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North Metropolitan TAFE 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.

 

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SC-BET-V1345 3 Phase Test and Tag course Short course On campus
Midland
3 phase, electrical testing

This course will provide the competency for 3 Phase Electrical Testing (testing 3 Phase appliances, 415V to AS/NZS 3760).

Content

  • Basic 3 Phase Theory
  • How 3 Phase testing differs from single phasetesting
  • Testing procedures
  • Types of 3 Phase testing equipment

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued.

UEE20511 A103 Computer Assembly and Repair Certificate II On campus
East Perth
Midland
TAFEADM, A103, uee20511, TAFE04, L000000, Information, Technology, Library and Digital, L000005, Information Communication Technology, electrotechnology, q000000, q000009, DC circuit theory, assembly, installation, repair and re-assembly of electronic and computer equipment, Hand soldering, component placement, Computer Assembler, Computer Servicer

Are you looking for career in electronics?

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 and the Certificate II in Electronics qualifications in just six months, opening doors to many different fields of further study and/or employment.

In this course you will develop the ability to select components and assemble computers to customer specifications. You will also learn how to carry out routine hardware repairs (generally by replacement) of known faulty components.

Successful completion of this dual qualification could lead to an apprenticeship or employment as a technician’s trade assistant in a wide variety of electronic fields such as computer assembly and servicing, refrigeration and air conditioning, telecommunications, and security and fire alarms. Many employers regard basic training in electrical/electronic theory as a pre-requisite to employment.

Gain these skills
  • Basic DC circuit theory
  • Practical skills for the assembly, installation, repair and re-assembly of electronic and computer equipment
  • A custom blend of DC circuit theory and mathematical skills
  • Electronic component identification and handling procedures
  • Hand soldering, component placement and mounting onto a printed wiring board
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • A logical approach to problem solving
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • An interest in electronics and computers
52830WA BCY90 Course in Electrical Trade Licensing Course in On campus
Balga
3706, 52648WA, Q000000, Q000009, electrician, license, electrical, trade, apprentice

 

Completion of the course provides evidence of competence and enables persons from the client groups to apply to the Electrical Licensing Board for an A Grade Electrical Licence.

UEESS00052 AB672 Data Communications - Install and Modify Performance Data Communication Structured Cabling Skill set On campus
Balga
Australian and Communication Media Authority (ACMA), open, cabler, cabling, cable, licencing requirements, telecommunications,

Technical training to help you become a registered open cabler

This skill set will help you meet the training requirements to become a registered open cabler as required to work with Extra-Low Voltage by the Australian and Communication Media Authority (ACMA).

For more information on requirements to become a registered open cabler visit the ACMA website.

UEE20711 A104 Data and Voice Communications Certificate II On campus
Balga
TAFEADM, a104, uee20711, TAFE04, L000000, Information, Technology, Library and Digital, L000005, Information Communication Technology, electrotechnology, q000000, q000009, q000015, electronics, data cabler, telecommunications technician, ACMA, Australian Communications and Media Authority, cabler registration, telecommunication cabling, electrotechnological equipment, cabling drawings, Data and Voice Communications Cabler, Sales and Testing of electronic communications equipment (entry level positions)

 

Are you looking for an electronics career and current skills?

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

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

Gain these skills
  • Install and maintain telecommunication cabling
  • Secure electrotechnological equipment
  • Assemble and dismantle components
  • Use cabling drawings, standards, codes and specifications
  • Workplace health and safety
 
UEE40411 A135 Electrical - Instrumentation Certificate IV Online
Midland
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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.

Gain these skills
  • Install, commission, calibrate and maintain modern instrumentation and control systems
  • PLC programming
  • Configure instruments
  • Prepare industry reports
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good at problem solving and interested in working with machinery/high tech equipment
  • Able to  concentrate in busy or stressful situations
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Good at reading and interpreting plans
  • Safety conscious
    UEE33011 A131 Electrical Fitting Certificate III Apprenticeship
    On campus
    Midland
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    This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to manufacture, fit, assemble, erect, operate, test, fault find, alter, repair electrical equipment and includes electrical wiring work only if that work is associated with assembling, maintaining, terminating or altering the wiring between electrical components within a plant or machinery. You will learn to solve problem in d.c. circuits and in single and three phase low voltage machines, develop and connect electrical control circuits and use diagrams, standards, codes and specifications.

