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Part-time courses in Semester 2 2021

Study part-time at SM TAFE and reap the benefits of on-campus study while managing your busy lifestyle:

  • access lecturers imparting their expertise face to face
  • access on-campus libraries with computer facilities, cafeteria, student kitchens, student zones, Aboriginal cultural spaces and group study rooms
  • study at a slower pace, or fit study in around your work or family commitments

Explore part-time courses

Applications have now closed for Semester 2 2021. The list below is an indication of what you may expect for Semester 1 2022. Check back later to confirm which courses will be available for part time study.

Short on time but want a quick special skill? Check out our skill sets and short courses page.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: FNS60217
State ID: BDQ1
Industry Business and Finance
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Perfect your accounting skills with the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. The ideal start to an exciting accountancy career.

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If you enjoy accounting and mathematics, have an analytical mind and would like to work in the accounting profession, then our Advanced Diploma of Accounting is for you.

Gain these skills:

  • support clients with regular monitoring
  • analysis
  • preparation of documents
  • reports
  • accounts
  • give financial advice

Our course is developed under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), in close consultation with and accredited by the Accounting industry’s professional bodies and has an excellent reputation for quality. You will be well on your way to a role as a registered tax agent or assistant accountant – the ideal start to an exciting accountancy career or an alternate pathway to the Bachelor of Accounting for students who have not completed secondary schooling in Australia.

The units in this course meet the educational eligibility requirements for the following two skills sets with the Tax Practitioners Board:  • FNSSS00008 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax documentation)  • FNSSS00009 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax Plans)

Satisfactory completion of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting entitles you to join the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), one of the three peak accounting bodies representing accountants in Australia.

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: MST60119
State ID: BEP4
Industry Creative Industries
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Launch into a fashion career with the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn how to build and prepare a graduate portfolio to get you ready for employment.

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Launch into a career in fashion

When you complete the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising at Bentley, you’re ready to work as a fashion designer, product developer, production manager, CAD operator, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) operator, distribution coordinator, fashion/ textile and colour forecaster, garment finisher, pattern grader/maker, production consultant, or specialised construction machinist.

The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course is the final year of three years of fashion study. Culminating in a professional showcase of student collections at an industry-attended fashion show, this course covers every aspect of a fashion cycle. Students and staff work together to build a graduate portfolio and professional profile to prepare graduates for employment.

Gain these skills: 

  •  specialised digital patternmaking
  •  costing and pricing strategies 
  • marketing and branding 

See more on our award winning students and Bentley facilities facebook and instagram.

The fees and duration of study on this website for this qualification are for the final advanced diploma year only, students enter this qualification after completing the Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

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: MST40519
State ID: BEP8
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Start a creative career in fashion with the Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn the skills required to begin your career in the fashion industry.

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Do you want to work in the creative and energetic world of fashion?

The Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course immerses students in the ever-dynamic fashion industry. 

Gain these skills:

  • Fashion design and colour principles
  • Fashion forecasting
  • Technical fashion drawing
  • Fibre and textile investigation and sourcing
  • Sustainability and ethical production
  • Digital technologies for fashion design
  • Patternmaking and grading
  • Specialist garment construction such as tailored shirts and a denim jacket

When you complete the Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course at Bentley, some of the roles you'll be ready to take on include:

  • Design workroom assistant
  • Trade drawing technician
  • Junior CAD operator
  • Fabric and supply sourcer
  • Assistant patternmaker/grader
  • Garment finisher/presser
  • Alterations technician
  • Production machinist
  • Specification technician
  • Dispatcher
  • Quality controller

See more on our award winning students and fashion facilities on facebook and instagram

Certificate IV
National ID: MST50119
State ID: BEP9
Industry Creative Industries
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Work your way towards a career in the fashion industry with the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn skills in conceptual design development, fashion illustration, CAD patternmaking and grading and more.

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Are you ready to get serious about a career in fashion?

Do you aspire to a career as an assistant fashion designer, CAD operator, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) operator, fabric and supply technician or patternmaker?

The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course builds on student fashion skills. 

Gain these skills:

  • Conceptual design development
  • Fashion illustration
  • Textile development and manipulation techniques
  • Digital print development
  • Digital fashion and production technologies 
  • Specialist patternmaking
  • CAD patternmaking and grading
  • Specialist garment construction including bras and swimwear, tailored fully lined jackets, boned bodices and leatherwork.

