Building and Construction

Building and construction is one of the largest industries in Western Australia, employing approximately ten 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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Bricklaying and Blocklaying

Our bricklaying and blocklaying qualifications will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to lay bricks and blocks using different bonds for domestic, commercial, industrial and public buildings, and how to construct ornamental panels, feature walls, arches and columns.

Our courses will see you ready to read and interpret plans and specifications, apply basic leveling procedures, carry out measurements and calculations, handle and prepare materials, and use appropriate tools and equipment.

Building

We are 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 Western Australia.

Carpentry and Joinery

Our carpentry and joinery qualifications are suitable for an Australian building apprenticeship pathway, qualifying you for work on both residential and commercial construction sites.

You will also qualify for more advanced building and construction courses and for further training towards your builder’s licence.

Our lecturers teach you to use carpentry materials, tools and equipment to install windows, doors, lining, panelling, moulding and exterior cladding, and how to erect and dismantle suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls. You will gain the skills and knowledge to construct frames, trusses, eaves and roofs, and to use static machines to manufacture joinery components.

Civil Construction

The construction industry is a major sector of the Western Australian workforce and economy, encompassing a huge variety of career pathways.

Our 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.

Electrical and Electrotechnology

We will spark your career in electrical and electrotechnology.

Our courses will give you the skills to interpret electrical drawings, develop circuits, install and maintain electrical components, wiring, and to use equipment and systems in residential and commercial applications.

Being able to learn how to select, install, set up, test, fault-find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises requires a very specific and complex skillset, which is why qualified and trained people in this industry are always in demand.

Floor and Wall Tiling

Our floor and wall tiling qualifications cover waterproofing, tile types, tile glues, tiling patterns and cement mortars, allowing you to develop specialist layout skills across a range of horizontal, vertical, curved sloped and twisted surfaces.

You will be able to renovate or work in new buildings, including houses, shops, offices, factories and swimming pools.

You will learn how to lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble, glass and other types of tiles on external and internal walls and floors. You will use tiles to provide protective and decorative finishes and learn how to use tile-cutting tools to cut various shapes needed for edges and corners, or around obstacles such as fittings and pipes.

Furnishing Trades

You can acquire a variety of skills within furnishing trades.

Furniture making concentrates on the production of solid and free standing furniture, while cabinet making is the term given to flat panel construction of kitchen/bathroom furniture.

Upholstery workers select fabric including canvas and acrylics, applying contemporary and traditional upholstery finishing techniques to upholstered furniture.

Wood Machining (Timber Manufactured Products) workers set up, operate and maintain woodworking machines to cut, plane, shape and sand solid timber to the required shape and size using a wide range of machinery.

General Construction

The construction industry is a major sector of the Western Australian workforce and economy, and encompasses a huge variety of career pathways.

It is closely aligned to building and includes a large range of trades such as carpentry and joinery, glass, bricklaying and glazing and roof plumbing, as well as an array of fields like site management, line management, estimating and contracting.

Painting and Signcraft

With North Metropolitan TAFE’s painting qualifications, you will gain essential skills and knowledge in processes, materials, tools and equipment used in the industry, and develop specialist expertise in the preparation, application and maintenance of a variety of surface coatings.

You will be trained in a wide range of techniques, including wall-papering, texture coating, staining, spray painting and colour matching skills, in simulated work environments.

Our Signcraft courses will give you the practical skills to design, manufacture and install signs. You will learn to carry out measurements and calculations, prepare surfaces and produce vinyl, fabric, screen-print, digital and LED signage.

Plumbing and Gas

Our plumbing and gas qualifications cover common and specialist areas for the industry, including water, sanitary, drainage, mechanical services, roofing and gas services.

You will learn how to use plumbing hand and power tools, work safely on roofs, install water service controls and devices, pump sets and heating systems, cut and join sheet metal, install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems, fabricate and install steel pressure piping, and install LPG systems.

Residential Building Drafting

Architectural drafters and building designers hold key positions in many sectors of the construction industry.

You will learn how to convert an idea into clear, dimensioned drawings, and to provide the builder with the necessary information for construction. With a healthy level of housing, public infrastructure works and mining projects in Western Australia, this is a field with good employment prospects.

By studying with us, you will find yourself in an exciting and rewarding career under the supervision of architects, builders or building designers. With further studies, you can also work on industrial and commercial projects and even go on to be a supervisor or manager in the industry.

Solid Plastering

With our solid plastering qualifications, you will learn how to apply plain, decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement or similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures.

