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Free Skills Ready skill sets

Thanks to the feedback of  WA industries, businesses and employers, the free skill sets below match nationally recognised vocational training to the types of skills needed right now and for future jobs. 

If you're aged 15—24 years (not at school), receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment, receiving Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY or holding a pensioner concession card, Health Care Card or a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, or an inmate at a custodial institution, you are eligible to enrol for free! Find out more.

Browse free courses

The Skills Ready range of free courses includes online and infection control skill sets, in addition to the 100% free for everyone, Operating a small business skill set. See the list below.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: AE378
State ID: AE378
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Skill sets

Business Ready Skill Set


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.  

Gain these skills: 

  • Deliver a service to customers 
  • Produce digital text documents 
  • Organise and complete daily work activities 
  • Use business technology 
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others 
       

Next course dates:

This course has varied durations and days on-campus.

Armadale    

  • Starting 15 February for 8 weeks, Mondays 8.30am to 3.30pm and Fridays 9am to 3.30pm
  • Starts 19 April for 8 weeks, Mondays 8.30am to 3.30pm and Fridays 9am to 3.30pm

Murdoch    

  • Start 15 February for 8 weeks, Tuesdays 9am to 12pm and Mondays from 12pm to 3pm
  • Start 21 April for 8 weeks, Tuesdays 9am to 3.30pm and Wednesdays from 12pm to 3pm

Rockingham    

  • Start 16 February for 8 weeks, Tuesdays 9am to 3.30pm and Mondays from 8.30am to 4pm
  • Start 19 April for 8 weeks, Mondays 8.30am to 3.30pm and Tuesdays from 9am to 12pm

 

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements(opens in a new tab)  and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   

   

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

Skill set
National ID: AE161
State ID: AE161
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Infection control
Online

COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set

Learn direct care infection control skills required during the COVID-19 pandemic, plus prepare for a career in direct care.

Get ready for an aged care career

Take advantage of skills shortages for new workers and for upskilling current workers in providing support for seniors and people with disabilities in an era of COVID-19.

To meet the State’s requirements associated with COVID-19 in the aged care and disability service sectors, as identified by employers and industry stakeholders, there is an urgent need to build skills in infection control. 

Three units have been hand-picked from the pre-traineeship qualification to give fast opportunities for job-seekers and current workers to apply real-world skills.

Do you suit the industry?

Successful graduates in aged care are able to use communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and planning skills to care for the needs of others. Some physical ability will be required to use equipment, carry loads, work on your feet and deal with bodily fluids. Find out more in our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)  Informed Choices brochure. (316 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)   

Study that leads to strong employment opportunities

This course is designed to introduce new workers to the aged care industry. We highly recommend further study to take advantage of high growth skills demand at the Certificate III level and beyond. All Certificate II and Certificate III qualifications in this study pathway attract government subsidy for tuition fees due to the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative.

See our further study tab below to explore the study pathway courses and find out more about where this skill set could take you.   
   

Course dates

Mandurah campus

  • Starting 5 February for 8 weeks, Fridays 9am to 1.30pm

Rockingham campus

  • Starting 29 April for 8 weeks, Thursdays 9am to 1.30pm

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus assessment.

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Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 5 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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When you finish your online study, there is one day a week attendance for the duration of the course at campus for the remaining modules, plus a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.

 

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is absolutely free for anyone to study. Find out more

Skill set
National ID: AE380
State ID: AE380
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Skill sets

Commercial Kitchen Skill Set

Delivered at:


Get a taste for working in a kitchen

Learn the skills to prepare for a career in a commercial kitchen.

This skill set will give you an introduction to working in kitchen operations in restaurants, hotels, catering facilities, clubs, pubs, cafes, coffee shops, aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools.

You will learn basic food preparation and cookery skills under the supervision of experienced commercial lecturer cooks.

Gain the skills to:

  • Clean kitchen premises and equipment
  • Use hygiene practices for food safety
  • Participate in safe work practice
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Use food preparation equipment
      

Course dates:

Bentley    

  • Starts 19 February for 5 weeks, Fridays 8am to 12pm and Saturdays 8am to 3pm 
  • Starts 16 April for 5 weeks, Fridays 8am to 12pm and Saturdays 8am to 3pm
  • Starts 21 May for 5 weeks, Fridays 8am to 12pm and Saturdays 8am to 3pm

Mandurah    

  • Starting 24 February for 5 weeks, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1.30pm to 8pm
  • Starting 5 May for 5 weeks, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1.30pm to 8pm

   

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements (opens in a new tab) and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   

  

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus practical and theory classes.

