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Education and Community Services

As a leading provider of community services, aged care, child care, mental health 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.  

Dual qualifications

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.

Direct client care

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
CHC43015 AWM9 Ageing Support
Certificate IV Employer-based
Mount Lawley
TAFEADM, AWM9, CHC43015, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000007, Aged Care, J000000, J000004, care facility, old people, nursing home, residential facility, client care, planning, residential care officer, Personal Care Worker, Personal Care Giver, Personal Care Assistant, Community Program Coordinator, Care Supervisor, Care Team Leader, Day Activity 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.

Are you passionate about improving your service delivery to your Aged Care clients? Are you looking for a career boost?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Ageing Support you will be ready to work in the Aged Care workplace in a more informed and confident manner and provide excellent care for your clients. This qualification will provide you with an excellent understanding of consumer directed care and will allow you to provide better services to your clients and the organisations you work for.

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support includes a supervised work placement, where you will be able to apply your training, therefore working in the industry is desirable.

Gain these skills
  • Advanced client care and planning
  • Navigate legal and ethical considerations in an Aged Care workplace
  • An increased knowledge of falls prevention and other complex health issues
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Supportive and care nature
  • Patient, flexible and understanding
  • Able to accept responsibility
  • Able to develop and lead teams
  • Committed to the rights of the elderly and people with a disability to live dignified lives
CHC43215 AWK4 Alcohol and Other Drugs
Half price
Online
Certificate IV On campus
Online
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, addict, addiction, withdrawal, intoxication, alcoholic, AOD, rehab, rehabilitation,

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. You will learn about interviewing in the initial client assessment, responding to crisis, working with people with mental health concerns, and providing alcohol and other drugs (AOD) interventions.

Gain these skills
  • Conduct an AOD assessment
  • Develop and implement a treatment plan
  • Provide brief interventions
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
Online delivery mode information

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
Employer-based delivery mode information

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

This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based 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. 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.
EAB97 Childcare Introduction Skill Set
Skill set On campus
Midland
Childcare, carer, children, education, kids, toddlers, babies,

Get a glimpse into the childcare sector with this introductory skill set

If you are considering a career in childcare, you can get an idea of what's in store with this introductory skill set.

You'll gain an understanding of the core skills required to work in child care and start on a pathway to further study and employment in this sector.
You will do a 27.5 hour work placement as part of the training included in this skill set.

This course will next be available in Semester 2 2021.

EAB46 Clinical Care for Aged Care Workers Skill Set
Skill set On campus
Mount Lawley
Aged care, carer, Assistant in nursing, AIN, clinical, health needs, medication,

Gain the skills you need to equip you to provide a high level of care in the aged care sector

The Aged Care Standards highlight the importance of providing safe clinical care to residents with a focus on recognising individual client needs and assessing and reporting changes in a resident's condition. This skill set has been established to provide you with additional clinical skills and assessment skills if you are working within the aged care sector.

Residents within the aged care sector have increasingly complex health care needs and higher acuity levels. The skills gained from this skill set will enable you to work with and support the Registered Nurse in the assessment of clients and delivery of clinical care.  The units have a focus on medication and recognising and reporting signs of deterioration in clients.

    This skill set is most suited to those working within the aged care sector.

    Gain these skills
    • Medication competency
    • A range of Clinical Assessment skills
    • Documentation and reporting requirements
    • Recognising and reporting signs of deterioration in clients

     

    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 is 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

    Employer-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 while 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 an employer-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
    Employer-based delivery mode information

    Employer-based

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

    This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based 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. 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
    Half price
    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.

    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
    Employer-based delivery mode information

    Employer-based

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

    This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based 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. 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
    Half price
    Online
    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

    This entry level 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
    Online delivery mode information

    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 this Certificate IV as some units require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. This placement will be undertaken in the final stage/semester of study.

    To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
    Employer-based delivery mode information

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

    This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based 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. 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
    Half price
    Online
    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 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
    Online delivery mode information

    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 this Certificate IV as some units require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. This placement will be undertaken in the final stage/semester of study.

