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Increasingly, engineering design includes implementation of complex electrical systems. Take your electrical skills further into automation and instrumentation to service large projects in diverse industries.

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I really like the emphasis on the hands on learning

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"I heard about this job through Lyndon, my lecturer. She told the class that a company called Techbrain was looking for an Information Services Officer"

Four SM TAFE students are the first WA apprentices to be employed by Alliance Airlines Authorised Maintenance Organisation!

"The qualifications and skills I obtained throughout this course have become the foundation of my career in the marine industry." 

See how our Training Cyber Security Operations Centre prepares students to be job ready for an in-demand industry

"I have loved being able to experience this with like-minded people that are also following this same journey."

" Studying has opened my mind and allowed me to grow professionally and personally."

Hear from technical engineering student, Seth!

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It inspires me to see students learn about the human body.

“I wanted to do the course because there is a need for support workers to work with deaf clients in the community.

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Diego tells us why he loves landscaping

"We've been using a lot of metals and different tools and machinery, and it builds hand-eye coordination" - Isaac shares his experience with a Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship.  

You can get advice to help you with your next step in your career by contacting our Jobs and Skills Centre for career advice and training information on 13 64 64.

 

“I would highly recommend the courses as they not only gave me a great deal of knowledge, but also an experience which has resulted in my personal growth."

"I love doing hands-on work" - Amore shares her experience with a fabrication engineering pre-apprenticeship. 

"Doing this course has helped me to become more employable" - Farai shares his experience with Process Plant Operations, click below. 

See how our students learn in a real-life industry setting equipped with an operating plant! 

Learn the fundamentals of Networking that can be carried across to all other vendors...

Learn to manufacture purpose built vehicles in a hands-on environment

Learn how to restore vehicles while working in an ever evolving industry.

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"You have to have the drive and passion to want to know how things go together"
Ashlee, Cabinet making lecturer

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"University wasn't for me, I wanted a more practical environment"
Phil, Wall & Ceiling lining apprentice

"The day you stop learning is the day you start dying."

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Watch our fitness students being put to the test

"Thank you to TAFE and all the staff for helping me choose and develop my career pathway."

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Hear from beauty therapy student Phoebe

See our students work on the runway, click below.

SM TAFE graduate dresses the bachelorettes!

Find out why automation is a 'job of the future'

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Josh is crafting a career in gaming

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See our massage students in action

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Plastering a trade for smooth operators

Tiling takes lecturer on a global learning journey

From wallpapering feature walls to working at heights, the job always keeps you interested.

Ever wondered what the big deal about STEM education is?

Whether you are a school leaver, re-entering the work force or want a career change SM TAFE have some great courses to help you find your dream career.

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There's so many opportunities in the industry, you can go anywhere around the world

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South Metropolitan TAFE offers business courses in a simulated business environment

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The TAFE lecturers here are amazing.

In such a short time I was able to practice my newly acquired skills in the industry!

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I love the design part of it, and also, I love working with students.

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Mechanical

Shai-Marie unleashes her potential

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I really like the emphasis on the hands on learning

See how Josh has constructed a website for his fictional music festival!

"I heard about this job through Lyndon, my lecturer. She told the class that a company called Techbrain was looking for an Information Services Officer"

Four SM TAFE students are the first WA apprentices to be employed by Alliance Airlines Authorised Maintenance Organisation!

"The qualifications and skills I obtained throughout this course have become the foundation of my career in the marine industry." 

See how our Training Cyber Security Operations Centre prepares students to be job ready for an in-demand industry

"I have loved being able to experience this with like-minded people that are also following this same journey."

" Studying has opened my mind and allowed me to grow professionally and personally."

Hear from technical engineering student, Seth!

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It inspires me to see students learn about the human body.

“I wanted to do the course because there is a need for support workers to work with deaf clients in the community.

Loading video, please wait.

Diego tells us why he loves landscaping

"We've been using a lot of metals and different tools and machinery, and it builds hand-eye coordination" - Isaac shares his experience with a Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship.  

You can get advice to help you with your next step in your career by contacting our Jobs and Skills Centre for career advice and training information on 13 64 64.

 

“I would highly recommend the courses as they not only gave me a great deal of knowledge, but also an experience which has resulted in my personal growth."

"I love doing hands-on work" - Amore shares her experience with a fabrication engineering pre-apprenticeship. 

"Doing this course has helped me to become more employable" - Farai shares his experience with Process Plant Operations, click below. 

See how our students learn in a real-life industry setting equipped with an operating plant! 

Learn the fundamentals of Networking that can be carried across to all other vendors...

Learn to manufacture purpose built vehicles in a hands-on environment

Learn how to restore vehicles while working in an ever evolving industry.

Loading video, please wait.

"You have to have the drive and passion to want to know how things go together"
Ashlee, Cabinet making lecturer

Loading video, please wait.

"University wasn't for me, I wanted a more practical environment"
Phil, Wall & Ceiling lining apprentice

"The day you stop learning is the day you start dying."

Loading video, please wait.

See our Early Childhood class in action

Loading video, please wait.

Watch our fitness students being put to the test

"Thank you to TAFE and all the staff for helping me choose and develop my career pathway."

Loading video, please wait.

Hear from beauty therapy student Phoebe

See our students work on the runway, click below.

SM TAFE graduate dresses the bachelorettes!

