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Engineering and Mining

Want to start or progress your career in one of Western Australia’s biggest industries?

Engineering and mining courses at TAFE can help you get the skills and knowledge you need to excel in the workplace and access more employment possibilities. Many careers in this field offer exciting opportunities to work in different environments, collaborate with others and progress your career into more senior roles.

Plan Your Pathway

Whatever your goals are, we are here to support you along your journey to success. Whether you are just starting out working towards a career in engineering and mining or are looking to develop your skills and progress your career - we have the training to get you where you want to go. 

We offer a broad selection of nationally recognised qualifications up to Advanced Diploma across several different areas in the Engineering and Mining industry.

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Our trade workshops and classrooms feature industry-standard equipment, and our team works closely with industry to ensure that training is current and relevant. 

Reasons to study in this industry

  • This industry provides all the vital infrastructure we depend on.
  • Jobs in engineering and mining are highly valued, well paid and plentiful.
  • The industry is broad and flexible, and there are many dynamic career pathways

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Are you interested in how engines, machines and large structures are designed and built? Engineering courses at TAFE offer a path to a rewarding career as a fitter, machinist, boilermaker, sheet metal worker or air conditioning mechanic. At Central Regional TAFE you will have access to modern facilities and workshops where you will learn the practical skills to enter the workforce with confidence.

Engineering Courses

Metal fabricators (boilermakers) and welders build, maintain and repair metal products and structures. If you take a Fabrication Engineering course at TAFE, you will learn the skills and knowledge required to manufacture, assemble and maintain a wide range of equipment and machinery including: mining structures; heavy transport and earth moving equipment; building structures; oil-rigs; agricultural equipment; and storage vessels.

Fabrication Courses

Want to start a career in one of Western Australia’s biggest industries? Gain a nationally recognised qualification through one of the mining courses at TAFE, and open the door to a career working as an operator or manager on mining sites in a range of specialised fields. 

At Central Regional TAFE, our campus locations mean mining is one of our key training areas and we deliver first-class industry-relevant training for a range of different mining and engineering specialisations. We are also one of the only training providers to deliver an Advanced Diploma of Metalliferous Mining.

Mining Courses

Courses in Resource Processing will help you gain the practical skills and knowledge needed for planning and managing plant shutdowns and systems to prevent incidents and emergencies. You will learn about safety case management, incident response plans, plant documentation and environmental impacts.

Process Plant Operations/Technology 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.
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA50
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

Your career in heavy metal starts here.

Learn to use the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade and learn to operate heavy fabrication equipment in a supportive and safe environment.

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On campus
Pre-Apprenticeship
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Are you looking for a career making heavy metal objects?

Following this pre-apprenticeship program, graduates can continue their studies in a metal fabrication apprenticeship. Metal fabricators and welders work in a diverse trade, applying a broad range of fabrication and welding skills to industries including: mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling. Pre-apprentices are exposed to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade, including computer controlled metal plate cutting equipment.

Certificate II
National ID: MEM40105
State ID: WT46
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation)

Choose your engineering adventure.

Developed with tradies and apprentices in mind, this qualification will have you gain the skills and knowledge to delve further into multiple areas of engineering.

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Flexible
On campus

Take the next step with your engineering career and develop further skills to set you apart.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) - Level II, Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) - Level II, Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Electrical/Electronic) - Level II within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or at equivalent levels in other industries where Engineering Tradespersons work.

The qualification has been specifically developed to be delivered to people who are existing engineering tradespersons or delivered to apprentices in an Engineering Trade who choose to study at a higher level during their apprenticeship.  The qualification packaging has been developed on the assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off the job learning strategies such as those delivering through a formal apprenticeship.

Much of this qualification is available for Recognition of Prior Learning.

You will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • design
  • assembly
  • installation
  • modification
  • manufacturing
  • testing and maintenance.
Certificate IV
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA48
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

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

Big toys, big career, big head start.

Get ahead with this pre-app and learn the skills and knowledge to work safely and effectively in the heavy automotive industry with loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks, haul trucks and more.

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Pre-Apprenticeship
Traineeship

Get ready for a career working with big gear.

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical - Plant Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll 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, bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks, inspecting and servicing transmissions, steering, brakes, fuel injection systems, hydraulics, and batteries, troubleshooting basic faults, and workplace safety and health.

Certificate II
National ID: MEM30219
State ID: AD57
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting and Machining)

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On campus

This career could be the perfect fit!

You can become a mechanical fitter and machinist with the Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Fitting/Machining Trade) qualification.

This course is generally delivered as an engineering trade apprenticeship, under the guidance of a qualified tradesperson and with on-the-job training from your employer.

