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Apprenticeships and traineeships

Our industry recognised apprenticeship and traineeship programs combine on-the-job work experience with practical education, training and development. Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to develop your skills, learn all aspects of a trade or industry and get paid at the same time. They involve planned learning over a period agreed by you, your employer and us.

A large number of apprenticeships and traineeships are also available to part-time workers.
We have a long history of working with employers across a broad range of industries, to support apprenticeships and trainees and can include:

  • National recognition for prior qualifications attained.
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL).
  • Competency based on-the-job training and assessment.
  • Self-paced learning.
  • Project or enterprise-based learning and assessment.
  • Intensive support programs including off-the-job training as required.   

To become an apprentice or trainee, you need to be employed and registered as an apprentice or trainee with a training contract.

Discover further detail with our 'How to become an Apprentice or Trainee' article.

Our Jobs and Skills Centres team is available to assist you become apprenticeship or traineeship ready.

If you're an employer, visit the Apprenticeships and traineeships page for employers.

Pre-apprenticeships

Pre-apprenticeships give you the basic skills to use the tools of the industry and the vital safety skills to work on the job. Work placement allows you to sample what working in the industry is like and build a relationship with an employer at the same time. This and other networking opportunities via our lecturers often lead to offers of employment for graduates of pre-apprenticeships. Pre-apprenticeship courses take about six to nine months and the skills you gain may shorten the term of a subsequent apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships

Apprentices enter into a contract with an employer who teaches all aspects of a trade. These are structured programs where you learn on-the-job and attend off-the-job training, either one-day-a-week or via block release. An apprenticeship leads to a nationally recognised trade qualification and is offered full-time, part-time and school-based. The length depends on the employment but will range from three to four years.

Traineeships

Trainees enter into a contract with an employer to gain hands-on skills and work experience while earning a wage. Traineeships are usually in non-trade related areas and last for 12 months or more. Traineeships may be workplace based or include both off and on-the-job training, leading to a nationally recognised qualification. They are available full-time, part-time, and school-based. The term of a traineeship will depend on the employment type and will range from 12 months to three years for full-time employment.

To find out how to become an apprentice or trainee, visit our applications page.

Apprenticeship and traineeship courses

Use the filter below to explore courses available to study by registered apprentices or trainees.

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

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Achieve professional recognition in the accounting field with Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. Learn essential skills and knowledge to excel in your career.


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).

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.

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

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Completion of our Certificate III in Accounts Administration will make you ideal for roles in accounts payable and receivable, as cashier, payroll officer or accounts clerk


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.

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: MEA40618
State ID: BDW5
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics)

Let your career soar with the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics). Learn to repair, overhaul, test and troubleshoot aircraft and electronic aircraft systems.

Delivered at:


Are you looking for an in-demand career looking after the world's most advanced technology?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) you will be looking at an exciting career working on aircraft large and small as an aviation maintenance engineer. Aircraft maintenance is a key skills growth area and your qualifications are in demand worldwide.

Learn these skills:

  • repair, overhaul, test and troubleshoot all manner of aircraft electrical and electronic aircraft systems
  • instrument and communications systems
  • power-distribution systems
  • autopilot and integrated flight systems
  • environmental control systems

The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) is an apprenticeship: you must be employed by an appropriate organisation to study. Please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

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 IV
National ID: MEA40718
State ID: BDW1
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)

Work your way towards a career as an aviation maintenance engineer with the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical). Learn how to repair, overhaul, test and troubleshoot aircraft mechanical systems.

Delivered at:


Are you looking for an in-demand career looking after the world's most advanced technology?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) you will be looking at an exciting career working on aircraft large and small as an aviation maintenance engineer. Aircraft maintenance is a key skills growth area and your qualifications are in demand worldwide.

The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) is an apprenticeship: you must be employed by an appropriate organisation to study. Study plans can be created to take in streams including helicopter turbine, helicopter piston turbine, turbine fixed wing, turbine fixed wing structures, piston fixed wing pressure-328, helicopter piston-327, piston fixed wing pressure-401, turbine fixed wing turbo fan and piston fixed wing unpressurised. 

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 IV
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.


Do you have a passion for pooches, a calling to work with cats or even a fascination with fish? If you love animals and dream of a career in animal care, this course will give you a formal qualification to enter the industry.

Be guided by our team of skilled lecturers who have a wealth of experience in the field, pairing clinical expertise with the drive to provide the highest standard of care to animals to keep them safe, clean, well and content. Learn the foundations of general care of dogs, cats, fish, rodents, rabbits, mammals and invertebrates. Build your knowledge on how to safely handle animals, daily routines such as bathing and drying, assisting with health routines and providing reception services for an animal care facility.

You can gain job ready skills to work as an animal attendant in a kennel, cattery, groomers, vet clinic, local pet shop or even a welfare organisation/animal shelter for abandoned, neglected or injured animals that are in need of care.

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

Study in specialist facilities

SM TAFE is the only TAFE to offer a live veterinary clinic based at our Bentley campus which is open to the general public, staff and students to make bookings for consults and surgeries. Students can gain on-the-job skills in animal care with a range of species including dogs, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, lizards, fish, along with an aviary housing various birdlife. The clinic allows development of skills in a safe and supported environment.

Our Murdoch campus has a dedicated dog day-care training facility and pet grooming clinic where students can develop hands-on animal care skills in a real-world setting. Mandurah campus also has a modified version of a dog day-care, which represents a short-stay facility for dogs.
 

