Murdoch

Conveniently located in Murdoch, near South street, students have access to a multitude of public transport options at Murdoch TAFE. 

You will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of courses from animal studies, fitness, to laboratory work, or you can even study nursing at our purpose built facility.

Murdoch is home to WA’s only nationally accredited floristry training and also specialises in business and finance, community services, conservation and land management, arboriculture, childcare and landscaping just to name a few.

We also have a dedicated hair, beauty and massage student clinic, giving students a chance to operate in a 'real life' beauty clinic, hairdressing salon or remedial massage clinic and develop their practical skills under the guidance of qualified practitioners and lecturers. The clinic is open to the public and bookings can be made online.

If you need further support with your English or getting job-ready we have several foundation courses at Murdoch to improve your skills and prepare you for the workplace. Murdoch also delivers the Adult Migrant English Program.

Murdoch campus is home to advanced IT facilities and equipment for courses across computing, gaming and digital media. It is also home to our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC). This purpose-built facility is an integral part of cyber security training, providing students with a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. 

The Murdoch Student Garden Centre is a centre of excellence in horticulture and pivotal to student's learning for service delivery.  As part of their studies, students propagate natives, herbs and some exotic plants which are then available for purchase as part of the Student Garden Centre Plant Sale, held twice a year.
 

We also have a pet grooming salon at our Murdoch campus for our students to gain hands-on experience. The clinic accepts bookings from the general public during the term on Thursdays 8am-4pm.

Facilities

Murdoch campus features a library for the use of students on campus.

The library provides:

  • A large and diverse resource collection of books, magazines and DVDs, both physical and online
  • Assistance with researching for information and answers to reference enquiries
  • Information sessions on library and information services, supported with published and online information guides
  • Assistance with study, referencing and learning skills
  • Networked and wireless computer areas
  • Access to electronic information such as internet and databases

Location
T Block

Opening hours
Mondays to Fridays - 8am to 4pm

Visit the library website

The cafeteria is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 4pm during term times with reduced hours during term breaks. A range of food and drink is provided.

Vending machines are available on site for drinks and snacks.

Students can access the Murdoch campus Student Zone from 7am until campus close. Students can make use of:

  • comfy couches
  • study nooks
  • prayer area
  • bank of student computers
  • place to charge your devices and access student WiFi
  • kitchenette with fridge and microwave, vending machines

Our dedicated hair, beauty and massage student clinic gives students a chance to operate in a 'real life' beauty clinic, hairdressing salon or remedial massage clinic and develop their practical skills under the guidance of qualified practitioners and lecturers. The clinic is open to the public and bookings can be made online.  

To find out more, visit the Hair, Beauty and Massage Student Clinics page.

At the on-campus nursery and greenhouse, you can grab bargain plants at our plant sales, roughly twice a year with some pop-up sales. Horticulture students work throughout term to propagate a variety of natives, herbs, succulents and exotic plants, then prepare the nursery for retail sales and open to the general public for a short time each May and November.

To find out more, visit the Murdoch Student Garden Centre page.
 

Give your favourite pooch a pamper session at our Pet Grooming Clinic where students get hands-on learning to give dogs comfort clips at reduced prices.

To find out more, visit the Pet Grooming Clinic page.
 

Smart Travel
We recommend all visitors to campuses take advantage of our Smart Travel information to ease congestion on and around our campuses.  

Parking 
Murdoch campus has parking available for students with parking permits surrounding the campus buildings, accessible via Murdoch Drive. Parking is limited and operates on a first come first served basis. 
   
SM TAFE strongly recommends planning your journey and either arrive early or use public transport to access the campus to avoid disappointment. For more information visit our Smart Travel page, or for detailed parking information download the map from the Campus Map tab.   

Public transport
Murdoch campus is accessible via a ten-minute walk from Murdoch station and bus terminus and is also connected by a bus service direct from the station and stopping at the front of campus on Jennalup Street. Visit Transperth's Journey Planner, using South Metropolitan TAFE Murdoch campus as a landmark to plan your trip or collect a timetable from the Customer Service Centre on campus.
 

Students enjoy free WiFi at all SM TAFE campuses.

Visit the Login to the eCampus page.

Location

Address
130 Murdoch Drive, Murdoch WA 6150
T: 1800 001 001
E: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

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Murdoch

Address

130 Murdoch Drive
Murdoch WA 6150
Australia

Courses at this campus

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* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: FNS40217
State ID: BDQ3
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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


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

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

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

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

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

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

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


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

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

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

Certificate III
National ID: S0124P
State ID: S0124P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Advanced Cosmetic Tattooing Techniques

Build on your cosmetic tattooing skills and knowledge with this advanced short course.

Delivered at:


Want to build on your cosmetic tattooing skills and knowledge? 

Become an advanced cosmetic tattooist with this short course.

Short course
State ID: GAB66
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Floristry Design skill set

Extend your floristry industry skills with advanced design techniques for large events.

