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Skill sets and short course calendars

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

Skill sets and short courses 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 and short courses available at your local campus, download the relevant calendar below.

Want to explore individual courses? Simply use the filters in the course list at the bottom of this page. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us to discuss customised training.

Skill sets are made up of one or more units of competency, link directly to an industry need or regulatory requirement, and result in a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment. Some skill sets also count towards a higher qualification, should you wish to undertake further study at a later date.

Short courses provide hands-on training in a new skill you can use in your personal or professional life, and are a great way to refresh your knowledge or give you a taste of a different industry. Short courses are non-accredited and result in a Certificate of Participation.

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

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus

Sub study areas:

Conservation and Land Management

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. 

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
National ID: K2032P
State ID: K2032P
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Health Services

Make a real difference to the people in your community. Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider.

In any one year, approximately 1 in 5 Australians aged 16-85 have a common mental illness. Evidence suggests that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people experience this at a higher rate. Mental Health First Aid training will teach you practical skills to assist adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Learn practical first aid skills such as:

  • Recognise common mental health problems affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Provide initial support using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan
  • Seek appropriate professional support
  • Respond in a crisis situation

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

What's covered?

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Mental health crises covered
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

This is a 14-hour educational course, not a therapy or support group.

Join us from 8.00am - 4.00pm
Short course
National ID: K2010P
State ID: K2010P
Industry Business and Finance

Area Warden

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Business

Learn how to identify, assess and safely confine workplace fire emergency situations!

Throughout the course, participants will complete a mix of theory and practical exercises that cover various types of emergencies and how to respond, potential hazards, safe use and limitations of emergency control equipment, and methods of extinguishing a fire.

Short course
State ID: IAD27
Industry Creative Industries

Art Therapy Skill Set

Study modes:

Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Visual Arts

ONLINE

Art therapy is conducted by a qualified therapist using mediums and modes from the arts.

Have fun learning a range of valuable self-care and brief intervention strategies through a series of workshops.

Participants will:

  • Learn how images influence emotion, thoughts and wellbeing
  • Experience how art therapy can bring about rapid resolution of presenting issues
  • Practice a range of interventions that create change
  • Meet new people through the online class and create random acts of artist expression

Discover the creative process itself is truly the most healing part of any art therapy experience!

Please note:

  • Students will need access to basic art supplies such as; pencil B2-6, colour pencils, textures, paints, pastels, A4, A3 and possible A5 paper suitable for art experiences. Minimum requirements would be A4 paper and colour pencil 12 pack.
  • A visual diary designed for the course will be posted to students on enrolment, alternatively you can purchase a bound visual diary
  • Assessment tasks are self-paced throughout the course and there is an assessment document due 2 weeks after the course end date.

 

Skill set
State ID: IAC37
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Skill sets

AusChem Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Agriculture

Get trained in chemical risk management.

This course guides participants through the safe application, transportation and storage of chemicals, while meeting the requirements of State and Federal bodies.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Determine the need for chemical use
  • Identify the appropriate chemical
  • Prepare for chemical use according to label and MSDS
  • Identify conditions for safely applying chemicals
  • List procedures for cleaning up following chemical application
  • Record application details
  • Determine how to transport and handle chemicals
  • Identify how to store chemical safely
  • Record storage details
  • Read and interpret label and MSDS directions for safe transport, handling and storage

Upon completion, students will receive an AusChem accreditation.

Skill set
State ID: IAA15
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^
Skill sets

Barista Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Hospitality

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
National ID: K2039P
State ID: K2039P

Block Printing

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Sub study areas:


In this workshop, participants will discover and explore Block Printing, one of the many varied applications of printing onto fabric or paper. Techniques covered include carving your own lino, rubber blocks and experimenting with alternative textured surfaces using the application of water-based substrate to print, diversifying patterns and layering. There will be discussion of composition, layering, colour mixing and placement as well as cleaning and maintaining blocks for multiple use.

Workshop details:

  • Dates: 10, 17 and 24 Sept (Fridays)
  • Time: 5pm - 8pm 
Short course
State ID: AE378
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Skill sets

Business Ready Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Business

Be business ready!

Almost every business has an office — and there's no shortage of job opportunities here! From administration work through to customer service, using business technology, dealing with accounts and finances through to digital marketing — you just need to be skills ready!

