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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

* Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training. Don't meet the eligibility? That's ok, there are fee paying options for this course. 
^ Please note: You'll pay half price for the course fees, other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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* Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training. Don't meet the eligibility? That's ok, there are fee paying options for this course. 
^ Please note: You'll pay half price for the course fees, other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AB31
Industry Building and Construction
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Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry and Joinery Pre-Apprenticeship)

Build the foundations of your construction career here.

Craft the pathway towards your career in Carpentry and Joinery with this practical pre-app, and back up your hands-on skills with the knowledge of industry professionals with on-the-job experience.

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Pre-Apprenticeship

Are you looking for a Carpentry or Building and Construction career?

You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively in the construction industry, use hand and power tools, erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding, levelling and concreting, interpret drawings, take measurements and workplace health and safety.

This is a pre-vocational course for pre-apprentice learners seeking to gain an apprenticeship in the Construction industry. Learners can complete common core competencies shared between 11 Construction trades, then select additional competencies from ONE trade pathway.

Learners will develop relevant technical, vocational and interpersonal competencies suitable for further training in construction as well as skills, knowledge and experiences that may be transferable to other industry areas.

Certificate II
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: RII30815
State ID: AZG2
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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On campus

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: UEE20711
State ID: A104
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications

Switch on a career in electronics.

Gain the skills and knowledge to safely install and maintain telecommunication cabling, secure electro-technological equipment, assemble and dismantle components and more.

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Flexible
Online

Work to keep the bits and bytes moving.

Prepare for work as a data cabler or telecommunications technician. This qualification provides competencies to select, assemble, set up and maintain simple equipment and systems to a prescribed routine Certification of telecommunication cabling in buildings and premises. It includes ACMA requirements for Open Cabler registration.

Certificate II
State ID: KAB04
Industry Building and Construction

Dogging Skill Set

Look up - your career could be right above your head.

Learn the basics of being a dogman, and take your first step towards employment on a building construction or mining site as part of a team with a rigger and crane operator.

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Safely perform slinging techniques.

This skill set covers the necessary skills and knowledge required to safely perform slinging techniques including the selection of lifting gear and/or directing the of the crane operator when the load is out of view of the operator. You will gain the skills to accurately use judgement in relation to choosing suitable lifting gear and the method of slinging by considering the nature of the load, its mass and centre of gravity. 

Topics covered include:

  • Plan and prepare
  • Identify risks and hazards
  • Calculate rated load capacity 
  • Identify, select, inspect and assemble lifting equipment
  • Move loads and direct crane and/or hoist operator
Skill set
National ID: UEE22011
State ID: AA41
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

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

Switch to a career that's never in the dark.

This pre-apprenticeship program is your first step towards an electrotechnology apprenticeship and furthering your career in the electrotechnology industry. Light up your career with the best start.

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On campus
Pre-Apprenticeship

Spark up an electrical career and get 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.

You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively in the construction industry, use hand and power tools, interpret drawings, take electrical and electronic measurements, soldering components, and workplace health and safety.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE30811
State ID: A123
Industry Building and Construction
Half price in 2021
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.

Half price fees apply! 

Certificate III
State ID: KAA21
Industry Building and Construction

Elevated Work Platform (EWP) Skill Set

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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: KAA20
Industry Building and Construction

Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck Skill Set

Gain a qualification that will really raise you up.

A forklift licence is a necessary requirement for many jobs in warehousing, logistics and more. Get yourself ahead of the workforce competition with this practical skill set.

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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
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: CPC32413
State ID: J787
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Plumbing

Fix everything including the kitchen sink.

Your career in plumbing starts here. When you complete the 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 pipe work 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 drain pipes, 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, and 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, wash basins 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: 52700WA
State ID: AA40
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship)

Have the edge when applying for a plumbing apprenticeship

Completing this pre-apprenticeship course ensures you'll be just what employers are looking for in an apprentice plumber, roof plumber or gasfitter.

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On campus
Pre-Apprenticeship

Have the edge when applying for a plumbing apprenticeship.

Completing this pre-apprenticeship course ensures you'll be just what employers are looking for in an apprentice plumber, roof plumber or gasfitter. 

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry, use hand and power tools, oxy-acetylene and arc weld, read plans, calculate quantities, cut and join sheet metal, work safely at heights, and workplace health and safety.

Certificate II
National ID: D9500P
State ID: D9500P
Industry Building and Construction

Safety and Health Representative

Health in the workplace will always be in demand.

Get the essential skills required by Worksafe to be a Safety and Health Representative. Your skills will be in demand at all workplaces in any industry.

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On campus

Central Regional TAFE is a WorkSafe approved provider of this course required by all newly elected Safety and Heath Representatives.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to carry out the functions of an elected Safety and Health Representative (SHR). SHR play an important role in fostering cooperation and consultation between employers and employee's in the workplace. This course is designed to enable the SHR to effectively represent their fellow employee's on all matters relating to safety and health in the workplace. 

Topics covered include:

  • Apply WHS legislation in the role of a Safety and Health Representative
  • Conduct workplace inspections
  • Communicate effectively on safety and health matters
  • Understand the role of WorkSafe in the workplace
  • Effectively represent employees on safety and health issues
  • Identify and evaluate hazards in the workplace and apply a risk management process
  • Assist with resolving safety and health matters in the workplace
  • Conduct an effective investigation into workplace accidents, incidents and injuries
Short course
State ID: KAA23
Industry Building and Construction

Skid Steer Loader Skill Set

Lift, load, dig, move, grade, jackhammer and more with a skid-steer.

Learn how to operate one of these incredibly useful vehicles for yourself or for your career in the construction, landscaping and mining industries or beyond.

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Operate and shift materials with a skid-steer loader. 

Learn how to safely load and operate a skid-steer loader. Topics covered include:

  • Operate skid steer in line with requirements 
  • Load, carry and place materials
  • Remove and fit attachments
  • Safety
Skill set
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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On campus

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: KAA12
Industry Building and Construction

Traffic Management Skill 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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On campus

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:

  • Plan, prepare and coordinate traffic
  • Setting out the traffic guidance scheme
  • Close down traffic guidance scheme
  • Controlling traffic
  • Operating communication devices
  • Clean Up

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
State ID: AE386
Industry Building and Construction
Free*
Skill sets

Work Safety in Construction Skill Set

Construction work is happening all across WA, and builders need skilled workers who are ready to get on-site.

This skill set will get you job ready for entry level roles in the construction field, such as trades assistant (TA) or general labourer, and it covers how to follow mandatory work health and safety requirements in accordance with safety legislative requirements as well as infection control and prevention procedures to ensure you're working safely.

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On campus

Construction work is happening all across WA, and builders need skilled workers who are ready to get on-site.

The Work Safely in Construction skill set will get you job ready for entry level roles in the construction field, such as trades assistant (TA) or general labourer, and it covers how to follow mandatory work health and safety requirements in accordance with safety legislative requirements as well as infection control and prevention procedures to ensure you're working safely.

You'll learn how to use a range of construction equipment and tools including levelling devices, skills to work in a construction team, and basic construction work applications for new and existing structures including residential homes, units and apartments. 

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