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Building and construction is one of the biggest industries in Western Australia and employs approximately 10 per cent of the state’s workforce. Billions of dollars are invested in infrastructure and housing every year, resulting in an ever-growing industry full of exciting employment opportunities.

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SC-BET-V1345 3 Phase Test and Tag course Short course On campus
3 phase, electrical testing

This course will provide the competency for 3 Phase Electrical Testing (testing 3 Phase appliances, 415V to AS/NZS 3760).


  • Basic 3 Phase Theory
  • How 3 Phase testing differs from single phasetesting
  • Testing procedures
  • Types of 3 Phase testing equipment

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued.

SC-BBL-V1266 Bricklaying Handyman Short course On campus
V1266, WW000000, Q000000, Q000007 brickie, bricklaying, building, DIY, D.I.Y., handyman, mortar, bricks, NMT16079

Ever wanted to come to grips with the basics of bricklaying?

Completing this course at North Metropolitan TAFE and you'll learn:

  • about basic setting out
  • how to mix mortar correctly
  • the correct use of bricklaying tools
  • how to cut bricks with hand tools
  • levelling and spacing techniques
  • bedding bricks in mortar
  • correct joint spacing
  • how to maintain face alignment and finishing brick joints evenly

You'll need protective eye glasses, gloves and protective shoes. Tools and materials will be supplied.

Please note classes will only run with sufficient numbers.

UEESS00052 AB672 Data Communications - Install and Modify Performance Data Communication Structured Cabling Skill set On campus
Australian and Communication Media Authority (ACMA), open, cabler, cabling, cable, licencing requirements, telecommunications,

Technical training to help you become a registered open cabler

This skill set will help you meet the training requirements to become a registered open cabler as required to work with Extra-Low Voltage by the Australian and Communication Media Authority (ACMA).

For more information on requirements to become a registered open cabler visit the ACMA website.

SC-BTI-V1270 Introduction Wall & Floor Tiling Handyman Short course On campus
Wall and Floor Tiling, tiling, finishing

Learn the skills to get on with your tiling projects around the home

In this course you'll learn about ceramic tiles, hand tools and how to cut tiles. You'll also learn about different types of adhesive and how to lay tiles straight and level - and more.

Dress requirements

You are required to bring protective eye glasses, gloves and safety shoes as classes are held in a workshop.

Please note classes will only run with sufficient numbers.

SC-PBC-V1144 Introduction into Digital Engineering, BIM and ISO 19650 Short course On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
Building, Information, management, manager, Digital Engineering initiatives, framework for Digital Design, Construction, Operation, Digital Delivery of Building and Infrastructure, Q000000, Q000007, Q000013

TAFE is the only training provider in WA offering a practice-based introduction to BIM

This course will introduce you to Building Information Management (BIM), digital engineering and the requirements of ISO 19650. Architects undertaking this course may be eligible for up to five CPD points.

Course aim

To provide a practice-based introduction into Building Information Management, Digital Engineering and the requirements of ISO 19650.
The accent will be on Digital Engineering initiatives in various State Governments and the push towards a common framework for digital design, construction and operation, awareness and a basic understanding of all practical steps involved in the digital delivery of building and infrastructure.

Who should attend?
  • Those who want to understand the contractual and practical changes that the digital delivery of building and infrastructure brings
  • Those who look to discover the principle steps, tools and processes involved.
Gain these skills
  • Practical hands-on experience and foundational understanding of the steps involved
  • Being of value to designers, consultants, subcontractors and suppliers.
Session 1
  • Understanding the framework
  • Introduction to ISO19650, NatSpec BIM and other resources
  • Understanding what Information do I need from the client?
  • What obligations and roles do architects, consultants, builders and subcontractors have in BIM projects?
  • What are you required to deliver?

Presented by Michael Ruehr

Michael is the Group Revit Application Specialist at HASSELL. He has over 40 years experience in all facets of the building industry, working throughout Germany, India and Australia. Michael oversees and supports some of Australia’s biggest and most advanced digital engineering and BIM projects. He is also actively involved in international and Australian policy creation in this field. He brings together contractual, procedural and technical understanding of the challenges ahead. Michael has worked on some of Australia largest infrastructure projects including:

  • Optus Stadium
  • New Perth Museum
  • Four of WA Hospitals
Session 2
  • To demonstrate practical methods of Revit modelling that enables good construction documentation and processes/output
  • Facilitating correct data input, scheduling and management that comply with BIM standards
  • The material covered will be tailored to suit the majority of the attendees.