    To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
    Employer-based delivery mode information

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

    This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based 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. 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
    Half price
    Diploma Employer-based
    On campus
    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

    There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services

    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
    Employer-based delivery mode information

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

    This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based 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. 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.
    EAC07 Community Services Crisis Support Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Perth
    respond, immediate, clients in crisis, crises, situations, community services settings, volunteering, scenario-based simulations, learning, suicide safety plan, manage suicide risk, self-care, suicide prevention, crisis intervention

    Gain the skills and training to respond to the immediate needs of clients in crisis

    This skills set will prepare you to respond to crises in any community services setting and is suitable for anyone working in the community through paid employment or volunteering. You will learn in a safe environment through scenario-based simulations that uses actors to replicate critical situations.

    Successful completion of this course may open up opportunities to work directly with clients or help with career progression. It will give you two units towards a variety of Community Services qualifications.

    Gain these skills
    • Develop clear suicide safety plan to help manage suicide risk
    • Use self-care when involved in crisis or suicide prevention
    • Understand legal and ethical requirements linked to crisis intervention
    • Build relationships with clients seeking help

     

    CHC51015 AZA0 Counselling
    Diploma Employer-based
    On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Leederville
    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. You may find yourself working  in the areas of mental health, drugs and alcohol abuse, family and domestic violence, housing, adolescent development, or parenting and relationships - completing this course will give 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 already working in these industries. 

    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
    Employer-based delivery mode information

    Employer-based

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

    This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based 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. 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.
    CHCSS00095 AD313 Dementia Support - Service Delivery Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Mount Lawley
    AWM9, Education and Community Services, Aged Care, care facility, old people, nursing home, residential facility, client care, planning, residential care officer, Personal Care Worker, Personal Care Giver, Personal Care Assistant, Community Program Coordinator, Care Supervisor, Care Team Leader, Day Activity Worker, dementia

    Support people with dementia

    This skill set is most suited to those who are wanting to build on their knowledge and skills to support clients with dementia.  If you are working in the aged and/or community care environment this is a great opportunity to develop your skills and provide a mentoring/leadership role in dementia care and management in your organisation.

    North Metro TAFE has strong industry relationships and a great team of current and engaging lecturers to support you through your learning journey.

    Delivery is a mix of online and on campus practical laboratory and simulated assessment sessions. Online learning will be supported by collaboration sessions and you will be required to attend our Mt Lawley campus on three days.

    Successful completion of this skill set will provide you with credit towards CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

    Gain these skills
    • Strategies to support clients with dementia
    • Manage behaviour of clients with dementia
    • Support clients in the community.
    Is this course right for me?

    This skill set is recommended for those that are working in the aged and community services sector.

     

    CHC43115 AWJ3 Disability
    Half price
    Certificate IV Employer-based
    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.

    You will need to be employed in the disability sector to be able to fulfill the work place requirements of the course.

    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
    • Currently employed in the disability sector
    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:

    • Enthusiasm about working with young children
    • Sound English language skills including reading and writing
    CHC30113 J587 Early Childhood Education and Care
    Half price
    Online
    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
    Half price
    Online
    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

     

    EAB69 Early Childhood Leadership Skill Set
    Half price
    Skill set Online
    Leederville
    childcare, worker, educator, room leader, educational leader, children's services, coordinator, manager, playgroup, Working with children, children, play, care, education, child, family, aboriginal, atsi, indigenous, special needs, childcare centre coordinator, Crèche Supervisor, Child Care Supervisor, Playgroup Leader, leadership, manager, managerial style, manage, staff, style,

    Gain leadership knowledge and skills in Early Childhood Education and Care

    If you are looking to upskill or move into a managerial role in early childhood education and care this skill set will give you the skills and knowledge to confidently consult, support, and manage staff while exploring your personal management style.

    It is designed for people who are currently working in the Early Education and Care industry and want to update their leadership skills.

    This course is delivered online with live workshops and assessment takes place in industry as a workplace project.

