National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WA86


Studying this qualification at South Metropolitan TAFE will provide you with a qualification that gives you options 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.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

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Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Carlisle
How Apprenticeship
When Available Semester 2, 2017

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Further study opportunities:

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

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

Group 1

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment MEM13014A W5502
Apply quality procedures MEM15024A W5531
Apply quality systems MEM15002A W5532
Interact with computing technology MEM16008A W5452
Organise and communicate information MEM16006A W5451
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSAENV272B D3655
Plan a complete activity MEM14005A W5513
Plan to undertake a routine task MEM14004A W5512
Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment MEM16007A W5548

Group 2

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Conduct local risk control RIIRIS201B D9322
Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment MEM07001B W5364
Prepare spray painting materials and equipment AURVTP2003 WF522
Undertake manual handling MEM11011B W5466
Use hand tools MEM18001C W5563
Use power tools/hand held operations MEM18002B W5574
Work in accordance with an issued permit MSAPMPER200C D3652
Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials MEM13003B W5505

Group 3

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply protective coatings (basic) MEM08014B W5394
Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions MEM08016B W5396
Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic) MEM08012B W5392
Prepare surfaces for coating PMBPROD248C W7580
Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means MEM08011B W5391
Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating MEM08002C W5401

Group 4

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Handle/move bulk fluids/gases MEM11009B W5486
Interpret technical drawing MEM09002B W5418
Perform engineering measurements MEM12023A W5492
Perform inspection MEM15004B W5534
Use comparison and basic measuring devices MEM12001B W5488

Group 5

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply protective coatings (advanced) MEM08015B W5395
Carry out paint rectification and touch-up work for solids using two component systems AURVTP3016 WF537
Perform computations MEM12024A W5449
Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (advanced) MEM08013B W5393
Treat corrosion MSAPMOPS301A S7272

Group 6

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist in the provision of on the job training MEM17003A W5552
Manually finish/polish materials MEM08010B W5390
Perform basic penetrant testing MEM24001B W5699
Perform manual heating and thermal cutting MEM05007C W5333
Perform routine gas metal arc welding MEM05050B W5326
Perform routine manual metal arc welding MEM05012C W5294
  • This course will not use TAFE Admissions for Semester Two 2017, please apply direct to South Metropolitan TAFE as per below.
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements, please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible. 1800 001 001 for more information.

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.


Page last updated July 21, 2017