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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. 

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
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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?

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

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.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • diagnose and repair charging systems
  • diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
  • diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
  • diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
  • diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
  • diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
  • diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
  • carry out diagnostic procedures
  • inspect and service braking systems
  • inspect and service engines
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. 

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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. 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 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.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR20220
State ID: BGA7
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

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

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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 specialty with this qualification. 

Certificate II
National ID: AUR32120
State ID: BFY1
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. 

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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.

Certificate III
National ID: AUR30320
State ID: BFZ9
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.

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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.

Certificate III
National ID: AUR20420
State ID: AC29
Industry Automotive
Half price^

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

Gain the skills to prepare for an automotive electrical apprenticeship. 

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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.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR20520
State ID: AC34
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. 

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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
Certificate II
National ID: AUR20520
State ID: AC33
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.

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.

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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 production processes using machinery and state-of-the-art technologies. Be ahead of the curve and ensure your path to a job of the future.

A career in automation offers the opportunity to work in a field that is challenging, interesting, in-demand and well-paid.   

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
  • identify and use basic current industry specific technologies
  • contribute to autonomous workplace communication and team effectiveness
  • work within the value chain of an automated operation
  • use data and technology to complete work within an automated operation
  • prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers
  • operate local control system

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.

Certificate II
National ID: AVI50119
State ID: BES4
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^
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Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management)

Gain aviation management skills to work in commercial or defence flight operations. Learn technical and non-technical aviation skills. 

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Take to the skies in a management role

Prepare for a role in aviation management by learning how to perform ground operations duties in support of commercial or Defence aviation flight operations.

Learn to apply technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge in support of a wide range of aerodrome and air transport operations with autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts within broad but established parameters.

Gain these skills:

  • passenger, charter, cargo, emergency service and government operations

 

Diploma
National ID: FBP30521
State ID: BGZ4
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate III in Baking

Gain the skills and knowledge to be a baker or pastry chef in a hotel, bakery, restaurant or pastry shop.

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Want a decorated career as a baker or pastry chef?

When you complete the Certificate III in Baking you will be able to work as a baker or pastry chef in a hotel, bakery, restaurant, or pastry shop.

Gain these skills

  • produce a variety of breads, cakes, pastries, biscuits, rolls, scrolls, gateaux, tortes, pies, and slices
  • first aid
  • food safety programs
  • hygiene
  • workplace health and safety

We are the only public provider offering training in baking with an on-campus bakehouse that sells students' work to the general public.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC33020
State ID: BGD8
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Bricklaying and 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.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC50210
State ID: W741
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
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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. 

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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.

Please note: New students will commence in Semester 2, 2022. 

Diploma
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC40
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
Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC41
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry 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.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC42
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.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC45
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.

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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
Certificate II
National ID: BSB40120
State ID: BFR1
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.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.   

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB40120
State ID: AC49
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Certificate IV in Business (Administration)

Gain the business skills to manage customers in office management or business administration.


Are you ready to organise your career in administration?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Business Administration you will be set for a career with expanding possibilities: in office management, or business administration.

Gain these skills

  • manage customer needs and feedback
  • develop complex documents and spreadsheets
  • facilitate smooth workplace communication
  • make presentations to groups
  • work in effective teams
  • workplace health and safety

If you choose to enrol in the additional unit BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding you may also be eligible for the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business.

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

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

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.

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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.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC30220
State ID: BGB8
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Carpentry

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 and carpentry materials
  • construct a pitched roof, ceiling frames and 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.

Certificate III
National ID: RII40720
State ID: BGK1
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate IV in Civil Construction

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 problems
  • apply management plans to the workplace

Learn in specialised facilities

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

Certificate IV
National ID: RII30920
State ID: AD00
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Civil Construction (Civil Construction General)

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 (Civil Construction General) you'll be building a career as a mobile plant operator, bridge construction worker, pipe layer, or road construction worker.

SM 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.

Certificate III
National ID: RII30920
State ID: AC99
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Civil Construction (Pipe Laying)

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

Delivered at:


Are you looking for a career in construction laying pipes?

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

SM 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.

Certificate III
National ID: RII50520
State ID: BGK7
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. This national qualification in civil construction design provides the skills and knowledge to work on projects ranging from building structures to road design and construction management to a basic understanding of civil materials and engineering behind it. The success of our graduates is seen in their capacity to be employed the moment they graduate, and many employers find their advanced technological skills are transferable to work in related fields.

Civil construction design involves 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.

Diploma
National ID: RII30820
State ID: BGL4
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

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

Delivered at:


Are you looking for a career in construction operating plant equipment?

When you complete the Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations you'll be building a career as a mobile plant operator.

SM 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.

Certificate III
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
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
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.

The course availability at Bentley campus has been revamped and now offers students with greater flexibility.

It now offers:

  • Family friendly hours of delivery (i.e. course runs within school hours)
  • No classes held during school holidays
  • Community project delivered within class hours
  • Elective units offered are relevant to current industry and community practices

This entry-level course is ideal for students seeking employment in the community services (aged care and disability) sectors. The course also offers an ideal pathway into higher-level community services qualifications.

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

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

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 an existing worker in community services

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. Look for the part time study option below to apply.