Delivered at:


Become a master of design.

Create large-scale floristry designs and work alongside WA's top professional floral designers. Work on large scale designs for some of Perth top events and gain real hands-on experience!  

We are the only WA floristry training provider in WA who delivers nationally recognised qualifications in floristry.

This skill set has been designed to enhance the skills of florists already qualified at AWP2 Certificate III in Floristry level or have been working in the industry.

 

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

Certificate II in Animal Care

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


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

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

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

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

Study in specialist facilities

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

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

Certificate II
National ID: ACM30122
State ID: BHV0
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Animal Care Services

Are you looking for a career working with animals?

Delivered at:


Do you love animals and want to follow your calling to work with cats, canines and all creatures? If your dream is to work day-to-day with animals, this course will give you job ready skills to be employed in a broad range of roles in the animal care industry, including dog daycare, boarding, rescue shelters, pet sitting, dog walking, breeding establishments and other animal businesses.

Learn from our expert team of lecturers who are specialists in animal care and passionate about teaching and maintaining the highest standards of grooming, health, feeding and welfare for animals. You’ll gain skills in interacting safely, providing animal first-aid, walking and bathing dogs, as well as grooming crossbreed dogs and companion animals according to breed and coat. Build your knowledge of how to provide care to a wide range of animal species including dogs, rodents, rabbits, birds, fish, and reptiles.

This course is ideal if you wish to begin working in animal care, and if you’re already employed or volunteering in the industry, the course will give you a formal qualification to further develop your skillset and help advance further in your current workplace.

Turn your passion into your profession and start your career in animal care with this entry-level course.

Study in specialist facilities

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

Our Murdoch campus has a dedicated dog day-care training facility and pet grooming clinic where students can develop hands-on animal care skills in a real-world setting.

Certificate III
National ID: ACM30122
State ID: AD93
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming)

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

Delivered at:


Pet grooming is an important part of ensuring the overall health, hygiene and happiness of domestic animals. If you want to make a career out of your passion for our furry friends, this course will provide you with specialised training in all aspects of pet grooming services.

Learn from our team of experienced lecturers who can guide you to build a solid skillset in pet grooming, which will qualify you to work under supervision in a pet grooming establishment. Grow your knowledge in providing a high standard of hygiene grooming for domestic pets including washing, brushing and drying dogs, cleaning ears, using grooming tools and equipment, as well as specific grooming for different dog breeds and coats.

This is the most comprehensive qualification for pet grooming in Australia, and you’ll gain job ready skills for employment in any facility offering pet grooming services including, mobile or shop front salons, veterinary clinics, boarding kennels and pet retail outlets.

Students must have a genuine empathy for animals along with the communication skills and physical ability to successfully perform work placement in the pet grooming industry.

Study in specialist facilities

Our Murdoch campus has a dedicated Pet Grooming Clinic open to the general public which provides a simulated workplace environment. Students can gain hands-on experience in a real-life setting serving clients, taking care of animals and advancing their skills in pet grooming.

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. 

Delivered at:


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

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

Certificate III
National ID: 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.

Delivered at:


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: SHB30121
State ID: BHJ8
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Beauty Services

Gain the skills and knowledge to work across a broad range of positions in the beauty industry. Train in a student beauty clinic.

Delivered at:


Do you love all things beauty and have a great eye for style and glamour? This course is your first step to beginning your career in the vibrant and exciting world of beauty. 

Be guided by our expert team of lecturers who are experienced industry professionals as you learn the fundamentals of providing a range of beauty treatments including nails, waxing, lash and brow, tanning and make-up services. Develop a range of practical skills such as providing manicures and pedicures, nail art, applying make-up for photography, eyelash extensions and spray tanning. You’ll be trained using professional product ranges such as Dermalogica skin care, and MAC, Crown, Kryolan and LA girl makeup. 

In this course you’ll also grow your customer service skillset, learning to engage with clients and create a positive client experience from greeting and preparing on arrival through to advising on beauty products and treatments. 

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 set to start you on your makeup journey. Additional purchases include a beauty tunic, textbook and linen for class use.

Study in specialist facilities 

Gain hands-on experience in our student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics which offer the chance to operate in a ‘real life’ beauty clinic, hairdressing salon or remedial massage clinic whilst developing your practical skills under the guidance of qualified practitioners and lecturers. You can follow the clinics on Facebook(opens in a new tab) .

Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including simulated hair and beauty training facilities, with a hair salon and dedicated training spaces for beauty and massage therapy.

Certificate III
National ID: SHB40121
State ID: BHK1
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

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

Delivered at:


Does your talent lie in bringing radiance, relaxation and joy to others through the art of a beauty treatment? If you have a career dream to become a beauty therapist, this course will give you job ready skills to work at a day spa, a beauty salon, a resort or even on a cruise ship or in your own home salon.

