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Skills Ready skill sets

These new job ready skill sets have been developed in consultation with businesses and employers to deliver fast track training that will get you skills ready for jobs in areas including hospitality, health care, retail, business, cyber security and construction... and many more.

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

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The Skills Ready range of courses includes online, infection control, free and paid skill sets. See the list below.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
State ID: GAB95
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Advanced Mathematics and Engineering Calculus skill set

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

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Get a handle on advanced mathematics for engineering

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • develop your underpinning core mathematical skills and essential knowledge in technical mathematics/advanced engineering mathematics
  • gain advanced engineering abilities to become a qualified engineer
  • enhance subsequent education choices to transition into a university engineering qualification and career choices
  • develop your analytical problem-solving skills
  • identify the key parameters and their effect on system behaviour by solving ordinary differentiation equations (ODEs)
  • visual and interactive job-relevant learning experience of calculus and advanced algebra using MATLAB to find analytical/numerical solutions expeditiously
  • develop the capability for applying MATLAB as an interactive mathematical analysis tool to support engineering and scientific applications
  • apply mathematical modelling using MATLAB/SIMULINK for practical & complex engineering problems
  • demonstrate practical applications of the various mathematical concepts and the associated MATLAB operations to various engineering application areas, e.g. thermodynamics; fluid mechanics; probability and statistical analysis in project management and maintenance, etc

2022 Dates

  • 19 April to 21 June
Skill set
State ID: GAA29
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Applied Engineering Drawing and CAD skill set

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

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Master Autodesk’s AutoCAD drafting system

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

Gain these skills

  • produce industry standard 2D and 3D engineering drawings
  • gain a working knowledge of appropriate standards,
  • learn how to produce fully parametric 3D models and assemblies using Autodesk’s Inventor software

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

Next dates for delivery:

Mondays, 2 May to 19 September, 5pm to 8:30pm

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

Applied Engineering Mathematics skill set

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

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Get a solid foundation in physics for engineering

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • identifying common engineering materials by their principal properties 
  • select materials for specific applications
  • verify selected material as fit for purpose
  • determine stresses in simple structures and mechanical components
  • verify stress levels using appropriate reference material
  • solve engineering problems involving algebraic expressions with one independent variable
  • use trigonometry to solve practical problems
  • solve quadratic equations
  • statics, dynamics, motion and rotation  

Next dates for delivery

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

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

Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics skill set

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

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • investigate and review sustainability implications, features and functions of Mechanical Engineering sector
  • software assisted techniques for applications for fluid and thermodynamic principles in engineering
  • discover the simulated working environment must be used where the range of conditions reflects realistic workplace situations.
  • reviewing sustainability implications, functions and features of fluid, thermodynamic and vacuum devices, machines and systems
  • identify and evaluate hydrodynamic and thermodynamic principles and techniques, analysis techniques, software and software validation techniques
  • operate, develop and maintain a computer/controller system/program to fulfill project requirements 
  • report and document results of scoping, principles and techniques identification, evaluation of applications, calculations, component and system layouts, and functional diagrams

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed.

Skill set
State ID: AE378
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Skill sets

Business Ready Skill Set

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

Get ready for a career in Business! 

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

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

Gain these skills 

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

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $720.00.

Skill set
State ID: AE374
Industry Defence
Skill sets

CNC Operations Skill Set

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

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Learn how to operate CNC machinery

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

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

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

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

Gain these skills

  • practical skills and knowledge to analyse, inspect components, edit CNC programs 
  • apply workplace health and safety
  • perform engineering measurements
  • Operate and monitor CNC machines and processes.

Dates

  • Next intake March 2022
  • Groups begin monthly when there is demand

Express your interest

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

Civil Construction Earthworks and Foundations skill set

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed.

