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Murdoch

Conveniently located in the Murdoch health and knowledge precinct and just south of the Fiona Stanley Hospital, 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 juts 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. Parking within the broader Murdoch Health and Knowledge precinct is also extremely limited and competitive. 
   
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 Online Spaces 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

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


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

This course has replaced the following courses:

  • FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting
  • FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

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

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

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

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


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

This course has replaced FNS30315 - State ID AWA4.

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

Gain these skills:

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

With industry and government forecasting a modest growth for accounts clerks in coming years, you'll be ready for recruiting.

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

Certificate III
National ID: S0324P
State ID: S0324P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Advanced Bridal Makeup and Hair

Learn to apply makeup and hairstyles for brides in this short course.

Delivered at:


Cutting edge hair and makeup skills - a perfect marriage!

This advanced makeup and hair course with a focus on bridal hair and makeup is taught by industry leaders in makeup artistry and hair styling in our state-of-the-art facilities at the Murdoch campus. We use only professional products such as MAC, Kryolan, Crown and Dermalogica skincare. Pick up skills quickly with this intensive 6-week short course.

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Location: Murdoch Campus
Date: Wednesdays 3 November to 8 December
Time: 6pm – 9pm

At night Murdoch campus has free parking and security is present on the premises.

Short course
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.

Gain these skills:

  • tattooing corrections with camouflage pigments
  • eyebrow – ombre design
  • feather touch eyebrow design 
  • full lip shading technique 
  • advanced eyeliner technique
  • colour theory – study of pigments with different fitzpatrick skin types
  • learn the history of pigments and safety of pigments
  • learn about allergies associated with pigments
  • marketing

Next dates for delivery

Mandurah: Tuesdays 2 November to 7 December, 6pm - 9pm

Murdoch: Wednesdays 3 November to 8 December, 6pm - 9pm

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!  

This skill set has been designed to enhance the skills of florists already qualified or have been working in the industry.

Gain these skills:

  • Design and construct a range of small to large scale complex contemporary designs
  • Interpret job specification
  • Prepare production plans
  • Large scale event work
  • Prepare proposals
  • Implement operational plans 
  • Manage staging of floral displays

Next dates for delivery

  • To be confirmed

 

Skill set
National ID: ACM20117
State ID: BDN2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate II in Animal Studies

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


Are you barking mad for animals?

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

Gain these skills

The course provides the skills and knowledge required for the care and maintenance of animals in a variety of workplaces. You will learn about the animal care industry and careers available in its many sectors. We will provide you with access to practical experience with animals throughout the course.

Good news!

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

Certificate II
National ID: AHC30820
State ID: BFG5
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Arboriculture

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:


Fancy a career outdoors?

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

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

Learn these skills:

  • Tree identification
  • Pruning operations
  • Using and maintaining arboriculture equipment 
  • First aid 
  • Workplace safety and health
Certificate III
National ID: 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
State ID: GAB62
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Basic Paving skill set

Learn the basic paving practices and techniques to complete a basic paving equipment. Learn how to operate the machinery and how to screed, lay and cut paving. 

Delivered at:


Pave your way to a successful career

Looking to get a basic knowledge of paving practices and techniques? In this class you will learn how to screed, lay and cut paving, the principles and practices behind paving techniques, whilst learning to operate all the machinery, equipment and tools necessary to complete a basic paving job. 

Next dates for delivery

  • To be confirmed
Skill set
National ID: SHB30115
State ID: AWO7
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:


Ready to give your career a makeover?

Gain the skills and knowledge to work across a broad range of positions in the vibrant and exciting beauty industry.  

Gain these skills:

  • lash and brow treatments
  • manicure and pedicure design
  • apply makeup
  • lash extension
  • waxing
  • tanning
  • perform client consultations
  • advise on beauty products and services

Train in our modern, well equipped beauty clinic using a wide range of professional products and technologies. 

This course provides you with a pathway to higher qualifications such as Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy or Diploma of Beauty Therapy. 

