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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Plant Mechanic ZG/Z)

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT90

Are you looking for a spark to ignite your career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Plant Mechanic ZG/Z) you'll be ready for a career in the heavy plant industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, controlling systems, and workplace safety and health.
   

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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

 

  • When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Plant Mechanic ZG/Z) you'll be ready for a career in the heavy plant industry.

 

 

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

 

Further study opportunities:

 

  • MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering (Maintenance), State ID WT47

 

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Thornlie - Part Time-Classroom-Apprentice-Drilling

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Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical-Plant Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship)

National ID: MEM20105 | State ID: AA48

Are you geared up for a big career working with the big gear?

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical - Plant Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in a heavy vehicle or plant mechanic apprentice.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the heavy automotive industry working on: 

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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.

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Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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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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Thornlie - Part Time-Self Paced-Heavy Vehicle

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Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power)

National ID: MEM40105 | State ID: WT44

Are you looking for a hydraulically or pneumatically powerful career?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power) you'll have specialist skills in hydraulic systems, suitable for careers as a hydraulic fitter or technician, hydraulic systems designer, or hydraulic equipment sales.

You will gain the practical skills and knowledge to analyse, inspect, and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems, maintain fluid power controls, monitor equipment condition, and workplace health and safety.

Job opportunities

Job opportunities

 

  • When you complete the Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power) you'll have specialist skills in hydraulic systems, hydraulic fitter or technician, hydraulic systems designer, or hydraulic equipment sales.

 

 

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

 

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Rockingham - Part Time-Classroom

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Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

National ID: AUR31216 | State ID: BAD7

Are you looking for a spark to ignite your career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology you'll be ready for a career in the mobile plant industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, torque converters, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, welding, thermal cutting, and workplace safety and health.

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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

 

  • When you complete the Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology you'll be ready for a career in the mobile plant industry.

 

 

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

 

Further study opportunities:

 

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Thornlie - Classroom-Apprenticeship

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Thornlie - Recognition of Prior Learning

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Eligible students can qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning for this course.

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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 Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

National ID: AUR31116 | State ID: BAF2

Are you looking for a spark to ignite a heavy career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the heavy vehicle industry.

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, welding, thermal cutting, and workplace safety and health.
   

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

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

 

  • When you complete the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the heavy vehicle industry.

 

 

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

 

Further study opportunities:

 

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Thornlie - Classroom-Apprenticeship

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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 Agricultural Mechanical Technology

National ID: AUR30416 | State ID: BAG3

Want to service tractors, harvestors and agricultural equipment?

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of agricultural machinery in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.
   

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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Thornlie - Classroom-Apprenticeship

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Let us help you make the approach to an employer to become their apprentice or trainee.

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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 Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

National ID: AUR20218 | State ID: BDQ6

Are you revved up for an in-demand career working with the coolest cars?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology you'll have what employers are looking for as an apprentice automotive air conditioning specialist.

Gain these skills

  • Service heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems 
  • Retrofitting and modifying 
  • Diagnosing and repairing faults 
  • Workplace safety and health.

 

Prerequisites

Work placement

Important information

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Prerequisites

•             Trade Certificate (Automotive)

•             Current Automotive apprentice ( at least third year)  

You must obtain a Classroom (CL000) OR Trainee (TL000) Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Trainee Licence through the Australian Refrigeration Council before you can attend workshop training at South Metropolitan TAFE. Please allow up to seven days to obtain this. More information can be found at www.arctick.org  

 

Two types of trainee licence are available:  

1) TRAINEE (TL000 REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING TRAINEE LICENCE) For supervised handling of refrigerant in workplace and classroom (preferred). The supervisor must be the holder of a licence that entitles them to engage in work for which the licensee is being trained.  

2) TRAINEE CLASSROOM (CL000 REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING TRAINEE LICENCE – CLASSROOM) For handling of refrigeration in classroom only. Requiring a signed Trainers Declaration – received after enrolment and payment. To handle refrigerant in a classroom setting only. The licensee cannot handle refrigerant outside the classroom setting.   Applying for a licence is done through the Australian Refrigeration Council. 

Work placement

Work placement is a requirement for this course

<p>Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you which will involve your attendance at a workplace/worksite certain days a week for a number of weeks.</p>

<p> [Other instructions will follow for work placement such as gaining police clearance, arranging PPE, etc] </p>

Important information

The AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air-Conditioning Technology is required to obtain a Refrigerant Handling License. Applying for a licence is done through the Australian Refrigeration Council’s website www.arctick.org.

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. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.

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

Study pathway

South Metropolitan TAFE offers all third and fourth year apprentice students who have or are close to completing the AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Technology or AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology, the opportunity to gain the AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air-Conditioning Technology.

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Kwinana - Part Time-Classroom-3 Day Course

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Kwinana - Full Time-Classroom

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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 Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship)

National ID: AUR20516 | State ID: AB06

Are you geared up for a big career working with big gears?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice heavy vehicle or plant mechanic.

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Kwinana - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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Kwinana - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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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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