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FREE IN '23!

New qualifications and skill sets for 2023! 

From 1 January 2023, a range of skill sets and qualifications in priority industry areas will be FREE - no course fees!

The FREE IN '23 initiative is a joint training agreement secured between State and Commonwealth governments, which will provide 18,800 fee-free TAFE and vocational education training (VET) places for Western Australian in 2023 - making training more affordable to help Western Australians build better lives and support industry to fill skill gaps.

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Free* Job Ready Skill Sets

Not all jobs need a full qualification, and maybe you don't either — skill sets are the perfect solution. 

Some are 100% free for everyone including:

Others are free for eligible students - including displaced workers, concession students and youth up to 25 years (not at school).  There are fee paying options for those that don't meet the eligibility.

  • Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding school students)
  • Secondary school-aged persons who are not enrolled at school
  • Persons receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card or Health Care Card; or
    • Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

Don't meet the eligibility? That's ok this skill set is also available for fee paying students.

Free Infection Control Skill Sets

Get skilled in the safe management of infection control in the workplace and match up with the skills employers are looking for to support WA businesses in key areas such as aged care, disability support, retail, hospitality, transport and logistics. 

These skill sets are 100% free for everyone. 

Please note: The minimum age requirement for the Entry Into Care Roles and the COVID-19 Direct Care skill sets is 18 years. For the other infection control skill sets, students must be 15 years of age or older

Free courses

^ 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: CHC43015
State ID: AWM9
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023
Half price^
Online

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Start a caring career today.

Start a rewarding career in aged care with the Certificate IV in Ageing Support. Learn how to assess the needs of seniors and plan and conduct programs that make a difference.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Online

If you're passionate about improving your service delivery to your Aged Care clients, you've come to the right place.

When you complete the Certificate IV in Ageing Support you will be ready to work in the Aged Care workplace in a more informed and confident manner and provide excellent care for your clients. This qualification will provide with you with an excellent understanding of consumer directed care and will allow you to provide better services to your clients and the organisations you work for. You will gain advanced skills in client care and planning, navigating legal and ethical considerations in an Aged Care workplace and an increased knowledge of falls prevention and other complex health issues.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you’re based in Kalgoorlie or Northam and are interested in this course, this qualification may be offered by Recognition of Prior Learning. For more info about RPL, click here.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC30116
State ID: BCW6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free in 2023
Half price^

Certificate III in Agriculture

A career that pays off every season.

Set yourself up for sustainable success with livestock, crops, machinery operations and more with this detailed and varied course. Practice real skills in various scenarios across multiple operations.

Study modes:

Flexible
Online

If a life on the land calls to you, now is the time to grab the wheel.

Learn vital skills for a sustainable industry from livestock breeding, health and transportation, to establishing pastures and crop harvesting. Become a qualified operator of machinery such as tractors, skid-steers and front-end loaders and learn best practice for building stock fences and more.

This qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production, cropping or livestock context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both cropping and livestock. Individuals with this qualification perform tasks in a variety of contexts, which involve some judgement in selecting equipment and services

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: HLT33015
State ID: AWK5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023
Half price^

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Help people action their recovery plans.

Assist Allied Health professionals including dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists and podiatrists in providing the highest care to those in need.

Study modes:

Flexible
Online
Traineeship
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Embark upon your career in the health sector in this rapidly growing field.

Allied health specialties are set to grow by 22% over the next 3 years, experiencing the second-highest growth across the health sector.

You will learn how to recognise healthy body systems, interpret and apply medical terminology, assist with an allied health program, and communicate and work in health or community services. 

Successful completion of this course may qualify you to work as an assistant alongside allied health professionals, allowing you to specialise in dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy, or podiatry services.

Certificate III
National ID: 52845WA
State ID: BGO44
Industry Automotive
Free in 2023

Certificate II in Autonomous Workplace Operations

Delivered at:

Study modes:

VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Learn how to work with automated equipment

This course will provide VETDSS students with the knowledge and skills to perform tasks associated with working in an automated workplace.

Discover an overview of the historical development of automation and learn an in-depth coverage of current automation and insight into future extensions. The course will also  equip current and prospective workers with the skills needed to demonstrate awareness in the following areas:

  • What an autonomous workplace is
  • How autonomous workplaces operate
  • What unique safety systems are present
  • How the human-machine interface operates
  • How date is used within such workplaces.
Certificate II
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: SIT30816
State ID: AZU5
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free in 2023
Half price^

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

The recipe behind becoming a great chef.

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen environment and graduate as a qualified cook with a wide range of culinary skills.

Study modes:

Apprenticeship
Flexible
On campus

If you have a passion for food and want to become a chef, this is the course for you.