    CHC30213 J588 Education Support
    Online
    Certificate III On campus
    Online
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Leederville
    Midland
    teachers assistant, teachers aid, teachers aide, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000003, Education Services, J588, chc30213, education support, education, education assistant, Working with children, children, play, care, education, child, family, aboriginal, atsi, indigenous, special needs, TAFEADM, Integration Aide, Preschool Aide, Kindergarten Assistant, School Services Officer, Teachers' Aide, Teachers' Assistant, Education Aides, Teachers' Aide, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker, Integration Aide, Preschool Aide, Kindergarten Assistant, School Services Officer

    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
    Online
    Certificate IV Employer-based
    On campus
    Online
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Leederville
    Midland
    teachers assistant, teachers aid, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000003, Education Services, J590, chc40213, education support, education, education assistant, TAFEADM, Integration Aide, Preschool Aide, Kindergarten Assistant, School Services Officer, Teachers' Aide, Teachers' Assistant, Education Aids, Teachers' Aide, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker

    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
    TAESS00014 AD518 Enterprise Trainer-Presenting Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Perth
    Training, workplace, individual, group instruction, presentation, deliver training, formal learning, train, the, trainer, assess, supervision), Vocational Education Training (VET) sector

    Gain the skills to deliver training sessions in a range of workplace and formal learning contexts

    This skill set will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to training others within a workplace. It will enhance your competence and confidence to make presentations and facilitate learning (accredited or non-accredited) and activities in small and large groups.

    The course is suitable for:

    • HR staff who conduct employee inductions;
    • Supervisors who train staff on policies and procedures; or
    • Enterprise trainers who have been identified as having particular skills and experience that benefit others.

    It is also suitable for individuals who teach, train, assess and develop resources (under supervision) within the vocational education and training (VET) environment who work mainly in classroom situations. Or others who are required to train within a workplace and who may be involved in coaching on a individual or small group basis.

    On completion of this skill set the two units will provide credit towards the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

    AE116 Entry into Care Roles Skill Set
    Free
    Infection control
    Skill sets
    Skill set On campus
    Mount Lawley
    Covid19, Coronavirus, infection, illness, aged care, disability, community, healthcare, carer, nurses aid, ain, orderly, patient care, free

    This skill set is free for everyone

    The CHCSS00114 Entry Into Care Roles skill set addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support and basic client care for a range of roles and purposes within the aged care and disability support sectors.

    The support provided in client care will be predominantly non-direct. The skill set is comprised of the following units.

    • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
    • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    EAB72 Food Safety for Ancillary Aged and Personal Care Staff Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Mount Lawley
    Aged Care, carer, food handling, cook, food safety, chef, meal delivery, hospital worker, orderly, ain,

    The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce across a range of areas.

    This skill set has been developed to promote safe food practices, infection prevention, and control and safe manual handling measures. These measures will assist in providing a safe environment and hygiene practices when preparing, handling, serving and assisting  with meals. Ancillary aged care and personal care staff including cooks, and chefs as well as staff involved in meal delivery and assisting clients with their meals will benefit from this food handling skill set.

    You'll gain the following skills:

    • Undertake manual tasks safely
    • Identify infection hazards and assess risks, including using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) effectively to prevent the spread and transmission of infection
    • Create a safe work environment
    • Understand and implement safe food practices

     

     

    AD126 High Support and Complex Care - Aged Care
    Skill set On campus
    Mount Lawley

    Provide high level care and support in an aged care setting

    Residents within the aged care sector have increasingly complex health care needs and higher acuity levels.  This increases the level of support and care needs of residents.  You'll gain additional skills to assess and identify the care needs of residents.  Understanding the importance of risk factors and potential impact on a resident is a key component to this skill set, along with methods to minimize and monitor interventions.  You'll also learn strategies to support residents' palliative care needs and medications competency.

    This skill set is best suited for those working within the aged care or disability sectors.