Be guided by our professional and passionate team of lecturers who are experienced industry specialists. You’ll learn how to provide a range of beauty treatments, including facials and specialised facials for glowing skin, as well as body massage and aromatherapy massage for ultimate relaxation. Develop your manicure and pedicure skills, gain skills in popular services such as waxing, lash and brow tinting and lifting, spray tans, eyelash extensions and professional make-up application.

Grow an understanding of retail operations for the beauty industry and establish a customer service skillset, learning how to create a positive client experience and leave a lasting impression. Your skills will allow you to perform treatments independently and you’ll be trained in coordinating or managing the services within a beauty salon or a department within a larger store.

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 set to start you on your makeup journey. Additional purchases include a beauty tunic, textbook and linen for class use. 

Study in specialist facilities 

Gain hands-on experience in our student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics which offer the chance to operate in a ‘real life’ beauty clinic, hairdressing salon or remedial massage clinic whilst developing your practical skills under the guidance of qualified practitioners and lecturers. You’ll be trained using professional product ranges such as Dermalogica and Medik8 skin care, along with MAC, Crown, Kryolan and LA girl makeup. 

Follow the clinics on Facebook(opens in a new tab) for exciting news and updates.  

Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including simulated hair and beauty training facilities, with a hair salon and dedicated training spaces for beauty and massage therapy.

Certificate IV
National ID: SHB50121
State ID: BHK0
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Learn the dermal science behind beauty therapy including laser skin and hair removal.

Delivered at:


Do you have an interest in the science of skincare and a creative flair for style and all things beauty? This advanced qualification will give you job ready skills to pursue your dream career as a beauty therapist or a beauty salon owner.

This course is regarded by the industry as being the most comprehensive training in beauty therapy and is also a pathway to Advanced Dermal Science qualifications.

You’ll be guided and supported by our team of expert lecturers who are industry professionals, as you learn the complete range of face and body treatments as well as specialised skin treatments. Gain skills in how to provide facials, makeup, massage, waxing, lash and brow treatments and manicures/pedicures. In addition, you will build knowledge of reflexology and hot stone massage.

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, textbook and linen for class use.

Study in specialist facilities

Gain hands-on experience in our student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics which offer the chance to operate in a ‘real life’ beauty clinic, hairdressing salon or remedial massage clinic whilst developing your practical skills under the guidance of qualified practitioners and lecturers. You’ll be trained using professional product ranges such as Dermalogica and Medik8 skin care, along with MAC, Crown, Kryolan and LA girl makeup. Follow the clinics on Facebook(opens in a new tab) for exciting news and updates.

Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including simulated hair and beauty training facilities, with a hair salon and dedicated training spaces for beauty and massage therapy.

Diploma
National ID: BSB30120
State ID: BFS5
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Business

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


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

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

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

Study in specialist facilities

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

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

Certificate IV in Business

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


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

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

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

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB30120
State ID: AC46
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Business (Administration)

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


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

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

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

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

Certificate IV in Business (Administration)

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


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

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

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

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

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

Certificate III in Business (Medical Administration)

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


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

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

Certificate III
State ID: AE378
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Skill sets

Business Ready Skill Set

Gain the perfect introduction to office administration, clerical work and reception work.

Delivered at:


Get ready for a career in Business! 

This skill set is the perfect introduction to office administration, clerical work and reception work.

You will learn to all aspects of customer service and management, organisation of daily work tasks, how to produce professional documents using relevant business technology and how to work effectively with colleagues in an office environment.  

Skill set
State ID: GAB64
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Chemical Risk Management Level 3 skill set

This course is for people who use pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment. Gain the skills to apply, transport and store chemicals safely.

Delivered at:


This course is for people who use pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment. You will gain the skills and knowledge to apply, transport and store chemicals safely.

Competency units covered in this course:

  • OAL84AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
  • BAP97 AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
  • BAN70 AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals

You can start anytime in the online study component of this course. Attendance on campus will be arranged with your lecturer after you enrol.

Skill set
National ID: CHC32015
State ID: AWJ2
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
Online

Certificate III in Community Services

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


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

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

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

It now offers:

  • No classes held during school holidays
  • Community project delivered within class hours
  • Elective units offered are relevant to current industry and community practices

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

Want to find out more about this industry?

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

Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

Certificate III
National ID: CHC42015
State ID: AWL8
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023
Online

Certificate IV in Community Services

Become an outreach officer, welfare support worker, or case worker.


A career in Community Services can change and impact lives by helping people that need it most. This course will give you job ready skills to be qualified for a role supporting the community as an outreach officer, welfare support worker or case worker.

The Community Services industry assists individual clients, families and entire communities who are vulnerable or at risk and is about improving the quality of life of people who need support. You will be able to utilise your skills to make a difference in areas such as family and youth work, child protection, counselling, alcohol/drugs, domestic violence and mental health.

