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Part-time courses

We offer flexible learning to suit your lifestyle and pace, with many courses offered part-time across our 12 campuses.

Whether you want to study to receive accreditation in accounting or learn new skills to become a beauty therapist, there are many course options to choose from.

We also offer skill sets and short courses if you're short on time and just want to brush up on your skills, try something new or even gain a special licence, but be quick as places are limited.

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You can apply directly on this page once you select your preferred course. 

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National ID: FNS60217
State ID: BDQ1
Industry Business and Finance
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Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Perfect your accounting skills with the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. The ideal start to an exciting accountancy career.

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If you enjoy accounting and mathematics, have an analytical mind and would like to work in the accounting profession, then our Advanced Diploma of Accounting is for you.

Gain these skills

  • support clients with regular monitoring
  • analysis
  • preparation of documents
  • reports
  • accounts
  • give financial advice

Our course is developed under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), in close consultation with and accredited by the Accounting industry’s professional bodies and has an excellent reputation for quality. You will be well on your way to a role as a registered tax agent or assistant accountant – the ideal start to an exciting accountancy career or an alternate pathway to the Bachelor of Accounting for students who have not completed secondary schooling in Australia.

The units in this course meet the educational eligibility requirements for the following two skills sets with the Tax Practitioners Board: 

  • FNSSS00008 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax documentation) 
  • FNSSS00009 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax Plans)

Satisfactory completion of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting entitles you to join the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), one of the three peak accounting bodies representing accountants in Australia.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: MST40519
State ID: BEP8
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Start a creative career in fashion with the Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn the skills required to begin your career in the fashion industry.

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Do you want to work in the creative and energetic world of fashion?

The Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course immerses students in the ever-dynamic fashion industry. 

Gain these skills:

  • fashion design and colour principles
  • fashion forecasting
  • technical fashion drawing
  • fibre and textile investigation and sourcing
  • sustainability and ethical production
  • digital technologies for fashion design
  • patternmaking and grading
  • specialist garment construction such as tailored shirts and a denim jacket

See more on our award winning students and fashion facilities on facebook and instagram

Certificate IV
National ID: MST50119
State ID: AB80
Industry Creative Industries
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Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Fashion Business)

Master your skills in fashion business with the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Fashion Business). Learn about fashion forecasting and marketing and social media within the industry.

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Fashion business skills in a global industry

Do you want to have a career in a fashion business environment? The Fashion Business and Merchandising pathway at Bentley immerses you in creative fashion business skills such as fashion forecasting and buying; visual merchandising and digital engagement; and marketing and social media.

You will learn the legal, financing and trade essentials for fashion enterprise and the import and export of product.

Gain these skills

  • international fashion sourcing
  • sustainable supply and manufacturing
  • creation of accurate costings
  • tech packs for managing offshore production

This course includes an internship component in a fashion business environment.

See more on our award winning students and facilities facebook (opens in a new tab) and instagram(opens in a new tab) .

Diploma
National ID: SFI20119
State ID: BEI8
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Aquaculture

Learn the core skills and knowledge in this introduction to the aquaculture industry. 

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Are you looking to join a school of fish lovers?

This qualification is the crucial first step towards an exciting career in aquaculture. This course provides students with a range of core skills and knowledge relevant to working in the aquaculture industry. Graduates go on to further studies or working in a range on environments including onshore aquaculture facilities, offshore culture facilities and the ornamental fish industry.

Gain these skills

  • handling and harvesting stock,
  • preparing stock for live transport,
  • monitoring stock and environmental conditions,
  • producing algal cultures, and
  • working effectively in the seafood industry

Aquaculture is a fast-growing industry. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a report in 2018 stating that ‘aquaculture is fastest growing food production sector worldwide’. Typical entry-level jobs for those holding Certificate II include:

  • Australian and overseas aquaculture farms
  • hatcheries and nurseries   
  • live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or 
  • transporters, pet shops, public aquaria, zoos or other facilities with aquatic animals 

Study in a specialised facility in the maritime heart of Fremantle

Fremantle campus features extensive salt and freshwater aquaculture facilities, and experienced staff which offers plenty of relevant hands-on opportunities. Our staff have involved students in the culture and applied research projects of many marine and freshwater organisms over the last two decades including species such as abalone, dhufish, yellowtail kingfish, marron and barramundi.

