Apprenticeships and traineeships

I want to be an apprentice or trainee

Apprenticeships and traineeships are the way to go if you wish to kick start your career, re-enter the workforce or simply change your career.

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine work with structured training and require you to enter into a formal training contract with an employer.

Fees for apprenticeships and traineeships

Employers are not obliged to pay for apprentice fees and charges in advance. However some Industrial Agreements (Awards) require employers to reimburse their apprentice upon receipt of satisfactory progress. 

It is at the employer’s discretion whether they elect to pay apprentices fees up front, or reimburse the apprentice, if required in their relevant Industrial Agreement. Please refer to your Industrial Agreement (Award) which can be found at either:

State based awards

Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission

Wageline 1300 655 266
 

Federal (Modern) awards

Fair Work Australia

If an employer elects to pay the fees for their apprentice and trainee, they will be billed directly by North Metropolitan TAFE.  It is important to note that the student remains legally liable for the debt at all times and should an employer fail to make payment, these fees will become the debt of the student.  

All apprentices and trainees will enrol on a semester basis. Enrolment will occur following the completion of the Training Plan and thereafter at the beginning of Semester 1 (February) and the beginning of Semester 2 (July) each year until TAFE training has been completed.

Fees will be invoiced and paid at the beginning of each semester. Apprentices and trainees who pay their own fees can opt to pay by instalment over 20 weeks of the semester.

Fees assistance

There are some organisations that may be able to assist with the cost of fees and charges.  

Funding support  

Students and employers should investigate options and requirements for such schemes as they are not endorsed by North Metropolitan TAFE and links are provided for information only.

Future apprentices and trainees

  • You learn the skills on the job, study, and earn and income
  • You can be employed full-time, part-time or while you are at school
  • You graduate with a trade qualification or in the case of a traineeship with a qualification ranging from a Certificate III to a Diploma.

Talk to career advisers, family, and friends as well as people in the industry. If still at school, talk to your VET coordinator or career adviser.

Do some research

These websites will help you find information:

Create a personal portfolio and resume

Find an employer

There are four Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) providers in Western Australia contracted by the Australian Government to provide free Australian Apprenticeships support services to apprentices and employers.

These are tailored to the needs of employers and apprentices throughout the apprenticeship lifecycle from pre-commencement to completion.

Sign the training contract

Once you have found the position, you or your employer should contact the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) to organise the signing of your training contract.

The Department of Training and Workplace Development's Apprenticeship Office registers and administer training contracts for apprentices in Western Australia.

Enrol at North Metropolitan TAFE

Through your employer, you enrol at North Metropolitan TAFE. We will develop a training plan with you.

If an office ‘isn’t you' and you would like to work with your hands then an apprenticeship or traineeship may be the right fit.

North Metropolitan TAFE offers pre-apprenticeship courses in industries to be considered in high demand now or will be in high demand in WA, maximising your employment outcomes. These courses take about six to nine months to complete.  

  • The skills you gain may shorten the term of a subsequent apprenticeship
  • You are more marketable to the employers.

If you're in Year 11 or 12, the PAiS program involves attending school, completing Certificate II pre-apprenticeship training at North Metropolitan TAFE, and completing work placements with an employer.

Graduate Year 12 with your WACE, a pre-apprenticeship in your chosen field and be a step ahead of others looking for apprenticeships.

There is no doubt employers look favourably at the candidate who already has a proven track record of study, demonstrated the capacity to apply themselves to a formal TAFE course and can understand the practices and terminology associated with the trade in question.

SBA or SBT are paid employment-based training programs for full time school students generally 15 years of age and over. As a SBA or SBT you will be a full-time student and a part-time employee with the same employment and training conditions and responsibilities as other apprentices and trainees.

Training is delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). This training can done as either a few hours every week or in weekly blocks depending on the qualification and scheduling arrangements.

As a SBA or SBT you will be paid by your employer for the hours you work. Working hours may take place during school hours or outside school hours based on your employer’s needs. The minimum number of hours of paid employment may be based on a set weekly schedule or averaged over a set period of time.

Depending on the qualification, your School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship may be completed by the time you finish year 11 or 12. Other qualifications may continue past your graduation.

Before you can commence you will need to negotiate your attendance at work and training with your school to ensure the SBA or SBT meets school timetabling requirements. Please contact your school VET Coordinator to determine this.