You will learn the foundation skills of engineering work; including taking measurements, performing calculations and computations, using hand and power tools to suit different job requirements, operate a range of industrial machinery and precision tools, using computer technologies, and workplace safety.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30219
State ID: AD58
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting)

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On campus

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter ZA) you will be looking at a trades career as a Mechanical Fitter, Hydraulic Fitter, Mobile Service Technician or a Marine Fitter in industries such as Mining, Defence, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing. 

Gain these skills:

  • work with pumps and hydraulics systems 
  • work with pneumatic systems
  • work with mechanical drives and transmissions
  • use workshop machines
  • use hand and power tools
  • arc welding
  • thermal cutting
  • measuring using instruments
  • technical drawing
  • workplace health and safety
  • fitting of bearings, drive trains and couplings
  • Levelling and alignment of equipment. 
Certificate III
National ID: MEM20413
State ID: J780
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

This qualification is suited to students looking to gain entry level employment in the engineering  industry.

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On campus

Gain exposure to an engineering working environment. 

This qualification is suited to students looking to gain entry level employment in the engineering  industry. You will gain practical skills and knwoledge to complete basic welding and fabrication tasks. You will learn how to use tools, safety in the workplace, measuring and calculating and welding. 

Topic covered include:

  • Occupational health and safety in the work place
  • Undertake basic engineering projects
  • Workshop machines and hand and power tools
  • Welding and fabrication equipment 

Please note:
This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.

Certificate II
State ID: KAC41
Industry Engineering and Mining

Mine Site Preparation Skills Set

Start a career in the growing mining or construction industry.

Gain the essential tickets and training to get you ready to work in mining or construction.

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On campus

Do you want to get into the mining or construction industry?

This short course will help you get all the necessary tickets and training that you need to put your best foot forward for entry level jobs across the mining sector. This preparation course includes a range of skills, tickets and training, that will have you ready for work in no time. 

Skill set
State ID: KAA10
Industry Engineering and Mining

Operate and Maintain a Four Wheel Drive Vehicle Skill Set

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle in the resources and infrastructure industries.

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On campus

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle in the resources and infrastructure industries.

Topics covered include:

  • Perform simple maintenance and minor repairs
  • Recover vehicle
  • Use four-wheel drive mode
  • Pre-departure checks
  • Four-wheel drive terminology 
Skill set
National ID: RII30420
State ID: BGP5
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Resource Processing

Start your career in the resources industry.

If you want to work in resources, this is a great place to start. Learn about site sampling, testing, OHS, the mining industry and the equipment used in plant processing in this broad course.

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Study modes:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Workplace Assessment
Flexible
Traineeship

Unearth a fine career in the resources industry.

You'll gain the required skills and knowledge to perform the role of a processing technician or operator in a resources processing facility or treatment plant.

You'll learn:

  • how to operate and monitor equipment used in processing
  • conduct and test site sampling 
  • health and safety in the workplace
Certificate III
National ID: RII40520
State ID: BGQ2
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Resource Processing

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Flexible

This qualification reflects the role of individuals such as supervisors or team leaders, working in metalliferous processing facilities or coal preparation and treatment plants, who perform tasks involving a broad range of varied activities, most of which are complex and non-routine. They are responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others, contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems and apply safety management plans to the workplace.

Certificate IV
National ID: UEE20111
State ID: BFP0
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

A cool career in a hot industry.

When you complete this Certificate II in Split Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems you'll be what employers are looking for as a split system installer or air conditioner installer.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Flexible
On campus

Be a valuable asset to any heating and cooling business.

Learn a valuable skill to add to your electrical license, increasing your ability to earn extra money doing installations. Gain the knowledge and skills to install split systems and heat pump systems (maximum plant capacity 18kWr).

In this course you'll learn to assemble components, pressure and leak test refrigerants, understand legal obligations, and workplace health and safety standards.

This course is delivered using a mix of on-campus delivery and Recognition of Prior Learning.  On-campus units are delivered intensively over a 4 day period whilst competency in remaining units is assessed via Recognition of Prior Learning.

Certificate II
National ID: RII30120
State ID: BGQ3
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

Turn your mine site experience into a qualification.

Learn workplace safety, communication, planning, environmental concern, rehabilitation of mine sites and more in this varied course.

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Flexible
Traineeship

This qualification reflects the role of employees such as production operators in an open cut mine or quarry, who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

Certificate III
National ID: RII50120
State ID: BGP2
Industry Engineering and Mining

Diploma of Surface Operations Management

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On campus

ONLY OPEN TO GLENCORE EMPLOYEES - KALGOORLIE.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals such as mine managers, working in open cut coal or metalliferous mines or quarries. Learn to perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment, roles and techniques for themselves and others. You will learn to apply a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills, and implement safety management plans.

Diploma
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