Solid plasterers are responsible for straightening corners, angles, wall and ceiling surfaces, cleaning and preparing surfaces, mixing and applying coats of plaster, cement or similar materials to walls and ceilings, levelling and smoothing surfaces, and applying finishing coats of plaster.

Telecommunications

North Metropolitan TAFE’s telecommunications qualifications will set you up for a career in Data & Voice Communications, and Electronics & Communications.

Our programs provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the telecommunications industry and manage its convergent technologies, including radio, optical, data and internet protocol (IP) networks.

You will learn how to install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks, software applications, home or small office networks, how to build and maintain secure networks, and connect hardware peripherals. Our courses will see you ready to select, install, test, fault-find, repair and maintain telecommunications and high-performance data services.

Trimming and Manufactured Textiles

We offer training in automotive and marine trimming technology, flooring technology, manufactured textile products, upholstery, and timber and composites machining.

If you are interested in working in these specialised trades, North Metropolitan TAFE has the relevant industry industry-led training to give you the skills you need.

Wall and Ceiling Lining

Our wall and ceiling lining qualifications will see you ready to construct bulkheads, assemble partitions, install and finish plasterboard, fibre cement, wet area lining systems, dry wall systems and suspended ceilings.

You'll also learn how to work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry, plan and organise work, carry out measurements and calculations and apply Work Health and Safety requirements.

What others have to say

North Metro TAFE was a leading trade training institute in managing client needs and expectations.

They provided quality, tailored training programs to suit our business needs and is always open to feedback to improve its program offering and delivery.

 Group Training Manager

Course list

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^ 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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^ 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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National ID: SC
State ID: SC-BBL-V1266
Industry Building and Construction

Bricklaying Handyman

Learn the basics of bricklaying

This 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.

Dress requirements

You will need to supply your own personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety glasses, gloves and closed in footwear.

 

Short course
National ID: CPC30111
State ID: D390
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

Build yourself a career from the ground up

Complete the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying apprenticeship and gain the skills needed for a certified trade career as a bricklayer or blocklayer.

Do you want to build a lifetime career from the ground up?

When you complete the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying you will be ready for a certified trade career as a bricklayer or blocklayer.

The Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying is an apprenticeship please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: CPP50911
State ID: D772
Industry Building and Construction

Diploma of Building Design

Builds on your skills from the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting

You'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.

 

Diploma
National ID: CPC40110
State ID: W740
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Build your career from the ground up

Work 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.

Certificate IV
National ID: CPC50210
State ID: WA79
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (Builder's Registration)

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.

Diploma
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AB25
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Brick and Block Laying Pre-Apprenticeship)

Get a great foundation for a bricklaying apprenticeship

You'll be set to take on an apprenticeship with basic skills in the use of tools and equipment, and working onsite under your belt.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

An outdoor trades career with a chance of making great things

Complete this pre-apprenticeship and you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.

Learn how to use bricklaying tools and equipment to construct brick and block walls, to give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AB31
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry and Joinery Pre-Apprenticeship)

Do you have a building desire to work with wood?

You'll be equipped with the basic skills to be able to take on a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship after you have completed this course.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Do you have a building desire to work with wood?

Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials, and cut, shape and fit timber parts to form structures and fittings.

When you complete this pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice carpenter and joiner. Give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

 

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AB29
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Painting and Decorating Pre-Apprenticeship)

Give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship

When you complete this pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice painter and decorator.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skillsprogram where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Do you have an eye for colour and like to finish what others start?

Painting and decorating is known as a finishing trade, encompassing both residential and commercial areas. It can include new constructions as well as restoring historically significant buildings.

When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice painter and decorator. Give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AB26
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Solid Plastering Pre-Apprenticeship)

Get a great start in the building industry with this solid plastering course.

When you successfully complete this pre-apprenticeship you'll be equipped to start your career as an apprentice solid plasterer.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

A trade career that has creativity covered

Solid plastering is a finishing trade and an important part of the building process. Solid Plasterers apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster and cement to the interiors and exteriors of structures.

Complete this pre-apprenticeship and you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice solid plasterer. It will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to make you more competitive when applying for an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AB28
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Wall and Floor Tiling Pre-Apprenticeship)

Show your creative side and learn to work with glass, ceramic, clay, and marble tiles in a range of settings

You'll have the skills employers want for an apprentice tiler when you complete this pre-apprenticeship course.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Do you have an eye for detail and want your work on show?

