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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

  • Full time day classes for 12 weeks
  • Part time night classes for 30 weeks
  • Dates to be announced soon


  • Tuition fees $349.92 + Resource fees $144.50 = Total course fees $494.42
  • Concession tuition fees $103.68 + Resource fees $144.50 = Total concession course fees $248.18

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This skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our courses page, using the Refine course results>Study mode filters.

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

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All year round

Duration 3 Semesters
When All year round
Where Rockingham
How Part Time-Classroom-Local-Skill Set-(TFR)

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