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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
Skill sets

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.

Workers in industry have options available for flexible study. Explore the mechanical diploma and advanced diploma study pathway options.

Skill set
State ID: GAA29
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023
Skill sets

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.

Workers in industry have options available for flexible study. Explore the mechanical diploma and advanced diploma study pathway options.

Skill set
State ID: GAA30
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023
Skill sets

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. 

Workers in industry have options available for flexible study. Explore the mechanical diploma and advanced diploma study pathway options.

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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Digital technology is transforming business around the world and is revolutionising the way companies manufacture and improve their products. Driven by digitalisation, the Diploma of Applied Technologies gives you the opportunity to gain an advanced engineering qualification that can lead you to supervisory roles at the top tier of the profession.

Industry 4.0 is known as the fourth industrial revolution, the next stage in manufacturing. This diploma will equip you with skills to pursue a career within exciting Industry 4.0 manufacturing and/or engineering environments. The course also provides a direct pathway to roles within the defence industry. 

From manual to automated processes, gain an understanding of how you can control hardware through a digital method and optimise efficiency through technology and design. Discover the application of robotics in daily life, be part of the digital transformation of manufacturing and an innovator in your field – this technology is truly changing the world. 

Specialist facilities on-campus

Students study this diploma 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, water treatment plant, and civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.
 

Diploma
State ID: GAB96
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

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. 

Workers in industry have options available for flexible study. Explore the mechanical diploma and advanced diploma study pathway options.

Skill set
National ID: 52851WA
State ID: BGO91
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Autonomous Control and Remote Operations

Become an automation operations controller with emerging technologies skills.

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Do you want to become an engineering specialist in the well-paid field of automation, which is rapidly on the rise across the industries?

As leaders in the sector of implementing automated technology, SM TAFE was proud to launch this course as the very first of its kind in Australia, to ensure students are job ready for employment in remote operations centres and skilled in the latest advancements. The qualification was launched in partnership with Rio Tinto and the Western Australian government and is designed to give students the skills to work at some of Australia’s top tier automation facilities, such as Rio Tinto’s Remote Operations Centre in Perth. 

Industry 4.0 is known as the fourth industrial revolution and the next stage in manufacturing, whilst autonomous technology allows tasks to be performed without the control of a human. Automating processes is just one of the Industry 4.0 trends boosting the efficiency of organisations and you can be part of the curve as you ensure your path to a job of the future. 

Be guided and supported by our expert team of lecturers as you gain skills in working with our simulated remote operations centre – you’ll learn how to operate the equipment and software that control automation processes.

SM TAFE has key industry connections which give students strong employability opportunities and your in-demand skillset can lead to jobs in resources, agriculture, manufacturing, logistics, automobiles and transportation. 
 

Certificate IV
National ID: 52845WA
State ID: BGO44
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023

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 production processes using machinery and state-of-the-art technologies. Be ahead of the curve and ensure your path to a job of the future.

A career in automation offers the opportunity to work in a field that is challenging, interesting, in-demand and well-paid.   

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. 

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.

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. 

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: GAC50
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Civil Construction Structural Design skill set

This skill set provides a pathway to work as a Technical Officer who support professional and senior engineers in preparing and analysing essential structural elements in civil construction.

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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.

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.


Plug in to your career in computer assembly and repair, and be introduced to the world of electronics.

Technology has changed the way we live and work and is constantly evolving, with computers being an integral part of daily life and business operations.

Take the first step to sparking your career in computer assembly and repair with this nationally recognised qualification, which will start you on your journey to becoming an ICT Support Technician or a Hardware Technician.

With ICT knowledge being the most required skillset for trained professionals, you can equip yourself with sought-after skills and pave your pathway to employment in an in-demand field.

Be guided by our team of highly experienced lecturers who can provide you with the foundations of IT skills needed by employers, as you learn to assemble computers and facilitate routine hardware repairs to a professional standard in line with customer specifications.

Switch on, refresh or reboot your career today with this entry level course. Higher level studies are strongly recommended to enhance your employability skills in the field.

SM TAFE also offers a dual qualification opportunity and you may complete Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair and Certificate II in Electronics courses in the same semester, which will advance you further, providing more job opportunities and opening doors to higher level study. Ask us about this exciting option!

