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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

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 computerized 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: 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.

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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.

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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.

Learn these skills:

  • repair, overhaul, test and troubleshoot all manner of aircraft mechanical systems
  • testing of equipment and ground support equipment
  • troubleshooting faults
  • use of computers to obtain maintenance data and to complete documentation
  • interpreting wiring diagrams and system schematics
  • removal and installation of aircraft components
  • reading drawings relating to maintenance activities

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: AUR30416
State ID: BAG3
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology

Begin a career working with agricultural machinery with the Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology. Learn the tricks of the trade in automotive retail, service and repair.

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Want to service tractors, harvestors and agricultural equipment?

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of agricultural machinery in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

Gain these skills:

  • follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • diagnose and repair charging systems
  • diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
  • diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
  • diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
  • diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
  • diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
  • diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
  • carry out diagnostic procedures
  • inspect and service braking systems
  • inspect and service engines
Certificate III
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 Studies. 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: 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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This pilot traineeship has been developed in collaboration with our industry partners to equip you with the skills and knowledge to undertake technical roles within Industry 4.0 manufacturing and/or engineering environments.   These are fresh new skills and knowledge in demand right now and transferrable to the workforce of tomorrow. 

Gain these skills

  • Industry 4.0 objectives
  • Project life cycle
  • Managing technical documents
  • Producing products with CAD and CAM
  • Understanding electrical systems
  • Cloud computing and SCADA
  • Network configuration
  • Troubleshooting cyber-physical systems, digital and industrial controls
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.  

Gain these skills:

  • care for and maintain fish stocks, culture and holding environments 
  • installing or constructing stock culture or holding structures and other allied structures
  • assessing and controlling biosecurity and stock health and treating aquatic stock for diseases
  • monitoring and maintaining water quality
  • co-ordinating feeding activities, handling and harvesting operations for aquatic stock
  • operating high technology water treatment components
  • implementing emergency procedures, occupational health and safety policies and guidelines

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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Fancy a career outdoors?

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.

Learn these skills:

  • tree identification
  • pruning operations
  • using and maintaining arboriculture equipment 
  • first aid 
  • workplace safety and health
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. 

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • replace panels and fittings
  • repair corroded, thermoplastic, and composite material components
  • oxy-acetylene and arc welding
  • thermal cutting
  • paint-less dent repairs
  • vehicle body misalignment
  • chassis, and frame repairs
  • 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 III
National ID: AUR20416
State ID: BAC5
Industry Automotive

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

Learn the skills to prepare for an automotive electrical apprenticeship.

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Are you ready to give cars their spark?

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

Gain these skills:

  • installing
  • testing and repairing wiring and lighting systems
  • security systems
  • electrical components and circuits
  • read wiring diagrams 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.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

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.

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Are you looking for a spark to ignite your automotive career?

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

Gain these skills

  • electric and electronic diagnosis and repair
  • vehicle wiring
  • overhauling alternators and starter motors
  • electronic drive systems
  • electric vehicle charging systems
  • 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 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.

Gain these skills:

  • prepare materials for fabrication using jigs/fixtures and manual processes
  • conduct mechanical cutting operations
  • perform various types of welding operations
  • mount and assemble components
  • modify or rectify chassis/frame and associated components
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.

Gain these skills:

  • apply and restore exterior paint
  • colour matching
  • prepare surfaces for refinishing
  • touch-up techniques
  • repair panels with filler
  • use spray booths
  • rust prevention
  • sound deadening
  • workplace safety and health

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.

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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: SHB40115
State ID: AWO5
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Learn the skills and beauty treatments to become a beauty therapist. Train in a student beauty clinic.

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Are you ready for a beautiful career?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy you will be looking at a career as a beauty therapist in a beauty salon, cruise ship or even your own home salon.

Be trained by industry specialists in our well-equipped beauty clinic rooms, using a wide range of professional products and technologies, including Dermalogica and Medik8 skin care, and MAC, Crown, Kryolan and LA girl makeup.

At SM TAFE your fees are inclusive of all training products and equipment for the entirety of your course. You will receive a take home makeup brush kit to start you on your makeup journey. Additional purchases include a beauty tunic, text book and linen for class use.

Gain these skills:

  • facials and specialised facials
  • body massage and aromatherapy massage
  • body treatments
  • waxing
  • lash and brows
  • makeup application
  • spray tanning
  • eye lash extensions
  • retail and sales operations
  • manicure and pedicure
  • infection control and safe hygeine

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

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This course can provide a pathway to higher qualifications such as Diploma of Beauty, dermal science and nursing.

