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Vocational Education

In this course students will develop an understanding of the history and philosophy of technical and vocational training, and will examine its features and relationship to industrial and societal requirements. The course will also cover stakeholder demands, apprenticeship schemes, national accreditation and curriculum development.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: 100% coursework

This course provides an introduction to adult learning and tertiary teaching including the principles of adult learning, learning styles, components of course design, lesson planning, assessment, communication skills and managing teaching and learning resources. Participants will learn how to plan, deliver and assess a basic range of learning experiences for adult students.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination

Each student is required to create a portfolio of evidence of their competence in trade- specific criteria as detailed in international, national, provider and/or industry competency standards. After assessment of their portfolio, each student is required to develop an action plan detailing how they intend to acquire missing competencies and/or update and/or upgrade the competencies they have.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: Variable
Assessment: 100% competency based

This course introduces students to the application of basic communication skills in English and Samoan. It provides students with opportunities to gain self-confidence, which in turn should enhance their chances of success in their studies and their careers.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination

This course provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work safely and interact positively with others in their workplaces. It covers the responsibilities of workplace occupational safety and health officers and continuous improvement methods that can be used to support health and safety in industrial settings.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: HVE111
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% competency based

This course will help students communicate in English and Samoan with confidence and express opinions assertively both in the workplace and in other settings
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination

On successful completion of this course participants will be able to discuss and use the processes and key elements involved in programme and course design and write relevant parts of programme documents following these procedures. The course covers principles of course design, the programme cycle, developing outcomes, transferable skills, assessment procedures, recognition of prior learning, recognition of current competence, moderation methods, evaluation procedures and action planning.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: HVE121
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% coursework

On successful completion of this course participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of assessment and display confidence in the development of appropriate tools and procedures for assessment. The course covers concepts and processes of formative and summative assessment, validity and reliability, standards based, achievement based and competency based assessment, evidence requirements, assessment instruments, communicating assessment requirements, assessment decisions, giving feedback to candidates and methods for achieving consistency of assessment standards.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: HVE121
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% coursework

By the end of this course students should be able to develop a framework which will assist them to select and apply appropriate teaching methods for specific situations. The course covers essential elements of programme design, theories of learning relevant to adult students, learning styles, teaching methods for adult students, the characteristics of an effective learning environment, classroom management and organisational strategies, resources for course delivery, beliefs about teaching and learning and the teaching approaches, problem- solving, evaluating and monitoring teaching, feedback and reflection.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: HVE121
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% competency based

Students will spend a minimum of 140 hours on a workplace attachment with a technical and vocational education provider. During the attachment they will complete a work log and will be assessed on the basis of their supervisor’s report and a written report.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours: Special arrangements depending on placement
Assessment: 100% coursework

Students will spend a minimum of 140 hours on a workplace attachment in an organisation related to their specialist trade. During the attachment they will complete a work log and will be assessed by their supervisor on their trade-specific competencies as defined by either national or industry competency standards.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours: Special arrangements depending on placement
Assessment: 100% competency based

To receive credit for this compulsory element of the Bachelor of Technical and Vocational Education and Training degree, the student must provide evidence that they have at least a Level III qualification (or equivalent) in their trade.
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In this course students will learn about key quantitative and qualitative research methodologies relevant to technical and vocational areas that will enable them to connect research with policy development.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: One 200-level HVE course
Contact hours per week: 2 hours
Assessment: 100% coursework

During this course learners will transform one of their own course descriptors into, among other things, a lecturer’s delivery plan, lesson plans, student handouts, teaching resources, assessment tasks and marking schedules.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: HVE221
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% competency based

In this course students will explore the principles, features and significance of competency based training. The course also covers the competency based training and assessment environment, instructional design strategies, and continuous improvement in the technical and vocational education context at local, commonwealth and global levels.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: HVE222, HVE223
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: 100% competency based

To receive credit for this compulsory element of the Bachelor of Technical and Vocational Education and Training degree, the student must provide evidence that they have at least a Level IV qualification (or equivalent) in their trade.
Offered: To be advised

This course develops students’ skills in composing and presenting technical workplace documents including tenders, project proposals, submissions and reports to a high professional standard. It covers appropriate language styles for technical writing in both English and Samoan.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: HVE212
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 70% coursework, 30% examination

This course is designed to facilitate the development and application of action research and writing skills for those involved in technical and vocational education. The course also gives students practical experience in conducting a literature review and using a relevant referencing style in a research paper.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: One 200-level HVE course
Contact hours per week: 2 hours
Assessment: 100% coursework

