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Machines and Motors skill set

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Get your motors running

Develop theoretical and practical skills in the analysis, operation and application of industrial electrical systems.

Next dates for delivery

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  • air-conditioning power systems
  • rotating machines
  • calculation of circuit network parameters
  • maintenance in ore handling operations
  • motor selection
  • maintenance techniques
  • motor protection
Free in 2023

This course is FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.


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.

There are prerequisite requirements which are covered as recognition of prior learning (RPL) based on previous qualification and work experience.

  • UEENEEE126A Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems
  • UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
  • UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
  • UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits


    Attendance in class

    This course is 3 hours every week for 20 weeks, you will need to attend workshops and lectures on-campus.

    At-home study

    As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 to 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

    Your study at home requires you to use our online learning tool, Blackboard, where you will access learning content, assignments, lesson plans and pre-reading for classes, at your place of choice, on or off-campus. 

    You will need to have the basic technical requirements, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel for at-home study. Once you have enrolled you will have free access to Office 365 for use at home using your TAFE student account. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

    Work placement

    Work placement is not a requirement of this course.

    What you need for your first day of class

    On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.

    In addition, you are required to wear the following PPE for various laboratories and workshops:

    • full sleeve shirt
    • closed shoes
    • full length pants
    • safety glasses (will be provided by SM TAFEs Applied Engineering)

    This skill set is part of UEE62111 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical, which offers opportunities to progress to university study.

    Select your preferred campus and apply

    Click on your preferred campus and study mode below to get started with your application.

    Semester 1, 2023

    Munster - On Campus

    When Semester 1, 2023
    Where Munster
    How On Campus

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