Munster

Our Munster Campus is a state-of-the-art specialist training facility aligned to the needs of the mining, oil and gas, engineering, mineral and chemical processing industries.

This campus is also home to the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT), a world-class facility recognised by industry for its specialist training capability. It has an operating oil and gas facility and process plant, enabling students hands-on experience in a real-life industry setting. The ACEPT Diploma and Advanced Diploma were the first vocational courses of their kind to be accredited by Engineers Australia, the largest and most diverse professional industry body in Australia.

Munster campus also has purpose built Applied Engineering facilities including IOT home automation, 3D printing, CNC-milling, laser, precision milling and vinyl cutting. The campus also features a material testing lab which includes tensile testing, impact testing, compression testing, soil analysis and heat treatment testing. In addition, Munster campus includes a purpose-built mechatronics room that deals with circuit design and simulation software for multiple technologies such as:

  • Pneumatics
  • Hydraulics
  • PLC controls
  • HMI control panels
  • SCADA and DCS
  • Electro technical motor controls
  • Digital electronics
     

Facilities

Students at our Munster campus can access SM TAFE’s library services remotely. 

Access the ACEPT online library

Access the Engineering and Mining online library

Visit the library website

The library provides:

  • A large and diverse resource collection of books, magazines and DVDs, both physical and online
  • Assistance with researching for information and answers to reference enquiries
  • Information sessions on library and information services, supported with published and online information guides
  • Assistance with study, referencing and learning skills
  • Networked and wireless computer areas
  • Access to electronic information such as internet and databases

A lunch room is provided for students to heat and prepare lunch and snack items. No cafeteria operates on site but a food van visits most days with a rage of food and drinks. A cafe is located a short walk from the campus offering more substantial food options.

Vending machines are available on site for drinks and snacks.

Smart Travel
We recommend all visitors to campuses take advantage of our Smart Travel information to ease congestion on and around our campuses.

Parking
Munster campus has parking available for students surrounding the campus buildings, accessible via Gardiner Avenue. As Munster campus has specialist emergency exit protocols, all parking is reverse only.

Public transport
Munster campus is accessible via bus stops on Stock Road, directly in front of the campus. Visit Transperth's Journey Planner, using Munster campus as a landmark to plan your trip.

Students enjoy free WiFi at all SM TAFE campuses. 

Visit the Login to the eCampus page.

Location

Address
9 Gardiner Avenue, Munster WA 6166
T: 1800 001 001
E: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

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Munster

Address

9 Gardiner Avenue
Munster WA 6166
Australia

Courses at this campus

Use the filter below to view courses at Munster campus.

State ID: GAB95
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Advanced Mathematics and Engineering Calculus skill set

Develop analytical problem-solving abilities to carry out engineering design and operations.

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Get a handle on advanced mathematics for engineering

The skill set will offer you a unique opportunity to systematically grasp advanced engineering mathematics and numerical methods techniques to innovatively solve engineering tasks.

You will develop analytical problem-solving abilities to carry out engineering design and operations or maintenance activities. It is ideal for those pursuing higher engineering qualifications and careers at para-professional level.

This course is ideal for FIFO workers - talk to us about how you can study this course flexibly.

Gain these skills:

  • develop your underpinning core mathematical skills and essential knowledge in technical mathematics/advanced engineering mathematics
  • gain advanced engineering abilities to become a qualified engineer
  • enhance subsequent education choices to transition into a university engineering qualification and career choices
  • develop your analytical problem-solving skills
  • identify the key parameters and their effect on system behaviour by solving ordinary differential equations (ODEs)
  • visual and interactive job-relevant learning experience of calculus and advanced algebra using MATLAB to find analytical/numerical solutions expeditiously
  • develop the capability for applying MATLAB as an interactive mathematical analysis tool to support engineering and scientific applications
  • apply mathematical modelling using MATLAB/SIMULINK for practical and complex engineering problems
  • demonstrate practical applications of the various mathematical concepts and the associated MATLAB operations to various engineering application areas, e.g. thermodynamics; fluid mechanics; probability and statistical analysis in project management and maintenance, etc

2022 Dates

  • 19 April to 21 June
Skill set
State ID: GAA29
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Applied Engineering Drawing and CAD skill set

Gain the skills to produce industry standard 2D and 3D engineering drawings and learn the Autodesk's AutoCAD drafting system.

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Master Autodesk’s AutoCAD drafting system

This course is aimed at those who may be interested in gaining the necessary skills needed for entry into an Engineering career, that are looking at upskilling in their current position or from post trade, prospective entrepreneurs, that are looking at gaining formal qualification or those that would just like to learn how to use the software for their own personal projects.

