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Engineering and Mining

Engineering is the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures. Western Australia’s engineering industry is very closely linked to the mining and construction industries. It covers diverse areas including fitters, machinists, boilermakers, sheetmetal workers, and refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics.

 

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EAB25 Advanced Welding - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Skill Set Skill set On campus
Midland
AS1796, GTAW, MMAW, welding, pipe welding, coded welding, industry standards, pipe, heavy fabrication, boilermaker, boilie, boily, tradie, fabricator, AS1796

Gain advanced skills in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

If you work as a boilermaker, welder or tradesperson in the Heavy Fabrication industry, this skill set will enhance your skills in advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. This course is designed to build your skills and knowledge in preparation to enrol in the Weld to code - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process Skill Set.

The skill set consists of theory and workshop practice and will be delivered one evening a week for 10 weeks, on a Tuesday from 5:30 - 9:00pm.

EAB24 Advanced Welding - Manual Metal Arc Welding Skill Set Skill set On campus
Midland
AS1796, GTAW, MMAW, welding, pipe welding, coded welding, industry standards, pipe, heavy fabrication, boliermaker, boilie, boily, tradie, fabricator,

Gain advanced skills in Manual Metal Arc Welding

If you work as a boilermaker, welder or tradesperson in the Heavy Fabrication industry, this skill set will enhance your skills in advanced Manual Metal Arc Welding. This course is designed to build your skills and knowledge in preparation to enrol in the Weld to Code - Manual Metal Arc Welding Process Skill Set.

The skill set consists of theory and workshop practice and will be delivered one evening a week for 10 weeks, on a Thursday from 5:30 - 9:00pm.

SC-MHF-V1306 Blacksmithing/Metal Sculpture Welding Short course On campus
Midland
Garden features, abstract, pieces, sculptures, art short course, welding, metal, NMT16068, V1242

Use your creativity to turn scrap metal into works of art

Enrol in North Metropolitan TAFE's metal sculpture welding course and you'll learn how to work with metal in new and different ways. You'll get the skills you need to transform pieces of scrap metal into garden features, abstract pieces and sculptures.

You will receive instruction in the safe use of tools and basic welding/metal forming techniques.

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.

SC-MFM-V1237 CNC Lathe Introduction Short course On campus
Midland
engineering, lathes, CNC

Cover all the basics for use and maintenance of CNC lathes

You'll learn all about:

  • safety on and around CNC lathes
  • start up, shut down and maintenance of CNC lathes
  • setting of tools and jaws
  • basic lathe programmimg (FANUC)
  • sample of repetitive cycles - rough turning, finish turning and threading
  • operation of the lathe with a small part project (screw jack)
SC-MFM-V1238 CNC Machining centre introduction Short course On campus
Midland
CNC lathes, engineering

A practical approach to computerised machining

CNC Machining is a method carried out by computerised devices to perform a broad range of manufacturing tasks in a wide variety of fields.

During this course you will cover:

  • safety on and around CNC machining centres
  • start up, shut down and basic maintenance of CNC machining centres
  • setting of tools and work holding devices
  • basic machining centre programming (Fanuc)
  • sample of canned cycles (peck drilling, boring, tapping)
  • operation of the machining centre with a small part project (turners cube)
SC-MES-V1405 Electronics and Arduino Design Short Course Short course On campus
Midland
SC-MES-V1405, short course, Arduino, electronics projects, DIY electronics, microprocessor, circuit, programming,

If you've always liked tinkering, inventing and building gadgets this course will help you get creating.

It is aimed at designing and building DIY electronic projects. You'll gain an understanding of electronic components and circuit theory together with microprocessor programming (via the popular Arduino microcontroller).

You'll cover the basics of building these circuits, helping you on your way to success in the DIY electronics world.

This is a self-paced course that includes working on-line and in the workshop at Midland campus, which will be open on Wednesday evenings between 6:00pm and 8:30pm by appointment only.

SC-MHF-V1323 Flux Core Arc Welding Short course On campus
Midland
V1286, U000000, U000001, U000002, FCAW, welding, short course, YY000001, NMT16081, short course, flux-cored

Learn professional techniques on steel with our Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) course

You'll be trained in the use of the FCAW welding process to be able to manufacture and assemble your projects at home.

