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Lower Fees, Local Skills courses

Get a nationally recognised and accredited qualification but pay only half-price course fees!

From tourism and hospitality to civil construction, cyber security to commercial cookery, aged care to engineering, electrical to heavy vehicle mechanical technology — to name just a few — there really is something here for everyone under the Lower fees, local skills program, and this is where the jobs are!

These qualifications are matched up with the skills employers are looking for, so you'll be job ready. 

What's new?

In January 2020, the Lower fees, local skills program started with 34 half price course fees qualifications. On 2 July 2020, a further 39 half price course fees qualifications were announced in a broad range of industry areas. If you think you've seen the Lower fees, local skills courses already, take another look below!

Annual fee caps

The annual fees cap on Lower fees, local skills qualifications means that regardless of how much course fees are, you will not pay more than a set total amount per qualification or course per calendar year. The annual fees cap is set at $400 for eligible concession students, and $1,200 for non-concession students, plus resource fees.

Browse half price* courses

The Lower Fees, Local Skills range of courses includes *half tuition fee courses, with resource fees payable. See the list below.

National ID: CHC43015
State ID: AWM9
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Start a rewarding career in aged care with the Certificate IV in Ageing Support. Learn how to assess the needs and plan and conduct recreational programs for seniors.

Take the next step in your aged care career

Study a qualification that open doors to a range of job opportunities in the aged care industry, whilst giving back to the community.

This qualification builds on the skills and knowledge you would have gained in Certificate III in Individual Support or Certificate III in Aged Care. The units of study are more demanding and provide a deeper understanding of the issues concerning aged clients and service provision for this target group. Graduates will be able to enter the workforce as direct service providers in an agency that provides services to seniors.

Gain these skills:

  • Plan, develop, implement and monitor programs and services for seniors
  • Assess the needs of older people with complex circumstances
  • Plan and conduct group and recreation programs for seniors
  • Monitor services, implement and monitor health and safety policies and procedures and organise an effective work environment

Want to find out more about this industry?

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Is this the right course for you?

Have you got what it takes to be successful in this career? Our Core Skills guide lists the skills and attributes necessary to study and work in this field.

See the Core Skills required (1 MB) (Word document - opens in a new tab)

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate IV
National ID: AUR30416
State ID: BAG3
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology

Begin a career working with agricultural machinery with the Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology. Learn the tricks of the trade in automotive retail, service and repair.

Delivered at:


Want to service tractors, harvestors and agricultural equipment?

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of agricultural machinery in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

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

Certificate II in Aquaculture

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

Delivered at:


Are you looking to join a school of fish lovers?

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

Gain these skills:

  • Handling and harvesting stock,
  • Preparing stock for live transport,
  • Monitoring stock and environmental conditions,
  • Producing algal cultures, and
  • Working effectively in the seafood industry

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

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

Study style

This course is offered full-time, classroom based in semester 1, and offered via blended, flexible delivery in semester 2.  This enables remote students or students with other commitments to pursue their passion for aquaculture. Flexible delivery includes 2.5 weeks of compulsory practical classes on campus.

Study in a specialised facility in the maritime heart of Fremantle:

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

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR20218
State ID: BDQ6
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

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

Delivered at:


Are you revved up for a career working with the coolest cars?

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

Gain these skills

  • Service heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems 
  • Retrofitting and modifying 
  • Diagnosing and repairing faults 
  • Workplace safety and health.

Learn in specialised facilities

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

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

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR32116
State ID: BAB7
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Learn the skills and knowledge to work in vehicle body repair. Learn how to replace panels and fittings and repair dents using cutting and welding techniques. 

Delivered at:


Are you looking for a body-building career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology you'll be ready for a career in the vehicle body repair industry.

Gain these skills:

  • replace panels and fittings
  • repair corroded, thermoplastic, and composite material components
  • oxy-acetylene and arc welding
  • thermal cutting
  • paint-less dent repairs
  • vehicle body misalignment
  • chassis, and frame repairs
  • workplace safety and health

Learn in specialised facilities

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

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate III
National ID: AUR20416
State ID: BAC5
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

Learn the skills to prepare for an automotive electrical apprenticeship.

Delivered at:


Are you ready to give cars their spark?

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

Gain these skills:

  • installing
  • testing and repairing wiring and lighting systems
  • security systems
  • electrical components and circuits
  • read wiring diagrams and
  • workplace safety and health

Learn in specialised facilities

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

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR30316
State ID: BAD3
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Gain the skills to prepare you for a career in the automotive electrical industry.  Learn how to diagnose and repair cars safely.

