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Study at TAFE in Semester 1 2023!

Level up your life with a TAFE course - applications now open! 

We have more than 300 courses in dozens of exciting study pathways for you to choose the perfect course to meet your career goals. 

If you're interested in studying at TAFE in 2023, you will need to express your interest in remaining places. Explore courses with places left for inspiration.

If you're not sure what to study or career to choose, the Jobs and Skills Centres will be able to steer you in the right direction. 

All courses on offer in Semester 1 2023 are listed below. Click on the course of your choice to find out more information. 

National ID: FNS60217
State ID: BDQ1
Industry Business and Finance
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Perfect your accounting skills with the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. The ideal start to an exciting accountancy career.

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If you enjoy accounting and mathematics, have an analytical mind and would like to work in the accounting profession, then our Advanced Diploma of Accounting is for you.

Our course is developed under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), in close consultation with and accredited by the Accounting industry’s professional bodies and has an excellent reputation for quality. You will be well on your way to a role as a registered tax agent or assistant accountant – the ideal start to an exciting accountancy career or an alternate pathway to the Bachelor of Accounting for students who have not completed secondary schooling in Australia.

The units in this course meet the educational eligibility requirements for the following two skills sets with the Tax Practitioners Board: 

  • FNSSS00008 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax documentation) 
  • FNSSS00009 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax Plans)

Satisfactory completion of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting entitles you to join the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), one of the three peak accounting bodies representing accountants in Australia.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: FNS50217
State ID: BDP8
Industry Business and Finance
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Accounting

Unlock the key to a successful accounting career with our Diploma of Accounting. Learn advanced techniques and gain hands-on experience for corporate and growing companies.


Acquire the specific accounting techniques that will become the tools of your trade. The Diploma of Accounting will build on your knowledge gained at the Certificate IV level, and will prepare you for accounting positions within larger corporate organisations and growing companies. You will gain a more detailed understanding of day-to-day accounting work through practical training in operational activities.

Completion of the Diploma of Accounting, with passes in prescribed taxation units, satisfies some of the academic requirements for registration as a tax agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

Diploma
National ID: FNS40217
State ID: BDQ3
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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


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

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

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

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

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

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

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


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

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

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

Certificate III
National ID: MEA20418
State ID: AB67
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate II in Aeroskills (Aeroskills Mechanical Pre-apprenticeship)

Begin your career in aviation maintenance with the Certificate II in Aeroskills. Learn manufacturing hand skills and basic inspection and maintenance skills for various aircraft components.

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Do you want a career in aviation and don't know where to start?

When you complete the Certificate II in Aeroskills you open the door to a career in aviation maintenance, working on the advanced technology that flies 8 million people across the world every day, and is a great pathway into an apprenticeship and a Certificate IV in Aeroskills.

The Certificate II in Aeroskills course is designed to deliver both theoretical and practical knowledge enabling you to gain a solid foundation of both the knowledge and skills required to enter into an aviation maintenance career.

In the workshop, you will learn both manufacturing hand skills and the basic skills relating to the inspection and maintenance of various aircraft components.

Aerospace Training Centre

South Metro TAFE's AeroSpace Training Centre is the largest provider in WA offering training in aircraft maintenance and aviation. Our lecturers have diverse industry backgrounds including international licensed aircraft maintenance engineers, airline transport pilots, airport managers, flight instructors, cabin crew training managers, emergency procedures instructors, RAAF maintenance supervisors, as well as military and commercial aviators and managers.

The fully equipped hangar of the AeroSpace Training Centre at Jandakot Airport has various aircraft engines, workshop stations, computer facilities, a flight simulator, and a number of aircraft including our own Boeing 737.

Certificate II
National ID: MEA50219
State ID: AD02
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)

Gain your B1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence with this course focusing on aircraft maintenance operations

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This nationally recognised qualification is CASA approved and will teach you how to supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities.

The qualification applies to individuals seeking a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) B1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence, covering the supervision, performance and certification of airframe, engine, electrical and structural maintenance on aircraft that are type-rated by CASA for maintenance purposes.

Part 66 Module exams are included with this qualification, which are an essential requirement of gaining the licence.

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

Certificate II in Animal Care

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


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

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

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

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

Study in specialist facilities

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

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

Certificate II
National ID: 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 give you the foundation skills to either seek general employment or commence your further study in IT. Learn the basics of using and maintaining software, hardware, systems, digital media and social media.

Higher level studies are strongly recommended to reach career growth and lucrative roles.

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.

 

Certificate II
National ID: MST60119
State ID: BEP4
Industry Creative Industries
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Launch into a fashion career with the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn how to build and prepare a graduate portfolio to get you ready for employment.

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Launch into a career in fashion

When you complete the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising at Bentley, you’re ready to work as a fashion designer, product developer, production manager, CAD operator, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) operator, distribution coordinator, fashion/ textile and colour forecaster, garment finisher, pattern grader/maker, production consultant, or specialised construction machinist.

The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course is the final year of three years of fashion study. Culminating in a professional showcase of student collections at an industry-attended fashion show, this course covers every aspect of a fashion cycle. Students and staff work together to build a graduate portfolio and professional profile to prepare graduates for employment.

See more on our award winning students and Bentley facilities facebook and instagram.

