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Building and Construction

Do you want a career in a hands-on industry that has a growing number of job opportunities?

Building and Construction in WA is one of the biggest industries, employing about 10% of the state’s workforce. Every year, billions of dollars are invested in infrastructure and housing which means building and construction is a stable and diverse industry full of exciting employment opportunities. 

Whether you’re interested in gaining skills in bricklaying, building, carpentry, plumbing or electro-technology, we have the training solution for you. It all starts here.

Did you know?

Construction is the 3rd largest employing industry in Australia with 35% of workers registered as self-employed. 

^Australian Jobs 2019 | WA Economic Profile 2020

Reasons to study in this industry

  • Billions of dollars are invested in infrastructure and housing every year, resulting in a stable and diverse industry full of exciting employment opportunities. 
  • Construction is one of the biggest industries in the Midwest, Gascoyne, Goldfields and Wheatbelt regions of WA and employs approximately 10% of the state's workforce. 
  • 118,800 jobs are projected to be added by May 2023.

Want to put your practical skills to good use? A career in building and construction might be a good fit for you. In this industry, there is a wide range of opportunities to work in different settings including high rise construction sites, residential or commercial buildings and civil engineering projects. Our building and construction course online and on-campus will make sure you have the industry-relevant skills and knowledge you need for a successful career. 

Building and Construction Courses

Keen to join one of WA's biggest industries? It all starts here! When you take a civil construction course or skill set with us you'll learn and gain skills that will see you planning, creating and maintaining infrastructure, operating specialised equipment and applying a range of skills in diverse working environments. The opportunities in civil are endless, all you have to do is jump in.

Civil Construction Courses

Considering a career as an electrician? Electrotechnology is a hi-tech industry that has a strong future with high job demand because of the reliance on modern technology in all facets of our society. With our electrotechnology courses, you’ll learn the specialist skills and knowledge to have a successful career as an electrician for industrial, domestic and commercial purposes.

Electrical and Electrotechnology Courses

Have you considered a career in plumbing and gas? From plumbers, gasfitters and roof plumbers to drainers, fire protection workers and irrigation installers: there are a wide range of job opportunities within this sector. Take a plumbing course with us and you will learn how to use plumbing tools, handle and store plumbing materials and operate at elevated work platforms. 

Plumbing and Gas Courses

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
State ID: KAD02
Industry Building and Construction

Basic Carpentry Skills

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On campus

This course will provide students with a pathway into the construction industry, by gaining the skills and knowledge suited for entry to off-site occupations such as joinery, carpentry, bricklaying and other general construction occupations. 

With the Basic Carpentry Skills course, you will be introduced to the work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off-site construction workplaces. The course will cover fundamental WHS requirements necessary to undertake work tasks within any sector in the construction industry. It includes the identification of hazardous materials, including asbestos, and compliance with legislated work safety practices. Please note: It does not cover removal of asbestos, which is a licensed activity.

You will receive a general construction induction into training requirements of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 and relevant occupational health and safety regulations for Victoria and for Western Australia. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry covers these induction training requirements.

Skill set
State ID: KAD11
Industry Building and Construction

Basic Welding Skill Set

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On campus

Learn welding basics

This short course will introduce you to welding, as well as safety and workshop requirements and procedures. Learn how to handle and familiarise yourself with welding equipment over eight 3-hour sessions, without the stress of applying for a whole trade. 

Safety wear requirements

Students are required to wear personal protective clothing at all times, including:

  • Steel capped safety boots
  • Clear safety glasses
  • Protective clothing suitable to hot works (long pants, cotton long-sleeved shirt).
Skill set
National ID: 52893WA
State ID: AD12
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship)

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VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Kick-start your career in the Building and Construction Industry 

The Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway – Trades) is an entry level course designed for learners, including school–based students, who are considering a career or a pathway into the construction industry. The course is a combination of practical workshops and theoretical learning, as well as a work placement component.

In this course, students will gain skills from industry specific training and form an understanding in the following:

  • Preparing to work safely in the construction industry
  • Working effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Planning and organising work
  • Conducting workplace communication
  • Carrying out measurements and calculations
  • Reading and interpreting plans and specifications
  • Applying Work Health and Safety requirements, policies and procedures in the workplace
  • Practicing asbestos awareness in the construction industry.
Certificate II
National ID: CPC30220
State ID: BGB8
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Carpentry

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On campus

Set the foundations for a solid career in an in demand industry.

When you complete the Certificate III in Carpentry you will be ready for a career as a domestic or commercial carpenter.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to carry out a range of building and construction tasks; use basic carpentry tools, power tools, carpentry materials; construct a pitched roof, ceiling frame, wooden flooring; interpret plans; and apply work health and safety requirements.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: CPC32011
State ID: D409
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery

Build a strong career from the ground up.