Gain these skills

  • produce industry standard 2D and 3D engineering drawings
  • gain a working knowledge of appropriate standards,
  • learn how to produce fully parametric 3D models and assemblies using Autodesk’s Inventor software

This course is ideal for FIFO workers - talk to us about how you can study this course flexibly.

Skill set
State ID: GAA30
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Applied Engineering Mathematics skill set

Learn how to use mathematics as a tool to analyse practical problems and develop your physics knowledge.

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Get a solid foundation in physics for engineering

Learn how to use mathematics as a tool to analyse practical problems. 

This course is ideal for FIFO workers - talk to us about how you can study this course flexibly.

Gain these skills:

  • identifying common engineering materials by their principal properties 
  • select materials for specific applications
  • verify selected material as fit for purpose
  • determine stresses in simple structures and mechanical components
  • verify stress levels using appropriate reference material
  • solve engineering problems involving algebraic expressions with one independent variable
  • use trigonometry to solve practical problems
  • solve quadratic equations
  • statics, dynamics, motion and rotation  

Next dates for delivery

Wednesdays, 20 April to 21 September, 5pm to 8pm

Skill set
National ID: 22460VIC
State ID: BCZ46
Industry Engineering and Mining
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Applied Technologies

Gain the skills and knowledge to undertake technical roles within Industry 4.0 manufacturing and/or engineering environments.

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Digital technology is transforming business around the world and is revolutionising the way companies manufacture and improve their products. Driven by digitalisation, the Diploma of Applied Technologies gives you the opportunity to gain an advanced engineering qualification that can lead you to supervisory roles at the top tier of the profession.

Industry 4.0 is known as the fourth industrial revolution, the next stage in manufacturing. This diploma will equip you with skills to pursue a career within exciting Industry 4.0 manufacturing and/or engineering environments. The course also provides a direct pathway to roles within the defence industry. 

From manual to automated processes, gain an understanding of how you can control hardware through a digital method and optimise efficiency through technology and design. Discover the application of robotics in daily life, be part of the digital transformation of manufacturing and an innovator in your field – this technology is truly changing the world. 

Specialist facilities on-campus

Students study this diploma at our state-of-the-art Applied Engineering building at Munster campus, featuring mechatronics labs and technical engineering workshop rooms. In our courses, you'll have access to modern equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, water treatment plant, and civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.
 

Diploma
State ID: GAB96
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics skill set

Develop your knowledge in mechanical design, performance analysis in fluid statics and many more skills for the power and energy sectors.

Delivered at:


Manage thermodynamic, fluid mechanics and controllers in power and energy sectors

The skill set will develop your knowledge in carrying out mechanical design and performance analysis in fluid statics, fluid motion, heat and power exchange in steam and similar power plants, engines and refrigeration systems, to name just a few practical purposes. 

This course is ideal for FIFO workers - talk to us about how you can study this course flexibly.

Gain these skills:

  • investigate and review sustainability implications, features and functions of Mechanical Engineering sector
  • software assisted techniques for applications for fluid and thermodynamic principles in engineering
  • discover the simulated working environment must be used where the range of conditions reflects realistic workplace situations.
  • reviewing sustainability implications, functions and features of fluid, thermodynamic and vacuum devices, machines and systems
  • identify and evaluate hydrodynamic and thermodynamic principles and techniques, analysis techniques, software and software validation techniques
  • operate, develop and maintain a computer/controller system/program to fulfill project requirements 
  • report and document results of scoping, principles and techniques identification, evaluation of applications, calculations, component and system layouts, and functional diagrams

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed.

Skill set
National ID: 52851WA
State ID: BGO91
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate IV in Autonomous Control and Remote Operations

Become an automation operations controller with emerging technologies skills.

Delivered at:


Automation is just one of the Industry 4.0 trends in accelerating the efficiency of organisations and utilising new and emerging technologies to automate processes. Be ahead of the curve and ensure your path to a job of the future.

This course allows students to gain knowledge and skills to perform the tasks associated with a role in industry working in Remote Control operations centres.

Gain these skills:

  • optimising performance of a complex control system within the organisation
  • using knowledge of the organisation’s value chain to improve quality outcomes
  • optimising automated operations as a controller in a specialist area
  • maintaining continuity of operational control through effective briefings and handovers
  • using a range of communication technology to communicate remotely with team members or other stakeholders
  • managing situational awareness and other factors that affect personal performance to reduce the likelihood and severity of errors
  • making informed decisions in known or predictable situations and undertaking dynamic decision making in complex, high consequence situations
  • controlling automation safety risks
  • influencing quality outcomes through collaborative work practices and informal leadership of colleagues.

