Engineering and Mining

Some of the biggest engineering, mining and construction companies in the world have offices in Western Australia and are constantly looking for highly qualified staff in this exciting, diverse and ever evolving field. At North Metropolitan TAFE, students learn the latest developments in research and industry from expert lecturers, in purpose-built, contemporary facilities.

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METRONET and Civil Infrastructure

In addition to the Public Transport Authority’s METRONET project, there are many large organisations constantly looking for the right people to join their ranks. This not only means a variety of roles available, but also a certain level of job security – the rail industry isn’t going anywhere.

See our page for more information about METRONET and Civil Infrastructure at North Metropolitan TAFE

Get into one of the world's most exciting industries

If you're looking for fantastic employment and career opportunities, Western Australia's resources sector is where you need to be. The sector supports a diverse range of activity including the production of iron ore, natural gas, gold, alumina, nickel and lithium. 

As the sector continues to grow, there will be a high demand for semi-skilled and trade workers, as well as professional, technical and maintenance support workers. This online tool provides information on current and future training and employment opportunities in the resources sector, and advice on how they can be accessed. 

Civil Construction

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

North Metropolitan TAFE’s qualifications are closely aligned to building, allowing you to work in a wide range of projects, such as bridge construction and maintenance, pipe laying, road construction and maintenance, road marking, tunnel construction and general civil construction.

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

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.

Engineering

We offer engineering qualifications in the areas of Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Technical Engineering. Our courses will help you develop the high level of safety awareness and in-depth technical skills that the industry demands.

As you work on hands on projects, you will be introduced to mechanical, manufacturing and civil engineering concepts using hand tools and measuring techniques. You will study a wide range of disciplines including road, rail and drainage systems, dams, harbours, bridges, buildings and other structures.

Our courses will give you the necessary skills and knowledge in organising and analysing information, computing technology, CAD, drafting, quality assurance, basic fluid power, mechanical design, production scheduling, cost estimating and testing.

Mechanical

If you have good maths skills, enjoy using computers and machinery, are handy at problem solving and want to be a part of an exciting industry that makes things work, our Mechanical Engineering qualifications are perfect for you.

You will gain skills in computer aided drafting (CAD), so you can interpret and create drawings, which you can then use to manufacture equipment using workshop machinery. You will learn about fluid power to set up and connect hydraulic equipment, and develop skills in machinery and mechanical equipment development and maintenance. You will also gain the necessary knowledge to write technical documents and be given the opportunity to work on real projects involving building equipment and systems.

You will be ready to work in a wide range of employment areas, including mining and mineral processing, manufacturing, aviation, automotive, shipbuilding, road and rail transport, defence, agriculture, fishing and food processing.

Metal Fabrication

Learn the skills to be a metal fabrication or welder to work in a diverse range of industries including mining, agriculture, transport and manufacturing.

Mining

North Metropolitan TAFE is the largest resources trainer in WA, offering the state’s most comprehensive, industry-targeted training with qualifications covering drilling operations, mining exploration and resource processing.

Our facilities
Northbridge

CUT Mine

Our CUT Mine is a unique simulated underground mine which has been used by students in surveying, geological assistant skill sets, mining exploration to gain exposure to a real underground mine environment, prior to site mobilisation.

The CUT Mine has also been used by industry for mine induction training and mines emergency rescue competition.

Mobile Mine

The success of the CUT Mine has led NMTAFE to develop the Mobile Mine. Through augmented reality, visitors will have an unforgettable ‘underground’ experience learning how the latest technology is being used in the mining sector.

East Perth

Green Skills Training Centre

This campus is home to a $17m Green Skills Training Centre which promotes sustainable practices and skills in engineering and construction, building and design, and specialised trades with a focus on renewable energy, biotechnology, water operations and environmental management.

Mining Training Centre

This centre uses industry standard equipment and facilities to provide specialised training in mining exploration, mineral processing, geology, and gold assaying.

The centre has a core yard where up and coming field assistants or pit technicians can interpret the rock characteristics of drill core.

It also has a fire assay laboratory where students can learn how to analyse gold or any of the base metals from a mineral sample.