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

Civil Construction Structural Design skill set

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

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Design and calculate structures using industry technology

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

Gain these skills:

  • calculate structural elements from basic beams, columns and walls through to more real-life complex examples in addition to exploring a variety of functions such as structural connections (welding and bolting) 
  • structural mechanics: loads, analysis, materials, and design of members such as columns, beams, trusses and portal frames
  • calculate various load conditions to determine the strength and stiffness of structure by reporting component stress, strain and deformations

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed

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

Civil Infrastructure Design skill set

Become a technical officer or designer for major infrastructure projects.

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Develop the groundwork for major infrastructure

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • detailed designs of both rural and urban roads, surface/pavements and subsurface drainage
  • investigate location of underground services and their impact on projects
  • implementation of traffic control devices to improve road safety for all road users
  • intersection treatments
  • pavement types, layers, materials and thicknesses.
  • calculating, sizing and selecting infrastructure components
  • geometric designs
  • analyse, interpret and apply Australian, MRWA and Austroads standards and guides
  • stormwater capture methods

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed

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

Commercial Kitchen Skill Set

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

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Get a taste for working in a kitchen

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

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

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

Gain the skills to

  • clean kitchen premises and equipment
  • use hygiene practices for food safety
  • participate in safe work practice
  • comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • use food preparation equipment

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $387.05.

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

Construction Model and Drafting skill set

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

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Design structures and models using industry technology

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • drafting, scheduling and the production of drawings and specifications for building project
  • use of BIM Revit Structural (Building Information Modelling) to compile building information ready for planning and design and detailing for construction  

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed

Skill set
State ID: AE188
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Cross-Sector Infection Control Skill Set

Get Skills Ready with infection control skills for all industries.

Delivered at:


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

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

Gain these skills

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

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

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

Customer Service Skill Set

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

Get ready to delight customers

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

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

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

Gain these skills

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

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $246.50.

Next dates:

Fremantle    

  • To be confirmed

Mandurah    

  • To be confirmed
Skill set
State ID: GAA35
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Drafting and Estimates skill set

Create drawings, schedules, estimates, and common tendering document procedures used in Australian electrical work and services.

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Create detailed drawings and estimates for electrical projects

Build your career in electrical design and contracting by understanding on how to create project specific requirements, drawings, schematics, schedules, estimates and common tendering document procedures used in Australian electrical work and services.

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

Gain these skills:

  • interpret electrical drawings and diagrams using knowledge of Australian drawing conventions and symbols
  • create electrical and electronic diagrams, schematics, control circuit diagrams, and documentation using Electrical CAD software
  • make up material take-off, job list and labour force from information given in project specifications and drawings using electrical estimation software
  • outline the purpose of a contract and planning to provide electrical services
  • formatting and compiling documents for successful tender responses  

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed.

Skill set
State ID: GAC03
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Electrical Engineering Project skill set

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

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Discover how to work as part of a diverse engineering team

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

Gain these skills:

  • develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects incorporating all client requirements and system design specification in accordance with Australian standards 
  • understand and use automation tools such as limit switches, level switches, reflective sensors, I/O devices (e.g. logic controllers), pneumatic and electrical actuators in the execution of electrotechnology projects
  • apply industry and community standards while carrying out engineering activities
  • produce detailed drawings of electrical control circuitry and layout 
  • analyse risk in line with Australian safety standards and develop a comprehensive risk management plan for any given electrotechnology project
  • project manage the complete lifecycle of the design process from conception and initiation, to planning, execution, performance/monitoring and project close

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed.

Skill set
State ID: GAA31
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Engineering Energy Sector skill set

Get a solid foundation in applied electrical engineering.

Delivered at:


Solve practical electrical engineering problems

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • apply the basic and advanced mathematics to solve problems
  • understand and produce reports
  • analyse and interpret workplace documents, tables and charts
  • apply an extensive knowledge of sustainable energy systems and components, workplace safety policies and procedures  

Next dates for delivery

Commencing 19 July 2022

Skill set
State ID: AE371
Industry Defence
Skill sets

Fluid Power Skill Set

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

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Push your skills to the limit

The Fluid Power skill set defines the skills and knowledge required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) within metals, engineering, manufacturing and associated occupations, or at equivalent levels in other industries where engineering tradespersons work. It has been developed specifically to suit the role of a welding supervisor in the defence industry; for example those working on projects such as ship or aircraft building or the maintenance of military vehicles.