Semester 2 full time on campus study option starts 24 August. Express your interest now.

Certificate IV
National ID: 52845WA
State ID: BGO44
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Autonomous Workplace Operations

Begin an automation study pathway with this basic course in workplace automation.

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Become part of the wave of future technologies in automation

Automation is just one of the Industry 4.0 trends in accelerating the efficiency of organisations and utilising new and emerging technologies to automate production processes using machinery and state-of-the-art technologies. Be ahead of the curve and ensure your path to a job of the future.

A career in automation offers the opportunity to work in a field that is challenging, interesting, in-demand and well-paid.   

This course allows students to develop a good understanding of the emerging technologies in the resources sector. Learn how automation is innovating mobile and fixed plant operations, get an introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and process control operations. These skills are in high demand in the sector, so graduates will be well placed to pursue a traineeship or apprenticeship following this course. 

Gain these skills:

  • awareness of an autonomous workplace and how it operates
  • what unique safety systems are present
  • how the human-machine interface operates
  • what, why and how data is used within such workplaces
  • identify and use basic current industry specific technologies
  • contribute to autonomous workplace communication and team effectiveness
  • work within the value chain of an automated operation
  • use data and technology to complete work within an automated operation
  • prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers
  • operate local control system

The course also provides an overview of the historical development of automation, an in-depth coverage of current automation and insight into some future extensions.

Study at Munster Campus three days a week with specialist simulation facilities available to allow students to develop real-world experience.

Certificate II
National ID: RII60520
State ID: BGK5
Industry Engineering and Mining
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Gain the skills to work on infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, buildings. Prepare for a future in civil construction management.  

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Construct your future 

Looking for the skills to participate in the creation of infrastructure facilities such as roads, railways, buildings, water reservoirs, subdivisions, airports, bridges, sewer systems, tunnels, dams and other public works? Establish yourself in this expanding industry and step towards a future in civil construction management with the Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design.

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for the roles of senior civil works designers, or para-professional designers who support professional engineers.  Once graduated, you will have the expertise to to perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex, technical, and include strategic areas and initiating activities.

You will possess the skills required for the design of complex projects to ensure the implementation of the client site requirements, as well as possessing the technical knowledge to initiate solutions to problems or management requirements.

Gain these skills

  • managing the civil works design process
  • managing program risk
  • application of safe design principles 
  • establishing & maintaining a quality system 
Advanced Diploma
National ID: RII50520
State ID: BGK7
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Gain the skills to work as a civil construction designer to support engineers. Learn how to develop site specific work designs.

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The Diploma of Civil Construction Design prepares you for working as a designer or design para-professional who supports professional engineers. This national qualification in civil construction design provides the skills and knowledge to work on projects ranging from building structures to road design and construction management to a basic understanding of civil materials and engineering behind it. The success of our graduates is seen in their capacity to be employed the moment they graduate, and many employers find their advanced technological skills are transferable to work in related fields.

Civil construction design involves a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment/roles/techniques for themselves and others. They are required to develop site specific work designs to ensure the implementation of the client’s site requirements. They demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills.

The course content has been designed and selected as recommended and supported by industry to ensure graduates have a strong understanding of Australian standards, business practices, national codes and guidelines. 

Gain these skills:

  • schedule and estimation of construction tasks
  • calculate foundation and footing requirements
  • manage a project schedule, cost and risk
  • knowledge of structural requirements, local building and construction standards, codes and practices
  • structural mechanics: loads, analysis, materials, and design of building members such as columns, beams, trusses and portal frames
  • simulating various load conditions to determine the strength and stiffness of structure by reporting component stress, strain and deformations
  • create detail drafting, technical specifications, schedules, and bill of quantities for a building project
  • building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation through planned coordination to deliver specific project outcomes, time and cost savings
  • detailed designs of both rural and urban roads, surface and subsurface drainage
  • investigate location of underground services and their impact on projects
  • calculating, sizing and selecting infrastructure components
  • geometric designs to optimize operational efficiency and road safety
  • analyse, interpret and apply Australian, MRWA and Austroads standards and guides
  • stormwater capture methods 

Flexible delivery!

For those of you already working in the industry, this course is delivered full time as well as part time, along with flexible learning delivery modes to support full-time workers. Evening delivery will support people unable to attend day classes to obtain a Civil Engineering Diploma qualification, in order to enhance career ambitions and to build and update your knowledge and skills in this rapidly changing industry.

