What is this course all about?

This is a generic qualification for the mechanical trade that provides a number of pathways for apprenticeship. Learners would identify trade training in Machinist Metal, Mechanical Fitter, Metal Plating and Plant Mechanic.

Where can I study this course?

 
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Surrounded by the Blackadder and Woodbridge creeks in the heart of Perth’s Swan Valley region you’ll find Polytechnic West’s Midland campus, delivering the widest range of Polytechnic West courses.
Campus:
Midland Campus
What sort of course is it?
Employment in the relevant industry required
What do I learn?
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitter and Machinist ZB) Default Curriculum for WT83 Default Curriculum for WT83
What is the next step?
This course was available for Semester 1, 2014.
This course is available for Semester 2, 2014.
 
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Thornlie Campus is located adjacent to the parkland and banks of the Canning River south east of Perth. The Thornlie Campus of Polytechnic West is extremely well equipped with learning facilities and training equipment, offering students the very best in the areas of vocational education, in which it specialises.
Campus:
Thornlie Campus
What sort of course is it?
Employment in the relevant industry required
What do I learn?
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitter and Machinist ZB) Default Curriculum for WT83 Default Curriculum for WT83
What is the next step?
This course was available for Semester 1, 2014.
This course is available for Semester 2, 2014.

What are the entrance requirements?

Year 12 skill levels conversion table
Tafe equivalent •• ••• ••••
Applicable Mathematics D D D D
Calculus D D D D
Foundations of Mathematics D D D C
Modelling with Mathematics C B A  
English Literature D D C B
English as a second language D D C B
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How much does this course cost?

Students from overseas, please check http://www.polytechnic.wa.edu.au/international for the course costs. 

For Australian citizens (and / or permanent residents) residing in Western Australia: 

Polytechnic West’s estimated fees for 2014 are now available at the following link: http://www.polytechnic.wa.edu.au/pwa/future-students-1/fees-charges/

Students in Diploma and above qualifications may be assisted through having access to a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET FEE-HELP scheme, if they are a Citizen of Australia (OR on a Permanent Humanitarian Visa and resident in Australia for the duration of the course).

Concessions will continue to be available for eligible courses at certificate levels I through to IV. Eligible students include holders of either a health care or pensioner concession card, recipients of AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY, or Youth Allowance, and young people aged 15 to 17 years.

These fees were current as at August 2013. More detailed information is available here 
        (webapps.polytechnic.wa.edu.au/pwa/docs/Enrolment_Fees_and_Charges.pdf) 

Important dates for applicants are here 
        (http://s3.amazonaws.com/pwafiles/Web+Uploads/Dates+handout+slip.pdf)

The normal full-time admissions process does not apply to Apprenticeships.  To study as an apprentice, you must first obtain an apprenticeship with an employer in the Trade. Once you are employed as an apprentice, you can commence your Trade studies with Polytechnic West.
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Course Info: (08) 9267 7500
General Enquiries: (08) 9267 7777

PO Box 1336
Midland WA 6936

Email: info.centre@polytechnic.wa.edu.au