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Building and Construction

Building and construction remains a growing field of employment, providing a range of attractive employment opportunities to those looking to build their career in the industry.

North Regional TAFE covers a wide variety of areas within the industry, including carpentry and joinery, civil construction, electrotechnology and general construction, giving participants the opportunity to embark on a trade path as a carpenter, electrician, or civil construction plant operator, among many other career options. We offer beginner qualifications that act as a stepping stone into the industry, through to apprenticeship training and other specialised courses to help you land your perfect job. We also offer a range of skill sets and short courses in machine operation through to hobby courses.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: BCY47
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades)

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Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school

Sub study areas:

General Construction

Lay the foundations for a career in the construction industry.

The Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) is a pre-vocational course for learners seeking a career in a construction trade. The first stage of the course is common to 11 construction trades and provides an introduction into the industry, its culture, occupations, job roles and workplace expectations.

The units of competency cover essential occupational health and safety requirements, the industrial and work organisation structure, communication skills, work planning, and basic use of tools and materials. Learners are able to consider the 11 trades during the initial stage and while attending work experience. The latter stage of the course provides the learner with a choice to complete specific competencies from a particular trade stream that lead directly into a trade qualification, with full articulation and credit transfer, when seeking an apprenticeship.

Please note: This course is only available to students still attending school, under the VET delivered to secondary students program.

Certificate II
National ID: CPC30211
State ID: D391
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Carpentry

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Apprenticeship
On campus
Still in school

Sub study areas:

Carpentry and Joinery

Build your future with a carpentry apprenticeship.

The Certificate III in Carpentry must be completed as part of an apprenticeship, and upon successful completion, allows participants to work as a qualified carpenter. Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job training and block training at North Regional TAFE.

Throughout this course, participants will acquire skills that enable them to carry out a range of tasks required in the building and construction industry.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • Read and interpret plans
  • Carry out measurements
  • Carry out general demolition of minor structures
  • Install flooring systems
  • Construct wall and ceiling frames
  • Erect roof trusses and construct pitched roofs and eaves
  • Carry out simple concreting
  • Follow OH&S procedures and requirements
  • Work safely at heights
Certificate III
National ID: CPC32011
State ID: D409
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery

Study modes:

Apprenticeship
On campus
Still in school

Sub study areas:

Carpentry and Joinery

Build your future with a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship.

The Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery must be completed as part of an apprenticeship, and upon successful completion, allows participants to work as a qualified carpenter and joiner. Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job training and block training at North Regional TAFE.

Throughout this course, participants will be trained to work on dwelling up to two-stories high. Participants will acquire skills that enable them to specialise in both carpentry and joinery required to construct residential dwellings.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • Read and interpret plans
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Carry out general demolition of minor structures
  • Install flooring systems
  • Construct wall and ceiling frames
  • Erect roof trusses and construct pitched roofs and eaves
  • Carry out simple concreting
  • Follow OH&S procedures and requirements
  • Work safely at heights

 

Certificate III
National ID: RII20715
State ID: AZF8
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Civil Construction

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Build a big future in the civil construction and mining industry.

The Certificate II in Civil Construction is an entry-level course, giving participants a taste of the civil construction and mining industry. 

Participants will learn how to:

  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Read and interpret plans
  • Undertake manual excavation
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Operate small plant equipment
  • Meet OH&S requirements

Successful completion of this course will enable participants to enter the workforce with skills acquired to work safely to industry standards.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate II
National ID: RII30815
State ID: AZG2
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Build a big future in the civil construction and mining industry.

The Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations provides participants with the skills to work as an operator within the civil construction industry.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Read and interpret plans
  • Undertake manual excavation
  • Support plant operations
  • Handle resources and infrastructure materials safely
  • Operate small equipment
  • Use hand and power tools

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate III
State ID: IAC60
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Confined Space, Working at Heights, Gas Test Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

This 3 day course covers Occupational Health and Safety law, legislation and standards relating to working at heights and the skills required to enter and work in confined spaces in the mining, infrastructure and resource industries.

This covers:

  • Identifying, monitoring and reassessing risk control measures
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Planning, access and egress
  • Safely performing duties
  • System dismantle and pack up
  • Define a confined space
  • Identification Hazard and use control measure
  • Use of Confined Space Entry Permit
  • Risk control measure
  • Stand-by person and their responsibilities
  • Correct equipment for tasks
  • Hierarchy of hazard control
  • Rescue Plan
  • Isolation procedures

This course is ideal for those seeking work within the Mining and Resource industry.

Skill set
National ID: CPC10111
State ID: D381
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate I in Construction

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus

Sub study areas:

General Construction

Build your future in the construction industry.

The Certificate I in Construction is an entry-level course, providing participants with basic skills and knowledge of the building and construction industry.  Participants will learn a broad range of skills to help them decide which area of building and construction to follow.

Participants will learn about:

  • Bricklaying/blocklaying
  • Carpentry and joinery
  • Painting and decorating

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate I
National ID: CPC20112
State ID: J483
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Construction

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school

Sub study areas:

General Construction

Build your future in the construction industry.