See more on our award winning students and facilities facebook and instagram.

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

Diploma
National ID: MST50119
State ID: AB80
Industry Creative Industries
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Fashion Business)

Master your skills in fashion business with the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Fashion Business). Learn about fashion forecasting and marketing and social media within the industry.

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Fashion business skills in a global industry

Do you want to have a career in a fashion business environment? The Fashion Business and Merchandising pathway at Bentley immerses you in creative fashion business skills such as fashion forecasting and buying; visual merchandising and digital engagement; and marketing and social media.

You will learn the legal, financing and trade essentials for fashion enterprise and the import and export of product.

Gain these skills:

  • international fashion sourcing;
  • sustainable supply and manufacturing;
  • creation of accurate costings
  • tech packs for managing offshore production.

When you complete the Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Business and Merchandising Pathway) at Bentley, you’re ready to work as an Assistant Buyer, Assistant Visual Merchandiser; Social Media Creator; Assistant Product Developer; Fashion Influencer/Stylist; or Fashion Business Owner in retail or e-commerce.

This course includes an internship component in a fashion business environment.

See more on our award winning students and facilities facebook (opens in a new tab) and instagram(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.

Diploma
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: SHB40115
State ID: AWO5
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Learn the skills and beauty treatments to become a beauty therapist. Train in a student beauty clinic.

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Are you ready for a beautiful career?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy you will be looking at a career as a beauty therapist.

Gain these skills:

  • facials and specialised facials
  • body massage
  • waxing
  • lash and brows
  • makeup application
  • spray tanning
  • eye lash extensions
  • retail and sales operations

Our product training is lead by industry specialists and we also teach the latest beauty trends.

You will also have the opportunity to apply your skills in our Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics.

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This course can provide a pathway into dermal science and nursing. 

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

Diploma of Community Services

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


Do you want to make a real difference?

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

Formalise your skills as a Community Services worker

If you’re working in the community services industry, our Bentley workshop-style course will allow you to gain this qualification after hours at Bentley campus. 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: CUA20215
State ID: AZN1
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate II in Creative Industries

An exciting ICT creative career pathway as a multimedia designer, web developer, or production assistant.


Get your creativity flowing! 

Creativity is the third top skill that employers are looking for to future proof your career. The Certificate II in Creative Industries will start you on your journey towards an exciting creative career pathway as a multimedia designer, web developer, or production assistant. By completing this qualification you will also improve your ICT employability skills.

Gain these skills:

  • Use digital technologies and multimedia
  • Social media skills
  • Design and Drawing skills
  • Gain arts industry knowledge 
  • Effective team Work 

Full-time study is equivalent to three days a week. This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA. 

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Gain these skills:

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

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

Is this course right for you?

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

Specialist job outcomes for those in industry or with similar qualifications

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

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^
Online

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

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


Become the next generation cyber expert! 

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

Gain skills in:

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

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

Specialist facilities on-campus

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

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

See our IT Training Facebook page

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

Certificate IV
National ID: 22484VIC
State ID: BEI22
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in EAL (Access)

Improve your English skills for further training and/ or employment.


Improve your English skills

For almost everything you do in Australia, you need to understand, speak, read and write English. If you have done your ESL entry course, or have picked up some English along the way, and want to build on it, this course will help towards further study or getting a good job.

If you like the look of this course but aren't sure if it's right for you, express your interest using the button below and our Program Manager will contact you to talk through your study goals.

Express your interest

Certificate I
National ID: 22485VIC
State ID: BEI15
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate II in EAL (Access)

Improve your English skills for further training and/ or employment.


Improve your English skills

When you finish the Certificate II in EAL (Access) you will be able to use English every day with confidence.

Gain these skills:

  • take part in informal conversations
  • read and write informative advice
  • understand and respond to written and spoken information
  • understand the news
  • use the internet safely

You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

EAL = English as an Additional Language.

If you like the look of this course but aren't sure if it's right for you, express your interest using the button below and our Program Manager will contact you to talk through your study goals.

Express your interest

Certificate II
National ID: 22486VIC
State ID: BEI18
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate III in EAL (Access)

Complete this course and you'll be able to use English every day with confidence.


Do you speak a language at home which isn't English?

When you finish the Certificate III in EAL (Access) you will be able to use English every day with confidence.

