay and repair concrete surfaces, drain sites, spread and compact materials manually, assist in excavation, operate small plant, and organise your work.

Delivery Locations: Broome, Bunbury, Geraldton

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National ID: RII30815

This qualification is suitable for a range of plant operators including scraper, grader, front-end load, excavator, haul truck, water cart and many more. This Traineeship program comprises of both on and off-the -job training and assessing.  DTE works with the employer to schedule on-site assessment and to gather evidence through a project logbook. Our short scheduled theory blocks will support the employer to manage and plan resources for upcoming projects. Our regular in-house courses offer the employer more flexibility and the ability of DTE to meet demands ensures trainees completes the qualification within specified time-frames. Trainees are offered one-to-one support and regular site visits are conducted throughout the traineeship.

The Assessor is accessible through face to face consults, email or phone to both the trainee and employer. DTE offers recognised prior learning and offers credit transfers for current units of competencies held. Our extensive range of resource materials provides a wide scope of elective units of competency from which to choose. When you partner with DTE to develop your trainee’s competence you can be assured that your experience will be enjoyable because we customise the training to meet the needs of your business. You probably already know the financial benefits to your company by employing a trainee and that your risks on the job are significantly lower when your trainees are trained by competent and qualified DTE trainers and assessors.

Course information

National ID: RII30815

Interested in working in the Civil Construction industry and gaining a formal qualification?

This nationally recognised qualification is for individuals wishing to develop or enhance their proficiency as a plant operator.

Plant operators on civil construction project sites operate large, powerful earthmoving equipment. Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations provides training in both theory and practical elements to prepare you for a career as a plant operator. This is on-the-job training, so you need to be employed in the civil construction industry to undertake this course.

  • Prepare machinery for the day’s operation
  • Clean, lubricate and re-fuel machines
  • Perform minor repairs and adjustments when and as required
  • Apply and work within safety requirements while meeting environmental requirements as part of the operations
  • Plan the work and understand how to identify underground services
  • Work from drawings and specifications under direction from supervisors
  • Operate the machines and all attachments in varying construction environments

Please contact KTA to discuss this qualification and how you may be able to complete as part of a traineeship.

Mode of delivery: Workplace based training

Course information

National ID: RII30815

When you complete the Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations you will gain the skills and knowledge of an experienced and skilled operator working with civil construction plant.

Gold Training deliver this qualification face to face with a strong focus on practical training, and as an on the job traineeship.  Please contact Gold Training to discuss this qualification and how you may be able to complete as part of a traineeship.

Training is delivered fully on-the-job in traineeship circumstances.

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National ID: RII30815

Interested in working in the Civil Construction industry and gaining a formal qualification? Our Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations will give you the theoretical and practical learning to work as a skilled operator in this industry.   Throughout this qualification you will learn skills that will enable you to read plans, take measurements, lay and repair concrete surfaces, drain sites, spread and compact materials manually, assist in excavation, operate small plant, and organise your work. Upon completion, you will have the practical skills and knowledge to undertake a range of manual labouring tasks and operate machinery on construction sites.

This course is delivered through the Participation program.

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Delivery locations: Osborne Park, Malaga, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Mandurah and Rockingham.

 

Campus information

Osborne Park
Malaga
Bunbury
Geraldton
Kalgoorlie
Mandurah
Rockingham

Course information

National ID: RII30815

The Certificate III Civil Construction Plant Operations is delivered under a traineeship arrangement.

This certificate is made up of 19 units in total, 5 of which are elective units.

Our delivery of this certificate is contextualised to the workplace by incorporating specific workplace policies and procedures. Practical training is supported by workplace learning where learners are encouraged to apply the theory foundations to practical applications.

The learners are assessed once this consolidation has taken place to ensure they meet the requirements of the unit.

On completion of the Certificate III Civil Construction Plant Operations learners will be able to safely and efficiently operate plant and equipment to the standard required by the construction industry.

Delivery locations:

  • On site delivery at clients location
  • 3/271 Berkshire Road, Forrestfield
  • 26 Clifford Street, Bunbury

Course information

National ID: RII30815

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working with civil construction plant, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion, judgement & relevant theoretical knowledge. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team. This qualification is delivered 4 days a week face to face in a classroom and simulated environment construction site for a duration of 16-19 weeks.