    Gain these skills
    • Identifying and assessing risk
    • Supporting complex needs of residents
    • Palliative care
    • Medication competency

     

    AD170 High Support and Complex Care - Disability Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Mount Lawley
    disability, residential care, complex needs, medication

    Provide high level care and support in an disability care setting

    This skill set is suited for those working with clients with high support and complex care needs.  You'll gain a range of strategies and skills to support and care for clients. 
    You'll also be equipped with additional skills to help you assess and identify the care needs of residents.  Understanding the importance of risk factors and potential impact on a resident is a key component to the skill set, along with strategies to minimize and monitor interventions.

    Gain these skills
    • Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
    • Develop and provide person-centred service responses
    • Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs        
    •  Administer and monitor medications
    CHC33015 AA66 Individual Support (Ageing)
    Half price
    Certificate III On campus
    Balga
    Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
    Midland
    Mount Lawley
    TAFEADM, ageing, aging, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000007, Aged Care, nursing, aa66, chc33015, J000000, J000004, dementia, Alzheimer, aged carer, personal care worker, personal carer, In Home Respite Worker, Care Service Employee, care Assistant, Care Worker, residential Care Worker, Residential Support Worker, Residential Aide, Home Care Assistant

    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.

    Learn how to empower and support the independence of our elders needing care and join one of Australia's fastest growing industries

    When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you will be ready to start a rewarding career providing direct care to clients in residential, home and community settings.

    There are two different industry placement options available to those studying this Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), you have the option of either:

    Brightwater partnership program
    • Attending classes for 3 days per week for 15 weeks followed by a 4 week industry placement, or
    • At our Mt Lawley campus we also offer a partnership program with Brightwater where you attend classes for 4 days per week over the first 5 weeks followed by 2 days a week industry placement plus 1 day attending classes.
    Dual qualification in partnership with Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group

    North Metropolitan TAFE will also be offering a dual qualification in partnership with Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group, combining this certificate with HLT33115 AA72 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (Acute Care).

    This dual qualification program will run over 7 months with attendance as follows:

    • For the first 4 weeks you will need to attend classes at Mt Lawley campus over 4 days per week
    • Each week from week 4 through to week 27 you will complete 2 days per week of work placement at a Hall and Prior facility plus 1 day per week of classes at Mt Lawley campus
    • Online learning of 1 day per week including online assessment will also be required.

    For more information view our flyer.

     

    Aged Care Workers provide personal, physical and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living. When you provide support to older people you are able to make a tremendous difference to their quality of life and achieve real personal satisfaction through your work. Aged care work is rewarding in itself and provides the opportunity to meet a wide variety of older people.

    Gain these skills
    • Empower or re-enable older people
    • Work with people from different cultures
    • Work and build relationships within a small team
    • Implement effective communication strategies
    • Learn the effects of dementia and the management of any related changes
    Is this course right for me?
    • Enjoy providing quality support for people who are frail aged or living with disabilities
    • Empathetic with a strong sense of compassion and respect for individuals
    • Patient, discrete and committed to the rights of elderly people
    • Calm disposition and loving attitude
    • Reliable, motivated and flexible
    • Good time management skills
    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.
     
    Manager, Strategic Learning & Growth

    CHC33015 AA67 Individual Support (Disability)
    Half price
    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,

    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.

    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.

    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
    CHC33015 AA68 Individual Support (Home and Community)
    Half price
    Certificate III On campus
    Mount Lawley
    TAFE04, community services, S000000, S000007, education, disability, ability, home, nursing, aa68, chc33015, J000000, J000004, personal care worker, personal carer, In Home Respite Worker, Home Care Assistant, Care Assistant, Care Worker, Care Service Employee, Residential Aide, Residential Care Worker, Residential Support Worker, Accommodation Support Worker, Planned Activity Assistant, Community Care Worker, Community House Worker, Food Services Deliverer, Transport Support Worker, Field Officer (Community Services)

    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 positive difference to people's lives

    In this course, you will learn how to provide direct care to clients who are unable to care for themselves due to ill health or disability in a community setting. You'll gain an insight into the aged care and home and community care sector and undertake a supervised work placement where you get to put your skills into practice.

