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An overview of Education and Community Services at North Metropolitan TAFE.

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You could end up with new employment, new networks, new opportunities, new colleagues, new friends. Lara Sappal

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As a leading provider of community services, aged care, child care and education training in Western Australia, we have close relationships with key industry partners including hospitals and a wide range of aged care, disability services, youth work, child care and community service providers. Studying one of our courses is a rewarding way to make a career that is all about helping those in need and making positive changes to communities.

The ageing population, ageing workforce and roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have placed an unprecedented demand on service delivery and the requirements for a skilled workforce. North Metropolitan TAFE works closely with partners including Brightwater, Hall & Prior, Juniper and WA Blue Sky to produce skilled graduates ready to join the workforce.  

We also offer dual qualifications in partnership with Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group, combining CHC33015 AA66 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) with HLT33115 AA72 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (Acute Care). For more information, please see our flyer.

North Metropolitan TAFE is offering qualifications in direct client care to meet the need for skilled personnel to help support our ageing population or work with people with a disability.
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)
CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
 

Aged Care and Disability Enterprise Training Program (ETP)

We partner with enterprises and consortiums to apply for funding in training workers to fill current skills gaps and future workforce requirements through traineeships and skill sets.


National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CHC43215 AWK4 Alcohol and Other Drugs Certificate IV Employer-based
Online
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000002, Community Services, alcohol, drugs, community support worker, case worker, AWK4, CHC43215, helping people, mental health, drugs and alcohol, youth, social, sciences, child, protection, family, support, welfare, Detoxification Worker, Drug and Alcohol Worker, Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Family Support Worker, mental Health Outreach Worker, Case Worker (Community Services), Support Worker (Community Services), Welfare Support Worker, community Worker

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Make a difference to the lives of others

This qualification focuses on providing assessment and support to clients with alcohol and drug issues as well as implementing health promotion and community intervention programs. You will learn about interviewing in the initial client assessment and study preventative, educational and other community strategies relevant to the field.

Gain these skills
  • Work with people who are intoxicated
  • Provide withdrawal services
  • Develop an understanding of the legal and ethical requirements for working in drug and alcohol support services
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • A desire to make a significant impact on people at a critical stage of their life
  • Enthusiastic and caring with a positive and proactive approach
  • Able to work with individuals presenting with complex needs and histories
  • Understanding of the needs of people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Good active listening and conflict resolution skills
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
CHC52115 AWM4 Community Development Diploma Employer-based
Leederville
Community Development, S000000, S000002, Community Development Manager, Neighbourhood Centre Manager, Community Education Manager, Community Development Worker for Social Housing, Community Development Officer, Community Engagement Officer, social, environment, health, recreation, arts, culture,

Gain an industry specific qualification which relates to your Community Development job

Community development ia all about the growth and empowerment of individuals, groups or communities.

The Diploma of Community Development will give you the skills to develop and deliver programs that build the capacity of communities to influence and guide their own future through public social change processes.

At this level, workers have specialised skills with complexity in the range and choices of actions required and will generally have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. This work may be undertaken across a range of social, environment, health, recreation, arts and culture sectors.

Gain these skills
  • Support community action
  • Work within organisation structures to enable community development outcomes
  • Implement community development strategies
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Conceptual and analytical skills
  • Value people, partnerships and teamwork
  • Cultural awareness
  • Organised with a flexible approach to work
Delivery mode information

Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

 

CHC62015 AWI5 Community Sector Management Advanced Diploma Employer-based
Leederville
TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000002, Community Services, awi5, aw15, manager, community sector, coordinator, chc62015, helping people, mental health, drugs and alcohol, youth, social, sciences, child, protection, family, support, welfare, Community Manager (Care, Development, Education, Recreation), Neighbourhood Centre Manager, Community Work Coordinator, Community Services Coordinator, Coordinator of Volunteer Work, Project Manager (Community Services)

Become a leader in the community services industry

Learn to coordinate and manage small community service groups or branches/departments of large community organisations.

By completing this course you'll build upon your existing skills and develop your expertise as a senior administrative worker within the community services industry. 

You may also use your existing workplace experience to gain credit for some aspects of this course.

This course is only delivered through a work-based study mode, participants will need to be employed in a role that includes a moderate level of management in order to complete this qualification.

