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Study at TAFE in Semester 1 2023!

Level up your life with a TAFE course - applications now open! 

We have more than 300 courses in dozens of exciting study pathways for you to choose the perfect course to meet your career goals. 

If you're interested in studying at TAFE in 2023, you will need to apply before the applications close date, or express your interest in remaining places in courses after that date.  Find out more information including key dats on our How to apply page. 

If you're not sure what to study or career to choose, the Jobs and Skills Centres will be able to steer you in the right direction. 

All courses on offer in Semester 1 2023 are listed below. Click on the course of your choice to find out more information.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: FNS60217
State ID: BDQ1
Industry Business and Finance
VET Student Loans (VSL)

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: FNS50217
State ID: BDP8
Industry Business and Finance
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Accounting

Hone your accounting skills with the Diploma of Accounting. Learn to manage accounting reporting, taxation and control procedures.


Acquire the specific accounting techniques that will become the tools of your trade. The Diploma of Accounting will build on your knowledge gained at the Certificate IV level, and will prepare you for accounting positions within larger corporate organisations and growing companies. You will gain a more detailed understanding of day-to-day accounting work through practical training in operational activities.

Completion of the Diploma of Accounting, with passes in prescribed taxation units, satisfies some of the academic requirements for registration as a tax agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

Gain these skills

  • prepare income tax returns
  • manage budgets and forecasts
  • prepare financial reports
  • implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • provide management accounting information

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

Diploma
National ID: FNS40217
State ID: BDQ3
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Multiply your skills with the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping and work your way towards a career in accounting.


Are you looking to invest yourself into an accounting or bookkeeping career?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping you'll have the foundations for a career in accounting, making you ideal for sub-accountant or bookkeeping roles or as a registered BAS agent (with additional training and experience).

Gain these skills

  • prepare financial reports
  • accounts and ledgers
  • operational budgets
  • business activity statements (BAS)
  • accounting principles and industry practice

With industry and government forecasting strong demand for accountants in the coming years, you'll be ready for recruiting.

Completion of the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping opens up a range of further study options, including specialist diplomas, and it may assist in entry to university.

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

Certificate IV
National ID: FNS30317
State ID: BDQ0
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Invest in your mathematical skills with the Certificate III in Accounts Administration. Learn to oversee financial transactions, balance accounts and ledgers and provide financial reports. 


Are you looking to invest yourself in a rewarding accounts career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Accounts Administration you'll have skills that employers are looking for, making you ideal for roles in accounts payable and receivable, as a cashier, payroll officer or accounts clerk.

Gain these skills

  • knowledge in financial transactions
  • accounts and ledgers
  • workplace health and safety
  • financial reports, and payroll
  • You will gain experience in using computerised accounting software including MYOB and XERO.

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

Certificate III
National ID: MEA20418
State ID: AB67
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate II in Aeroskills (Aeroskills Mechanical Pre-apprenticeship)

Begin your career in aviation maintenance with the Certificate II in Aeroskills. Learn manufacturing hand skills and basic inspection and maintenance skills for various aircraft components.

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Do you want a career in aviation and don't know where to start?

When you complete the Certificate II in Aeroskills you open the door to a career in aviation maintenance, working on the advanced technology that flies 8 million people across the world every day, and is a great pathway into an apprenticeship and a Certificate IV in Aeroskills.

The Certificate II in Aeroskills course is designed to deliver both theoretical and practical knowledge enabling you to gain a solid foundation of both the knowledge and skills required to enter into an aviation maintenance career.

Gain these skills

  • aircraft airframe construction
  • aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • aircraft mechanical control systems
  • maintenance of mechanical components or parts
  • aircraft avionic fundamentals
  • aviation industry regulation and standards
  • aviation maintenance documentation
  • Work, Safety and Health practices in aviation

In the workshop, you will learn both manufacturing hand skills and the basic skills relating to the inspection and maintenance of various aircraft components.

Aerospace Training Centre

South Metro TAFE's AeroSpace Training Centre is the largest provider in WA offering training in aircraft maintenance and aviation. Our lecturers have diverse industry backgrounds including international licensed aircraft maintenance engineers, airline transport pilots, airport managers, flight instructors, cabin crew training managers, emergency procedures instructors, RAAF maintenance supervisors, as well as military and commercial aviators and managers.

The fully equipped hangar of the AeroSpace Training Centre at Jandakot Airport has various aircraft engines, workshop stations, computer facilities, a flight simulator, and a number of aircraft including our own Boeing 737.

Certificate II
National ID: MEA50219
State ID: AD02
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)

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This nationally recognised qualification is CASA approved and will teach you how to supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities.

The qualification applies to individuals seeking a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) B1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence, covering the supervision, performance and certification of airframe, engine, electrical and structural maintenance on aircraft that are type-rated by CASA for maintenance purposes.

Part 66 Module exams are included with this qualification, which are an essential requirement of gaining the licence.

Diploma
National ID: ACM20121
State ID: BGQ7
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate II in Animal Care

Start a career working with animals with the Certificate II in Animal Care. Learn the skills for care and maintenance of animals.


Are you barking mad for animals?

Do you want to gain experience working with animals? This course is an entry point into the animal care industry and prepares you for job roles such as an animal attendant in a kennel, cattery, animal shelter, or pet shop.

Gain these skills

  • care and maintenance of animals
  • animal care industry
  • practical experience with animals

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

Certificate II
National ID: ACM30121
State ID: BGQ8
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Animal Care Services

Are you looking for a career working with animals?

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Are you looking for a career working with animals?

When you complete the Certificate III in Animal Care Services, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to work in a broad range of roles in the animal care industry, including boarding, dog day care, rescue shelters, pet sitting, dog walking, breeding establishments and other animal businesses.

Our Bentley Campus houses an animal care facility so you will be able to learn animal care in a simulated workplace with a range of animal species including dogs, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, fish, budgerigars, cockatiels, and canaries.

Gain these skills:

  • Identify animal behaviours
  • Interact safely with animals
  • Assess the welfare status of animals
  • Comply with infection control policies/procedures
  • Provide animal first aid
  • Walk and exercise dogs
  • Bath, dry and brush dogs
  • Provide general care for dogs, rodents, rabbits, birds, fish, and reptiles
Certificate III
National ID: ACM30121
State ID: AD13
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming)

Fancy a career tidy-up? This course provides training in all aspects of grooming services and qualifies you to work under supervision in a pet grooming salon.

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Enjoy a well-groomed career

This course will provide you with comprehensive training in all aspects of pet grooming services and qualifies you to work under supervision in a pet grooming establishment.

Gain these skills

  • salon reception and housekeeping duties
  • bathing, brushing, trimming and other grooming services for domestic pets, usually dogs and in some cases cats
  • patience and genuine empathy for animals
  • customer service skills
  • cleanliness and professionalism.

