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 97.5kms 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 upskilling 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 focused 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: AHCSS00074
State ID: AD882
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free in 2023

Agricultural Chemical Skill Set

Safe, secure, skilled.

Chemicals are one of the most commonly used tools in agriculture - learn how to safely and securely use, handle and store them with the latest information and practical advice in this all-important skill set.

Study modes:

On campus

Safely handle and store agricultural chemicals. 

This course is suited for individuals responsible for applying chemicals in agricultural related industries.

Some things you'll learn:

  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Prepare chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases 
Skill set
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.

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: ACM30122
State ID: BHV0
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Animal Care Services

Study modes:

On campus

Do you love animals and want to work with dogs, cats and all creatures?

Learn from our expert team of lecturers who specialise in animal care and passionate about teaching and maintaining the highest standards of animal welfare. You will gain skills in interacting safely, providing animal first-aid, walking and bathing dogs, as well as grooming crossbreed dogs and companion animals according to breed and coat. Build your knowledge of how to provide care to a wide range of animal species including dogs, rodents, rabbits, birds, fish, and reptiles.

This course is ideal if you wish to begin working in animal care, and if you’re already employed or volunteering in the industry, the course will give you a formal qualification to further develop your skillset and help advance further in your current workplace.

Turn your passion into a profession and start your career in animal care with this entry-level course. You will gain  job ready skills needed to be employed in a broad range of roles in the animal care industry, such as:

  • Animal Care
  • Pet Grooming
  • Dog Daycare
  • Pet Boarding
  • Dog Walking 
  • Pet Sitting
  • Rescue Shelters
  • Breeding Establishments
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
State ID: KAC53
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Skill sets

Applying Chemicals Under Supervision Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to handle, transport, and apply chemicals under supervision using workplace specified chemicals and application equipment.

The unit applies to individuals working in a broad range of job contexts who undertake defined routine activities under supervision. They exercise limited autonomy within established and well-known parameters, providing solutions to a limited range of predictable problems.

 

Please note this course will be held at the Muresk Institute located at the following address:

Muresk Institute

Spencers Brook Road

Northam, WA 6401

For more information about the Muresk Institute, please visit their website here(opens in a new tab) .

Skill set
National ID: AUR20720
State ID: BFX9
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Launch your career in Automotives!

With this Certificate II you will learn to identify and inspect mechanical and electrical components as well as systems of light vehicles, heavy vehicles and outdoor power equipment. This qualification also covers the skills and knowledge required to perform minor maintenance and repair of an automotive vehicle body.

You will learn:

  • To use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace and use and maintain measuring tools,
  • How to dismantle, tag and service engines,
  • The safety and environmental relevant legislation and workshop practice,
  • How to resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace and communicate effectively in an automotive workplace.
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: CHC43115
State ID: AWJ3
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate IV in Disability

Support others towards independence and empowerment.

Gain the skills you need to really make a difference in people's lives. In this course you'll learn how to support people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Flexible

Your passion for helping others can be a rewarding career. 

A Certificate IV in Disability will prepare you to work as a disability support worker in a client's home or within a community organisation. Learn how to help people with an intellectual or physical disability, by empowering them to become more independent and self-reliant, allowing them to participate in community activities.

People working at this level may be a supervisor or manage the performance of other team members, you can also report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies. 

Certificate IV
State ID: O9502P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Dog and Cat Management Control

Your passion for pets could be your perfect career.

If you love cats and dogs and are passionate about keeping them safe, this short course is for you. Learn practical skills in animal safety, comfort, management and more.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Learn to care for our four legged friends.

This short course is suitable if you work as a Local Government Ranger, Animal Control Officer, or as an Animal Management Facility Operators. It will also benefit those in allied fields such as Animal Welfare Inspectors, or those wishing to enter these fields.

You'll learn how to understand and interpret dog and cat body language and behaviour to be able to make safe handling decisions.

Expand on your knowledge about the Local Government Regulatory Services environment and gain the required skills to operate successfully within it.  As part of the course you'll gain hands-on experience in industry environments such as a leading Local Government Animal Management Facility and the Cat Haven.

