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WesTrac Institute offers the following courses:

  1. Apprenticeships
  2. National Qualifications and Competency Training
  3. Short Industry Courses

1. Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Programs available at WesTrac

WesTrac Institute offers nationally accredited apprenticeship programs for the qualifications outlined below. All training is based in either our Tomago or Guildford facilities and comprises of the 'off the job' component that is required for your apprenticeship.

For more information on our programs, visit our Apprenticeships page.

For more information on the locations available, visit our NSW/ACT or WA pages.

NSW Apprenticeships

From 1 July 2018, the NSW Government has made new apprenticeships fee-free – meaning no more upfront training costs for students or employers under the smart and skilled reform.

Courses for eligible apprentices in New South Wales are subsidised by the NSW Government. For consumer protection information visit the Smart and Skilled website. Read more about the fees.

WesTrac Institute Tomago offers the below Qualifications under smart and skilled:

WA Apprenticeships

The Department of Training and Workforce Development's Apprenticeship Office administers training contracts and regulates the apprenticeship system in Western Australia.

Apprenticeship funding arrangements are through the Jobs and Skills WA. Read more about the fees.

WesTrac Institute Guildford offers the below Qualifications Apprenticeship funding arrangements through- Jobs and Skills WA:

2. National Qualifications & Competency Training

National Accredited Courses at WesTrac

WesTrac Institute Tomago (NSW) offers full qualifications that are nationally recognised, either fee for service or for eligible students this may be partially funded through smart and skilled.

WesTrac Institute Guildford (WA) offers full qualifications that are nationally recognised through Jobs and Skills WA - The Department of Training and Workforce Development's Apprenticeship Office administers training contracts and regulates the apprenticeship system in Western Australia.

Both WesTrac Institutes offer a variety of safety training that provides participants with the underpinning skills and knowledge to safely work on mobile equipment within the construction and mining industries that are nationally recognised where the student will be issued with a statement of attainment

For more information on the locations available, visit our NSW/ACT or WA pages.

Qualifications

Safety Units of Competency

3. Short Industry Courses

Short Courses available at the WesTrac Institute

We are very focused on ensuring our people and our customers are ahead of the game in regards to new developments in equipment. Short Industry Training provides participants with the skills and knowledge to service, repair and diagnose mobile equipment and systems.

We offer a large range of post trade courses and can develop custom courses to meet customer needs. Listed below are some of our popular courses:

  • 3500 Master Mechanic - Abridged
  • Applied Failure Analysis 1 & 2
  • Reusability
  • Hydraulics (Basic to Advanced)
  • Engines (Basic to Advanced)
  • Transmissions (Basic to Advanced)
  • Service Literature (SIS)
  • Vital Information Management (VIMS)
  • Electronic Technician (ET) Sensors & Schematics
  • Scheduled Oil Sampling (SOS)
  • Emission Control Systems (Tier IV)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electrical Systems
  • Machine Electronics
  • Fuel Systems

The Institute offers machine courses to cover specific machine models or a series of machines. The courses can be delivered as familiarisation or in-depth troubleshooting.

The overall number of programs offered at the WesTrac Institute is extensive, with new programs regularly developed to meet staff and customer needs. We currently have courses available for the following machine families:

  • Articulated Dump Trucks
  • Backhoe Loaders
  • Compactors
  • Hydraulic Excavators
  • Motor Graders
  • Off Highway Trucks
  • Drills
  • Skid Steer Loaders
  • Track Type Tractors
  • Wheel Loaders

Quality operator training is essential to achieve the most successful outcome from your investment. Caterpillar engineers work to provide increased efficiency in their machines, but poor operating practices can reduce productivity as opposed to the intended increase. Even the smallest increase in operator productivity can increase profits. WesTrac Institute Operator Trainers are experts in their field and can provide this valuable service to you.

For more information on the locations available, visit our NSW/ACT or WA pages.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined as an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

RTO ID 50637

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