For those interested in careers in exploration or minerals drilling, there is a 4-wheel drive training and maintenance facility.

Midland

Metals and Engineering

This campus features a specialist metals and engineering centre, built to ensure a focus on new technologies and the integration of these technologies across traditional trade and industry sectors. Students learn high speed, high precision operations in a safe environment on a range of various programmable automated equipment. They’re exposed to up-to-date computer controlled machining technology and they’ll gain skills in industrial robotics and component design using current industry standard computer-aided design.

We are also an industry leader in delivery of fluid power training.

Process Plant Operations/Technology

Our qualifications will give you the practical skills and knowledge to participate in planning and managing plant shutdowns, and to take a leading role in the establishment of systems intended to prevent or enable responses to incidents or emergencies.

You will learn about safety case preparation, incident response management, plant documentation and environmental impacts.

Surveying

Surveying is well suited to those who enjoy a mix of working indoors and outdoors, have good organisational and mathematical skills, and enjoy problem solving. It is a physically and intellectually challenging area, with strong employment prospects.

By studying one of our surveying qualifications, you will gain skills and knowledge related to producing maps and the analysis of geographic information system (GIS) data, using surveying software and collecting spatial data related to roads, railways and open pit mining operations.

You will operate sophisticated surveying equipment to carry out survey projects and learn how to process data for computer generated drawings and plans.

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.

Course list

^ 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.
State ID: EAB93
Industry Engineering and Mining

2D Mechanical Engineering Drafting Skill Set

Use AutoCAD to complete mechanical engineering design drawings

This Skill Set will equip you with the skills needed to use AutoCAD to complete mechanical engineering design drawings for CNC processes in manufacturing.

Use AutoCAD to complete mechanical engineering design drawings

This 2D Mechanical Engineering Drafting Skill Set will equip you with the skills needed to use AutoCAD to complete mechanical engineering design drawings for CNC processes in manufacturing.

Successful completion of this skill set will see you achieve 2 units from MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical, North Metropolitan TAFE offers a specialised stream of this qualification, MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical)(opens in a new tab)

Skill set
State ID: EAB94
Industry Engineering and Mining

3D Mechanical Engineering Drafting Skill Set

Gain 3D drafting skills to work in the Mechancial Engineering Drafting sector

This skill set focuses on creating and displaying 3D CAD models so you'll be well equipped to work in the sector.

Whether you are upskilling or looking for a career change, you'll gain 3D drafting skills to work in the Mechancial Engineering Drafting sector

North Metropolitan TAFE's 3D Mechanical Engineering Drafting Skill Set focuses on creating and displaying 3D CAD models so you'll be well equipped to work in the sector.

Successful completion of this skill set will see you achieve 2 units from MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical, North Metropolitan TAFE offers a specialised stream of this qualification, MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical)(opens in a new tab)

 

Skill set
State ID: EAB25
Industry Engineering and Mining

Advanced Welding - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Skill Set

Advanced your skills in 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.

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.

Skill set
State ID: EAB24
Industry Engineering and Mining

Advanced Welding - Manual Metal Arc Welding Skill Set

Advance your skills in 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.

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.

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MHF-V1306
Industry Engineering and Mining

Blacksmithing/Metal Sculpture Welding

Turn scrap metal into works of art

Work with metal in new and different ways. Transform pieces of scrap metal into garden features, abstract pieces and sculptures.

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/equipment at all times which includes steel capped safety boots, clear safety glasses, long drill cotton pants and cotton drill long sleeve shirt. You will also be required to supply your own long welding gloves, CLEAR face shield (for grinding) and Welding Helmet (can be Dual Shield).

Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MFM-V1427
Industry Engineering and Mining

CNC Introduction

Cover all the basics for use and maintenance of CNC lathes and machining centres

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

Cover all the basics for use and maintenance of CNC lathes and machining centres

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 lathes
  • Start-up, shut-down and basic maintenance of CNC lathes
  • Setting of tools and jaws
  • Basic lathe programming (Fanuc)
  • Sample of repetitive cycles (rough turning, finish turning, threading)
  • Operation of the lathe with a small part project
  • Safety on and around CNC machining centres
  • Start-up, shutdown 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 etc.)
  • Operation of the machining centre with a small part project

Please note classes are run subject to numbers (minimum 10 students)

Short course
National ID: 52724WA
State ID: 3745
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering

Advance your skills in the design and drafting of engineering plans to Australian and New Zealand standards

On completion of this course you could be working on projects ranging from skyscrapers to intricate road designs, locally, interstate or even overseas. You'll learn a range of engineering drafting standards and receive exposure to CAD programs.

Want to work on international engineering projects?

Gain advanced skills in the design and drafting of engineering plans to Australian and New Zealand standards and you could be working on local, interstate or international engineering projects.

This comprehensive qualification in civil and structural engineering could see you working on projects ranging from skyscrapers to intricate road designs.

This course will extend your study of the design and construction of civil works like dams, structures and pipe networks that is covered in the Diploma course.

While the emphasis is on producing working drawings for civil works which are used to communicate the engineers designs to the workers involved in constructing the works, you can participate more in the design decisions that are made.

You will learn a range of engineering drafting standards and receive exposure to CAD programs selected from autocad, Revit and 12D. You will extend your ability to address technical issues beyond what is achieved in the Diploma course.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: 52725WA
State ID: 3746
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering

Gain the skills you need to begin or advance your career in civil engineering

Opportunities for strong career growth

You'll gain the skills you need to begin or advance your career in civil engineering with this Diploma course.

This course is aimed at school leavers, graduates of the Certificate III in Engineering - Technical, those wishing to gain employment in the field of Civil and Structural Engineering, and as trainee drafters.

You will be taught engineering drafting standards AS1100 and gain exposure to CAD packages selected from AutoCAD, Revit and 12D.

Students will be introduced to sustainability principles and produce civil construction drawings as part of their assessment.

 

Diploma
State ID: EAB96
Industry Engineering and Mining

Concrete Design and Drafting Skill Set (Civil and Structural)

Gain, upskill or consolidate skills in Concrete Design and Drafting

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

Gain, upskill or consolidate skills in Concrete Design and Drafting 

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

Skill set
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: 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: SC
State ID: SC-MES-V1405
Industry Engineering and Mining

Electronics and Arduino Design Short Course

imed 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).

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.

Short course
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: MEM40105
State ID: WB58
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (Computer Numerical Control)

Gain the skills to advance your career in manufacturing management

This post trade qualification will give you specialist skills in engineering, machining, and manufacturing to progress your career.

Are you looking to design a career in manufacturing?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Engineering (Computer Numerical Control) you'll have specialist skills in engineering, machining, and manufacturing, opening up a career as a manufacturing supervisor, production manager, or team leader.

You will gain the practical skills and knowledge to set up, program, inspect, and operate NC and CNC machines.

This is a post trade qualification.

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM40105
State ID: WT44
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power)

Hydraulics is a vast and diverse industry

This post trade qualification will give you specialist skills in hydraulic systems to work as a hydraulic fitter or technician, systems designer, or equipment salesperson. You'll gain skills to safely analyse, inspect, and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems, maintain fluid power controls, and monitor equipment condition.

Hydraulics is a vast and diverse industry

This post trade qualification will give you specialist skills in hydraulic systems to work as a hydraulic fitter or technician, systems designer, or equipment salesperson.
You'll gain skills to safely analyse, inspect, and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems, maintain fluid power controls, and monitor equipment condition.

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA50
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

Give yourself a head start in gaining a heavy fabrication apprenticeship

You'll gain skills in using to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade and learn to operate heavy fabrication equipment.

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 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.

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

Certificate II
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA52
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Light Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

Give yourself a better chance of gaining a light fabrication apprenticeship

Work in domestic or commercial settings making roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards, or hospitality equipment.

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

Gain the heavy-duty qualification you need for a job in the metal trades

If you enjoy working with your hands, are physically fit and able to visualise how an object should look from a drawing, you may have the aptitude for working as a fabricator. Fabricators work in either a domestic or commercial setting making roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards, hospitality equipment such as range hoods and benchtops; and you may specialise in stainless steel custom fabrication using the latest welding and polishing processes.