The Business Ready skill set will give you the skills and knowledge required to deliver all aspects of customer service including how to create a relationship with customers, identify their needs, deliver services or products and process customer feedback. You'll also learn how to use business technology and produce business documents, follow work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, and use computer software and organise electronic information and data.

Skill set
State ID: AE161
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Infection control
Skill sets

COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Health Services

Are you looking to take part in infectious disease training during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The online COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set is suitable for new and existing workers who need to upskill or undertake infectious disease training due to risks associated with their role. 

This course is suitable for:
  • aged care workers
  • disability support workers
  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • home and community care workers
  • at home carers
Please note:
  • To complete this course, it is not a prerequisite that you must be currently employed in Industry.  This COVID-19 Skill Set stands alone and can be completed separately if desired. However, students may be enrolled in either the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support or the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support and have a current work placement. Alternatively, students who are not enrolled in either qualification may be employed in an aged care or home and community care facility.  
  • There is practical assessment component to be completed in your workplace or placement, but this can be simulated if needed at NR TAFE – please talk with your local lecturer.
  • This skill set is self-paced, online  and completely flexible and all theory components are available online/can be completed in your own time outside of work hours.
  • Face-to-face delivery will be required for one of the three units in this skill set. The remaining two units are to be completed by the student online. Please contact us to discuss alternative arrangements.
Students can start at any time within the course dates listed.
Skill set
State ID: IAD10
Industry Creative Industries

Ceramics Introduction Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Visual Arts

Get creative!

Experiment, explore and learn a variety of techniques using clay, to form your own creative pieces through North Regional TAFE’s weekly ceramic class in Derby.

During these sessions you will imaginatively explore ceramic materials and processes to create and form your pieces by hand. Firing and glazing will also take place, where you will learn more about colours and design ideas that are relevant to your formed pieces.

This unit is appropriate for beginners, teachers, artists and hobbyists, where you can work at your own pace under the guidance of a lecturer.

Join us from 5.00pm - 8.00pm in the art room at Derby's Loch Street campus.

Skill set
State ID: IAA02
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^
Skill sets

Chainsaw Skill Set - Kimberley

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Conservation and Land Management

Do you know how to operate and maintain your chainsaw in a safe manner?

The appropriate and safe use of a chainsaw is a specialist skill that requires expert training. Get the job done quickly and safely with this two-day short course!

Participants will learn how to:
  • Safely operate and maintain a handheld chainsaw
  • Fell small trees where hazards are of low risk
  • Recognise and report hazards
  • Participate in arrangements for maintaining work health and safety
Skill set
State ID: IAA84

Chemical Handling Basics Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Sub study areas:


Skill set
State ID: IAA09
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^
Skill sets

Chemical Handling Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Conservation and Land Management

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
State ID: AE380
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Skill sets

Commercial Kitchen Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Hospitality

Work in a commercial kitchen!

How would you like to be part of a team producing beautiful food in one of WA's restaurants, cafes, bars, resorts or hotels? This skill set covers all the 'must know' skills that employers are looking for, so you'll be skills ready and job ready! It covers how to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working safely.

In the Commercial Kitchen skill set, you'll learn about the safe use of commercial kitchen equipment, how to  clean food preparation areas, storage areas, and equipment efficiently and minimising negative environmental impacts, preventing food contamination including how to identify and control food hazards, and gain general kitchen and food preparation skills.

Skill set
State ID: IAC60
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Confined Space, Working at Heights, Gas Test Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

This 3 day course covers Occupational Health and Safety law, legislation and standards relating to working at heights and the skills required to enter and work in confined spaces in the mining, infrastructure and resource industries.

This covers:

  • 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
  • Define a confined space
  • Identification Hazard and use control measure
  • Use of Confined Space Entry Permit
  • Risk control measure
  • Stand-by person and their responsibilities
  • Correct equipment for tasks
  • Hierarchy of hazard control
  • Rescue Plan
  • Isolation procedures

This course is ideal for those seeking work within the Mining and Resource industry.

Skill set
State ID: IAC79
Industry Creative Industries

Creativity in the Visual Arts Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Visual Arts

Get creative in the visual arts space!

Experiment, explore and learn a variety of techniques within the visual arts, including several printmaking skills, painting, drawing and mark-making skills. With each workshop you will imaginatively explore a different process every time through the 7 week course, allowing you to design and create small works of art by experimenting with several art mediums and processes on different surfaces like paper, fabric and wood.