Relevant SBA/SBT factsheets

An apprenticeship generally takes three to four years on-the-job training in traditional trade areas like mechanical fitter, plumbing, cooking, electronics and communications, or barbering.

A traineeship generally takes two years on-the-job training on vocational areas like tourism, travel, laboratory techniques, or accounting.  

When qualified you can look forward to:

  • Higher pay rates
  • Great job prospects
  • Advancing your career.

Current apprentices and trainees

As an apprentice or trainee you have entered into a Training Contract.  A training contract is a legally binding agreement between the employer and you as an apprentice or trainee. In signing the training contract, both parties are bound by certain obligations expressed in the contract.

The training contract sets out the terms of the apprenticeship or traineeship, which are agreed to by both the employer and the apprentice or trainee, such as:

  • The qualification the apprentice or trainee is working towards;
  • The nominal term of the apprenticeship or traineeship;
  • The number of hours in training and employment provided each week; and
  • Arrangements for on and off the job training.

Training contract obligations for the apprentice/trainee

I agree that I will:

  • Attend work, do my job, and follow my employer's instructions, as long as they are lawful.
  • Work towards achieving the qualification stated in our training contract.
  • Undertake any training and assessment in our training plan.

Training contract obligations for the parent or guardian

I agree that I will:

  • Uphold the responsibilities listed above for the apprentice/trainee until they are 18 years of age.

Training contract obligations for the employer

I agree that I will:

  • Employ and train the apprentice/trainee as agreed in our training plan and ensure the apprentice/trainee understands the choices that he/she has regarding the training.
  • Provide the appropriate facilities and experienced people to facilitate the training and supervise the apprentice/trainee while at work, in accordance with the training plan.
  • Make sure the apprentice/trainee receives on the job training and assessment in accordance with our training plan.
  • Provide work that is relevant and appropriate to the vocation and also to the achievement of the qualification referred to in this contract.
  • Release the apprentice/trainee from work to attend any training and assessment specified in our training plan.
  • Pay the apprentice/trainee the appropriate wages to attend any training and assessment specified in the training plan, noting that any time spent by the apprentice/trainee in performing his or her obligations under the contract whether at the employer’s workplace or not, is to be taken for all purposes (including the payment of remuneration) to be time spent working for the employer.
  • Meet all legal requirements regarding the apprentice/trainee, including but not limited to, occupational health and safety requirements, and payment of wages and conditions under the relevant employment arrangements.
  • Repay any payment I receive that I am not entitled to.
  • Work with our registered training organisation (RTO) and the apprentice/trainee to make sure we follow our training plan, keep training records up to date, and monitor and support the apprentice/trainee's progress.
  • Let the relevant State/Territory Training Authority and the RTO know within five working days (or when the local State/Territory legislation requires, if this is different) if our training contract has become jeopardised.

If any party fails to meet their contact obligations they are putting the contract at risk and the contract may be terminated.

As an apprentice or trainee, if you feel that your employer is not meeting their obligations, you can contact your AASN or the Apprenticeship Management Team (AMT) at North Metropolitan TAFE.

What is an AASN?

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) Apprenticeship Network providers are funded by the Australian Government to provide advice and support services to employers and apprentices throughout the apprenticeship lifecycle from pre-commencement to completion through:

  • Administrative support, payment processing and regular contact.
  • Services for employers and individuals assessed as needing additional support to complete the apprenticeship.
  • In-training support services, such as mentoring, will help apprentices and employers at-risk of not completing the apprenticeship arrangement to work through issues and difficulties.
  • In addition, provide assistance to individuals who may be unsuited to an apprenticeship to identify alternative training pathways.

What is the Apprenticeship Management Team?

The Apprenticeship Management Team (AMT) is responsible for the management of Apprenticeship and Traineeship delivery across North Metropolitan TAFE. All enquiries regarding commencements, training plans, apprentice travel, training contract extensions, variations, suspensions, terminations and completions are handled by our team.

AMT Key contacts

General Business
Apprentice Travel
Manager Andrew Doran
Operations Compliance Bianca Higgins

Once North Metropolitan TAFE receives notification of your contact, we will make contact with you and your employer to sign a training plan.  

At the same time as this is happening you details will be sent to our scheduling department. The training plan is used to monitor progress and record achieved competencies during the course of a training contract and must be negotiated and agreed to by the employer, the apprentice, and the registered training organisation.