Samoa Certificate II Automotive

This course is designed to provide learners with knowledge, skills and attributes required to work effectively in practical engineering situations. Learners will also apply knowledge of safety in the automotive trade.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 10 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to introduce learners to terms which describe and identify motor vehicle specifications and layouts.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge of Spark Ignition (SI) and Compression Ignition (CI) engine operation in the Automotive worksite.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course the learner will be able to perform vehicle maintenance and service procedures in the Automotive workshop.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of automotive electrical principles and vehicle electronics control units.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 9 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course the learner will be able to tune the petrol engine in the Automotive worksite.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TOH100 and TAM152
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide learners to demonstrate knowledge of the oxy- acetylene welding of automotive.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TOH100 and TAM150
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills on operation of charging, starting and ignition system in automotive.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TAM150, TAM151, TAM152, TAM153 and TAM154
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successfully completion of this course the learner should be able to apply skills and knowledge of Lubrication and Cooling system of a motor vehicle.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TOH100, TAM151 and TAM152
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course provides the learner with general knowledge to apply practical experiences and instructions to the braking system of a motor vehicle in the automotive trade.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TAM151 and TAM152
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide learners with knowledge and skills to apply transmissions, steering and wheel alignment in automotive.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TAM150, TAM151, TAM152 and TAM154
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of occupation health and safety in the automotive repair industries. Learners will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of hand tools and workshop equipment.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 9
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of automotive electrical principles and vehicle electronics control units in and automotive repair industry. Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of engine cooling system operation, and the factors that affect cooling system efficiency on motor vehicles in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 8hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of vehicle braking system. Hydraulic brake fluid properties, fluid replacement and brake bleeding procedures in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 6hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of vehicle safety restraining system in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 14hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of vehicle safety restraining system in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 7hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of fuel emissions, and vehicle emission control systems and their components in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 6hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of spark ignition (SI) engine operation, compression ignition (CI) engine operation, and identify the locations and layouts of systems and remove an engine assembly from a light vehicle, and install an engine assembly in a vehicle.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 15hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of; tuning on a four stroke petrol engine and perform minor servicing tasks on a diesel fuel system in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 10hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of automatic and manual transmission operation and their servicing requirements. Learners should also be able to carry out routine maintenance on automotive automatic transmissions in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 8hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of reading texts to research information in gas welding process and welding faults in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 5hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of Automotive electrical principles and electromagnetism as applied to automotive units. Learners should also be able to demonstrate knowledge of a contact breaker ignition system; the operation of distributor type electronic ignition systems; the layout and components of magneto ignition systems; and the circuit layout and components in distributor less ignition systems in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 17hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of diagnosing faults in engine management systems and inspect and diagnose problems, rectify faults in an engine management system. Learners should also be able to diagnose and rectify faults in: vacuum and solenoid operated emission control systems; an exhaust emission control system; and an evaporative emission control system, on a vehicle. Learners should also demonstrate knowledge of diagnosing carburetted fuel system faults and their causes; rectify carburetted fuel system faults and their causes; and diagnose and rectify air intake system faults, in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 12hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of diagnosing vehicle or machine cooling system faults and their causes. Learners should also be able to diagnose vehicle or machine engine cooling system faults and rectify vehicle or machine engine cooling system faults in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 7hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of preparing to test an automotive air conditioning system for operation, testing for faults, service and rectify faults. Learners should also be able to prepare to test an air conditioning system for operation, test and diagnose faults in an automotive air conditioning system in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 14hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of automotive electronic ignition system operation in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 5hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners will be able to diagnose and rectify brake system faults on light vehicles in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 6hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of diagnosing and rectifying vehicle power-assisted steering system faults. Learners should also be able to overhaul a power steering pump in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 5hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of: diesel engine shutdown systems; diagnose and record faults in a common rail fuel system. Learners should also be able to: carry out a four stroke diesel engine inspection and rectify defects prior to tuning; carry out four stroke diesel engine tuning procedures; and test four stroke diesel engine performances in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to dismantle, inspect, overhaul, and reassemble an automatic transmission or automatic transaxle. Learners should also be able to overhaul a final drive assembly, remove and overhaul a manual transmission from a light vehicle in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of removing and replacing supplementary restraint systems in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 5hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of vehicle power train electronic control systems, and testing and rectifying faults, rectify 4WD or AWD system faults on light vehicles in the automotive repair industries.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 6hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of vehicle body electronic control security systems, and vehicle body electronic control safety systems.
Learners should also be able to perform testing and rectifying faults in vehicle mechanical and body electronic control systems in the automotive repair industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 14hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of costing a job for the supply of a product, repair, or service in the automotive repair industries. Learners will also demonstrate and apply knowledge of a personal computer system.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide automotive engineering students with 50 hours work experience, to apply skills in a live work environment.
Offered: Semester 2

