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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (First Class Machinist)

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: AB54

This course will cover theoretical and practical aspects of machining of engineering components. Learn to machine, modify and gain skills in the maintenance of plant and equipment, machinery and power stations. Our lecturers will help you develop the ability to work effectively and safely using specialist tools and equipment.

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.

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

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Rockingham - Classroom-Apprenticeship

Overview

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Units

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When All year round
Where Rockingham
How Part Time
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Let us help you make the approach to an employer to become their apprentice or trainee.

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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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.

Job opportunities

Study pathway

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.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Rockingham - Part Time-Self Paced

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Overview
When All year round
Where Rockingham
How Part Time
Self Paced
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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 III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT84

This course will cover theoretical and practical aspects of the manufacture, repair and replacement of engineering components for a variety of machinery. Learn to design and manufacture modifications and gain skills in the maintenance of plant and equipment, shipping machinery and power stations. Our teachers will help you develop the ability to work effectively and safely using specialist tools and equipment.

Gain these skills:

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

Delivery location, important dates and study options

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 - Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA)

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT86

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

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter ZA) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

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 Engineering (Mechanical Fitter ZA) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

 

 

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

 

Further study opportunities:

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Rockingham - Classroom-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 36 months
When All year round
Where Rockingham
How Apprenticeship
Part Time
Apply now
Let us help you make the approach to an employer to become their apprentice or trainee.

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 - Mechanical Trade (Fitter and Machinist ZB)

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: WT83

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

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist ZB) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

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

All year round

Rockingham - Classroom-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 36 months
When All year round
Where Rockingham
How Apprenticeship
Part Time
Apply now
Let us help you make the approach to an employer to become their apprentice or trainee.

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 (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: 

Job opportunities

Study pathway

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

Semester 1

Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 7 January for round 2 offers in Semester 1. 

Semester 2

Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 

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 (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/

 

Further study opportunities:

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Rockingham - Part Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 24 months
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.

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