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Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Becoming an Apprentice or Trainee

North Regional TAFE is a leader in training apprentices and trainees in the North West. Hosting the largest number of apprentices and trainees in the region, NR TAFE is equipped and experienced in providing high quality and industry relevant training.

With more than 200 nationally recognised qualifications, skill sets and short courses in over 25 industry areas, NR TAFE can help you focus on the vital practical and theoretical skills employees seek.

Explore the possibilities with 11 campus locations across the North of Western Australia in Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Karratha, Kununurra, Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne), Newman, Pundulmurra (South Hedland), Tom Price and Wyndham.

Take advantage of flexible training options to suit all lifestyles and complete your training with experienced lectures, ensuring that you receive the industry relevant training.

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Apprenticeships and traineeships combine paid employment with structured training, and result in a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships and traineeships are available to anyone of working age, including school students, school-leavers, those re-entering the workforce, or those simply wanting a career change.

Offered in a range of industry areas, participants can complete their qualification by learning skills both at work and under the guidance of a training provider. NR TAFE works with you and your employer to develop a training plan, deliver training, provide support, assess your achievement of skills and issue you with a qualification upon successful completion.

An apprentice or traineeship arrangement includes:

  • A training plan, negotiated between the student, their employer and NR TAFE structured on-the-job training
  • Paid employment under an appropriate industrial arrangement
  • Full-time, part-time or school based options
  • The option of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as part of the assessment for completion

Apprentices are trained in a skilled trade

Once successfully completed, apprentices become qualified tradespeople in professions such as a mechanic, electrician, builder, hairdresser or chef. Apprenticeships generally take three – four years to complete, depending on the qualification.

Trainees are trained in vocational areas

Once successfully completed, trainees receive a qualification in their chosen area such as business administration, agriculture or childcare. Traineeships generally take between nine months – two years depending on the qualification.

How can I become an apprentice or trainee?

Finding an employer to hire you as an apprentice or trainee can be challenging. To give you the best opportunity, NR TAFE recommends the following:

  • Research the industry you are interested in
  • Participate in a ‘Try a Trade’ program where available
  • Volunteer with a business to get work experience
  • Speak with NRT about preparing your resume
  • Introduce yourself to businesses you would like to work for and circulate your resume
  • Contact a Jobs and Skills Centre or outreach service located at NR TAFE's campuses

Employment Based Training Support

NR TAFE has a dedicated team of support staff who can assist you and your employer throughout the traineeship and apprenticeship process. Once you have officially signed up as a trainee or apprentice, our team can provide assistance in contract management, liaising with lecturing staff and organising travel and accommodation.

For a list of other support available to you, please click here.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) contacts

Apprenticeship Support Australia CCI

The Apprenticeship Community

Which qualifications can be completed as part of an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Use the filters below to find a course that best suits your career goals.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.
National ID: CHC43015
State ID: AWM9
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Aged Care

Pursue a rewarding career in a growing industry. 

Aged care is among the fastest growing industries in today’s workforce and with an ageing population, this field will continue to expand in the coming years. 

This qualification supports you to pursue a career in the aged care industry, where you will facilitate the empowerment, interests and rights of aged care clients. You will learn how to develop, facilitate and review individualised service planning and delivery within a residential, home and/or community-based environment.

Throughout this course, you will learn how to provide a range of specialised care to clients, including palliative, dementia and supporting older people at risk. You will learn how to support relationships with family and carers, manage legal and ethical compliance, undertake safe work practices and maintain collaborative networks and partnerships. 

Please be aware that COVID-19 vaccination is an employment requirement for many healthcare providers. NRTAFE students undertaking work placements or who are required to attend a healthcare or community setting as part of their studies are advised to check directly with the healthcare provider regarding their policy settings around vaccination and proof of vaccination requirements.

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC20116
State ID: BCZ7
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Agriculture

Study modes:

Traineeship
Work-based

Sub study areas:

Agriculture

A career in agriculture is not only a job but a unique way of life, away from bustling cities and towns.

The Certificate II in Agriculture is an entry-level course suitable for students who wish to try their hand in cattle station operations. Participants will learn through hands-on training, reflecting the cycle of work on a cattle station.

This course is not campus based but delivered upon request to a closed group on rural properties across the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. Please contact us for more information.