Samoa Certificate II-Fitting and Machining

This course is designed to provide learners with knowledge, skills and attributes required to work effectively in practical engineering situations. Learners will also apply knowledge of hand and power tools in fitting and machining.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course prepares the learner to identify and use measuring and marking out tools to measure mechanical components and marking out the profile to given standards in complying with national safety standards.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of trade calculations, units and basic mechanics for mechanical engineering trades.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to read and interpret technical drawings, produce geometric constructions and detailed freehand sketches of components.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 9 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course the learner will be able to identify operations or combination of operations of heating and cooling a solid metal to change its properties for specific applications.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 9 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course the learner will be able to identify fasteners commonly used in mechanical engineering and outline their uses.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to work under supervision to prepare for assembling mechanical components, test and store completed assemblies.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TFM150, TFM151, TFM152 and TFM153
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge of machining fundamentals. Learners will apply machining principles and safe working practices in machining operations and maintenance under supervision.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TOH100, TFM150 and TFM152
Contact hours per week: 7 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course the learner will be able to plan and carry out maintenance and repair work and processes on selected equipment.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 9 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course the learner will be able to identify, demonstrate and describe the fundamental principles of hydraulic and pneumatics in Fitting and Machining.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TFM150, TFM151, TFM152, TFM153
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate understanding of common engineering metals. Learners in particular will demonstrate knowledge of the composition of common engineering metals.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 12hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to apply hazard identification and risk assessment procedures and safely shut down and isolate machines and equipment.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 10hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, the learner should be able to demonstrate knowledge of machine leveling and alignment of equipment.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 10hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of bearings used in machines and equipment and replace static seals in machines and equipment.
Learners should also demonstrate knowledge of pumps, fans, and valves for mechanical engineering trades.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 15hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to apply knowledge of mechanical fitting. They will be able to assemble and fit precision components and precision tools.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to interpret mechanical engineering drawings and create three-dimensional engineering models.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 8hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of mechanical power transmission, lubricants and lubrication systems and how to inspect lubrication systems.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 15hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to apply knowledge of manually controlled machining operations and perform engineering turning and engineering milling operations.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to apply knowledge of programming, setting and operating Computer Numerical Control (CNC) engineering machines.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 15hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to describe the principles of static and dynamic balancing, and carry out static balancing.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to cut metals using manual thermal cutting processes. They should also be able to demonstrate knowledge of engineering tool steels and weld low carbon and aluminium and stainless steel.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 11hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of mathematical principles for mechanical engineering.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to test the physical properties of engineering metals. They will also demonstrate knowledge of heat treatment for engineering steels and nonferrous metals.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course learners, should be able to repair, overhaul compressed air and cooling systems. Learners should also be able to repair pumps and overhaul valves.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to apply knowledge of international tolerancing in engineering. They should also dismantle, inspect, assemble, test components and monitor the condition of machinery and equipment
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 17hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to align machinery and equipment and plan maintenance work on mechanical equipment.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to apply sketching techniques and produce drawings for mechanical engineering.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of process control in mechanical engineering, modern manufacturing concepts and engineering plant and their significance in plant maintenance.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, the learner should be able to demonstrate knowledge of thermal cutting processes for engineering tool steels.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 9hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide students with 50 hours work experience, to apply skills in a live work environment.
Offered: Semester 2

Samoa Certificate II Welding

This course prepares the learner for opportunities to identify the importance and develop basic skills in material handling in the welding environment.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course will develop the fundamentals skills needed for learners in the use of hand and power tools in the welding industry.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course enables the learner to develop the skills and knowledge associated with the reading and interpreting of technical drawings, the application of geometric constructions and detailing of components by freehand sketching.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 8 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course will provide the learner with the knowledge of the composition and behaviour of metals and quality assurance programs used in welding industry
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course aims to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to develop fundamental fabrication technique.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 12 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course aims to provide the learner with knowledge and skills to produce fillet and butt, welded, joints with general purpose electrodes using manual metal arc welding. [MMAW]
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course will provide the learners with an overview of a range of welding processes, it will also develop fuel gas cutting skills and apply basic welding techniques in oxy- acetylene, manual metal arc and gas metal arc welding.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is design to provide engineering learner with an introduction to the basic work activities of the trade. It builds on the foundation to handling skills introduced in EC001 and WE002 foundation studies.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course will provide the learner with an overview of engineering drawing. It will also develop the skills and knowledge associated with the reading and interpreting of technical drawings, the application of geometric construction and detailing of components by freehand sketching.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to calculate sizes, mass, volumes, and quantities for fabrication.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 15hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion this course, learners should be able to deposit pads, fillets and butt welds on low carbon steel using Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Learners will also practice a range of basic gas metal arc welding skills to join low carbon sheet steel plate and structural sections used in the metal fabrication industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 25hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

This course will provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to weld aluminium and stainless steel in the down-hand position using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding [GTAW] processes.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 25hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