The Certificate II in Construction provides participants with the skills to undertake a range of manual labouring tasks on building and construction sites.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Read plans
  • Take measurements
  • Undertake safe work practices
  • Use relevant tools and equipment
  • Prepare and concrete surfaces
  • Prepare for various construction stages
  • Communicate effectively

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate II
National ID: CPC20211
State ID: D383
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Construction Pathways

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

General Construction

Lay the foundations for a career in the construction industry.

The Certificate II in Construction Pathways provides participants with the skills to undertake a range of manual labouring tasks on building and construction sites.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Read plans
  • Take measurements
  • Undertake safe work practices
  • Use relevant tools and equipment
  • Prepare and concrete surfaces
  • Prepare for various construction stages
  • Communicate effectively

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

 

Certificate II
National ID: UEE20911
State ID: A106
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate II in Electronic Assembly

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Electrical and Electrotechnology

Spark up a career in the electrical industry.

The Certificate II in Electronic Assembly is an entry-level qualification, providing participants with an insight into the electrical industry.

Under supervision, participants will gain practical skills and knowledge in:

  • Assembling wired and wireless base-level security systems
  • Electronic components
  • Installation and  assembly of equipment
  • DC and AC theory
  • Microprocessors
  • Safety in the workplace

Participants will practice the skills they have learned in a workshop environment. This course provides a suitable pathway into an electrical apprenticeship with an employer.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE22011
State ID: A114
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Still in school

Sub study areas:

Electrical and Electrotechnology

The Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) UEE22011 is an entry level qualification, providing an introduction into the electrical industry and a pathway into an apprenticeship.

This course provides participants with practical skills in:
•    Electrical wiring and equipment
•    Workplace safety
•    Electrical regulations
•    Electrical drawing

Certificate II
National ID: UEE30811
State ID: A123
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Apprenticeship
On campus

Sub study areas:

Electrical and Electrotechnology

Spark up a career as a licensed electrician.

The Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician must be completed as part of an apprenticeship, and upon successful completion, allows participants to work as a qualified electrician. ​​Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job employment and block training at North Regional TAFE.

This qualification provides participants with the underpinning skills and knowledge required to obtain an A Grade Electrical License, and subsequently undertake a career in the domestic and commercial building installation, fit out and maintenance service sector.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Undertake electrical work and competency development activities
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities components
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Install low-voltage wiring and appliances
  • Trouble-shoot and repair work
  • Follow OH&S practices

 

Certificate III
State ID: IAA27
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Elevated Work Platform Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Gain the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a boom-type Elevating Work Platform (EWP), where the length of the boom is 11 metres or more.

Participants will be guided through the process, from identifying the work order, to safely preparing for the task to be carried out, performing the duties, and finally packing up, ensuring all post-operational checks are completed.

This nationally-recognised course is accredited by WorkSafe WA. On completion, participants will receive a statement of attainment and a WorkSafe WA permit.

Skill set
State ID: IAA28
Industry Building and Construction
Skill sets

Excavator Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Do you need to operate an excavator for work? 

Learn how to conduct excavator operations within the civil construction industry.

Throughout this course, participants will learn about:

  • Machine and general safety
  • Excavator terminology
  • Pre-start and post inspections
  • Start up and shut down procedures
  • Trenching
  • Bulk excavation and lifting loads

* If participants are working in the civil construction industry or have previous experience documented in a logbook prior to undertaking this training, a fast track process may be available. Please talk to your local lecturer.

Skill set
State ID: IAA07
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Forklift Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Learn how to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.

Participants will be guided through the operation of a forklift, ensuring:

  • Risk control measures are implemented
  • Traffic management is carried out in accordance with workplace procedures
  • Pre-start and operational checks are completed
  • Loads are monitored correctly
  • Shutdown procedures are carried out

Upon successful completion, participants will receive a forklift Notice of Assessment and a Work Safe High Risk Work Licence.

Please note:
  • Participants must be aged 18 years or over, and provide one primary form and one secondary form of identification, along with two passport photos.
  • Participants are required to wear a high visibility shirt and steel cap boots during the course.
  • Pre-reading may be required before commencement of this course

* If participants are working in the civil construction industry or have previous experience documented in a logbook prior to undertaking this training, a fast track process may be available. Please talk to your local lecturer.

Course fees include provision for your licence application fee to Worksafe to obtain the relevant High Risk Work Licence (HRWL).  Following a State Government announcement on 31 March 2020 of proposed COVID-19 economic relief measures, it is anticipated that legislation will be enacted to provide for discounts or waiver of HRWL licence fees for a set period.  These discounts and waivers are not yet available, but are expected to be backdated where applicable.  Any students or employers who are eligible for refunds will be contacted direct by Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety in due course.

Skill set
State ID: IAA93
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Front End Loader Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Building
Civil Construction

Learn how to operate a front end loader safely and efficiently.

