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Short Courses and Skill Sets

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

Local Government & Ranger  (2 MB) (PDF document)

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.
State ID: KAA57
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

AUSCHEM Basic Course

The elemental skills for a career in chemicals.

Learn the essential skills required to safely and properly use and apply chemicals in multiple scenarios and industries. The skills and knowledge you'll learn in this short course set you up for confident chemical use and management.

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On campus

Handle chemicals safely.

This course is delivered in partnership with AusChem WA and will assist you to manage risks associated with chemical use, to understand your obligations in the areas of duty of care, quality assurance and environmental management.

On a practical level you’ll learn how to improve your integrated pest management programmes, to better choose chemicals for the job and accurate application. This training is essential for all agricultural stakeholders who use chemicals and is designed for people who will be spraying without supervision.

Skill set
State ID: KAA58
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

AUSCHEM Reaccreditation Skill Set

Manage big risks in any industry.

Update your accreditation with this short course covering new information in environmental safety, personal and occupational health and safety, legislation, spraying techniques, residues and much more.

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Renew your AusChem accreditation. 

This course is for those who need to renew their AusChem accreditation. AusChem accreditation is required to be renewed every 5 years. This training will bring growers up-to-date with risk management procedures and latest best practices. Growers will also be informed of changes involved in chemical use since their last course.

Skill set
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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
State ID: KAC90
Industry Creative Industries

Adobe Illustrator Skill Set

Use Adobe Illustrator to its full potential

Further your skills in Adobe Illustrator.

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Online

Do you want to further your skills in Adobe Illustrator? 

Adobe Illustrator is a popular vector graphics editor and design program used by graphic designers and artists. Illustrator is an industry-standard application used to create a variety of designs and artworks including logos, icons, infographics, art and posters. 

This short course is suited for those interested in digital media, designing and creating artwork. You'll learn how to produce designs and drawings using Adobe Illustrator. 

 

Skill set
State ID: KAC92
Industry Creative Industries

Adobe Indesign Skill Set

Further your skills in Adobe InDesign

Are you interested or working in digital media or design? Learn how to use InDesign for graphic design and document layouts.

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Flexible
On campus
Online

Do you want to further your skills in Adobe InDesign?

Adobe  Indesign is an industry-standard and popular creative software. As part of Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign is used extensively for graphic design, creation of promotional materials and document layouts. 

In this short course, you'll learn the skills to complete graphic design and document layouts using InDesign. 

Skill set
National ID: FNSSS00015
State ID: AD752
Industry Business and Finance

Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set

Get a great return on your investment in you.

Upskill and improve your knowledge of accounting in this short course perfect for those already working in the industry and wishing to learn more about their field.

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On campus

Build on your accounting skills and knowledge.

This skill set is designed for workers in accounting job roles who use knowledge of advanced accounting principles to perform a range of management and analytical tasks in a variety of industries.

Skill set
State ID: KAC84
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Advanced Barista Skill Set

Make a perfect cup of coffee.

This short course is aimed at those with hospitality experience looking to gain the skills to prepare and serve coffee.

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On campus

Do you want to specialise as a Barista? 

This short course is for those with hospitality experience or currently working in the industry, and wanting to upskill as a Barista. You'll learn how to prepare and serve espresso coffee, coordinate coffee service, maintain coffee making equipment and hygiene practices. 

Skill set
National ID: G016P
State ID: G016P
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Advanced Cake Decorating

Level up your cake decorating skills

Get creative and learn how to decorate a cake using new, modern and advanced techniques.

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Take your cake decorating skills up a notch.

Learn the skills to turn you into a true cake artisan with new, modern and advanced techniques in traditional and contemporary cake decoration and modelling. You will learn how to decorate a variety of cakes from an experienced and licensed cake maker. Plus you’ll be able to take your creation home to share with your friends and family.

 

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.

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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
National ID: TAESS00011
State ID: AD524
Industry Education and Community Services

Assessor Skill Set

Assess others in the workplace.

