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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: CPC30220
State ID: BGB8
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Carpentry

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Apprenticeship
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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 NR 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.

First Year

Apprentices gain essential practical skills, safety standards and fundamental knowledge to perform as a carpenter.  

Second Year

Apprentices work on a transportable building project, covering 12 units and full construction of the project from start to finish throughout the year. As an alternate to this project, a construction of a single dwelling will be constructed comprising stumps, bearers and joists and relative wall and roof framing; this dwelling will be cladded and lined to support required modules allowing also for the associated modules for the second year.  

Third Year

Apprentices learn the formwork aspect of the trade. They also complete the required Certificate 3 level units, using fundamental knowledge and skills gained in first and second years.

Certificate III
National ID: RII20720
State ID: BGK0
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Civil Construction

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Traineeship

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

This qualification provides you with the essential skills to kickstart your career in the civil construction and mining industry. Are you a school leaver or young adult with minimal practical work experience? This course could be for you. 

You will learn how to use a range of hand and power tools, small plant and equipment, carry out levelling, concreting and manual excavation, and a range of tasks related to planning and organising worksite tasks. You will learn about worksite health and safety, communicating within your team and completing jobs to outlined specifications. Successful completion of this course will enable you to enter the workforce with skills to work safely to industry standards. 

Certificate II
National ID: RII30820
State ID: BGL4
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

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On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

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Work on some of the State’s biggest machinery and construction projects. 

The Northwest region of WA is a hive of activity for civil construction and mining workers, and this is your chance to join a thriving industry. Throughout this course, you will work with dozers, trucks and other plant to build new roads and bridges and key buildings within the region. 

As part of this qualification, you will learn how to plan and organise specific work projects following worksite health and safety regulations. You will learn how to read and interpret plans and specifications, work at heights, operate a skid steer, excavator, front end loader and small plant and equipment. You will gain practical skills in hand and power tool operation and preparing, excavating, maintaining and disposing of waste on civil construction sites. 

Certificate III
National ID: CPC10120
State ID: BGB6
Industry Building and Construction
Free in 2023

Certificate I in Construction

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Build your future in the construction industry.

The Certificate I in Construction is an entry-level course, providing participants with foundation skills and knowledge of the building and construction industry. This qualification provides an introduction to the construction industry, its culture, occupations, job roles and workplace expectations.

Participants will learn a broad range of practical skills through a basic construction project, 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: CPC20120
State ID: BGB9
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Construction

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Build your future in the construction industry.

Learn how to use power tools, read and understand plans as well as work with construction and building materials. 

The qualification has core units of competency that are required in many Certificate III qualifications. The elective options are structured to allow choice from a range of units aligned at Certificate III level and in total could provide meaningful credit in a construction industry Apprenticeship.

Certificate II
National ID: CPC20220
State ID: BGC8
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Construction Pathways

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On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

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This qualification provides a pathway to the primary trades in the construction industry with the exception of plumbing. Trade outcomes are predominantly achieved through an Australian Apprenticeship and this qualification allows for inclusion of skills suited for entry to off-site occupations, such as joinery as well as carpentry, bricklaying and other occupations in general construction.

This qualification is designed to introduce learners to the recognised trade callings in the construction industry and provide meaningful credit in a construction industry Australian Apprenticeship.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that are required in most Certificate III qualifications. The elective options are structured to allow choice from areas of trade skills as an introduction to a range of occupations.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE20920
State ID: BFJ8
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate II in Electronic Assembly

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Still in school
Traineeship

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This qualification covers competencies to select components, set up and operate component placement machines and carry out rework to a prescribed routine. It includes selecting components, assembling electronic sub-systems and carrying out reworks to a prescribed routine.

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

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

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Apprenticeship
On campus

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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
National ID: 52860WA
State ID: BGQ28
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate I in Industrial Skills (Entry Level Training)

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Gain an insight into a trades career. 

This entry-level course has been developed for year 11 and 12 high school students to provide a taster into a trades or workshop-related career. 

While undertaking this course, you will be exposed to a trades or workshop-related working environment, where you will learn practical skills in safe operations, communication, planning and organisation, general maintenance and a range of trade-related duties. This course can be customised to provide knowledge in sustaining employment, building self-esteem, and improving literacy, numeracy and digital technology skills. 

This course acts as a suitable bridging course into a traineeship or apprenticeship. 

Certificate I
State ID: IAA19
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Skid Steer Loader Operations Skill Set

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On campus

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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
National ID: RII20220
State ID: BGP7
Industry Building and Construction
Free in 2023

Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations

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On campus
Traineeship

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Gain the skills to enter the resource industry.

Are you interested in a career in the resource or civil construction industry? If you are a school leaver or have limited outdoor work experience, then this qualification could be for you. This course provides a range of skills suitable for working as an entry-level operator in an open cut coal or metalliferous mine or quarry. 

You will learn how to operate and maintain a skid steer and four-wheel-drive, plan and prepare for work, undertake basic worksite tasks, identify worksite risks and hazards to ensure workplace health and safety and communicate within your team. This course will assist you with improving your employability skills in the resource and civil construction industry. 

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

Traffic Management Skill Set

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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

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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: IAA20
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Working Safely at Heights Skill Set

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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
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