This course builds a strong foundation for future employment in any facility offering pet grooming services including, mobile or shop front salons, veterinary clinics, boarding kennels and pet retail outlets. 

Applicants must have empathy for animals and possess the communication skills and physical ability to successfully perform work placement in the pet grooming industry.

Certificate III
National ID: ICT20120
State ID: BGJ3
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies

Launch your career in information technology, or be ready for employment using a range of technologies.


Begin your IT career pathway and enhance your employability skills!

The Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies will equip you with the foundation skills to either seek general employment, or commence you on an academic pathway for a career in the IT industry.

Gain these skills:

  • business application skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database
  • develop digital imaging skills
  • use and develop social media presence
  • work with basic computer hardware and operating systems
  • gain workplace health and safety knowledge
  • develop sustainable work practices

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber securitynetworking, programming and digital media.

Higher level studies are strongly recommended.

Certificate II
National ID: MST60119
State ID: BEP4
Industry Creative Industries
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Launch into a fashion career with the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn how to build and prepare a graduate portfolio to get you ready for employment.

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Launch into a career in fashion

When you complete the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising at Bentley, you’re ready to work as a fashion designer, product developer, production manager, CAD operator, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) operator, distribution coordinator, fashion/ textile and colour forecaster, garment finisher, pattern grader/maker, production consultant, or specialised construction machinist.

The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course is the final year of three years of fashion study. Culminating in a professional showcase of student collections at an industry-attended fashion show, this course covers every aspect of a fashion cycle. Students and staff work together to build a graduate portfolio and professional profile to prepare graduates for employment.

Gain these skills: 

  • specialised digital patternmaking
  • costing and pricing strategies 
  • marketing and branding 

See more on our award winning students and Bentley facilities facebook and instagram.

The fees and duration of study on this website for this qualification are for the final advanced diploma year only, students enter this qualification after completing the Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

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: BEP9
Industry Creative Industries
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Work your way towards a career in the fashion industry with the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn skills in conceptual design development, fashion illustration, CAD patternmaking and grading and more.

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Are you ready to get serious about a career in fashion?

Do you aspire to a career as an assistant fashion designer, CAD operator, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) operator, fabric and supply technician or patternmaker?

The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course builds on student fashion skills. 

Gain these skills:

  • conceptual design development
  • fashion illustration
  • textile development and manipulation techniques
  • digital print development
  • digital fashion and production technologies 
  • specialist patternmaking
  • CAD patternmaking and grading
  • specialist garment construction including bras and swimwear, tailored fully lined jackets, boned bodices and leatherwork

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

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

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: SFI50119
State ID: BEJ2
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Aquaculture

Learn the practical skills and knowledge to manage the operations for fish farms, marine farms and hatcheries.

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This higher level qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to manage the operations of fish farms, marine farms and hatcheries. It is suitable for students that hold a Certificate III in Aquaculture or have substantial aquaculture industry experience.

Gain these skills:

  • developing and implementing a breeding strategy
  • planning ecologically sustainable practices
  • biosecurity
  • managing stock health
  • developing a stock production plan and
  • managing an aquaculture research trial

You will also learn skills in planning and designing a water supply and disposal system, and stock culture systems and structures. You will learn the skills necessary to supervise and manage staff.

The environments in which our graduates work include:

  • aquaculture farms or fishout/put-and-take operations
  • 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.

Diploma
National ID: AUR20220
State ID: BGA7
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

Learn the skills to prepare for an automotive air conditioning apprenticeship.

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When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology you'll have what employers are looking for as an apprentice automotive air conditioning specialist.

Learn in specialised facilities

Kwinana campus offers specialist training in automotive air conditioning with purpose-built air-conditioning rigs, providing students with a high quality of learning and practical skills. It also boasts a large modern, indoor workshop where students undertake all their learning and training.

If you're already trade-qualified in vehicle servicing, ask us about how Recognition of Prior Learning can accelerate your achieving a new specialty with this qualification. 

Certificate II
National ID: AUR20920
State ID: AC37
Industry Automotive

Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Panel Beating Pre-apprenticeship)

Learn the skills and knowledge to prepare for a panel beating apprenticeship.

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Are you revved up for a career in giving cars their shine?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Panel Beating Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice auto body repairer/panel beater.

Gain these skills

  • welding 
  • thermal cutting 
  • removing and replacing panels and fittings 
  • rust prevention 
  • environmental regulations and
  • workplace safety and health

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR20920
State ID: AC36
Industry Automotive

Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Vehicle Body Painting Pre-apprenticeship)

Learn the skills and knowledge to prepare for an auto body painting apprenticeship.

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Are you revved up for a career in giving cars their shine?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Vehicle Body Painting Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice auto body repairer/painter.

Gain these skills

  • prepare vehicle panels for painting
  • removing and repairing panels
  • environmental regulations
  • workplace safety and health

South Metropolitan TAFE is the only TAFE in WA offering this qualification.

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR20420
State ID: AC29
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology (Automotive Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship)

Gain the skills to prepare for an automotive electrical apprenticeship. 

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When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology (Automotive Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice automotive electrician.

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

Kwinana campus offers specialist training in automotive air conditioning with purpose-built air-conditioning rigs, providing students with a high quality of learning and practical skills. It also boasts a large modern, indoor workshop where students undertake all their learning and training.

Certificate II
National ID: AUM20218
State ID: AB70
Industry Automotive

Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus, Truck and Trailer (Vehicle Body Building Pre-apprenticeship)

Learn the skills and knowledge to prepare for a bus, truck and trailer vehicle body building apprenticeship.

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Are you revved up for a body building career?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus, Truck and Trailer (Vehicle Body Building Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice vehicle body builder.

Gain these skills

  • operate automotive tools, equipment and machinery 
  • paint vehicle chassis and surfaces 
  • assemble components 
  • work in a team and
  • workplace safety and health

 

Certificate II
National ID: AUR20520
State ID: AC34
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-apprenticeship)

Learn the skills to prepare for a heavy vehicle or plant mechanic apprenticeship. Learn how to work on loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks. 

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Are you geared up for a big career working with big gears?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice heavy vehicle or plant mechanic.

Gain these skills

  • working on loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks
  • inspecting and servicing transmissions, steering, brakes, fuel injection systems, hydraulics, and batteries
  • troubleshooting basic faults
  • workplace safety and health
Certificate II
National ID: AUR20520
State ID: AC33
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Light Vehicle Servicing Pre-apprenticeship)

Learn about servicing and maintaining engines and prepare for a mechanic apprenticeship. 