Delivery location: Kenwick

Private Training Providers (2)
Advanced Mine Performance Training Services Pty Ltd
Australasian Drilling Institute Pty Ltd

Course information

National ID: RII31815

This qualification aligns with the role of employees such as drillers who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled work roles such as a shotfirer, mineral production and development driller, geotechnical driller, long hole driller, foundation/construction driller, trenchless technology driller, jumbo operator, mineral exploration driller, environmental driller and tunnel constructor.

The course is a nationally recognised training program, with eight core units of competency.

  • BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
  • RIIBEF301D Run on-site operations
  • RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
  • RIINHB301D Set up and prepare for drilling operations
  • RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
  • RIISAM209D Carry out operational maintenance
  • MSMENV172A Identify and minimise environmental hazards
  • TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction

Another five elective units are required to complete the qualification – the electives offered will depend on what area/s of job specialisation the course aligns with. There may be a work placement component for this course, where you will learn on the job and gain real work experience in drilling operations. It may be available as a traineeship.

Please note: This course may not be currently available. Please select the Find out more button to visit the training provider’s website for further details.

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National ID: RII31815

This traineeship for Drillers to attain the Certificate III in Drilling Operations is provided by Australasian Drilling Institute with online learning and practical training in the workplace.

Australasian Drilling Institute’s eLearning is accessible 24x7 from remote drill sites with internet access for trainees to get the foundation knowledge needed for their role. Australasian Drilling Institute provides eLearning support for trainees as required. With voice-over of all text, plenty of graphics, animations and videos, Australasian Drilling Institute’s eLearning engages learners of all levels. Assessments for each subject provide feedback on results directly to the trainee. Progress Reports are also provided regularly to the supervisor.

Practical training is most effective on the rigs and equipment operated in the workplace. Australasian Drilling Institute ensures that the training meets the standards of the units in the qualification. Assessment of the practical skills and applied knowledge for each unit is conducted by qualified experienced drilling assessors.

Delivery location: Online and on-site

TAFE Colleges (5)
North Metropolitan TAFE
North Regional TAFE
South Metropolitan TAFE
South Regional TAFE
Central Regional TAFE
Private Training Providers (2)
College of Electrical Training
The Apprentice and Traineeship Co

Course information

National ID: UEE30811 | State ID: A123

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician you'll be looking at a career as a licensed electrician (additional requirements apply).

You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively in theelectrical industry.

The Certificate III in Electrotechnology is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Gain these skills
  • Install low voltage wiring
  • Switch gear and appliances
  • Arrange and connect circuits
  • Troubleshoot and repair apparatus and circuits
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Interpret drawings
  • Take electrical and electronic measurements
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • Able to follow plans and instructions, and solve problems
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Enjoy and have an aptitude for technical activities
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment

Course information

National ID: UEE30811 | State ID: A123

Spark up acareer as a licensed electrician.

The Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician must be completed as part of an apprenticeship, and upon successful completion, allows participants to work as a qualified electrician. ​​Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job employment and block training at North Regional TAFE.

This qualification provides participants with the underpinning skills and knowledge required to obtain an A Grade Electrical License, and subsequently undertake a career in the domestic and commercial building installation, fit out and maintenance service sector.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Undertake electrical work and competency development activities
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities components
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Install low-voltage wiring and appliances
  • Trouble-shoot and repair work
  • Follow OH&S practices

This qualification is part of theLower fees, local skillsinitiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21. This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

Campus information

Karratha Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus

Course information

National ID: UEE30811 | State ID: A123

Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician you'll be looking at a career as a licensed electrician (additional requirements apply).

You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively in the construction industry, installing low voltage wiring, switchgear and appliances, arrange and connect circuits, troubleshoot and problem solve apparatus and circuits, using hand and power tools, interpreting drawings, taking electrical and electronic measurements, and workplace health and safety.

Course information

National ID: UEE30811 | State ID: A123

This qualification provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in building and premises. It includes ERAC requirements for an 'Electrician's licence' and experience in telecommunications service cabling. (NB. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice/trainee before you can undertake this course). This course may also be available through Recognition of Prior Learning to eligible applicants.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Course information

National ID: UEE30811 | State ID: A123

Charge up your career with the Certificate III in Electrotechnology.