When you complete this pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice wall and floor tiler. Give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

Wall and floor tilers may work internally and externally over a variety of surfaces - vertical, horizontal, sloping or curved. They prepare surfaces and apply tiles for decoration and protection.

 

Certificate II
National ID: MSF31113
State ID: J739
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Learn to make cherished chairs, loved lounges, solid shelves and custom cabinets

This apprenticeship will give you the skills to create furniture using hand and power tools, industrial machinery and CNC processing centres. On completion you'll be ready for a career as a furniture maker or cabinet maker.

Do you want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges, solid shelves and custom cabinets?

When you complete the Certificate III in Cabinet Making you'll be ready for a career as a furniture maker or cabinet maker.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the furnishing industry and learn to create furniture using using hand and power tools, industrial machinery and CNC processing centres.

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: CPC32011
State ID: D409
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery

Build a strong career from the ground up

This apprenticeship will give you the skills to safely use carpentry tools and materials to construct pitched roofs and ceiling frames. You'll also learn to lay wooden flooring and interpret plans and on completion you'll be ready for a career as a domestic or commercial carpenter.

Do you want to build a strong career from the ground up?

You will gain the knowledge and skills to carry out a range of building and construction tasks; use basic carpentry tools, power tools, carpentry materials; construct a pitched roof, ceiling frame, wooden flooring; interpret plans; and apply work health and safety requirements.

The Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery is an apprenticeship please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC30318
State ID: BEG4
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Concreting

Lay the foundations for a solid career

This apprenticeship will give you skills and knowledge to pour concrete for domestic, commercial, and public buildings.

Lay down the foundations of a solid lifetime career

Successfully complete this course and you'll have the knowledge and skills to pour concrete for domestic, commercial, and public buildings.

The Certificate III in Concreting is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

 

Certificate III
State ID: AB672
Industry Building and Construction

Data Communications - Install and Modify Performance Data Communication Structured Cabling

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).

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.

Skill set
National ID: UEE20711
State ID: A104
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications

Flick the switch on a career in electronics

Prepare for work as a data cabler or telecommunications technician (with additional training). Gain the skills and knowledge to safely install and maintain telecommunication cabling, secure electrotechnological equipment, assemble and dismantle components, as well as meet the requirements for open cabler registration.

Are you looking for an electronics career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications you'll be flicking the switch on a career in electronics, as a data cabler or telecommunications technician (with additional training).

It includes Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) requirements for open cabler registration.

 
Certificate II
National ID: CPC20712
State ID: J484
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Drainage

Does your career pipe dream involve laying real pipes?

This course will prepare you to work in construction installing drainage systems. You'll gain a variety of skills including the use of hand and power tools, and oxy-acetylene and arc welding at our major training centre at Balga.

Does your career pipe dream involve laying real pipes?

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry, install drainage systems, use hand and power tools, oxy-acetylene and arc weld, read plans, calculate quantities, concreting and rendering, and workplace health and safety.

Our Balga Campus is a major centre in WA for training in the building and construction industries, with purpose-built workshops, up-to-date equipment, and lecturers who maintain close links with industry.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE40411
State ID: A135
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
Online

Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation

Become instrumental in maintaining high tech control systems

If you are a qualified tradesperson with an electrical trade background this course will give you the practical skills and knowledge to be employed as an instrumentation and control technician.

Become instrumental in maintaining high tech control systems

Are you a qualified tradesperson with an electrical trade background? If so this course will give you the practical skills and knowledge to be employed as an instrumentation and control technician. You will undertake both theoretical and practical training. The theoretical component is online whilst the practical components can be completed at our Midland campus (generally within two weeks).

To complete this qualification you will need to have prerequisite, core and other units required for the Certificate IV credited via an RPL or Credit Transfer process.

For further information, please contact: instrumentation@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Certificate IV
National ID: UEE33011
State ID: A131
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Electrical Fitting

A fitting trades career in electrics

Learn to manufacture, fit, assemble, erect, operate, test, fault find, alter, repair electrical equipment. This apprenticeship course will give you the skills to solve problems in DC circuits and in single and three phase low voltage machines.

A fitting trades career in electrics

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to manufacture, fit, assemble, erect, operate, test, fault find, alter, repair electrical equipment and includes electrical wiring work only if that work is associated with assembling, maintaining, terminating or altering the wiring between electrical components within a plant or machinery.

The Certificate III in Electrical Fitting is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: UEE21911
State ID: A113
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate II in Electronics

Are you looking for an electronics career?

