North Metropolitan TAFE is WA’s leading training provider for higher qualifications in this industry filled with exciting challenges and opportunities. Our courses provide you with the skills and knowledge to plan and supervise construction work, and prepare, cost and schedule for a contract. You will also learn about building codes and standards, legal requirements, estimating, site safety, timber code, project management, and structural principles for residential and commercial buildings.
We also offer a Builders’ Registration Diploma, which covers the academic requirements for becoming a registered builder in the State.
Learn the basics of bricklayingThis short course will teach you the basics of bricklaying and give you the skills to complete home projects..
Learn the basics of bricklaying
This short course will give you skills in bricklaying to complete home improvement projects. You'll learn the basics from using bricklaying tools and cutting bricks, to mixing mortar and laying bricks correctly.
You'll also cover:
- basic setting out
- bedding bricks in mortar
- levelling and plumb work techniques
- correct joint spacing
- how to maintain face alignment and finishing brick joints evenly
Materials and hardware will be supplied. No previous experience required.
You will need to supply your own personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety glasses, gloves and closed in footwear.
Builds on your skills from the Certificate IV in Residential DraftingYou'll gain more experience in using ArchiCAD and Revit software and cover principles of energy efficient design and sustainability for residential and small-scale building projects.
Further your designing career in the building and construction industry
This course builds on the skills obtained in the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting and provides more drafting and design experience in ArchiCAD and Revit software for residential and small-scale building projects.
You will cover principles of energy efficient design and sustainability for design projects and occupational health and safety requirements for this booming industry.
Once you've completed this Diploma you will be able to work in a design office on commercial and residential projects with architects, builders, and project managers.
Build your career from the ground upWork as a builder and manager of a small to medium building business dealing with low-rise residential and commercial construction projects. Learn to plan and supervise construction work and prepare, cost and schedule contracts.
A career built from the ground up
This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work in building management, production teams and operations workforce to manage and support a small to medium building business dealing with low rise construction projects. Completing this course will help you gain the diverse range of skills needed to project manage the construction of low rise residential and commercial constructions.
With over 50 years training workers for the building industry, we're the perfect choice for your training.Gain the skills and knowledge to work in building management, production teams and the operations workforce to manage constructions from a small building business through to medium rise constructions.
We've been producing skilled construction workers for over 50 years – making us the perfect choice for your training
This Diploma has close ties with the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - Building and Energy - Building Services Board. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to work in building management, production teams and the operations workforce to manage constructions from a small building business through to medium rise constructions.
There are many ways that you can study this course including full time, part time, Flexible Learning Stream and employer-based. For information about Flexible Learning Stream (FLS) delivery for this course, view our flyer (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) for details, or call us to discuss our other study options.
Work your way up in the construction industry with an Apprenticeship in flooring technology.This apprenticeship course will give you the skills to install floors and flooring materials such as polished concrete floors, carpet, resilient, vinyl and timber flooring.
Join the flooring technology sector of the furnishing industry
Get the skills and knowledge required to perform flooring technology tasks. You will learn to install floors and flooring materials in commercial or residential settings.
The Certificate III in Flooring Technology is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.
Skills in 2D & 3D modelling for architectural design and documentationThis course will give you an introduction to Autodesk REVIT and REVIT Architecture. You will learn the concepts of 3 dimensional computer modelling and gain an understanding of the tools required for parametric building design and documentation.
Develop new skills in 3D modelling
This course will introduce you to Autodesk REVIT, a building modeller for architectural design and documentation in 3D and 2D. You will learn the concepts of 3 dimensional computer modelling and gain an understanding of the tools required for parametric building design and documentation using REVIT Architecture.
This short course usually requires attendance on campus one day per week for four weeks, online delivery may also be available.
Draw on your practical, hands-on skills needed to draft residential buildingsLearn to create design concepts and working drawings, gain skills in ArtchiCAD and work on a project with an industry mentor.
A career by design
This course will expose you to drafting residential buildings within the building and construction industry. You'll develop the knowledge and skills you'll need to draft residential buildings, both single and double storey. The skills you gain are practical and hands-on and as part of the course you will be required to design and document a residential project with an industry mentor. This practical experience will prove valuable in gaining employment and beginning your career in this industry.
Our building design and construction qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.
Keen to take the lead in construction?Gain a broad range of practical skills and knowledge needed for supervision in construction.
Keen to take the lead in construction?
You'll gain the skills and knowledge needed to identify and assess a range of building and construction techniques, including concreting, brickwork, carpentry, electrical services, plumbing and drainage, tiling, ceiling fixing and painting. Once you successfully complete this short course running on Tuesday and Thursday evenings you'll receive a Certificate of Participation.
You will need to have safety goggles, gloves and safety shoes but no previous experience is necessary. All tools and materials will be supplied.