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Building and Construction

Building and construction is one of the biggest industries in Western Australia and employs approximately 10 per cent of the state’s workforce. Billions of dollars are invested in infrastructure and housing every year, resulting in an ever-growing industry full of exciting employment opportunities.

At SM TAFE we deliver practical, hands-on training that covers a wide variety of specialisations including; plumbing and gas, bricklaying and blocklaying, carpentry and joinery, civil construction, electrical and electrotechnology, floor and wall tiling, painting and decorating, solid plastering, telecommunications and wall and ceiling lining.

Our Building and Construction qualifications range from entry level pre-apprenticeship programs, through to apprenticeships and post-trade specialisations and are delivered at our specialist training facilities based at our Mandurah, Munster, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses.

Plan your study pathway in Building and Construction.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: S0049P
State ID: S0049P
Industry Building and Construction

Basic Combustion, Flueing and Exhaust Principles

Learn how to work with gas safely and correctly to comply with WA Gas legisation and regulations. 

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Learn how to work with gas safely and correctly

Are you a gas fitter? The Gas Legislation and Safety course will provide you with the Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision.  It comprises of three components, WA Gas Regulations, Gas Safety and Basic Combustion and Flueing.

The course is delivered over two days at Rockingham campus. Students who are unable to attend the Rockingham campus may discuss their training and assessment options with lecturing staff; off-campus options can usually be arranged.

Successful completion of the final assessment will be needed to receive a completion letter that is required by Building and Energy to apply for a Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision.

Next dates for delivery

  • 23 and 24 September
  • 9 and 10 December
Short course
National ID: CPC30111
State ID: D390
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

Gain the trade knowledge and skills to lay bricks as a bricklayer or blocklayer


Do you want to build a lifetime career from the ground up?

When you complete the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying you will be ready for a certified trade career as a bricklayer or blocklayer.

Gain these skills:

You will gain the knowledge and skills to lay bricks for domestic, commercial, and public buildings.

  • construct arches
  • columns
  • feature walls
  • steps & stairs
  • curved walls
  • ornamental panels
  • interpret plans
  • apply work health and safety requirements

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie and Rockingham Campuses offer first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC50210
State ID: W741
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Online
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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Up-skill in the building industry by learning how to manage a construction site or become a registered building practitioner. 

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Do you want to build a career from the foundations up to the ridge flashing?

When you complete the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) you will be ready for a career as a construction site manager, or (with additional experience) registered building practitioner.

Prospective applicants should already have (or have by course completion date) 7 years or more experience in the Building Industry.

Gain these skills:

  • coordinate the construction of residential buildings
  • building and contract law
  • quantities and estimating
  • site safety
  • timber code
  • project management
  • building contracts
  • workplace health and safety

This course covers the academic requirement for registration as a builder with Building Services Board.

Diploma
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC01
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Bricklaying and Blocklaying Pre-apprenticeship)

Gain the skills to work in the building industry and become an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.


Do you want to build your career outdoors?

When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.

Gain these skills: 

  • constructing and repairing walls, arches, foundations, and partitions 
  • interpreting plans 
  • measuring 
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job 
  • working with scaffolding safely at heights and
  • workplace health and safety

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC02
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry and Joinery Pre-apprenticeship)

Gain the skills to work in the building industry and become an apprentice carpenter and joiner.


Could, should, wood! Nail a career in carpentry with this pre-apprenticeship 

When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice carpenter and joiner.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the building industry, in accordance with current building practices.

Gain these skills:

  • manual and power tool use 
  • construction of wall frames 
  • installing flooring 
  • interpreting plans 
  • measuring 
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job 
  • working with scaffolding safely at heights and
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

The Mandurah, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses offer world-class facilities and are equipped with the latest technology.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC03
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Painting and Decorating Pre-apprenticeship)

Gain the skills to work in the building industry and become an apprentice painter and decorator.


Do you have an eye for colour and like to finish what others start?

When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice painter and decorator.

Gain these skills: 

  • painting techniques 
  • interpreting plans 
  • preparing surfaces 
  • measuring 
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job 
  • working with scaffolding safely at heights and
  • workplace health and safety

Painting and decorating is known as the finishing trade, encompassing both residential and commercial areas. It can include new constructions as well as restoring historically significant buildings.