Begin by gaining the skills to recognise hazards and use welding equipment safely and learn about welding terminology and defects. You will receive demonstrations and guidance on correct technique and the opportunity to develop your FCAW skills over the duration of the course.

Dress requirements

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

SC-MFM-V1261 Foundry basic - Metal casting Short course On campus
Midland
V1240, Short course, sculpture, metal, casting, ornament, u000000, u000001, u000002, q000011, foundry, NMT16063

If you have always wanted to produce a sculpture, ornament or some other metal cast creation, North Metropolitan TAFE's Foundry basic short course will give you the skills to do just that.

The course will cover:

  • Safe use of sand moulding and chemicals and equipment
  • Basic metallurgy of cast metals
  • Pattern tooling for sand moulds
  • Sand moulding and casting essentials

 

 

SC-MAT-V1293 Gas Awareness Short course On campus
Midland
U000000, U000001, U000002, U000003, U000004, U000005, U000006, gasfitter, Type B appliance, Energy Safety WA, gas, YY000001, short course, NMT16074, V1243

Get your head around the Type B appliance gas licensing system

The Type B appliance gas licensing system and the gasfitting work that can be carried out under each type of licence can be confusing.

North Metropolitan TAFE’s Gas Awareness for Managers is designed to give managers an understanding of the Licensing system, the Regulations and the responsibilities of the licensed gasfitter and the consumer (owner of the Type B appliance).

We deliver this course at our Midland Campus, or onsite, subject to group size.

Content

  • The control of all gasfitting work; the Regulations and Act enforced by
  • EnergySafety WA.
  • Licensing; types of gasfitting licenses available. Authorisations are
  • covered in depth.
  • Types of gas Appliances.
  • Responsibilities of the licensed gasfitter, the manager and the
  • consumer.
  • Gasfitting work that can be carried out under each license.
  • Gas Safety.
  • Combustion.

Duration  Half day, 8.00am to 12.00noon

 

 

SC-MAT-V1294 Gas authorisation (category 2) Short course On campus
Midland
U000000, U000001, U000002, U000003, U000004, U000005, U000006, short course, I Permit, Energy Safety WA, Type B, appliances, gasfitter, restricted electrical, NMT16065, V1245

If you are looking to add a Gas Authorisation Category 2 qualification to your existing trade or engineering qualifications, complete North Metropolitan TAFE's 10 day course and you'll be able to service and maintain Type B gas appliances. This course will give you the skills you need to gain Gas Authorisation (Category 2) from Energy Safety WA.

If you have already successfully completed the appropriate two day supervised gas fitter course within two years of enrolling in this course then you will only need to complete an additional eight days of training.

You'll cover details such as:

  • legislation
  • OH&S
  • gas and system components
  • tools and equipment
  • electrical and gas safety and isolation procedures
  • plans and diagrams
  • testing and servicing equipment
SC-MAT-V1298 Gasfitter supervised Short course On campus
Midland
V1244, U000000, U000001, U000002, U000003, U000004, U000005, U000006, short course, I Permit, Energy Safety WA, Type B, appliances, gasfitter, restricted electrical, gas authorisation, NMT16069

Get qualified to carry out gas fitting under supervision

Successful completion of this two day course will mean you can carry out gas fitting work under the supervision of a Supervising Gasfitter.

North Metropolitan TAFE’s Gasfitter Supervised course meets the ‘Training Plan’ requirements set by EnergySafety WA that all supervised gasfitters should complete before they begin gasfitting work.  This course is a pre-requisite to the eight day training program for Gas Authorisation Category 2, from EnergySafety WA.

Course content includes:

  • Legal restrictions and compliances for installation
  • Gas safety
  • Combustion fundamentals
  • Pressure testing and purging
  • 1.4 Legislation
  • 2.1 Safety OHS
  • 3.2 Ventilation Systems
  • 4.2 GAS -Purging and Pressure Testing Systems
EAA53 Geological Assistant Skill Set Skill set On campus
East Perth
mining, fifo, FIFO, fly in fly out, geology, geologist, field assistant, fieldworks, field hand, site work, mines, pit, exploration, field ops, RII30515-SS-B, RII30515

With this Geological Assistant skill set you'll gain the skills and knowledge needed to seek employment in entry level geological assistant roles in either exploration, pit or underground environments as well as other entry level mining roles.