This course will provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to carry out thermal cutting. Learners will be able to join metals using the oxyacetylene welding process and cut metals using manual thermal processes.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 22hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners will be able to weld steel in the down-hand positions to a general purpose industry standard using the manual metal arc welding process. Learners
will also weld steel structures in the down-hand positions using the manual metal arc welding.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 28hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the composition of common engineering metals and join metals using the resistance welding process.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 15hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners will demonstrate knowledge of fabrication patterns for simple three-dimensional objects.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 18hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of metal cutting and gouging processes and gouge steel using the air carbon arc process.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16.5hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to weld low carbon steel using the Manual Metal Arc (MMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) process.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course learners will be able to cut metals using mechanized thermal cutting equipment and automated cutting machine.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 12hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners will be able to weld steel pipe using the oxyacetylene welding (OAW) process.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 11hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners will be able to weld steel structures in all positions using the gas metal arc or fluxes cored arc welding processes. Learners will also be able to weld aluminium in all positions using the gas metal arc welding process.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 18hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners will be able to weld steel or stainless steel pressure pipe and weld aluminium pipe in all positions using the gas tungsten arc and manual metal arc welding processes.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 25.5hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners will be able to weld steel structures in all
positions using the manual metal arc welding process. Learners will also be able to repair ferrous metal components using the welding process.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners will be able to weld stainless steel sheet and plate in all positions using the gas metal arc or flux cored arc welding process.
Learners will be able to weld stainless steel in all positions using the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux-Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW) processes.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 30hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide students with 50 hours work experience, to apply skills in a live work environment
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 5 hours

Trades Preparatory Year

The learner at the end of the course will be able to communicate effectively using technical vocational terminologies relevant to Trades.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course provides the learner with methods of effective listening skills to practice frequently and show responsive actions to reflect understanding of communications involved. It encourages students to practice asking for clarifications, responding to a request, an invitation or a greeting etc.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 70% coursework, 30% examination

By the end of this course students will acquire basic knowledge of technical drawing as a bridging component for all trades.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination

This course provides basic underpinning knowledge and skills in mathematics required for trades and health programs in the Applied Sciences.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination

This course will provide students with the basic knowledge and skills in dealing with health and safety issues in the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) workshop/lab environment.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% competency based

By the end of this course the student will be able to do simple projects, using correct tools of trade and demonstrate knowledge of workshop activities.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% competency based

At the end of this course, the student will furnish a project that combines all the skills and knowledge obtained from the entire course of study.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: 100% competency based

By the end of this course students will acquire basic knowledge of technical drawing as an entry component for all trades.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination

Certificate in Panel-Beating and Spray Painting

In this course students learn about safety precautions when welding, heating and cutting on, or near, motor vehicles. It includes procedures for oxyacetylene welding, the effects of heat on panels, brazing and shrinking a repair.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 20 hours
Assessment: 100% competency based

This course covers metal inert gas (MIG) welding, specifically identification of the components of welding plant and their correct use.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 20 hours
Assessment: 100% competency based

This course covers how to manage hazardous materials in a mechanical workplace.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 16 hours
Assessment: 100% competency based

This course covers management and preparation of painted surfaces including feather edge paint damage.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 20 hours
Assessment: 100% competency based

This course is designed to develop basic knowledge of the features and purposes of spray guns, basic skills in using spray guns and in maintaining them.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 20 hours
Assessment: 100% competency based

This course teaches students about the different types of paints and finishing techniques.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 20 hours
Assessment: 100% competency based

This course is designed to provide panel-beating and spray painting students with 200 hours’ work experience, to apply skills in a live work environment.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours: 5 weeks of 40 hours per week
Assessment: 100% competency based

Diploma in Radio and Electronics

In this course students learn about the principles of electromagnetism as they relate to alternating current (AC), audio speakers, microphones, electronic solenoids and relays, as well covering their circuit schematic representations.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 10 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination. Must achieve at least 50% in the coursework and 40% in the examination.

This course emphasises safety in the workplace and correct care, calibration and usage of test equipment such as oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters, function generators and frequency counters. It also covers correct use of tools and sensitive electronic equipment.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination. Must achieve at least 50% in the coursework and 40% in the examination.

This course covers the analysis of basic direct current circuits using principles such as Ohm’s Law, super-position and others, as well as the correct usage of analogue and digital multi-meters.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination. Must achieve at least 50% in the coursework and 40% in the examination.

This course continues the study of AC circuits, their usage and analysis. It focuses on the identification of types of capacitors, inductors, and other components and their usage in AC circuits. It also focuses on fundamental electrical engineering power principles and phase, the analysis of power, current voltage and resistance in basic AC circuits.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 10 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination. Must achieve at least 50% in the coursework and 40% in the examination.