This unit is appropriate for beginners, teachers, artists and hobbyists, where you can work at your own pace under the guidance of a lecturer.

Skill set
State ID: AE375
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*
Skill sets

Customer Service Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Hospitality

Learn how to provide excellent customer service!

Retail, finance, pharmacy, hospitality, business, tourism... what industry doesn't have customers!  Good customer service and communication skills are highly valued by employers in many different industries and areas of work, and this skill set will get you job ready with exactly the skills you need.

The Customer Service skill set includes following infection prevention and control policies and procedures, implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks in the workplace within a customer service context to ensure you're working safely. You'll also learn to communicate effectively and provide quality service to both internal and external customers, and how to deal effectively with people from a range of social and cultural groups with respect and sensitivity. You'll also gain negotiation, conflict management and problem solving skills.

Skill set
State ID: IAC90
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Dry Season Veggies Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Agriculture

Join our expert horticulture lecturers for a series of outdoor night classes where you will explore how to prepare and nurture your very own veggie garden!

This skill set will focus on the development of a dry season fruit and vegetable garden and include tree pruning and cultivation of local bush foods, including gubinge.

Also covered:

  • Site preparation
  • Soil improvement
  • Raising seedlings
  • Irrigation installation

Students will get to take home veggies they grow and seedlings!

Join us Tuesday afternoons from 4.30pm - 7.30pm.
Skill set
National ID: K2005P
State ID: K2005P
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

English as a Second Language

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

English

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.
 

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 pronounciation.

  • IELTS class - online/on campus
    Monday 1.30pm - 3.30pm​​​​​
Short course
National ID: TAESS00014
State ID: AD518
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies
Skill sets

Enterprise Trainer-Presenting Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Training and Assessment

Learn to present information and train others within a workplace or in community context!

The role may involve some coaching at individual or small group level. This program provides the necessary skills and knowledge for people training under supervision in the VET sector (in RTOs or enterprises), who work mainly in classroom situations delivering accredited or non-accredited training.

Topics covered:

  • Steps to guide planning a presentation or training session
  • Introduction to learning principles and styles
  • Delivering a presentation
  • Delivery techniques to increase engagement
  • Managing difficult participants
  • Providing feedback
  • Reviewing and improving your training and presentations

By completing this skill set you will also complete elective units from the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. One of these units can be used towards the completion of the full Qualification. The requirements for entry is that you have industry knowledge and experience in the area you wish to become an trainer for. 

Assessment:
The assessment tasks are completed after the workshop and must be completed prior to receiving a Statement of Attainment.

Skill set
National ID: CHCSS00114
State ID: AE116
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Infection control
Skill sets

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Health Services

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. 

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

First Aid and CPR Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Health Services

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: IAA07
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Forklift Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Learn how to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.

Participants will be guided through the operation of a forklift, ensuring:

  • Risk control measures are implemented
  • Traffic management is carried out in accordance with workplace procedures
  • Pre-start and operational checks are completed
  • Loads are monitored correctly
  • Shutdown procedures are carried out

Upon successful completion, participants will receive a forklift Notice of Assessment and a Work Safe High Risk Work Licence.

Please note:
  • Participants must be aged 18 years or over, and provide one primary form and one secondary form of identification, along with two passport photos.
  • Participants are required to wear a high visibility shirt and steel cap boots during the course.
  • Pre-reading may be required before commencement of this course

* 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.

Course fees include provision for your licence application fee to Worksafe to obtain the relevant High Risk Work Licence (HRWL).  Following a State Government announcement on 31 March 2020 of proposed COVID-19 economic relief measures, it is anticipated that legislation will be enacted to provide for discounts or waiver of HRWL licence fees for a set period.  These discounts and waivers are not yet available, but are expected to be backdated where applicable.  Any students or employers who are eligible for refunds will be contacted direct by Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety in due course.

Skill set
State ID: IAA33

Gas Test Atmospheres Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Sub study areas:


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

Hospitality Service Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Hospitality

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*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Health Services

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*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Health Services

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)

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Health Services

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)

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Health Services

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
State ID: AE382
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free*
Skill sets

Introduction to Cyber Security Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Information Communication Technology

Learn about cyber security!

Sounds cool, right? That's because it is! COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work, with so many things now being done online, which has led to the need for skilled workers to protect our online safety and security. Cyber security is a key jobs growth area, so this is a great place to start.