Upon successfully completing this course you'll be qualified to work as a cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in a commercial kitchen team and be able to plan, prepare and cook food. You'll produce dishes suitable for different cultural and dietary requirements and learn about cleaning, first aid, food safety programs, hygiene and workplace health and safety.

Certificate III
State ID: AE380
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Commercial Kitchen Skill Set

All the ingredients you need to get cooking.

No one wants a half-baked chef - give your career in commercial cookery the best base with this skill set covering all the essential skills that employers are looking for.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

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

This skill set 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.

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 (see the study options below).

Skill set
National ID: CHC42015
State ID: AWL8
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023
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
State ID: AE820
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Skill sets

Digital Literacy Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Boost your digital literacy skills

Designed to help you boost your digital literacy skills for further study and/or employment opportunities. The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Use the basic features of a computer
  • Create documents using templates and formatting
  • Use the internet for research purposes and to send emails
  • Use the main functions and key features of personal devices.

This skill Set is for individuals with limited digital literacy skills and experience.

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

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: AE451
Industry Maritime and Logistics
Skill sets

Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set

Help keep WA moving.

This driver training program will get you ready to join the transport and logistics industry. Upon successful completion, you'll obtain one of the following licenses: Heavy Rigid; Heavy Combination; or Multi Combination class vehicle, and may apply for a forklift (LF) license.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Intensive Blocks

Join the transport industry and keep WA moving.

This driver trainer program provides real, hands-on experience with practical hours in heavy haulage.  Upon successful completion, you'll be ready to join the transport and logistics industry, which currently has a huge demand for skilled workers. 

In this training program you will learn how to:
  • follow work health and safety procedures;
  • carry out inspection of trailers;
  • secure, load and unload cargo of goods;
  • apply work fatigue management strategies; and
  • use and maintain mechanical equipment.

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

You may also apply for a forklift (LF) licence

Note: Tuition fees are free for eligible students (see below). Additional resources fees may still apply for this course.

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

Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set

Delivered at:

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 trailers
  • Secure, load and unload cargo of goods
  • Apply work fatigue management strategies
  • Use and maintain mechanical equipment.

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
Skill set
State ID: AE381
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Online
Skill sets

Hospitality Service Skill Set

This short course will prepare you to work as a barista, front of house food and beverage attendant, or back of house kitchen attendant.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Flexible

Work in the vibrant hospitality industry. 

This short course will prepare you to work as a barista, front of house food and beverage attendant, or back of house kitchen attendant. 

You will gain the skills to: 
  • Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • Use commercial coffee machines to make a perfect espresso
  • Provide quality customer service 
  • Process payments
  • Serve food and beverages 
  • Follow hygiene practices for food safety
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 

Whether you're already working in the hospitality industry or just starting your career this course will give  you an advantage. Once completed you can go on to complete further studies in various Lower Fees Local Skills half-price qualifications. 

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 (see the study options below).

Skill set
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AWK6
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023
Half price^

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
Half price^

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
Half price^

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
Half price^

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: HLTSS00064
State ID: AE112
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set

Skills that will keep people safe.

This skill set has been designed for the healthcare sector; specifically for those working in aged care or disability support to further develop essential skills in keeping themselves and their clients safe.

Study modes:

Blended Delivery
Flexible
Online

Keep yourself and clients safe.

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.

As part of this course students will complete:

  • Course pre-reading requirements
  • 1 day workshop on campus
  • Workplace assessment - The lecturer will visit the student at their workplace at an agreed date/time.  
Skill set
National ID: HLTSS00066
State ID: AE115
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)

Skills that will keep people safe.

Designed for those working in Hospitality, particularly in food handling and front of house. Learn how to confidently minimise the risk of infections in the workplace for you and your customers.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Blended Delivery
Flexible
Online

Keep yourself and your customers safe. 

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers to manage infection control while providing food to the general public.

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. 

As part of this course students will complete:

  • Course pre-reading requirements
  • 1 day workshop on campus
  • Workplace assessment - The lecturer will visit the student at their workplace at an agreed date/time.  

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
    Skill set
    National ID: HLTSS00065
    State ID: AE114
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
    Free*
    Infection control
    Skill sets

    Infection control Skill Set (Retail)

    Skills that will keep people safe.

    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.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    Blended Delivery
    Flexible
    Online

    Keep yourself and your customers safe in the workplace.

    In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers in retail businesses to manage infection control. 

    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. 

    As part of this course students will complete:

    • Course pre-reading requirements
    • 1 day workshop on campus
    • Workplace assessment - The lecturer will visit the student at their workplace at an agreed date/time.  

    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.

     

    Skill set
    National ID: HLTSS00067
    State ID: AE113
    Industry Maritime and Logistics
    Free*
    Infection control
    Skill sets

    Infection control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

    Skills that will keep people safe.

    Learn to work work safely and within government requirements, or prepare your business for compliance by ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    Blended Delivery
    Flexible
    Online

    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.  

    As part of this course students will complete:

    • Course pre-reading requirements
    • 1 day workshop on campus
    • Workplace assessment - The lecturer will visit the student at their workplace at an agreed date/time.  

    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
    Skill set
    National ID: ICT40120
    State ID: BFF9
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Information Technology

    Start your career in IT.

    You'll develop skills that are applicable to a wide range of roles in the information technology field.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Set yourself up for a career in an in-demand industry. 

    This qualification will provide you with theoretical and technical skills to support a wide range of information technology roles. You'll develop skills in a variety of areas including: 

    • Database development
    • Database maintenance
    • Gaming development
    • Networking
    • Programming
    • Systems administration support
    • Web development

    Half price fees apply! 

    Certificate IV
    National ID: ICT40120
    State ID: AC10
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
    Free in 2023
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

    Make some serious connections.

    Level-up your basic networking skills and set yourself up for a career in one of the most in-demand industries out there. Your career in IT starts here.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    Flexible
    On campus

    Get connected to an IT networking career.

    When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking you will be an attractive applicant for in-demand IT roles such as network operations support, network technician, and network support. You will gain the career enhancing knowledge and hands-on practical skills to install and configure a modern network, including virtual machines, wireless technologies, cloud storage, network security, deployment resources to desktops, and user support. You will acquire valuable experience in writing technical documentation, fulfilling client expectations, and with workplace health and safety. 

    Half price fees apply! 

    Certificate IV
    State ID: AE388
    Industry Building and Construction
    Skill sets
    Free*

    Infrastructure Ready Skill Set

    Start a rewarding and challenging career in the civil construction industry

    Prepare yourself for entry level roles for infrastructure projects.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Gain the skills and knowledge to prepare for a career in the civil construction industry. 

    It is an exciting time for the construction  industry with many infrastructure projects underway in Western Australia. This course is suitable for those looking to start a career or wanting to re-skill to improve employment opportunities. You will learn how to work safely in the civil construction industry, communicate effectively on work sites and how to plan work in relation to infrastructure activities. 

     

    Skill set
    State ID: AE439
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Free in 2023

    Integrating Mental Health Practice Skill Set

    Provide care to clients experiencing mental health illness

    This skill set is suitable for those currently working in community services looking to upskill, or for those wanting to gain an introduction into the sector.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Gain the skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness

    This short course will provide those working in the community services sector with the skills to assist clients who are experiencing mental health concerns and respond to the increasing need for mental health awareness. 

    The community mental health sector values employees with strong ‘soft’ skills and the capacity to provide person-centred, recovery-focussed care. This skill set provides people who are interested in working in the sector the opportunity to determine if it is the right fit for them and understand and develop foundational skills for entry into the sector.

    Skill set
    National ID: AE766
    State ID: AE766
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Free in 2023

    Introduction to Commercial Cookery Skill Set

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Your commercial cookery journey starts here.

    This skill set aims to provide you with the introductory skills needed to start working in kitchen operations. Learn the basics that will open doors to roles in restaurants, hotels, catering facilities, clubs, pubs, cafes, aged care facilities, schools and more!

    This course will cover:

    • Clean kitchen premises and equipment.
    • Use hygiene practices for food safety.
    • Participate in safe work practices.
    • Use food preparation equipment.
    • Prepare and present simple dishes.
    Skill set
    State ID: AE456
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
    Skill sets
    Free*

    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: AE377
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies
    Skill sets

    Job Ready Basics Skill Set

    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 including an introduction to workplace technology. 

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Get started in the workforce. 

    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 including an introduction to workplace technology.  This course will prepare you for entry level roles in a variety of industries including retail, hospitality, community services, aged care and business services. 

     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!

    Skill set
    State ID: AE403
    Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
    Free in 2023

    Livestock Handling Skill Set

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Set yourself up for livestock management 

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

    Our Livestock Handling Skill Set will have you learning about:

    • Handling livestock using basic techniques
    • Administering medication
    • Identifying and drafting livestock
    • Complying with industry animal welfare requirements.
    Skill set
    National ID: MAR30821
    State ID: BHC8
    Industry Maritime and Logistics
    Free in 2023
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

    Get above board, below deck.

    Learn the skills you need to operate an engine room, be safe at sea, refuel, operate deck machinery and more on specific vessels.

    Study modes:

    Flexible

    Set sail for a rewarding career at sea.

