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Free in '23

Selected full qualifications will be 100% course fee-free and all Job Ready skill sets will be fully fee-free from 1 January 2023!

This free training is focused on priority industry areas to help build WA's workforce.

Please note that some eligibility criteria apply and other fees may apply for the free qualification.

FAQs

From 1 January 2023, Job Ready skill sets will be 100% fee - free for everyone*. All fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government, so that there is no cost to you.

From 1 January 2023, course fees selected qualifications will also be free for everyone*. There may be some additional fees that apply for these qualifications — please see the FAQs below about fees.

*Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training from 1 January 2023. Please refer to the information under Who can access subsidised training such as the free or reduced-fee qualifications? below.

The WA State Government, through Jobs and Skills WA, subsidises vocational education and training (VET) courses in priority areas, to reduce or remove the fees and make training more accessible to all Western Australians.

From 1 January 2023, the following eligibility criteria apply.

To be eligible for free training, reduced-fee qualifications or a subsidised training place; you must have left school*, have your primary place of residence in Western Australia, and are either:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 449, 785, 786, 790, or 820; or
  • a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457 or 482**; or
  • a bridging visa holder who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 866; or
  • a bridging visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 785 or 790.

*In 2023, Year 12 school students who are leaving school can access a subsidised training place from 23 October 2023.

**From 1 January 2023, the spouses and dependants of primary 457 or 482 visa holders will be also able to access subsidised training in WA. These skilled migrant families will be further supported by waiving public school fees for their children during 2023.

First Nations people, young people, people out of work or receiving income support, unpaid carers, people with disability, and women facing economic insecurity are particularly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity for fee free training.

Please note that existing worker trainees are not eligible for the fee-free arrangements.

The following eligibility criteria are in place up to 31 December 2022

Through to 31 December 2022, the Job Ready skill sets available under Skills Ready are fee-free to the following concession-eligible residents of Western Australia.

  • Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school*)
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of services from Commonwealth support or employment services programs Workforce Australia, or ParentsNext
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding a pensioner concession card or Health Care Card; or a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

*In 2022, Year 12 school students who are leaving school can access a subsidised training place from 24 October 2022.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development’s VET Fees and charges policy(opens in a new tab)  outlines eligibility for subsidised training in WA.

Enquiries regarding course fees can be made by calling us

T  1300 300 822

Free courses available from 1 January 2023

  • If you commenced units in a course or skill set prior to it becoming free from 1 January 2023, you will pay the regular course fee rate for those units until 31 December 2022. Training will become fee-free from 1 January 2023.
  • If you commence units in a course or skill set on or after 1 January 2023, you will be eligible for a refund if you paid fees previous to that date.

If you think you may have overpaid for your course, please contact your TAFE college or training provider to request a review of your payment and a refund if applicable.

This will depend on the qualification or course you choose.

Free Job Ready skill sets from 1 January 2023
All of the Job Ready skill sets are 100% FEE-FREE from 1 January 2023 for all* students. You will pay no course fees, resource fees, or any other fees.

Free qualifications (from 1 January 2023)
For the free qualifications starting from 1 January 2023, there is no course fee cost*. Other fees, such as for resources, may apply.

Lower fees, local skills qualifications
Other fees, such as resource fees, may apply to some of the Lower fees, local skills qualifications.

What are resource fees?
Resource fees cover materials purchased by the TAFE or training provider that are required for and used during your training; such as workshop materials, workbooks and essential uniforms. For example; you may need to use timber for a course in carpentry—you would pay a resource fee to cover this cost.

*Please note: Some eligibility conditions apply for the free and/or subsidised training. Please refer to the information under Who can access subsidised training such as the free or reduced - fee qualifications?

Fees for vocational education and training courses are set by the Department of Training and Workforce Development's VET fees and charges policy.

FREE IN ’23 courses and skill sets have been chosen as they meet Western Australia’s immediate and emerging skill requirements. The courses target a range of industries including healthcare and social assistance, information and communications technology, building and construction, transport, defence, hospitality and tourism, and agriculture.

The courses will ensure Western Australians; particularly First Nations people, young people, people out of work or receiving income support, unpaid carers, people with disability, and women facing economic insecurity, can access affordable training to help them get back into jobs.

The full list of courses is available on the Jobs and Skills WA website at jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/skillsready.

People are also encouraged to visit their local Jobs and Skills Centre for advice in choosing a course or job that’s right for them.

FREE IN ‘23 courses are available from 1 January 2023.

All students who are enrolled in a FREE IN ‘23 course during 2023 at a TAFE college or approved private training provider will be able to complete the course under the fee-free arrangement.

Students can apply to TAFE now to commence their course in Semester 1, 2023.

*Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training from 1 January 2023. Please refer to the information under Who can access subsidised training such as the free or reduced - fee qualifications?

Yes! Up until 31 December 2022, some of the Job Ready skill sets are totally free for eligible students*!  Where it says a Job Ready skill set is “free for everyone”, you do not have to be aged 15—24, or on a concession — all fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government, through Jobs and Skills WA, so that there is no cost to you .

From 1 January 2023 , all of the Job Ready skill sets will be 100% fee - free for everyone*.

*Please note: Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training. Please refer to the information under Who can access subsidised training such as the free or reduced - fee qualifications?

The WA State Government, through Jobs and Skills WA, subsidises vocational education and training (VET) courses in priority areas, to reduce or remove the fees and make training more accessible to all Western Australians.

Through to 31 December 2022, Job Ready skill sets available under Skills Ready are fee-free to the following concession - eligible residents of Western Australia.

  • Persons aged 15 — 24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school*)
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of services from Commonwealth support or employment services programs Workforce Australia, or ParentsNext
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding a pensioner concession card or Health Care Card; or a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

*In 2022, Year 12 school students who are leaving school can access a subsidised training place from 24 October 2022.

From 1 January 2023, the Job Ready skill sets are all 100% fee-free to people who have left school*, have their primary place of residence in Western Australia, and are either:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 449, 785, 786, 790, or 820; or
  • a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457 or 482; or
  • a bridging visa holder who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 866; or
  • a Bridging Visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 785 or 790.

* In 2023, Year 12 school students who are leaving school can access a subsidised training place from 23 October 2023.

*Please note Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training. Please refer t o the information under Who can access subsidised training such as the free or reduced - fee qualifications?

The Department of Training and Workforce Development’s VET Fees and charges policy outlines eligibility for subsidised training in WA

Free courses are available in 2023 for new and continuing students. Students enrolled in FREE IN ‘23 courses will be able to complete course fee-free into 2024.

FREE IN ‘23 courses will be available at TAFE colleges and approved private training providers.

Visit the Skills Ready page of the Jobs and Skills WA website for the full list of free courses and delivery locations.

Applications for enrolments for the FREE IN ’23 courses are open now.

