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Engineering and Mining

Engineering is the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building and use of engines, machines, and structures. Western Australia’s engineering industry is very closely linked to the mining and construction industries and offers a wide range of career opportunities.

Our courses cover a diverse range of areas including fitters, machinists, boilermakers, sheet metal workers, welders, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics, engineering technicians, detailed drafters, and maintenance technicians.

Learn in our purpose-built facilities ACEPT facility that feature advanced technologies including an operating gas plant, attached control room, mechatronics labs and technical engineering workshop rooms.

These skills are also in demand in the exciting and rewarding defence industry

Plan your study pathway in Engineering.

State ID: GAB95
Industry Engineering and Mining

Advanced Mathematics and Engineering Calculus skill set

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

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Get a handle on advanced mathematics for engineering

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

2022 Dates

Tuesdays, 1 February to 21 June, 5pm to 8pm

Skill set
State ID: GAA29
Industry Engineering and Mining

Applied Engineering Drawing and CAD skill set

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

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Master Autodesk’s AutoCAD drafting system

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

Next dates for delivery

Thursdays, 3 February to 23 June 2022, 5pm to 8pm

Skill set
State ID: GAA30
Industry Engineering and Mining

Applied Engineering Mathematics skill set

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

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Get a solid foundation in physics for engineering

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • Identifying common engineering materials by their principal properties 
  • Select materials for specific applications
  • Verify selected material as fit for purpose
  • Determine stresses in simple structures and mechanical components
  • Verify stress levels using appropriate reference material
  • Solve engineering problems involving algebraic expressions with one independent variable
  • Use trigonometry to solve practical problems
  • Solve quadratic equations
  • Statics, dynamics, motion and rotation  

Next dates for delivery

Thursdays, 3 February to 23 June 2022, 5pm to 8pm

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

Diploma of Applied Technologies

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

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This pilot traineeship has been developed in collaboration with our industry partners to equip you with the skills and knowledge to undertake technical roles within Industry 4.0 manufacturing and/or engineering environments.   These are fresh new skills and knowledge in demand right now and transferrable to the workforce of tomorrow. 

Gain these skills:

  • Industry 4.0 objectives
  • Project life cycle
  • Managing technical documents
  • Producing products with CAD and CAM
  • Understanding electrical systems
  • Cloud computing and SCADA
  • Network configuration
  • Troubleshooting cyber-physical systems, digital and industrial controls
Diploma
State ID: GAB96
Industry Engineering and Mining

Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics skill set

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

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

Dates

Mondays, 31 January to 20 June 2022, 5pm to 8pm

Skill set
National ID: 52845WA
State ID: BGO44
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Autonomous Workplace Operations

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

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Become part of the wave of future technologies in automation

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • awareness of an autonomous workplace and how it operates
  • what unique safety systems are present
  • how the human-machine interface operates
  • what, why and how data is used within such workplaces

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

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

This course is also available if you are still at school through VET DSS.  Email us to find out more.

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

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

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

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Construct your future 

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

Diploma of Civil Construction Design

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

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

Flexible delivery!

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

Diploma
State ID: GAC51
Industry Engineering and Mining

Civil Construction Earthworks and Foundations skill set

Simulate roles such as Civil Construction supervisors to support professional Engineers.

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Students will simulate roles as Civil Construction supervisors to support professional engineers in the design of construction works.

Project scenarios will be used covering key principles and practices of earthworks, and construction materials including concrete, steel and timber.

Gain these skills:

  • Schedule and estimation of construction tasks
  • Calculate foundation requirements
  • Manage a project schedule
  • Develop a job plan
  • Adjust job plan as required to ensure required outcomes are achieved
  • Review of project to improve safety, efficiency and effectiveness

Dates

Next intake is in February 2022

Skill set
State ID: GAC50
Industry Engineering and Mining

Civil Construction Structural Design skill set

This course if for people in Building Information Modeling to up-skill based on current construction industry standards and software.

