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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. 

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
SC-PBC-V1299 Supervisors - Construction Course Short course On campus
Q000000, Building and Construction, Q000007, Building, Q0000003, WW000000, site supervisor, construction site,

Keen to take the lead in construction?

You'll gain the skills and knowledge needed to identify and assess a range of building and construction techniques, including concreting, brickwork, carpentry, electrical services, plumbing and drainage, tiling, ceiling fixing and painting. Once you successfully complete this short course running on Tuesday and Thursday evenings you'll receive a Certificate of Participation.

Dress requirements

You will need to have safety goggles, gloves and safety shoes but no previous experience is necessary. All tools and materials will be supplied.

CPP40216 BAJ4 Surveying Certificate IV On campus
East Perth
TAFEADM, J354, CPP40112, TAFE04, Q000000, Building and Construction, Q000004, Civil Construction, survey, spatial, U000007, technician, surveyor, gis, geospatial, U000000, mining, construction, building, engineering, surveying, drafting, charts, mapping, CAD, computer-aided drawing, GIS,

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.

Gain these skills
  • Operate survey equipment and software
  • Work through advanced computations
  • Use GIS GPS equipment and data storage
  • Create survey plans using survey software
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Keen observation skills
  • Comfortable working outdoors
  • Able to work as part of team
  • Methodical with an attention to detail
CPP50116 BAI4 Surveying Diploma Employer-based
On campus
East Perth
TAFEADM, J357, CPP50112, TAFE04, Q000000, Building and Construction, Q000004, Civil Construction, U000000, U000007, surveying, mining, U000004, geospatial, geo, gis, survey, construction, engineering, building, BAI1, terrestrial technologies, GIS, site, CAD, computer- aided drawing,

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).

Gain these skills
  • Conduct advanced Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) data collection
  • Setout surveys
  • Create engineering drawings
  • Perform advanced surveying computations
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good mathematics skills
  • Able to work neatly and accurately
  • Methodical with an eye for detail


CPP60116 BAH8 Surveying Advanced Diploma On campus
East Perth
TAFEADM, J360, CPP60312, TAFE04, Q000000, Building and Construction, U000000, U000007, Q000004, engineering, survey, spatial, geo, gis, mine, mining, Authorised Mine Surveyor, Certified Engineering Surveyor, construction, building, BAH8

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.

    Gain these skills
    • Conduct advanced GNSS control surveys 
    • Conduct complex engineering set-out surveys
    • Conduct open pit and underground mine surveys  
    • Manage risk 
    • Monitor engineering structures 
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Good mathematics skills
    • Ability to work neatly and accurately
    • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
    • Good health and eyesight (which can be corrected)
    • A good eye for detail

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    Page last updated September 18, 2019