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IAA25 IAA25 Dogging Skill Set
Half price
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Individuals who direct the operation of cranes on construction sites are required to hold a Dogging High Risk Work Licence.

Throughout this course, participants will learn how to:

  • Correctly perform slinging techniques
  • Select and inspect lifting gear
  • Direct crane operators in the movement of loads out of view of the operator

The unit of competency covered in this course is based upon the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work.

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IAA07 IAA07 Forklift Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
forklift, fork, fork training, forklift course

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

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 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 two primary forms 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.

IAA33 Gas Test Atmospheres Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
gas, test, testing, gas testing, ga, workplace, safety,

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Ensure the safety of your working environment!

 

This course covers the skills required to carry out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering an area or work-space (including confined spaces) to ensure safety. 

Participants will learn how to interpret readings and take actions based on the interpretation.

IAA95 IAA95 Grader Operations Skill Set
Half price
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Grader, grader operations, grader short course, grader KNX

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Learn how to safely and efficiently operate a grader.

The Grader Operations Skill Set covers:

  • Planning and preparing for operations
  • Conducting machine pre-operational checks
  • Operating the Grader, blade control
  • Operational techniques
  • Selecting, removing and fitting attachments
  • Relocating the Grader
  • Carrying out machine operator maintenance and cleaning up

 

* 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.

 

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K2021P K2021P Restricted Asbestos Removal - Kimberley
Short Course Face-to-face classroom delivery
Asbestos, restricted asbestos, kimberley asbestos, asbestos removal, asbestes, asbestis, asbest, restricted asbestos removal

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Asbestos is a hazardous material and its removal must be carried out by trained and experienced licensed operators.

Participants who complete this course will be able to supervise, manage and carry out asbestos work involving non-friable (bonded) asbestos-containing material.

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations require operators to have a Restricted Asbestos Licence if removing more than 10 square metres of bonded asbestos in a workplace. The licence will be valid for three years.

Upon course completion, those applying for a Restricted Asbestos Licence will be required to submit a written application to WorkSafe.

Applicants will be required to pay a fee and provide evidence of the ability to remove asbestos in a safe and proper manner, which can be demonstrated through the completion of this course.

IAD46 Roller Skill Set
Half price
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Gain the skills and knowledge required to conduct roller operations within the civil construction industry.

This course covers:

  • Planning and preparing for roller operations 
  • Per-start checks
  • Risk assessments 
  • Duty of care
  • Preparing to relocate a roller
  • Machine operator maintenance
  • Housekeeping activities

Upon successful completion, participants will be able to operate a roller within the civil construction and resources industries.

* 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.

 

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IAA19 Skid Steer Loader Operations Skill Set
Half price
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

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.

 

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IAB16 IAB16 Tag and Test Electrical Appliances Skill Set
Half price
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
test and tag course, test and tag karratha, Tag and Test Electrical Appliances Skill Set, electrical test and tag course

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

The testing and tagging of electrical equipment must be performed by trained individuals. 

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to test and tag electrical equipment as per Australian Standards 3760 and 3012.  Participants will be trained to confidently perform testing and tagging, while meeting compliance and ensuring the safety of staff on the worksite. 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including long trousers, a long sleeved shirt and covered footwear must be worn throughout the duration of the course.

 

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IAC74 Traffic Management Refresher
Half price
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
traff, traf, traffic, man, manage, management, road, roadworks, signs

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Have experience but need to brush up on your skills? Refresh your knowledge of traffic management processes, safety management procedures and WA road laws.

This 1 day refresher course will cover:

  • 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.

 

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IAA03 Traffic Management Skill Set
Half price
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
traffic, manage, management, traffic management

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

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.

 

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This skill set 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. 

IAA04 IAA04 White Card Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
White Card Skill Set, white card, white card training, white card broome, white card kununurra, white card kimberley, white card pilbara

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

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!

AE159 Work Safety in Construction Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Distance learning
Available at all campuses
safe, safely, safety, work, construction, construct

Work safely in the construction industry!

Construction work is happening all across WA, and builders need skilled workers who are ready to get on the worksite. The Work Safely in Construction skill set will get you job ready for entry level roles in the construction field, such as trades assistant (TA) or general labourer, and it covers how to follow mandatory work health and safety requirements in accordance with safety legislative requirements as well as infection control and prevention procedures to ensure you're working safely.

You'll learn how to use a range of construction equipment and tools including levelling devices, skills to work in a construction team, and basic construction work applications for new and existing structures including residential homes, units and apartments. 

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 Construction
  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways

 

If you meet the fee free eligibility criteria for this course, please enrol in the Work Safety in Construction Skill Set (Fee Free).

AE162 Work Safety in Construction Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set
safe, safely, safety, work, construction, construct

Work safely in the construction industry!

Construction work is happening all across WA, and builders need skilled workers who are ready to get on the worksite. The Work Safely in Construction skill set will get you job ready for entry level roles in the construction field, such as trades assistant (TA) or general labourer, and it covers how to follow mandatory work health and safety requirements in accordance with safety legislative requirements as well as infection control and prevention procedures to ensure you're working safely.

You'll learn how to use a range of construction equipment and tools including levelling devices, skills to work in a construction team, and basic construction work applications for new and existing structures including residential homes, units and apartments. 

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 Construction
  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways

 

If you do not meet the fee free eligibility criteria for this course, please enrol in the Work Safety in Construction Skill Set.

AE160 Work in Civil Construction Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Distance learning
Available at all campuses
safe, safely, safety, work, construction, construct, civil

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

 

If you meet the fee free eligibility criteria for this course, please enrol in the Work in Civil Construction Skill Set (Fee Free).

AE163 Work in Civil Construction Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set
safe, safely, safety, work, construction, construct, civil

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

 

If you do not meet the fee free eligibility criteria for this course, please enrol in the Work in Civil Construction Skill Set.

IAA20 IAA20 Working Safely at Heights Skill Set
Half price
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
working at heights, work safely at heights, work heights, trades training, crane training

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Seeking a role in the resources and infrastructure industry that requires you to perform work at heights?

The Working Safely at Heights Skill Set provides 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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IAA26 IAA26 Working in Confined Spaces Skill Set
Half price
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Working in confined spaces, space, confined, confined spaces, work

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Do you need a working in confined spaces ticket for work?

During this short course participant’s will gain the skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.
This course is appropriate for those working in operational roles undertaking work in confined spaces.

Students will learn to:

  • Identify areas that constitute confined spaces
  • Comply with site and equipment safety requirements
  • Comply with the  entry and exit procedures, risks and regulations
  • Types of air contaminants and toxic gases
  • Identify the limitations of breathing apparatus
  • Identify equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations
  • Comply with site isolation and site control responsibilities and authorities
  • Locate and understand safety data sheets (SDS) information and application
  • Use confined space and industry terminology

 

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