The fees and duration of study on this website for this qualification are for the final advanced diploma year only, students enter this qualification after completing the Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

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: MST40519
State ID: BEP8
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Start a creative career in fashion with the Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn the skills required to begin your career in the fashion industry.

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Do you want to work in the creative and energetic world of fashion?

The Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course immerses students in the ever-dynamic fashion industry. 

    See more on our award winning students and fashion facilities on facebook and instagram

    Certificate IV
    National ID: MST50119
    State ID: BEP9
    Industry Creative Industries
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

    Work your way towards a career in the fashion industry with the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn skills in conceptual design development, fashion illustration, CAD patternmaking and grading and more.

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    Are you ready to get serious about a career in fashion?

    Do you aspire to a career as an assistant fashion designer, CAD operator, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) operator, fabric and supply technician or patternmaker?

    The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course builds on student fashion skills. 

    See more on our award winning students and facilities facebook and instagram.

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

    Diploma
    National ID: SFI20119
    State ID: BEI8
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Aquaculture

    Learn the core skills and knowledge in this introduction to the aquaculture industry. 

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    Are you looking to join a school of fish lovers?

    This qualification is the crucial first step towards an exciting career in aquaculture. This course provides students with a range of core skills and knowledge relevant to working in the aquaculture industry. Graduates go on to further studies or working in a range on environments including onshore aquaculture facilities, offshore culture facilities and the ornamental fish industry.

    Aquaculture is a fast-growing industry. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a report in 2018 stating that ‘aquaculture is fastest growing food production sector worldwide’. Typical entry-level jobs for those holding Certificate II include:

    • Australian and overseas aquaculture farms
    • hatcheries and nurseries   
    • live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or 
    • transporters, pet shops, public aquaria, zoos or other facilities with aquatic animals 

    Study in a specialised facility in the maritime heart of Fremantle

    Fremantle campus features extensive salt and freshwater aquaculture facilities, and experienced staff which offers plenty of relevant hands-on opportunities. Our staff have involved students in the culture and applied research projects of many marine and freshwater organisms over the last two decades including species such as abalone, dhufish, yellowtail kingfish, marron and barramundi.

    Certificate II
    National ID: SFI50119
    State ID: BEJ2
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Aquaculture

    Learn the practical skills and knowledge to manage the operations for fish farms, marine farms and hatcheries.

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    This higher level qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to manage the operations of fish farms, marine farms and hatcheries. It is suitable for students that hold a Certificate III in Aquaculture or have substantial aquaculture industry experience.

    You will also learn skills in planning and designing a water supply and disposal system, and stock culture systems and structures. You will learn the skills necessary to supervise and manage staff.

    The environments in which our graduates work include:

    • aquaculture farms or fishout/put-and-take operations
    • hatcheries and nurseries
    • live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or transporters
    • pet shops, public aquaria, zoos or other facilities with aquatic animals

    Study in a specialist facilities

    Fremantle campus features extensive salt and freshwater aquaculture facilities, and experienced staff which offers plenty of relevant hands-on opportunities. Our staff have involved students in the culture and applied research projects of many marine and freshwater organisms over the last two decades including species such as abalone, dhufish, yellowtail kingfish, marron and barramundi.

    Diploma
    National ID: AUR20220
    State ID: BGA7
    Industry Automotive
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

    Learn the skills to prepare for an automotive air conditioning apprenticeship.

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    When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology you'll have what employers are looking for as an apprentice automotive air conditioning specialist.

    Learn in specialised facilities

    Kwinana campus offers specialist training in automotive air conditioning with purpose-built air-conditioning rigs, providing students with a high quality of learning and practical skills. It also boasts a large modern, indoor workshop where students undertake all their learning and training.

    If you're already trade-qualified in vehicle servicing, ask us about how Recognition of Prior Learning can accelerate your achieving a new specialty with this qualification. 

    Certificate II
    National ID: AUR20920
    State ID: AC37
    Industry Automotive

    Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Panel Beating Pre-apprenticeship)

    Learn the skills and knowledge to prepare for a panel beating apprenticeship.

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    Are you revved up for a career in giving cars their shine?

    When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Panel Beating Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice auto body repairer/panel beater.

    Learn in specialised facilities

    South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

    Certificate II
    National ID: AUR20920
    State ID: AC36
    Industry Automotive

    Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Vehicle Body Painting Pre-apprenticeship)

    Learn the skills and knowledge to prepare for an auto body painting apprenticeship.

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    Are you revved up for a career in giving cars their shine?

    When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Vehicle Body Painting Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice auto body repairer/painter.

    South Metropolitan TAFE is the only TAFE in WA offering this qualification.

    Learn in specialised facilities

    South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

    Certificate II
    National ID: AUR20420
    State ID: AC29
    Industry Automotive
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology (Automotive Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship)

    Gain the skills to prepare for an automotive electrical apprenticeship. 

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    When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology (Automotive Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice automotive electrician.

    Learn in specialised facilities

    South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

    Kwinana campus offers specialist training in automotive air conditioning with purpose-built air-conditioning rigs, providing students with a high quality of learning and practical skills. It also boasts a large modern, indoor workshop where students undertake all their learning and training.

    Certificate II
    National ID: AUM20218
    State ID: AB70
    Industry Automotive

    Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus, Truck and Trailer (Vehicle Body Building Pre-apprenticeship)

    Learn the skills and knowledge to prepare for a bus, truck and trailer vehicle body building apprenticeship.