    All of our Home and Community Care qualifications can be completed in the workplace. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

    Gain these skills
    • Provide individualised support
    • Recognise healthy body systems
    • Support independence and wellbeing
    • Work legally and ethically
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Passionate in providing care
    • Initiative, enthusiasm and happy attitude
    • Strong sense of professional boundaries and integrity
    • Cultural awareness
    • Able to work without direct supervision
    • Able to communicate well and build relationships with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds
    52841WA AB64 Introduction to Aged Care (Aged Care Pre-traineeship)
    Half price
    Certificate II On campus
    Mount Lawley
    52841WA-AB64, 52841WA, AB64, aged care, carer, aged care support worker, old peoples home, aged care facility, ageing, old,

    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.

    Pathway to the fast-growing Aged Care sector

    Are you looking for a pathway to further study or employment as an Aged Care Worker?

    North Metropolitan TAFE is giving you the opportunity to complete a Certificate II Introduction to Aged Care (Aged Care Pre-Traineeship) whilst participating in a work placement with one of our industry partners Brightwater, Juniper and Southern Cross Care.

    The program will give you an introduction to the job role, help you confirm if the career is right for you, and increase your chances of continuing onto further study or employment within the industry.

    Aged Care Workers provide personal, physical and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living. When you provide support to older people you are able to make a tremendous difference to their quality of life and achieve real personal satisfaction through your work. Aged care work is rewarding in itself and provides the opportunity to meet a wide variety of older people.

    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes

    • A caring and supportive attitude
    • Patience, discretion and a high level of professionalism
    • Good communications skills
    • Commitment to the rights of elderly people

     

    After you have successfully completed this program you'll be eligible to study CHC33015 AA66 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

    This course is only offered in Semester 1. To register your interest in the Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care (Aged Care Pre-Traineeship), you need to complete the Course Enquiry form below or for more details contact:
    E  pachealth@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

    52840WA AB65 Introduction to Disability Care (Disability Care Pre-traineeship)
    Half price
    Certificate II On campus
    Mount Lawley
    52840WA-AB65, 52840WA, AB65, disability, disability carer, disability care worker, carer, disability support worker, physical disability, intellectual disability,

    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.

    Pathway to the fast growing Disability sector

    Are you looking for a pathway to further study or employment as a Disability Support Worker?

    North Metropolitan TAFE is giving you the opportunity to complete this Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care (Disability Pre-traineeship)  whilst participating in a work placement with one of our industry partners Brightwater, IdentitywaNulsen Disability Services and Senses Australia.

    The program will give you an introduction to the job role, help you confirm if the career is right for you, and increase your chances of continuing onto further study or paid employment within the industry.

    Disability Support Workers provide care, emotional support, physical assistance and supervision for people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Disability Support Workers tend to focus on tasks that alleviate physical discomfort and promote social connectedness, independence, emotional wellbeing and general health.

    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes

    • Patience, flexibility and understanding
    • A supportive and caring nature
    • Commitment to the rights of people with disabilities to live dignified lives
    • Good communication skills
    • Able to work as part of a team

     

    After you have successfully completed this program you'll be eligible to study CHC33015 AA67 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

    This course is only offered in Semester 1. To register your interest in the Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care (Disability Pre-traineeship) you need to complete the Course Enquiry form below or for more details contact:

    E  pachealth@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

    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
    CHC43315 AWK8 Mental Health
    Half price
    Online
    Certificate IV Employer-based
    On campus
    Online
    Traineeship
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Leederville
    Midland
    TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000002, Community Services, mental health, worker, case worker, AWK8, CHC43315, helping people, mental health, drugs and alcohol, youth, social, sciences, child, protection, family, support, welfare, TAFEADM, J000000, J000007, Recovery partner, Mental Health Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach 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.

    Develop skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness

    This qualification focuses on the support and needs of people experiencing mental health issues. You'll learn about the value and principles of mental health sector and how to apply them in a recovery oriented way.

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

    You could find work in a variety of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services; rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment.

