TAFE SWSi has many study options available to meet your education and training needs. Start training with us during high school, as the next step after high school, or once you are already in the workforce – the choice is yours!
If you are at school, you can:
- combine your school study with a TAFE Vocational Education and Training (TVET) course
- complete a school-based Traineeship or Apprenticeship (SBAT)
If you have left school, you can:
If you are already in the workforce, you can:
- get recognition for your work skills with Recognition of Prior Learning and fast track your studies, so you are a step closer to your qualification
- update your skills with a short course
- change careers through further study
Not sure which study option is right for you, call 13 7974 and speak to one of our career advisors/counsellors.
At TAFE SWSi we offer many types of qualifications, including nationally accredited qualifications from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma, apprenticeships and traineeships as well as degrees.
Our courses are accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
The AQF regulates the quality of all Australian qualifications, and is the nationally recognised standard for education and training in Australia.
Courses are designed to be taken in sequence, as a program of study. There are many entry level options available depending on your prior knowledge, experience and employment.
It is also not always necessary to complete a lower level certificate to gain entry to a higher one – you get to choose where you start and what suits you!
Qualifications available at TAFE SWSi include:
A TAFE statement is awarded for specialist courses. These courses are not accredited but may include units from accredited courses and may offer advanced standing or credit transfer.
Statement of attainment and accredited short courses
Statements of attainment contain subjects (units) from Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma courses. Accredited short courses are usually designed for a specific purpose such as licensing requirements. They introduce you to an area of work or help you to gain additional skills in a particular occupation.
Certificates I - IV
These nationally recognised courses provide introductory skills for some occupations (Certificate I) to more advanced skills, including supervisory skills and advanced technical skills (Certificate IV).
These nationally recognised courses prepare you for professional work requiring a broad range of complex technical skills and in-depth knowledge.
These higher education courses may be studied following a Degree or an Advanced Diploma. They usually include training to broaden your skills and knowledge gained in an undergraduate program or, training in a new professional area.
TAFE SWSi short courses are a great way for you to gain industry skills quickly.
Short courses can help you:
- meet regulatory or legislative requirements
- help with professional development
- address specific skill gaps or
- gain job ready skills.
Short courses range in length with some courses taking only a few hours to complete. Courses are held in the daytime, evening or on the weekend and can start at any time during the year.
Our short courses are delivered by qualified industry experts and combine theoretical and practical training. Courses can also be customised to meet specific business needs and delivered onsite or at a TAFE SWSi college.
Some of our most popular short courses include:
Building and construction:
- General Construction WHS Induction
- Asbestos Awareness
- Basic Scaffolding
- Safe Approach to Tree Trimming
- Basic Rigging
Business and finance:
- Microsoft software training
- Training and Assessment skill sets
- Financial Acumen
- Mentoring in the Workplace
- Small Business training
- Lead and Manage Organisational Change
Hospitality and service skills:
- Responsible Service of Alcohol
- Responsible Conduct of Gambling
- Food Safety Supervisor
- First Aid
Automotive and manufacturing:
- automotive air conditioning technology
- automotive specialist (gas vehicle) LPG
- basic welding
- welding & assessment to AS1796 certification 1-9
- light automotive to heavy commercial vehicle mechanical technology
- heavy commercial vehicle to mobile plant technology.
IT and electrotechnology:
- VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage [V5.0] (29007)
- Cisco Networking Academy Program (21439 CCNA 1), (21442 CCNA), (21440 CCNA) and (21441 CCNA)
- Restricted Electrical Work – Disconnect/Reconnect Appliances, Motors, Water Heaters
Plus many more, with new courses always being added to meet industry requirements.
Want to find out if there is a short course to suit you?
Call 13 7974 now and speak to one of our friendly customer service staff, or visit our course search.
Flexible Study Options
At TAFE SWSi, we provide a range of flexible study options that are designed to help you study the way you want, when you want.
We offer courses that you can study full-time, part-time, online from home, at work, or while you are on the go. Some of our courses are also offered through e-learning, flexible delivery and in study blocks.
Attendance and workload vary from course to course, and different TAFE SWSi courses may be studied in different ways. You will also be expected to study and do assessment tasks outside the classroom.
The learning options available to you depend on the design of your course, so make sure you find out what options are available to you for your preferred course.
For further help and advice on study options, please contact one of our customer service staff on 13 7974.
Study options at TAFE SWSi include:
If you study full-time, you will study at least two subjects (units) per semester and will be in the classroom for at least 18 hours a week. The actual number of hours and days per week you need to attend will depend on the subjects you take each semester. You will receive a personal timetable when you enrol.
If you study part-time you will be taking at least one subject (unit), and be in the classroom for 2-3 hours per week per subject. Part-time courses may be available during the day or in the evening, so you can study around part-time and even full-time work.
If you study a flexible and blended course you will have a mix of classroom and online, distance (correspondence) or workplace learning. How much of the course is delivered in the classroom varies depending on the course you are doing.
Block courses are taught in intensive blocks of several days, a week or weekends which many students and employers find more convenient.
If you study your course online, you will be using web-based teaching and assessments. You will need to be organised and motivated enough to complete your studies in your own time.
Our online courses include access to learning and assessment tools, and our teachers facilitate the course and provide ongoing support throughout your learning.