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

Diploma
National ID: AHC21020
State ID: BGH1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Work effectively in the land conservation industry.

Delivered at:


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

SM TAFE's conservation and land management qualifications focus on sustainability and sustainable development.

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
Certificate II
National ID: 22445VIC
State ID: BCZ09
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

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

Delivered at:


Join the ranks of cyber professionals and 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.

Study our 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

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. SM 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.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

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 in the last term of study consolidates skills gained and is applied to an industry scenario. This course leads to a job of the future with STEM skills highly prized in the protection of data.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

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 and creative media. 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)

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.

See the Core Skills required

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.

Gain these skills

  • Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
  • Carry out WHS requirements
  • Use plumbing and power tools
  • Simple concreting and rendering
  • Installation of stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
  • Install on-site disposal systems
  • Provide basic emergency life support
Certificate II
National ID: CHC30121
State ID: BGY3
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.

90% of surveyed students were highly satisfied with this course.

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.

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

Certificate III
National ID: CHC50121
State ID: BGY6
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


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

Please note: there is a mandatory requirement to undertake an unpaid work placement of a minimum of 280 hours.

Diploma
National ID: UEE50520
State ID: BFP5
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Progress towards a specialist career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or electronic systems technician.

Delivered at:


Are you ready to join the ranks of electronics professionals?

Advance your career in electronics and communications with the Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering.  With this technical qualification, you will gain specialised knowledge and extensive skills across the electrical engineering field to progress towards a career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or electronic systems technician. Our purpose-built facility features advanced technologies and equipment to ensure students are learning in an industry-standard setting. 

Gain these skills

  • assemble, test, maintain, and troubleshoot a range of electronic components and devices
  • fault-find power supplies, amplifiers, communications systems, digital and microcontroller systems
  • write and test programs to control devices
  • commission and modify electronic systems
  • develop design briefs
  • supervise a team
  • workplace health and safety and sustainability practices

Dual qualification: At our Thornlie campus you will have the opportunity to concurrently complete UEE50120 Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering, as many of the units are common to both courses. Ask for more information.

Diploma
National ID: UEE22020
State ID: AC54
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-apprenticeship)

Become an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.


Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)(Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.

Gain these skills:

  • work effectively in the construction industry
  • use hand and power tools
  • interpret drawings
  • take electrical and electronic measurements
  • solder components
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

SM 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.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE30820
State ID: BFN0
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Launch your career as a licensed electrician.


Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician you'll be looking at a career as a licensed electrician (additional requirements apply).

Gain these skills

  • install low voltage wiring, switchgear and appliances
  • arrange and connect circuits
  • troubleshoot and problem solve apparatus and circuits
  • use hand and power tools
  • interpret drawings
  • take electrical and electronic measurements
  • 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.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM60112
State ID: J368
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Secure a future as an engineering technician, detailed drafter, or maintenance technician.

Delivered at:


Are you ready for a technically advanced engineering career?

Redefine your engineering future with the Advanced Diploma of Engineering. Develop specialised technical skills to step towards a future as an engineering technician, detailed drafter, or maintenance technician. Learn in an advanced training facility with industry-standard equipment and technology, to ensure that you graduate job-ready. 

Gain these skills

  • carry out mechanical engineering drafting and design
  • analytical work involving manufacturing and fabrication techniques
  • understand the application of engineering principles, systems, and processes
  • draw and design mechanical equipment
  • maintain mechanical systems
  • workplace health and safety

Graduates are typically employed in areas such as computer aided design and drafting, process plant drafting and design, machine drafting and design, air conditioning drafting and design, shipbuilding drafting and design, plant maintenance supervision (building on a trade background), and other general engineering and technical positions.

Completion of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering opens up a range of further study options, and may produce advanced standing towards a university degree.

Specialist applied engineering facility at Munster campus

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art Applied Engineering building at Munster campus, featuring mechatronics labs and technical engineering workshop rooms. In our courses, you'll have access to modern equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: MEM40105
State ID: WA97
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (Electrical Instrumentation)

Become a higher engineering or a special class engineering tradesperson in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines.

Delivered at:


Engineer your trade career!

The Certificate IV in Engineering (Electrical Instrumentation) prepares you for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II, in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines. Advance your career further by learning additional knowledge and skills to apply across different trade areas.

Gain these skills

  • design, assemble, manufacture, install, modify, test, fault find, commission, maintenance and service of equipment and machinery
  • fabrication of structures and assemblies
  • manufacture of sheet metal work
  • use of relevant machinery, equipment and joining techniques

Machinery and equipment can include fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools. Students will learn in industry-standard facilities with advanced technologies and equipment to gain hands-on, job-ready skills. 

If you would like to enrol as an extension of your existing electrical trade or would like a part time option, see the Certificate IV in Engineering - Instrumentation course page.

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM40105
State ID: AC66
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (HVAC Commissioning)

Prepare for work with today’s computer controlled HVAC systems. Fully install commission and optimise a VAV-AHU (using the BMS).

Delivered at:


Are you looking to turn your air-conditioning career up a notch?

Take the next step and learn how to install and commission HVAC. 

The Certificate IV HVAC Commissioning will prepare you for work with today’s computer controlled HVAC systems. Subjects covered will include: AHU’s, VAV’s, Chillers, Cooling Towers and ancillary equipment. Learn your way around a BMS system. You will, air balance, water balance as well as; fully install commission and optimise a VAV-AHU (using the BMS).

