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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.

Do you have a passion for cars, trucks or bikes? Open up a range of different career options with an Automotive course at South Metropolitan TAFE.

Our practical, hands-on 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. We offer a comprehensive range of courses from pre-apprenticeship programs through to apprenticeships and post-trade spcialisations.

Our purpose-built training facilities feature specialised equipment including vehicles, automotive repair and diagnostic equipment, fully-equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops.

Plan your study pathway in automotive


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AUR30416 BAG3 Agricultural Mechanical Technology Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Thornlie
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.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

AUR20218 BDQ6 Automotive Air Conditioning Technology Certificate II Full Time
Part Time
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Carlisle
Kwinana
Thornlie
Mechanical, Vehicle, Servicing, Cars, Mechanic, car, auto, 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
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 Automotive Body Repair Technology (Panel Beating Pre-Apprenticeship) Certificate II Full Time
Carlisle
Autobody repair, autobody repairer, panel beater, welding, thermal cutting, panels and fittings, rust prevention, environmental regulations, Vehicle, Body, Building, Panel, Beating, car, automotive, repair, panelbeating, panel beating, aa31, aur20912, Automotive, Panel and Paint, auto, abo9, ab09, aur20916

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 Automotive Body Repair Technology (Vehicle Body Painting Pre-Apprenticeship) Certificate II Full Time
Carlisle
Vehicle, Body, Building, Refinish, Spraypainting, car, automotive, spray, paint, painting, refinishing, aa30, aur20912, 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
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
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Carlisle
Kwinana
Car, Automotive, electrical, j391, aur30312, 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.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

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

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.

AUM20218 AB70 Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus, Truck and Trailer (Vehicle Body Building Pre-apprenticeship) Certificate II Full Time
Thornlie
vehicle body builder, body builder, automotive manufacturing, bus, trailer, truck, automotive tools, automotive equipment, automotive machinery, machinery, vehicle chassis, chassis, assemble components

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

 

AUM30218 BEE4 Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Thornlie
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.

AUR32416 BAB9 Automotive Refinishing Technology Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Carlisle
Car, Bus, Truck, Trailer, Metals, Engineering, Body, j412, aur32412, Automotive, Panel, Paint, auto, apprenticeship, spray, painter, bab9, aur32416

When you complete the Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing 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 applying and restoring exterior paint, colour matching, preparing surfaces for refinishing, touch-up techniques, repairing panels with filler, using spray booths, rust prevention and sound deadening, 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.

AUR20516 AB06 Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship) Certificate II Full Time
Kwinana
Thornlie
Mechanical, Vehicle, Servicing, Heavy, Road, Transport, plant, truck, bus, mechanic, aa28, aur20512, Automotive, 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 Automotive Servicing Technology (Light Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship) Certificate II Full Time
Carlisle
Kwinana
Mandurah
radiator, regulator, mechanics, mechanic, engine systems, maintaining devices, testing devices, measuring devices, maintaining tools, maintaining equipment, vehicle servicing, automotive servicing, Automotive, car, aa27, aur20512, TAFE13, auto, bad1, aur20516, abo5, ab05

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 WT44 Engineering (Fluid Power) Certificate IV Part Time
Rockingham
U000000, U000001, U000003, metals, engineering, machining, fitting, fluid, power, hydraulics, wt44, mem40105, TAFE13, Engineering and Mining, hydraulic,

Are you looking for a hydraulically or pneumatically powerful career?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power) you'll have specialist skills in hydraulic systems, suitable for careers as a hydraulic fitter or technician, hydraulic systems designer, or hydraulic equipment sales.

You will gain the practical skills and knowledge to analyse, inspect, and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems, maintain fluid power controls, monitor equipment condition, and workplace health and safety.

This is a post trade qualification. You must be able to produce current certificate III, trade papers, qualifications, or equivalent to study.

MEM40105 WT47 Engineering (Maintenance) Certificate IV Part Time
Self Paced
Traineeship
Workplace
Munster
Thornlie
engineering, maintenance, WT47, MEM40105, engineer, 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 Engineering (Mechanical-Plant Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship) Certificate II Full Time
Thornlie
Mechanical, Vehicle, Servicing, Heavy, Road, Transport, plant, truck, bus, mechanic, aa48, mem20105, Engineering and Mining, Process Plant Operations/Technology, plant mechanic, 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

Learn in our specialised campuses!

Our campuses provides students with a hands-on learning environment that feature industry-standard equipment, advanced technology and specialised workshop areas.
 

MEM30305 WA86 Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Surface Finishing) Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Carlisle
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.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

MEM30205 WT90 Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Plant Mechanic ZG/Z) Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Thornlie
Mechanical, Vehicle, Servicing, Heavy, Road, Transport, plant, truck, bus, mechanic, wt90, mem30205, Engineering and Mining, Process Plant Operations/Technology, heavy plant, apprenticeship

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.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200 or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

AUR31116 BAF2 Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Thornlie
automotive, heavy, plant, mechanic, diesel, road transport, heavy commercial, j842, aur31114, Automotive, Vehicle Servicing, 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.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

AUR30616 BAE6 Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Carlisle
Kwinana
automotive, car, mechanic, j394, aur30612, 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.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

AUR31216 BAD7 Mobile Plant Technology Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Thornlie
automotive, heavy, plant, mechanic, j400, aur31212, Engineering and Mining, 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.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

AUR30816 BAG9 Motorcycle Mechanical Technology Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Carlisle
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
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
Fabrication, painting, Metal, engineering, coating, MSA30309, preparation, surface, Paint, s668, Automotive, Panel, Paint, beating, auto, ban7, msm30216, traineeship, protective coating application, surface preparations, infrastructure, heavy industry, ships, liquid, solid, metal

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.

Perform a wide range of protective coating application and surface preparations that occur across a variety of infrastructure, heavy industry and ships. The protective coatings may be liquid or solid and the surfaces being prepared are typically metal.

You will gain the following 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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