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North Metropolitan TAFE offers a variety of short courses and skill sets.

See below to browse our comprehensive list of offerings. Application and enrolment information is included on individual course pages.

Skill sets

North Metropolitan TAFE skill sets are a type of short course that provides certification for specific workplace skills. Skill sets are made up of one or more units of competency which link to an industry need or regulatory requirement, such as a licence. When you complete a skill set, you will receive a statement of attainment. In some cases this may count towards a higher qualification with further study.  Skill sets are usually identified in the course title. 

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Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully before enrolling in any North Metropolitan TAFE short course.

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English, Languages and Foundation Studies C2018
The Arabic Language "Allughah 'al arabiyyah

Arabic is spoken in over twenty countries from North-West Africa to the Arabian Gulf which makes it...

Short Courses
Seven (7) sessions x 2 hours Saturdays 9.

Arabic Beginners

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Building and Construction V1313
Stay ahead and develop your professional skill set in an area that is the future of the architectural industry.

The aim of this course is to gain...

Short Courses
9:00am - 3:30pm over 4 Fridays 2019 dates to be confirmed. Courses will be run only with sufficient enrolments.

ArchiCAD 21

Short Course
Northbridge Building 2
Creative Industries V1371
Short Course

For young adults with a disability who love to create art, experiment & use visual communication

Short Courses
Commences Saturday 13 October 2018 9 –11.

Art Class For Young Adults With A Disability

Short Course
Northbridge Building 5
English, Languages and Foundation Studies V1363

This Beginners Auslan (Australian Sign Language) course will offer you an introduction to the language used in the Deaf community, as well as an...

Short Courses

Auslan Beginners

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Business and Finance V0531

If you run your own small business or help do the books for a small business, this course will help you identify and apply compliance requirements...

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BAS And Payroll For Small Business

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Creative Industries V0239

Always wanted to make your own jewellery?

If you've always wanted to make silver jewellery then this is the course for you.
This...

Short Courses
6 sessions 9. 30am-12.

Beginner Jewellery

Short Course
Northbridge Building 4
Creative Industries V0672
Do you want to learn the basics of sewing?

This is a beginner course open to anyone who wants to learn how to sew. You will learn some basic...

Short Courses
6 sessions 6. 00pm - 8.

Beginner Sewing

Short Course
Northbridge Building 4
Engineering and Mining V1306

Use your creativity to turn scrap metal into works of art. Enrol in North Metropolitan TAFE's Metal sculpture welding course and you'll get the...

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Blacksmithing / Metal Sculpture Welding

Short Course
Midland
Building and Construction V1266
Ever wanted to come to grips with the basics of bricklaying?

Completing this course at North Metropolitan TAFE and you'll learn:

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5 Tuesdays, 5. 30pm to 8.

Bricklaying Handyman

Short Course
Balga, Clarkson
Information Technology, Library and Digital V1351

This short course will help you gain the fundamentals of networking in a customised, small group, Cisco lab environment.

The CCNA1 version...

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CCNA1 Introduction To Networks

Short Course
East Perth
Information Technology, Library and Digital V1353

CCNA2 - Routing and Switching Essentials is the next stepping stone in the CCNA program that will prepare you for the CCENT certification exam 100...

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CCNA2 Routing And Switching Essentials

Short Course
East Perth
Information Technology, Library and Digital V1354

This is the next stepping stone in the series of Cisco offerings for the CCNA Routing and Switching program. Scaling Networks will prepare you...

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CCNA3 Scaling Networks

Short Course
East Perth
Creative Industries V0266

Try your hand at Wheelwork

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Ceramics: Wheelwork

Short Course
Northbridge Building 5
Creative Industries V0307

Try your hand at Wheelwork

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Ceramics: Wheelwork

Short Course
Northbridge Building 5
Creative Industries V0280

Try your hand at Wheelwork

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Ceramics: Wheelwork

Short Course
Northbridge Building 5
Creative Industries V0295

Try your hand at Wheelwork

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Ceramics: Wheelwork

Short Course
Northbridge Building 5
Creative Industries V0996
Short Course

Try your hand at Wheelwork

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Ceramics: Wheelwork

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Creative Industries V1011
Enjoy a smorgasbord of ceramics techniques

This course covers a range of ceramic techniques.
Techniques taught include wheel-throwing,...

