Menu Menu

Free courses

That's right... free training! 

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

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

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

Free* Job Ready Skill Sets

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

Some are 100% free for everyone including:

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

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

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

Free Infection Control Skill Sets

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

These skill sets are 100% free for everyone. 

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

Free courses

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ Online availability varies at each campus. Some qualifications may require practical training and assessments to be done in person.
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
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
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: AE818
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*

Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

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

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

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

Livestock Handling Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Set yourself up for livestock management 

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

Our Livestock Handling Skill Set will have you learning about:

  • Handling livestock using basic techniques
  • Administering medication
  • Identifying and drafting livestock
  • Complying with industry animal welfare requirements.
Skill set
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
Sorry, no results were returned. Try modifying the filters.