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By the time you've finished this qualification, you'll know your radiator from your regulator and be in a good position to get yourself an apprenticeship in mechanics.

Specialist training facilities

South Metro TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

Kwinana campus offers specialist training in automotive air conditioning with purpose-built air-conditioning rigs, providing students with a high quality of learning and practical skills. It also boasts a large modern, indoor workshop where students undertake all their learning and training.

Certificate II
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: 52845WA
State ID: BGO44
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Autonomous Workplace Operations

Begin an automation study pathway with this basic course in workplace automation.

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Become part of the wave of future technologies in automation

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

A career in automation offers the opportunity to work in a field that is challenging, interesting, in-demand and well-paid.   

This course allows students to develop a good understanding of the emerging technologies in the resources sector. Learn how automation is innovating mobile and fixed plant operations, get an introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and process control operations. These skills are in high demand in the sector, so graduates will be well placed to pursue a traineeship or apprenticeship following this course. 

Gain these skills:

  • awareness of an autonomous workplace and how it operates
  • what unique safety systems are present
  • how the human-machine interface operates
  • what, why and how data is used within such workplaces
  • identify and use basic current industry specific technologies
  • contribute to autonomous workplace communication and team effectiveness
  • work within the value chain of an automated operation
  • use data and technology to complete work within an automated operation
  • prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers
  • operate local control system

The course also provides an overview of the historical development of automation, an in-depth coverage of current automation and insight into some future extensions.

Study at Munster Campus three days a week with specialist simulation facilities available to allow students to develop real-world experience.

Certificate II
National ID: AVI30219
State ID: BER6
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew)

Gain the skills to become a flight attendant or cabin crew member. Learn skills such as emergency response, first aid and customer service. 

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Are you ready to let your dreams soar?

When you complete the Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew) you will be recruitment-ready for an exciting career as a flight attendant or cabin crew member.

Gain these skills:

  • emergency response drills
  • first aid
  • responsible service of alcohol
  • teamwork and customer service
  • preparation for cabin duties

You will gain confidence in dealing with difficult passengers on an aircraft with crew member security training.

This course is specifically designed for those seeking an exciting career as a cabin crew member (flight attendant). This course has been developed in conjunction with commercial airlines and experienced cabin crew training managers to meet current aviation standards and will thoroughly prepare you to be successful in the airline industry.

South Metropolitan TAFE has a Boeing 737 which will be used for the majority of your practical training. The fun begins with practical exercises such as evacuating down a slide, simulated cabin fires with a smoke machine, firefighting, ditching and life raft training. You will have hands on instruction in the full-length cabin with business and economy class seating, fully operational galleys, cabin service equipment and PA system.

Graduates of this course have successfully gained employment with both regional and international airlines as cabin crew members. Students should also be fit and healthy in order to successfully complete the airlines emergency procedure training. A prerequisite for the course is the ability to swim a minimum of 50 metres, unaided and fully clothed. Students must provide a swimming certificate in order to demonstrate they meet the prerequisite and can therefore participate in the water training exercises.

Aerospace Training Centre

South Metropolitan TAFE's AeroSpace Training Centre is the largest provider in WA offering training in aircraft maintenance and aviation. Our lecturers have diverse industry backgrounds including international licensed aircraft maintenance engineers, airline transport pilots, airport managers, flight instructors, cabin crew training managers, emergency procedures instructors, RAAF maintenance supervisors, as well as military and commercial aviators and managers.

The fully equipped hangar of the AeroSpace Training Centre at Jandakot Airport has various aircraft engines, workshop stations, computer facilities, a flight simulator, and a number of aircraft including our own Boeing 737.

Certificate III
National ID: FBP20221
State ID: AC93
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Certificate II in Baking (Pre-apprenticeship)

Gain the skills to prepare for a baking apprenticeship. Learn how to make pastry, bread, meringues and doughnuts. 

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Ready for your career to rise as a baker?

When you complete the Certificate II in Baking (Baking Pre-Apprenticeship) you will be ready for an apprenticeship in the baking industry.

Gain these skills

  • make and bake pastry, bread, meringues, and doughnuts
  • customer service
  • first aid
  • hygiene
  • workplace health and safety

We are the only provider offering training in baking with an on-campus bakehouse that sells students' work to the general public.

Certificate II
National ID: 52893WA
State ID: AD06
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Brick and Block Laying Pre-apprenticeship)

Gain the skills to work in the building industry and become an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.

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When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.

 

Certificate II
National ID: 52893WA
State ID: AD12
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship)

Gain the skills to work in the building industry and become an apprentice carpenter and joiner.

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When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice carpenter and joiner.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the building industry, in accordance with current building practices.

Learn in specialised facilities

The Mandurah, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses offer world-class facilities and are equipped with the latest technology.

Certificate II
National ID: 52893WA
State ID: AD10
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Painting and Decorating Pre-apprenticeship)

Gain the skills to work in the building industry and become an apprentice painter and decorator.


When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice painter and decorator.

Painting and decorating is known as the finishing trade, encompassing both residential and commercial areas. It can include new constructions as well as restoring historically significant buildings.

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie and Mandurah Campuses offer first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Certificate II
National ID: BSB30120
State ID: BFS5
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Business

Gain the business skills to work in data entry, customer services, account or as an office clerk.


When you complete the Certificate III in Business you'll have skills that employers are looking for, making you ideal for roles in data entry, customer service, accounts or as an office clerk.

With industry and government forecasting a strong demand for office workers in coming years, you'll be ready for recruiting.

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

Certificate III
National ID: BSB40120
State ID: BFR1
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Certificate IV in Business

Gain the business skills to manage offices in the corporate world as an office manager, business planner and customer service.


When you complete the Certificate IV in Business you will have a practical foundation to take you into a number of business and corporate careers: office management, start-up business planning and marketing, and customer service.

Completion of the Certificate IV in Business opens up a range of further study options, including specialist business diplomas and it may assist in entry to university.

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

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB50120
State ID: BFT3
Industry Business and Finance
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Business

Gain the business skills to build and manage a team in the government and private sectors. Learn how to recruit, develop a team and manage organisational risk.

Delivered at:


When you complete the Diploma of Business you will have what it takes for a career in both the government and private sectors.

Completion of the Diploma of Business opens up a range of further study options and it may give you 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: BSB30120
State ID: AC46
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Business (Administration)

Gain the office skills to work in data entry, customer service or accounts, secretarial or reception. Learn basic MYOB and workplace health and safety. 


When you complete the Certificate III in Business Administration you'll have skills that employers are looking for, making you ideal for roles in data entry, customer service, or as an office or accounts clerk, secretary or receptionist.

With industry and government forecasting a growing demand for office workers in coming years, you'll be ready for recruiting.

This course is also offered as a dual qualification with Certificate III in Business.