This skill set will provide existing workers with specialist skills in hydraulic systems, suitable for careers as a hydraulic fitter/technician or hydraulic systems designer.

Gain these skills

  • analyse, inspect and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • maintain fluid power controls
  • monitor/inspect equipment condition
  • tube bending and fitting
  • understanding logic systems
  • workplace health and safety

Dates:

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

Express your interest 

Skill set
State ID: GAA36
Industry Building and Construction
Skill sets

Grid Connect Design and Install Clean Energy Council skill set

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
  • Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply system skills
  • Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems

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

Next dates for delivery

  • 14 – 18 February 2022
  • 9 - 13 May 2022
  • 1 – 5 August 2022
  • 17 – 21 October 2022
Skill set
State ID: AE381
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Skill sets

Hospitality Service Skill Set

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

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Get ready to pour some variety into your career

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

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

Gain these skills

  • provide responsible service of alcohol 
  • prepare and serve espresso coffee  
  • serve food and beverage  
  • provide service to customers  
  • process financial transactions 
  • use hygiene practices for food safety  
  • comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 
  • workplace health and safety

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $901.30.

Skill set
State ID: GAB03
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Industrial Control System Programming skill set

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

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Develop your skills in computer based measurement, programming and control

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

Gain these skills:

  • develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
  • develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers
  • develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems
  • design and use advanced programming tools PC networks and HMI Interfacing
  • develop structured programs to control external devices

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed.

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

Infection control Skill Set

Learn to manage infection control in your direct care workplace.

Delivered at:


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

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

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

Gain these skills

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

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

Interested in retail, food handling or transport and logistics?

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

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

Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)

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

Delivered at:


Learn to control COVID-19 related infection in food handling

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

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

Gain these skills

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

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

Interested in non-food handling control skills?

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

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

Infection control Skill Set (Retail)

Learn to manage infection control in your retail workplace.

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Learn to control COVID-19 related infection in retail

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

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

Gain these skills

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

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

Interested in non-retail infection control skills?

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

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

Infection control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

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

Delivered at:


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

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

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

Gain these skills

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

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

Interested in non-transport and logistics infection control skills?

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

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

Infrastructure Ready Skill Set

Get Skills Ready for a job in construction.

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Build your future with skills in infrastructure

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

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

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

Gain these skills

  • Follow work health and safety policies and procedures
  • Plan and organise work
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Communicate effectively in the work place
  • Operate small plant and equipment

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $298.66.

Next course dates

Thornlie: to be confirmed

Skill set
State ID: AE439
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Online
Skill sets

Integrating Mental Health Practice Skill Set

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

Gain these skills:

  • increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • work with diverse people
  • provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • manage personal stressors in the work environment
Skill set
State ID: AE766
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Skill sets

Introduction to Commercial Cookery Skill Set

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The Introduction to Commercial Cookery Skill Set will introduce you to the world of cooking and hospitality. Learn how to prepare and present simple dishes, how to use a range of food preparation equipment and about food safety. Gain real hands on industry experience with work experience in a real commercial kitchen.

Gain these skills:

  • Use food preparation and equipment
  • Prepare and present simple dishes
  • Clean kitchen premises and equipment
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • Participate in safe work practices

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $464.85

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

Introduction to the Supply Chain Skill Set

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

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Get a career on the move and drive a forklift!  

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

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

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

Gain these skills 

  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures  
  • Carry out delivery operations 
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods 
  • Operate a forklift (including the licence to operate a forklift truck)    

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $682.75

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

Job Ready Basics Skill Set

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

Delivered at:


Get ready for a start in the workforce

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

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

Gain these skills

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

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $108.40.