The units covered will be delivered in two clusters or groups:

Geological Field Assistance (4.5 hours per week)

  • RIIEGS303D Provide geological field assistance

Field and Mining Techniques (12 hours per week)

  • CPPSIS3016A Provide field support
  • RIISTD202D Collect routine site samples
  • RIIEGS202D Conduct fieldwork
  • RIIEGS301D Operate and maintain instruments and field equipment
  • RIIQUA201D Maintain and monitor site quality standards

To have the best chance of finding a job in the mining industry we recommend that you undertake this skill set concurrently with North Metropolitan TAFE's RII305115-SS-C Mining Field Operations skill set.

Please note a compulsory 4-day camp on an exploration site forms part of the requirements for completion of the Geological Assistant skill set. To attend this camp you need to have successfully completed or be in the process of completing the Mining Safety units covered in RII305115-SS-C Mining Field Operations skill set.

We strongly advise that you obtain a manual driver's licence to increase your employability in the mining industry and also recommend that you complete the two day 4WD driving course North Metropolitan TAFE offers (RII305115-SS-A Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle).  This particular course gives you an introduction to 4WD driving.

For more information about our Mining skill sets download our flyer.

EAA33 Install, Commission & Service Type B Gas Appliances Skill Set Skill set On campus
Midland
industrial gas, type B appliances, supervised gas fitter, gasfitter, gas-fitter, Class I Permit, CPCPGS4023B, CPC40912-SS-G

Be eligible for a Class I Permit or high level Authorisation from Energy Safety WA

If you:

  • Hold a current authorisation, or
  • Have completed the Supervised Gasfitter and Authorisation Courses within the last 2 years, or
  • Have trade or engineering qualifications

then this course will enhance your existing skills.

Our class I Permit gas course is the third course required to complete the requirements of the national Unit of Competency CPCPGS4023B Install, commission and service Type B gas appliances. You will cover design specifications for Type B gas appliances; technical submission, approval and planning a Type B gas installation; installation requirements for Type B appliances to meet the regulator and Australian standard requirements; and the commissioning procedure and commissioning of a PLC controlled burner.

Successful completion of the unit, CPCPGS4023B Intall, commission and Service Type B Appliance, will equip you to service, maintain, rectify faults, recommission, install and commission Type B gas appliances.

Gain these skills
  • Access, analyse, interpret and confirm through a detailed site inspection, design specification for Type B gas appliance to be installed and commissioned
  • Liaise with designer and gas authorities to resolve design specification matters requiring clarification
  • Obtain formal authority to proceed with installation and commissioning before commencing work, in accordance with regulatory and code of practice requirements
  • Plan tasks in conjunction with others involved in, or affected by work
  • Identify and follow quality assurance requirements for work sequences
  • Prepare work area to support efficient installation, commissioning and servicing of Type B gas appliance
  • Observe sustainability principles and cencepts when preparing for and undertaking work
  • Install appliance components, including valve trains, burners and associated pipe work and flue systems, in accordance with approved design specifications
  • Install electrical components, including terminations, in accordance with design specifications and regulatory requirements
  • Install electrical wiring and wiring enclosures in accordance with design specifications and regulatory requirements
  • Visually inspect installations at each stage of work to ensure compliance with specifications and absence of damaged or faulty equipment and materials
  • Analyse flue gases in accordance with recognised industry practice and other authority requirements
  • Clean, check, service and store tools and equipment in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures
SC-MFM-V1302 Introduction to Solidworks Short course On campus
Midland
V1239, U000000, U000001, U000002, U000006, G000010, solidworks, CAD, 3D, geometry, design, short course, NMT16072, SOLIDWORKS, 3D, sketching, engineering, industrial design, sculpture, innovation, assembly, interface, manufacturing, 3D experience,

A versatile software package with a wide range of uses

SOLIDWORKS is a versatile software package that has a wide range of uses in the workplace and also in many hobbies.
It can be used in small and large applications and across many fields and industries, such as engineering, industrial design, sculpture and architecture.