Participants will undertake a range of activities including:
  • Preparing for the mustering season
  • Livestock mustering, handling and husbandry activities
  • End-of-year maintenance

Students will gain comprehensive knowledge of animal handling techniques including horsemanship and cattle management, fencing, station and machinery maintenance, and weed management skills. This qualification can lead participants on an exciting path from year 1 stockman, to head stockman and eventually, station manager.

Certificate II
National ID: AHC30116
State ID: BCW6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free*

Certificate III in Agriculture

Study modes:

Traineeship
Work-based

Sub study areas:

Agriculture

A career in agriculture is not only a job but a unique way of life, away from bustling cities and towns.

The Certificate III in Agriculture enables individuals to select a livestock production, cropping or livestock context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both cropping and livestock.

Industry expects individuals with this qualification to perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

This course is not campus based but delivered upon request to a closed group on rural properties across the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. Please contact us for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: AUR20520
State ID: BGA1
Industry Automotive

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

Study modes:

On campus
Traineeship
Work-based

Sub study areas:

Vehicle Servicing

Accelerate your career in the automotive industry!

Want to tread a new path?

This pre-apprenticeship course is perfect if you want to give yourself a head start in learning a trade and be in a good position to get yourself an apprenticeship in mechanics.

Complete this qualification and you'll gain the skills work on the mechanical parts of motor vehicles, including the engine, transmission and suspension systems. Enjoy quality facilities including modern vehicles, specialised diagnostic equipment, and fully equipped classrooms and workshops. Plus you will have the bonus of our strong links to the automotive industry!

Certificate II
National ID: AUR21920
State ID: BFY7
Industry Automotive

Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology

Study modes:

On campus
Traineeship
Work-based

Sub study areas:

Vehicle Servicing

Accelerate your career in the automotive industry!

Want to tread a new path in your career?

This qualification is perfect those who are interested or already working in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. Current workers and mechanics can enhance their business by adding to their skills in tyre technology.

Successful completion of this qualification will provide you with skills and knowledge to perform a range of tasks related to the servicing of tyres in an automotive or repair business including light and heavy vehicles, agricultural vehicles and equipment, and earth moving and off-the-road vehicles.

Undertaking a combination of classroom and workshop training and self-paced study, topics will be themed around following safe work practices, customer service and communication, identifying faults and troubleshooting processes, and how to use and maintain workshop tools and equipment. You'll learn about removing, inspecting, repairing, selecting, fitting and selling a range of tyres for different vehicles.

After completing the Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology you'll also be able to apply for a Motor Trade Association of Western Australia (MTAWA) repairers’ certificate in tyre servicing.

Certificate II
National ID: SHB30121
State ID: BHJ8
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Beauty Services

Study modes:

On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Beauty Therapy

Make people look and feel their best everyday with a career in the beauty industry!

The Certificate III in Beauty Services guides participants through a range of beauty treatments and services, including waxing, nail care, lash and brow, and basic make-up services. This course has been specifically designed to develop participants' skills in customer service, product sales and financial transactions, allowing treatment to be applied in a professional manner.

Participants will learn how to perform a range of beauty services, including:

  • Waxing
  • Tanning
  • Manicure and pedicures
  • Nail art
  • Brow treatments

Students will have the opportunity to develop more advanced skills of their choice through the selection of elective units.

Certificate III
National ID: SHB40121
State ID: BHK1
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Study modes:

On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Beauty Therapy

Make people look and feel their best everyday with a career in the beauty industry!

Are you interested in working in the Beauty industry, working in a Beauty salon, Day Spa or have your own salon? Then this course can give you the skills you need!

Participants will learn how to perform a range of beauty services, including:

  • Lash and brow treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage and facials
  • Make-up
  • Waxing
  • Spray tanning
  • Facials

There are also options of gaining further skills in areas such as ear piercing and eyelash extensions.

You will cover new areas of beauty therapy and gain hands on experience in a simulated work environment where you will perform simple tasks on real clients. Students will provide these services to paying customers as part of their experiences using North Regional TAFE's (NR TAFE) commercial salons on campus.

Participants who complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy will have the skills necessary to provide customers with a professional range of beauty treatments and services.

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB30120
State ID: BFS5
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Business

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Business

Climb the corporate ladder.

Progress your career in the world of business

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? This course covers the core competencies that enable you to operate smoothly in your office-based role. You will learn about best practices for customer service and communication, how to solve problems and overcome business challenges, and the importance of resource and schedule management, while improving your digital literacy and numeracy skills.

