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The cornerstone of training at South Metropolitan TAFE is the creation and fostering of industry relationships.
Through maintaining strong links with industry, we are able to continuously improve the training we deliver to ensure alignment to contemporary workplace requirements.

We work alongside industry in the development of education and training programs, the placement of job-ready graduates and the proactive identification of training needs. Industry involvement is vital to ensuring South Metropolitan TAFE programs remain contemporary, relevant to workplace requirements and supportive of broader workforce development initiatives.

Contact us on 1800 001 001 or email info@smtafe.wa.edu.au to get in touch with an Enterprise Development Consultant for your industry area.

 

Workforce Solutions​​​

Workforce Solutions

One of South Metropolitan TAFE’s key points of difference is a focus on developing applied learning opportunities to ensure alignment to industry and employer requirements, leading to job-ready graduates. While South Metropolitan TAFE offers a wide variety of nationally accredited qualifications, sometimes the needs of employers and industry are quite specific. South Metropolitan TAFE specialises in helping businesses identify specific training needs to customise a training program to suit.

South Metropolitan TAFE's Enterprise Development Consultants can assist with the analysis of training needs and the development of customised training programs for industry. Consultants are available in the areas of:

  • Applied Engineering
  • Construction
  • Commerce & Hospitality
  • Foundation Skills & Community Services

Our services include:​​

  • Training needs analysis
  • Course development
  • Provision of training materials and handbooks
  • Customised course delivery
  • Skills assessment and recognition
  • Provision of contract training staff
  • Research and development

We can train your staff in the workplace or at one of our campuses, through either online or traditional classroom delivery. Challenger also offers a variety of corporate short courses that will provide your employees with improved skills and training.

Contact us on 1800 001 001 or email info@smtafe.wa.edu.au to get in touch with an Enterprise Development Consultant for your industry area.

 

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Over 40% of all apprenticeships in Western Australia are completed with South Metropolitan TAFE. Our goal is to assist employers to meet their business objectives by providing contemporary, quality training to employees through the course of an apprenticeship.

Having an apprentice can be a rewarding experience for employer and employee alike. Employers taking on apprentices are generally entitled to Government incentives through the duration of the apprenticeship.

South Metropolitan TAFE is continually improving its training delivery methodologies and can offer flexible training options reducing the time your apprentice spends away from the workplace. We recognise that an apprentice acquires much of their knowledge and skills in the workplace, therefore not necessarily needing to be duplicated in institutional training.

South Metropolitan TAFE lecturers are experts in their vocation, have strong links to industry and have a passion for sharing their skills and knowledge with apprentices. Training with South Metropolitan TAFE ensures apprentices are educated by industry professionals and upon graduation will be a valuable asset to any employer.

Apprenticeships are now based on competency rather than time served. As such it is possible to complete apprenticeships earlier than initially anticipated.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – whereby a person's skills can be formally assessed and acknowledged regardless of where or how they were acquired – is also available. RPL recognises that many people acquire skills not only through schools and training institutions, but also through work and life experiences.

Businesses seeking an apprentice can contact South Metropolitan TAFE, as we may be able to put you in touch with a work ready student who has completed a pre-apprenticeship in the relevant trade.

Contact us on 1800 001 001 or email info@smtafe.wa.edu.au.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) providers are a valuable source for further information. They provide administration services and support to employers, apprentices and trainees, as well as assisting with the signing of training contracts. They also assess, approve and process the payment of Australian Government incentives to eligible employers, and personal benefits to eligible apprentices and trainees, specifically to assist in the early years of an apprenticeship of traineeship when wages are at their lowest.

To contact an AASN click on one of the links below or phone the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DWTD) Apprenticeship Office on 13 38 73.

AASN Providers

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL is recognising and gaining credit towards a qualification by having your skills and experience assessed to see if they meet industry standards. Tuition fees are usually charged for RPL and in some instances a resource fee may apply.

How can RPL benefit me?

RPL can provide you with the opportunity to gain a full or partial qualification without having to study subjects you already have skills in. This means you can save time and money by completing a qualification in a shorter period of time.

What is the RPL process?

1. Make contact
Contact South Metropolitan TAFE's Career Development Services.

2. RPL pre-assessment interview
An assessor will contact you to arrange a pre-RPL interview to discuss your skills and experiences. Prior to the interview you will be asked to complete a pre-assessment checklist.

3. Assessment 
The best way to assess your skills will be determined. This may involve observing you in the workplace or in a similar environment or contacting referees or employers to support your claims.

4. Finalising the assessment
When all evidence is gathered, the assessor will advise you if your skills and experience have been officially recognised towards a full or part qualification. If you need to do additional training to complete a qualification, the assessor will advise you on what is required.

For more information please contact us on 1800 001 001 or email  rpl@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Industry Partnerships

Industry Partnerships

The cornerstone of training at South Metropolitan TAFE is the creation and fostering of industry relationships. Through maintaining strong links with industry, we are able to continuously improve the training we deliver to ensure alignment to contemporary requirements of the workplace. We work alongside industry in the development of education and training programs, the placement of job-ready graduates and the pro-active identification of training needs. Industry involvement is vital to ensuring South Metropolitan TAFE programs remain contemporary, relevant to workplace requirements and supportive of broader workforce development initiatives.

Contact us on 1800 001 001 or email info@smtafe.wa.edu.au to get in touch with an Enterprise Development Consultant for your industry area.

 
Page last updated February 06, 2017