Gain these skills
  • Strategic planning 
  • Financial management
  • Marketing
  • Networking and partnerships
  • Leadership, innovation and team building
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Passionate about promoting and increasing community awareness
  • Dedicated, proactive and innovative
  • Sensitive towards the diverse backgrounds, beliefs, cultures and attitudes of others
  • Strong planning and organising ability, and a penchant for problem solving
  • Strong developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to undertake research and project work
Delivery mode information

Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

 

CHC22015 AWJ7 Community Services Certificate II Employer-based
Traineeship
Leederville
TAFEADM, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, Community Services, S000002, awj7, chc22015, community work, youth work, support worker, helping people, mental health, drugs and alcohol, youth, social, sciences, child, protection, family, support, welfare, community, Community Services, Aged Care, Children's Services or Disability Services, personal care assistant, Personal Care Worker, Personal Care Giver, Home Helper, Assistant Community Services Worker

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Open the door to a career in community services

This course will introduce you to the community services industry. You'll gain the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills by completing this qualification.

You'll cover language, literacy and numeracy; further study and job options; study skills; and communication and computing.

Start on your path to a career in Community Services, Aged Care, Children's Services or Disability Services.

Gain these skills
  • Communication and working in health or community services
  • Organisation and completing daily work activities
  • Working with diverse people
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy assisting people
  • Friendly, patient, empathetic and have a positive outlook
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Sound sensible decision-making skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and to participate constructively in teams
Delivery mode information

Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

 

CHC32015 AWJ2 Community Services Certificate III Employer-based
On campus
Online
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
 TAFE04, S000000, S000002, J000007, Education and Community Services,  Community Services, case worker, support worker, community worker, awj2, chc32015, helping people, mental health, drugs and alcohol, youth, social, sciences, child, protection, family, support, welfare, community, TAFEADM, online, community support worker, welfare worker, Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker, Aboriginal Community Development Worker, Accommodation Support Worker, Residential Support Worker, Neighbourhood Centre Worker, Youth Housing Support Worker, Welfare Support Worker

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services — employment prospects are high

This course is ideal for support workers, case workers and client contact officers; generally, positions with direct contact with clients, providing  day-to-day support.

All of our Community Service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

You'll also be mentored by attentive and caring lecturers who have extensive experience in the industry.

Gain these skills
  • Interpersonal skills to work in residential and community settings with clients
  • Identify their needs and plan and develop appropriate services
  • Insight into the community services sector including mental health, alcohol and other drug services and domestic violence services
  • Learn about the ethical and legal responsibilities of community workers
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Positive, can-do approach, and a friendly, caring attitude
  • Respectful, resilient and empathetic
  • Sound, sensible decision-making skills
  • A non-judgmental attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to demonstrate good judgment and common sense in dynamic and challenging environments
  • Sound understanding of the importance of personal and professional boundaries
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
CHC42015 AWL8 Community Services Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Online
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
awl8, chc42015, worker, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000002, Community Services, case worker, community care, residential care, TAFEADM, online, Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker, Community Worker (mental health, alcohol & drugs, youth, migrant services), Community Education Worker, Support Worker (Community Services), Case Worker (Community Services), domestic Violence Worker, Outreach Officer, Early Intervention Homelessness Worker, Court Support Worker, community Legal Officers, Information and Referral Worker, Tenant Advice and Advocacy Worker, Phone Advice Worker (Community Services), Supervisor, Team Leader (Community Services), Welfare Support Worker, Family Support Worker, Parole Probation Officer, Residential Care Officer

Further your skills in developing services and programs for the community

If you enjoy helping people and like working in a team then a career in community services could be for you. There is an ongoing skill shortage in this industry so employment prospects are high.

As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement* where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

All of our Community Service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job.

Gain these skills
  • Advanced communication
  • Group work
  • How to design and deliver programs that enhance community participation
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities and requirements for working in community services
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Respectful, resilient, empathetic and have a positive outlook
  • A non-judgmental attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to exercise initiative
  • Leadership qualities
  • Able to build positive relationships with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong communication, consultation, problem solving and negotiation skills
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
CHC52015 AWM0 Community Services Diploma Employer-based
On campus
Online
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000002, Community Services, AWM0, AWMO, CHC52015, worker, case manager, program coordinator, youth worker, TAFEADM, online, community Worker, Disabilities Services Officer, Family Support Worker, Youth Liaison Officer, welfare Worker, Welfare Case Worker

Care for a career

Complete this qualification and you could be working in community services, case management or social housing, involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

You will have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management, providing direct support to individuals or groups. You may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management, program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

All our community service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

Gain these skills
  • Consultation
  • Community program development
  • Group work
  • Advocacy
  • Case management
  • Policy and research
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Able to undertake research and self directed activities
  • Self motivated, pro-active and energetic 
  • Creative thinker with strong problem solving skills
  • Strong decision making skills based on sound judgment and empathy
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 
CHC51015 AZA0 Counselling Diploma Employer-based
On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
TAFE02, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000009, Counselling, domestic violence, case management, welfare, social work, community services, youth work, mental health, allied field, counsellor

Gain a competitive edge to employment in this fast-growing industry

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work with clients experiencing complex situations requiring advanced interviewing and communication skills in a community services setting.

