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's why we offer a variety of options including, short, flexible and online delivery, so there's 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 tyre 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

^ 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: 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

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.

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

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: AUR21920
State ID: BFY7
Industry Automotive

Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology

Stop spinning wheels, start getting somewhere.

Hit the ground running - gain the skills you'll need to work on tyres in the automotive retail, service and repair industries with light, heavy and agricultural vehicles. 

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Get some real traction within the automotive industry.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of tasks related to servicing tyres of motorcycles, light vehicles, heavy vehicles, agricultural vehicles, earthmoving and off-the-road vehicles in an automotive service and repair business.   

The Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who service the following vehicle tyres in an automotive service or repair business:

  • light vehicles
  • heavy vehicles
  • agricultural equipment 

After completing this qualification you'll also be able to apply for a Motor Trade Association of Western Australia (MTAWA) repairers’ certificate in tyre servicing.

Some things you'll learn:

  • How to identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes
  • How to use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • How to select vehicle tyres, wheels and rims for heavy vehicles, light vehicles, agricultural machinery, earthmovers and off road vehicles
  • How to balance wheels and tyres
  • How to inspect and service braking, steering and suspension systems
Certificate II
National ID: CHC22015
State ID: AWJ7
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate II in Community Services

Open the door to a career in caring for others.

A career in community services is exceptionally rewarding. The Certificate II in Community Services provides an introduction to the general field of community services.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Flexible
Traineeship
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Make a difference to people's lives.

This course will introduce you to the community services industry. You'll gain the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills by completing this qualification.

You'll cover language, literacy and numeracy; further study and job options; study skills as well as communication and computing.

You will gains skills in:

  • Communication
  • Information provision and processing
  • Administration support
  • Networking
  • Group support.

Start on your path to a career in Community Services, Aged Care, Children's Services or Disability Services.

Half price fees apply!  

Certificate II
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
Half price^

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.

Half price fees apply! 

Certificate IV
National ID: CHC30113
State ID: J587
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Make a career out of making every day fun.

Turn your interest and passion for working with babies and children into a career in this expanding industry. No two days will ever be the same with a career in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online
Traineeship
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Are you interested in working with babies and children in an education and care service?

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 child care 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. 

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: CHC50113
State ID: J594
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Once upon a dream career.

The next chapter in your Early Childhood career starts here. Gain the skills you need to manage staff, programs and operations at a child care centre and refine your skills in caring for young children.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online
Traineeship

A fulfilling career helping children grow and develop.

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

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

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

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.

Half price fees apply!

Diploma
National ID: CHC30213
State ID: J588
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Education Support

Be a classroom champion.

Ready to be everyone's favourite person in the classroom? With this qualification you'll learn to support students and assist teachers to deliver education programs in any situation.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

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: CHC40213
State ID: J590
Industry Education and Community Services

Certificate IV in Education Support

Light up a child's imagination and learning.

Gain the knowledge and skills to support students and assist teachers' education programs, with a focus on supporting students with additional needs, learning disabilities and/or challenging behaviours.

Study modes:

Flexible
Online

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: MEM30305
State ID: WT77
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH)

Forge a career in heavy metal fabrication.

Our heavy fabrication apprenticeship course will teach you to safely manipulate metal and create objects using a variety of welding techniques, thermal cutting, workshop machines, and hand and power tools.

Study modes:

Apprenticeship
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Secure a career making and fixing all things mechanical.

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, 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 machines, hand and power tools, metal, gas, flux core, tungsten, arc welding, thermal cutting, measuring, technical drawing, and workplace health and safety.

Half price fees apply! 

Certificate III
National ID: MEM20413
State ID: J780
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

This qualification is suited to students looking to gain entry level employment in the engineering  industry.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Gain exposure to an engineering working environment. 

This qualification is suited to students looking to gain entry level employment in the engineering  industry. You will gain practical skills and knwoledge to complete basic welding and fabrication tasks. You will learn how to use tools, safety in the workplace, measuring and calculating and welding. 

Topic covered include:

  • Occupational health and safety in the work place
  • Undertake basic engineering projects
  • Workshop machines and hand and power tools
  • Welding and fabrication equipment 
Certificate II
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: 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
National ID: AUR30616
State ID: BAE6
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.

Delivered at:

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
National ID: CHC43315
State ID: AWK8
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

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: HLT54115
State ID: AYZ3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Nursing

Make a career of caring when it counts.

Become a desirable candidate for any workplace in the health profession with this course. Learn theory in the classroom and valuable practical experience in simulated wards and clinics to prepare you for a career in caring.

Study modes:

On campus

Your future in Nursing starts here.

A Diploma of Nursing from Central Regional TAFE will see you work as an enrolled nurse in a range of health care settings including hospitals, health clinics, community organisations or residential care. It is a diverse, challenging and rewarding career, as nurses make a real difference to the comfort and care of patients every day.

By working in our simulated hospital wards and outreach clinic, you will gain knowledge and skills that will enable you to assess and provide nursing care to clients, including how to observe and measure vital signs, and assist patients with everyday activities. You will develop essential effective communication skills and learn to work with and care for people from different backgrounds.

Diploma
National ID: 52831WA
State ID: BCY91
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^
Online

Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

Your career in health starts here.

This course will give you sound knowledge about the human body, health, math and chemistry as well as study skills to support further learning.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
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: KAC42
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide First Aid - 1 Day Skill Set

Do you know what to do in a health emergency?

Prepare yourself and learn how to provide first aid in an emergency situation, whether it is in the workplace or at home.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared for an emergency.

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to provide first aid treatment for a wide range of emergencies until the arrival of professional medical help.

This training meets the Level 2 Workplace First Aid standard as determined by WorkSafe (Western Australia).

This course will cover:

  • First aid and emergencies
  • Legal, workplace and community factors
  • Risk management,
  • Assess the scene and casualty,
  • Maintain hygiene,
  • Use manual handling techniques,
  • Bleeding, burns, wound and injuries
  • Environmental impact 
  • Poisons
Skill set
State ID: KAC43
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide First Aid - 2 Day Skill Set

Being first on the scene can save lives.

Do you know what to do in a health emergency? Learn essential first aid skills and prepare yourself for emergencies in any situation, from home to work and beyond.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared for an emergency.

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to provide first aid treatment for a wide range of emergencies until the arrival of professional medical help.

This course is suited to any individual who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations including community and workplace settings. 

This course will cover:

  • First aid and emergencies
  • Legal, workplace and community factors
  • Risk management,
  • Assess the scene and casualty,
  • Maintain hygiene,
  • Use manual handling techniques,
  • Bleeding, burns, wound and injuries
  • Environmental impact 
  • Poisons
Skill set
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