Yes, free skill sets will still be available, and more have now been added, allowing people to upskill and reskill into areas with critical skills shortages.

Yes, the McGowan Government is continuing its investment in low fee, high quality training to help meet the skills needs of local industry.

Low-fee courses are still available under the highly successful Lower fees, local skills initiative that have seen course fees reduced by up to 72 per cent. Some courses under Lower fees, local skills will now be free thanks to the new FREE IN ’23 initiative.

For more information on FREE IN ’23 courses, visit jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/skillsready or contact your local Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64.

National ID: CHC43215
State ID: AWK4
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Make a difference to the lives of others

Assist with supporting clients with alcohol and drug issues

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.

Certificate IV
National ID: HLT33015
State ID: AWK5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Work alongside allied health professionals to help implement therapy programs for clients

Gain the skills to assist allied health staff (physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists) with the implementation of patient rehabilitation or maintenance therapy programs.

Working alongside allied health staff is a growth industry

Gain the skills to assist allied health professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists) with the implementation of therapy programs to improve a client's quality of life and independence.

During this course you'll learn how to work with adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, mental health conditions, developmental delays, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage. You will have access to a team of allied health professionals who are able to share their experiences and support your learning throughout the course. The course predominantly focuses on working with adults and older people, with limited content relating to paediatric populations.

Learning is primarily classroom based with some online ldelivery. Access to online resources to reinforce classroom learning is also provided. You will be supported in learning the required knowledge and skills through classroom discussions and simulation activities before undertaking a full-time work placement for three weeks. Assessments will comprise of: online knowledge, in class practical, presenting and demonstrating, as well as during your placement.

As a successful graduate you'll have a wide range of job options depending on where your passions lie and you may gain employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals, aged care facilities, schools, mental health clinics, private practices and not for profit organisations.

Certificate III
National ID: CPP50921
State ID: BGI3
Industry Building and Construction
Free in 2023

Diploma of Building Design

Build on the skills obtained in the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting

This course covers principles of energy efficient design and sustainability for this booming industry.

Build on the skills obtained in the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting

The Diploma of Building Design builds on the skills obtained in the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting and provides more drafting and design experience in Revit (CAD software) for residential and commercial small-scale building projects.

You will cover principles of energy efficient design and sustainability for design projects and occupational health and safety requirements for this booming industry.

Once you've completed this Diploma you will be able to apply your skills to diverse building design projects which may incorporate residential, commercial, public or industrial projects including new buildings and renovations.

Diploma
National ID: CPC40120
State ID: BGC0
Industry Building and Construction
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Build your career from the ground up

Work as a builder and manager of a small to medium building business dealing with low-rise residential and commercial construction projects. Learn to plan and supervise construction work and prepare, cost and schedule contracts.

A career built from the ground up

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work in building management, production teams and operations workforce to manage and support a small to medium building business dealing with low rise construction projects. Completing this course will help you gain the diverse range of skills needed to project manage the construction of low rise residential and commercial constructions.

Certificate IV
State ID: AE378
Industry Business and Finance
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Business Ready Skill Set

Almost every business has an office — and there's no shortage of job opportunities here

This skill set will give you the skills and knowledge required to deliver all aspects of customer service including how to create a relationship with customers, identify their needs, deliver services or products and process customer feedback.

Almost every business has an office — and there's no shortage of job opportunities here

From administration work through to customer service, using business technology, dealing with accounts and finances through to digital marketing — you just need to be skills ready.

The Business Ready Skill Set will give you basic skills and knowledge required to deliver aspects of customer service including how to create a relationship with customers, identify their needs, deliver services or products and process customer feedback. You'll also learn how to use business technology and produce business documents, follow work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, and use computer software and organise electronic information and data.

Register your interest

Please note this skill set is experiencing high demand and places are limited.

Skill set
State ID: AE218
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023
Skill sets

COVID-19 Collection Skill Set

Demand for workers in the Pathology industry is high - get the skills you need to start your career.

You'll undertake three units of competency to gain entry level skills to work safely in the pathology industry.

The COVID-19 Collection skill set will give you the skills and knowledge required to collect, prepare and dispatch a pathology specimen for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing — a technique used to copy small segments of DNA and to diagnose infections such as COVID-19.

This training will get you job ready for working in hospitals or outpatient clinics, GP clinics and specialist rooms, home collection services and other public and private healthcare settings equip you with the skills and knowledge to. It includes learning to work in compliance with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

The skills you gain are highly transferrable, with PCR used in a number of laboratory and clinical techniques including DNA fingerprinting, detection of bacteria, and diagnosis of genetic disorders. Your skills can also be used for the collection of pathology specimens in anthropological and forensic examination, which could be a pathway into a range of interesting work areas including forensic and criminal sciences.

Register your interest

Please note this skill set will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Skill set
National ID: 52889WA
State ID: BGR66
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023

Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering

Gain the skills you need to begin or advance your career in civil engineering

Opportunities for strong career growth

You'll gain the skills you need to begin or advance your career in civil engineering with this Diploma course.

This course is aimed at school leavers, graduates of the Certificate III in Engineering - Technical, those wishing to gain employment in the field of Civil and Structural Engineering, and as trainee drafters.

You will be taught engineering drafting standards AS1100 and gain exposure to CAD packages selected from AutoCAD, Revit and 12D.

Students will be introduced to sustainability principles and produce civil construction drawings as part of their assessment.

Diploma
National ID: SIT30816
State ID: AZU5
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Turn your love for cooking into a career

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen environment. You'll graduate as a qualified cook with a wide range of cookery skills.

Love cooking and want the formal skills to turn your passion into a career?

North Metro TAFE's Certificate III in Commercial Cookery provides you with the practical skills and knowledge to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen environment. You'll learn about effective communication, occupational health and safety procedures and workplace hygiene.

When you graduate as a qualified cook with a wide range of cookery skills you'll be able to work in various establishments including restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

Certificate III
State ID: AE380
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Commercial Kitchen Skill Set

How would you like to be part of a team producing beautiful food in one of WA's restaurants, cafes, bars, resorts or hotels?

This skill set covers how to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working safely.

How would you like to be part of a team producing beautiful food in one of WA's restaurants, cafes, bars, resorts or hotels?

This skill set covers all the 'must know' skills that employers are looking for, so you'll be skills ready and job ready. It covers how to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working safely.

In the Commercial Kitchen skill set, you'll learn about the safe use of commercial kitchen equipment, how to  clean food preparation areas, storage areas, and equipment efficiently and minimising negative environmental impacts, preventing food contamination including how to identify and control food hazards, and gain general kitchen and food preparation skills.

Jobs that could lead from this skill set includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, and bar and food and beverage servers and attendants.