During the course you will gain industry experience and grow your expertise by completing two supervised field placements* with one of 170 government and community agencies. You may work in the areas of mental health, drugs and alcohol abuse, family and domestic violence, housing, adolescent development, or parenting and relationships - giving you a competitive edge to secure employment in this fast-growing industry.

This course may be of particular interest to graduates of Diploma or higher in community services, youth work, mental health, allied field or applicants with more than two years work/volunteer experience in community services. If you have not already completed the above you may be able to complete a combined Diploma of Community Services and Diploma of Counselling.

Gain these skills
  • Build and facilitate counselling relationships with clients
  • Reflect on and improve your own professional practice
  • Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • Research and apply personality and development theories
  • Work legally and ethically
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Able to undertake research and apply myself to self directed activities
  • Broad-minded and non-judgemental
  • Able to keep information confidential
  • Able to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures
Delivery mode information
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 
CHC43115 AWJ3 Disability Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Traineeship
Mount Lawley
TAFEADM, AWJ3, CHC43115, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000012, Disability Services, J000000, J000004,

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Empower people with disability to achieve greater levels of independence

If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live their own life, then this is the course for you.

When you complete this course you will be on a pathway to a career in the rewarding and sometimes challenging world of disability work. You could find yourself working in a range of settings including residential, employment, recreational and/or day support, advocacy and case management, supporting people with a disability to gain skills and knowledge to move towards a more independent and self-determined life.

The Certificate IV in Disability includes a supervised work placement, giving you the opportunity to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way. Our students often gain employment through their work placement.

Gain these skills
  • Facilitate community participation, social inclusion and ongoing skills development for clients
  • Communicate, network and work with relevant people to ensure clients are supported
  • Facilitate the empowerment of clients
  • Provide person-centred services to clients with complex needs
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Safe work practices
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Passionate about supporting individuals to lead a more independent and fulfilled life
  • Reliable, proactive and confident in working with people with disabilities
  • Professional, friendly and supportive
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
EAB29 Early Childhood Aboriginal Skill Set Skill set On campus
Leederville
School, Child, care, Childcare, Islander, Torres, Straight, Education Officers in schools,

An exciting start to a rewarding career

The Early Childhood Aboriginal Skill Set is a unique set of three units designed to give Aboriginal students an exciting start toward a career in early childhood.

The course is delivered by a lecturer with knowledge in Aboriginal culture and learning styles and is supported by an Aboriginal mentor. It is based on the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework and aims to provide a culturally safe learning environment.

Non-Aboriginal students can apply through interview.

Gain these skills
  • Ability to work with families of young children in early childhood settings
  • Provide culturally safe learning and care environments for young children
  • Work with culturally diverse people in the education and care environment
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enthusiam about working with young children
  • Sound English language skills including reading and writing
CHC30113 J587 Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate III Employer-based
On campus
Online
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
S000000, S000001, Childcare, children, kids, day care, J587, CHC30113, Early childhood educator, Outside school hours care assistant, playgroup supervisor, Recreation assistant, Childhood Educator, Childhood educator assistant, Child Care Aide, Family Day Care Worker, Family Day Carer, Nanny, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, Koolark

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Your gateway to a rewarding career in a growing industry

Early Childhood Education and Care is an expanding industry for those with a genuine interest and passion in the care and education of young children up to the age of 5 years. The childcare industry is demanding higher qualifications and training from educators in this field to ensure consistently high standards of education and care for children placed in these services. This can be achieved by completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

You'll learn how to interact and foster the development of the children while working within legal requirements and ensuring the children's health and safety are not at risk.

As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

You will work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them in various child care situations.

North Metropolitan TAFE is offering early childhood training to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and further information can be found on our Koolark Page.

Gain these skills
  • First aid in an education and care setting
  • Provide care for babies, toddlers and children
  • Support the holistic development, play and learning of children in early childhood
  • Use an approved learning framework and information about children to inform and guide practice
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working with children and able to to relate well to them
  • Enthusiastic, tactful, patient and a sense of humor
  • Calm, alert, observant and active
  • Good problem-solving skills with ability to communicate simply and clearly
  • A good fitness level to be able to lift children and child care equipment
CHC50113 J594 Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma Employer-based
On campus
Online
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
j594, chc50113, childcare, worker, educator, room leader, educational leader, children's services, coordinator, crèche, manager, playgroup, S000000, S000001, Working with children, children, play, care, education, child, family, aboriginal, atsi, indigenous, special needs, TAFEADM, childcare centre coordinator, Crèche Supervisor, Child Care Supervisor, Playgroup Leader

A fulfilling career helping children grow and develop

This diploma will provide you with the skills and knowledge to manage the operation of a child care centre where you would be responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services (0-5 years), in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. You would also supervise staff and volunteers.