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Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 1 study module, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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For the other modules of the course, you will need to attend campus to develop your skills in our kitchen facilities.

 

  

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  This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

Skill set
National ID: BSBSS00095
State ID: AE188
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Cross-Sector Infection Control Skill Set

Get Skills Ready with infection control skills for all industries.

Learn to control COVID-19 related infection for workers in all workplaces

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need infection control practices in all workplaces to protect workers from pandemic infection risk.

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.

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus assessment.

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Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 5 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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When you finish your online study, there is a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.

 

 

 

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   
   

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is absolutely free for anyone to study. Find out more. 

Skill set
National ID: AE375
State ID: AE375
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Skill sets

Customer Service Skill Set


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.

Gain these skills:

  • Provide service to customers by using a range of verbal and non-verbal communication types and active listening
  • Presenting a professional image and acting according to organisational policy
  • Identifying customer needs and choosing the best way to handle their request
  • Problem solving conflict and complaint resolution
  • Identifying opportunities to improve customer service standards  
  • Show social and cultural sensitivity and adjust customer service response to assist people of different backgrounds 
  • Use infection control procedures to ensure the safety of customers  

Course dates:

Fremantle    

  • Starting 24 February for 2 weeks, Thursdays and Fridays 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Starting 21 April for 2 weeks, Thursdays and Fridays 8.30am to 4.30pm

Mandurah    

  • Starting 24 March for 2 weeks, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Starting 2 June for 2 weeks, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8.30am to 4.30pm   
      

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements (opens in a new tab) and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   

  

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus practical and theory classes.

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 Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 1 study module, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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 For the other modules of the course, you will need to attend campus to develop your skills in our service facilities.

  

 

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This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

Skill set
National ID: CHCSS00114
State ID: AE116
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Infection control
Online
Skill sets

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

Learn direct care infection control skills required during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn to care for others in an era of COVID-19 infection control

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers to manage infection control while in the direct care of others.

There is increased opportunity for new workers to pick up skills in direct care and progress to an entry level role.

Gain these skills:

  • Organise, provide and monitor support services for individualised plans 
  • Develop safe work practices when providing direct client care 
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures including handwashing
  • Ensure your own health and safety and the safety of others in your work environment
     

Course dates:

Mandurah    

  • Starting 5 February for 8 weeks, Fridays 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Rockingham    

  • Starting 29 April for 9 weeks, Thursdays 12.30pm to 3.30pm
       

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements (opens in a new tab) and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   
 

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus assessment.

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Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 3 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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When you finish your online study, there is one day a week attendance for the duration of the course at campus for the remaining modules, plus a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.

 

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is absolutely free for anyone to study. Find out more

Skill set
National ID: AE381
State ID: AE381
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Skill sets

Hospitality Service Skill Set

Delivered at:


Get ready to pour some variety into your career

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

This skill set will give you an introduction to serving customers in the hospitality industry. 

You will learn the knowledge and skills to provide excellent customer service, make coffee, serve alcohol and food and comply with hygiene standards and workplace health and safety. 

Gain the skills to: 

  • Provide responsible service of alcohol 
  • Prepare and serve espresso coffee  
  • Serve food and beverage  
  • Provide service to customers  
  • Process financial transactions 
  • Use hygiene practices for food safety  
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 
       

Next course dates:

Bentley    

  • Starting 8 February for 9 weeks, Mondays and Tuesdays and Fridays, 3.30pm to 5.30pm
    (additional hours in the restaurant will be rostered to you as a roster to assist you in developing your practical service skills)
     
  • Starting 19 April for 9 weeks, Mondays and Tuesdays and Fridays, 3.30pm to 5.30pm
    (additional hours in the restaurant will be allocated to you as a roster to assist you in developing your practical service skills)
     

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements (opens in a new tab) and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   
 

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus practical and theory classes.

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Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 1 study module, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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For the other modules of the course, you will need to attend campus to develop your skills in our restaurant facilities.