Skill set
National ID: CHC42015
State ID: AWL8
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Community Services

Further your skills in developing services and programs for the community

There is an ongoing skill shortage in the community services industry and as part of this qualification you will get to apply your learning through a work placement*.

Do you want to make a difference for communities?

Be there for people that need it the most. When you complete the Certificate IV in Community Services Work you'll have the skills needed to support all people in the community, as an outreach officer, welfare support worker, or case worker.

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.

Certificate IV
National ID: BSBSS00095
State ID: AE188
Industry Business and Finance
Free in 2023
Infection control
Online
Skill sets

Cross-Sector Infection Control Skill Set

Help reduce the risk of transmission of infection in the workplace

Designed to equip workers with the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk and transmission of infection.

Help reduce the risk of transmission of infection in the workplace

This skill set is designed to equip workers from all industries with the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk and transmission of infection while carrying out routine work activities.

This training is suited to a wide range of workplaces including small, medium and large organisations; business environments; and where workers use shared facilities and interact with clients.

This online course allows you to undertake studies within your own timeframe to help you gain the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk and transmission of infection while carrying out routine work activities.

Register your interest

Please note this skill set will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Skill set
State ID: AE375
Industry Business and Finance
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Customer Service Skill Set

Retail, finance, pharmacy, hospitality, business, tourism... what industry doesn't have customers?

Good customer service and communication skills are highly valued by employers in many different industries and areas of work, and this skill set will get you job ready with exactly the skills you need.

Retail, finance, pharmacy, hospitality, business, tourism... what industry doesn't have customers?

Good customer service and communication skills are highly valued by employers in many different industries and areas of work, and this skill set will get you job ready with exactly the skills you need. This skill set includes following infection prevention and control policies and procedures, implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks in the workplace within a customer service context to ensure you're working safely.

You'll learn to communicate effectively and provide quality service to both internal and external customers, and how to deal effectively with people from a range of social and cultural groups with respect and sensitivity. You'll also gain negotiation, conflict management and problem solving skills.

Register your interest

Please note this skill set is experiencing high demand and places are limited.

Skill set
National ID: 22445VIC
State ID: BCZ09
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023

Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

North Metropolitan TAFE is a premier Cyber Security training provider at the paraprofessional level

Gain the skills to work in a team of security practitioners on the front line protecting the integrity of your company’s security perimeter and IT network. You'll learn to develop and maintain cyber security policies and overall defence strategy, and to rigorously test and work to protect an organisation's information assets.

Get qualified to work in this booming industry 

The Australian Government's Cyber Security Strategy states that Australia, along with many other nations is facing a skills shortage in the field of cyber security and these skills are essential in our connected technology-enabled world. Current predictions estimate that we will see a worldwide deficit of 1.5 million information security professionals while employment prospects for cyber security and related jobs in Australia will grow by 21% over the next 5 years according to Labour Market employment projections.

Both state and federal governments have made a commitment to ensure Australians have the opportunity to equip themselves with cyber security skills and North Metropolitan TAFE is a premier Cyber Security training provider at the paraprofessional level.

As a cyber security graduate, you could be a member of a team of security practitioners on the front line protecting the integrity of your company’s security perimeter and IT network. As an integral team member, you will work to develop and maintain the company’s cyber security policies and overall defence strategy and to rigorously test and work to protect the company’s information assets

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification must contact the area or apply instead for Certificate IV in CyberSecurity due to pre-requisite skills/knowledge requirements.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: 22603VIC
State ID: BGT15
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

There is currently a skills shortage in this very specialised sector of the IT industry

This is a technician level qualification that will provide you with a comprehensive set of technical skills that will mean you are job ready and highly employable.

Be equipped to tackle the network security challenges faced by Australian businesses, services and industry with this specialised course in cyber security

Cyber attacks on Australian networks are an ever-increasing threat to individuals, businesses and national security and there is currently a skills shortage in this very specialised sector of the IT industry. You'll gain insights into mitigation techniques that are key to tackling potential cyber attacks faced by modern industry by completing North Metropolitan TAFE's Certificate IV in Cyber Security.

Our Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a technician level qualification that will provide you with the knowledge and a comprehensive set of technical skills that will mean you are job ready and highly employable.

Certificate IV
National ID: HLT35115
State ID: AYY4
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting

Train alongside dental students, oral health professionals and dental assistants in a simulated dental laboratory at the state of the art Oral Health Centre of WA

This course will prepare you to work as a laboratory assistant. You'll gain the skills to assist dentists and dental technicians to construct, repair and adjust dental appliances.

Does a career in the Dental Technology Industry make you smile?

When you complete the Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting you will be ready to start a career in the busy dental technology world, as a laboratory assistant helping dentists and dental technicians to construct, repair and adjust dental appliances.

You will gain the career enhancing knowledge and skills to work as a member of the dental laboratory team. With the skills that you develop in this course you can transfer into the HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology as an apprentice in a dental laboratory.

The Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting includes supervised work skills in a simulated dental laboratory at the state of the art Oral Health Centre of WA. You will get to train in the same facility as dental students, oral health professionals and dental assistants.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC30121
State ID: BGY3
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Early Childhood Education and Care is an expanding industry

This course will prepare you for working with young children up to the age of 5 years where you'll learn how to interact and foster their development.

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 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, visit First Nations Traineeship Program(opens in a new tab) for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC50121
State ID: BGY6
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

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 service 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.

Over 90% of our graduates gain employment on completion of their studies.

If you are or have been, working in the Early Childhood Education industry you may be able to gain full or partial qualification and achieve your Diploma in a shorter period of time through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), see the Important Information tab below for more details.

Diploma
National ID: UEE40720
State ID: BFP4
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications

Amp up your career in electronics and telecommunications

Gain the skills to work with radio/telecommunication, data systems/cabling and computer network hardware.

Amp up your career in electronics and telecommunications

Complete the Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications and you’ll have the practical skills and knowledge to work with radio/telecommunication, data systems/cabling and computer network hardware.

This course is delivered partially online and on campus over 18 months. If you have completed a Certificate II or a trade certificate in Electronics (or equivalent) you can apply for a credit transfer reducing your study time by either six or 12 months.

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM40119
State ID: AD26
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Engineering (CNC Machining)

Gain the skills to advance your career in manufacturing management

This post trade qualification will give you specialist skills in engineering, machining, and manufacturing to progress your career.

Are you looking to design a career in manufacturing?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Engineering (Computer Numerical Control) you'll have specialist skills in engineering, machining, and manufacturing, opening up a career as a manufacturing supervisor, production manager, or team leader.

You will gain the practical skills and knowledge to set up, program, inspect, and operate NC and CNC machines.

This is a post trade qualification.

