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Fluid Power Skill Set

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Push your skills to the limit

The Fluid Power skill set defines the skills and knowledge required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) within metals, engineering, manufacturing and associated occupations, or at equivalent levels in other industries where engineering tradespersons work. It has been developed specifically to suit the role of a welding supervisor in the defence industry; for example those working on projects such as ship or aircraft building or the maintenance of military vehicles.

This skill set will provide existing workers with specialist skills in hydraulic systems, suitable for careers as a hydraulic fitter/technician or hydraulic systems designer.

Gain these skills

  • analyse, inspect and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • maintain fluid power controls
  • monitor/inspect equipment condition
  • tube bending and fitting
  • understanding logic systems
  • workplace health and safety

Next dates for delivery

  • Part time night classes for 30 weeks - Wednesdays 5pm-8pm
  • Groups begin monthly when there is demand

Express your interest 

You must be a qualified tradesperson already working in engineering or manufacturing, looking to upskill into  defence manufacturing. See the prerequisites for the list of units you need to have completed before starting this skillset. 

* To do this course you need to have completed the following units:

  • MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
  • MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM18001C Use hand tools
  • MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
  • MEM18003C Use tools for precision work
  • MEM18006C Repair and fit engineering components
  • MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
  • MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements.

*If you do not hold the above units, you can look at Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please contact South Metropolitan TAFE's Jobs and Skills Centres on 13 64 64 or email rpl@smtafe.wa.edu.au to discuss your RPL enquiry.

Completion of the following units is a prerequisite for this skill set. 

  • MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
  • MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM18001C Use hand tools
  • MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
  • MEM18003C Use tools for precision work
  • MEM18006C Repair and fit engineering components
  • MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
  • MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

If you do not hold the above units you can look into Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Contact South Metropolitan TAFE's Jobs and Skills Centres on 13 64 64 or email rpl@smtafe.wa.edu.au to discuss your RPL enquiry. 

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Rockingham - On Campus

Details
Duration 3 Semesters
When All year round
Where Rockingham
How On Campus
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $349.92 $144.50 $494.42
Concession $103.68 $144.50 $248.18

Indicative fees and charges 

Visit our Fees page for all you need to know about fees at SM TAFE. 

Call 1800 001 001 to get a more accurate fee indication based on your eligibility and study plan before applying. 

More information about fees – at a glance 

Fees and charges published on our website are indicative. The fee for this course is displayed in the table above, showing tuition fees, resource fees and total fees for general and concession fee types for qualifications and skill sets, and one total fee for short courses. 

Your fees will depend on your eligibility for government funding or a concession rate, and the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Our Indicative fees lists show fees that are: 

  • Based on the full possible study plan of units, including the recommended electives 

  • Based on full time study in 2021

  • Subject to change for full time study in 2022

  • Charged at the government funded rate for over 18 years of age students 

  • Based on unit electives designed to meet localised industry demand for skills 

  • Made up of course fees and resource fees, or RPL fees. Course fees are the cost of your tuition, while resource fees pay for consumables provided to you to aid your study (such as printing and paper). You may also be required to purchase text books or equipment that are not part of our tuition or resource fees. Short course fees include both tuition and resource fees as one total fee. 

Fees may vary between students and between educational providers. Other charges may apply. 

Lower Fees, Local Skills fee caps 

The annual fees cap on Lower fees, local skills qualifications means that regardless of how much course fees are, you will not pay more than a set total amount per qualification or course per year. The fees cap is set at $400 for eligible concession students, and $1,200 for non-concession students, plus resource fees. If you begin study in Semester 2 and your course runs longer than one semester, you should expect a new calendar year cap to begin in the next semester of your study, as your further study will be considered in a new calendar year. 

Skills Ready skill sets 

Skills Ready skill sets are free for eligible students. For those who are not eligible, tuition, resource and other fees are payable.  Find out more about the initiative

VET Student Loans 

Selected Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses are VET Student Loan eligible courses. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible. Student Loan fee caps apply. To find out if you are eligible, to see the list of eligible courses or view the loan caps visit our Student Loans page.  

International students 

Selected courses are available to International students for full time study only. Fees, charges, available locations, applications and enrolment procedures for International students are different to those for students who have Australian permanent residency. For more information or to find a course visit the TAFE International WA website. 

Recognition of Prior Learning 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) enrolments are charged at $3.25 per nominal hour of study. 

No concession fees apply to RPL enrolments. Refer to the institutional or apprenticeship/traineeship fee list above for an indicative RPL course fee. 

To get started with RPL, visit the Recognition of Prior Learning page. 

College Discretionary Fee (CDF) 

For all on campus and online and on campus students an annual $20 discretionary fee is payable to cover items like security and other onsite facilities once per semester. 

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