This short introduction course held at North Metropolitan TAFE's Midland Campus takes you through:

  • touring the interface
  • the 3D workspace
  • basic sketching tools
  • relationships and sketching tools
  • sketch-editing tools
  • reference geometry
  • building 3D geometry
  • removing material
  • refining geometry
SC-MFM-V1241 Laser shaft alignment Short course On campus
Midland

This course is designed for technicians and installers who need the skills to align industrial equipment

If you have to align shafts, couplings, gear boxes and pumps and use laser alignment equipment, this one day course will explain shaft and coupling techniques and give you hands on use of laser alignment instruments including soft foot and blue tooth connection.

 

SC-MHF-V1321 MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas) Short course On campus
Midland
V1285, U000000, U000001, U000002, Mig, welding, YY000001, NMT16082, short course, metal, inert, gas,

Learn professional techniques on steel

Come along to our metal inert gas (MIG) welding course and learn how to use the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process to manufacture and assemble your projects at home.

Begin by gaining the skills to recognise hazards and use welding equipment safely and learn about welding terminology and defects. You will receive demonstrations and guidance on correct technique and the opportunity to develop your GMAW skills over the duration of the course.

Dress requirements

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

EAA54 Mining Field Operation Skill Set Skill set On campus
East Perth
mining, fifo, FIFO, fly in fly out, geology, geologist, field assistant, fieldworks, field hand, site work, mines, pit, exploration, field ops, RII30515-SS-C, RII30515

This Mining Field Operations skill set will help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to  live, work, and operate in the field.  You'll also cover the safety and communication requirements for employment in the resources sector.

The units included in this skill set are delivered in two groups or clusters:

Mining Safety (2 hours per week)

  • RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control
  • RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace

Mining Field Logistics (5 hours per week)

  • RIIENV201D Identify and assess an environmental and heritage concerns
  • RIIEGS201D Operate in isolated and remote situations
  • RIIEGS302D Plan and undertake field trip
  • RIIENG305D Navigate in remote or trackless areas

To have the best chance of finding a job in the mining industry we recommend that you undertake this skill set concurrently with North Metropolitan TAFE's RII305115-SS-B Geological Assistant skill set.

Please note a compulsory 4-day camp on an exploration site forms part of the requirements for completion of the Mining Field Operations skill set.  

We strongly advise that you obtain a manual driver's licence to increase your employability in the mining industry and also recommend that you complete the two day 4WD driving course North Metropolitan TAFE offers (RII305115-SS-A Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle).  This particular course gives you an introduction to 4WD driving.

For more details about our Mining skill sets download our flyer

SC-EMS-V1292 Mining Law Exam preparation Short course On campus
East Perth
U000000, U000004, Section 44, Mining legislation, mining law, mining supervisor, Western Australia Mines Safety and Inspection (MSI) Act, mines, minesite, surface extract, gold, ore, Department of Mines, DMIRS, underground supervisor, quarry, restricted quarry manager, first class mine manager, shotfiring, explosives, mining, underground mining, open cut mining, open cast mining, quarries, exam preparation,mine manager, quarry, mine manager, mining act, mine law, miner, iron ore, bauxite, lithium, pit, super pit, super-pit, superpit, goldfields, fifo, F.I.FO., fly in, fly out, shaft, haulpak, blast, brownfield, decline tunnel, opencast, muck, seam, tailing

 

North Metropolitan TAFE can provide you with the tools you will need to successfully complete the relevant examination to help you in your chosen career in the mining industry.
Mining Law exams comprise one aspect of the requirements to gain a WA Certificate of Competency in any of the following appointments

  • Restricted Quarry Manager
  • Quarry Manager 
  • First Class Mine Manager
  • Underground Supervisor

This two day Mining Law exam preparation course will provide you with the required key aspects of Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 and Mines Safety Inspection Regulations 1995
Also provided are Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) application forms, exam tips, mock examinations and marking guides.

North Metropolitan TAFE also offers one to one tuition with a qualified Quarry Manager on request.  There is an additional cost for this delivery option.

Contact us for more details about the mining pathway you wish to pursue by email

The 2020 Mining Law and practical exams will be scheduled by DMIRS (held in Perth, Kalgoorlie, Karratha and Collie).  
For information about the 2020 schedule of DMIRS exams to be held, see the schedule from the DMIRS website:
Examinations schedule - certificates of competency - locations and dates

EAA52 Operate and Maintain a Four Wheel Drive Vehicle Skill Set Skill set On campus
East Perth

Get the skills to go off the beaten track

If you are looking for work at a mine site or you are already working onsite, or simply want to broaden your skillset we can help you gain the basic skills to drive and maintain a 4WD in an environment beyond the city streets.