  

 

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

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.

Delivered at:


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.

Interested in retail, food handling or transport and logistics?

We have specific courses for selected industries, tailored to the infection control needs of those industries. Find out more by using the links to the other course pages below:

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus assessment.

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Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 5 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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When you finish your online study, there is a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.

 

 

Help using our online enrolment:

See our guide for enrolling using our online system (278 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is absolutely free for anyone to study. Find out more. 

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.

Interested in non-food handling control skills?

We have specific courses for selected industries, tailored to the infection control needs of those industries. Find out more by using the links to the other course pages below:

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus assessment.

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Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 5 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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When you finish your online study, there is a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.

 

 

Help using our online enrolment:

See our guide for enrolling using our online system (278 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is absolutely free for anyone to study. Find out more. 

Skill set
National ID: HLTSS00065
State ID: AE114
Industry Business and Finance
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.

Interested in non-retail infection control skills?

We have specific courses for selected industries, tailored to the infection control needs of those industries. Find out more by using the links to the other course pages below:

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus assessment.

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Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 5 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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When you finish your online study, there is a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.

 

 

Help for using our online enrolment:

See our guide for enrolling using our online system.  (278 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)
   

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is absolutely free for anyone to study. Find out more. 

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.

Interested in non-transport and logistics infection control skills?

We have specific courses for selected industries, tailored to the infection control needs of those industries. Find out more by using the links to the other course pages below:

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus assessment.

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Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 5 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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When you finish your online study, there is a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.

 

 

 

Help for using our online enrolment:

See our guide for enrolling using our online system (278 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)
   

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is absolutely free for anyone to study. Find out more

Skill set
National ID: AE388
State ID: AE388
Industry Building and Construction
Free*
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 the skills to:

  • 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

  Students also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement with an employer that is arranged by South Metropolitan TAFE. 

Next course dates

This course is delivered 5 days a week for 3 weeks and then students will complete a 4th week on work placement, to be arranged by SM TAFE. The next course dates are:

  • 8 February to 5 March
  • 8 March to 1 April
  • 19 April to 14 May

 

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

Skill set
National ID: AE382
State ID: AE382
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free*
Skill sets

Introduction to Cybersecurity Skill Set


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.

Gain these skills:

  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
  • Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
  • Secure a networked Personal Computer
       

Next course dates:

Mandurah    

  • Starts 12 February for 19 weeks, Fridays 9am to 2.30pm

Murdoch    

  • Starts 11 February for 19 weeks, Thursdays 9am to 3pm
  • Starts 12 February for 19 weeks, Fridays 9am to 3pm

Rockingham    

  • Starts 8 February for 19 weeks, Mondays 1pm to 6.30pm

Thornlie    

  • Starts 8 February for 19 weeks, Mondays 9am to 3pm

   

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements (opens in a new tab) and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   

   

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

Skill set
National ID: AE377
State ID: AE377
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies
Free*
Skill sets

Job Ready Basics Skill Set

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. 

Gain these skills:

  • Taking care of health and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Personal development 
  • Basic computer use
  • Use infection control procedures to ensure the safety of customers 

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale residents:

To apply for this course, find the online study option in the "Study options and next steps" section below and use the link to apply. 

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements(opens in a new tab)  and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   

   

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus access to lecturer support.

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 Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 3 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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 For the final module of the course, your lecturer will discuss with you opportunities for attendance on-campus to develop your practical skills.

  

 

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  This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

Skill set
National ID: AE150
State ID: AE150
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Skill sets

Operating a Small Business Skill Set

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

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.  

Gain these skills: 

  • Learn about various business documents and publications and how to apply them to your business 
  • Design and produce digital business documents and publications 
  • Design and produce spreadsheets for organising and tracking work 
  • Plan small business finances 
  • Use social media tools to promote your business 
  • Apply knowledge of work, health and safety laws in the workplace 
       

Next course dates:

Rockingham    

  • Starting 15 February for 18 weeks, Mondays 9am to 3.30pm, Fridays 9am to 3pm and starting 17 February on Wednesdays for 6 weeks from 9am to 12pm

Thornlie    

  • Starting 15 February for 18 weeks, Mondays and Fridays from 9am to 3pm and Wednesdays from 12pm to 3pm

Bentley    

  • Starting 18 February for 18 weeks, Mondays and Thursdays 9am to 3pm and Fridays from 9am to 12pm
      

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements (opens in a new tab) and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   

   

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is absolutely free for anyone to study. Find out more

Skill set
National ID: AE384
State ID: AE384
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Skill sets

Provide Individual Support Skill Set


Get ready for your caring career 

Learn the skills to provide support in a home or care setting. 