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

Certificate III
National ID: BSB40120
State ID: AC49
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Certificate IV in Business (Administration)

Gain the business skills to manage customers in office management or business administration.


When you complete the Certificate IV in Business Administration you will be set for a career with expanding possibilities: in office management, or business administration.

If you choose to enrol in the additional unit BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding you may also be eligible for the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business.

Completion of the Certificate IV in Business (Business Administration) opens up a range of further study options, including specialist business diplomas, and it may assist in entry to university.

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

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB30120
State ID: AC47
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Business (Medical Administration)

Gain the skills to work in a medical administration support role. Learn basic accounting and medical accounts and terminology.


When you complete the Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical) you'll have skills that may be suitable for a medical administration support role.

With industry and government forecasting a growing demand for medical receptionists and clerks in coming years, you could be ready for recruiting.

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

Certificate III
National ID: SIT30816
State ID: AZU5
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

On completion of this course you will be able to work as a cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

Delivered at:


Love food and want to become a chef?

When you complete the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery you will be able to work as a cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

Gain these skills:

  • work effectively in a commercial kitchen team
  • plan, prepare and cook food
  • produce dishes suitable for different cultural and dietary requirements
  • learn about cleaning
  • first aid
  • food safety programs
  • hygiene
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate III
National ID: SIT40516
State ID: AZW3
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Work as a supervisor, team leader cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

Delivered at:


Want to run a fast paced kitchen?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery you will be able to work as a supervisor/team leader cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

Gain these skills:

  • lead a team in a commercial kitchen 
  • plan, prepare and cook food
  • produce dishes suitable for cultural and dietary requirements
  • learn about cleaning
  • first aid
  • food safety programs
  • manage workplace conflict
  • hygiene
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate IV
National ID: CHC32015
State ID: AWJ2
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
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Certificate III in Community Services

Become a youth worker, support worker, or family carer.


When you complete the Certificate III in Community Services you'll be on your way to a career as a youth worker, support worker, or family carer.

You will also gain an understanding of mental health, alcohol, drug, and domestic violence services.

The course availability at Bentley campus has been revamped and now offers students with greater flexibility.

It now offers:

  • Family friendly hours of delivery (i.e. course runs within school hours)
  • No classes held during school holidays
  • Community project delivered within class hours
  • Elective units offered are relevant to current industry and community practices

This entry-level course is ideal for students seeking employment in the community services (aged care and disability) sectors. The course also offers an ideal pathway into higher-level community services qualifications.

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

Certificate III
National ID: CHC52015
State ID: AWM0
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
Online
VET Student Loans (VSL)

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: UEE20520
State ID: BFP7
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair

Explore a career in computers as a computer assembler and repairer.


Looking for a practical computing course?

When you complete the Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair you'll be flicking the switch on a career in computers as a computer assembler and repairer.

Gain these skills:

  • repair, maintain, assemble and upgrade a personal computer
  • replace components and circuit boards
  • use test equipment
  • learn computer operating systems
  • low voltage circuit analysis
  • workshop environments methods
  • utilise workplace health and safety and sustainability practices 

Higher level studies are strongly recommended to enhance your employability skills.

Dual qualification: you may choose to complete the Certificate II in Electronics in the same semester. Ask us about this exciting option.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE40120
State ID: BFL8
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate IV in Computer Systems

Become a computer systems technician.

Delivered at:


Are you ready for a technology career hardwired for success?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Computer Systems you'll be well on your way to an exciting IT career. Gain skills that employers will value for a computer systems technician.

Gain these skills:

  • select, install, commission, fault find and maintain computer hardware
  • select, install, commission, fault find and maintain software and network systems including wireless
  • support engineering application software and hardware 
  • write and test programs to control external devices 
  • build web pages
  • utilise workplace health and safety and sustainability practices

By completing this course at South Metropolitan TAFE you'll also gain valuable skills to prepare for external Cisco CCNA certification.

Dual qualification: a second qualification in Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications may be readily achieved as many units are common to both qualifications. Ask about this exciting option.

Certificate IV
National ID: UEE50120
State ID: BFQ6
Industry Engineering and Mining
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Launch your career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or computer systems technician.

Delivered at:


Are you ready for a high end technology career?

When you complete the Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering you'll be well on your way to a career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or computer systems technician.

Gain these skills:

  • assemble, test, maintain, and troubleshoot a range of electronic devices and computer systems
  • fault-find digital and microcontroller systems
  • develop skills in design, configuration and fault-finding computer networks
  • PCB CAD design
  • microcontroller and object oriented code programming

By completing this course at South Metropolitan TAFE you'll also gain valuable skills in Cisco CCNA and Cisco Wireless.

Dual qualification: Students will have the opportunity to concurrently complete A160 UEE50511 Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering with this course as many units are common to both courses. Ask for more information.

Diploma
National ID: AHC21020
State ID: BGH1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Work effectively in the land conservation industry.

Delivered at:


SM TAFE's conservation and land management qualifications focus on sustainability and sustainable development.

Certificate II
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.

Delivered at:


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: CUA20220
State ID: BGT7
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate II in Creative Industries

An exciting ICT creative career pathway as a multimedia designer, web developer, or production assistant.

Delivered at:


Get your creativity flowing! 

Creativity is the third top skill that employers are looking for to future proof your career. The Certificate II in Creative Industries will start you on your journey towards an exciting creative career pathway as a multimedia designer, web developer, or production assistant. By completing this qualification you will also improve your ICT employability skills.

Gain these skills

  • use digital technologies and multimedia
  • social media skills
  • design and digital imaging skills
  • gain arts industry knowledge 
  • effective teamwork 

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

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. 

See our IT Training Facebook page

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

Certificate II
National ID: 22445VIC
State ID: BCZ09
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

A para-professional qualification designed to deliver job-ready skills leading to career as a cyber security expert.

Delivered at:


Malicious cyber activity is growing worldwide, driving a dramatic increase in demand for cyber security solutions. Over the next decade the Australian cyber security industry is forecast to almost triple in size. This growth translates into an additional 11,000 jobs.

Study our para professional qualification designed to deliver job-ready skills leading to specialisation as a cyber security expert. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills that will equip them to provide a comprehensive set of technical services beyond networking.

Specialist facilities on-campus

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

The Murdoch campus is centrally located to the Murdoch health and knowledge precinct, making it the ideal location for cyber security training. SM TAFE has networks with industry associations such as the Australian Computer Society, Australian Information Security Association and Health Informatics Society of Australia, ensuring our students have access to industry expertise and networking opportunities.

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: 22334VIC
State ID: BCY61
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Delve into the world of cyber security and become a trusted professional in a fast-growing industry.