This course includes hands-on practical training including how to use a variety of microchip scanners, learning new and effective slip lead techniques, a range of capture equipment and techniques for both cats and dogs, and more about the effective use of dog poles. 

Sessions include presentations from industry experts in related fields, including a qualified and highly experienced veterinarian. You'll meet and handle Princess and Fin.

Most importanlty we'll discuss the relevant legislation at an industry operator’s level including real scenarios, issues and solutions.

Short course
National ID: CHC30121
State ID: BGY3
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Study modes:

On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

The sector 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. You will work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them in various childcare situations.

You will gain skills in:

  • Caring for children
  • Applying health and hygiene principles
  • Understanding legal and ethical requirements
  • Providing nutritional needs for babies and children
  • Developing and implementing play experiences
  • Understanding child development stages
  • Working with families and working effectively in a team environment. 
Certificate III
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: MEM30319
State ID: AD61
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding)

Study modes:

Apprenticeship

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding) you will be looking at a trades career as a boilermakerwelder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to create and work with metal fabrications, using workshop tools and equipment and various welding techniques.

This qualification is an apprenticeship.

Certificate III
National ID: CHCSS00114
State ID: AE116
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

Step up and step in to a caring industry.

Provide care, create plans, comply with infection control policies and procedures and ensure the safety of all with this timely skill set.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

Start your career in the community care industry.

In these unprecedented times, industries need workers to manage infection control while in the direct care of others.

There is increased opportunity for new workers to pick up skills in direct care and progress to an entry level role.

In an era of COVID-19 infection control, gain 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. 

Skill set
State ID: O9503P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Firearms Handling and Safety

Take the uncertainty out of firearm handling.

Ensure the safety of yourself and others with this 2-day short course covering firearm legislation, safe handling, terminology, storage, transport and other essential information.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Learn how to safely and accurately handle firearms. 

In this short course you will spend one day in the classroom and another day out on a firing range. You will learn the underpinning theory and legislation that covers the safe handling and operation of a firearm. For the practical part of this course completed at an outdoor firing range,  you will perform a range of exercises to improve your experience and skills in using a firearms.

A basic introduction to the firearms industry, this course covers the skills and knowledge essential to firearms legislation, firearms in the community, licensing requirements, safe handling, firearms terminology, safe storage and transport, as well as additional information which is essential to all shooters.

Short course
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
State ID: AE871
Industry Maritime and Logistics
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Join the transport industry and keep WA moving.

This skill set has been designed to promote new entrants and support upskilling of existing workers in the heavy haulage truck driving industry. 

In this training program you will learn how to:

  • Follow work health and safety procedures
  • Carry out inspection of vehicles
  • Secure, load and unload cargo of goods
  • Apply work fatigue management strategies
  • Obtain a forklift licence (subject to meeting Worksafe requirements)
  • Obtain a truck licence (subject to meeting Department of Transport requirements)
  • Ensure the safety of the transport industry (chain of responsibility).

The driving instruction training component of the program is conducted in a range of conditions and locations, with coaching from qualified and experienced drivers.

Subject to meeting the Department of Transport licensing requirements, participants may apply for one of the following licences:

  • Heavy Rigid
  • Heavy Combination; or
  • Multi Combination class vehicle

Please note:
Students will be required to for the Department of Transport and Worksafe fees. 

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

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Make a difference every day of your working life.

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you'll be on your way to a career helping those that need support due to being further along in life.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online
Traineeship

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA67
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

This course will enable you to start your career in disability support. You will gain the skills and knowledge required  to provide care and support to people with disabilities enabling them to maintain their independence.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Traineeship

Provide support and empower people with disabilities. 

This course will enable you to start your career in disability support. You will gain the skills and knowledge required  to provide care and support to people with disabilities enabling them to maintain their independence. You will have the opportunity to find work in a variety of settings including residential, individual support, home care, advocacy, case management and day support. 

Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA68
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

In this course you will learn how to provide direct care to people who are unable to care for themselves due to ill health or disability.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Traineeship

Do you have a passion to help others?  

In this course you will learn how to provide direct care to people who are unable to care for themselves due to ill health or disability. You will gain the skills and knowledge to put your skills into practice within the aged care and home and community care sector. 

Topics covered include:

  • How to empower people 
  • Healthy body systems
  • Infection control
  • Safe work practices 

 

Half price fees apply!

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: AE456
Industry Education and Community Services
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Skill sets

Introduction to Direct Support Skill Set

Get started in a rewarding career helping others

Gain the basic skills to work in the community services sector.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of others?  

This introductory skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to get started in a rewarding career within the community services sector. You will gain the basic skills to provide support to people in a range of health care setting 

  • Determine and respond to person support needs
  • Follow infection prevention and control procedures
  • Complete manual tasks safely 
  • Communicate and work in the health or community services sector
Skill set
State ID: AE818
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*

Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care Skill Set

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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
National ID: 52878WA
State ID: BGR09
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in Leadership

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Study modes:

On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Ready to start your career in leadership?

This qualification provides a good steppingstone for going into work and/or becoming actively involved in the community. It also provides you with employability skills applicable to a range of industries and careers — perfect to launch your own leadership journey!
 

  • Explore your own skills and how you fit into a team.
  • Learn problem solving skills and explore other leadership attributes. 
  • Recognise the various roles people can perform within the community and learn how to build your networks and confidence.

 

Certificate I
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.

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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 manoeuver 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: O9506P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Livestock Management and Control Short Course

Prepare the pastures that feed the nation.

The essential skills you'll learn in this short course will set you up to work with animals on the land. Learn how to understand their behaviours, safe handling, transportation and more.

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On campus
Online

Identify and manage cattle, sheep, horses and goats.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to understand and manage cattle, sheep, horses and goats which includes learning about their behavioural characteristics, welfare requirements, handling and transportation. 

You'll gain skills in:

  • Understanding the basic behaviour of livestock
  • Understanding their welfare requirements, low stress handling and transportation
  • Using safe work practices
  • Handle, gather and move large animals
  • Assessing the condition of livestock
  • Relocating large animals
  • Completing relevant documentation
  • Complying with legal and legislative requirements 
Short course
National ID: LGA40120
State ID: BGO1
Industry Education and Community Services

Certificate IV in Local Government

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On campus

Do you work in local government and need specialist administration skills to conduct internal audits and reviews of Council lessees, tenants, and service operators?

LGA40120 Certificate IV in Local Government (Regulatory Services) is the course for you! This nationally recognised qualification teaches you how to monitor areas under council jurisdiction, investigate breaches of legislation, prepare documentation and court evidence, then represent Council in legal proceedings. The course also covers community consultation, safety and general compliance.

Certificate IV
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: ACMSS00007
State ID: AD737
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set

Pet safety in the palm of your hand.

Microchipping is a simple and easy way for pets to be identified and reunited with their owners if they become lost or otherwise. Learn the skills to implant microchips and how they work with this practical skill set.

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On campus

Implant microchips in dogs and cats with appropriate care 

You will gain the skills and knowledge to understand, interpret and apply microchip implantation procedures on cats and dogs, whilst exhibiting appropriate care for animals so that stress and discomfort is minimised. 

This skill set is suited to individuals who wish to become an Authorised Implanter in conformance with the Western Australian State Government Regulations for microchip implantation of cats and dogs. 

Skill set
National ID: HLT54121
State ID: BGW5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Diploma of Nursing

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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
State ID: AE617
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Online
Skill sets

Operate a Small Business Skill Set

Self-made starts here.

Learn the ins and outs of running your own business and gain the skills and knowledge to take your operation to new heights. Go forward with efficiency, confidence and expertise towards a successful small business.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

Learn the skills for business success. 

If you own a small business or would like to open a business this course gives you a range of skills to help you develop processes to ensure your business thrives.

