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Vocational Education and Training delivered to secondary students pathways make school more interesting and relevant to you while kick starting your career with recognised qualifications. Graduate with your Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and have the choice to continue in your TAFE studies or decide to move into a higher education course.

Vocational Education and Training delivered to secondary students pathways are the perfect introduction into the world of work. You will learn practical skills in year 11 and 12 while gaining an insight into the needs of the workplace. You will attend one of our South Metropolitan TAFE campuses one or two days a week and for the rest of the week participate in your normal school program where you will still benefit from the educational and social support provided by your school.

Success in your program can lead to employment or give you a head start in other nationally recognised qualifications. Some higher level qualifications will offer you pathways into higher education and university studies.

South Metropolitan TAFE offers a range of pathways between qualifications, increasing your options to continue your education and training. Our strong relationships with Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and Murdoch University provide students with seamless pathways towards higher qualifications.

Information such as delivery locations, costs and uniform requirements are included in the table below to assist schools, teachers, parents and students in making the best choices for each individual. 

Fees and charges

Secondary school students undertaking Vocational Education and Training delivered to secondary schools courses including pre-apprenticeships in schools courses are exempt from tuition, resource and enrolment fees. However depending on the chosen course students may be required to purchase a uniform, protective equipment, text books or trade equipment/tools.

Attendance

Students are responsible for ensuring that they attend all scheduled classes. Attendance will be recorded and any absences are reported to the school. The VET Coordinator at your school will be contacted to discuss the appropriateness of a student continuing if there are  repeated absences. Students are required to inform their lecturer in advance if they will be absent from any scheduled classes. Poor attendance may mean withdrawal from the course.

Dress code

Students are not required to wear their school uniform to their course but they are expected to dress appropriately. Where special or protective clothing and/or footwear is required, it must be worn without exception. Students who forget to bring their protective clothing will be excluded from the campus workshops/classes and the school informed.

How do students apply?

VETiS applications for 2019 closed Friday 31 August 2018.

The first step is to decide what you want to study. Choose between our profile programs,  Pre-apprenticeship in School (PAiS) programs, Fee for Service, and Education Support Programs using the headings below. Take note of the different requirements for each type of program and the full name and national code of the course.  Vocational Education and Training delivered to secondary schools courses are extremely competitive and it is recommended that as much evidence as possible is provided to support the application. These documents must be uploaded when applying through our online application system.

To complete the application students will require their:

  • School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) number (this can be found on your school report or speak with your VET in Schools Coordinator
  • A Unique Student Identifier (USI) - to obtain this they will need to visit usi.gov.au
  • Parent/guardian email address and mobile phone number
  • Most recent school report in an electronic format i.e. PDF
  • Resume, references and/or certificates which will help support their application

Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email, along with your parent/guardian, and in some cases schools will receive notification via their VET Coordinator.

When applications have closed, we will contact the school to ask to endorse and support the application before the selection process begins. For more information, please contact your school VET coordinator.

Applications for 2019 courses have now closed.

We have retained our 2019 course information below to help those planning towards 2020 as an indication of the types of courses, requirements and delivery locations that can be expected next year. The full 2020 course list and course information will be published here before July 2019.
 

Profile programs
Course Name National Code Duration Timetable Campus Additional Costs
Certificate II in Aeroskills MEA20415 1 year

Thursdays & Fridays
2 days per wk

8:30am - 4:15pm

Jandakot Not applicable
Certificate II in Animal Studies (Term 1 & 3) ACM20117 6 months Thursdays 
1 day per wk 
8am - 5pm
Mandurah Not applicable
Certificate II in Animal Studies (Term 2 & 4) ACM20117 6 months Thursdays 
1 day per wk 
8am - 5pm
Mandurah Not applicable
 
Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology   (Construction) MST20616 2 years

Year 1 - Thursdays
Year 2 - Fridays
1 day per wk 
9am - 4pm 

Bentley

Class kits and fabric samples of approximately $95 for Thursday classes, to be
paid on the first day.

