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Work Safety in Construction Skill Set

State ID: AE159

Get ready for a safe construction career

Learn the skills to prepare for a career in construction and pick up your White Card along the way.

This skill set will give you an introduction to working in construction, teaching you safety and accuracy in planning for, setting up and beginning a construction project.  You will learn to use tools and equipment safely and the rules and procedures for safe work on site, plus you will work on a construction project, ready to add to your portfolio. 

This course is ideal as a start to a building and construction pathway, building the basic safety skills for wet trades, plumbing, carpentry and joinery.

Gain these skills:

  • Plan and prepare, set up and use levelling device and worksite clean-up
  • Identify and assess risks of work tasks, identify hazardous materials and other hazards on work sites, plan and prepare for safe work practices, apply safe work practice and follow emergency procedures
  • Plan and prepare tools, equipment, signage and barricades, calculate materials and ready them for use, apply environmental requirements
  • Determine component requirements and assembly sequence
  • Operate hand tools and use equipment safely
  • Quality checking construction outcomes against plans
  • Understanding work, health and safety of construction projects, worksites, PPE, communication and first aid procedures, safety symbols
       

Next course dates:

This course is 3 weeks for two days on-campus, starting on the below dates.

Mandurah: Mondays and Fridays from 7 September or 9 November: 8am-3:30pm

Rockingham: Mondays and Fridays from 10 August or 7 September or 12 October: 8am-3:30pm

This course is 6 weeks for three days on-campus, starting on the below dates.

Thornlie: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 17 August: 8am-4pm
   

smt_skillsready_txt.png This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Important information

Job ready skill sets are 100% free for the following eligible students:

  • People aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding school students)
  • Secondary school-aged people who are not enrolled at school
  • People receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment
  • People and dependents of people receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • People and dependents of people holding:
    -  pensioner concession card or Health Care Card; or
    - a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of people who are inmates of a custodial institution

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

All year round

Mandurah - Mondays and Fridays from 7 September or 9 November: 8am-3:30pm

Overview

Units

Overview
Where Mandurah
How Part Time
Fee
Non concession:
Tuition fee $217.08 + resource fee $172.00 = $389.08 (non-refundable)
Apply now
Use our online application form to get started. An enrolment officer will verify your eligibility and will contact you to finalise your enrolment.
Rockingham - Mondays and Fridays from 10 August or 7 September or 12 October: 8am-3:30pm

Overview

Units

Overview
Where Rockingham
How Part Time
Fee
Non concession:
Tuition fee $217.08 + resource fee $172.00 = $389.08 (non-refundable)
Apply now
Use our online application form to get started. An enrolment officer will verify your eligibility and will contact you to finalise your enrolment.
Thornlie - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 17 August: 8am-4pm

Overview

Units

Overview
Where Thornlie
How Part Time
Fee
Non concession:
Tuition fee $217.08 + resource fee $172.00 = $389.08 (non-refundable)
Apply now
Use our online application form to get started. An enrolment officer will verify your eligibility and will contact you to finalise your enrolment.

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Page last updated August 03, 2020