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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.


National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
52824WA BCY47 Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full Time
On the job/on location
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
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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.

CPC30211 D391 Carpentry Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
Part-time
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Carpenter, builder, carpentry, cert 3 carpentry, building, building apprentice, carpentry apprentice

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
CPC32011 D409 Carpentry and Joinery Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Broome Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Carpenter, joiner, carpenter and joiner, C&J, cert 3 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
RII20715 AZF8 Civil Construction Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Part-time
Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Kununurra Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Wyndham Campus
Civil construction, plant and machine operation, cert 2 civil, cert 2 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.

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This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21.  This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

RII30815 AZG2 Civil Construction Plant Operations Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
Mixed mode
On the job/on location
Online learning – flexible/self-paced
Part-time
Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Kununurra Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Wyndham Campus
Civil construction, cert 3 civil, cert 3 civil construction, machine operation, machine operator

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.

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This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21.  This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

CPC10111 D381 Construction Certificate I Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Part-time
Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne) Campus
Wyndham Campus
entry to construction, builder, cert 1 construction, certificate 1 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.

CPC20112 J483 Construction Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Karratha Campus
Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne) Campus
cert 2 construction, cert 2 construct, certificate 2 construction, building, building pathway, apprentice builder, carpentry

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.

CPC20211 D383 Construction Pathways Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne) Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Construction, construction pathways, cert 2 construction, cert 2 construction pathways, building entry, mining basics

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.

UEE20911 A106 Electronic Assembly Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Part-time
Karratha Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Electronic, electronic assembly, cert 2 electrical, electrotechnology, electrotechnology equipment installer

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.

UEE30811 A123 Electrotechnology Electrician Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Part-time
Karratha Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Electrician, sparky, electrical, cert 3 electrical, cert 3 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

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This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21.  This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

IAA04 White Card Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Karratha Campus
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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!

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