Delivered at:


Are you looking for a spark to ignite your automotive career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the automotive electrical industry.

Gain these skills:

  • electric and electronic diagnosis and repair
  • vehicle wiring
  • overhauling alternators and starter motors
  • electronic drive systems
  • electric vehicle charging systems
  • workplace safety and health

Learn in specialised facilities

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

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate III
National ID: AUR20416
State ID: AB03
Industry Automotive
Half price^

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

Gain the skills to prepare for an automotive electrical apprenticeship. 

Delivered at:


Are you revved up for a career giving cars their spark?

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

Gain these skills:

  • installing
  • testing and repairing wiring and lighting systems
  • security systems
  • electrical components and circuits
  • read wiring diagrams and
  • workplace safety and health

Learn in specialised facilities

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

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

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR20516
State ID: AB06
Industry Automotive
Half price^

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

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

Delivered at:


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

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

Gain these skills:

  • working on loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks
  • inspecting and servicing transmissions, steering, brakes, fuel injection systems, hydraulics, and batteries
  • troubleshooting basic faults
  • workplace safety and health
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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR20516
State ID: AB05
Industry Automotive
Half price^

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

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

Are you revved up for a career powering modern cars?

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

Gain these skills:

  • service engine systems 
  • use and maintaining, testing and measuring devices 
  • use and maintaining tools and equipment 
  • workplace safety

Specialist training facilities

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

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

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
National ID: 52845WA
State ID: BGO44
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Autonomous Workplace Operations

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

Delivered at:


Become part of the wave of future technologies in automation

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • awareness of an autonomous workplace and how it operates
  • what unique safety systems are present
  • how the human-machine interface operates
  • what, why and how data is used within such workplaces

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

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

This course is also available if you are still at school through VET DSS.  Email us to find out more.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
National ID: CPC30111
State ID: D390
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

Gain the trade knowledge and skills to lay bricks as a bricklayer or blocklayer

Do you want to build a lifetime career from the ground up?

When you complete the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying you will be ready for a certified trade career as a bricklayer or blocklayer.

Gain these skills:

You will gain the knowledge and skills to lay bricks for domestic, commercial, and public buildings.

  • construct arches
  • columns
  • feature walls
  • steps & stairs
  • curved walls
  • ornamental panels
  • interpret plans
  • apply work health and safety requirements

Learn in specialised facilities

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

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC50210
State ID: W741
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Up-skill in the building industry by learning how to manage a construction site or become a registered building practitioner. 

Delivered at:


Do you want to build a career from the foundations up to the ridge flashing?

When you complete the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) you will be ready for a career as a construction site manager, or (with additional experience) registered building practitioner.

Prospective applicants should already have (or have by course completion date) 7 years or more experience in the Building Industry.

Gain these skills:

  • coordinate the construction of residential buildings
  • building and contract law
  • quantities and estimating
  • site safety
  • timber code
  • project management
  • building contracts
  • workplace health and safety

This course covers the academic requirement for registration as a builder with Building Services Board.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Diploma
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC01
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

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

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

Do you want to build your career outdoors?

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

Gain these skills: 

  • constructing and repairing walls, arches, foundations, and partitions 
  • interpreting plans 
  • measuring 
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job 
  • working with scaffolding safely at heights and
  • workplace health and safety
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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC02
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

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

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

Could, should, wood! Nail a career in carpentry with this pre-apprenticeship 

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

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the building industry, in accordance with current building practices.

Gain these skills:

  • manual and power tool use 
  • construction of wall frames 
  • installing flooring 
  • interpreting plans 
  • measuring 
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job 
  • working with scaffolding safely at heights and
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

The Mandurah, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses offer world-class facilities and are equipped with the latest technology.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC03
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

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

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

Do you have an eye for colour and like to finish what others start?

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

Gain these skills: 

  • painting techniques 
  • interpreting plans 
  • preparing surfaces 
  • measuring 
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job 
  • working with scaffolding safely at heights and
  • workplace health and safety

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

Learn in specialised facilities

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

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more(opens in a new tab) .

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AB26
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Solid Plastering Pre-Apprenticeship)

Gain the finishing trade skills to work in the building industry and become a plastering apprentice.

Delivered at:


Do you want a career in a trade that has everything covered?

Many trades in the building industry revolve around structural work that is essential but largely out of sight. But as a so-called finishing trade, a plasterer’s work is on display for everyone to see.