This dual qualification will give you a foundation for entry to a range of studies and you'll learn to select, assemble, set up and maintain electronic devices following prescribed routines. It could also lead to an apprenticeship or employment as a technician’s trade assistant in a wide variety of electronic fields.

Are you looking for an electronics career?

North Metropolitan TAFE is offering a dual qualification in Electronics and Computer Assembly and Repair.  You can gain the Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair(opens in a new tab) and the Certificate II in Electronics qualifications in just six months, opening doors to many different fields of further study and/or employment, including an apprenticeship.

In this course you will develop the ability to select, assemble, set up and maintain electronic devices, for a variety of uses, following prescribed routines . You will also have to opportunity to fault-find, and repair equipment.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE30911
State ID: A125
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

Extend your knowledge and skills in electronics and communications

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assemble, install, test, service, and repair electronic systems and equipment in general electronics, communications, computer or consumer electronics.

Extend your knowledge and skills in electronics and communications

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assemble, install, test, service, and repair electronic systems and equipment in general electronics, communications, computer or consumer electronics. You will learn about electrical and amplifier principles, microprocessors, power control systems, data communications, and safety in the workplace.

 

Certificate III
National ID: UEE40711
State ID: A137
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Engineering and Mining
Online

Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications

Amp up your career in electronics and telecommunications

Gain the skills to work with radio/telecommunication, data systems/cabling and computer network hardware.

Amp up your career in electronics and telecommunications

Complete the Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications and you’ll have the practical skills and knowledge to work with radio/telecommunication, data systems/cabling and computer network hardware.

This course is delivered partially online and on campus over 18 months. If you have completed a Certificate II or a trade certificate in Electronics (or equivalent) you can apply for a credit transfer reducing your study time by either six or 12 months.

Certificate IV
National ID: UEE22011
State ID: AA41
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship)

Get a head start in gaining an electrotechnology apprenticeship

After successfully completing this course you could be working as an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Are you looking for an apprenticeship in the electrical trades?

When you complete the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE30811
State ID: A123
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

On completion of this apprenticeship course you'll be looking at a career as a licensed electrician (additional requirements apply).

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician you'll be looking at a career as a licensed electrician (additional requirements apply).

You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively in the electrical industry.

The Certificate III in Electrotechnology is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: MSF30818
State ID: BED0
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Flooring Technology

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.

Certificate III
National ID: MSF30113
State ID: J729
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Furniture Finishing

Polish up your furniture finishing skills

This apprenticeship course will give you the skills required to become a furniture finisher or worker and experienced furniture finishers have a range of job opportunities open to them.

Polish up your skills and gain a career in furniture finishing

Refinishing or refurbishing timber products and furniture can add a sparkle to any new or old build. You'll learn about using environmentally sustainable work practices to make or renew timber products.

This apprenticeship will give you the skills required to become a furniture finisher or worker and experienced furniture finishers have a range of job opportunities open to them.

The Certificate III in Furniture Finishing is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: MSF20313
State ID: AA45
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate II in Furniture Making (Cabinet Making/Furniture Making Pre-Apprenticeship)

Want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges?

This course will help you to gain an apprenticeship in furniture or cabinet making. Cabinet makers work from plans or drawings to make furniture and fixtures for new homes, offices and shops.

Do you want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges?

When you complete the Certificate II in Furniture Making (Cabinet Making/Furniture Making Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice furniture maker or cabinet maker.

Cabinet makers work from plans or drawings to make home and office furniture, including built-in cupboards and fixtures for new homes and shops. Furniture making concentrates on the production of solid and free standing furniture.

Many employers now prefer apprenticeship applicants to have completed a pre-apprenticeship. This course will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to prepare you and make you more competitive when applying for apprenticeship positions. It will give you a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

 
Certificate II
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-BCB-V1415
Industry Building and Construction

Furniture Polishing Introduction Short Course

Fix up or rejuvenate old or second hand furniture

This course will give you the skills to effectively and safely use lacquers, putty and shellac to carry out antique restoration of old and used furniture.

Breathe new life into tired treasures

This course is for anyone who wants to fix up or rejuvenate old or second hand furniture. You'll learn how to effectively and safely use lacquers, putty and shellac to carry out antique restoration of old and used furniture.

You can bring in your own timber furniture project to work on. If you dont have a project we can supply an item for you to work on but we will retain it after completion of this short course.

Short course
National ID: MSF30418
State ID: BEC9
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Glass and Glazing

A trades career working with glass

This apprenticeship will give you the skills to work as a glazier in the construction industry, fabricating and installing residential and commercial glazing.

