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 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. 
   
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

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


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

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

Gain these skills

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

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

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

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

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

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

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


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

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

Gain these skills

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

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

Certificate III
National ID: 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.

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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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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
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!  

South Metropolitan Tafe is the only WA floristry training provider in WA who delivers nationally reconsider 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.

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

  • care and maintenance of animals
  • animal care industry
  • practical experience with animals

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

Certificate II
National ID: 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:


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.

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Want to be a cut above the rest?

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

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

Certificate III
National ID: 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.  

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

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 in a beauty salon, cruise ship or even your own home salon.

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

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

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

Certificate IV
National ID: 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.

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Are you interested in the science behind beauty?

Are you interested in a rewarding career as a beauty therapist? This diploma opens graduates to a range of employment opportunities such as working in a spa salon, a beauty salon, cruise ships, or working at home for yourself. It is also a pathway to Advanced Dermal Science qualifications.

This course provides theory training in IPL and LASER units which gain you the Laser Safety Officer Certificate required to work with these modalities in industry. South Metropolitan TAFE is proud to be the first TAFE in Western Australia to offer this certification

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

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

Gain these skills

  • microdermabrasion
  • specialised skin peels with Medik8 and Dermalogica
  • IPL and laser safety protocols (laser safety Officer Certificate)
  • facials and specialised facials
  • body massage and aromatherapy massage
  • body treatments
  • waxing
  • lash and brow treatments
  • aromatherapy
  • spray tanning
  • lash extensions
  • skills in retail and sales operations
  • reflexology
  • Indian head massage
  • hot stone massage
  • Infection control and safe hygiene
  • Blending and application of aromatherapy oils

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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This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible. To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.

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

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

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

Gain these skills

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

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

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

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

Certificate IV in Business

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


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

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

Gain these skills

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

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

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

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

Certificate III in Business (Administration)

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


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

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

Gain these skills

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

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

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

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

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

Certificate IV in Business (Administration)

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


Are you ready to organise your career in administration?

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

Gain these skills

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

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

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

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

Certificate IV
National ID: 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 $720.00.

Skill set
National ID: S0328P
State ID: S0328P
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

CISSP Exam Preparation Course

Validate your Cyber Security knowledge and supercharge your career by studying the CISSP

Delivered at:


Validate your Cyber Security knowledge and supercharge your career by studying the CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional  exam preparation course with South Metropolitan TAFE IT Training Area.

Study and master this globally recognised certification, with our expert instructors in our state of the art environment. Completing CISSP training will help you validate your expertise in cybersecurity, and passing the exam will open a gateway to career progression in the information security field.

The CISSP is perfect for those who want to prove their knowledge in security practices and principles, including those in the following positions:

  • CIO
  • CISO
  • IT Director/Manager
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Manager
  • Security Consultant
  • Network Architect
Short course
State ID: AE097
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Capture and Present Big Data Skill Set

This Big Data skill set addresses the skills and knowledge to capture, analyse and present big data from one or more sources for a range of purposes in a broad range of workplaces and industries.

Delivered at:


This Big Data skill set addresses the skills and knowledge to capture, analyse and present big data from one or more sources for a range of purposes in a broad range of workplaces and industries.

Gain these skills:

  • learn to use Python
  • MATLAB
  • Heatmaps
  • manage different datasets
  • data warehouses
  • data lakes
  • using big data for business strategy and customer interaction

This skill set applies to those working in a broad range of industries who as part of their job are responsible for the operational use of big data.

Skill set
State ID: AE193
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Cloud Design and Configuration Skill Set

Design, improve and monitor cloud architecture within Information and Communications Technology environments.

Delivered at:


This Cloud Design and Configuration skill set addresses the skills and knowledge required to assess, design, improve and monitor cloud architecture within Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environments.

Gain these skills:

  • learn to configure complex environments in AWS
  • gain knowledge that will be useful if you choose to study towards the AWS Solutions Architect course

This skill set is for cloud architects, cloud network engineers, cloud consultants and cloud developers who use cloud computing solutions for organisations.

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.

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

It now offers:

  • Family friendly hours of delivery (i.e. course runs within school hours)
  • 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
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 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: 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 and 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: AHC31420
State ID: BGG8
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:


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

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.

Gain these skills:

  • conduct ecological and cultural site inspections
  • maintain native ecosystems
  • Implement biological reintroduction
  • implement revegetation and natural area restoration works
  • safely prepare, apply, transport and store chemicals,
  • treat weeds, plant pests and disorders
  • identify plants, collect seed and propagate plants
  • operate machinery and workplace safety and health

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:


Are you looking to further your career within the Conservation and Ecosystem Management Industry?

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.

Gain these skills:

  • conduct site inspections for ecological restoration works and plan the implementation of revegetation
  • produce land management maps
  • recommend plants and cultural practices
  • identify pests and develop pest management plans for the natural area
  • safely prepare, apply, transport and store chemicals,
  • treat weeds, plant pests and disorders

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.

Certificate IV
State ID: GAB38
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Cosmetic Tattooing skill set

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

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Want to work as a certified cosmetic tattooist?