Study in specialist facilities

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) at both the Thornlie and Rockingham campuses provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. Available pathways are from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in networking, cyber security, systems support, cloud engineering and programming.

SM TAFE covers the southern and eastern corridors of Perth and the Peel region for ICT training with the largest cohort of IT students in Western Australia. We equip you with the skills that you require to get a job in your desired IT pathway. All our courses are designed through consultation with industry, ensuring you have the right skills to hit the ground running.

Visit our IT Training Facebook (opens in a new tab) page for more information on student work and events.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE40120
State ID: BFL8
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023

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.

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 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.

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 the 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
Skill sets

Construction Model and Drafting skill set

This course is 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.

Skill set
State ID: GAC03
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023
Skill sets

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.

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.


Do you have a passion for technology, gadgets and computers along with an interest in the inner workings of devices we use on a daily basis? Take the first step into your career in electronics with this nationally recognised qualification.

Electronics touches our lives in many ways from listening to the radio, to watching television, talking on mobile phones, playing video games or working on a PC.

Learn from our team of highly skilled lecturers as you develop knowledge of how to assemble and maintain electronic devices, how to solve problems in electronic circuits and how to find faults and repair equipment.

This entry level course will prepare you for higher studies, which are strongly recommended to enhance your employability. Start your journey towards roles such as an Electronic Engineering Draftsperson or Electrical Trades Assistant.

Get your foot in the door with this introductory course that prepares you for future work in the electrotechnology field, which leads to a world of employment opportunities within the energy and utilities sector.

SM TAFE also offers a dual qualification opportunity and you may complete the Certificate II in Electronics course and Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair courses in the same semester, which will advance you further, providing more job opportunities and opening doors to higher level study. Ask us about this exciting option!

Study in specialist facilities

SM TAFE offers first-rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students gain hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, with contemporary equipment to ensure students and apprentices receive industry-relevant training and learn the latest techniques.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE40720
State ID: BFP4
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023

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.

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 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
Free in 2023
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. 

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

Diploma
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: MEM40119
State ID: AD20
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023

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. Instrumentation is a collective term for measuring instruments that are used for indicating, measuring and recording physical quantities such as flow, temperature, level distance, angle, or pressure.

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. 

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM60112
State ID: WB91
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Specialise in mechanical engineering with this course covering advanced mathematics, planning and design.

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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. 

Workers in industry have options available for flexible study. Explore the electrical and mechanical study pathway options.

Study in specialist facilities

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.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: MEM40119
State ID: AD18
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Engineering (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning)

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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Is your career in need of a cool change? Become a hero in the world of HVAC, further boost your engineering knowledge and get qualified as a skilled operator in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Be guided by our team of lecturers who are experienced commissioning technicians as you learn how to install refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and work with today's computer controlled HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems. A comprehensive training program covers AHU’s (Air Handling Units), VAVs (Variable Air Volume systems), Chillers, Cooling Towers and ancillary equipment. You'll learn your way around a Building Management System and gain knowledge of air balance, water balance and how to fully install, commission and optimise a VAV-AHU.

The course incorporates working with the latest computing technologies, performing engineering measurements and working with domestic refrigeration and air conditioning systems, commercial/industrial refrigeration systems and commercial aircon systems.

Take the plunge, get yourself on an ice cool career path and gain an engineering trade qualification that will open doors to a world of employment opportunities in the hot WA climate and beyond!

This is a nationally recognised qualification that will make you job ready for supervisory roles such as HVAC Site Supervisor and HVAC Commissioning Technician, or Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic.

Gain these skills:

  • perform computations and interact with computing technology
  • install refrigeration and air conditioning equipment
  • service and repair domestic refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • work with commercial and industrial refrigeration systems and equipment
  • install and maintain commercial airconditioning systems
  • apply quality systems
  • apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

 

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.

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM50119
State ID: BEK0
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Gain specialist skills as an advanced engineering tradesperson.

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Are you an engineering tradie ready to progress in your field and take your skills to an advanced level?

This nationally recognised qualification will help you upskill and increase your employability, making you job ready for roles such as Advanced Engineering Tradesperson – Level II within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries.