    Gain these skills
    • Empathy
    • Professional boundaries
    • Recognising and responding appropriately to people with mental health issues
    • Networking and collaboration with services
    • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
    • Working as part of a team
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • 18+ years of age
    • Friendly, empathetic, resilient and positive attitude
    • Commitment to the values of dignity, respect, inclusion, and empowerment
    • Commitment to positively engage, interact and work with people who have complex needs
    • Able to plan, organise and problem solve
    • Able to work independently and use initiative
    • Work respectfully with diverse people
    Online delivery mode information

    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 this Certificate IV as some units require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. This placement will be undertaken in the final stage/semester of study.

    To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
    Employer-based delivery mode information

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

    This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based 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. 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.
    CHC53315 AWL3 Mental Health
    Diploma Employer-based
    On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Leederville
    S000000, Mental Health Worker; Community rehabilitation and support worker; Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker, support worker, S000002, AWL3, mental health, health, community services, CHC53315, wellness, recovery, focus, person centred, TAFEADM, J000000, J000007, Mental Health Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker, Case Worker, Recovery Partner, Welfare Support Worker, Community Worker, Community Support Worker

    Develop the skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness

    You will learn about current approaches to mental health that focus on the person not the illness. The Diploma of Mental Health will enable you to undertake community service work that includes mental health.

    Working in the community services industry you will provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues that may include case management, referral, advocacy, individual support, and education/health promotion services. 

    Gain these skills
    • Advance communication skills
    • Complex problem solving
    • Critical thinking
    • Understanding the complexity of issues facing people with mental health issues
    • Advanced teamwork
    • Research and project development skills
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • 18+ years of age
    • Able to undertake research and self directed learning
    • Proactive, positive, enthusiastic, energetic
    • Build and maintain professional relationships
    • Problem solving
    Employer-based delivery mode information

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

    This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based 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. 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.
    CHC43515 AWL6 Mental Health Peer Work
    Half price
    Certificate IV Employer-based
    Traineeship
    Leederville
    awl6, chc43515, TAFE02, mental health, S000000, S000002, J000000, J000007, Peer Mentor, Aboriginal Peer Worker, Youth Peer Worker, Mental Health Peer Worker, Peer Education Officer, Carer, Carer Consultant, Consumer Consultant, Consumer Representative, advocacy Worker, Family Advocate

    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.

    The peer workforce is the fastest growing workforce in mental health in Australia

    Our Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work will enable you to draw on your lived experience to contribute to the wellbeing of others within the mental health system as a consumer or carer peer worker. Peer workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.

    Choosing to study this course at North Metropolitan TAFE is your first step to becoming a self-directed, life-long learner and will assist you to develop a wide range of skills that will enable you to become a valuable Graduate.

    You must apply to study through Consumers of Mental Health Western Australia, see the How to apply tab below for more information.

    Gain these skills
    • Apply lived experience and peer practices to work in mental health sector
    • Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
    • Work with diverse people
    • Work legally and ethically
    Is this course right for me?

    This course requires you to explore and reflect on your own experiences of emotional distress and navigating mental health systems, either as a consumer or as a family member.

    It is important to recognise the impact this may have on you, as the topics covered and class discussions can be emotionally demanding. It is integral for successful course completion, for your own wellbeing and for your future employment/or engagement as a peer worker, that you draw upon appropriate self care strategies, support networks and services whilst studying this course.

    If you are unsure of your readiness to undertake the course, we strongly recommend contacting the course coordinator before enrolling.

    Employer-based delivery mode information

    Employer-based

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

    This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based 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. 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
    AE144 Provide Individual Support Skill Set
    Skill sets
    Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
    Mount Lawley
    individual, support, health, disability, care, aged, mental, aboriginal, torres strait islander, youth, work

    Many individuals require support services to help them live an independent and fulfilling life — including people with physical or intellectual disability, older people, and vulnerable members of the community.

