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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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Short, sharp and could be just what you need.

 

Not all jobs require a full qualification and you may just want to study for fun. Whether its to upskill in your current job, to increase your job opportunities or maybe for a hobby, our range of short courses and skill sets give you the skills and knowledge you need in a short period of time. 

Skill sets can also provide credit or pathways to higher Certificate or Diploma level qualifications. So whatever your reason for studying at TAFE, our short courses and skill sets will give you a flying start towards your goals.

Customised Training and Group Bookings

We're happy to tailor our courses to your organisational needs and welcome group bookings. We can also add dates for courses based on numbers and demand. To discuss your training needs please contact the course coordinator (listed on the course page) or get in touch on 1800 672 700 or email info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

So what's the difference?

Courses which help you start higher education and prepare to work with confidence. These courses can help to advance existing skills or learn something completely new. They are generally non-accredited and take minimal hours to complete.

Are also considered short courses which provide certification (nationally accredited) for a specific workplace skill and usually contain one or more units of competency. When you complete a skill set course, you receive a statement of attainment. In some cases this may give you credit towards completing a higher qualification with further study.

Short Course calendars

Download a short course calendar or use the course list filter search to see what's available at your local campus. As course dates may change always visit the course page for the most up-to-date information and for contact details of the course coordinator. 

Wheatbelt

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For all available short courses refer to the list below.

Midwest

Refer to the course list below.

Gascoyne

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Don't see what you need?

Let us know if there's a course you're interested in but it's not currently listed, and we'll do our best to provide it. If there is enough local demand we'll work to ensure it's available as soon as possible. 

Course List

 Use the location filters in the course list below to see what's available at your local campus. 

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ Online availability varies at each campus. Some qualifications may require practical training and assessments to be done in person.
National ID: FNSSS00014
State ID: AD753
Industry Business and Finance

Accounting Principles Skill Set

Build on your accounting and bookkeeping skills.

Study modes:

On campus

Up-skill yourself within the financial service industry. 

This course is designed for those currently employed in an accounting and bookkeeping role, and use knowledge of accounting principles to perform a range of analytical tasks for a variety of industries. It is suitable for those wanting to up-skill and build on their knowledge, for self-employed people who run their own business or for those interested in pursuing a career in the financial service industry. 

Skill set
State ID: KAC81
Industry Creative Industries

Acrylic Painting Skill Set

Explore your creative side

You will learn basic painting techniques to create paintings from simple ideas and design concepts.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Ignite your creativity.  

You will learn basic painting techniques to create paintings from simple ideas and design concepts. This course is suited to beginners and you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and to develop your creativity. 

Skill set
National ID: G0044P
State ID: G0044P
Industry Education and Community Services
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Administer Medication

Safely administer medicine to your patients

This short course is aimed to upskill those working in disability or aged care to safely prepare and provide medications.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Are you a carer looking to upskill? 

This short course is aimed for those currently working within the community care sector who may be required to administer medication.  You will gain the skills and required knowledge to confidently  prepare and provide medication assistance and documentation.   

 

Short course
State ID: KAB98
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Administer and Monitor Medications and IV Therapy Skills Set

Upskill and save lives.

Working as an enrolled nurse is a challenging and rewarding career. Add to your skill set by taking on this short course where you'll learn the practical and theoretical skills required to administer and monitor medications and IV therapy.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Attention Enrolled Nurses - upskill yourself today. 

This is your chance to work to your full potential. Become IV medication competent by enrolling in this short course. You will learn the skills and knowledge required to administer and monitor medications and IV therapy.

You will learn:

  • How to calculate dosage 
  • Interpreting written instructions from an authorised prescriber
  • Asses for medication effectiveness and side effects
  • Respond to allergic pharmacological reactions

 

Skill set
National ID: G012P
State ID: G012P
Industry Business and Finance

Administration Skills in Microsoft

This course is suited for those wanting to learn basic administration skills.  

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Gain the skills and knowledge to complete basic administration tasks. 

This course is suited for those wanting to learn basic administration skills.  Topics covered include:

  • Writing minutes using Microsoft Word
  • Using Microsoft Outlook 
  • Creating a report
  • Using styles, creating tables and  numbered & bulleted lists 
  • Using shortcuts
Short course
National ID: AHCSS00074
State ID: AD882
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Agricultural Chemical Skill Set

Safe, secure, skilled.

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

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Safely handle and store agricultural chemicals. 

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

Some things you'll learn:

  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Prepare chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases 
  • Use sprayer, wipers and applications 
Skill set
State ID: KAD14
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Backyard Beekeeping

Study modes:

On campus

Learn basic skills for backyard beekeeping and the importance bees have on the environment

Honey bees are vital to our supply of healthy foods. Honey bees are pollinators, which means they travel from plant to plant to collect and deposit pollen – which makes it possible for many flowers, fruits and vegetables to reproduce. Bees also pollinate the clover and alfalfa that cows eat.

This Backyard Beekeeping Skill Set provides learners with skills and knowledge for hobbyist beekeepers. Learn how to assemble a hive, operate a bee smoker and carry out bee husbandry tasks.

Skill set
National ID: D9780P
State ID: D9780P
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Barista Coffee Short Course

Forget the daily grind, get a buzz out of your career.

Make people happy every day with this in-demand short course. You'll learn all the skills you'll need to master your mocha, level-up your latte and become a coffee-making connoisseur.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Learn how to make a perfect cup of coffee.

This beginner short course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to start your career as a Barista. Learn how to select and grind coffee beans and how to use a coffee machine to make a variety of different coffees. 