Gain these skills:

  • eye liner tattoo
  • eye brow tattoo
  • eye brow design
  • lip line tattoo
  • tattoo pigment
  • skin analysis
  • fitzpatrick types
  • colour theory for cosmetic tattoo application
  • Plus gain knowledge in infection control and topical anaesthetic application
Skill set
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.

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Join the ranks of cyber professionals and 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.

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.

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

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
Half price^

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 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.

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 security, systems and programming.

See our IT Training Facebook page

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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: 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.


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.

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

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

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

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: 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Are you ready for your career to bloom?

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

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

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

Gain these skills

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

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

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

 

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

Certificate III
State ID: GAB72
Industry Creative Industries

Floristry Essentials Skills 1 skill set

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

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • explore the use of colour
  • construct hand tied floristry products
  • develop drawing skills to communicate ideas

Next dates for delivery:

  • 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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • construct floristry products with a base medium
  • receive and store floristry stock
  • prepare and care for floristry stock

Course dates

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

Floristry Essentials Skills III skill set

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

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • construct wired floristry products
  • interpret floristry design briefs
  • prepare quotations for floristry products

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.

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.

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Are you ready for hair stylish career?

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

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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.

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.)

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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • organise personal work priorities and development
  • work with diverse people
  • recognise healthy body systems
  • comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • work place health and safety

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. 

You do not need to supply any vaccination evidence as part of your course application or enrolment.

Mandatory vaccinations

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • cost a project
  • implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems
  • schedule irrigations
  • identify plant specimens
  • recommend plants and cultural practices
  • perform specialist amenity pruning
  • design plant displays
  • plan a plant establishment program
  • control weeds
  • sample soils and interpret results
  • produce complex desktop published documents

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 this 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. 

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: 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.


Upskill quickly with this cutting-edge six-month IT course

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 Cyber Security analyst.

Gain these skills:

  • cloud services
  • cyber incident response
  • 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

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: ICT50220
State ID: AC20
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

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 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
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Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming)

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


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.

Gain these skills:

  • develop complex business applications
  • gain advanced knowledge of Java, C#, Python
  • design and develop SQL and noSQL databases
  • use Agile development techniques

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. 

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. 

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.

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Certificate III
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC10
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
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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.

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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

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.

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Certificate IV
National ID: MSL30118
State ID: BDV6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
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Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

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

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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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • process and interpret data
  • maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
  • apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • receive and prepare samples for testing
  • prepare practical science classes and demonstrations
  • use laboratory application software
  • prepare working solutions
  • perform aseptic techniques
  • perform microscopic examination
  • perform microbiological tests
Certificate IV
National ID: MSL50118
State ID: BDV4
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
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Diploma of Laboratory Technology

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

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Gain these skills:

  • use laboratory application software
  • plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • communicate and provide information to customers
  • analyse, process and interpret data
  • report results
  • apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

 

Diploma
National ID: AHC30916
State ID: BDB7
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

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

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Your career outdoors is calling

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

 

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

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

Certificate IV in Landscape Design

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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 and Interpreting the Results
  • Preparing Reports and Work Health and Safety
Certificate IV
State ID: GAC24
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Makeup (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.

Gain these skills

  • design and apply day makeup
  • evening, bridal and photographic makeup
  • how to analyse face shapes
  • apply colour principles and design
  • contouring and highlighting techniques
  • eyeshadow shading techniques to create fashion, bridal and photographic designs

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 SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy qualification.

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Skill set
State ID: GAB52
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

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 and gel 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.  

Gain these skills

  • apply gel nail enhancements
  • apply acrylic nail enhancements
  • apply nail art
  • use electric file equipment for nail services
  • apply advanced nail art
  • apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

On successful completion of this course students will have achieved national recognised units of competence which are part of the SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology qualification.

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Skill set
National ID: HLT54115
State ID: AYZ3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
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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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Future proof your career by joining one of the most in demand professions- nursing!

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.

Gain these skills:

  • assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing
  • understand anatomy and physiology
  • understand and implement infection control
  • provide nursing care for the client
  • understand legal and ethical parameters
  • promote positive health
  • understand health issues of Indigenous Australians
  • contribute to the nutritional and mental health care of the clients

On completion of the Diploma of Nursing you can gain employment in the health industry. 

Entry to the Diploma of Nursing is very competitive. It is recommended that you discuss your application with a career development adviser. As part of an application for this course you will be required to sit and pass a 2 hour test on literacy and numeracy.

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).

Gain these skills:

  • how to cross-cut fallen timber and the cutting techniques to maximise volume and quality recovery
  • complying with the mandatory codes of practice and legislation to safely operate a chainsaw in the workplace
  • application of skills and knowledge to cross-cut fallen timber 
  • identify cutting techniques to maximise volume and quality recovery 
  • comply with mandatory codes of practice and relevant legislation to safely operate chainsaws in the workplace along with duty of care to self, others and the environment 

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

Skill set
National ID: AHC31016
State ID: BCY8
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • implement a plant nutrition program
  • provide information on plants and their culture
  • control weeds
  • control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • contribute to work health and safety processes
Certificate III
National ID: ACM30617
State ID: BDM7
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in 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.

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