Once qualified you may find work in a broad range of 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.

Many employers now prefer apprentices to have completed a pre-apprenticeship and this course will give you a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

 

Certificate II
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA49
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship)

Make and fix all things mechanical

This course will help you to obtain a mechanical fitting or machinist apprenticeship that includes making machines, parts, and tools.

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 a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll greatly improve your chance of getting a mechanical fitting or machinist apprenticeship in industries such as rail transport infrastructure and maintenance, mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to operate lathes and milling and drilling machines, make and assemble components, safely use 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.

 
Certificate II
National ID: MEM50105
State ID: W247
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Are you ready for an advanced engineering career?

This post trade qualification has a focus on fluid power that would benefit mechanical fitters and fitter machinists.

Are you ready for an advanced engineering career?

When you complete the Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade you'll have specialist skills in hydraulic systems careers, as a technical specialist, supervisor, or advanced tradesperson.

NMTAFE's Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade provides you with a specialisation in the field of Fluid Power which would be of benefit to any qualified tradesperson who is a mechanical fitter or fitter machinist.

This is a post trade qualification. You must be able to produce current certificate III, trade papers, qualifications, or equivalent to study.

Diploma
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WT77
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH)

Forge a career in heavy metal fabrication

Our heavy fabrication apprenticeship course will teach you to safely manipulate metal and create objects using a variety of welding techniques, thermal cutting, workshop machines, and hand and power tools.

Forge a career in heavy metal fabrication

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to create and work with metal fabrications, using workshop tools and equipment and various welding techniques.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WT78
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Yc)

Well appointed workshops and expert lecturers will help you to succeed in fabrication

This apprenticeship course will teach you to safely create light metal fabrications such as roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards and hospitality equipment such as range hoods and bench tops.

Our well appointed workshops and expert lecturers will give you the skills you need to succeed in fabrication

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC) you'll be looking at a trades career as a sheet metal worker or roof plumber in industries such as mining or construction.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to use workshop machines, and hand and power tools safely to create and work with light metal fabrications such as roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards and hospitality equipment such as range hoods and bench tops.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC) is an apprenticeship, you must be employed in a training contract with an appropriate organisation to study this qualification.  Please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT83
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitter and Machinist ZB)

A trades career making and fixing all things mechanical

This apprenticeship course will prepare you to make machines, parts, and tools; and work with pumps and hydraulics.

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist ZB) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA) is an apprenticeship please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT84
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machinist Metal Zi)

Learn to create metal tools, parts and machines

Complete this apprenticeship course and you'll be looking at a trades career as a metal machinist in industries such as mining, automotive, hydraulics or manufacturing.

Learn to create metal tools, parts and machines

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machinist Metal Zi) you'll be looking at a trades career as a metal machinist, machinist (first class) or machinist CNC in industries such as mining, automotive, hydraulics or manufacturing.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machinist Metal Zi) is an apprenticeship please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT86
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA)

A trades career making and fixing all things mechanical

This apprenticeship course will prepare you to work with pumps and hydraulics, pneumatic systems, mechanical drives and transmissions.

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA) you'll be looking at a trades career as a metal machinist, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA) is an apprenticeship please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30505
State ID: W240
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Technical

An introduction to general engineering concepts

During this course you'll become familiar with computer aided drafting packages, how to set out engineering drawings and gain an understanding of how drawings are transformed into buildings and manufactured items.

An introduction to the work performed by engineering associates assisting professional engineers

In 20 weeks with us, you'll become familiar with CAD packages and how to set out engineering drawings according to Australian Standards.

You will participate in hands on workshop projects that will introduce you to general engineering concepts which are essential for diploma level engineering courses.

These projects will help you develop your understanding of how drawings are transformed into buildings and manufactured items.

 

Certificate III
National ID: MEM50212
State ID: WB84
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical)

Mechanical engineering is applied across a wide variety of employment areas

This course will teach you to produce engineering drawings and create 3D models using computer aided drafting. You will learn to set up basic hydraulic circuits, apply technical mathematics and coordinate engineering projects.

