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Careers in oil and gas

Western Australia is an international resources hub. The state currently has major petroleum and minerals projects underway and more than 900 companies service the sector from Perth. As the industry moves from construction to operations phase, there continue to be exciting job prospects throughout the industry, and companies are constantly on the lookout for skilled, hard working, motivated operators to join them.

South Metropolitan TAFE offers a range of qualifications, from entry to manager level, in engineering and process plant operations. Courses are taught from our Munster Campus at the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT).  We offer world-class, specialist training facilities, enabling students hands-on experience in a real-life industry setting.


Women in Engineering course

South Metropolitan TAFE, in partnership with Chevron Australia, offers a Women in Engineering course to provide women with the foundation skills and confidence to gain employment in the resources industry, or pursue high level engineering qualifications.  

View a short video here.


Certificate II in Process Operations (PMA20116)

This is an entry level qualification based at the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training at Munster Campus.  You might be a school leaver looking to enter the resources industry, or an experienced professional looking to up-skill to secure an operational role.

This course exposes students to the fundamentals of process plant operations, forming part of the Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Oil Refining Training Package.  It is available full time for 8 weeks, part time, flexible or traineeship.

Watch a short video and hear how other students found this course valuable.

student at ACEPT training facilities​​​​

For those looking to take their career to the next level:

Our Certificate IV to Advanced Diploma level qualifications are offered flexibly to accommodate professionals already working in the industry.


For more information:

Call us on 1800 001 001 or email us at acept@smtafe.wa.edu.au.

Page last updated January 02, 2019