Be guided by our expert team of professional lecturers as you learn how to build relationships with clients, carers and their families, assess social emotional and physical wellbeing of others and methods of providing individualised support, information and advice to people in crisis. You’ll need to have determination and drive for helping others as well as patience, tolerance, a positive attitude, ability to take initiative and at times, deal with conflict.

Qualified welfare support workers are in-demand and can work in a range of settings including government departments, local councils, hospitals, or non-government welfare agencies.

Take the first step into your rewarding career in Community Services.

Want to find out more about this industry?

Our Community services at SM TAFE Facebook page has more information for students about organisations, initiatives and leading expertise in the industry.

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

Diploma of Community Services

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


Do you want to make a real difference?

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

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

Formalise your skills as an existing worker in community services

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

Want to find out more about this industry?

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

Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

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

Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Work effectively in the land conservation industry.

Delivered at:


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

Certificate II
National ID: AHC31421
State ID: BHM6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

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

Delivered at:


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

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

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

Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

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

Delivered at:


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

Learn in specialist facilities

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

Certificate IV
National ID: S0468P
State ID: S0468P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Cosmetic Tattooing

Become a certified cosmetic tattooist on completion of this industry-relevant course.

Delivered at:


Want to work as a certified cosmetic tattooist?

In this course you will learn skills in eyeliner, eyebrow and lipliner tattooing using a tattoo machine (microblading is not included in this course). Health and hygiene regulations for this industry are included in this course and you will be taught by an industry leading tattoo artist. A tattoo machine is included in the cost of your course. 

 

Short course
National ID: 22445VIC
State ID: BCZ09
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

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

Delivered at:


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

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

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

Advanced Diploma
National ID: 22334VIC
State ID: BCY61
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Delve into the world of cyber security and become a trusted professional with our Certificate IV in Cyber Security. This is government funded cyber security course.


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

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

See our IT Training Facebook page

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

Certificate IV
National ID: 22483VIC
State ID: BEI16
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Course in EAL

Learn how to use English everyday.


When you finish the course in EAL you will be able to use English everyday.

You will learn:

  • simple instructions and conversations
  • reading and writing simple documents
  • to understand the news
  • to explore local amenities.

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

EAL = English as an Additional Language.

Course in
National ID: 22484VIC
State ID: BEI22
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in EAL (Access)

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


Improve your English skills with this course.

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

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

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

Certificate II in EAL (Access)

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


Improve your English skills

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

EAL = English as an Additional Language.

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

Express your interest

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

Certificate III in EAL (Access)

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


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

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

You will learn to

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

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

EAL = English as an Additional Language.

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

Express your interest

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

Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)

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

Delivered at:


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

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

EAL = English as an Additional Language.

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

Express your interest

Certificate IV
National ID: CHC30121
State ID: BGY3
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Study our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course if you have a passion for the care and education of young children up to the age of 5 years.


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

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

Certificate III
State ID: GAD09
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Eye Lash Extensions skill set

Learn the basics of lash extensions with this short course for the beauty industry.

Delivered at:


This course has been designed to meet the beauty industry demand for lash extensions to work in the industry.

Students will learn the latest techniques and skills from qualified beauty trainers who are currently working in the beauty industry. This course requires fine hand and eye coordination and attention to detail.

Gain these skills:

  • apply, refill and remove eyelash extensions for added length and thickness of natural lashes

On completion of this course students will obtain a statement of attainment for SHBBMUP008 Apply Eye Lash Extensions..

This course delivers Classic Lash training only. Students who have completed this course or equivalent are able to enrol into the Volume Eye Lash Extensions course which includes Volume and Hybrid Lashes.

Skill set
National ID: SIS30321
State ID: BHE5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Fitness

Work in the fitness industry straight away on completion of this certificate.

Delivered at:


Do you have a passion for the power of exercise and see your future in fitness? The Certificate III in Fitness is the first qualification you need if you want to kick-start your career in this thriving industry.

Build your practical technique in our state-of-the-art onsite gymnasium at Murdoch and be guided by our expert professional lecturers in the field. On completion of the course, you’ll be job ready to become a gym instructor or group exercise instructor at a gymnasium or recreation centre.  

A gym instructor welcomes new members to the gym and develops specially tailored programs to achieve fitness goals, whilst a group exercise instructor leads a class through a specialised exercise routine or bootcamp. 

You’ll learn about the function of exercise instruction, assessing fitness levels and how to deliver fun, high-energy, group exercise sessions and design effective training programs for a range of age groups from children to older adults. 

The length of our course allows students the time to develop a strong skillset and the face-to-face training environment means our graduates are highly regarded in the fitness industry for having depth of knowledge and well-practised skills that can't be developed during a short course or online.

Study in specialist facilities

Learn in our state-of-the-art, fully equipped onsite gymnasium that reflects current industry practices and simulates a real-life 24 hour, membership subscription based commercial gym, featuring resistance machines, cable machines, free weights, cardio machines, shower and locker facilities and more. 