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM40119
State ID: AD30
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power)

Hydraulics is a vast and diverse industry

This post-trade qualification will give you specialist skills in hydraulic systems to work as a hydraulic fitter or technician, systems designer, or equipment salesperson. You'll gain skills to safely analyse, inspect, and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems, maintain fluid power controls, and monitor equipment condition.

Hydraulics is a vast and diverse industry

This post trade qualification will give you specialist skills in hydraulic systems to work as a hydraulic fitter or technician, systems designer, or equipment salesperson.
By completing this Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power) you'll gain skills to safely analyse, inspect, and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems, maintain fluid power controls, and monitor equipment condition.

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM50212
State ID: WB84
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free in 2023

Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical)

Mechanical engineering is applied across a wide variety of employment areas

This course will teach you to produce engineering drawings and create 3D models using computer aided drafting. You will learn to set up basic hydraulic circuits, apply technical mathematics and coordinate engineering projects.

Gear up for a career in engineering

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge in electrical machinery, mechanical principles and mechanical equipment to produce drawings for design specifications.

Mechanical engineering is applied across a wide variety of employment areas including:

  • Mining and mineral processing
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Aviation and shipbuilding industries
  • Electrical power generation and distribution
  • Road and rail transport
  • Defence
  • Agriculture, fishing and food processing

The Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical)  is geared toward mechanical design but does have some electrical, electronics and programming content.

Diploma
National ID: CHCSS00114
State ID: AE116
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023
Infection control
Skill sets

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

This skill set is free for everyone

This skill set will give you 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 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 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

These units can then be used as credit towards a number of Certificate III courses and is an ideal starting point for anyone considering gaining a qualification in Aged Care, Home and Community Care, Disability or as a Health Service Assistant.

Register your interest

Please note this skill set will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Skill set
National ID: SIT30516
State ID: AZV9
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Events

Activate your career in events

Learn to assist in managing events, from planning to show day and event follow up. You'll be introduced to audio and visual industry standard technologies and be encouraged to develop your creative skills.

Activate your career in events

Events enrich our culture and are held to educate, celebrate, inform and entertain.

The Certificate III in events will give you the skills to assist in managing events, from the planning through to show day and the follow up after the event. 

You'll be introduced to industry standard technologies for lighting, sound and audio-visual and begin to develop your creative skills so you can deliver professional events to your clients.

Certificate III
National ID: HLT23215
State ID: AYY2
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Certificate II in Health Support Services

Open the door to a career in health

This broad course will give you practical skills that can be applied to many settings within the health or aged care sector, or a pathway to a range of other health courses.

Open the door to a career in health

The Certificate II in Health Support Services will enable you to work in the health or aged care sector in a variety of different environments such as a hospital assistant, patient services assistant, catering staff, hospitality services, cleaner, and stores person.

Throughout the course, you will gain the knowledge and hands-on practical skills to work effectively with others in a team environment, communicate in the workplace and apply workplace health and safety and infection control practices. In addition, you will gain a range of skills that will enable you to work as a member of a team that provides support for the effective functioning of health services.

The Certificate II in Health Support Services can also provide you with a range of different study pathways to other courses in health including:

  • Pathology collection
  • Sterilisation services
  • Health services assistance
  • Individual support in ageing or disability
  • Dental laboratory assisting
  • Population health
Certificate II
National ID: AHC40416
State ID: BCW2
Industry Science and the Environment
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Horticulture

Develop your supervisory skills for the horticulture industry

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to coordinate and supervise operations in your chosen field of horticulture and meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence.

Develop your supervisory skills for the horticulture industry

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to coordinate and supervise operations in your chosen field of horticulture.

As part of this course you will undertake three units that have been designed to meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to control weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation.

All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers.

You may be able to attain a dual qualification, adding a Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management to this Certificate IV by enrolling in additional units.

Certificate IV
National ID: HLT47115
State ID: AWL9
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support

Contribute to safer medication dispensary administration

Gain a range of skills and knowledge including how medications work on the body and how to take them safely, maintaining a sterile environment and medication storage procedures.

A rewarding career supporting hospital pharmacists

During this course you will learn how to support the hospital pharmacist in ensuring patients receive the correct medications and information about how to take their medications safely. This is important because medication errors continue to be the highest number of recorded incidents in health care.

Your attention to detail in reading prescriptions and then recording and labelling medications, will contribute to safer medication dispensary administration. By supporting the hospital pharmacist to provide clear and detailed information to patients about their medications you will be helping patients with many different conditions to understand why they have been prescribed certain medications.

You may choose to go on to work as a hospital pharmacy technician or as a technician at a pharmaceutical company, where you may compound medications for critically unwell patients. Your skills and knowledge may also prove highly valuable at your local pharmacy.

Certificate IV
State ID: AE381
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Hospitality Service Skill Set

Our hospitality industry is getting back into busy mode and the jobs are out there

If you're keen to work in a restaurant, hotel, resort, club, bar or cafe environment, the Hospitality Service skill set is for you.

Our hospitality industry is getting back into busy mode and the jobs are out there

If you're keen to work in a restaurant, hotel, resort, club, bar or cafe environment, the Hospitality Service skill set is for you.

You'll learn about responsible service of alcohol (RSA), gain some barista skills to use commercial machines and make a perfect espresso. You'll quickly learn how to communicate effectively and provide quality service to customers including how to establish rapport and determine and address customer needs, as well as respond to and manage complaints. You'll also learn how to process cash and other payments using business technology and reconcile takings at the end of the service period or day. This course also includes infection control and prevention procedures and food safety to ensure you're working safely.

Please note this skill set is delivered across two of North Metropolitan TAFE's campuses, Joondalup and Perth. This is to give you access to work experience in our Pavilion Restaurant, cafe and use commercial coffee machines.

The first two weeks are held at Perth campus and the remainder of the course will be delivered at Joondalup (Kendrew) campus.

Please note this skill set will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Skill set
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA66
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Empower and support the independence of our elders and join one of Australia's fastest growing industries

Learn to provide direct care to clients in residential, home and community settings, and gain real industry experience.

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.

North Metropolitan TAFE offers you the opportunity to complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) part-time (1 MB) (PDF document), studying one evening per week. You could continue your day time work and/or family responsibilities and study part-time* to achieve this Certificate III qualification.

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.

Australia has one of the leading aged care systems in the world, and with our ageing population — and people living longer — the demand for skilled aged care workers is increasing. In fact, aged care and disability support are the second highest employing occupations in Australia (following registered nurses in the number one spot).**

You can find out more about a career in aged care, including tips for finding jobs, interview practice hints, clues about what employers are looking for and more on the Aged Care section of the Jobs and Skills WA website. You can view our McLarty campus aged care facilities here(opens in a new tab) .

*This course includes a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

** National Skills Commission Australian Jobs Report 2020

Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA67
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Develop a career in the rewarding world of disability work

You'll gain real industry experience applying your training in a meaningful way though a supervised work placement and on completion of this course you could find work in a variety of settings.