Diploma
State ID: GAC50
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Civil Construction Structural Design skill set

This skill set provides a pathway to work as a Technical Officer who support professional and senior engineers in preparing and analysing essential structural elements in civil construction.

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Design and calculate structures using industry technology

This skill set provides a pathway to work as a Technical Officer who support Professional Engineers and use mathematics as a tool to analyse design problems.

Gain these skills:

  • calculate structural elements from basic beams, columns and walls through to more real-life complex examples in addition to exploring a variety of functions such as structural connections (welding and bolting) 
  • structural mechanics: loads, analysis, materials, and design of members such as columns, beams, trusses and portal frames
  • calculate various load conditions to determine the strength and stiffness of structure by reporting component stress, strain and deformations
Skill set
State ID: GAC52
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Civil Infrastructure Design skill set

Become a technical officer or designer for major infrastructure projects.

Delivered at:


Develop the groundwork for major infrastructure

Learn how to prepare detailed designs of roads and drainage by adopting the simulated role of a technical officer and designer. 

Tackle project scenarios including greenfield and brownfield sites, creating road and drainage designs to meet job briefs and complying with Australian standards and guides.

Produce engineering designs by using AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D engineering software programs to enhance and provide students with skills and knowledge for rapid creation and output of civil site design projects.

Gain these skills:

  • detailed designs of both rural and urban roads, surface/pavements and subsurface drainage
  • investigate location of underground services and their impact on projects
  • implementation of traffic control devices to improve road safety for all road users
  • intersection treatments
  • pavement types, layers, materials and thicknesses.
  • calculating, sizing and selecting infrastructure components
  • geometric designs
  • analyse, interpret and apply Australian, MRWA and Austroads standards and guides
  • stormwater capture methods
Skill set
State ID: GAC53
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Construction Model and Drafting skill set

This course if for people in Building Information Modeling to up-skill based on current construction industry standards and software. Learn Revit BIM and Robot Structure to analyse CAD models.

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Design structures and models using industry technology

Take your career in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to the next level with analytical and practical design skills based around construction industry standards and software tools.

Discover how to use tools like Revit BIM and Robot Structure analysis to construct and analyse CAD models to Australian design standards. Use your designs to develop detailed plans for workflow management and collaboration across disciplines.

Gain these skills:

  • operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • drafting, scheduling and the production of drawings and specifications for building project
  • use of BIM Revit Structural (Building Information Modelling) to compile building information ready for planning and design and detailing for construction  
Skill set
State ID: GAC03
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Electrical Engineering Project skill set

Learn how to design, plan, manage, and execute electrical engineering projects with the use of industry leading tools and software.

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Discover how to work as part of a diverse engineering team

Learn how to design, plan, manage, and execute electrical engineering projects with the use of industry leading tools and software. Work in the execution of mechatronics-based projects using automation tools such as logic controllers, pneumatic systems, sensors, actuators, automation software, and more.

Gain these skills:

  • develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects incorporating all client requirements and system design specification in accordance with Australian standards 
  • understand and use automation tools such as limit switches, level switches, reflective sensors, I/O devices (e.g. logic controllers), pneumatic and electrical actuators in the execution of electrotechnology projects
  • apply industry and community standards while carrying out engineering activities
  • produce detailed drawings of electrical control circuitry and layout 
  • analyse risk in line with Australian safety standards and develop a comprehensive risk management plan for any given electrotechnology project
  • project manage the complete lifecycle of the design process from conception and initiation, to planning, execution, performance/monitoring and project close
Skill set
National ID: MEM60112
State ID: J368
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Secure a future as an engineering technician, detailed drafter, or maintenance technician.

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Are you ready for a technically advanced engineering career?

Redefine your engineering future with the Advanced Diploma of Engineering. Develop specialised technical skills to step towards a future as an engineering technician, detailed drafter, or maintenance technician. Learn in an advanced training facility with industry-standard equipment and technology, to ensure that you graduate job-ready. 

Gain these skills

  • carry out mechanical engineering drafting and design
  • analytical work involving manufacturing and fabrication techniques
  • understand the application of engineering principles, systems, and processes
  • draw and design mechanical equipment
  • maintain mechanical systems
  • workplace health and safety

Graduates are typically employed in areas such as computer aided design and drafting, process plant drafting and design, machine drafting and design, air conditioning drafting and design, shipbuilding drafting and design, plant maintenance supervision (building on a trade background), and other general engineering and technical positions.

Completion of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering opens up a range of further study options, and may produce advanced standing towards a university degree.

Specialist applied engineering facility at Munster campus

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art Applied Engineering building at Munster campus, featuring mechatronics labs and technical engineering workshop rooms. In our courses, you'll have access to modern equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: MEM40105
State ID: WA97
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (Electrical Instrumentation)

Become a higher engineering or a special class engineering tradesperson in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines.