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie and Mandurah Campuses offer first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC06
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Wall and Floor Tiling Pre-apprenticeship)

Gain the skills and knowledge to work in the tiling industry as an apprentice wall and floor tiler.

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Do you have an eye for detail and want your work on show?

When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice wall and floor tiler.

Gain these skills: 

  • lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles 
  • interpret plans 
  • measure and calculate the right amount of materials for the job 
  • work with scaffolding safely at heights
  • workplace health and safety

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Certificate II
National ID: MSF31113
State ID: J739
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Gain the skills to work in the furnishing industry as a furniture maker or cabinet maker.

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Do you want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges, solid shelves and custom cabinets?

When you complete the Certificate III in Cabinet Making you'll be ready for a career as a furniture maker or cabinet maker.

Gain these skills:

  • use hand and power tools
  • operate industrial machinery
  • CNC processing centres
  • produce angled and curved furniture
  • apply decorative surfaces
  • select timber
  • prepare surfaces
  • interpret plans
  • measuring
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie Campus offers first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC30220
State ID: BGB8
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Carpentry

Gain the building and construction skills to work as a domestic or commercial carpenter.

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Do you want to build a strong career from the ground up?

When you complete the Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery you will be ready for a career as a domestic or commercial carpenter.

Gain these skills:

  • use basic carpentry tools, power tools & carpentry materials
  • construct a pitched roof, ceiling frames & wooden flooring
  • interpret plans
  • apply work health and safety requirements

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie, Rockingham and Mandurah Campuses offer first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Certificate III
National ID: RII30919
State ID: BFA8
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Civil Construction

Gain the skills to become a mobile plant operator, bridge construction worker, pipe layer or road construction worker.

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Are you looking for a career in construction using the largest tools?

When you complete the Certificate III in Civil Construction you'll be building a career as a mobile plant operator, bridge construction worker, pipe layer, or road construction worker.

Two different streams of this course are available at South Metropolitan TAFE, a "General" stream, and a "Pipe laying" stream.

South Metropolitan TAFE provides quality training that serves both employers and employees. Employers gain the benefits of skilled and accredited employees and the employee gains the knowledge, skill, confidence and a sense of pride when completing the qualification. Training for any required gap units can be scheduled to align with workplace operations and may be conducted at the employer’s place of business if required.

Gain these skills:

  • Safety on the work site
  • Safe handling of materials
  • Plant and machinery operation
  • Excavation
  • Levelling
  • Reading plans
  • Earthworks
  • Communication
  • Locate and protect underground services.

All delivery is done off campus at clients' sites or specialised resourced locations in the metropolitan area.

Certificate III
National ID: RII40715
State ID: AZC9
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

Gain the skills to supervise and manage civil construction staff and planning.

Delivered at:


Ready to build your career in civil construction?

A career in civil construction allows you to design and build complex structures such as major roads, sewer networks, even stadiums. When you complete this course you will be qualified to work in a supervisory position in civil construction.

Three different traineeship streams of this course are available at South Metropolitan TAFE, a "General" stream, an "Open Cut" and a "Stone" stream.

Gain these skills:

  • how to be responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others
  • contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problem
  • apply management plans to the workplace

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.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Certificate IV
State ID: GAB46
Industry Building and Construction

Design Grid Connected PV System with Battery Storage skill set

Upskill your photovoltaic skills to be able to design and install grid connect battery storage systems.

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This course is open to all Photovoltaic Installers who have completed and passed the Grid Connect Design and Install units. It provides an opportunity for currently competent Grid connect designers and installers to upskill to the Grid Connect with battery storage skillset.

It provides detailed knowledge and practical skills for the design, installation, fault-finding and repair of battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems.

On successful completion of this course, the candidate is able to register with the Clean Energy Council as an approved Grid Connect battery storage system designer and installer.

Next dates for delivery

  • 6 December, Monday to Friday | 8.30am - 4.30pm
Skill set
National ID: CPC20712
State ID: J484
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Drainage

Gain the skills needed to work in the plumbing industry, specialising in ground works.

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Set down the ground work for your career

The Certificate II in Drainage is suitable for people working in the plumbing industry that specialise in ‘ground works’. South Metropolitan TAFE trains and assesses the Certificate II in Drainage at Rockingham as part of our general plumbing training program.

The standard term for a contract is 18 months. Achieving this qualification is a good stepping stone towards completing a full plumbing qualification.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE33011
State ID: A131
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Electrical Fitting

Manufacture, wire and fit electrical components within a plant or on machinery.


