Northam

 Lot 1 Hutt Street Northam Western Australia, 6401
 1800 672 700
 info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

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Central Regional TAFE - Northam campus is the main training facility in the Avon region, offering training services to the towns of Northam and Shires of Toodyay, York, Northam, Goomalling and Dowerin.

Just 97.5 kms and an hour east of Perth, the picturesque Avon region is rich in primary industries and history.

Our Northam campus is proud to be known as a centre of excellence in primary industries, delivering a large range of training options throughout the Wheatbelt including Horticulture, Grain Production and many more.  The Regulatory Officers Compliance certifications and various associated short courses is, as with all our certifications, nationally recognised and on the forefront of training for local government compliance and up skilling of employees already in the field. 

Offering a range of training courses from skill sets, short courses and Certificate I through to Diploma in a variety of industry areas, we are focussed on making your training experience as positive as possible. That is why we offer a variety of options including, short, flexible and online delivery, so there is always time for your family, work and lifestyle commitments.

Facilities

The Bookshop is located on campus between reception and the library for your textbook and stationery needs and is open every term day.

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.00pm

For more Bookshop information contact:

 (08) 9622 6740
 Bookshop.Northam@crtafe.wa.edu.au 

The Library, also known as the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), is located on campus with many services provided for staff and students, including computer access, printing and photocopying.

Its facilities and resources support the different courses offered at the Northam, Merredin and Moora campuses.

All you have to do is present your staff or student ID card to access these services (many are free of charge).

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5.00pm
Fridays from 8.30am to 4.30pm

For more Library information contact:

 (08) 9622 6740
 Library.Northam@crtafe.wa.edu.au

We provide a large range of training in the fields of business and information technology, offering an excellent simulated Business Office Unit, where students gain hands-on office experience, without leaving the campus.

The canteen is the social hub of the campus.

Food and beverages are available including hot and cold lunches, salads, desserts and snacks. Tea and coffee facilities are available and Barista-style coffee can be made to order.

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00am – 3:30pm
During CRTAFE term

Our computer lab is located on campus and is fully equipped with workstations, software and internet access to encourage students to undertake their studies in a welcoming environment.

We have a conference room which includes two way video and audio communication to many locations.

We have two trades workshops on site. The first is the Peter Payne Trade Centre which specialises in Electrotechnology, Fabrication and Construction and the second is the Automotive Technology Skills Centre.

Our workshops enable industry relevant training in engineering, automotive, building, construction trades and electrotechnology.

Our pre-apprenticeship course in electrotechnology is popular with students aiming to gain an apprenticeship in this field.

The Automotive Technology Skills Centre focuses on automotive training for both light and heavy vehicles and includes facilities such as a unit for the installation, servicing and licensing of LP Gas, a tire fitting section, an array of automotive diagnostic instruments, fuel injection and pump facilities and four interior bays, two of which are work bays and two are hoist bays

For more information contact:

 1800 672 700
 info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Free parking is available on campus with designated accessibility parking bays available.

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Northam

  1800 672 700
 info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

The main training facility in the Avon region, offering training services to the towns of Northam and Shires of Toodyay, York, Northam, Goomalling and Dowerin.

Address

Central Regional TAFE, Northam Campus
Lot 1 Hutt Street
Northam WA 6401
Australia

 

Courses offered in Northam

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
^ Online availability varies at each campus. Some qualifications may require practical training and assessments to be done in person.
National ID: FNS40217
State ID: BDQ3
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

A career you can count on.

Enhance your skills in book keeping, payroll, accounting systems and more in this practical and theoretical course, and you could find work while you continue your studies with our Diploma of Accounting.

Study modes:

Blended Delivery
Flexible
On campus
Online
Traineeship

Invest in your future - gain the essential skills for a profitable accounting career today.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to prepare financial reports and statements as well as manage accounting systems. You will also learn to how to establish and maintain payroll systems.  We  provide a practical approach to learning which allows students the ability to apply what they have learned in a setting that simulates a real life workplace. 

This nationally recognised qualification is a requirement in order to apply for BAS (Business Activity Statement) Registration and is recognised by the Australian Taxation Practitioners Board.

Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.

Certificate IV
National ID: FNS30317
State ID: BDQ0
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Run the businesses behind the economy.

The skills in payroll, book keeping and accounts you'll learn during this course will set you, and any business you work for, up for success.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Blended Delivery
Flexible
Online
Traineeship

Are you looking to invest yourself in a rewarding accounts career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Accounts Administration you'll have skills that employers are looking for, making you ideal for roles in accounts payable and receivable, as a cashier, payroll officer or accounts clerk.

