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Learn to manufacture purpose built vehicles in a hands-on environment

Learn how to restore vehicles while working in an ever evolving industry.

Automotive qualifications cover a huge variety of areas within the industry including vehicle body building, automotive mechanical technology, automotive electrical technology, heavy plant and outdoor power equipment.

 

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AUR30416 BAG3 Agricultural Mechanical Technology Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Thornlie Campus
agricultural, mechanic, mechanical, bag3, aur30416, apprenticeship

Want to service tractors, harvestors and agricultural equipment?

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of agricultural machinery in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

AUR20218 BDQ6 Automotive Air Conditioning Technology Certificate II Full Time
Part Time
Carlisle Campus
Kwinana Campus
Thornlie Campus
O000000, O000001, O000004, Mechanical, Vehicle, Servicing, Cars, Mechanic, car, auto, TAFE13, Automotive, Automotive Electrical, j371, aur20212,BAG0, aur20216, AUR20218, BDQ6, automotive, automotive airconditioning, automotive airconditioning specialist, service heating, retrofitting, diagnosing, repairing faults

Are you revved up for an in-demand career working with the coolest cars?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology you'll have what employers are looking for as an apprentice automotive air conditioning specialist.

Gain these skills

  • Service heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems 
  • Retrofitting and modifying 
  • Diagnosing and repairing faults 
  • Workplace safety and health.

 

AUR32116 BAB7 Automotive Body Repair Technology Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Carlisle Campus
B000000, B000001, O000000, O000005, automotive, refinishing, panel, beating, spraying, spray, painting, trimming, car, j409, aur32112, TAFE13, Automotive, Panel and Paint, apprenticeship, auto, bab7, aur32116, apprenticeship

Are you looking for a body-building career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology you'll be ready for a career in the vehicle body repair industry.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including replacing panels and fittings, repairing corroded, thermoplastic, and composite material components, oxy-acetylene and arc welding, thermal cutting, paint-less dent repairs, vehicle body misalignment, chassis, and frame repairs, and workplace safety and health.

South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

AUR20916-AB09 AB09 Automotive Body Repair Technology (Panel Beating Pre-Apprenticeship) Certificate II Full Time
Carlisle Campus
Autobody repair, autobody repairer, panel beater, welding, thermal cutting, panels and fittings, rust prevention, environmental regulations, B000000, B000001, O000000, O000005, TAFEADM, Vehicle, Body, Building, Panel, Beating, car, automotive, repair, panelbeating, panel beating, aa31, aur20912, TAFE13, Automotive, Panel and Paint, auto, abo9, ab09, aur20916, lateapp

Are you revved up for a career in giving cars their shine?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Panel Beating Painting Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice auto body repairer/panel beater.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry,

  • welding 
  • thermal cutting 
  • removing and replacing panels and fittings 
  • rust prevention 
  • environmental regulations and
  • workplace safety and health.

 

AUR20916-AB08 AB08 Automotive Body Repair Technology (Vehicle Body Painting Pre-Apprenticeship) Certificate II Full Time
Carlisle Campus
B000000, B000001, O000000, O000005, Vehicle, Body, Building, Refinish, Spraypainting, car, automotive, spray, paint, painting, refinishing, aa30, aur20912, TAFEADM, TAFE13, Automotive, Panel and Paint, panel beating, auto, abo8, ab08, aur20916,

Are you revved up for a career in giving cars their shine?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Vehicle Body Painting Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice auto body repairer/painter.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry, preparing vehicle panels for painting, removing and repairing panels, environmental regulations, and workplace safety and health.

South Metropolitan TAFE is the only TAFE in WA offering this qualification.

South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

AUR20416 BAC5 Automotive Electrical Technology Certificate II Part Time
Traineeship
Workplace
Carlisle Campus
B000000, B000001, O000000, O000003, Electrician, Car, electrical, auto, j373, aur20412, TAFE13, Automotive, bac5, aur20416, installing, wiring lighting systems, security systems, electrical components, circuits, wiring diagrams, traineeship

Are you revved up for a career giving cars their spark?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice automotive electrician.

You will have the following skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry:

  • installing
  • testing and repairing wiring and lighting systems
  • security systems
  • electrical components and circuits
  • read wiring diagrams and
  • workplace safety and health
AUR30316 BAD3 Automotive Electrical Technology Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Carlisle Campus
B000000, B000001, O000000, O000003, Car, Automotive, electrical, j391, aur30312, , TAFE13, Automotive Electrical, auto, bad3, aur30316, apprenticeship

Are you looking for a spark to ignite your automotive career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the automotive electrical industry.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry, including electric and electronic diagnosis and repair, vehicle wiring, overhauling alternators and starter motors, electronic drive systems, electric vehicle charging systems, and workplace safety and health.

South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

AUR20416-AB03 AB03 Automotive Electrical Technology (Automotive Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship) Certificate II Full Time
Carlisle Campus
Kwinana Campus
Electrician, Car, electrical, auto, Automotive, installing, wiring lighting systems, security systems, electrical components, circuits, wiring diagrams, B000000, B000001, O000000, O000003, TAFEADM, Automotive, aa25, aur20412, TAFE13, Automotive Electrical, abo3, ab03, aur20416, lateapp

Are you revved up for a career giving cars their spark?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology (Automotive Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice automotive electrician.