This course has been developed to fit the specific industry needs of the Northwest region. If you are completing this course as part of a traineeship, you will put your skills into practice in the workplace while learning. Those without a workplace will learn within a simulated virtual online environment.

Certificate III
National ID: BSB40120
State ID: BFR1
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Certificate IV in Business

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Business

Adapt and innovate in the changing business world. 

The Certificate IV in Business has been designed to prepare you for the adaptability and innovation required to succeed in a post-COVID world. In response to industry needs, this course focuses on transferrable skills in reading, writing and communication, as well as operating efficiently in a digital environment. 

This course covers digital communication and report-writing, operational planning and problem-solving, business networking, self-management, leadership and workplace health and safety, depending on the elective units you select.

If you are completing this course as part of a traineeship, you will put your skills into practice in the workplace while learning. Those without a workplace will learn within a simulated virtual online environment. 

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB50120
State ID: BFT3
Industry Business and Finance

Diploma of Business

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Business

Make your mark in the corporate world.

Seeking to elevate your business management skills?

This qualification is perfect for those who are already employed in an office or commercial environment and are seeking growth in a business management role. Business management is a skillset relevant across many industries and sectors.

Successful completion of this qualification will provide you with the skills to manage business operations effectively, as well as lead and support a team of staff. Undertaking a combination of structured learning activities and self-paced study, topics will be themed around operational planning and budgeting, team management and business sustainability. You will explore different methods of communication, various ways to problem-solve, how to build emotional intelligence and manage conflicts within a team environment. You will learn how to think critically and analytically to achieve business goals and create a sustainable competitive advantage within your organisation. 

Diploma
National ID: CPC30220
State ID: BGB8
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Carpentry

Study modes:

Apprenticeship

Sub study areas:

Carpentry and Joinery

Build your future with a carpentry apprenticeship.

The Certificate III in Carpentry must be completed as part of an apprenticeship, and upon successful completion, allows participants to work as a qualified carpenter. Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job training and block training at North Regional TAFE (NR TAFE).

Throughout this course, participants will acquire skills that enable them to carry out a range of tasks required in the building and construction industry.

First Year

Apprentices gain essential practical skills, safety standards and fundamental knowledge to perform as a carpenter.  

Second Year

Apprentices work on a transportable building project, covering 12 units and full construction of the project from start to finish throughout the year. As an alternate to this project, a construction of a single dwelling will be constructed comprising stumps, bearers and joists and relative wall and roof framing; this dwelling will be cladded and lined to support required modules allowing also for the associated modules for the second year.  

Third Year

Apprentices learn the formwork aspect of the trade. They also complete the required Certificate III level units, using fundamental knowledge and skills gained in first and second years.

Certificate III
National ID: RII30820
State ID: BGL4
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Study modes:

Apprenticeship
On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Work on some of the State’s biggest machinery and construction projects. 

The North-West region of WA is a hive of activity for civil construction and mining workers, and this is your chance to join a thriving industry. Throughout this course, you will work with dozers, trucks and other plant to build new roads and bridges and key buildings within the region. 

As part of this qualification, you will learn how to plan and organise specific work projects following worksite health and safety regulations. You will learn how to read and interpret plans and specifications, work at heights, operate a skid steer, excavator, front end loader and small plant and equipment. You will gain practical skills in hand and power tool operation and preparing, excavating, maintaining and disposing of waste on civil construction sites. 

Certificate III
National ID: SIT30816
State ID: AZU5
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Study modes:

Apprenticeship
On campus

Sub study areas:

Commercial Cookery

Passionate about the smells, sights, sounds, textures and tastes of the kitchen? 

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery allows you to do what you love every day and get paid for it - through a career as a commercial chef

You will learn how to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen. Throughout the course, you will learn how to prepare a range of simple and complex entrée, main and dessert dishes, using your own discretion and judgement. You will also gain skills in food safety, cleaning, hygiene and workplace health and safety.  

You will practice the skills you have learnt in a simulated work environment, as well as on the job. Kick start your career as a commercial chef today.

*Intakes for the updated version of this Qualification SIT30821 CIII Commercial Cookery is now available for Semester 2, 2023.*

Certificate III
National ID: CHC22015
State ID: AWJ7
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate II in Community Services

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Community Services

Join a growing industry of carers. 