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7 sessions 6:00pm  - 8:30pm Mondays Commencing 11 February - Please note there will be no class on Monday 4 March due to the Labour Day public holiday.

Ceramics: Wheelwork And Explore

Short Course
Northbridge Building 5
Creative Industries V0296
Enjoy a smorgasbord of ceramics techniques

This course covers a range of ceramic techniques.
Techniques taught include wheel-throwing,...

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Ceramics: Wheelwork And Explore

Short Course
Northbridge Building 5
Creative Industries V0302
Enjoy a smorgasbord of ceramics techniques

This course covers a range of ceramic techniques.
Techniques taught include wheel-throwing,...

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Ceramics: Wheelwork And Explore

Short Course
Northbridge Building 5
Creative Industries V0354
Enjoy a smorgasbord of ceramics techniques

This course covers a range of ceramic techniques.
Techniques taught include wheel-throwing,...

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Ceramics: Wheelwork And Explore

Short Course
Northbridge Building 5
Creative Industries V1365

These popular art classes for children are held at North Metropolitan TAFE's art building at 12 Aberdeen St in Perth.  The purpose built art...

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Six (6) sessions Saturdays 12. 00pm - 2.

Children'S Art 9 - 15 Year Olds

Short Course
Northbridge Building 5
Creative Industries C2637

North Metropolitan TAFE's popular art classes for children are held at our art building at 12 Aberdeen St in Perth. 

This six week course...

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Children'S Art Class 7 - 10 Yrs

Short Course
Northbridge Building 5
Creative Industries C2638

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Children'S Art Class 7 - 10 Yrs

Short Course
Northbridge Building 5
English, Languages and Foundation Studies C2028
Learn Chinese Mandarin

Our world is getting smaller due to the rapid development of telecommunication, the expansion of international trade and...

Short Courses

Chinese Mandarin Beginners

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Engineering and Mining V1237

This short course covers all the basics for use and maintenance of CNC lathes including :

safety on and around CNC lathes start up, shut down...
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CNC Lathe Introduction

Short Course
Midland
Engineering and Mining V1238

CNC Machining is a method carried out by computerised devices to perform a broad range of manufacturing tasks in a wide variety of fields.

...

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CNC Machining Centre Introduction

Short Course
Midland
Business and Finance V0524
Communication is a fundamental skill in every aspect of our lives, learn how to communicate with influence by completing this short course

...

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Communicate With Influence

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Health, Beauty and Fitness SHB40115-SS-B

Gain the skills to be able to provide cosmetic tanning services to clients with this Cosmetic Tanning Skill Set.

You'll learn how to...

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Cosmetic Tanning Skill Set

Short Course
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue), Northbridge Building 2
Creative Industries V0262
An introduction to drawing

This course is an introduction to basic approaches and materials used in drawing. It is intended to give beginners a...

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Drawing From Scratch

Short Course
Northbridge Building 5
Business and Finance V0437

This course is designed to increase your personal capability development and enhance the concepts of self-guidance and continuous improvement.

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Effective Leadership

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Business and Finance V0501

This course is designed to enhance interpersonal workplace dynamics as Emotional Intelligence (EI), is the single best predictor of performance...

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Emotional Intelligence In The Workplace

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Health, Beauty and Fitness SHB40115-SS-C
Want to help people have lashes worth fluttering?

Help your clients achieve added length and thickness of their natural lashes after completing...

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Eyelash Extension Skill Set

Short Course
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue), Northbridge Building 2
Health, Beauty and Fitness SHB40115-SS-F
Looking to enhance your waxing skills and techniques?

This course is aimed at beauty therapists who have either completed the waxing units...

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Female Intimate Waxing Skill Set

Short Course
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent), Northbridge Building 2
Engineering and Mining V1323

Learn professional techniques on steel with our Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) course . 
You'll be trained in the use of the FCAW welding...

