two male and one female student studying togetherWhether you are looking to enter the workforce, update your skills or change your career, TAFE SWSi has a course that will increase your employment opportunities and help you achieve your career goals.

Have a look at your choices in our Career Guide, ‘what you can study’ section or if you know what you want to do, go straight to our course search.

Covering all levels of study from certificate through to degree, we can help you gain the qualifications and skills you need by giving you the opportunity to start at a level that suits you.

You can go to TAFE SWSi while you’re still at school, go straight from school to TAFE, from TAFE to higher education or from higher education to TAFE.

Our Courses

Study Options

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.

TAFE qualifications

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). 

List of TAFE qualifications

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: 

TAFE statements

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).

Diploma/Advanced Diploma

These nationally recognised courses prepare you for professional work requiring a broad range of complex technical skills and in-depth knowledge. 


Graduate Certificate

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. 

Short courses

Short Courses

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:

image showing scaffolding, barista and IT profession
  • 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
  • Communication

Hospitality and service skills:

  • Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • Responsible Conduct of Gambling
  • Food Safety Supervisor
  • Barista
  • First Aid

Automotive and manufacturing:

  • automotive air conditioning technology
  • automotive specialist (gas vehicle) LPG
  • basic welding
  • welding & assessment to AS1796 certification 1-9
  • logistics
  • 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.

Career pathways

Get on track with your career!

Whether you are looking at entering a new profession, continuing your studies or furthering your current career, there is more than one pathway to achieve your ambition.

Interactive career pathways


Building and construction

Construction finishing
Construction supervision, management and design
Furnishing and kitchen building
General construction

Business and finance

Accounting and bookkeeping
Banking and finance
Business administration
Business management
Property and real estate
Retail and retail management

Community, health, hospitality and service skills

Animal studies
Children's services
Community and health services
Hair and beauty
Health and fitness
Hospitality and events
Travel and tourism

Electrotechnology, ICT and design

Graphic design, photography, interactive and screen media
Information technology and digital media

Manufacturing and Transport

Engineering, manufacturing and drafting


Flexible study options

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.


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