There is a growing demand for skilled support workers in the community services and youth work sectors across the North West. This qualification provides a pathway for those who wish to work in the community services industry as a first point of contact, meeting the immediate needs of individuals who require care. 

This entry-level course provides you with a broad base of skills to respond effectively to the changing needs of clients, policy and service types. You will learn how to support the individual needs of clients, with a focus on cultural competence. Throughout this course, you will learn how to identify the needs of local government and community organisations, and then plan and develop appropriate services and facilities to meet those needs. You will learn how to provide relevant communication, process information, provide administrative support and conduct ethical behaviour. 

Certificate II
National ID: CHC32015
State ID: AWJ2
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Community Services

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Community Services

Grow your skills in the community services sector.

Gain the practical skills to design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and groups within a residential or community setting. This qualification has been developed to grow your knowledge in needs identification, service planning and development, and team leadership. 

You will learn about various elements of the community services sector including mental health, alcohol, drug and domestic violence services. This qualification is focused on developing your skills in effective communication, information development and distribution, process development, ethical behaviour and meeting the legal responsibilities of community services workers.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC42015
State ID: AWL8
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*

Certificate IV in Community Services

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Community Services

Take the next steps in your community services career.

It’s time to take your community services career to new heights. At this level, you will be supporting clients with a range of complex care needs, and well-developed skills in intervention, case management, client-centred care and advocacy are vital. 

Throughout this qualification, you will learn how to design and deliver accessible programs that enhance community participation and are in line with the legal and ethical requirements of the community services sector. This course focuses on equipping you with skills in advanced communication, group work, training, community provision and program development. 

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC21020
State ID: BGH1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Study modes:

Traineeship
Work-based

Sub study areas:

Conservation and Land Management

Experience some of nature's greatest gifts and learn how best to preserve them.

The Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management provides participants with the fundamental skills vital to succeed in the conservation and land management industry. Participants will gain practical skills in occupational health and safety, fire management, machinery operation and maintenance, fencing and biodiversity practices.

Throughout this course, students will complete written assignments and work in teams to undertake programs that assist in maintaining the natural environment.

This course is not campus based but delivered upon request to a closed group on rural properties across the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. Please contact us for more information.

Certificate II
National ID: CHC30121
State ID: BGY3
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Early Childhood Education and Care

Make a difference in the lives of our children. 

The early childhood education and care sector is experiencing increased demand, driven by population growth and an emphasis on the importance of early childhood development. 

This course is the nationally regulated entry-level qualification for educators who wish to support the development and wellbeing of children from birth to school age in an early childhood education and care setting. You will learn how to implement the National Quality Framework, National Regulations and National Quality Standards. 

Throughout this course, you will learn about best practices for facilitating children’s play, creating healthy and safe environments and cultural competence. You will learn how to facilitate development in the context of an approved learning framework, following established policies and procedures.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC50121
State ID: BGY6
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Early Childhood Education and Care

Help shape the future of our young people. 

Gain the skills to work effectively as an educator, supporting the development and wellbeing of children aged 0 to 12 years. 

This qualification elevates your skills in the early childhood education and care sector, with a focus on leadership and support. Throughout this course, you will learn how to support and lead children’s learning and development, maintain compliance in service operations, supervise staff and work with community members and external agencies to achieve successful outcomes. You will learn how to analyse and apply a range of specialised theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. 

The early childhood education and care sector is experiencing increased demand, driven by population growth and an emphasis on the importance of early childhood development. This course provides you with an opportunity to progress your career in a growing industry.

Diploma
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: W233
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering

Study modes:

Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Engineering

Explore your options in the diverse engineering industry.

The Certificate II in Engineering provides participants with an opportunity to work towards a Mechanical Fitting career!

Participants will learn skills in:

  • Using tools
  • Measuring and calculating
  • Technical drawing and drafting
  • Welding

Participants will also learn about safety in the workplace, computing and maths. Participants will be able to practice the skills they have learned during on and off the job training.

Certificate II
National ID: MEM40119
State ID: BEJ8
Industry Engineering and Mining
Free*

Certificate IV in Engineering

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Engineering

Take your engineering career to the next level.

The Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation) has been specifically designed for any qualified tradesperson including unrestricted electricians, electrical fitters, engineers in the resource industry, refrigeration technicians, or for apprentices in their third or fourth year of study.

Learn to install, commission, calibrate and maintain modern instrumentation and control systems, as well as loop turning of multi controller or multi element systems.

