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Certificate III in Mining Exploration

National ID: RII30520 | State ID: BFH6

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 maintenancemining 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.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

East Perth

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
East Perth One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical-Plant Mechanic Pre-apprenticeship)

National ID: MEM20105 | State ID: AA48

Are you geared up for a big career working with the big gear?

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical - Plant Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship) you will have what employers are looking for in a heavy vehicle or plant mechanic apprentice.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the heavy automotive industry working on: 

  • loaders 
  • bulldozersdump trucks and haul trucks 
  • inspecting and servicing transmissions 
  • steering 
  • brakes
  • fuel injection systems
  • hydraulics and batteries
  • troubleshooting basic faults and
  • workplace safety and health

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

The successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a trades assistant or gain an apprenticeship in one of the following trades within the metals and engineering sector: Plant Mechanic or Mechanical trade. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice or trainee before you can commence apprenticeship/traineeship training.

Further StudyOption(s)

Certificate IV in Engineering (Maintenance) 

Course overview

View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Thornlie

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Thornlie One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Surveying

Surveying is well suited to those who enjoy a mix of working indoors and outdoors, have good organisational and mathematical skills and enjoy problem solving.  You will be physically and intellectually involved in your work. You will be joining a high tech industry with a current shortage of workers and strong employment prospects.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

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. Mechanics install, service and repair cooling systems, including split systems, and work with Heating, Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC) systems.

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Fabrication

Metal fabricators (boilermakers) and welders build, maintain and repair metal products and structures. Learn the skills and knowledge required to manufacture, assemble and maintain mining structures, heavy transport and earth moving equipment, bridge building, engineering components, building structures, refineries, oil-rigs, storage vessels, shipbuilding and agricultural equipment. Duties may include fitting, assembling and joining aluminium, steel and other metals.

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Process Plant Operations/Technology

Gain practical skills and knowledge to participate in planning and managing plant shutdowns and taking a leading role in the establishment of systems intended to prevent or enable responses to incidents or emergencies. Learn about safety case preparation, incident response management, plant documentation and environmental impacts of the process.

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Mining

Mining is one of Western Australia’s biggest industries and offers a wide variety of career opportunities. Study pathways in mining can lead you into a career working as an operator or manager on sites such as quarries, underground or open cut metalliferous mines in a range of specialised fields.

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Mechanical

Comprises trade training as machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plating and plant mechanic where you’ll learn practical skills to make and repair machines, parts and tools.

Machinists are responsible for the maintenance, repair and manufacture of metal products and machinery. Machinists use a variety of equipment to create new and replacement parts. Study pathways encompass a variety of streams and specialities, including fitting and machining, fluid power and computer numerical control (CNC).

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Engineering

Prepares you for work in mechanical engineering research, design, manufacture operations, and maintenance. These qualifications encompass areas such as fluid power, PLC programming, tuning of multi-loop cascade controls, CAD/CAM, and hydraulic and pneumatic processes.

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