This course is provides training to meet the minimum requirements to become an assessor within the Vocational Education and Training sector or to conduct assessment and training in the workplace. 

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On campus

Assess others in the workplace.

This course is provides training to meet the minimum requirements to become an assessor within the Vocational Education and Training sector or to conduct assessment and training in the workplace. 

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.

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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: 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.

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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: 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.

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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: KAB84
Industry Business and Finance

Basic MS Excel Skills Set

Learn Excel to make your numbers really add up.

Industry standard software plus your curiosity and interest in numbers equals a great match for this introduction to one of the Microsoft Suite's most efficient programs.

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Learn how to use the basics of MS Excel.

Microsoft Excel is a useful and great timesaving program when used properly. This short course will give you the skills and knowledge to be able to be able to prepare to use spreadsheets, create simple spreadsheets, produce simple charts, use and apply formulas, finalise and present spreadsheets. This is ideal for those who are new to excel but have some basic computing skills.

You will learn how to:

  • Create spreadsheets 
  • Format data 
  • Incorporate charts and objects
  • Printing a spreadsheet 
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.

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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
National ID: D9786P
State ID: D9786P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Build Your Own Terrarium

Get creative and build your own terrarium for your home or business.

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On campus

Light up an indoor space with living and breathing plants!

 A terrarium is a miniature garden housed inside a small container, usually a jar or bottle. Terrariums are low maintenance, mostly self-sustaining, and ideal for small spaces, making them a great addition to a home or business. In this short course, you’ll learn how to build your own terrarium. You'll learn how to select a suitable container and plants, and how to provide ongoing care and maintenance. Topics also include soil media, how to water your terrarium, and supply the best nutrients. 

Short course
State ID: AE378
Industry Business and Finance
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: KAC61
Industry Creative Industries

Ceramic Mixed Media

Explore your creativity with ceramic techniques

You'll gain an introduction to basic ceramic techniques to create beautiful pieces from simple design concepts. 

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Study modes:

On campus

Experience the creative journey of marrying found natural objects with hand-built ceramic techniques

In this short course, you'll learn how to work with earthenware clay, glazing, and 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: 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.

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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.

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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
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.

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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: KAC65
Industry Business and Finance

Computing for Beginners

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: KAC87
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Conversational English

Is English your second language?

In this course, you'll develop your reading, writing and oral communications skills to give you the confidence to have simply interactions with others using the English language.

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Study modes:

On campus

Is English your second language? 

This course is designed to support those from non-English speaking backgrounds. You'll develop your reading, writing and oral communications skills to confidently interact with others and have simple conversations in English. This course provides an opportunity to make a gentle transition into the education and training setting.

 

Skill set
State ID: AE375
Industry Business and Finance
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Skill sets

Customer Service Skill Set

Retail, finance, pharmacy, hospitality, business, tourism - same skills, any industry.

Learn to communicate effectively, provide quality service, and engage effectively with people from a range of social and cultural groups with respect and sensitivity. You'll also gain negotiation, conflict management and problem solving skills.

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Study modes:

On campus

Retail, finance, pharmacy, hospitality, business, tourism - same skills, any industry. 

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

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

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.

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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
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.

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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.

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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: KAB04
Industry Building and Construction

Dogging Skill Set

Look up - your career could be right above your head.

Learn the basics of being a dogman, and take your first step towards employment on a building construction or mining site as part of a team with a rigger and crane operator.

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Study modes:

On campus

Safely perform slinging techniques.

This skill set covers the necessary skills and knowledge required to safely perform slinging techniques including the selection of lifting gear and/or directing the of the crane operator when the load is out of view of the operator. You will gain the skills to accurately use judgement in relation to choosing suitable lifting gear and the method of slinging by considering the nature of the load, its mass and centre of gravity. 

Topics covered include:

  • Plan and prepare
  • Identify risks and hazards
  • Calculate rated load capacity 
  • Identify, select, inspect and assemble lifting equipment
  • Move loads and direct crane and/or hoist operator
Skill set
State ID: KAA21
Industry Building and Construction

Elevated Work Platform (EWP) Skill Set

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

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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: KAA69
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Emergency First Aid Response Skill Set

Be prepared for a health emergency

Prepare yourself and learn how to provide first aid in an emergency situation within an education and care setting.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online

Do you know what to do in a health emergency? 

