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Whether you are looking for employment, seeking a career change, leaving school or chasing a promotion, a Central Regional TAFE qualification can open doors right where you need them, with pathways towards degree courses and beyond. There are many ways to get to where you want to be. Choose where you want to start and then plan how to get there, we’re here to help every step of the way.

Short Courses

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.

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Skill Sets

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.

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Certificate I & II

Entry level qualifications provide a solid foundation for basic skills and knowledge in any chosen field and open up industry opportunities.

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Certificate III

At this level you will gain broad theoretical and practical knowledge in your chosen industry, preparing you to take on added responsibility. Certificate III courses can often be completed as part of an apprenticeship or traineeship.

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Certificate IV

At this level you will learn supervisory and advanced technical skills which may build on skills already acquired in the workplace or obtained in a Certificate III. A Certificate IV can lead directly to higher level qualifications or be a pathway to University.

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Diploma & Advanced Diploma

These higher-level qualifications will give you more specialised skills and knowledge of greater complexity where you are able to appraise, synthesise, manage and evaluate workplace situations. Graduates at this level will have the ability to undertake highly skilled work. Both qualifications can be a pathway to University and can give you credit towards a Bachelor Degree.

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University Pathways

Are you interested in further study including University? A Diploma qualification from Central Regional TAFE enables you to enrol in a University Degree regardless of your age or high school results. We have articulation arrangements in place with leading Universities in Australia, including Curtin University and Geraldton Universities Centre, enabling students who have achieved their Diploma qualification to gain guaranteed credits into a related Bachelor’s Degree at select Universities. Having a Central Regional TAFE Diploma and a University Degree will equip you with the best of both worlds for future employment opportunities.

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Earn while you learn


Certificate II trade qualifications are also often referred to as pre-apprenticeships. Generally, there are no entry requirements or experience needed to enrol in a pre-apprenticeship course.


Apprenticeships and traineeships combine study with workplace training. You must be employed as an apprentice or a trainee before enrolling in an apprenticeship or traineeship program.

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