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TAFE Courses in Western Australia (WA)

Never underestimate the benefits of a good education. And never underestimate the qualities of TAFE education. Western Australia is home to some of the best TAFE colleges and institutions that the country has seen, from the Central Institute of Technology in Perth to the Challenger Institute of Technology in Fremantle, many of which offer pathways to prestigious universities in WA and greater Australia.

Popular TAFE Courses in Perth, WA or online.

TAFE courses are great because they combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills in such a way that students can’t help but graduate fully prepared for the work environment. What’s more, TAFE courses are usually constructed in conjunction with relevant industry professionals, so they incorporate exactly the theory and practice needed.

Study TAFE courses full-time, part-time or online, depending on your needs.

TAFE Course Providers in WA

  • Central Institute of Technology

The Central Institute of Technology is one of the best TAFE providers in Australia, never mind Western Australia. Its TAFE courses are popular with local and international students and it has won the International Training Provider of the Year at the WA Training Awards twice in a row. CIT has five campuses in WA: Perth, Leederville, East Perth, Mt Lawlet and Oral Health Centre of WA in Nedlands. CIT TAFE courses 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. Short courses available include Creative Photography, Fashion Styling and Adobe Indesign training.

Coaching Olly

  • Challenger Institute of Technology

The Challenger Institute of Technology has campuses that run along Western Australia’s south coast, from Fremantle to the Peel region. It consists of a number of campuses and TAFE training centres, including Rockingham Campus, Kwinana Campus, Heathcote Campus, Murdoch Campus and five centres in Fremantle – e-Tech, Maritime, Beaconsfield, Visage Beauty Clinic and Quinlan’s On High Café.  

Among the courses on offer you’ll find Certificate II in Animal Studies, Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, Certificate IV in Frontline Management, Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) and Advanced Diploma of Hospitality. There are also automotive, beauty, computing and language short courses available.

  • Polytechnic West

Polytechnic West evolved out of Swan TAFE to become one of the most celebrated training and education providers in WA. It consists of six campuses: Armadale, Balga, Bentley, Carlisle, Midland and Thornlie. A sample of the courses available includes 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.

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  • Great Southern Institute of Technology

Great Southern Institute of Technology has TAFE facilities in 10 locations across Western Australia, including campuses at Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker and Katanning and training centres at Walpole, Wellstead, 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 Broome, Derby, Kununurra, Halls Creek, Wyndham and Fitzroy Crossing. Courses available include Certificate II in Agriculture, Certificate III in Civil Construction, Certificate IV in Education Support, Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. Some of the courses are available online, such as Certificate II in Business, Certificate III in Occupational Health and Safety, Certificate IV in Frontline Management and Diploma of Management.

  • Durack Institute of Technology

Durack Institute of Technology has three campuses: Geraldton, Carnarvon and Exmouth. TAFE courses on offer include Certificate III in Financial Services, Certificate IV in Aged Care, Diploma of Nursing, and Advanced Diploma of Management. Short courses include MYOB training and Introduction to Microsoft Excel

  • Education and Training International

Education and Training International is based in Perth, WA, but most of its TAFE courses are available online or through its partner institutes, which include Central Institute of Technology, Polytechnic West, South West Institute of Technology and C. Y. O’Connor Institute. TAFE courses available include Certificate III in Design Fundamentals, Certificate IV in Frontline Management, Diploma of Dental Technology and Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering. ETI also offers TAFE students a pathway to Murdoch University for students who want to complete their studies in Perth, WA.

Now Learning helps you find TAFE courses anywhere in Western Australia, from Perth to Joondalup.

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