Speak with a coordinator or program manager if you do not meet the eligible entry criteria.

Certificate IV
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.

Gain these skills

You will gain the knowledge and skills to lay bricks for domestic, commercial, and public buildings.

  • construct arches
  • columns
  • feature walls
  • steps & stairs
  • curved walls
  • ornamental panels
  • interpret plans
  • apply work health and safety requirements

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 the skills for a flexible career that could take you anywhere?

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.

Gain these skills

  • basic MYOB
  • workplace organisation
  • customer service
  • workplace health and safety
  • desktop publishing, spreadsheets, creating electronic presentations

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.


Do you want a career among tomorrow's business leaders?

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.

Gain these skills

  • manage customer needs and feedback
  • develop and promote products and services
  • play a supporting role in the recruitment of staff
  • make presentations to groups
  • work in effective teams
  • workplace health and safety

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. 


Do you want the skills for a flexible career that could take you anywhere?

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.

Gain these skills

  • knowledge in basic MYOB
  • workplace organisation
  • workplace health and safety
  • spreadsheets and organising schedules
  • word processing, electronic presentations 

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.


Are you ready to organise your career in 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.

Gain these skills

  • manage customer needs and feedback
  • develop complex documents and spreadsheets
  • facilitate smooth workplace communication
  • make presentations to groups
  • work in effective teams
  • workplace health and safety

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.

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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.

Gain these skills

  • specialise in cakes and pastries, sponges, biscuits, gateaux, tortes, filled pastries and meringues
  • first aid
  • food safety programs
  • 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: 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.

Gain these skills

  • use basic carpentry tools, power tools and carpentry materials
  • construct a pitched roof, ceiling frames and wooden flooring
  • interpret plans
  • apply work health and safety requirements

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: RII40720
State ID: BGK1
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate IV in Civil Construction

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

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • how to be responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others
  • contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems
  • apply management plans to the workplace

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: 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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • Safety on the work site
  • Safe handling of materials
  • Plant and machinery operation
  • Excavation
  • Levelling
  • Reading plans
  • Earthworks
  • Communication
  • Locate and protect underground services.

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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • Safety on the work site
  • Safe handling of materials
  • Plant and machinery operation
  • Excavation
  • Levelling
  • Reading plans
  • Earthworks
  • Communication
  • Locate and protect underground services.

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

Certificate III
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. 

Gain these skills:

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

Flexible delivery!

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

Diploma
National ID: RII30820
State ID: BGL4
Industry Building and Construction
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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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • Safety on the work site
  • Safe handling of materials
  • Plant and machinery operation
  • Excavation
  • Levelling
  • Reading plans
  • Earthworks
  • Communication
  • Locate and protect underground services.

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

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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: CPC20712
State ID: J484
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Drainage

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

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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.

Gain these skills

  • Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
  • Carry out WHS requirements
  • Use plumbing and power tools
  • Simple concreting and rendering
  • Installation of stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
  • Install on-site disposal systems
  • Provide basic emergency life support
Certificate II
National ID: CHC50113
State ID: J594
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Plan, implement and manage early childhood programs in accordance with accreditation and duty of care requirements. Become a childcare director.


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.

Gain these skills

  • lead a team in an Education and Care Service
  • provide care and meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings
  • ethical work practices and legal requirements of the industry
  • advanced skills in care routines
  • working with families 
  • observing and recording children's behaviour
  • working with culturally diverse clients
  • managing safety in the workplace
  • work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures
  • provide care and support for children in various child care situations

Good news!

This course has been replaced by a new training package in 2022. It is intended that students starting in Semester 2 2022 will commence their study in this new qualification with new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

We are currently applying in the process of adding this qualification to our scope of registration and developing new learning resources and assessment tools. Please be aware that an entry requirement for this qualification is the successful completion of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Also, there will be a mandatory requirement to undertake an unpaid work placement of a minimum of 280 hours.

Diploma
National ID: UEE33020
State ID: BFO5
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Electrical Fitting

Manufacture, wire and fit electrical components within a plant or on machinery.

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Gain these skills

  • manufacture, fit, assemble, erect, operate, test, fault find, alter, repair electrical equipment
  • electrical wiring work associated with assembling, maintaining, terminating or altering the wiring between electrical components within a plant or machinery
  • problem solve in d.c. circuits and in single and three phase low voltage machines
  • develop and connect electrical control circuits
  • use diagrams, standards, codes and specifications

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: 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.