You will learn to:

  • take part in informal conversations
  • read and write
  • understand and respond to written and spoken information
  • understand the news
  • use the internet safely

You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

EAL = English as an Additional Language.

If you like the look of this course but aren't sure if it's right for you, express your interest using the button below.  Our Program Manager will contact you to discuss your study goals.

Express your interest

Certificate III
National ID: 22492VIC
State ID: BEI20
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)

A transitional English course for those wanting to study at diploma or university level.


Do you speak another language at home (not English)?

The Certificate IV in EAL (English as an Additional Language)  - Further Study will prepare you for a wide range of study including Diploma and university (Murdoch University).

This course meets appropriate entry requirements into Murdoch University undergraduate degrees with minimum entry of IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.

Gain these skills:

  • academic discussions
  • reading and understanding textbooks
  • research and analytical skills
  • oral and written presentation of information
  • to understand and respond to written and spoken information.

You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

EAL = English as an Additional Language.

If you like the look of this course but aren't sure if it's right for you, express your interest using the button below and our Program Manager will contact you to talk through your study goals.

Express your interest

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM60112
State ID: J368
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
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Advanced Diploma of Engineering

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

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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: 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.

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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

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: SFL30115
State ID: AWP2
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Floristry

With this floristry qualification you'll be a leader in floral design work.

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Are you ready for your career to bloom?

Do you have creative flair and an eye for detail? This floristry qualification will set you on the path to becoming a 'budding' leader in floral design work. 

We teach you more than just about the flowers, once you have mastered the basic commercial skills, we show you how to execute custom-made, cutting-edge, large and small scale design briefs

Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience, a passion for flowers and offer a supportive training environment for you to gain a National Qualification, and expose you to the exciting  industry of professional floristry.

Gain these skills:

  • Designing, constructing and selling a diverse range of floristry products.
  • Developing practical construction and technique skills 
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the key tools for floral design and the elements and principles.
  • Working in a live environment to develop your speed of construction.

Murdoch has new, specialised facilities dedicated to creative art and design.

To see some of the incredible work created by our floristry students and lecturers visit our Floristry Facebook page @floristrysmtafe

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

 

Vaccination requirements

The Commonwealth Department of Health and the Western Australian Department of Health have advised that it will be mandatory for residential aged care workers to have a COVID-19 vaccination from 17 September 2021, this includes students undertaking work placements. 

Students undertaking this course must have a flu vaccination (no more than one year old) to be eligible to go out on compulsory work placement. 2 COVID vaccinations are strongly recommended.

Vaccination requirements

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?

When you complete the Certificate III in Information Technology general focus, you will be an attractive applicant for IT roles such as client support officer, IT technician, or ICT operations support.

Gain these skills in the general focus stream:

  • hardware installation and maintenance
  • supporting PC operating systems
  • networking operating system installation and management
  • Microsoft Office applications and documentation
  • ICT helpdesk skills 

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. 

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.


Launch yourself into a future-proof IT career

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 big data analyst.

Gain these skills:

  • Cloud services
  • Big data capture and analysis
  • 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.

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)

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: 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 TechnicianHelp Desk OfficerCyber 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. 

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: 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.

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

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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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: 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

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 Office365
  • 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.

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.

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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: ICT40120
State ID: AC07
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming)

Gain knowledge and in-demand skills to design and develop computer programs and apps.

Program your IT career!

Develop career enhancing knowledge and in in-demand skills to design and develop computer programs and Apps via the Certificate IV of Information Technology (Programming) specialisation.

An individual with this specialisation could work as an assistant programmer in a team of software developers, or as a support programmer to senior programmers or systems analysts engaged in programming.

Gain these skills:

  • Programming in Java, C#, Python
  • Developing user interfaces
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Database development
  • Understanding programming methodologies, documentation and testing techniques
  • All SM TAFE certificate IV IT qualifications include core skills of ethics and privacy, cyber risk management, critical thinking, new technology research, teamwork and client support.

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.

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

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Certificate IV
State ID: AE382
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free*
Online
Skill sets

Introduction to Cyber Security Skill Set

Learn the skills to secure your digital footprint whether it be for a small business or your own personal devices. 

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Get ready to secure your digital footprint

Learn the skills to secure your digital footprint whether it be for a small business or your own personal devices. 