Gain these skills

A plasterer’s task is to cover surfaces such as:

  • Brick 
  • block 
  • concrete 
  • timber and
  • metal

They cover these surfaces prior to painting to make interiors and exteriors aesthetically pleasing.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC05
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Wall and Ceiling Lining Pre-apprenticeship)

Gain the skills and knowledge to work in the wall and ceiling industry as an apprentice wall and ceiling liner.

Delivered at:


Do you want a trade that others look up to?

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

Gain these skills: 

  • installing and fixing plasterboard sheets to walls and ceilings 
  • fixing battens 
  • mixing plastering compounds
  • interpreting plans 
  • measuring and calculating the right amount of materials for the job 
  • working with scaffolding safely at heights and
  • workplace health and safety
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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC06
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Wall and Floor Tiling Pre-apprenticeship)

Gain the skills and knowledge to work in the tiling industry as an apprentice wall and floor tiler.

Delivered at:


Do you have an eye for detail and want your work on show?

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

Gain these skills: 

  • lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles 
  • interpret plans 
  • measure and calculate the right amount of materials for the job 
  • work with scaffolding safely at heights
  • workplace health and safety
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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
National ID: BSB40215
State ID: AVV9
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Certificate IV in Business

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

Do you want a career among tomorrow's business leaders?

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

Gain these skills:

  • manage customer needs and feedback
  • develop and promote products and services
  • play a supporting role in the recruitment of staff
  • make presentations to groups
  • work in effective teams
  • workplace health and safety

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

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate IV
National ID: MSF31113
State ID: J739
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Gain the skills to work in the furnishing industry as a furniture maker or cabinet maker.

Delivered at:


Do you want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges, solid shelves and custom cabinets?

When you complete the Certificate III in Cabinet Making you'll be ready for a career as a furniture maker or cabinet maker.

Gain these skills:

  • use hand and power tools
  • operate industrial machinery
  • CNC processing centres
  • produce angled and curved furniture
  • apply decorative surfaces
  • select timber
  • prepare surfaces
  • interpret plans
  • measuring
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie Campus offers first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC32011
State ID: D409
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery

Gain the building and construction skills to work as a domestic or commercial carpenter.

Do you want to build a strong career from the ground up?

When you complete the Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery you will be ready for a career as a domestic or commercial carpenter.

Gain these skills:

  • use basic carpentry tools, power tools & carpentry materials
  • construct a pitched roof, ceiling frames & wooden flooring
  • interpret plans
  • apply work health and safety requirements

Learn in specialised facilities

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

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate III
National ID: RII30919
State ID: BFA8
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Civil Construction

Gain the skills to become a mobile plant operator, bridge construction worker, pipe layer or road construction worker.

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Are you looking for a career in construction using the largest tools?

When you complete the Certificate III in Civil Construction you'll be building a career as a mobile plant operator, bridge construction worker, pipe layer, or road construction worker.

Two different streams of this course are available at South Metropolitan TAFE, a "General" stream, and a "Pipe laying" stream.

South Metropolitan TAFE provides quality training that serves both employers and employees. Employers gain the benefits of skilled and accredited employees and the employee gains the knowledge, skill, confidence and a sense of pride when completing the qualification. Training for any required gap units can be scheduled to align with workplace operations and may be conducted at the employer’s place of business if required.

Gain these skills:

  • Safety on the work site
  • Safe handling of materials
  • Plant and machinery operation
  • Excavation
  • Levelling
  • Reading plans
  • Earthworks
  • Communication
  • Locate and protect underground services.

All delivery is done off campus at clients' sites or specialised resourced locations in the metropolitan area.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate III
National ID: RII50515
State ID: AZE3
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
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Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Gain the skills to work as a civil construction designer to support engineers. Learn how to develop site specific work designs.

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The Diploma of Civil Construction Design prepares you for working as a designer or design para-professional who supports professional engineers. They perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment/roles/techniques for themselves and others. They are required to develop site specific work designs to ensure the implementation of the client’s site requirements. They demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills.

The course content has been designed and selected as recommended and supported by industry to ensure graduates have a strong understanding of Australian standards, business practices, national codes and guidelines. 

Gain these skills:

  • Schedule and estimation of construction tasks
  • Calculate foundation and footing requirements
  • Manage a project schedule, cost and risk
  • Knowledge of structural requirements, local building and construction standards, codes and practices
  • Structural mechanics: loads, analysis, materials, and design of building members such as columns, beams, trusses and portal frames
  • Simulating various load conditions to determine the strength and stiffness of structure by reporting component stress, strain and deformations
  • Create detail drafting, technical specifications, schedules, and bill of quantities for a building project
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation through planned coordination to deliver specific project outcomes, time and cost savings
  • Detailed designs of both rural and urban roads, surface and subsurface drainage
  • Investigate location of underground services and their impact on projects
  • Calculating, sizing and selecting infrastructure components
  • Geometric designs to optimize operational efficiency and road safety
  • Analyse, interpret and apply Australian, MRWA and Austroads standards and guides
  • Stormwater capture methods 

Flexible delivery!

