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Get ready for a start in the workforce
You will develop soft skills needed by employers to manage your own needs and work effectively with others. This introductory course also helps you begin working with technology and manage your own infection control, both skills that are sought by employers.
This course is ideal for school leavers and those who are starting out on their career path.
Gain these skills:
- Taking care of health and wellbeing in the workplace
- Personal development
- Basic computer use
- Use infection control procedures to ensure the safety of customers
Help using our online application:
You will need to have the evidence requirements(opens in a new tab) and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .
Tuition and resource fees
Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $108.40.
Requirements of the course
This course includes both online study and on-campus access to lecturer support.
Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 3 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.
For the final module of the course, your lecturer will discuss with you opportunities for attendance on-campus to develop your practical skills.
This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative.
Attendance in class
This is an online course across one semester.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research. For students undertaking the course online, you will need to complete approximately 25 hours of study at home per week.
Work placement is not a requirement for this course.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, exercise book, and file).
Job ready skill sets are 100% free for the following eligible students:
- People aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding school students)
- Secondary school-aged people who are not enrolled at school
- People receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment
- People and dependents of people receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
- People and dependents of people holding:
- pensioner concession card or Health Care Card; or
- a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
- Dependents of people who are inmates of a custodial institution