Learn to commission in hands-on sessions with experienced commissioning technicians. This course is delivered 90% via online and 10% on campus (evening). The theory part of the course will be online via pre-recorded videos and live online sessions. All practicals will be on-campus. Flexibility will be our guiding principle – the online component is self-paced; on-campus sessions will run throughout the Semester at your request. Come to TAFE when it suits you!

When you have completed the Certificate IV – you only need to complete 5 Units (some maths and some reporting) and you qualify for an Advanced Trade Diploma.

For those already working in industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. To find out if you're eligible, visit the RPL page.

Cluster 1

  • MEM10008B - UNDERTAKE COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES FOR PLANT AND/OR EQUIPMENT
  • MEM18092B - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR COMMERCIAL AND/OR INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION AND/OR AIR CONDITIONING CONTROLS
  • MEM18093B - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR INTEGRATED INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION AND/OR LARGE AIR HANDLING SYSTEM CONTROLS
  • MEM18089B - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR CENTRAL AIR HANDLING SYSTEMS

Cluster 2

  • MEM18095A - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR COOLING TOWERS/EVAPORATIVE CONDENSERS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
  • MEM16009A - RESEARCH AND ANALYSE ENGINEERING INFORMATION
  • MEM16003B - PROVIDE ADVANCED CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MEM16012A - INTERPRET TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND MANUALS

Gain these skills:

  • perform computations
  • apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • plan to undertake a routine task
  • apply quality systems
  • work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • interact with computing technology
  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

 

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA50
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

Continue your trade studies through to a metal fabrication apprenticeship.


Blend a traditional trade with new technologies! 

Metal fabricators and welders work in a diverse trade, applying a broad range of fabrication and welding skills to industries including mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling. Pre-apprentices are exposed to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade, including computer controlled metal plate cutting equipment.

This pre-apprenticeship prepares graduates to continue their studies through to a metal fabrication apprenticeship.

Gain these skills:

  • Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
  • Carry out mechanical cutting
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • Perform manual production welding
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Use power tools/hand held operations

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. 

Certificate II
National ID: MEM40105
State ID: WT46
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation)

Get your skills recognised and advance your engineering career to secure that dream job today.

Delivered at:


Are you working in the engineering industry and looking to advance your career further?

The Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation) has been specifically designed for any qualified tradesperson such as unrestricted electricians, electrical fitters, engineers in the resource industry, refrigeration technicians, or for apprentices in their third or fourth year of study. Instrumentation is a collective term for measuring instruments that are used for indicating, measuring and recording physical quantities such as flow, temperature, level distance, angle, or pressure.

Learn to install, commission, calibrate and maintain modern instrumentation and control systems, as well as loop turning of multi controller or multi element systems. Our skilled staff and industry-standard facilities prepare you with job-ready skills. 

Gain these skills:

  • PLC training
  • P & I diagram
  • Feedback systems
  • Intrinsic safety
  • Analytical skills
  • Pressure, level, flow & temperature
  • PID
  • Fluid power
  • Pneumatic instruments
  • Variable speed drives
  • Valve sizing 
  • Advanced control 
  • Engineering maths 
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Perform computations
  • Apply quality systems
  • Apply quality procedures
  • Interact with computing technology

 

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM40105
State ID: WT47
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate IV in Engineering (Maintenance)

Become a higher engineering or a special class engineering tradesperson in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines.

Delivered at:


The Certificate IV in Engineering specifies the competencies required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines. The job role involves application of additional skills in the learner's trade or cross skills from other trades.

Gain these skills

  • design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of equipment and machinery 
  • fabrication of structures and assemblies
  • manufacture of sheet metal work 
  • use of relevant machinery, equipment and joining techniques 
  • working with fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments and refrigeration
  • using computer controlled machine tools
Certificate IV
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA49
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship)

Become a mechanical fitting or machinist apprentice in the mining, industrial, defence, automotive, or hydraulics industries.


Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll greatly improve your chance of getting a mechanical fitting or machinist apprenticeship in industries such as mining, industrial, defence, automotive, or hydraulics.

Gain these skills

  • make machines, parts, and tools
  • work with pumps and hydraulics
  • use workshop machines
  • utilise hand and power tools
  • measuring & technical drawing
  • workplace health and safety

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.

Certificate II
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA47
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Pre-Apprenticeship)

Greatly improve your chances of getting a refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship.

Delivered at:


Are you ready for an in-demand career helping others keep their cool?

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll greatly improve your chance of getting a refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship.

Gain these skills:

  • using relevant tools 
  • measuring 
  • technical drawing 
  • electrical wiring and
  • workplace health and safety

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

Certificate II
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WT76
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy Yg)

Start your trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator.

Delivered at:


Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

Looking to gain the skills and knowledge required to work in the engineering fabrication industry? When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy YG) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction. 

Gain these skills:

  • create and work with metal fabrications
  • use workshop machines
  • use hand and power tools, metal, gas, flux core, tungsten
  • arc welding
  • thermal cutting
  • measuring
  • technical drawing
  • workplace health and safety
       
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WT77
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH)

Start your trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator.