When we email you to confirm we have received your contract, we will also ask if you have any credits. You should return these to us as soon as possible to allow these to be included in your training plan. If you don’t advise us of credits, you may be scheduled for units that you have already completed.

Throughout your life you will have gained skills and knowledge obtained through formal training (such as TAFE or university), non-formal training (via a professional development program conducted by your work) or informal learning (on-the-job experience).

Skills recognition is a formal process where we assess your knowledge and skills to determine if we can grant advanced standing for any of the units of competency you are enrolling into.  If you believe you may be eligible for RPL you should complete this self-assessment checklist.

Depending on when you contract commences and availability of the classes you need, you may start TAFE studies fairly close to your commencement or you may be waitlisted until another group becomes available. Either way you will receive communication from the scheduling department indicating the proposed dates.

The Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 (the VET Act) legislates that employers must release their apprentices for scheduled training. Failure to do so without approval requires us to inform the Apprenticeship Office, which may result in penalties being applied under the VET Act.

Once you are booked into training your employer is obliged to release you; directing you back to work disadvantages you by delaying your training program. Whilst you should comply with the instructions from your employer, if you believe that your training is being delayed you can contact the Apprenticeship Management Team to discuss your concerns. This contact will remain confidential.

Please be aware that if you attend training without the appropriate equipment you may be returned to the workplace. Please ensure that you are aware of the equipment requirements for your study area

Early completion

When you have successfully completed 100% of the TAFE Training, North Metropolitan TAFE will contact your employer to advise that off-the-job study is completed. They have the option at this time of signing you off as complete which will bring forward the completion date.  

Should the employer feel the apprentice still requires time to develop their skills on the job, they can continue until the scheduled completion date.

You will not be eligible for your certificate until the training contract is completed.

Completion

Approximately six (6) weeks prior to the completion date of the apprenticeship, the AMT will confirm that all TAFE requirements have been met, and then issue a Training Contract Completion Agreement (TCCA) via email to the employer. This is to be signed by the employer and apprentice and returned to the AMT.

Training contract extension

A training contract may be extended if both the apprentice or trainee and the employer agree that the training required will not be completed within the nominal term.  

Your employer must submit a Notice to extend a training contract to the Apprenticeship Office before the expiry date of the training contract.

On the day that all parties have agreed will be the completion date, your completion will be officially lodged. This will start the process for the Apprenticeship Office to issue your trade certificate, this should be received within five (5) days of completion.

Refer to the Completion Process Summary.

If your employment is terminated your employer should officially cancel your contact. Details of the process for Contract Termination vary depending on whether you as the apprentice agree to the termination.  

Fact Sheets area available at the Apprenticeship Office.

If your contract is suspended or terminated you are able to continue your TAFE study for six (6) months whilst you seek alternative employment.  

At any time if you employer is unable to continue your contract it can be transferred to another employer.

For detailed information about White Cards and construction inductions, see our White Card page.

Course for apprentices and trainees

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
National ID: CUA30615
State ID: AZM8
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Certificate III in Arts Administration

Working in or want to work in the creative industries or tourism sectors then gain the business skills to further your career working behind the scenes.

From galleries to information desks, from museums to theatres, you'll gain the business skills you need to complement your knowledge of the arts or tourism.

If you are working in or would like to work in the creative industries or tourism sectors this course helps you gain business skills to further your career working behind the scenes.

This broad based program covers aspects of administration to help you on your way to a career working in galleries, museums, studios, tourism bureaus, theatres or art and design retail outlets.

You could also be working in local council information bureaus or markets.

Our Certificate III in Arts Administration program is delivered as a one year employer-based traineeship, and North Metropolitan TAFE is the only TAFE from Albany to Geraldton to offer this qualification. You will receive training in the workplace, allowing to you earn and learn at the same time. Completion of this course will open up pathways to further study or employment in the creative industries or tourism fields. 

Certificate III
National ID: AUR32316
State ID: BAG4
Industry Automotive

Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology

Be part of the marine or automotive industries as a qualified Automotive and Marine Trimmer.

This apprenticeship will equip you to design, construct, repair and alter marine and automotive trim components working on a range of land and marine vehicles.