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM30319
State ID: BEK8
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Study modes:

Apprenticeship

Sub study areas:

Engineering

Get qualified as a boilermaker or welder.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade  must be completed as part of an apprenticeship, and upon successful completion, allows participants to work as a qualified boilermaker or welder. Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job learning and block training at North Regional TAFE.

Participants will learn how to perform some of the following tasks:

  • Engineering measurements and computations
  • Mechanical cutting
  • Manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Fabrication, forming, shaping and assembling of components
  • Manual metal arc welding
  • Gas metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding
  • Technical drawing interpretation
  • Use of handheld and power tools
Certificate III
National ID: MEM31219
State ID: BEK1
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Industrial Electrician

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Apprenticeship

Sub study areas:

Engineering

Get qualified as an industrial electrician.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Industrial Electrician must be completed as part of aof a four year indentured apprenticeship., and upon successful completion, allows participants to work as an industrial electrician, mining electrician or manufacturing electrician. Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job employment and block training at North Regional TAFE.

Participants will learn how to perform some of the following tasks:
  • Terminate and test electrical wiring
  • Select appropriate cabling and circuit protection devices
  • Install low voltage cabling and fit-off accessories
  • Inspect, test and verify electrical installations
  • Fault-find and troubleshoot
  • Perform engineering measurements and computations
  • Apply safety practices, procedures and compliance standards
  • Solve problems in d.c. and low voltage a.c. circuits
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30219
State ID: AD57
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting and Machining)

Study modes:

Apprenticeship

Sub study areas:

Engineering

Get qualified in a mechanical trade.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade must be completed as part of a of a four-year indentured apprenticeship, and upon successful completion, allows participants to work in a mechanical trade. Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job employment and block training at North Regional TAFE.

Throughout this course, participants will be guided through the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.

Participants will learn how to perform some of the following tasks:

  • Engineering measurements and computations
  • Manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Routine manual metal arc welding
  • Routine gas metal arc welding
  • Maintenance of machines and equipment
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Manual handling
  • Handle a range of tools
  • Dismantle, replace and assembly of engineering components
Certificate III
National ID: MEM30219
State ID: AD58
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting)

Study modes:

Apprenticeship

Sub study areas:

Engineering

Get qualified in a mechanical trade.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade must be completed as part of an apprenticeship, and upon successful completion, allows participants to work in a mechanical trade. Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job employment and block training at North Regional TAFE.

Throughout this course, participants will be guided through the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.

Participants will learn how to perform some of the following tasks:

  • Engineering measurements and computations
  • Manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Routine manual metal arc welding
  • Routine gas metal arc welding
  • Maintenance of machines and equipment
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Manual handling
  • Handle a range of tools
  • Dismantle, replace and assembly of engineering components
Certificate III
National ID: SHB30416
State ID: BAA1
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Hairdressing

Study modes:

Apprenticeship

Sub study areas:

Hairdressing

Ready to enter into a hairdressing career that's at the cutting-edge?

Become a qualified hairdresser, trained in practical skills to work one-on-on with clients, offering them quality service. You will receive hands-on experience at either our Karratha or Broome based salon where you will get the opportunity to work on real clients using advance equipment and tools. During this course, you will learn how to colour, cut, style, and provide hair treatments, in conjunction with offering customer service in client consultations, selling products and services, and making financial transactions.

Upon completion, students will possess a range of well-developed skills using discretion and judgement while being responsible for their own workload.

Please note: This course is completed as an apprenticeship. Head to our Apprenticeship page for more information. 

Certificate III
National ID: AUR31120
State ID: BGA2
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Apprenticeship

Sub study areas:

Heavy Automotive Plant

Interested in a career in the heavy automotive industry?

Undertaken as part of a 4 year apprenticeship, this qualification enables participants to become a heavy diesel mechanic, servicing and repairing trucks, buses and earthmoving equipment in the automotive industry.

Throughout this course, participants will apply their practical skills, while gaining an understanding of how to inspect and service engines, test, use and maintain equipment, and diagnose and repair a range of mechanical problems. You will gain the knowledge to ensure the smooth operation of heavy vehicles and heavy machinery.

Training is delivered in a modern workshop facilities with industry standard tools and equipment, on actual vehicles.

Certificate III
National ID: SIT30616
State ID: AZT7
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate III in Hospitality

Study modes:

Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Hospitality

Your master key to new places, new people and new culture! 