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Engineer your trade career!

The Certificate IV in Engineering (Electrical Instrumentation) prepares you for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II, in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines. Advance your career further by learning additional knowledge and skills to apply across different trade areas.

Gain these skills

  • design, assemble, manufacture, install, modify, test, fault find, commission, maintenance and service of equipment and machinery
  • fabrication of structures and assemblies
  • manufacture of sheet metal work
  • use of relevant machinery, equipment and joining techniques

Machinery and equipment can include fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools. Students will learn in industry-standard facilities with advanced technologies and equipment to gain hands-on, job-ready skills. 

If you would like to enrol as an extension of your existing electrical trade or would like a part time option, see the Certificate IV in Engineering - Instrumentation course page.

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM40105
State ID: WT46
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation)

Get your skills recognised and advance your engineering career to secure that dream job today.

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Are you working in the engineering industry and looking to advance your career further?

The Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation) has been specifically designed for any qualified tradesperson such as unrestricted electricians, electrical fitters, engineers in the resource industry, refrigeration technicians, or for apprentices in their third or fourth year of study. Instrumentation is a collective term for measuring instruments that are used for indicating, measuring and recording physical quantities such as flow, temperature, level distance, angle, or pressure.

Learn to install, commission, calibrate and maintain modern instrumentation and control systems, as well as loop turning of multi controller or multi element systems. Our skilled staff and industry-standard facilities prepare you with job-ready skills. 

Gain these skills:

  • PLC training
  • P & I diagram
  • Feedback systems
  • Intrinsic safety
  • Analytical skills
  • Pressure, level, flow & temperature
  • PID
  • Fluid power
  • Pneumatic instruments
  • Variable speed drives
  • Valve sizing 
  • Advanced control 
  • Engineering maths 
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Perform computations
  • Apply quality systems
  • Apply quality procedures
  • Interact with computing technology
Good news!

This course is going to update to a new version in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 will enrol in the new units developed to meet current and future industry needs. Please note that the fees shown below are indicative only and may change.

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM31215
State ID: AWG6
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Industrial Electrician

Designed in collaboration with the resources industry this course meets the demand for skilled workers in industrial electrotechnology.

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SM TAFE has developed this course in collaboration with the oil, gas and resources industry to meet demand for skilled workers in industrial electrotechnology. Our training and assessment strategies ensure the industry has the best talent available. We are also the only provider that runs this course in Australia.

Students will be taught the analytical, technical and practical skills required to become a competent electrical technician ready for the complex processes and systems encountered in industrial environments. They will learn how to select, set-up, install, test, commission, fault-find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in oil/gas installations, process plants and mine sites. On completion, graduates will be eligible to apply for an unrestricted electrical licence from Energy Safety/Department of Commerce, enabling them to work as an electrician.

Gain these skills

  • development, analysis and fault finding of electromagnetic circuits, DC circuits, and single and three phase AC electrical circuits
  • interpretation and development of electrical process control drawings, diagrams and schedules
  • operation, control, protection and fault finding of DC motors, synchronous AC motors and asynchronous AC motors (single and three phase AC)
  • operation, testing and fault finding single and three phase transformers
  • installing and testing/verifying non-domestic and domestic electrical installations to comply with regulatory requirements
  • selection of cables and circuit protection devices for non-domestic and domestic electrical installations
  • design, operation and connection of control circuits used in industrial installations
  • commissioning and decommissioning of low voltage and high voltage equipment and installations
  • operation, programming and maintenance of programmable controllers
  • operation, control and maintenance of electrical generation equipment

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30505
State ID: W240
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Technical

Lay the groundwork to a career in engineering drafting, or as an engineering associate.

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Are you ready to engineer a mechanically technical career?

Join an industry that is continually growing and evolving with new technologies! Students will learn theoretical components, as well as participating in hands-on workshop projects that will develop your skills and knowledge around general engineering concepts. These projects will help you develop your understanding of how drawings are transformed into buildings and manufactured items. 

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Technical you've laid the groundwork to a career in engineering drafting, or as an engineering associate.

Gain these skills:

  • provide technical support in mechanical engineering research, design, operations, and maintenance
  • technical drawing
  • computer aided drafting
  • materials testing
  • hand tools
  • measuring
  • workplace health and safety

Specialist applied engineering facility at Munster campus

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art Applied Engineering building at Munster campus, featuring mechatronics labs and technical engineering workshop rooms. In our courses, you'll have access to modern equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM50212
State ID: J367
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Engineering - Technical

Pursue a career in the mechanical, mechatronic, manufacturing and maintenance engineering fields.