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.

North Metropolitan TAFE is offers you the opportunity to complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) part-time (1 MB) (PDF document), studying one evening per week. You could continue your day time work and/or family responsibilities and study part-time* to achieve this Certificate III qualification.

*This course includes a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

 
Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA68
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

Provide direct care to those unable to care for themselves

Gain the skills to support the independence and well being of clients in a community setting, and put your learning into practice through a supervised work placement.

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 120 hours of 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.

Certificate III
National ID: HLTSS00066
State ID: AE115
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)

Protect yourself and others in the hospitality sector from infectious diseases

Gain an understanding of how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection. This skill set is most suited for those that are working in the hospitality sector.

Protect yourself and others in the hospitality sector from infectious diseases

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce to practice safe infection control procedures. This skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assist in protecting yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases. 

You will understand how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection.  It is most suited for those that are working in the hospitality sector.

This online course allows you to undertake studies within your own timeframe. You will receive a short inducton and ongoing support from your lecturer. Once you have completed the online study component you will be required to book into a four hour practical lab session at our Mount Lawley campus where you will practice skills and undertake a workplace assessment.

Register your interest

Please note this skill set will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Skill set
National ID: HLTSS00065
State ID: AE114
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023
Infection control
Online
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Retail)

Protect yourself and others in the retail sector from infectious diseases

Gain an understanding of how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection. This skill set is most suited for those that are working in the retail sector.

Protect yourself and others in the retail sector from infectious diseases

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce to practice safe infection control procedures. This skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assist in protecting yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases. 

You will understand how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection.  It is most suited for those that are working in the retail sector.

This online course allows you to undertake studies within your own timeframe. You will receive a short induction and ongoing support from your lecturer. Once you have completed the online study component you will be required to book into a four hour practical lab session at our Mount Lawley campus where you will practice skills and undertake a workplace assessment.

Register your interest

Please note this skill set will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Skill set
National ID: HLTSS00067
State ID: AE113
Industry Logistics
Free in 2023
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

Protect yourself and others in the transport and logistics sector from infectious diseases

Gain an understanding of how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection. This skill set is most suited for those that are working in the transport and logistics sector.

Protect yourself and others in the transport and logistics sector from infectious diseases

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce to practice safe infection control procedures. This skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assist in protecting yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases. 

You will understand how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection.  It is most suited for those that are working in the transport and logistics sector.

This online course allows you to undertake studies within your own timeframe. You will receive a short induction and ongoing support from your lecturer. Once you have completed the online study component you will be required to book into a four hour practical lab session at our Mount Lawley campus where you will practice skills and undertake a workplace assessment.

Register your interest

Please note this skill set will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Skill set
National ID: ICT50220
State ID: AC20
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023

Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)

Gain the skills needed to be successful in this in-demand industry

Extend your skills from the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking). You'll cover managing complex networks, configuring virtual computing environments, applying advanced switching skills, implementing active directories, administering Microsoft 365 systems, Linux operating system and VMware, managing data storage systems and building complex networks.

To infinity and beyond - this course could give you the perfect pathway to a successful career in IT

When you complete the Diploma of Information Technology Networking you will have all the skills needed to be successful in this in-demand industry. You'll extend the knowledge and skills learnt in the ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) by managing complex networks, configuring virtual computing environments, applying advanced switching skills, implementing active directories, administering Microsoft 365 systems, Linux operating system and VMware, managing data storage systems and building complex networks.

All current industry standards are covered and you'll gain real-world experience conducting help-desk support as part of your studies on our dedicated training network. This course also embeds studies in Cisco, Microsoft Server and VMware.

You'll be able to utilise project management techniques and develop advanced soft skills such as communication with clients through team work to produce the end product aligned with business needs. Independent thinking and problem solving skills developed within your Certificate IV course are further enhanced with real life client projects.

Our graduates are confident, job ready and sought after by industry because of the specific skills they have gained at North Metropolitan TAFE. Many have employment by the time they graduate.

New students who have not completed either a Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) or Certificate IV in Cyber Security, or equivalent, should contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

Diploma
National ID: ICT50220
State ID: AC21
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023

Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming)

Boost your career in software development and programming

This course will further develop the skills gained from completing the Certificate IV in Programming. You will learn to develop advanced apps and explore data modelling, web programming, software testing and debugging systems.

To infinity and beyond - this course could give you the perfect pathway to a successful career in IT

Boost your career in software development and programming with the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming).

At our Perth campus you'll gain the knowledge and skills to develop advanced Apps, Internet of Things, Big Data, database design, Cloud Applications Development, and cyber awareness using a variety of programming software and platforms such as PHP, Python and C#. You'll also be developing advanced programming skills with Cloud/mobile devices as this has been identified as a growth area by industry.

At our Joondalup campus you will embrace new technologies and develop skills in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Games Development, Mobile Applications and Advanced Apps, Internet of Things and Robotics using Python, C# and Unity.

You will use current industry standards and emerging technology as you conduct LiveWorks projects with industry partners.

You'll be able to utilise project management techniques and develop advanced soft skills such as communication with clients through teamwork to align the end product with business needs. Independent thinking and problem-solving skills developed within your studies at Certificate IV level are further enhanced with real life client projects. 

Our IT graduates are confident, job ready and sought after by industry because of the specific skills gained during their study at North Metropolitan TAFE and many find employment by the time they graduate.

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

Diploma
National ID: ICT50220
State ID: AC27
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023

Diploma of Information Technology (Back End Web Development)

Websites are a crucial aspect of any organisation across all industries and the need for talented and skilled developers is high

This course focuses on the back end development of websites including database design, cloud application development, information architecture, big data, machine learning and web app development. You will have the opportunity to work on real life client projects.

Build a career working with the world of the web

Websites are a crucial aspect of any organisation across all industries. The need for talented and skilled developers is high, so once you've completed your qualification in website development, your options are endless.

The ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Back End Web Development) covers the whole life cycle for commercially ready websites and gives you the opportunity to work on live projects. At this level you develop skills that mean you are industry ready, from conception, liaising with clients, database design, cloud application development, information architecture, big data, machine learning and web app development. You'll be able to utilise project management techniques and develop advanced soft skills such as communication with clients through teamwork to produce the end product aligned with business needs. Independent thinking and problem-solving skills developed within your Certificate IV course are further enhanced with real life client projects.

Our graduates are confident, job ready and sought after by industry because of the specific skills they have gained at North Metropolitan TAFE. Many have employment by the time they graduate.

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

Diploma
National ID: ICT50220
State ID: AC26
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023

Diploma of Information Technology (Front End Web Development)

Websites are a crucial aspect of any organisation across all industries and the need for talented and skilled developers is high

This course focuses on the front end development of websites.

