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Learn the skills to be a metal fabrication or welder to work in a diverse range of industries including mining, agriculture, transport and manufacturing.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
MEM30205-WT83 WT83 Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitter and Machinist ZB) Certificate III Apprenticeship
Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus

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

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist ZB) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to make machines, parts, and tools, work with pumps and hydraulics, using workshop machines, hand and power tools, mills and lathes, arc welding, measuring, technical drawing, and workplace health and safety.

Half price fees apply!

lower fees local skills logo.png This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more Opens in a new window.
KAA63 Introduction to Welding Skill Set Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Geraldton Campus
KAA63, welding, trade, materials, metal, fabrication

Learn the basics of welding. 

Gain the basic skills and knowledge required to cut, weld and bend materials in the resources and infrastructure industries.

Topics covered include:

• plan and prepare to cut, weld and bend materials
• set up and test equipment
• cut materials using oxyacetylene
• cut and weld materials using electric welding equipment
• heat and bend material
• shut down and clean up


Course Content

The below nationally recognised unit of competency is included in this course:

RIISAM205D          Cut, weld and bend materials 



Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment 


Enrolment & Enquiries 

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Pam Francis | Commercial Training Coordinator - Geraldton Campus
9956 2704 | 1800 672 700 


Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below.


To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack

KAB76 Recycle Weld Upcycle Skills Set Skill set Face to face (class room)
Merredin Campus

Create beautiful pieces out of waste materials 

This course is suited for those interested in working on hands-on project combining technical welding skills with the creative use of waste materials. 

Students will develop and work on a project with a focus on welding, recycling and upcycling and at the same time further develop their literacy, numeracy and oral communication skills. 


Course Content

The below nationally recognised units of competency are included in this course: 

VU22411         Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio

VU22412         Implement and review a project



Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment


Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Dr Sak Sarangapani | Lecturer - Northam Campus

9622 6759 | 1800 672 700


Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below.


To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack. 

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The construction industry is a major sector of the Western Australian workforce and economy, and encompasses a huge variety of career pathways. It is closely aligned to building and includes a large range of trades such as carpentry and joinery, glass, bricklaying and glazing and roof plumbing, as well as an array of fields like site management, line management, estimating and contracting.

Wall and floor tilers lay a variety of tiles in new and existing homes and commercial properties to provide both a protective and decorative finish. Acquire skills such as reading plans, taking measurements, preparing surfaces, concreting surfaces, laying wall and floor tiles and tiling corners with ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles.

Gain ability to undertake a career as an electrician in the domestic and commercial building installation, fit out and maintenance service sector. The highly technical licensed trade areas of electrical, instrumentation and electrical servicing trades encompass manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and communications equipment, and systems in electrical generation for business and industrial markets.

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Acquire skills that enable you to specialise in both carpentry and joinery required to construct residential dwellings. You will also learn to use tools and equipment to install floors, walls, and roofs, and to construct and assemble windows, sashes, doors and stairs. Furniture making concentrates on the production of solid and free standing furniture, while cabinet making is the term given to flat panel construction of kitchen/bathroom furniture.

Everything you need to know about bricks for domestic, commercial and public buildings. Learn how to lay and bond bricks and similar building blocks and how to construct ornamental panels, feature walls, arches and columns. Provides the skills to prepare and maintain brickwork.

Builders coordinate the construction of building projects. Practice a diverse range of skills that will enable you to plan and supervise construction work and prepare, cost and schedule for a contract, learn about building codes and standards, legal requirements, estimating, site safety, timber code, project management, and structural principles, then apply these skills to low-rise residential and commercial constructions.

Building and Construction

Construction is one of the biggest industries in the Mid West, Gascoyne, Goldfields and Wheatbelt regions of Western Australia and employs approximately 10 per cent of the state’s workforce. Billions of dollars are invested in infrastructure and housing every year, resulting in stable and diverse industry full of exciting employment opportunities.

We offer trades training in many areas of this industry including building, carpentry, joinery, civil design and drafting, domestic and commercial electrical, metal fabrication, welding, plumbing and gas fitting.