Delivered at:


Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction. Develop practical knowledge and gain hands-on skills in fabrication and welding, using industry standard technologies and techniques. 

Gain these skills:

  • create and work with metal fabrications
  • use workshop machines
  • use hand and power tools
  • metal, gas, flux core, tungsten
  • arc welding 
  • thermal cutting
  • measuring 
  • technical drawing
  • workplace health and safety

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.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WT78
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Yc)

Launch your trades career as a sheet metal worker or light metal fabricator in mining or construction.

Delivered at:


Are you looking for a career creating and repairing metal structures and products?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC) you'll be looking at a trades career as a sheet metal worker or light metal fabricator in industries such as mining or construction.

The course begins by establishing the foundation skills that are required to be a successful sheetmetal trades-person. Students undertake workshop and classroom projects to develop the skills required by a trades-person. 

Gain these skills:

  • create and work with light metal fabrications 
  • use workshop machines, hand and power tools 
  • sheet and plate assembly 
  • thermal cutting, tungsten arc welding, silver soldering and gas metal arc welding 
  • sketching and drawing interpretation  
  • problem solving, error detection and correction
  • advanced fabrication and job presentation skills 
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: AB53
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Marine)

Become a boat fabricator in the construction and marine industry.

Delivered at:


Need a bigger boat?

Marine fabricators use aluminium, stainless steel, fabricated metal, composite materials and other products to build boats and other marine vessels. They cut, shape, join and repair the metal components that make up the hulls, frames and other structures of boats. These structures may include fuel tanks, boarding ladders and platforms, rails, canopy bows and a range of smaller or specialty customised fittings.

Gain these skills:

  • fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
  • manual and gas metal arc welding
  • geometric development
  • mechanical cutting
  • interpreting technical drawings
  • manual heating and thermal cutting
  • health and safety in the workplace
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WA86
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Surface Finishing)

Work in surface preparation and coating in the resources, marine, plant construction, and defence industries.

Delivered at:


Gain options to work in the surface preparation and coating industry in areas such as oil and gas, marine, plant construction and maintenance, defence and site maintenance.

Gain these skills:

  • surface preparation
  • blasting and high pressure jetting
  • protective coating applications
  • welding and surface testing

Learn in specialised 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.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM31215
State ID: AWG6
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Industrial Electrician

Designed in collaboration with the resources industry this course meets the demand for skilled workers in industrial electrotechnology.

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SM TAFE has developed this course in collaboration with the oil, gas and resources industry to meet demand for skilled workers in industrial electrotechnology. Our training and assessment strategies ensure the industry has the best talent available. We are also the only provider that runs this course in Australia.

Students will be taught the analytical, technical and practical skills required to become a competent electrical technician ready for the complex processes and systems encountered in industrial environments. They will learn how to select, set-up, install, test, commission, fault-find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in oil/gas installations, process plants and mine sites. On completion, graduates will be eligible to apply for an unrestricted electrical licence from Energy Safety/Department of Commerce, enabling them to work as an electrician.

Gain these skills

  • development, analysis and fault finding of electromagnetic circuits, DC circuits, and single and three phase AC electrical circuits
  • interpretation and development of electrical process control drawings, diagrams and schedules
  • operation, control, protection and fault finding of DC motors, synchronous AC motors and asynchronous AC motors (single and three phase AC)
  • operation, testing and fault finding single and three phase transformers
  • installing and testing/verifying non-domestic and domestic electrical installations to comply with regulatory requirements
  • selection of cables and circuit protection devices for non-domestic and domestic electrical installations
  • design, operation and connection of control circuits used in industrial installations
  • commissioning and decommissioning of low voltage and high voltage equipment and installations
  • operation, programming and maintenance of programmable controllers
  • operation, control and maintenance of electrical generation equipment
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: AB54
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (First Class Machinist)

Learn to machine, modify and gain skills in the maintenance of plant and equipment, machinery and power stations.

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This course will cover theoretical and practical aspects of machining of engineering components. Learn to machine, modify and gain skills in the maintenance of plant and equipment, machinery and power stations. Our lecturers will help you develop the ability to work effectively and safely using specialist tools and equipment.

Gain these skills:

  • machining, assembly and manufacturing
  • CNC, precision grinding, horizontal boring and precision measurement
  • installation and modification of machinery
  • testing and fault finding of machinery
  • maintenance and service of equipment, machinery and tools
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT83
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitter and Machinist ZB)

Launch your trades career as a machinist, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in mining, automotive, or hydraulics.


Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist ZB) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

Gain these skills:

  • make machines, parts, and tools
  • work with pumps and hydraulics
  • use workshop machines, hand and power tools, mills and lathes
  • arc welding
  • measuring
  • technical drawing
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: AB63
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Marine Fitter)

Marine fitters assemble and maintain the structural and mechanical parts of boats, ships and submarines.

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Like boats and hands on work?

Mechanical/Marine Fitters use a range of tools and engineering techniques to maintain and repair mechanical plant machinery and equipment to operational standards. Work includes the identification of defective or worn mechanical components or equipment, repair/replacement of worn/faulty components or equipment, and modifications.  In a shipyard or defence industry they install and test a ship’s major machinery and other mechanical components. They learn the safe operation of shop machines and hand and power tools to install and test systems that may include engines, generators, pumps, propellers, rudders, periscopes and armaments. First Class or CNC Machinists are responsible for the operation, programming and maintenance of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinery.