When you complete the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician you'll be looking at a career as a licensed electrician (additional requirements apply).

You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively in the construction industry, installing low voltage wiring, switchgear and appliances, arrange and connect circuits, troubleshoot and problem solve apparatus and circuits, using hand and power tools, interpreting drawings, taking electrical and electronic measurements, and workplace health and safety.

Half price fees apply!

  This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Course information

National ID: UEE30811

This nationally accredited qualification provides participants with the training, skills and knowledge to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises and includes the ERAC requirements for an Electrician’s Licence. The program directly supports the WA Electrical Mechanic Apprenticeship.

Mode of delivery : Face-to-face

Delivery locations: Jandakot and Joondalup

Course information

National ID: UEE30811

This is an apprenticeship and this qualification provides a trade outcome as an electrician.

A person must be employed as an apprentice to enrol in this qualification. The apprenticeship is usually over 3 – 4 years with off-site training in 3 of these years either, usually a day release mode throughout the year.

This qualification provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in building and premises. It includes ERAC requirements for an ‘Electrician’s licence’.

Training is face to face with practical skills development in the workshop being a major component of the program.

Delivery location: 9 Craigie Street Bunbury WA 6230

TAFE Colleges (1)
North Regional TAFE
Private Training Providers (2)
NAM Training
The Apprentice and Traineeship Co

Course information

National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: W238

Get qualified as a boilermaker or welder.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade must be completed as part of an apprenticeship, and upon successful completion, allows participants to work as a qualified boilermaker or welder.Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job learning and block training at North Regional TAFE.

Throughout this course, participants will be guided throughmetal fabrication, forging, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work, welding and the use of related computer controlled equipment.

Participants will learn how to perform some of the following tasks:

  • Engineering measurements and computations
  • Mechanical cutting
  • Manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Fabrication, forming, shaping and assemblingof components
  • Manual metal arc welding
  • Gas metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding
  • Technical drawing interpretation
  • Use of handheld and power tools

This qualification is part of theLower fees, local skillsinitiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21. This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

Campus information

Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus

Course information

National ID: MEM30305

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradespersons – Fabrication work. The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in the above trade.

Trade specialisation Units of Competency that we offer suit surface finishers including electroplaters, galvanisers, powder coaters and industrial painter/blasters.

The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship.

We provide training and assessment in the apprentice’s workplace.

The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes such as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  Under an apprenticeship, RPL may be provided for some of the qualification where appropriate, with training and assessment provided for the remainder.

Apprentices may take 6-48 months (according to apprenticeship requirements) to complete the curriculum. The enrolment term will depend on the current skills and knowledge of the apprentice and is negotiated with the apprentice and the employer.

Training is delivered on-site fully on-the-job

Course information

National ID: MEM30305

This course is for people employed as apprentice in metal fabrication tradespersons (traditionally known as boilermaker or heavy welder) in the manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. You will gain the competencies required to work as a tradesperson in these areas.

You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures systems and planning, engineering measurement, computations and computer technology plus industry-specific skills in metal fabrication that are relevant to your current or intended employment.

Delivery location: 9 Craigie Street Bunbury WA 6230

The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed to between you, your employer and our RTO.

TAFE Colleges (4)
Central Regional TAFE
North Metropolitan TAFE
South Metropolitan TAFE
South Regional TAFE

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National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT77

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to create and work with metal fabrications, using workshop machines, hand and power tools, metal, gas, flux core, tungsten, arc welding, thermal cutting, measuring, technical drawing, and workplace health and safety.

Half price fees apply!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Course information

National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT77

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Forge a career in heavy metal fabrication

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to create and work with metal fabrications, using workshop tools and equipment and various welding techniques.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Gain these skills
  • Use workshop machines and hand and power tools
  • Metal, gas, flux core, tungsten, arc welding
  • Thermal cutting
  • Measuring
  • Technical drawing
  • Workplace health and safety.
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Physical strength and fitness
  • An eye for detail, patience and accuracy
  • Technical and mechanical aptitude
  • Problem-solving skills

Course information

National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT77

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction. Develop practical knowledge and gain hands-on skills in fabrication and welding, using industry standard technologies and techniques.