Presented by Shane Furlonger

Shane is currently employed by Hassell as a Project BIM Manager. He has been working with Revit for 15 years and specialises in producing architectural models that enable easy transition from concept to construction documentation and beyond. Shane's recent projects include:

  • Perth Stadium Station
  • St Ives Lifestyle Village – Perth
  • The Ribbon – Sydney
  • Ezone UWA – Perth
  • Karingal Green Aged Care – Perth
  • Queens Wharf – Brisbane
Session 3
  • Provides a summary of the requirements for successfully defining, inputting and maintaining digital data during the design and construction phases of a project
  • Where is the required data contractually defined?
  • How and where the data parameters are defined within the model
  • Managing and maintaining the data within the digital model.

Presented by Phil Davies

Phil is currently a Project BIM Manager at HASSELL. He has over 20 years experience working with design technology solutions within the building industry and has been performing BIM Management roles on large scale architectural projects here in WA since 2008. Phil previously spent 10 years as an Autodesk Software Applications Engineer within the UK. He has held the position of lead consultant BIM Manager on:

  • New Perth Museum
  • Optus Stadium
  • New Children’s Hospital - Telethon Kids
  • Perth Airport: Arrivals, Terminal 1 Expansion and New Pier
Session 4
  • To provide a general understanding of Asset Information Requirements (AIR) in the project lifecycle
  • Alignment model data with AIR from client
  • Define workflow to capture and manage data in the model and/or data placeholder.

Presented by Gus Purusha

Gus Purusha is the BIM Manager working for the FAL project at Salini Impregillo NRW JV. He has over 15 years of BIM experience working on projects across Australia and South East Asia. Gus has worked on a diverse range of projects across various sectors including infrastructure, healthcare, education, hospitality, plus residential and commercial. Having previously delivered a few projects for FM handovers, Gus has a special interest for data management from BIM to FM. Hius project involvement includes:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Midland Health Campus
  • Busselton Health Campus
  • Karratha Health Campus
  • Perth Stadium Station
  • The Westin Perth (480 Hay)
  • Queens Wharf Brisbane
  • Forrestfield Airport Link
About your lecturer

Martine Cason is a Fellow Architect with 34 years of architectural experience. She has been lecturing at TAFE since 2010 in conjunction with running her own practice. Martine is currently implementing the BIM process into her office. Martine is also on the AIA BIM committee who are actively involved with BIM processes.



EAB21 Introduction to Bricklaying Skill Set Skill set On campus
Brickie, Labourer, building, construction, housing, build, houses, bricks and mortar,

Lay the foundation for a career in the construction industry

On successful completion of this course you will have the necessary skills to commence employment in the bricklaying industry as a labourer or start an apprenticeship.

You will learn how to use and handle bricklaying materials, tools and equipment; mix mortar to requirements; safely erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding; and work safely on the job.

Gain these skills
  • Occupational Health and Safety requirements including:
    • JSA Job Safety Analysis
    • PPE
    • Hazard identification
    • Safe work practices
    • Safety using tools and equipment
    • Duty of care
  • Safely erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding.
  • Basic setting out
  • Lay bricks plumb, level and straight and to a line using profiles
  • Use pack barrows to shift bricks
  • Mix mortar to requirements


SC-MFM-V1234 Metal machining for beginners Short course On campus
U000000, U000001, U000002, U000003, U000004, U000006, short course, milling, grinders, lathes, q000011, machining, metal, NMT16067

Practical skills in basic machining

Gain practical skills in basic machining on lathes, milling machines and ancillary machines such as pedestal drills and grinders by doing North Metropolitan TAFE's Metal machining for beginners course.
You can bring in your own project to complete at our Midland campus workshop, discuss the suitability of your particular project with your lecturer.

Dress requirements

You will be required to wear personal protective clothing at all times which include steel capped safety boots, clear safety glasses, long pants and cotton drill shirt.



EAA83 Plumbing Contractors License Skill Set Skill set On campus


Want to become a licensed plumbing contractor?