Gain these skills:

  • carry out mechanical cutting
  • perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • apply safe welding practices
  • perform general machining
  • interpret technical drawing
  • install pipework and pipework assemblies
  • undertake manual handling
  • use power tools/hand held operations
  • repair and fit engineering components
  • maintain pneumatic system components
  • maintain hydraulic system components

 

90% of surveyed students were highly satisfied with this course.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT86
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA)

Launch your trades career as a machinist, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in mining, automotive, or hydraulics.


Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter ZA) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

Gain these skills:

  • work with pumps and hydraulics
  • work with pneumatic systems
  • work with mechanical drives and transmissions
  • use workshop machines
  • use hand and power tools
  • arc welding
  • thermal cutting
  • measuring
  • technical drawing
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT90
Industry Automotive
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Plant Mechanic ZG/Z)

Gain the skills and knowledge for a career in the heavy plant industry.

Delivered at:


Are you looking for a spark to ignite your career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Plant Mechanic ZG/Z) you'll be ready for a career in the heavy plant industry.

Gain these skills:

  • diagnose and repair drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits
  • controlling systems
  • workplace safety and health
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT38
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration/Air Conditioning)

Become a fully qualified and licensed Refrigeration and Air Conditioning tradesperson.

Delivered at:


Are you looking for a trade that brings comfort into the home?

When you complete this Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration/Air Conditioning) you'll be on your way to becoming a fully qualified and licensed Refrigeration and Air Conditioning tradesperson.

Gain these skills:

  • install, repair and maintain refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • test and troubleshoot circuits
  • repair and assemble electronic components
  • handle refrigerants
  • workplace health and safety

Specialist facilities on-campus

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30505
State ID: W240
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Technical

Lay the groundwork to a career in engineering drafting, or as an engineering associate.

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Are you ready to engineer a mechanically technical career?

Join an industry that is continually growing and evolving with new technologies! Students will learn theoretical components, as well as participating in hands-on workshop projects that will develop your skills and knowledge around general engineering concepts. These projects will help you develop your understanding of how drawings are transformed into buildings and manufactured items. 

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Technical you've laid the groundwork to a career in engineering drafting, or as an engineering associate.

Gain these skills:

  • provide technical support in mechanical engineering research, design, operations, and maintenance
  • technical drawing
  • computer aided drafting
  • materials testing
  • hand tools
  • measuring
  • workplace health and safety

Specialist applied engineering facility at Munster campus

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art Applied Engineering building at Munster campus, featuring mechatronics labs and technical engineering workshop rooms. In our courses, you'll have access to modern equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM50212
State ID: J367
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Engineering - Technical

Pursue a career in the mechanical, mechatronic, manufacturing and maintenance engineering fields.

Delivered at:


Are you ready for a technically advanced engineering career?

Advance your career with a technical engineering qualification. The Diploma of Engineering - Technical covers a diverse range of theoretical and technical skills for pursuing a career in the mechanical, mechatronic, manufacturing and maintenance engineering fields. This course emphasises the transfer of theoretical concepts to practical real-life applications to ensure our students graduate with job-ready skills. 

Gain these skills:

  • engineering drafting and design
  • analytical work involving manufacturing and fabrication techniques
  • application of engineering principles, systems and processes
  • drawing and designing mechanical equipment
  • maintain mechanical systems
  • workplace health and safety
  • produce basic engineering drawings
  • operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • set up basic pneumatic circuits
  • contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • apply engineering mechanics principles
  • apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
  • select and test mechanical engineering materials
  • coordinate engineering projects

Completion of this course opens up a range of further study options, and may also produce advanced standing towards a relevant university degree.

Diploma
National ID: MEM50212
State ID: WB87
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Engineering - Technical (HVAC)

Gain specialist skills in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as a mechanical design engineer, or project manager.

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Are you ready for a technical career that is neither too hot nor too cold?

When you complete the Diploma of Engineering – Technical (HVAC) you'll have specialist skills in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as a mechanical design engineer, sales consultant, or project manager.

Gain these skills:

  • design and implement HVAC systems
  • incorporate thermodynamics principles
  • psychrometric processes
  • energy management principles
  • building information models
  • produce engineering drawings
  • workplace health and safety

Specialist facilities on campus

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

For those already working in industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. To find out if you're eligible, visit the RPL page.

Diploma
National ID: UEE62111
State ID: A175
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

Become a specialist in automation, mechatronics, administering or upgrading infrastructure, among many other engineering skills.

Delivered at:


This course leads to a job of the future with STEM skills highly prized in the implementation of smart homes (Internet of Things), automated industrial production line mechatronics, administering or upgrading infrastructure for small to large scale businesses among many other innovative applications.

Gain these skills:

  • programmable logic controllers using the industry-based system Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • electrical design
  • motor control
  • computer programming
  • diagnose faults or malfunctions in electrical systems
  • provide alternative approaches or solutions
  • software applications
  • pneumatic systems

Specialist applied engineering facility at Munster campus

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art Applied Engineering building at Munster campus, featuring mechatronics labs and technical engineering workshop rooms. In our courses, you'll have access to modern equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.