Gain these skills:

  • create and work with metal fabrications
  • use workshop machines
  • use hand and power tools
  • metal, gas, flux core, tungsten
  • arc welding
  • thermal cutting
  • measuring
  • technical drawing
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities
Our campuses provides students with a hands-on learning environment that feature industry-standard equipment, advanced technology and specialised workshop areas.

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National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT77

This qualification will provide you with trade level practical skills and knowledge in fabrication and welding, using industry standard technologies and techniques. You will learn skills in using tools, measuring and calculating, technical drawing, load shifting, thermal cutting, using forging and casting equipment, and advanced welding to trade standard. (NB. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice/trainee before you can undertake this course). This course may also be available through Recognition of Prior Learning to eligible applicants.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

TAFE Colleges (3)
Central Regional TAFE
North Metropolitan TAFE
South Metropolitan TAFE

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National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT78

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC) you'll be looking at a trades career as a sheet metal worker or roof plumber in industries such as mining or construction.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to create and work with light metal fabrications, using workshop machines, hand and power tools, sheet and plate assembly, tungsten arc welding, silver soldering, thermal cutting, measuring, technical drawing, and workplace health and safety.

Half price fees apply!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Course information

National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT78

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Our well appointed workshops and expert lecturers will give you the skills you need to succeed in fabrication

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC) you'll be looking at a trades career as a sheet metal worker or roof plumber in industries such as mining or construction.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to use workshop machines, and hand and power tools safely to create and work with light metal fabrications such as roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards and hospitality equipment such as range hoods and bench tops.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC) is an apprenticeship, you must be employed in a training contract with an appropriate organisation to study this qualification. Please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Gain these skills
  • Sheet and plate assembly
  • Tungsten arc welding
  • Silver soldering
  • Thermal cutting
  • Measuring
  • Technical drawing
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Physically fit
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Interested in computer programmable machinery
  • Enjoy metal work and technical activities
  • Able to work individually and/or in a team

Course information

National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT78

Are you looking for a career creating and repairing metal structures and products?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC) you'll be looking at a trades career as a sheet metal worker or light metal fabricator in industries such as mining or construction.

The course begins by establishing the foundation skills that are required to be a successful sheetmetal trades-person. Students undertake workshop and classroom projects to develop the skills required by a trades-person.

Gain these skills:

  • Create and work with light metal fabrications
  • Use workshop machines, hand & power tools
  • Sheet and plate assembly
  • Thermal cutting, Tungsten arc welding, Silver soldering & Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Sketching and drawing interpretation
  • Problem solving, error detection and correction
  • Advanced fabrication and job presentation skills

TAFE Colleges (1)
South Metropolitan TAFE

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National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WA86

Gainoptions 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.

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

TAFE Colleges (2)
North Metropolitan TAFE
South Metropolitan TAFE

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National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT91

Forge a career in heavy metal fabrication

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to create and work with metal fabrications, using workshop tools and equipment and various welding techniques.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Gain these skills
  • Use workshop machines and hand and power tools
  • Metal, gas, flux core, tungsten, arc welding
  • Thermal cutting
  • Measuring
  • Technical drawing
  • Workplace health and safety.
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Physical strength and fitness
  • An eye for detail, patience and accuracy
  • Technical and mechanical aptitude
  • Problem-solving skills

 

Course information

National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT91

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy Yf) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to create and work with metal fabrications, using workshop machines, hand and power tools, metal, gas, flux core, tungsten, arc welding, thermal cutting, measuring, technical drawing, and workplace health and safety.

TAFE Colleges (1)
South Regional TAFE

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National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT76

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to work in the engineering fabrication industry. You usually have to complete an apprenticeship in fabrication trade, which involves both on and off the job training. The off-the-job training is provided through Registered Training Organisations. To enter you need to be employed. For more details on apprenticeships call the New Apprenticeships Referral Line on 1800 639 629 (FREECALL).

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

TAFE Colleges (1)
South Metropolitan TAFE

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National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: AB53

Need a bigger boat?

Marine fabricatorsuse aluminium, stainless steel, fabricated metal, composite materialsand other products to build boats and other marine vessels. They cut, shape, join and repair the metal components that make up the hulls, frames and other structures of boats. These structures may include fuel tanks, boarding ladders and platforms, rails, canopy bows and a range of smaller or specialty customised fittings.