Delve into the world of cyber security and become a trusted professional in a fast-growing industry. In a world where cyber attacks are constantly on the rise, there has never been a better time to gain in-demand skills that can set you up for a lucrative career in cyber security. 

A capstone project in the last term of study consolidates skills gained and is applied to an industry scenario. This course leads to a job of the future with STEM skills highly prized in the protection of data.

Specialist facilities on-campus

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

See our IT Training Facebook page

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Certificate IV
National ID: CHC43115
State ID: AWJ3
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate IV in Disability

This course provides participants with the skills to support people with disability to achieve greater levels of independence.

Delivered at:


Study a qualification that open doors to a range of job opportunities in the direct care industry, whilst giving back to the community. This formal qualification provides the skills and knowledge to empower people with disability to achieve greater levels of independence.

This qualification builds on the skills and knowledge you would have gained in Certificate III in Individual Support or Certificate III in Disability.

Gain these skills

  • working effectively in the direct care industry and caring for people with disability
  • enabling clients to maintain independence
  • safety procedures and ethical behaviour
  • infection control practices
  • working with cultural diversity
  • workplace health and safety
  • using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Want to find out more about this industry?

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

Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

Is this the right course for you?

Have you got what it takes to be successful in this career? Our Core Skills guide lists the skills and attributes necessary to study and work in this field.

See the Core Skills required

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: 22490VIC
State ID: BEI19
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate IV in EAL (Employment / Professional)

A communication in English course for those wanting to work professionally.

Delivered at:


This course is designed for people learning English as an additional language who want to develop their language skills and become confident communicating in workplace situations.

Gain these skills

  • Practise complex conversations and workplace communication
  • Present and understand complex presentations on employment topics
  • Give and follow a range of complex instructions in a workplace
  • Read and write formal letters and other professional documents
  • Research and discuss employment issues in Australia
  • Learn about inclusive work practices
Certificate IV
National ID: 22489VIC
State ID: BEI21
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate III in EAL (Employment)

Improve your English while developing the skills and knowledge required to advise, prepare and serve espresso coffee to customers. Learn how to select and grind coffee beans, prepare and serve espresso coffee using commercial espresso machines and grinders.

Delivered at:


Certificate III
National ID: 22492VIC
State ID: BEI20
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)

A transitional English course for those wanting to study at diploma or university level.

Delivered at:


Do you speak another language at home (not English)?

The Certificate IV in EAL (English as an Additional Language)  - Further Study will prepare you for a wide range of study including Diploma and university (Murdoch University).

This course meets appropriate entry requirements into Murdoch University undergraduate degrees with minimum entry of IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.

Gain these skills:

  • academic discussions
  • reading and understanding textbooks
  • research and analytical skills
  • oral and written presentation of information
  • to understand and respond to written and spoken information.

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 IV
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^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

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: UEE21920
State ID: BFN1
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate II in Electronics

Learn practical electronics skills in this highly sought after course.


Looking for an electrifying career path?

Flick on the switch to a new career in electronics! Get your foot in the door with the Certificate II in Electronics and discover an introduction to the world of electronics to gain knowledgeable and practical workshop skills. 

Gain these skills

  • assemble and replace electronic components
  • troubleshoot DC circuits
  • use test equipment
  • utilise workplace health and safety and sustainability practices

This qualification will prepare you for higher level studies, which are strongly recommended to enhance your employability skills.

Dual qualification: you may choose to complete the Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair, in the same semester. Ask us about this exciting option.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE40720
State ID: BFP4
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications

Join the skillful and practical world of electronics as you become a technician.

Delivered at:


Are you ready for an electronics career helping others get the message?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications you'll be well on your way to a career as an electronic technician.

Gain these skills

  • assemble, test, maintain, and troubleshoot a range of electronic components and devices
  • fault-find in power supplies, amplifiers, communications systems, digital and microcontroller systems
  • write and test programs to control external devices
  • utilise workplace health and safety and sustainability practices

This is a WA priority skills course so lower tuition fees apply and employment prospects are higher.

Dual qualification: at the Thornlie campus a second qualification in Certificate IV in Computer Systems may be readily achieved as many units are common to both qualifications. Ask about this exciting option.

Certificate IV
National ID: UEE50520
State ID: BFP5
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Progress towards a specialist career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or electronic systems technician.

Delivered at:


Are you ready to join the ranks of electronics professionals?

Advance your career in electronics and communications with the Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering.  With this technical qualification, you will gain specialised knowledge and extensive skills across the electrical engineering field to progress towards a career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or electronic systems technician. Our purpose-built facility features advanced technologies and equipment to ensure students are learning in an industry-standard setting. 

Gain these skills

  • assemble, test, maintain, and troubleshoot a range of electronic components and devices
  • fault-find power supplies, amplifiers, communications systems, digital and microcontroller systems
  • write and test programs to control devices
  • commission and modify electronic systems
  • develop design briefs
  • supervise a team
  • workplace health and safety and sustainability practices

Dual qualification: At our Thornlie campus you will have the opportunity to concurrently complete Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering, as many of the units are common to both courses. Ask for more information.

Diploma
National ID: UEE22020
State ID: AC54
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-apprenticeship)

Become an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.


Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)(Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.

Gain these skills:

  • work effectively in the construction industry
  • use hand and power tools
  • interpret drawings
  • take electrical and electronic measurements
  • solder components
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

SM TAFE's Thornlie, Rockingham and Mandurah Campuses offer first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Certificate II
National ID: MEM60112
State ID: J368
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Secure a future as an engineering technician, detailed drafter, or maintenance technician.

Delivered at:


Are you ready for a technically advanced engineering career?

Redefine your engineering future with the Advanced Diploma of Engineering. Develop specialised technical skills to step towards a future as an engineering technician, detailed drafter, or maintenance technician. Learn in an advanced training facility with industry-standard equipment and technology, to ensure that you graduate job-ready. 

Gain these skills

  • carry out mechanical engineering drafting and design
  • analytical work involving manufacturing and fabrication techniques
  • understand the application of engineering principles, systems, and processes
  • draw and design mechanical equipment
  • maintain mechanical systems
  • workplace health and safety

Graduates are typically employed in areas such as computer aided design and drafting, process plant drafting and design, machine drafting and design, air conditioning drafting and design, shipbuilding drafting and design, plant maintenance supervision (building on a trade background), and other general engineering and technical positions.

Completion of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering opens up a range of further study options, and may produce advanced standing towards a university degree.

Specialist applied engineering facility at Munster campus

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art Applied Engineering building at Munster campus, featuring mechatronics labs and technical engineering workshop rooms. In our courses, you'll have access to modern equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA50
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

Continue your trade studies through to a metal fabrication apprenticeship.


Blend a traditional trade with new technologies! 