This course introduces students to semi-conductor principles and usage of semi- conductor components, the diode and the bipolar junction transistor (BJT). It also deals with the usage and analysis of such components within basic practical circuits. The character of the BJT is explained and analysed and then used in building basic amplifier circuit configurations.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 10 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination. Must achieve at least 50% in the coursework and 40% in the examination.

This course introduces integrated circuit (IC) technology such as field effect transistors, their structure, operation and basic usage. Different circuits using IC operational amplifiers are taught, built and analysed and their application discussed. Other ICs covered are the differential amplifier and thyristors (both silicon-controlled rectifiers and TRIACs).
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 10 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination. Must achieve at least 50% in the coursework and 40% in the examination.

This course covers digital logic and the principles of analogue-to-digital conversion. Some common digital operations are introduced such as AND, OR, NOR, NOT, NAND, XOR, XNOR and students are introduced to the usage and analysis of these types of logic gates in circuits. The course also focuses on flip- flop devices, counters and the principle of memory in digital circuits.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 8 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination. Must achieve at least 50% in the coursework and 40% in the examination.

This course deals with the operation, maintenance and repair of basic electrical household appliances, as well as workplace safety. The appliances covered are the electric iron, fluorescent light frame, microwave oven, electric heater, electric drill and the electric toaster.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 8 hours
Assessment: 100% coursework

In this course students focus on radio wave propagation techniques in different frequency bands, the use of repeater stations and satellites. Basic Frequency Modulation (FM) and Amplitude Modulation (AM) receivers and transmission circuits are simulated and analysed in practical work.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 12 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination. Must achieve at least 50% in the coursework and 40% in the examination.

This course studies basic microprocessor and microcomputer architecture and technology.
It also introduces types of software, hardware and peripheral devices. It covers some issues of computer architecture such as addressing and data control and some basic programming using machine language to control microprocessor equipment.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination. Must achieve at least 50% in the coursework and 40% in the examination.

This course studies three different television broadcast schemes PAL, NTSC, and SECAM. It also introduces the architecture of the cathode ray tube used in television sets. Students learn techniques in troubleshooting television set faults, how to use appropriate test equipment such as oscilloscopes to diagnose and repair problems and the correct usage of tools.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 9 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination. Must achieve at least 50% in the coursework and 40% in the examination.

This course is designed to provide radio and electronics students with 200 hours work experience, to apply skills in a live work environment.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours: 5 weeks of 40 hours per week
Assessment: 100% competency based

Samoa Certificate II in Sustainable Energy

Learners in this course demonstrate basic knowledge and skills in applying tools, equipment and materials relevant to RET and EE. Learners will also be introduced to repairing and performing routine maintenance, as well as, identifying and applying the correct storage measures for tools.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course develops the skills and knowledge required to collect, present and apply information from a range of sources in the workplace. It applies to individuals working under direct supervision that are developing basic skills and knowledge of workplace information and communication systems which are applicable to working in a broad range of settings relevant to working in the energy sector.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course develops the skills and knowledge required to identify and describe different components of the energy system in the renewable energy technologies (RET) used for clean energy services. Learners will also identify and explain the nature of variable renewable energy sources and how they are stabilized in the energy system and describe the variability of energy system output with respect to the energy load.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course develops the skills and knowledge needed to use and make improvements in sustainable energy practices in the workplace. It also covers identifying energy use, following energy conservation plans and improving energy use.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course develops the skills and knowledge to identify and describe cultural protocols for communities in Samoa, explain appropriate protocols for Samoa and/or community to be used when engaging with the community, use appropriate personal and social protocols of Samoa or a community to promote successful consultations.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

Development of various basic knowledge and skills on describing basic Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) and energy saving practices in the Sustainable Energy Sector.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

Development of various basic knowledge and skills on describing basic Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) and energy saving practices, promoting and contributing to energy efficiency, and providing basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in residential, commercial and industrial premises.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

Development of various basic knowledge and skills on providing basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in residential, commercial and industrial premises.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

Samoa Certificate II ELectrical

This course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills at level two in Electrical Fundamentals applicable to current industry practice. On successful completion of the course learners should be able to identify and define electrical fundamentals.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course introduces learners to wiring systems. Upon completion of this course, the learner will practice and apply knowledge and skills in electrical wiring systems and equipment.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course provides the learner with general knowledge of safety practices for electrical workers and related industries. Learners will apply practical knowledge of safety procedures such as tools, machines and soldering for working in the electrical trade.
Offered: Semester 1Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course provides learners with fundamental and practical knowledge of electrical circuit. Learners will identify and apply properties of conductors, insulators, semiconductors and concepts of voltage, current and resistance in electrical circuit.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course provides the learner with basic knowledge of electrical principles and concepts. On successful completion of this course, the learner is expected to identify and apply electrical principles in the electrical worksite.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TEL150
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course provides the learner with general knowledge to electrical installation requirements. By the end of this course, the learner is expected to apply and demonstrate routine maintenance procedures of electrical equipment in an electrical worksite.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TEL152 and TEL153
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course provides learners with theory and practical knowledge of electrical circuit. Learners will be able to explain the operation and application of control circuitry. Learners will also locate and diagnose faults in wire control circuits.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TEL152 and TEL153
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This is a fundamental course that introduces learners to test, locate and diagnose faults in electrical machine windings. Learners should be able to apply maintenance of electrical equipment and associated circuits to replace and repair faulty electrical single phase components.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TEL152 and TEL153
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of electric switchboard components and their representation on drawings
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 28hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to use and maintain specialized tools and fixings for electric switchboard manufacture.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to assemble electric switchboards.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 28hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners will be able to fabricate and install busbars in electric switchboards
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course the learners should be able to wire electric switchboard
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 28hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

