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Skill sets

We offer a vast range of skill sets to help you upskill in the workplace, improve your job prospects, or simply learn a new skill.

Skill sets are offered at each of our campuses at various times throughout the year, and can be customised to suit individual, community or workplace needs. 

For a complete list of current skill sets available at your local campus, download the relevant calendar below.

 

Skill sets provide you with hands-on training in a new skill that can be used in a personal or professional context. Skill sets can be accredited or non-accredited and some count towards a higher qualification should you wish to undertake further study at a later date.

West Pilbara

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  • Karratha
  • Roebourne
  • Tom Price

East Pilbara

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  • Pundulmurra (South Hedland)
  • Newman

West Kimberley

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  • Broome
  • Derby
  • Fitzroy Crossing

East Kimberley

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  • Kununurra
  • Wyndham
  • Halls Creek
^ 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.
State ID: IAA21
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

4WD Training Skill Set

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Boost your 4WD skills! 

Whether you need to operate and maintain a 4WD on a remote worksite or simply wish to gain confidence driving in off-road conditions, this course will provide you with the skills you need to feel at ease behind the wheel. 

The delivery of this skill set will be face to face combining both theory and practical exercises over a 2 day period – theory day 1 and practical day 2.  Participants are required to sit a theoretical exam on 4wd operation and safety, perform a vehicle pre-start and a practical assessment in which will include checking and driving the 4WD, the procedure of fitting a jack and recovery strap, inspecting the path of travel, and routine maintenance, as well as, but not limited to, the vehicle utilising specific 4wd techniques.

Please bring along: 

  • Current driver’s licence
  • 4WD with a full tank of fuel
  • Closed in shoes
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Plenty of water
Skill set
State ID: IAA15
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^
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Barista Skill Set

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On campus

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Do you want to learn how to make a perfect espresso coffee in a café, restaurant, or just to enjoy at home?

This course will teach participants how to fluently speak the language of espresso and all the basics on how to make the very best espresso coffee using a commercial espresso machine, storage of coffee, cleaning, care and preventative maintenance of machinery.

You will make a range of espresso coffees using top quality freshly roasted beans from around the world, including:

  • Cappuccino
  • Espresso
  • Macchiato
  • Ristretto
  • Mocha and more...
Skill set
State ID: IAA09
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^
Skill sets

Chemical Handling Skill Set

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The Chemical Handling Skill Set is crucial to a broad range of outside activities offered in horticulture, agriculture, and conservation and land management.

This course covers all of the important procedures required to apply chemicals safely on plants using small portable handheld sprayers.

Students will learn how to:
  • Identify the level of pest infestation and assess the need for chemical control
  • Source information on Integrated Pest Management
  • Identify potential hazards, assess risks, and implement control measures
  • Select appropriate PPE for the chemical
  • Interpret chemical labels and SDSs
  • Calibrate equipment
  • Mix chemicals accurately and according to their registered use
  • Apply chemicals minimising spray drift
  • Transport and handle chemicals complying with legislative requirements
  • Store chemicals correctly and maintain inventory
  • Treat chemical spills
  • Dispose of any chemicals correctly and decontaminate equipment
  • Complete application records

Completion of this course will enable participants to apply for the WA Department of Health’s Lawn and Gardening, Landscaping, Bushland & Minesite Rehabilitation licence. Please visit www.health.wa.gov.au for further details.

What to bring:
  • Boots
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Washable hat
  • Lunch and water
  • Optional change of clothes for day two
Students studying in Broome: 

From March 2019, students studying in Broome will complete the theory component of the course online in their own time. This reduces face to face delivery from three days to two, enabling full time employees to take less time off of work. Students must enrol at least two weeks prior to course commencement in order to access and complete the online component.

Skill set
National ID: K2005P
State ID: K2005P
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

English as a Second Language

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Online/distance

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Do you want to improve on your English skills?

This class is suitable for migrants and/or those who come from a non-English speaking background, and wish to build on their English skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation and grammar.

This course is appropriate for Temporary Skill Shortage, Tourist and Working Holiday visa holders. If you are a permanent resident, Australian citizen or the dependent of a 457 visa holder, there are also Government subsidised courses available such as the 22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults.
 