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Are you ready for a technically advanced engineering career?

Advance your career with a technical engineering qualification. The Diploma of Engineering - Technical covers a diverse range of theoretical and technical skills for pursuing a career in the mechanical, mechatronic, manufacturing and maintenance engineering fields. This course emphasises the transfer of theoretical concepts to practical real-life applications to ensure our students graduate with job-ready skills. 

Gain these skills:

  • engineering drafting and design
  • analytical work involving manufacturing and fabrication techniques
  • application of engineering principles, systems and processes
  • drawing and designing mechanical equipment
  • maintain mechanical systems
  • workplace health and safety
  • produce basic engineering drawings
  • operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • set up basic pneumatic circuits
  • contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • apply engineering mechanics principles
  • apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
  • select and test mechanical engineering materials
  • coordinate engineering projects

Completion of this course opens up a range of further study options, and may also produce advanced standing towards a relevant university degree.

Diploma
State ID: GAA31
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Engineering Energy Sector skill set

Get a solid foundation in applied electrical engineering.

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Solve practical electrical engineering problems

Learn the calculation techniques starting from a solid foundation and extending to advanced mathematical processes such as algebra, statistics and MATLAB Software. Further develop strategies to address environment and sustainability issues in the energy sector and your understanding of an organisation's occupational health and safety policies and procedures.

This course is ideal for FIFO workers - talk to us about how you can study this course flexibly.  

Gain these skills:

  • apply the basic and advanced mathematics to solve problems
  • understand and produce reports
  • analyse and interpret workplace documents, tables and charts
  • apply an extensive knowledge of sustainable energy systems and components, workplace safety policies and procedures  
Skill set
National ID: UEE62111
State ID: A175
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

Become a specialist in automation, mechatronics, administering or upgrading infrastructure, among many other engineering skills.

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This course leads to a job of the future with STEM skills highly prized in the implementation of smart homes (Internet of Things), automated industrial production line mechatronics, administering or upgrading infrastructure for small to large scale businesses among many other innovative applications.

Gain these skills:

  • programmable logic controllers using the industry-based system Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • electrical design
  • motor control
  • computer programming
  • diagnose faults or malfunctions in electrical systems
  • provide alternative approaches or solutions
  • software applications
  • pneumatic systems

Specialist applied engineering facility at Munster campus

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art Applied Engineering building at Munster campus, featuring mechatronics labs and technical engineering workshop rooms. In our courses, you'll have access to modern equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.

High school students can enter directly into this qualification upon completion of high school if they have obtained their WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) equivalent.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Advanced Diploma
State ID: GAB03
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Industrial Control System Programming skill set

Develop your skills in computer-based measurement and programming - a strong laboratory and project-based course.

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Develop your skills in computer based measurement, programming and control

Explore PLC and SCADA systems in this skill set where our strong laboratory and project based approach provides students with practical experience in using these systems in an industry environment. Students will gain experience in working with a small scale system involving designing, programming, fault finding, testing and networking.

Gain these skills:

  • develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
  • develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers
  • develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems
  • design and use advanced programming tools PC networks and HMI Interfacing
  • develop structured programs to control external devices
Skill set
State ID: GAA32
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Machines and Motors skill set

Designed to develop your skills in the analysis, operation and application of industrial electrical systems.

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Get your motors running

Develop theoretical and practical skills in the analysis, operation and application of industrial electrical systems.

Gain these skills:

Learn to apply your knowledge to areas such as: 

  • air-conditioning power systems
  • rotating machines
  • calculation of circuit network parameters
  • maintenance in ore handling operations
  • motor selection
  • maintenance techniques
  • motor protection

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed.

Skill set
State ID: GAC21
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Maintenance Coordination, Planning and Scheduling skill set

This skill set is designed to develop your skills in leadership, innovation and continuous improvement. Choose the electrical or mechanical stream.

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This course is designed to develop your skills in leadership, innovation and continuous improvement, planning and estimating, quality assurance/compliance, systems and IT.

You can choose to focus on either the electrical or mechanical stream of this skill set.

Gain these skills:

  • designing maintenance strategies, procedures and methods for asset management
  • planning and scheduling planned and unplanned work
  • diagnosing breakdown problems
  • carrying out quality inspections on jobs
  • liaising with client departments and customers
  • arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components
  • controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment
  • monitoring and controlling maintenance costs
  • dealing with emergency and unplanned problems and repairs
  • writing maintenance strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines

Next dates for delivery

Wednesdays, 20 April to 21 September, 5pm to 8pm

Skill set
State ID: GAB97
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Mechanical Engineering Design, Modelling and Drafting skill set

Develop analytical and practical design skills to understand mechanical industry standards and software.