The Introduction to Cyber Security skill set covers critical skills and knowledge to get you job ready and give your career a good kickstart!  You'll learn about professional and ethical conduct in an ICT workplace, how to manage personal and sensitive data and information in a confidential and professional manner, recognising and identifying cybersecurity needs in an organisation, how to undertake security fundamentals in relation to personal and networked computers.

Skill set
State ID: AE377
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^
Skill sets

Job Ready Basics Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Business

Get job ready!

The Job Ready Basics skill set is perfect if you feel that you need a little extra support and a confidence boost to get into a job. It focuses on health, wellbeing and personal development.

Follow this up with a visit to your local Jobs and Skills Centre, where you can get free advice and support to with your CV and writing job applications, and you'll be job ready!

Skill set
State ID: AE385
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics
Free*
Skill sets

Logistics and Warehousing Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Logistics and Warehousing

Learn the ins and outs of logistics and warehousing!

The Logistics and Warehousing skill set is perfect to get you job ready for a range of roles including general stocktaking and stock control, storage of goods and materials, supply chain operations, delivery services including for mail and consignments, overseeing the entry and dispatch of goods, fulfilling orders in a warehouse, and purchasing and supply of goods. 

You'll learn about legislation and regulations that apply to the industry, how to shift loads safely using manual handling methods and operate a forklift truck safely in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements. You'll also gain your forklift licence. The skill set also includes infection control and prevention procedures to ensure you're working safely.

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate II in Rural Operations
Skill set
State ID: IAA53
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Manual Handling Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Logistics and Warehousing

This course provides a contemporary approach to understanding the functional movement of our body, and adopting smart manual handling practices to preserve it.

This course guides participants through the correct techniques to avoid injuries when completing manual handling tasks. Prevention tips will be explored throughout this course, to assist participants in maximising their body’s performance, both on and off of the job.

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

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Maritime Studies

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

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Health Services

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: IAA34
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^
Skill sets

Microsoft Excel Advanced Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Business

Develop skills in advanced analysis and automation tools using Microsoft Excel.

This course teaches participants how to successfully produce spread sheets for their business management and information analysis needs.

Topics covered:

  • Lookup and reference functions
  • Modifying Excel options
  • Customised formatting of charts
  • Labels and names in a workbook
  • Data protection
  • Summaries using subtotals
  • Data linking and consolidation
  • Pivot tables, group cells and outlines
  • Using the solver tool
  • Using macro recorder
Skill set
State ID: IAA40
Industry Business and Finance

Microsoft Excel Intermediate Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Business

Develop your skills in Microsoft Excel with this intermediate level course.

This course covers:

  • Fill operations within a data series
  • Moving the content of cells and ranges
  • Formula techniques
  • Logical functions
  • Number formatting techniques
  • Conditional formatting and borders
  • Techniques to enhance charts
  • Text formatting techniques

 

Skill set
State ID: IAA36
Industry Business and Finance

Microsoft Excel Introduction Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Business

Develop your skills in Microsoft Excel

This course is designed to give participants a thorough understanding of Microsoft Excel 2013 and its uses.

 Participants will learn how to:

  • Open, navigate and create new workbooks and worksheets
  • Understand and work with ranges in a worksheet
  • Understand, create and work with formulas and functions to perform calculations
  • Understand and use formula cell referencing to create more complex formulas
  • Use font formatting techniques to enhance the look of a worksheet
  • Print workbook data
  • Use a number of formatting features and create effective charts
Skill set
State ID: IAA39
Industry Business and Finance

Microsoft Word Intermediate Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Business

Develop your skills in Microsoft Word 2013 with this intermediate level course. 

Participants will learn how to produce more intricate and varied documents. 
This course covers:

  • Word options for easy access to files and information
  • Enhancing text and paragraphs using formatting features
  • Using tabs and numbered lists
  • Creating enhanced tables
  • Use timesaving features
  • Styles and templates
  • Headers and footers
  • Working with themes
  • Mail merges

In order to enrol in this skill set course, participants must have completed Microsoft Word Introduction, or have a basic understanding of it's functions.

Skill Set Pathways
 Microsoft Word Advanced

Skill set
State ID: IAA35
Industry Business and Finance

Microsoft Word Introduction Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Business

Learn how to master Microsoft Word with this introductory skill set.

This beginner level course has been designed to provide participants with a thorough understanding in the basics of Microsoft Word 2013.

