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Certificate II in Engineering (Light Fabrication Pre-apprenticeship)

National ID: MEM20105 | State ID: AA52

Gain the heavy-duty qualification you need for a job in the metal trades

If you enjoy working with your hands, are physically fit and able to visualise how an object should look from a drawing, you may have the aptitude for working as a fabricator. Fabricators work in either a domestic or commercial setting making roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards, hospitality equipment such as range hoods and benchtops; and you may specialise in stainless steel custom fabrication using the latest welding and polishing processes.

Once qualified you may find work in a broad range of industries including, rail transport infrastructure and maintenance, mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling.

Many employers now prefer apprentices to have completed a pre-apprenticeship and this course will give you a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Apprentice Sheetmetal Trades Worker

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Yc)

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Midland

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Midland One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

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International students

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International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Surveying

Surveying is well suited to those who enjoy a mix of working indoors and outdoors, have good organisational and mathematical skills and enjoy problem solving.  You will be physically and intellectually involved in your work. You will be joining a high tech industry with a current shortage of workers and strong employment prospects.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning mechanics work with the cooling systems that regulate our temperature over our long hot summers. Work can involve maintaining and repairing individual units, all the way to engineering elaborate cooling systems. Mechanics install, service and repair cooling systems, including split systems, and work with Heating, Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC) systems.

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Fabrication

Metal fabricators (boilermakers) and welders build, maintain and repair metal products and structures. Learn the skills and knowledge required to manufacture, assemble and maintain mining structures, heavy transport and earth moving equipment, bridge building, engineering components, building structures, refineries, oil-rigs, storage vessels, shipbuilding and agricultural equipment. Duties may include fitting, assembling and joining aluminium, steel and other metals.

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Process Plant Operations/Technology

Gain practical skills and knowledge to participate in planning and managing plant shutdowns and taking a leading role in the establishment of systems intended to prevent or enable responses to incidents or emergencies. Learn about safety case preparation, incident response management, plant documentation and environmental impacts of the process.

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Mining

Mining is one of Western Australia’s biggest industries and offers a wide variety of career opportunities. Study pathways in mining can lead you into a career working as an operator or manager on sites such as quarries, underground or open cut metalliferous mines in a range of specialised fields.

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Mechanical

Comprises trade training as machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plating and plant mechanic where you’ll learn practical skills to make and repair machines, parts and tools.

Machinists are responsible for the maintenance, repair and manufacture of metal products and machinery. Machinists use a variety of equipment to create new and replacement parts. Study pathways encompass a variety of streams and specialities, including fitting and machining, fluid power and computer numerical control (CNC).

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Engineering

Prepares you for work in mechanical engineering research, design, manufacture operations, and maintenance. These qualifications encompass areas such as fluid power, PLC programming, tuning of multi-loop cascade controls, CAD/CAM, and hydraulic and pneumatic processes.

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