TAFE Colleges (1)
North Regional TAFE
Private Training Providers (1)
Outsource Institute of Technology Pty Ltd

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National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: W237

Get qualified as a plant mechanic.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade must be completed as part of an apprenticeship, and upon successful completion, allows participants to work as a qualified plant mechanic.Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job employment and block training at North Regional TAFE.

Throughout this course, participants will be guided throughthe design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.

Participants will learn how to perform some of the following tasks:

  • Engineering measurements and computations
  • Manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Routine manual metal arc welding
  • Routine gas metal arc welding
  • Maintenance of machines and equipment
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Manual handling
  • Handle a range of tools
  • Dismantle, replaceand assemblyof engineering components

This qualification is part of theLower fees, local skillsinitiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21. This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

Campus information

Karratha Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus

Course information

National ID: MEM30205

This qualification is aimed for you to become a qualified tradesperson in the mechanical field within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where engineering – mechanical tradespeople work.

The qualification is designed for apprentices and has been developed to deliver subjects both on and off the job. You will acquire industry-specific skills that equips you with the knowledge and abilities such as how to interact with computing technology, apply quality systems and procedures, maintain pneumatic systems, maintain hydraulic systems, perform general machining, perform lathe operations, dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components.

The qualification is an apprenticeship and is delivered through a combination of on the job and classroom assessment activities.

Delivery locations: 

  • 10 Aitken Way, Kewdale WA 6105 and
  • On site

TAFE Colleges (4)
Central Regional TAFE
North Metropolitan TAFE
South Metropolitan TAFE
South Regional TAFE

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National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT83

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist ZB) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to make machines, parts, and tools, work with pumps and hydraulics, using workshop machines, hand and power tools, mills and lathes, arc welding, measuring, technical drawing, and workplace health and safety.

Half price fees apply!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Course information

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT83

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist ZB) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA) is an apprenticeship please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Gain these skills
  • Make machines, parts, and tools
  • Work with pumps and hydraulics
  • Use workshop machines, hand and power tools, mills and lathes
  • Arc welding
  • Measuring and technical drawing
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy technical work
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Good hand-eye co-ordination
  • Practical ability and an eye for detail

Course information

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT83

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist ZB) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to make machines, parts, and tools, work with pumps and hydraulics, using workshop machines, hand and power tools, mills and lathes, arc welding, measuring, technical drawing, and workplace health and safety.

Course information

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT83

This qualification will provide you with trade level practical skills and knowledge in fitting and machining, using industry standard technologies and techniques. You will learn skills in the maintenance and repair of machinery, including complex lathe and milling operations and precision measurement, levelling and alignment techniques. (NB. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice/trainee before you can undertake this course). This course may also be available through Recognition of Prior Learning to eligible applicants.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

TAFE Colleges (3)
Central Regional TAFE
South Metropolitan TAFE
South Regional TAFE

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National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT90

Are you looking for a spark to ignite your career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Plant Mechanic ZG/Z) you'll be ready for a career in the heavy plant industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, controlling systems, and workplace safety and health.

Half price fees apply!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Course information

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT90

Are you looking for a spark to ignite your career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Plant Mechanic ZG/Z) you'll be ready for a career in the heavy plant industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, controlling systems, and workplace safety and health.

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National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT90

This is a generic qualification for the mechanical trade that provides a number of pathways for apprenticeship. Learners would identify trade training in Machinist Metal, Mechanical Fitter, Metal Plating and Plant Mechanic.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

TAFE Colleges (4)
Central Regional TAFE
North Metropolitan TAFE
South Metropolitan TAFE
South Regional TAFE

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National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT86

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter ZA) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to work with pumps and hydraulics, pneumatic systems, mechanical drives and transmissions, using workshop machines, hand and power tools, arc welding, thermal cutting, measuring, technical drawing, and workplace health and safety.