Certificate II
National ID: 22460VIC
State ID: BCZ46
Industry Engineering and Mining
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Applied Technologies

Gain the skills and knowledge to undertake technical roles within Industry 4.0 manufacturing and/or engineering environments.

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Digital technology is transforming business around the world and is revolutionising the way companies manufacture and improve their products. Driven by digitalisation, the Diploma of Applied Technologies gives you the opportunity to gain an advanced engineering qualification that can lead you to supervisory roles at the top tier of the profession.

Industry 4.0 is known as the fourth industrial revolution, the next stage in manufacturing. This diploma will equip you with skills to pursue a career within exciting Industry 4.0 manufacturing and/or engineering environments. The course also provides a direct pathway to roles within the defence industry. 

From manual to automated processes, gain an understanding of how you can control hardware through a digital method and optimise efficiency through technology and design. Discover the application of robotics in daily life, be part of the digital transformation of manufacturing and an innovator in your field – this technology is truly changing the world. 

Specialist facilities on-campus

Students study this diploma 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, water treatment plant, and civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.
 

Diploma
National ID: SFI30119
State ID: BEI5
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Aquaculture

Expand on your aquaculture skills with advanced aquaculture knowledge.

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Are you looking to join a school of fish lovers?

This course is ideal for those looking to expand on the skills and knowledge they gained in Certificate II in Aquaculture. It also comes packed with opportunities to upskill with either boating or diving skills. While a solid foundation in aquatic science is essential, the aquaculture sector prefers to hire staff with additional boating and/or diving qualifications.  

Further skills from the maritime industry

Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

  • commanding and operating a vessel less than 12 metres long with unlimited outboard engine propulsion, or inboard engines less than 100 kilowatts

Coxswain's can gain employment in the small vessel sector in commercial workboats, aquaculture, fisheries and tourism.

Specialist facilities in the maritime heart of Fremantle

Our Fremantle campus features a working aquaculture facility with hatchery tanks and filtration systems and is within convenient walking distance to the fishing industry in Fremantle. Our lecturers have a strong relationship with the Australian Centre for Applied Aquaculture Research (ACAAR) in the neighbouring facility.

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

Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing Arborist)

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

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

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

Certificate III
National ID: AUR32120
State ID: BFY1
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Learn the skills and knowledge to work in vehicle body repair. Learn how to replace panels and fittings and repair dents using cutting and welding techniques. 

Delivered at:


Are you looking for a body-building career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology you'll be ready for a career in the vehicle body repair industry.

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 III
National ID: AUR20420
State ID: BFZ8
Industry Automotive

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

Learn the skills to prepare for an automotive electrical apprenticeship.

Delivered at:


When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology 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.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR30320
State ID: BFZ9
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Gain the skills to prepare you for a career in the automotive electrical industry.  Learn how to diagnose and repair cars safely.

Delivered at:


When you complete the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the automotive electrical industry.

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 III
National ID: AUM30218
State ID: BEE4
Industry Automotive

Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer

Learn the skills and knowledge to prepare for a career in the automotive manufacturing industry (bus, truck and trailer) sector. Learn how to prepare materials for fabrication, mechanical cutting operations and welding.  

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Build your career in vehicle construction and repair

Vehicle construction and repair is a diverse trade requiring a broad range of skills. Vehicle Construction and Repair workers manufacture, modify and repair a wide range of purpose built heavy and light commercial vehicle bodies, trailers, chassis and components. These include buses, vans, tipping bodies, cabs, semi trailers, mining vehicles, heavy haulage, light vehicles, tankers, recovery vehicles and personnel carriers.

Trades people in this industry use a vast variety of materials such as steel, aluminium, sheet metal, plastic, fiberglass, wood, rubber, glass and box sections and channel. They will weld (gas metal arc and electric arc welding) fit, bolt, rivet and glue these materials as well as install axles, suspension, brakes, wheels, hydraulic, pneumatic, lighting and electrical systems as required. You will also learn to contribute to workplace relationships and processes, provide customer service and participate in improving workplace productivity.

Certificate III
National ID: AUR32420
State ID: BGA9
Industry Automotive

Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

Gain the skills and knowledge to work in the vehicle body repair industry.  Prepare surfaces for refinishing, and learn how to apply and restore exterior paint.

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Build your career in the vehicle body repair industry

When you complete the Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology you'll be ready for a career in the vehicle body repair industry.

Learn in specialised 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.

Certificate III
National ID: FBP30521
State ID: BGZ4
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate III in Baking

Gain the skills and knowledge to be a baker or pastry chef in a hotel, bakery, restaurant or pastry shop.

Delivered at:


Want a decorated career as a baker or pastry chef?

When you complete the Certificate III in Baking you will be able to work as a baker or pastry chef in a hotel, bakery, restaurant, or pastry shop.

Gain these skills

  • produce a variety of breads, cakes, pastries, biscuits, rolls, scrolls, gateaux, tortes, pies, and slices
  • first aid
  • food safety programs
  • hygiene
  • workplace health and safety

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

Certificate III
National ID: SHB30516
State ID: AZZ5
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Barbering

Learn how to become a barber while still working as hairdressing apprentice. This course is offered one day a week at our training salon.

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Want to be a cut above the rest?

Do you want to become a barber? This qualification is delivered on campus one day a week, so it allows you to study while working at a hairdressing salon as an apprentice. 