Thursday class: students will be required to purchase materials depending on their chosen garments. 

Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
(Full qualification)
MST20616 1 year

Thursdays & Fridays
2 days per wk

9am - 4pm

Bentley Class kits and fabric samples of approximately $150 for both Thursday and Friday classes, to be paid on the first day.
Thursday class: students will be required to purchase materials depending on their chosen garments.
Friday class: students may be required to purchase further design and pattern making equipment for project work.
Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
(Pattern-making)
MST20616 2 years Year 1 - Fridays
Year 2 - Thursdays
1 day per wk
9am - 4pm
Bentley Class kits and fabric samples of approximately $55 for Friday classes, to be paid on the first day.
Friday class: students may be required to purchase further design and pattern making equipment for project work.
Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Vehicle Body Painting Pre-Apprenticeship) AUR20916 2 years

Thursdays & Fridays
2 days per wk

8:30am - 4pm

Carlisle Not applicable
Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
(Heavy Automotive Focus)

 
AUR20716 1 year Thursdays
1 day per wk 
8am - 3:45pm
Thornlie Not applicable
Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
(Heavy Automotive Focus)

 
AUR20716 1 year Fridays
1 day per wk 
8am - 3:45pm
Thornlie Not applicable
Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
(Light Automotive Mechanical Focus)
AUR20716 1 year Thursdays  
1 day per wk 
8:30am - 4pm
Carlisle Not applicable
Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
(Light Automotive Mechanical Focus)
AUR20716 1 year Fridays    
1 day per wk 
8:30am - 4pm
Carlisle Not applicable
Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
(Light Automotive, Heavy Automotive & Auto Electrical, rotational)
AUR20716 1 year Thursdays
1 day per wk 
8am - 3:45pm
Kwinana Automotive & Technical Skills Centre Not applicable
Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
(Light Automotive, Heavy Automotive & Auto Electrical, rotational)
AUR20716 1 year Fridays 
1 day per wk
8am - 3:45pm
Kwinana Automotive & Technical Skills Centre Not applicable
Certificate II in Baking (Pre-Apprenticeship) FDF20510 1 year Thursdays & Fridays 
2 days per wk 
9am - 3:30pm 
Bentley Uniform approximately $165
Tool box $350
Certificate II in Building and Construction
(Pathway - Para Professional)
52825WA 2 years Thursdays
1 day per wk
8:30am - 4pm
Thornlie Not applicable
Certificate II in Building and Construction
(Pathway - Para Professional)
52825WA 2 years Fridays 
1 day per wk
8:30am - 4pm
Thornlie Not applicable
Certificate II in Building and Construction
(Pathway - Trades)
52824WA 2 years Fridays 
1 day per wk
8:30am - 3pm
Mandurah Not applicable
Certificate II in Building and Construction
(Pathway - Trades)
52824WA 2 years Thursdays
1 day per wk 
8:30am - 3pm
Rockingham Not applicable
Certificate II in Building and Construction
(Pathway - Trades)
52824WA Continuing Thursdays
1 day per wk 
8:30am - 3pm
Rockingham Not applicable
Certificate II in Building and Construction
(Pathway - Trades)
52824WA 2 years Fridays 
1 day per wk 
8:30am - 3pm
Rockingham Not applicable
Certificate II in Building and Construction
(Pathway - Trades)
52824WA

Continuing

Fridays 
1 day per wk 
8:30am - 3pm
Rockingham Not applicable
Certificate II in Building and Construction
(Pathway - Trades)
52825WA Continuing

Thursdays
1 day per wk 
8:30am - 3pm

Thornlie Not applicable
Certificate II in Building and Construction
(Pathway - Trades)
Brick/Blocklaying
52824WA 1 year Thursdays & Fridays  
2 days per wk 
8:30am - 3pm
Armadale Trade Training Centre Not applicable
Certificate II in Building and Construction
(Pathway - Trades)
Carpentry and Joinery