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Design and calculate structures using industry technology

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

Gain these skills

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

Dates

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

Skill set
State ID: GAC52
Industry Engineering and Mining

Civil Infrastructure Design skill set

Become a technical officer or designer for major infrastructure projects.

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Develop the groundwork for major infrastructure

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

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

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

Gain these skills

  • Detailed designs of both rural and urban roads, surface/pavements and subsurface drainage
  • Investigate location of underground services and their impact on projects
  • Implementation of traffic control devices to improve road safety for all road users
  • Intersection treatments
  • Pavement types, layers, materials and thicknesses.
  • Calculating, sizing and selecting infrastructure components
  • Geometric designs
  • Analyse, interpret and apply Australian, MRWA and Austroads standards and guides
  • Stormwater capture methods

Dates

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

Skill set
National ID: UEE20520
State ID: BFP7
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair

Explore a career in computers as a computer assembler and repairer.


Looking for a practical computing course?

When you complete the Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair you'll be flicking the switch on a career in computers as a computer assembler and repairer.

Gain these skills:

  • Repair, maintain, assemble and upgrade a personal computer
  • Replace components and circuit boards
  • Use test equipment
  • Learn computer operating systems
  • Low voltage circuit analysis
  • Workshop environments methods
  • Utilise workplace health and safety and sustainability practices 

Higher level studies are strongly recommended to enhance your employability skills.

Dual qualification: you may choose to complete the A113 UEE21911 Certificate II in Electronics in the same semester. Ask us about this exciting option.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE40120
State ID: BFL8
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate IV in Computer Systems

Become a computer systems technician.

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Are you ready for a technology career hardwired for success?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Computer Systems you'll be well on your way to an exciting IT career. Gain skills that employers will value for a computer systems technician.

Gain these skills:

  • select, install, commission, fault find and maintain computer hardware
  • select, install, commission, fault find and maintain software and network systems including wireless
  • support engineering application software and hardware 
  • write and test programs to control external devices 
  • build web pages
  • utilise workplace health and safety and sustainability practices

By completing this course at South Metropolitan TAFE you'll also gain valuable skills to prepare for external Cisco CCNA certification.

Dual qualification: a second qualification in A137 UEE40711 Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications may be readily achieved as many units are common to both qualifications. Ask about this exciting option.

Certificate IV
National ID: UEE50120
State ID: BFQ6
Industry Engineering and Mining
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Launch your career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or computer systems technician.

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Are you ready for a high end technology career?

When you complete the Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering you'll be well on your way to a career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or computer systems technician.

Gain these skills:

  • assemble, test, maintain, and troubleshoot a range of electronic devices and computer systems
  • fault-find digital and microcontroller systems
  • develop skills in design, configuration and fault-finding computer networks
  • PCB CAD design
  • microcontroller and object oriented code programming

By completing this course at South Metropolitan TAFE you'll also gain valuable skills in Cisco CCNA and Cisco Wireless.

Dual qualification: Students will have the opportunity to concurrently complete A160 UEE50511 Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering with this course as many units are common to both courses. Ask for more information.

Diploma
State ID: GAC53
Industry Engineering and Mining

Construction Model and Drafting skill set

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

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Design structures and models using industry technology

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

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

Gain these skills

  • Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • Drafting, scheduling and the production of drawings and specifications for building project
  • Use of BIM Revit Structural (Building Information Modelling) to compile building information ready for planning and design and detailing for construction  

Dates

Mondays, 31 January to 20 June, 5pm to 7.30pm

Skill set
National ID: UEE20720
State ID: BFK1
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications

Switch on a career in electronics, as a data cabler or telecommunications technician.

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Are you looking for an electronics career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications you'll be flicking the switch on a career in electronics, as a data cabler or telecommunications technician (with additional training).

Gain these skills: 

  • install and maintain telecommunication cabling 
  • secure electrotechnological equipment
  • assemble and dismantle components
  • use cabling drawings
  • understand standards, codes and specifications and
  • workplace health and safety

It includes ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) requirements for open cabler registration.