You will gain skills and knowledge in financial transactions, accounts and ledgers, workplace health and safety, financial reports, and payroll.

Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.

Certificate III
National ID: AUR30420
State ID: BGX2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology

Get moving, and stay moving.

Begin a career working with agricultural machinery with the Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology. Learn the tricks of the trade in automotive retail, service and repair to keep the farm moving.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Apprenticeship

Specialise in agricultural vehicles and equipment with this hands-on technical course.

This apprenticeship program will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to work on agricultural machinery and equipment and covers mechanical, electrical and hydraulic operations, precision agriculture and braking systems.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: ICT20120
State ID: BGJ3
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies

Upgrade your skills for a well-connected career.

Improve your computing and IT skills and be in demand across multiple industries. Learn how to solve problems, understand operating systems, master software packages and more.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Traineeship

Develop your computing skills and gain the ability to work confidently across a wide range of industries.

This qualification will provide you with foundational skills and knowledge to start your academic pathway for a career in the IT industry. 

With this course, you will begin with basic computer operation and then establish and develop your skills across a range of common programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You will also learn to effectively use electronic communication skills, as well as get an introduction to digital photography and video.

Skills gained include:

  • Communication methods including social media
  • Software applications focusing on the Microsoft Office suite
  • Basic use of multimedia including video editing
  • Operating systems
  • Installing additional hardware such as printers, and
  • Diagnosing and solving common problems. 

 

 

Certificate II
National ID: BSB30120
State ID: BFS5
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Business

Boost your skills and your opportunities.

With industry and government forecasting a strong demand for office workers in coming years, you'll be just want employers want with a Certificate III in Business.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online
Traineeship
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Be in high demand with skills that could take you anywhere.

This course will teach you skills and knowledge in basic MYOB, workplace organisation, customer service, workplace health and safety, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, creating electronic presentations and much more. On completion you will be ideal for roles in data entry, customer service, accounts or as an office clerk.

Certificate III
State ID: AE378
Industry Business and Finance
Free in 2023
Free*
Online
Skill sets

Business Ready Skill Set

Be in the know and in demand.

Learn the essential skills you need to be ready for a career in any office. Get a step ahead of the workforce competition and set yourself up for success in any sector.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

Every office will want an employee with these skills.

The Business Ready 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. 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.

Want to study online?

This course has an online study option with the practical aspects of the course to be completed in a workplace or at our Geraldton campus. 

Skill set
National ID: CHC32015
State ID: AWJ2
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Community Services

Shift perspectives, make a difference, improve communities.

Gain an insight into the community services sector including mental health, alcohol and other drug services and domestic violence services. This course is ideal for support workers, case workers and client contact officers.

Study modes:

Flexible
Online
Traineeship

Learn the skills to make a difference for communities.

When you complete the Certificate III in Community Services Work you'll be on your way to a career as a youth worker, support worker, or family carer.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively and appropriately with individuals and groups in a variety of settings, gathering and providing information, advocacy and community development, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

You will also gain an understanding of mental health, alcohol, drug, and domestic violence services.

You will learn skills in:

  • Effective communication
  • Gathering, maintaining and providing information
  • Advocacy and community development processes
  • Ethical behaviour, and
  • Legal responsibilities of community workers.

This qualification applies to community work delivered through a broad range of services which provide support to individuals and groups. This level of training is appropriate for support workers, caseworkers and client contact officers.

You will also gains skills in:

  • Participating in local government and community organisations
  • Assisting in planning and developing programs to meet needs
  • Communicating effectively
  • Networking
  • Assisting in developing and facilitating community education and development and
  • Gathering, maintaining and providing information and understanding legal and ethical requirements. 

Half price fees apply!  

Certificate III
National ID: CHC42015
State ID: AWL8
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Community Services

Stand up for others and change lives.

Learn to navigate complex social situations, respond in the best interests of the community and advocate for all with this wide-ranging qualification. Set-yourself up for a career in outreach, welfare support and more.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

Further your skills in developing services and programs for the community.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the community services sector, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, responding to children at risk, assisting collective action, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities. This qualification will provide you with a range of practical skills and knowledge that will assist you in interventions with clients and the implementation of health promotion.

You will gain skills in:

  • Communicating at an advanced level
  • Understanding behaviour of clients
  • Training and group work
  • Designing programs for accessibility
  • Enhancing community participation
  • Gathering, maintaining and providing information
  • Understanding legal and ethical requirements, and
  • Advocating effectively.

At this level, you may obtain work which is autonomous with limited responsibility within established parameters and may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams. Work may take place in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts.

Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification

If you choose to enrol in extra units you can gain a dual qualification with the:

CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work(opens in a new tab)

This qualification reflects the role of workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people.