Topics covered include:

  • Organising a coffee workstation
  • Components of a espresso machine and grinder
  • Storage of coffee and the characteristics of different beans 
  • Selection and grinding of coffee beans
  • Milk texture
  • How to extract and monitor the quality of coffee
  • Cleaning of equipment 
Short course
State ID: KAD02
Industry Building and Construction

Basic Carpentry Skills

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

This course will provide students with a pathway into the construction industry, by gaining the skills and knowledge suited for entry to off-site occupations such as joinery, carpentry, bricklaying and other general construction occupations. 

With the Basic Carpentry Skills course, you will be introduced to the work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off-site construction workplaces. The course will cover fundamental WHS requirements necessary to undertake work tasks within any sector in the construction industry. It includes the identification of hazardous materials, including asbestos, and compliance with legislated work safety practices. Please note: It does not cover removal of asbestos, which is a licensed activity.

You will receive a general construction induction into training requirements of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 and relevant occupational health and safety regulations for Victoria and for Western Australia. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry covers these induction training requirements.

Skill set
State ID: KAC94
Industry Business and Finance

Basic Computer Skills Set

Whatever time in your life, computer literacy starts here.

If you've always wanted to learn how to use a computer or personal device, or you just want a little more practice with navigating your device and the internet safely, this short course is for you.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Step your way into technology by starting with the basics.

Technology is advancing on a daily basis, and we are becoming more reliant on using the internet and technology for everyday tasks and most importantly for keeping in touch with family and friends. For many of us, technology, computers and smart devices can be tricky and daunting to use. We're here to help! In this hands-on short course you’ll learn basic skills to help you become confident in using digital devices, computers and Microsoft programs.

You’ll become computer literate as you learn how to:

  • Use a computer including accessing files and application programs
  • Use Microsoft Office programs including Word
  • Navigate your way around the Internet 
  • Apply basic security procedures and how to spot those scam emails
  • Use your smart devices such as iPhone or tablets
Skill set
State ID: KAD01
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Basic Computing Skill Set (IT)

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

This basic computer skills course will provide you with the confidence and understanding of the most popular, current technologies used at home and in the workplace. In this hands-on short course, you will learn how to use Microsoft program and how to create, save and manage documents, as well as emails and using the Internet effectively. 

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Appropriately start up and shut down your computer.
  • Navigate the operating system and start applications.
  • Perform basic functions of file management.
  • Perform basic functions in a word processor and spreadsheet.
  • Manage print settings and print documents.
  • Receive and send emails.
  • Use a web browser to navigate the Internet.
Skill set
State ID: KAC88
Industry Creative Industries

Basic Digital Photography Skills Set

Take beautiful shots and be confident behind a camera

In this short course, you will learn the skills and knowledge required to use a digital camera and alter and upload digital images.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Get the most out of your digital camera. 

In this short course, you will learn the basics of how to use a digital camera and how to alter and upload digital images. Aimed at those that have an interest in photography or those who own a digital camera but don't know how to use it, you will learn the skills to confidentially take a great photo. 

Topics covered include:

  • How to correctly set up and use a digital camera
  • Shooting modes
  • Correct exposure 
  • How to alter or enhance your images 
  • Upload your digital image

Skill set
State ID: KAD03
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Basic IT

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Step your way into technology by starting with the basics.

Technology is advancing on a daily basis, and we are becoming more reliant on using the internet and technology for everyday tasks and most importantly for keeping in touch with family and friends. For many of us, technology, computers and smart devices can be tricky and daunting to use. We're here to help! In this hands-on short course you’ll learn basic skills to help you become confident in using digital devices, computers and Microsoft programs.

You’ll become computer literate as you learn how to:

  • Use a computer including accessing files and application programs
  • Use Microsoft Office programs including Word
  • Navigate your way around the Internet 
  • Apply basic security procedures and how to spot those scam emails
  • Use your smart devices such as iPhone or tablets.
Skill set
State ID: KAD11
Industry Building and Construction

Basic Welding Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Learn welding basics

This short course will introduce you to welding, as well as safety and workshop requirements and procedures. Learn how to handle and familiarise yourself with welding equipment over eight 3-hour sessions, without the stress of applying for a whole trade. 

Safety wear requirements

Students are required to wear personal protective clothing at all times, including:

  • Steel capped safety boots
  • Clear safety glasses
  • Protective clothing suitable to hot works (long pants, cotton long-sleeved shirt).
Skill set
National ID: G014P
State ID: G014P
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Beginners Cake Decorating

Getting paid is just the icing on the cake.

Your cakes will be the talk of the party with the skills you'll learn in this super-creative short course. Dig in and level-up your cake game today.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Get heads turning with your amazing cake creations.

Learn the best tips and tricks from an experienced and licensed cake maker. Students will learn the basics of covering, decorating and colouring a cake. Students will work with fondant and learn how to cover a cake and create fondant flowers that can be used to decorate. 

This short course includes a comprehensive starter kit to complement your new skills. 

Short course
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
State ID: KAC80
Industry Creative Industries

Ceramic Mixed Media Skill Set

Learn the skills and techniques to produce beautiful ceramic works with a short Ceramic Mixed Media course.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Explore the timeless art of pottery.

Acquire the skills and techniques to produce beautiful ceramic works with a short Ceramic Mixed Media course. We'll teach you the fundamental skills and techniques of ceramic work to build and construct beautiful simple designs. You'll learn how to work with earthenware clay, glazing, construction techniques and surface embellishment. You'll have the opportunity to create a collection of bespoke small sculptural artworks that incorporate a number of processes. 

Skill set
State ID: KAA14
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Chainsaw Skill Set

Learn how to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Learn how to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw.