 

Gain these skills:

  • manufacture, fit, assemble, erect, operate, test, fault find, alter, repair electrical equipment
  • electrical wiring work associated with assembling, maintaining, terminating or altering the wiring between electrical components within a plant or machinery
  • problem solve in d.c. circuits and in single and three phase low voltage machines
  • develop and connect electrical control circiuits
  • use diagrams, standards, codes and specifications

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie and Rockingham Campuses offer first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Certificate III
National ID: S0166P
State ID: S0166P
Industry Building and Construction

Electrical Requirements

Jump-start your own electrical company with this electrical licencing board-approved course.

Delivered at:


Full Electrical Contractors Course

To be eligible you must hold a current electrical workers licence, restricted licence is not acceptable.

The full electrical contractors course includes both nominee and business components.

  • Nominee component includes five days face to face
  • Business component includes online learning plus one day of assessment maximum six months to complete

Business and Nominee contractors courses can be completed separately. To make a booking or any general enquiries please use the web form on this page.

This Electrical Licensing Board-approved course provides theoretical and practical training and is designed to enhance participants’ existing skill sets. The program will not only build upon your current electrical trade studies, it will also improve and refresh your knowledge of:

  • statutory requirements (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • legislation and process (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • inspection and testing of electrical installation work (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • business task management and monitoring business operations (Electrical Contractors Licence)*

* Please note: If you are not working within an electrical contracting company, a person other than an electrical contractor may hold the business aspect of the licence. In this case, the electrical work will only be completed, under that aspect of the licence, by an electrician employed by that company and nominated by that same employer as the Nominees/In-house Licence holder.

Electrical Contractors Licence course consists of four mandatory units. Other units in the Full Electrical Contractors course are payable separately as you progress to complete the full pathway.

Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course consists of two mandatory units.

Electrical Contractors Business Licence course consists of two mandatory units.

Next dates for delivery

  • New course starts each month. Dates to be confirmed.
Short course
National ID: S0057P
State ID: S0057P
Industry Building and Construction

Electrical Trade Revision

Review and revise your electrical learning with this fourth-year course.

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The Electrical Trade Revision course is for 4th year apprentices. The aim of the course is to provide apprentices the opportunity to review and revise the electrical principles and essential performance criteria they have covered in the past 4 years.

The following subjects are covered:

  • Technical Standards
  • Installation testing and isolation procedures
  • Maximum demand
  • Cable selection
  • Circuit protection
  • Appliance testing
  • Electrical theory

Next dates for delivery

  • 21 & 22 September
  • 2 & 3 November
Short course
National ID: UEE22011
State ID: AA41
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship)

Become an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.


Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)(Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.

Gain these skills:

  • work effectively in the construction industry
  • use hand and power tools
  • interpret drawings
  • take electrical and electronic measurements
  • solder components
  • workplace health and safety

 

Learn in specialised facilities

SM TAFE's Thornlie, Rockingham and Mandurah Campuses offer first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE30811
State ID: A123
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Launch your career as a licensed electrician.


Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician you'll be looking at a career as a licensed electrician (additional requirements apply).

Gain these skills:

  • install low voltage wiring, switchgear and appliances
  • arrange and connect circuits
  • troubleshoot and problem solve apparatus and circuits
  • use hand and power tools
  • interpret drawings
  • take electrical and electronic measurements
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie Campus offers first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Certificate III
National ID: S0058P
State ID: S0058P
Industry Building and Construction

Establishing a Contracting Business

Gain theoretical and practical training designed to enhance existing skill sets.

Delivered at:


This course is part of the full Electrical Contractors Course

To be eligible you must hold a current electrical workers licence, restricted licence is not acceptable.

The full electrical contractors course includes both nominee and business components.

  • Nominee component includes five days face to face
  • Business component includes online learning plus one day of assessment maximum six months to complete

Business and Nominee contractors courses can be completed separately. To make a booking or any general enquiries please use the Get help form on this page.

This Electrical Licensing Board-approved course provides theoretical and practical training and is designed to enhance participants’ existing skill sets. The program will not only build upon your current electrical trade studies, it will also improve and refresh your knowledge of:

  • statutory requirements (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • legislation and process (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • inspection and testing of electrical installation work (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • business task management and monitoring business operations (Electrical Contractors Licence)*

* Please note: If you are not working within an electrical contracting company, a person other than an electrical contractor may hold the business aspect of the licence. In this case, the electrical work will only be completed, under that aspect of the licence, by an electrician employed by that company and nominated by that same employer as the Nominees/In-house Licence holder.