Build a career working with the world of the web

Websites are a crucial aspect of any organisation across all industries. The need for talented and skilled developers is high, so once you've completed your qualification in website development, your options are endless.

The ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Front End Web Development) course covers the whole life cycle for commercially ready websites and gives you the opportunity to work on live projects. At this level you develop skills that mean you are industry ready, from conception, liaising with clients, documentation, graphics, coding, testing to training of users. You'll be able to utilise project management techniques and develop advanced soft skills such as communication with clients through team work to produce the end product aligned with business needs. Independent thinking and problem solving skills developed within your Certificate IV course are further enhanced with real life client projects.

Our graduates are confident, job ready and sought after by industry because of the specific skills they have gained at North Metropolitan TAFE. Many have employment by the time they graduate.

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

Diploma
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC10
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

A great starting point to specialise in Networking

Gain the practical skills to install and configure small to medium size modern networks. Our East Perth and Joondalup campuses have dedicated Training Networks and are registered as both Cisco Academy and Redhat Academy providers.

Networking is one of the fastest growing areas in IT

If you have chosen Networking as your area of expertise in the field of IT, then our ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) qualification provides you with a great foundation.  

You'll gain the practical skills to install and configure small to medium size modern networks - including exposure to virtual machines, wireless technologies, cloud storage, infrastructure devices, network security, deployment resources to desktops and user support.

East Perth and Joondalup campuses have dedicated Training Networks and are registered as both Cisco Academy and Redhat Academy providers.
Joondalup also offers Microsoft Imagine Academy as part of your studies.

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC07
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming)

Get the competitive edge to advance your programming career

The Certificate IV in Programming will give you skills in C#, Java, JavaScript, SQL, and ASP. You'll delve into websites, scripting and database design, as well as programming for mobile applications and games development.

Join the top priority IT industry and take on a crucial role in IT programming

Study this course and you'll gain skills in basic and intermediate programming by using at least two different programming languages.

Programming is a crucial part of IT and is constantly innovating and evolving.  Completing our Certificate IV in Programming  will open the door into this in-demand industry.

The experience you will gain in C#, Java, JavaScript, SQL, and ASP will give you the competitive edge to advance your career and further study options. You'll delve into websites, scripting and database design as well as be exposed to advanced programming skills for mobile applications and games development.

Our ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) is the foundation and core development structure that leads into our Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming). Essential concepts covered include Internet of Things (IoT), Data driven Apps and Mobile App development. You'll be encouraged to develop the independent thinking and problem solving skills needed for communicating and working with clients in the Diploma course.

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC25
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development)

Help businesses and organisations reach their target audience

This course covers the technical development of a website. You will gain skills in digital graphics and be exposed to a variety of technologies including HTML5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL and JavaScript.

Enter the vast world of website design and development

Most businesses and organisations have an online presence and websites have become an essential part of any organisation looking to reach out to its target audience.

Upon completion of this qualification you'll be able to be involved in both the design and technical development of a website, designing and constructing web pages and creating the look and feel of the site. With your qualification you could find a career as an in-house designer or work in a design studio.

Our ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) covers essential concepts including front end and back end development, and leads into our Diploma of Web Development. You'll be encouraged to develop the independent thinking and problem solving skills needed for communicating and working with clients in the Diploma course.

You will use the the latest industry standard HTML5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL and JavaScript using a range of development tools.

Certificate IV
State ID: AE388
Industry Building and Construction
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Infrastructure Ready Skill Set

Build your future with skills in infrastructure

Gain the skills to prepare for a career in infrastructure projects, and pick up your White Card along the way!

Build your future with skills in infrastructure

Gain the skills to prepare for a career in infrastructure projects, and pick up your White Card along the way!

You will learn the knowledge and skills to work safely in the civil construction industry, communicate effectively on work sites and plan work in relation to infrastructure activities.

This introduction is suitable for students who wish to enter the industry with no or limited experience.

Register your interest

Please note this skill set will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Skill set
State ID: AE439
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Integrating Mental Health Practice Skill Set

Provide support services to people with mental health issues

Gain the skills to assist and support clients who are experiencing mental health concerns, and respond to the increasing need for mental health awareness.

This skill set is free for everyone*

The Integrating Mental Health Practice Skill Set will give you the skills to assist and support clients who are experiencing mental health concerns, and respond to the increasing need for mental health awareness.
This training is ideal for people currently working withor experienced in — a person-centred care model within the community services, healthcare or people services sectors who would like to integrate mental health support skills and knowledge into their work practice; or considering a move into a mental health specialisation role.

You'll gain skills in providing support services to people with mental health issues, including those at risk of suicide or with alcohol and other drug issues; recognising and responding to crisis situations; managing personal stress in the workplace; and working with diverse people.

*Please note, it is highly recommended that you should be working in or have experience in the field.

Skill set
State ID: AE766
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Introduction to Commercial Cookery Skill Set

Want a career that can take you all over the world?

Turn a passion for food into a career that can take you on a lifelong journey

Our Future Chef Job Ready Program will help you turn a passion for food into an exciting career in hospitality.

This Free for eligible students*, four week Future Chef Job Ready Program is designed to get you into the creative food and restaurant industry.
You'll gain a combination of intensive training and work experience in a real commercial kitchen which may give you a head start into gaining an apprenticeship or other employment opportunities in the hospitality sector.

The four week program includes a total of five days work placement where you will gain real, hands on industry experience in addition to in class training.

After completing this Job Ready Program you could:

  • be offered an apprenticeship
  • find employment opportunities in other areas of the hospitality sector
  • embark on further training to enhance your employment prospects.

 

Skill set
State ID: AE781
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023

Introduction to Cyber Security

Learn how to be cyber-aware

Gain the skills you need to recognise threats and how to understand the impact of breaches.

Gain a glimpse into the world of cyber risks and threats and an understanding of how to protect yourself and those around you.

If you have always wanted a broad, entry level understanding of cyber awareness, this skill set is aimed at providing you with knowledge about cyber risks and threats in the world we live in. You'll gain skills to help you protect yourself and others around you.

Armed with an understanding of Privacy Laws in relation to Cyber Security, you'll be able to manage your own personal profile and identifiable information more effectively.

You'll gain an awareness of the potentially catastrophic impact of cyber security breaches through reviewing scenarios that play out all too frequently.

Within organisations, security threats must be identified and reported to limit exposure and impact. You'll learn how this is achieved via case studies and standard industry practices.

This skill set will benefit all non-technical employees and managers equipping them to support the business by protecting themselves, equipment, assets and the organisation as a whole. You could also use the skills you gain to begin on a pathway to employment in cyber security. A technical background in IT is not essential.

Please note this skill set is experiencing high demand and places are limited.