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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 A132 UEE40111 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.

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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 UEE50120 Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering, as many of the units are common to both courses. Ask for more information.

Diploma
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: 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.

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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: MEM40105
State ID: WA97
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (Electrical Instrumentation)

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

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Engineer your trade career!

The Certificate IV in Engineering (Electrical Instrumentation) prepares you for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II, in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines. Advance your career further by learning additional knowledge and skills to apply across different trade areas.

Gain these skills

  • design, assemble, manufacture, install, modify, test, fault find, commission, 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

Machinery and equipment can include fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools. Students will learn in industry-standard facilities with advanced technologies and equipment to gain hands-on, job-ready skills. 

If you would like to enrol as an extension of your existing electrical trade or would like a part time option, see the Certificate IV in Engineering - Instrumentation course page.

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM40105
State ID: AC66
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (HVAC Commissioning)

Prepare for work with today’s computer controlled HVAC systems. Fully install commission and optimise a VAV-AHU (using the BMS).

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Are you looking to turn your air-conditioning career up a notch?

Take the next step and learn how to install and commission HVAC. 

The Certificate IV HVAC Commissioning will prepare you for work with today’s computer controlled HVAC systems. Subjects covered will include: AHU’s, VAV’s, Chillers, Cooling Towers and ancillary equipment. Learn your way around a BMS system. You will, air balance, water balance as well as; fully install commission and optimise a VAV-AHU (using the BMS).

Learn to commission in hands-on sessions with experienced commissioning technicians. This course is delivered 90% via online and 10% on campus (evening). The theory part of the course will be online via pre-recorded videos and live online sessions. All practicals will be on-campus. Flexibility will be our guiding principle – the online component is self-paced; on-campus sessions will run throughout the Semester at your request. Come to TAFE when it suits you!

When you have completed the Certificate IV – you only need to complete 5 Units (some maths and some reporting) and you qualify for an Advanced Trade Diploma.

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.

Cluster 1

  • MEM10008B - UNDERTAKE COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES FOR PLANT AND/OR EQUIPMENT
  • MEM18092B - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR COMMERCIAL AND/OR INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION AND/OR AIR CONDITIONING CONTROLS
  • MEM18093B - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR INTEGRATED INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION AND/OR LARGE AIR HANDLING SYSTEM CONTROLS
  • MEM18089B - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR CENTRAL AIR HANDLING SYSTEMS

Cluster 2

  • MEM18095A - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR COOLING TOWERS/EVAPORATIVE CONDENSERS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
  • MEM16009A - RESEARCH AND ANALYSE ENGINEERING INFORMATION
  • MEM16003B - PROVIDE ADVANCED CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MEM16012A - INTERPRET TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND MANUALS

Gain these skills:

  • perform computations
  • apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • plan to undertake a routine task
  • apply quality systems
  • work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • interact with computing technology
  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

 

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM40105
State ID: WT46
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation)

Get your skills recognised and advance your engineering career to secure that dream job today.

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Are you working in the engineering industry and looking to advance your career further?

The Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation) has been specifically designed for any qualified tradesperson such as unrestricted electricians, electrical fitters, engineers in the resource industry, refrigeration technicians, or for apprentices in their third or fourth year of study. Instrumentation is a collective term for measuring instruments that are used for indicating, measuring and recording physical quantities such as flow, temperature, level distance, angle, or pressure.

Learn to install, commission, calibrate and maintain modern instrumentation and control systems, as well as loop turning of multi controller or multi element systems. Our skilled staff and industry-standard facilities prepare you with job-ready skills. 

Gain these skills:

  • PLC training
  • P & I diagram
  • Feedback systems
  • Intrinsic safety
  • Analytical skills
  • Pressure, level, flow & temperature
  • PID
  • Fluid power
  • Pneumatic instruments
  • Variable speed drives
  • Valve sizing 
  • Advanced control 
  • Engineering maths 
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Perform computations
  • Apply quality systems
  • Apply quality procedures
  • Interact with computing technology

 

Certificate IV
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.

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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: MEM31112
State ID: W992
Industry Defence

Certificate III in Engineering - Composites Trade

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

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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!

Gain these skills:

  • composites work
  • selecting, handling, using and storing materials and components 
  • undertaking repairs and modifications
  • adjusting resin chemicals 
  • selecting and using joining techniques 

The Certificate III in Engineering - Composites Trade is an apprenticeship: you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WT76
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy Yg)

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

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

Looking to gain the skills and knowledge required to work in the engineering fabrication industry? When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy YG) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction. 