Gain these skills:

  • sales, consultation and technical skills
  • broad range of barbering services to clients
  • using discretion and judgement to provide client services
  • taking responsibility for work outcomes

You will be required to participate in our Student Training Salon that is open to the public, with real, paying clients. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a barber in any industry environment, usually a barber-shop or salon.

Recognition of Prior Learning is available for this qualification to qualified hairdressers.

Certificate III
National ID: FBP30421
State ID: BGZ5
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Certificate III in Bread Baking

Learn the bread baking skills and knowledge to start work as a baker. Train in our bakehouse.

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When you complete the Certificate III in Bread Baking you will be able to start work as a baker.

Gain these skills

  • specialise in making different types of bread (sourdough, turkish bread, baguettes, continental loaves, panino, cobs, rye, ciabatta, focaccia, scrolls, rolls, scones)
  • first aid
  • food safety programs
  • workplace health and safety

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

Certificate III
National ID: CPC33020
State ID: BGD8
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

Gain the trade knowledge and skills to lay bricks as a bricklayer or blocklayer


Do you want to build a lifetime career from the ground up?

When you complete the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying you will be ready for a certified trade career as a bricklayer or blocklayer.

    Learn in specialised facilities

    South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie and Rockingham 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 III
    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.


    Do you want to be job ready to begin your career in the world of business? This course will equip you with a strong administrative skillset that will make you employable in virtually any industry in integral roles at the core of the business, such as administrative officer, receptionist, accounts clerk, data entry or office assistant.

    Our team of expert and passionate lecturers will give you the guidance and support you need to gain practical day-to-day smarts for on the job. You’ll learn how to deliver outstanding customer service and the creation of business and digital documents, spreadsheets and electronic presentations, whilst also developing an understanding of the importance of workplace wellness and safety.

    Become a receptionist who is the focal, welcoming point of contact for customers, or become an accounts clerk and maintain and manage financial records for a business. Gain Microsoft Office and computer skills and make yourself an indispensable part of any team and an asset to any business as an office assistant.

    Study in specialist facilities

    Learn in a simulated real-life office workplace environment, building your team and interpersonal skills whilst studying the latest accounting and computer software to produce and design administrative digital and text documents.
     

    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: 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.

    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: MSF31113
    State ID: J739
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Cabinet Making

    Gain the skills to work in the furnishing industry as a furniture maker or cabinet maker.

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    Do you want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges, solid shelves and custom cabinets?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Cabinet Making you'll be ready for a career as a furniture maker or cabinet maker.

    Gain these skills:

    • use hand and power tools
    • operate industrial machinery
    • CNC processing centres
    • produce angled and curved furniture
    • apply decorative surfaces
    • select timber
    • prepare surfaces
    • interpret plans
    • measuring
    • calculating the right amount of materials for the job
    • workplace health and safety

    Learn in specialised facilities

    South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie Campus offers 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 III
    National ID: FBP30321
    State ID: BGZ8
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

    Certificate III in Cake and Pastry

    Gain the cake and pastry making skills to work as a baker, pastry chef or cook.

    Delivered at:


    Want to learn the art of cake making?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Cake and Pastry you will be  able to work as a baker, pastry cook or chef.

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

    Certificate III
    National ID: CPC30220
    State ID: BGB8
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Carpentry

    Gain the building and construction skills to work as a domestic or commercial carpenter.


    Do you want to build a strong career from the ground up?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery you will be ready for a career as a domestic or commercial carpenter.

    Learn in specialised facilities

    South Metropolitan 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 III
    National ID: RII30920
    State ID: AD00
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Civil Construction (Civil Construction General)

    Gain the skills to become a mobile plant operator, bridge construction worker, pipe layer or road construction worker.

    Delivered at:


    Are you looking for a career in construction using the largest tools?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Civil Construction (Civil Construction General) you'll be building a career as a mobile plant operator, bridge construction worker, pipe layer, or road construction worker.

    SM TAFE provides quality training that serves both employers and employees. Employers gain the benefits of skilled and accredited employees and the employee gains the knowledge, skill, confidence and a sense of pride when completing the qualification. Training for any required gap units can be scheduled to align with workplace operations and may be conducted at the employer’s place of business if required.

    All delivery is done off campus at clients' sites or specialised resourced locations in the metropolitan area.

    Certificate III
    National ID: RII30920
    State ID: AC99
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Civil Construction (Pipe Laying)

    Gain the skills to become a mobile plant operator, bridge construction worker, pipe layer or road construction worker.

    Delivered at:


    Are you looking for a career in construction laying pipes?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Civil Construction (Pipe Laying) you'll be building a career as a mobile plant operator, bridge construction worker, pipe layer, or road construction worker.

    SM TAFE provides quality training that serves both employers and employees. Employers gain the benefits of skilled and accredited employees and the employee gains the knowledge, skill, confidence and a sense of pride when completing the qualification. Training for any required gap units can be scheduled to align with workplace operations and may be conducted at the employer’s place of business if required.

    All delivery is done off campus at clients' sites or specialised resourced locations in the metropolitan area.

    Certificate III
    National ID: RII40720
    State ID: AD19
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Supervision)

    Gain the skills to supervise and manage civil construction staff and planning.

    Delivered at:


    Ready to build your career in civil construction?

    A career in civil construction allows you to design and build complex structures such as major roads, sewer networks, even stadiums. When you complete this course you will be qualified to work in a supervisory position in civil construction.