Certificate II
State ID: GAA35
Industry Engineering and Mining

Drafting and Estimates skill set

Create drawings, schedules, estimates, and common tendering document procedures used in Australian electrical work and services.

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Create detailed drawings and estimates for electrical projects

Build your career in electrical design and contracting by understanding on how to create project specific requirements, drawings, schematics, schedules, estimates and common tendering document procedures used in Australian electrical work and services.

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

Gain these skills

  • Interpret electrical drawings and diagrams using knowledge of Australian drawing conventions and symbols
  • Create electrical and electronic diagrams, schematics, control circuit diagrams, and documentation using Electrical CAD software
  • Make up material take-off, job list and labour force from information given in project specifications and drawings using electrical estimation software
  • Outline the purpose of a contract and planning to provide electrical services
  • Formatting and compiling documents for successful tender responses  

Dates

Tuesdays, 1 February to 21 June, 4.30pm to 8.30pm

Skill set
National ID: UEE40411
State ID: A135
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation

A course for unrestricted electricians, or electrical apprentices in their third or fourth year of study.

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Our Certificate IV in Electrical (Instrumentation) provides eligible persons with the training, skills and knowledge to install, commission, calibrate and maintain modern instrumentation and control systems. This may include loop tuning of multi controller or multi element systems and PLC training where required. 

This course will be of interest to unrestricted electricians, or electrical apprentices in their third or fourth year of study. 

Gain these skills:

  • engineering maths 
  • P & I Diagram
  • feedback Systems
  • pressure, level, flow, temperature analysis
  • intrinsic Safety  
  • PID
  • fluid power
  • pneumatic instruments
  • variable speed drives
  • advanced control

You will be expected to apply your developed knowledge and skills to install, maintain and measure the operational parameters in a supervised work place-typically a production factory. Additionally, you will be required to interpret information, make discretionary judgements and be responsible for your own work outputs.

Certificate IV
State ID: GAC03
Industry Engineering and Mining

Electrical Engineering Project skill set

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

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Discover how to work as part of a diverse engineering team

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

Gain these skills

  • Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects incorporating all client requirements and system design specification in accordance with Australian standards 
  • Understand and use automation tools such as limit switches, level switches, reflective sensors, I/O devices (e.g. logic controllers), pneumatic and electrical actuators in the execution of electrotechnology projects
  • Apply industry and community standards while carrying out engineering activities
  • Produce detailed drawings of electrical control circuitry and layout 
  • Analyse risk in line with Australian safety standards and develop a comprehensive risk management plan for any given electrotechnology project
  • Project manage the complete lifecycle of the design process from conception and initiation, to planning, execution, performance/monitoring and project close

Dates

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

Skill set
National ID: UEE21920
State ID: BFN1
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate II in Electronics

Learn practical electronics skills in this highly sought after course.


Looking for an electrifying career path?

Flick on the switch to a new career in electronics! Get your foot in the door with the Certificate II in Electronics and discover an introduction to the world of electronics to gain knowledgeable and practical workshop skills. 

Gain these skills:

  • assemble and replace electronic components
  • troubleshoot DC circuits
  • use test equipment
  • utilise workplace health and safety and sustainability practices

This qualification will prepare you for higher level studies, which are strongly recommended to enhance your employability skills.

Dual qualification: you may choose to complete the A103 UEE20511 Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair, in the same semester. Ask us about this exciting option.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE40720
State ID: BFP4
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications

Join the skillful and practical world of electronics as you become a technician.

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Are you ready for an electronics career helping others get the message?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications you'll be well on your way to a career as an electronic technician.

Gain these skills:

  • assemble, test, maintain, and troubleshoot a range of electronic components and devices
  • fault-find in power supplies, amplifiers, communications systems, digital and microcontroller systems
  • write and test programs to control external devices
  • utilise workplace health and safety and sustainability practices

This is a WA priority skills course so lower tuition fees apply and employment prospects are higher.

