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Skill sets and short courses

We have a range of popular courses available throughout the year if you’re short on time and just want to brush up on your skills, try something new or even gain a special licence.

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* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: S0088P
State ID: S0088P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

AMPA Coxswain External

This course is for seafarers who have gained the qualification to coxswain on commercial vessels up to 12 metres long and need to complete your AMPA assessment to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA.

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After completing a Coxswain External course an AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) will need to be completed to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA. To qualify to enrol in this course you must have completed the Coxswain course.

The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D—Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass this final assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency.  The AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) is the practical assessment of your operational skills and knowledge, and knowledge of Australian maritime legislation. 

Refer to the following information for the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA)

Short course
National ID: S0090P
State ID: S0090P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

AMPA MEDII External

This course is for seafarers who have gained the qualification to be a chief marine engineer or second marine engineer and need to complete your AMPA assessment to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA.

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After completing the MEDII External course an AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) will need to be completed to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA. To qualify to enrol in this course you must have completed the MEDII course.

The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D—Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass a final AMPA assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency. The AMPA is a practical assessment of of the appropriate operational skills and knowledge, and knowledge of Australian maritime legislation.

Refer to the following information for the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA)(opens in a new tab)

This course is delivered over one and a half days.

Short course
National ID: S0177P
State ID: S0177P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

AMPA Master Under 24m External

This course is for seafarers who have gained the qualification to master on commercial vessels up to 24 metres long and need to complete your AMPA assessment to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA.

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After completing a Master Under 24 metre course an AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) will need to be completed to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA. To qualify to enrol in this course you must have completed the Master Under 24 Metre course.

The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D—Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass a final assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency. 

The AMPA is the practical assessment of the appropriate operational skills and knowledge, and knowledge of Australian maritime legislation. 

Refer to the following information for the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA)(opens in a new tab) .  

Short course
National ID: MARSS00022
State ID: AE347
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Advanced Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations Skill Set

Advanced training in chemical tanker operations for Masters, Chief Engineering and Chief Mates. Provides you with skills and knowledge to meet the relevant AMSA requirements. 

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This advanced training course is for Masters, Chief Engineers and Chief Mates and provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to meet the relevant AMSA requirements for:

  • STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 3, Table A-V/1-1-3 
  • STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 2 Table A-V/1-1-2.

This course is approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

  • Advanced Training for Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations  meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 3, Table A-V/1-1-3

Please note, this course has multiple start dates throughout the semester. Submit your expression of interest form to find out the next available dates.

Skill set
National ID: S0124P
State ID: S0124P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Advanced Cosmetic Tattooing Techniques

Build on your cosmetic tattooing skills and knowledge with this advanced short course.

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Want to build on your cosmetic tattooing skills and knowledge? 

Become an advanced cosmetic tattooist with this short course.

Short course
State ID: GAB66
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Floristry Design skill set

Extend your floristry industry skills with advanced design techniques for large events.

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Become a master of design.

Create large-scale floristry designs and work alongside WA's top professional floral designers. Work on large scale designs for some of Perth top events and gain real hands-on experience!  

We are the only WA floristry training provider in WA who delivers nationally recognised qualifications in floristry.

This skill set has been designed to enhance the skills of florists already qualified at AWP2 Certificate III in Floristry level or have been working in the industry.

 

Skill set
State ID: AE338
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Advanced Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations Skill Set

This Skill Set reflects the skills and knowledge required by Masters, Chief Mate, Deck Officers, Engineering Officers, Engineers and Ratings for advanced liquefied gas tanker cargo operations.

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This Skill Set reflects the skills and knowledge required by Masters, Chief Mate, Deck Officers, Engineering Officers, Engineers and Ratings for advanced liquefied gas tanker cargo operations.

To obtain certification in advanced training for liquefied gas tankers from AMSA Seafarers will need to complete:

  • elementary first aid – Regulation VI/1, Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-3
  • fire prevention and firefighting – Regulation VI/1, Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-2
  • personal safety and social responsibilities – Regulation VI/1, Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-4
  • personal survival techniques – Regulation VI/1, Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-1
  • tanker familiarisation

Please note, this course has multiple start dates throughout the semester. Submit your expression of interest form to find out the next available dates.

Skill set
State ID: GAB95
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Advanced Mathematics and Engineering Calculus skill set

Develop analytical problem-solving abilities to carry out engineering design and operations.

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Get a handle on advanced mathematics for engineering.

The skill set will offer you a unique opportunity to systematically grasp advanced engineering mathematics and numerical methods techniques to innovatively solve engineering tasks.

You will develop analytical problem-solving abilities to carry out engineering design and operations or maintenance activities. It is ideal for those pursuing higher engineering qualifications and careers at para-professional level.

This course is ideal for FIFO workers - talk to us about how you can study this course flexibly.

Skill set
National ID: MARSS00024
State ID: AE349
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Advanced Oil Tanker Cargo Operations Skill Set

Meet the AMSA requirements of requirements of STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 2 Table A-V/1-1-2 for Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Cargo Operations.

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This course is for Masters, Chief Engineers and Chief Mates and provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to meet AMSA requirements for Table A-V/1-1-3 and STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 2 Table A-V/1-1-2.

This course is approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course: 

  • Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Operations meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 2 Table A-V/1-1-2 

Please note, this course has multiple start dates throughout the semester. Submit your expression of interest form to find out the next available dates.

Skill set
State ID: GAA29
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Applied Engineering Drawing and CAD skill set

Gain the skills to produce industry standard 2D and 3D engineering drawings and learn the Autodesk's AutoCAD drafting system.

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Master Autodesk’s AutoCAD drafting system

This course is aimed at those who may be interested in gaining the necessary skills needed for entry into an Engineering career, that are looking at upskilling in their current position or from post trade, prospective entrepreneurs, that are looking at gaining formal qualification or those that would just like to learn how to use the software for their own personal projects.

This course is ideal for FIFO workers - talk to us about how you can study this course flexibly.

Skill set
State ID: GAA30
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Applied Engineering Mathematics skill set

Learn how to use mathematics as a tool to analyse practical problems and develop your physics knowledge.

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Get a solid foundation in physics for engineering

Learn how to use mathematics as a tool to analyse practical problems. 

This course is ideal for FIFO workers - talk to us about how you can study this course flexibly.

Next dates for delivery

Wednesdays, 20 April to 21 September, 5pm to 8pm

Skill set
State ID: GAB96
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics skill set

Develop your knowledge in mechanical design, performance analysis in fluid statics and many more skills for the power and energy sectors.

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Manage thermodynamic, fluid mechanics and controllers in power and energy sectors.

The skill set will develop your knowledge in carrying out mechanical design and performance analysis in fluid statics, fluid motion, heat and power exchange in steam and similar power plants, engines and refrigeration systems, to name just a few practical purposes. 

This course is ideal for FIFO workers - talk to us about how you can study this course flexibly.

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed.

Skill set
National ID: 09159P
State ID: 09159P
Industry Building and Construction

Basic Combustion, Flueing and Exhaust Principles

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Learn how to work with gas safely and correctly

Are you a gas fitter? The Gas Legislation and Safety course will provide you with the Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision.  It comprises of three components, WA Gas Regulations, Gas Safety and Basic Combustion and Flueing.

Successful completion of the final assessment will be needed to receive a completion letter that is required by Building and Energy to apply for a Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision. 

Short course
State ID: GAC91
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) Preparation skill set

Prepare your Maths and English skills for the BKSB test as entry to study in nursing

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Are you hoping to gain entry to the nursing study pathway but don't have the Maths and English skills to pass the entry test?

The BKSB test is a requirement for entry to the Diploma of Nursing and your application allows you one opportunity to sit the test each intake, making it so important to be sure you are ready before you apply. 

This course gives you the skills and practice time to build your confidence to sit the test. 

The course provides:

  • Weekly online classes to practice, participate in tutorials and ask questions
  • Maths and English practice tests
  • Access to other practice materials
  • Access to learner guides and other resources
  • Access to online systems to extend practice
Skill set
State ID: AE378
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Skill sets

Business Ready Skill Set

Gain the perfect introduction to office administration, clerical work and reception work.