At the end of this course, learners should be able to install earthing systems and shrouding on electric switchboards. Learners should also be able to handle switchgear equipment and switchboards in a safe manner.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course the learners should be able to safely test Electric Switchboards.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 18hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of legislation and standards governing the work of electricians. Learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of electrical cables, accessories and pre-wire an electrical installation.
Level IV
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of alternating current (a.c.) theory for electrical service and power and power factor.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 12hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of single and three-phase motors for electrical service technician and alternating current (a.c.) electric motor control and installations.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 17hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of circuit protection: protection from harmful effects of electricity. Learners should also be able to replace fuses and plug- in miniature circuit breakers.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of electrical control devices and simple electrical circuits, direct current (d.c.) power supplies, and be able to fit-off an electrical installation.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 18hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLC).
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

At the end of this course learners should be able to use and maintain hand and power tools for electrical work and demonstrate systematic fault finding techniques in electrical appliances servicing. Learner should also be able to connect single and three-phase electrical appliances, equipment and fittings
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 14hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

At the end of this course learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of three-phase theory and three-phase transformers for electrical service technicians.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 17hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

At the end of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of earthing and carry out planned electrical maintenance work of electrical equipment
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 17hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of electrical circuit protection.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 22hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

At the end of this course, learners should be able to prepare electrical machines for rewinding. Learners should also be able to test, locate and diagnose faults in electrical machine windings.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

At the end of this course learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of electrical theory for Electrical Service Technicians A. Learners should also be able to disconnect and reconnect fixed wired single phase electrical appliances and repair three –phase electrical appliances
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 15hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to use test instruments and carry out electrical testing in the electricity supply industry. Learners should also be able to test and isolate electrical appliances and diagnose faults in electrical machine windings and test single phase electrical appliances.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to fault-find, repair, and re- commission fixed-wired electrical appliances, re-commission electric lighting and test portable electrical tools and appliances.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide students with 50 hours work experience, to apply skills in a live work environment.
Offered: Semester 2

Samoa Certificate II-Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

This course is designed to provide the learner with an introduction to the activities within the refrigeration trade as applied within the industry. Learners will also apply knowledge of safety in the trade.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide the learner with an introduction to power hand tools, fasteners and welding within the refrigeration trade as applied within the industry.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide the learner with an introduction to the activities and systems within the refrigeration trade as applied within the industry.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide the learner with an introduction to the principles and applications of refrigeration within the refrigeration and air-conditioning trade as applied within the industry.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 8 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide the learner with an introduction to magnetism and electricity within the refrigeration and air-conditioning trade as applied within the industry.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 8 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide the learner with an introduction to electrical safety, protection, testing, regulations and codes of practice within the refrigeration and air- conditioning trade as applied within the industry.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course covers electrical cables, cords and their applications within the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of ozone depletion and global warming and their significance to the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (RAC) industry.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 12hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (RAC) principles and applications.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to install and test run (commission) commercial refrigeration systems.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners will be able to apply knowledge of electrical and electronics principles in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC).
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to join metals using the torch brazing and soldering processes.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners will be able to prepare and purge braze piping for refrigeration and air conditioning.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course learners should be able to dismantle, inspect, assemble and test components under supervision.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of split system air conditioning principles and applications.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to install and commission split system air conditioning in a training environment.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 14hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners will be able to assemble and fabricate commercial refrigeration and/or air conditioning system components.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to apply design principles to commercial RAC systems installation.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to apply design principles to commercial RAC systems installation.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to install and commission split system air-conditioning.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to install commercial air conditioning systems.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 23hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to modify industrial refrigeration systems.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 23hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to maintain commercial refrigeration and/or air conditioning systems.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 23hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to service industrial refrigeration systems.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able service commercial refrigeration and/or air conditioning systems.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to commission commercial air conditioning systems
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to commission industrial refrigeration
systems.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 22hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