You'll the skills and knowledge to provide a first aid response to infants, children, and adults. This course is specifically aimed at educators and support staff working within an education and care setting that may be required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. 

This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma, and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).

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.

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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
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

Step up and step in to a caring industry.

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

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

Start your career in the community care industry.

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

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

In an era of COVID-19 infection control, gain the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support and basic client care for a range of roles and purposes within the aged care and disability support sectors. 

Skill set
State ID: KAC06
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Eyelash Extensions Skill Set

Making people beautiful can make you money.

Learn in demand skills in a growing industry that focuses on making clients look and feel their best. Upskill your current talents or begin your beauty journey with this short course.

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Study modes:

On campus

Give your clients beautiful long lashes. 

You will learn the skills and knowledge required to apply eyelash extensions for added length and thickness of natural lashes. You will also learn how to consult with your clients, select suitable products to apply, in-fill and remove damaged eyelash extensions. This course is suitable for beauty therapists, retail assistants and make-up freelancers who work in a variety of businesses including beauty salons and retail cosmetic outlets.

Skill set
National ID: O9524P
State ID: O9524P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Fire Control Officer Workshop

Are you a designated Fire Control Officer in Local Government?

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.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

This course is aimed specifically at Local Government staff appointed as Fire Control Officers. Fire Control Officers conduct inspections throughout the year to identify properties that will require work such as the installation of firebreaks, prior to the bush fire season.

Topics covered include:

  • Reading and interpretation of Bush Fires Act 1954 
  • Logistics from a Ranger's viewpoint
  • Defined role of a Fire Control Offices as authorised by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Powers of entry to inspect and assess compliance
  • Power to issue Work ORders and Infringements 
Short course
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
State ID: AE280
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free*
Skill sets

Green Jobs - Seed Collection Skill Set

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work on projects with conservation groups within the forestry or agriculture sector, nurseries and local councils.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Flexible

Are you passionate about the environment? 

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work on projects with conservation groups within the forestry or agriculture sector, nurseries and local councils. You will gain practical skills to support the collection, treatment and storage of seeds that can be applied to revegetation projects, habitat restoration and protection of existing and native vegetation. 

 

 

Skill set
State ID: AE451
Industry Maritime and Logistics
Free*
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.

Participants will obtain one of the following licenses:

  • 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: AE381
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
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.

Study modes:

Flexible

Work in the vibrant hospitality industry. 

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

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

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

Want to study online?

This course has an online study option with the practical aspects of the course to be completed in a workplace or at our Geraldton campus (see the study options below).

Skill set
National ID: 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

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*
Skill sets

Integrating Mental Health Practice Skill Set

Provide care to clients experiencing mental health illness

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

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

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

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

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

Skill set
National ID: G015P
State ID: G015P
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Intermediate Cake Decorating

Further your cake decorating skills

You'll learn how to make your cake look amazing and stand out from a crowd.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Level up your cake decorating skills. 

In this short course, you will expand on your beginner cake decorating skills from an experienced cake maker. This short course will cover how to decorate and colour to create a stunning cake. You'll learn how to make and apply swiss buttercream plus work with rice and wafer paper to create flower decorations. 

 

Short course
State ID: AE456
Industry Education and Community Services
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Skill sets

Introduction to Direct Support Skill Set

Get started in a rewarding career helping others

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

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

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

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

  • Determine and respond to person support needs
  • Follow infection prevention and control procedures
  • Complete manual tasks safely 
  • Communicate and work in the health or community services sector
Skill set
State ID: 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: KAA92
Industry Maritime and Logistics

Kayaking Skill Set

See the world from a different perspective.

Kayaking is a great way to keep fit and explore lakes, rivers and oceans. Learn skills to give you confidence, lead others and be safe while on the water.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Learn how to safely kayak and snorkel in this fun and hands-on course.