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Get ready for a career in Business! 

This skill set is the perfect introduction to office administration, clerical work and reception work.

You will learn to all aspects of customer service and management, organisation of daily work tasks, how to produce professional documents using relevant business technology and how to work effectively with colleagues in an office environment.  

Skill set
National ID: S0355P
State ID: S0355P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

CASA-66 Module 4 Electronic Fundamentals

Work towards your B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) license with this module focusing on basic electronic knowledge.

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Study for a career in aircraft maintenance or advance your existing aircraft maintenance career with a B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) license. SM TAFE offers modules to suit the B1 LAME license, focusing on maintenance of Airframes (A), Engines (C) and Electrical (E) systems; and the B2 LAME license, focusing on Electrical (E), Instrument (I) and Radio (R) systems. 

Study flexibly in a CASA approved training facility at Jandakot’s Aviation campus that includes a hangar housing a variety of training aeroplanes, engines and equipment including a Boeing B737-200.  Our classrooms, computer labs and online systems will complement module training that is designed in-house by experienced lecturers in collaboration with industry. Progress your journey by attempting required CASA examinations with us. 

CASA Part 66 Module 4 delivers basic electronic knowledge with applied concepts that relate to aircraft maintenance. 

Acquire this knowledge

  • Diodes symbols, characteristics and their materials, configuration and properties
  • Transistors symbols, characteristics, properties, construction and operation of simple circuits and multistage circuits
  • Integrated circuits - logic, linear and amplifier operations
  • Printed circuit boards and their use
  • Principles of open and closed loops, servomechanism, analogue, transducer, null, damping, feedback, deadband and construction and operation of synchro system components

Sit the exam only

If  you are someone who is already in the industry and would like to follow a “self-study” and examinations pathway, express your interest to find out available examination dates.

Short course
National ID: S0345P
State ID: S0345P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

CASR-66 Module 1 Mathematics

Work towards your B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) license with this module focusing on basic to intermediate mathematics.

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Study for a career in aircraft maintenance or advance your existing aircraft maintenance career with a B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) license. SM TAFE offers modules to suit the B1 LAME license, focusing on maintenance of Airframes (A), Engines (C) and Electrical (E) systems; and the B2 LAME license, focusing on Electrical (E), Instrument (I) and Radio (R) systems. 

Study flexibly in a CASA approved training facility at Jandakot’s Aviation campus that includes a hangar housing a variety of training aeroplanes, engines and equipment including a Boeing B737-200.  Our classrooms, computer labs and online systems will complement module training that is designed in-house by experienced lecturers in collaboration with industry. Progress your journey by attempting required CASA examinations with us. 

CASA Part 66 Module 1 delivers basic to intermediate levels of mathematics knowledge, with a focus on practical problem solving for aircraft maintenance. 

Acquire this knowledge

  • Broad mathematical knowledge including multiplication, division, fractions and decimals, plus weights, conversion, ratios, percentages, area and volumes.
  • Broad algebra including expressions, multiplication and division, fractions, linear equations, indices and powers, binary and logarithms
  • Broad geometry including graphs, trigonometry tables and polar coordinates

Sit the exam only

If  you are someone who is already in the industry and would like to follow a “self-study” and examinations pathway, express your interest to find out available examination dates.

Short course
National ID: S0351P
State ID: S0351P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

CASR-66 Module 2 Physics

Work towards your B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) license with this module focusing on basic electrical knowledge.

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Study for a career in aircraft maintenance or advance your existing aircraft maintenance career with a B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) license. SM TAFE offers modules to suit the B1 LAME license, focusing on maintenance of Airframes (A), Engines (C) and Electrical (E) systems; and the B2 LAME license, focusing on Electrical (E), Instrument (I) and Radio (R) systems. 

Study flexibly in a CASA approved training facility at Jandakot’s Aviation campus that includes a hangar housing a variety of training aeroplanes, engines and equipment including a Boeing B737-200.  Our classrooms, computer labs and online systems will complement module training that is designed in-house by experienced lecturers in collaboration with industry. Progress your journey by attempting required CASA examinations with us. 

CASA Part 66 Module 2 delivers basic electrical knowledge with applied concepts that relate to aircraft maintenance. 

Acquire this knowledge

  • Understand the difference between solid, liquid or gaseous matter and how it relates to energy concepts such as atoms, protons, neutrons, electrons and molecules
  • Derive units as equations for length, mass, time, temperature and electrical current
  • Mechanics of force, momentum, gravity, stress, strain, elasticity, tension, compression, shear and torsion, kinetics for linear, rotational, periodic motion, vibration and velocity
  • Dynamics of fluids including viscosity, compressibility and pressure and thermodynamics including heat definitions, transfer, expansion, gas laws and combustion
  • Speed of light, reflection and refraction, plus fibre optics
  • Speed of sound and wave motion

Sit the exam only

If  you are someone who is already in the industry and would like to follow a “self-study” and examinations pathway, express your interest to find out available examination dates.

Short course
National ID: S0353P
State ID: S0353P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

CASR-66 Module 3 Electrical Fundamentals

Work towards your B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) license with this module focusing on basic electrical knowledge.

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Study for a career in aircraft maintenance or advance your existing aircraft maintenance career with a B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) license. SM TAFE offers modules to suit the B1 LAME license, focusing on maintenance of Airframes (A), Engines (C) and Electrical (E) systems; and the B2 LAME license, focusing on Electrical (E), Instrument (I) and Radio (R) systems. 

Study flexibly in a CASA approved training facility at Jandakot’s Aviation campus that includes a hangar housing a variety of training aeroplanes, engines and equipment including a Boeing B737-200.  Our classrooms, computer labs and online systems will complement module training that is designed in-house by experienced lecturers in collaboration with industry. Progress your journey by attempting required CASA examinations with us. 

CASA Part 66 Module 3 delivers basic electrical knowledge with applied concepts that relate to aircraft maintenance.

Acquire this knowledge

  • Electron, DC motor/generator AC motors and generators theory 
  • Generation and sources of electricity and electrical terminology
  • DC circuits, resistive, capacitive and inductive circuits methods and their calculations
  • Transformers, filters, power and magnetism methods and their calculations 
  • AC motors and generators, their construction and operation

Sit the exam only

If  you are someone who is already in the industry and would like to follow a “self-study” and examinations pathway, express your interest to find out available examination dates.

Short course
National ID: S0336P
State ID: S0336P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

CASR-66 Module 6 Materials and Hardware

Work towards your B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) license with this module focusing on materials and hardware.

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Study for a career in aircraft maintenance or advance your existing aircraft maintenance career with a B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) license. SM TAFE offers modules to suit the B1 LAME license, focusing on maintenance of Airframes (A), Engines (C) and Electrical (E) systems; and the B2 LAME license, focusing on Electrical (E), Instrument (I) and Radio (R) systems. 

Study flexibly in a CASA approved training facility at Jandakot’s Aviation campus that includes a hangar housing a variety of training aeroplanes, engines and equipment including a Boeing B737-200.  Our classrooms, computer labs and online systems will complement module training that is designed in-house by experienced lecturers in collaboration with industry. Progress your journey by attempting required CASA examinations with us. 

CASA Part 66 Module 6 delivers knowledge of materials and hardware commonly used in aircraft maintenance.

Acquire this knowledge

  • Characteristics, properties and identification of ferrous, non-ferrous, composite and non-metallic materials, testing, heat treatment and identifying defects
  • Chemical fundamentals, and types and causes of corrosion
  • Fasteners, pipes and unions, springs, bearings types and applications
  • Transmissions, control cables, electrical cables and connectors types and their applications

Sit the exam only

If  you are someone who is already in the industry and would like to follow a “self-study” and examinations pathway, express your interest to find out available examination dates.

Short course
National ID: S0341P
State ID: S0341P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

CASR-66 Module 7 Maintenance Practices

Work towards your B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) license with this module focusing on the workplace environment.

