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Infrastructure Ready Skill Set

State ID: AE213

Interested in starting a career in a dynamic, progressive and growing industry?

The civil construction industry is in a long-term growth phase. Here in WA, the Government is gearing up to spend around $3 billion per year on transport infrastructure (road and rail projects) alone, creating thousands of job opportunities for Western Australians.

Civil construction offers a diverse range of well-paid jobs and career pathways. You will be working in a dynamic team environment creating amazing projects.

On successful completion you could be part of a practical, hands-on industry that pays good wages and have the satisfaction of being part of building a major WA project. You'll have a White Card and be ready to start work as a Labourer or Plant Operator.

Half price course pathways

The units in this skill set may lead to the qualifications listed below and other qualifications that allow selection of these units.

  • Certificate II in Civil Construction
  • Certificate II in Construction
  • Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
Gain these skills

This training will prepare you for entry level roles in the infrastructure industry and will focus on:

  • Working safely on construction sites
  • Building your knowledge to carry out measurements and calculations and to prepare and organise construction work
  • Learning the skills to operate small plant and equipment used in construction projects
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Willing to work long days with early starts, up to 50 hours per week.
  • Willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Have reliable transport to get to work by 5:45am
  • Willing to undertake any drug and alcohol tests or medical assessments as required for the role
  • Follow all work health and safety procedures as required for the role
  • Willing to undertake reasonable manual labour
Skill sets

This skill set is related to the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our Courses page, using the Refine course results>Qualification level filter.

Entrance Requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply


Entrance Requirements
  • Educational English level equivalent to WA Year 10
  • Own steel cap work boots, long sleeved hi-vis shirt and work gloves
Important information

Job seekers that complete the course will be connected to employment opportunities in Civil Construction.

This is a four week course that includes 3 weeks of formal training (6 units of accredited training) and 4 days of work experience activities.

Course dates
1st intake - 27 October 2020

2nd intake - 10 November 2020

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

Further study

North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a range of further study opportunities, see below for a list of related courses.

How to apply

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$306.16 *

* Non concession. If you think you may be eligible for concession see Infrastructure Ready Skill Set (Fee Free).

These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester. 
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2020, students born on or after 1 July 2002 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2020 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees. 
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.)
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Semester 2, 2020

Balga - On Campus


Fees and charges


Duration 4 week/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Balga
How On campus
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Page last updated October 22, 2020