This skill set will give you an introduction to the world of IT in workplaces where routine cyber security practices are required.

You will learn basic skills in network security, WHS basics and cyber security awareness.

Gain these skills:

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

Next course dates

Next start dates will be February 2022. Please check back for further information or apply to be advised when the next course will run.

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $428.75.

Help using our online application

You will need to have the evidence requirements(opens in a new tab)  and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. When ready to apply, use our guide to self service application using Student Portal.

Student Portal application guide (2 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)    

Skill set
National ID: 52831WA
State ID: BCY91
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

Become a nurse! This course provides the academic knowledge for entry into the Diploma of Nursing.


Are you ready for a life-saving and caring career?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies you'll be a step closer to a career as an enrolled nurse.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to ease comfortably into studying nursing. 

Gain these skills:

  • learn about anatomy, physiology, and microbiology
  • medical terminology
  • applied mathematics
  • physics and chemistry
  • study skills

The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies provides the academic knowledge for entry into the Diploma of Nursing.

Study to suit busy lifestyles

Nursing study can be very competitive and finding time to study can be a challenge when you need to work, but we have found a way for you to do both with our part-time night courses at Bentley, Rockingham and now Mandurah campuses. Our part time options involve a blended delivery mix of online study and face-to-face at campus in our nursing facilities. 

 
Certificate IV
National ID: CUA31015
State ID: AZO4
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate III in Screen and Media

Start your pathway towards a career as a web developer, multimedia designer or digital animator.


Immerse yourself into the digital media industry

The Certificate III in Screen and Media is the perfect foundation to make that break into the vibrant and exciting industry of digital media. Start your pathway towards a career as a web developer, multimedia designer or digital animator. This is also a great way to improve your information and communications technology skills, to help make you more employable.

Gain these skills:

  • use digital technologies and multimedia
  • manipulate digital images
  • create digital animations
  • create a website 
  • work with interactive content 
  • gain workplace health and safety knowledge 

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

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics

Higher level studies are recommended.

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

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.

Certificate III
National ID: UEE20111
State ID: D632
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate II in Split Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

Study at WA's premier centre for refrigeration and air-conditioning by becoming an air-conditioner or split-system installer.

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Do you want a career bringing comfort into the home?

When you complete this Certificate II in Split Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems you'll be what employers are looking for as a split system installer or air-conditioner installer.

Gain these skills:

  • install split systems and heat pump systems (maximum plant capacity 18kWr)
  • understand legal obligations 
  • assemble components 
  • pressure and leak test refrigerants 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.

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.

Certificate II
National ID: AHC31319
State ID: BEY6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Sports Turf Management

This qualification provides a career in greenkeeping or turf management. Students learn skills in safety, machinery/irrigation operation and nutrient application.

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Learn the fine art of greenkeeping

Join the sports turf industry at a level where you will be expected to curate and manage a wide range of turf and horticultural practices. A considerable amount of outdoor and physical activity is required while you apply your skills to green spaces such as golf courses, bowling clubs and elite sports facilities.

Gain these skills:

  • Manage safety issues and work site activities
  • Operate and maintain turf machinery and chainsaws
  • Irrigation installation, operation and maintenance
  • Installing drainage systems
  • Sample, test and improve soils
  • Plant nutrient application and monitoring
  • Safely preparing, applying, transporting and storing of chemicals
  • Controlling weeds, plant pests and disorders
  • Renovating turf, preparing turf surfaces for play and monitoring turf health

Sports turf management is a unique course to SM TAFE and proudly boasts three previous students have won the Western Australia Apprentice of the Year in the WA Training Awards.

 

Certificate III
National ID: TAE40116
State ID: BAB2
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Passionate about sharing knowledge and training others? Complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and kick-start your career as a trainer, assessor or lecturer today!


Are you passionate about sharing knowledge and training others?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment you will be ready to start a rewarding career as a vocational trainer, assessor, or lecturer, either in the private or public sector.

Gain these skills:

  • deliver and assess training
  • design and develop training programs
  • present to groups of learners
  • participate in assessment moderation and validation

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is an essential requirement for anyone wishing to deliver vocational education and training for a registered training organisation in Australia.

Those applying to enter this program must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area.

Assessment of many units of competency require access to real learning contexts where you are able to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in your workplace or one you are able to arrange to access that relates to your vocational competency.

Certificate IV
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