    Three different traineeship streams of this course are available at South Metropolitan TAFE, a "General" stream, an "Open Cut" and a "Stone" stream.

    Learn in specialised facilities

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

    Certificate IV
    National ID: RII50520
    State ID: BGK7
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Half price^
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Civil Construction Design

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

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

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

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

    Flexible delivery

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

    Diploma
    National ID: RII30820
    State ID: BGL4
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

    Gain the skills to become a mobile plant operator, bridge construction worker, pipe layer or road construction worker.

    Delivered at:


    Are you looking for a career in construction operating plant equipment?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations you'll be building a career as a mobile plant operator.

    SM TAFE provides quality training that serves both employers and employees. Employers gain the benefits of skilled and accredited employees and the employee gains the knowledge, skill, confidence and a sense of pride when completing the qualification. Training for any required gap units can be scheduled to align with workplace operations and may be conducted at the employer’s place of business if required.

    All delivery is done off campus at clients' sites or specialised resourced locations in the metropolitan area.

    Certificate III
    National ID: CHC32015
    State ID: AWJ2
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Half price^
    Online

    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:

    • 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: 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:


    Develop technical and practical knowledge in conservation and ecosystem management for parks and wildlife services work. Learn how to undertake restoration and rehabilitation of ecosystems under the supervision of a project leader. Get hands-on with industry-specific, field-oriented practical activities in conservation work. 

    Certificate II
    National ID: CPC20720
    State ID: BGB4
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Drainage

    Gain the skills needed to work in the plumbing industry, specialising in ground works.

    Delivered at:


    Set down the ground work for your career

    The Certificate II in Drainage is suitable for people working in the plumbing industry that specialise in ‘ground works’. South Metropolitan TAFE trains and assesses the Certificate II in Drainage at Rockingham as part of our general plumbing training program.

    The standard term for a contract is 18 months. Achieving this qualification is a good stepping stone towards completing a full plumbing qualification.

    Certificate II
    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. 

    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: UEE30820
    State ID: BFN0
    Industry Building and Construction
    Industry Defence
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

    Launch your career as a licensed electrician.


    Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician you'll be looking at a career as a licensed electrician (additional requirements apply).

    Gain these skills

    • install low voltage wiring, switchgear and appliances
    • arrange and connect circuits
    • troubleshoot and problem solve apparatus and circuits
    • use hand and power tools
    • interpret drawings
    • take electrical and electronic measurements
    • workplace health and safety

    Learn in specialised facilities

    South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie Campus offers 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 III
    National ID: MEM40105
    State ID: WT47
    Industry Automotive
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Engineering (Maintenance)

    Become a higher engineering or a special class engineering tradesperson in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines.

    Delivered at:


    The Certificate IV in Engineering specifies the competencies required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines. The job role involves application of additional skills in the learner's trade or cross skills from other trades.

    Gain these skills

    • design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of equipment and machinery 
    • fabrication of structures and assemblies
    • manufacture of sheet metal work 
    • use of relevant machinery, equipment and joining techniques 
    • working with fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments and refrigeration
    • using computer controlled machine tools
    Certificate IV
    National ID: MEM60112
    State ID: WB91
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Half price^

    Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

    Specialise in mechanical engineering with this course covering advanced mathematics, planning and design.

    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. 

    Study in specialist facilities

    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: MEM31119
    State ID: BEK4
    Industry Defence
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Engineering - Composites Trade

    Become a tradesperson working with composites within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries.

    Delivered at:


    Kick start your composites trade career!

    This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required by a tradesperson working with composites/fibreglass. The composites tradesperson may work in a composites manufacturing or repair organisation, marine, vehicle or other organisation as a composites’ specialist. If you are looking to build a diverse career based on high-demand skills that offer a secure future, a Composites Apprenticeship could be for you!

    Certificate III
    National ID: MEM30319
    State ID: AD61
    Industry Defence
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding)

    Start your trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator.


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

    When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction. Develop practical knowledge and gain hands-on skills in fabrication and welding, using industry standard technologies and techniques. 

    Gain these skills

    • create and work with metal fabrications
    • use workshop machines
    • use hand and power tools
    • metal, gas, flux core, tungsten
    • arc welding 
    • thermal cutting
    • 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 III
    National ID: MEM30319
    State ID: AD62
    Industry Defence
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Sheetmetal)

    Launch your trades career as a sheet metal worker or light metal fabricator in mining or construction.

    Delivered at:


    Are you looking for a career creating and repairing metal structures and products?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC) you'll be looking at a trades career as a sheet metal worker or light metal fabricator in industries such as mining or construction.

    The course begins by establishing the foundation skills that are required to be a successful sheetmetal trades-person. Students undertake workshop and classroom projects to develop the skills required by a trades-person. 

    Gain these skills:

    • create and work with light metal fabrications 
    • use workshop machines, hand and power tools 
    • sheet and plate assembly 
    • thermal cutting, tungsten arc welding, silver soldering and gas metal arc welding 
    • sketching and drawing interpretation  
    • problem solving, error detection and correction
    • advanced fabrication and job presentation skills 
    Certificate III
    National ID: MEM30319
    State ID: AD63
    Industry Automotive
    Industry Defence
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Surface Finishing)

    Work in surface preparation and coating in the resources, marine, plant construction, and defence industries.

