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TAFE qualifications

Advanced Diploma
Graduates at this level will have broad knowledge and skills for paraprofessional and highly skilled work. Participants will have the ability to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and responsibility in contexts that are subject to change.

Diploma
Prepares you for work that requires a broad range of complex technical skills and in-depth knowledge. Diploma courses often include training in management, planning and evaluation, budgeting and finance, and equip you with the higher level knowledge and skills of your chosen vocational area.

Certificate IV
Teaches supervisory and advanced technical skills which may build on skills already acquired in the workplace, through a Certificate III or its equivalent.

Certificate III
Helps students develop strong skills in a range of occupational areas. Certificate III courses can often be completed as part of an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Certificate II
Provides preparation for employment and/or apprenticeships. Studying a Certificate II may also include undertaking a traineeship with an on-the-job component.

Certificate I
Helps students develop foundation skills required for initial employment, community involvement and/or further study.

Skill sets
Are nationally accredited programs containing one or more units of competency. These courses are designed to give you a work outcome in the minimum timeframe. Skill sets also form part of a larger qualification, giving you credit should you wish to complete the full qualification at a later date.

Short courses
Can both be accredited or non-accredited, and typically take less than 40 nominal hours to complete. These courses are usually designed for a specific purpose and are not usually linked to a larger training course.

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