On successful completion of this course you will be able to apply to the Plumbing Licensing Board for your Plumbing Contractor’s Licence.You will also be able to supervise works carried out by tradespersons and/or apprentices.

You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Build your own business
  • Estimate job costs
  • Design and size custom consumer gas, water and drainage systems
  • Apply building codes and standards
  • Sustain building design principles
  • Apply correct WHS principles in your workplace
  • Sanitary and water backflow

The units included in this skill set are:

  • BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • CPCPCM4012A Estimate and cost work
  • CPCPCM4011A Risk control 
    Drainage and sanitary
  • CPCPDR4011B Design and size sanitary drainage systems
  • CPCPDR4012B Design and size stormwater drainage systems
  • CPCPSN4011B Design and size sanitary plumbing systems 
    Backflow and water supply
  • CPCPWT4022A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
  • CPCPWT4023A Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices
  • CPCPWT4011B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

Please note you must have a Current Plumbing Tradesperson Licence issued by the Plumbing Licensing Board, Department of Mines, Industry and Safety to enrol.

For more details please see our flyer

SC-PBC-V1312 REVIT essentials for architecture Short course On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
nmt, nmt16027, REVIT, architect, architecture, 3D, modeling, modeling, model, Q000000, Q000013, U000000, U000001

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.

Course Outline

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of 3 dimensional modelling
  • Use the fundamental features of REVIT Architecture
  • Use the parametric 3D design tools to design projects
  • Create detailing and drafting views
  • Create construction documentation
  • Use the presentation tools for design visualization

Courses are one day per week for four weeks.


SC-MES-V1384 Radio Communications for Industry Short course On campus

This two day course is aimed at personnel in the mining, oil & gas industry, and in both public and private defence and security sectors.

You'll benefit from this workshop if you are involved in SCADA, instrumentation, process control and other control/monitoring systems roles such as:  

  • Instrumentation technician/Instrumentation and control engineers
  • Electronic technicians
  • Electrical engineers
  • Process development engineers/Process control engineers
  • Control systems sales/applications engineers
  • Consulting or Design engineers
  • Maintenance supervisors
  • Project engineers
Gain these skills
  • Implement simple RF links for control and monitoring system
  • Understand the jargon, terminology and latest techniques of wireless communications
  • Design (using software tools), install and commission (using dedicated test equipment) an effective RF link
  • Perform simple path loss and gain/loss calculations in decibels
  • Learn how to troubleshoot wireless system problems using RF test equipment
  • Select the main components of RF links
  • Conduct a site survey
  • Implement effective security on wireless systems
  • Explain infrastructure requirements for RF systems
Day 1 topics
  • Communication system modes
  • Basic elements of a wireless link
  • Production and composition of an electromagnetic wave
  • Free Space attenuation vs. frequency
  • Factors influencing propagation of radio waves
  • Multipath interference effecting a wireless link
  • Frequency spectrum allocation
  • Gain and loss decibel measurements/calculations with examples
  • Modulation techniques with a practical exercise on digital modulation performance in a wireless environment
  • Spread spectrum techniques
  • Multiple access techniques
  • Antenna types and selection, Diversity methods
  • Transmission lines types and selection
  • Data communication standards
  • Typical RF test equipment used for troubleshooting, system design and commissioning
  • Typical RF measurements with practical examples such as VSWR, return loss, insertion loss, etc.
Day 2 topics
  • Wireless system design procedure and infrastructure requirements
  • Practical exercise in wireless system path profiling using software tools
  • Practical exercise on the implementation of a wireless system design based on
    industry practice



UEESS00091 AC778 Restricted - Attachment of cords and plugs to single phase low voltage electrical equipment Skill set On campus

Successful completion of this skill set you will give you the tools you need to be able to replace plugs and cords. 
You'll get the training, skills and knowledge to change a flexible plug or cord and wire up new plugs and sockets

You'll cover the following units

UEENEEE101A Apply occupational health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 
UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 volt supply 
enabling you to

  • select flexible cords and plugs to manufacturers' specifications
  • undestand different types of plugs and scokets
  • safely remove damaged plugs and sockets
  • attach plugs and cords
  • test flexible cords for correct operation

Duration: 1 day

8:30am - 4:30pm

Next course:

21 November 
Minimum course numbers 5, maximum 12



UEESS00092 AC311 Restricted - Attachment of cords/cables and plugs to low voltage three phase electrical equipment Skill set On campus

Successful completion of this skill set will equip you with the tools you need to be able to attach cords, cables and plugs.
You'll gain the training, skills and knowledge to change a flexible plug or cord and wire up new plugs and sockets.

