Civil Construction

The construction industry is a major sector of the Western Australian workforce and economy, encompassing a huge variety of career pathways. North Metropolitan TAFE’s qualifications are closely aligned to building, allowing you to work in a wide range of projects, such as bridge construction and maintenance, pipe laying, road construction and maintenance, road marking, tunnel construction and general civil construction.

You will gain skills and knowledge in civil detail drafting and design, engineering mathematics and statics, and strength of materials. You will also learn about project and risk management, preparing detailed designs of concrete, timber and steel structures, managing information or knowledge based systems and applying basic engineering principles and concepts.

Course list

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* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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State ID: EAB96
Industry Engineering and Mining

Concrete Design and Drafting Skill Set (Civil and Structural)

Gain, upskill or consolidate skills in Concrete Design and Drafting

Upskill, or improve and consolidate CAD skills learned during your studies.

Gain, upskill or consolidate skills in Concrete Design and Drafting 

The training provided in this skill set will help you upskill, or improve and consolidate CAD skills learned during your university course, or gain new skills needed for redeployment within your organisation.

Skill set
State ID: AE388
Industry Building and Construction
Free*
Skill sets

Infrastructure Ready Skill Set

Build your future with skills in infrastructure

Gain the skills to prepare for a career in infrastructure projects, and pick up your White Card along the way!

Build your future with skills in infrastructure

Gain the skills to prepare for a career in infrastructure projects, and pick up your White Card along the way!

You will learn the knowledge and skills to work safely in the civil construction industry, communicate effectively on work sites and plan work in relation to infrastructure activities.

This introduction is suitable for students who wish to enter the industry with no or limited experience.

Skill set
State ID: EAB95
Industry Engineering and Mining

Steel Design and Drafting Skill Set (Civil and Structural)

Gain, upskill, improve skills in Steel Design and Drafting

This skill set will help you further develop current skills in steel design and drafting for Civil Engineering, or improve and consolidate CAD skills for steel design drafting.

Gain, upskill, improve skills in Steel Design and Drafting 

The training provided in this skill set will help you upskill current skills in steel design and drafting for Civil Engineering, or improve and consolidate CAD skills for steel design drafting learned during your university course or gain new skills needed for redeployment within your organisation.

Gain these skills:

  • 3D modelling
  • Drafting and designing in civil engineering industry

You may also like to consider study in the Concrete Design and Drafting Skill Set (Civil & Structural)(opens in a new tab)

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PBC-V1299
Industry Building and Construction

Supervisors - Construction Course

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.

Dress requirements

You will need to have safety goggles, gloves and safety shoes but no previous experience is necessary. All tools and materials will be supplied.

Short course
National ID: CPP60116
State ID: BAH8
Industry Engineering and Mining

Advanced Diploma of Surveying

Building on the skills gained in the Diploma of Surveying

In this course you'll learn to collect and analyse spatial data for complex engineering structures, roads, railways and surface and underground mining operations using sophisticated surveying equipment and software (including GPS).

Looking forward to a career in surveying?

Learn how to collect and analyse spatial data for complex engineering structures, roads, railways and surface and underground mining operations.

Throughout this course you'll learn about the operation of sophisticated surveying equipment and software (including GPS) and the processing of survey data to produce computer aided engineering drawings and mine plans, building on the skills gained in the Diploma of Surveying.

This qualification is required for Authorised Mine Surveyor and Certified Engineering Surveyor.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CPP40216
State ID: BAJ4
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Surveying

Build on your surveying skills

Practical skills are combined with important analytical skills in this Certificate IV. You'll develop skills in the operation of survey equipment and software working through advanced computations; GIS GPS equipment use and data storage; and creating survey plans using survey software.

Looking to build on your surveying skills?

Equip yourself with the practical skills to support a surveying team by enrolling into the Certificate IV in Surveying. This course is an ideal stepping-stone to further your training in the surveying and spatial information industry. During your studies, you will learn how to use surveying technologies and software to capture, process and present electronic data. You will also have access to surveying equipment in order to produce computer-aided drawings and survey plans so that you can prepare and present Geographic Information System (GIS) data

Practical skills are combined, with important analytical skills like maintaining workplace safety and developing environmentally sustainable methods. Our lecturers are experts in the field with close ties to industry to ensure our training reflects the latest industry practices.

Certificate IV
National ID: CPP50121
State ID: BGI9
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Diploma of Surveying

Further develop your surveying skills

During this course you will learn how to conduct more complex engineering surveys. There is a focus on geodetic surveying and there is a large selection of electives available. On completion you will be eligible for an Associate membership of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (Engineering and Mining Commission).

Extend your studies and knowledge of surveying

This course will further develop your skills by teaching you how to operate sophisticated surveying equipment and software for conducting more complex engineering surveys, including road design and set out surveys and more complex surveying tasks.

This Diploma has a focus on geodetic surveying including how to conduct geodetic surveys and perform computations. You will also develop industry-specific skills including how to design basic engineering structures and plan spatial data collection. A large selection of electives is available, such as producing maps for land management purposes, producing mine drawings and how to set out stormwater systems.

When you complete this Diploma, you will be eligible for an Associate membership of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (Engineering and Mining Commission).

Diploma
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