Studying TAFE courses in WA combine invaluable practical skills with theoretical knowledge, thereby ensuring that all students graduate equipped for the demanding work environment. Most TAFE courses are developed together with industry professionals guaranteeing that students will study the practice and theory needed in the workplace.
A good education can never be underestimated and a practical education which can lead to employment is invaluable. With competition in the workplace becoming ever tougher, a TAFE course is a wise choice. Some of the most prestigious TAFE colleges and institutions are in Western Australia. TAFE colleges open the door to excellent universities in Western Australia and Greater Australia.
Depending upon your circumstances and requirements TAFE courses can be studied online or at a TAFE college. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time, making study time flexible and manageable.
TAFE course institutions in Western Australia
Challenger Institute of Technology
The Challenger Institute of Technology comprises a number of TAFE training centres and campuses. With a number of campuses to choose from along the south coast of Western Australia one is almost spoilt for choice. Campuses and training centres include Kwinana Campus, Rockingham Campus, Murdoch Campus, Heathcote Campus. Freemantle has five training centres which include Beaconsfield, Maritime, e-Tech, Visage Beauty Clinic and Quinlan’s On High Café.
Courses include: Certificate II in Animal Studies, Digital Media, Certificate III in Information and Technology, Certificate IV in Frontline Management, Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) and Advanced Diploma of Hospitality. Other available courses are automotive, beauty, computing and language short courses.
Central Institute of Technology
One of the most popular TAFE providers in WA is The Central Institute of Technology. This college has an international reputation with students from other countries taking advantage of the college’s excellent reputation. The Central Institute of Technology has twice won the International Training Provider of the year at the Western Australia Training Awards.
The five CIT campuses are located in Perth, Leederville, East Perth, Mt Lawlet and Oral Health Centre of Western Australia in Nedlands.
TAFE courses at CIT include: Certificate II in Local Government, Certificate III in Sport Coaching, Certificate IV in Financial Services, Diploma of Marketing and Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering.
Polytechnic West is one of the best known providers of education in Western Australia. It comprises six campuses which include: Armadale, Balga, Bentley, Carlisle, Midland and Thornlie.
Courses at Polytechnic West include: Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management, Certificate III in Visual Arts, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Diploma of IT and Advanced Diploma of Accounting. Short courses, traineeships and apprenticeships are also available at Polytechnic West.
Great Southern Institute of Technology
Great Southern Institute of Technology has TAFE facilities in as many as 10 locations across Western Australia. These include campuses at Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker and Katanning. They also have training centres at Wellstead, Walpole, Frankland and Kojonup. Courses cover topics such as small business management, financial planning, tourism, marketing and design.
Kimberley Training Institute of TAFE
The Kimberley Training Institute of TAFE has campuses at Derby, Broome, Halls Creek, Kununurra, Fitzroy Crossing and Wyndham.
The institute offers a multitude of courses which include: Certificate III in Civil Construction, Certificate II in Agriculture, Certificate IV in Education Support, Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. They also offer courses online, including Certificate II in Business, Certificate IV in Frontline Management, Certificate III in Occupational Health and Safety and Diploma of Management.
Durack Institute of Technology
At Durack Institute of Technology you will find three campuses, namely: Geraldton, Carnarvon and Exmouth. TAFE courses offered by the institute include Certificate III in Financial Services, Diploma of Nursing, Certificate IV in Aged Care and Advanced Diploma of Management. They also offer short courses which include MYOB training and Introduction to Microsoft Excel.
Education and Training International
Although Education and Training International is based in Perth, most of its TAFE courses are available online or through its partner institutes. Partner institutes include Central Institute of Technology, Polytechnic West, South West Institute of Technology and C.Y. O’Connor Institute.
TAFE courses available at Education and Training International include: Certificate IV in Frontline Management, Certificate III in Design Fundamentals, Diploma of Dental Technology and Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering. For students wanting to complete their studies in Perth, ETI offers TAFE students an opening to Murdoch University.