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Engineering and Mining

Do you have a knack for the design, building and operation of machines, engines and structures? Consider a career in the engineering and mining industry.

North Regional TAFE offers a suite of engineering courses to progress through, including qualifications that can be completed in conjunction with an apprenticeship.

We also offer an introduction into the mining industry with courses in resources and infrastructure operations.

^ 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: MEM10119
State ID: BEK6
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate I in Engineering

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Still in school

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Gain an insight into the world of engineering.

The Certificate I in Engineering provides participants with an opportunity to learn in a simulated work environment and be exposed to an industrial setting in work experience. This means starting on time, setting goals, achieving work in a given timeframe, and working as part of a team.

This qualification assists participants to develop the skills and knowledge required to transition into a Certificate II in Engineering.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate I
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: W233
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering

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On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

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Explore your options in the diverse engineering industry.

The Certificate II in Engineering provides participants with an overview of a range of specialist areas within the metals and engineering industry.

Participants will learn skills in:

  • Using tools
  • Measuring and calculating
  • Technical drawing and drafting
  • Load shifting
  • Thermal cutting
  • Using forging and casting equipment
  • Welding

Participant will also learn about safety in the workplace, computing and maths. Participants will be able to practice the skills they have learned in a workshop environment.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate II
National ID: MEM40119
State ID: BEJ8
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering

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On campus

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Take your engineering career to the next level.

The Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation) has been specifically designed for any qualified tradesperson including unrestricted electricians, electrical fitters, engineers in the resource industry, refrigeration technicians, or for apprentices in their third or fourth year of study.

Learn to install, commission, calibrate and maintain modern instrumentation and control systems, as well as loop turning of multi controller or multi element systems.

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: W238
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

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Apprenticeship
On campus
Still in school

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Get qualified as a boilermaker or welder.

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

Throughout this course, participants will be guided through metal fabrication, forging, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work, welding and the use of related computer controlled equipment.

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

  • Engineering measurements and computations
  • Mechanical cutting
  • Manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Fabrication, forming, shaping and assembling of components
  • Manual metal arc welding
  • Gas metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding
  • Technical drawing interpretation
  • Use of handheld and power tools
Certificate III
National ID: MEM31219
State ID: BEK1
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Industrial Electrician

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Apprenticeship

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Get qualified as an industrial electrician.

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

Throughout this course, participants will learn how to select, set up and install, test, fault-find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and industrial environments, including oil/gas installations, mine sites, processing plants and the like.

Participants will learn how to perform some of the following tasks:
  • Terminate and test electrical wiring
  • Select appropriate cabling and circuit protection devices
  • Install low voltage cabling and fit-off accessories
  • Inspect, test and verify electrical installations
  • Fault-find and troubleshoot
  • Perform engineering measurements and computations
  • Apply safety practices, procedures and compliance standards
  • Solve problems in d.c. and low voltage a.c. circuits
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: W237
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

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Apprenticeship
Still in school

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Get qualified as a plant mechanic.

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

Throughout this course, participants will be guided through the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.

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

  • Engineering measurements and computations
  • Manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Routine manual metal arc welding
  • Routine gas metal arc welding
  • Maintenance of machines and equipment
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Manual handling
  • Handle a range of tools
  • Dismantle, replace and assembly of engineering components
Certificate III
National ID: MEM20413
State ID: J780
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

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On campus
Still in school

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Forge a path into the diverse engineering industry.

The Certificate II in Engineering Pathways is suitable for those interested in being exposed to an engineering working environment, with a view to enter into employment in the industry. This course equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to enhance their prospects of employment in an engineering or related working environment.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Apply occupational health and safety principles
  • Develop a career plan for the engineering industry
  • Undertake basic engineering projects
  • Use hand and power tools, and workshop machines
Certificate II
National ID: 52844WA
State ID: BGO43
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Course in Working Effectively in an Automated Workplace

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The course is intended to provide participants with the underpinning knowledge and skills to work in an automated workplace. 

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