 
52824WA 1 year Thursdays & Fridays  
2 days per wk 
8:30am - 3pm
Armadale Trade Training Centre Not applicable
Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) Painting and Decorating  52824WA 2 years Fridays
1 day per week 
8:30 - 3pm
Mandurah Not applicable
Certificate II in Community Services
(Early Childhood Sector Focus)
CHC22015 1 year Fridays
1 day per week 
9am - 3pm
Armadale There may be a requirement to purchase a text to the value of $60, students will be advised their first day of attendance.
Certificate II in Community Services (Early Childhood Sector Focus ) CHC22015 1 year Fridays 
1 day per week 
9am - 3pm
Rockingham There may be a requirement to purchase a text to the value of $60, students will be advised their first day of attendance.
Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair UEE20511 1 year Fridays  
1 day per wk 
9am - 3:30pm
Rockingham Not applicable
Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair UEE20511 1 year Fridays  
1 day per wk 
9am - 3:30pm
Thornlie Not applicable
Certificate II in Electronics UEE21911 1 year Fridays
1 day per wk 
9am - 3:30pm
Munster Not applicable
Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)  UEE22011 2 years Thursdays
1 day per wk
8am - 3:30pm

Rockingham

Electrical Training Licence – approximate cost: $70 to be confirmed in class
Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)  UEE22011 2 years Fridays
1 day per wk
8am - 3:30pm
Rockingham Electrical Training Licence – approximate cost: $70 to be confirmed in class
Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) UEE22011 2 years Thursdays   
1 day per wk 
8am - 3:30pm
Thornlie Electrical Training Licence – approximate cost: $70 to be confirmed in class
Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) UEE22011 2 years

Friday
1 day per wk 
8am - 3:30pm

Thornlie Electrical Training Licence – approximate cost: $70 to be confirmed in class
Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship) MEM20105 1 year

Thursdays & Fridays  
2 days per wk 
8am - 3:45pm

Thornlie Not applicable
Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter & Machinist) MEM20105 1 year

Thursdays & Fridays  
2 days per wk 
8am - 3:30pm

Rockingham Material fee $100
Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter & Machinist) MEM20105 1 year

Thursdays & Fridays  
2 days per wk 
8am - 3:30pm

Thornlie Material fee $100
Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
(Machinery & Fabrication Focus)
MEM20413 1 year

Thursdays & Fridays  
2 days per wk 
8am - 3:30pm

Rockingham Textbooks approximate cost $100 
Engineering drawing equipment approximate cost $80 
Welding bag approximate cost $55 (optional)
Certificate II in Hospitality SIT20316 1 year

Thursdays 
1 day per wk 
9am - 3pm

Mandurah

Not applicable

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (Commercial Cookery/Patisserie Pre-Apprenticeship) SIT20416 1 year

Thursdays & Fridays  
2 days per wk 
8am - 3:30pm

Bentley

Chef uniform approximate cost $250

Knife kit approximate cost $280

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (Commercial Cookery/Patisserie Pre-Apprenticeship) SIT20416 1 year