Skill set
State ID: AE456
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Introduction to Direct Support Skill Set

Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program

A career in the ageing or disability sector can be very rewarding. This is an exciting opportunity to start a career that makes a difference and supports a person to reach their goals, engage with the community and meet their support needs.

Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program

A career in the ageing or disability sector can be very rewarding. You can get started in one of the fastest growing workforces in Western Australia and make a positive difference to the lives of others.

This is an exciting opportunity to start a career that makes a difference and supports a person to reach their goals, engage with the community and meet their support needs.

As part of this course you will attend a work placement with an employer where you will gain real, hands on industry experience and secure a ‘foot in the door’.

By completing the Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program, you may:

  • Be offered a job with your work placement employer
  • Be offered an aged care or disability work traineeship
  • Use your skills to transition into an allied health occupation
  • Gain employer references
  • Be connected with other employment opportunities within these sectors or
  • Complete further studies

For more information visit jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/pathways or call 08 6551 5049 or email SWAD@dtwd.wa.gov.au

Register your interest

Please note this skill set will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Skill set
National ID: CHC43315
State ID: AWK8
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Mental Health

Focus on the support and needs of people experiencing mental health issues.

Learn about the value and principles of mental health sector and how to apply them in a recovery oriented way.

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 the 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.

This course will be delivered through a combination of online and on campus training.
The online delivery will be done via Collaborate sessions (on Blackboard), which are live classes facilitated by a lecturer. The majority of the training will be delivered via on campus sessions. Class attendance is required for successful completion of the course.
 

Certificate IV
National ID: HLT54121
State ID: BGW5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Diploma of Nursing

The skills and knowledge you need to be employed as an Enrolled Nurse

Your employment prospects are high in this industry and you'll gain satisfaction from improving the quality of peoples' lives.

Enrolled Nurses have varied and rewarding career opportunities, making a difference in the lives of the people they care for

North Metropolitan TAFE's Diploma of Nursing will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to be employed as an Enrolled Nurse; such as human biology, medical terminology, medicines and how to provide care for a range of people from different backgrounds.

With our nursing qualification, you'll gain skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices. 

Not only are your employment prospects high in this industry, you'll also gain satisfaction from improving the quality of peoples' lives and possibly even saving lives.
You could gain employment in hospitals, community health services, residential care, private homes (home care), clinics, medical practices and pathology services.

Diploma
State ID: AE617
Industry Business and Finance
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Operate a Small Business Skill Set

This skill set is free for everyone

You'll gain the skills you need to be business or job ready in any field of small business.

If you're currently operating or thinking about starting up a small business, or would like to get job ready for an administrative support position in a small business operation, this is the skill set for you! 

The Operate a Small Business Skill Set offers a fantastic range of skills and knowledge to get you job ready. You'll learn how to design and produce business documents and publications, digitally design and develop text-based documents,  develop spreadsheets through the use of both cloud-based and non-cloud based applications, identify financial requirements of a business including profit targets, cash flow projections and strategies to garner financial support, and understand workplace health and safety (WHS) legislation and its application to safe work practices. It even covers how to create and build a social networking presence using social media tools and applications. 

Register your interest

Please note this skill set is experiencing high demand and places are limited.

Skill set
State ID: AE219
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Pathology Collection Skill Set

Demand for workers in the Pathology industry is high - get the skills you need to start your career.

You'll undertake three units of competency to gain entry level skills to work safely in the pathology industry.

Would you like to be an important part of a team assisting clients to return to better health?

The Pathology Collection Skill Set, which you will complete under the supervision of a trained phlebotomist, will give you the skills to obtain blood samples from a patient for laboratory testing and get you job ready for working in hospital wards or outpatient clinics, GP clinics and specialist rooms, home collection services and other public and private healthcare settings.

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to perform a pathology collection role, comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures, and be able to identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection. You’ll also learn important communication skills for working in health care or

Register your interest

Please note this skill set will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Skill set
National ID: SIT31016
State ID: AZW8
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Patisserie

A sweet career creating tasty delights

Use your skills to work as a patissier or pastry chef in a patisseries, cafés, restaurants or hotels anywhere.

A sweet career creating tasty delights

When you complete the Certificate III in Patisserie you will have the skills to work as a patissier or pastry chef in a patisserie, café, restaurant or hotel.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work fast and effectively in a commercial kitchen team and be able to plan, prepare and bake mouth-watering cakes, tarts, petits fours, pastries, yeast goods and chocolates. You will also learn about cleaning and sanitisation, food safety programs, personal and environmental hygiene, and workplace health and safety.

The Certificate III in Patisserie is also delivered as an apprenticeship. Please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

    Certificate III
    National ID: SIT40716
    State ID: AZT6
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Patisserie

    Build on the skills gained in the Certificate III in Patisserie or Commercial Cookery

    Become a qualified cook specialising in patisserie and take on a leading or supervisory role. In this course you'll cover working fast and effectively in a commercial kitchen team, planning and baking a wide range to deserts and pastries and team management skills.

    Fine tune your skills in the kitchen and create sweet masterpieces

    This course builds on the skills gained in the Certificate III in Patisserie or Commercial Cookery qualifications and equips you with the skills needed to be a qualified cook specialising in patisserie. On successful completion you'll be ready to work a patissier or pastry chef in a variety of hospitality environments and take on a leading or supervisory role in the kitchen.

    You will cover working fast and effectively in a commercial kitchen team and be able to plan, prepare and bake mouth-watering cakes, sponges, tarts, petits fours, pastries, chocolate and sugar show pieces and decoration techniques. You'll also learn about financial management, leading staff and teams, cleaning, food safety programs, hygiene, managing workplace conflict, coaching others and workplace health and safety.

    When applying for this course, prior study or experience within the industry will be considered. If you have limited study or experience in this field, you may be directed to a course at a more suitable level for your skills.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: 52895WA
    State ID: BGS66
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

    A great starting point for a career in health

    This course will give you sound knowledge about the human body and health, as well as study skills to support further learning. It is also a great stepping stone between Certificate III health qualifications and Diploma qualifications like Enrolled Nursing.

    Are you interested in a career in health but don’t know where to start?

    The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies will give you a sound knowledge about the human body and health, as well as the study skills to support your further learning.

    This course will help you meet the requirements for entry into a number of higher-level health related courses, such as Diploma of Nursing at TAFE or nursing or health degrees at university. It is a great stepping stone between a Certificate III health qualification, and these courses.

    To complete this course you'll participate in a combination of 3 days of face to face training plus online training as scheduled.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: CPP40121
    State ID: BGI4
    Industry Building and Construction
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Residential Drafting

    Draw on your practical, hands-on skills needed to draft residential buildings

    Learn to create design concepts and working drawings, gain skills in ArchiCAD and work on a project with an industry mentor.