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Study for a career in aircraft maintenance or advance your existing aircraft maintenance career with a B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) license. SM TAFE offers modules to suit the B1 LAME license, focusing on maintenance of Airframes (A), Engines (C) and Electrical (E) systems; and the B2 LAME license, focusing on Electrical (E), Instrument (I) and Radio (R) systems. 

Study flexibly in a CASA approved training facility at Jandakot’s Aviation campus that includes a hangar housing a variety of training aeroplanes, engines and equipment including a Boeing B737-200.  Our classrooms, computer labs and online systems will complement module training that is designed in-house by experienced lecturers in collaboration with industry. Progress your journey by attempting required CASA examinations with us. 

CASA Part 66 Module 7 delivers knowledge about the aircraft maintenance workplace environment

Acquire this knowledge

  • Safety precautions when working around chemicals or when fire or other accidents occur
  • Common hand and power tool types, precision measuring tools, testing and lubrication equipment, their care, use and calibration
  • Drawing and using engineering drawings, diagrams and standards
  • Fits, clearances and limits for bolts, shafts, bearings and other parts
  • Electrical cabling and connector application including crimp tools and co-axial cables, testing and installation
  • Rivets, pipes, hoses, springs, bearings, transmissions and control cables and their inspection and testing
  • Sheet metal working including welding, brazing, soldering and bonding methods and inspection
  • Weighing aircraft, handling and storage, disassembly and repair techniques
  • Maintenance planning, procedures and quality control

Sit the exam only

If  you are someone who is already in the industry and would like to follow a “self-study” and examinations pathway, express your interest to find out available examination dates.

Short course
National ID: S0343P
State ID: S0343P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

CASR-66 Module 8 Basic Aerodynamics

Work towards your B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) license with this module focusing on atmospheric physics and application to aerodynamics.

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Study for a career in aircraft maintenance or advance your existing aircraft maintenance career with a B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) license. SM TAFE offers modules to suit the B1 LAME license, focusing on maintenance of Airframes (A), Engines (C) and Electrical (E) systems; and the B2 LAME license, focusing on Electrical (E), Instrument (I) and Radio (R) systems. 

Study flexibly in a CASA approved training facility at Jandakot’s Aviation campus that includes a hangar housing a variety of training aeroplanes, engines and equipment including a Boeing B737-200.  Our classrooms, computer labs and online systems will complement module training that is designed in-house by experienced lecturers in collaboration with industry. Progress your journey by attempting required CASA examinations with us. 

CASA Part 66 Module 8 builds upon basic physics knowledge, extending knowledge into knowledge of atmospheric physics using the International Standard Atmosphere (ISA), application to aerodynamics.

Acquire this knowledge

  • Concepts including airflow, camber, chord, drag types, pressure, angle of attack, wish in and out, wing shape and aspect ratio, thrust, lift, polar curve and stall
  • Flight theory relationships between lift, weight, thrust and drag 
  • Flight stability and dynamics including turning theory, performance and gliding; longitudinal, lateral and directional stability

Sit the exam only

If  you are someone who is already in the industry and would like to follow a “self-study” and examinations pathway, express your interest to find out available examination dates.

Short course
State ID: AE374
Industry Defence
Skill sets

CNC Operations Skill Set

This skill set will provide existing workers with specialist skills in operating, programming and setting up of CNC machinery.

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Learn how to operate CNC machinery

The CNC Operations skill set is for qualified/experienced tradespersons employed in an engineering production or manufacturing environment.

This course has been developed specifically, to suit the role of first-class machinists looking to upskill from manual machining and into Computerised Numerical Control (CNC) Machining and Operations.

You will learn how to Program, Set and Operate CNC machinery allowing you to perform machine operations faster and with high accuracy using the latest CNC equipment.

This skill set will provide existing workers with specialist skills in programming, setting, and operating of CNC machinery that covers a broad range of industries.

Dates

  • Groups begin monthly when there is demand

Express your interest

Skill set
State ID: GAB64
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Chemical Risk Management Level 3 skill set

This course is for people who use pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment. Gain the skills to apply, transport and store chemicals safely.

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This course is for people who use pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment. You will gain the skills and knowledge to apply, transport and store chemicals safely.

Competency units covered in this course:

  • OAL84AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
  • BAP97 AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
  • BAN70 AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals

You can start anytime in the online study component of this course. Attendance on campus will be arranged with your lecturer after you enrol.

Skill set
State ID: GAC51
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Civil Construction Earthworks and Foundations skill set

Simulate roles such as Civil Construction supervisors to support professional Engineers.

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Students will simulate roles as Civil Construction supervisors to support professional engineers in the design of construction works.

Project scenarios will be used covering key principles and practices of earthworks, and construction materials including concrete, steel and timber.

Gain these skills:

  • schedule and estimation of construction tasks
  • calculate foundation requirements
  • manage a project schedule
  • develop a job plan
  • adjust job plan as required to ensure required outcomes are achieved
  • review of project to improve safety, efficiency and effectiveness

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed.

Skill set
State ID: GAC50
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Civil Construction Structural Design skill set

This skill set provides a pathway to work as a Technical Officer who support professional and senior engineers in preparing and analysing essential structural elements in civil construction.

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Design and calculate structures using industry technology.

This skill set provides a pathway to work as a Technical Officer who support Professional Engineers and use mathematics as a tool to analyse design problems.

Skill set
State ID: GAC52
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Civil Infrastructure Design skill set

Become a technical officer or designer for major infrastructure projects.

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Develop the groundwork for major infrastructure.

Learn how to prepare detailed designs of roads and drainage by adopting the simulated role of a technical officer and designer. 

Tackle project scenarios including greenfield and brownfield sites, creating road and drainage designs to meet job briefs and complying with Australian standards and guides.

Produce engineering designs by using AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D engineering software programs to enhance and provide students with skills and knowledge for rapid creation and output of civil site design projects.

Skill set
State ID: GAC53
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Construction Model and Drafting skill set

This course is for people in Building Information Modeling to up-skill based on current construction industry standards and software. Learn Revit BIM and Robot Structure to analyse CAD models.

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Design structures and models using industry technology.

Take your career in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to the next level with analytical and practical design skills based around construction industry standards and software tools.

Discover how to use tools like Revit BIM and Robot Structure analysis to construct and analyse CAD models to Australian design standards. Use your designs to develop detailed plans for workflow management and collaboration across disciplines.

Skill set
National ID: S0468P
State ID: S0468P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Cosmetic Tattooing

Become a certified cosmetic tattooist on completion of this industry-relevant course.

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Want to work as a certified cosmetic tattooist?

In this course you will learn skills in eyeliner, eyebrow and lipliner tattooing using a tattoo machine (microblading is not included in this course). Health and hygiene regulations for this industry are included in this course and you will be taught by an industry leading tattoo artist. A tattoo machine is included in the cost of your course. 

 

Short course
State ID: AE375
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Customer Service Skill Set

Gain the skills to create good relationships with customers, provide quality service and help a business to improve customer service levels.

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Get ready to delight customers.

Gain the skills to create good relationships with customers, provide quality service and help a business to improve customer service levels.

You will learn to identify the unique, shared and cultural needs of customers; to communicate effectively with all customers; to process complaints according to business policies, and when to escalate to achieve customer satisfaction. 

This introductory course is an ideal start to a customer service career and includes learning infection control procedures, which will assist in managing front of house and reception office spaces.

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. 

Skill set
State ID: GAB46
Industry Building and Construction

Design Grid Connected PV System with Battery Storage skill set

Upskill your photovoltaic skills to be able to design and install grid connect battery storage systems.

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This course is open to all Photovoltaic Installers who have completed and passed the Grid Connect Design and Install units. It provides an opportunity for currently competent Grid connect designers and installers to upskill to the Grid Connect with battery storage skillset.

It provides detailed knowledge and practical skills for the design, installation, fault-finding and repair of battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems.

On successful completion of this course, the candidate is able to register with the Clean Energy Council as an approved Grid Connect battery storage system designer and installer.

