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

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: AB54

Learn to machine, modify and gain skills in the maintenance of plant and equipment, machinery and power stations.

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

This course may 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 any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

All year round

Rockingham - Classroom-Apprenticeship

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Fees and charges

Units

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

Course enquiry

This form is for general enquiries about a course only. If you are ready to apply for this course, click “Apply Now” against your preferred study mode.

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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I like the hands on parts, getting in getting on the grinder, getting on the welder, that experience that I will use in the workshop and in the future"

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.

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

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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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Shak looks to the cloud with networking skills

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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.

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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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Certificate IV in Engineering

National ID: MEM40105 | State ID: W245

Become a higher engineering or a special class engineering tradesperson in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines.

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

This course may 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 any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

All year round

Rockingham - Part Time-Self Paced

Overview

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Units

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

Course enquiry

This form is for general enquiries about a course only. If you are ready to apply for this course, click “Apply Now” against your preferred study mode.

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

Learn to machine, modify and gain skills in the maintenance of plant and equipment, shipping machinery and power stations.

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

This course may 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 any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

Course enquiry

This form is for general enquiries about a course only. If you are ready to apply for this course, click “Apply Now” against your preferred study mode.

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

Launch your trades career as a machinist, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in 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

This course may 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 any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

All year round

Rockingham - Classroom-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
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

This form is for general enquiries about a course only. If you are ready to apply for this course, click “Apply Now” against your preferred study mode.

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

Launch your trades career as a machinist, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in 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

This course may 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 any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

All year round

Rockingham - Classroom-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
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

This form is for general enquiries about a course only. If you are ready to apply for this course, click “Apply Now” against your preferred study mode.

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

Gain specialist skills in hydraulic systems and secure a career as a hydraulic fitter, designer or technician.

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

This course may 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 any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

All year round

Rockingham - Part Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
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

This form is for general enquiries about a course only. If you are ready to apply for this course, click “Apply Now” against your preferred study mode.

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 (Marine Fitter)

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: AB63

Marine fitters assemble and maintain the structural and mechanical parts of boats, ships and submarines.

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 may 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 any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

All year round

Rockingham - Classroom-Apprenticeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
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

This form is for general enquiries about a course only. If you are ready to apply for this course, click “Apply Now” against your preferred study mode.

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 Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship)

National ID: MEM20105 | State ID: AA49

Become a mechanical fitting or machinist apprentice in the mining, industrial, defence, automotive, or hydraulics industries.

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 may 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 any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

Semester 1

Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Mandurah
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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  
Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Rockingham
How Full Time
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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  
Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  

Semester 2

Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Mandurah
How Full Time
Apply now
This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  
Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Rockingham
How Full Time
Apply now
This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  
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 are now open for Semester 1 2021.  

Course enquiry

This form is for general enquiries about a course only. If you are ready to apply for this course, click “Apply Now” against your preferred study mode.

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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