    The Certificate III in Electrical Fitting is an apprenticeship: you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

    UEE21911 A113 Electronics Certificate II On campus
    East Perth
    Midland
    TAFEADM, A113, uee21911, TAFE04, Q000000, Building and Construction, Q000009, Electrical and Electrotechnology

     

    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 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 following prescribed routines.

    Related further study
    This course is ideal for a student who wishes to progress to further study in the Electro Technology arena, providing a foundation for entry to a range of studies in fields such as:
    • Electronics
    • Electrical
    • Computer assembly & servicing
    • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
    • Telecommunications
    • Security & Fire Alarms
    Gain these skills
    • Basic DC circuit theory
    • Practical skills for the assembly, installation, repair and re-assembly of electronic and computer equipment
    • A custom blend of DC circuit theory and mathematical skills
    • Electronic component identification and handling procedures
    • Hand soldering, component placement and mounting onto a printed wiring board

     

    SC-MES-V1405 Electronics and Arduino Design 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 short course will run for 2 hour sessions over 6 Wednesdays, from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

    Next course runs from 16 October to 20 November.

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

     

    Are you looking for an apprenticeship in the electrical trades?

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

    Gain these skills
    • Work effectively in the construction industry
    • Use hand and power tools
    • Interpret drawings
    • Take electrical and electronic measurements
    • Solder components
    • Workplace health and safety
     
    UEE30811 A123 Electrotechnology Electrician Certificate III Apprenticeship
    On campus
    Balga
    Clarkson
    East Perth
    Midland
    electrical, electrotechnology, electronics, engineering, pc, computer, a123, uee30811, TAFE04, Q000000, Building and Construction, Q000009, Electrical and Electrotechnology, electrician, sparky, license, apprenticeship, sparkie

    lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

    Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

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

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

    The Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is an apprenticeship: you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

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

     

    MEM40105 WT46 Engineering (Instrumentation) Certificate IV Online
    Midland
    T000000, T000001, U000000, U000001, electrical, electronic, instrument, instrumentation, instrumentation midland, electrian, fitter, engineering, engineer, civil, mechanical, mechatronics, oil, gas, petroleum, robotics, salary, fifo, employment, employability, product, design, manufacture, mining, cad, drafting, wt46, mem40105, TAFE13, Engineering and Mining, Engineering, designer, Q000000, Q000009, U000004, modern instrumentation and control systems, PLC programming, Configuring instruments, Tuning of multi-loop cascade controls, A-Grade electrician, mechanical fitter, refrigeration technician, Technical supervisor, Trade specialist, design an IT security framework, develop a system infrastructure plan and undertake a complex security project, e-security specialist, ICT security specialist, network security analyst, Network Administrator, Network and Systems Manager, Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II

    Take control of your instrumentation career

    Are you a qualified tradesperson with an electrical, mechanical fitter or refrigeration background? If so our Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation) will give you the training, skills and knowledge needed to work on and maintain modern instrumentation and control systems.

    This qualification includes both theoretical and practical training. The theoretical component is undertaken online whilst the practical components are completed on campus.

    If you meet these prerequisites then this course will take you 6 - 12 months to complete and you may enrol at any time, see our flyer for more details

    Gain these skills
    • Able to install, commission, calibrate and maintain modern instrumentation and control systems including:
      • PLC programming
      • Configuring instruments
      • Tuning of multi-loop cascade controls
    Is this course right for me?

    I am:

    • A qualified tradesperson such as an A-Grade electrician, mechanical fitter, refrigeration technician, or
    • A third/fourth year apprentice

     

    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. 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
    • 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-MES-V1384 Radio Communications for Industry Short course On campus
    Midland

    This two day 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
    Day 1 topics
    • 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.
    Day 2 topics
    • 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

     

     

    UEESS00091 AC778 Restricted - Attachment of cords and plugs to single phase low voltage electrical equipment Skill set On campus
    Midland

    Successful completion of this skill set you will give you the tools you need to be able to replace plugs and cords. 
    You'll get the training, skills and knowledge to change a flexible plug or cord and wire up new plugs and sockets

    You'll cover the following units

    UEENEEE101A Apply occupational health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 
    UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 volt supply 
    enabling you to

    • select flexible cords and plugs to manufacturers' specifications
    • undestand different types of plugs and scokets
    • safely remove damaged plugs and sockets
    • attach plugs and cords
    • test flexible cords for correct operation

    Duration: 1 day

    8:30am - 4:30pm

    Next course:

    21 November 
    Minimum course numbers 5, maximum 12

     

     

    UEESS00092 AC311 Restricted - Attachment of cords/cables and plugs to low voltage three phase electrical equipment Skill set On campus
    Midland

    Successful completion of this skill set will equip you with the tools you need to be able to attach cords, cables and plugs.
    You'll gain the training, skills and knowledge to change a flexible plug or cord and wire up new plugs and sockets.