This cover covers:
  • Creating, formatting and printing simple Word documents
  • Understanding screens, menus and dialogue boxes
  • Working with text and paragraphs
  • Page layout and design features
  • Working with tables
  • Printing documents
  • Accessing additional help and services

In order to enrol in this short course, participants must have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system.

Skill set
State ID: AE150
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Skill sets

Operating a Small Business Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Business

Learn how to operate a small business!

If you're currently operating or thinking about starting up a small business, or would like to get job ready for an administrative support position in a small business operation, this is the skill set for you! 

The Operating a Small Business skill set offers a fantastic range of skills and knowledge to get you job ready. 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 garner 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. 

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study towards a selection of qualifications, some of which may be eligible for Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees. Please see the list below.

Please note: this course has both an online and a face-to-face component.

Karratha - 20 July - 7 December - DAY classes

Karratha - 22 July - 9 December - NIGHT classes

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

Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Health Services

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: AE384
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Skill sets

Provide Individual Support Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Aged Care

Learn how to provide individualised support!

Many individuals require support services to help them live an independent and fulfilling life — including people with physical or intellectual disability, older people, and vulnerable members of the community.

This is highly rewarding work, but employers look for people who are job ready with basic skills and knowledge for entry level roles in one-on-one or group support settings, or for administrative role in a care facility. With the Provide Individual Support skill set, that will be you! 

You'll learn about following a client's individual care or support plan to meet their personal support needs, how to comply with personal hygiene standards, maintain food safety, contribute to the cleanliness of food handling areas and dispose of food appropriately, prepare for and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation, supporting a client to self-administer medication, safe work practices for the health and safety of yourself and your clients, and how to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and complete those tasks in a safe manner. 

Skill set
State ID: IAD46

Roller Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:


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

Participants will learn how to:

  • Operate a roller
  • Plan and prepare for roller operations
  • Conduct machine pre-operational checks
  • Adjust accessories
  • Assisting with loading and unloading roller from float/trailer
  • Carry out operator maintenance
Skill set
State ID: IAA19
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Skid Steer Loader Operations Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

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: IAC16
Industry Building and Construction
Skill sets

Skid Steer Loader, Excavator Operations Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Gain the skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations and excavator operations within the civil construction industry.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Operate a bobcat/skid steer
  • Plan and prepare for skid steer loader operations
  • Load, carry and place materials
  • Select, remove and fit attachments
  • Move the skid steer safely between worksites
  • Undertake machine maintenance
  • Clear and maintain work area
  • Machine and general safety
  • Excavator terminology
  • Pre-start and post inspections
  • Trenching
  • Bulk excavation and lifting loads
Skill set
National ID: K2002P
State ID: K2002P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Snake Handling

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Conservation and Land Management

Need to know how to capture and release reptiles, including venomous snakes?

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to safely remove and relocate snakes in the home and workplace.

Topics covered throughout this course:

  • Snake and reptile behaviour
  • Utilising protective clothing and equipment
  • Catching and releasing venomous species in a supervised setting
  • Keeping yourself and others safe in the presence of dangerous snakes
  • Administering first aid for bites and stings

To attend this course, you must be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including long trousers and covered footwear.

Short course
State ID: IAE13
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Stock Management in Aquaculture Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Full-time

Sub study areas:

Aquaculture

The Stock Management in Aquaculture Skill Set is delivered over six weeks and is a component of the Certificate II in Aquaculture

Students will learn and apply skills to handle and transport a variety of aquatic animals in a safe and effective manner ensuring the animals welfare is considered at all times.

Skills covered:

  • Communication with other staff members about animal behaviour
  • Recognising signs of stress in animals
  • Handling, transporting and packing animals using a variety of techniques
  • The handling requirements of animals at different stages of development
  • Following procedures to minimise stress in handling and transport
  • Recording routine observations
This course runs every Tuesday evening from 5.30pm - 8.30pm at the Broome Aquaculture Centre.
Skill set
State ID: IAE14
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

System Hygiene and Maintenance Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Full-time

Sub study areas:

Aquaculture

The System Hygiene and Maintenance Skill Set is delivered over four weeks and is a component of the Certificate II in Aquaculture

Students will learn about the application of routine workplace procedures to control biosecurity risks within the aquaculture industry.

