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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 Central Regional 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 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


    Certificate III in Resource Processing

    National ID RII30420 | State ID BGP5
    Prepare for a career with prospects - get the skills you need to work in processing facilities in the mining and resource industry.
    • Geraldton
    • Kalgoorlie

    Study Modes
    • Workplace

    Certificate IV in Resource Processing

    National ID RII40520 | State ID BGQ2

    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-...


    Study Modes

    Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

    National ID RII30120 | State ID BGQ3

    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.
    • Kalgoorlie

    Study Modes
    • Online
    • Online and on campus
    • Workplace

    Diploma of Surface Operations Management

    National ID RII50120 | State ID BGP2


    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...

    • Kalgoorlie

    Study Modes
    • On campus
    • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)