Gear up for a career in engineering

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge in electrical machinery, mechanical principles and mechanical equipment to produce drawings for design specifications.

Mechanical engineering is applied across a wide variety of employment areas including:

  • Mining and mineral processing
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Aviation and shipbuilding industries
  • Electrical power generation and distribution
  • Road and rail transport
  • Defence
  • Agriculture, fishing and food processing

The Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical)  is geared toward mechanical design but does have some electrical, electronics and programming content.

Diploma
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MHF-V1323
Industry Engineering and Mining

Flux Core Arc Welding

Learn professional techniques on steel

Use the FCAW welding process to be able to manufacture and assemble your projects at home.

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. You will also be required to supply your own long welding gloves, CLEAR face shield (for grinding) and Welding Helmet (can be Dual Shield).

Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MFM-V1261
Industry Engineering and Mining

Foundry basic - Metal casting

Produce sculptures, ornaments and other metal cast creations

Learn how to safely cast and mould metals using sand and chemical equipment.

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
Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MAT-V1294
Industry Engineering and Mining

Gas authorisation (category 2)

Learn 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 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
Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MAT-V1298
Industry Engineering and Mining

Gasfitter supervised

Get qualified to carry out gas fitting under supervision

On successful completion of this two day course you will be able to carry out gas fitting work under the supervision of a Supervising Gasfitter.

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
Short course
State ID: EAA53
Industry Engineering and Mining

Geological Assistant Skill Set

Keen to get out in the field and find employment in the mining industry?

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.

Keen to get out in the field and find employment in the mining industry?

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.

Skill set
State ID: EAA33
Industry Engineering and Mining

Install, Commission and Service Type B Gas Appliances Skill Set

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

Successful completion of this skill set will equip you with the skills and knowledge to service, maintain, rectify faults, recommission, install and commission Type B gas appliances.

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.

Skill set
National ID: 22519VIC
State ID: AB84
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Integrated Technologies (Robotics Control Systems)

Get involved in the industries of the future.

Integrated technology is the coming together of various technologies that were previously stand alone, into new and innovative integrated applications.

Integrated technology is the coming together of various technologies that were previously stand alone, into new and innovative integrated applications.

The impact of the application of integrated technologies is being increasingly felt within a range of industry areas such as mining, engineering, electrical, electronic, information technology and manufacturing industries. The technology used by these industries range from traditional electronics, hardware platform, networking automation, fibre internet connectivity.
Technicians who work in Industry 4.0 sectors are required to be skilled in multiple disciplines.

To be able to competently repair and maintain equipment you will need knowledge and skills in the following areas:

Networking – Including both wireless and cabled networks that incorporates the principles of cyber security

Data Collection and Predictive Analysis.

Electronics – You may be required to repair and fault-find sensitive electric equipment

Electrical – You will need to be able to understand the electrical concepts incorporating safety and licensing issues

Mechatronics – You'll have to have an understanding of the equipment that is used in the automatic processing and manufacture of products

Auto control - Repair and maintenance of automatic control systems whether they are physical devices on site or control provided by online via the industrial internet of things will also be a required skill

Robotics – You will need to be able to program and repair robotic equipment

Graduates of the course will be able to seek employment as service technicians capable of operating, installing and repairing a wide variety of equipment and includes the “Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT).

 
Certificate IV
State ID: EAB76
Industry Engineering and Mining

Introduction to Drafting Skill Set

Explore a career as an engineering draftsperson

This skill set will give you entry-level knowledge and skills in the field of drafting and covers freehand sketching, using computer drawing software (CAD) and interpreting technical drawings.

Explore a career as an engineering draftsperson

This skill set will give you entry-level knowledge and skills in the field of drafting and covers freehand sketching, using computer drawing software (CAD) and interpreting technical drawings.

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MFM-V1302
Industry Engineering and Mining

Introduction to Solidworks

A versatile software package with a wide range of uses

SOLIDWORKS can be used in small and large applications and across many fields and industries, such as engineering, industrial design, sculpture and architecture.

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
Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MFM-V1241
Industry Engineering and Mining

Laser shaft alignment

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 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.