Gain the skills to safely use carpentry tools and materials as you learn how to contruct pitched roofs, ceiling frames, lay wooden flooring, interpret plans and more.

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Apprenticeship

Set the foundations for a solid career in an in demand industry.

When you complete the Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery you will be ready for a career as a domestic or commercial carpenter.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to carry out a range of building and construction tasks; use basic carpentry tools, power tools, carpentry materials; construct a pitched roof, ceiling frame, wooden flooring; interpret plans; and apply work health and safety requirements.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: RII20720
State ID: BGK0
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Civil Construction

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On campus

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working with civil construction plant, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.

Certificate II
National ID: RII30820
State ID: BGL4
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Dig in and build a big future today.

The Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations will set you up with the skills you need to work as an operator within the civil construction industry.

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Working with big machines will be your everyday reality with a career in Civil Construction. 

A career as an operator in the Civil construction industry provides a diverse working environment where no two days are the same. You’ll be required to apply a broad range of skills, and provide theoretical advice and support to a team. As a qualified operator the job opportunities are endless, particularly in the construction and mining industry. 

This qualification includes your white card ticket. 

As part of your training you will learn how to:

  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • Carry out manual excavation
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Operate small plant and equipment
  • Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
  • Conduct civil construction excavator operations
  • Conduct roller operations
  • Implement traffic management plan
  • Control traffic with stop-slow bat
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card)
  • Drain and dewater civil construction site and more!

 

 Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: UEE22011
State ID: AA41
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship)

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VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.

Gain these skills:

  • Work effectively in the construction industry
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Interpret drawings
  • Take electrical and electronic measurements
  • Solder components
  • Workplace health and safety.
Certificate II
National ID: UEE30811
State ID: A123
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Begin a career that illuminates the world.

Enrol in an apprenticeship that will light the way to a bright career selecting, installing, setting up, testing, fault finding, repairing and maintaining electrical systems and equipment.

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Apprenticeship

Charge up your career today.

When you complete the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician you'll be looking at a career as a licensed electrician (additional requirements apply).

You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively in the construction industry, installing low voltage wiring, switchgear and appliances, arrange and connect circuits, troubleshoot and problem solve apparatus and circuits, using hand and power tools, interpreting drawings, taking electrical and electronic measurements, and workplace health and safety.

Certificate III
National ID: UEE30820
State ID: BFN0
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

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Apprenticeship

This qualification provides individuals with the skills and knowledge to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises. It includes Electrical Regulatory Authority Council (ERAC), or their successor’s, Essential Performance Capabilities for an ‘Unrestricted Electrician’s license’.

Competency development activities in this qualification are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, a relevant contract of training through an Australian Apprenticeship, may be required. To obtain an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence in most jurisdictions the qualification must be completed as an apprenticeship or Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) pathway. Where required for Licencing, the certification documentation issued must indicate if the qualification was completed as an apprenticeship or Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) pathway.

Certificate III
State ID: KAA21
Industry Building and Construction

Elevated Work Platform (EWP) Skill Set

Operate an elevating work platform safely in accordance with industry standards.

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Safely use an elevating work platform. 

In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a boom-type elevating work platform (EWP) where the length of the boom is 11 metres or more. 

Topics covered include:

  • Hazard and risk control 
  • Setting up and operating a EWP
  • Conducting routine checks of equipment
  • Shutting down and securing the equipment
Skill set
State ID: AE388
Industry Building and Construction
Skill sets

Infrastructure Ready Skill Set

Start a rewarding and challenging career in the civil construction industry

Prepare yourself for entry level roles for infrastructure projects.

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Gain the skills and knowledge to prepare for a career in the civil construction industry. 

It is an exciting time for the construction  industry with many infrastructure projects underway in Western Australia. This course is suitable for those looking to start a career or wanting to re-skill to improve employment opportunities. You will learn how to work safely in the civil construction industry, communicate effectively on work sites and how to plan work in relation to infrastructure activities. 

 

Skill set
State ID: KAA09
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Engineering and Mining
Industry Maritime and Logistics

Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck Skill Set

Get yourself ahead of the workforce competition with this practical skill set.

A forklift licence is essential for roles in a number of industries including manufacturing, mining and logistics.

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Gain the skills and knowledge to safely operate a forklift truck.

As per national guidelines students will learn how to conduct routine checks, proper shifting of a load and how to correctly shutdown and secure a forklift. Forklift is considered high risk work and you will attain the skills required to maneuver goods in a variety of industries including manufacturing, transport, mining and production industries

 

 

Skill set
National ID: CPC32420
State ID: BGC2
Industry Building and Construction
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Certificate III in Plumbing

Fix everything including the kitchen sink.

Your career in plumbing starts here. When you complete a Certificate III in Plumbing you'll be looking at an in-demand (and possibly lucrative) career as a plumber or gasfitter.

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Apprenticeship

Does your career pipe dream involve real pipes?

