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MSF31113 J739 Cabinet Making
Certificate III Apprenticeship
On campus
Balga
Q000000, Q000017, Building, glazing, glass, J732, MSF30413, TAFE13, Building and Construction, furniture trades, cabinet, furniture, j739, msf31113, make, maker,

Do you want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges, solid shelves and custom cabinets?

When you complete the Certificate III in Cabinet Making you'll be ready for a career as a furniture maker or cabinet maker.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the furnishing industry and learn to create furniture using using hand and power tools, industrial machinery and CNC processing centres.

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

Gain these skills
  • Produce angled and curved furniture
  • Applying decorative surfaces
  • Selecting timber and preparing surfaces
  • Interpreting plans and measuring and calculating the right amount of materials for the job
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Creative and skilled in practical and manual activities
  • Good at basic mathematical calculations
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and keen eye for detail
  • No serious breathing problems or allergies to dust

 

MSF30813 J736 Flooring Technology
Certificate III Apprenticeship
On campus
Midland
Q000000, Q000017, Q000003, flooring, carpet, concrete, vinyl, timber, furnishing, flooring installer,

Join the flooring technology sector of the furnishing industry

Get the skills and knowledge required to perform flooring technology tasks. You will learn to install floors and flooring materials in commercial or residential settings.

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

Gain these skills
  • Prepare flooring surfaces, including polished concrete floors
  • Install and finish carpet, resilient, vinyl and timber flooring materials and polished concrete floors
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Precise and careful with an aptitude for practical work
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment

 

MSF30113 J729 Furniture Finishing
Certificate III Apprenticeship
On campus
Balga
finisher, French, polisher, restoration, restorer, stain,lacquer, varnish, polish, polishes, repair, design, wood, antiques, timber, furniture finisher,

Polish up your skills and gain a career in furniture finishing

Refinishing or refurbishing timber products and furniture can add a sparkle to any new or old build. You'll learn about using environmentally sustainable work practices to make or renew timber products.

This apprenticeship will give you the skills required to become a furniture finisher or worker and experienced furniture finishers have a range of job opportunities open to them.

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

Gain these skills
  • Measure, prepare and finish timber
  • Apply stains, coatings and decorative techniques
  • Interpret plans
  • Estimate and cost jobs
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • An eye for detail
  • Good eye/hand co-ordination
  • A desire to do a precise and thorough job
  • Able to follow established procedures
  • Problem solving skills

 

SC-BCB-V1415 Furniture Polishing Introduction Short Course
Short course On campus
Balga
rejuvenate, old, second, hand, secondhand, second-hand, furniture, polishing, lacquer, putty, shellac, antique, restoration, restore, used, timber furniture, strip, re-finish

Breathe new life into tired treasures

This course is for anyone who wants to fix up or rejuvenate old or second hand furniture. You'll learn how to effectively and safely use lacquers, putty and shellac to carry out antique restoration of old and used furniture.

You can bring in your own timber furniture project to work on. If you dont have a project we can supply an item for you to work on but we will retain it after completion of this short course.

Gain these skills
  • Rejuvenate furniture
  • Fix scratches and dents in timber furniture
  • Strip and re-finish old furniture
  • Stain furniture correctly (one pot method/brush techniques/graining/effects)
MSF30313 J749 Timber and Composites Machining
Certificate III Apprenticeship
On campus
Balga
 Q000000, Q000017, timber, furniture, cabinetry, timber machining, composites, CNC machining, windows, doors, furnishing, flat panels,

Get into the timber machining industry

This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, built in and freestanding cabinetry and other timber components. You will utilise a range of static machinery as well as specialist computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery to manufacture components as specified in working drawings and cutting lists. You will also gain the fundamental knowledge required to perform machine set up, operational maintenance and basic troubleshooting.

The Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Gain these skills
  • CNC machine set up
  • Use hand tools
  • Knowledge of the materials used in manufacturing
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • An interest in practical and manual skills
  • Able to undertake precise and exact work
  • Problem-solving skills and an eye for detail
  • Able to undertake strict safety requirements
SC-BCB-V1271 Woodwork Introduction
Short course On campus
Balga
V1271, Q000000, woodwork, DIY, timber, furniture, power tools, handyman, woodwork projects, NMT16073

Show off your newly found wood working skills

This short course will teach you to build your own small piece of furniture, a coffee table, toy box or bedside cabinet for example.

You'll learn how to use many of the hand tools and power tools used by a cabinet maker. During your first week you'll focus on the various power tools used in the trade, learn about their application. The safe use of tools and Workplace Health and Safety will also be covered.

You'll also cover:

  • marking out and cutting timber to size
  • methods of joining and fixing timber using glue, nails, screws and bolts
  • clamping materials together correctly
  • the use of drawer runners and other hardware
  • ornate trims and mouldings

Materials and hardware will be supplied. No previous experience required.