Do you want a trades career with the class of glass?

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry, fabricating and installing residential and commercial glazing, preparing and installing mirrors, shower screens, and splashbacks, working with architectural and structural glazing, measuring, calculating the right amount of materials for the job, and workplace health and safety.

The Certificate III in Glass and Glazing is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
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: EAB86
Industry Building and Construction

Internal Carpentry Maintenance Skill Set

Build on your skills or begin a career in the construction industry.

Find employment in or or enhance your prospects in the construction industry, particularly in the field of maintenance.

This skill set will add to your skills in home maintenance or help begin a career in the construction industry.

If you want to find employment in or enhance your prospects in the construction industry, particularly in the field of maintenance, this skill set will equip you to repair and maintain internal carpentry and fixings.

You'll cover aspects of carpentry related to the installation and repair of doors and windows.

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-BTI-V1270
Industry Building and Construction

Introduction Wall and Floor Tiling Handyman

Aimed at the DIY home handyman to teach you the basics of tiling

You'll learn about ceramic tiles, hand tools, different types of adhesive and how to cut and lay tiles.

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.

Short course
National ID: MST30216
State ID: BDG2
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products

Gain the skills to work with a broad range of textile materials including canvas, acrylic and PVC

This course covers a wide variety of textiles manufacturing, from cafe blinds to yacht sails. You will learn to design, measure and cut textiles, hand and machine sew, as well as welding textiles using high frequency welders to manufacture both indoor and outdoor products.

From cafe blinds to yacht sails this course covers a wide variety of textiles manufacturing

When you undertake the Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products you will develop the skills and knowledge required to work with a wide variety of textile materials such as canvas, acrylic and PVC. You will also learn how to set up and maintain your machinery and equipment and how to fabricate and install automotive and marine frames, canopies and side curtains.

Opportunities to manufacture and install or repair a wide range of commercial and/or household textile goods such as commercial drapes, yacht sails, shade sails for architectural beauty and shade purposes, tarpaulins, tents, car and boat covers, café blinds, outdoor blinds and awnings etc are waiting for you if you pursue this career.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC32413
State ID: J787
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Plumbing

Our Balga Campus is a major centre in WA for building and construction training

This apprenticeship course will give you the skills and knowledge to undertake a variety of plumbing work for the domestic, commercial and industry markets.

Gain the skills you need to take your career as a plumber or gasfitter further

When you complete the Certificate III in Plumbing you'll be looking at an in demand (and possibly lucrative) career as a plumber, or gasfitter.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry. Our Balga Campus is a major centre in WA for training in the building and construction industries, with purpose-built workshops, up-to-date equipment, and lecturers who maintain close links with industry.

The Certificate III in Plumbing is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: 52700WA
State ID: AA40
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship)

North Metropolitan TAFE is a major centre in WA for training in the building and construction industries.

Complete this course and you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice plumber, roof plumber, or gasfitter.

Does your career pipe dream involve real pipes?

When you complete the Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice plumber, roof plumber, or gasfitter.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry, use hand and power tools, oxy-acetylene and arc weld, read plans, calculate quantities, cut and join sheet metal, work safely at heights, and workplace health and safety.

North Metropolitan TAFE is a major centre in WA for training in the building and construction industries, with purpose-built workshops, up-to-date equipment, and lecturers who maintain close links with industry.

Certificate II
State ID: EAA83
Industry Building and Construction

Plumbing Contractor's Licence Skill Set

Don’t let your opportunities go down the drain

In just six weeks of full-time study you'll have the necessary requirements to apply for your Plumbing Contractor’s Licence with the Plumbing Licensing Board. Or you can choose to specialise in drainage or backflow and water supply.

Become the real deal with just six-weeks of full-time study to earn your Plumbing Contractor’s Licence

On successful completion of this skill set you will be able to apply to the Plumbing Licensing Board(opens in a new tab) (PLB), for your Plumbing Contractor’s Licence.

You will also gain the skills to be able to supervise works carried out by tradespersons and/or apprentices; build your own business; estimate job costs on water, sanitary and drainage systems, and much more.

You’ll need to successully complete all of the units listed below to apply for the full Plumbing Contractor’s Licence. If however you wish to specialise in only Drainage or Backflow and Water Supply, you will need to complete the core units and the units listed in your chosen specialisation.

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PBC-V1312
Industry Building and Construction
Online

REVIT essentials for architecture

Skills in 2D & 3D modelling for architectural design and documentation

This 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.