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
       
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WT77
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH)

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

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

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) 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: MEM30305
State ID: WT78
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Yc)

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

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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: MEM30305
State ID: AB53
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Marine)

Become a boat fabricator in the construction and marine industry.

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Need a bigger boat?

Marine fabricators use aluminium, stainless steel, fabricated metal, composite materials and other products to build boats and other marine vessels. They cut, shape, join and repair the metal components that make up the hulls, frames and other structures of boats. These structures may include fuel tanks, boarding ladders and platforms, rails, canopy bows and a range of smaller or specialty customised fittings.

Gain these skills:

  • fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
  • manual and gas metal arc welding
  • geometric development
  • mechanical cutting
  • interpreting technical drawings
  • manual heating and thermal cutting
  • health and safety in the workplace
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WA86
Industry Automotive
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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • surface preparation
  • blasting and high pressure jetting
  • protective coating applications
  • welding and surface testing

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: MEM31215
State ID: AWG6
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.

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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.

Gain these skills

  • development, analysis and fault finding of electromagnetic circuits, DC circuits, and single and three phase AC electrical circuits
  • interpretation and development of electrical process control drawings, diagrams and schedules
  • operation, control, protection and fault finding of DC motors, synchronous AC motors and asynchronous AC motors (single and three phase AC)
  • operation, testing and fault finding single and three phase transformers
  • installing and testing/verifying non-domestic and domestic electrical installations to comply with regulatory requirements
  • selection of cables and circuit protection devices for non-domestic and domestic electrical installations
  • design, operation and connection of control circuits used in industrial installations
  • commissioning and decommissioning of low voltage and high voltage equipment and installations
  • operation, programming and maintenance of programmable controllers
  • operation, control and maintenance of electrical generation equipment
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: AB54
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (First Class Machinist)

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

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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: MEM30205
State ID: WT83
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitter and Machinist ZB)

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: MEM30205
State ID: AB63
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Marine Fitter)

Marine fitters assemble and maintain the structural and mechanical parts of boats, ships and submarines.

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Like boats and hands on work?

Mechanical/Marine Fitters use a range of tools and engineering techniques to maintain and repair mechanical plant machinery and equipment to operational standards. Work includes the identification of defective or worn mechanical components or equipment, repair/replacement of worn/faulty components or equipment, and modifications.  In a shipyard or defence industry they install and test a ship’s major machinery and other mechanical components. They learn the safe operation of shop machines and hand and power tools to install and test systems that may include engines, generators, pumps, propellers, rudders, periscopes and armaments. First Class or CNC Machinists are responsible for the operation, programming and maintenance of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinery.

Gain these skills:

  • carry out mechanical cutting
  • perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • apply safe welding practices
  • perform general machining
  • interpret technical drawing
  • install pipework and pipework assemblies
  • undertake manual handling
  • use power tools/hand held operations
  • repair and fit engineering components
  • maintain pneumatic system components
  • maintain hydraulic system components

 

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

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT86
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA)

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 machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

Gain these skills:

  • work with pumps and hydraulics
  • work with pneumatic systems
  • work with mechanical drives and transmissions
  • use workshop machines
  • use hand and power tools
  • arc welding
  • thermal cutting
  • measuring
  • technical drawing
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT90
Industry Automotive
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Plant Mechanic ZG/Z)

Gain the skills and knowledge for a career in the heavy plant industry.

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Are you looking for a spark to ignite your career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Plant Mechanic ZG/Z) you'll be ready for a career in the heavy plant industry.

Gain these skills:

  • diagnose and repair drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits
  • controlling systems
  • workplace safety and health
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT38
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration/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.

Gain these skills:

  • install, repair and maintain refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • test and troubleshoot circuits
  • repair and assemble electronic components
  • handle refrigerants
  • 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.

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.

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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: 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.

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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. 

Gain these skills:

  • engineering drafting and design
  • analytical work involving manufacturing and fabrication techniques
  • application of engineering principles, systems and processes
  • drawing and designing mechanical equipment
  • maintain mechanical systems
  • workplace health and safety
  • produce basic engineering drawings
  • operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • set up basic pneumatic circuits
  • contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • apply engineering mechanics principles
  • apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
  • select and test mechanical engineering materials
  • coordinate engineering projects

Completion of this course opens up a range of further study options, and may also produce advanced standing towards a relevant university degree.

Diploma
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.