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Flux-Cored Arc Welding

Short Course
Midland
Engineering and Mining V1261

If you have always wanted to produce a sculpture, ornament or some other metal cast creation, North Metropolitan TAFE's Foundry basic short course...

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Foundry Basic - Metal Casting

Short Course
Midland
English, Languages and Foundation Studies C2046
FRENCH – La Langue Française

The French language is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the sixth most widely...

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French Beginners Stage 1

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
English, Languages and Foundation Studies C2047
Short Course

 

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French Beginners Stage 2

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Engineering and Mining WI776

If you have trade or engineering qualifications and you'd like to be eligible to apply for a Gas Authorisation Category 1 or I Permit from Energy...

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Gas Authorisation (Category 1) CPCPGS4023B

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Midland
Engineering and Mining V1294

If you are looking to add a Gas Authorisation Category 2 qualification to your existing trade or engineering qualifications, complete North...

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Gas Authorisation (Category 2)

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Midland
Engineering and Mining V1293

The Type B gas licencing system and gasfitting work that can be carried out under each type of licencing can be confusing.

North...

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One half day, 8:00am-12:00noon Course dates are subject to demand.

Gas Awareness

Short Course
Midland
Engineering and Mining V1298

Successful completion of this two day course will mean you can carry out gas fitting work under the supervision of a Supervising Gasfitter....

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Gasfitter Supervised

Short Course
Midland
Engineering and Mining RII30515-SS-B

This Geological Assistant skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to seek employment in entry level geological assistant...

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Geological Assistant Skill Set

Short Course
East Perth
English, Languages and Foundation Studies C2051
Guten Tag…Willkommen am North Metropolitan TAFE

It’s a great idea that you want to learn German! Not only is it a relatively easy language to...

Short Courses

German Beginners Stage 1

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
English, Languages and Foundation Studies V1374
Guten Tag…Willkommen am North Metropolitan TAFE

It’s a great idea that you want to learn German! Not only is it a relatively easy language to...

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German Beginners Stage 2

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
English, Languages and Foundation Studies V1377

Modern Greek

Learning Greek can help you understand your own language better; with over 25% of English vocabulary being of Greek origin....

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Greek Beginners Stage 1

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Hospitality, Tourism and Events SIT30316-SS-A
Share your passion and knowledge of our culture and attractions with others after completing this Guiding skill set.

According to Tourism WA, the...

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Guiding Skill Set

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Creative Industries CUA20615-SS-B
Tell your story through music

This Hip Hop course will help you use your energy and experiences to create music.
You'll gain the skills you...

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Hip Hop 100 Skill Set

Short Course
Midland
Creative Industries V1360

Learn the skills you need to develop and design promotional material such as flyers and brochures with this introductory InDesign course.
A...

Short Courses
Six (6) x 2.

InDesign Introduction

Short Course
Northbridge Building 4
Education and Community Services CHCCSS00081
Short Course

If you would like to find work in a growth industry, while working in a challenging but rewarding environment, this Induction to Disability skill...

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Induction To Disability

Short Course
Mount Lawley
Business and Finance V0474
Are you looking for a job? Need help overcoming the jitters in interviews?

This course is designed to give you an overview of the interview...

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Interview Techniques For Applicants

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Building and Construction V1144

Gain an understanding of implementing building information modelling (BIM) in an architectural, engineering or drafting office.

This course...

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Introduction To BIM For Industry

Short Course
Northbridge Building 2
Engineering and Mining V1302

SOLIDWORKS is a versatile software package that has a wide range of uses in the workplace and also in many hobbies.
It can be used in small...

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Introduction To SOLIDWORKS

Short Course
Midland
Building and Construction V1270

This Introduction to Wall and Floor Tiling course will help you with your tiling projects around the home.

You'll learn about ceramic tiles...

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Introduction To Wall And Floor Tiling

Short Course
Balga, Clarkson
English, Languages and Foundation Studies V1364
Learn Japanese

Welcome to North Metropolitan TAFE’s Japanese language and culture courses.

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Japanese Beginners Stage 1

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
English, Languages and Foundation Studies V0429
Learn Japanese

Welcome to North Metropolitan TAFE’s Japanese language and culture courses.