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    Are you revved up for a body building career?

    When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus, Truck and Trailer (Vehicle Body Building Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice vehicle body builder.

     

    Certificate II
    National ID: AUR20520
    State ID: AC34
    Industry Automotive
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-apprenticeship)

    Learn the skills to prepare for a heavy vehicle or plant mechanic apprenticeship. Learn how to work on loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks. 

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    Are you geared up for a big career working with big gears?

    When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice heavy vehicle or plant mechanic.

    Certificate II
    National ID: AUR20520
    State ID: AC33
    Industry Automotive
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Light Vehicle Servicing Pre-apprenticeship)

    Learn about servicing and maintaining engines and prepare for a mechanic apprenticeship. 

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    By the time you've finished this qualification, you'll know your radiator from your regulator and be in a good position to get yourself an apprenticeship in mechanics.

    Specialist training facilities

    South Metro TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

    Kwinana campus offers specialist training in automotive air conditioning with purpose-built air-conditioning rigs, providing students with a high quality of learning and practical skills. It also boasts a large modern, indoor workshop where students undertake all their learning and training.

    Certificate II
    National ID: 52851WA
    State ID: BGO91
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Autonomous Control and Remote Operations

    Become an automation operations controller with emerging technologies skills.

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    Do you want to become an engineering specialist in the well-paid field of automation, which is rapidly on the rise across the industries?

    As leaders in the sector of implementing automated technology, SM TAFE was proud to launch this course as the very first of its kind in Australia, to ensure students are job ready for employment in remote operations centres and skilled in the latest advancements. The qualification was launched in partnership with Rio Tinto and the Western Australian government and is designed to give students the skills to work at some of Australia’s top tier automation facilities, such as Rio Tinto’s Remote Operations Centre in Perth. 

    Industry 4.0 is known as the fourth industrial revolution and the next stage in manufacturing, whilst autonomous technology allows tasks to be performed without the control of a human. Automating processes is just one of the Industry 4.0 trends boosting the efficiency of organisations and you can be part of the curve as you ensure your path to a job of the future. 

    Be guided and supported by our expert team of lecturers as you gain skills in working with our simulated remote operations centre – you’ll learn how to operate the equipment and software that control automation processes.

    SM TAFE has key industry connections which give students strong employability opportunities and your in-demand skillset can lead to jobs in resources, agriculture, manufacturing, logistics, automobiles and transportation. 
     

    Certificate IV
    National ID: 52845WA
    State ID: BGO44
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Free in 2023

    Certificate II in Autonomous Workplace Operations

    Begin an automation study pathway with this basic course in workplace automation.

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    Become part of the wave of future technologies in automation

    Automation is just one of the Industry 4.0 trends in accelerating the efficiency of organisations and utilising new and emerging technologies to automate production processes using machinery and state-of-the-art technologies. Be ahead of the curve and ensure your path to a job of the future.

    A career in automation offers the opportunity to work in a field that is challenging, interesting, in-demand and well-paid.   

    This course allows students to develop a good understanding of the emerging technologies in the resources sector. Learn how automation is innovating mobile and fixed plant operations, get an introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and process control operations. These skills are in high demand in the sector, so graduates will be well placed to pursue a traineeship or apprenticeship following this course. 

    The course also provides an overview of the historical development of automation, an in-depth coverage of current automation and insight into some future extensions.

    Study at Munster Campus three days a week with specialist simulation facilities available to allow students to develop real-world experience.

    Certificate II
    National ID: AVI30219
    State ID: BER6
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

    Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew)

    Gain the skills to become a flight attendant or cabin crew member. Learn skills such as emergency response, first aid and customer service. 

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    Are you ready to let your dreams soar?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew) you will be recruitment-ready for an exciting career as a flight attendant or cabin crew member.

    You will gain confidence in dealing with difficult passengers on an aircraft with crew member security training.

    This course is specifically designed for those seeking an exciting career as a cabin crew member (flight attendant). This course has been developed in conjunction with commercial airlines and experienced cabin crew training managers to meet current aviation standards and will thoroughly prepare you to be successful in the airline industry.

    South Metropolitan TAFE has a Boeing 737 which will be used for the majority of your practical training. The fun begins with practical exercises such as evacuating down a slide, simulated cabin fires with a smoke machine, firefighting, ditching and life raft training. You will have hands on instruction in the full-length cabin with business and economy class seating, fully operational galleys, cabin service equipment and PA system.

    Graduates of this course have successfully gained employment with both regional and international airlines as cabin crew members. Students should also be fit and healthy in order to successfully complete the airlines emergency procedure training. A prerequisite for the course is the ability to swim a minimum of 50 metres, unaided and fully clothed. Students must provide a swimming certificate in order to demonstrate they meet the prerequisite and can therefore participate in the water training exercises.

    Aerospace Training Centre

    South Metropolitan TAFE's AeroSpace Training Centre is the largest provider in WA offering training in aircraft maintenance and aviation. Our lecturers have diverse industry backgrounds including international licensed aircraft maintenance engineers, airline transport pilots, airport managers, flight instructors, cabin crew training managers, emergency procedures instructors, RAAF maintenance supervisors, as well as military and commercial aviators and managers.

    The fully equipped hangar of the AeroSpace Training Centre at Jandakot Airport has various aircraft engines, workshop stations, computer facilities, a flight simulator, and a number of aircraft including our own Boeing 737.