This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies and workers will be:

  • responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation
  • largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.

Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.

Certificate IV
National ID: CHC50121
State ID: BGY6
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Study modes:

On campus

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

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

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

You will gain skills in:

  • Ethical work practices and legal requirements of the industry
  • Advanced skills in:
    • Care routines
    • Working with families
    • Observing and recording children's behaviour
    • Working with culturally diverse clients
    • Managing safety in the workplace.

Diploma
National ID: 22472VIC
State ID: BEH69
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in General Education for Adults

Better you, better career.

Upskill yourself with this basic course that will improve the essentials you'll need to land the career you want. You'll not only improve your general academic and social skills, you'll improve your confidence too.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

Take control of your future today - there's no better time than now.

When you finish the Certificate I in General Education for Adults you will have better reading, writing, maths, and computer skills.

You will learn

  • how to make a plan
  • simple reading and writing
  • how to make simple documents
  • basic computer skills
  • simple maths, working with money

You will be enrolled in the right level based on your ability.

Certificate I
National ID: 22473VIC
State ID: BEH66
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate II in General Education for Adults

Take control of your future.

The training in this general education course provides initial skill development in a variety of areas to meet personal needs and to help you participate in the community, workplace and further education.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

Don't put it off any longer - build a solid base for your future today.

When you finish the Certificate II in General Education for Adults you will have a fresh start at education.

You will learn

  • planning goals and carrying out projects
  • advanced reading and writing
  • how to make different documents
  • computer skills
  • maths and problem solving

You will be enrolled in the right level based on your ability.

The Certificate II in General Education for Adults is approximately equivalent to Year 10 for the purposes of applying for a TAFE course and will meet the entry requirements for most Certificate II, III or IV level TAFE courses.

Certificate II
National ID: 22476VIC
State ID: BEH64
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)

The first step towards a new and improved You.

Clarify project goals, carry out and evaluate projects, develop plans, read and interpret info, use maths in everyday situations - these are all the skills you'll learn and more in this introductory course.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

Do you want to take control of your future?

When you finish the Certificate I in General Education for Adults you will have better reading, writing, maths, and computer skills.

You will learn:

  • how to make a plan
  • simple reading and writing
  • how to make simple documents
  • basic computer skills
  • simple maths, working with money.
Certificate I
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AWK6
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Individual Support

Make a difference every day of your working life.

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support you'll be on your way to a career helping those that need support due to ageing, disability or other reasons.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online
Traineeship

Embark on a fulfilling career helping others.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged care industry or disability sector, caring, enabling people to maintain independence. You will gain an understanding about supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.

You will develop the skills and knowledge required to provide personal, physical and emotional support to people who require assistance with daily living, including the elderly and people with disabilities.

Certificate III
National ID: 22471VIC
State ID: BEH68
Industry Education and Community Services

Course in Initial General Education for Adults

Get ahead and get the career you want today.

Improve your literacy, basic math and general education skills to access further study, employment or to participate in the community.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Flexible
Online

Further your education and training today.

This course aims to provide a general education. That is, initial skill development in reading, writing and numeracy and skill development in a variety of areas to meet personal needs and to facilitate participation in the community, or other workplace and further education and training.

On successful completion of this course a participant will be able to:

  • develop a learning plan and portfolio with support
  • read and interpret a limited range of short, simple and personally relevant texts
  • create short simple, personally relevant texts
  • recognise simple mathematical information in familiar and everyday situations.
Course in
State ID: AE818
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*

Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Step you way into a career in Early Childhood Education and Care

With this Skill Set, you'll gain an understanding of children’s learning, basic learning support, identifying and responding to children at risk, and workplace health and safety — and much more! It is the perfect stepping stone to start your career in Early Childhood Education and Care, preparing you for further training.

Skill set
State ID: KAA20
Industry Building and Construction

Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck Skill Set

Gain a qualification that will really raise you up.

A forklift licence is a necessary requirement for many jobs in warehousing, logistics and more. Get yourself ahead of the workforce competition with this practical skill set.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Gain the skills and knowledge to safely operate a forklift truck.

As per national guidelines students will learn how to conduct routine checks, proper shifting of a load and how to correctly shutdown and secure a forklift. Forklift is considered high risk work and you will attain the skills required to maneuver goods in a variety of industries including manufacturing, transport, mining and production industries.

Skill set
National ID: AUR30620
State ID: BGA5
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Start your engines, the road to an auto career starts here.

Learn all about diagnosis and repair, braking systems, transmissions, servicing, suspension, workplace safety and health and more in a quality workshop with experienced lecturers.