Next dates:

To be confirmed. 

Skill set
State ID: GAA32
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Machines and Motors skill set

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

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Get your motors running

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

Gain these skills:

Learn to apply your knowledge to areas such as: 

  • air-conditioning power systems
  • rotating machines
  • calculation of circuit network parameters
  • maintenance in ore handling operations
  • motor selection
  • maintenance techniques
  • motor protection

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed.

Skill set
State ID: GAC21
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Maintenance Coordination, Planning and Scheduling skill set

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • designing maintenance strategies, procedures and methods for asset management
  • planning and scheduling planned and unplanned work
  • diagnosing breakdown problems
  • carrying out quality inspections on jobs
  • liaising with client departments and customers
  • arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components
  • controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment
  • monitoring and controlling maintenance costs
  • dealing with emergency and unplanned problems and repairs
  • writing maintenance strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines

Next dates for delivery

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

Skill set
State ID: GAB97
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Mechanical Engineering Design, Modelling and Drafting skill set

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

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Take your career in engineering design to the next level

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • knowledge of engineering-related analysis processes and techniques to investigate, synthesise and develop proposals, evaluate feasibility against criteria such as quality, cost efficiency, safety, and innovation 
  • to model/prototype to test and then reworked as necessary until an acceptable outcome is achieved in addition to exploring a variety of functions such as collision and interference detection
  • simulating various load conditions (static and dynamic) to determine the strength and stiffness of members/assembly by reporting component stress, strain, deformations, shear and torsion
  • drafting, scheduling and the production of detail drawings and specifications for mechanical assembly and commissioning
  • project manage the complete life cycle of the design process including conception and initiation, planning, execution, performance/monitoring, and project close

Next dates for delivery

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

Skill set
State ID: AE617
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Skill sets

Operate a Small Business Skill Set

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

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Get ready to turn your dream into a flourishing business!

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

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

Gain these skills 

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

Dates

Bentley    

  • 2 May to 23 September
Skill set
State ID: GAA23
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Skill sets

Operate and Maintain Chainsaws skill set

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

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

Gain these skills:

  • how to cross-cut fallen timber and the cutting techniques to maximise volume and quality recovery
  • complying with the mandatory codes of practice and legislation to safely operate a chainsaw in the workplace
  • application of skills and knowledge to cross-cut fallen timber 
  • identify cutting techniques to maximise volume and quality recovery 
  • comply with mandatory codes of practice and relevant legislation to safely operate chainsaws in the workplace along with duty of care to self, others and the environment 

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

Skill set
State ID: GAA58
Industry Building and Construction
Skill sets

Painters Registration - Business and Estimating skill set

Want to work in the painting industry? In this hands-on course you will learn about surface preparation, colour theory and wallpapering techniques, and gain business skills.

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There are two units of the Course in Painters Registration included in this short course.

AUL08 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business (BSBSMB401)

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with all regulations affecting the business. It applies to individuals operating a small business who use analytical skills to interpret legislation and regulations and develop procedures to manage compliance.

W9241 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects (CPCCBC4004A)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.

Completion of all four units from the Course in Painters Registration will satisfy requirements for licensing.

For Business and Estimating

  • BSBSMB401 AUL08 Establish Legal and Risk Management Requirements of Small Business (CBT)
  • CPCCBC4004A W9241 Identify and Produce Estimated Costs for Building and Construction Projects (CBT)

For Prepare Surfaces and Wallpapering

  • CPCCPD3021A D7385 Prepare Surfaces for Painting (CBT)
  • 82985 PRB Colour and Wallpapering (CBT)

Gain these skills:

  • learn about surface preparation, coating systems, colour theory and wallpapering techniques
  • estimate costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites
  • understand the practice of running a painting and decorating business

Next dates for delivery:

  • Online study, start anytime
  • Intensive (5 days full-time), starting 20 September, 11 October, 8 November
  • Evenings (2 nights a week for 16 weeks), dates to be announced
Skill set
State ID: GAA40
Industry Building and Construction
Skill sets

Plumbing Contracting Licensing (Business) skill set

The business units form a mandatory part of the plumbing contractor licence.