Students also participate in off-campus assessments for the childrens’ program component of the course, to develop functional movement training skills in a real-world setting.
 

Certificate III
National ID: SIS40221
State ID: BHE3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Fitness

Become a qualified personal trainer or launch your successful fitness career.

Delivered at:


Does your dream career involve helping others reach the best version of themselves by achieving their fitness goals? The Certificate IV in Fitness gives you the skills and knowledge you need to become a qualified personal trainer (PT) or group personal trainer. 

This rewarding career provides job versatality and you can work as a trainer both indoors and outdoors in gyms, council run leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes, or online. You can be employed by a gym or be self-employed owning your studio or providing one-on-one or group training, even doing personal training as a second job and setting your own hours. 

In this advanced fitness course you will learn how to run your own business and manage client relationships, and how to develop and deliver personalised exercise programs for a range of groups from teens to seniors, athletes and people with disabilities. You will be able to apply the skills of functional anatomy and strength and conditioning techniques to your training programs.

Our courses are widely respected in the fitness industry and you can build your technique in our new functional training centre at Murdoch and be trained by our expert lecturers with strong industry connections. 

Study in specialist facilities

Industry trends are changing and advancing, and to ensure our training facilities are cutting-edge, in November 2022 we opened a brand-new functional training centre for Certificate IV in Fitness students. The centre includes a multi-rig with 8 cells, barbells, weight plates, rowers, spin bikes, kettlebells, deadballs, dumbbells, plyometric boxes and benches to teach the technique of exercises such as squats, pull-ups, benchpress, deadlifts, shoulder press and more. 

Students also learn in a dedicated outdoor personal training centre space to develop skills in teens’ personal training, childrens’ programs and outdoor personal training. 
 

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

Certificate III in Floristry

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

Delivered at:


Are you ready for your career to bloom?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Certificate III
State ID: GAC82
Industry Creative Industries

Floristry Construction 1 skill set

Explore your creativity with this perfect introduction to the world of floristry.

Delivered at:


Let your love of flowers bloom!

Explore your creative side with a step into a floristry career pathway.

You will learn the skills and techniques professionals use in creating displays in this introductory course to the floristry industry.

This course is one of a series of skill sets designed to be a pathway to a rewarding floristry career.

Skill set
State ID: GAC83
Industry Creative Industries

Floristry Construction 2 skill set

Explore your creativity with this perfect introduction to the world of floristry.

Delivered at:


Explore your creative side with a step into a floristry career pathway

You will learn the skills and techniques use in creating floral arrangements/designs using different vases/vessels. This course is one of a series of skill sets designed to be a pathway to a rewarding floristry career.

Skill set
State ID: GAC84
Industry Creative Industries

Floristry Construction 3 skill set

This course is one of a series of skill sets designed to be a pathway to a rewarding floristry career.

Delivered at:


Explore your creative side with a step into a floristry career pathway.

You will learn skills and techniques use in creating wired wedding work, preparing quotes for clients and interpreting design briefs. This course is one of a series of skill sets designed to be a pathway to a rewarding floristry career.

Next dates of delivery:

  • To be confirmed
Skill set
National ID: 22472VIC
State ID: BEH69
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies
Online

Certificate I in General Education for Adults

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


Do you want to take control of your future?

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

Gain these skills

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

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

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

Express your interest

Certificate I
National ID: 22473VIC
State ID: BEH66
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies
Online

Certificate II in General Education for Adults

Make a fresh start with this general education course.


Do you want to take control of your future?

When you finish the Certificate II in General Education for Adults you will have a fresh start at education.

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

Express your interest

Certificate II
National ID: 22474VIC
State ID: BEH65
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies
Online

Certificate III in General Education for Adults

Take control of your future training and/ or career.


Do you want to take control of your future?

When you finish the Certificate III in General Education for Adults you will have a better chance at getting into your dream career.

Gain these skills

  • planning goals and carrying out projects
  • advanced reading, writing and understanding of a variety of documents
  • managing your money
  • maths and problem solving

The Certificate III in General Education for Adults is approximately equivalent to Year 11 for the purposes of applying for a TAFE course and will meet the entry requirements for most Certificate II, III, IV or Diploma level TAFE courses.

A version of this course is available at Murdoch Campus or online with a health focus that will assist students to meet the entry requirements of health related courses such as:

  • 52895WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies, State ID BGS66
  • BGS66 Diploma of Nursing, State ID BGW5 *

*  The Diploma of Nursing has additional entry requirements to meet, successful completion does not grant automatic access to the Diploma of Nursing. Refer to the Diploma of Nursing for details. 

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

Express your interest

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

Certificate III in Hairdressing

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

Delivered at:


Are you ready for hair stylish career?

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

Follow the clinics on Facebook and Instagram

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

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

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


Do you have what it takes to care for people?