 

Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MHF-V1321
Industry Engineering and Mining

MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas)

Use the gas metal arc welding process to manufacture and assemble projects at home

Learn about welding terminology and defects, receive demonstrations and guidance on correct technique and the opportunity to develop your GMAW skills.

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. You will also be required to supply your own long welding gloves, CLEAR face shield (for grinding) and Welding Helmet (can be Dual Shield).

Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MFM-V1234
Industry Engineering and Mining

Metal machining for beginners

Practical skills in basic machining

Gain practical skills in basic machining on lathes, milling machines and ancillary machines such as pedestal drills and grinders by doing ;North Metropolitan TAFE's Metal machining for beginners course.

Practical skills in basic machining

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

Dress requirements

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

Short course
State ID: EAA54
Industry Engineering and Mining

Mining Field Operation Skill Set

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to live, work, and operate in the field

This course also covers the safety and communication requirements for employment in the resources sector.

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.

Skill set
State ID: EAA52
Industry Engineering and Mining

Operate and Maintain a Four Wheel Drive Vehicle Skill Set

Go off the beaten track

Broaden your skill set with this accredited course. You'll learn to drive and maintain a 4WD in an off-road environment and on successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment.

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 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 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.

 

 

Skill set
State ID: EAB51
Industry Engineering and Mining
Online

PID Skill Set

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

This PID skill set will equip you with the skills needed for the set up, adjustment and tuning of control loops

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. 

Skill set
State ID: EAB61
Industry Engineering and Mining

Perform Welds to Code Standards Using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process Skill Set

Enhance your career prospects in the metal fabrication field

Gain the skills needed to advance your career in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

If you work as a boilermaker, welder or tradesperson in the Metal Fabrication industry, this skill set will enhance your skills in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).
You'll build your skills and knowledge to give you the skills and competence to succeed at Australian Standard 1796 (AS1796) Certificate 7.

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MES-V1384
Industry Engineering and Mining

Radio Communications for Industry

Do you work in the mining, oil and gas industry?

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

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

 

Short course
National ID: RII20515
State ID: AZB2
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Resource Processing

Get your career in the resources industry off the ground

On completion, you could gain employment as a processing technician. Learn to safely collect and break rock samples, and conduct conveyor, crushing and screening plant operations.

Get your career in the resources industry off the ground

This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge necessary for entry level employment as a processing technician in a resources processing facility.

Certificate II
National ID: RII30415
State ID: AZF3
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Resource Processing

Unearth a fine career as a processing technician in the resources industry

You'll learn how to operate and monitor equipment; conduct milling/grinding, crushing and screening plant operations; and perform process control room operations.

Are you ready to unearth a fine career?

This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge necessary for employment as a processing technician in a resources processing facility.

You'll learn how to operate and monitor equipment including conveyors and valve systems. You'll also gain the skills and knowledge to conduct site sampling and testing of samples commonly used in the mine processing industry, and an insight into OHS, the mining industry and the equipment used in processing.

Certificate III
State ID: EAC48
Industry Engineering and Mining

Robotics Control Systems - Introduction Skill Set

From programming to using a robotic arm, learn the basics of robotics control systems

Gain the skills to configure and use a basic robotic system

Gain the skills to configure and use a basic robotic system

You'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to configure and program a basic robotic system, including typical tasks for robotics system operation like pick up and place, motion and navigation.

Your knowledge of code development will cover testing code and producing code to control robotics systems. Use and test the Universal Robots UR3e robot arm, a smaller version of the widely used industry standard UR16e.

You'll be guided through building and programming a small 6 axis robot arm using Python language.

Skill set
State ID: EAB95
Industry Engineering and Mining

Steel Design and Drafting Skill Set (Civil and Structural)

Gain, upskill, improve skills in Steel Design and Drafting

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

Gain, upskill, improve skills in Steel Design and Drafting 

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MHF-V1284
Industry Engineering and Mining

Stick welding (MMAW)

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

Receive demonstrations and guidance on correct technique and the opportunity to develop your MMAW skills.

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. You will also be required to supply your own long welding gloves, CLEAR face shield (for grinding) and Welding Helmet (can be Dual Shield).