    You'll cover the following units

    UEENEEE101A Apply occupational health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 volt supply
    UEENEEP025A Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. supply

    enabling you to

    • Select flexible cords/cables and plugs to suitapplications
    • Connect flexible cords/cables and plugs
    • Perform testing procedures
    • Locate and repair faults in flexible cords and plugs
    • Provide reports

    Duration: 2 days

    Day 1: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Day 2: 8:30am - 11:30am

    Next course:

    26 & 27 November

    Minimum numbers 5, maximum numbers 12

    UEESS00098 AB670 Restricted - Electrical safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies Skill set On campus
    Midland

    If you have to undertake testing, tagging and reporting of portable/hand held low voltage electrical equipment using a portable appliance tester (PAT) as part of your role in the workplace then this skill set will equip you with the tools you need. 

    North Metropolitan TAFE's skill set covers safety testing of electrical cord assemblies and cord connected equipment. It encompasses working safely, using portable apparatus tester, applying tagging, arranging for repair of faulty equipment and complete testing documentation.

    The two units covered in this skill set are:

    UEENEEE101A Apply occupational health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UEENEEP026A Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment

    Other topics include:

    • The reason behind testing and tagging
    • WorkSafe Legislation for testing and tagging
    • Working through AS3760 in-service testing and tagging
    • Identification of Class I and Class II appliances
    • Creation of a register
    • Using an appliance tester
    • Perform visual inspection on cords, plugs & appliances
    • Explain test and tag usage
    • Awareness of safety practices when performing tests

    The RCD (Residual-current device) component covers basic electrical theory, how an RCD works, what records need to be kept and how to correctly test an RCD device.

    Duration: 2 days

    Day 1: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Day 2: 8:30am - 11:30am

    Next course:

    12 & 13 November 
    Minimum course numbers 5, maximum 12

    UEE21611 A111 Security Assembly and Set-up Certificate II On campus
    Balga
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    Activate your career in security and gain the requirements for cabler registration

    When you complete the Certificate II in Security Assembly and Set-up you'll be flicking the switch on a career in electronics, as a data cabler or security systems installer.

    You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to assemble and install security systems in a range of residential and commercial settings.

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

    Gain these skills
    • Secure electrotechnological equipment
    • Assemble and dismantle components
    • Use cabling drawing, standards, codes and specifications
    • Workplace health and safety
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

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

     

    UEE31411 A128 Security Equipment Certificate III Apprenticeship
    On campus
    Balga
    T000000, T000001, T000002, Electrotechnology, Electronics, Security, electrical, a128, uee31411, TAFE13, R000000, Business and Finance, R000023, Security, L000000, L000003, L000005, Q000000, Q000009

     

    Are you looking for a security career with current skills?

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

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

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

    Gain these skills
    • Program and commission commercial security and closed circuit television systems
    • Troubleshoot circuits
    • Work with wired and wireless systems
    • Work with drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes, and specifications
    • Workplace health and safety
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

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

     

    EAA88 Security Installer Skill Set Skill set On campus
    Balga
    Security, Installer's, licence, training, CCTV, Access Control, CCTV systems, security systems, electrical systems,

    Technical security installer training to meet licencing requirements

    This skill set will help you meet the training requirements for a Security Installer’s Licence issued by the WA Police Force.

    For more information on the Security Installer’s Licence visit the WA Police Force website.

     

    SC-MIU-V1404 Variable Speed Drives for Electricians Short course On campus
    Midland
    VSD, lifts elevator, escalator, Schneider, variable speed drive,

    North Metropolitan TAFE is delivering a short course to familiarise you with the capabilities of variable speed drives (VSDs).  These are essential to the world of industrial control. Lifts, conveyors, air conditioners, water treatment and assembly lines are a few of the many applications dependent on this technology. 

    You'll learn about VSDs through a series of hands-on exercises with typical models from industry leaders such as Schneider, Allen-Bradley and Danfoss. 
    In addition to the practical componenet of the course you'll cover the working principle of a VSD, looking at typical faults and aspects to consider when purchasing this technology.

    This short course will run for 2.5 hours over 3 Tuesdays, from 6:00 - 8:30pm.

    Next course runs from 15 October to 29 October.

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