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Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

National ID: ACM40418 | State ID: BED9

Have you always wanted to work with animals?

Work in a profession where everyday is different whilst doing exactly what you love to do. As a Vet Nurse you'll work with animals ranging from pocket pets, birds, reptiles, companion animals and livestock or horses, and will have opportunities to work anywhere around our country and the world?

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

You are eligible to enrol for this qualification if you meet one (1) or more of the below requirements;

  • Hold a Certificate II in Animal Studies 
  • Hold a relevant Certificate III or higher-level qualification in an animal science discipline
  • Can demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant animal science discipline to any of the above qualifications.
Work placement

You will have the opportunity to attend work placement for eight (8) weeks (throughout the qualification) in local vet clinics and other animal care areas such as a wildlife parks, pet shops, dog rescues, farriers or stock feeds. Work placement allows you to gain skills in dealing with rural veterinary practices and animal care. Central Regional TAFE's Vet Nursing places an emphasis on understanding large animal and rural enterprises to help support farmers and station clients dealing with animal care over large distances. 

To successfully complete this qualification students must complete a minimum of 240 hours of work placement. A student will need to have their own transport to enable them to attend the work places, of which some are out of the city centre. 

Important information

To be successful in this course you must be well organised, efficient, be able to think on your feet and deal with dirty, smelly and challenging situations, and able to accept and deal with a variety of views and ethical decisions. You should also have well- developed communication skills and basic maths skills. 

Attendance, studying and assessment

Full-time students at the Geraldton campus are required to attend from Tuesday to Friday. Student accommodation is available on campus if needed. Your studies will include practical demonstrations, field trips and excursions off campus.

Attendance requirements may vary for those studying via the Muresk Institute.

For external workplace assessment you need to be working either paid or unpaid in a veterinary clinic to gain practical skills Study is supported with on-line learning, including regular contact with your lecturer which may include visits to their clinic. You can choose electives which are suited to your place of work.

Licensing and Legislation

There is a direct link between this qualification and approval to perform veterinary nursing duties under the Western Australian (WA) Veterinary Surgeons Act 1960 as amended. The WA Veterinary Surgeons Board must approve qualified persons to carry out the duties of veterinary nurses and must authorise persons enrolled in approved courses to perform the duties of trainee veterinary nurses. Students should confirm the regulatory requirements that apply in their relevant state or territory prior to enrolling. 

All enrolled students will be required to apply to the Veterinary Surgeon’s Board of WA for authorisation as a trainee vet nurse during their qualification.  This registration allows students to legally carry out the prescribed duties of a trainee nurse. Application forms will given at enrolment and submission confirmed during orientation week.

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Semester 1, 2020

Geraldton Campus - Classroom

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Units

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Duration 12 month/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Geraldton Campus
How Face to face (class room)
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Semester 1, 2021

Geraldton Campus - Classroom

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Duration 12 month/s
When Semester 1, 2021
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Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Pet First Aid Skills Set

State ID: KAB92

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. 

Important information

How to apply

Important information

Duration

Students will have 8 weeks to complete the online component of this course.

This course also includes a half day practical workshop at Northam Campus. 

Course Requirements 

Students will need Internet access 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Semester 2, 2020

Northam Campus - Pet First Aid Skills Set - Term 3

Overview

Units

Overview
Duration 10 week/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Northam Campus
How Skill set
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Northam Campus - Pet First Aid Skills Set - Term 4

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Overview
Duration 10 week/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Northam Campus
How Skill set
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Reptile Handling and Capture Short Course

State ID: O9761P

Learn how to capture and handle reptiles safely

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

How to apply

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Semester 2, 2020

Northam Campus - Reptile Handling and Capture - 28 October

Details

Overview
Duration 1 day/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Northam Campus
How Face to face (class room)
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Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Livestock Management and Control Short Course

State ID: O9506P

Identify and manage cattle, sheep, horses and goats 

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

Topics covered include:

Important information

How to apply

Important information

Duration

Students attend class for a four day block and then undertake study in their own time. 

Course Requirements 

Travel is required for site visits. Please contact the lecturer prior to the course if you have any concerns. 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Semester 2, 2020

Northam Campus - Livestock Management and Control - 13 to 16 October

Details

Overview
Duration 4 day/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Northam Campus
How Face to face (class room)
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Certificate III in Equine Hoof Care

National ID: ACM30918 | State ID: BEE1

This qualification reflects the role of practitioners undertaking equine barefoot care. It covers hoof care, hoof trimming and the provision of services to assist in optimising environmental and nutritional requirements of equines in a range of varied contexts that may be complex and non-routine.

The duties require discretion and judgement and the ability to communicate information accurately to owners or carers concerning equine health and hoof care in a variety of circumstances

Entrance Requirements

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

 

This course is best suited to people with a reasonable level of physical health and fitness. Experience with horses would be desirable.