Metal fabricators and welders work in a diverse trade, applying a broad range of fabrication and welding skills to industries including mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling. Pre-apprentices are exposed to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade, including computer controlled metal plate cutting equipment.

This pre-apprenticeship prepares graduates to continue their studies through to a metal fabrication apprenticeship.

Gain these skills:

  • Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
  • Carry out mechanical cutting
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • Perform manual production welding
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Use power tools/hand held operations

Learn in specialised facilities

Our campuses provides students with a hands-on learning environment that feature industry-standard equipment, advanced technology and specialised workshop areas. 

Certificate II
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA49
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship)

Become a mechanical fitting or machinist apprentice in the mining, industrial, defence, automotive, or hydraulics industries.


Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll greatly improve your chance of getting a mechanical fitting or machinist apprenticeship in industries such as mining, industrial, defence, automotive, or hydraulics.

Gain these skills

  • make machines, parts, and tools
  • work with pumps and hydraulics
  • use workshop machines
  • utilise hand and power tools
  • measuring & technical drawing
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

Our campuses provides students with a hands-on learning environment that feature industry-standard equipment, advanced technology and specialised workshop areas.

Certificate II
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA47
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Pre-Apprenticeship)

Greatly improve your chances of getting a refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship.

Delivered at:


Are you ready for an in-demand career helping others keep their cool?

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll greatly improve your chance of getting a refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship.

Gain these skills:

  • using relevant tools 
  • measuring 
  • technical drawing 
  • electrical wiring 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: MEM50212
State ID: J367
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Engineering - Technical

Pursue a career in the mechanical, mechatronic, manufacturing and maintenance engineering fields.

Delivered at:


Are you ready for a technically advanced engineering career?

Advance your career with a technical engineering qualification. The Diploma of Engineering - Technical covers a diverse range of theoretical and technical skills for pursuing a career in the mechanical, mechatronic, manufacturing and maintenance engineering fields. This course emphasises the transfer of theoretical concepts to practical real-life applications to ensure our students graduate with job-ready skills. 

Diploma
National ID: MEM50212
State ID: WB87
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Engineering - Technical (HVAC)

Gain specialist skills in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as a mechanical design engineer, or project manager.

Delivered at:


Are you ready for a technical career that is neither too hot nor too cold?

When you complete the Diploma of Engineering – Technical (HVAC) you'll have specialist skills in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as a mechanical design engineer, sales consultant, or project manager.

Gain these skills:

  • design and implement HVAC systems
  • incorporate thermodynamics principles
  • psychrometric processes
  • energy management principles
  • building information models
  • produce engineering drawings
  • workplace health and safety

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.

Diploma
National ID: BSB40320
State ID: BFR6
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business

Complete this course to learn how to launch a new business and gain the practical understanding of what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.

Delivered at:


Are you ready to turn a dream into a flourishing business?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business you will have the practical understanding of what it takes to run a successful small business.

Gain these skills

  • develop a viable business plan
  • understand your legal requirements and responsibilities
  • manage business finances
  • market new business ventures

Completion of the Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business opens up a range of further study options, including specialist business diplomas, and it may assist in entry to university.

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

Certificate IV
National ID: SIT50316
State ID: AZU4
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Event Management

Work as an events organiser or functions coordinator in the community, cultural, hospitality, sporting, and tourism sectors.

Delivered at:


Do you want an eventful career?

When you complete the Diploma of Event Management you will be able to work as an events/conference organiser or functions coordinator in the community, cultural, hospitality, sporting, and tourism sectors.

Gain these skills:

  • coordinating a diverse team
  • risk management
  • contingency planning
  • project management
  • work with sponsors
  • coordinating on-site operations
  • manage finances and budgets
  • workplace health and safety
Diploma
National ID: SIT30516
State ID: AZV9
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate III in Events

Work in the exciting events industry including tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors.

Delivered at:


Do you want an eventful career?

The Certificate III in Events, reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed events administration or operational skills and knowledge to complete event-related work activities. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence under the guidance of more senior event personnel, using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

Gain these skills

  • process and monitor event registrations
  • provide service to customers
  • social and cultural diversity
  • safe work practices
  • event staging support
  • interpret product information

Events are diverse in nature and this qualification provides a pathway to work for event or exhibition organisations operating in a range of industries including the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors.

The diversity of employers includes event or exhibition management companies, event venues, or organisations that organise their own events. Work could be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of events takes place, on-site at venues where events are staged or a combination of both.

On completion of your Certificate III in Events, further study pathways exist directly into the Diploma of Event Management; with other pathways leading into Travel, Tourism and Hospitality.

Certificate III
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.

Delivered at:


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: 22472VIC
State ID: BEH69
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies
Online

Certificate I in General Education for Adults

Gain better reading, writing, maths, and computer skills.


Do you want to take control of your future?

When you finish the Certificate I in General Education for Adults you will have better reading, writing, maths, and computer skills.

Gain these skills

  • how to make a plan
  • simple reading and writing
  • how to make simple documents
  • basic computer skills
  • simple maths and working with money

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.

The Certificate I in General Education for Adults is approximately equivalent to Year 9 for the purposes of applying for a TAFE course and will meet the entry requirements for most Certificate II, III or IV level TAFE courses.

Express your interest

Certificate I
National ID: HLT33115
State ID: AWJ4
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Become a healthcare worker and enjoy a fast-paced and exciting career.


Do you have what it takes to care for people?

This course will prepare you to become a health care worker. This is an active, physical career which provides assistance to healthcare staff and clients.

This qualification reflects the role of a variety of workers who use a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge to provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients. Health services assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

Gain these skills:

  • interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • organise personal work priorities and development
  • communicate and work in health or community services
  • work with diverse people
  • recognise healthy body systems
  • comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • participate in workplace health and safety
  • assist with movement
  • prepare and maintain beds
  • transport individuals
  • provide first aid
Certificate III
National ID: HLT33115
State ID: AA72
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)

Provide healthcare services in acute care settings as an assistant to a nurse or medical practitioner.

Delivered at:


Are you interested in working in acute care settings?

Health Services Assistance is a physically demanding career which provides assistance to professional healthcare staff for the care of clients.

You will have direct contact with clients and assist them with personal care, communication, mobility and rehabilitation. You will be required to implement programs and procedures to maximise client well being. Acting as an assistant to a nurse or medical practitioner, your working environment can be varied. You may need to work shift hours and will need to use equipment designed for manual handling. This course has a focus on mental health and includes Department of Health units for acute care settings.

Gain these skills

  • interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • organise personal work priorities and development
  • work with diverse people
  • recognise healthy body systems
  • comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • work place health and safety
Certificate III
National ID: AHC20416
State ID: BDE6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Horticulture

An entry-level horticulture qualification for those who are passionate about the environment.