Throughout this course, participants will be guided through:
  • Planning and preparation
  • Pre-start checks
  • Front end loader operations, including attaching, securing, lifting, carrying and placing materials
  • Machine relocation
  • Machine operator maintenance
  • Shutdown procedure

Upon successful completion, participants will be able to operate a wheeled front end loader within the civil construction and resources industries. 

Skill set
National ID: 52807WA
State ID: BCX38
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate I in Industrial Skills (Entry Level Training)

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Study modes:

Off campus
On campus

Sub study areas:

General Construction

Lay the foundations for your future.

The Certificate I in Industrial Skills (Entry Level Training) has been designed to increase participants' skills levels in mathematics, employment application techniques and practical skills.

This qualification is an enabling course which will provide participants with the basic knowledge, communication and practical skills to progress into a higher qualification which may lead to the acquisition of the necessary skills, confidence and knowledge at entry level to work in a range of industries including the construction, horticulture, mining, civil construction, engineering and automotive industries.

This course is intended to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required for entry-level workforce participation including:

  • Work readiness skills
  • Practical skills relevant to a trades industry environment
  • Knowledge to effectively communicate within a trades industry workforce
  • Improved literacy and numeracy skills gained through practical application to tasks
Certificate I
State ID: IAA19
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Skid Steer Loader Operations Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Gain the skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction skidsteer loader operations within the civil construction industry.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Operate a Bobcat/skidsteer
  • Plan and prepare for skidsteer loader operations
  • Load, carry and place materials
  • Select, remove and fit attachments
  • Move the skidsteer safely between worksites
  • Undertake machine maintenance
  • Clear and maintain work area

* If participants are working in the civil construction industry or have previous experience documented in a logbook prior to undertaking this training, a fast track process may be available. Please talk to your local lecturer.

Skill set
State ID: IAB16
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Tag and Test Electrical Appliances Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Electrical and Electrotechnology

The testing and tagging of electrical equipment must be performed by trained individuals. 

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to test and tag electrical equipment as per Australian Standards 3760 and 3012.  Participants will be trained to confidently perform testing and tagging, while meeting compliance and ensuring the safety of staff on the worksite. 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including long trousers, a long sleeved shirt and covered footwear must be worn throughout the duration of the course.
Skill set
State ID: IAC74
Industry Building and Construction
Skill sets

Traffic Management Refresher Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Have experience but need to brush up on your skills? Refresh your knowledge of traffic management processes, safety management procedures and WA road laws.

 

This 1 day refresher course will cover:

  • Traffic control using a stop-slow bat
  • Installing road safety signs and standard equipment in accordance with relevant government legislation
  • Working safely when setting up traffic control equipment and directing traffic around road works

This course is appropriate for construction site and local council works.

When enrolling, all participants are required to present proof of indentification, proof they have held a drivers licence for a minimum of 12 months within the past five years, and a current White Card.
 

Skill set
State ID: IAA03
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Traffic Management Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Learn how to implement traffic management processes in accordance with safety management procedures and WA road laws.

This course covers:

  • Traffic control using a stop-slow bat
  • Installing road safety signs and standard equipment in accordance with relevant government legislation
  • Working safely when setting up traffic control equipment and directing traffic around road works

This course is appropriate for construction site and local council works.

Skill set
State ID: IAA04
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

White Card Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Building

All workers on construction sites in Australia must hold a White Card.

The White Card Skill Set covers the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking work on a construction site.

The following topics are covered in this course:
  • Health and safety legislative requirements
  • Identifying construction hazards and risk control measures
  • Health and safety communication and reporting processes
  • Incident and emergency response procedures

Improve your job prospects by completing your White Card today!

Skill set
State ID: AE390
Industry Building and Construction
Free*
Skill sets

Work in Civil Construction Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Work in the civil construction industry!

The civil construction industry has many large projects underway across Perth and in regional areas. The Work in Civil Construction skill set will get you job ready to join a construction team or work as a trades assistant (TA), with a key focus on working  safely on construction sites so that you can understand and follow mandatory work health and safety requirements in accordance with legislative requirements. This includes the safe use of electricity and identifying hazardous materials, as well as infection control and prevention procedures to ensure you're working safely and have an understanding of basic risk control measures and emergency procedures. White card certification is included with this skill set.

You'll also learn how to operate specialised equipment such as scissor and boom lifts and elevated work platforms (EWPs), undertake minor concreting and rendering tasks and perform minor repairs, undertake plumbing work on roofing structures, carry out levelling operations, and install trench support. You'll be very job ready with this one!

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate II in Civil Construction
  • Certificate II in Construction
  • Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
Skill set
State ID: IAA20
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Working Safely at Heights Skill Set

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Study modes:

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Seeking a role in the resources and infrastructure industry that requires you to perform work at heights?

The Working Safely at Heights Skill Set aims to provide participants with the ability to work confidently and competently at heights.

This course covers:

  • Occupational Health and Safety law, legislation and standards relating to working at heights
  • Identifying, monitoring and reassessing risk control measures
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Planning, access and egress
  • Safely performing duties
  • System dismantle and pack up
Skill set
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