This unit will teach you how to operate a chainsaw cautiously and efficiently. Acquire skills and techniques to safely cross-cut fallen timber and how to maintain the equipment in working conditions.

Skill set
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
State ID: AE197
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Cyber Incident Threat Detection and Prevention Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Protect your online information 

Did you know majority of cyber threats begin with the use of a known weakness? With our Cyber Incident Threat Detection and Prevention Skill Set, we will help you learn many vulnerabilities that could leave your online systems prone to a cyber attack. This learning journey will outline some important steps for a risk-based, tested method of collecting, analysing and interpreting threat data. 

You will learn:

  • Vulnerability testing
  • Cyber security incident response planning
  • Threat data analysis and interpretation
Skill set
National ID: G0027P
State ID: G0027P
Industry Business and Finance

Developing Skills in Microsoft

Learn the software that powers the world.

The Microsoft Suite of programs is utilised in almost any industries. Develop the skills you'll need to use each powerful program and gain the skills employers want.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Designed to further develop your knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.

In this short course you can expand your knowledge and skills in: 

Microsoft Excel - using the IF function, date and time formatting and formulas, sorting data and getting the best result when printing.

Microsoft Outlook - how to write effective emails, organising your emails with folders, using search features, dealing with attachments, recalling emails, flagging emails and tasks, getting organised with your calendar, creating calendar invites and tasks.

Microsoft PowerPoint - create and work with presentations, navigate a slide show, create and work with Smart Art, working with text and clipart and animating slides.

Microsoft Word - table techniques, better formatting using styles, using multiple documents, header and footer techniques, getting the best result when printing, numbered and bulleted lists and wrapping text around pictures.

Short course
State ID: KAD06
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Digital Devices for Savvy Seniors

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Confidently navigate the digital world. 

This weekly course aims to assist Seniors who have not grown up in a digital world and are now having to use devices to stay connected with family and friends.

Topics covered include:

  • Using and accessing apps to send emails
  • Online banking
  • Grocery shopping
  • Making appointments
  • Using maps
  • Viewing online content

You can bring your own laptop or use one of our available computers.

Skill set
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: O9526P
State ID: O9526P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Dog Handling and Equipment

Learn to handle dogs safely in your job role.

Suitable for those in a Local Government or similar role who are required from time to time to capture and handle a range of dogs, including aggressive dogs.  Participants usually include Security Officers, Works Crew Members, Pound Officers.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Help ensure the safety of yourself and others when handling canines.

This short course is suitable for those working in Local Government or similar role who are required from time to time to capture and handle a range of dogs, including aggressive dogs.  Course participants usually include Security Officers, Works Crew Members, Pound Officers.

You'll learn to understand dog behaviour and read body language to make safe decisions. You'll also gain practical skills using international standard techniques on equipment such as slip leads, snappy snare and various dog poles.

All participants will receive a 6ft slip lead to use during the practical exercises and keep afterwards.

Short course
National ID: O9502P
State ID: O9502P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Dog and Cat Management Control

Your passion for pets could be your perfect career.

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

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Learn to care for our four legged friends.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short course
State ID: KAA21
Industry Building and Construction

Elevated Work Platform (EWP) Skill Set

Operate an elevating work platform safely in accordance with industry standards.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Safely use an elevating work platform. 

In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a boom-type elevating work platform (EWP) where the length of the boom is 11 metres or more. 

Topics covered include:

  • Hazard and risk control 
  • Setting up and operating a EWP
  • Conducting routine checks of equipment
  • Shutting down and securing the equipment
Skill set
State ID: KAC83
Industry Creative Industries

Encaustic Painting Skill Set

Get creative exploring encaustic art.

If you've been curious about encaustics then this beginner course will provide you with the skills to start making your own encaustic paintings.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Explore encaustic art, and elevate your paintings. 

Encaustic is one of the oldest forms of painting using wax layers applied hot and then reheated to fuse the layers together. In this course, you'll be encouraged to explore encaustic art by gaining a core understanding of fundamental techniques and different styles of application and design. By the end of the course, you'll have a strong baseline understanding for launching yourself into encaustic art. 

 

Skill set
National ID: TAESS00014
State ID: AD518
Industry Education and Community Services

Enterprise Trainer-Presenting Skill Set

Give the gift of education.

Take this course on and be able to confidently teach adults in a variety of situations, from classrooms to boardrooms. Your skills will not only broaden your career horizons, but make a difference in others' careers as well.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

Confidently facilitate learning in the workplace. 

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to train others within the workplace and for individuals who teach and assess others (under supervision). You will gain the confidence to make presentations, to facilitate learning and group activities.

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: KAB03
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Fauna Handling Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Explore career paths that protect wildlife and promote biodiversity.

This short course is ideal for volunteers working for animal rescue groups, or similar outlooks. You will learn the basic skills and knowledge to observe, recognise and record fauna that are encountered when undertaking agricultural, horticultural and land management activities. Additional skills will include trapping and holding live animals for release, transportation or destruction.

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

Firearms Handling and Safety

Take the uncertainty out of firearm handling.

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

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Learn how to safely and accurately handle firearms. 

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

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

Short course
National ID: G001P
State ID: G001P
Industry Business and Finance

Getting Started with Microsoft Office

Improve your skills and improve your employability.