Get the skills to be a qualified Automotive and Marine Trimmer

Studying this course will provide you with the knowledge and training to manufacture, repair and maintain trim components of a range of motor vehicles, marine craft, recreational and other vehicles in the automotive industry.

The Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: SHB30516
State ID: AZZ5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Barbering

Look sharp with this barbering apprenticeship under your belt

Complete this barbering apprenticeship and you'll be in demand in the growth industry area of men's grooming.

Gain the skills you need to carve out a career in barbering

If you want to help men look and feel their best, successful completion of this qualification will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge required to work as a barber in the men's grooming industry. You'll learn the essentials needed to work in the men's grooming industry.

The Certificate III in Barbering is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: SHB40115
State ID: AWO5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Are you ready to make the world beautiful?

If you're passionate about the beauty industry and would like to work at a Beauty Salon or a Day Spa then this traineeship could help you gain the skills you need.

Are you ready to make the world beautiful?

If you are passionate about the beauty industry and would like to work at a Beauty Salon or a Day Spa then this course could be the perfect one for you!

When you complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, you will have the skills necessary to provide your customers with a professional range of beauty treatments and services. This course will also give you the skills to start up your own business and to work in industry. You will learn the tips of the small business promotion to be successful in a very competitive market.

You will study theoretical and practical components in the class room and under salon conditions. Our professional teaching staff will ensure you are competent and able to manage the rigours of the beauty industry.

Please note this course is only offered as a Traineeship.

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB20115
State ID: AVU8
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate II in Business

Practical skills to prepare you for work

Gain skills in word processing, spreadsheets, mail procedures, preparing and processing accounts and the operation of a range of general office equipment. Offered as a traineeship, part of our Launchpad program, or for people with a disability.

An introduction to the business world through our Launchpad Program

North Metropolitan TAFE offers this course as part of the Launchpad (744 KB) (PDF document) program that is specially designed for students aged 15-17 years old. At our Leederville campus you also study 22237VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults in a one year program. Through Launchpad you will gain the practical skills and knowledge to prepare for work and perform a range of administrative tasks.

We also offer a version of this course as a program for people with an intellectual or learning disability, designed specifically to provide these students with the skills needed to access and maintain employment. For more information visit Programs for people with an intellectual or learning disability.

Certificate II
National ID: CPC30318
State ID: BEG4
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Concreting

Lay the foundations for a solid career

This apprenticeship will give you skills and knowledge to pour concrete for domestic, commercial, and public buildings.

Lay down the foundations of a solid lifetime career

Successfully complete this course and you'll have the knowledge and skills to pour concrete for domestic, commercial, and public buildings.

The Certificate III in Concreting is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

 

Certificate III
National ID: AHC31416
State ID: BDC1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Work for the future

Designed to give you the foundation skills for the conservation industry, on completion of this course you could find work in a practical, outdoor environment, restoring natural bush land, coastal or aquatic areas.

Work for the future

This course is designed to give you the foundation skills and knowledge needed within the conservation industry, to enter the work force in either private, local or state government sectors.

You may be able to attain a dual qualification incorporating this qualification and the Certificate III in Horticulture(opens in a new tab) , talk to staff when you enrol.

 

Certificate III
National ID: HLT55118
State ID: BDQ5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Diploma of Dental Technology

The perfect qualification to get you started in the Dental Technology profession

This apprenticeship will give you the skills to prepare work for dental surgeries and produce dental appliances such as bridges and splints.

The perfect qualification to get you started in the Dental Technology profession

As a Dental Technician, you will be responsible for preparing work for dental surgeries and producing dental appliances such as bridges and splints.

Our dental technology qualification provides you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

This qualification is an apprenticeship so you will need be employed as an apprentice in a Dental Laboratory and during the course you will have the opportunity to meet other apprentices when attending the Oral Health Centre TAFE facility for some theory sessions. We are located in the modern facility at the Oral Health Centre of WA in Nedlands. This is also the training centre for dentists, oral health therapists and dental laboratory assistants.

Diploma
National ID: CHC50113
State ID: J594
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Learn to manage the operation of a child care centre

Gain skills in planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, and learn to provide care and meet the needs of infants and young children.

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.

 

Diploma
National ID: UEE33011
State ID: A131
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Electrical Fitting

A fitting trades career in electrics

Learn to manufacture, fit, assemble, erect, operate, test, fault find, alter, repair electrical equipment. This apprenticeship course will give you the skills to solve problems in DC circuits and in single and three phase low voltage machines.