For those of you already working in the industry, this course is delivered full time as well as part time, along with flexible learning delivery modes to support full-time workers. Evening delivery will support people unable to attend day classes to obtain a Civil Engineering Diploma qualification, in order to enhance career ambitions and to build and update your knowledge and skills in this rapidly changing industry.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Diploma
National ID: RII40715
State ID: AZC9
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

Gain the skills to supervise and manage civil construction staff and planning.

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Ready to build your career in civil construction?

A career in civil construction allows you to design and build complex structures such as major roads, sewer networks, even stadiums. When you complete this course you will be qualified to work in a supervisory position in civil construction.

Three different traineeship streams of this course are available at South Metropolitan TAFE, a "General" stream, an "Open Cut" and a "Stone" stream.

Gain these skills:

  • how to be responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others
  • contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problem
  • apply management plans to the workplace

Learn in specialised facilities

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

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate IV
National ID: SIT30816
State ID: AZU5
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

On completion of this course you will be able to work as a cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

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Love food and want to become a chef?

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

Gain these skills:

  • work effectively in a commercial kitchen team
  • plan, prepare and cook food
  • produce dishes suitable for different cultural and dietary requirements
  • learn about cleaning
  • first aid
  • food safety programs
  • hygiene
  • workplace health and safety
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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

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

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Work as a supervisor, team leader cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

Delivered at:


Want to run a fast paced kitchen?

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

Gain these skills:

  • lead a team in a commercial kitchen 
  • plan, prepare and cook food
  • produce dishes suitable for cultural and dietary requirements
  • learn about cleaning
  • first aid
  • food safety programs
  • manage workplace conflict
  • hygiene
  • workplace health and safety
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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

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

Certificate III in Community Services

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

Do you want to make a difference for communities?

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

Gain these skills:

  • communicate and work effectively 
  • gather and provide information
  • advocacy and community development
  • ethical behaviour 
  • legal responsibilities

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

Want to find out more about this industry?

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

Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

This course is available for online study.

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Look out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.
   

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC42015
State ID: AWL8
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
Online

Certificate IV in Community Services

Become an outreach officer, welfare support worker, or case worker.

Do you want to make a difference for communities?

Be there for people that need it the most! When you complete the Certificate IV in Community Services Work you'll have the skills needed to support all people in the community, as an outreach officer, welfare support worker, or case worker.

Gain these skills:

  • Communicate and work effectively in the community services sector
  • Promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Respond to critical situations including children at risk
  • Assist collective action
  • Work with cultural diversity
  • Ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities

Want to find out more about this industry?

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

Community services at SM TAFE Facebook page

This course is available for online study.

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Look out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.
   

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

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

Diploma of Community Services

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

Do you want to make a real difference?

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

Gain these skills:

  • develop and manage community programs
  • promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • respond to critical situations
  • manage service delivery
  • develop policy and research
  • coordinate volunteers
  • develop and maintain professional networks
  • work with cultural diversity
  • ethical behaviour 
  • legal responsibilities

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

Formalise your skills as a Community Services worker

If you’re working in the community services industry, our Bentley workshop-style course will allow you to gain this qualification after hours at Bentley campus. 

Want to find out more about this industry?

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

Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

This course is available for online study

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Look out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.

 

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
   

Diploma
National ID: AHC21016
State ID: BDF0
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Work effectively in the land conservation industry.

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Are you looking for a career working in a sustainable, growing industry?

Gain these skills: 

  • operating machinery
  • recognising flora and fauna
  • planting shrubs and trees 
  • organising propagation 
  • restoring and maintaining wildlife habitat refuges
  • treating weeds
  • safely handling chemicals
  • implementing workplace safety and health measures

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2021. This means that students starting in 2021 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Students will need to ensure they have successfully completed all units and be issued the qualification before 22 December 2021 or transition to the new qualification when available.

 

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
National ID: 22445VIC
State ID: BCZ09
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^
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Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

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

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Join the ranks of cyber professionals & get ready for a ‘job of the future’

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

Be the one of the first in WA to study a para professional qualification designed to deliver job-ready skills leading to specialisation as a cyber security expert. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills that will equip them to provide a comprehensive set of technical services beyond networking!