    Certificate III
    National ID: FBP20221
    State ID: AC93
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

    Certificate II in Baking (Pre-apprenticeship)

    Gain the skills to prepare for a baking apprenticeship. Learn how to make pastry, bread, meringues and doughnuts. 

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    Ready for your career to rise as a baker?

    When you complete the Certificate II in Baking (Baking Pre-Apprenticeship) you will be ready for an apprenticeship in the baking industry.

    We are the only provider offering training in baking with an on-campus bakehouse that sells students' work to the general public.

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

    Certificate III in Beauty Services

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

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

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

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

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

    Study in specialist facilities 

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

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

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

    Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

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

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

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

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

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

    Study in specialist facilities 

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

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

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

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

    Diploma of Beauty Therapy

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

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

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

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

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

    Study in specialist facilities

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

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

    Diploma
    National ID: 52893WA
    State ID: AD06
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Brick and Block Laying Pre-apprenticeship)

    Gain the skills to work in the building industry and become an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.

    Delivered at:


    Want to build the blocks for your career in construction? This pre-apprenticeship will equip you with the skills employers are looking for in an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.

    Bricklaying is an important and in-demand trade, being vital to the construction industry as the foundation for residential and commercial developments. In this course you’ll learn how to use bricklaying tools and equipment to construct and repair brick and block walls. 

    Complete this course to give yourself the best chance of getting an apprenticeship and a head start in an outdoors trade such as bricklaying, carpentry or labouring. 

    Learn in specialist facilities

    The Mandurah, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses feature modern workshops with tools and equipment you will find on any work site. Students complete this pre-apprenticeship in an environment that reflects current industry practices and simulates a real-life workplace. 

    Certificate II
    National ID: 52893WA
    State ID: AD12
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship)

    Gain the skills to work in the building industry and become an apprentice carpenter and joiner.

    Delivered at:


    Do you have a keen interest in woodwork or the building industry and a passion for the perfect finish of a job? Complete this pre-apprenticeship and you’ll gain the skills that employers are searching for in an Apprentice Carpenter and Joiner.  

    Carpentry is fundamental to the construction industry and one of the most in-demand trades. A carpenter specialises in working with wood, metal and other materials to assemble, install and repair foundations.

    Working both outdoors and indoors, the career of a carpenter can bring you a diverse range of jobs and there’s various specialities to choose from - you can see your work come to life in real houses and buildings, adding your own creative flair. 

    The skills of the carpenter are needed for the foundations and walls of our houses, through to the construction of offices, restaurants and retail developments, as well as on projects such as mining operations. This pre-apprenticeship will give you a taste of what it’s like to be a carpenter and put the foundations in place for your future.

    Learn in specialist facilities

    The Mandurah, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses feature modern workshops with tools and equipment you will find on any work site. Students complete this pre-apprenticeship in an environment that reflects current industry practices and simulates a real-life workplace. The timber workshops include multiple lathes and saws for large scale construction. 

    Certificate II
    National ID: 52893WA
    State ID: AD10
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Painting and Decorating Pre-apprenticeship)

    Gain the skills to work in the building industry and become an apprentice painter and decorator.


    When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice painter and decorator.

    Painting and decorating is known as the finishing trade, encompassing both residential and commercial areas. It can include new constructions as well as restoring historically significant buildings.

    Learn in specialist facilities

    Thornlie and Mandurah Campuses offer first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

    Certificate II
    National ID: BSB30120
    State ID: BFS5
    Industry Business and Finance

    Certificate III in Business

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


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

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

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

    Study in specialist facilities

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

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

    Certificate IV in Business

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


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

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

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

    Certificate IV
    National ID: BSB50120
    State ID: BFT3
    Industry Business and Finance
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Business

    Boost your career with a Diploma of Business. Learn essential skills in leadership, marketing, and finance to advance your career in the business world.

    Delivered at:


    Do you have what it takes to be management material, or do you want to run your own company one day? If you’ve got a career dream to become a leader in business, this course will give you the job ready skills to be employed in a supervisory role.

    Be supported by our expert team of lecturers who have a wealth of industry knowledge on best business practice and strong connections with employers. Learn leadership skills and how to manage and motivate a team to reach their potential, bringing your own individual style and flair to relationship development with a wide range of diverse stakeholders. 

    Grow strong communications skills to inspire others and build project management techniques and customer service strategies, whilst learning to budget, manage deadlines and think outside the box to come up with creative solutions to business roadblocks.

    Study in specialist facilities 

    Learn in a simulated real-life office workplace environment, building your communication and interpersonal skills to manage and lead teams whilst using cutting-edge technology to gain practical knowledge of computer software for business management systems.

    Diploma
    National ID: BSB30120
    State ID: AC46
    Industry Business and Finance

    Certificate III in Business (Administration)

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


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

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

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

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

    Certificate IV in Business (Administration)

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


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

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

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

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

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

    Certificate III in Business (Medical Administration)

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


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

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

    Certificate III
    National ID: SIT30816
    State ID: AZU5
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Free in 2023

    Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

    Become a professional cook or chef with our Certificate III in Commercial Cookery course. Develop your skills under experienced chefs in a commercial kitchen setting.