Skill set
State ID: AE820
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Digital Literacy Skill Set

This skill set has been designed for individuals who wish to meet competency requirements for a broad range of digital literacy skills including the use of basic computing, web searching and basic applications software.

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This skill set has been designed for individuals who wish to meet competency requirements for a broad range of digital literacy skills including the use of basic computing, web searching and basic applications software.

 

Skill set
National ID: 09123P
State ID: 09123P
Industry Building and Construction

Electrical Contractor Nominees WAE200

Build on your current electrical studies with the Electrical Contractor Nominees

Delivered at:


Complete the full Electrical Contractors Course

The full electrical contractors course includes both nominee and business components, the Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course and the Electrical Contractors Business Licence course.

This Electrical Licensing Board-approved course provides theoretical and practical training and is designed to enhance participants’ existing skill sets. The program will not only build upon your current electrical trade studies, it will also improve and refresh your knowledge of:

  • statutory requirements (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • legislation and process (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • inspection and testing of electrical installation work (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence)
  • business task management and monitoring business operations (Electrical Contractors Licence)*

The Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course consists of one mandatory unit. This unit is delivered via face to face learning with a post - delivery design assignment to be satisfactorily completed before a certificate is issued.

  • 09123P Electrical Contractor Nominees WAE200 (this course page)

The Electrical Contractors Business Licence course consists of two mandatory units. These units are delivered by the colleges e-Learning Blackboard platform with the student attending the college after all online work is completed for face to face assessment.

Dates

The Nominee/In-house license units are delivered on campus across 5 full days on the dates listed in the study options section below. Prospective participants can enrol anytime in the business units in the courses above and have one year to complete the units.

Short course
State ID: GAC03
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Electrical Engineering Project skill set

Learn how to design, plan, manage, and execute electrical engineering projects with the use of industry leading tools and software.

Delivered at:


Discover how to work as part of a diverse engineering team.

Learn how to design, plan, manage, and execute electrical engineering projects with the use of industry leading tools and software. Work in the execution of mechatronics-based projects using automation tools such as logic controllers, pneumatic systems, sensors, actuators, automation software, and more.

Skill set
National ID: S0057P
State ID: S0057P
Industry Building and Construction

Electrical Trade Revision

Review and revise your electrical learning with this fourth-year course.

Delivered at:


The Electrical Trade Revision course is for 4th year apprentices. The aim of the course is to provide apprentices the opportunity to review and revise the electrical principles and essential performance criteria they have covered in the past 4 years.

The following subjects are covered:

  • Technical Standards
  • Installation testing and isolation procedures
  • Maximum demand
  • Cable selection
  • Circuit protection
  • Appliance testing
  • Electrical theory
Short course
State ID: GAA31
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Engineering Energy Sector skill set

Get a solid foundation in applied electrical engineering.

Delivered at:


Solve practical electrical engineering problems

Learn the calculation techniques starting from a solid foundation and extending to advanced mathematical processes such as algebra, statistics and MATLAB Software. Further develop strategies to address environment and sustainability issues in the energy sector and your understanding of an organisation's occupational health and safety policies and procedures.

This course is ideal for FIFO workers - talk to us about how you can study this course flexibly.  

Skill set
National ID: S0107P
State ID: S0107P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Engineering Revalidation Part C

Revalidate your engineering certificate before it expires.

Delivered at:


This course covers the requirements for an Engineering revalidation Part C.

  • Engine and Boiler developments
  • Current technologies
  • Electrical Practical requirements including HV revision 
  • Review of leadership and management skills
  • Review of recent incidents relevant to engineers

All revalidation courses have the option for Part A delivered two weeks prior to start of the revalidation course Part C.

If you hold an engineering certificate of competency you should apply to us to revalidate your certificate before it expires, if it has not been suspended or revoked. Whether your certificate is valid, or has expired, the revalidation requirements are the same.

Refer to the AMSA website(opens in a new tab) for further information on revalidation.

Short course
National ID: 09124P
State ID: 09124P
Industry Building and Construction

Establishing a Contracting Business

Gain theoretical and practical training designed to enhance existing skill sets.

Delivered at:


This course is part of the full Electrical Contractors Course

The full electrical contractors course includes both nominee and business components, the Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course and the Electrical Contractors Business Licence course.

This Electrical Licensing Board-approved course provides theoretical and practical training and is designed to enhance participants’ existing skill sets. The program will not only build upon your current electrical trade studies, it will also improve and refresh your knowledge of:

  • statutory requirements (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • legislation and process (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • inspection and testing of electrical installation work (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • business task management and monitoring business operations (Electrical Contractors Licence)*

The Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course consists of one mandatory unit. This unit is delivered via face to face learning with a post - delivery design assignment to be satisfactorily completed before a certificate is issued.

The Electrical Contractors Business Licence course consists of two mandatory units. These units are delivered by the colleges e-Learning Blackboard platform with the student attending the college after all online work is completed for face to face assessment.

Dates

  • The Establishing a Contract Business component of the course is delivered fully online, start anytime
  • The online study business components of the course can be enrolled into separately, allowing you to start online while waiting to enrol into the next on-campus block of the Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course
  • Once online learning is complete, book a day to take your practical assessment  on campus, you will have a maximum of six months to complete your practical assessment after enrolment
Short course
State ID: GAD09
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Eye Lash Extensions skill set

Learn the basics of lash extensions with this short course for the beauty industry.

Delivered at:


This course has been designed to meet the beauty industry demand for lash extensions to work in the industry.

Students will learn the latest techniques and skills from qualified beauty trainers who are currently working in the beauty industry. This course requires fine hand and eye coordination and attention to detail.

Gain these skills:

  • apply, refill and remove eyelash extensions for added length and thickness of natural lashes

On completion of this course students will obtain a statement of attainment for SHBBMUP008 Apply Eye Lash Extensions..

This course delivers Classic Lash training only. Students who have completed this course or equivalent are able to enrol into the Volume Eye Lash Extensions course which includes Volume and Hybrid Lashes.

Skill set
State ID: GAC82
Industry Creative Industries

Floristry Construction 1 skill set

Explore your creativity with this perfect introduction to the world of floristry.

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Let your love of flowers bloom!

Explore your creative side with a step into a floristry career pathway.

You will learn the skills and techniques professionals use in creating displays in this introductory course to the floristry industry.

This course is one of a series of skill sets designed to be a pathway to a rewarding floristry career.

Skill set
State ID: GAC83
Industry Creative Industries

Floristry Construction 2 skill set

Explore your creativity with this perfect introduction to the world of floristry.

Delivered at:


Explore your creative side with a step into a floristry career pathway

You will learn the skills and techniques use in creating floral arrangements/designs using different vases/vessels. This course is one of a series of skill sets designed to be a pathway to a rewarding floristry career.

Skill set
State ID: GAC84
Industry Creative Industries

Floristry Construction 3 skill set

This course is one of a series of skill sets designed to be a pathway to a rewarding floristry career.

Delivered at:


Explore your creative side with a step into a floristry career pathway.

You will learn skills and techniques use in creating wired wedding work, preparing quotes for clients and interpreting design briefs. This course is one of a series of skill sets designed to be a pathway to a rewarding floristry career.

Next dates of delivery:

  • To be confirmed
Skill set
State ID: AE371
Industry Defence
Skill sets

Fluid Power Skill Set

Gain the skills and knowledge required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical).

Delivered at:


Have you got the power to upskill? If you want to take your welding work to the next level, the Fluid Power skillset will make you job ready for supervisory roles in engineering.

This course has been specifically designed to meet industry requirements and provide existing workers with specialist engineering skills in hydraulics, fitting and the development of hydraulic systems design.

Be guided and supported by our expert team of lecturers as you learn how to strip down and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic components, identify faults within fluid power circuits and get an introduction to low voltage DC circuits and basic control systems.

Your in-demand skills will qualify you for specialist roles such as Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) across many industries including Defence, Metals, Mining, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Industrial.