Delivered at:


If you are passionate about the environment, sustainable practices, or an avid home gardener who is interested in plants, this course is for you. Launch your horticulture career, and brush up on your skills by completing this entry-level qualification to unearth your inner green thumb.

Horticulture is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia with the sector playing an important role in delivering economic, social and environmental value. 

Certificate II
National ID: SIT20316
State ID: AZW1
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate II in Hospitality

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality settings such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

Delivered at:


Do you want a career that could take you all over the world?

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a defined and limited range of hospitality operational skills and basic industry knowledge. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality settings such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

Gain these skills:

  • serve alcohol responsibly
  • make espresso coffee
  • serve food
  • provide excellent customer service
  • comply with hygiene standards
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate II
National ID: SIT30616
State ID: AZT7
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate III in Hospitality

Work anywhere as a bar attendant, barista, waiter, housekeeper, or gaming attendant.

Delivered at:


Do you want a career that could take you all over the world?

When you complete the Certificate III in Hospitality you will be able to work anywhere as a bar attendant, barista, waiter, housekeeper, or gaming attendant.

Gain these skills

  • serve alcohol responsibly
  • make espresso coffee
  • serve food
  • provide excellent customer service
  • comply with hygiene standards
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate III
National ID: SIT40416
State ID: AZV8
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate IV in Hospitality

Work as a hospitality supervisor or team leader. Be a bar supervisor, food and beverage manager, duty manager or concierge.

Delivered at:


Do you want a career that could take you all over the world?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Hospitality you'll be able to work as a hospitality supervisor or team leader. Job roles include bar supervisor, food and beverage manager, duty manager and concierge.

Gain these skills

  • responsible service of alcohol
  • financial management
  • enhanced customer service
  • manage workplace conflict
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate IV
National ID: SIT60316
State ID: AZV5
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Be able to work anywhere as an operations manager, food and beverage manager, or front office manager.

Delivered at:


Do you want a management career that could take you all over the world?

When you complete the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management you will be able to work anywhere as an operations manager, food and beverage manager, or front office manager.

Gain these skills

  • lead a diverse team
  • financial management
  • regulatory compliance
  • recruiting and inducting staff
  • managing assets
  • managing staff performance
  • coordinating in-house events
  • workplace health and safety
Advanced Diploma
National ID: SIT50416
State ID: AZW2
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Hospitality Management

An exciting management career that will take you all over the world.

Delivered at:


Do you want a management career that could take you all over the world?

When you complete the Diploma of Hospitality Management you will be able to work as a functions manager, restaurant manager, or front office manager.

Gain these skills:

  • lead a diverse team
  • financial management
  • regulatory compliance
  • rostering
  • stock purchasing and control
  • providing quality customer service
  • managing workplace conflict
  • workplace health and safety
Diploma
National ID: BSB50320
State ID: BFR8
Industry Business and Finance
Online
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Human Resource Management

When you complete this diploma you will have what it takes for a career as a human resources manager.

Delivered at:


When you complete the Diploma of Human Resources Management you will have what it takes for a career as a human resources manager or human resources officer.

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

Diploma
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AB71
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

Launch your career in caring in the home and the community.


Support people that need it the most in a career as an aged care assistant. This course specialises in providing in demand home and community support services and also supports relationships with, a wide range of people, including carers and families.   

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

Is this the right course for you?

Have you got what it takes to be successful in this career? Our Core Skills guide lists the skills and attributes necessary to study and work in this field.

See the Core Skills required

Certificate III
National ID: ICT30120
State ID: BFF7
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate III in Information Technology

Build your skills to work in IT roles including client support officer, ICT operations support, and IT technician.

Looking to commence an IT career?

Join an Industry that makes a difference to the economy on a daily basis and enjoy the diversity of where a career in technology can take you. The Information Technology industry is constantly evolving and is one of the fastest growing industries in the country due to the reliance on digital transformation across work, study and life. When you complete the Certificate III in Information Technology, you will be an attractive applicant for IT roles such as client support officer, IT technician, or ICT operations support.

Gain these skills:

  • hardware installation and maintenance
  • supporting PC operating systems
  • networking operating system installation and management
  • Microsoft Office applications and documentation
  • ICT helpdesk skills 
  • programming, ethics and privacy
  • personal data protection
  • critical thinking
  • teamwork and ICT client support

This course is a suggested entry point for high school graduates with limited information technology skills or those who have limited industry experience. 

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

Specialist facilities on campus

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

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

Certificate III
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: BFF9
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology

Gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of information technology fields.


Upskill quickly with this cutting-edge six-month IT course

Join an Industry that makes a difference to the economy on a daily basis and enjoy the diversity of where a career in technology can take you. The Information Technology industry is constantly evolving and is one of the fastest growing industries in the country due to the reliance on digital transformation across work, study and life. When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology you will gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of growing information technology fields. You will be an attractive applicant for in-demand roles such as ICT systems support, web and database support, cloud administrator and Cyber Security analyst.

Gain these skills:

  • cloud services
  • cyber incident response
  • database creation
  • web development
  • networking and hardware
  • all SM TAFE certificate IV IT qualifications include core skills of programming, ethics and privacy, cyber risk management, critical thinking, new technology research, teamwork and client support

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) at both the Thornlie and Rockingham campuses provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. Available pathways are from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in networking, cyber security, systems support, cloud engineering and programming.

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) at Murdoch provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT50220
State ID: AC20
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)

Take a step towards an industry with high job prospects! Gain in-demand networking skills and valuable industry experience.

Delivered at:


Embark into the rewarding industry of IT networking

Take a step towards an industry with great job prospects!  Gain in-demand networking skills and acquire valuable experience in current industry standards with the Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking).  

Gain these skills

  • manage complex networks
  • develop Cloud Architect skills
  • apply advanced Cisco routing and switching 
  • implement Advanced Virtualisation
  • monitor and implement system security 
  • administer authentication and encryption technologies

All Diploma level studies include: cyber security awareness, working in teams, client management skills, and ethics and privacy.

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber securitynetworking, programming and digital media.

Diploma
National ID: ICT50220
State ID: AC21
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming)

Gain advanced knowledge and valuable experience in an industry- standard learning environment with the latest technology.

Delivered at:


Step into a software development career! 

Go beyond programming and take a step towards a lasting career in software development. Gain advanced knowledge and valuable experience in an industry- standard learning environment with the latest technology.

Gain these skills:

  • develop complex business applications
  • gain advanced knowledge of Java, C#, Python
  • design and develop SQL and noSQL databases
  • use Agile development techniques

All Diploma level studies include: cyber security awareness, working in teams, client management skills, and ethics and privacy.