    Delivered at:


    Love food and want to become a chef?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery you will be able to work as a cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

    Study in specialised facilities

    Learn in the real-life setting of our award-winning Bentley Pines Training Restaurant. which provides a live, interactive training environment at SM TAFE’s Bentley campus. Students can gain hands-on experience serving and preparing food for members of the public, as well as showcasing their skills planning a menu and advertising special events to the community. 

    Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including a Mandurah Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre which will deliver simulated training in commercial cookery, tourism and event management. The new Centre will include two training kitchens, a production kitchen and restaurant for students to build their practical skills and become workplace ready. 

    Certificate III
    National ID: SIT40516
    State ID: AZW3
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

    Upgrade your culinary skills with a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery and work as a supervisor/team leader cook or chef in a range of kitchens. Gain hands-on experience!

    Delivered at:


    Want to run a fast paced kitchen?

    When you complete the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery you will be able to work as a supervisor/team leader cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

    Study in specialised facilities

    Learn in the real-life setting of our award-winning Bentley Pines Training Restaurant. which provides a live, interactive training environment at SM TAFE’s Bentley campus. Students can gain hands-on experience serving and preparing food for members of the public, as well as showcasing their skills planning a menu and advertising special events to the community. 

    Certificate IV
    National ID: CHC32015
    State ID: AWJ2
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Half price^
    Online

    Certificate III in Community Services

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


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

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

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

    It now offers:

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

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

    Want to find out more about this industry?

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

    Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

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

    Diploma of Community Services

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


    Do you want to make a real difference?

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

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

    Formalise your skills as an existing worker in community services

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

    Want to find out more about this industry?

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

    Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

    Diploma
    National ID: UEE20520
    State ID: BFP7
    Industry Engineering and Mining

    Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair

    Explore a career in computers as a computer assembler and repairer.


    Looking for a practical computing course?

    When you complete the Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair you'll be flicking the switch on a career in computers as a computer assembler and repairer.

    Higher level studies are strongly recommended to enhance your employability skills.

    Dual qualification: you may choose to complete the Certificate II in Electronics in the same semester. Ask us about this exciting option.

    Certificate II
    National ID: UEE40120
    State ID: BFL8
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Computer Systems

    Become a computer systems technician.

    Delivered at:


    Are you ready for a technology career hardwired for success?

    When you complete the Certificate IV in Computer Systems you'll be well on your way to an exciting IT career. Gain skills that employers will value for a computer systems technician.

    By completing this course at South Metropolitan TAFE you'll also gain valuable skills to prepare for external Cisco CCNA certification.

    Dual qualification: a second qualification in Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications may be readily achieved as many units are common to both qualifications. Ask about this exciting option.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: UEE50120
    State ID: BFQ6
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

    Launch your career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or computer systems technician.

    Delivered at:


    Are you ready for a high end technology career?

    When you complete the Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering you'll be well on your way to a career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or computer systems technician.

    By completing this course at South Metropolitan TAFE you'll also gain valuable skills in Cisco CCNA and Cisco Wireless.

    Dual qualification: Students will have the opportunity to concurrently complete the Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering with this course as many units are common to both courses. Ask for more information.

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

    Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

    Work effectively in the land conservation industry.

    Delivered at:


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

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

    Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

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

    Delivered at:


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

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

    Certificate III
    National ID: 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:


    Do you have a career dream to become a master of media or digital technology? Start your journey towards becoming a film, multimedia designer or web developer. 

    The course gives you a taste of the different fields of media such as film, digital technologies, multimedia, social media and digital design. Get an introduction to the world of media and digital, find out where your passion lies and pursue your career in creative industries.

    Be guided by our expert team of skilled lecturers and gain basic knowledge of how to work in various environments that include entertainment customer service such as camera operation and editing, staging, broadcasting production, lighting and screen and media. You’ll also build a starting knowledge of digital technology and multimedia, which is continuing to transform business around the world and has changed the way we live, work and play.

    You may work in almost any industry imaginable in a digital, multimedia or website focused role. Once you complete this course, if you continue your studies you could find yourself on a path to become a film-editor, digital and interactive content developer, or social media specialist. 

    Visit our IT Training Facebook page(opens in a new tab)  for more information on students work and events! 

    Study in specialised facilities

    Learn in our Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) which provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. 
    Practise your skills in a simulated real-life workplace environment, using cutting-edge technology to gain comprehensive knowledge of digital and multimedia systems and an understanding of operating production equipment. 
     

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

    Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

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

    Delivered at:


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

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

    Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

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

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

    Certificate IV in Cyber Security

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


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

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

    Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

    See our IT Training Facebook page

    @ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

    Certificate IV
    National ID: CHC43115
    State ID: AWJ3
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Disability

    This course provides participants with the skills to support people with disability to achieve greater levels of independence.

    Delivered at:


    Study a qualification that open doors to a range of job opportunities in the direct care industry, whilst giving back to the community. This formal qualification provides the skills and knowledge to empower people with disability to achieve greater levels of independence.

    This qualification builds on the skills and knowledge you would have gained in Certificate III in Individual Support or Certificate III in Disability.

    Want to find out more about this industry?

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

    Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

    Certificate IV
    National ID: 22484VIC
    State ID: BEI22
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

    Certificate I in EAL (Access)

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


    Improve your English skills with this course.

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

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

    Express your interest

    Certificate I
    National ID: 22490VIC
    State ID: BEI19
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

    Certificate IV in EAL (Employment / Professional)

    A communication in English course for those wanting to work professionally.