This skill set will give you an introduction to working in a range of community, residential and health-care settings. 

These 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 the skills to: 

  • Meet personal support needs 
  • Provide individualised support 
  • Follow basic food safety practices  
  • Assist clients with medication 
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care 
  • Conduct manual tasks safely 
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 

Course dates:

Rockingham    

  • Starts 18 February for 18 weeks, Thursdays 8.30am to 4.30pm

Thornlie    

  • Starts 19 February for 18 weeks, Fridays 8.30am to 4pm

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements (opens in a new tab) and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   

   

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus practical and theory classes.

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 Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 1 study module, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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 For the other modules of the course, you will need to attend campus to develop your skills in our direct care facilities.

 

  

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  This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

Skill set
National ID: AE386
State ID: AE386
Industry Building and Construction
Free*
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.

Gain these skills:

  • Plan and prepare, set up and use levelling device and worksite clean-up
  • Identify and assess risks of work tasks, identify hazardous materials and other hazards on work sites, plan and prepare for safe work practices, apply safe work practice and follow emergency procedures
  • Plan and prepare tools, equipment, signage and barricades, calculate materials and ready them for use, apply environmental requirements
  • Determine component requirements and assembly sequence
  • Operate hand tools and use equipment safely
  • Quality checking construction outcomes against plans
  • Understanding work, health and safety of construction projects, worksites, PPE, communication and first aid procedures, safety symbols
       

Next course dates

This course is delivered 5 days a week for 3 weeks and then students will complete a 4th week on work placement, to be arranged by SM TAFE. The next course dates are:

  • 22 February to 19 March
  • 12 April to 7 May
  • 24 May to 11 June

   

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

Skill set
National ID: AE383
State ID: AE383
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Skill sets

Work in Community Care Skill Set


Make a difference in the community 

Gain the skills to prepare for a career helping others in your community. 

You will learn to work effectively and appropriately with individuals and groups in a diverse range of community organisations. This introductory course will also help you learn community advocacy and development. 

Gain these skills: 

  • Organise and complete daily work activities 
  • Provide first point of contact 
  • Communicate and work in health or community services 
  • Work with diverse people 
  • Provide first aid   
  • Participate in workplace health and safety 
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 
       

Next course dates:

Bentley    

  • Starting 15 February for 17 weeks, Mondays 9am to 3pm
    (on 26 May and 2 June, first aid classes will be held on Wednesdays 8.30am to 4.30pm)

Mandurah    

  • Starting 19 February for 17 weeks, Fridays 9am to 3pm
    (on 6 and 13 May, first aid classes will be held on Thursdays 8.30am to 4.30pm)

Murdoch    

  • Starting 16 February for 19 weeks, Tuesday 12pm to 3.30pm
    (on 22 and 29 March, First Aid class will be held on Mondays 8.30am to 4.30pm)
      

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements (opens in a new tab) and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   
   

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus study and assessment.

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Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 1 study module, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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When you finish your online study, there is two days a week attendance for the duration of the course at campus for the remaining modules, plus a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.

   
   

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

Skill set
National ID: AE376
State ID: AE376
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Skill sets

Work in Hospitality Skill Set

Get Skills Ready for a job with hospitality skills.

Delivered at:


Get ready for hospitality 

Get a taste for working in hospitality and get your Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) permit.  

This skill set will prepare you for further hospitality training and will give you the ability to legally and responsibly serve alcohol, so you can apply for hospitality work at a licenced venue. You will learn the knowledge and skills to prepare you for further training and improve your employability skills.

Gain these skills:

  • Taking care of health and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Personal development 
  • Basic computer use
  • Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • Use infection control procedures to ensure the safety of customers 

Next course dates:

Dates to be announced.

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus practical and theory classes.

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Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 1 study module, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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For the other modules of the course, you will need to attend campus to develop your skills in our restaurant facilities.

 

 

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

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