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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.

National ID: 09159P
State ID: 09159P
Industry Building and Construction

Basic Combustion, Flueing and Exhaust Principles

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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.

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. 

Short course
National ID: CPC33020
State ID: BGD8
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Bricklaying and 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.

    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: CPC50220
    State ID: BGE4
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    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.

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

    Diploma
    National ID: 52893WA
    State ID: AD06
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Brick and Block Laying Pre-apprenticeship)

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

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    Want to build the blocks for your career in construction? This pre-apprenticeship will equip you with the skills employers are looking for in an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.

    Bricklaying is an important and in-demand trade, being vital to the construction industry as the foundation for residential and commercial developments. In this course you’ll learn how to use bricklaying tools and equipment to construct and repair brick and block walls. 

    Complete this course to give yourself the best chance of getting an apprenticeship and a head start in an outdoors trade such as bricklaying, carpentry or labouring. 

    Learn in specialist facilities

    The Mandurah, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses feature modern workshops with tools and equipment you will find on any work site. Students complete this pre-apprenticeship in an environment that reflects current industry practices and simulates a real-life workplace. 

    Certificate II
    National ID: 52893WA
    State ID: AD12
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

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

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

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    Do you have a keen interest in woodwork or the building industry and a passion for the perfect finish of a job? Complete this pre-apprenticeship and you’ll gain the skills that employers are searching for in an Apprentice Carpenter and Joiner.  

    Carpentry is fundamental to the construction industry and one of the most in-demand trades. A carpenter specialises in working with wood, metal and other materials to assemble, install and repair foundations.

    Working both outdoors and indoors, the career of a carpenter can bring you a diverse range of jobs and there’s various specialities to choose from - you can see your work come to life in real houses and buildings, adding your own creative flair. 

    The skills of the carpenter are needed for the foundations and walls of our houses, through to the construction of offices, restaurants and retail developments, as well as on projects such as mining operations. This pre-apprenticeship will give you a taste of what it’s like to be a carpenter and put the foundations in place for your future.

    Learn in specialist facilities

    The Mandurah, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses feature modern workshops with tools and equipment you will find on any work site. Students complete this pre-apprenticeship in an environment that reflects current industry practices and simulates a real-life workplace. The timber workshops include multiple lathes and saws for large scale construction. 

    Certificate II
    National ID: 52893WA
    State ID: AD10
    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.


    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.

    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 specialist facilities

    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.

    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.


    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.

    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: RII30920
    State ID: AD00
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Civil Construction (Civil Construction General)

    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 (Civil Construction General) you'll be building a career as a mobile plant operator, bridge construction worker, pipe layer, or road construction worker.

    SM 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.

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

    Certificate III
    National ID: RII30920
    State ID: AC99
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Civil Construction (Pipe Laying)

    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 laying pipes?

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

    SM 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.

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

    Certificate III
    National ID: RII40720
    State ID: AD19
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Supervision)

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

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    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.

    Learn in specialised facilities

    Our campuses provide students with a hands-on learning environment that feature industry-standard equipment, advanced technology and specialised workshop areas.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: RII30820
    State ID: BGL4
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

    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 operating plant equipment?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations you'll be building a career as a mobile plant operator.

    SM 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.

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

    Certificate III
    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.

    Skill set
    National ID: CPC20720
    State ID: BGB4
    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: 09123P
    State ID: 09123P
    Industry Building and Construction

    Electrical Contractor Nominees WAE200

    Build on your current electrical studies with the Electrical Contractor Nominees

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    Complete the full Electrical Contractors Course

    The full electrical contractors course includes both nominee and business components, the Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course and the Electrical Contractors Business Licence course.

    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)*

    The Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course consists of one mandatory unit. This unit is delivered via face to face learning with a post - delivery design assignment to be satisfactorily completed before a certificate is issued.

    • 09123P Electrical Contractor Nominees WAE200 (this course page)

    The Electrical Contractors Business Licence course consists of two mandatory units. These units are delivered by the colleges e-Learning Blackboard platform with the student attending the college after all online work is completed for face to face assessment.

    Dates

    The Nominee/In-house license units are delivered on campus across 5 full days on the dates listed in the study options section below. Prospective participants can enrol anytime in the business units in the courses above and have one year to complete the units.

    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
    Short course
    National ID: UEE22020
    State ID: AC54
    Industry Building and Construction
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    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.

    Learn in specialist facilities

    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 II
    National ID: UEE30820
    State ID: BFN0
    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: 09124P
    State ID: 09124P
    Industry Building and Construction

    Establishing a Contracting Business

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

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    This course is part of the full Electrical Contractors Course

    The full electrical contractors course includes both nominee and business components, the Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course and the Electrical Contractors Business Licence course.

    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)*

    The Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course consists of one mandatory unit. This unit is delivered via face to face learning with a post - delivery design assignment to be satisfactorily completed before a certificate is issued.

    The Electrical Contractors Business Licence course consists of two mandatory units. These units are delivered by the colleges e-Learning Blackboard platform with the student attending the college after all online work is completed for face to face assessment.

    Dates

    • The Establishing a Contract Business component of the course is delivered fully online, start anytime
    • The online study business components of the course can be enrolled into separately, allowing you to start online while waiting to enrol into the next on-campus block of the Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course
    • Once online learning is complete, book a day to take your practical assessment  on campus, you will have a maximum of six months to complete your practical assessment after enrolment
    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.