New to the electronic workplace, or just want to upskill? This short course will take give you the skills you need to operate and understand Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook and more.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Get on track with everything there is to know about Microsoft Office 

This short course will provide you with an introduction to:

Microsoft Windows:

  • using the start menu
  • file organisation including creating folders, copying files and moving files

Microsoft Excel:

  • creating a new workbook
  • number formatting
  • formulas and functions
  • and introduction to charts

Microsoft Word:

  • working with a document including basic editing and formatting
  • tables
  • tabs and page layout

Microsoft Outlook:

  • sending an email
  • creating a signature
  • calendar invites
  • task lists
  • correct way to address an email
  • how to use To, CC and BCC
  • how to write an email
  • and how to send an attachment
Short course
National ID: D9551P
State ID: D9551P
Industry Business and Finance

Health and Safety Representative

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

This five-day Work Health and Safety (WHS) Representative Course is for anyone who is or is about to become a Work Health and Safety Representative in their organisation.

This course is WorkSafe Western Australia accredited and will provide you with all the information and skills to effectively carry out your role as a 'representative of employees', and as defined under Section 68 of the Act.

The course is specifically designed to achieve the objectives of the Act offering a balanced approach with emphasis on cooperation and consultation and representatives' participation in the development and formulation of safety and health policy and procedures at the workplace.

This course covers:

  • how to apply the legislative requirements to the workplace
  • how to apply the principles of Risk Management by participating in and conducting a workplace inspection
  • how to apply the techniques of accident investigation
  • how to assist the employer in the development of accident prevention controls and systems
  • how to effectively communicate with the employer and employees on safety and health matters
Short course
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
State ID: KAD12
Industry Automotive

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Training

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Familiarise yourself with hybrid and electric vehicles

As the automotive industry continues to evolve, technicians need a broader skillset than ever. This short course will prepare you to safely depower and reinitalise hybrid and electric vehicles. Candidates will be enrolled in only two units AURETH011 Depower and Reinitialise Hybrid Electric Vehicles and AURETH101 Depower and Reinitialise Battery Electric Vehicles.

This course is designed to be scheduled for 3 hour evening classes over a 5 week period; however it can also be scheduled for a two day course if the demand is required.

Skill set
State ID: KAD10
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Hygienic Food Safety Practices

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Discover the essentials in practicing food safety and hygiene

Gain skills and knowledge to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.

This unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas.

Skill set
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
    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
    State ID: KAD04
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

    Intermediate Digital Photography Skill Set

    Content is king

    If posting photos online to make money and grab people's attention is on your timeline, this skill set is for you.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Grab attention, get likes, grow followers, gain customers.

    Love taking photos and posting them online? Take your skills to the next level with this short course that will give you the skills and knowledge you need to produce and manipulate share-worthy content for work, business or just for fun.

    Perfect for web designers and content creators, or anyone that creates digital images for online.

    Skill set
    State ID: KAB29
    Industry Business and Finance

    Intermediate Excel Skill Set

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Advance your current skills in Microsoft Excel.

    This short course is aimed at those that have the existing knowledge and skills to create, edit, print and chart simple worksheets including understanding ranges and the copying process. The topics covered in this short course include: 

    • use the fill operations available to fill a data series,
    • use a range of formula techniques,
    • use a range of logical functions,
    • apply a range of number formatting techniques to data,
    • apply conditional formatting in a worksheet,
    • apply borders to cells and ranges,
    • work with various elements of a worksheet,
    • use a range of find and replace techniques,
    • sort data in a list in a worksheet, and
    • filter data in a table.
    Skill set
    State ID: KAD07
    Industry Creative Industries

    Intro to Music Production and Development

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Looking for a career in the music industry? Or are you wanting to further your studies?

    This Skill Set is the perfect opportunity for budding song writers, or those wanting to work in television, recording studios or live sound production.

    In this course you will get an understanding of modern music production and be able to put your new skills to practice in a home studio environment, as a studio hand in a working studio or as a live sound engineer. Even if you are not a musician you will pick up valuable song writing skills that will assist you to become a Producer in the future. These skills will allow you to create your own music using technologies. For Musicians the course will help you to create and capture your ideas and work them to a demo level, ready to be recorded or produced further and develop your skills to be used in live performances.

    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: AE781
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

    Introduction to Cyber Security

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Learn the basic concepts needed to identify and protect yourself against common cyber threats and scams. With this course, you will gain an understanding of Cyber Security principles and policies, commonly used authentication and authorisation techniques and general network security fundamentals.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Protect own personal online profile from cyber security threats
    • Identify and report online security threats
    • Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information.
    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: AE818
    Industry Education and Community Services

    Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care Skill Set

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

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

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

    Skill set
    State ID: AE819
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

    Introductory Digital Literacy Skill Set

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Looking to gain confidence in using technology?

    Whether you are wanting to boost your skills for personal use, work or both, this Skill Set is for you! Our Introductory Digital Literacy Skill Set will help you boost confidence in working with technology and gain the skills and knowledge to:

    • Use computers to create simple documents
    • Use digital devices (such as phones and tablets) for everyday use
    • Use the internet to search for information and send emails.

    This Skill Set is for individuals with little to no experience using digital literacy.

    Skill set
    State ID: KAC79
    Industry Creative Industries

    Jewellery Making Skill Set

    Start a career that always has a silver lining.

    Simply express your creativity or take your curiosity to a career with the skills you'll learn in this short course. You'll learn hands-on techniques and work with silver and metal to design and create.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Make your own silver jewellery 

    Learn the skills and knowledge to create simple silver and metal jewellery in this beginner course. Using a range of techniques, you will learn to develop your own ideas about design and style. At the completion of this course, you will get to take home your own sterling silver creations.

    Topics covered include:

    • How to accurately measure and saw silver and other metals
    • Filing, hammering, texturising and forging metals
    • How to safely solder
    • Polishing and finishing jewellery pieces
    • Theory
    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: KAA20
    Industry Building and Construction

    Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck Skill Set

    Gain a qualification that will really raise you up.

