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We work collaboratively with our partners to create innovative solutions to meet current and future workforce requirements. 

SM TAFE is committed to developing partnerships and collaborations with industry, government and non-government organisations by promoting pathways for students, providing innovative training solutions and ensuring training is current and relevant. 

What we offer:

  • A dedicated strategic partnerships team, who leverage workforce opportunities in emerging markets
  • Free service from the Jobs and Skills Centres, which provide a critical link between employers, industry and the job-seeking community
  • Our Industry Advisory Groups and Governing Council provide information and advice to ensure training is best practice and aligned to industry needs
  • Strategically positioned campuses and modern training facilities to connect with local industries

Our corporate capability statement highlights our proficiency and proven track record of delivering positive student outcomes and training solutions to corporate and government enterprises across the full spectrum of industry.  

Corporate Capability Statement (4 MB) (PDF document)

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has selected SM TAFE as an approved training provider for the development and delivery of the Council Member Essentials course for elected members.  

Council Member Essentials is a five-unit training program that local government council members are required to complete within 12 months of being elected. This training is to provide practical information that will help you become familiar with the skills, knowledge and responsibilities of your role as a councillor. The course outlines information you'll need to know about the way Local Government works in Western Australia under the Local Government Act 1995 and explains, in simple terms, important information to assist you in the performance of your duties as a councillor. 

Recommended completion pathway

  1. Understanding Local Government (pre-requisite)
  2. Serving on Council
  3. Meeting Procedures
  4. Conflicts of Interest
  5. Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets

On successful completion of each unit and assessment, members will receive a Certificate of Completion. These results will be made available to the DLGSC for their records. 

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We recommend you begin at unit 1: Understanding Local Government, but if you have completed this in prior study, you can begin with Serving on Council or other units in the pathway to suit your progression. 

The application process involves setting up a Student Portal login with a password. For help in applying, see our direct applications user guide (1 MB) (PDF document)  (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

SM TAFE, a recognised leader in healthcare training, partners with the social and allied health sector to apply for ETP funding to train existing full-time, part-time and casual workers to fill current skills gaps and future workforce requirements through certificate qualifications, traineeships and skill sets.

Training is available for employees of enterprises that specialise in providing services to people (including with disabilities and aged care) where the employee provides direct care for clients or supervises employees providing direct care for clients.  Training is not available for employees in senior management or administration/corporate support roles.

The WA Government pays for most of the costs of training delivered under the ETP which includes full qualifications, existing worker traineeships, and skill sets from the CHC Community Services training package and HLT Health training package. 

Accredited courses/skill sets targeting the social assistance and allied health sectors are also included in the ETP. 

There is no current limit on the number of employees that can be trained under the program, which can take place on campus or at the employers’ premises.

To apply for the ETP, employers must partner with a registered training organisation (RTO) that is contracted by the Department of Training and Workforce Development, such as SM TAFE. Contact us to find out more.

Our partners

See below how we are partnering with industry to drive innovation, promote jobs of the future and support our local communities and economy.

SM TAFE has been in a third-party agreement/partnership with the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI) since 2007.

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The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is a peak organisation representing traditional, innovative and emerging industry sectors. In 2019, we partnered with the Ai Group to address the skills and knowledge required within Industry 4.0 manufacturing and engineering environments. 

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AustCyber is one of Australia’s six industry growth centres and is responsible for the development of a strong and sustainable Australian cyber security industry.

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SM TAFE has a long-standing relationship with Austal since 2007 onwards.

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