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Certificate IV in Engineering

National ID: MEM40105 | State ID: W245

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.

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Job opportunities

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of team leaders and supervisors in the industry sector.

Study pathway

This qualification will allow you to undertake post trade studies in a range of specialisations to enhance your trade specialization, or to move into another specialisation. The opportunity for specialising technically or moving into a more technical supervisor position is available with further flexibility at the Diploma level.

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Industrial Control System Programming Skill Set

State ID: GAB03

This skill set is a part of an Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Electrical)-UEE62111 and it is designed to develop your skills in computer based measurement, programming and control by exploring PLC and SCADA systems. The strong laboratory and project based approach provides students with practical experience in using these systems in an industry environment. Students will gain experience in working with a small scale system involving designing, programming, fault finding, testing and networking.

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Job opportunities

On completion of this skill set you will receive a statement of attainment and may be able to work as an Automation Technician/Programmer or Building Control System Technician/Programmer. If you have any relevant experience, you may be able to work as a PLC/SCADA Programmer.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
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This skill set is 1 of 5 evening skill sets offered. Completion of all 5 skill sets will achieve Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical - UEE62111

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Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation

National ID: UEE40411 | State ID: A135

Our Certificate IV in Electrical (Instrumentation) provides eligible persons with the training, skills and knowledge to install, commission, calibrate and maintain modern instrumentation and control systems. This may include loop tuning of multi controller or multi element systems and PLC training where required. 

This course will be of interest to unrestricted electricians, or electrical apprentices in their third or fourth year of study. 

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Job opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to gain employment in the engineering industry or continue study to become an engineering associate in the instrumentation and control field.

Study pathway

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to gain employment in the engineering industry or continue study to become an engineering associate in the instrumentation and control field.

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Munster - Part Time-Self Paced-Onsite

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Duration 6 months
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Rockingham - Part Time-Self Paced-Onsite

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Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH)

National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT77

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

 

This course is available as an apprenticeship.

Entrance requirements for apprenticeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at SM TAFE.

Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:

  • Earn a wage while you train
  • Learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
  • Start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path

 

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Rockingham - Classroom-Apprenticeship

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Duration 36 months
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Thornlie - Classroom-Apprenticeship

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Duration 36 months
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Certificate IV in Engineering (Maintenance)

National ID: MEM40105 | State ID: WT47

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.

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Entrance Requirements

 

This course is available as a traineeship.

Entrance requirements for traineeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area. 

To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre closest to you.

Job opportunities

 

  • Maintenance engineer

 

 

For information about jobs and pathways, please see http://joboutlook.gov.au/

 

Further study opportunities:

Diploma of Engineering -Advanced Trade (MEM50105)

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Munster - Part Time-Self Paced

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This course is available to start anytime for online study. 
Thornlie - Part Time-Self Paced-Heavy Vehicle

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Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair

National ID: UEE20511 | State ID: A103

Looking for a practical computing course?

When you complete the Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair you'll be flicking the switch on a career in computers as a computer assembler and repairer.

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Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

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Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom

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Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom

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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 

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Diploma of Civil Construction Design

National ID: RII50515 | State ID: AZE3

The Diploma of Civil Construction Design reflects the role of personnel working as designers or design para-professionals who support professional engineers.

They perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment/roles/techniques for themselves and others.

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Entrance Requirements

   
This course is available as a traineeship.

Entrance requirements for traineeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area. 

To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre closest to you.

Job opportunities

 

The Diploma of Civil Construction Design reflects the role of personnel working as designers or design para-professionals who support professional engineers.

 

 

For information about jobs and pathways, please see http://joboutlook.gov.au/

 

Further study opportunities:

 

  • RII60515 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design, State ID AZA8

 

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Munster - Classroom-Traineeship

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Munster - Part Time-Self Paced

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Munster - Full Time-Classroom

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Diploma of Engineering - Technical

National ID: MEM50212 | State ID: J367

Are you ready for a technically advanced engineering career?

When you complete the Diploma of Engineering - Technical you'll have analytical skills in mechanical engineering, as an engineering technician, detailed drafter, or maintenance technician.

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Job opportunities

Mechanical Engineering is the most broadly based branch of engineering. Mechanical Engineers oversee all aspects of the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of machinery. Examples of areas in which Mechanical Engineers work are: - Mining and Resource industries - Power generation - Manufacturing - Transportation - Refrigeration and Air conditioning - Technical sales and Consulting - Ship design and construction - Aviation and Aerospace

 

For information about jobs and pathways, please see http://joboutlook.gov.au/

 

Further study opportunities:

 

  • MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering, State ID J368

 

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Munster - Full Time-Classroom

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Munster - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 12 months
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Certificate III in Engineering - Technical

National ID: MEM30505 | State ID: W240

Are you ready to engineer a mechanically technical career?

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.

You will gain the practical skills and knowledge to provide technical support in mechanical engineering research, design, operations, and maintenance, including technical drawing, computer aided drafting, materials testing, hand tools, measuring, and workplace health and safety.

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Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements

 

This course is available as a traineeship.

Entrance requirements for traineeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area. 

To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre closest to you.

Job opportunities

 

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.

 

 

For information about jobs and pathways, please see http://joboutlook.gov.au/

 

Further study opportunities:

 

Courses for further study include Diploma of Engineering-Technical and Advanced Diploma of Engineering.

 

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Munster - Classroom-Traineeship

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Duration 6 months
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Carlisle - Full Time-Classroom

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