You'll gain a specialist skillset enhancing your abilities in technical drawing which is an essential component of communicating ideas in engineering. You'll also strengthen your knowledge of interpreting technical manuals and specifications, writing technical reports and analysing engineering data, whilst gaining knowledge of the latest computing technologies in the field.

You'll learn advanced post-trade skills such as design and assembly, manufacturing, installation, testing, fault-finding, fabrication, machining and more.

The course will also equip you with comprehensive skills in electrical engineering to help you progress towards a career as an Engineering Associate or Technical Officer.

Become a highly skilled operator, work on specialist situations and engineer your career!

This is a post trade qualification — you must be able to produce current trade papers, qualifications, or equivalent for enrolment.

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
National ID: MEM30319
State ID: AD62
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Sheetmetal working)

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 (Sheetmetal) you'll be ready for a career as a sheetmetal worker or light metal fabricator in industries such as mining, commercial and residential construction, hospitality, medical, food, defence, commercial, recreational marine, automotive and aviation.

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

Gain these skills

  • Create and work with light metal fabrications
  • Use workshop machines, hand and power tools
  • Sheet and plate assembly
  • Thermal (Oxy fuel) cutting, tungsten arc (TIG) welding and gas metal arc (MIG) welding
  • Sketching and drawing interpretation
  • Problem solving, error detection and correction
  • Advanced fabrication and job presentation skills
  • Polishing skills
Certificate III
National ID: MEM31219
State ID: BEK1
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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SM 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.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30219
State ID: AD58
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting)

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 Mechanical Fitter, Hydraulic Fitter, Mobile Service Technician or a Marine Fitter in industries such as Mining, Defence, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing. 

Gain these skills:

  • work with pumps and hydraulics systems 
  • work with pneumatic systems
  • work with mechanical drives and transmissions
  • use workshop machines
  • use hand and power tools
  • arc welding
  • thermal cutting
  • measuring using instruments
  • technical drawing
  • workplace health and safety
  • fitting of bearings, drive trains and couplings
  • Levelling and alignment of equipment. 
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.

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.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM50212
State ID: J367
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Engineering - Technical

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

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Have you got a keen eye for drafting and design, and want to make your mark in the world of mechanics and machines? Reach the next level of your dream career in Engineering with this technically advanced qualification, which is recognised Australia-wide.

Be guided by our team of expert lecturers who are industry professionals, as you learn a strong foundation of in-demand theoretical and technical skills to prepare you for mechanical, mechatronic, manufacturing and maintenance engineering fields. Take a bite out of each area, find out where your talents lie and pursue the pathway of your future specialisation.

You'll also be trained in how to be a draftsperson and create engineering drawings, learning how to operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce drawings and create 3-D models. Gain skills to interpret drawings for manufacturing of equipment, design basic mechanical systems, apply mathematical techniques in engineering and coordinate projects in preparation for real-world employment.

You'll receive high level training, learn dynamic technologies and be job ready for roles such as Engineering Technician or Detailed Drafter across a range of industries including defence, mining, manufacturing, oil and gas, automotive and many more.

Get your career machine up and running, advance your current knowledge and become a highly skilled engineering professional.

Already work in the industry? Discover your options for flexible study. Explore the electrical and mechanical study pathway options.

Study in specialist facilities

Students study this diploma 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, water treatment plant, and civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Diploma
National ID: MEM50212
State ID: WB87
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023
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 to become one of the hottest and coolest operators in the field of Engineering?

Develop specialist skills in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and you'll open the door to a range of employment opportunities in this essential field, which is key to ensuring air quality for healthy and comfortable living.

Be guided by our skilled team of lecturers who are experienced industry professionals as you are trained in designing and implementing today's computer controlled HVAC systems for residential and commercial settings, using thermodynamics principles. Gain key knowledge of psychrometric processes such as sensible heating, sensible cooling, humidification and de-humidification. You'll learn the importance of energy management as well as building information modelling and producing engineering drawings.

A career in HVAC offers job diversity visiting various sites, as well as job consistency all year round no matter the weather, with a constant need for the cooling and heating of the spaces we live, work and play in.