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

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

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

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

Delivered at:


Are you ready for a beautiful career?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy you will be looking at a career as a beauty therapist.

Gain these skills:

  • facials and specialised facials
  • body massage
  • waxing
  • lash and brows
  • makeup application
  • spray tanning
  • eye lash extensions
  • retail and sales operations

Our product training is lead by industry specialists and we also teach the latest beauty trends.

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

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This course can provide a pathway into dermal science and nursing. 

Certificate IV
National ID: SHB50115
State ID: AWO6
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:


Are you interested in the science behind beauty?

The beauty industry is rapidly evolving to accommodate latest technologies - and a large part of this is laser skin and hair removal.  This area of work requires therapists to have specialised dermal qualifications.  South Metropolitan TAFE is proud to be the first TAFE in Western Australia to offer this certification, the Dermal Science of Beauty Diploma.  This diploma opens graduates to a range of employment opportunities, as well as advanced dermal science qualifications.

You will be trained by industry specialists in the latest dermal cosmeceutical skin care. This course has STEM skills with a focus on technology and science in addition to the creativity of beauty care.

Gain these skills

  • microdermabrasion
  • specialised skin peels 
  • IPL and laser safety protocols
  • facials and specialised facials
  • make-up
  • body massage
  • waxing
  • lash and brow treatments
  • aromatherapy
  • spray tanning
  • lash extensions
  • skills in retail and sales operations
  • reflexology
  • Indian head massage
  • hot stone massage

On completion of this course you will gain the Laser Safety Officers Certificate required to perform IPL and laser treatments in a salon or clinic.

Work in specialist, open to the public clinics on campus

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

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Diploma
National ID: S0272P
State ID: S0272P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Brow Lamination

Learn the latest techniques in brow styling trends with this course specialising in lamination.

Delivered at:


Advance your employability skills and build your treatment menu

Brow lamination is an on trend technique for redefining eyebrows through straightening and lifting  by a specialised chemical process. This treatment is fantastic for those clients who have unruly/wiry hair or clients who need the appearance of more volume to their brow.  

This course gives you skills in the latest brow trends and is an excellent add on to our brow and lash styling short courses. Along with the eye lash extension course, you will learn all the necessary skills to be a lash and brow queen!

Next dates for delivery

Mandurah & Murdoch Term 3:

  • Monday 13 September, 6pm – 9pm

Mandurah & Murdoch Term 4:

  • Monday 29 November, 6pm – 9pm
Short course
National ID: S0301P
State ID: S0301P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Brow Stylist

Become a brow stylist and learn the latest eyebrow techniques from beauty experts.

Delivered at:


This course has been designed to meet the beauty industry demand for brow stylists 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:

  • brow styling
  • shaping & basic waxing
  • tinting
  • lash lifting
  • henna

Next dates for delivery

Mandurah & Murdoch Term 3: To be confirmed
Mandurah & Murdoch Term 4: Mondays 18 October to 22 November | 6pm - 9pm

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Short course
National ID: BSB30120
State ID: BFS5
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Business


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

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

Gain these skills:

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

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week and this includes one day a week in a simulated business at some locations (Murdoch, Mandurah, Rockingham, Thornlie).

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

A full study pathway to diploma level is available.

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

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

Certificate IV in Business

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


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

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

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

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

Certificate III in Business (Business Administration)

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


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

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

Gain these skills:

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

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.

A full study pathway to diploma level is available.

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

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

Certificate IV in Business (Business Administration)

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


Are you ready to organise your career in administration?

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

Gain these skills:

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

If you choose to enroll in the additional unit AUL17 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.


Do you want a career supporting health professionals?

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

Gain these skills:

  • basic accounting
  • workplace organisation
  • workplace health and safety
  • introduction to medical terminology
  • maintaining patient records and medical accounts

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

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

Certificate III
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.

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.  

Gain these skills: 

  • Deliver a service to customers 
  • Produce digital text documents 
  • Organise and complete daily work activities 
  • Use business technology 
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others 

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $809.95.