This course is available online!

Online classes are delivered via video lessons using Blackboard Collaborate and self study. 

What you need for the online class:

  • A device (computer or tablet)
  • A headset with a microphone
  • A webcam 
  • Access to the internet

Date: Wednesday, 11am -12pm; Friday 2pm - 3pm

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Do you need help preparing for your IELTS score? These courses assist students to develop their English skills in areas such as reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and pronunciation. To register your interest, contact us today. 

Short course
National ID: CHCSS00114
State ID: AE116
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023
Infection control
Skill sets

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

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Learn how to provide entry level support and basic client care for a range of roles within the aged care and disability support sectors!

This skill set is for individuals who use introductory care practices to support fully qualified carers within an aged care or disability support environment. The support provided in client care will be predominantly non-direct. 

You will organise, provide and monitor support services for individuals; develop safe work practices when providing direct client care; learn compliance with infection prevention and control policies and procedures; as well as ensuring your own health and safety and the safety of others in your work environment.

Nominated campuses include: Broome, Karratha, Kununurra and Pundulmurra (South Hedland).

Once you are enrolled your lecturer will be in contact with you prior to starting the scheduled course.

Skill set
State ID: IAD99
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^
Skill sets

First Aid and CPR Skill Set

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On campus

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Learn how to provide first aid and perform CPR in emergency situations.

Throughout this course, participants will learn how to:

  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures
  • Communicate details of the incident
  • Evaluate the incident and their own performance
  • First aid codes of practice and workplace procedures
  • ARC guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations
  • Operating an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 
  • Conveying incident details to emergency service personnel
  • Debriefing and welfare

This course consists of practical components that must be completed on the floor. Please wear comfortable and appropriate clothing.

This course covers a vital set of lifesaving skills, don’t delay, get trained today!

Skill set
State ID: AE381
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Hospitality Service Skill Set

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Do you work in or want to get a job in hospitality?

With restrictions easing across WA, our hospitality industry is getting back into full busy mode and the jobs are out there! If you're keen to work in a restaurant, hotel, resort, club, bar or cafe environment, the Hospitality Service skill set is for you.

You'll learn about responsible service of alcohol (RSA), get some barista skills to use commercial machines and make a perfect espresso, communicating effectively and providing quality service to customers including the how to establish rapport with customers and determine and address customer needs, and responding and managing complaints. You'll also learn how to process cash and other payments using business technology, and reconcile takings at the end of the service period or day. The skill set also includes infection control and prevention procedures and food safety to ensure you're working safely.

Skill set
National ID: HLTSS00064
State ID: AE112
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set

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The skill set has been designed for the healthcare sector; specifically those working in aged care or disability support.

The Infection Control Skill Set has been primarily designed for delivery online. Students are expected to start and complete the online theory component of the course using the Blackboard learning platform within one week from the start date, and the practical activities associated with the training are expected be completed within 3 weeks after the completion of the online component. The practical components required can be achieved through observation of your skills in a workplace setting, or through a video submission, or alternatively through a demonstration of your skills at one of our nominated campuses.

Nominated campuses include: Broome, Karratha, Kununurra and Pundulmurra (South Hedland).

Once you are enrolled your lecturer will be in contact with you prior to starting the scheduled course.

Skill set
National ID: HLTSS00066
State ID: AE115
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)

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Learn how to follow infection prevention and control policies and procedures within organisations that include food handling in their operations. You will also learn how to implement standard and transmission-based precautions and respond to infection risks.

Skill set
State ID: AE114
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Retail)

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Learn how to follow infection prevention and control policies and procedures in the retail industry. You will also learn how to
 implement standard and transmission-based precautions and respond to infection risks within an organisation. 

Skill set
State ID: AE113
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

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Learn how to follow infection prevention and control policies and procedures in the transport and logistics industry. You will also learn how to implement standard and transmission-based precautions and respond to infection risks within an organisation.