Turn up the heat on your career, get the credentials to be a 'fixer' of the air we breathe and further advance your engineering skills to a supervisory level. You'll gain a nationally recognised qualification to prepare you for work in this specialised field and be job ready for roles such as Mechanical Design Engineer, HVAC Engineering Associate or Project Manager.

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
Free in 2023
Skill sets

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.  

Skill set
National ID: UEE62111
State ID: A175
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023
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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Play your part in powering the world around us and become qualified for an exciting and diverse career as an Electrical Engineer.

In the digital era with technology rapidly advancing, Electrical Engineers have a skillset that is in- demand and vital to the operation of systems and devices we rely on at home, at work, and as entire communities and cities.

Be guided by our expert lecturers who are industry professionals and become equipped with a specialised skillset to provide electrical support, diagnose faults in electrical systems, facilitate repairs and solve a range of electrotechnology engineering problems. Be trained in how to program logic controllers using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), electrical design, motor control and computer programming, as well as writing project specifications to prepare you for facilitating real-world electrical projects.

You'll gain skills for implementation of smart homes (Internet of Things), automated industrial production line mechatronics and administering or upgrading infrastructure for small to large scale businesses.

This high-level course incorporates STEM skills which lead to a job of the future in a dynamic and well-paid industry. You'll be workforce-ready for roles such as Electrical Engineering Technician.

Study in specialist facilities

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.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 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
Free in 2023
Skill sets

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.

Skill set
State ID: GAA32
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023
Skill sets

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.

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed.

Skill set
State ID: GAB97
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

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.

Workers in industry have options available for flexible study. Explore the mechanical diploma and advanced diploma study pathway options.

Skill set
National ID: PMA20116
State ID: BAN1
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023

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.

Specialist facilities 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: PMA30120
State ID: BGB2
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

A technical qualification for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product.

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Our Certificate III in Process Plant Operations is a technical qualification for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product. At this level, operators/ technicians will undertake more advanced operations, typically of integrated plant units in accordance with the operating procedures, and would apply their knowledge to anticipate problems. This qualification is customisable based on your company requirements and is typically used to develop employees performing a process plant operator’s role that includes the running of specific areas of a process plant. 

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.
  • Traineeship consisting of specific units of competency chosen by your employer. This program will include two weekly, twice a year on-campus (ACEPT Munster) block release with all assignments completed in the workplace. To study as a trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. 
Certificate III
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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Have a career dream to work on key oil and gas projects and reach your true potential in a supervisory role? Become a highly skilled operator in process plant technology with this advanced qualification.

SM TAFE is endorsed by Engineers Australia (EA) with accreditation for this course in line with consistently meeting national and international benchmarks for the program, including delivery and innovation in program design.

Be guided by our expert lecturers who are industry professionals, as you gain a specialised skillset to work on high level projects in process plant technology and manufacturing, such as plant modifications and risk management. You'll be equipped with knowledge to determine energy and mass transfer loads, perform plan start up and shutdown, analyse equipment performance and optimise productivity, whilst you further develop your leadership and problem solving skills.

If you're currently an industry professional, this course will assist you to advance your career standing, with the program being specifically designed to bolster the skills of recruits, existing workers and supervisors. SM TAFE also offers university pathway qualifications, providing students the opportunity to gain entry into second year Engineering programs at leading universities.

This course provides a direct pathway to employment opportunities across the exciting resources sector in chemical, oil and gas, hydrocarbons and refining fields. You'll be job ready for roles such as Person in Charge (PIC) and Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) in oil and gas or positions such as Superintendent and Project Coordinator in resources.

Study in specialist facilities

Learn in SM TAFE’s Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT), located at Munster Campus. The Centre offers a world-class, specialist training facility aligned with training requirements of the oil and gas, processing and resources industries, featuring a real-life operating plant, a control room and an office space for industry partners to allow direct participation with students, as well as technical engineering workshop rooms.

SM TAFE works closely with industry partners such as Shell, Chevron and Woodside to ensure our training meets industry practice. Students can gain hands-on experience with advanced technologies and equipment, and be trained in an industry standard setting.

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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Power your career forward with this nationally recognised qualification which will equip you with a specialised skillset in process plant problem solving, helping you move towards a supervisory role.