Next course dates

This course has varied durations and days on-campus.

Armadale    

  • 25 October

Murdoch    

  • 25 October

Mandurah

  • 25 October

Rockingham    

  • 25 October

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

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.

  • Determine the need for chemical use
  • Identify the appropriate chemical
  • Prepare for chemical use according to label and MSDS
  • Identify conditions for safely applying chemicals
  • List procedures for cleaning up following chemical application
  • Record application details
  • Determine how to transport and handle chemicals
  • Identify how to store chemicals safely
  • Record storage details 
  • Read and interpret label and MSDS directions for safe transport, handling and storage

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

Upcoming dates

This course is delivered mostly online, with a final practical assessment to be arranged by your lecturer on-campus. Students can expect to attend campus for 3 days and will be required to successfully complete an off-site assessment portfolio before being deemed competent.

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.


Do you want to make a difference for communities?

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.

Gain these skills:

  • communicate and work effectively 
  • gather and provide information
  • advocacy and community development
  • ethical behaviour 
  • legal responsibilities

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

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
Half price^
Online

Certificate IV in Community Services

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


Do you want to make a difference for communities?

Be there for people that need it the most! When you complete the Certificate IV in Community Services Work you'll have the skills needed to support all people in the community, as an outreach officer, welfare support worker, or case worker.

Gain these skills:

  • Communicate and work effectively in the community services sector
  • Promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Respond to critical situations including children at risk
  • Assist collective action
  • Work with cultural diversity
  • Ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities

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 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. 

Gain these skills:

  • develop and manage community programs
  • promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • respond to critical situations
  • manage service delivery
  • develop policy and research
  • coordinate volunteers
  • develop and maintain professional networks
  • work with cultural diversity
  • ethical behaviour 
  • legal responsibilities

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

Formalise your skills as a Community Services worker

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: ACM30417
State ID: BDM6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

Become a kennel attendant, cattery attendant, or animal care receptionist.

Delivered at:


Are you looking for a career talking to the animals?

When you complete the Certificate III in Companion Animal Services you will have what employers are looking for as a kennel attendant, cattery attendant, or animal care receptionist.

Gain these skills:

  • work effectively with companion animals
  • monitor and maintain companion animal health, nutrition & wellbeing
  • animal first aid
  • grooming
  • workplace safety and health

Good news!

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

Certificate III
National ID: AHC31416
State ID: BDC1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

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

Delivered at:


Are you looking for a career working with plants and animals?

When you complete the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management you'll be ready for a career in Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management. 

Gain these skills:

  • maintain natural areas and wetlands
  • provide cultural knowledge
  • implement revegetation and natural area restoration works
  • safely prepare, apply and store chemicals, treat weeds, plant pests and disorders
  • identify plants and collecting seeds
  • operate machinery and workplace safety and health.

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

Good news!

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

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40916
State ID: BCZ9
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management

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

Delivered at:


Are you looking for a career working with plants and animals?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management you will be ready for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work.

Gain these skills:

  • natural resource management
  • land management
  • mine site rehabilitation
  • develop and lead teams to implement conservation & land management strategies

Learn in specialised 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.

Good news!

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

Certificate IV
National ID: 22445VIC
State ID: BCZ09
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^
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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:


Join the ranks of cyber professionals & get ready for a ‘job of the future’

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.

Be the one of the first in WA to study a 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!

Gain these skills:

  • perform security risk assessments for an organisation
  • implement best practice for identity management
  • evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards, laws and codes of practice
  • evaluate and implement security protection devices and software
  • manage a cyber security environment
  • assess and secure cloud services
  • perform digital forensic investigations on workstations and mobile devices

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. 

Is this course right for you?

To be successful in this course it is recommended that you complete the Certificate IV in Cyber Security (22334VIC) or possess the following skills before you commence; Able to; undertake basic to intermediate coding in Python, basic networking and penetration testing, perform basic security analysis, implement authentication and encryption. Be familiar with these technologies in; Kali Linux, Cisco IOS, Wireshark, Splunk, Firewalls, Active Directory. Still not sure if this course is right for you? Call us on 1800 001 001 to speak with a member of the Information Technology training area who will be able to advise you on the best study pathway to meet your career goals.
 