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

    Study modes:

    On campus

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

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

    Skill set
    State ID: KAA09
    Industry Building and Construction
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Industry Maritime and Logistics

    Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck Skill Set

    Get yourself ahead of the workforce competition with this practical skill set.

    A forklift licence is essential for roles in a number of industries including manufacturing, mining and logistics.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

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

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

     

     

    Skill set
    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: O9506P
    State ID: O9506P
    Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

    Livestock Management and Control Short Course

    Prepare the pastures that feed the nation.

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

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus
    Online

    Identify and manage cattle, sheep, horses and goats.

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

    You'll gain skills in:

    • Understanding the basic behaviour of livestock
    • Understanding their welfare requirements, low stress handling and transportation
    • Using safe work practices
    • Handle, gather and move large animals
    • Assessing the condition of livestock
    • Relocating large animals
    • Completing relevant documentation
    • Complying with legal and legislative requirements 
    Short course
    State ID: KAA47
    Industry Business and Finance

    MS Excel Intermediate and Advanced Skill Set

    Make numbers and formulas work for you.

    Improve the skills you've previously learnt at your workplace or build on the knowledge learnt in our basic Excel course. This skill set will give you the tools and confidence to work with one of Microsoft's most powerful programs.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Save time, simplify tasks and dramatically improve your efficiency in using spreadsheets.

    Add to your existing knowledge gained in the Excel basic course.

    The intermediate part of this course will cover:

    • Creating charts
    • Statistical functions
    • Lookup formulas
    • Using multiple workbooks
    • and much more

    You will then learn the more advanced features of Microsoft Excel including:

    • analytical tools
    • pivot tables
    • solver
    • outlining and
    • summarising as well as some key automation features such as Macros.

    This course assumes a good general understanding of the software and experience in the construction and modification of workbooks. Students should be able to copy within Excel, create charts and create basic formulas.

    Skill set
    National ID: G008P
    State ID: G008P
    Industry Business and Finance

    MYOB AccountRight Introduction/Intermediate

    Understand the software keeping businesses running smoothly.

    Learn to understand and utilise a program from one of the most well-known players in the accounting sector. Make your business run more efficiently and economically with the skills you gain from this short course.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    This course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge to perform day-to-day bookkeeping operations using MYOB AccountRight.

    You will learn to create a company data file complete historical and opening balances, produce and manage purchase orders and invoices, manage accounts payable and receivable and produce BAS documentation.

    Specifically you will learn how to:

    • Modify an existing chart of accounts to suit your business needs
    • Make changes to customer and supplier details in the card file
    • Create an inventory in MYOB AccountRight of items for sale
    • Purchase items for a business in MYOB AccountRight
    • Enter payments for purchases
    • Produce complex invoices
    • Apply customer payments to open invoices
    • Use MYOB AccountRight's cheque facility for making purchases
    • Reconcile MYOB AccountRight data against company bank statements
    • Work with the reporting system
    • Understand how MYOB AccountRight is setup and works with the GST
    • Set up and complete a Business Activity Statement
    Short course
    National ID: G0043P
    State ID: G0043P
    Industry Education and Community Services

    Manual Handling

    Complete manual handling tasks safely

    This course is aimed at support workers and carers to safely provide assistance to their clients.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Complete physical tasks safely. 

     

    As a support worker or a carer you may be required to complete manual handling tasks for your patients. This short course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to safely complete manual handling tasks such as lifting, moving, carrying and other physical activities required to assist your patient. 

     

    Short course
    State ID: KAA45
    Industry Maritime and Logistics

    Marine Radio Skill Set

    Tune into an open ocean career.

    Learn to communicate accurately and efficiently to provide and receive information that can keep others safe while they're on open water on commercial vessels.

    Study modes:

    Flexible

    Designed to suit individuals seeking Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Marine Radio Operator’s VHF Certificate of Proficiency.

    This Skill Set is aimed at individuals who require proficiency in the use of marine VHF radio and telephone equipment on commercial vessels. You will learn how to transmit and receive information to and from ship to ship and ship to shore. 

    Please note:
    The Marine Radio Operator’s VHF Skill Set is part of the MAR Maritime Training Package and is a requirement as part of that qualification.

    Skill set
    National ID: ACMSS00007
    State ID: AD737
    Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

    Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set

    Pet safety in the palm of your hand.

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

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Implant microchips in dogs and cats with appropriate care 

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

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

    Skill set
    National ID: G004P
    State ID: G004P
    Industry Business and Finance

    Microsoft Excel Advanced

    Your career will thank you later.

    Already know about creating and modifying workbooks, copying and linking data, creating charts and basic formulas? This course is for you.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Learn the more advanced features of Microsoft Excel.

    Students will build upon their previously learnt skills in Excel and be introduced to more complex features including analytical tools, pivot tables, Solver, outlining, summarising and key automation features such as Macros. 

    Topics covered include: 

    • use a range of formula techniques,
    • protect data in worksheets and workbooks,
    • use an advanced filter to analyse data in a list,
    • use a variety of data validation techniques,
    • apply conditional formatting to ranges in a worksheet,
    • use goal seeking to determine the values required to read the desired result,
    • create, use and modify data tables,
    • create and work with scenarios and Scenario Manager,
    • understand and create simple PivotTables,
    • construct and operate PivotTables using some of the more advanced techniques,
    • use data linking to create more efficient workbooks, and
    • use the Data Consolidation feature to combine data from several workbooks into one.
    Short course
    National ID: G003P
    State ID: G003P
    Industry Business and Finance

    Microsoft Excel Intermediate

    Increase your knowledge, upgrade your employability.

