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Certificate II in Process Plant Operations

National ID: PMA20116 | State ID: BAN1

Kick start your career in process plant operations! Our Certificate II in Process Plant Operations offers students exposure to the fundamentals of process plant operations. You will learn to use and operate production equipment to directly produce particular materials and substances. 

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

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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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Munster - Part Time-Workplace

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

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Munster - Part Time-Self Paced

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This course is available to start anytime for online study. 
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Eligible students can qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning for this course.

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Munster - 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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Munster - Full Time-Classroom

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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 
Munster - Part Time-Classroom

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

Semester 2

Munster - Full Time-Classroom

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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 
Munster - Part Time-Classroom

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Register to study part time for this course in Semester 1. We will send you a text message reminder to attend the part time enrolment day.

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 (Instrumentation)

National ID: MEM40105 | State ID: WT46

Are you working in the engineering industry and looking to advance your career further? The Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation) has been specifically designed for any qualified tradesperson such as unrestricted electricians, electrical fitters, engineers in the resource industry, refrigeration technicians, or for apprentices in their third or fourth year of study. Learn to install, commission, calibrate and maintain modern instrumentation and control systems, as well as loop turning of multi controller or multi element systems.

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.

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All year round

Munster - Part Time-Classroom

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Duration 24 months
When All year round
Where Munster
How Part Time
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Register to study part time for this course in Semester 1. We will send you a text message reminder to attend the part time enrolment day.
Munster - Part Time-Self Paced External-Commercial

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Duration 24 months
When All year round
Where Munster
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

All year round

Munster - Part Time-Self Paced

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Units

Overview
Duration 24 months
When All year round
Where Munster
How Part Time
Self Paced
Get started
This course is available to start anytime for online study. 

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 (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.
   

Entrance Requirements

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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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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 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.

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 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:

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Thornlie - Classroom-Apprenticeship

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Overview
When All year round
Where Thornlie
How Apprenticeship
Part Time
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Let us help you make the approach to an employer to become their apprentice or trainee.
Thornlie - Recognition of Prior Learning

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Units

Overview
When All year round
Where Thornlie
How Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Apply now
Eligible students can qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning for this course.

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 Process Plant Operations

National ID: PMA30116 | State ID: BAM8

Our PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations is a technical qualification for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product. At this level, operators/ technicians will undertake more advanced operations, typically of integrated plant units in accordance with the operating procedures, and would apply their knowledge to anticipate problems.

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

Job opportunities

Job opportunities

 

  • This qualification is typically used to develop employees performing a process plant operator’s role that includes the running of specific areas of a process plant.

 

 

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

 

Further study opportunities:

 

  • PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology, State ID BAN0

 

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All year round

Munster - Part Time-Self Paced

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Fees and charges

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When All year round
Where Munster
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

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.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning mechanics work with the cooling systems that regulate our temperature over our long hot summers. Work can involve maintaining and repairing individual units, all the way to engineering elaborate cooling systems. Mechanics install, service and repair cooling systems, including split systems, and work with Heating, Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC) systems.

"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"

Council Member Essentials is a five unit training program that local government council members are required to complete within 12 months of being elected. The purpose of the training is to provide practical information that will help you become familiar with the skills, knowledge and responsibilities of your role as a councillor. The course outlines information you will need to know about the way Local Government works in Western Australia under the Local Government Act 1995 and explains in simple terms important information to assist you in the performance of your duties as a councillor. 

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."

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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.  

“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"
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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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"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

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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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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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Fabrication

Metal fabricators (boilermakers) and welders build, maintain and repair metal products and structures. Learn the skills and knowledge required to manufacture, assemble and maintain mining structures, heavy transport and earth moving equipment, bridge building, engineering components, building structures, refineries, oil-rigs, storage vessels, shipbuilding and agricultural equipment. Duties may include fitting, assembling and joining aluminium, steel and other metals.

"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"

Council Member Essentials is a five unit training program that local government council members are required to complete within 12 months of being elected. The purpose of the training is to provide practical information that will help you become familiar with the skills, knowledge and responsibilities of your role as a councillor. The course outlines information you will need to know about the way Local Government works in Western Australia under the Local Government Act 1995 and explains in simple terms important information to assist you in the performance of your duties as a councillor. 

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.  

“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 engineering design and automation are 'jobs of the future'

Find out where a horticulture career can take you

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.

Loading video, please wait.

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

Loading video, please wait.

South Metropolitan TAFE offers business courses in a simulated business environment

Loading video, please wait.

The TAFE lecturers here are amazing.

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

Loading video, please wait.

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

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