Study modes:

Apprenticeship

It's time to gear up for your automotive career.

By completing a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology you will be ready for a career in the automotive servicing industry. You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the automotive industry, including diagnosis and repair, braking systems, transmissions, servicing, suspension, and workplace safety and health.

The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology is an apprenticeship you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Half price fees apply! 

Certificate III
State ID: AE403
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free in 2023

Livestock Handling Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Set yourself up for livestock management 

This skill set will provide the knowledge to understand and manage livestock such as cattle, sheep, horses and goats. It's the perfect introductory to our Agriculture and Livestock Management courses that are available, providing you with the stepping stones into further training opportunities.

Our Livestock Handling Skill Set will have you learning about:

  • Handling livestock using basic techniques
  • Administering medication
  • Identifying and drafting livestock
  • Complying with industry animal welfare requirements.
Skill set
National ID: CHC43315
State ID: AWK8
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Mental Health

Make a career out of understanding mental health.

Learn to improve the mental health of others and help people put practices in place to keep them safe. Your skills will be in demand across health-care industries, respite care, clinical settings and more.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online
Traineeship

Make a career of caring when it matters most.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery-oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community-based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

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

Diploma of Nursing

Study modes:

On campus

Make a difference in someone's day.

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse.

Enrolled nurses provide nursing care for people across the health care continuum and at all stages of life.

To be eligible to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse and to practice in Australia, individuals must complete a Diploma of Nursing program accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved as ‘an approved program of study’ by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in accordance with the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards. To confirm the education provider holds the necessary accreditation check the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) at www.ahpra.gov.au.

The scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation.

This qualification may contribute to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's (NMBA) registration requirements to practice as an enrolled nurse.

Please note: This course replaces the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing course.(opens in a new tab)

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

Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

Study modes:

On campus
Online
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Set yourself up for a life-saving and caring career.

When you complete the Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies you'll be a step closer to a career as an enrolled nurse.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to ease comfortably into studying nursing. You will learn about anatomy, physiology, and microbiology, medical terminology, applied mathematics, physics and chemistry, as well as study skills.

The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies provides the academic knowledge for entry into the Diploma of Nursing.

Certificate IV
National ID: CHC30221
State ID: BGY5
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Study modes:

On campus

Support students with additional needs, and assist teachers with creating comfortable and encouraging class environments.

This qualification is nationally recognised, providing you with future job opportunities to gain employment in the education sector. It is aimed at workers who provide assistance and support to teachers and students in a range of educational settings. These may include public, Catholic and independent schools and community education centres.

You will learn how to effectively communicate with students and colleagues, provide support to students in developing their literacy and numeracy skills and learn how to work collaboratively as part of an educational team. As part of this qualification you will undertake supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

You will gain the following skills:

  • Improving literacy and numeracy in classrooms
  • Understanding and applying legal and ethical requirements
  • Integrating Information Communication Technology (ICT) across the curriculum
  • Implementing planned education programs for students with additional needs
  • Working effectively with culturally diverse students and staff, and
  • Contributing to the safety and health of students.
Certificate III
National ID: TAE40116
State ID: BAB2
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Pass on knowledge and progress your career.

Gain the knowledge and skills to deliver and assess training, design and develop training programs, present to groups of learners and more in the Vocational Education and Training sector.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Blended Delivery
Flexible
Online

Turn your passion for sharing knowledge and training others into a career.

When you complete the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment you will be ready to start a rewarding career as a vocational trainer, assessor, or lecturer, either in the private or public sector.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to deliver and assess training, design and develop training programs, present to groups of learners, and participate in assessment moderation and validation.

This qualification meets the legislative requirement for anyone wishing to deliver Training and Assessment for a registered training organisation in Australia. Significant practical or industry experience in your chosen field is also needed.  

Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB20120
State ID: BFT1
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate II in Workplace Skills

Get your foot in the door and start your career in business

Whether you want to brush up on your office admin skills, or you need to learn these skills from scratch, set yourself up for success with this course and master the basics of working in a business environment.

Study modes:

Workplace Assessment
Flexible
On campus
Traineeship

It's time to get down to business.

You'll gain the skills to get started in an entry-level clerical or administrative role for a variety of workplaces. You'll learn how to carry out a range of procedural, clerical and administrative tasks, workplace health and safety and communication skills. 

This qualification is suitable for individuals who have not yet entered the workforce and are wanting to develop the necessary skills in preparation for work. 

Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification

At our Geraldton Campus this qualification is offered as a dual qualification with: 

52879WA | Certificate II in Leadership

Combining the Certificate II in Leadership with a Certificate II in Workplace Skills can help open the door to further Business studies

Certificate II
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