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Take your career in engineering design to the next level

The skill set will offer you the analytical and practical design skills to understand mechanical industry standards and software.

Discover how to use tools like Solidworks simulation and CAE to construct and analyse design and evaluate its performance to Australian standards and codes. Use your designs to develop detailed schedules for workflow management and collaboration across teams or support functional groups.

Gain these skills:

  • knowledge of engineering-related analysis processes and techniques to investigate, synthesise and develop proposals, evaluate feasibility against criteria such as quality, cost efficiency, safety, and innovation 
  • to model/prototype to test and then reworked as necessary until an acceptable outcome is achieved in addition to exploring a variety of functions such as collision and interference detection
  • simulating various load conditions (static and dynamic) to determine the strength and stiffness of members/assembly by reporting component stress, strain, deformations, shear and torsion
  • drafting, scheduling and the production of detail drawings and specifications for mechanical assembly and commissioning
  • project manage the complete life cycle of the design process including conception and initiation, planning, execution, performance/monitoring, and project close

Next dates for delivery

Thursdays, 3 February to 23 June, 5pm to 8pm

Skill set
National ID: MSM30116
State ID: BAN8
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Process Manufacturing

Undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship in the resources sector or go on to complete higher level studies on completion of this course.

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Upon completion of the Certificate III in Process Manufacturing, students could receive the opportunity to undertake apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities in the oil and gas and resources sector or go on to complete higher level studies. Students completing an advanced diploma are granted one year advanced standing on the pathway to a Curtin University degree. 

Gain these skills

  • Foster an understanding of career opportunities in the oil and gas, mining or chemical processing industries
  • Develop technical and practical skills
  • Learn foundation engineering design principals, technology and practices
  • Pave a pathway to employment or higher level qualifications

Please note: this course is offered in Semester 2 only. Applications for scholarships open 11 April.

This course is also delivered as part of the Chevron Women in Engineering program. As part of this sponsorship, 14 fully funded scholarships are available for women in Semester 2 to target and promote more female participation in engineering and the oil/ gas and resource industries. For more information on this program, and for application details, please click the button below. 

Women in Engineering

Certificate III
National ID: PMA20116
State ID: BAN1
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Process Plant Operations

Learn the fundamentals of process plant operations by completing this entry-level course.

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Kick start your career in process plant operations

Our Certificate II in Process Plant Operations offers students exposure to the fundamentals of process plant operations. You will learn to use and operate production equipment to directly produce particular materials and substances. 

This course forms part of the Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Oil Refining Training Package (PMA16) and offers a number of specialist unit streams. It is typically used to prepare new employees or develop existing workers performing an operational role in the following chemical, hydrocarbons or refining sectors.

Gain these skills

  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • apply workplace context to own job
  • follow emergency response procedures
  • use equipment
  • operate equipment
  • work in accordance with an issued permit
  • read dials and indicators
  • operate fluid flow equipment
  • operate local control system
  • monitor continuous process plant
  • operate separation equipment
  • interpret process plant schematics
  • prepare and isolate plant

Specialist facilities at Munster Campus 

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art engineering building at Munster campus, featuring a real-life operating plant, an attached control room and technical engineering workshop rooms. 

Certificate II
National ID: PMA30120
State ID: BGB2
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

A technical qualification for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product.

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Our Certificate III in Process Plant Operations is a technical qualification for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product. At this level, operators/ technicians will undertake more advanced operations, typically of integrated plant units in accordance with the operating procedures, and would apply their knowledge to anticipate problems. This qualification is customisable based on your company requirements and is typically used to develop employees performing a process plant operator’s role that includes the running of specific areas of a process plant. 

Gain these skills:

  • fine chemicals
  • heavy chemicals
  • petrochemicals
  • hydrocarbon extraction
  • hydrocarbon transmission
  • hydrocarbon processing/refining
  • minerals processing/refining
  • metalliferous processing/refining
  • metals smelting/processing

There are a number of delivery options to complete this qualification:

  • Through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) only; this program is suited to existing workers in the chemical, hydrocarbons or refining sectors, or similar industries. Completion will require third party verification and submission of workplace evidence.
  • Traineeship consisting of specific units of competency chosen by your employer. This program will include two weekly, twice a year on-campus (ACEPT Munster) block release with all assignments completed in the workplace. To study as a trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. 
Certificate III
National ID: PMA60116
State ID: BAM9
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology

This is an advanced qualification for those looking to go to university or advance their career standing in the exciting resources industry.

