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Training and collaboration

While South Metropolitan TAFE offers a wide variety of nationally accredited qualifications, sometimes the needs of employers and industry are quite specific. South Metropolitan TAFE specialises in helping businesses identify specific training needs to customise a training program to suit.

We can train your staff in the workplace or at one of our campuses, through either online or traditional classroom delivery. South Metropolitan TAFE also offers a variety of corporate short courses that will provide your employees with improved skills and training.

Our services include:

  • Training needs analysis
  • Course development
  • Provision of training materials and handbooks
  • Customised course delivery
  • Skills assessment and recognition
  • Provision of contract training staff
  • Research and development
  • Recognition of Prior Learning


Industry partnerships

Industry involvement is vital to ensuring South Metropolitan TAFE programs remain contemporary, relevant to workplace requirements and supportive of broader workforce development initiatives.

As well as teaming up with more than 3,000 employers to build a skilled and productive workforce, SM TAFE also collaborates with industry and sector leaders to ensure our training keeps pace with the ever-evolving business and economic landscape.

Whether through scholarships, Aboriginal employment programs, corporate sponsorships or equipment and technology donations, strong links with industry enable us to continuously improve training and address the contemporary requirements of the workplace. 

To discuss potential collaboration or partnerships with SM TAFE, contact us on 1800 001 001 or email info@smtafe.wa.edu.au.


Our industry capabilities

Found out more about how we work with the specific needs of industry. Download the relevant capability statement below.


The Western Australian Defence Industry Workforce Office

The Western Australian Defence Industry Workforce Office was established in May 2019 as an outcome of the Advancing Education, Training and Skilling strategy, part of the Western Australian Defence and Defence Industries Strategic Plan launched by the Premier in 2018.  

The office is located at SM TAFE's Naval Base campus, a reflection of South Metropolitan TAFE being the state’s largest defence trade training provider.

The office leads the development of the WA Defence Workforce Development Plan working collaboratively with the other TAFE colleges and education and training providers, taking input from the WA defence industry and the support of the Department of Training and Workforce Development. The plan focuses on priority projects across all six of the capability domains in the Commonwealth Government’s Defence Integrated Investment Program. It also develops a state based skills profile for naval shipbuilding to enable the state’s education and training providers to better respond to emerging workforce needs.

Contact information:

Western Australian Defence Industry Workforce Office
South Metropolitan TAFE
41 Hope Valley Road Naval Base WA 6165
Phone: (08) 6173 6819

Page last updated January 07, 2020