You'll cover the following units

UEENEEE101A Apply occupational health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 volt supply
UEENEEP025A Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. supply

enabling you to

  • Select flexible cords/cables and plugs to suitapplications
  • Connect flexible cords/cables and plugs
  • Perform testing procedures
  • Locate and repair faults in flexible cords and plugs
  • Provide reports

Duration: 2 days

Day 1: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Day 2: 8:30am - 11:30am

Next course:

26 & 27 November

Minimum numbers 5, maximum numbers 12

UEESS00098 AB670 Restricted - Electrical safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies Skill set On campus

If you have to undertake testing, tagging and reporting of portable/hand held low voltage electrical equipment using a portable appliance tester (PAT) as part of your role in the workplace then this skill set will equip you with the tools you need. 

North Metropolitan TAFE's skill set covers safety testing of electrical cord assemblies and cord connected equipment. It encompasses working safely, using portable apparatus tester, applying tagging, arranging for repair of faulty equipment and complete testing documentation.

The two units covered in this skill set are:

UEENEEE101A Apply occupational health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEP026A Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment

Other topics include:

  • The reason behind testing and tagging
  • WorkSafe Legislation for testing and tagging
  • Working through AS3760 in-service testing and tagging
  • Identification of Class I and Class II appliances
  • Creation of a register
  • Using an appliance tester
  • Perform visual inspection on cords, plugs & appliances
  • Explain test and tag usage
  • Awareness of safety practices when performing tests

The RCD (Residual-current device) component covers basic electrical theory, how an RCD works, what records need to be kept and how to correctly test an RCD device.

Duration: 2 days

Day 1: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Day 2: 8:30am - 11:30am

Next course:

12 & 13 November 
Minimum course numbers 5, maximum 12

EAA88 Security Installer Skill Set Skill set On campus
Security, Installer's, licence, training, CCTV, Access Control, CCTV systems, security systems, electrical systems,

Technical security installer training to meet licencing requirements

This skill set will help you meet the training requirements for a Security Installer’s Licence issued by the WA Police Force.

For more information on the Security Installer’s Licence visit the WA Police Force website.


SC-PBC-V1299 Supervisors - Construction Course Short course On campus
Q000000, Building and Construction, Q000007, Building, Q0000003, WW000000, site supervisor, construction site,

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.

SC-MIU-V1404 Variable Speed Drives for Electricians Short course On campus
VSD, lifts elevator, escalator, Schneider, variable speed drive,

North Metropolitan TAFE is delivering a short course to familiarise you with the capabilities of variable speed drives (VSDs).  These are essential to the world of industrial control. Lifts, conveyors, air conditioners, water treatment and assembly lines are a few of the many applications dependent on this technology. 

You'll learn about VSDs through a series of hands-on exercises with typical models from industry leaders such as Schneider, Allen-Bradley and Danfoss. 
In addition to the practical componenet of the course you'll cover the working principle of a VSD, looking at typical faults and aspects to consider when purchasing this technology.

This short course will run for 2.5 hours over 3 Tuesdays, from 6:00 - 8:30pm.

Next course runs from 15 October to 29 October.

SC-BCB-V1271 Woodwork Introduction Short course On campus
V1271, Q000000, woodwork, DIY, timber, furniture, power tools, handyman, woodwork projects, NMT16073

Show off your newly found wood working skills

This short course will teach you to build your own small piece of furniture, a coffee table, toy box or bedside cabinet for example.

You'll learn how to use many of the hand tools and power tools used by a cabinet maker. During your first week you'll focus on the various power tools used in the trade, learn about their application. The safe use of tools and Workplace Health and Safety will also be covered.

You'll also cover:

  • marking out and cutting timber to size
  • methods of joining and fixing timber using glue, nails, screws and bolts
  • clamping materials together correctly
  • the use of drawer runners and other hardware
  • ornate trims and mouldings

Materials and hardware will be supplied. No previous experience required.

Dress requirements

You will need to supply your own personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety glasses, earmuffs or ear plugs, dust mask and closed in footwear.

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