During this course you will learn to provide care and meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings.

As part of this qualification you will undertake ongoing work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned. You will work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them.

In most states this is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children's service centre based care and education.

Gain these skills
  • Ethical work practices and legal requirements of the industry
  • Advanced skills in:
    • Care routines
    • Working with families
    • Observing and recording children's behaviour
    • Working with culturally diverse clients
    • Managing safety in the workplace
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working with children and able to relate to them and their parents
  • Enthusiastic, tactful, patient and a sense of humor
  • Calm, alert, observant and active
  • Able to use judgment and initiative and work as part of a team
  • Good fitness level to be able to lift children and child care equipment

 

CHC30213 J588 Education Support Certificate III Employer-based
On campus
Online
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
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Develop the skills and knowledge to assist teaching staff

This course will provide you with a customised program in learning support to prepare you for roles such as an education assistant working in a school. You will learn to provide support to a classroom teacher for children from kindergarten to Year 12.

As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned in a classroom setting.

Certificate III in Education Support students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check and a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check before attending work placement. Under 18 students will be required to obtain a Confidential Statutory Declaration.

Gain these skills
  • Implement planned education programs
  • Assist students in their learning and development
  • Contribute to the safety and health of students
  • Support students with additional needs.
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse students and colleagues
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Caring and enthusiastic nature
  • Open-minded and flexible to changes
  • Adaptable to cater for a diverse range of student needs
  • Good reasoning and organisational skills
  • Able to follow directions and guidelines
CHC40213 J590 Education Support Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Online
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
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Engage your passion for working with children and supporting their individual needs

The Certificate IV in Education Support will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist the teaching staff in schools and provide care, instruction and supervision in kindergarten, pre-primary, primary and secondary school. It will also offer you a career that fits in with your family life.

This course is also available through a structured online mode of study. Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. You will still be supported by your online lecturers. With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

No matter how you choose to study, as part of this qualification you will need to undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned in a classroom setting.

Certificate IV in Education Support students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check and a Department of Education Police Clearance before attending work placement. Under 18 students will be required to obtain a Confidential Statutory Declaration.

Gain these skills
  • Implement planned education programs
  • Assist students in their learning and development
  • Contribute to the safety and health of students
  • Support students with additional needs and disabilities
  • Work with children and young people at risk of harm
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse students, families and co-workers
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Caring and enthusiastic nature
  • Open-minded and flexible to changes
  • Adaptable to cater for a diverse range of student needs
  • Able to communicate well
  • Good reasoning skills
  • Good organisational and problem solving skills
  • Able to follow directions and guidelines
CHC33015-AA67 AA67 Individual Support (Disability) Certificate III Employer-based
On campus
Traineeship
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Midland
Mount Lawley
TAFEADM, AA67, CHC33015, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000012, Disability Services, J000000, J000004,

If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live an independent life, then this is the course for you

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) you will be on a pathway to develop a career in the rewarding world of disability work. On successful completion you could find work in a variety of settings such as residential, individual support, employment, recreational/day support, advocacy and case management.

This course includes a supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

North Metro TAFE is running a pilot project with Brightwater Disability Services, you'll complete an intensive study block of 4 days per week for 3 weeks at our Mt Lawley campus followed by 2 days per week of placement and 1 day per week of classes for 9 weeks followed by a study and assessments week. View our Brightwater Pilot Program flyer, contact us for more details or apply today.

Gain these skills
  • Support people with disability to move towards a more independent and self-determined life
  • Communicate, network and work with relevant people to ensure the person is supported in all aspects of their life
  • Work and develop relationships within a team
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Committed, reliable, proactive and confident in working with people with disabilities
  • Tactful, patient, flexible and understanding
  • Able to cope with challenging situations
  • Able to work as part of a team
What others have to say

Brightwater.pngPartnering with North Metropolitan TAFE using  a new clinical model in the Certificate lll Individual Support – Ageing qualification has allowed us to increase the amount of placements we offer.  Brightwater’s dedicated team of support staff work closely with North Metropolitan TAFE students throughout their training to develop their job ready skills.  By the completion of their studies some students form an integral part of the team and have been offered employment which has benefited both parties.
 