Short course
National ID: 52757WA
State ID: YN65
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate IV in Residential Building Drafting

Draw on your practical, hands-on skills needed to draft residential buildings

Learn 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.

 

Certificate IV
National ID: CPC32612
State ID: J493
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Roof Plumbing

Be ready for a career as a roof plumber

This apprenticeship course will give you the skills to use hand and power tools, cut and join sheet metal, install roof components and interpret plans.

Do you want a trades career working outdoors with a view?

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the roof plumbing and services industry.

The Certificate III in Roof Plumbing is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: UEE31411
State ID: A128
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Security Equipment

Learn to install large and small security systems

This apprenticeship will give you the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a security equipment tradesperson. You'll learn to program, commission and troubleshoot commercial security and closed circuit television systems.

Are you looking for a security career with current skills?

When you complete the Certificate III in Security Equipment you'll be looking at a career as a security equipment tradesperson.

You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively in the security industry, installing large and small security systems, including CCTV.

The Certificate III in Security Equipment is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
State ID: EAA88
Industry Building and Construction

Security Installer Licence Class 2 Skill Set

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.

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(opens in a new tab) .

 

Skill set
National ID: CPC30216
State ID: BDJ3
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Signs and Graphics

A trades career with an artistic edge

We are the only TAFE provider of Signcrafts training in WA. This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge and skills to produce signage and you'll have access to the state’s first and only Flecknoe Thermoform/Vacuumform training machine.

Do you want a trades career with an artistic flair?

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the signwriting industry using colour and preparing surfaces to produce signage.

Our Midland campus is the only TAFE provider of Signcrafts training in WA. Students have access to the state’s first and only Flecknoe Thermoform/Vacuumform training machine.

The Certificate III in Signs and Graphics is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: CPC31011
State ID: D399
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Solid Plastering

A trade that has everything covered

This apprenticeship course will give you the knowledge and skills to finish floors, walls and ceilings, construct decorative mouldings, textured finishes, and ornamental restorations.

Do you want a career in a trade that has everything covered?

When you complete the Certificate III in Solid Plastering you will be ready for a certified trade career as a solid plasterer in the commercial or residential construction industry.

The Certificate III in Solid Plastering is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC32313
State ID: J786
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation)

Gain a trade where your career is set in stone

This apprenticeship course will get ready for a career as a construction mason or stonemason where you will take stone from excavation to a finished product through shaping, cutting, machining, finishing and laying.

Do you want a monumental trade where your career is set in stone?

When you complete the Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation) you will be ready for a career as a construction mason or stonemason.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to take stone from excavation all the way to a finished, polished object including stairs, walls, fireplaces, chimneys, kitchen benchtops, monuments, gravestones.

The Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation) is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
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: MSF30313
State ID: J749
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining

Get into the timber machining industry

This apprenticeship will give you the skills to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry and other timber components.

Get into the timber machining industry

This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, built in and freestanding cabinetry and other timber components. You will utilise a range of static machinery as well as specialist computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery to manufacture components as specified in working drawings and cutting lists. You will also gain the fundamental knowledge required to perform machine set up, operational maintenance and basic troubleshooting.

The Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: MSF30713
State ID: J735
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Upholstery

Create new masterpieces and return old furniture to its former glory

In this apprenticeship course you'll learn to dismantle and reassemble furniture; select, cut, sew and fit fabric and leather upholstery materials; and produce loose covers.

Consider a creative career in upholstery

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to carry out upholstery work, including dismantling and reassembling furniture.

The Certificate III in Upholstery is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC31211
State ID: D401
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

Build a career that others will look up to

This course will prepare you for a certified trade career as a wall and ceiling liner.

Do you want to build a lifetime career that others will look up to?

When you complete the Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining you will be ready for a certified trade career as a wall and ceiling liner. You will gain the knowledge and skills to install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to line walls and ceilings.

The Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC31311
State ID: D402
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

Get ready for a certified trade career as a wall and floor tiler

Learn to tile curved surfaces such as domestic pools, create mosaics and apply decorative tiling.

Do you have an eye for detail and want your work on show?

When you complete the Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling you will be ready for a certified trade career as a wall and floor tiler. You will gain the knowledge and skills to lay tiles for domestic, commercial, and public buildings.

The Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-BCB-V1271
Industry Building and Construction

Woodwork Introduction

Learn the basics of woodworking to create small pieces of furniture

You'll learn how to use hand and power tools to build an item such as a coffee table, toy box or bedside cabinet.

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.

Short course
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