New automation courses for South Metro TAFE

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TWO new cutting-edge automation courses will soon be offered at South Metropolitan TAFE’s Munster campus.

Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training minister Sue Ellery visited the campus on Wednesday to announce the new Certificate II in Autonomous Workplace Operations course, to be offered as a pilot VET for students from Cecil Andrews College, Gilmore College, Baldivis Secondary College and Karratha Senior High School.

The new micro-credential course Working Effectively in an Automation Workplace can be used by trade qualified workers and apprentices to improve their skills in automation.

Ms Ellery said the courses were the first achievement in the Resource Industry Collaboration between the State Government, South Metropolitan TAFE and major employers such as Rio Tinto, FMG and BHP.

“These new automation courses will position WA to take full advantage of the many opportunities automation is expected to deliver to industry and the WA economy,” she said.

“They will help meet the needs of the mining and resources industry and set up our WA workforce for years to come.”

Mr McGowan said the courses would give WA a competitive advantage as a leader in automation technology.

The courses will be available from semester 2 this year.

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