Half price fees apply!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200 or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Course information

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT86

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA) you'll be looking at a trades career as a metal machinist, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA) is an apprenticeship please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Gain these skills
  • Work with pumps and hydraulics, pneumatic systems, mechanical drives and transmissions
  • Use workshop machines, hand and power tools
  • Arc welding and thermal cutting
  • Measuring and technical drawing
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy technical work
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Good hand-eye co-ordination
  • Practical ability and an eye for detail

Course information

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT86

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter ZA) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to work with pumps and hydraulics, pneumatic systems, mechanical drives and transmissions, using workshop machines, hand and power tools, arc welding, thermal cutting, measuring, technical drawing, and workplace health and safety.

Course information

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT86

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter ZA) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics. You will gain the skills and knowledge to work with pumps and hydraulics, pneumatic systems, mechanical drives and transmissions, using workshop machines, hand and power tools, arc welding, thermal cutting, measuring, technical drawing, and workplace health and safety.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA) is an apprenticeship: you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

TAFE Colleges (1)
South Metropolitan TAFE

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National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT38

Are you looking for a trade that brings comfort into the home?

When you complete this Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration/Air Conditioning) you'll be on your way to becoming a fully qualified and licensed Refrigeration and Air Conditioning tradesperson.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the refrigeration industry, installing, repairing and maintaining refrigeration and air conditioning systems, testing and troubleshooting circuits, repairing and assembling electronic components, handling refrigerants, and workplace health and safety.

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

Private Training Providers (1)
Outsource Institute of Technology Pty Ltd

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National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT84

This course aims to produce tradespeople working in metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries as a machinist. It covers skills including:

  • mechanical fitting, assembly and manufacture;
  • installation and modification of machinery;
  • testing and fault finding machine tools; and
  • maintenance and service of equipment, machinery and tools.

Please note: This course may not be currently available. Please select the Find out more button to visit the training provider’s website for further details.

TAFE Colleges (1)
South Metropolitan TAFE
Private Training Providers (1)
Outsource Institute of Technology Pty Ltd

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National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: AB54

This course will cover theoretical and practical aspects of machining of engineering components. Learn to machine, modify and gain skills in the maintenance of plant and equipment, machinery and power stations. Our lecturers will help you develop the ability to work effectively and safely using specialist tools and equipment.

Gain these skills:

  • machining, assembly and manufacturing
  • CNC, precision grinding, horizontal boring and precision measurement
  • installation and modification of machinery
  • testing and fault finding of machinery
  • maintenance and service of equipment, machinery and tools

Course information

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: AB54

This course aims to produce tradespeople working in metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries as a machinist. It covers skills including:

  • mechanical fitting, assembly and manufacture;
  • installation and modification of machinery;
  • testing and fault finding machine tools; and
  • maintenance and service of equipment, machinery and tools.

Please note: This course may not be currently available. Please select the Find out more button to visit the training provider’s website for further details.

TAFE Colleges (1)
South Metropolitan TAFE

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National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: AB63

Like boats and hands on work?

Marine fitters assemble and maintain the structural and mechanical parts of boats, ships and even submarines. They may be based on board, but most are port based.

TAFE Colleges (1)
South Regional TAFE
Private Training Providers (1)
FITS Training Service

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National ID: FWP30216 | State ID: BAL0

This qualification is designed for job roles in the harvesting and haulage sector of the forest and wood products industry. The harvesting and haulage sector is responsible for cutting down trees, plantation and native, and transporting them to a mill or port facility. The product might be timber logs or chip and the species harvested range from blue gum for woodchip, pine for chip and timber and native timber for chip or timber. Residues are also used for mulch, pelleting, bio fuel and oil production.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

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National ID: FWP30216

FITS Training Service offers Traineeships in FW30216 Certificate III Harvesting and Haulage. All training is conducted onsite at your workplace for your convenience. FITS will create an individual Training Plan from a variety of competencies available to suit all your job requirements. Please telephone (08) 97256322 for more information and to discuss your options.

TAFE Colleges (4)
South Metropolitan TAFE
South Regional TAFE
North Regional TAFE
Central Regional TAFE

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National ID: AUR31116 | State ID: BAF2

Are you looking for a spark to ignite a heavy career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the heavy vehicle industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, welding, thermal cutting, and workplace safety and health.