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Japanese Beginners Stage 2

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
English, Languages and Foundation Studies V1343
Learn Japanese

Welcome to North Metropolitan TAFE’s Japanese language and culture courses.

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Japanese Beginners Stage 3

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Creative Industries V0322

Develop your own projects in our facilities

Jewellery Advanced Studio is a practical studio-...

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Jewellery Advanced Studio

Short Course
Northbridge Building 4
Engineering and Mining V1241

This course is designed for technicians and installers who need the skills to align industrial equipment. If you have to align shafts, couplings,...

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Laser Shaft Alignment

Short Course
Midland
Creative Industries V0834
Take your photos to a new level

This course will teach you how to use Lightroom, from basic techniques through to more advance applications (such...

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Four (4) sessions x 2. 5 hours 6. 00pm - 8.

Lightroom For Photography

Short Course
Northbridge Building 6
Health, Beauty and Fitness SHB40115-SS-E
Unleash your creative flair and help people look their best for their special day or every day!

You'll gain the skills to design and apply...

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Makeup Artistry Skill Set

Short Course
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue), Northbridge Building 2
Health, Beauty and Fitness HLT64115-SS-A
Gain more skills to further your career as an Enrolled Nurse with this Medicines and Intravenous Therapy skill set.

If you are an Enrolled Nurse ...

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Medicines And Intravenous Therapy Skill Set

Short Course
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Engineering and Mining V1234

Gain practical skills in basic machining on lathes, milling machines and ancillary machines such as pedestal drills and grinders by doing North...

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Metal Machining For Beginners

Short Course
Midland
Engineering and Mining V1321

Come along to our MIG (metal inert gas) Welding course and learn professional techniques on steel. 
Learn how to use the GMAW (...

Short Courses

MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas)

Short Course
Midland
Engineering and Mining RII30515-SS-C

This Mining Field Operations skill set will help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to  live, work, and operate in the field.  You'll also...

Short Courses

Mining Field Operations Skill Set

Short Course
East Perth
Health, Beauty and Fitness SHB40115-SS-D
Use your skills to show flair with fingernails.

Successful completion of this skill set will see you equipped to consult with clients, select...

Short Courses

Nail Enhancement Skill Set

Short Course
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue), Northbridge Building 2
Automotive RII30515-SS-A

If you are looking for work at a mine site or you are already working onsite, or simply want to broaden your skillset we can help you gain the ...

Short Courses
Two days.

Operate And Maintain A 4WD Vehicle

Short Course
East Perth
Creative Industries V0263
Explore the way paint can achieve different effects

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of painting....

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Painting From Scratch

Short Course
Northbridge Building 5
Creative Industries V0407
Short Course
Photo restoration & editing in a day

You'll learn how to prepare and scan precious original photographic prints and then repair, rebuild and...

Short Courses
1 session Saturday Term 1 2019 9. 30am - 3.

Photo Restoration & Editing

Short Course
Northbridge Building 6
Creative Industries V0749
Photography - the traditional way

The course is aimed at photographers who want to move away from the clinical environment of the digital lab and...

Short Courses
Eight (8) x 3 hours 6. 00pm - 9.

Photography Black & White Darkroom

Short Course
Northbridge Building 6
Creative Industries V0747
Short Course
Strike a pose!

In this course you will enter the world of portraiture where good communication skills and camera craft allow the photographer to...

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Eight (8) sessions x 2. 5 hours 6. 00pm - 8.

Photography People & Portrait

Short Course
Northbridge Building 6
Creative Industries V0745
Get the most out of your digital camera

Learn the fundamentals of using a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera.

This short course...

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Eight (8) sessions x 2.

Photography Stage 1

Short Course
Northbridge Building 6
Creative Industries V0746
Expand your photography skills

Follows on from the Photography Basic course and allows photographers to take their photography to the next level...

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Photography Stage 2

Short Course
Northbridge Building 6
Creative Industries V0387
As a photographer, do you want to learn Photoshop fundamentals?

In this five week introductory course you will be taken from the ground up to...

