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Courses at Clarkson

This state-of-the-art facility is the main campus for trades training in Perth’s northern corridor and is accessible via bus service from Clarkson train station.
This campus offers training programs in bricklaying, plastering, tiling, carpentry, joinery, metal fabrication and electrical trades.
The design includes dedicated training workshops and open spaces for each trade. It delivers trades training in a real world environment to ensure our students
have exposure to different disciplines and learn to work collaboratively on projects.

What type of course are you looking for?
National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
52824WA AB25 Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Brick and Block Laying Pre-Apprenticeship)
Half price
Certificate II On campus
Balga
Clarkson
Q000000, Q000001, YY000000, TAFEADM, Bricklayer, Blocklaying, building, construction, build, brick, block, laying, roof, plumbing, woodwork, wood, wood work, bricklaying, carpentry, brickie, aa32, 52443wa, TAFE02, Building and Construction, Q000008, Bricklaying and Blocklaying, scaffolding, wc11, 52824WA, AB25, apprenticeship, construct brick and block walls, read and interpret plans, mix, place and finish concrete, set up a cement mixer and produce mortar mixes, apply basic levelling procedures using various levelling devices, use bricklaying tools and equipment, measure and calculate the required materials for specific jobs, and erect, use and dismantle scaffolding

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.

Gain these skills
  • How to mix, place and finish concrete
  • Setting up a cement mixer to produce mortar mixes
  • Erect, use and dismantle scaffolding
  • Reading and interpreting plans 
  • Basic levelling procedures using various levelling devices
  • Measuring and calculating the required materials for specific jobs
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • High level of physical fitness and stamina
  • Enjoy practical work
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work accurately, follow plans and instructions
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Comfortable working from heights
52824WA AB31 Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry and Joinery Pre-Apprenticeship)
Half price
Certificate II On campus
Balga
Clarkson
Midland
Q000000, Q000002, YY000000, TAFEADM, Carpenter, Joiner, Carpentry, Joinery, building, construction, build, wood, timber, roof, plumbing, woodwork, wood, wood work, bricklaying, carpentry, aa38, 52443wa, TAFE02, Building and Construction, Carpentry and Joinery, wc17, 52824WA, Ab31

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.

Gain these skills
  • Using manual and power tools
  • Constructing wall frames
  • Installing flooring
  • Interpreting plans
  • How to measure and calculate materials
  • Working with scaffolding
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy hands-on work
  • Physically fit and abe to undertake manual labour for extended periods
  • Good communication and teamwork skills
  • Planning, organisational and problem solving skills

 

52824WA AB26 Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Solid Plastering Pre-Apprenticeship)
Half price
Certificate II On campus
Clarkson
aa33, 52443wa, TAFE02, TAFEADM, Q000000, Building and Construction, Q000014, Solid Plastering, plaster, plasterer, solid, YY000000, AB26, 52824WA, cement, interiors, house design, render builder,

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.

Gain these skills
  • Finish walls and ceilings in plaster
  • Interpret plans
  • Measure and calculate the right amount of materials for the job
  • Work with scaffolding safely at heights
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Good hand-eye coordination, precise and careful
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
52824WA AB28 Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Wall and Floor Tiling Pre-Apprenticeship)
Half price
Certificate II On campus
Balga
Clarkson
Q000000, Q000010, TAFEADM, Tiling, Floor, Wall, building, construction, build, tiler, aa35, 52443wa, Building and Construction, Floor and Wall Tiling, tile, YY000000, AB28, 52824WA, marble, ceramic, glass, slate

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.

Gain these skills
  • Lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles
  • Interpret plans
  • Measure and calculate the right amount of materials for the job
  • Work with scaffolding safely at heights
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Aptitude for practical work and for following plans
  • Good vision and hand eye co-ordination
  • Able to do basic mathematical calculations
  • Good physical fitness
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills for dealing with customers
  • Very precise and careful with work

 

CPC32011 D409 Carpentry and Joinery
Half price
Certificate III Apprenticeship
On campus
Balga
Clarkson
Midland
Q000000, Q000002, Carpenter, carpentry, joiner, wood, timber, roof, plumbing, woodwork, wood, wood work, bricklaying, d391, cpc30211, TAFE02, Building and Construction, Carpentry and Joinery, d409

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.

UEE22011 AA41 Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship)
Half price
Certificate II On campus
Balga
Clarkson
East Perth
Midland
TAFEADM, Electrical, Electrician, electronics, build, building, wb60, aa41, uee22011, TAFE04, Q000000, Building and Construction, Q000009, Electrical and Electrotechnology, sparky, sparkie, YY000000,tradie, trades, career start, pre apprenticeship, electrics, wiring, cabling,

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. 

Gain these skills
  • Work effectively in the construction industry
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Interpret drawings
  • Take electrical and electronic measurements
  • Solder components
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • Able to follow plans and instructions, and solve problems
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Enjoy and have an aptitude for technical activities

 

UEE30811 A123 Electrotechnology Electrician
Half price
Certificate III Employer-based
On campus
Balga
Clarkson
Midland
electrical, electrotechnology, electronics, engineering, pc, computer, a123, uee30811, TAFE04, Q000000, Building and Construction, Q000009, Electrical and Electrotechnology, electrician, sparky, license, apprenticeship, sparkie

lfls-logo-100x40.png 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.

Gain these skills
  • Install low voltage wiring
  • Switch gear and appliances
  • Arrange and connect circuits
  • Troubleshoot and repair apparatus and circuits
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Interpret drawings
  • Take electrical and electronic measurements
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • Able to follow plans and instructions, and solve problems
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Enjoy and have an aptitude for technical activities
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment

 

MEM20105 AA50 Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)
Half price
Certificate II On campus
Clarkson
Midland
U000000, U000002, TAFEADM, Fabrication, Welding, Metal, engineering, Metal Fabrication, aa50, mem20105, TAFE02, Engineering and Mining, Fabrication, wc28, YY000000, fitter, boilermaker, boilie,

Are you looking to apply new technologies to a traditional trade?

You will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to operate heavy fabrication equipment such as guillotines, metal rolls and brake presses. You will also be exposed to different welding and thermal cutting processes. You will receive instruction in the safely use of hand and power tools, be able to read measuring tools, read and interpret engineering  drawings, and operate in an engineering workplace observing health and safety guidelines.

Graduates can continue their studies in a metal fabrication apprenticeship. Metal fabricators and welders work in a diverse trade, applying a broad range of fabrication and welding skills to industries including, rail transport infrastructure and maintenance, mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling.

Pre-apprentices are exposed to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade, including computer controlled metal plate cutting equipment.

Gain these skills
  • Cut, shape, join and finish metal to make, maintain or repair metal products and structures
  • Measure, calculate, and use tools
  • Draw and interpret sketches
  • Mechanical and thermal cutting, gouging and arc welding
  • Work health and safety requirements
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Physical strength and fitness
  • An eye for detail
  • Technical and mechanical aptitude
  • Patience and accuracy
  • Problem-solving skills

 

 

52700WA AA40 Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship)
Half price
Certificate II On campus
Balga
Clarkson
T000000, T000004, TAFEADM, Plumbing, Gasfitting, Plumber, building, construction, gas, aa40, 52700wa, TAFE13, Q000000, Building and Construction, Q000012, Plumbing and Gas, gasfitter, YY000000

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.

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We will be offering a 10-week program at our Clarkson campus in Term 4.

Clarkson Monday 5 October – Friday 11 December 2020

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Page last updated May 16, 2019