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    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.

    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: 09157P
    State ID: 09157P
    Industry Building and Construction

    Gas Standards Legislation

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    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.

    Short course
    National ID: 09125P
    State ID: 09125P
    Industry Building and Construction

    General Legislative Requirements

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

    Delivered at:


    This course is part of the full Electrical Contractors Course

    The full electrical contractors course includes both nominee and business components, the Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course and the Electrical Contractors Business Licence course.

    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)*

    The Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course consists of one mandatory unit. This unit is delivered via face to face learning with a post - delivery design assignment to be satisfactorily completed before a certificate is issued.

    The Electrical Contractors Business Licence course consists of two mandatory units. These units are delivered by the colleges e-Learning Blackboard platform with the student attending the college after all online work is completed for face to face assessment.

    Dates

    • The General Legislative Requirements component of the course is delivered fully online, start anytime
    • The online study business components of the course can be enrolled into separately, allowing you to start online while waiting to enrol into the next on-campus block of the Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course
    • Once online learning is complete, book a day to take your practical assessment on campus, you will have a maximum of six months to complete your practical assessment after enrolment
    Short course
    State ID: GAA36
    Industry Building and Construction
    Skill sets

    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.

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    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.

    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 for delivery

    • To be advised
    Skill set
    State ID: AE388
    Industry Building and Construction
    Free in 2023
    Skill sets

    Infrastructure Ready Skill Set

    Get Skills Ready for a job in construction.

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    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 these skills

    • 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
    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.

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    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: 52784WA
    State ID: YW10
    Industry Building and Construction

    Course in Painters Registration

    This course has been developed to allow graduates to apply to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) to become a registered painter.

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    This course allows tradespersons and learners to demonstrate essential knowledge and skills to establish 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. The knowledge of physical resources and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour, application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals processes is essential in enabling the learner to identify business and administrative requirements of a painting contractor wishing to commence their own business.  The course also provides students who do not hold any formal qualifications in painting and decorating with the ability to demonstrate essential knowledge and skills in surface preparation and coating systems, knowledge of colour theory and wallpapering techniques.

     The course is made up of 4 units:

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

     BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

    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.

    CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

    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.

    CPCCPD3021A Prepare surfaces for painting

    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

    This module specifies the outcomes required to colour-match new and existing painting finishes and apply wallpaper to walls of different materials to form a protective and decorative finish.

    Completion of all four units from the Course in Painters Registration will satisfy requirements for licensing.  Applicants should review the requirements for Painters Registration on the DMIRS website to ensure that they enrol into the correct units.

    Course in
    National ID: CPC30620
    State ID: BGE5
    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.

    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.

    90% of surveyed students were highly satisfied with this course.

    Certificate III
    National ID: CPC32420
    State ID: BGC2
    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.

    If you are a migrant to Australia looking to qualify as a plumber, we can help with creating a study plan to suit your needs. Express your interest now to start a discussion with our training area.

    Study in specialist facilities

    Rockingham campus features modern workshops with tools and equipment you will find on any work site. Demonstration areas include spaces where entire formwork and housing can be built, with special wet areas dedicated to solid plastering, ceiling and tiling applications, plumbing pit, gas and electrical stages. Our timber workshop includes multiple lathes and saws for large scale construction.

    Certificate III
    National ID: 52887WA
    State ID: AC56
    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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    Do you want to become a plumber? This course is your first step to getting an apprenticeship as a plumber, roof plumber or gasfitter. 

    Gain an understanding of working effectively and safely in the construction industry and learn from specialised industry professionals. Get a taste of what it’s like to work as a plumber, develop your use of hand and power tools and build the technical skills that employers are looking for in an apprentice. 

    As a plumber you can work in domestic or commercial settings installing plumbing systems, fixing leaking taps, completing renovations or doing emergency plumbing jobs.  
    Learning the trade of plumbing will give you an important skillset that is fundamental to the operation of any home or building. 

    Learn in specialised facilities

    Rockingham campus features modern workshops with tools and equipment you will find on any work site. Demonstration areas include spaces where entire formwork and housing can be built, with special wet areas dedicated to solid plastering, ceiling and tiling applications, plumbing pit, gas and electrical stages. Our timber workshop includes multiple lathes and saws for large scale construction.

    Certificate II
    State ID: GAA41
    Industry Building and Construction
    Skill sets

    Plumbing Contracting Licensing (Specialist) skill set

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

    Delivered at:


    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 for delivery 

    To be advised

    Skill set
    National ID: CPC32620
    State ID: BGD0
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Roof Plumbing

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

    Delivered at:


    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.

    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
    Skill sets

    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.

    Delivered at:


    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.

    Skill set
    National ID: CPC31020
    State ID: BGD3
    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.

    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.

    Delivered at:


    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.

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

    Certificate III
    National ID: CPC31220
    State ID: BGD5
    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.

     

    Certificate III
    National ID: CPC31320
    State ID: BGE1
    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.

    Learn in specialised facilities

    Our campuses provide 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
    Online

    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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    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.

    Certificate III
    National ID: BSB41419
    State ID: BER2
    Industry Building and Construction
    Industry Business and Finance
    Free in 2023
    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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    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.

    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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    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.

    Diploma
    State ID: AE386
    Industry Building and Construction
    Free in 2023
    Skill sets

    Work Safety in Construction Skill Set

    Get Skills Ready for a job with construction safety skills.

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    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.

    Skill set
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