Gain these skills

  • Manage the counselling relationship
  • Develop counselling interview skills
  • Application of technical financial information
  • Program community support mechanisms
  • Interpret and use financial law
  • Provide advocacy and referrals
  • Respond to crisis situations

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.

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Are you ready for your career to bloom?

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

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

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

Gain these skills

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

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

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

 

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

Certificate III
National ID: 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.

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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: AUR31116
State ID: BAF2
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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • diagnose and repair drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits
  • welding
  • thermal cutting
  • workplace safety and health
Certificate III
National ID: AHC30716
State ID: BDF1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Horticulture

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

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Establish your career from the ground up!

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • implement propagation plans
  • control weeds, pests, and diseases
  • safely prepare, store, and apply chemicals
  • install irrigation
  • create plant displays
  • plant identification and nutrition, and
  • workplace safety and health
  • implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
  • implement a plant nutrition program
  • prune shrubs and small trees
  • implement a grassed area maintenance program

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

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.

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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: 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.


Are you ready to pick the best person for the job?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Human Resources you are setting yourself up for a career in building productive businesses with the most capable staff; as a human resource officer, recruitment assistant or in human resources development.

Gain these skills

  • recruit staff 
  • develop staff potential
  • make presentations to groups
  • lead effective teams
  • workplace health and safety

Completion of the Certificate IV in Human Resources 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: AHC30916
State ID: BDB7
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

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

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Your career outdoors is calling

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • select materials and plants for landscape projects
  • set-out and landscape a range of sites
  • construct stone, brick, block and timber structures and features
  • learn about irrigation installation and troubleshooting 
  • safety in the workplace

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

 

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

Certificate III
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.

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Are you looking to rev up your automotive career?

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

Gain these skills:

  • diagnosis and repair
  • braking systems
  • transmissions
  • servicing
  • suspension
  • 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.

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.

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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: TLI40319
State ID: BFD3
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate IV in Logistics

Have what it takes to handle a supervisory career in supply chain management, distribution centre manager, or logistics supervisor.


Do you want a globally relevant management career in an industry that forms the backbone of the Australian economy?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Logistics, you will have what it takes to handle a supervisory career in supply chain management, as a team leader, distribution centre manager, contract manager, or logistics supervisor.

Gain these skills

  • analysing and evaluating work practices
  • develop workplace procedures
  • team leadership
  • monitoring workplace statistics
  • managing hazards and risks
  • monitoring suppliers
  • staff induction and guidance

We also have a dual pathway that gives you significant course credit in the Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations.

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM30705
State ID: W242
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

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

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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.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Certificate III
National ID: AUR30516
State ID: BAC8
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.

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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.

Gain these skills

  • demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to the various types of marine engines
  • adjust, test and repair engines, transmission, fuel systems, hydraulic steering systems, cooling systems, electrical systems, propellers and boat trailers
  • use testing equipment and/or refer to manufacturers' specifications and manuals - dismantle faulty assemblies, repair or replace worn or damaged parts and reassemble, adjust and test the repaired mechanism
  • perform scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications and tune-ups - advise customers on work performed, general vessel conditions and future repair requirements

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 minimize 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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • follow safe work policies and procedures
  • prepare, slice and trim meat
  • customer service
  • cooking and storing of meat products
  • sharpen knives
  • communicating in the workplace
  • hygiene and sanitation practices
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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • prepare different types of meat cuts, including sausages, poultry, value-added items and cured meat
  • maintaining equipment
  • packaging
  • managing stock
  • first aid
  • food safety programs
  • hygiene
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate III
National ID: AUR31216
State ID: BAD7
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

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

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • diagnose and repair drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, torque converters, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits
  • welding
  • thermal cutting
  • workplace safety and health

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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • diagnose and repair drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, steering, wiring and circuits
  • workplace safety and health

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.

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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.
 

Gain these skills

  • Lead and guide snorkeling, kayaking and bushwalking outdoor activities

  • Techniques to demonstrate and instruct skills for adventure activities

  • Manage groups of participants in an outdoor environment

  • First aid, water rescue and response to emergencies skills

  • Navigation, communication systems and weather interpretation

  • Work health and safety, hazard identification, assess and control risks for activities

  • Minimal environmental impact practices

  • Manage and maintain equipment for outdoor activities

  • Logistics of outdoor operations and providing a quality service

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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • diagnose and repair engines
  • hydraulic systems
  • cooling systems
  • portable generators
  • electric circuits
  • cutting equipment
  • digging systems
  • pumping systems
  • workplace safety and health

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: CPC30611
State ID: D395
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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • prepare and protect surfaces
  • colour match
  • interpret plans
  • apply Work Health and Safety requirements

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: AHC31016
State ID: BCY8
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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • implement a plant nutrition program
  • provide information on plants and their culture
  • control weeds
  • control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • contribute to work health and safety processes
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).