Short course
National ID: RII20215
State ID: AZC3
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations

Get your mining career off the ground

Get a solid foundation to work as an operator on sites such as a quarry or an open cut metalliferous mine.

Get your mining career off the ground

This course will give you a solid foundation to work as an operator on sites such as a quarry or an open cut metalliferous mine, undertaking a prescribed range of tasks involving known routines and procedures, and taking some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

 

Certificate II
National ID: RII30115
State ID: AZE5
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

Are you looking to develop your skills to work as a production operator in an open cut mine or quarry?

Learn about workplace safety and risk control, communication, planning and work organisation and gain skills in the identification of environment/heritage concerns and the rehabilitation of mine sites. You'll need to be employed on a mine site in order to complete this qualification.

Turn your mine site experience into a qualification

This course will give you the skills you need to work as a production operator in an open cut mine or quarry and perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications in a varied work context.

The preferred pathway into this qualification is formal mine site experience of at least 1 year in open pit work.

 

Certificate III
National ID: RII50115
State ID: AZF4
Industry Engineering and Mining

Diploma of Surface Operations Management

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to lead and supervise mining operations

In this course you'll learn about the implementation of risk management and compliance plans in mine operations. You will also develop skills to lead, guide and organise work teams, and contribute to technical solutions.

Lead and supervise open cut mining operations

Study this course and gain the practical skills and knowledge to lead and supervise operations involved in the extraction of materials in an open cut mine.

This Diploma reflects the role of mine managers in an open cut coal or metalliferous mine or a quarry, who perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment, roles and techniques for themselves and others. On completion of this course you'll be able to demonstrate a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills and implement safety management plans.

The preferred pathway into this qualification is through experience in a formal supervision role in the open pit area.

Diploma
National ID: CPP60116
State ID: BAH8
Industry Engineering and Mining

Advanced Diploma of Surveying

Building on the skills gained in the Diploma of Surveying

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

Looking forward to a career in surveying?

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

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

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

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

Certificate IV in Surveying

Build on your surveying skills

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

Looking to build on your surveying skills?

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

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

Certificate IV
National ID: CPP50116
State ID: BAI4
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Diploma of Surveying

Further develop your surveying skills

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

Extend your studies and knowledge of surveying

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

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

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

 

Diploma
National ID: CPP30216
State ID: BAJ9
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services

Learn to to work with spatial data and read, interpret and apply maps

This course will teach you to safely operate in the field and perform computations. On completion you'll have gained basic surveying skills and be ready for an entry level job, or continue with further study in surveying.

Set your sights on a career in surveying

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work with spatial data and read, interpret and apply maps. You will learn about safety, performing computations and the skills necessary to operate in the field.

Gain basic surveying skills and begin an entry level job in the surveying and spatial information services sector or continue with further study in surveying at North Metro.

This course may be studied by employer-based training or by off campus learning provided you have a position in an appropriate work place.

Certificate III
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MHF-V1259
Industry Engineering and Mining

TIG welding (Tungsten Inert Gas)

Enhance your existing welding skills or learn new techniques

Gain professional techniques to work with a variety of ferrous and non ferrous materials to manufacture projects in carbon steel, aluminium and stainless steel.

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. 

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. You will also be required to supply your own TIG welding gloves, CLEAR face shield (for grinding) and Welding Helmet (can be Dual Shield).

Short course
State ID: EAB59
Industry Engineering and Mining

Weld to Code AS1796 Preparatory Skill Set

Work towards Welding Supervisor certification to advance your welding career

This theory based skill set will give you the required knowledge of safe and appropriate welding practices to meet the theory component of Australian Standard 1796 (AS1796).

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.

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MHF-V1236
Industry Engineering and Mining

Welding For Beginners

Get to grips with welding

Gain an introduction to welding, including safety and workshop procedures.

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 includes steel capped safety boots, clear safety glasses, long pants and cotton drill shirt. You will also be required to supply your own long welding gloves, TIG welding gloves, CLEAR face shield (for grinding) and Welding Helmet (can be Dual Shield).

Short course
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