Certificate II
National ID: AHC30820
State ID: AC64
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing Arborist)

Gain the skills and knowledge to work in the arboriculture industry. Learn how to identify and prune trees and safely use arboriculture equipment. 

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Branch out with a Certificate III in Arboriculture and combine your love of the outdoors with a fascinating career as an arborist.

Gain a range of knowledge and skills to undertake arboriculture related work, and use this qualification as a pathway for further learning required to become an arborist. You will cover both ground-based work and working at heights.

Certificate III
National ID: 52851WA
State ID: BGO91
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate IV in Autonomous Control and Remote Operations

Become an automation operations controller with emerging technologies skills.

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Automation is just one of the Industry 4.0 trends in accelerating the efficiency of organisations and utilising new and emerging technologies to automate processes. Be ahead of the curve and ensure your path to a job of the future.

This course allows students to gain knowledge and skills to perform the tasks associated with a role in industry working in Remote Control operations centres.

Gain these skills:

  • optimising performance of a complex control system within the organisation
  • using knowledge of the organisation’s value chain to improve quality outcomes
  • optimising automated operations as a controller in a specialist area
  • maintaining continuity of operational control through effective briefings and handovers
  • using a range of communication technology to communicate remotely with team members or other stakeholders
  • managing situational awareness and other factors that affect personal performance to reduce the likelihood and severity of errors
  • making informed decisions in known or predictable situations and undertaking dynamic decision making in complex, high consequence situations
  • controlling automation safety risks
  • influencing quality outcomes through collaborative work practices and informal leadership of colleagues.

Semester 2 full time on campus study option starts 24 August. Express your interest now.

Certificate IV
National ID: CPC50220
State ID: BGE4
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Up-skill in the building industry by learning how to manage a construction site or become a registered building practitioner. 

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Do you want to build a career from the foundations up to the ridge flashing?

When you complete the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) you will be ready for a career as a construction site manager, or (with additional experience) registered building practitioner.

This course covers the academic requirement for registration as a builder with Building Services Board.

Diploma
National ID: RII50520
State ID: BGK7
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
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Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Gain the skills to work as a civil construction designer to support engineers. Learn how to develop site specific work designs.

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The Diploma of Civil Construction Design prepares you for working as a designer or design para-professional who supports professional engineers. This national qualification in civil construction design provides the skills and knowledge to work on projects ranging from building structures to road design and construction management to a basic understanding of civil materials and engineering behind it. The success of our graduates is seen in their capacity to be employed the moment they graduate, and many employers find their advanced technological skills are transferable to work in related fields.

Civil construction design involves a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment/roles/techniques for themselves and others. They are required to develop site specific work designs to ensure the implementation of the client’s site requirements. They demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills.

The course content has been designed and selected as recommended and supported by industry to ensure graduates have a strong understanding of Australian standards, business practices, national codes and guidelines. 

Gain these skills:

  • schedule and estimation of construction tasks
  • calculate foundation and footing requirements
  • manage a project schedule, cost and risk
  • knowledge of structural requirements, local building and construction standards, codes and practices
  • structural mechanics: loads, analysis, materials, and design of building members such as columns, beams, trusses and portal frames
  • simulating various load conditions to determine the strength and stiffness of structure by reporting component stress, strain and deformations
  • create detail drafting, technical specifications, schedules, and bill of quantities for a building project
  • building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation through planned coordination to deliver specific project outcomes, time and cost savings
  • detailed designs of both rural and urban roads, surface and subsurface drainage
  • investigate location of underground services and their impact on projects
  • calculating, sizing and selecting infrastructure components
  • geometric designs to optimize operational efficiency and road safety
  • analyse, interpret and apply Australian, MRWA and Austroads standards and guides
  • stormwater capture methods 

Flexible delivery!

For those of you already working in the industry, this course is delivered full time as well as part time, along with flexible learning delivery modes to support full-time workers. Evening delivery will support people unable to attend day classes to obtain a Civil Engineering Diploma qualification, in order to enhance career ambitions and to build and update your knowledge and skills in this rapidly changing industry.