    Delivered at:


    This course is designed for people learning English as an additional language who want to develop their language skills and become confident communicating in workplace situations.

    Gain these skills

    • Practise complex conversations and workplace communication
    • Present and understand complex presentations on employment topics
    • Give and follow a range of complex instructions in a workplace
    • Read and write formal letters and other professional documents
    • Research and discuss employment issues in Australia
    • Learn about inclusive work practices
    Certificate IV
    National ID: 22489VIC
    State ID: BEI21
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

    Certificate III in EAL (Employment)

    Improve your English while developing the skills to engage with customers. Choose to focus on either Barista or Retail.

    Delivered at:


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

    Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)

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

    Delivered at:


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

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

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

    Gain these skills:

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

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

    EAL = English as an Additional Language.

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

    Express your interest

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

    Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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


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

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

    Certificate III
    National ID: CHC50121
    State ID: BGY6
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Free in 2023
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of 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.


    The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care covers educators in children's services (early childhood) who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. At this level educators have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers. In most states it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children's service centre based care and education.

     

    Diploma
    National ID: UEE21920
    State ID: BFN1
    Industry Engineering and Mining

    Certificate II in Electronics

    Learn practical electronics skills in this highly sought after course.


    Looking for an electrifying career path?

    Flick on the switch to a new career in electronics! Get your foot in the door with the Certificate II in Electronics and discover an introduction to the world of electronics to gain knowledgeable and practical workshop skills. 

    This qualification will prepare you for higher level studies, which are strongly recommended to enhance your employability skills.

    Dual qualification: you may choose to complete the Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair, in the same semester. Ask us about this exciting option.

    Certificate II
    National ID: UEE40720
    State ID: BFP4
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications

    Join the skillful and practical world of electronics as you become a technician.

    Delivered at:


    Are you ready for an electronics career helping others get the message?

    When you complete the Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications you'll be well on your way to a career as an electronic technician.

    This is a WA priority skills course so lower tuition fees apply and employment prospects are higher.

    Dual qualification: at the Thornlie campus a second qualification in Certificate IV in Computer Systems may be readily achieved as many units are common to both qualifications. Ask about this exciting option.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: UEE50520
    State ID: BFP5
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Free in 2023
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

    Progress towards a specialist career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or electronic systems technician.

    Delivered at:


    Are you ready to join the ranks of electronics professionals?

    Advance your career in electronics and communications with the Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering.  With this technical qualification, you will gain specialised knowledge and extensive skills across the electrical engineering field to progress towards a career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or electronic systems technician. Our purpose-built facility features advanced technologies and equipment to ensure students are learning in an industry-standard setting. 

    Dual qualification: At our Thornlie campus you will have the opportunity to concurrently complete Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering, as many of the units are common to both courses. Ask for more information.

    Diploma
    National ID: UEE22020
    State ID: AC54
    Industry Building and Construction
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-apprenticeship)

    Become an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.


    Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

    When you complete the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)(Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.

    Learn in specialist facilities

    Thornlie, Rockingham and Mandurah Campuses offer first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

    Certificate II
    National ID: MEM60112
    State ID: J368
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Half price^
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Advanced Diploma of Engineering

    Secure a future as an engineering technician, detailed drafter, or maintenance technician.

    Delivered at:


    Are you ready for a technically advanced engineering career?

    Redefine your engineering future with the Advanced Diploma of Engineering. Develop specialised technical skills to step towards a future as an engineering technician, detailed drafter, or maintenance technician. Learn in an advanced training facility with industry-standard equipment and technology, to ensure that you graduate job-ready. 

    Graduates are typically employed in areas such as computer aided design and drafting, process plant drafting and design, machine drafting and design, air conditioning drafting and design, shipbuilding drafting and design, plant maintenance supervision (building on a trade background), and other general engineering and technical positions.

    Completion of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering opens up a range of further study options, and may produce advanced standing towards a university degree.

    Specialist applied engineering facility at Munster campus

    Students study this course at our state-of-the-art Applied Engineering building at Munster campus, featuring mechatronics labs and technical engineering workshop rooms. In our courses, you'll have access to modern equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.

    Advanced Diploma
    National ID: MEM20105
    State ID: AA50
    Industry Defence
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

    Continue your trade studies through to a metal fabrication apprenticeship.


    Blend a traditional trade with new technologies! 

    Metal fabricators and welders work in a diverse trade, applying a broad range of fabrication and welding skills to industries including mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling. Pre-apprentices are exposed to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade, including computer controlled metal plate cutting equipment.

    This pre-apprenticeship prepares graduates to continue their studies through to a metal fabrication apprenticeship.

    Learn in specialised facilities

    Our campuses provides students with a hands-on learning environment that feature industry-standard equipment, advanced technology and specialised workshop areas. 

    Certificate II
    National ID: MEM20105
    State ID: AA49
    Industry Defence
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship)

    Become a mechanical fitting or machinist apprentice in the mining, industrial, defence, automotive, or hydraulics industries.


    Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

    When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll greatly improve your chance of getting a mechanical fitting or machinist apprenticeship in industries such as mining, industrial, defence, automotive, or hydraulics.

    Learn in specialised facilities

    Our campuses provides students with a hands-on learning environment that feature industry-standard equipment, advanced technology and specialised workshop areas.

    Certificate II
    National ID: MEM50212
    State ID: J367
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Free in 2023
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Engineering - Technical

    Pursue a career in the mechanical, mechatronic, manufacturing and maintenance engineering fields.