    This is highly rewarding work, but employers look for people who are job ready with basic skills and knowledge for entry level roles in one-on-one or group support settings, or for administrative role in a care facility. With the Provide Individual Support skill set, that will be you! You'll learn about following a client's individual care or support plan to meet their personal support needs, how to comply with personal hygiene standards, maintain food safety, contribute to the cleanliness of food handling areas and dispose of food appropriately, prepare for and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation, supporting a client to self-administer medication, safe work practices for the health and safety of yourself and your clients, and how to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and complete those tasks in a safe manner.

    AE156 Provide Individual Support Skill Set (Fee Free)
    Skill sets
    Free
    Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
    Mount Lawley
    individual, support, health, disability, care, aged, mental, aboriginal, torres strait islander, youth, work

    Many individuals require support services to help them live an independent and fulfilling life — including people with physical or intellectual disability, older people, and vulnerable members of the community.

    This is highly rewarding work, but employers look for people who are job ready with basic skills and knowledge for entry level roles in one-on-one or group support settings, or for administrative role in a care facility. With the Provide Individual Support skill set, that will be you! You'll learn about following a client's individual care or support plan to meet their personal support needs, how to comply with personal hygiene standards, maintain food safety, contribute to the cleanliness of food handling areas and dispose of food appropriately, prepare for and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation, supporting a client to self-administer medication, safe work practices for the health and safety of yourself and your clients, and how to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and complete those tasks in a safe manner.

    EAC05 Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    violence, abuse, family, dv, children, wives, wife, husband, partner, family support worker,

    Be better informed about Domestic and Family Violence and help raise awareness of the issues involved

    Expand your knowledge and skills and help recognise situations where people are experiencing domestic and family violence, and develop core skills and knowledge in offering support.

    If you are working or volunteering in a community service context and wish to learn more about domestic and family violence and how to provide immediate intervention and support this skill set will give you the knowledge you need.

    It is recommended that students be over 18 or have experience in the Community Service industry.

    Gain these skills
    • Learn  work practices supportive of  people affected by domestic and family violence
    • Develop skills in Identify client needs
    • Learn how to Respond to client needs

     

     

    EAB87 Safety and Protection of Children and Young People for Sports, Recreation and Community organisations Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Leederville
    protect, children, young, people, youth, volunteering, community, based, group, setting, sporting club, sports, dance, martial arts, studio, vulnerable, compliance with the child safety, regulatory, regulations, requirements, child, safety, risks,

    Gain the skills required to protect children and young people engaged in community based activities

    If you are in contact with children and young people through work or volunteering in a community based group such as a sporting club, dance or martial arts studio, training organisation, or you are working with vulnerable people this course will teach you compliance with the child safety industry, regulatory and organisational requirements. This includes identifying and controlling three child safety risks over an assessment period of one month in a community or simulated community based setting.

    Gain these skills
    • Protect children and young people engaged in community based activities in compliance with the child safety industry, regulatory and organisational requirements
    • Identify and control three child safety risks
    CHC40113 J589 School Age Education and Care
    Online
    Certificate IV Employer-based
    Traineeship
    Leederville
    TAFEADM, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000001, Early Childhood Education and Care, out of school, after school, before school, OSHC, nanny, J589, CHC40113, childcare assistant, school aged, vacation care, Working with children, children, play, care, education, child, family, aboriginal, atsi, indigenous, special needs, Day Activity Worker, Out Of School Hours Care Worker, Child Care Worker

    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
    EAB77 Supporting Children (2 - 12 years) with Autism Skill Set
    Online
    Skill set Online
    Leederville
    autism, asd, asperbergers, special needs, education assistant, educator, teacher, autism spectrum disorder,

    Gain the skills needed to support children with autism in school or child care settings

    This skill set has been designed to help you support children aged 2 - 12 who have educational needs associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

    If you are a teacher, an education assistant or an early childhood educator, North Metropolitan TAFE's experienced lecturers can provide you with the knowledge to support children with autism in school or care settings.

    TAE40116 BAB2 Training and Assessment
    Certificate IV On campus
    Leederville
    TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000013, Training and Assessment, TAFE04, VET, teacher, lecturer, TAFE,  trainer, assessor, vocational education teacher, trainer and Assessor (Enterprise), Trainer (Enterprise), Assessor (Training), Learning Product Developer, TAFE Lecturer

    Get qualified to deliver training and assessment in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector

    This qualification is for individuals responsible for delivering accredited training and assessing the skill levels of VET students either in a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or within a work environment as part of a structured VET program.