Dual qualification: at the Thornlie campus a second qualification in A132 UEE40111 Certificate IV in Computer Systems may be readily achieved as many units are common to both qualifications. Ask about this exciting option.

Certificate IV
National ID: UEE50520
State ID: BFP5
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Progress towards a specialist career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or electronic systems technician.

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Are you ready to join the ranks of electronics professionals?

Advance your career in electronics and communications with the Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering.  With this technical qualification, you will gain specialised knowledge and extensive skills across the electrical engineering field to progress towards a career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or electronic systems technician. Our purpose-built facility features advanced technologies and equipment to ensure students are learning in an industry-standard setting. 

Gain these skills:

  • assemble, test, maintain, and troubleshoot a range of electronic components and devices
  • fault-find power supplies, amplifiers, communications systems, digital and microcontroller systems
  • write and test programs to control devices
  • commission and modify electronic systems
  • develop design briefs
  • supervise a team
  • workplace health and safety and sustainability practices

Dual qualification: At our Thornlie campus you will have the opportunity to concurrently complete UEE50111 Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering, as many of the units are common to both courses. Ask for more information.

Diploma
National ID: MEM60112
State ID: J368
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Engineering

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

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Are you ready for a technically advanced engineering career?

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

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

Specialist applied engineering facility at Munster campus

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

Advanced Diploma
National ID: MEM40105
State ID: WA97
Industry Engineering and Mining
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Certificate IV in Engineering (Electrical Instrumentation)

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

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Engineer your trade career!

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

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

 

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

Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation)

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

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Are you working in the engineering industry and looking to advance your career further? The Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation) has been specifically designed for any qualified tradesperson such as unrestricted electricians, electrical fitters, engineers in the resource industry, refrigeration technicians, or for apprentices in their third or fourth year of study. Learn to install, commission, calibrate and maintain modern instrumentation and control systems, as well as loop turning of multi controller or multi element systems. Our skilled staff and industry-standard facilities prepare you with job-ready skills. 

Gain these skills:

  • PLC training
  • P & I diagram
  • Feedback systems
  • Intrinsic safety
  • Analytical skills
  • Pressure, level, flow & temperature
  • PID
  • Fluid power
  • Pneumatic instruments
  • Variable speed drives
  • Valve sizing 
  • Advanced control 
  • Engineering maths 

A significant portion of this course is available for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you hold an electrical trade license or Certificate III in Engineering, we offer units to enable you to complete this qualification.  They are:

  • MEM18064B                       Maintain instrumentation system components
  • MEM18054B                       Fault find, test and calibrate instrumentation systems and equipment
  • MEM18062B                       Install, maintain and calibrate instrumentation sensors, transmitters and final control elements
  • MEM18060B                       Maintain, repair control instrumentation - single and multiple loop control systems
  • MEM18067B                       Tune control loops - multi controller or multi element systems
  • MEM10004B                       Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters (optional but recommended)
  • MEM10005B                       Commission programmable controller programs (optional but recommended)

See below for all units which complete this course.

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA47
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Pre-Apprenticeship)

Greatly improve your chances of getting a refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship.

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Are you ready for an in-demand career helping others keep their cool?

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll greatly improve your chance of getting a refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship.

You will gain skills and knowledge equivalent to the first stage of the refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship including: 

  • using relevant tools 
  • measuring 
  • technical drawing 
  • electrical wiring and
  • workplace health and safety

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

Certificate II
National ID: MEM40105
State ID: WT56
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (Skills Set - HVAC Commissioning)

Prepare for work with today’s computer controlled HVAC systems. Fully install commission and optimise a VAV-AHU (using the BMS).

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Are you looking to turn your air-conditioning career up a notch?

Take the next step and learn how to install and commission HVAC. 