Study in specialist facilities

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art training workshop at Rockingham campus, which is purpose-built for delivery of fabrication, mechanical fitter and machinist training, equipped with contemporary industry specific equipment. Students will learn through hands-on training in a simulated real-life workplace environment, developing a strong skillset to be workforce ready.
 

Dates:

  • part time night classes for 30 weeks - Wednesdays 5pm-8pm
  • groups begin monthly when there is demand

Express your interest 

Skill set
National ID: S0162P
State ID: S0162P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

GMDSS Revalidation

This course is for Master and Chief Mates and provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to meet AMSA requirements.

Delivered at:


GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System)

This course is structured on a combination of theory and practical exercises using both ‘live to air’ equipment and simulations. It is delivered by fully qualified and accredited lecturers with deck officer or radio officer experience.

This course provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to meet Australian Maritime Safety Authority requirements of Marine Order 70 (Seafarer Certification) 2014, Section25A. 

Permits person who hold a CMDSS COC, but do not satisfy AMSA's revalidation requirement of 12 months of GMDSS equipment use in the last 5 years, to revalidate their COC. If you have had 12 months use of GMDSS equipment in the last 5 years, please contact AMSA directly to discuss revalidation of your COC through them.

This course meets the requirements of STCW and is AMSA approved. This course is  approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

  • GMDSS Radio Operators – STCW Code Table A-IV/2
Short course
National ID: 09157P
State ID: 09157P
Industry Building and Construction

Gas Standards Legislation

Delivered at:


The Gas Legislation and Safety course comprises three components, WA Gas Regulations, Gas Safety and Basic Combustion and Flueing.

Successful completion of the final assessment will be needed to receive a completion letter that is required by Building and Energy to apply for a Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision.

Short course
National ID: 09125P
State ID: 09125P
Industry Building and Construction

General Legislative Requirements

This Electrical Licensing Board-approved course is designed to enhance participants’ existing electrical skills.

Delivered at:


This course is part of the full Electrical Contractors Course

The full electrical contractors course includes both nominee and business components, the Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course and the Electrical Contractors Business Licence course.

This Electrical Licensing Board-approved course provides theoretical and practical training and is designed to enhance participants’ existing skill sets. The program will not only build upon your current electrical trade studies, it will also improve and refresh your knowledge of:

  • statutory requirements (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • legislation and process (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • inspection and testing of electrical installation work (Electrical Contractors Nominees/In-house Licence) 
  • business task management and monitoring business operations (Electrical Contractors Licence)*

The Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course consists of one mandatory unit. This unit is delivered via face to face learning with a post - delivery design assignment to be satisfactorily completed before a certificate is issued.

The Electrical Contractors Business Licence course consists of two mandatory units. These units are delivered by the colleges e-Learning Blackboard platform with the student attending the college after all online work is completed for face to face assessment.

Dates

  • The General Legislative Requirements component of the course is delivered fully online, start anytime
  • The online study business components of the course can be enrolled into separately, allowing you to start online while waiting to enrol into the next on-campus block of the Electrical Contractors Nominees / In-house Licence course
  • Once online learning is complete, book a day to take your practical assessment on campus, you will have a maximum of six months to complete your practical assessment after enrolment
Short course
State ID: GAA36
Industry Building and Construction
Skill sets

Grid Connect Design and Install Clean Energy Council skill set

Register as a Clean Energy Council accredited designer or installer on completion of this course.

Delivered at:


The course runs for 5 consecutive days and contains theoretical and practical components and assessments. Over the five days students will cover the required Australian Standards and Clean Energy Council Guidelines for accredited Installers and Designers.

On successful completion of units K125A and K135A a student may register as a Clean Energy Council accredited Grid Connect Designer. On successful completion of K125 and K148 a student may register as a Clean Energy Council accredited Installer. A student who completes all three units successfully may apply for accreditation as an accredited CEC Installer and Designer.

Next dates for delivery

  • To be advised
Skill set
State ID: AE381
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Hospitality Service Skill Set

Gain the skills to prepare for an exciting, varied career in hospitality.  

Delivered at:


Do you want to take the first bite into your career in the hospitality industry?

This course will equip you with the job ready skills you need to gain entry into the field and work in a restaurant, hotel, resort, club, bar or café environment.

Be guided and supported by our expert lecturers who are industry professionals, as you learn practical skills such as preparing espresso coffee, taking orders and serving food and beverages to customers, and how to process financial transactions.

You’ll also develop knowledge of how to provide outstanding service by delivering a positive customer experience from welcoming on arrival, to determining customer needs and managing complaints. In addition, you’ll learn responsible service of alcohol (RSA), along with hygiene practices for food safety.

On completion of the course, you’ll be workforce ready to become a barista, front of house food and beverage attendant or back of house kitchen attendant.

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. 

Skill set
State ID: GAB03
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Industrial Control System Programming skill set

Develop your skills in computer-based measurement and programming - a strong laboratory and project-based course.

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Develop your skills in computer based measurement, programming and control.

Explore PLC and SCADA systems in this skill set where our strong laboratory and project based approach provides students with practical experience in using these systems in an industry environment. Students will gain experience in working with a small scale system involving designing, programming, fault finding, testing and networking.

Skill set
National ID: HLTSS00064
State ID: AE112
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set

Learn to manage infection control in your direct care workplace.

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Learn to control COVID-19 related infection for direct care workers

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need aged care and disability workers to manage infection control.

Skills can be applied to specific health and care industry needs such as direct client care, community care, community services, in-home care, disability care, and all work environments where you provide support and care to individuals or groups of people.

Gain these skills

  • introduction to infection control
  • chain of infection and disease transmission
  • breaking the chain of infection
  • contamination and cleaning
  • hazards, risks, responsibilities and reporting

Maintain your ability to work safely and within government requirements; or, prepare your business for compliance by including your staff in training, raising their capability in ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.

Skill set
National ID: HLTSS00066
State ID: AE115
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)

Get Skills Ready with infection control skills in the food industry.

Delivered at:


Learn to control COVID-19 related infection in food handling

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers to manage infection control while providing food to the general public.

Skills can be applied to specific food handling industry needs such as using kitchens and packaging areas, front of house, staff rooms and offices, food stock deliveries and vehicles, equipment storage, and bathrooms and toilets. 

Gain these skills

  • introduction to infection control
  • chain of infection and disease transmission
  • breaking the chain of infection
  • contamination and cleaning
  • hazards, risks, responsibilities and reporting

Maintain your ability to work safely and within government requirements; or, prepare your business for compliance by including your staff in training, raising their capability in ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.

Skill set
National ID: HLTSS00065
State ID: AE114
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Retail)

Learn to manage infection control in your retail workplace.

Delivered at:


Learn to control COVID-19 related infection in retail

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers in retail businesses to manage infection control.

Skills can be applied to specific retail industry needs such as stand alone stores, strip shops, shopping centres, cinemas and game arcades, petrol stations and convenience stores, supermarkets, retail areas within beauty salons, hairdressing salons, barbers and sporting facilities including gyms, markets and museums and galleries.

Gain these skills

  • introduction to infection control
  • chain of infection and disease transmission
  • breaking the chain of infection
  • contamination and cleaning
  • hazards, risks, responsibilities and reporting

Maintain your ability to work safely and within government requirements; or, prepare your business for compliance by including your staff in training, raising their capability in ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.

Skill set
National ID: HLTSS00067
State ID: AE113
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

Get Skills Ready with infection control skills in the transport and logistics industry.

Delivered at:


Learn to control COVID-19 related infection in transport and logistics

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers to manage infection control while in the supply chain of essential goods and services.

Skills can be applied to transport and logistics industry needs such as offices, depots, customer sites, roadside service areas, service centres, distribution centres, client workplaces, commercial buildings, residential buildings, vehicles including public transport vehicles, and yards and storage facilities.  

Gain these skills

  • introduction to infection control
  • chain of infection and disease transmission
  • breaking the chain of infection
  • contamination and cleaning
  • hazards, risks, responsibilities and reporting

Maintain your ability to work safely and within government requirements; or, prepare your business for compliance by including your staff in training, raising their capability in ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.

