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Naval Base

Opened in 2019, Naval Base campus is a purpose-built facility designed to provide students and apprentices with hands-on experience in a real-life industry setting. This campus houses the delivery of heavy fabrication, marine fabrication, welding and composite apprenticeship training with a large focus on Western Australia’s growing shipbuilding industry.  

The workshops at Naval Base campus have been designed specifically with training in mind. The campus features a state-of-the-art fabrication workshop consisting of 45 welding bays which have been constructed and equipped for multi-use, as well as a machine shop, electrical workshop and supporting classrooms.  

Centrally located to Perth's defence shipbuilding industry and featuring the Naval Shipbuilding College, the campus has a big focus on engineering, fabrication and shipbuilding courses. 

Facilities

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

Access the Naval Base 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

There is no cafeteria on campus but a student lunch room provides heating facilities and hot water and an outdoor area provides a place for students to relax. A lunch bar is a short walk away or more substantial options require driving.

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
Naval Base campus has parking available for students surrounding the campus buildings, accessible via Hope Valley Road. 

Public transport
Naval Base campus is accessible via bus stops on Stock Road, a three-minute walk from campus. Visit Transperth's Journey Planner, using Naval Base campus as a landmark to plan your trip.

Students enjoy free WiFi at all SM TAFE campuses. Visit the Login to Online Spaces page.

Location

Address
41 Hope Valley Road, Naval Base WA 6165
T: 1800 001 001
E: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

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Naval Base

Address

41 Hope Valley Road
Naval Base WA 6165
Australia

Courses at this campus

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State ID: AE368
Industry Defence
Skill sets

Coded Welding Flux Cored Arc Skill Set

Gain the skills needed to become a welding supervisor in the defence industry.

Delivered at:


Firm up your welding career

This Coded Welding Flux Cored Arc skill set covers preparing and producing welds to code standards using flux cored arc welding. It has been developed specifically to suit the role of a welding supervisor in the defence industry; for example those working on projects such as ship or aircraft building or the maintenance of military vehicles.

It will provide existing workers with the skills to be able to weld to the requirements of AS1796 and obtain Certification no. 8F from Weld Australia.

Gain these skills

  • health and safety with welding
  • setting and maintaining welding parameters
  • fillet welds, and butt welds on plate at various positions
  • Preparing and setting up of pipe components and pipe welds within this course are performed by using weld rotators.

Next dates for delivery

  • Night classes: 3 hours per night per week for 30 weeks
  • Groups begin monthly when there is demand

Course costs

  • General fee: $422.71
  • Concession fee: $299.59

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Skill set
State ID: AE369
Industry Defence
Skill sets

Coded Welding Gas Tungsten Arc Skill Set

Gain the skills to work on projects such as ship or aircraft building or the maintenance of military vehicles.

Delivered at:


Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

The Coded Welding Gas Tungsten Arc skill set covers preparing and producing welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding. It has been developed specifically to suit the role of a welder in the defence industry; for example those working on projects such as ship or aircraft building or the maintenance of military vehicles.

It will provide existing workers with the skills to be able to weld to the requirements of AS1796 and obtain Certification no. 7 from Weld Australia. You will also gain knowledge and skills on health and safety with welding, setting and maintaining welding parameters, as well as welding in the 2G and 5G weld positions.

Gain these skills

  • Learn how to apply safe welding practices
  • Perform engineering measurements 
  • Interpreting welding specifications including standard welding symbols 
  • Selecting appropriate weld preparation methods for material and position of welds
  • Preparing materials, setting up of jigs, fixtures, clamps, etc. and joint preparation 
  • Identifying defects as described in the range statement across a range of welded materials
  • Advanced welding using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process
  • Perform Welds to Code Standards using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process

Next dates for delivery

  • Night classes - 3 hours per night per week for 30 weeks
  • Groups begin monthly when there is demand

Course costs

  • General fee: $633.71
  • Concession fee: $540.99

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Skill set
State ID: AE370
Industry Defence
Skill sets

Coded Welding Manual Metal Arc Welding (Pipe) Skill Set

Gain the skills and knowledge to work on projects such as ship, aircraft building or the maintenance of military vehicles.

Delivered at:


Make your pipedream a reality

The Coded Welding Manual Metal Arc Welding (Pipe) skill set will provide existing workers with the skills to weld to the requirements of AS1796 and obtain Certification no. 7 from Weld Australia. It has been developed specifically to suit the defence industry; for example those working on projects such as ship or aircraft building or the maintenance of military vehicles.

This skill set defines the skills and knowledge required for an existing engineering tradesperson who chooses to study at a higher level within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated occupations in the defence industry.

Gain these skills

  • health and safety with welding
  • setting and maintaining welding parameters
  • welding in the 2G and 5G weld positions

Next dates for delivery

  • Night classes - 3 hours per night per week for 30 weeks
  • Groups begin monthly when there is demand

Fees

  • General fee: $478.21
  • Concession fee: $355.09

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Skill set
National ID: MEM40105
State ID: WT42
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (Welding)

Become an engineering team leader or supervisor across a range of industries.

Delivered at:


This is a training program that leads to the completion of the Metals and Engineering Training Package MEM05 qualification MEM40105. This qualification is designed to reflect the role of team leaders and supervisors in the industry sector.

 

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

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WT76
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy Yg)

Start your trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator.

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

Looking to gain the skills and knowledge required to work in the engineering fabrication industry? When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy YG) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction. 

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

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WT77
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH)

Start your trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator.

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

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: AB53
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Marine)

Become a boat fabricator in the construction and marine industry.

Delivered at:


Need a bigger boat?

Marine fabricators use aluminium, stainless steel, fabricated metal, composite materials and 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.

Gain these skills:

  • Fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
  • Manual and gas metal arc welding
  • Geometric development
  • Mechanical cutting
  • Interpreting technical drawings
  • Manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Health and safety in the workplace
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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30705
State ID: W242
Industry Defence
Half price in 2021
Half price^

Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

Become a tradesperson working in the exciting marine craft construction industry.

Delivered at:


This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required by a tradesman working in marine craft construction. Training is project based and covers all aspects of the construction process from design and drawing including the use of CAD , timber construction of plugs, and composite moulds and products.  People with this qualification may work in a manufacturing or repair organisation producing a variety of marine craft from superyachts to kayaks.  

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

Certificate III
State ID: AE372
Industry Defence
Skill sets

Welding Supervisor Skill Set

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to progress to a welding supervisor role in the defence industry.

Delivered at:


Become a welding supervisor

The Welding Supervisor skill set is for existing engineering tradespersons who wish to progress to the supervision of welding processes and outcomes. It has been developed specifically to suit the role of a welding supervisor in the defence industry; for example those working on projects such as ship or aircraft building or the maintenance of military vehicles.

Gain these skills

  • write complex reports
  • inspect and interpret code requirements
  • diagnose faults
  • prepare and formalise welding processes and procedures
  • monitor weld production
  • inspect welds
  • align weld testing as per code requirements
  • document and record information
  • write detailed reports

Next dates for delivery

  • Future dates to be announced
  • Groups begin monthly when there is demand

Fees

  • Standard: $339.94
  • Concession: $155.26

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