Electrical Contractors Licence course consists of four mandatory units. Other units in the Full Electrical Contractors course are payable separately as you progress to complete the full pathway.

Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course consists of two mandatory units.

Electrical Contractors Business Licence course consists of two mandatory units.

Next dates for delivery

  • The Establishing a Contract Business component of the course is delivered fully online, start anytime
  • Use the Get help form at the end of the page to begin
Short course
National ID: MSF20313
State ID: AA45
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate II in Furniture Making (Cabinet Making/Furniture Making Pre-Apprenticeship)

Become an apprentice furniture maker or cabinet maker.

Delivered at:


Do you want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges?

When you complete the Certificate II in Furniture Making (Cabinet Making/Furniture Making Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice furniture maker or cabinet maker.

Gain these skills: 

  • using hand and power tools 
  • preparing surfaces 
  • interpreting plans
  • measuring 
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job and
  • workplace health and safety

Cabinet makers work from plans or drawings to make home and office furniture, as well as make built-in cupboards and fixtures for new homes and shops. Furniture Making concentrates on the production of solid and free standing furniture.

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie Campus offers first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Certificate II
National ID: CPC32713
State ID: J789
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Gas Fitting

This course is designed for people who are already working in an allied trade and have pre-existing skills.

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This course is designed for people who are already working in an allied trade and have pre-existing skills. All students must already hold a Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision from Energy Safety WA (SMTAFE can arrange this) Students will need to record 250 hours of Gas Fitting with a Licensed Gas Fitter in WA as per Energy Safety requirements before they will be issued a permit to work unsupervised. These hours can be accumulated as soon as an individual has a Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision and are not required for the completion of the Certificate III.

People completing the course will have the skillset needed to work competently as a G class permit holder on all NG and LPG gas installations in WA and can apply to Energy Safety WA for a G class permit to work unsupervised as soon as they have recorded 250 hours.

Certificate III
National ID: S0048P
State ID: S0048P
Industry Building and Construction

Gas Safety

Receive a completion letter to apply for a Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision.

Delivered at:


The Gas Legislation and Safety course comprises three components, WA Gas Regulations, Gas Safety and Basic Combustion and Flueing.

Successful completion of the final assessment will be needed to receive a completion letter that is required by Building and Energy to apply for a Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision.

The course is delivered over two days at Rockingham campus. Students who are unable to attend the Rockingham campus may discuss their training and assessment options with lecturing staff; off-campus options can usually be arranged.

Next dates

  • 23 and 24 September
  • 9 and 10 December
Short course
National ID: S0047P
State ID: S0047P
Industry Building and Construction

Gas Standards Legislation

Comprises three components, WA gas regulations, safety and basic combustion and flueing.

Delivered at:


The Gas Legislation and Safety course comprises three components, WA Gas Regulations, Gas Safety and Basic Combustion and Flueing.

The course is delivered over two days at Rockingham campus. Students who are unable to attend the Rockingham campus may discuss their training and assessment options with lecturing staff; off-campus options can usually be arranged.

Successful completion of the final assessment will be needed to receive a completion letter that is required by Building and Energy to apply for a Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision.

Next dates

  • 23 and 24 September
  • 9 and 10 December
Short course
National ID: S0059P
State ID: S0059P
Industry Building and Construction

General Legislative Requirements

This Electrical Licensing Board-approved course is designed to enhance participants’ existing electrical skills.

Delivered at:


Full Electrical Contractors Course

To be eligible you must hold a current electrical workers licence, restricted licence is not acceptable.

The full electrical contractors course includes both nominee and business components.

  • Nominee component includes five days face to face
  • Business component includes online learning plus one day of assessment maximum six months to complete

Business and Nominee contractors courses can be completed separately. To make a booking or any general enquiries please use the web form on this page.