Skill set
State ID: AE388
Industry Building and Construction
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Infrastructure Ready Skill Set

Get Skills Ready for a job in construction.

Delivered at:


Build your future with skills in infrastructure

Gain the skills to prepare for a career in infrastructure projects, and pick up your White Card along the way!

You will learn the knowledge and skills to work safely in the civil construction industry, communicate effectively on work sites and plan work in relation to infrastructure activities.

This introduction is suitable for students who wish to enter the industry with no or limited experience.

Gain these skills

  • Follow work health and safety policies and procedures
  • Plan and organise work
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Communicate effectively in the work place
  • Operate small plant and equipment
Skill set
State ID: AE439
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023
Online
Skill sets

Integrating Mental Health Practice Skill Set

Prepare for a career in mental health support with this skill set

Delivered at:


Gain the skills to prepare for a career helping others in need. You will learn to work effectively and appropriately with a diverse range of individuals and groups suffering mental health, drug and alcohol issues.

Skill set
National ID: S0363P
State ID: S0363P
Industry Creative Industries

Intro to Virtual 3D Fashion

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Learn to use CLO3D, 3D Fashion software, to create virtual true-to life garment visualisation.  This software will make it easy to fine-tune the fit of your designs before creating physical garments, minimising waste and time. 

Learn how to:

  • Draft, sew and fit simple patterns in the virtual CLO3D environment
  • Import a pattern and fit on a virtual 3D avatar
  • Adjust an avatar to bespoke fit model measurements
  • Manipulate virtual garment components to change fabric render, trims, labelling & styling
  • Render a finished garment for use as a selling tool (lookbook, social media promo, online website)
Short course
State ID: AE766
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Introduction to Commercial Cookery Skill Set

Join the Future Chef program and gain skills to work in a commercial kitchen

Delivered at:


Our Future Chef Job Ready Program will introduce you to the world of cooking and hospitality.

This course is free for eligible students* and runs for 4 weeks. 

In the Introduction to Commercial Cookery skill set you will learn how to prepare and present simple dishes, how to use a range of food preparation equipment and about food safety. Gain real hands on industry experience with work experience in a real commercial kitchen.

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. 

Future Chef Job Ready Program  (315 KB) (PDF document)

Skill set
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. 

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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
State ID: AE442
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Free*
Skill sets

Introduction to the Supply Chain Skill Set

Learn the skills to prepare for a career in warehousing, transport or logistics and get your forklift licence. 

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Get a career on the move and drive a forklift!  

Learn the skills to prepare for a career in warehousing, transport or logistics and get your forklift licence. 

This skill set will give you an introduction to working as store personnel, a forklift driver, or warehouse operator. 

You will learn how to operate and drive a forklift and carry out deliveries and shift materials safely. 

Skill set
State ID: AE377
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Job Ready Basics Skill Set

Develop soft skills needed by employers to manage your own needs and work effectively with others.

Delivered at:


Get ready for a start in the workforce

You will develop soft skills needed by employers to manage your own needs and work effectively with others. This introductory course also helps you begin working with technology and manage your own infection control, both skills that are sought by employers. 

This course is ideal for school leavers and those who are starting out on their career path. 

Job Ready Skill Set for Veterans  (650 KB) (PDF document)

Skill set
National ID: S0367P
State ID: S0367P
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Lash and Brow Design

Create beautiful lashes and brows when working as a stylist in the beauty industry

Delivered at:


Learn the art of creating beautiful eyes and brows with our Lash and Brow Design course. This course has been designed to meet the beauty industry demand for lash and brow stylists to work in the industry.

Students will learn the latest techniques and skills from qualified beauty trainers.

Short course
State ID: GAA32
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Machines and Motors skill set

Designed to develop your skills in the analysis, operation and application of industrial electrical systems.

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Get your motors running

Develop theoretical and practical skills in the analysis, operation and application of industrial electrical systems.

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed.

Skill set
State ID: GAC21
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Maintenance Coordination, Planning and Scheduling skill set

This skill set is designed to develop your skills in leadership, innovation and continuous improvement. Choose the electrical or mechanical stream.

Delivered at:


This course is designed to develop your skills in leadership, innovation and continuous improvement, planning and estimating, quality assurance/compliance, systems and IT.

You can choose to focus on either the electrical or mechanical stream of this skill set.

 

Skill set
State ID: GAD10
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Makeup Artistry skill set

This course enables you to work as a freelance makeup artist or in a hair or beauty salon performing makeup.

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This course enables you to work as a freelance makeup artist or in a hair or beauty salon performing makeup.

This course also covers current makeup trends, latest design techniques and how to consult with clients to meet their needs at a commercial level.

This course enables you to work as a freelance makeup artist or in a hair or beauty salon performing makeup. On successful completion of this course students will have achieved national recognised units of competence which are part of the SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy qualification.

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Skill set
State ID: GAC59
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Manage Firefighting and Fire Prevention skill set

Perform effectively as a key member of an onboard command fire fighting team with this AMSA-approved course.

Delivered at:


This module is an extension of the Basic Fire Fighting unit, and is designed to extend the knowledge and skills of the student, sufficient for the person to perform effectively as a key member of an on-board command fire fighting team.

    This course is  approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

    • Advanced Fire Fighting meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/3 and Code Section A-VI/3, Table A-VI/3
    Skill set
    State ID: GAC49
    Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

    Manage Pests by Applying Pesticides skill set

    Engage in the latest pest control practices with this highly practical skill set.

    Delivered at:


    Wish to work as pest management technician? If so, you will need to be licensed.

    This skillset allows students to complete the “CPPUPM3006 Manage pests by applying pesticides” unit of competency required to apply for a “Western Australia Provisional Pest Management Technician Licence”.

    This course is aimed at workers who are currently employed in the Urban Pest Management industry. 

    Note: this unit does not cover inspecting for, or managing timber pests, or non-chemical pest management where the environment is modified to manage pests 

    Next dates for delivery

    Semester 1 2023

    • 6 Feb - 9 Feb
    • 13 March - 16 March
    • 17 April - 20 April
    • 22 May - 25 May 
    Skill set
    National ID: S0327P
    State ID: S0327P
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

    Masters Medical Refresher

    Maintain currency of your course-associated medical certificate with this short course

    Delivered at:


    Are you required to maintain currency of your course-associated medical certificate?

    Under the standards in the STCW, there is no requirement for revalidation of elementary first aid, medical first aid, and medical care certificates. However Maritime Labour Convention 2006, Regulation 4.1, Guideline B4.1 Medical care on board ship and ashore states:

    • Persons referred to in paragraph 1 of this guideline and any such other seafarers as may be required by the competent authority should undergo, at approximately five-year intervals, refresher courses to enable them to maintain and increase their knowledge and skills and to keep up-to-date with new developments.

    If your employer has determined it is necessary for seafarers under the Maritime Labour Convention, this course is ideal for you.

    Short course
    National ID: S0163P
    State ID: S0163P
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

    Masters Revalidation Part A

    This course is for deck officers who have insufficient sea time in the last five years to re-validate their Australian Certificate of Competency (COC) issued by AMSA.

    Delivered at:


    This course provides essential training for deck officers who have insufficient sea time in the last five (5) years to revalidate their Australian Certificate of Competency (COC) issued by AMSA (2nd Mates, Mates or Masters) as required by Marine Orders Part 3.

    This course meets the requirements of STCW as revised by Manila Amendments 2010, and is AMSA approved.

    Seafarers who satisfy the sea time requirements of AMSA for the last 5 years, may only be required to demonstrate continued competence in fire fighting and sea survival, by attending the two day refresher course. If you are in doubt about what you are required to attend, please contact AMSA for a determination to be made. Refer to the AMSA website(opens in a new tab) for further information on revalidation. 