High school students can enter directly into this qualification upon completion of high school if they have obtained their WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) equivalent.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: SIT30516
State ID: AZV9
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate III in Events

Work in the exciting events industry including tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors.

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Do you want an eventful career?

The Certificate III in Events, reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed events administration or operational skills and knowledge to complete event-related work activities. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence under the guidance of more senior event personnel, using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

Gain these skills

  • process and monitor event registrations
  • provide service to customers
  • social and cultural diversity
  • safe work practices
  • event staging support
  • interpret product information

Events are diverse in nature and this qualification provides a pathway to work for event or exhibition organisations operating in a range of industries including the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors.

The diversity of employers includes event or exhibition management companies, event venues, or organisations that organise their own events. Work could be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of events takes place, on-site at venues where events are staged or a combination of both.

On completion of your Certificate III in Events, further study pathways exist directly into the Diploma of Event Management; with other pathways leading into Travel, Tourism and Hospitality.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC51115
State ID: AYZ5
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Financial Counselling

Become a financial counsellor with skills in providing financial advice, working through legal issues and supporting those in hardship.

Become a qualified financial counsellor

Make a difference to the lives of those suffering financial hardship with a range of specialist legal, financial and counselling skills.  

Financial counsellors help people to manage their finances and understand credit and debt issues as well as their rights and obligations. To be able to operate in Australia as a financial counsellor, you must have this qualification.

SM TAFE is the only registered training organisation in WA to deliver this course face-to-face, allowing more people to utilise this important service while the WA economy recovers.  It also provides a solid understanding of social and systemic issues that impact on financial counselling clients.

Many charitable organisations seek to employ people who can provide these specialist financial support services and those already working in the community services sector will also benefit from being able to provide financial counselling to help people regain control of their lives.

Gain these skills

  • Manage the counselling relationship
  • Develop counselling interview skills
  • Application of technical financial information
  • Program community support mechanisms
  • Interpret and use financial law
  • Provide advocacy and referrals
  • Respond to crisis situations

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

Diploma
National ID: AUR31116
State ID: BAF2
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Build a career in the heavy vehicle industry with this industry-relevant course.

Delivered at:


Are you looking for a spark to ignite a heavy career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the heavy vehicle industry.

Gain these skills:

  • diagnose and repair drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits
  • welding
  • thermal cutting
  • workplace safety and health
Certificate III
National ID: AHC20416
State ID: BDE6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Horticulture

An entry-level horticulture qualification for those who are passionate about the environment.

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Build your career from the ground up!

If you are passionate about the environment, sustainable practices, or an avid home gardener who is interested in plants, this course is for you. Launch your horticulture career, and brush up on your skills by completing this entry-level qualification to unearth your inner green thumb.

Horticulture is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia with the sector playing an important role in delivering economic, social and environmental value. 

Gain these skills:

  • plant identification and care
  • improving soil conditions
  • operating machinery and equipment
  • propagating
  • pruning and fertilising
  • maintaining gardens and nurseries, and
  • workplace safety and health
  • treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
  • apply chemicals under supervision
  • assist with low volume irrigation operations
  • undertake propagation activities
  • care for nursery plants
  • support turf establishment
Certificate II
National ID: AHC30716
State ID: BDF1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Horticulture

Work with plants as school or council gardener, groundskeeper, or self-employed landscaper.

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Establish your career from the ground up!

When you complete the Certificate III in Horticulture you will be ready for a career working with plants as school or council gardener, groundskeeper, or self-employed landscaper. Whether you are an avid home gardener interested in plants, and/or sustainability and the environment, this course is for you!

Unearth your inner green thumb and establish your career in Horticulture with lecturers who are experts in the industry.

Gain these skills:

  • implement propagation plans
  • control weeds, pests, and diseases
  • safely prepare, store, and apply chemicals
  • install irrigation
  • create plant displays
  • plant identification and nutrition, and
  • workplace safety and health
  • implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
  • implement a plant nutrition program
  • prune shrubs and small trees
  • implement a grassed area maintenance program

Please note: Horticulture involves physical labour and students will be required to demonstrate a reasonable level of fitness and mobility.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40416
State ID: BCW2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate IV in Horticulture

Work in a variety of horticulture occupations at a supervisor level or as a small business owner.

Delivered at:


Sow the seeds of a supervisory role

This course provides graduates with skills suited to a variety of occupations at a supervisor level or as a small business owner. Employment prospects exist in local and state government, nursery and turf, floriculture, gardening and the landscape industry. You can choose to learn skills from a range of subjects that enable you to cost and supervise projects, develop and implement programs and provide training. You can also choose subjects that will further develop your technical expertise in horticulture.

It is a requirement that students provide their own Wifi-enabled Laptop (capable of word processing etc) . Enrolled students will have access to Office 365.

Gain these skills:

  • cost a project
  • implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems
  • schedule irrigations
  • identify plant specimens
  • recommend plants and cultural practices
  • perform specialist amenity pruning
  • design plant displays
  • plan a plant establishment program
  • control weeds
  • sample soils and interpret results
  • produce complex desktop published documents

See our Horticulture Facebook page @murdochstudentgardencentre(opens in a new tab) to see what you will do when you study this course, such as hosting plant sales and providing customer service to retail customers.