Skill set
National ID: AE439
State ID: AE439
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Skill sets

Integrating Mental Health Practice Skill Set

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Gain the skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness

This skill set will provide those working in the community services sector with the skills to assist clients who are experiencing mental health concerns and respond to the increasing need for mental health awareness. 

The community mental health sector values employees with strong ‘soft’ skills and the capacity to provide person-centred, recovery-focussed care. This skill set provides people who are interested in working in the sector the opportunity to determine if it is the right fit for them and understand and develop foundational skills for entry into the sector.

Skill set
State ID: IAA54
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Load and Unload Goods/Cargo Skill Set

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On campus

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Load and unload goods/cargo skillset will provide the skills and knowledge required to load and unload goods and cargo in accordance with relevant state/territory roads and traffic authority regulations/permit requirements.

This course includes:

  • Loading and unloading goods and cargo
  • Securing and protecting a load
  • Completing all required documentation.

This is a great start for companies and individuals to gain the experience and safety requirements when loading and unloading.

Skill set
National ID: MARSS00010
State ID: AC870
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^
Skill sets

Marine Radio Operator's VHF and HF Skill Set

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This two day skill set provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to use VHF, HF and UHF marine radios correctly.

This course is a mandatory requirement of the Coxswain Grade 1 and Coxswain Grade 2 qualifications (where a vessel has a VHF, HR or UHF radio onboard). This certificate is also required for those recreational vessel operators who have a VHF radio onboard.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a Short-Range Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP) License issued by ACMA.

Students will learn about:

  • VHF, HF, UHF radios
  • Different stations and frequencies required for communication
  • Operating procedures for routine, distress, urgency and safety communications
  • Marine DSC techniques and procedures, public correspondences, Seaphone and
  • EPIRBs
  • Search and Rescue in Australia
  • Marine radio equipment basic trouble shooting and maintenance

Students are required to purchase book AMCMARINE Marine Radio Operator’s Handbook Maritime 2013 AMC Marine 21.

Skill set
National ID: K2003P
State ID: K2003P
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Mental Health First Aid

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Every year one in five Australians experience a diagnosable mental illness. 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) provides you the participant with the knowledge and skills to assist a person experiencing a mental health event, until it resolves or until professional help is engaged. MHFA is an evidence-based training course authored by MHFA Australia and delivered by our accredited NR TAFE MHFA instructors.

The 2-day course covers recognition, response and intervention to the most common mental health disorders, including:

•    Anxiety
•    Depression
•    Non-suicidal self-injury
•    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
•    Psychosis
•    Substance use
•    Suicidal thoughts

This course is designed for all members of the public aged 18 years and above. It is also suitable for health professionals, front-line staff, human resources staff, team leaders and managers.

Short course
State ID: AE617
Industry Business and Finance
Free in 2023

Operate a Small Business Skill Set

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This skill set is aimed at those who operate a small business or are seeking an administration support position in a small business.
The Operating a Small Business Skill Set will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to get you job ready or to improve how you operate a business of your own. You’ll learn how to design and produce business documents and publications, digitally design and develop text-based documents, develop spreadsheets through the use of both cloud-based and non-cloud based applications, identify financial requirements of a business including profit targets, cash flow projections and strategies to gather financial support, and understand workplace health and safety (WHS) legislation and its application to safe work practices. It even covers how to create and build a social networking presence using social media tools and applications.

Skill set
State ID: IAA31
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^
Skill sets

Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Skill Set

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On campus

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique used in emergency situations to save lives.

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to perform CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

Areas covered throughout this course:

  • First aid codes of practice and workplace procedures
  • ARC guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations
  • Operating an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 
  • Conveying incident details to emergency service personnel
  • Debriefing and welfare
Skill set
State ID: IAA19
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Skid Steer Loader Operations Skill Set

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On campus

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Gain the skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction skidsteer loader operations within the civil construction industry.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Operate a Bobcat/skidsteer
  • Plan and prepare for skidsteer loader operations
  • Load, carry and place materials
  • Select, remove and fit attachments
  • Move the skidsteer safely between worksites
  • Undertake machine maintenance
  • Clear and maintain work area

* If participants are working in the civil construction industry or have previous experience documented in a logbook prior to undertaking this training, a fast track process may be available. Please talk to your local lecturer.

