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Aged Care

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

National ID: CHCSS00114 | State ID: AE116

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

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

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

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

Semester 2

Online + practical assessment at Mandurah campus (next date Friday 31 July)

Overview

Units

Overview
Where Mandurah
How Part Time
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Provide Individual Support Skill Set

State ID: AE144

Get ready for your caring career 

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

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

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Important information

Job ready skill sets are 100% free for the following eligible students:

  • People aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding school students)
  • Secondary school-aged people who are not enrolled at school
  • People receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment
  • People and dependents of people receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • People and dependents of people holding:
    -  pensioner concession card or Health Care Card; or
    - a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of people who are inmates of a custodial institution

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

All year round

Rockingham - Dates to be announced

Overview

Units

Overview
Where Rockingham
How Part Time
Fee
Non concession:
Tuition fee $413.00 + resource fee $235.50 = $648.50 (non-refundable)
Apply now
Use our online application form to get started. An enrolment officer will verify your eligibility and will contact you to finalise your enrolment.

Course enquiry

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Provide Individual Support Skill Set (Fee Free)

State ID: AE156

Get ready for your caring career 

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

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

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Important information

Job ready skill sets are 100% free for the following eligible students:

  • People aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding school students)
  • Secondary school-aged people who are not enrolled at school
  • People receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment
  • People and dependents of people receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • People and dependents of people holding:
    -  pensioner concession card or Health Care Card; or
    - a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of people who are inmates of a custodial institution

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

All year round

Rockingham - Dates to be announced

Overview

Units

Overview
Where Rockingham
How Part Time
Apply now
Use our online application form to get started. An enrolment officer will verify your eligibility and will contact you to finalise your enrolment.

Course enquiry

Are you ready to study a full time or part time full qualification?

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For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set (Fee Free)

State ID: AE161

Get ready for an aged care career

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

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

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

All year round

Mandurah - Dates to be announced

Overview

Units

Overview
Where Mandurah
How Part Time
Apply now
Use our online application form to get started. An enrolment officer will verify your eligibility and will contact you to finalise your enrolment.

Course enquiry

Are you ready to study a full time or part time full qualification?

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For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Infection control Skill Set

State ID: AE112

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.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

Semester 2

Rockingham, Murdoch, Thornlie - Online + practical assessment on-campus

Overview

Units

Overview
Where Rockingham
How Part Time
Self Paced
Fee
Non concession:
FREE
Enrol now
Ready to get started? You can enrol now and study online with us.

Course enquiry

Are you ready to study a full time or part time full qualification?

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For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care (Aged Care Pre-traineeship)

National ID: 52841WA | State ID: AB64

Introduction to Aged Care

The Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care (Pre-Traineeship) will provide you with the basic industry specific skills and knowledge for the aged care sector or a traineeship within the Community Services sector at the Certificate III level.

Entrance Requirements

Course requirements

Work placement

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Entrance Requirements

    
We will evaluate your literacy and numeracy skills prior to enrolment to ensure that you have the minimum literacy and numeracy skills to complete this study successfully. The minimum skills required are level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). If your skills are lower than level 2 you will be provided with literacy and numeracy support while you study this qualification.

Course requirements

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. We will arrange the within industry for you which will involve 100 hours at Opal Aged Care facility.

[Other instructions will follow for work placement such as gaining police clearance etc]

Work placement

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange the work placement with the Opal Aged Care facility you which will involve your attendance for 100 hours.

[Other instructions will follow for work placement such as gaining police clearance etc]

Job opportunities

   
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

Semester 1

Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Traineeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
When Semester 1
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

National ID: CHC33015 | State ID: AB71

Caring in the home and community

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support you'll be on your way to a career as an aged care assistant.  

This course specialises in providing home and community support services and also supports relationships with carers and families.   

Work placement

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Work placement

Work placement is a requirement for this course

This course has a mandatory work placement component that all students must complete. South Metropolitan TAFE will assist students in finding a suitable work placement by working with our industry partners. Please be aware that industries and employers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has meant that some work placements have been cancelled, put on hold or student places significantly reduced. While every effort is being made to work with our industry partners to secure work placements during this unprecedented time, there may be delays in students being placed. As a result of these delays some students may take longer than the expected time to complete their course. Lecturing staff will keep all students up to date, and will inform students if this may affect them and cause a delay in finishing their course.

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. You will need to arrange a suitable work placement within industry which will involve your attendance at a workplace.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

Semester 1

Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Mandurah
How Full Time
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Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom

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Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Rockingham
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Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom

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Where Thornlie
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Semester 2

Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

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Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Mandurah
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Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom

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When Semester 2
Where Rockingham
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Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom

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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

National ID: CHC43015 | State ID: AWM9

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

Course requirements

Work placement

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Course requirements
Work placement

Work placement is a requirement for this course

Please be aware that industries and employers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has meant that in some cases it may not be currently possible to place students in a prospective employment opportunity. If that occurs, students will be able to complete training in a simulated workplace on campus.

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you which will involve your attendance at a workplace.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

Semester 1

Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Mandurah
How Full Time
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Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom

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Overview
Duration 1 semester
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Where Rockingham
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Semester 2

Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom

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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

National ID: CHC33015 | State ID: AA67

Are you ready for a lifelong career helping others?

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) you'll be on your way to a career in disability support.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the disability support industry, caring, enabling them to maintain independence, understanding and supporting people with disabilities.

“I wanted to do the course because there is a need for support workers to work with deaf clients in the community.

Course requirements

Work placement

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Course requirements
Work placement

Work placement is a requirement for this course

This course has a mandatory work placement component that all students must complete. South Metropolitan TAFE will assist students in finding a suitable work placement by working with our industry partners. Please be aware that industries and employers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has meant that some work placements have been cancelled, put on hold or student places significantly reduced. While every effort is being made to work with our industry partners to secure work placements during this unprecedented time, there may be delays in students being placed. As a result of these delays some students may take longer than the expected time to complete their course. Lecturing staff will keep all students up to date, and will inform students if this may affect them and cause a delay in finishing their course.

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

All year round

Rockingham - Part Time-Self Paced

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
When All year round
Where Rockingham
How Part Time
Self Paced
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Semester 1

Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 1 semester
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Where Mandurah
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Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom

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Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom

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Semester 2

Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

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Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom

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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

National ID: CHC33015 | State ID: AA66

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

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you'll be on your way to a career as an aged care assistant.

Course requirements

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Course requirements
Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

All year round

Thornlie - Part Time-Self Paced

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When All year round
Where Thornlie
How Part Time
Self Paced
Get started
This course is available to start anytime for online study. 

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