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. South Metropolitan 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.
   

Specialist job outcomes for those in industry or with similar qualifications

This qualification is a progression pathway for students who have studied the Certificate IV in Cyber Security (22334VIC) or is an ideal advanced qualification for those who have had two year's cyber security industry experience. For those who have CISCO certification, or have studied at Diploma level in Networking, Computer Systems Engineering, or Electronics and Communications, or who have studied a Computer Science bachelor degree or higher qualification, the Advanced Diploma can broaden your skills and expertise for the growing job market in cyber security. Make a course enquiry at the end of this page to start a discussion with us as to how your work experience or past studies may assist your entrance into this cyber security qualification.

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

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

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

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


Become the next generation cyber expert! 

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. 

Gain skills in:

  • cyber security concepts
  • authentication and encryption
  • network scripting
  • professional ethics 
  • security data analysis

A capstone project applies in the last term to consolidate the skills gained and 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, 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 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

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

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

Express your interest

Certificate I
National ID: 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.


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: CHC30113
State ID: J587
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

An expanding sector for those with a passion for the care and education of children up to the age of five.


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

Gain these skills

  • Learn to interact and foster the development of young children
  • Work within legal requirements
  • Ensure children's health and safety is prioritised
  • Work with children of different backgrounds and cultures
  • Provide support to children in different child care environments
  • Undertake work placement to apply the practical skills and knowledge you have learned

Students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check before attending work placement.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC30213
State ID: J588
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Education Support

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


Gain these skills:

  • implement planned education programs
  • assist students in their learning and development
  • contribute to the safety and health of students
  • support students with additional needs
  • work effectively with culturally diverse students and colleagues

Students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check and a Department of Education Police Clearance. Students under the age of 18 will be required to complete the WA Department of Education Confidential Declaration Form.

Is this the right course for you?

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

See the core skills required

Certificate III
National ID: CHC40213
State ID: J590
Industry Education and Community Services

Certificate IV in 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 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.

Gain these skills:

  • implement planned education programs
  • assist students in their learning and development
  • contribute to the safety and health of students
  • support students with additional needs and disabilities
  • learn how to work with children and young people at risk of harm
  • work effectively with culturally diverse students, families and co-workers

Certificate IV in Education Support students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check and a Department of Education Police Clearance. Students under the age of 18 will be required to complete the WA Department of Education Confidential Declaration Form.

Is this the right course for you?

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

See the core skills required

Certificate IV
National ID: S0280P
State ID: S0280P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Eyelash Extensions

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

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.

Next dates

Mandurah Term 4: Wednesdays 20 October to 24 November | 6pm - 9pm

Murdoch Term 4: Tuesdays 19 October to 23 October | 6pm - 9pm

Short course
National ID: SIS30315
State ID: AWN5
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 want to get physical?

In one semester you can gain a Certificate III in Fitness, and work in the fitness industry straight away. The Certificate III teaches you the skills and knowledge required to be a gym instructor and group exercise instructor.

You will be able to assess fitness levels, design effective training programs, and deliver fun, high-energy, group exercise sessions. You will also learn about anatomy, healthy eating, and how to work with older adults and children.

Our graduates are highly regarded in the fitness industry for having depth of knowledge, and well practiced skills that can't be developed during a short course or online.

Gain these skills:

  • Apply anatomy and physiology principles to fitness
  • Assess fitness levels 
  • Conduct health screening
  • Plan and deliver fitness, endurance, and group exercise programs
  • Provide first aid
  • Understand workplace safety and health

 

Certificate III
National ID: SIS40215
State ID: AWN7
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 a lot of exercise?

The Certificate IV in Fitness gives you the skills and knowledge you need to be a qualified personal trainer.