    Delivered at:


    Are you ready for a technically advanced engineering career?

    Advance your career with a technical engineering qualification. The Diploma of Engineering - Technical covers a diverse range of theoretical and technical skills for pursuing a career in the mechanical, mechatronic, manufacturing and maintenance engineering fields. This course emphasises the transfer of theoretical concepts to practical real-life applications to ensure our students graduate with job-ready skills. 

    Diploma
    National ID: MEM50212
    State ID: WB87
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Free in 2023
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Engineering - Technical (HVAC)

    Gain specialist skills in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as a mechanical design engineer, or project manager.

    Delivered at:


    Are you ready for a technical career that is neither too hot nor too cold?

    When you complete the Diploma of Engineering – Technical (HVAC) you'll have specialist skills in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as a mechanical design engineer, sales consultant, or project manager.

    Specialist facilities on campus

    South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

    For those already working in industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. To find out if you're eligible, visit the RPL page.

    Diploma
    National ID: BSB40320
    State ID: BFR6
    Industry Business and Finance

    Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business

    Complete this course to learn how to launch a new business and gain the practical understanding of what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.

    Delivered at:


    Are you ready to turn a dream into a flourishing business?

    When you complete the Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business you will have the practical understanding of what it takes to run a successful small business.

    Completion of the Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New 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: SIT30516
    State ID: AZV9
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Free in 2023

    Certificate III in Events

    Work in the exciting events industry including tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors.

    Delivered at:


    Do you want an eventful career?

    The Certificate III in Events, reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed events administration or operational skills and knowledge to complete event-related work activities. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence under the guidance of more senior event personnel, using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

    Events are diverse in nature and this qualification provides a pathway to work for event or exhibition organisations operating in a range of industries including the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors.

    The diversity of employers includes event or exhibition management companies, event venues, or organisations that organise their own events. Work could be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of events takes place, on-site at venues where events are staged or a combination of both.

    On completion of your Certificate III in Events, further study pathways exist directly into the Diploma of Event Management; with other pathways leading into Travel, Tourism and Hospitality.

    Certificate III
    National ID: SIS30321
    State ID: BHE5
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Certificate III in Fitness

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

    Delivered at:


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

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

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

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

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

    Study in specialist facilities

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

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

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

    Certificate IV in Fitness

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

    Delivered at:


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

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

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

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

    Study in specialist facilities

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

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

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

    Certificate III in Floristry

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

    Delivered at:


    Are you ready for your career to bloom?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

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


    Do you have what it takes to care for people?

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

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

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

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

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

    Delivered at:


    Are you interested in working in acute care settings?

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

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

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

    Certificate II in Horticulture

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

    Delivered at:


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

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

    Certificate II
    National ID: SIT20316
    State ID: AZW1
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Hospitality

    This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality settings such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

    Delivered at:


    Do you want a career that could take you all over the world?

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a defined and limited range of hospitality operational skills and basic industry knowledge. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision.

    This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality settings such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

    Study in specialised facilities

    Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including a Mandurah Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre which will deliver simulated training in commercial cookery, tourism and event management. The new Centre will include two training kitchens, a production kitchen and restaurant for students to build their practical skills and become workplace ready. 

    Certificate II
    National ID: SIT30616
    State ID: AZT7
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Hospitality

    Work anywhere as a bar attendant, barista, waiter, housekeeper, or gaming attendant.

    Delivered at:


    Does your career dream involve building a talent that could take you all over the world? This course will give you job ready skills to become a bar attendant, barista, waiter, housekeeper or gaming attendant working in exciting sectors such as food and beverage, and travel and tourism. 

    Hospitality is a service industry where you could be preparing and serving customers their favourite coffee at a local cafe, taking an order at a fine-dining restaurant, welcoming guests to a luxury hotel or working amongst the action of a casino.

    Be guided by our lecturers who are industry professionals and learn skills such as how to provide outstanding customer service, prepare hot and cold beverages as well as responsible service of alcohol and how to work effectively in a team.

    This course will kick-start your career in hospitality and give you a taste of the industry, providing a pathway to working in restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes and casinos. If you’re already enjoying a role in hospitality, the course will give you a formally nationally recognised qualification and help grow your current knowledge. 

    Master hospitality and build a skill for life that can take you anywhere around the globe. 

    Study in specialised facilities

    Learn in the real-life setting of our award-winning Bentley Pines Training Restaurant. which provides a live, interactive training environment at SM TAFE’s Bentley campus. Students can gain hands-on experience serving and preparing food for members of the public, as well as showcasing their skills planning a menu and advertising special events to the community. 

    Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including a Mandurah Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre which will deliver simulated training in commercial cookery, tourism and event management. The new Centre will include two training kitchens, a production kitchen and restaurant for students to build their practical skills and become workplace ready. 
     

    Certificate III
    National ID: SIT40416
    State ID: AZV8
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Hospitality

    Work as a hospitality supervisor or team leader. Be a bar supervisor, food and beverage manager, duty manager or concierge.

    Delivered at:


    Do you want a career that could take you all over the world?

    When you complete the Certificate IV in Hospitality you'll be able to work as a hospitality supervisor or team leader. Job roles include bar supervisor, food and beverage manager, duty manager and concierge.

