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Metal fabricators (boilermakers) and welders build, maintain and repair metal products and structures. Learn the skills and knowledge required to manufacture, assemble and maintain mining structures, heavy transport and earth moving equipment, bridge building, engineering components, building structures, refineries, oil-rigs, storage vessels, shipbuilding and agricultural equipment. Duties may include fitting, assembling and joining aluminium, steel and other metals.

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Continue your trade studies through to a metal fabrication apprenticeship.


Launch your trades career as a sheet metal worker or light metal fabricator in mining or construction.


Become a boat fabricator in the construction and marine industry.


Work in surface preparation and coating in the resources, marine, plant construction, and defence industries.


Become an engineering team leader or supervisor across a range of industries.

With more than two decades of working in the defence shipbuilding and sustainment industry, SM TAFE has a proven track record of producing

Increasingly, engineering design includes implementation of complex electrical systems.

Engineer your future!

Engineering is the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building and use of engines, machines, and structures.

Metal fabricators (boilermakers) and welders build, maintain and repair metal products and structures.

Comprises trade training as machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plating and plant mechanic where you’ll learn practical skills to make and...

Mining is one of Western Australia’s biggest industries and offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

Join WA's resource hub!

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning mechanics work with the cooling systems that regulate our temperature over our long hot summers.


A five-week intro course for students who have never welded before. Learn basic welding and gas cutting skills in a fully equipped workshop.

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