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Metal machining for beginners

State ID: SC-MFM-V1234

Practical skills in basic machining

Gain practical skills in basic machining on lathes, milling machines and ancillary machines such as pedestal drills and grinders by doing North Metropolitan TAFE's Metal machining for beginners course.
You can bring in your own project to complete at our Midland campus workshop, discuss the suitability of your particular project with your lecturer.

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How to apply

Important information

Courses are run over five Tuesday evenings, 5.30pm - 9.00pm.

2020 course dates

27/10 - 24/11

How to apply

Choose the delivery option below, and in the "Register now" box click the start date link. This will take you to the booking site where you provide your details, register and pay.

Course bookings are limited to 1 per participant. If booking for multiple participants, separate bookings will be required and you will need to provide details for each individual.

Please note while the link may be visible, enrolments may not have opened yet, classes have been filled or this course may not currently be available. Please email PACeccci@nmtafe.wa.edu.au to register your interest.

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Semester 1, 2020

Midland - On Campus

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Semester 2, 2020

Midland - On Campus

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Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

You can acquire a variety of skills within furnishing trades.

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National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
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.

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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Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

National ID: MEM20105 | State ID: AA50

Give yourself a head start in gaining a heavy fabrication apprenticeship

This course will introduce you to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade, including computer controlled metal plate cutting equipment. You'll gain the skills to be able to operate heavy fabrication equipment and have knowledge of different welding and thermal cutting processes.

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Job opportunities

The successful completion of this qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to apply for employment as an apprentice Heavy Fabricator (boilermaker) or Light Fabricator (sheet metal) in the metals and engineering sector. You may also seek employment as a trade’s assistant in this sector. Many employers and Group Employer Schemes contact North Metropolitan TAFE throughout the year with a view to offering apprenticeships to students. Graduates of the Certificate II in Engineering have a greater chance of obtaining an apprenticeship than those without this qualification, because they have the knowledge, skills and competency that employers require.

Further study

The units covered will also transfer into Mechanical Fitting or Fitter and Machinist trades. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice or trainee before you can commence apprenticeship/traineeship training.

 

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 eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

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

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2020

Clarkson - On Campus

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Duration 6 months
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Where Clarkson
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Midland - On Campus

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Duration 1 semester/s
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Where Midland
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Semester 2, 2019

Clarkson - On Campus

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Duration 6 months
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Midland - On Campus

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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Certificate II in Engineering (Light Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

National ID: MEM20105 | State ID: AA52

A heavy-duty qualification for a job in the metal trades

This course will give you a better chance of gaining a light fabrication apprenticeship. Light metal fabricators work in either a domestic or commercial setting making roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards, hospitality equipment such as range hoods and bench tops.

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Important information

You will complete 2 weeks simulated workplace and 2 weeks in actual workplace.

Other costs for consideration:

  • Personal Protection Equipment kit (approx. $168)

Typical timetable:

  • 3 days per week 
Job opportunities

The successful completion of this qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to apply for employment as an apprentice Heavy Fabricator (boilermaker) or Light Fabricator (sheet metal) in the metals and engineering sector. You may also seek employment as a trade’s assistant in this sector. Many employers and Group Employer Schemes contact North Metropolitan TAFE throughout the year with a view to offering apprenticeships to students. Graduates of the Certificate II in Engineering have a greater chance of obtaining an apprenticeship than those without this qualification, because they have the knowledge, skills and competency that employers require.

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Further study

The units covered will also transfer into Mechanical Fitting or Fitter and Machinist trades. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice or trainee before you can commence apprenticeship/traineeship training.

 

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 eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

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

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2020

Midland - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Midland
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Semester 2, 2019

Midland - On Campus

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Midland
How On campus
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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 or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH)

National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT77

Create and work with metal fabrications

Our heavy fabrication apprenticeship course will teach you to safely manipulate metal and create objects using a variety of welding techniques, thermal cutting, workshop machines, and hand and power tools.

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Metal Template Maker
  • Structural Steel Trades Worker
  • Pressure Welder
  • Welder (First Class)

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

Further study

Post trade studies

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 eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

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

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2020

Midland - Apprenticeship

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 7 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Midland
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 or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC)

National ID: MEM30305 | State ID: WT78

Well appointed workshops and expert lecturers will help you to succeed in fabrication

Our Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC) apprenticeship course will teach you to safely create light metal fabrications such as roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards and hospitality equipment such as range hoods and bench tops.

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Light Metal Fabrication Tradesperson
  • 1st Class Sheet Metal Worker
  • Metal Spinner
  • Sheetmetal Patternmaker

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

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Further study

Post trade studies

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 eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

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

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2020

Midland - Apprenticeship

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 7 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Midland
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 or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

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