Skill set
State ID: IAA03
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Traffic Management Skill Set

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Learn how to implement traffic management processes in accordance with safety management procedures and WA road laws.

This course covers:

  • Traffic control using a stop-slow bat
  • Installing road safety signs and standard equipment in accordance with relevant government legislation
  • Working safely when setting up traffic control equipment and directing traffic around road works

This course is appropriate for construction site and local council works.

Skill set
State ID: IAA04
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

White Card Skill Set

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All workers on construction sites in Australia must hold a White Card.

The White Card Skill Set covers the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking work on a construction site.

The following topics are covered in this course:
  • Health and safety legislative requirements
  • Identifying construction hazards and risk control measures
  • Health and safety communication and reporting processes
  • Incident and emergency response procedures

Improve your job prospects by completing your White Card today!

Skill set
National ID: K2000P
State ID: K2000P
Industry Business and Finance

Work Health & Safety Representatives Course

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On campus

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Need to know about workplace health and safety?

This five-day course has been designed to provide elected work health and safety representatives with the skills to effectively represent their fellow employees in matters relating to occupational safety and health.

Participants will be guided through:
  • Requirements of current occupational health, safety and welfare legislation within the workplace
  • Workplace hazards and control methods
  • Conducting effective workplace health and safety inspections
  • Conducting effective investigations into workplace accidents or incidents
  • The role of work health and safety representatives from management and union perspectives
  • Issue resolution process

Need to refresh your existing workplace health and safety skills? Check out our Work Health and Safety Reps Refresher Course.

Short course
State ID: AE379
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free*
Skill sets

Work in Agriculture Skill Set

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Work in the Agriculture industry!

The agriculture sector in WA is an exciting and diverse area to work in, and it's not just all about growing crops — it offers an exciting mix of science, technology and nature. From working with livestock to using drone technology to manage large farms, the job opportunities are there once you're skills ready. This new skill set is the ideal introductory training opportunity for new entrants to the agricultural industry.

With the Work in Agriculture job ready skill set you'll learn about tractor operations under general supervision in the agriculture, horticulture and land management sectors, preparing and operating machinery and equipment, how to safely handle, prepare and apply chemicals for the control of pests, weeds and diseases, and carry out work health and safety procedures in the agriculture sector. 

Skill set
State ID: AE618
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Work in Community Care Skill Set

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Work in the community care industry!

There's many job opportunities in the field of community care, which includes health care support and specialist areas such as social support.  The Work in Community Care skill set will give you a great starting point to get into the industry, as it covers important areas such as first aid, communicating with diverse people, and customer service in a community care setting.

You'll also learn to follow organisational infection prevention and control policies and procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working COVID-safe.

You'll be job ready, knowing how to provide a first aid response to a casualty in a range of situations,· greet clients and exchange routine information to provide a triage service, work respectfully with people from diverse social backgrounds and demonstrate cultural sensitivity, communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and management, and use workplace technology.

Skill set
State ID: AE376
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Work in Hospitality Skill Set

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Work in hospitality!

WA has a large and vibrant hospitality industry — from bars and cafes through to world class restaurants and venues, hotels and resorts. Hospitality offers a range of both entry-level jobs and career development opportunities, and the Work in Hospitality skill set is the perfect introduction to the industry, giving you the critical skills employers are looking for.  

To get you job ready, you'll learn about areas of health and wellbeing and personal development, how to use workplace technology and business systems, and responsible service of alcohol (RSA). It also includes infection control and prevention procedures and food safety to ensure you're working safely.

Skill set
State ID: IAA20
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Working Safely at Heights Skill Set

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Seeking a role in the resources and infrastructure industry that requires you to perform work at heights?

The Working Safely at Heights Skill Set aims to provide participants with the ability to work confidently and competently at heights.

This course covers:

  • Occupational Health and Safety law, legislation and standards relating to working at heights
  • Identifying, monitoring and reassessing risk control measures
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Planning, access and egress
  • Safely performing duties
  • System dismantle and pack up
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