    Study in specialised facilities

    Learn in the real-life setting of our award-winning Bentley Pines Training Restaurant. which provides a live, interactive training environment at SM TAFE’s Bentley campus. Students can gain hands-on experience serving and preparing food for members of the public, as well as showcasing their skills planning a menu and advertising special events to the community. 

    Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including a Mandurah Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre which will deliver simulated training in commercial cookery, tourism and event management. The new Centre will include two training kitchens, a production kitchen and restaurant for students to build their practical skills and become workplace ready. 

    Certificate IV
    National ID: SIT60316
    State ID: AZV5
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

    Learn in the real-life setting of our award-winning Bentley Pines Training Restaurant. Students can gain hands-on experience serving and preparing food for members of the public.

    Delivered at:


    Do you want a management career that could take you all over the world?

    When you complete the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management you will be able to work anywhere as an operations manager, food and beverage manager, or front office manager.

    Study in specialised facilities

    Learn in the real-life setting of our award-winning Bentley Pines Training Restaurant. which provides a live, interactive training environment at SM TAFE’s Bentley campus. Students can gain hands-on experience serving and preparing food for members of the public, as well as showcasing their skills planning a menu and advertising special events to the community. 

    Advanced Diploma
    National ID: SIT50416
    State ID: AZW2
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Half price^
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Hospitality Management

    With a Diploma of Hospitality Management, you can advance your career in the industry and begin working as a function manager, restaurant manager, or front office manager.

    Delivered at:


    Do you want a management career that could take you all over the world?

    When you complete the Diploma of Hospitality Management you will be able to work as a functions manager, restaurant manager, or front office manager.

    Study in specialised facilities

    Learn in the real-life setting of our award-winning Bentley Pines Training Restaurant. which provides a live, interactive training environment at SM TAFE’s Bentley campus. Students can gain hands-on experience serving and preparing food for members of the public, as well as showcasing their skills planning a menu and advertising special events to the community. 

    Diploma
    National ID: BSB50320
    State ID: BFR8
    Industry Business and Finance
    Online
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Human Resource Management

    When you complete this diploma you will have what it takes for a career as a human resources manager.

    Delivered at:


    Do you see yourself as a leader in an organisation, playing an integral role in building a better workplace and supporting the workforce to reach its full potential? Kick-start your career in Human Resources with this high-level qualification which will give you job ready skills for a supervisory role such as a HR manager, or a HR officer.

    Be guided by our passionate team of lecturers who are industry professionals in the field, and gain expertise in strategic Human Resource management. Grow knowledge of functions such as performance development which provides an opportunity for regular feedback and learn to foster a work environment where people can perform to the best of their abilities in their role. Build skills in workforce planning to analyse and prepare for future staffing needs and become a facilitator of employee and industrial relations, learning to connect and engage with employees, negotiate union contracts and resolve grievances.

    This nationally accredited qualification will make you workforce ready to be employed as a HR professional in almost every industry, such as building and construction, education, mining and resources, media, finance or hospitality and tourism.

    Diploma
    National ID: CHC33015
    State ID: AB71
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Free in 2023

    Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

    Launch your career in caring in the home and the community.


    Support people that need it the most in a career as an aged care assistant. This course specialises in providing in demand home and community support services and also supports relationships with, a wide range of people, including carers and families.   

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

    Certificate III in Information Technology

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

    Looking to commence an IT career?

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

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

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

    Specialist facilities on campus

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

    See our IT Training Facebook page!

    @ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

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

    Certificate III
    National ID: ICT40120
    State ID: BFF9
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
    Free in 2023

    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.

    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
    Free in 2023
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)

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

    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).  

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

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

    Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

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

    Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming)

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

    Delivered at:


    Step into a software development career! 

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

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

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

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

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

    Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

    Certificate III in Information Technology (Cyber Security)

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

    Looking to commence an IT career?

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

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

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

    Specialist facilities on campus

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

    See our IT Training Facebook page!

    @ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

    Certificate III
    National ID: ICT40120
    State ID: AC17
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
    Free in 2023

    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.

    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!

    @ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

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

    Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

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

    Study in a strong IT employability pathway

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

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

    Study in specialist facilities

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

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

    See our IT Training Facebook page!

    @ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

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

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

    Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming)

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

    Program your IT career!

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

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

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

    Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

    See our IT Training Facebook page!

    @ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

    Certificate IV
    State ID: AE781
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
    Free in 2023

    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.

    Next dates

    • Start this course on 31 January or 2 February
    Skill set
    National ID: SIT20416
    State ID: AZW7
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

    Learn basic food preparation and cookery skills to set you up for work in kitchen operations.

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    Get your hospitality career started

    In this qualification you'll learn basic food preparation and cookery skills, which you'll be able to perform under direct supervision.

    This qualification does not reflect the skills required by commercial cooks (please see the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery).

    After completing this course you'll be able to work in kitchen operations in restaurants, hotels, catering facilities, clubs, pubs, cafes, coffee shops, aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools. You may be in charge of preparing breakfast, fast food, non-alcoholic drinks, sandwiches, appetisers, salads and hot/cold desserts. Job roles: breakfast cook, catering assistant, fast food cook, sandwich hand and take-away cook.

    Study in specialised facilities

    Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including a Mandurah Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre which will deliver simulated training in commercial cookery, tourism and event management. The new Centre will include two training kitchens, a production kitchen and restaurant for students to build their practical skills and become workplace ready.