Dress requirements

You will need to supply your own personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety glasses, earmuffs or ear plugs, dust mask and closed in footwear.

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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (Builder's Registration)

National ID: CPC50210 | State ID: WA79

With over 50 years training workers for the building industry we are the perfect choice for your training

This flexible course, with close ties to the Builders Registration Board, will give you the practical skills and knowledge to work as a builder managing medium rise constructions.

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

Please note this qualification is open to two groups of students;

1. Students who wish to apply for their Builder’s Registration and who have seven years’ building experience (or will have by the end of the course); and

2. Students who may not have seven years’ experience in the building industry (or no experience at all).  For these students, this qualification will provide opportunities in the para-professional jobs listed in ‘Job Opportunities’ section.

Work placement

Work placement is encouraged and is the responsibility of the student.  This can be done on the non-training days.

Important information

Other costs for consideration:

  • Text Books for specific units
  • Stationery

Typical timetable:

  • Approximately 25 hours over 3.5 days per week (full-time)
  • Evenings (part-time)
Job opportunities

Other para-professionaljob titles may include:

  • Estimating and Office Administrator
  • Quantities, Materials and Project officer
  • Contracts, Specifications and Legal context officer
  • WHS Building & Construction management operations
  • Building Inspectors
  • Building Consultant (Building & Construction)
  • Project Manager (Building & Construction)
  • Building & Construction Supervisor
  • Building Site Manager
  • Builders Office & Production Manager
  • Renovation and Repurpose works officer
  • Facilities & Construction maintenance officer

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

Further study

Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction Management or University

How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

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.

Continuous enrolment, 2020

East Perth - Flexible

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 24 months
When Continuous enrolment
Where East Perth
How Online
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Semester 1, 2020

East Perth - On Campus

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where East Perth
How On campus
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East Perth - On Campus Part-Time Night

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where East Perth
How On campus

Semester 2, 2020

East Perth - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where East Perth
How On campus
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East Perth - On Campus Part-Time Night

Details

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Units

Overview
Duration 6 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where East Perth
How On campus
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Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

National ID: CPC40110 | State ID: W740

Work as a builder and manager of a small to medium building business dealing with low rise construction projects

This qualification will provide you with a diverse range of skills needed to project manage the construction of low rise residential and commercial constructions. You will learn to plan and supervise construction work; and prepare, cost and schedule contracts.

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Work placement

Work placement is encouraged and is the responsibility of the student.  This can be done on the non-training days.

Important information

Other costs for consideration:

  • Text Books for specific units
  • Stationery

Typical timetable:

  • 4 days per week (full-time)
  • Evenings (part-time)

 

Job opportunities

Other para-professional job titles may include:

  • Construction Supervisor
  • Building Site Manager
  • Project Manager (Building/Construction)
  • Estimating and Office Administrator
  • Facilities and Construction maintenance officer

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

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

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

East Perth - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where East Perth
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

Diploma of Building Design

National ID: CPP50911 | State ID: D772

Builds on your skills from the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting

You'll gain more experience in using ArchiCAD and Revit software and cover principles of energy efficient design and sustainability for residential and small-scale building projects. On completion of this course you may find employment in a design office working with architects, builders, and project managers.

Entrance Requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
Important information

Other costs for consideration:

  • Text Books
  • Stationery

Typical timetable:

  • 4 days per week

 

Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Building Contractor
  • Architectural Drafter

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

How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

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 1, 2020

Perth (Northbridge) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Perth (Northbridge)
How On campus
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Semester 2, 2020

Perth (Northbridge) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Perth (Northbridge)
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

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. 

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning mechanics work with the cooling systems that regulate our temperature over our long hot summers. Work can involve maintaining and repairing individual units, all the way to engineering elaborate cooling systems, in either homes, buildings and vehicles. Mechanics install, service and repair cooling systems, including split systems, and work with Heating, Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC) systems.

North Metropolitan TAFE holds a Refrigerant Trading Authorisation (RTA) issued by the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC): RTA AU45693

North Metropolitan TAFE’s wall and ceiling lining qualifications will see you ready to construct bulkheads, assemble partitions, install and finish plasterboard, fibre cement, wet area lining systems, dry wall systems and suspended ceilings. 

You will also learn how to work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry, plan and organise work, carry out measurements and calculations and apply Work Health and Safety requirements.

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. 

With North Metropolitan TAFE’s solid plastering qualifications, you will learn how to apply plain, decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement or similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures. 

Solid plasterers are responsible for straightening corners, angles, wall and ceiling surfaces, cleaning and preparing surfaces, mixing and applying coats of plaster, cement or similar materials to walls and ceilings, levelling and smoothing surfaces, and applying finishing coats of plaster. 

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