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The Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology is an advanced qualification for industry professionals looking to progress through to university studies and/or advance their career standing.

For industry professionals looking to advance their career, the Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology is a technical qualification for para-professionals who undertake technical projects such as plant modifications, energy and mass balances, risk management & safety cases either individually or as part of a project team where they have a significant technical role. They may have worked their way up through the process plant operation/technology certificate and diploma qualifications or may have entered the industry at this level, either from another industry or trade occupation.

Gain these skills

  • Determine energy & mass transfer loads
  • Plant shutdown 
  • Equipment performance
  • Improvements to process capability
  • Processing and recording information
  • Safe work practices

Career outcomes within the oil & gas industry include Person in Charge (PIC) and Offshore Installation Manager (OIM), while other roles in the resource sector include Superintendent, Advanced Engineering Tradesperson, Project Analyst, Project Coordinator and more.

The course is competency-based, which requires those undertaking the training to prove competence either by face to face learning or by completing practical assessments in the work place, as well as showing theoretical competence.

Specialised facility at Munster Campus 

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art engineering building at Munster campus, featuring a real-life operating plant, an attached control room and technical engineering workshop rooms. 

Advanced Diploma
National ID: PMA40116
State ID: BAN0
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology

Want to further your career in process plant operations? This course will give you a technical qualification as an advanced operator.

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Our PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Operations is a technical qualification for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product. Technicians undertaking the course will typically be involved in solving complex problems requiring theoretical knowledge, combined with an understanding of the production process and equipment across the plant. It is especially suited to advanced operators and/or operations technicians who are wanting to further their career in a supervisory or team leader role. This qualification is customisable based on your company requirements. 

Gain these skills:

  • fine chemicals
  • heavy chemicals
  • petrochemicals
  • hydrocarbon extraction
  • hydrocarbon transmission
  • hydrocarbon processing/refining
  • minerals processing/refining
  • metalliferous processing/refining
  • metals smelting/processing

 

Certificate IV
National ID: PMA50116
State ID: BAN5
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Process Plant Technology

Looking to move into a management role in the oil and gas industry? This course will give you the skills to become a leader in the resources sector.

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The Diploma of Process Plant Technology is aimed at both professionals with experience working in the oil and gas and process plant technology industry looking to advance their career, and students without industry experience who would like a university qualification in engineering.

It is a technical qualification for technologists or para-professionals who undertake projects such as plant modifications, energy and mass balances, risk management & safety cases either individually, or as part of a project team. They may have worked their way up through the process plant operation/technology certificate or may have entered the industry at this level, either from another industry or trade occupation.

Gain these skills

  • apply statistics to operational processes
  • undertake process capability improvements
  • determine energy transfer loads
  • determine mass transfer loads
  • analyse equipment performance
  • process and record information
  • achieve work outcomes
  • work safely

The course is designed to qualify graduates to move into management roles. The qualification also leads directly into the Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology.

Diploma
National ID: 52844WA
State ID: BGO43
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Course in Working Effectively in an Automated Workplace

Learn to use data for automation in workplaces.

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Begin your career in the exciting world of automation

This introductory course will prepare students how to use data and work effectively in a workplace using automation.

Automation is just one of the Industry 4.0 trends in accelerating the efficiency of organisations, utilising new and emerging technologies to automate processes. Be ahead of the curve and ensure your path to a job of the future.

This course is intended to equip current and prospective workers with the background skills and knowledge to demonstrate necessary awareness of what an autonomous workplace is, how it operates, what unique safety systems are present, how the human-machine interface operates and what, why and how data is used within such workplaces. It embraces an overview of the historical development of automation, an in-depth coverage of current automation and insight into some future extensions

Gain these skills

  • Appreciation of how and why automation is used
  • Safely, confidently and productively working within an automated workplace
  • Understanding how systems, equipment, technology and sensors communicate and are controlled
  • How to work effectively with the human-machine interface
  • Understand data and use efficiently in the modern technology enabled workplace

AWADAT0001 – Use Data in an Automated Workplace 
The unit investigates the types and sources of data, how data is used and why this understanding of data is vital to working effectively in an automated workplace.

AWAAUT0002 – Work in an Automated Workplace
The unit examines what an automated workplace is, how it has evolved, how it is controlled, where it can be applied, and what processes and procedures ensure it functions safely, efficiently and effectively. It emphasises the roles within an automated workplace, the communications skills needed and the importance of the human-machine-interface. The unit equips workers with the knowledge and skills to work alongside automated equipment.

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