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CHC43415 AWL2 Leisure and Health Certificate IV On campus
Mount Lawley
TAFE04, S000000, Aged Care, J000001, Fitness, S000007, recreation, activities, day centre worker, recreational officer, diversional therapy assistant, health, leisure, social, disability, Diversional Therapy Assistant, activities Assistant, Leisure Support Officer, Community Leisure Officer, Community Recreation Activity Assistant, Day Centre Worker, Day Support Disability Officer, Diversional Recreational Therapist, Activities Coordinator, Activities Officer, recreation Officer, Recreational Activities Officer, Weekend Recreational Activities Officer

Get the skills to make a difference to people's lives

In this course you will learn how to design, implement and evaluate health and leisure activities for clients across the community services sector. You may work with clients who are aged, who have disabilities or those who present with the need for additional support in the leisure/social/recreation area.

Work may be undertaken in residential facilities and/ or in community agencies and day centres. Workers may be under professional supervision within defined organisational guidelines or be sole practitioners and some may be responsible for other workers.

Gain these skills
  • Plan, implement and monitor individual and group activities for a range of clients
  • Support the independence and well-being of clients
  • Follow safe work practices
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy helping and interacting with people 
  • Interested in leisure and recreation as a way of promoting wellbeing
  • Sensitive to the needs of a wide range of individuals
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Strong communication and comfortable relating to a variety of people, including the elderly and those with a disability
CHC40113 J589 School Age Education and Care Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Online
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
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Do you want a career caring for the future?

When you complete the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care you'll be on your way to a career as an outside school hours carer or school holiday program coordinator for children aged between 6 and 12 years.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the education sector, supporting the development of children.

Gain these skills
  • Implement inclusion strategies
  • Understand legal, ethical, and administrative requirements
  • First aid
  • Working with cultural diversity
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working with children
  • Alert, observant and active
  • Able to use judgment and initiative, and work as part of a team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
TAE40116 BAB2 Training and Assessment Certificate IV On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
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Get qualified to deliver training and assessment in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector

 

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

The qualification (or skill sets derived from units of competency within it) is also suitable preparation for those engaged in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context, as a component of a structured VET program.

In order to meet the entry requirements for this qualification you must prove:

  1. You have the Vocational (industry) competency and current industry skills and experience in your proposed area of teaching and assessing
  2. You have access to real vocational students undertaking a VET qualification in your specific industry area 
    (This could either be in a registered training organisation or in a Secondary school environment as part of an accredited VETiS program) 

This information is detailed in the expression of interest.  Please read this document carefully and complete all sections prior to submitting.
For more information about this qualification, view our flyer.

Gain these skills
  • Plan, design, organise and deliver training and assessment across a variety of industry contexts
Is this course right for me?

I have:

  • Vocational competency in my proposed area of teaching and assessing
  • Access, or have arranged to have access, to real VET students undertaking nationally accredited training. This could either be within a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or a Secondary School VET program.

Please note you WILL NOT be able to complete the entire qualification if you cannot prove the above two points.

 

CHC40413 J592 Youth Work Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Online
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
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Create brighter futures for young people

Complete this qualification and you'll have what it takes to help young people in need. You may find employment in community, government and welfare agencies.

You 'll learn how to create programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people while working to legal and ethical requirements.

During this course you will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement* where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Gain these skills
  • Develop and facilitate a range of community based programs
  • Follow legislative and ethical requirements
  • Implement organisational policies and guidelines
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work independently
  • A non-judgemental attitude
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Initiative and leadership qualities, with the ability to relate to young people
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
CHC50413 J597 Youth Work Diploma Employer-based
On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000002, Community Services, j597, CHC50413, helping people, mental health, drugs and alcohol, youth, social, sciences, child, protection, family, support, welfare, TAFEADM, online, Case Manager, Residential Support Worker, Community Education Worker, Youth Worker, Juvenile Justice Officer, Youth Accommodation Support Worker, Youth Liaison Officer, Youth Support Worker,

Make a positive impact in young people's lives

Youth Workers coordinate and manage the development and delivery of services and programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

During this course you will learn skills that enable you to respond to young people in crisis and the ability to respond to critical situations as well as the management of finances, work safety and the work environment.

As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Gain these skills
  • Consultation
  • Training techniques
  • Program planning
  •  Legal and cultural issues
  • Community action
  • Research and policy development
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Ability to undertake research and apply myself to self directed activities
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Non-judgemental attitude
  • Ability to relate to young people
Delivery mode information
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 

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