Gain these skills:

  • perform security risk assessments for an organisation
  • implement best practice for identity management
  • evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards, laws and codes of practice
  • evaluate and implement security protection devices and software
  • manage a cyber security environment
  • assess and secure cloud services
  • perform digital forensic investigations on workstations and mobile devices

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. 

Is this course right for you?

To be successful in this course it is recommended that you complete the Certificate IV in Cyber Security (22334VIC) or possess the following skills before you commence; Able to; undertake basic to intermediate coding in Python, basic networking and penetration testing, perform basic security analysis, implement authentication and encryption. Be familiar with these technologies in; Kali Linux, Cisco IOS, Wireshark, Splunk, Firewalls, Active Directory. Still not sure if this course is right for you? Call us on 1800 001 001 to speak with a member of the Information Technology training area who will be able to advise you on the best study pathway to meet your career goals.
 

Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

Specialist job outcomes for those in industry or with similar qualifications

This qualification is a progression pathway for students who have studied the Certificate IV in Cyber Security (22334VIC) or is an ideal advanced qualification for those who have had two year's cyber security industry experience. For those who have CISCO certification, or have studied at Diploma level in Networking, Computer Systems Engineering, or Electronics and Communications, or who have studied a Computer Science bachelor degree or higher qualification, the Advanced Diploma can broaden your skills and expertise for the growing job market in cyber security. Make a course enquiry at the end of this page to start a discussion with us as to how your work experience or past studies may assist your entrance into this cyber security qualification.

 

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: 22334VIC
State ID: BCY61
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Delve into the world of cyber security and become a trusted professional in a fast-growing industry.

Become the next generation cyber expert! 

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

Gain skills in:

  • cyber security concepts
  • authentication and encryption
  • network scripting
  • professional ethics 
  • security data analysis

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

See our IT Training Facebook page

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Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. 

 

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT40815
State ID: AVZ6
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies

Here's your ticket for a career in the creative world of digital media.

Become a digital guru! 

Garner your creativity and step towards a leading digital media career with the Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies. 

Gain these skills:

  • create digital visual effects
  • work with digital images
  • create interactive media
  • engage in digital content creation
  • design for interactive websites
  • develop projects using 2D and 3D animation technologies
  • develop eLearning design skills

Full-time attendance is equivalent to four days a week. 

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

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

See our IT Training Facebook page

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

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

Certificate IV in Disability

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

Delivered at:


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

Gain these skills:

  • Working effectively in the direct care industry and caring for people with disability
  • Enabling clients to maintain independence
  • Safety procedures and ethical behaviour
  • Infection control practices
  • Working with cultural diversity
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Want to find out more about this industry?

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

Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

Is this the right course for you?

Have you got what it takes to be successful in this career? Our Core Skills guide lists the skills and attributes necessary to study and work in this field.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate IV
National ID: CPC20712
State ID: J484
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Drainage

Gain the skills needed to work in the plumbing industry, specialising in ground works.

Delivered at:


Set down the ground work for your career

The Certificate II in Drainage is suitable for people working in the plumbing industry that specialise in ‘ground works’. South Metropolitan TAFE trains and assesses the Certificate II in Drainage at Rockingham as part of our general plumbing training program.

The standard term for a contract is 18 months. Achieving this qualification is a good stepping stone towards completing a full plumbing qualification.

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
National ID: CHC30113
State ID: J587
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

An expanding sector for those with a passion for the care and education of children up to the age of five.

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

Gain these skills

  • Learn to interact and foster the development of young children
  • Work within legal requirements
  • Ensure children's health and safety is prioritised
  • Work with children of different backgrounds and cultures
  • Provide support to children in different child care environments
  • Undertake work placement to apply the practical skills and knowledge you have learned

Students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check before attending work placement.

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC50113
State ID: J594
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Plan, implement and manage early childhood programs in accordance with accreditation and duty of care requirements. Become a childcare director.

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

Gain these skills

  • lead a team in an Education and Care Service,
  • provide care and meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings
  • ethical work practices and legal requirements of the industry
  • advanced skills in care routines
  • working with families 
  • observing and recording children's behaviour
  • working with culturally diverse clients
  • managing safety in the workplace
  • work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures
  • provide care and support for children in various child care situations

As part of this qualification you will undertake ongoing work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check before attending work placement.

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
   

Diploma
National ID: CHC30213
State ID: J588
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Education Support

Plan education programs and assist students in their learning and development.

Delivered at: