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That's right... free training! 

We are serious when we say we want to help you get skills ready! We have worked closely with WA industries, businesses and employers to find out the types of skills needed right now and for future jobs.  

These free skill sets are made up of units of competency from nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, you will receive credit for them if you choose to go on to further study. Some are also available for blended or online study. 

Free training courses are broken up into the below two categories:

Free* Job Ready Skill Sets

Some are free for everyone and others are free for eligible students. including displaced workers, concession students and youth up to 25 years (not at school). Check out each course page for eligibility information. There are fee paying options for those that don't meet the eligibility.

Free Infection Control Skill Sets

These are free for everyone. There may be an age minimum to enrol in some of these skill sets. 

 

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Course List

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
AE149 Business Ready Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Carnarvon Campus
Exmouth Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus
Northam Campus

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

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

The Business Ready skill set will give you 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.

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate IV in Business
  • Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Other qualifications for further study include the following.

  • Certificate II in Business
  • Certificate II in Community Services
  • Certificate II in Financial Services
  • Certificate II in Customer Engagement
  • Certificate II in Business

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Fees

This course is free for eligible students (see below). If you are not eligible please visit the fee paying course page to enrol.

AE161 COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Infection control
Online
Skill sets
Skill set Blended flexible delivery (online component)
Online Learning
Skill set
Carnarvon Campus
Geraldton Campus
Northam Campus

Ensure you can provide the best care for your clients. Up-skill in infection prevention and control. 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving situation which has highlighted the importance of preventing infection through strict hygiene practices and by following other health guidelines. In Western Australia, trained and skilled aged care and disability workers are in high demand now and will continue to be as we move into the recovery phase of the pandemic. There has never been a better time to ensure you have the skills needed to both protect yourself and your clients whilst providing the best care and support possible.

Course Content

You will learn about the basis of infection from viruses to bacteria as well as modes of transmission, infection prevention and control — including the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE) — and handling contaminated waste. You will gain the skills you need to deliver care and support, utilise infection control measures and safe manual handling techniques.

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Enrolment and enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol contact: 1800 672 700 or complete the Enrol now form below.

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack.

AE152 Commercial Kitchen Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Carnarvon Campus
Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus

Learn the skills to prepare for a career in a commercial kitchen.

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

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

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

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Other qualifications for further study include the following.

  • Certificate II in Hospitality
  • Certificate III in Catering

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Fees

This course is free for eligible students (see below). If you are not eligible please visit the fee paying course page to enrol.

AE146 Customer Service Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Carnarvon Campus
Exmouth Campus
Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus

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

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

The Customer Service skill set includes following infection prevention and control policies and procedures, implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks in the workplace within a customer service context to ensure you're working safely.

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

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate III in Tourism
  • Certificate III in Events
  • Certificate III in Guiding

Other qualifications for further study include the following.

  • Certificate III in Business
  • Certificate III in Retail Services
  • Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • Certificate IV in Customer Engagement

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Fees

This course is free for eligible students (see below). If you are not eligible please visit the fee paying course page to enrol.

AE116 Entry into Care Roles Skill Set
Free
Infection control
Online
Skill sets
Skill set Blended flexible delivery (online component)
Carnarvon Campus
Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus
Northam Campus

Start your career in the community care industry.

Learn to care for others 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. 

Course content

The below nationally recognised units of compentency are included in this course:

  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

This skill set can be partially completed online and will require some on-campus practical training and/or workplace assessments.

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Enrolment

You can directly enrol in this course via the Enrol Now link below.

AE153 Hospitality Service Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus

Gain the skills to prepare for an exciting, varied career in hospitality.

If you're keen to work in a restaurant, hotel, resort, club, bar or cafe environment, the Hospitality Service skill set is for you. You will gain an introduction to serving customers in the hospitality industry.

You'll also learn about responsible service of alcohol (RSA), get some barista skills to use commercial machines and make a perfect espresso, communicating effectively and providing quality service to customers including the how to establish rapport with customers and determine and address customer needs, and responding and managing complaints. You'll also learn how to process cash and other payments using business technology, and reconcile takings at the end of the service period or day. The skill set also includes infection control and prevention procedures and food safety to ensure you're working safely.

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Other qualifications for further study include the following.

  • Certificate II in Hospitality
  • Certificate III in Hospitality (General Front of House)
  • Certificate III in Hospitality Operations
  • Certificate III in Hospitality (Food and Beverage)

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Fees

This course is free for eligible students (see below). If you are not eligible please visit the fee paying course page to enrol.

AE112 Infection control Skill Set
Free
Infection control
Online
Skill sets
Skill set Blended flexible delivery (online component)
Online delivery
Carnarvon Campus
Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus
Northam Campus

Keep yourself and clients safe.

This skill set has been designed for the healthcare sector; specifically for those working in aged care or disability support. Health and community care workers have gone above and beyond to support and care for those that are most vulnerable in our community, and with this skill set they can continue to confidently provide the best care for clients and keep both them and themselves safe from the risks of infections.

You will learn about following organisational infection prevention and control procedures including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Enrolment

You can directly enrol in this course via the Enrol Now link below.

AE115 Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)
Free
Infection control
Online
Skill sets
Skill set Blended flexible delivery (online component)
Online delivery
Carnarvon Campus
Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus
Northam Campus

Keep yourself and customers safe. 

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers to manage infection control while providing food to the general public. This skill set provides those working in Hospitality particularly in food handling and those that work front of house with the skills and knowledge to confidently minimise the risk of infections in the workplace for themselves and customers.

You will learn about following organisational infection prevention and control procedures including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks. Skills can be applied to specific food handling industry needs such as using kitchens and packaging areas, front of house, staff rooms and offices, food stock deliveries and vehicles, equipment storage, and bathrooms and toilets. 

Gain these skills:

  • Introduction to Infection Control
  • Chain of Infection and Disease Transmission
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
  • Contamination and Cleaning
  • Hazards, Risks, Responsibilities and Reporting

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Enrolment

You can directly enrol in this course via the Enrol Now link below.

AE114 Infection control Skill Set (Retail)
Free
Infection control
Online
Skill sets
Skill set Blended flexible delivery (online component)
Online Learning
Carnarvon Campus
Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus
Northam Campus

Keep yourself and your customers safe in the workplace.

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers in retail businesses to manage infection control. This skill set provides those working in the retail industry with the skills and knowledge to confidently minimise the risk of infections in the workplace for themselves and customers.

Skills can be applied to specific retail industry needs such as stand alone stores, shopping centres, cinemas and game arcades, petrol stations and convenience stores, supermarkets, retail areas within beauty salons, hairdressing salons, barbers and sporting facilities including gyms, markets and museums and galleries.

You will learn about following organisational infection prevention and control procedures including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks. 

Gain these skills:

  • Introduction to Infection Control
  • Chain of Infection and Disease Transmission
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
  • Contamination and Cleaning
  • Hazards, Risks, Responsibilities and Reporting

Maintain your ability to work safely and within government requirements; or, if you are a business owner - prepare your business for compliance by including your staff in training, raising their capability in ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Enrolment

You can directly enrol in this course via the Enrol Now link below.

AE113 Infection control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)
Free
Infection control
Online
Skill sets
Skill set Blended flexible delivery (online component)
Online delivery
Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus
Northam Campus

Learn to control COVID-19 related infection in transport and logistics

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers to manage infection control while in the supply chain of essential goods and services.

Skills can be applied to transport and logistics industry needs such as offices, depots, customer sites, roadside service areas, service centres, distribution centres, client workplaces, commercial buildings, residential buildings, vehicles including public transport vehicles, and yards and storage facilities.  

Gain these skills:

  • Introduction to Infection Control
  • Chain of Infection and Disease Transmission
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
  • Contamination and Cleaning
  • Hazards, Risks, Responsibilities and Reporting

Maintain your ability to work safely and within government requirements; or, prepare your business for compliance by including your staff in training, raising their capability in ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Enrolment

You can directly enrol in this course via the Enrol Now link below.

 

AE148 Job Ready Basics Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Carnarvon Campus
Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus
Northam Campus

Getting a job can be daunting. Let's take it one step at a time.

The Job Ready Basics skill set is perfect if you feel that you need a little extra support and a confidence boost to get into a job. It focuses on health, wellbeing and personal development.

Follow this up with a visit to your local Jobs and Skills Centre, where you can get free advice and support to with your resume and writing job applications, and you'll be job ready!

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care
  • Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care

Other qualifications for further study include the following.

  • Certificate II in Business
  • Certificate II in Financial Services
  • Certificate II in Customer Engagement
  • Certificate II in Community Service
  • Certificate II in Retail Services
  • Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

AE150 Operating a Small Business Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus
Northam Campus

Let's take your business to the next level. 

If you own a small business or would like to open a business this course will give you a range of skills to assist with setting up processes for success. You’ll learn about producing business documents, small business practices, WHS laws and how to use social media to your advantage.

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate III in Tourism
  • Certificate III in Events
  • Certificate IV in Business
  • Certificate IV in Project Management
  • Certificate IV in Human Resources

Other qualifications for further study include the following.

  • Certificate IV in Financial Practice Support
  • Certificate IV in Financial Services
  • Certificate IV in Business Administration

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

 

AE156 Provide Individual Support Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Carnarvon Campus
Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus
Northam Campus

Your first step to a caring career.

Many individuals require support services to help them live an independent and fulfilling life — including people with physical or intellectual disability, older people, and vulnerable members of the community.

This is highly rewarding work, but employers look for people who are job ready with basic skills and knowledge for entry level roles in one-on-one or group support settings, or for administrative role in a care facility. With the Provide Individual Support skill set, that will be you! 

You'll learn about following a client's individual care or support plan to meet their personal support needs, how to comply with personal hygiene standards, maintain food safety, contribute to the cleanliness of food handling areas and dispose of food appropriately, prepare for and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation, supporting a client to self-administer medication, safe work practices for the health and safety of yourself and your clients, and how to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and complete those tasks in a safe manner. 

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care (Disability pre-traineeship)
  • Certificate II in introduction to Aged Care (Aged care pre-traineeship)
  • Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • Certificate II in Health Support Services
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • Certificate IV in Disability

Other qualifications for further study include the following.

  • Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Community care)
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability work)

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Fees

This course is free for eligible students (see below). If you are not eligible please visit the fee paying course page to enrol.

AE162 Work Safety in Construction Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Kalgoorlie Campus
Merredin Campus
Moora Campus
Northam Campus

Construction work is happening all across WA, and builders need skilled workers who are ready to get on the worksite.

The Work Safely in Construction skill set will get you job ready for entry level roles in the construction field, such as trades assistant (TA) or general labourer, and it covers how to follow mandatory work health and safety requirements in accordance with safety legislative requirements as well as infection control and prevention procedures to ensure you're working safely.

You'll learn how to use a range of construction equipment and tools including levelling devices, skills to work in a construction team, and basic construction work applications for new and existing structures including residential homes, units and apartments. 

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate II in Construction
  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways
  • Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

Other qualifications for further study include the following.

  • Certificate II in Building and Construction

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Fees

This course is free for eligible students (see below). If you are not eligible please visit the fee paying course page to enrol.

AE151 Work in Agriculture Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Batavia Coast Maritime Institute
Carnarvon Campus
Merredin Campus

Want to a sample a sustainable career?

The agriculture sector in WA is an exciting and diverse area to work in, and it's not just all about growing crops — it offers an exciting mix of science, technology and nature. From working with livestock to using drone technology to manage large farms, the job opportunities are there once you're skills ready. This new skill set is the ideal introductory training opportunity for new entrants to the agricultural industry.

With the Work in Agriculture job ready skill set you'll learn about tractor operations under general supervision in the agriculture, horticulture and land management sectors, preparing and operating machinery and equipment, how to safely handle, prepare and apply chemicals for the control of pests, weeds and diseases, and carry out work health and safety procedures in the agriculture sector. 

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications. 

  • Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
  • Certificate II in Rural Operations
  • Certificate II in Horticulture
  • Certificate III in Agriculture
  • Certificate III in Horticulture
  • Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Fees

This course is free for eligible students (see below). If you are not eligible please visit the fee paying course page to enrol.

AE163 Work in Civil Construction Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Geraldton Campus

The civil construction industry has many large projects underway in many regional areas and across WA.

This skill set will get you job ready to join a construction team or work as a trades assistant (TA), with a key focus on working  safely on construction sites so that you can understand and follow mandatory work health and safety requirements in accordance with legislative requirements. This includes the safe use of electricity and identifying hazardous materials, as well as infection control and prevention procedures to ensure you're working safely and have an understanding of basic risk control measures and emergency procedures. White card certification is included with this skill set.

You'll also learn how to operate specialised equipment such as scissor and boom lifts and elevated work platforms (EWPs), undertake minor concreting and rendering tasks and perform minor repairs, undertake plumbing work on roofing structures, carry out levelling operations, and install trench support. Get job ready today!

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate II in Civil Construction
  • Certificate II in Construction
  • Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Other qualifications for further study include the following.

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction
  • Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design
  • Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Fees

This course is free for eligible students (see below). If you are not eligible please visit the fee paying course page to enrol.

AE155 Work in Community Care Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus
Northam Campus

There's many job opportunities in the field of community care, which includes health care support and specialist areas such as social support. 

The Work in Community Care skill set will give you a great starting point to get into the industry, as it covers important areas such as first aid, communicating with diverse people, and customer service in a community care setting.

You'll also learn to follow organisational infection prevention and control policies and procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working COVID-safe.

You'll be job ready, knowing how to provide a first aid response to a casualty in a range of situations,· greet clients and exchange routine information to provide a triage service, work respectfully with people from diverse social backgrounds and demonstrate cultural sensitivity, communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and management, and use workplace technology. 

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate II in Community Services
  • Certificate III in Community Services
  • Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
  • Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • Certificate IV in Community Services
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • Diploma of Nursing

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

This course is free for eligible students (see below). If you are not eligible please visit the fee paying course page to enrol.

AE147 Work in Hospitality Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus
Northam Campus

Get a taste for hospitality. 

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

To get you job ready, you'll learn about areas of health and wellbeing and personal development, how to use workplace technology and business systems, and responsible service of alcohol (RSA). It also includes infection control and prevention procedures and food safety to ensure you're working safely.

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Other qualifications for further study include the following.

  • Certificate II in Hospitality

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Fees

This course is free for eligible students (see below). If you are not eligible please visit the fee paying course page to enrol.

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Page last updated October 23, 2020