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

This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA. 

With South Metro TAFE partnering with Oracle and Microsoft, we can ensure the latest software and technology is included in this course.

Specialist facilities on-campus

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, networking, programming and digital media.

Diploma
National ID: ICT30120
State ID: AC12
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate III in Information Technology (Cyber Security)

In this cyber stream course, you can learn to work in cyber and IT roles including ICT Technician, Help Desk Officer or Cyber Security support.

Looking to commence an IT career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Information Technology Cyber Security, you will be able to work towards working in the following roles of ICT Technician, Help Desk Officer, Cyber Security support. 

Gain these skills:

  • cloud services
  • cyber security risk analysis
  • networking and hardware
  • online security threat handling
  • cyber security awareness

All certificate III qualifications include these core skills:

  • programming, ethics and privacy
  • personal data protection
  • critical thinking
  • teamwork and ICT client support

This course is a suggested entry point for high school graduates with limited information technology skills or those who have limited industry experience. 

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

Specialist facilities on campus

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

Certificate III
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC17
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development)

Delve into the creative world of gaming and gain career enhancing knowledge and game-related artificial intelligence.

Delivered at:


Launch into a future-proof IT career

When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development) you will gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of growing gaming development, virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR, 360) fields. Opportunities exist to engage in real life projects using industry standard software, skills, and knowledge.

You will be an attractive applicant for roles growing in demand such as 3D modelling and animation, interactive media design and production, and user interface design.

Gain these skills

  • 3D modelling
  • immersive technologies
  • coding for games
  • 3D animation
  • simple artificial intelligence
  • interactive media design
  • rapid prototyping
  • industry standard game design software and hardware
  • all SM TAFE certificate IV IT qualifications include core skills of programming ethics and privacy, cyber risk management, critical thinking, new technology research, teamwork and client support

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

Our Simulated Games Development Studio at the Thornlie campus provides a training environment designed to emulate professional industry working conditions and provide access to current industry-standard hardware and software. The simulated studio also provides students with opportunities to collaborate with other digital media students to create engaging interactive applications for a range of industries and platforms.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC10
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

Looking for an IT career with high job prospects? Gain career enhancing knowledge and hands-on practical skills.

Study in a strong IT employability pathway

Join an Industry that makes a difference to the economy on a daily basis and enjoy the diversity of where a career in technology can take you. The Information Technology industry is constantly evolving and is one of the fastest growing industries in the country due to the reliance on digital transformation across work, study and life.

When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) you will gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of growing networking, customer support and cloud related fields. Progressively move from IT service help desk to a career as a technology engineer where you build and optimise applications, systems and networks on site, in data centres and in the cloud.

Gain these skills:

  • apply computing and networking protocols and technologies
  • building and troubleshooting networking technologies
  • providing ICT customer service on a service desk
  • building ICT services on premise and in the Cloud and in wired and wireless networks
  • creating solutions for small and large businesses using gear from vendors such as Cisco, Ubiquiti, Windows and Linux, Amazon Web services, Microsoft Azure and Office365
  • all SM TAFE certificate IV IT qualifications include core skills of programming, ethics and privacy, cyber risk management, critical thinking, new technology research, teamwork and client support

Specialist facilities on-campus

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) at both the Thornlie and Rockingham campuses provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. Available pathways are from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in networking, cyber security, systems support, cloud engineering and programming.

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) at Murdoch provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

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

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC07
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming)

Gain knowledge and in-demand skills to design and develop computer programs and apps.

Program your IT career!

Develop career enhancing knowledge and in in-demand skills to design and develop computer programs and Apps via the Certificate IV of Information Technology (Programming) specialisation. Information Technology is one of the fastest growing industries in the country.

An individual with this specialisation could work as an assistant programmer in a team of software developers, or as a support programmer to senior programmers or systems analysts engaged in programming.

Gain these skills:

  • programming in Java, C#, Python
  • developing user interfaces
  • object-oriented programming
  • database development
  • understanding programming methodologies, documentation and testing techniques
  • all SM TAFE certificate IV IT qualifications include core skills of ethics and privacy, cyber risk management, critical thinking, new technology research, teamwork and client support

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) at both the Thornlie and Rockingham campuses provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. Available pathways are from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in networking, cyber security, systems support, cloud engineering and programming.

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) at Murdoch provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

Certificate IV
State ID: AE781
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free*

Introduction to Cyber Security

Learn the skills to secure your digital footprint whether it be for a small business or your own personal devices. 

Delivered at:


Get ready to secure your digital footprint

Learn the skills to secure your digital footprint whether it be for a small business or your own personal devices. 

This skill set will give you an introduction to the world of IT in workplaces where routine cyber security practices are required.

You will learn basic skills in network security, WHS basics and cyber security awareness.

Gain these skills:

  • implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
  • recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
  • secure a networked Personal Computer

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $178.45

Skill set
National ID: SIT20416
State ID: AZW7
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Learn basic food preparation and cookery skills to set you up for work in kitchen operations.

Delivered at:


Get your hospitality career started

In this qualification you'll learn basic food preparation and cookery skills, which you'll be able to perform under direct supervision.

This qualification does not reflect the skills required by commercial cooks (please see the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery).

Gain these skills:

  • prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
  • cookery skills
  • hygienic practices for food safety
  • safe work practices
  • prepare and present simple dishes, appetisers and salads
  • prepare stocks, sauces, soups
  • dietary requirements

After completing this course you'll be able to work in kitchen operations in restaurants, hotels, catering facilities, clubs, pubs, cafes, coffee shops, aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools. You may be in charge of preparing breakfast, fast food, non-alcoholic drinks, sandwiches, appetisers, salads and hot/cold desserts. Job roles: breakfast cook, catering assistant, fast food cook, sandwich hand and take-away cook.

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

Certificate IV in Landscape Design

Delivered at:


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: BSB50420
State ID: BFR7
Industry Business and Finance
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Leadership and Management

This course will give you what it takes for a career as a team leader, middle manager or supervisor.

Delivered at:


Are you ready for a career as an outstanding leader of industry or business?

When you complete the Diploma of Leadership and Management you will have what it takes for a career as a team leader, middle manager or supervisor.

Gain these skills

  • build and lead a team
  • manage budgets and financial plans
  • recruit staff
  • identify and manage risks
  • play a leading role in project planning
  • manage projects

This qualification is offered as a dual qualification with BSB50215 Diploma of Business, saving you time and money. 

Completion of the Diploma of Leadership and Management opens up a range of further study options and it may give you 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: MAR60120
State ID: AC38
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Marine Engineering (Class 1) (Engineer Class 1 (Motor))

Become a Class 1 Engineer in the Maritime