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Engineering

Wanting to break into the engineering industry? Our engineering courses provide plenty of opportunities for you to learn about the design, manufacturing, and use of engines, machines, and structures. Entering this industry can lead you down diverse pathways into dynamic roles such as a fitter, a machinist, a boilermaker, sheet metal worker, or refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic.

Ready to take on WA engineering courses at TAFE? At Central Regional TAFE, we have industry-standard facilities that ensure practical training environments for students. You’ll learn key industry knowledge and develop essential skills to help you succeed, whichever role you aim for. 

  • Fitter and turner
  • Fluid power mechanic
  • Mechanic
  • Mechanical fitter
  • Metal machinist (First class) - Engineering
  • Plant mechanic
  • Tool and die maker
  • Fluid power systems technician 

Engineering Courses

^ 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.
National ID: MEM40105
State ID: WT44
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power)

Press on in a vast and diverse industry.

Gain specialist skills in hydraulic systems including how to safely analyse, inspect, and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems, maintain fluid power controls, and monitor equipment condition.

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Take your skills to the next level and specialise in fluid power. 

This qualification is for existing engineering tradespeople or apprentices who want to study at a higher level and specialise in fluid power. 

You will learn about specific fluid power skills including installation and maintenance as well as occupational health and safety, quality procedures and systems and workplace communication. 

Certificate IV
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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Pre-Apprenticeship

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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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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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: MEM30305
State ID: WT76
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy Yg)

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering -Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) you’ll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator inindustries such as mining or construction.

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Apprenticeship

Start your career in the fabrication industry. 

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering -Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) you’ll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in
industries such as mining or construction. You will gain the skills and knowledge to create and work with metal fabrications, using workshop machines, hand and power tools, metal, gas, flux core, tungsten, arc welding, thermal cutting, measuring, technical drawing, and workplace health and safety.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WT77
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

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

Forge a career in heavy metal fabrication.

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.

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Apprenticeship

Secure a career making and fixing all things mechanical.

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to create and work with metal fabrications, using workshop machines, hand and power tools, metal, gas, flux core, tungsten, arc welding, thermal cutting, measuring, technical drawing, and workplace health and safety.

Half price fees apply! 

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 
Certificate II
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