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TAFE qualifications

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

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

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

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

Certificate II
Provides participants with the basic knowledge and skills to undertake employment in a defined context. Studying a Certificate II may include undertaking a traineeship with an on-the-job component.

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

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.

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