This Electrical Licensing Board-approved course provides theoretical and practical training and is designed to enhance participants’ existing skill sets. The program will not only build upon your current electrical trade studies, it will also improve and refresh your knowledge of:

  • statutory requirements (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • legislation and process (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • inspection and testing of electrical installation work (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • business task management and monitoring business operations (Electrical Contractors Licence)*

* Please note: If you are not working within an electrical contracting company, a person other than an electrical contractor may hold the business aspect of the licence. In this case, the electrical work will only be completed, under that aspect of the licence, by an electrician employed by that company and nominated by that same employer as the Nominees/In-house Licence holder.

Electrical Contractors Licence course consists of four mandatory units. Other units in the Full Electrical Contractors course are payable separately as you progress to complete the full pathway.

Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course consists of two mandatory units.

Electrical Contractors Business Licence course consists of two mandatory units.

Next dates

  • The General Legislative Requirements component of the course is delivered fully online, start anytime
  • Use the Express your interest link below to begin
  • New course starts each month
Short course
State ID: GAA36
Industry Building and Construction

Grid Connect Design and Install Clean Energy Council skill set

Register as a Clean Energy Council accredited designer or installer on completion of this course.

Delivered at:


The course runs for 5 consecutive days and contains theoretical and practical components and assessments. Over the five days students will cover the required Australian Standards and Clean Energy Council Guidelines for accredited Installers and Designers.

The course consists of three units:

  • UEENEEK125A Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
  • UEENEEK135A Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems
  • UEENEEK148A Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems

On successful completion of units K125A and K135A a student may register as a Clean Energy Council accredited Grid Connect Designer. On successful completion of K125 and K148 a student may register as a Clean Energy Council accredited Installer. A student who completes all three units successfully may apply for accreditation as an accredited CEC Installer and Designer.

Next dates

  • 25 to 29 October 
Skill set
State ID: AE388
Industry Building and Construction
Free*
Skill sets

Infrastructure Ready Skill Set

Get Skills Ready for a job in construction.

Delivered at:


Build your future with skills in infrastructure

Gain the skills to prepare for a career in infrastructure projects, and pick up your White Card along the way!

You will learn the knowledge and skills to work safely in the civil construction industry, communicate effectively on work sites and plan work in relation to infrastructure activities.

This introduction is suitable for students who wish to enter the industry with no or limited experience.

Gain the skills to:

  • Follow work health and safety policies and procedures
  • Plan and organise work
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Communicate effectively in the work place
  • Operate small plant and equipment

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $298.66.

Next course dates

This course is delivered 5 days a week for 3 weeks and then students will complete a 4th week on work placement, to be arranged by SM TAFE. The next course dates are:

Thornlie: Starts 19 July

Skill set
National ID: MEM30819
State ID: BEL3
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Locksmithing

Are you ready for a secure career that opens doors? Become a licensed locksmith today.

Delivered at:


Are you ready for a secure career that truly opens doors?

When you complete the Certificate III in Locksmithing you'll be looking at a career as a licensed locksmith.

Gain these skills:

  • assemble and install manual and electronic locks
  • perform site security surveys
  • develop and install master key systems

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Rockingham Campus offers first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Certificate III
National ID: S0060P
State ID: S0060P
Industry Building and Construction

Operation (Electrical) Legislative Requirements

This full electrical contractors course includes both nominee and business components for working as a electrical tradesperson.

Delivered at:


Full Electrical Contractors Course

To be eligible you must hold a current electrical workers licence, restricted licence is not acceptable.

The full electrical contractors course includes both nominee and business components.

  • Nominee component includes five days face to face
  • Business component includes online learning plus one day of assessment maximum 12 months to complete

Business and Nominee contractors courses can be completed separately. To make a booking or any general enquiries please use the web form on this page.

Course content

This Electrical Licensing Board-approved course provides theoretical and practical training and is designed to enhance participants’ existing skill sets. The program will not only build upon your current electrical trade studies, it will also improve and refresh your knowledge of:

  • statutory requirements (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • legislation and process (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • inspection and testing of electrical installation work (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • business task management and monitoring business operations (Electrical Contractors Licence)*

* Please note: If you are not working within an electrical contracting company, a person other than an electrical contractor may hold the business aspect of the licence. In this case, the electrical work will only be completed, under that aspect of the licence, by an electrician employed by that company and nominated by that same employer as the Nominees/In-house Licence holder.

Electrical Contractors Licence course consists of four mandatory units.

Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course consists of two mandatory units.

Electrical Contractors Business Licence course consists of two mandatory units.