    Build on your basic understanding of Microsoft Excel with this short course and become more confident with this versatile and useful program.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Advance your current skills in Microsoft Excel.

    This short course is aimed at those that have the existing knowledge and skills to create, edit, print and chart simple worksheets including understanding ranges and the copying process. The topics covered in this short course include: 

    • use the fill operations available to fill a data series,
    • use a range of formula techniques,
    • use a range of logical functions,
    • apply a range of number formatting techniques to data,
    • apply conditional formatting in a worksheet,
    • apply borders to cells and ranges,
    • work with various elements of a worksheet,
    • use a range of find and replace techniques,
    • sort data in a list in a worksheet, and
    • filter data in a table.
    Short course
    National ID: G002P
    State ID: G002P
    Industry Business and Finance

    Microsoft Excel Introduction

    The formula for success with numbers.

    Gain the skills and the knowledge required to use excel at home, at work or in your own business to improve your efficiency, clarify finances, organise data and so much more.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Learn how to use Microsoft Excel.

    Our basic Microsoft Excel course offers initial training in one of the most commonly used computing applications used. In this course you will gain the skills and the knowledge required to use excel in the home and the workplace. 

    You will learn how to: 

    • Create spreadsheets

    • Format data

    • Incorporate charts and objects and much more

    Short course
    National ID: G011P
    State ID: G011P
    Industry Business and Finance

    Microsoft PowerPoint

    Show the world what you mean.

    From the classroom to the boardroom - learn the essential skills of Microsoft PowerPoint and do more than just present information, no matter the location or audience.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Develop your skills in Microsoft PowerPoint.

    You will learn to add graphics and themes, run a slide show, printing techniques and how to publish presentations for a variety of business settings. This course is designed for users who wish to use PowerPoint to present information.

    Topics covered include:

    • work with the basic features of PowerPoint
    • create a new presentation
    • insert and modify clip art in your presentation
    • draw and work with shapes
    • create and work with SmartArt
    • navigate a slide show in PowerPoint
    • use a range of printing techniques 
    Short course
    National ID: G026P
    State ID: G026P
    Industry Business and Finance

    Microsoft Project Advanced

    Manage anything life or work throws at you.

    Refine your skills in a program designed to plan projects, assign tasks, manage resources, make reports and more. Build on your existing knowledge and take on anything.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Build on your existing Microsoft Project experience.

    This course is designed for individuals with prior experience in using Microsoft Project. You’ll learn the more advanced features of Project including working with various tables and alter techniques, using, creating and modifying project templates, creating new custom reports, creating web pages based on Project data and successfully breaking large projects down into more manageable chunks.

    Specifically you will learn how to: 

    • work with various views and create custom views
    • work with various table and filter techniques
    • use, create and modify project templates
    • export data from Project to other applications
    • work with predefined reports and create new custom reports
    • create web pages based on Project data
    • work with multiple Project files simultaneously and create workspaces,
    • successfully break large project files down into more manageable chunks 
    • create and use macros in Project
    Short course
    National ID: G005P
    State ID: G005P
    Industry Business and Finance

    Microsoft Project Introduction/Intermediate

    Run anything with efficiency and success.

    This course will equip you with the practical skills required to develop and manage projects more effectively and efficiently using Microsoft Project.

    Delivered at:

    Study modes:

    On campus

    Learn how to use Microsoft Project 

    In this short course you will learn to create and work with research tools, enter costs into a project, set constraints and deadlines, monitor projects, manage budgets, analyse workloads and print information in Microsoft Project.

    Specifically you will learn to:

    • work with key screen features
    • create a new project file
    • understand key project management concepts
    • enter and work with duration for tasks
    • enter and work with task relationships
    • create and work with resource pools
    • understand resource assignment concepts
    • assign and level over allocated resources to task
    • assign materials to tasks
    • enter a wide range of costs into a project
    • monitor and track a project 
    • print information
    Short course
    National ID: G007P
    State ID: G007P
    Industry Business and Finance

    Microsoft Word Advanced

    A whiz with Office works in any office.

    Improve your skills and knowledge and master Microsoft Word in this short course. You'll be able to utilise your skills anywhere Word is used - home, work, further study and beyond.

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    On campus

    Build on your existing Microsoft Word experience.

    Develop the skills to create large documents, implement text and paragraph styles, set up columns and create text using WordArt.

    Specifically you will learn how to:

    • create and use building blocks
    • work with various page techniques
    • use the mail merge wizard and insert content from other sources
    • use master documents to create more complex documents
    • create and format columns, create and modify fields
    • create and use interactive fields
    • create and work with electronic forms
    • create and move several forms of protection for your document
    • use and change tracking features that enable multiple users to edit and work on documents
    • create and work with Macros
    • create and work WordArt and SmartArt
    Short course
    National ID: G006P
    State ID: G006P
    Industry Business and Finance

    Microsoft Word Intermediate

    There's no limit to a career in writing.

    Bring your basic skills in Microsoft Word up a notch, and learn tips, tricks and tools to improve your word processing, formatting, layout and much more.

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    Improve your skills in Microsoft Word 

    This course is suited for those that have some basic knowledge in using Microsoft Word and are looking to improve their skills. You will learn how to create multiple documents, implement styles and templates, merging as well as working with pictures and drawings.

    Topics covered include: 

    • Working with basic features of word
    • Using more advanced table features
    • Creating and applying styles to paragraphs and text
    • Creating and using templates in your documents 
    • Understanding and working with section breaks in a document
    • Creating headers and footers
    • Performing a mail merge from scratch
    • Inserting and working with pictures
    • Working extensively with shapes including those inserted in a drawing canvas
    Short course
    State ID: KAC41
    Industry Engineering and Mining

    Mine Site Preparation Skills Set

    Start a career in the growing mining or construction industry.