    Delivered at:


    Gain options to work in the surface preparation and coating industry in areas such as oil and gas, marine, plant construction and maintenance, defence and site maintenance.

    Learn in specialised 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.

    Certificate III
    National ID: MEM31219
    State ID: BEK1
    Industry Defence
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Engineering - Industrial Electrician

    Designed in collaboration with the resources industry this course meets the demand for skilled workers in industrial electrotechnology.

    Delivered at:


    SM TAFE has developed this course in collaboration with the oil, gas and resources industry to meet demand for skilled workers in industrial electrotechnology. Our training and assessment strategies ensure the industry has the best talent available. We are also the only provider that runs this course in Australia.

    Students will be taught the analytical, technical and practical skills required to become a competent electrical technician ready for the complex processes and systems encountered in industrial environments. They will learn how to select, set-up, install, test, commission, fault-find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in oil/gas installations, process plants and mine sites. On completion, graduates will be eligible to apply for an unrestricted electrical licence from Energy Safety/Department of Commerce, enabling them to work as an electrician.

    Certificate III
    National ID: MEM30219
    State ID: AD57
    Industry Defence
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting and Machining)

    Launch your trades career as a machinist, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in mining, automotive, or hydraulics.


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

    When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist ZB) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

    Gain these skills:

    • make machines, parts, and tools
    • work with pumps and hydraulics
    • use workshop machines, hand and power tools, mills and lathes
    • arc welding
    • measuring
    • technical drawing
    • workplace health and safety
    Certificate III
    National ID: MEM30219
    State ID: AD58
    Industry Defence
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting)

    Launch your trades career as a machinist, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in mining, automotive, or hydraulics.


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

    When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter ZA) you'll be looking at a trades career as a Mechanical Fitter, Hydraulic Fitter, Mobile Service Technician or a Marine Fitter in industries such as Mining, Defence, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing. 

    Gain these skills:

    • work with pumps and hydraulics systems 
    • work with pneumatic systems
    • work with mechanical drives and transmissions
    • use workshop machines
    • use hand and power tools
    • arc welding
    • thermal cutting
    • measuring using instruments
    • technical drawing
    • workplace health and safety
    • fitting of bearings, drive trains and couplings
    • Levelling and alignment of equipment. 
    Certificate III
    National ID: MEM30219
    State ID: AD56
    Industry Defence
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machinist)

    Learn to machine, modify and gain skills in the maintenance of plant and equipment, machinery and power stations.


    This course will cover theoretical and practical aspects of machining of engineering components. Learn to machine, modify and gain skills in the maintenance of plant and equipment, machinery and power stations. Our lecturers will help you develop the ability to work effectively and safely using specialist tools and equipment.

    Gain these skills:

    • machining, assembly and manufacturing
    • CNC, precision grinding, horizontal boring and precision measurement
    • installation and modification of machinery
    • testing and fault finding of machinery
    • maintenance and service of equipment, machinery and tools
    Certificate III
    National ID: MEM30505
    State ID: W240
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Engineering - Technical

    Lay the groundwork to a career in engineering drafting, or as an engineering associate.

    Delivered at:


    Are you ready to engineer a mechanically technical career?

    Join an industry that is continually growing and evolving with new technologies! Students will learn theoretical components, as well as participating in hands-on workshop projects that will develop your skills and knowledge around general engineering concepts. These projects will help you develop your understanding of how drawings are transformed into buildings and manufactured items. 

    When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Technical you've laid the groundwork to a career in engineering drafting, or as an engineering associate.

    Gain these skills:

    • provide technical support in mechanical engineering research, design, operations, and maintenance
    • technical drawing
    • computer aided drafting
    • materials testing
    • hand tools
    • measuring
    • workplace health and safety

    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.

    Certificate III
    National ID: CHC51115
    State ID: AYZ5
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Half price^
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Financial Counselling

    Become a financial counsellor with skills in providing financial advice, working through legal issues and supporting those in hardship.

    Become a qualified financial counsellor

    Make a difference to the lives of those suffering financial hardship with a range of specialist legal, financial and counselling skills.  

    Financial counsellors help people to manage their finances and understand credit and debt issues as well as their rights and obligations. To be able to operate in Australia as a financial counsellor, you must have this qualification.

    SM TAFE is the only registered training organisation in WA to deliver this course face-to-face, allowing more people to utilise this important service while the WA economy recovers.  It also provides a solid understanding of social and systemic issues that impact on financial counselling clients.

    Many charitable organisations seek to employ people who can provide these specialist financial support services and those already working in the community services sector will also benefit from being able to provide financial counselling to help people regain control of their lives.

    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: 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.

    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: SHB30416
    State ID: BAA1
    Industry Creative Industries
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Certificate III in Hairdressing

    This course is all you need to become a qualified hairdresser today.

    Delivered at:


    Are you ready for hair stylish career?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Hairdressing you will be a cut above the rest as a hairdresser.

    Gain these skills:

    • cut hair using clippers or scissors
    • shampoo, condition and rinse hair 
    • dry and style hair using brushes, combs, rollers and other equipment
    • operate a cash register and computer
    • perform reception duties such as answering telephone calls, making appointments, and write up client record cards

    You will have the opportunity to apply your skills in our Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics.

    Follow the clinics on Facebook and Instagram

    Certificate III
    National ID: AUR31120
    State ID: BGA2
    Industry Automotive
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

    Build a career in the heavy vehicle industry with this industry-relevant course.