The Certificate IV HVAC Commissioning will prepare you for work with today’s computer controlled HVAC systems. Subjects covered will include: AHU’s, VAV’s, Chillers, Cooling Towers and ancillary equipment. Learn your way around a BMS system. You will, air balance, water balance as well as; fully install commission and optimise a VAV-AHU (using the BMS).

Learn to commission in hands-on sessions with experienced commissioning technicians. This course is delivered 90% via online and 10% on campus (evening). The theory part of the course will be online via pre-recorded videos and live online sessions. All practicals will be on-campus. Flexibility will be our guiding principle – the online component is self-paced; on-campus sessions will run throughout the Semester at your request. Come to TAFE when it suits you!

When you have completed the Certificate IV – you only need to complete 5 Units (some maths and some reporting) and you qualify for an Advanced Trade Diploma.

For those already working in industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. To find out if you're eligible, visit the RPL page.

This course at SM TAFE is a post trade skills add-on and requires Certificate III in Air Conditioning (Metals – MEM) and Restricted Electrical Licence (Mechanics) for entry.

Cluster 1

  • MEM10008B - UNDERTAKE COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES FOR PLANT AND/OR EQUIPMENT
  • MEM18092B - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR COMMERCIAL AND/OR INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION AND/OR AIR CONDITIONING CONTROLS
  • MEM18093B - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR INTEGRATED INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION AND/OR LARGE AIR HANDLING SYSTEM CONTROLS
  • MEM18089B - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR CENTRAL AIR HANDLING SYSTEMS

Cluster 2

  • MEM18095A - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR COOLING TOWERS/EVAPORATIVE CONDENSERS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
  • MEM16009A - RESEARCH AND ANALYSE ENGINEERING INFORMATION
  • MEM16003B - PROVIDE ADVANCED CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MEM16012A - INTERPRET TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND MANUALS
Certificate IV
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WT76
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy Yg)

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • create and work with metal fabrications
  • use workshop machines
  • use hand and power tools, metal, gas, flux core, tungsten
  • arc welding
  • thermal cutting
  • measuring
  • technical drawing
  • workplace health and safety
       
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WT78
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Yc)

Launch your trades career as a sheet metal worker or light metal fabricator in mining or construction.

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Are you looking for a career creating and repairing metal structures and products?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC) you'll be looking at a trades career as a sheet metal worker or light metal fabricator in industries such as mining or construction.

The course begins by establishing the foundation skills that are required to be a successful sheetmetal trades-person. Students undertake workshop and classroom projects to develop the skills required by a trades-person. 

Gain these skills:

  • Create and work with light metal fabrications 
  • Use workshop machines, hand and power tools 
  • Sheet and plate assembly 
  • Thermal cutting, tungsten arc welding, silver soldering and gas metal arc welding 
  • Sketching and drawing interpretation  
  • Problem solving, error detection and correction
  • Advanced fabrication and job presentation skills 
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: AB53
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Marine)

Become a boat fabricator in the construction and marine industry.

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Need a bigger boat?

Marine fabricators use aluminium, stainless steel, fabricated metal, composite materials and other products to build boats and other marine vessels. They cut, shape, join and repair the metal components that make up the hulls, frames and other structures of boats. These structures may include fuel tanks, boarding ladders and platforms, rails, canopy bows and a range of smaller or specialty customised fittings.

Gain these skills:

  • Fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
  • Manual and gas metal arc welding
  • Geometric development
  • Mechanical cutting
  • Interpreting technical drawings
  • Manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Health and safety in the workplace
Certificate III
National ID: MEM31215
State ID: AWG6
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Industrial Electrician

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • Development, analysis and fault finding of electromagnetic circuits, DC circuits, and single and three phase AC electrical circuits
  • Interpretation and development of electrical process control drawings, diagrams and schedules
  • Operation, control, protection and fault finding of DC motors, synchronous AC motors and asynchronous AC motors (single and three phase AC)
  • Operation, testing and fault finding single and three phase transformers
  • Installing and testing/verifying non-domestic and domestic electrical installations to comply with regulatory requirements
  • Selection of cables and circuit protection devices for non-domestic and domestic electrical installations
  • Design, operation and connection of control circuits used in industrial installations
  • Commissioning and decommissioning of low voltage and high voltage equipment and installations
  • Operation, programming and maintenance of programmable controllers
  • Operation, control and maintenance of electrical generation equipment
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT86
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA)

Launch your trades career as a machinist, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in mining, automotive, or hydraulics.