Gain the skills to work effectively in the hospitality industry, while coaching junior staff on correct practices. Throughout this course, you will learn how to serve alcohol responsibly, provide a high level of food and beverage service, comply with food hygiene standards and provide suitable recommendations to customers. You will learn how to be a team player and serve food and beverage in a fun and open environment, supported by industry experts who share a passion for the world of hospitality. 

You will also have the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of the hospitality industry, such as accommodation, administration, customer service, commercial cookery and catering, computer operations, finance, gaming or inventory. 

Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AWK6
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*

Certificate III in Individual Support

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Aged Care
Disability Services

Make a positive difference in the lives of others. 

Gain the skills to provide direct care to clients who require assistance due to ill health, ageing or disability. When you enrol in this qualification, you have the option to specialise in aged care or disability support.

Throughout this course, you will learn how to use discretion and judgement when providing person-centred support. Your skills will be backed by factual, technical and procedural knowledge and theories. You will learn about the aged care industry, caring for the elderly, enabling independence, understanding and supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety. You will put your skills into practice through mandatory work placement.

*The units displayed are an example of the units which can be selected for the award of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation. There are two specialisations offered at North Regional TAFE; CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) and CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) which require alternative units. Please ask our friendly lecturers for further information if this is something that interests you. 

Please be aware that COVID-19 vaccination is an employment requirement for many healthcare providers. NR TAFE students undertaking work placements or who are required to attend a healthcare or community setting as part of their studies are advised to check directly with the healthcare provider regarding their policy settings around vaccination and proof of vaccination requirements.

Certificate III
National ID: ICT30120
State ID: BFF7
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate III in Information Technology

Study modes:

On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

General IT

Looking for a career that is in demand?

The Certificate III in Information Technology has been tailored to meet the needs of an information communications technology (ICT) support worker. ICT Support Worker employment is expected to grow by 17.4% by 2026 (Labour Market Insights, 2022).

This qualification prepares participants for employment across a wide range of ICT areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.

ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology can be completed in one year. The units are scheduled as per the enrolment form in each term.

Certificate III
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: BFF9
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free*

Certificate IV in Information Technology

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

General IT

IT is constantly evolving with the advance of modern technology. Stay ahead of the game with a nationally recognised qualification!

Progress your career in the rapidly growing information communications technology (ICT) industry through a Certificate IV in Information Technology.

This qualification has been tailored to reflect the needs of the ICT networking support workforce. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be competent in a wide range of general information and ICT technical functions. Participants will be able to develop, rectify and manage computer networks as required by their organisation, as well as liaise with third-party ICT service providers.

Information technology has the opportunity for both generalist and specialist information technology workers. Completion of this qualification allows learners to choose their area. It also opens up a range of further study options, including specialist certificates and higher level qualifications.

Certificate IV in Information Technology is available for trainees only. It is not available online for the public.

Certificate IV
National ID: AUR30620
State ID: BGA5
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Study modes:

Apprenticeship
On campus

Sub study areas:

Mechanical

Accelerate your career in the automotive industry!

This qualification is perfect for you if you want to be an automotive technician or light vehicle service mechanic.

Undertaken as part of an apprenticeshipyou will gain skills and knowledge to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles including diagnosis and repair, braking systems, transmissions, servicing, suspension, and workplace safety and health.

This qualification develops existing workers and prepares new employees for work in the light vehicle servicing and repair industry.

Training is delivered in modern workshop facilities with industry standard tools and equipment, on actual vehicles.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate III
National ID: SHB20121
State ID: BHJ6
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Study modes:

On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Beauty Therapy

Try your hand in the beauty industry!

The Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics is an entry-level qualification, providing participants with the skills needed to work as a retail sales assistant selling and demonstrating beauty and cosmetic products.

During this course, participants will gain the skills and knowledge required to apply make-up products for day as well as hair styles for evening or special occasions.

Participants will also learn how to consult with clients, analyse face and skin, and demonstrate how to apply make-up products to suit each individual client's needs or make-up brief.

Certificate II
National ID: SHB20216
State ID: BAA3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Study modes:

On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Hairdressing

Are you ready to glam your career?

The Certificate II in Salon Assistant is an entry-level qualification, providing you with the skills to work as an assistant in a hair salon. You will develop foundation skills and knowledge required in hairdressing salons to provide client services assistance. Receive hands-on experience at either our Karratha or Broome based salon where you will get the opportunity to work on real clients using advance equipment and tools. 