Skills covered:

  • Minimisation of Biosecurity risks
  • Cleaning, preparing and maintaining critical support systems
  • Applying routine biosecurity controls
  • Visual inspection and observation of equipment for correct function
  • Following procedures to maintain workplace hygiene standards
  • Recording routine observations
This course runs every Tuesday evening from 5.30pm - 8.30pm at the Broome Aquaculture Centre.
Skill set
State ID: IAD53
Industry Creative Industries

Textile Printing - Beginners Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Visual Arts

This course is suitable for creative types who have yet to dabble in the art of textile printing, and would like to try something new!

Participants will be able to explore some of their favourite motifs on paper and fabric. Students attending this class will learn how to produce their own line of works using some ready-made materials.

  • 28th July – 22 September
  • Every Wednesday evening
  • 5pm-8pm
Skill set
State ID: IAB26
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

The Leader in Me Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

General Education

Need a stepping stone into further training or employment?

The Leader in Me Skill Set offers students a pre-enrolment pathway before continuing onto mainstream training, or any Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE) course available at North Regional TAFE.

This course focuses on self-development and leadership. Working with a targeted delivery group, this is a short, sharp course that gives participants an understanding and awareness of self, how we learn and behave and how our beliefs and attitudes can help or hinder us when it comes to achieving our goals.

This course is affordable and flexible, and covers leadership qualities for participants to identify, develop and practice in a safe environment.  This course can be adapted for a range of audiences from young disengaged youth, to mature aged workers who simply need to identify their existing skills and build on their knowledge in order to feel confident in the workplace.

Skill set
State ID: IAC74
Industry Building and Construction
Skill sets

Traffic Management Refresher Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Have experience but need to brush up on your skills? Refresh your knowledge of traffic management processes, safety management procedures and WA road laws.

 

This 1 day refresher course will cover:

  • 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.

When enrolling, all participants are required to present proof of indentification, proof they have held a drivers licence for a minimum of 12 months within the past five years, and a current White Card.
 

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

Traffic Management Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

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

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Building

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

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Work Health and Safety

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
National ID: K2001P
State ID: K2001P
Industry Business and Finance

Work Health & Safety Representatives Refresher

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Work Health and Safety

Need to brush up on your workplace health and safety knowledge? 

This two-day refresher course allows participants to revisit and update skills and knowledge gained during the Intro Training for Work Health and Safety Reps course. Participants will be updated on the essential information required to continue to fulfill their duties as their organisation’s elected work health and safety representative. 

Participants will be guided through:

  • Recent legislation amendments and how to apply them in the workplace
  • Conducting effective investigations into workplace accidents or incidents
  • General refresh on the requirements of an elected work health and safety representative

Do you need to complete the full course? Check out our Work Health and Safety Representatives course.

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

Work in Agriculture Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Agriculture

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: AE390
Industry Building and Construction
Free*
Skill sets

Work in Civil Construction Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

Work in the civil construction industry!

The civil construction industry has many large projects underway across Perth and in regional areas. The Work in Civil Construction skill set will get you job ready to join a construction team or work as a trades assistant (TA), with a key focus on working  safely on construction sites so that you can understand and follow mandatory work health and safety requirements in accordance with legislative requirements. This includes the safe use of electricity and identifying hazardous materials, as well as infection control and prevention procedures to ensure you're working safely and have an understanding of basic risk control measures and emergency procedures. White card certification is included with this skill set.

You'll also learn how to operate specialised equipment such as scissor and boom lifts and elevated work platforms (EWPs), undertake minor concreting and rendering tasks and perform minor repairs, undertake plumbing work on roofing structures, carry out levelling operations, and install trench support. You'll be very job ready with this one!

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate II in Civil Construction
  • Certificate II in Construction
  • Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
Skill set
State ID: AE383
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Skill sets

Work in Community Care Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Community Services

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*
Skill sets

Work in Hospitality Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Hospitality

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

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Civil Construction

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
Skill set
State ID: IAA26
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^
Skill sets

Working in Confined Spaces Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Sub study areas:

Work Health and Safety

Do you need a working in confined spaces ticket for work?

During this short course participant’s will gain the skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.
This course is appropriate for those working in operational roles undertaking work in confined spaces.

Students will learn to:
  • Identify areas that constitute confined spaces
  • Comply with site and equipment safety requirements
  • Comply with the  entry and exit procedures, risks and regulations
  • Types of air contaminants and toxic gases
  • Identify the limitations of breathing apparatus
  • Identify equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations
  • Comply with site isolation and site control responsibilities and authorities
  • Locate and understand safety data sheets (SDS) information and application
  • Use confined space and industry terminology
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