Defence Trades

The defence industry offers a wide variety of trade opportunities, allowing you to specialise in all aspects of mechanical, electrical, fabrication, fitting and machining, refrigeration, air-conditioning, and instrumentation applications as they apply to defence systems, craft, vehicles and plant. Our courses are nationally accredited but additionally the skills you acquire are easily transferable worldwide and to other local industries, giving you the world at your feet!


Career opportunities

  • Mechanical fitter
  • Marine fitter
  • Fitter/Machinist
  • Diesel mechanic
  • Fabricator/Welder
  • Composites tradesperson
  • Ship builder
  • Shipwright
  • Navy submariner maintenance
  • CNC machinist
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning technician
  • Instrument technician
  • Process control technician
  • Heavy plant mechanic
  • Diesel fitter
  • Boilermaker
  • Pipe fitter
  • Sheet metal worker
  • Hull welder
  • Pipe welder
  • Trades assistant
  • Maintenance technician

TAFE Institutes

Below is a list of all TAFE Institutes and campuses in WA offering courses in the "Defence Trades" study area.

Carlisle, Thornlie, Fremantle (Beaconsfield), Henderson, Peel (Mandurah), Rockingham

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