Learn about producing business documents, small business practices, WHS laws, and how to use social media to your advantage.

Skill set
State ID: KAD18
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Operate a Tractor Skill Set

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On campus

Learn how to operate a tractor

Gain the skills and knowledge to operate and complete tractor operations under general supervision in the agriculture, horticulture, and land management sectors.

Working with tractors is an inherently dangerous activity. Individuals who work at this level must be thoroughly instructed in all health and safety in the workplace aspects of operating tractors. The tractor must also comply with relevant Australian standards for tractors.

The unit applies to individuals who operate tractors to undertake routine work under general supervision with limited autonomy and accountability.

Vehicle must be operated according to relevant state/territory licensing authority vehicle licence requirements and regulations.

Please note: this course will be delivered at Muresk Institute.(opens in a new tab)

Skill set
State ID: KAA18
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Operate and Maintain Chainsaws Skill Set

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On campus

Learn how to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw.

Gain the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw and maintain it in working condition.

This unit applies to cross-cutting fallen timber using safe cutting techniques.

The unit applies to individuals who apply low risk work procedures and comply with worksite health and safety requirements when operating hand-held chainsaws to carry out routine work.

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

Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

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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
State ID: O9515P
Industry Education and Community Services

Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills (ROCS) 1

Know the rules, better your community.

This short course is designed to address the needs of a range of officers for whom ensuring compliance with local government legislation, regulations and by-laws is central to their role.

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On campus

Support your community and workplace with your knowledge.

This course meets the generic requirements for compliance management in specialised council work areas, such as environmental health and planning. Individual councils may apply different levels and types of regulatory authority to specific job roles associated with this skill set. This skill set is not designed to provide detailed technical and specific knowledge in, for example, building inspection, animal control, parking management or environmental health. 

You will gain the underpinning knowledge and skills in the complex areas of:

  • compliance monitoring and investigation
  • negotiation skills
  • communication skills
  • conflict resolution
  • community education

Please note:
This course is delivered in Beechboro (Perth, Western Australia). 

Short course
State ID: KAD21
Industry Education and Community Services

Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills (ROCS) 2 Skill Set

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Study modes:

On campus

This course is for those that have completed the Regulatory Officer Compliance (ROCS) 1 workshop and are wanting to further develop their skills and knowledge. Students will complete two separate workshops over four days. 

Parking Controls (2 Days) 
Students will perform parking controls and parking meter maintenance duties. 

Investigate Alleged Breaches (2 Days) 
Students will learn how to actively take witness statements and produce written reports detailing the investigation techniques used to obtain evidence. 

Please note:
This course is delivered in Beechboro (Perth, Western Australia).

Skill set
State ID: O9761P
Industry Education and Community Services

Reptile Handling and Capture Short Course

Snakes, turtles and lizards - just another day at the office.

Be prepared for and educated about reptilian encounters in any environment. The application of the skills learnt in this short course can be applied at home, at the workplace, and beyond.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Learn how to capture and handle reptiles safely.

This one day workshop will provide the participant with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Describe the basic behaviour of reptiles and safe handling
  • Correct methods of transporting reptiles
  • The legal requirements of capturing and handling reptiles
  • Understanding symptoms and signs of snake bite
  • Demonstrate first aid management of a person who has been bitten by a snake
Short course
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: CHC40221
State ID: BGY4
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Study modes:

On campus

Work with children and teachers to enhance learning in school environments.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of tasks in the classroom and school setting to contextualise this knowledge and improve your practical skills.

This qualification is nationally recognised, providing you with future job opportunities to gain employment in the education sector. A key focus of this course is on supporting students with special needs, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition you will develop an awareness of diversity in the education sector and wider community and understand the need to promote cultural safety.

You will gain the knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Contributing to and implementing behaviour management plans
  • Understanding and applying legal and ethical requirements
  • Contributing to and implementing documented education plans for students with additional needs
  • Identifying and responding to children and young people at risk
  • Working effectively with students with a diverse range of additional needs, and
  • Participating in workplace health and safety.
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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