    Gain the essential tickets and training to get you ready to work in mining or construction.

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    On campus

    Do you want to get into the mining or construction industry?

    This short course will help you get all the necessary tickets and training that you need to put your best foot forward for entry level jobs across the mining sector. This preparation course includes a range of skills, tickets and training, that will have you ready for work in no time. 

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

    Operate a Small Business Skill Set

    Self-made starts here.

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

    Study modes:

    Flexible
    On campus
    Online

    Learn the skills for business success. 

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

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

    Skill set
    State ID: KAA10
    Industry Engineering and Mining

    Operate and Maintain a Four Wheel Drive Vehicle Skill Set

    This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle in the resources and infrastructure industries.

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    On campus

    This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle in the resources and infrastructure industries.

    Topics covered include:

    • Perform simple maintenance and minor repairs
    • Recover vehicle
    • Use four-wheel drive mode
    • Pre-departure checks
    • Four-wheel drive terminology 
    Skill set
    National ID: G0042P
    State ID: G0042P
    Industry Education and Community Services

    PEG Feeding

    Familiarise yourself with PEG feeding

    If you are a carer or work within community care, PEG feeding may be a requirement for some patients.

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    On campus

    Confidently and safely administer PEG feeding. 

    This short course is aimed for those currently working with patients who may require a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. You will learn the reasons why  PEG feeding may be required and how to administer PEG feeding. This training will provide you with the confidence to provide  the necessary support to your patients

     

    Short course
    National ID: G010P
    State ID: G010P
    Industry Business and Finance

    Payroll with MYOB AccountRight

    Take your bookkeeping skills to the next level.

    This course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge required to prepare the payroll of a small business using MYOB software. Upskill and improve your skills and employability today.

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    On campus

    Prepare your business payroll using MYOB AccountRight.

    In this short course you will learn to configure AccountRight Payroll for a specific company, enter employee details, conduct a pay run, set up and manage employee entitlements including creating and using time sheets for payroll purposes. 

    Topics covered include:

    • Setting up Payroll
    • Setting up employees
    • Conducting a pay run
    • Entitlements
    • Timesheets
    • Payroll information
    • Payroll obligations
    Short course
    State ID: KAB92
    Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

    Pet First Aid Skills Set

    Help furry and feathered friends in a pinch.

    Our pets are some of our most loved family members. Know how to keep them safe with this skill set that will inform and educate you in safe handling, anatomy, first aid and more.

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    Blended Delivery
    On campus

    Learn basic first aid for animals and pets. 

    This course is suitable for those interested working in animal care and pet owners, in particularly  for dog and cat owners .  

    Topics covered include:

    • Safe animal handling
    • Basic anatomy of animals
    • How to perform a physical exam 
    • Life threatening medical conditions 
    • Basic first aid including bandaging and CPR 
    • The animal emergency network 

    This course includes a half day practical workshop and online learning. 

    Skill set
    State ID: KAA98
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

    Petits Fours Skill Set

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    On campus

    Get creative in baking delicate sweets

    Petit Fours are French words meaning "small oven" and refers to them being made in the stored heat of 18th century brick ovens as they slowly cooled down. They're also known as sweetmeats, fancy cakes, bonbons, or confections. 

    Enroll into this exciting course and learn how to prepare, glaze, ice and decorate a variety of sweet treats. You will work with ingredients such as marzipan, caramel, chocolate and more.

    Skill set
    State ID: KAC64
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Provide First Aid Skills Set

    Be ready for almost anything.

    These essential first aid skills will prepare you for emergency health situations at home, in the workplace or beyond. Learn about first aid, manual handling, risk management, poisons and more.

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    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
    Includes the below units of competency:

    HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    HLTAID010 - 
    Provide basic emergency life support
    HLTAID011 - 
    Provide first aid

    Skill set
    State ID: KAC34
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Provide First Aid and CPR Skills Set

    Be prepared for an emergency.

    This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

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    On campus

    Be prepared to provide a first aid response in a range of situations. 

    This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

    You'll also gain the skills required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the AR) guidelines.

     

     

    Skill set
    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.

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    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
    State ID: KAA38
    Industry Maritime and Logistics

    Recreational Skippers Ticket

    The Recreational Skippers  Ticket is a requirement for anyone who would like to skipper a recreational vessel powered by a motor greater than 4.5kwp (6hp).

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    On campus

    Safely skipper a recreational vessel. 

    The Recreational Skippers  Ticket is a requirement for anyone who would like to skipper a recreational vessel powered by a motor greater than 4.5kwp (6hp). You will gain the skills and knowledge required to safely skipper a vessel including performing checks, change fuel and oil filter, diagnose and rectify basic faults.

     

    Skill set
    National ID: O9515P
    State ID: O9515P
    Industry Education and Community Services

    Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills (ROCS) 1

    Know the rules, better your community.

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

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    Support your community and workplace with your knowledge.

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

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

    • compliance monitoring and investigation
    • negotiation skills
    • communication skills
    • conflict resolution
    • community education
    Short course
    State ID: KAC24
    Industry Education and Community Services

    Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills (ROCS) 2 Skills Set

    This course is for those that have completed the Regulatory Officer Compliance (ROCS) 1 workshop and are wanting to further develop their skills and knowledge.

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    On campus

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

    Parking Controls (2 Days) 

    Students will perform parking controls and parking meter maintenance duties. 

    Investigate Alleged Breaches (2 Days) 

    Students will learn how to actively take witness statements and produce written reports detailing the investigation techniques used to obtain evidence. 