At the heart of the production industry, process plants are essential to sectors such as such as oil and gas and manufacturing. The skilled teams that run the plants play a key role in providing many of our daily conveniences, such as petrol to fuel our car.

Be guided by our team of lecturers who are industry experts as you take your current knowledge of process plant operations to the next level, gaining a solid understanding of the entire production process and equipment across the plant. You'll sharpen your technical problem solving and troubleshooting skills and devise solutions based on theoretical knowledge, contributing to overall optimisation and improvement of processes.

This qualification is customisable based on your company requirements, and will prepare you for work as a Plant Technician at a wide-range of processing plants. The course offers a direct pathway to employment opportunities across the resources sector in chemical, oil and gas, hydrocarbons and refining fields. WA is home to major petroleum and minerals projects with more than 900 companies servicing this area, making it an exciting industry with high job prospects for those with the right technical skillset!

The course is ideal for advanced operators or technicians who wish to become a qualified Process Plant Technician or advance to positions such as Team Leader. You'll be job ready for roles such as Advanced Process Plant Technician/Operator or Process Plant Supervisor.

Study in specialised facilities

Learn in SM TAFE’s Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT), located at Munster Campus. The Centre offers a world-class, specialist training facility aligned with training requirements of the oil and gas, processing and resources industries, featuring a real-life operating plant, a control room and an office space for industry partners to allow direct participation with students, as well as technical engineering workshop rooms.

SM TAFE works closely with industry partners such as Shell, Chevron and Woodside to ensure our training meets industry practice. Students can gain hands-on experience with advanced technologies and equipment, and be trained in integral skills such as managing plant shutdowns and taking on a leading role in the establishment of systems to prevent or enable responses to incidents or emergencies. Learn about safety case preparation, plant documentation and environmental impacts of the process.

    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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    Ready to play a key and vital role at the plant and further progress your career towards a leadership role? This nationally recognised qualification will make you job ready to be a Process Plant Coordinator or Manager, and will also give you advanced standing for pursuing a university degree in Engineering.

    If you are a professional working in the oil and gas / process plant industry, this course will equip you with the skills you need to progress forward in the field. If you're a student without industry experience, this course will prepare you with the fundamentals to work in process plant operations at a high level.

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

    Be guided by our team of lecturers who are experienced professionals, as you grow knowledge of plant design and process plant operations, learning to analyse product failures, plant performance and equipment. You'll be trained to become a skilled specialist operator in the development of new products and product modification, whilst also developing your ability to lead others.

    The course will open up a world of employment opportunities across the chemical, oil and gas, hydrocarbons and refining sectors. WA is an international resources hub with many exciting petroleum and minerals projects underway - expand your skillset to a supervisory level and watch your job prospects rise!

    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.

     

    Study in specialist facilities 

    Learn in SM TAFE’s Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT), located at Munster Campus. The Centre offers a world-class, specialist training facility aligned with training requirements of the oil and gas, processing and resources industries, featuring a real-life operating plant, a control room and an office space for industry partners to allow direct participation with students, as well as technical engineering workshop rooms.

    SM TAFE works closely with industry partners such as Shell, Chevron and Woodside to ensure our training meets industry practice. Students can gain hands-on experience with advanced technologies and equipment, and be trained in an industry standard setting.

    Diploma
    National ID: MEM31319
    State ID: BEK9
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Refrigeration and 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.

    Study in specialist facilities

    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
    State ID: GAB80
    Industry Business and Finance
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Skill sets

    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 supervisors and managers in the mining and construction industry who require an understanding of their obligations as part of the WHS Act and regulations in Western Australia.

    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.

    Skill set
    National ID: UEE20120
    State ID: BFP0
    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.

    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
    State ID: GAC85
    Industry Business and Finance
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Free in 2023

    WHS for Statutory Supervisors skill set

    Become a safety supervisor with this skill set.

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    This course has a been designed for supervisors and team leaders who work in the Western Australian mining industry.

    The units delivered will work towards or will achieve the expected WorkSafe requirements for statutory supervisors under Schedule 26 of the WHS (Mines) Regulations (WA) 2022.

    Upcoming Bentley campus workshop dates:
    • 5 and 6 April
    • 1 and 2 May
    • 22 and 23 May
    • 7 and 8 June
    Skill set
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