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Five (5) sessions x 2. 5 hours 6. 00pm - 8.

Photoshop Introduction (Photographers)

Short Course
Northbridge Building 4
Engineering and Mining V1292

North Metropolitan TAFE can provide you with the tools you will need to successfully complete the relevant examination to help you in your chosen...

Short Courses

Quarry Manager, First Class Mine Manager, Underground Supervisor And Restricted Quarry Manager Exam Preparation Course

Short Course
East Perth
Engineering and Mining UEESS00098

This course covers safety testing of electrical cord assemblies and cord connected equipment.
It encompasses:

working safely, using a...
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Two day course, 8. 30am to 4. 00pm (day 1) and 8. 30am to 11.

Restricted - Electrical Safety Testing Of Electrical Cord Connected Equipment And Cord Assemblies

Short Course
Midland
Building and Construction V1312

Develop new skills in 3D modelling - this course introduces participants to Autodesk REVIT, a building modeller for architectural design and...

Short Courses

REVIT Essentials For Architecture

Short Course
Northbridge Building 2
Business and Finance CPP40307-SKS-A
Learn to market and sell a variety of properties

Successfully complete this course and you will have the skills and knowledge needed to become a...

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Full-Time - 5 days 9am - 4:30pm 25 March - 29 March 6 May - 10 May 24 June - 28 June Part-Time - 2 nights per weekTuesday and Thursday 6. 00pm - 9.

Sales Representative Registration Skill Set

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Engineering and Mining V1290

If you are working in the Western Australian mining and resources industry as a supervisor or above and you have been appointed to assist the...

Short Courses

Section 44 Appointed Person Training

Short Course
East Perth
Creative Industries V0321

Extend your jewellery making skills

This course builds on skills and techniques in jewellery making such as soldering and is perfect for...

Short Courses

Silver Jewellery - Intermediate

Short Course
Northbridge Building 4
English, Languages and Foundation Studies C2086
Learn to speak Spanish

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world! There are over 20 countries where Spanish is the official...

Short Courses

Spanish Beginners Stage 1

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
English, Languages and Foundation Studies V1362
Learn to speak Spanish

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world! There are over 20 countries where Spanish is the official...

Short Courses

Spanish Beginners Stage 2

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Business and Finance V0442
Dreaming of running your own small business?

Learn everything you need to know about starting a new small business, including the legal, risk and...

Short Courses

Starting A New Small Business

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
Engineering and Mining V1284

Come along to our Stick Welding course and learn professional techniques on steel. 
Learn how to use the MMAW (manual metal arc...

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Stick Welding

Short Course
Midland
Building and Construction V1299

Keen to take the lead in construction?

You'll gain the skills and knowledge needed to identify and assess a range of building and...

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Supervisors - Construction Course

Short Course
Balga
Engineering and Mining V1259

Enhance your existing welding skills or learn new techniques.

Short Courses
Five Tuesdays, 5:30 - 9:00pm, next course dates: 05/03/19 to 02/04/19 30/04/19 to 28/05/19 23/07/19 to 20/08/19 27/08/19 to 24/09/19 08/10/19 to 05/11/19 OR Thursday and Friday, 8. 00am - 4.

TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas)

Short Course
Midland
Engineering and Mining V1236

Get a handle on the use of welding equipment such as GAS Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW), oxy cutting and oxy welding in...

Short Courses
5 Wednesdays, 5. 30 - 9. 00pm, dates: 06/03/19 to 03/04/19 01/05/19 to 29/05/19 24/07/19 to 21/08/19 28/08/19 to 25/09/19 06/11/19 to 04/12/19 OR Thursday and Friday, 8. 00am - 4.

Welding For Beginners

Short Course
Midland
Building and Construction V1271

Show off the wood working skills you gain in this short course by building your own small piece of furniture, a coffee table, toy box or bedside...

Short Courses

Woodwork Introduction

Short Course
Balga
Business and Finance V1282

This course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge to effectively use Xero Accounting Software. It is ideal for those who have...

Short Courses

XERO Accounting Software

Short Course
Northbridge Building 1
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