    Revalidation PART A, common to Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers

    • FULL AMSA approved Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boasts course (STCW Reg V1/2)
    • Full AMSA approved Advanced Fire-fighting course (STCW Reg V1/3)
    • Cargo operations including carriage of hazardous and dangerous goods
    • Cargo securing arrangements - equipment and documentation
    • IMDG Code amendments and revision
    • IMO Codes for bulk and other cargoes
    • Vessel stability review including damage stability, cargo loading and ballast management simulation involving stresses
    • Recent developments in international and national legislation concerning safety of life at sea and protection of the marine environment
    • Medical training refresher

    Note: All Masters revalidation courses have the option for GMDSS revalidation delivered the week prior to the start of Part A and Masters Revalidation Part B delivered the week following the completion of Part A.

    Short course
    National ID: S0176P
    State ID: S0176P
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

    Masters Revalidation Part B

    This course is for deck officers who have insufficient sea time in the last five years to re-validate their Australian Certificate of Competency (COC) issued by AMSA.

    Delivered at:


    This course provides essential training for deck officers who have insufficient sea time in the last five (5) years to revalidate their Australian Certificate of Competency (COC) issued by AMSA (2nd Mates, Mates or Masters) as required by Marine Orders Part 3.

    This course meets the requirements of STCW as revised by Manila Amendments 2010, and is AMSA approved.

    Seafarers who satisfy the sea time requirements of AMSA for the last 5 years, may only be required to demonstrate continued competence in fire fighting and sea survival, by attending the two day refresher course. If you are in doubt about what you are required to attend, please contact AMSA for a determination to be made. Refer to the AMSA website(opens in a new tab) for further information on revalidation. 

    Revalidation PART B, common to Masters and Deck Officers

    • Electronic chart systems and ECDIS
    • "E Nav" - including electronic navigation systems
    • Revision and updates of concepts and principles of BRM
    • Revision of collision regulations and buoyage systems
    • Passage Planning

    Note: All Masters revalidation courses have the option for GMDSS revalidation delivered the week prior to the start of Part A and Masters Revalidation Part A delivered two weeks prior to starting the revalidation course Part B.

    Short course
    National ID: AMPSS00044
    State ID: AD693
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Free in 2023

    Meat Processing Core Skill Set

    Learn the skills to work in a meat processing enterprise

    Delivered at:


    This skillset is aimed at trainees who are enterprise employees that are new to the industry or enterprise. It meets the industry requirements for core operator skills to work in a meat processing enterprise. 

    Gain these skills

    • Maintain personal equipment
    • Apply hygiene and sanitation practices
    • Gain an overview in the meat industry
    • Follow safe work policies and procedures
    • Communicate in the workplace
    Skill set
    State ID: GAB97
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Skill sets

    Mechanical Engineering Design, Modelling and Drafting skill set

    Develop analytical and practical design skills to understand mechanical industry standards and software.

    Delivered at:


    Take your career in engineering design to the next level.

    The skill set will offer you the analytical and practical design skills to understand mechanical industry standards and software.

    Discover how to use tools like Solidworks simulation and CAE to construct and analyse design and evaluate its performance to Australian standards and codes. Use your designs to develop detailed schedules for workflow management and collaboration across teams or support functional groups.

    Next dates for delivery

    Thursdays, 3 February to 23 June, 5pm to 8pm

    Skill set
    State ID: GAD11
    Industry Creative Industries

    Nail Technology skill set

    Learn the skills and knowledge to apply, maintain and remove acrylic and gel nails, and advanced nail art.

    Delivered at:


    Develop the practical skills and knowledge to care for and enhance the appearance of nails.

    Learn the skills and knowledge to apply, maintain and remove acrylic nails, apply advanced nail art and the use of the electric drill. You will learn how to consult with clients, select suitable products and techniques and apply nail enhancements that include overlays, refills, tips and French.  

    On successful completion of this course students will have achieved national recognised units of competence which are part of the SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy qualification.

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    Skill set
    State ID: GAC62
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

    Operate Survival Craft and Other Lifesaving Appliances skill set

    This module is an extension of the basic fire fighting unit, and is designed to assist graduates to work on-board in safety teams.

    Delivered at:


    Learn the safety practices and standards in responding to abandon ship and survival situations at sea. 

    This course is approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

    • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft other than Fast Rescue Boats (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/2 and Code Section A-VI/2, Table A-VI/2-1
    Skill set
    State ID: AE617
    Industry Business and Finance
    Free*
    Skill sets

    Operate a Small Business Skill Set

    Get Skills Ready for a job with small business admin skills.

    Delivered at:


    Get ready to turn your dream into a flourishing business!

    This introductory skill set will give you the tools to launch or improve how you operate your own small business or to gain work-ready skills for employment within a range of small businesses.  

    You will learn how to apply and create relevant documents and publications to your business to organise and better manage your work load, how to use digital and online tools to manage finances, how to establish and manage a social networking presence and how to manage work, health and safety laws relevant to your small business.  

    Skill set
    State ID: GAA23
    Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
    Skill sets

    Operate and Maintain Chainsaws skill set

    Learn how to cross-cut fallen timber and other cutting techniques in this industry relevant course, which also includes mandatory legislation to safely operate a chainsaw in the workplace.

    Delivered at:


    This course is suitable for people who operate chainsaws in an urban environment (it does not cover remote operators working in state forest).

    This course has multiple start dates throughout the year, please express your interest below for information about the next intake. 

    Next course dates

    • 12 and 13 December
    Skill set
    State ID: GAA41
    Industry Building and Construction
    Skill sets

    Plumbing Contracting Licensing (Specialist) skill set

    This course will give you the skills and knowledge to operate as a plumbing contractor.

    Delivered at:


    The following theory components of the course require you to complete a workbook for each. You will be required to present these completed workbooks on the commencement of each theory class.

    • drainage
    • sanitary
    • backflow
    • water Supply

    Next dates for delivery 

    To be advised

    Skill set
    State ID: GAB80
    Industry Business and Finance
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Skill sets

    Safety Leadership for Supervisors skill set

    Work towards becoming Section 44 compliant with this skill set covering safety leadership for site supervisors, ideal for those working in the mining and construction industries.

    This two day intensive face to face safety supervisors training is designed for supervisors and managers in the mining and construction industry who require an understanding of their obligations as part of the WHS Act and regulations in Western Australia.

    In this skill set, training is made relevant to operational requirements on-site meaning safety supervisors are able to apply skills and knowledge learnt, as soon as they return to site.

    Next dates for delivery:

    • 1 March and 2 March 2023
    • 17 May and 18 May 2023
    Skill set
    National ID: MARSS00033
    State ID: AE339
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

    Safety Training Certification Skill Set

    This AMSA approved training course qualifies holders of the certificate to work on vessels in Australian and international waters.

    Delivered at:


    The Certificate of Safety Training is an STCW95 AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) approved training course which qualifies holders of the certificate to work on vessels in Australian and International waters. This course meets the requirements of STCW as revised by Manila Amendments 2010, and is AMSA approved.

    It is ideal for those wanting to improve safety, or to work on vessels in Australian and international waters.

    Gain these skills

    • contribute to fire prevention and firefighting (basic firefighting)
    • follow vessel security procedures (security awareness training)
    • observe personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR)
    • survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment and personal survival techniques (PST)

    Tuition and resource fees

    WA residents who are eligible to study in Australia can study this course at the reduced rate shown below. If you are not a WA resident or not eligible to study in Australia, you can expect to pay $3,400. 

    Skill set
    State ID: GAA37
    Industry Building and Construction
    Skill sets

    Service Type A Gas Appliances skill set

    This course will train and assess students in the skills and knowledge required to competently service Type A gas appliances.

    Delivered at:


    This course will train and assess students in the skills and knowledge required to competently service Type A gas appliances.

    Students completing this course can apply to Energy Safety WA to have 'Servicing' endorsed on their G Class permit.

    Skill set
    National ID: MARSS00008
    State ID: AC773
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

    Shipboard Safety Skill Set

    This shipboard safety skill set is a prerequisite for employment onboard commercial vessels in domestic waters.

