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Engineering is the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines and structures.

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, surface extraction operations and underground metalliferous mining.


National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
MEM10105 W231 Engineering Certificate I Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Mixed mode
Part-time
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Wyndham Campus
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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.

MEM20105 W233 Engineering Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full-time
Mixed mode
Part-time
Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
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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.

MEM40105 W245 Engineering Certificate IV Face-to-face block delivery
Mixed mode
Part-time
Karratha Campus
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Take your engineering career to the next level.

The Certificate IV in Engineering specifies the competencies required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines. The job role involves application of additional skills in the learner's trade or cross skills from other trades.

Participants will learn about the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of equipment and machinery, the fabrication of structures and assemblies, manufacture of sheet metal work, as well as use of relevant machinery, equipment and joining techniques.

Machinery and equipment can include fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.

MEM30305 W238 Engineering - Fabrication Trade Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Full-time
Mixed mode
Part-time
Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
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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
MEM31215 AWG6 Engineering - Industrial Electrician Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Mixed mode
Part-time
Karratha Campus

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

The qualification covers the Essential Performance Capabilities as required by electrical regulators and includes a capstone assessment.

MEM30205 W237 Engineering - Mechanical Trade Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Full-time
Mixed mode
Part-time
Karratha Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
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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
MEM20413 J780 Engineering Pathways Certificate II Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus
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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
RII10115 AZC0 Resources and Infrastructure Operations Certificate I On the job/on location
Halls Creek Campus
Kununurra Campus
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Want an insight into the resources and infrastructure industries?

The Certificate I in Resources and Infrastructure Operations is an entry-level qualification, allowing participants to develop basic functional skills and knowledge to prepare for work in the resources and infrastructure industries.

Participants will learn how to plan and organise work in the industry, develop skills in workplace communication, gain an understanding of workplace health and safety requirements, and learn how to carry out basic on-the-job tasks.

This course provides a pathway into further study.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

RII20115 AZF9 Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation Certificate II Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Broome Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Kununurra Campus
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Prepare for work in the resources and infrastructure industries.

This course is a pathway qualification designed to prepare participants to successfully undertake a Certificate III from the resources and infrastructure industries training package. Participants will gain knowledge in routine tasks and procedures, practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
  • Conduct local risk control
  • Follow work health and safety procedures
  • Provide first aid
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Handle resources and infrastructure materials
  • Communicate effectively within the workplace

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

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