By the end of this course, learners should be able to perform maintenance operations on industrial refrigeration systems.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide students with 50 hours work experience, to apply skills in a live work environment

Construction

This course is designed to give learners the skills and knowledge required to identify, describe, select, safely use and maintain a range of basic hand and power tools and equipment in the Construction and Joinery trades.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to give learners the skills and knowledge required to identify, explain the properties of and select materials appropriate for a range of construction, joinery and furniture projects. Learners will also acquire the knowledge of various types of hardware and fixing devices. They will also be able to apply installation techniques and maintenance tasks.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to give learners knowledge and skills in using different types of timbers joints commonly used to assemble furniture and other timber products. Learner will also acquire knowledge and skills in evaluating the suitability and quality of assembling methods.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to give learners the skills necessary to obtain specific information from construction drawings, to enable them to: identify; obtain measurements; estimate materials; and construct items shown on the drawings that relate to construction.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to enhance learners’ skills obtained in Joinery 1. Learners will acquire additional skills in joinery required to make furniture, cupboards and using machine tools to enhance productivity in completing the project.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide learners with the skills necessary to manage specific information required to develop different types of construction plans.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 7 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to give learners the ability to accurately prepare concrete mixtures required for construction work.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of workplace, worksites, construction site and health and safety practices. Learners should be able to be able to explain legislative rights and responsibilities for workplace health and safety, systems approach to workplace health and safety and hazards stated in the OSH Act 2002.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 15hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of worksites of construction subcontractors’ work and main contractor’s responsibilities. Leaners should also be able to comply with building legislation and regulations and precautions for demolition work. OSH Act 2002.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of carpentry hand and portable power tools and timber machining equipment used on construction sites. Learners should also be able to demonstrate how to safely use and maintain all these tools and machinery and bench saws to machine timber on site.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 23hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of working drawings and specifications for building work and perform building calculations.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 32hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of formwork for footings, foundations, beams and walls up to 1.2 meters, and fabrication and placing of reinforcing steel and steel mesh. Learners should also demonstrate knowledge of making and placing concrete, construction of pile foundations, excavation and preparation for footings and slab on ground.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of timber used in construction, floor framing and flooring construction. Learners should also be able to construct stairs and ramps on site.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 18hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of “set out,” interior proprietary partitions and installation of thermal insulation materials in buildings on site. Learners should also demonstrate knowledge of erection and dismantling of scaffolding up to five meters in height.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of “set out” and install suspended ceilings on site.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the principles and methods used in weather-proofing buildings and construction and installation of exterior and interior joinery, showers and baths. Learners will also demonstrate knowledge of wet area joinery and fixtures on site, selection and installation of mechanical fixings and building hardware and install these mechanical fixings and hardware’s on site.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 18hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the construction of concrete masonry structures and paving. Learners should also be able to receive, transport, place, finish and cure concrete on site.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to apply alternative building construction methods and preliminary work, alterations and additions for construction.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of setting out a building, spot levels and contour plans, preparation for footings and slab on ground construction, proprietary suspended concrete floor systems and prefabricated beams used in construction. Learners should also be able to set up levelling equipment and take levels, set out buildings on site, conduct preliminary work and carry out safe working practices on construction sites.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the setting out, assembling and erecting timber and steel wall frames and features and construction of pole frames and pole platforms.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 16hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the construction of alternative roof structures. Learners should also be able to set out, cut and erect equal pitch timber gable and hip roof framing on site, construct timber framed roofs of alternative design and erect timber roof trusses on site.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of equal pitch gable, hip, timber and steel roof construction. Learners should also be able to set out and erect steel frame roofs, fabricate and assemble steel wall and roof framing, erect steel frame roof trusses, and construct substrates for roofing systems on structural steel framework on site.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of fixing, cutting, fitting of exterior claddings and demonstrate knowledge of stair and ramp construction.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 20hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge of thermal insulation and sound control for buildings and install sound control systems in buildings on site.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 23hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to apply knowledge of cutting, fitting and fixing interior linings and trims. Learners should also be able to use adhesives, sealants and cut, fit, fix interior linings and trims on site.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 25hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide students with 50 hours work experience, to apply skills in a live work environment.
Offered: Semester 2

Plumbing

This course introduces learners to Plumbing Fundamentals. By the end of this course, the learner will apply basic knowledge of concepts and elements of plumbing.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

Learners in this course will be able to perform knowledge of safety practice and requirements in plumbing.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 7 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course provides the learner with the knowledge and skills to identify sheet metal work application and select appropriate jointing methods on sheet metal materials.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course provides the learner with knowledge to identify principles of cold water supply systems in domestic plumbing.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

