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Information Technology, Library and Digital

Technology places the world at your fingertips! With continuous technological advancements, the IT world is constantly expanding and evolving. Join this exciting and lucrative industry that shows dynamic job growth for the future.

South Metropolitan TAFE offers a wide range of Information Technology training pathways from entry level courses through to diplomas and advanced diplomas that can prepare you for university study. 

Our state-of-the-art training facilities allow students to learn in an industry-standard setting, ensuring they graduate with job-ready skills that prepare them for entering the workforce.  We have a purpose-built Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC), which provides students with 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. 

Build advanced computing skills in a range of IT disciplines including cyber security, network administration and management, website design and development, mobile apps development, games design, 3D animations, programming and software development. 

Many of these skills are also in demand in the exciting and rewarding defence industry

Plan your study pathway in Information Technology, Library and Digital.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: ICT20120
State ID: BGJ3
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies

Launch your career in information technology, or be ready for employment using a range of technologies.


Begin your IT career pathway and enhance your employability skills!

The Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies will equip you with the foundation skills to either seek general employment, or commence you on an academic pathway for a career in the IT industry.

Gain these skills:

  • business application skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database
  • develop digital imaging skills
  • use and develop social media presence
  • work with basic computer hardware and operating systems
  • gain workplace health and safety knowledge
  • develop sustainable work practices

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 and creative media. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber securitynetworking, programming and digital media.

Higher level studies are strongly recommended.

Certificate II
National ID: CUA20220
State ID: BGT7
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate II in Creative Industries

An exciting ICT creative career pathway as a multimedia designer, web developer, or production assistant.

Delivered at:


Get your creativity flowing! 

Creativity is the third top skill that employers are looking for to future proof your career. The Certificate II in Creative Industries will start you on your journey towards an exciting creative career pathway as a multimedia designer, web developer, or production assistant. By completing this qualification you will also improve your ICT employability skills.

Gain these skills

  • use digital technologies and multimedia
  • social media skills
  • design and digital imaging skills
  • gain arts industry knowledge 
  • effective teamwork 

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

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. 

See our IT Training Facebook page

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

Certificate II
National ID: 22445VIC
State ID: BCZ09
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

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

Delivered at:


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

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

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

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

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

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


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

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

See our IT Training Facebook page

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

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

Certificate III in Information Technology

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

Looking to commence an IT career?

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

Delivered at:


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
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming)

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

Delivered at:


Step into a software development career! 

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

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.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

Certificate III
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC17
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development)

Delve into the creative world of gaming and gain career enhancing knowledge and game-related artificial intelligence.

Delivered at:


Launch into a future-proof IT career

When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development) you will gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of growing gaming development, virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR, 360) fields. Opportunities exist to engage in real life projects using industry standard software, skills, and knowledge.

You will be an attractive applicant for roles growing in demand such as 3D modelling and animation, interactive media design and production, and user interface design.

Gain these skills

  • 3D modelling
  • immersive technologies
  • coding for games
  • 3D animation
  • simple artificial intelligence
  • interactive media design
  • rapid prototyping
  • industry standard game design software 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

Our Simulated Games Development Studio at the Thornlie campus provides a training environment designed to emulate professional industry working conditions and provide access to current industry-standard hardware and software. The simulated studio also provides students with opportunities to collaborate with other digital media students to create engaging interactive applications for a range of industries and platforms.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

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Certificate IV
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

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

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

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. Information Technology is one of the fastest growing industries in the country.

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

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.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

Certificate IV
State ID: AE781
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free*

Introduction to Cyber Security

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

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $178.45

Skill set
National ID: CUA31020
State ID: BGT8
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate III in Screen and Media

Start your pathway towards a career as a web developer, multimedia designer or digital animator.


Immerse yourself into the digital media industry

The Certificate III in Screen and Media is the perfect foundation to make that break into the vibrant and exciting industry of digital media. Start your pathway towards a career as a web developer, social media specialist, or multimedia designer.  This is also a great way to improve your information and communications technology skills, to help make you more employable.

Gain these skills

  • use digital technologies and multimedia
  • manipulate digital images
  • create digital books
  • create a website 
  • create design assets
  • use social media to enhance business
  • work with interactive content
  • gain workplace health and safety knowledge 

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

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. 

See our IT Training Facebook page

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

Certificate III
National ID: CUA41220
State ID: AC86
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects)

Build your skills towards a career as a multimedia designer or digital animator.

Delivered at:


Explore the vibrant world of digital media 

Looking to advance your skills further and build up a digital media portfolio that will allow you to stand-out to prospective employers? When you complete the Certificate IV in Screen and Media at our state-of-the-art facilities you will develop in-demand skills to comfortably wield a wide range of digital technologies.

Gain these skills

  • digital technologies
  • 3D animation
  • modelling
  • video
  • multimedia
  • web design 
  • interactive media and games
  • visual effects

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

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
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