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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)

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: 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
State ID: IAC81
Industry Building and Construction

Confined Space Gas Testing Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

This two-day course covers Occupational Health and Safety law, legislation and standards relating to Gas Atmosphere tests and the skills required to enter and work in confined spaces in the mining, infrastructure and resource industries.

Participants will learn how to perform some of the following tasks:

  • Identifying, monitoring and reassessing risk control measures
  • 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
Skill set
National ID: UEE22011
State ID: A114
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

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

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: 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: IAA03
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Traffic Management Skill Set

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: 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
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