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Books that are supplied to you as part of the course fee:

• ISBN: (9781921734045) BSBSMB401A Textbook Establish Business Legal Requirements
• ISBN: (2770000021524) BCPCM4002A Estimate & Cost Plumbing Theory Notes
• IBSN: (2770000021517) BCPCM4001A Carry Out Risk Control Processes Theory Notes

Students must supply the following regulations/standards at their own cost:

• Health Regulations Standards Act ISBN: (RKH028) Treatment of Sewerage, Disposal of Effluent & Liquid Wastes
• Water Regulations Standards ISBN: (RKP 097) Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000
• AS/NZS 3500 Plumbing Code ISBN: 2770000019835 2015 Edition

Gain these skills

  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • carry out work-based risk control processes
  • Estimate and cost work

Next dates

You can enrol anytime for this course to start studying online.

Skill set
State ID: GAA41
Industry Building and Construction
Skill sets

Plumbing Contracting Licensing (Specialist) skill set

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

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

  • Drainage
  • Sanitary
  • Backflow
  • Water Supply

Gain these skills

  • Design and size sanitary drainage systems, treatment plant disposal systems, sanitary plumbing systems and heated and cold water services and systems
  • Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices and hot and heated water temperature control devices

Next dates 

Semester 1

  • Backflow 16 to 18 May
  • Drainage 13 to 24 June
  • Water 19 to 30 May 

Semester 2

  • Backflow 5 to 7 September
  • Drainage 3 to 14 October
  • Sanitary 18 to 25 July, 24 to 31 October
  • Water 8 to 19 September
Skill set
State ID: GAB80
Industry Business and Finance
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Safety Leadership for Supervisors skill set

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

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This two day intensive face to face safety supervisors training is designed for current and step-up supervisors in the mining and construction industry who have been nominated to become an appointed person/supervisor by their employer. The completion of this safety leadership course may contribute towards becoming an appointed person under Section 44. Your employer will advise on specific site or company requirements.

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

Gain these skills

  • responsibilities to complete workplace inspections
  • incident and accident reporting
  • training, leadership and supervision
  • emergency preparation and procedures
  • risk management
  • delegation
  • plant and substances
  • safety and health representative obligations
  • mines inspection
  • compliance requirements and how to achieve compliance

Next dates for delivery:

  • 15 and 16 June 2022
  • 3 and 4 August 2022
  • 21 and 22 September 2022
  • 26 and 27 October 2022
  • 30 November and 1 December 2022
Skill set
State ID: GAA37
Industry Building and Construction
Skill sets

Service Type A Gas Appliances skill set

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

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

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

Gain these skills

  • basic electrical theory 
  • characteristics of electromotive force (EMF) 
  • characteristics of fuses
  • circuit breakers
  • residual current devices and earthing systems 
  • combustion characteristics and effects 
  • conduction 
  • current flow 
  • ignition systems 
  • insulation 
  • isolation procedures 
  • Ohm's law 
  • burners and burner adjustment 
  • characteristics of conversion from one gas type to another 
  • classification of appliances and identification of related components 
  • electrical safety, including isolation procedures and requisite precautions 
  • gas appliance regulators 
  • gas appliance thermostats 
  • gas safety, including:
  • combustion characteristics and effects 
  • isolation procedures 
  • job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS) 
  • operation of flame failure systems used in Type A gas appliances
Skill set
State ID: AE386
Industry Building and Construction
Free*
Skill sets

Work Safety in Construction Skill Set

Get Skills Ready for a job with construction safety skills.

Get ready for a safe construction career

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $394.33.

Next dates for delivery

This course runs subject to demand.

Skill set
State ID: AE618
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Skill sets

Work in Community Care Skill Set

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

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Make a difference in the community 

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

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

Gain these skills

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

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $587.35.

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