Thursdays & Fridays  
2 days per wk 
8am - 3:30pm

Mandurah

Chef uniform approximate cost $250

Knife kit approximate cost $280

Certificate II in Logistics TLI21815 1 year Fridays 
1 day per wk 
9am - 3:30pm
Jandakot Not applicable
Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship) 52700WA 2 years Thursdays 
1 day per wk 
8:30am - 3:30pm
Rockingham Text book $77.95 to be purchased from Cengage.com.au
Basic Plumbing Services Skills 3rd Edition
ISBN: 9780170361972
Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship) 52700WA 2 years Fridays
1 day per wk 
8:30am - 3:30pm
Rockingham Text book $77.95 to be purchased from Cengage.com.au
Basic Plumbing Services Skills 3rd Edition
ISBN: 9780170361972
Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics SHB20116 1 year Thursdays 
1 day per wk 
9am - 3pm
Mandurah $150 for class kits and consumables
Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics SHB20116 1 year Fridays 
1 day per wk 
9am - 3pm
Mandurah $150 for class kits and consumables
Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics SHB20116 1 year Thursdays
1 day per wk 
9am - 3pm
Murdoch $150 for class kits and consumables
Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics SHB20116 1 year Fridays 
1 day per wk 
9am - 3pm
Murdoch $150 for class kits and consumables
Certificate II in Salon Assistant SHB20216  1 year Thursdays 
1 day per wk
9am - 3:30pm
Mandurah Hair-kit approximate cost $60
Certificate II in Salon Assistant SHB20216  1 year Fridays 
1 day per wk 
9am - 3:30pm
Mandurah Hair-kit approximate cost $60
Certificate II in Salon Assistant SHB20216  1 year Thursdays
1 day per wk
9am - 3:30pm
Murdoch Hair-kit approximate cost $60
Certificate II in Salon Assistant SHB20216  1 year Fridays
1 day per wk 
9am - 3:30pm
Murdoch Hair-kit approximate cost $60
Certificate III in Aviation
(Cabin Crew)
AVI30116 1 year Thursdays & Fridays 
2 days per wk 
8:30am - 4pm
Aerospace Training Centre, Jandakot Materials of approximately $125 
(includes South Metropolitan TAFE supplied uniform)
Certificate III in Aviation
(Support Services and Operations)
52821WA 1 year Thursdays & Fridays
2 days per wk 
8:30am - 4pm
Aerospace Training Centre, Jandakot Textbooks approximately $75
Certificate III in Engineering
(Technical) 
MEM30505 1 year Thursdays
1 day per week
9am - 3:30pm
Carlisle Textbooks approximately $200
Certificate III in Engineering
(Technical)
 
MEM30505 1 year Fridays
1 day per week 
9am - 3:30pm
Munster Textbooks approximately $200
Certificate III in Events SIT30516 1 year Thursdays 
1 day per wk 
9am - 4pm
Bentley Black tailored dress pants (not jeans/leggings) 
White long sleeve collared shirt 
Plain black rubber soled shoes, flat or low heeled (not black runners)
Small notebook 
Pen
Certificate III in Events SIT30516 1 year Thursdays 
1 day per wk 
9am - 4pm
Fremantle Black tailored dress pants (not jeans/leggings) 
White long sleeve collared shirt 
Plain black rubber soled shoes, flat or low heeled (not black runners)
Small notebook 
Pen
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology 
(Cyber Security)
ICT30115 1 year Fridays
1 day per wk
9am - 3:30pm
Murdoch Not applicable
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
(Cyber Security)
ICT30115 1 year Fridays
1 day per wk
9am - 3:30pm
Rockingham Not applicable
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
(Cyber Security)
ICT30115 1 year Fridays
1 day per wk
9am - 3:30pm
Thornlie Not applicable
Certificate III in Tourism SIT30116 2 years

Thursdays 
1 day per wk 
9am - 3pm

Mandurah Not applicable

 

Pre-Apprenticeship in School (PAIS) programs

If you're in year 11 or 12, the PAiS program involves attending school, completing Certificate II Pre-Apprenticeship training at South Metropolitan TAFE, and completing work placements with at least two employers.

Graduate Year 12 with your WACE, a pre-apprenticeship in your chosen field and be a step ahead of others looking for apprenticeships. There is no doubt employers look favourably at the candidate who already has a proven track record of study, demonstrated the capacity to apply themselves to a formal TAFE course and can understand the practices and terminology associated with the trade in question.