Learners in this course will be able to develop knowledge of hot water supply systems for plumbing and gas-fitting.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TPL150, TPL151 and TOH100
Contact hours per week: 2 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course provides the learner with knowledge to identify properties and principles of gas fitting in plumbing.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TPL150, TPL151 and TOH100
Contact hours per week: 6 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course provides the learner with the general knowledge and skills to install roof membrane and organize projects to be carried out according to regulations and standards of plumbing.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TPL150, TPL151, TOH100 and TPL152
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course provides the learner with skills and knowledge to define and identify sanitary components of plumbing systems.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TPL150, TPL151, TOH100 and TPL153
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

This course provides the learner with knowledge to demonstrate basic domestic plumbing skills in the plumbing worksite.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: TPL150, TPL151, TOH100 and TPL153
Contact hours per week: 7 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to carry out occupational safety and health (OSH) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off‑site construction workplaces. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others. It covers fundamental OSH requirements necessary to undertake work tasks within any sector in the construction industry and includes the identification of hazardous materials, including asbestos and compliance with legislated work safety practices. It applies to workers in the construction industry.Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 15hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate effective workplace performance within the plumbing and services sector. It specifies the skills and knowledge required to carry out effective communication techniques underpinning work in the plumbing and services industry such as reading and interpreting construction and plumbing plans and specifications and obtain dimensions to calculate quantities and mark out materials. It also covers safe handling and storage of plumbing materials, identifies and addresses concerns and associated hazards including the disposal of waste. It includes the use of commonly used hand and power tools in plumbing work applications ,cut and join sheet metal , use oxy-acetylene equipment to carry out basic cutting mild steel , weld metal associated with fabrication ,installation and repair of plumbing components and systems using oxy-acetylene equipment and weld metals using manual metal arc welding equipment.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 25hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to work safely on construction sites where the worker has the potential to fall from one level to another. It does not cover the erection of scaffold or work platforms, but it does include identifying and reporting common faults with scaffold or work platform systems. It applies to workers in other industries who need to control the two separate risks associated with people and objects falling from heights with skills and knowledge required to work safely on roofing structures.
It includes skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 25hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to select and install insulation, roof battens and wall cladding involving metallic, non-metallic or other approved roof covering materials, fabricate and install roof drainage systems and associated rainwater components. It includes skills and knowledge required to fabricate and install external flashings, set out, cut and flash roof and wall penetrations, install roof components and collect and store roof water. It includes installing storage tanks and related piping for the collection and storage of roof water.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 26hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to produce onsite drawings for plumbing services work.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 15hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to undertake minor concreting and rendering tasks.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 13hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to plan and use leveling equipment, locate and clear blockages in sanitary plumbing and drainage systems, using a range of equipment, including closed-circuit television (CCTV). It includes installing trench support, storm water and sub-soil drainage systems to an approved point of discharge. It also includes the operation of pumps, installing prefabricated inspection openings and
inspection chambers, plan the layout of and install below ground sanitary drainage systems for sewage and waste discharge from sanitary fixtures. It covers installation pre-retreatment facilities designed to intercept and retain prohibited discharges to the sanitary plumbing and drainage system.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 25hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills to fusion weld polymer pipes, fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping and install a property service from the authority water main up to and including the water meter assembly. It also includes the skills and knowledge required to install and test water pipes larger than DN65.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 27hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply, fit off and commission heated, tempered and cold-water services to sanitary fixtures, adjust controls and mixing devices used to manually control water mix and flow. It includes installing and fitting sanitary fixtures and adjusting water service controls and devices as well as installing and maintaining domestic water treatment equipment.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 24hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to fabricate, install and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel systems on new or existing structures service in accordance with AS 1851. Carry out routine inspection of fire protection systems and equipment.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 27hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to install backflow prevention devices, test and commission water pump sets.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 27hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to install an approved prefabricated wastewater treatment plant and on-site effluent disposal, sewerage pumps and testing small bore macerators and discharge pipes. It includes planning the layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system for a three-story building.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 27hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge to enter and work in confined spaces in the resources and infrastructure industries. It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 35hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding to provide work platforms for various occupational applications. It also includes placement of safety barriers for workers who work in a range of industries responsibility for the quality of work outcomes
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 30hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge required to size and install consumer gas piping, to install and commission gas control and regulating equipment for consumer piping carrying natural gas (NG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) up to 200 kPa. It covers purging consumer gas piping systems greater than 0.03 cubic metres (30 L in volume).
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 28hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge required to install, commission and maintain certified Type A gas appliances operating with natural gas (NG) and liquefied petroleum gas LPG.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 25hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge required to select, install and test liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage
facilities with a capacity up to 500 litres and install gas sub-meters for gas consumer piping systems.
Offered: NA
Contact hours per week: 23hrs
Assessment: Competency Based

This course is designed to provide students with 50 hours work experience, to apply skills in a live work environment
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisite: TPL150, TPL151, TPL152, TPL153, TOH100 and TFA100
Assessment: Competency Based

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