    Delivered at:


    Are you looking for a spark to ignite a heavy career?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the heavy vehicle industry.

    Certificate III
    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:


    Does your career dream involve building a talent that could take you all over the world? This course will give you job ready skills to become a bar attendant, barista, waiter, housekeeper or gaming attendant working in exciting sectors such as food and beverage, and travel and tourism. 

    Hospitality is a service industry where you could be preparing and serving customers their favourite coffee at a local cafe, taking an order at a fine-dining restaurant, welcoming guests to a luxury hotel or working amongst the action of a casino.

    Be guided by our lecturers who are industry professionals and learn skills such as how to provide outstanding customer service, prepare hot and cold beverages as well as responsible service of alcohol and how to work effectively in a team.

    This course will kick-start your career in hospitality and give you a taste of the industry, providing a pathway to working in restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes and casinos. If you’re already enjoying a role in hospitality, the course will give you a formally nationally recognised qualification and help grow your current knowledge. 

    Master hospitality and build a skill for life that can take you anywhere around the globe. 

    Study in specialised facilities

    Learn in the real-life setting of our award-winning Bentley Pines Training Restaurant. which provides a live, interactive training environment at SM TAFE’s Bentley campus. Students can gain hands-on experience serving and preparing food for members of the public, as well as showcasing their skills planning a menu and advertising special events to the community. 

    Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including a Mandurah Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre which will deliver simulated training in commercial cookery, tourism and event management. The new Centre will include two training kitchens, a production kitchen and restaurant for students to build their practical skills and become workplace ready. 
     

    Certificate III
    National ID: BSB40420
    State ID: BFS2
    Industry Business and Finance
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Human Resource Management

    Recruit the best staff and develop staff potential with this industry-relevant course.


    Do you have a passion for working with people or a drive to make a difference? This course will give you job ready skills to work across a range of Human Resources roles. 
    At the heart of any organisation, the Human Resources department is responsible for managing, supporting and developing the company’s most important and valuable asset; its people.

    The Certificate IV in Human Resources Management will teach you how to run successful recruitment programs, induction and training programs and how to support the HR team with performance management and industrial relations procedures.

    You will learn to communicate professionally with warmth and empathy with people from a wide range of backgrounds, have active listening for employee comments and concerns, as well as team building and administrative skills. 

    Being qualified in Human Resources opens the door to working in almost every industry imaginable such as building and construction, education, mining and resources, media, finance or hospitality and tourism. With the credentials in this course, you can work in roles such as Human Resources Officer, Recruitment Assistance or in Human Resources development. 

    Certificate IV
    National ID: AUR30620
    State ID: BGA5
    Industry Automotive
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

    Want to rev up your automotive career? On completion of this course you'll be job-ready in the automotive servicing industry.

    Delivered at:


    When you complete the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the automotive servicing industry.

    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 III
    National ID: MEM30819
    State ID: BEL3
    Industry Building and Construction

    Certificate III in Locksmithing

    Are you ready for a secure career that opens doors? Become a licensed locksmith today.

    Delivered at:


    Are you ready for a secure career that truly opens doors?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Locksmithing you'll be looking at a career as a licensed locksmith.

    Gain these skills

    • assemble and install manual and electronic locks
    • perform site security surveys
    • develop and install master key systems

    Learn in specialised facilities

    South Metropolitan TAFE's Rockingham Campus offers 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 III
    National ID: MEM30719
    State ID: BEJ7
    Industry Defence
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

    Become a tradesperson working in the exciting marine craft construction industry.

    Delivered at:


    This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required by a tradesman working in marine craft construction. Training is project based and covers all aspects of the construction process from design and drawing including the use of CAD , timber construction of plugs, and composite moulds and products.  People with this qualification may work in a manufacturing or repair organisation producing a variety of marine craft from kayaks and superyachts.

    Certificate III
    National ID: AUR30520
    State ID: BGA8
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology

    Become an apprentice automotive marine technician working on pleasure craft with inboard or outboard motors.

    Delivered at:


    An apprentice Automotive Technician - Marine Light is involved in working mainly on pleasure craft with inboard or outboard motors, they can be trailer mounted and pull behind a car or moored in the river, ocean or a marina.

    This apprenticeship training program comprises on and off the job components, with training blocks of four weeks twice a year for 2.5 years. Block release times are negotiated with industry to minimise the impact on peak workplace production. During the block release, all candidates undertake training and assessment and competency results are signed off in the training record book. When the candidate returns to industry, learning is reinforced in the workplace to further develop the candidate’s skills and increase proficiency. The employer also signs off – that the candidate has undertaken tasks in the workplace.

    Certificate III
    National ID: AMP20117
    State ID: BDP6
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

    Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Services)

    This course in meat processing is delivered as a traineeship and requires you to be employed as a trainee in the meat industry for entry.

    Delivered at:


    This course in meat processing is delivered as a traineeship and requires you to be employed as a trainee in the meat industry for entry.

     

    Certificate II
    National ID: AMP30815
    State ID: AYV3
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

    Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)

    Bring home the bacon as a butcher or meat retailer in a butcher shop, retail outlet or supermarket.

    Delivered at:


    Want to bring home the bacon?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) you'll be able to work as a butcher or meat retailer in a butcher shop, retail outlet or supermarket.