    Delivered at:


    The Elements of Shipboard Safety skill set is a prerequisite for employment on board commercial vessels in domestic waters. This skill set will equip you with the knowledge and skills to operate safely on board a vessel.

    The Elements of Shipboard Safety Skill Set is made up of 4 components:

    • MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
    • MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
    • MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements
    • MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft
    Skill set
    State ID: GAD12
    Industry Creative Industries
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Skin Needling skill set

    Advance your employability skills and build your treatment menu with our skin needling workshops. Explore this growing treatment trend today.

    Delivered at:


    Advance your employability skills and build your treatment menu with skin needling

    Skin needling is also referred to as Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI), Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), Dermal Rolling or Dermal Stamping. It is a growing treatment within salons and dermal; clinics due to its visible results. This course involves learning to create a microscopic pin-prick wound with a needle device creating tiny channels into the epidermis engaging the body’s natural wound healing response. Skin needling is a procedure for the reduction of wrinkles, thin skin density, hyper-pigmentation, photoageing, scars, and stretch marks. Skin needling leaves the epidermis intact without damage to the stratum corneum. It promotes wound healing while encouraging an even deposition of collagen and elastin.

    This course is essential for anyone wishing to perform Skin Needling and advance their aesthetic skin treatment knowledge.

    Gain these skills

    • the wound healing process
    • skin needling depths and different interactions
    • treatment Indications and contra-indications
    • consultation process
    • treatment parameters and protocols

    Students will receive a Certificate of Attendance on completion.

    Skill set
    National ID: MARSS00016
    State ID: AD401
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

    Tanker Familiarisation Skill Set

    This AMSA- approved course is for officers and ratings candidates who are assigned duties relating to tanker operations.

    Delivered at:


    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to recognise hazards associated with liquefied gas tankers (basic gas) and oil and chemical tankers (basic oil and chemical), and to apply appropriate hazard control measures to contribute to safe cargo operation.

    This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in the capacity of: Chief Mate Deck Officers Engineering Officers Engineers Masters Ratings.

    Skill set
    State ID: GAC64
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

    Transmit and Receive Information by the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System skill set

    This fully accredited course combines theory and practical and is delivered by lecturers with deck officer or radio officer experience.

    Delivered at:


    This is a fully accredited course of study and instruction for the GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GMDSS COC), complying with National and International Standards. Our course meets the requirements of Marine Orders Part 6 (AMSA), is fully accredited by AMSA and audited annually.

    The GMDSS COC is a statutory requirement for bridge watchkeepers of sea going vessels over 300 gross tonnes, and for all persons involved in the operation of live GMDSS equipment. This course is structured on a combination of theory and practical exercises using both ‘live to air’ equipment and simulations. It is delivered by fully qualified and accredited lecturers with deck officer or radio officer experience.

    This course is approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

    • GMDSS Radio Operators - STCW Code Table A-IV/2
    Skill set
    National ID: S0184P
    State ID: S0184P
    Industry Business and Finance

    Understanding Local Government-Online Course

    Start your Council Member Essentials journey with this introduction to Local Government short course.

    Delivered at:


    The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has selected South Metropolitan TAFE as an approved training provider for the development and delivery of the Council Member Essentials course for elected members. 

    Council Member Essentials is a five unit training program that local government council members are required to complete within 12 months of being elected. The purpose of the training is to provide practical information that will help you become familiar with the skills, knowledge and responsibilities of your role as a councillor. The course outlines information you will need to know about the way Local Government works in Western Australia under the Local Government Act 1995 and explains in simple terms important information to assist you in the performance of your duties as a councillor. 

    The Understanding Local Government unit provides participants with:

    • An understanding of the composition, structure and operational functions of Government in Australia, and in particular Western Australian Local Government.
    • An overview of local government roles and functions in Western Australia
    • Explains how local government fits into the overall structure of government in Australia.

    Course code and fees*

    S0184P - $250.00
    *fees are all inclusive of course materials, assessment and Certificate of Completion 

    This course requires online self-paced study of 3 - 4 hours in total. You will have 3 months from date of enrolment to complete this unit.

    We recommend you begin at unit 1: Understanding Local Government, but if you have completed this in prior study, you can begin with Serving on Council, or other units in the pathway to suit your progression. 

    Explore the full pathway and apply

    Short course
    State ID: GAC65
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

    Use of electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) skill set

    Understand the capability and limitations of ECDIS used during a navigational watch in this industry-relevant skill set.

    Delivered at:


    The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to understand the capability and limitations of ECDIS as used during a navigational watch, to operate, interpret and analyse information obtained from ECDIS, and manage ECDIS operation, system files and data. This course meets the requirements of STCW as revised by Manila Amendments 2010, and is AMSA approved. It also meets the requirements of IMO Model 1.27 (2012).

    There is a written and practical assessment, and students receive an  ECDIS certificate upon course completion.

    Skill set
    National ID: S0312P
    State ID: S0312P
    Industry Creative Industries
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Volume Eyelash Extensions

    Learn to apply Hybrid and 3D Volume eyelash extensions professionally.

    Delivered at:


    This short course will train students in how to make fans and apply 3d to 5d hybrid and volume lashes for added length and thickness of natural lashes. This course has been designed to meet the beauty industry demand for lash extensions to work in the industry. Students must have completed a classic lash course prior to enrolling, including the application, infill and removal of classic lash extensions. Please visit Eyelash Extensions for information on our classic lash course.

    Students will learn the latest techniques and skills from qualified beauty trainers who are currently working in the beauty industry. This course requires fine hand and eye coordination and attention to detail.

    Students will receive a Certificate of Participation on completion of this course.

    Please note: those wishing to study our Tuesday nightly course at Murdoch in Semester 1 will need to attend Tuesday 13 June, Monday 19 June and Tuesday 20 June.

    Short course
    State ID: GAC85
    Industry Business and Finance
    Industry Engineering and Mining

    WHS for Statutory Supervisors skill set

    Become a safety supervisor with this skill set.

    This course has a been designed for supervisors and team leaders who work in the Western Australian mining industry.

    The units delivered will work towards or will achieve the expected WorkSafe requirements for statutory supervisors under Schedule 26 of the WHS (Mines) Regulations (WA) 2022.

    Upcoming Fremantle campus workshop dates:
    • 18 and 19 January
    • 23 and 24 January
    • 15 and 16 February
    • 27 and 28 February
    • 15 and 16 March
    • 5 and 6 April
    • 3 and 4 May
    • 31 May and 1 June
    • 14 and 15 June
    Skill set
    State ID: AE372
    Industry Defence
    Skill sets

    Welding Supervisor Skill Set

    Gain the knowledge and skills needed to progress to a welding supervisor role in the defence industry.

    Delivered at:


    Become a welding supervisor

    The Welding Supervisor skill set is for existing engineering tradespersons who wish to progress to the supervision of welding processes and outcomes. It has been developed specifically to suit the role of a welding supervisor in the defence industry; for example those working on projects such as ship or aircraft building or the maintenance of military vehicles.

    Gain these skills

    • write complex reports
    • inspect and interpret code requirements
    • diagnose faults
    • prepare and formalise welding processes and procedures
    • monitor weld production
    • inspect welds
    • align weld testing as per code requirements
    • document and record information
    • write detailed reports

    Dates

    • Future dates to be announced
    • Groups begin monthly when there is demand

    Express your interest

    Skill set
    State ID: AE386
    Industry Building and Construction
    Free in 2023
    Skill sets

    Work Safety in Construction Skill Set

    Get Skills Ready for a job with construction safety skills.

    Delivered at:


    Get ready for a safe construction career.

    Learn the skills to prepare for a career in construction and pick up your White Card along the way.

    This skill set will give you an introduction to working in construction, teaching you safety and accuracy in planning for, setting up and beginning a construction project.  You will learn to use tools and equipment safely and the rules and procedures for safe work on site, plus you will work on a construction project, ready to add to your portfolio. 

    This course is ideal as a start to a building and construction pathway, building the basic safety skills for wet trades, plumbing, carpentry and joinery.

    Skill set
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