You will learn how to run your own business, work with teens, and conduct group and outdoor personal training. You will also learn how to apply the skills of functional anatomy and strength and conditioning techniques to your training programs.

Many of our graduates go on to have successful fitness careers, working as trainers in gyms, outdoors, or even owning their own studio.

Gain these skills:

  • apply anatomy and physiology principles to fitness
  • assess fitness levels
  • work with medical and allied health professionals
  • apply motivational psychology to health and fitness goals
  • conduct biomechanical posture screening
  • plan and deliver personal and group exercise programs
  • deliver exercise programs for seniors
  • understand workplace safety and health practice
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.

Gain these skills:

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

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

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

Certificate III
State ID: GAB72
Industry Creative Industries

Floristry Essentials Skills 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.

Next dates

  • To be confirmed

  

Skill set
State ID: GAC01
Industry Creative Industries

Floristry Essentials Skills II 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.

Course dates

  • To be confirmed
Skill set
State ID: GAC26
Industry Creative Industries

Floristry Essentials Skills III skill set

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

  • 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, 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.

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.

Gain these skills:

  • planning goals and carrying out projects
  • advanced reading and writing
  • how to make different documents
  • computer skills
  • maths and problem solving

The Certificate II in General Education for Adults is approximately equivalent to Year 10 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.

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:

  • 52831WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies, State ID BCY91
  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing, State ID AYZ3 *

*  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 course includes online study. Computers are available in SM TAFE libraries to assist those who don't have internet or a computer access. You will need to have basic computer skills to be able to complete this course.

You will be required to have the following checks prior to work placement.

  • National Police Clearance (Form available at the post office. Needs to be completed and submitted to post office ASAP, see the Important Information tab on this page to find out more about how National Police Clearances work)
  • Working With Children Check (Form will be given to you at orientation)
  • Medical screening and immunisations (Form will be given to you at orientation)
  • Uniform is a requirement for this course (This requirement will be discussed on the first day. Uniform is navy blue scrub top and pants, with closed in shoes.)

Mandatory vaccination requirements

The Commonwealth Department of Health and the Western Australian Department of Health have advised that it will be mandatory for residential aged care workers to have a COVID-19 vaccination from 17 September 2021, this includes students undertaking work placements. 

Mandatory vaccinations

Is this the right course for you?

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

See the Core Skills Required

Certificate III
National ID: 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.

Students can expect to attend campus for Tuesday and Thursday classes, 8am to 2.30pm.

Mandatory vaccination requirements

The Commonwealth Department of Health and the Western Australian Department of Health have advised that it will be mandatory for residential aged care workers to have a COVID-19 vaccination from 17 September 2021, this includes students undertaking work placements. 

Mandatory vaccinations

Is this the right course for you?

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

See the Core Skills Required

Certificate III
National ID: 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:


Are you looking for a career among the trees?

If you are passionate about the environment and sustainable practices, launch your horticulture career by completing this entry-level qualification. Horticulture is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia with the sector playing an important role in delivering economic, social and environmental value. 

Gain these skills:

  • plant identification and care
  • improving soil conditions
  • operating machinery and equipment
  • propagating
  • pruning and fertilising
  • maintaining gardens and nurseries, and
  • workplace safety and health.
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:


Are you looking for a career among the trees?

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.

Gain these skills:

  • implement propagation plans
  • control weeds, pests, and diseases
  • safely prepare, store, and apply chemicals
  • install irrigation
  • create plant displays
  • plant identification and nutrition, and
  • workplace safety and health.

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

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40416
State ID: BCW2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate IV in Horticulture

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

Delivered at:


Sow the seeds of a supervisory role

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^
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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.

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

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?

When you complete the Certificate III in Information Technology general focus, you will be an attractive applicant for IT roles such as client support officer, IT technician, or ICT operations support.