Next dates

  • New course starts each month
Short course
State ID: GAA58
Industry Building and Construction

Painters Registration - Business and Estimating skill set

Want to work in the painting industry? In this hands-on course you will learn about surface preparation, colour theory and wallpapering techniques, and gain business skills.

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There are two units of the Course in Painters Registration included in this short course.

AUL08 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business (BSBSMB401)

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with all regulations affecting the business. It applies to individuals operating a small business who use analytical skills to interpret legislation and regulations and develop procedures to manage compliance.

W9241 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects (CPCCBC4004A)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.

Completion of all four units from the Course in Painters Registration will satisfy requirements for licensing.

For Business and Estimating

  • BSBSMB401 AUL08 Establish Legal and Risk Management Requirements of Small Business (CBT)
  • CPCCBC4004A W9241 Identify and Produce Estimated Costs for Building and Construction Projects (CBT)

For Prepare Surfaces and Wallpapering

  • CPCCPD3021A D7385 Prepare Surfaces for Painting (CBT)
  • 82985 PRB Colour and Wallpapering (CBT)

The Course in Painters Registration will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work as a contractor in the painting and decorating industry. You will learn about surface preparation, coating systems, colour theory and wallpapering techniques. You will also learn how to estimate costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites and understand the practice of running a painting and decorating business.

Next dates for delivery

  • Online study, start anytime
  • Intensive (5 days full-time), starting 20 September, 11 October, 8 November
  • Evenings (2 nights a week for 16 weeks), dates to be announced
Skill set
State ID: GAA61
Industry Building and Construction

Painters Registration - Prepare Surface for Painting and Colour and Wallpapering skill set

This hands-on and industry-relevant short course covers two units; prepare surfaces for painting, and PRB colour and wallpapering.

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This short course covers two units from the Course in Painters Registration.

D7385 Prepare surfaces for painting (CPCCPD3021A)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to restore, repair and prepare different material surfaces for the application of paint. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of new or uncoated surfaces, preparation of previously coated surfaces, preparation of previously wallpapered surfaces for painting and completion of clean-up activities.

82985 PRB colour and wallpapering (82985)

This course offers ongoing enrolments for online study.

Skill set
National ID: CPC30611
State ID: D395
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Bring buildings to life with a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating and launch your certified trade career as a painter or decorator today.

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Do you want to apply the finishing touches and colours to bring buildings to life?

When you complete the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating you will be ready for a certified trade career as a painter and decorator.

Gain these skills:

  • prepare and protect surfaces
  • colour match
  • interpret plans
  • apply Work Health and Safety requirements

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie Campus offers first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC32413
State ID: J787
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Plumbing

Does your career pipe dream involve real pipes? Complete this certificate and become a plumber or gasfitter (tradesperson).

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Does your career pipe dream involve real pipes?

When you complete the Certificate III in Plumbing you'll be looking at an in demand (and possibly lucrative) career as a plumber, or gasfitter.

Gain these skills:

  • how to safely install, alter, and repair pipe work services and appliances to suit domestic, commercial and industrial needs
  • cold and hot water supply
  • gas supply
  • sewage, waste and rainwater disposal
  • how to install and repair roofing, gutters and drain pipes
  • how to make buildings waterproof
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE is a major centre in WA for training in the building and construction industries, with purpose-built workshops, up-to-date equipment, and lecturers who maintain close links with industry.

Certificate III
National ID: 52700WA
State ID: AA40
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship)

Get the foundation skills to become a plumbing apprentice on completion of this course.

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Does your career dream involve plumbing?

When you complete the Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice plumber, roof plumber, or gasfitter.

Gain these skills:

  • use hand and power tools 
  • oxy-acetylene and arc weld
  • read plans
  • calculate quantities
  • cut and join sheet metal
  • work safely at heights and
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE is a major centre in WA for training in the building and construction industries, with purpose-built workshops, up-to-date equipment, and lecturers who maintain close links with industry.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Certificate II
State ID: GAA40
Industry Building and Construction

Plumbing Contracting Licensing (Business) skill set

The business units form a mandatory part of the plumbing contractor licence.