Course information

National ID: AUR31116 | State ID: BAF2

This course will expand your knowledge and practical skills specific to heavy commercial vehicles, including steering, braking and hydraulic systems. You will learn how to carry out diagnostic procedures and undertake appropriate repairs, identifying and applying safe work practices in the heavy automotive industry (NB. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice/trainee before you can undertake this course). This course may also be available through Recognition of Prior Learning to eligible applicants.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Course information

National ID: AUR31116 | State ID: BAF2

Interested in a career in the heavy automotive industry?

Undertaken as part of an apprenticeship, this qualification enables participants to become a heavy diesel mechanic, servicing and repairing trucks, buses and earthmoving equipment in the automotive industry.

Throughout this course, participants will apply their practical skills, while gaining an understanding of how to inspect and service engines, test, use and maintain equipment, and diagnose and repair a range of mechanical problems.

This qualification is delivered in blocks, over a period of three years.

This qualification is part of theLower fees, local skillsinitiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21. This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

Course information

National ID: AUR31116 | State ID: BAF2

Are you looking for a spark to ignite a heavy career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the heavy vehicle industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, welding, thermal cutting, and workplace safety and health.

Half price fees apply!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

TAFE Colleges (5)
North Metropolitan TAFE
North Regional TAFE
South Metropolitan TAFE
South Regional TAFE
Central Regional TAFE
Private Training Providers (1)
Automotive Institute of Technology (Inc)

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National ID: AUR30616 | State ID: BAE6

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Fine tune your automotive career

The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology will see you quailified as a Light Vehicle Automotive Service and Repair Technician working on the mechanical parts of motor vehicles, including the engine, transmission and suspension systems in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

Study with us and you'll enjoy quality facilities including modern vehicles, specialised diagnostic equipment, and fully equipped classrooms and workshops.

The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Gain these skills
  • Service light vehicles
  • Diagnose and repair many vehicle systems including braking, transmissions, steering, suspension, cooling, charging and starting systems
  • Workplace safety and health
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Ability to work well with manual hand tools and technical aptitude
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Good vision and hearing
  • A current drivers license
  • Communication and customer service skills

Course information

National ID: AUR30616 | State ID: BAE6

Accelerate your career in the automotive industry!

The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology allows participants to practice as a light vehicle mechanic. Participants will gain the skills to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles.

Participants will gain skills in:

  • Electrical and mechanical fundamentals
  • Engine, transmission and suspension repair
  • Light vehicle servicing

This qualification develops existing workers and prepares new employees for work in the light vehicle servicing and repair industry. Participants can also study this qualification as part of a light vehicle mechanical apprenticeship at North Regional TAFE.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

This qualification is part of theLower fees, local skillsinitiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21. This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

Course information

National ID: AUR30616 | State ID: BAE6

Are you looking to rev up your automotive career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the automotive servicing industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry, including diagnosis and repair, braking systems, transmissions, servicing, suspension, and workplace safety and health.

Course information

National ID: AUR30616 | State ID: BAE6

This course will expand your knowledge and practical skills in light automotive servicing technologies, including engines, suspension and steering systems. You will learn how to carry out diagnostic procedures and undertake appropriate repairs, identifying and applying safe work practices in the light automotive industry. (NB. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice/trainee before you can undertake this course).This course may also be available through Recognition of Prior Learning to eligible applicants.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Course information

National ID: AUR30616 | State ID: BAE6

Start your engines it's time to gear up for your automotive career!

By completing a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology you will be ready for a career in the automotive servicing industry. You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the automotive industry, including diagnosis and repair, braking systems, transmissions, servicing, suspension, and workplace safety and health.

The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology is an apprenticeshipyou must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Half price fees apply!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Course information

National ID: AUR30616

Students develop the principles underpinning the operation of vehicle systems and subsystems. They learn to carry out servicing operations, inspect and service engines, transmissions, drivelines and braking systems. They also diagnose and repair cooling, steering, suspension, charging and starting systems. Students develop safe working practices and environmental awareness when developing solutions to planning and managing automotive vehicle systems.

The qualification is delivered using a mixture of short block courses and employment based training over a three year period.  You must be undertaking an apprenticeship to partake in this course.

Delivery locations:

  • 253 Balcatta Road, BALCATTA  WA  6021
  • 10 Alloa Road, Maddington WA 6109

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Komatsu Training Academy

Course information

National ID: AUR31216 | State ID: BAD7

Are you looking for a spark to ignite your career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology you'll be ready for a career in the mobile plant industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, torque converters, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, welding, thermal cutting, and workplace safety and health.