Diploma
National ID: CHC52015
State ID: AWM0
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
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Diploma of Community Services

Become a team leader, program coordinator, or case manager in the community services industry.


Do you want to make a real difference?

When you complete the Diploma of Community Services you'll be on your way to a team leading career as a program coordinator, early intervention worker, or case manager. Working in Community Services is diverse and includes identifying support needed, and assisting to resolve personal issues by assigning resources that meet clients' needs. 

Gain these skills

  • develop and manage community programs
  • promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • respond to critical situations
  • manage service delivery
  • develop policy and research
  • coordinate volunteers
  • develop and maintain professional networks
  • work with cultural diversity
  • ethical behaviour 
  • legal responsibilities

The actual units studied and the associated fees may vary depending on the campus you apply for. 

Formalise your skills as an existing worker in community services

If you’re working in the community services industry, our Bentley workshop-style course will allow you to gain this qualification after hours at Bentley campus. Look for the part time study option below to apply.

Want to find out more about this industry?

Students in community services benefit from sharing information about organisations, initiatives and leading expertise in our Community Services Facebook page.

Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

Diploma
National ID: AHC31420
State ID: BGG8
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

This course will prepare you for a career in Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management.

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This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed within the conservation industry, to enter the work force in either private, local or state government sectors.

Please note: Conservation and Ecosystem Management involves physical labour and students will be required to demonstrate a reasonable level of fitness and mobility.

Good news!

This course is going to update to a new version in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 will enrol in the new units developed to meet current and future industry needs. Please note that the fees shown below are indicative only and may change.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40920
State ID: BGH6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

This course will prepare you for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work.

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When you complete the Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management you develop post-trade skills and a broad knowledge of the industry prior to undertaking higher level roles in conservation and ecosystem management.

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Murdoch Campus has extensive horticulture facilities, including large work sheds and sheltered nursery areas. The large grounds area surrounding Murdoch Campus also provides ample practice areas for students.

Certificate IV
National ID: 22484VIC
State ID: BEI22
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in EAL (Access)

Improve your English skills for further training and/ or employment.


Improve your English skills

For almost everything you do in Australia, you need to understand, speak, read and write English. If you have done your ESL entry course, or have picked up some English along the way, and want to build on it, this course will help towards further study or getting a good job.

If you like the look of this course but aren't sure if it's right for you, express your interest using the button below and our Program Manager will contact you to talk through your study goals.

Express your interest

Certificate I
National ID: 22485VIC
State ID: BEI15
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate II in EAL (Access)

Improve your English skills for further training and/ or employment.


Improve your English skills

When you finish the Certificate II in EAL (Access) you will be able to use English every day with confidence.

Gain these skills:

  • take part in informal conversations
  • read and write informative advice
  • understand and respond to written and spoken information
  • understand the news
  • use the internet safely

You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

EAL = English as an Additional Language.

If you like the look of this course but aren't sure if it's right for you, express your interest using the button below and our Program Manager will contact you to talk through your study goals.

Express your interest

Certificate II
National ID: 22486VIC
State ID: BEI18
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate III in EAL (Access)

Complete this course and you'll be able to use English every day with confidence.


Do you speak a language at home which isn't English?

When you finish the Certificate III in EAL (Access) you will be able to use English every day with confidence.

You will learn to

  • take part in informal conversations
  • read and write
  • understand and respond to written and spoken information
  • understand the news
  • use the internet safely

You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

EAL = English as an Additional Language.

If you like the look of this course but aren't sure if it's right for you, express your interest using the button below.  Our Program Manager will contact you to discuss your study goals.

Express your interest

Certificate III
National ID: CHC30121
State ID: BGY3
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

An expanding sector for those with a passion for the care and education of children up to the age of five.


Early Childhood Education and Care is an expanding sector for those with a passion for the care and education of young children up to the age of 5 years. The sector is demanding higher qualifications and training from educators to ensure consistently high standards of education and care for children placed in these services. This can be achieved by completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

90% of surveyed students were highly satisfied with this course.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC50121
State ID: BGY6
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care covers educators in children's services (early childhood) who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. At this level educators have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers. In most states it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children's service centre based care and education.

