STEM skills are crucial for Australia’s changing future

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are the industries of the future, leading innovation, creativity and design developments.

Experts predict that 75% of new jobs will require workers to have STEM skills*. To be competitive, the Australian workforce needs people who can adapt to the changing world and workplace.

We are committed to achieving the WA Government’s skills strategy in STEM, we offer a range of qualifications specialising in developing these skills including:

  • Science and the Environment – horticulture, conservation, land management, environmental science and laboratory operations.
  • Building and Construction – civil construction, electrical and electrotechnology, and residential building drafting.
  • Engineering and Mining – engineering, fabrication, mining and surveying.
  • Information Technology and Digital – IT, multimedia and games, networking and cyber security, website design and software development.

* What is stem?

Our facilities

  • We were the first TAFE in WA to open our Cyber Security Training Centre, which is located at our Joondalup (Kendrew) campus. The centre includes a dedicated hacker, defender and control room.
  • The Green Skills Building at our East Perth campus is the embodiment of sustainable technology, dedicated to training students in the green jobs of the future.
  • The Mining Training Centre also located at our East Perth campus provides specialised training in mining exploration, mineral processing, geology and gold assaying. The centre features a core yard and fire assay laboratory.
  • Our Midland campus is a METRONET Trades Training Centre supporting students to gain the critical skills required for this significant rail and civil infrastructure project.
  • Located at our Perth campus, our unique simulated underground mine, the CUT Mine gives students exposure to a real underground mine environment, prior to site mobilisation.


STEM in action