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Books that are supplied to you as part of the course fee:

• ISBN: (9781921734045) BSBSMB401A Textbook Establish Business Legal Requirements
• ISBN: (2770000021524) BCPCM4002A Estimate & Cost Plumbing Theory Notes
• IBSN: (2770000021517) BCPCM4001A Carry Out Risk Control Processes Theory Notes

Students must supply the following regulations/standards at their own cost:

• Health Regulations Standards Act ISBN: (RKH028) Treatment of Sewerage, Disposal of Effluent & Liquid Wastes
• Water Regulations Standards ISBN: (RKP 097) Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000
• AS/NZS 3500 Plumbing Code ISBN: 2770000019835 2015 Edition

Next dates

You can enrol anytime for this course to start studying online.

Skill set
State ID: GAA41
Industry Building and Construction

Plumbing Contracting Licensing (Specialist) skill set

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to operate as a plumbing contractor.

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The following theory components of the course require you to complete a workbook for each. You will be required to present these completed workbooks on the commencement of each theory class.

  • Drainage
  • Sanitary
  • Backflow
  • Water Supply

 

Next dates 

  • To be confirmed
Skill set
National ID: CPC32612
State ID: J493
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Roof Plumbing

Want a career working outdoors with a view? Become a roof plumber today.

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Do you want a trades career working outdoors with a view?

When you complete the Certificate III in Roof Plumbing you will be ready for a career as a roof plumber.

Gain these skills:

  • use hand and power tools
  • cut and join sheet metal
  • arc welding
  • install roof components
  • interpret plans
  • measuring
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job
  • work with scaffolding safely at heights
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Rockingham Campus offers first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Certificate III
State ID: GAA37
Industry Building and Construction

Service Type A Gas Appliances skill set

This course will train and assess students in the skills and knowledge required to competently service Type A gas appliances.

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This course will train and assess students in the skills and knowledge required to competently service Type A gas appliances.

Students completing this course can apply to Energy Safety WA to have 'Servicing' endorsed on their G Class permit.

Gain these skills:

  • basic electrical theory 
  • characteristics of electromotive force (EMF) 
  • characteristics of fuses
  • circuit breakers
  • residual current devices and earthing systems 
  • combustion characteristics and effects 
  • conduction 
  • current flow 
  • ignition systems 
  • insulation 
  • isolation procedures 
  • Ohm's law 
  • burners and burner adjustment 
  • characteristics of conversion from one gas type to another 
  • classification of appliances and identification of related components 
  • electrical safety, including isolation procedures and requisite precautions 
  • gas appliance regulators 
  • gas appliance thermostats 
  • gas safety, including:
  • combustion characteristics and effects 
  • isolation procedures 
  • job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS) 
  • operation of flame failure systems used in Type A gas appliances

Next dates for delivery

  • 6 to 17 September
  • 22 November to 3 December

 

Skill set
National ID: CPC31011
State ID: D399
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Solid Plastering

Want a career in a trade that has everything covered? On completion of this course you will be ready for a trade career as a solid plasterer.

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Do you want a career in a trade that has everything covered?

When you complete the Certificate III in Solid Plastering you will be ready for a certified trade career as a solid plasterer.

Gain these skills:

  • finish floors, walls and ceilings in gypsum and Portland cement plasters
  • construct decorative mouldings
  • textured finishes
  • ornamental restorations
  • interpret plans
  • apply WHS requirements
Certificate III
National ID: RII31619
State ID: BFA4
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Trenchless Technology

Learn machine operation, reading plans, leveling, excavation and safety procedures in this hands-on traineeship.

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South Metropolitan TAFE provides quality training that serves both employers and employees. Employers gain the benefits of skilled and accredited employees and the employee gains the knowledge, skill, confidence and a sense of pride when completing the qualification. Training for any required gap units can be scheduled to align with workplace operations and may be conducted at the employer’s place of business if required.

Gain these skills:

  • Safety on the work site
  • Safe handling of materials
  • Plant and machinery operation
  • Excavation
  • Leveling
  • Reading plans
  • Earthworks
  • Communication
  • Locate and protect underground services.

All delivery is done off campus at clients' sites or specialised resourced locations in the metro area

This qualification is only available as a traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC31211
State ID: D401
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

Become a wall and ceiling liner with this half-price trade qualification where your skills will be sought after by this high-demand industry.

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Do you want to build a lifetime career that others will look up to?

When you complete the Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining you will be ready for a certified trade career as a wall and ceiling liner.

Gain these skills:

  • fix plasterboard sheets to walls and ceilings
  • mix plastering compounds
  • install suspended ceilings
  • construct bulkheads
  • interpret plans
  • apply WHS requirements
Certificate III
National ID: CPC31311
State ID: D402
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

Launch your certified trade career as a wall and floor tiler with this industry-relevant tiling course.