Find out why automation is a 'job of the future'

Loading video, please wait.

Josh is crafting a career in gaming

Loading video, please wait.

Shak looks to the cloud with networking skills

Loading video, please wait.

See our massage students in action

Loading video, please wait.

Plastering a trade for smooth operators

Tiling takes lecturer on a global learning journey

From wallpapering feature walls to working at heights, the job always keeps you interested.

Ever wondered what the big deal about STEM education is?

Whether you are a school leaver, re-entering the work force or want a career change SM TAFE have some great courses to help you find your dream career.

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There's so many opportunities in the industry, you can go anywhere around the world

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South Metropolitan TAFE offers business courses in a simulated business environment

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The TAFE lecturers here are amazing.

In such a short time I was able to practice my newly acquired skills in the industry!

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I love the design part of it, and also, I love working with students.

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Welding Introduction

State ID: S0017P

The Welding Introduction course is for candidates who have never welded before and provides an opportunity for candidates to try a range of welding processes over a five week course.

In this introduction to welding course you will have access to gas metal and arc welding (GMAW), manual metal arc welding (MMAW) and oxy welding in a fully equipped workshop.

Job opportunities

Job opportunities

The Welding Introduction course is for candidates who have never welded before and provides an opportunity for candidates to try a range of welding processes over a five week course.

 

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

 

Further study opportunities:

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will 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 specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

This course is currently undergoing delivery planning and information will be available on our website shortly. Check back later, or use the course enquiry form below to have our Client Contact Centre contact you with further information about the next course start, delivery locations and study modes.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Yc)

National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT78

Are you looking for a career creating and repairing metal structures and products?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC) you'll be looking at a trades career as a sheet metal worker or light metal fabricator in industries such as mining or construction.

The course begins by establishing the foundation skills that are required to be a successful sheetmetal trades-person. Students undertake workshop and classroom projects to develop the skills required by a trades-person. 

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Study pathway

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

 

Job opportunities

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.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will 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 specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

All year round

Thornlie - Classroom-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 36 months
When All year round
Where Thornlie
How Apprenticeship
Part Time
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

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. Develop practical knowledge and gain hands-on skills in fabrication and welding, using industry standard technologies and techniques. 

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Study pathway

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

 

Job opportunities

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.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will 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 specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

All year round

Naval Base - Classroom-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 36 months
When All year round
Where Naval Base
How Apprenticeship
Part Time
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Thornlie - Classroom-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 36 months
When All year round
Where Thornlie
How Apprenticeship
Part Time
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Thornlie - PT-SP Ext-Local-Thornlie-RPL ONLY

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 36 months
When All year round
Where Thornlie
How Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Certificate IV in Engineering (Welding)

National ID: MEM40105 | State ID: WT42

This is a training program that leads to the completion of the Metals and Engineering Training Package MEM05 qualification MEM40105. This qualification is designed to reflect the role of team leaders and supervisors in the industry sector.

Job opportunities

Job opportunities

 

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

 

Further career pathway information is available at: - getaccess.westone.wa.gov.au - www.myfuture.edu.au

Further study opportunities:

Diploma of Engineering -Advanced Trade (MEM50105)

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will 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 specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

All year round

Naval Base - Part Time-Classroom

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 years
When All year round
Where Naval Base
How Part Time
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Rockingham - Part Time-Classroom

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 years
When All year round
Where Rockingham
How Part Time
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Surface Finishing)

National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WA86

Gain options to work in the surface preparation and coating industry in areas such as oil and gas, marine, plant construction and maintenance, defence and site maintenance.

This qualification covers surface preparation, including blasting and high pressure jetting, protective coating applications, welding and surface testing.

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

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will 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 specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

All year round

Carlisle - Classroom-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 semesters
When All year round
Where Carlisle
How Apprenticeship
Part Time
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Marine)

National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: AB53

Need a bigger boat?

Marine fabricators use aluminium, stainless steel, fabricated metal, composite materials and other products to build boats and other marine vessels. They cut, shape, join and repair the metal components that make up the hulls, frames and other structures of boats. These structures may include fuel tanks, boarding ladders and platforms, rails, canopy bows and a range of smaller or specialty customised fittings.

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

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will 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 specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

All year round

Rockingham - Classroom-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
When All year round
Where Rockingham
How Apprenticeship
Part Time
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

National ID: MEM20105 | State ID: AA50

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.

"I love doing hands-on work" - Amore shares her experience with a fabrication engineering pre-apprenticeship. 

Work placement

Study pathway

Work placement

This course includes work placement

Please be aware that industries and employers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has meant that in some cases it may not be currently possible to place students in a prospective employment opportunity. If that occurs, students will be able to complete training in a simulated workplace on campus.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will 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 specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

Semester 1

Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Mandurah
How Full Time
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Rockingham
How Full Time
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications received after 15 June will be considered as expressions of interest for remaining places.  

Semester 2

Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Mandurah
How Full Time
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Rockingham
How Full Time
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
Apply now
This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications received after 15 June will be considered as expressions of interest for remaining places after 29 June. 

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy Yg)

National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT76

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

Looking to gain the skills and knowledge required to work in the engineering fabrication industry? When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy YG) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction. 

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Study pathway

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

 

Job opportunities

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.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will 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 specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

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