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

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter ZA) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

Gain these skills:

  • work with pumps and hydraulics
  • work with pneumatic systems
  • work with mechanical drives and transmissions
  • use workshop machines
  • use hand and power tools
  • arc welding
  • thermal cutting
  • measuring
  • technical drawing
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT38
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration/Air Conditioning)

Become a fully qualified and licensed Refrigeration and Air Conditioning tradesperson.

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Are you looking for a trade that brings comfort into the home?

When you complete this Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration/Air Conditioning) you'll be on your way to becoming a fully qualified and licensed Refrigeration and Air Conditioning tradesperson.

Gain these skills:

  • install, repair and maintain refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • test and troubleshoot circuits
  • repair and assemble electronic components
  • handle refrigerants
  • workplace health and safety

Specialist facilities on-campus

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

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

Certificate III in Engineering - Technical

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

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Are you ready to engineer a mechanically technical career?

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

Specialist applied engineering facility at Munster campus

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

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

Diploma of Engineering - Technical

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

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Are you ready for a technically advanced engineering career?

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

Gain these skills:

  • engineering drafting and design
  • analytical work involving manufacturing and fabrication techniques
  • application of engineering principles, systems and processes
  • drawing and designing mechanical equipment
  • maintain mechanical systems
  • workplace health and safety

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

Diploma
National ID: MEM50212
State ID: WB87
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Engineering - Technical (HVAC)

Gain specialist skills in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as a mechanical design engineer, or project manager.

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Are you ready for a technical career that is neither too hot nor too cold?

When you complete the Diploma of Engineering – Technical (HVAC) you'll have specialist skills in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as a mechanical design engineer, sales consultant, or project manager.

Gain these skills:

  • design and implement HVAC systems
  • incorporate thermodynamics principles
  • psychrometric processes
  • energy management principles
  • building information models
  • produce engineering drawings
  • workplace health and safety

Specialist facilities on campus

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

For those already working in industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. To find out if you're eligible, visit the RPL page.

Diploma
State ID: GAA31
Industry Engineering and Mining

Engineering Energy Sector skill set

Get a solid foundation in applied electrical engineering.

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Solve practical electrical engineering problems

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • How to apply the basic and advanced mathematics to solve problems
  • How to understand and produce reports
  • How to analyse and interpret workplace documents, tables and charts
  • How to apply an extensive knowledge of sustainable energy systems and components, workplace safety policies and procedures  

Dates

Tuesdays, 1 February to 21 June, 5pm to 8pm

Skill set
National ID: UEE62111
State ID: A175
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

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

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

Gain these skills

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

Specialist applied engineering facility at Munster campus

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

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

Good news!

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

Advanced Diploma
State ID: GAB03
Industry Engineering and Mining

Industrial Control System Programming skill set

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

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Develop your skills in computer based measurement, programming and control

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

Dates

Next intake is in February 2022

Requirements of the course

This course requires both on-campus practical and theory classes; and connectivity to learning management systems for self-paced study. 

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 On-campus practical and theory classes:
For 3 hours every week, you will need to attend workshops and lectures on-campus. 

  

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 Connectivity to learning management systems for self-paced study:
Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus. Your study will include 6 to 8 hours a week using Blackboard, where you will access learning content, assignments, lesson plans and pre-reading for classes, at your place of choice, on or off-campus. To access the full suite of software activities, you will need to use College computers at Munster campus.

