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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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Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation

National ID: UEE40411 | State ID: A135

Our Certificate IV in Electrical (Instrumentation) provides eligible persons with the training, skills and knowledge to install, commission, calibrate and maintain modern instrumentation and control systems. This may include loop tuning of multi controller or multi element systems and PLC training where required. 

This course will be of interest to unrestricted electricians, or electrical apprentices in their third or fourth year of study. 

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Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to gain employment in the engineering industry or continue study to become an engineering associate in the instrumentation and control field.

Study pathway

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to gain employment in the engineering industry or continue study to become an engineering associate in the instrumentation and control field.

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Munster - Part Time-Self Paced-Onsite

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This course is available to start anytime for online study. 
Rockingham - Part Time-Self Paced-Onsite

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This course is available to start anytime for online study. 

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

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

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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 IV in Engineering (Electrical Instrumentation)

National ID: MEM40105 | State ID: WA97

Engineer your trade career!

The Certificate IV in Engineering (Electrical Instrumentation) prepares you for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II, in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines. Advance your career further by learning additional knowledge and skills to apply across different trade areas.

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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.

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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 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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Munster - Part Time-Classroom

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Duration 24 months
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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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This course is available to start anytime for online study. 

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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 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.

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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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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

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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.

Diploma of Process Plant Technology

National ID: PMA50116 | State ID: BAN5

The Diploma of Process Plant Technology PMA50116 is aimed at both professionals with experience working in the oil & gas and process plant technology industry looking to advance their career, and students without industry experience who would like a University qualification in Engineering.

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

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Job opportunities

 

  • The course is designed to qualify graduates to move into management roles. Career outcomes include Person in Charge (PIC) and Offshore Installation Manager (OIM).

 

 

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

 

Further study opportunities:

 

  • PMA60116 Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology, State ID BAM9

 

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Munster - Recognition of Prior Learning

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Munster - Full Time-Classroom

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This course is typically available in Semester 2. Applications for this course open again in April for study in late 2020.

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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 IV in Process Plant Technology

National ID: PMA40116 | State ID: BAN0

Our PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Operations is a technical qualification for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product. Technicians undertaking the course will typically be involved in solving complex problems requiring theoretical knowledge, combined with an understanding of the production process and equipment across the plant. It is especially suited to advanced operators and/or operations technicians who are wanting to further their career in a supervisory or team leader role.

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 technical role that includes an ability to work independently and conduct technical problem solving according to the needs of the work in the manufactured mineral products industries.

 

 

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

 

Further study opportunities:

 

  • PMA50116 Diploma of Process Plant Technology, State ID BAN5

 

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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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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

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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 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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Munster - Part Time-Self Paced

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This course is available to start anytime for online study. 

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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.

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