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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.

Gain these skills

  • how to safely install, alter, and repair pipe work services and appliances to suit domestic, commercial and industrial needs
  • cold and hot water supply
  • gas supply
  • sewage, waste and rainwater disposal
  • how to install and repair roofing, gutters and drain pipes
  • how to make buildings waterproof
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE is a major centre in WA for training in the building and construction industries, with purpose-built workshops, up-to-date equipment, and lecturers who maintain close links with industry.

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.

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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. 

Gain these skills:

  • fine chemicals
  • heavy chemicals
  • petrochemicals
  • hydrocarbon extraction
  • hydrocarbon transmission
  • hydrocarbon processing/refining
  • minerals processing/refining
  • metalliferous processing/refining
  • metals smelting/processing

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.

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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. 

Gain these skills:

  • fine chemicals
  • heavy chemicals
  • petrochemicals
  • hydrocarbon extraction
  • hydrocarbon transmission
  • hydrocarbon processing/refining
  • minerals processing/refining
  • metalliferous processing/refining
  • metals smelting/processing

 

Certificate IV
National ID: CPC32612
State ID: J493
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.

Gain these skills

  • use hand and power tools
  • cut and join sheet metal
  • arc welding
  • install roof components
  • interpret plans
  • measuring
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job
  • work with scaffolding safely at heights
  • workplace health and safety

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.

Gain these skills:

  • finish floors, walls and ceilings in gypsum and Portland cement plasters
  • construct decorative mouldings
  • textured finishes
  • ornamental restorations
  • interpret plans
  • apply WHS requirements
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.

Gain these skills:

  • manage safety issues and work site activities
  • operate and maintain turf machinery and chainsaws
  • irrigation installation, operation and maintenance
  • installing drainage systems
  • sample, test and improve soils
  • plant nutrient application and monitoring
  • safely preparing, applying, transporting and storing of chemicals
  • controlling weeds, plant pests and disorders
  • renovating turf, preparing turf surfaces for play and monitoring turf health

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.

Gain these skills

  • comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • clean and disinfect reusable medical devices
  • inspect and pack reusable medical devices
  • sterilise loads
  • manage sterile stock
  • care for reusable medical devices
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.

Gain these skills:

  • using hand and power tools 
  • preparing surfaces 
  • blast cleaning 
  • treating corrosion 
  • applying protective coatings 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 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.

Gain these skills:

  • Safety on the work site
  • Safe handling of materials
  • Plant and machinery operation
  • Excavation
  • Leveling
  • Reading plans
  • Earthworks
  • Communication
  • Locate and protect underground services.

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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Want a career caring for animals?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing you will be ready for a career as a veterinary nurse, or animal welfare worker.

Gain these skills

  • work effectively in a veterinary practice
  • provide care to a wide variety of animals
  • assist with surgery preparation and procedures
  • perform pathology and imaging procedures
  • provide post-surgery care and advice
  • workplace safety and health

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.

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.

Gain these skills

  • fix plasterboard sheets to walls and ceilings
  • mix plastering compounds
  • install suspended ceilings
  • construct bulkheads
  • interpret plans
  • apply WHS requirements
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.

Gain these skills

  • lay tiles for domestic, commercial, and public buildings
  • tile curved surfaces and domestic pools
  • mosaics and decorative tiling
  • interpret plans
  • work health and safety requirements

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
National ID: TLI40619
State ID: BFD0
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations

Step up to warehouse supervisory roles with the Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations. Learn to optimise stock storage and supply, managing people and training, processes and compliance with safety.


Do you want to be a leading link in a global economic chain that is critical to everyday life?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations, you will have what it takes to handle a supervisory career in supply chain management, as a team leader, distribution centre manager, contract manager, or transport manager.

Gain these skills:

  • analysing and evaluating work practices
  • develop workplace procedures
  • team leadership
  • interpreting regulations, manage hazards and risks
  • monitoring suppliers
  • staff induction and guidance
  • organising transport or freight of goods
  • optimising stock levels

Ask us today about the dual pathway that gives you significant course credit in the Certificate IV in Logistics.

Certificate IV