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Do you have an eye for detail and want your work on show?

When you complete the Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling you will be ready for a certified trade career as a wall and floor tiler.

Gain these skills:

  • lay tiles for domestic, commercial, and public buildings
  • tile curved surfaces and domestic pools
  • mosaics and decorative tiling
  • interpret plans
  • work health and safety requirements

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.

Certificate III
National ID: BSB30719
State ID: BEQ5
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Work Health and Safety

Start a career in safety with the Certificate IV in Work, Health and Safety. Learn to perform hazard identification, risk assessments, emergency procedures and manage safety programs.

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Do you have what it takes to step into a career in workplace safety? 

When you complete the Certificate III in Work Health and Safety you can expect to be a valued addition to any organisation as a work health and safety advisor.  

This qualification reflects the role of individuals performing work health and safety (WHS) duties in addition to their main duties. They may provide technical advice and support to a team and apply a range of competencies in varied work contexts. It provides the skills and knowledge required to contribute to a variety of WHS tasks.

Gain these skills:

  • assist with legal compliance
  • hazard identification
  • preventative safety measures
  • risk assessment
  • consultation
  • WHS issue resolution processes
  • emergency procedures
  • hazardous chemicals processes
     
Certificate III
National ID: BSB41419
State ID: BER2
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Business and Finance
Online

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Start a career in safety with the Certificate IV in Work, Health and Safety. Learn to perform hazard identification, risk assessments, emergency procedures and manage safety programs.

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Do you have what it takes to step into an in-demand career in workplace safety?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety you can expect to be a valued addition to any organisation as a work health and safety officer, or WHS coordinator.

Gain these skills: 

  • assisting with legal compliance
  • hazard identification 
  • risk assessment
  • claims management
  • implementing management systems
  • emergency procedures and
  • return-to-work programs

Online studies enrolments in this course are available flexible / anytime, ongoing throughout the year. 

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB51319
State ID: BEQ9
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^
Online
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Take on management responsibilities with the Diploma of Work, Health and Safety. Learn to design and manage safety programs and develop responses to organisational policy.

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Do you have what it takes to step into an in-demand career managing workplace safety?

When you complete the Diploma of Work Health and Safety you can expect to be a valued addition to any organisation as a compliance officer, or WHS manager.

Gain these skills:

  • coordinate and maintain a WHS system or program
  • investigate incidents
  • manage risks
  • manage and improve employee health and wellness across your workplace
  • improve legislative compliance, productivity, efficiency, and morale

Online studies enrolments in this course are available flexible / anytime, ongoing throughout the year.

Diploma
State ID: AE386
Industry Building and Construction
Free*
Skill sets

Work Safety in Construction Skill Set

Get Skills Ready for a job with construction safety skills.

Get ready for a safe construction career

Learn the skills to prepare for a career in construction and pick up your White Card along the way.

This skill set will give you an introduction to working in construction, teaching you safety and accuracy in planning for, setting up and beginning a construction project.  You will learn to use tools and equipment safely and the rules and procedures for safe work on site, plus you will work on a construction project, ready to add to your portfolio. 

This course is ideal as a start to a building and construction pathway, building the basic safety skills for wet trades, plumbing, carpentry and joinery.

Gain these skills:

  • Plan and prepare, set up and use levelling device and worksite clean-up
  • Identify and assess risks of work tasks, identify hazardous materials and other hazards on work sites, plan and prepare for safe work practices, apply safe work practice and follow emergency procedures
  • Plan and prepare tools, equipment, signage and barricades, calculate materials and ready them for use, apply environmental requirements
  • Determine component requirements and assembly sequence
  • Operate hand tools and use equipment safely
  • Quality checking construction outcomes against plans
  • Understanding work, health and safety of construction projects, worksites, PPE, communication and first aid procedures, safety symbols
       

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $394.33.

Next dates for delivery

This course is delivered 5 days a week for 3 weeks and then students will complete a 4th week on work placement, to be arranged by SM TAFE. The next course dates are:

Thornlie: Starts 15 November

Rockingham:Starts 18 October

Help using our online application

You will need to have the evidence requirements(opens in a new tab)  and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. When ready to apply, use our guide to self service application using Student Portal.

Student Portal application guide (2 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)    

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