    On successful completion you will have the skills to train and assess competence in a workplace, a registered training organisation or in a community setting.

    To enrol in this course you will need to demonstrate that you have current vocational skills, knowledge and expertise that you will be passing on to others after you become a qualified trainer.

    This course is delivered in four clusters through a mix of both face-to-face workshops and online structured learning and assessment activities. You will need to complete all clusters to obtain the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

    Please note Clusters B, C and D below require you to have access to current VET students undertaking a nationally recognised qualification directly linked to YOUR industry qualification/skill and background. This is to meet specific assessment requirements and to meet the Standards for RTOs 2015.

    ClustersDelivery mode  
    A. Enterprise Trainer Skill SetOnline  
    B. Learning DesignBlended (a mix of face-to-face and online learning)  
    C. AssessmentBlended (a mix of face-to-face and online learning)  
    D. Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) and Workplace LearningOnline  

     

    AE143 Work in Community Care Skill Set
    Skill sets
    Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
    Mount Lawley
    community, individual, support, skill set, health, services, ageing, youth, allied, nursing, aged care, carer, assistant nurse,

    There's many job opportunities in the field of community care, which includes health care support and specialist areas such as social support.

    The Work in Community Care skill set will give you a great starting point to get into the industry, as it covers important areas such as first aid, communicating with diverse people, and customer service in a community care setting. You'll also learn to follow organisational infection prevention and control policies and procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working COVID-safe. You'll be job ready, knowing how to provide a first aid response to a casualty in a range of situations,· greet clients and exchange routine information to provide a triage service, work respectfully with people from diverse social backgrounds and demonstrate cultural sensitivity, communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and management, and use workplace technology.

    AE155 Work in Community Care Skill Set (Fee Free)
    Free
    Skill sets
    Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
    Mount Lawley
    community, individual, support, skill set, health, services, ageing, youth, allied, nursing

    There's many job opportunities in the field of community care, which includes health care support and specialist areas such as social support.

    The Work in Community Care skill set will give you a great starting point to get into the industry, as it covers important areas such as first aid, communicating with diverse people, and customer service in a community care setting. You'll also learn to follow organisational infection prevention and control policies and procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working COVID-safe. You'll be job ready, knowing how to provide a first aid response to a casualty in a range of situations,· greet clients and exchange routine information to provide a triage service, work respectfully with people from diverse social backgrounds and demonstrate cultural sensitivity, communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and management, and use workplace technology.

    EAC10 Working in a Trauma Informed Way in the Mental Health and Community Sector Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    mental health, community services, mental, issues, community services, care worker, carer, social work, trauma,

    Work from a trauma informed care perspective

    Develop your knowledge and understanding of trauma when working with people living with mental health issues in the community services and health sector.

    Whether you are working or volunteering in the community services or mental health sectors, this skill set will help you to work from a trauma informed care perspective.

    It is recommended that students be over 18 or have experience in the Community Service industry.

    Gain these skills
    • Learn how to establish relationships and meet the needs of people with mental health issues
    • Support self care 
    • Skills for provision of continuous improvement of trauma informed care
    CHC40413 J592 Youth Work
    Half price
    Online
    Certificate IV Employer-based
    On campus
    Online
    Traineeship
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Leederville
    Midland
    TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000002, Community Services, youth work, community work, youth, j592, chc40413, helping people, mental health, drugs and alcohol, youth, social, sciences, child, protection, family, support, welfare, TAFEADM, online, Youth Worker, Community Worker, Juvenile Justice Worker, Youth Officer, Youth Support Worker, Youth Liaison Officer

    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
    Online delivery mode information

    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
    Employer-based delivery mode information

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

    This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based 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. 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
    Half price
    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
    Employer-based delivery mode information

    Employer-based

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

    This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based 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. 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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