    Skill set
    National ID: O9761P
    State ID: O9761P
    Industry Education and Community Services

    Reptile Handling and Capture Short Course

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

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

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    On campus

    Learn how to capture and handle reptiles safely.

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

    • Describe the basic behaviour of reptiles and safe handling
    • Correct methods of transporting reptiles
    • The legal requirements of capturing and handling reptiles
    • Understanding symptoms and signs of snake bite
    • Demonstrate first aid management of a person who has been bitten by a snake
    Short course
    State ID: KAC04
    Industry Creative Industries

    Simply Sewing Skills Set

    Get started on your sewing skills by joining our Simple Sewing Skills Set.

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    On campus

    Learn to make your own clothing!

    Get started on your sewing skills by joining our Simple Sewing Skills Set. We'll teach you the basics - starting with how to use a sewing machine, assembling garment components, how to cut fabric, how to layer your fabric, using patterns and different machine operation techniques.

    Skill set
    State ID: KAC99
    Industry Business and Finance

    Social Media Skill Set

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    On campus

    Learn how to effectively use social media for business

    In this course you will develop the skills to create a social networking presence for your business. Social media has become integrated into our everyday lives and an important marketing tool for businesses.  Social media makes it easy and accessible to engage with your target audience and to promote your services or products. 

    You will learn how to use various social media tools and applications to create targeted content, monitor and track social media performance and schedule content. You will also have the opportunity to review, compare and use the different types of social networking tools and applications.  

    Skill set
    National ID: D9782P
    State ID: D9782P
    Industry Building and Construction

    Tagging and Testing

    Compliance is in your career path.

    Learn to confidently perform testing and tagging, while meeting compliance and ensuring the safety of staff on the worksite. The safety of others and the appliances they use will be in your hands.

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    On campus

    Conduct in-service safety inspections and testing of single phase portable electrical equipment in your workplace.

    You will need a basic understanding of portable appliance testing equipment and you will only be trained in your specific make and model of portable appliance tester to be used in your workplace.  

    Topics covered include:

    • Ensuring portable electrical equipment is safe to operate in accordance with Western Australian legislation and regulations
    • Inspecting and testing portable equipment to the standards set out by AS/NZS3760:2010
    • Tag equipment and complete documentation to record results of the inspection and testing procedures to the standards set out by AS/NZ3760:2010
    Short course
    National ID: G0036P
    State ID: G0036P
    Industry Building and Construction

    Traffic Management Refresher

    Guide traffic and your own career.

    For those already in traffic management, this course will refresh your knowledge and skills with the most up-to-date info to make sure you, your colleagues and the general public stay safe, no matter the traffic situation.

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    On campus

    Refresh your traffic management knowledge in this Main Roads WA accredited short course 

    This Refresher Basic Worksite Traffic Management and Traffic Controller course provides students with updated industry information to perform their duties in line with the Main Roads WA Traffic Management for Works on Roads Codes of Practice.

    Short course
    State ID: KAC50
    Industry Building and Construction

    Traffic Management Skills Set

    Slowing down cars can speed up your earning.

    Keep your colleagues and the general public safe while on public roads where traffic is being managed. Your skills could be required in public administration and safety, construction, transport and beyond.

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    On campus

    The Traffic Management Skill Set is for people who want to work in traffic management on public roads and other designated traffic management areas

    This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to be able to safely control traffic with a stop/slow bat and implement basic traffic management plans for works on roads in accordance with Main Roads WA requirements. 

    Topics covered include:

    • Implement a traffic management plant
    • Control traffic with a stop/slow bat 
    • Communicate within the workplace
    • Work health and safety 

    This three day course includes written and practical assessments including mandatory practical logbook assessments. 

    Skill set
    National ID: G013P
    State ID: G013P
    Industry Business and Finance

    Visual Basic for Excel

    Simple concept, massive efficiency.

    Harness the power of one of Microsoft Excel's most useful functions, and improve your speed, efficiency and work output dramatically in this hands-on short course.

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    On campus

    Learn to dramatically increase your efficiency using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Excel.

    You will learn to create command procedures, write simple code and use a range of common programming techniques to manipulate, analyse, and present data more easily and efficiently.

    Topics covered include: 

    • use the macro recorder to create a variety of macros
    • understand the Excel object model and VBA concepts
    • work with the three main components of the VBA editor window
    • create command procedures
    • create and work with user defined functions
    • write code to manipulate Excel objects and to drive a user form
    • use a range of common programming techniques
    • create a custom form complete with controls and event procedures
    • create procedures that start automatically
    • write a variety of error handling routines
    Short course
    State ID: KAA19
    Industry Building and Construction

    White Card Skill Set

    Compliance has never been simpler.

    Upon completion of this skill set, individuals will receive their White Card, along with skills and knowledge to keep themselves and others safe on-site.

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    On campus

    Enter and work on a construction site.

    During this 1 day course you will gain the basic knowledge to safely enter and work on a construction site and includes hazard identification and prevention of workplace accidents and injures. Under Work Health and Safety Legislation you must have a White Card to enter a construction site. 

    Topics covered include:

    • Health and safety requirements
    • Construction hazards and control measures
    • Health and safety communication and reporting process
    • Incident and emergency response procedures 
    Skill set
    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.

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    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
    State ID: KAB31
    Industry Business and Finance

    Xero Basic Skill Set

    In this short course you will learn the basic functions of accounting software Xero.

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    On campus

    Learn the basics of popular accounting software Xero. 

    In this short course you will learn the basic functions of accounting software Xero. This course is suited for those already working win the accounting industry who are looking to upskill, self-employed and those who are looking to pursue a career in the financial service industry. 

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