Gain these skills in the general focus stream:

  • hardware installation and maintenance
  • supporting PC operating systems
  • networking operating system installation and management
  • Microsoft Office applications and documentation
  • ICT helpdesk skills 

All certificate III qualifications include these core skills:

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

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

Specialist facilities on campus

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

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

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

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

Certificate IV in Information Technology

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


Launch yourself into a future-proof IT career

When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology you will gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of growing information technology fields. You will be an attractive applicant for in-demand roles such as ICT systems support, web and database support, cloud administrator and big data analyst.

Gain these skills:

  • Cloud services
  • Big data capture and analysis
  • Database creation
  • Web development
  • Networking and hardware
  • All SM TAFE certificate IV IT qualifications include core skills of programming, ethics and privacy, cyber risk management, critical thinking, new technology research, teamwork and client support.

Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

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

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT50220
State ID: AC20
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^
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Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)

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


Embark into the rewarding industry of IT networking

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

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

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.

Students who complete the Certificate IV Information Technology (Networking) can progress to this course and complete in one semester, full time, due to an overlap in units. Other students will require two semesters to complete the diploma. 

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 TechnicianHelp Desk OfficerCyber Security support

Gain these skills:

  • Cloud services
  • Cyber security risk analysis
  • Networking and hardware
  • Online security threat handling
  • Cyber security awareness

All certificate III qualifications include these core skills:

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

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

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: ICT30120
State ID: AC11
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate III in Information Technology (Network Administration)

Launch your IT career with a networking focus.


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 TechnicianHelp Desk OfficerCyber Security support

Gain these skills:

  • Network systems administration
  • determine network problems
  • Network peripherals and network protocols
  • Introductory programming techniques

All certificate III qualifications include these core skills:

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

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

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) (opens in a new tab)

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

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

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

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

Study in a strong IT employability pathway

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

Gain these skills:

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

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

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

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming)

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

Program your IT career!

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • Programming in Java, C#, Python
  • Developing user interfaces
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Database development
  • Understanding programming methodologies, documentation and testing techniques
  • All SM TAFE certificate IV IT qualifications include core skills of ethics and privacy, cyber risk management, critical thinking, new technology research, teamwork and client support.

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.

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

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

Certificate IV
State ID: AE382
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free*
Online
Skill sets

Introduction to Cyber Security Skill Set

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

Delivered at:


Get ready to secure your digital footprint

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
  • Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
  • Secure a networked Personal Computer
       

Next course dates

Next start dates will be February 2022. Please check back for further information or apply to be advised when the next course will run.

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $428.75.

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements (opens in a new tab) and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - 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.

   

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

Skill set
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.

Gain these skills:

  • collect and prepare samples
  • measure and record the results of experiments
  • maintain and work in a laboratory in the physical, chemical, biological and life sciences
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: AHC30916
State ID: BDB7
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

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

Delivered at:


Your career outdoors is calling

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

Certificate III
National ID: 52772WA
State ID: YT97
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.

Delivered at:


The Certificate IV in Landscape Design course gives you a range of the skills and knowledge needed to work as a landscape designer. 

Gain these skills:

  • The History of Design
  • Designing Plant Displays
  • Identifying, Recommending and Providing Information on Plants 
  • Producing Technical Drawings
  • Sampling Soils & Interpreting the Results
  • Preparing Reports and Work Health & Safety

Note: Due to this Qualification being replaced in Semester 2 2021, students will be required to complete this Qualification full-time in Semester 1 2021 OR transition to the replacement qualification in Semester 2 2021 onwards. 

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

Good news!

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

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC21616
State ID: BDE7
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate II in Landscaping

This entry-level qualification provides you with the practical skills to assist in the design, construction and renovation of garden landscapes.

Delivered at:


Watch your career grow with a landscaping qualification

This entry-level qualification provides you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist in the construction of garden landscapes or renovation of existing gardens.

Gain these skills:

  • hard landscaping 
  • soils and plant knowledge
  • planting and pruning trees and scrubs
  • irrigation
  • turf establishment
  • applying chemicals and treating weeds
  • plant pests and diseases
  • horticultural safety and machinery operations.

 

Certificate II
National ID: 52776WA
State ID: YU00