A fitting trades career in electrics

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to manufacture, fit, assemble, erect, operate, test, fault find, alter, repair electrical equipment and includes electrical wiring work only if that work is associated with assembling, maintaining, terminating or altering the wiring between electrical components within a plant or machinery.

The Certificate III in Electrical Fitting is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: UEE30911
State ID: A125
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

Extend your knowledge and skills in electronics and communications

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assemble, install, test, service, and repair electronic systems and equipment in general electronics, communications, computer or consumer electronics.

Extend your knowledge and skills in electronics and communications

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assemble, install, test, service, and repair electronic systems and equipment in general electronics, communications, computer or consumer electronics. You will learn about electrical and amplifier principles, microprocessors, power control systems, data communications, and safety in the workplace.

 

Certificate III
National ID: UEE30811
State ID: A123
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

On completion of this apprenticeship course you'll be looking at a career as a licensed electrician (additional requirements apply).

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician you'll be looking at a career as a licensed electrician (additional requirements apply).

You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively in the electrical industry.

The Certificate III in Electrotechnology is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT84
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machinist Metal Zi)

Learn to create metal tools, parts and machines

Complete this apprenticeship course and you'll be looking at a trades career as a metal machinist in industries such as mining, automotive, hydraulics or manufacturing.

Learn to create metal tools, parts and machines

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machinist Metal Zi) you'll be looking at a trades career as a metal machinist, machinist (first class) or machinist CNC in industries such as mining, automotive, hydraulics or manufacturing.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machinist Metal Zi) is an apprenticeship please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: MSF30818
State ID: BED0
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Flooring Technology

Work your way up in the construction industry with an Apprenticeship in flooring technology.

This apprenticeship course will give you the skills to install floors and flooring materials such as polished concrete floors, carpet, resilient, vinyl and timber flooring.

Join the flooring technology sector of the furnishing industry

Get the skills and knowledge required to perform flooring technology tasks. You will learn to install floors and flooring materials in commercial or residential settings.

The Certificate III in Flooring Technology is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: MSF30113
State ID: J729
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Furniture Finishing

Polish up your furniture finishing skills

This apprenticeship course will give you the skills required to become a furniture finisher or worker and experienced furniture finishers have a range of job opportunities open to them.

Polish up your skills and gain a career in furniture finishing

Refinishing or refurbishing timber products and furniture can add a sparkle to any new or old build. You'll learn about using environmentally sustainable work practices to make or renew timber products.

This apprenticeship will give you the skills required to become a furniture finisher or worker and experienced furniture finishers have a range of job opportunities open to them.

The Certificate III in Furniture Finishing is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: PSP30116
State ID: AZX1
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Government

Skills for public sector employees in entry level roles

There is a focus on meeting the ethical and legislative requirements of the public service.

Skills for public sector employees in entry level roles

The Certificate III in Government offers a range of skills for those working in entry level roles in the public sector. There is a focus on meeting the ethical and legislative requirements of the public service.

We will develop an individual training plan and schedule with the trainee and employer/supervisor that will fit with the trainees' roles and on-the-job learning.

We also offer group programs developed in consultation with the employer.

Certificate III
National ID: PSP40116
State ID: AZX9
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Government

Open up opportunities to progress your public sector career

On successful completion you will be able to apply your knowledge and decision making skills and work with autonomy.

Open up opportunities to progress your public sector career

On successful completion you will be able to apply your knowledge and decision making skills and work with autonomy.

Certificate IV
National ID: SHB30416
State ID: BAA1
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Hairdressing

Get ready for a creative and stylish career

On completion this apprenticeship course will give you the skills to work as a qualified hairdresser. You'll learn to cut hair using clippers or scissors; to shampoo, condition and rinse hair; and dry and style hair using brushes, combs, rollers and other equipment, along with a broad range of salon reception duties.

A creative career that's a cut above the rest

When you successfully complete the Certificate III in Hairdressing you will have the practical skills and knowledge to work in a salon as a qualified hairdresser. You will also learn skills to operate a cash register and computer, perform reception duties such as answering telephone calls, making appointments, and write up client record cards.