    A career by design

    This course will expose you to drafting residential buildings within the building and construction industry. You'll develop the knowledge and skills you'll need to draft residential buildings, both single and double storey. Drafters produce drawings and documentation and use CAD software to draft and document residential Class 1 and 10 building designs.

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

    Once you have completed this Certificate IV course you will be able to apply your skills to diverse residential building design projects. You may also choose to progress to the Diploma of Buidling Design.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: CHC40221
    State ID: BGY4
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

    Engage your passion for working with children and supporting their individual needs

    A career that fits in with your family life, this course will give 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.

    Engage your passion for working with children and supporting their individual needs

    The Certificate IV in School Based 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.

    This course is also available online, which 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 be supported by your online lecturers and 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. Students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check and a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (Education Department WA) before attending work placement. 

    The online delivery will be done via Collaborate sessions (on Blackboard), which are live classes run online with a lecturer taking you through the training.

    We also offer an Aboriginal Islander Education Officer (AIEO) program. Find out more about our AIEO program.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: RII20220
    State ID: BGP7
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Free in 2023

    Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations

    Get your mining career off the ground

    Get a solid foundation to work as an operator on sites such as a quarry or an open cut metalliferous mine.

    Get your mining career off the ground

    This course will give you a solid foundation to work as an operator on sites such as a quarry or an open cut metalliferous mine, undertaking a prescribed range of tasks involving known routines and procedures, and taking some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

    Certificate II
    National ID: CPP60121
    State ID: BGJ0
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Free in 2023

    Advanced Diploma of Surveying

    Building on the skills gained in the Diploma of Surveying

    In this course you'll learn to collect and analyse spatial data for complex engineering structures, roads, railways and surface and underground mining operations using sophisticated surveying equipment and software (including GPS).

    Looking forward to a career in surveying?

    Learn how to collect and analyse spatial data for complex engineering structures, roads, railways and surface and underground mining operations.

    Throughout this course you'll learn about the operation of sophisticated surveying equipment and software (including GPS) and the processing of survey data to produce computer aided engineering drawings and mine plans, building on the skills gained in the Diploma of Surveying.

    Advanced Diploma
    National ID: CPP30221
    State ID: BGI8
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Free in 2023

    Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services

    Learn to to work with spatial data and read, interpret and apply maps

    This course will teach you to safely operate in the field and perform computations. On completion you'll have gained basic surveying skills and be ready for an entry level job, or continue with further study in surveying.

    Set your sights on a career in surveying

    This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work with spatial data and read, interpret and apply maps. You will learn about safety, performing computations and the skills necessary to operate in the field.

    Gain basic surveying skills and begin an entry level job in the surveying and spatial information services sector or continue with further study in surveying at North Metro.

    This course may be studied by employer-based training or by off campus learning provided you have a position in an appropriate work place.

    Certificate III
    National ID: SIT30116
    State ID: AZV7
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Free in 2023

    Certificate III in Tourism

    A rewarding and diverse career in tourism

    Study with the leading provider of travel and tourism studies in WA and you'll gain the basic skills and knowledge to work in a broad range of tourism or specialist areas.

    Jump on board to an exciting career in tourism

    Gain the basic skills and knowledge to work in various tourism job roles. A career in tourism is very rewarding and with this Certificate III in Tourism you'll have the skills you need to work in visitor information services, tour guiding and tourism operations.

    You could be out in the field helping visitors experience all the top holiday spots or creating or guiding tours that they will remember forever.

    North Metropolitan TAFE is the leading provider of travel and tourism studies in WA.

    Certificate III
    National ID: BSB41419
    State ID: BER2
    Industry Business and Finance
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

    Almost all industries require a Work Health and Safety professional in the team

    Gain the skills to work as a health and safety practitioner and become responsible for the corresponding Work Health and Safety functions within a workplace.

    Are you seeking a career in Work Health and Safety (WHS)?

    PCBU (persons conducting a business or undertaking) and business owners have a responsibility to health and safety in the workplace and require WHS professionals. This course will provide you with the skills to develop a career as a WHS professional such as a WHS advisor or officer.

    After completing this qualification, you will be able to work as a health and safety practitioner and become responsible for the corresponding WHS functions within a workplace. Minimum requirement in industry for WHS practitioners is usually the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

    This course suits anyone looking for a new career in a familiar industry, or a course to compliment an existing qualification. The Informed choices section below lists inherent requirements required to successfully complete this certificate. 

    Certificate IV
    State ID: AE386
    Industry Building and Construction
    Free in 2023

    Work Safety in Construction Skill Set

    Bricklaying Job Ready Program

    Gain skills in work safety practices, how to use a range of construction equipment and tools; and working in a construction team. This course includes work placement

    Bricklaying Job Ready Program

    Do you have a positive attitude and work well in teams? Are you interested in joining the WA residential construction sector?

    The four-week program aims to provide a pipeline of bricklayers to meet the needs of WA’s booming building industry. The program takes a unique approach, combining a three-week short course with a four-day work placement with an employer, which may lead to a bricklaying apprenticeship.

    Be part of Western Australia’s $147 million program, which will generate construction work to last through 2022.

    The three-week short course teaches:

    • work safety practices
    • how to use a range of construction equipment and tools; and
    • skills to work in a construction team.

    During your work placement, you will:

    • gain real, hands on industry experience; and
    • secure a ‘foot in the door’ by working with an employer.

    By completing this program, you may:

    • be offered a bricklaying apprenticeship with your work placement employer;
    • be deemed suitable for other employment opportunities within the residential construction sector; or
    • decide to undertake further training.
    Skill set
    State ID: AE376
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Free in 2023
    Skill sets

    Work in Hospitality Skill Set

    WA has a large and vibrant hospitality industry — from bars and cafes through to world class restaurants and venues, hotels and resorts.

    Hospitality offers a range of both entry-level jobs and career development opportunities, and the Work in Hospitality skill set is the perfect introduction to the industry, giving you the critical skills employers are looking for.

    WA has a large and vibrant hospitality industry — from bars and cafes through to world class restaurants and venues, hotels and resorts.

    Hospitality offers a range of both entry-level jobs and career development opportunities, and the Work in Hospitality skill set is the perfect introduction to the industry, giving you the critical skills employers are looking for. To get you job ready, you'll learn about areas of health and wellbeing and personal development, how to use workplace technology and business systems, and responsible service of alcohol (RSA). It also includes infection control and prevention procedures and food safety to ensure you're working safely.

    Lower fees, local skills half price further study pathways

    Register your interest

    Please note this skill set will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

    Skill set
    National ID: CHC40413
    State ID: J592
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Youth Work

    Create brighter futures for young people

    Learn how to create programs designed to address the needs of young people and put your skills into practice with a supervised or simulated work placement.

    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.

    Certificate IV
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