A post-trade crossover course is available toholders of an Automotive Trade utilising gap training and Recognition of Prior Learning.

Course information

National ID: AUR31216 | State ID: BAD7

This course will expand your knowledge and practical skills in mobile plant technologies, including steering, braking and hydraulic systems. You will learn how to carry out diagnostic procedures and undertake appropriate repairs, identifying and applying safe work practices in the heavy automotive industry (NB. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice/trainee before you can undertake this course). This course may also be available through Recognition of Prior Learning to eligible applicants.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Course information

National ID: AUR31216 | State ID: BAD7

Are you interested in working in a variety of different automotive environments?

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of mobile plant vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry. It is suitable for entry into the mining, construction and agricultural environment.

Half price fees apply!

  This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Campus information

Geraldton Campus
Merredin Campus
Northam Campus

Course information

National ID: AUR31216

Mobile plant technicians keep important Australian industries running. This apprenticeship course is ideal for starting a career or giving existing workers the ability to perform at a high level.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of mobile plant vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry. It is suitable for entry into the mining, construction and agricultural environment.

A Mobile Plant Mechanic is involved in servicing, repairing, overhauling and maintaining mobile heavy equipment such as highway transport vehicles, construction and earth moving equipment, tractors and mobile industrial equipment.

NB. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice before you can undertake this course. This course may also be available through Recognition of Prior Learning to eligible applicants.

Mode of delivery: Blended delivery (Face to face / on the job training)

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Get trades qualified for half price!

Western Australia has a rich history of trades — they helped build our state into what it is today! But these days having a trade means more than just a job — being a qualified tradesperson can offer you a career for life, and opportunities to work in a range of different industry areas. Here's just a few examples.
 

  • Automotive industry trades cover small family vehicles through to massive mechanical plant and vehicles. The half price automotive qualifications available are focused on larger and/or commercial vehicles such as those used on large construction projects and mine sites. 
     
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  • Engineering—Mechanical trades can work across a range of industries including manufacturing, construction, marine engineering and automotive technology. The half price engineering mechanical qualifications available could set you up as a plant mechanic, mechanical fitter and machinist, refrigeration and air conditioning technicians or marine fitter. 

Whatever trades area you choose, you can be certain that you'll enjoy hands-on training using the latest technology and equipment. WA training providers offer quality training from experienced industry professionals, and will support you every step of the way to achieve your qualification. 

Take a look at this video, and hear from Jason about what a plant mechanic does.

Jess is doing a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Automotive to become a trade qualified mechanic.

In this video you'll hear from Jared, who completed a Certificate III in Electrotechnology (Electrician) qualification and is now loving his career.

In this short video, meet Steve who works on yachts and ships as a fabricator and really enjoys the range of projects that he works on.

Grow your career — Get an agricultural qualification for half price!

Would you like to be part of an industry that's on the cutting edge of technology and is vital to the future of our State? If your answer is yes, a career in agriculture may be what you’re looking for! As well as being the nation’s largest grain-producing region, WA is a significant producer of Australia’s meat and livestock, dairy, wool, horticulture and honey products.

From planting and harvesting crops through to managing livestock, and the many other tasks involved in an agriculture business, one key area that must always be looked after is machinery and equipment maintenance.  

If you love the idea of working in agriculture, but also love working on machinery and vehicles, consider the Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology, where you will gain a qualification that enables you to do a range of tasks on a variety of agricultural machinery and equipment including mechanical, electrical and hydraulic operations and braking systems.

The Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage qualification is designed for job roles in the harvesting and haulage sector of the forest and wood products industry. This sector is responsible for cutting down trees, plantation and native, and transporting them to a mill or port facility for processing. The product might be timber logs or chip and the species harvested range from blue gum for woodchips, pine for chip and timber and native timber for chip or timber. 

Both qualifications are half price, and offer strong employment and career prospects. 

How we can help

If you're considering a qualification in a trades area, or agriculture, but would like some advice or help with information about choosing the right course for you and what career options are available —  the team at your local Jobs and Skills Centre can help.  All services are free, and confidential.