The Certificate III in Hairdressing is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30605
State ID: W241
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture

Work in an exciting and creative industry

This apprenticeship course will give you the necessary skills to work as a commercial jewellery manufacturer. You'll learn to create jewellery pieces, illustrations and moulds, and work safely with molten glass and metals.

Learn the art of jewellery making and open up a world of possibilities

The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture will give you a range of bench skills required to work in the jewellery manufacturing industry as a commercial jeweller

Once successfully completed you have the potential of finding employment internationally. The jewellery industry is an exciting one and how successful you are depends on your designs and commitment to the industry.

Your Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture is a great precursor to further study in Jewellery and Object Design. With a higher qualification you can improve employment and earning potential and specialise in certain areas. Visit our jewellery design staff and students' Facebook page(opens in a new tab)  to see the creative world this course can open up for you.

The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture is offered as an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information on this mode of study.

 

Certificate III
National ID: BSB31215
State ID: AZK2
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Online

Certificate III in Library and Information Services

A growing sector that is vital to many industries

In this practical course you'll learn to order, prepare, organise, locate and promote library resources and information using current software and social media, online catalogues and databases, multi-media and photography equipment.

Connect with people, engage with information and promote literacy and the value of libraries in the community

Our Certificate III will give you the skills and knowledge to assist in the organisation and operation of systems for handling recorded material - ultimately helping clients gain access to information.

This course, based at our Perth campus located alongside the State Library of Western Australia, has a strong customer service focus, and provides learning opportunities through practical hands-on activities, industry visits and guest speakers. Your lecturers in this course are library professionals, up-to-date with industry best practice and with strong connections with local library staff and organisations.

This is an ever growing and changing sector and is a vital component across various industries.

North Metropolitan TAFE gives you the option of studying this course on campus OR online. Studying full-time on campus will take 6 months, while students enrolling online or part-time can complete the course within 12  – 18 months.

Certificate III
National ID: BSB42115
State ID: AZK3
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Online

Certificate IV in Library and Information Services

Build on the skills gained in the Certificate III in Library and Information Services

You'll gain a broad range of skills including leadership for library teams, the cataloguing and organisation of library resources, researching and information retrieval, as well as website maintenance and using social media tools.

Provide excellent customer service in a library environment

In this Certificate IV course you will gain knowledge and skills in the delivery of library and related library technologies and processes. Your studies could lead to employment in a broad range of environments such as public, hospital, law, university or school libraries. Or you may find work in the information based organisations, such as a web-based database service.

Your lecturers in this course are library professionals, up-to-date with industry best practice and with strong connections with local library staff and organisations.
North Metropolitan TAFE gives you the option of studying this course on campus (6 months full-time) or online (completing the course within 12  – 18 months).

Certificate IV
National ID: MST30216
State ID: BDG2
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products

Gain the skills to work with a broad range of textile materials including canvas, acrylic and PVC

This course covers a wide variety of textiles manufacturing, from cafe blinds to yacht sails. You will learn to design, measure and cut textiles, hand and machine sew, as well as welding textiles using high frequency welders to manufacture both indoor and outdoor products.

From cafe blinds to yacht sails this course covers a wide variety of textiles manufacturing

When you undertake the Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products you will develop the skills and knowledge required to work with a wide variety of textile materials such as canvas, acrylic and PVC. You will also learn how to set up and maintain your machinery and equipment and how to fabricate and install automotive and marine frames, canopies and side curtains.

Opportunities to manufacture and install or repair a wide range of commercial and/or household textile goods such as commercial drapes, yacht sails, shade sails for architectural beauty and shade purposes, tarpaulins, tents, car and boat covers, café blinds, outdoor blinds and awnings etc are waiting for you if you pursue this career.

Certificate III
National ID: SHB20216
State ID: BAA3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Get ahead in a stylish career

You will gain the knowledge and skills to support hairdressers in a salon, shampooing, colouring and braiding hair, maintaining hairdressing tools, scheduling appointments and merchandising. This course also includes a five day work placement.

Are you looking to get ahead in a stylish career?

This course will give you the knowledge and skills to support hairdressers in a salon.

A valuable part of our course is ongoing practical demonstration of your skills, so you will be need to bring live models to class as required.

When you complete the Certificate II In Hairdressing you'll have skills to impress potential employers as a salon assistant, on your way to becoming a hairdresser.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE31411
State ID: A128
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Security Equipment

Learn to install large and small security systems

This apprenticeship will give you the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a security equipment tradesperson. You'll learn to program, commission and troubleshoot commercial security and closed circuit television systems.