You will have the following skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry:

  • installing
  • testing and repairing wiring and lighting systems
  • security systems
  • electrical components and circuits
  • read wiring diagrams and
  • workplace safety and health

South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

AUM20213-AA24 AA24 Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus, Truck and Trailer (Vehicle Body Building Pre-Apprenticeship) Certificate II Full Time
Thornlie Campus
vehicle body builder, body builder, automotive manufacturing, bus, trailer, truck, automotive tools, automotive equipment, automotive machinery, machinery, vehicle chassis, chassis, assemble components, lateapp

Are you revved up for a body building career?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus, Truck and Trailer (Vehicle Body Building Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice vehicle body builder.

You will have the following skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry: 

  • operate automotive tools, equipment and machinery 
  • paint vehicle chassis and surfaces 
  • assemble components 
  • work in a team and
  • workplace safety and health

Delivery location plans for Semester 1, 2020:

This course will transfer to a new study package AUM20218 prior to Semester 1, 2020. 

You can apply now - be sure to enter the national course code AUM20218 and state code AB70 in your online application, along with Thornlie as your campus.

 

AUM30218 BEE4 Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Thornlie Campus
O000000, O000007, z, vehicle, body, building, trailer, bus, truck, caravan, panel, metal, engineering, vbb, TAFE13, O000000, Automotive, O000007, Automotive Manufacturing, apprenticeship

This qualification will provide you with skills and knowledge used in the automotive manufacturing (bus, truck and trailer) sector. You will learn skills in preparing materials for fabrication using jigs/fixtures and manual processes, conducting mechanical cutting operations, performing various types of welding operations, mounting and assembling components and modifying or rectifying chassis/frame and associated components. You will also learn to contribute to workplace relationships and processes, provide customer service and participate in improving workplace productivity.

Vehicle construction and repair is a diverse trade requiring a broad range of skills. Vehicle Construction and Repair workers manufacture, modify and repair a wide range of purpose built heavy and light commercial vehicle bodies, trailers, chassis and components. These include buses, vans, tipping bodies, cabs, semi trailers, mining vehicles, heavy haulage, light vehicles, tankers, recovery vehicles and personnel carriers. Trades people in this industry use a vast variety of materials such as steel, aluminium, sheet metal, plastic, fiberglass, wood, rubber, glass and box sections and channel. They will weld (gas metal arc and electric arc welding) fit, bolt, rivet and glue these materials as well as install axles, suspension, brakes, wheels, hydraulic, pneumatic, lighting and electrical systems as required.

AUR20516-AB06 AB06 Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship) Certificate II Full Time
Kwinana Campus
Thornlie Campus
B000000, B000001, O000000, O000001, TAFEADM, Mechanical, Vehicle, Servicing, Heavy, Road, Transport, plant, truck, bus, mechanic, aa28, aur20512, TAFE13, Automotive, O000004, Vehicle Servicing, bad1, abo6, ab06, aur20516,

Are you geared up for a big career working with big gears?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice heavy vehicle or plant mechanic.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the heavy automotive industry, working on loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks, inspecting and servicing transmissions, steering, brakes, fuel injection systems, hydraulics, and batteries, troubleshooting basic faults, and workplace safety and health.

AUR20516-AB05 AB05 Automotive Servicing Technology (Light Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship) Certificate II Full Time
Carlisle Campus
Kwinana Campus
Mandurah Campus
radiator, regulator, mechanics, mechanic, engine systems, maintaining devices, testing devices, measuring devices, maintaining tools, maintaining equipment, vehicle servicing, automotive servicing, B000000, B000001, O000000, O000004, TAFEADM, Automotive, car, aa27, aur20512, TAFE13, auto, bad1, aur20516, abo5, ab05, lateapp

Are you revved up for a career powering modern cars?

By the time you've finished this qualification, you'll know your radiator from your regulator and be in a good position to get yourself an apprenticeship in mechanics.

Units covered include:

  • servicing engine systems 
  • using and maintaining, testing and measuring devices 
  • using and maintaining tools and equipment 
  • workplace safety and much more

South Metro TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

MEM40105-WT47 WT47 Engineering (Maintenance) Certificate IV Part Time
Self Paced
Traineeship
Workplace
Munster Campus
Thornlie Campus
U000000, U000001, engineering, maintenance, WT47, MEM40105, engineer, D000000, P000017, traineeship

The Certificate IV in Engineering specifies the competencies required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines. The job role involves application of additional skills in the learner's trade or cross skills from other trades. Job roles may include the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of equipment and machinery, the fabrication of structures and assemblies, manufacture of sheet metal work, as well as 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.