 

Diploma
National ID: MEM40119
State ID: AD18
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning)

Become a fully qualified and licensed Refrigeration and Air Conditioning tradesperson.

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Are you looking for a trade that brings comfort into the home?

When you complete this course you will be prepared to work with modern computer controlled heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and cooling (HVAC) systems.

Learn to commission in hands-on practical sessions with experienced technicians.

Specialist facilities on campus

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

For those already working in industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. To find out if you're eligible, visit the RPL page.

Certificate IV
National ID: SFL30115
State ID: AWP2
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Floristry

With this floristry qualification you'll be a leader in floral design work.

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Are you ready for your career to bloom?

Do you have creative flair and an eye for detail? This floristry qualification will set you on the path to becoming a 'budding' leader in floral design work. 

We teach you more than just about the flowers, once you have mastered the basic commercial skills, we show you how to execute custom-made, cutting-edge, large and small scale design briefs. 

Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience, a passion for flowers and offer a supportive training environment for you to gain a National Qualification, and expose you to the exciting  industry of professional floristry.

Gain these skills

  • designing, constructing and selling a diverse range of floristry products
  • developing practical construction and technique skills 
  • a comprehensive knowledge of the key tools for floral design and the elements and principles
  • working in a live environment to develop your speed of construction

Murdoch has new, specialised facilities dedicated to creative art and design.

To see some of the incredible work created by our floristry students and lecturers visit our Floristry Facebook page @floristrysmtafe

 

90% of surveyed students were highly satisfied with this course.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC30716
State ID: BDF1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Horticulture

Work with plants as school or council gardener, groundskeeper, or self-employed landscaper.

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When you complete the Certificate III in Horticulture you will be ready for a career working with plants as school or council gardener, groundskeeper, or self-employed landscaper. Whether you are an avid home gardener interested in plants, and/or sustainability and the environment, this course is for you!

Unearth your inner green thumb and establish your career in Horticulture with lecturers who are experts in the industry.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC50416
State ID: BDD0
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^
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Diploma of Horticulture

This course provides graduates with skills suited to a variety of horticulture occupations at a management level.

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This course provides graduates with skills suited to a variety of occupations at a management level. Employment prospects exist in local government, state government, nursery and turf, floriculture, gardening and the landscape industry.

It is a requirement that students provide their own Wifi-enabled Laptop (capable of word processing etc) . Enrolled students will be have access to Office 365.

Diploma
National ID: AHC30916
State ID: BDB7
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

This course provides the skills and knowledge to construct, renovate and maintain garden landscapes.

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This qualification provides the practical skills and knowledge to construct, renovate and maintain garden landscapes.

Training is provided in the areas of hard landscaping, irrigation, plant knowledge, soil nutrition, turf maintenance, landscape machinery use and horticultural safety, building on the skills gained in the Certificate II in Landscaping.

Please note: Landscaping involves physical labour and students will be required to demonstrate a reasonable level of fitness and mobility.

90% of surveyed students were highly satisfied with this course.

Good news!

This course is going to update to a new version in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 will enrol in the new units developed to meet current and future industry needs. Please note that the fees shown below are indicative only and may change.

Certificate III
National ID: 52881WA
State ID: BGR14
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate IV in Landscape Design

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The Certificate IV in Landscape Design course gives you a range of the skills and knowledge needed to work as a landscape designer. 

Certificate IV
National ID: PMA20116
State ID: BAN1
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Process Plant Operations

Learn the fundamentals of process plant operations by completing this entry-level course.

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Kick start your career in process plant operations

Our Certificate II in Process Plant Operations offers students exposure to the fundamentals of process plant operations. You will learn to use and operate production equipment to directly produce particular materials and substances. 

This course forms part of the Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Oil Refining Training Package (PMA16) and offers a number of specialist unit streams. It is typically used to prepare new employees or develop existing workers performing an operational role in the following chemical, hydrocarbons or refining sectors.