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC50416
State ID: BDD0
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Horticulture

This course provides graduates with skills suited to a variety of horticulture occupations at a management level.

Delivered at:


This course provides graduates with skills suited to a variety of occupations at a management level. Employment prospects exist in local government, state government, nursery and turf, floriculture, gardening and the landscape industry.

It is a requirement that students provide their own Wifi-enabled Laptop (capable of word processing etc) . Enrolled students will be have access to Office 365.

You can apply for this competitive course directly through TAFE admissions.

Apply now!

Prepare your competitive course application ahead of time.

See our apply and enrol page for more information.

Diploma
National ID: SIT30616
State ID: AZT7
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate III in Hospitality

Work anywhere as a bar attendant, barista, waiter, housekeeper, or gaming attendant.

Delivered at:


Do you want a career that could take you all over the world?

When you complete the Certificate III in Hospitality you will be able to work anywhere as a bar attendant, barista, waiter, housekeeper, or gaming attendant.

Gain these skills

  • serve alcohol responsibly
  • make espresso coffee
  • serve food
  • provide excellent customer service
  • comply with hygiene standards
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate III
National ID: SIT40416
State ID: AZV8
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate IV in Hospitality

Work as a hospitality supervisor or team leader. Be a bar supervisor, food and beverage manager, duty manager or concierge.

Delivered at:


Do you want a career that could take you all over the world?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Hospitality you'll be able to work as a hospitality supervisor or team leader. Job roles include bar supervisor, food and beverage manager, duty manager and concierge.

Gain these skills

  • responsible service of alcohol
  • financial management
  • enhanced customer service
  • manage workplace conflict
  • workplace health and safety
Certificate IV
National ID: SIT50416
State ID: AZW2
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Hospitality Management

An exciting management career that will take you all over the world.

Delivered at:


Do you want a management career that could take you all over the world?

When you complete the Diploma of Hospitality Management you will be able to work as a functions manager, restaurant manager, or front office manager.

Gain these skills:

  • lead a diverse team
  • financial management
  • regulatory compliance
  • rostering
  • stock purchasing and control
  • providing quality customer service
  • managing workplace conflict
  • workplace health and safety
Diploma
National ID: BSB40420
State ID: BFS2
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Certificate IV in Human Resource Management

Recruit the best staff and develop staff potential with this industry-relevant course.


Are you ready to pick the best person for the job?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Human Resources you are setting yourself up for a career in building productive businesses with the most capable staff; as a human resource officer, recruitment assistant or in human resources development.

Gain these skills

  • recruit staff 
  • develop staff potential
  • make presentations to groups
  • lead effective teams
  • workplace health and safety

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

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Certificate IV
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA66
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
Online

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Launch a lifelong career helping those who have lived a long life.

Delivered at:


Are you ready for a lifelong career helping those who have lived a long life?

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you'll be on your way to a diverse and fulfilling career in the direct care industry.

Gain these skills

  • working effectively in the aged care industry and caring for the elderly
  • enabling clients to maintain independence
  • understand and support people with dementia
  • safety procedures, ethical behaviour and infection control
  • working with cultural diversity
  • workplace health and safety

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
@communityservices(opens in a new tab)

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

Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AB71
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

Launch your career in caring in the home and the community.


Caring in the home and community

Support people that need it the most in a career as an aged care assistant. This course specialises in providing in demand home and community support services and also supports relationships with, a wide range of people, including carers and families.   

Gain these skills

  • work effectively in the aged care industry
  • caring for the elderly and enabling them to maintain independence
  • understanding and supporting people with dementia
  • safety procedures and ethical behaviour
  • infection control practices
  • working with cultural diversity
  • workplace health and safety

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

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

Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA67
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Complete this course and be on your way to a career in disability support.


Are you ready for a lifelong career helping others?

Help people have a better quality of life in an industry where staff are always in-demand. When you complete this course you'll be on your way to a career in disability support.

Gain these skills

  • work effectively in the disability support industry
  • caring and enabling clients to maintain independence
  • understanding and supporting people with disabilities
  • infection control policies and procedures
  • working with diverse people

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

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 

Certificate III
National ID: ICT30120
State ID: BFF7
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate III in Information Technology

Build your skills to work in IT roles including client support officer, ICT operations support, and IT technician.

Looking to commence an IT career?

Join an Industry that makes a difference to the economy on a daily basis and enjoy the diversity of where a career in technology can take you. The Information Technology industry is constantly evolving and is one of the fastest growing industries in the country due to the reliance on digital transformation across work, study and life. When you complete the Certificate III in Information Technology, you will be an attractive applicant for IT roles such as client support officer, IT technician, or ICT operations support.

Gain these skills:

  • hardware installation and maintenance
  • supporting PC operating systems
  • networking operating system installation and management
  • Microsoft Office applications and documentation
  • ICT helpdesk skills 
  • programming, ethics and privacy
  • personal data protection
  • critical thinking
  • teamwork and ICT client support

This course is a suggested entry point for high school graduates with limited information technology skills or those who have limited industry experience. 

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Specialist facilities on campus

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)

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Certificate III
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: BFF9
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology

Gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of information technology fields.