    This qualification is suitable for people who work as Marine Engineers in the maritime industry, as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 750 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

    Students will develop the following skills:

    • Taking charge of an engine room with the main propulsion of less than 750kW
    • Applying safety procedures
    • Applying survival skills at sea
    • Extinguishing fires
    • Refuelling vessels adhering to marine pollution (MARPOL) guidelines
    • Performing basic engineering calculations
    • Operating and maintaining deck machinery
    • Operating and maintaining auxiliary power systems, and
    • Operating and maintaining extra-low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment.
    Certificate III
    National ID: MAR30921
    State ID: BHD2
    Industry Maritime and Logistics
    Free in 2023
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

    Know the ropes and launch a boating career today.

    Ready to operate a bigger vessel? Graduates of this course will have the skills to operate commercial vessels less than 24 metres. Learn to navigate, be safe at sea, operate marina radios and more.

    Study modes:

    Flexible

    Set sail on a career that could see you going anywhere the ocean takes you.

    This qualification is suitable for people who want to work as a Master V Near Coastal skipper in the maritime industry. This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to safely operate a commercial vessel of less than 24 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). You will gain the following skills:

    • Applying shipboard safety
    • Operating marine radio and radar
    • Applying coastal navigation knowledge and passage planning
    • Demonstrating ships knowledge including stability and deck loading, and
    • Operating a marine vessel less than 24m length.
    Certificate III
    National ID: MAR40320
    State ID: BFW3
    Industry Maritime and Logistics
    Free in 2023
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)

    Be the master of your boating career.

    Get the skills you need to work and skipper on vessels up to 80 metres in length. Be confident navigating, maneuvering and maintaining a vessel safely plus so much more.

    Study modes:

    Flexible

    Fancy a life at sea?

    This qualification is suitable for people who work as a Master IV Near Coastal skipper in the maritime industry. This qualification is suitable for those sailing as Master on vessels up to 35 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or a Mate on vessels up to 80 metres in length.

    You will gain the following skills:

    • Handling cargo
    • Applying vessel stability knowledge
    • Checking and maintaining equipment
    • Manoeuvring vessels
    • Communicating effectively in a marine environment
    • Applying survival skills at sea
    • Navigating a safe passage, and
    • Applying ship structural knowledge.
    Certificate IV
    National ID: HLT54121
    State ID: BGW5
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
    Free in 2023

    Diploma of Nursing

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Make a difference in someone's day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

    Study modes:

    On campus
    Online
    VET Delivered to Secondary Students

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

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

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

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

    Certificate IV
    State ID: AE384
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Skill sets
    Free*

    Provide Individual Support Skill Set

    Make a career supporting independence.

    In a growing industry that's always in need of workers, get ahead of the workforce competition and gain the essential skills for supporting those that personal care.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On 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. 

    Skill set
    National ID: RII20120
    State ID: BFH1
    Industry Building and Construction
    Free in 2023

    Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    This qualification reflects the roles of individuals working in the resources and infrastructure industries who perform mainly routine tasks and procedures, using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge, and taking some responsibility for the quality of the work outcomes. 

    Certificate II
    National ID: BSB41419
    State ID: BER2
    Industry Business and Finance
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

    Turn your passion for safety into a career.

    All industries should have a focus on safety for all of their employees. As such, you will be sought after with the knowledge and skills you gain from this broad qualification.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    Online

    Safety in the workplace starts here.

    This qualification applies to individuals working in a work health and safety (WHS) role who provide a broad range of technical knowledge and skills and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

    The qualification applies to those working as supervisors, WHS personnel, and workers in other WHS-related roles who manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contribute to WHS within the workplace in known or changing contexts with established parameters.

    Certificate IV
    State ID: AE618
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Skill sets

    Work in Community Care Skill Set

    This course 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.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Get started in community care. 

    This course 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 gain the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in helping others in the community. 

    You'll gain these skills:

    • Provide first aid 
    • Greet clients and provide the first point of contact 
    • Work with people from diverse backgrounds and demonstrate cultural sensitivity
    • Communicate and work within health or community services 
    • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 
    Skill set
    National ID: CHC40413
    State ID: J592
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Free in 2023
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Youth Work

    Improve the circumstances of young people.

    Create programs, address needs, and apply legal requirements - it's all in a day's work for a Youth Worker. Take on this course and prepare yourself for anything your career might throw at you.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    Flexible
    On campus
    Online

    Do you enjoy working with and assisting young people?

    Working with youth is a rewarding and challenging career, where you can make a big difference in the lives of children and young people. Learn how to create a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people while working to legal and ethical requirements. You will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

      You will develop skills in:

      • developing and facilitating community education and development
      • communication and networking
      • advocating effectively
      • case work and report writing
      • understanding legal and ethical requirements
      • planning, developing and implementing youth programs and
      • implementing policies and guidelines.

      This qualification provides employment oppotunities in  community, government and youth sector agencies where you'll be responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation. Work is largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager.

      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:

      CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services(opens in a new tab)

      This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services.

      At this level, workers may be 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.

      Half price fees apply!  

      Certificate IV
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