In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to paddle a kayak as part of a group on areas such as lakes, dams and slow moving rivers. This includes safety and the ability to self-rescue from a capsize. This course is suited to leaders, guides, instructors  and support staff who may use these skills when leading others in kayaking acclivities. 

Topics covered include:

  • Snorkeling in confined or open water
  • Sea kayaking under supervision
  • Plan and prepare a safe boating trip 
  • Routine maintenance and safety
Skill set
State ID: KAC25
Industry Business and Finance

Key Computing Skills Set

This course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to complete a variety of tasks using digital devices, the Internet and computer programs.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Learn a variety of computer skills. 

This course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to complete a variety of tasks using digital devices, the Internet and computer programs. 

Topics covered include:

  • Accessing and using the Internet
  • Spreadsheets
  • Using personal digital devices such as laptops and mobile phones
  • Creating presentations 
Skill set
State ID: KAC78
Industry Creative Industries

Kiln Formed Glass Skill Set

In this course, you will learn basic glassworking techniques to create glass objects from simple design concepts.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Create beautiful glass objects. 

In this course, you will learn basic glassworking techniques to create glass objects from simple design concepts. You will have the opportunity to develop your own ideas to learn the technical skills to create your creative pieces.  You will learn technical skills including moulding and casting. 

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.

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: 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
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: G009P
State ID: G009P
Industry Business and Finance

MYOB AccountRight Advanced

This course is suited to those wanting to extend their current basic knowledge  and skills in MYOB.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Learn the advanced features of MYOB AccountRight. 

This course is suited to those wanting to extend their current basic knowledge  and skills in MYOB.  You will learn a variety of techniques to help manage expenses and payments more efficiently, including applying passwords, controlling payments and expenses,  sending information from MYOB to Microsoft Excel and creating invoices. 

 

Short course
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
State ID: KAA54
Industry Business and Finance

MYOB Basic Skill Set

Take control of your finances.

MYOB is one of the most well-known and popular accounting solutions for businesses of varying sizes. Learn how to use the powerful program and empower yourself to manage your own business or others.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Step into basics with the MYOB Accounting System.

MYOB is Australia’s market-leading accounting software program and it is a great place to start adding value to your professional development. In this course, you will gain the basic skills required to establish, operate and modify an integrated computerised accounting system. You will learn how to process transactions, maintain the system, produce reports and ensure system integrity.

Skill set
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. 

The Marine Radio Operator’s VHF Skill Set is part of the MAR Maritime Training Package.

Skill set
National ID: G0045P
State ID: G0045P
Industry Education and Community Services

Meal Management

Manage meals, nutrition and feeding in the care sector

This course is aimed at current support workers or carers to confidently prepare meals.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Prepare and manage meals in the care sector. 

As a carer or support worker you may be required to manage meals, nutrition and feeding practices for your patients. You will learn the skills and knowledge to confidently prepare and provide meals within the care sector. 

Short course
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.

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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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On campus

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
National ID: D9787P
State ID: D9787P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Miniature Gardens with Native Plants

Create a miniature garden using Australian native plants.

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On campus

Create a beautiful miniature garden using Australian native plants.

You’ll learn how to decorate an outdoor patio with one of these beauties. This short course will also cover how to select suitable plants, fertiliser, and soil, and how to provide ongoing care to your miniature garden including how to correctly water your plants. 

 

Short course
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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Study modes:

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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Study modes:

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: KAC89
Industry Creative Industries

Photography for Websites Skill Set

Create digital images for a website

You'll gain a basic understanding of digital images and graphics, and how to best manipulate them to use on websites to create the biggest impact.

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Study modes:

On campus

Create images and graphics for a website, and manipulate for the biggest impact. 

You will learn the skills and knowledge to produce and manipulate images for use in website development. This course is suited for those already working or interested in web design or content creation, and want to build on their skills to create digital images and graphics for a website. 

Skill set
State ID: KAC36
Industry Creative Industries

Polymer Clay Skill Set

Create beautiful polymer clay jewellery.