    Certificate III
    National ID: AUR31220
    State ID: AD83
    Industry Automotive
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology (Mobile Plant Equipment)

    When you complete this course you'll be ready for a career in the exciting mobile plant industry.

    Delivered at:


    Are you looking for a spark to ignite your career?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology you'll be ready for a career in the mobile plant industry.

    A post-trade crossover course is available to holders of an Automotive Trade utilising gap training and Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Certificate III
    National ID: AUR30820
    State ID: BGA6
    Industry Automotive
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology

    Get geared up for a career in the motorcycle repair industry with this industry-relevant and highly competitive motorcycle mechanics course.

    Delivered at:


    Are you looking for a spark to ignite your career?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the motorcycle repair industry.

    Learn in specialised 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.

    Certificate III
    National ID: SIS30619
    State ID: BEU9
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

    Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership

    Looking to pursue a career in leading in the great outdoors? Take your career to the next level with a Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership.

    Delivered at:


    Take the plunge into leadership

    Become a leader in the outdoor recreation industry. This qualification is aimed at employability in the marine and land based outdoor adventure and recreation industry with employment outcomes such as hiking, kayaking and snorkeling leaders/guides, charter boat crew, and leaders for camps, expeditions and adventure tours among many others.

    During the course you will undertake the planning, risk management, finalisation and leading of multiple activities including bushwalking, snorkeling, kayaking and navigation.

    This is a fun, challenging and exciting qualification that will help you gain the knowledge and skills to take the first steps into an amazing, growing industry.

    Certificate III
    National ID: AUR30720
    State ID: BFZ1
    Industry Automotive
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

    On completion of this highly-competitive course you'll be ready for a rewarding career in the outdoor power industry.

    Delivered at:


    Are you looking for a spark to ignite your career?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology you'll be ready for a career in the outdoor power industry.

    Learn in specialised facilities

    SM 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 III
    National ID: CPC30620
    State ID: BGE5
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

    Bring buildings to life with a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating and launch your certified trade career as a painter or decorator today.

    Delivered at:


    Do you want to apply the finishing touches and colours to bring buildings to life?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating you will be ready for a certified trade career as a painter and decorator.

    Learn in specialised facilities

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

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

    Certificate III
    National ID: AHC31021
    State ID: BHM3
    Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

    Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

    Fancy a job smelling the roses? Become a city gardener or horticulturalist with this hands-on parks and gardens course.

    Delivered at:


    This qualification provides a vocational outcome in parks and gardens.  The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors.

    Certificate III
    National ID: CPC32420
    State ID: BGC2
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Plumbing

    Does your career pipe dream involve real pipes? Complete this certificate and become a plumber or gasfitter (tradesperson).

    Delivered at:


    Does your career pipe dream involve real pipes? When you complete the Certificate III in Plumbing you'll be looking at an in demand (and possibly lucrative) career as a plumber, or gasfitter.

    If you are a migrant to Australia looking to qualify as a plumber, we can help with creating a study plan to suit your needs. Express your interest now to start a discussion with our training area.

    Study in specialist facilities

    Rockingham campus features modern workshops with tools and equipment you will find on any work site. Demonstration areas include spaces where entire formwork and housing can be built, with special wet areas dedicated to solid plastering, ceiling and tiling applications, plumbing pit, gas and electrical stages. Our timber workshop includes multiple lathes and saws for large scale construction.

    Certificate III
    National ID: PMA30120
    State ID: BGB2
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

    A technical qualification for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product.

    Delivered at:


    Our Certificate III in Process Plant Operations is a technical qualification for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product. At this level, operators/ technicians will undertake more advanced operations, typically of integrated plant units in accordance with the operating procedures, and would apply their knowledge to anticipate problems. This qualification is customisable based on your company requirements and is typically used to develop employees performing a process plant operator’s role that includes the running of specific areas of a process plant. 

    There are a number of delivery options to complete this qualification:

    • Through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) only; this program is suited to existing workers in the chemical, hydrocarbons or refining sectors, or similar industries. Completion will require third party verification and submission of workplace evidence.
    • Traineeship consisting of specific units of competency chosen by your employer. This program will include two weekly, twice a year on-campus (ACEPT Munster) block release with all assignments completed in the workplace. To study as a trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. 
    Certificate III
    National ID: PMA40116
    State ID: BAN0
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology

    Want to further your career in process plant operations? This course will give you a technical qualification as an advanced operator.

    Delivered at:


    Our PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Operations is a technical qualification for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product. Technicians undertaking the course will typically be involved in solving complex problems requiring theoretical knowledge, combined with an understanding of the production process and equipment across the plant. It is especially suited to advanced operators and/or operations technicians who are wanting to further their career in a supervisory or team leader role. This qualification is customisable based on your company requirements. 

     

      Certificate IV
      National ID: MEM31319
      State ID: BEK9
      Industry Engineering and Mining
      Half price^

      Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

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

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

      When you complete this Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration/Air Conditioning) you'll be on your way to becoming a fully qualified and licensed Refrigeration and Air Conditioning tradesperson.

      Study in specialist facilities

      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 III
      National ID: CPC32620
      State ID: BGD0
      Industry Building and Construction
      Half price^

      Certificate III in Roof Plumbing

      Want a career working outdoors with a view? Become a roof plumber today.

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      Do you want a trades career working outdoors with a view?

      When you complete the Certificate III in Roof Plumbing you will be ready for a career as a roof plumber.