Study pathway

Learners completing this qualification would be eligible for accreditation with ACEHP (Australian Certified Equine Hoofcare Practitioners) and able to work in the hoofcare industry under their banner with their network support.

Learners may also choose to go on to further study with us, such as the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, or look at other higher level education avenues.

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Available all year round, 2020

Geraldton Campus - Workplace Assessment

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 month/s
When Available all year round
Where Geraldton Campus
How Workplace Assessment
Enquire now
Use our course enquiry form below to contact us and to express interest in this course. Places may still be available.

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Certificate II in Horse Care

National ID: ACM20217 | State ID: BDN6

This is a general qualification for entry into industry sectors where horses are used. Job roles may include stable hand; farm hand; groom, stock rider; or trail-ride assistant. The qualification is suitable for individuals who undertake routine activities under supervision with limited responsibility for their own work.

Entrance Requirements

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

 

This course is only available to applicants that are currently working with or own horses as no face-to-face on campus training is provided to meet unit outcomes.

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Available all year round, 2020

Geraldton Campus - Workplace Assessment

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 month/s
When Available all year round
Where Geraldton Campus
How Continuous Enrolment
Workplace Assessment
Register now
Ready to register for this course?  Check out our apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set

State ID: AD737

Implant microchips in dogs and cars 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 targeted at individuals who are registered as a state or territory approved microchip implanter for cats and dogs. 

 

Course Content

The below nationally recognised units of competency are included in this course: 

Prerequisites

Study pathway

How to apply

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course

Study pathway

These units provide credit towards ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies, ACM30317 Certificate III in Captive Animals, ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services and ACM40417 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Available all year round, 2020

Geraldton Campus - Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set - Workplace Assessment

Overview

Units

Overview
Duration 6 month/s
When Available all year round
Where Geraldton Campus
How Face to face (class room)
Skill set
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Semester 2, 2020

Northam Campus - Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats (UoC only) - 8 December

Overview

Units

Overview
Duration 2 day/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Northam Campus
How Face to face (class room)
Skill set
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Northam Campus - Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set, 25 to 27 November

Overview

Units

Overview
Duration 2 day/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Northam Campus
How Face to face (class room)
Skill set
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Dog and Cat Management Control

State ID: O9502P

Learn to care for our four legged friends

In this short course you will partake in work place health and safety processes involved in animal care.

You will learn:

  • Understand and interpret dog and cat management
  • Apply microchip implantation procedures on cats and dogs
  • Ensure appropriate care for animals so that stress and discomfort is minimised 

 

Certification

Upon successful completion students will be issued with a Certificate of Participation

Entrance Requirements

Prerequisites

Important information

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

Minimum level Year 10 English or equivalent

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Important information

Duration 

4 Days

 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Semester 2, 2020

Northam Campus - Dog and Cat Management and Control - 1 to 4 December

Details

Overview
Duration 4 day/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Northam Campus
How Face to face (class room)
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Northam Campus - Dog and Cat Management and Control - 17 to 20 November

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Overview
Duration 4 day/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Northam Campus
How Face to face (class room)
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Backyard Beekeeping Skills Set

State ID: KAA84

Learn about the basics of hobbyist beekeeping! 

We are partnering with local apiarists and in this course you will gain knowledge and practical skills in backyard beekeeping using both the traditional langstroth hives and flow hives. 

Topics covered include:

Prerequisites

Important information

How to apply

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course

Important information

Duration 

1 Day 

Course Requirements 

Students are required to wear covered shoes and bring along long sleeved clothing (preferably light coloured). Basic veil and gloves will be provided. 

 

 

 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Semester 2, 2020

Batavia Coast Maritime Institute - Backyard Beekeeping Skill Set - 17 October

Overview

Units

Overview
Duration 1 day/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Batavia Coast Maritime Institute
How Face to face (class room)
Skill set
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Batavia Coast Maritime Institute - Backyard Beekeeping Skill Set - 24 October

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Units

Overview
Duration 1 day/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Batavia Coast Maritime Institute
How Face to face (class room)
Skill set
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Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Certificate III in Animal Studies

National ID: ACM30117 | State ID: BDN1

If you dream of a  career working with animals this entry-level course might be just what you are looking for! 

With a Certificate III in Animal Studies from Central Regional TAFE you will gain the skills you need to work as an animal attendant or trainer. It is also the perfect foundation course for people looking to move into specialised streams within the animal care industry.

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Important information

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Study pathway

Further study opportunities

Central Regional TAFE has many further study opportunities available. Check out our Course Guide for all your future study options. 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Semester 2, 2020

Geraldton Campus - Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Geraldton Campus
How Face to face (class room)
Register now
Ready to register for this course?  Check out our apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.
Northam Campus - Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Northam Campus
How
Register now
Ready to register for this course?  Check out our apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

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