In this course you will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry, how to safely install, alter, and repair pipework services and appliances to suit domestic, commercial and industrial needs, cold and hot water supply, gas supply, sewage, waste and rainwater disposal, how to install and repair roofing, gutters and drainpipes, and how to make buildings waterproof, and workplace health and safety.

Personal requirements:

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work at heights and in various weather conditions
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job, and
  • Good interpersonal skills and good mobility.

Some of the knowledge and skills you will gain are:

  • Preparing and/or studying plans and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials needed.
  • Finding and marking positions for connections, measuring pipes and marking cutting or bending lines, then cutting holes through walls and floors to accommodate pipes.
  • Cutting, threading and bending pipes, assembling and installing piping, valves and fittings, joining pipe sections and securing pipes.
  • Testing lines as required by local plumbing regulations.
  • Installing equipment such as boilers, chillers, pumps, heating and cooling systems, gas appliances, water tanks, water heaters and solar water heating systems, and fixtures such as toilets, washbasins and industrial processing units.
  • Welding and braising pipework (steel, copper, plastic and stainless steel).
  • System testing and commissioning.
  • Maintaining and repairing plumbing systems.

Half price fees apply!

 

Certificate III
National ID: 52887WA
State ID: AC56
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-apprenticeship)

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VET Delivered to Secondary Students

The Certificate II in Plumbing is a pre-entry course for students seeking to gain an apprenticeship in the plumbing sector.  

In this course you will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry, how to safely install, alter, and repair pipework services and appliances to suit domestic, commercial and industrial needs, cold and hot water supply, gas supply, sewage, waste and rainwater disposal, how to install and repair roofing, gutters and drainpipes, and how to make buildings waterproof, and workplace health and safety.

Personal requirements:

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work at heights and in various weather conditions
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job, and
  • Good interpersonal skills and good mobility.
Certificate II
National ID: RII20120
State ID: BFH1
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation

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On campus

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals working in the resources and infrastructure industries who perform mainly routine tasks and procedures, using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge, and taking some responsibility for the quality of the work outcomes. 

Certificate II
National ID: D9782P
State ID: D9782P
Industry Building and Construction

Tagging and Testing

Compliance is in your career path.

Learn to confidently perform testing and tagging, while meeting compliance and ensuring the safety of staff on the worksite. The safety of others and the appliances they use will be in your hands.

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Conduct in-service safety inspections and testing of single phase portable electrical equipment in your workplace.

You will need a basic understanding of portable appliance testing equipment and you will only be trained in your specific make and model of portable appliance tester to be used in your workplace.  

Topics covered include:

  • Ensuring portable electrical equipment is safe to operate in accordance with Western Australian legislation and regulations
  • Inspecting and testing portable equipment to the standards set out by AS/NZS3760:2010
  • Tag equipment and complete documentation to record results of the inspection and testing procedures to the standards set out by AS/NZ3760:2010
Short course
National ID: G0036P
State ID: G0036P
Industry Building and Construction

Traffic Management Refresher

Guide traffic and your own career.

For those already in traffic management, this course will refresh your knowledge and skills with the most up-to-date info to make sure you, your colleagues and the general public stay safe, no matter the traffic situation.

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Refresh your traffic management knowledge in this Main Roads WA accredited short course 

This Refresher Basic Worksite Traffic Management and Traffic Controller course provides students with updated industry information to perform their duties in line with the Main Roads WA Traffic Management for Works on Roads Codes of Practice.

Short course
State ID: KAC50
Industry Building and Construction

Traffic Management Skills Set

Slowing down cars can speed up your earning.

Keep your colleagues and the general public safe while on public roads where traffic is being managed. Your skills could be required in public administration and safety, construction, transport and beyond.

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The Traffic Management Skill Set is for people who want to work in traffic management on public roads and other designated traffic management areas

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to be able to safely control traffic with a stop/slow bat and implement basic traffic management plans for works on roads in accordance with Main Roads WA requirements. 

Topics covered include:

  • Implement a traffic management plant
  • Control traffic with a stop/slow bat 
  • Communicate within the workplace
  • Work health and safety 

This three day course includes written and practical assessments including mandatory practical logbook assessments. 

Skill set
State ID: KAA19
Industry Building and Construction

White Card Skill Set

Compliance has never been simpler.

Upon completion of this skill set, individuals will receive their White Card, along with skills and knowledge to keep themselves and others safe on-site.

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Enter and work on a construction site.

During this 1 day course you will gain the basic knowledge to safely enter and work on a construction site and includes hazard identification and prevention of workplace accidents and injures. Under Work Health and Safety Legislation you must have a White Card to enter a construction site. 

Topics covered include:

  • Health and safety requirements
  • Construction hazards and control measures
  • Health and safety communication and reporting process
  • Incident and emergency response procedures 
Skill set
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