      Learn in specialised facilities

      South Metropolitan TAFE's Rockingham Campus offers 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 III
      National ID: CPC31020
      State ID: BGD3
      Industry Building and Construction
      Half price^

      Certificate III in Solid Plastering

      Want a career in a trade that has everything covered? On completion of this course you will be ready for a trade career as a solid plasterer.

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      Do you want a career in a trade that has everything covered?

      When you complete the Certificate III in Solid Plastering you will be ready for a certified trade career as a solid plasterer.

      Certificate III
      National ID: AHC31319
      State ID: BEY6
      Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

      Certificate III in Sports Turf Management

      This qualification provides a career in greenkeeping or turf management. Students learn skills in safety, machinery/irrigation operation and nutrient application.

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      Learn the fine art of greenkeeping

      Join the sports turf industry at a level where you will be expected to curate and manage a wide range of turf and horticultural practices. A considerable amount of outdoor and physical activity is required while you apply your skills to green spaces such as golf courses, bowling clubs and elite sports facilities.

      Sports turf management is a unique course to SM TAFE and proudly boasts three previous students have won the Western Australia Apprentice of the Year in the WA Training Awards.

       

      Certificate III
      National ID: HLT37015
      State ID: AWK3
      Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

      Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

      On completion of the Certificate III in Sterilisation Services you will be ready for a career in a sterilisation department as an assistant or instrument technician.

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      Are you ready for a spotless career that makes a real difference? 

      When you complete the Certificate III in Sterilisation Services you will be ready for a career in a sterilisation service or department as an assistant, technician, or instrument technician.

      This course covers a range of varied activities performed in a sterilising service or department.

      Certificate III
      National ID: MSM30216
      State ID: BAN7
      Industry Automotive

      Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application

      Perform a wide range of metal protective coating application and surface preparations that occur across a variety of infrastructure, heavy industry and ships.

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      Are you looking for recognition of your metal protection skills?

      When you complete the Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application your skills and experience in the manufacturing and mechanical industries will be recognised.

      Perform a wide range of protective coating application and surface preparations that occur across a variety of infrastructure, heavy industry and ships. The protective coatings may be liquid or solid and the surfaces being prepared are typically metal.

      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 III
      National ID: RII31619
      State ID: BFA4
      Industry Building and Construction
      Half price^

      Certificate III in Trenchless Technology

      Learn machine operation, reading plans, leveling, excavation and safety procedures in this hands-on traineeship.

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      South Metropolitan TAFE provides quality training that serves both employers and employees. Employers gain the benefits of skilled and accredited employees and the employee gains the knowledge, skill, confidence and a sense of pride when completing the qualification. Training for any required gap units can be scheduled to align with workplace operations and may be conducted at the employer’s place of business if required.

      All delivery is done off campus at clients' sites or specialised resourced locations in the metro area.

      Certificate III
      National ID: ACM40418
      State ID: BED9
      Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
      Half price^

      Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

      On completion of a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing you will be ready for a career as a veterinary nurse, or animal welfare worker. Learn to provide care to a variety of animals.

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      Are you passionate about the care of pets and want to build a career working day to day with a range of animals and creatures great and small? This course will give you the job ready skills to become a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse or Animal Welfare Worker.

      Playing an essential role in animal health care, a Veterinary Nurse dedicates their daily work to maintaining and monitoring the welfare and wellbeing of sick animals. Be guided by from our expert team of lecturers who are professionals in the field as you learn how to assist Veterinarians with surgery procedures on animals both pre and post-operation.

      Develop clinical skills in administering anaesthesia and medication, radiology (x-ray), dental procedures, nutrition and applying bandages to wounds. Build knowledge of how to nurse animals back to health and providing advice and support to animal caregivers, as well as daily tasks such as keeping equipment clean and sterilised.

      Vet nurses are in high demand and you can work in a range of diverse settings such as at a veterinary clinic, animal hospital, specialist clinic, in wildlife rescue or at a zoo.

      This course is popular and highly competitive to get into. Please ensure you enter all your work and work experience, both related to the field and unrelated, in your application.

      Study in specialist facilities

      SM TAFE is the only TAFE to offer a live veterinary clinic open to the general public, staff and students to make bookings for consults and surgeries. The clinic is based at our Bentley campus and allows our training Vet Nurses real-world experience while being supervised by qualified Veterinarians and Vet Nurses.

      Students can gain on-the-job skills in animal care with a range of species including dogs, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, lizards, fish, along with an aviary housing various birdlife. The clinic allows development of skills in a safe and supported environment, in preparation for industry work placement.

      You can visit the Student Vet Clinic at South Metropolitan TAFE(opens in a new tab) on Facebook.

      Certificate IV
      National ID: CPC31220
      State ID: BGD5
      Industry Building and Construction
      Half price^

      Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

      Become a wall and ceiling liner with this half-price trade qualification where your skills will be sought after by this high-demand industry.

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      Do you want to build a lifetime career that others will look up to?

      When you complete the Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining you will be ready for a certified trade career as a wall and ceiling liner.

       

      Certificate III
      National ID: CPC31320
      State ID: BGE1
      Industry Building and Construction
      Half price^

      Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

      Launch your certified trade career as a wall and floor tiler with this industry-relevant tiling course.

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      Do you have an eye for detail and want your work on show?

      When you complete the Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling you will be ready for a certified trade career as a wall and floor tiler.

      Learn in specialised facilities

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

      Certificate III
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