Skill set
State ID: GAA32
Industry Engineering and Mining

Machines and Motors skill set

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

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Get your motors running

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

Gain these skills:

Learn to apply your knowledge to areas such as 

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

Dates

Wednesdays, 2 February to 22 June, 5pm to 8pm

Skill set
State ID: GAC21
Industry Engineering and Mining

Maintenance Coordination, Planning and Scheduling skill set

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • Designing maintenance strategies, procedures and methods for asset management
  • Planning and scheduling planned and unplanned work
  • Diagnosing breakdown problems
  • Carrying out quality inspections on jobs
  • Liaising with client departments and customers
  • Arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components
  • Controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment
  • Monitoring and controlling maintenance costs
  • Dealing with emergency and unplanned problems and repairs
  • Writing maintenance strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines

Dates

Wednesdays, 2 February to 22 June, 5pm to 8pm

Skill set
State ID: GAB97
Industry Engineering and Mining

Mechanical Engineering Design, Modelling and Drafting skill set

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

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Take your career in engineering design to the next level

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

Dates

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

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

Certificate III in Process Manufacturing

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

Women in Engineering

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

Certificate II in Process Plant Operations

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

Specialised facility at Munster Campus 

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

Certificate II
National ID: PMA60116
State ID: BAM9
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology

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

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The Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology PMA60116 is an advanced qualification for industry professionals looking to progress through to university studies and/or advance their career standing.

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

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

Specialised facility at Munster Campus 

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

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

Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

  • Through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) only; this program is suited to existing workers in the chemical, hydrocarbons or refining sectors, or similar industries. Completion will require third party verification and submission of workplace evidence.
  • Company based Traineeship consisting of units of competency chosen by your employer. This program will include a total of eight (8) weeks spent on campus (ACEPT Munster), split into two week block releases, twice a year, over two years. All assignments are to be completed in the workplace. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.
Certificate IV
National ID: PMA50116
State ID: BAN5
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Process Plant Technology

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

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The Diploma of Process Plant Technology PMA50116 is aimed at both professionals with experience working in the oil & gas and process plant technology industry looking to advance their career, and students without industry experience who would like a university qualification in engineering.

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

The course is designed to qualify graduates to move into management roles. The qualification also leads directly into the Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology PMA60116.

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

Diploma
State ID: GAB80
Industry Business and Finance
Industry Engineering and Mining

Safety Leadership for Supervisors skill set

Work towards becoming Section 44 compliant with this skill set covering safety leadership for site supervisors, ideal for those working in the mining and construction industries.

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This two day intensive face to face safety supervisors training is designed for current and step-up supervisors in the mining and construction industry who have been nominated to become an appointed person/supervisor by their employer. The completion of this safety leadership course may contribute towards becoming an appointed person under Section 44. Your employer will advise on specific site or company requirements.

In this skill set, training is made relevant to operational requirements on-site meaning safety supervisors are able to apply skills and knowledge learnt, as soon as they return to site.

Gain these skills:

  • Your duty of care
  • Responsibilities to complete workplace inspections
  • Incident and accident reporting
  • Training, leadership and supervision
  • Emergency preparation and procedures
  • Risk management
  • Delegation
  • Plant and substances
  • Safety and health representative obligations
  • Mines inspection
  • Compliance requirements and how to achieve compliance

Next dates for delivery

Course dates for 2022 will be made available soon

Skill set
National ID: UEE20111
State ID: D632
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate II in Split Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

Study at WA's premier centre for refrigeration and air-conditioning by becoming an air-conditioner or split-system installer.

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Do you want a career bringing comfort into the home?

When you complete this Certificate II in Split Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems you'll be what employers are looking for as a split system installer or air-conditioner installer.

Gain these skills:

  • install split systems and heat pump systems (maximum plant capacity 18kWr)
  • understand legal obligations 
  • assemble components 
  • pressure and leak test refrigerants and
  • workplace health and safety

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

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
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