This one and a half day four wheel driving course will introduce you to the vehicle skills you need to work in many different industries including the geological and mining industries. This course will give you time behind the wheel and prepare you for routine and emergency situations while operating a 4WD vehicle. You'll start at our East Perth campus before going to experience some four wheel drive tracks on the outskirts of Perth.

A manual drivers licence is a prerequisite for this course.

You'll need to wear steel capped boots, a hat, long sleeved shirt and long pants. On the first day you'll be able to buy food and drink in and around our East Perth campus, on the second day you will need to bring your own lunch and water bottle.

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Statement of Attainment for RII30515-SS-A (RIIVEH305E) Operate and Maintain a four wheel drive vehicle.

 

 

EAB51 PID Skill Set Skill set Online
Midland
PID, control loop, control systems, instrument, instrumentation, loop tuning, oil, gas, robotics, cascade tuning, flow level, PID algorithm,

Instrumentation Technicians work in many sectors including oil and gas, mining, minerals processing and associated industries.

This PID (proportional integral derivative) skill set will equip you with the skills needed for the set up, adjustment and tuning of control loops. While it is highly recommended that you have completed UEE40411 Certifcate IV in Electrical (Instrumentation) prior to doing this skill set, it is possible to enrol in both concurrently and NMT will help you manage the order of completion of subjects so that you can achieve the pre-requisite units before commencing this PID program. 

Gain these skills
  • Understand PID algorithms
  • Investigate different technisues used to loop tune in flow levele, temperature and cascade tuning
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good maths skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Keen to work with instrumentation
SC-MES-V1384 Radio Communications for Industry Short course On campus
Midland

This 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
Topics covered including practical exercises
  • 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.
  • 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

 

SC-MHF-V1284 Stick welding (MMAW) Short course On campus
Midland

Come along to our Stick Welding course and learn professional techniques on steel

Learn how to use the manual metal arc welding (MMAW) process to manufacture and assemble your projects at home.

Begin by gaining the skills to recognise hazards and use welding equipment safely and learn about  welding terminology and defects. You will receive demonstrations and guidance on correct technique and the opportunity to develop your MMAW skills over the duration of the course.

Dress requirements

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

SC-MHF-V1259 TIG welding (Tungsten Inert Gas) Short course On campus
Midland
V1259, U000000, U000001, U000002, TIG, GTAW, welding, short course, YY000001, NMT16075, short course, metal

Enhance your existing welding skills or learn new techniques

North Metropolitan TAFE offers courses to train you in the use of TIG or gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) processes. You'll gain professional techniques to work with a variety of ferrous and non ferrous materials so you can manufacture and assemble projects in carbon steel, aluminium and stainless steel.

You'll start with recognising hazards, the safe use of the welding equipment and welding terminology and defects.  You will receive demonstrations and guidance on correct technique to develop your skills. o

Dress requirements

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

EAB59 Weld to Code AS1796 Preparatory Skill Set Skill set On campus
Midland
Welding, Supervisor, Weld Australia Welding Supervisor qualification, Theory, AS, 1796, Certification AS1796, AS 1796 Certificate 10 Welding Supervisor, Australian Standard, welding practices, heavy, light, fabrication, GTAW, MMAW,

Strengthen your skills to advance your welding career

This course will provide you with the required knowledge of safe and appropriate welding practices to meet the theory component of Australian Standard 1796 (AS1796).

The skill set is designed for apprentices in heavy or light fabrication who are nearing completion of their TAFE studies and others with a suitable trade qualification, or relevant experience working as a tradesperson in the welding and fabrication industry, who are looking to further their welding knowledge.

Gain these skills
  • Interpreting all welding terms, codes and symbols
  • Plan the logical sequence of welding operations
SC-MHF-V1236 Welding For Beginners Short course On campus
Midland

Get to grips with welding

Our Welding for Beginners short course will give you an introduction to welding, including safety and workshop procedures.

You'll get a handle on the use of welding equipment such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW), oxy cutting and oxy welding in our fully equipped Midland workshop. You'll learn the skills you need to complete basic welding and gas cutting tasks.

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.

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