During your training you will focus on upskilling in customer service areas as well as performing daily task such as shampooing, colouring and styling.  

Students will learn everything they need to provide a top quality service!

Certificate II
National ID: SIS30115
State ID: AYW6
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

Study modes:

On campus
Traineeship
Work-based

Sub study areas:

Sport Development

Start kicking goals with a qualification in sport and recreation.

Are you ready for a career where you can help others keep and active and healthy lifestyle? 

The Certificate III in Sport and Recreation offer the multi-skills for you to provide operational and customer support in fitness centres, sporting grounds or aquatic centres, as well as how best to provide support for sport and recreational programs. In this course you will learn a range of skills from planning and conducting schedules and programs, customer service, first aid and emergency response, and learning digital tools for promotion and engagement.

Certificate III
National ID: SIS40115
State ID: AYW3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation

Study modes:

On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Sport Development

Start kicking goals with a qualification in sport and recreation.

Are you ready for a career where you can help others keep and active and healthy lifestyle? 

The Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation enables you to work in the sport and recreation industry in an administrative or organisational capacity. You will learn to plan, conduct and evaluate activities of others, deal with unpredictable and non-routine situations and provide leadership and guidance to staff. You will undertake a combination of learning activities such as, coordinating work teams or groups, learn how to address client needs, provide first aid and develop and maintain stakeholder relationships.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diverse range of sport and recreation locations such as fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres or sporting organisations and associations. 

Certificate IV
National ID: TLI20421
State ID: BHG5
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate II in Supply Chain Operations

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Logistics and Warehousing

Join an industry that is essential to the developing resources sector in North Western Australia.

The Supply Chain Operations is all about assisting in the accurate planning and flow of materials and equipment to increase productivity in the sector. The Certificate II in Supply Chain Operations will provide you with practical hands-on experience in the workplace.

This course will help you to become skilled in tasks which allow the operational flow of activities within the supply chain that are carried out in accordance with best industry practice through routines, procedures and taking some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes. Throughout this course you will learn about industry relevant communication, understanding workplace processes and procedures, teamwork, and forward-thinking and problem solving.

Upon successful completion, you will have the knowledge and skills required to work in the logistics industry, as well as a nationally recognised qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning is available for suitable candidates.

This course is offered as a combination of theory and hands-on training that will either be provided to you within your current workplace or at one of our training facilities. 

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate II
National ID: SIT30116
State ID: AZV7
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*

Certificate III in Tourism

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Tourism and Travel

Unlock your potential in the growing tourism industry. 

Have you always dreamed of exploring the world, meeting new people and learning new cultures... all while getting paid? This qualification prepares you for a career as a tour guide on a range of topics and industries and is suitable for history buffs through to adventure thrill seekers. 

Throughout this course, you will learn how to source and use information on the tourism industry, provide a high level of service to customers, display social and cultural sensitivity and participate in safe work practices. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in your tourism stream of choice: visitor services, tour guiding or hospitality. 

Image: Tourism WA

Certificate III
National ID: BSB20120
State ID: BFT1
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate II in Workplace Skills

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Business

Grow your work and employability skills! 

The Certificate II in Workplace Skills provides you with the entry-level skills required for employment and to progress into further business studies. Throughout this course, you will gain skills in basic procedural, clerical, administrative and operational tasks that require self-management and technology. 

This course covers skills in: 

  • Communication and customer service 
  • Problem solving, stress and time management 
  • Digital technology and online research 
  • Business software applications 
  • Workplace health and safety 
Certificate II
National ID: CHC40413
State ID: J592
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*

Certificate IV in Youth Work

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Community Services

Empower young people with a career in youth work. 

Build your tool kit to help young people in need. This qualification prepares you for a career as a youth worker, where your core role will be to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare and developmental needs of young people

You will learn how to develop and facilitate community-based programs, provide services appropriate to the needs and circumstances of young people, assist with mental health issues, identify and respond to youth at risk, understand legal and ethical requirements, and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander safety. You will learn how to respond effectively to the changing needs of young people, policy and service types. 

There is a growing demand for qualified youth workers in the North West within community, government and youth sector agencies, and this qualification provides you with a diverse set of skills to develop your career in the industry. 

Certificate IV
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