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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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By working with NMTAFE, Pilbara Minerals was able to tailor the training program to make it relevant to the specific mineral processes used at the Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Project; ensuring trainees were job ready prior to mobilisation to site.
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Learn to create metal tools, parts and machinesComplete 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.
An introduction to general engineering conceptsDuring 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.
Prepare for work as a pit or underground technician.Gain the skills you'll need to get an entry level job in the mining industry.
Are you ready to unearth a fine career?
This Certificate III in Mining Exploration will help prepare you for entry level jobs in the mining industry such as a pit or underground technician, drilling offsider or geological field assistant.
You'll learn how to collect and analyse geological samples, record information and look after the practical tasks involved in servicing a remote field operation.
You'll also learn basic vehicle maintenance, mining computing, first aid and mining methods.
To improve your employment prospects you will be enrolled in a four wheel drive unit as part of this course so you will need to have a current (manual or automatic) Driver's Licence.
Go off the beaten trackBroaden 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 or an automatic 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.
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.
Get your career in the resources industry off the groundOn 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.
Unearth a fine career as a processing technician in the resources industryYou'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.
Get your mining career off the groundGet 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.
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.
Gain the practical skills and knowledge to lead and supervise mining operationsIn 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.
Further develop your surveying skillsDuring 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).