Are you looking for a security career with current skills?

When you complete the Certificate III in Security Equipment you'll be looking at a career as a security equipment tradesperson.

You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively in the security industry, installing large and small security systems, including CCTV.

The Certificate III in Security Equipment is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC30216
State ID: BDJ3
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Signs and Graphics

A trades career with an artistic edge

We are the only TAFE provider of Signcrafts training in WA. This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge and skills to produce signage and you'll have access to the state’s first and only Flecknoe Thermoform/Vacuumform training machine.

Do you want a trades career with an artistic flair?

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the signwriting industry using colour and preparing surfaces to produce signage.

Our Midland campus is the only TAFE provider of Signcrafts training in WA. Students have access to the state’s first and only Flecknoe Thermoform/Vacuumform training machine.

The Certificate III in Signs and Graphics is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: SIS30115
State ID: AYW6
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

Turn your passion for sport into a career in sport or community recreation

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to perform customer support roles within fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure, aquatic and community recreation centres.

Kick off your career in sport or community recreation

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to perform a variety of roles in customer support positions in the sport or community recreation industry. You will be competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and environments.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with job role opportunities within fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure, aquatic and community recreation centres.

Certificate III
National ID: CPC32313
State ID: J786
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation)

Gain a trade where your career is set in stone

This apprenticeship course will get ready for a career as a construction mason or stonemason where you will take stone from excavation to a finished product through shaping, cutting, machining, finishing and laying.

Do you want a monumental trade where your career is set in stone?

When you complete the Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation) you will be ready for a career as a construction mason or stonemason.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to take stone from excavation all the way to a finished, polished object including stairs, walls, fireplaces, chimneys, kitchen benchtops, monuments, gravestones.

The Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation) is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: CPP40516
State ID: BAJ1
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Strata Community Management

Gain the skills required of a professional strata manager

This comprehensive course will give you a range of skills covering all aspects of strata management including meeting facilitation, insurance administration, handling strata community funds and financial activities reporting, as well as maintaining business records. It has been developed to align with part of the Strata Community Association requirements for accreditation.

Advance your career in strata community management

This course will provide you with a range of essential communication, coordination, managment and administration skills required of a professional strata manager.

In most situations, a strata manager works independently but may operate as part of a strata community management team. In this role, you will perform all functions associated with the administration of strata communities.

This course will also provide you with strong theory knowledge of the legislative and financial requirements of strata community management. It has been developed to align with part of the Strata Community Association requirements for accreditation as a Level 2 Certified Strata Community Manager (CSCM).

Certificate IV
National ID: RII50115
State ID: AZF4
Industry Engineering and Mining

Diploma of Surface Operations Management

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to lead and supervise mining operations

In this course you'll learn about the implementation of risk management and compliance plans in mine operations. You will also develop skills to lead, guide and organise work teams, and contribute to technical solutions.

Lead and supervise open cut mining operations

Study this course and gain the practical skills and knowledge to lead and supervise operations involved in the extraction of materials in an open cut mine.

This Diploma reflects the role of mine managers in an open cut coal or metalliferous mine or a quarry, who perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment, roles and techniques for themselves and others. On completion of this course you'll be able to demonstrate a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills and implement safety management plans.

The preferred pathway into this qualification is through experience in a formal supervision role in the open pit area.

Diploma
National ID: MSF30313
State ID: J749
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining

Get into the timber machining industry

This apprenticeship will give you the skills to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry and other timber components.

Get into the timber machining industry

This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, built in and freestanding cabinetry and other timber components. You will utilise a range of static machinery as well as specialist computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery to manufacture components as specified in working drawings and cutting lists. You will also gain the fundamental knowledge required to perform machine set up, operational maintenance and basic troubleshooting.

The Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: MSF30713
State ID: J735
Industry Building and Construction
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Certificate III in Upholstery

Create new masterpieces and return old furniture to its former glory

In this apprenticeship course you'll learn to dismantle and reassemble furniture; select, cut, sew and fit fabric and leather upholstery materials; and produce loose covers.

Consider a creative career in upholstery

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to carry out upholstery work, including dismantling and reassembling furniture.

The Certificate III in Upholstery is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
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