Get creative in this hands-on short course where you will learn how to work with polymer clay to design and create jewellery.

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On campus

Design and create your own polymer clay pieces. 

Polymer clay is a sculpting medium which originated in Germany over 50 years ago and  can be used in a variety of different ways including jewellery and home decor. In this course you will explore a range of polymer clay processes and techniques and learn the basics from conditioning to curing clay. You will use polymer clay to create contemporary jewellery and for those wanting to create something a little different an alternative project will be offered. 
 

Skill set
State ID: KAA96
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide CPR

Learn to give the gift of life.

The essential skills you'll learn in this course will prepare you for emergency situations in any workplace or environment. Upskill yourself and be prepared for any circumstances where CPR is required.

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On campus

Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines. 

This course is suitable for those who may be required to provide CPR in a range of situations including community and workplace settings. 

Topics covered include: 

  • Recognising and responding to an emergency situation 
  • Performing CPR as per guidelines 
  • How to correctly use an automated external defibrillator 
  • Communicating details of incident
Skill set
State ID: KAC42
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide First Aid - 1 Day Skill Set

Do you know what to do in a health emergency?

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

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Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared for an emergency.

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

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

This course will cover:

  • First aid and emergencies
  • Legal, workplace and community factors
  • Risk management,
  • Assess the scene and casualty,
  • Maintain hygiene,
  • Use manual handling techniques,
  • Bleeding, burns, wound and injuries
  • Environmental impact 
  • Poisons
Skill set
State ID: KAA60
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide First Aid - 1 Day Skill Set

Do you know what to do in a health emergency?

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

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared for an emergency.

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

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

This course will cover:

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

Provide First Aid - 2 Day Skill Set

Being first on the scene can save lives.

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

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Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared for an emergency.

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

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

This course will cover:

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

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared for an emergency.

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

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

This course will cover:

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

Study modes:

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

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).

Study modes:

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
State ID: KAC44
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Reflexology for Relaxation

You'll learn how to use basic reflexology techniques to provide a relaxing experience for your clients.

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On campus

Learn basic reflexology techniques. 

Reflexology is a type of massage therapy that works on the theory that each area of the body is reflected in the feet, and by applying pressure to the feet, the corresponding areas of the body can benefit.  In this course you will learn how to apply basic reflexology techniques to holistically treat the feet in a non-invasive way to promote relaxation and stress reduction. 

This course is suitable for beginners who are interested in traditional Eastern massage practices and want to learn how to give a relaxing foot massage, as well as for those already working in the health or wellness industry including beauty therapists, massage therapists and allied health professionals, wanting to complement other treatments. 

You will learn:

  • How to gather necessary client information
  • Prepare equipment for reflexology (relaxation only) 
  • Make observations of the feet
  • Select and use basic reflexology techniques  based on information and observations

 

Please note: this course does not include reflexology for therapeutic purposes (relaxation only) and you will not be a certified reflexologist. 

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
National ID: O9758P
State ID: O9758P
Industry Education and Community Services

Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills (ROCS) 1 Conversion

Enforce, identify, protect.

This short course is for Rangers and Compliance Officers who want to convert their existing Municipal Law Enforcement A certificate to the Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills 1 certificate.

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Online

Convert your qualification and improve your employability.

This short course is for Rangers currently employed in Local Government who hold the Municipal Law Enforcement A and B certificates and wish to upgrade to the Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills (ROCS) certificate.

Topics covered in this workshop include:

  • Interpretation Act 1984 and the key governing factors that have an impact on Ranger legislation
  • A refresher on interpreting existing legislation
  • Addressing updated legislation 
  • Discussions on industry trends, practices and key issues
Short course
National ID: O9759P
State ID: O9759P
Industry Education and Community Services

Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills (ROCS) 2 Conversion

Enforce, identify, protect.

This short course is for Rangers and Compliance Officers who wish to convert their existing Municipal Law Enforcement B certificate to the Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills 2 certificate. 

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Online