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

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

Certificate III
National ID: HLT33115
State ID: AA72
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

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

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

Delivered at:


Are you interested in working in acute care settings?

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

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

Certificate III
National ID: AHC20416
State ID: BDE6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Horticulture

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

Delivered at:


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

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

Certificate II
National ID: 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.

Delivered at:


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

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

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40416
State ID: BCW2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Horticulture

Work in a variety of horticulture occupations at a supervisor level or as a small business owner.

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This course provides graduates with skills suited to a variety of occupations at a supervisor level or as a small business owner. Employment prospects exist in local and state government, nursery and turf, floriculture, gardening and the landscape industry. You can choose to learn skills from a range of subjects that enable you to cost and supervise projects, develop and implement programs and provide training. You can also choose subjects that will further develop your technical expertise in horticulture.

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

See our Horticulture Facebook page @murdochstudentgardencentre(opens in a new tab) to see what you will do when you study this course, such as hosting plant sales and providing customer service to retail customers.

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC50416
State ID: BDD0
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Horticulture

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

Delivered at:


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

 

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

Certificate III in Information Technology

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

Looking to commence an IT career?

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

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

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

Specialist facilities on campus

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

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

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

Certificate III
National ID: ICT50220
State ID: AC20
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)

Gain in-demand networking skills and acquire valuable experience in current industry standards with the Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking).

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Embark into the rewarding industry of IT networking

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

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

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

Diploma
National ID: ICT50220
State ID: AC21
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming)

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

Delivered at:


Step into a software development career! 

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

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

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

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

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

Certificate III in Information Technology (Cyber Security)

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

Looking to commence an IT career?

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

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

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

Specialist facilities on campus

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

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

Certificate III
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC10
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

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

Study in a strong IT employability pathway

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

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

Study in specialist facilities

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

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

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

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

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC07
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming)

Develop career enhancing knowledge and in in-demand skills to design and develop computer programs and Apps with our programming courses.

Program your IT career!

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

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

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

Certificate IV
National ID: MSL30118
State ID: BDV6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

Launch your career in science with this entry-level course that qualifies you to work as a laboratory assistant.

Delivered at:


Are you a budding scientist?

Launch your career in science with this entry-level course that qualifies you to work as a laboratory assistant in food technology, pathology, schools or trades.

Certificate III
National ID: MSL40118
State ID: BDV3
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Build on your certificate III skills with units in quality control, performance of instrumental and non-instrumental tests, and standardisation.

Delivered at:


Build on your Certificate III in Laboratory Skills with units in quality control, performance of instrumental and non-instrumental tests, standardisation and use of solutions. This qualification will give you the skills to work as a technical assistant, technician or instrument operator.

Certificate IV
National ID: MSL50118
State ID: BDV4
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Laboratory Technology

Use laboratory application software, plan and conduct field work and provide information to customers.

Delivered at:


This qualification reflects the role of workers who apply a range of laboratory technologies to conduct scientific-technical tests in most industry sectors, utilising specialist technical knowledge.

Learn to analyse, process and interpret data, report results and apply quality system and continuous improvement processes. Your skills will be transferable across a range of industries such as chemical, medical and pathological, mining, biological and environmental fields.

Diploma
National ID: AHC30921
State ID: BHN2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

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

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

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

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

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

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

Certificate IV in Landscape Design

This diploma-pathway course gives you the skills and knowledge needed to work as a landscape designer.

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Do you want to become a professional designer of dream garden areas and watch your work bring life to outdoor spaces? Pursue a career in the horticulture and gardening industries and become a qualified Landscape Designer. 

A landscape design is like a floor plan for an outdoor area, focusing on the specific garden design of landscape elements and plants within it. 

In this course you will learn hands-on skills to design residential, public and commercial landscape projects. Be guided by expert professionals on how to prepare landscape drawings and layouts and create well-designed and attractive outdoor spaces to meet client briefs.

You can work completing specialised garden makeovers for homes or renovating new landscapes for companies, managing the layout of grassed areas and choosing plants and flowers as well as stones, decking and water features to best showcase the area. 

Become a horticultural expert and plant the seeds for your career in landscape design. 

Study in specialist facilities 

Murdoch campus has a dedicated Murdoch Student Garden Centre, which is a centre of excellence in horticulture that is pivotal to student's learning for service delivery. Facilities include extensive garden spaces for design practice, computer labs with contemporary design software and dedicated sheltered nursery areas which propagate natives, herbs and some exotic plants suitable to WA’s climate. Students can learn through application of hands-on skills in an environment that reflects current industry practices and simulates a real-life workplace experiences.  

Certificate IV
National ID: S0367P
State ID: S0367P
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Lash and Brow Design

Create beautiful lashes and brows when working as a stylist in the beauty industry

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Learn the art of creating beautiful eyes and brows with our Lash and Brow Design course. This course has been designed to meet the beauty industry demand for lash and brow stylists to work in the industry.