MEM20105-AA48 AA48 Engineering (Mechanical-Plant Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship) Certificate II Full Time
Thornlie Campus
B000000, B000001, O000000, O000001, TAFEADM, Mechanical, Vehicle, Servicing, Heavy, Road, Transport, plant, truck, bus, mechanic, aa48, mem20105, TAFE13, U000000, Engineering and Mining, U000004, Process Plant Operations/Technology, plant mechanic, D000000, D000001, p000017, heavy vehicle, loaders, bulldozer, dump truck, haul truck, servicing transmission, steering, brakes, fuel injection, hydraulics, batteries

Are you geared up for a big career working with the big gear?

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical - Plant Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in a heavy vehicle or plant mechanic apprentice.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the heavy automotive industry working on: 

  • loaders 
  • bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks 
  • inspecting and servicing transmissions 
  • steering 
  • brakes
  • fuel injection systems
  • hydraulics and batteries
  • troubleshooting basic faults and
  • workplace safety and health
MEM30305-WA86 WA86 Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Surface Finishing) Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Carlisle Campus
apprenticeship, MEM30305, WA86, engineering, fabrication, trade, surface finishing, defence,

Gain options to work in the surface preparation and coating industry in areas such as oil and gas, marine, plant construction and maintenance, defence and site maintenance.

This qualification covers surface preparation, including blasting and high pressure jetting, protective coating applications, welding and surface testing.

MEM30205-WT90 WT90 Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Plant Mechanic ZG/Z) Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Thornlie Campus
B000000, B000001, O000000, O000001, Mechanical, Vehicle, Servicing, Heavy, Road, Transport, plant, truck, bus, mechanic, wt90, mem30205, TAFE13, U000000, Engineering and Mining, U000004, Process Plant Operations/Technology, heavy plant, apprenticeship, D000000, D000001, p000017,

Are you looking for a spark to ignite your career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Plant Mechanic ZG/Z) you'll be ready for a career in the heavy plant industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, controlling systems, and workplace safety and health.

AUR31116 BAF2 Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Thornlie Campus
B000000, B000001, O000000, O000001, automotive, heavy, plant, mechanic, diesel, road transport, heavy commercial, j842, aur31114, TAFE13, Automotive, O000004, Vehicle Servicing, O000001, baf2, aur31116, apprenticeship

Are you looking for a spark to ignite a heavy career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the heavy vehicle industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, welding, thermal cutting, and workplace safety and health.

AUR30616 BAE6 Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Carlisle Campus
Kwinana Campus
B000000, B000001, O000000, O000004, automotive, car, mechanic, j394, aur30612, TAFE13, Vehicle Servicing, auto, bae6, aur30616, apprenticeship

Are you looking to rev up your automotive career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the automotive servicing industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry, including diagnosis and repair, braking systems, transmissions, servicing, suspension, and workplace safety and health.

AUR31216 BAD7 Mobile Plant Technology Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Thornlie Campus
B000000, B000001, O000000, O000001, automotive, heavy, plant, mechanic, j400, aur31212, TAFE13, U000000, Engineering and Mining, U000004, Process Plant Operations/Technology, apprenticeship, engineering, mobile plant, bad7, aur31216,

Are you looking for a spark to ignite your career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology you'll be ready for a career in the mobile plant industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, torque converters, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, welding, thermal cutting, and workplace safety and health.

A post-trade crossover course is available to holders of an Automotive Trade utilising gap training and Recognition of Prior Learning.

AUR30816 BAG9 Motorcycle Mechanical Technology Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Carlisle Campus
B000000, B000001, O000000, O000004, Mechanical, Vehicle, Servicing, Automotive, Cars, Mechanic, car, auto, j396, aur30812, TAFE13,  Vehicle Servicing, motorcycle, motor bike, bike, bag9, aur30816, apprenticeship

Are you looking for a spark to ignite your career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the motorcycle repair industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, steering, wiring and circuits, and workplace safety and health.

South Metro TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

AUR30716 BAD5 Outdoor Power Equipment Technology Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Carlisle Campus
B000000, B000001, O000000, O000006, Mechanical, Vehicle, Servicing, Mechanic, outboard, mower, small, engine, j782, aur30713, TAFE13, Engineering and Mining, Process Plant Operations/Technology, bad5, aur30716, apprenticeship

Are you looking for a spark to ignite your career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology you'll be ready for a career in the outdoor power industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the outdoor power industry, including diagnosing and repairing engines, hydraulic systems, cooling systems, portable generators, electric circuits, cutting equipment, digging systems, pumping systems, and workplace safety and health.

South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

MSM30216 BAN7 Surface Preparation and Coating Application Certificate III Part Time
Traineeship
Workplace
Carlisle Campus
B000000, B000001, O000000, O000005, Fabrication, painting, Metal, engineering, coating, MSA30309, preparation, surface, Paint, s668, TAFE13, Automotive, Panel, Paint, beating, auto, ban7, msm30216, traineeship

Are you looking for recognition of your metal protection skills?

When you complete the Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application your skills and experience in the manufacturing and mechanical industries will be recognised.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in industry, using hand and power tools, preparing surfaces, blast cleaning, treating corrosion, applying protective coatings, and workplace safety and health.

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