Upskill quickly with this cutting-edge six-month IT course

Join an Industry that makes a difference to the economy on a daily basis and enjoy the diversity of where a career in technology can take you. The Information Technology industry is constantly evolving and is one of the fastest growing industries in the country due to the reliance on digital transformation across work, study and life. When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology you will gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of growing information technology fields. You will be an attractive applicant for in-demand roles such as ICT systems support, web and database support, cloud administrator and Cyber Security analyst.

Gain these skills:

  • cloud services
  • cyber incident response
  • database creation
  • web development
  • networking and hardware
  • all SM TAFE certificate IV IT qualifications include core skills of programming, ethics and privacy, cyber risk management, critical thinking, new technology research, teamwork and client support

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Specialist facilities on-campus

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) at both the Thornlie and Rockingham campuses provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. Available pathways are from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in networking, cyber security, systems support, cloud engineering and programming.

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) at Murdoch 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.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT50220
State ID: AC20
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)

Take a step towards an industry with high job prospects! Gain in-demand networking skills and valuable industry experience.


Embark into the rewarding industry of IT networking

Take a step towards an industry with great job prospects!  Gain in-demand networking skills and acquire valuable experience in current industry standards with the Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking).  

Gain these skills

  • manage complex networks
  • develop Cloud Architect skills
  • apply advanced Cisco routing and switching 
  • implement Advanced Virtualisation
  • monitor and implement system security 
  • administer authentication and encryption technologies

All Diploma level studies include: cyber security awareness, working in teams, client management skills, and ethics and privacy.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

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 and creative media. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber securitynetworking, programming and digital media.

Diploma
National ID: ICT50220
State ID: AC21
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
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Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming)

Gain advanced knowledge and valuable experience in an industry- standard learning environment with the latest technology.


Step into a software development career! 

Go beyond programming and take a step towards a lasting career in software development. Gain advanced knowledge and valuable experience in an industry- standard learning environment with the latest technology.

Gain these skills:

  • develop complex business applications
  • gain advanced knowledge of Java, C#, Python
  • design and develop SQL and noSQL databases
  • use Agile development techniques

All Diploma level studies include: cyber security awareness, working in teams, client management skills, and ethics and privacy.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA. 

With South Metro TAFE partnering with Oracle and Microsoft, we can ensure the latest software and technology is included in this course.

Specialist facilities on-campus

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

Diploma
National ID: ICT30120
State ID: AC12
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate III in Information Technology (Cyber Security)

In this cyber stream course, you can learn to work in cyber and IT roles including ICT Technician, Help Desk Officer or Cyber Security support.

Looking to commence an IT career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Information Technology Cyber Security, you will be able to work towards working in the following roles of ICT Technician, Help Desk Officer, Cyber Security support. 

Gain these skills:

  • cloud services
  • cyber security risk analysis
  • networking and hardware
  • online security threat handling
  • cyber security awareness

All certificate III qualifications include these core skills:

  • programming, ethics and privacy
  • personal data protection
  • critical thinking
  • teamwork and ICT client support

This course is a suggested entry point for high school graduates with limited information technology skills or those who have limited industry experience. 

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Specialist facilities on campus

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.

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Certificate III
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC17
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development)

Delve into the creative world of gaming and gain career enhancing knowledge and game-related artificial intelligence.

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Launch into a future-proof IT career

When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development) you will gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of growing gaming development, virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR, 360) fields. Opportunities exist to engage in real life projects using industry standard software, skills, and knowledge.

You will be an attractive applicant for roles growing in demand such as 3D modelling and animation, interactive media design and production, and user interface design.

Gain these skills

  • 3D modelling
  • immersive technologies
  • coding for games
  • 3D animation
  • simple artificial intelligence
  • interactive media design
  • rapid prototyping
  • industry standard game design software and hardware
  • all SM TAFE certificate IV IT qualifications include core skills of programming ethics and privacy, cyber risk management, critical thinking, new technology research, teamwork and client support

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Specialist facilities on-campus

Our Simulated Games Development Studio at the Thornlie campus provides a training environment designed to emulate professional industry working conditions and provide access to current industry-standard hardware and software. The simulated studio also provides students with opportunities to collaborate with other digital media students to create engaging interactive applications for a range of industries and platforms.

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Certificate IV
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC10
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

Looking for an IT career with high job prospects? Gain career enhancing knowledge and hands-on practical skills.

Study in a strong IT employability pathway

Join an Industry that makes a difference to the economy on a daily basis and enjoy the diversity of where a career in technology can take you. The Information Technology industry is constantly evolving and is one of the fastest growing industries in the country due to the reliance on digital transformation across work, study and life.

When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) you will gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of growing networking, customer support and cloud related fields. Progressively move from IT service help desk to a career as a technology engineer where you build and optimise applications, systems and networks on site, in data centres and in the cloud.

Gain these skills:

  • apply computing and networking protocols and technologies
  • building and troubleshooting networking technologies
  • providing ICT customer service on a service desk
  • building ICT services on premise and in the Cloud and in wired and wireless networks
  • creating solutions for small and large businesses using gear from vendors such as Cisco, Ubiquiti, Windows and Linux, Amazon Web services, Microsoft Azure and Off