Students will learn the latest techniques and skills from qualified beauty trainers.

Short course
State ID: GAD10
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Makeup Artistry skill set

This course enables you to work as a freelance makeup artist or in a hair or beauty salon performing makeup.

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This course enables you to work as a freelance makeup artist or in a hair or beauty salon performing makeup.

This course also covers current makeup trends, latest design techniques and how to consult with clients to meet their needs at a commercial level.

This course enables you to work as a freelance makeup artist or in a hair or beauty salon performing makeup. On successful completion of this course students will have achieved national recognised units of competence which are part of the SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy qualification.

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Skill set
State ID: GAD11
Industry Creative Industries

Nail Technology skill set

Learn the skills and knowledge to apply, maintain and remove acrylic and gel nails, and advanced nail art.

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Develop the practical skills and knowledge to care for and enhance the appearance of nails.

Learn the skills and knowledge to apply, maintain and remove acrylic nails, apply advanced nail art and the use of the electric drill. You will learn how to consult with clients, select suitable products and techniques and apply nail enhancements that include overlays, refills, tips and French.  

On successful completion of this course students will have achieved national recognised units of competence which are part of the SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy qualification.

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Skill set
National ID: HLT54121
State ID: BGW5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Diploma of Nursing

Become an enrolled nurse today and make a difference in a range of healthcare settings. Train in a simulated hospital ward with state-of-the-art medical equipment.

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As an enrolled nurse you can make a difference in a range of health care settings including hospitals, health clinics, community organisations or residential care. You will train in our simulated hospital ward with state-of-the-art medical equipment.  This Diploma will teach you how to be an Enrolled nurse by providing skills and knowledge in human biology, chemistry, medical terminology, medicines and how to deal with a range of people from different backgrounds. You'll gain skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

Entry to the Diploma of Nursing is very competitive. It is recommended that you discuss your application with a career development advisor.  If you are unsure if you meet the requirements or if you have any questions please contact us.

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Diploma
State ID: GAA23
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Skill sets

Operate and Maintain Chainsaws skill set

Learn how to cross-cut fallen timber and other cutting techniques in this industry relevant course, which also includes mandatory legislation to safely operate a chainsaw in the workplace.

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This course is suitable for people who operate chainsaws in an urban environment (it does not cover remote operators working in state forest).

This course has multiple start dates throughout the year, please express your interest below for information about the next intake. 

Next course dates

  • 12 and 13 December
Skill set
National ID: AHC31021
State ID: BHM3
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

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

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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.

Certificate III
National ID: 52895WA
State ID: BGS66
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

Become a nurse! This course provides the academic knowledge for entry into the Diploma of Nursing.


Are you ready for a life-saving and caring career?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies you'll be a step closer to a career as an enrolled nurse.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to ease comfortably into studying nursing. 

The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies provides the academic knowledge for entry into the Diploma of Nursing.

Certificate IV
National ID: HLT52015
State ID: AWI6
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^
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Diploma of Remedial Massage

Want a hands-on career? A rewarding career in remedial massage could be just what you're looking for.

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Want a hands-on career?

Remedial massage therapists are in demand thanks to an increased trend for multi-disciplinary health care.

Our Diploma of Remedial Massage students learn from industry experts who are passionate about the body, healing and awakening students’ interest in the musculoskeletal system and treatment options to improve clients’ health and wellbeing.

You will train in a student massage clinic to meet the 200 hours of clinical supervised practice, which is located in the Murdoch health precinct next to Fiona Stanley and St John of God Hospitals.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in elite sporting events such as HBF Fun Run to apply sports massage treatments. Once you graduate you can work with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion. You will also learn specialised pregnancy massage so you can perform safe and accredited pre and post-natal massage. 

On completion you will be eligible to apply for all private health care provider numbers (including Medibank) through nationally accredited massage associations. 

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Diploma
National ID: CHC30221
State ID: BGY5
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Plan education programs and assist students in their learning and development.


This course will provide you with the skills to prepare you for roles such as a teachers aide or education assistant working in a school.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC40221
State ID: BGY4
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Become an education assistant and provide care, instruction and supervision in kindergarten, primary and secondary school.


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

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

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

Certificate IV
National ID: CUA51020
State ID: AC68
Industry Creative Industries
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services)

Learn to style make-up and hair for film, fashion, television and theatre

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Lights, camera, action! Do you have a dream to become a stylist to the stars? SM TAFE is launching this new make-up qualification to help you begin your journey as a specialised make-up artist and/or hair and wig stylist in the fields of film, fashion, television and theatre.

During this course you will be trained by industry specialist Manuao TeAotonga who has recently worked on Disney Australia’s touring production of Frozen, and designed makeup for famous musicals such as The Addams Family (Zealous Productions), The Little Mermaid (HAMA Productions), Wizard of Oz (HAMA Productions), and more.

Manuao is one of Perth’s leading make-up artists and he also performed on the stage for over 30 years around Australia, with his love of make-up leading him to work behind the scenes transforming the stars.

Become a face and hair beauty expert as you learn professional make-up techniques for catwalk, screen, bridal, as well as hair and wig styling, along with the art of special effects make-up to create the characters you see on the big screen and stage.

This qualification is the highest in Australia for this field – become job ready to begin your career as a professional creative makeup artist.

Study in specialised facilities

Gain hands-on experience in our specialised student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics working on clients and briefs, developing your style, technique and your own creative flair. Follow the clinics on Facebook.

South Metro TAFE students graduate industry ready, with involvement in live events such as theatre productions to build practical on-the-job skills, and in this course you will be offered real-life work experience in the creative industries field, which may include fashion, screen and theatre.
 

Diploma
State ID: GAD12
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Skin Needling skill set

Advance your employability skills and build your treatment menu with our skin needling workshops. Explore this growing treatment trend today.

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Advance your employability skills and build your treatment menu with skin needling

Skin needling is also referred to as Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI), Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), Dermal Rolling or Dermal Stamping. It is a growing treatment within salons and dermal; clinics due to its visible results. This course involves learning to create a microscopic pin-prick wound with a needle device creating tiny channels into the epidermis engaging the body’s natural wound healing response. Skin needling is a procedure for the reduction of wrinkles, thin skin density, hyper-pigmentation, photoageing, scars, and stretch marks. Skin needling leaves the epidermis intact without damage to the stratum corneum. It promotes wound healing while encouraging an even deposition of collagen and elastin.

This course is essential for anyone wishing to perform Skin Needling and advance their aesthetic skin treatment knowledge.

Gain these skills

  • the wound healing process
  • skin needling depths and different interactions
  • treatment Indications and contra-indications
  • consultation process
  • treatment parameters and protocols

Students will receive a Certificate of Attendance on completion.

Skill set
National ID: AHC31319
State ID: BEY6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Sports Turf Management

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

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Learn the fine art of greenkeeping

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

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

 

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

Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

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

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

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

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

Certificate III
National ID: HLT47015
State ID: AWN1
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services

Learn to manage a sterilisation department, for workers in the sterilisation industry.

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Step into a health care supervisory role

When you complete the Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services you will be better equipped in the management of a sterilisation department.

This course covers a range of varied activities performed in a sterilising service or department and is for managers and supervisors working in a sterilising department.

Certificate IV
National ID: S0312P
State ID: S0312P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Volume Eyelash Extensions

Learn to apply Hybrid and 3D Volume eyelash extensions professionally.

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This short course will train students in how to make fans and apply 3d to 5d hybrid and volume lashes for added length and thickness of natural lashes. This course has been designed to meet the beauty industry demand for lash extensions to work in the industry. Students must have completed a classic lash course prior to enrolling, including the application, infill and removal of classic lash extensions. Please visit Eyelash Extensions for information on our classic lash course.

Students will learn the latest techniques and skills from qualified beauty trainers who are currently working in the beauty industry. This course requires fine hand and eye coordination and attention to detail.

Students will receive a Certificate of Participation on completion of this course.

Please note: those wishing to study our Tuesday nightly course at Murdoch in Semester 1 will need to attend Tuesday 13 June, Monday 19 June and Tuesday 20 June.

Short course
National ID: CHC40413
State ID: J592
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023
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Certificate IV in Youth Work

Start a rewarding career helping young people with the Certificate IV in Youth Work. Learn how to promote the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of youth.

Do you have the drive to make a difference in the lives of young people and a passion for helping others? This course will give you job ready skills to become a youth worker and play a key role in developing and supporting children and teens in our community, leading to better and brighter futures.

Be guided by our team of expert lecturers who are professionals in the field with extensive industry experience. Learn how to connect with a young person in need and gain insight into the problems they are facing by facilitating programs that assess behavioural, developmental, welfare and protection issues. Build the skills to work with youth at risk and help with potential solutions by offering emotional support or practical support such as arranging food and shelter. You’ll also grow your communication skills to liaise with teachers, social workers and parents and refer clients to specialists that can help further with specific issues. 

Youth Work can be a rewarding career where you will need patience, sensitivity and a resilient and strong character, due to the nature of the work. Your role will focus on keeping young people safe and assisting them to develop social and emotional skills to encourage positive change. 

Youth workers are in high demand and can be employed by community, government and welfare agencies in settings where children may need help such as hospitals, schools, corrective institutions, youth refuges, community centres, or drug and alcohol centres. 

Complete this course and take the first step to becoming a youth worker, youth support worker or case worker. You can make a lasting impact by helping our young people in need.

Study in specialised facilities 

SM TAFE campuses have training settings which represent real-life workplace situations and environments, allowing students to develop practical skills for workforce readiness. This course requires you to undertake a work placement of approximately 120 hours where you’ll be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Certificate IV
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