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Women in Engineering

Chevron RGB.jpgSouth Metropolitan TAFE is pleased to deliver the Certificate III in Engineering - Production Systems (MEM30105) in partnership with Chevron Australia. This program has been specifically designed to provide women with a supportive, applied learning environment and access to female role models. The course provides valuable foundation skills for gaining employment in Western Australia’s oil and gas, and resources industry, or a pathway to higher level qualifications.

Course Aims

  • Foster an understanding of engineer career opportunities
  • Develop technical and practical skills
  • Provide a foundation on engineering design principals, technology and practices
  • Assist students articulate to employment or higher level qualifications

Course Description

Upon completion of the certificate III, students will have the option to complete the Certificate II in Process Plant Operations or may explore the apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities in the oil and gas and resources sector. Students may also choose to commence a diploma, followed by an advanced diploma of engineering, or in the oil and gas industry. Students completing an advanced diploma are granted one year advanced standing on the pathway to a Curtin University degree.

Entry Requirements and Learning Environment

Students will require developed skills in communication and maths. These skills are equivalent to completion of year 10, but may also be achieved through previous work or informal learning experiences. The course has been designed to meet the needs of women who are returning to work, seeking a career change or alternative pathways to university. The learning environment is structured to provide a high level of support for students returning to formal education.

Industry Engagement

A key focus of the course is to provide participants with an insight into the oil and gas resources industry from a female perspective and to address barriers that may discourage women from entering the industry.
Included in the program will be presentations, visits from industry representatives and access to real projects or workplace visits.


Course Information

Click here to download the pdf course flyer

Information Sessions

An information sessions will be held at the ACEPT campus on Friday 26 May from 10am to 12pm. To register your interest or find out more call 1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

2017 Schedule

Applications open - Saturday 13 May 2017

Applications close - Wednesday 7 June 2017

Course begins - Monday 17 July 2017 - 20 week duration

To Apply

To apply for this course complete and submit the application form linked to below by 7 June, 2017.

Click here to access the application form

Course Cost

Tuition and resource fees: $2,284.12

Concession card holder fees: $943.99

Scholarships will be granted by Chevron Australia to successful applicants.


South Metropolitan TAFE, ACEPT campus

9 Gardiner Avenue, Munster, WA, 6166

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For Further Information

Call: 1800 001 001

Email: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Page last updated May 18, 2017