Course Name National Code Duration Timetable Campus Additional Costs
Certificate II in Aeroskills
(Mechanical Pre-Apprenticeship)
MEA20415 1 year Thursdays & Fridays 
2 days per wk 
8:30am - 4:15pm
Aerospace Training Centre, Jandakot Not applicable
Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology
(Vehicle Body Painting - Pre-Apprenticeship)
AUR20916 1 year Thursdays & Fridays 
2 days per wk
8:30am - 4pm
Carlisle Not applicable
Certificate II in Baking (Pre-Apprenticeship) FDF20510 1 year Thursdays & Fridays 
2 days per wk 
9am - 3:30pm
Bentley Uniform approximately $165
Tool box $350
Certificate II in Building and Construction
(Pathway - Trades) Painting & Decorating Pre-App
52824WA 2 years Fridays
1 day per wk 
8:30am - 3pm
Mandurah Not applicable
Certificate II in Engineering
(Mechanical Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship)
MEM20105 1 year Thursdays & Fridays  
2 days per wk 
8am - 3:30pm
Rockingham Not applicable
Certificate II in Engineering
(Mechanical Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship)
MEM20105 1 year Thursdays & Fridays  
2 days per wk 
8am - 3:30pm
Thornlie Not applicable
Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
(Commercial Cookery/Patisserie Pre-Apprenticeship)
SIT20416 1 year Thursdays & Fridays 
2 days per wk 
8am - 3:30pm
Bentley Chef uniform approximate cost $250 
Knife kit approximate cost $280
Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
(Commercial Cookery/Patisserie Pre-Apprenticeship)
SIT20416 1 year Thursdays & Fridays 
2 days per wk 
8am - 3:30pm
Mandurah Chef uniform approximate cost $250 
Knife kit approximate cost $280
Certificate II in Plumbing
(Pre-Apprenticeship)
52700WA 2 years

Thursdays
1 day per wk 
8:30am - 3:30pm

Rockingham

Text book $77.95 to be purchased from Cengage.com.au
Basic Plumbing Services Skills 3rd Edition
ISBN: 9780170361972

Certificate II in Plumbing
(Pre-Apprenticeship)
52700WA 2 years

Fridays
1 day per wk 
8:30am - 3:30pm

Rockingham Text book $77.95 to be purchased from Cengage.com.au
Basic Plumbing Services Skills 3rd Edition
ISBN: 9780170361972

 

Education support programs

South Metropolitan TAFE continues its commitment to providing options for all school-aged students including those attending education support centres or undertaking education support courses. We provide learning environments that welcome students of all abilities and promotes inclusiveness. Students with disabilities and a diverse range of learning needs can attend South Metropolitan TAFE alongside their peers. The courses outlined over the following pages have been selected as suitable for education support students.

When considering South Metropolitan TAFE courses, it is important to consider all the requirements before applying. Schools are expected to send education assistants with students who require in-classroom support at school. If you are unsure about the suitability of a course please discuss with your school VET coordinator.

Course Name National Code Duration Timetable Campus Additional Costs
Automotive Skill Set AUR20716 1 year Mondays
1 day per wk
9am - 3pm
Kwinana Automotive & Technical Skills Centre Not applicable
Construction Skill Set (Pathway Trades) 52824WA 1 year Wednesdays
1 day per wk
9am - 2.30pm
Rockingham Not applicable
Construction Skill Set (Pathway Trades) Painting & Decorating 52824WA 1 year Thursdays
1 day per wk
9am - 2.30pm
Mandurah Not applicable
Construction Skill Set (Pathway Trades) Painting & Decorating 52824WA 1 year Wednesdays
1 day per wk
9am - 2.30pm
Thornlie Not applicable
Horticulture Skill Set AHC20416 1 year Wednesdays
1 day per wk
9am - 3pm
Murdoch Not applicable 
Hospitality Skill Set SIT20316 1 year Fridays
1 day per wk
9am - 3pm
Bentley

Black tailored dress pants (not jeans/leggings),
White long sleeve collared shirt, Plain black rubber soled shoes, flat or low heeled (not black runners), Small notebook and pen 

Hospitality Skill Set SIT20316 1 year Thursdays
1 day per wk
9am - 3pm 
Mandurah Black tailored dress pants (not jeans/leggings),
White long sleeve collared shirt, Plain black rubber soled shoes, flat or low heeled (not black runners), Small notebook and pen

 

Want to leave school to study at TAFE?

If you're looking for courses to help you to continue studying, or would like to bolster your English or numeracy skills for work, visit our Foundation Skills, Access and English form page to see a list of courses that may help you bridge the gap between school and work or post-school education. 

Page last updated March 28, 2019