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The construction industry is a major sector of the Western Australian workforce and economy, and encompasses a huge variety of career pathways. It is closely aligned to building and includes a large range of trades such as carpentry and joinery, glass, bricklaying and glazing and roof plumbing, as well as an array of fields like site management, line management, estimating and contracting.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: CPC50210
State ID: W741
Industry Building and Construction
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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Up-skill in the building industry by learning how to manage a construction site or become a registered building practitioner. 

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Do you want to build a career from the foundations up to the ridge flashing?

When you complete the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) you will be ready for a career as a construction site manager, or (with additional experience) registered building practitioner.

Prospective applicants should already have (or have by course completion date) 7 years or more experience in the Building Industry.

Gain these skills:

  • coordinate the construction of residential buildings
  • building and contract law
  • quantities and estimating
  • site safety
  • timber code
  • project management
  • building contracts
  • workplace health and safety

This course covers the academic requirement for registration as a builder with Building Services Board.

Please note: New students will commence in Semester 2, 2022. 

Diploma
National ID: CPC30220
State ID: BGB8
Industry Building and Construction
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Certificate III in Carpentry

Gain the building and construction skills to work as a domestic or commercial carpenter.


Do you want to build a strong career from the ground up?

When you complete the Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery you will be ready for a career as a domestic or commercial carpenter.

Gain these skills

  • use basic carpentry tools, power tools and carpentry materials
  • construct a pitched roof, ceiling frames and wooden flooring
  • interpret plans
  • apply work health and safety requirements

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie, Rockingham and Mandurah Campuses offer first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA50
Industry Defence
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Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

Continue your trade studies through to a metal fabrication apprenticeship.


Blend a traditional trade with new technologies! 

Metal fabricators and welders work in a diverse trade, applying a broad range of fabrication and welding skills to industries including mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling. Pre-apprentices are exposed to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade, including computer controlled metal plate cutting equipment.

This pre-apprenticeship prepares graduates to continue their studies through to a metal fabrication apprenticeship.

Gain these skills:

  • Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
  • Carry out mechanical cutting
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • Perform manual production welding
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Use power tools/hand held operations

Learn in specialised facilities

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

Certificate II
National ID: MEM30505
State ID: W240
Industry Engineering and Mining
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Certificate III in Engineering - Technical

Lay the groundwork to a career in engineering drafting, or as an engineering associate.

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Are you ready to engineer a mechanically technical career?

Join an industry that is continually growing and evolving with new technologies! Students will learn theoretical components, as well as participating in hands-on workshop projects that will develop your skills and knowledge around general engineering concepts. These projects will help you develop your understanding of how drawings are transformed into buildings and manufactured items. 

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Technical you've laid the groundwork to a career in engineering drafting, or as an engineering associate.

Gain these skills:

  • provide technical support in mechanical engineering research, design, operations, and maintenance
  • technical drawing
  • computer aided drafting
  • materials testing
  • hand tools
  • measuring
  • workplace health and safety

Specialist applied engineering facility at Munster campus

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art Applied Engineering building at Munster campus, featuring mechatronics labs and technical engineering workshop rooms. In our courses, you'll have access to modern equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.

Certificate III
State ID: AE388
Industry Building and Construction
Free*
Skill sets

Infrastructure Ready Skill Set

Get Skills Ready for a job in construction.

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Build your future with skills in infrastructure

Gain the skills to prepare for a career in infrastructure projects, and pick up your White Card along the way!

You will learn the knowledge and skills to work safely in the civil construction industry, communicate effectively on work sites and plan work in relation to infrastructure activities.

This introduction is suitable for students who wish to enter the industry with no or limited experience.

Gain these skills

  • Follow work health and safety policies and procedures
  • Plan and organise work
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Communicate effectively in the work place
  • Operate small plant and equipment

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $298.66.

Next course dates

Thornlie: to be confirmed

Skill set
National ID: MEM30819
State ID: BEL3
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Locksmithing

Are you ready for a secure career that opens doors? Become a licensed locksmith today.

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Are you ready for a secure career that truly opens doors?

When you complete the Certificate III in Locksmithing you'll be looking at a career as a licensed locksmith.

Gain these skills

  • assemble and install manual and electronic locks
  • perform site security surveys
  • develop and install master key systems

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Rockingham Campus offers first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Certificate III
State ID: AE386
Industry Building and Construction
Free*
Skill sets

Work Safety in Construction Skill Set

Get Skills Ready for a job with construction safety skills.

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   

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $394.33.

Next dates for delivery

This course runs subject to demand.

Skill set
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