Gain these skills

  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • apply workplace context to own job
  • follow emergency response procedures
  • use equipment
  • operate equipment
  • work in accordance with an issued permit
  • read dials and indicators
  • operate fluid flow equipment
  • operate local control system
  • monitor continuous process plant
  • operate separation equipment
  • interpret process plant schematics
  • prepare and isolate plant

Specialist facilities at Munster Campus 

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art engineering building at Munster campus, featuring a real-life operating plant, an attached control room and technical engineering workshop rooms. 

Certificate II
National ID: BSB50820
State ID: BFT0
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^
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Diploma of Project Management

Manage projects from start to finish with this industry-relevant diploma.

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When you complete the Diploma of Project Management you will be looking at a career as a contract coordinator, project manager, quality administrator or risk management professional.

Completion of the Diploma of Project Management opens up a range of further study options and it may provide advanced standing towards a university degree.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Diploma
National ID: CHC40221
State ID: BGY4
Industry Education and Community Services

Certificate IV in School Based Education Support


Do you have a passion for working with children and supporting their individual needs?

Want a career that fits in with your family life? Training to be an Education Assistant is the course for you.

The Certificate IV in School Based Education Support will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist the teaching staff in schools and provide care, instruction and supervision in kindergarten, pre-primary, primary and secondary school.

Certificate IV
National ID: UEE20120
State ID: BFP0
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

Study at WA's premier centre for refrigeration and air-conditioning by becoming an air-conditioner or split-system installer.

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Do you want a career bringing comfort into the home?

When you complete this Certificate II in Split Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems you'll be what employers are looking for as a split system installer or air-conditioner installer.

Gain these skills:

  • install split systems and heat pump systems (maximum plant capacity 18kWr)
  • understand legal obligations 
  • assemble components 
  • pressure and leak test refrigerants and
  • workplace health and safety

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

Certificate II
National ID: CPP30119
State ID: BEX4
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Urban Pest Management

Obtain the skills to apply for a full pest management license by completing this course aimed at existing workers.

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Do you have what it takes to offer the best in urban pest management?

This qualification will provide students with the practical skills and knowledge to apply pesticides and carry out appropriate pest management treatments for domestic and commercial properties.

This course is for existing workers who are currently and actively employed in the Urban Pest Management industry. It will provide you with the skills to apply for a full pest management license*.

Gain these skills

  • inspect for, report on and control timber pests
  • install termite management systems
  • maintain service and repair pest management equipment and maintain equipment and pesticide storage areas in pest management vehicles
  • responding to enquiries and complaints
  • manage pests without applying pesticides
  • assess and advise on pest management options for sensitive operations and Implement and monitor pest management plans for sensitive operations
Certificate III
National ID: 52844WA
State ID: BGO43
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Course in Working Effectively in an Automated Workplace

Learn to use data for automation in workplaces.

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Begin your career in the exciting world of automation

This introductory course will prepare students how to use data and work effectively in a workplace using automation.

Automation is just one of the Industry 4.0 trends in accelerating the efficiency of organisations, utilising new and emerging technologies to automate processes. Be ahead of the curve and ensure your path to a job of the future.

This course is intended to equip current and prospective workers with the background skills and knowledge to demonstrate necessary awareness of what an autonomous workplace is, how it operates, what unique safety systems are present, how the human-machine interface operates and what, why and how data is used within such workplaces. It embraces an overview of the historical development of automation, an in-depth coverage of current automation and insight into some future extensions

Gain these skills

  • Appreciation of how and why automation is used
  • Safely, confidently and productively working within an automated workplace
  • Understanding how systems, equipment, technology and sensors communicate and are controlled
  • How to work effectively with the human-machine interface
  • Understand data and use efficiently in the modern technology enabled workplace

AWADAT0001 – Use Data in an Automated Workplace 
The unit investigates the types and sources of data, how data is used and why this understanding of data is vital to working effectively in an automated workplace.

AWAAUT0002 – Work in an Automated Workplace
The unit examines what an automated workplace is, how it has evolved, how it is controlled, where it can be applied, and what processes and procedures ensure it functions safely, efficiently and effectively. It emphasises the roles within an automated workplace, the communications skills needed and the importance of the human-machine-interface. The unit equips workers with the knowledge and skills to work alongside automated equipment.

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