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  • Arts Access Program (Certificate III in Visual Arts) (CUV30111)
    National CodeCUV30111
    Campuses Portland, Warrnambool
    ModesFull Time (1 day per week for 10 weeks)
    Course DescriptionArts Access is an ideal program for people who want to explore their creativity in a supportive environment. For those returning to study, our teachers are encouraging, allowing you to build your confidence by experimenting with a range of artistic media and techniques including ceramics, painting, drawing and textiles.
  • Basic Counselling (Short Course)
    Campuses Hamilton (Hammond Street), Portland, Warrnambool
    Modes Short Course
    Course DescriptionA practical short course providing introductory training in the interpersonal skills that are essential for basic counselling and may be applied in other situations where someone requires support and understanding.
  • Certificate I in General Education for Adults (YARP)(Youth Access Re-Engagement Program) (22236VIC)
    National Code21772VIC
    Campuses Hamilton (Hammond Street), Portland, Warrnambool
    ModesPart Time 3-6 months
    Course DescriptionThe YARP Program is unique to South West TAFE. Like many of our specialised programs, it was developed in response to community need and interest. This course aims to re-engage young people (aged 16-19 years) into education and encourage them to return to training. It presents students with a range of educational options, helps them progress to further study (if they desire) and enables them to re-connect with their community. YARP is an individualised 1:1 program with no formal classes. The program includes; individual goal setting, career advice, course advice, individual support with literacy and numeracy and participation in set project work. It utilises the Certificate in General Education for Adults as the curriculum framework for student learning.
  • Certificate I in Transition Education (22129VIC)
    National Code22129VIC
    Campuses Portland, Warrnambool
    ModesPart time (2 years)
    Course DescriptionThe Certificate I in Transition Education provides post school educational options for people who have individual and/or special learning needs. Its main focus is on enabling learners to find the most appropriate option for them in the community after leaving school and enable them to develop skills, passions and interests.
    This program is designed for people with a disability who have specific learning needs like: Intellectual disability, learning disabilities and/or difficulties, developmental delay or specific disorders like autism spectrum or ADHD.
    Classes are designed to develop the skills of the individual so that they can move into an adult role in the community in an independent way.
    Transition offers students the following; daily access to technology, small class sizes with support, self expression through visual arts, performing arts addressed through music and drama, cooking, literacy and maths activities based on life skills, social development and interaction.
  • Certificate I in Transport and Distribution (Maritime Operations) (Pre-Sea) (TDM10107)
    National CodeTDM10107
    Campuses Portland
    ModesFull Time (1 Week)
    Course DescriptionThis course is more commonly known as a ‘Pre-Sea Course’. It is recognised by the maritime industry as providing the skills and knowledge required of people to work as deckhands aboard commercial vessels in Australian waters. This course would suit any person wishing to enter the Australian Maritime industry as a commercial fisher, or in another capacity.
  • Certificate I in Work Education (22128VIC)
    National Code22128VIC
    Campuses Hamilton (Hammond Street), Portland, Warrnambool
    ModesFull Time (2 years)
    Course DescriptionLearners with special needs often desire extra help to transition from a secondary school environment into the workplace. Fortunately, the Certificate I Work Education provides adult learners with a range of subjects to prepare them for employment. This program is specifically designed for people with a disability who have specific learning needs. This might include an intellectual or learning disability/ difficulty, developmental delay, or specific disorders like Autism spectrum and ADHD.
  • Certificate II in Automotive Studies (Pre-Apprenticeship) (22015VIC)
    National Code22015VIC
    Campuses Hamilton (Hammond Street), Portland, Warrnambool
    ModesPart Time (3 days a week over 6 months)
    Course DescriptionThis a great course for those wanting to gain some base-level skills upon which to build. It is also ideal for those who want to test the waters to determine whether they are suited to being a mechanic. South West TAFE offers a pre-apprenticeship program which provides general knowledge, mechanical skills and hands-on workshop experience in basic automotive functions and vehicle systems. This is a great staring point and knowledge of this nature is never wasted.
  • Certificate II in Community Services (CHC20112)
    National CodeCHC20112
    Campuses Portland, Warrnambool
    ModesPart time (3 days per week for 6 months)
    Course DescriptionYour introduction to the community services field, this course offers an insight into various areas of community services such as aged care, disability, mental health, and drug and alcohol areas. It allows you to get hands-on through event coordination and participation. Delivered part-time (three days a week) over a six-month period, the course may be used as a pathway qualification into further community services study, for example, Certificate III in Aged Care and Home & Community Care or Certificate III or Diploma of Community Services Work.
  • Certificate II in Engineering Studies (Pre-Apprenticeship) (22019VIC)
    National Code22019VIC
    Campuses Portland
    ModesFull Time (6 months)
    Course DescriptionThis pre-apprenticeship course provides knowledge of engineering principles and hands-on experience in basic fabrication techniques, machining processes and welding. Graduates may pursue careers in fabrication or mechanical engineering apprenticeships and traineeships.
  • Certificate II in Transport and Distribution (Marine Engine Driving) (MED3) (TDM20207)
    National CodeTDM20207
    Campuses Portland
    ModesFull Time (2 weeks)
    Course DescriptionThis program prepares you to work as an engineer on board commercial vessels with propulsion power less than 750KW. Subject to other requirements being met, you may be eligible for a Certificate of Competency as a Marine Engine Driver 2 issued by Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV). Upon meeting the MSV requirements, you will be able to take charge of machinery aboard a seagoing vessel where the output of the main propulsion machinery does not exceed 750KW.
  • Certificate II in Transport and Distribution (Maritime Operations) (Coxswains) (TDM20307)
    National CodeTDM20307
    Campuses Portland
    ModesFull Time (3 weeks)
    Course DescriptionThis course is more commonly known as Coxswain. It offers participants the skills and knowledge to take charge of a commercial vessel of less than 12 meters in length, operating within the limits of sheltered and inshore waters within 15 nautical miles of the coast and up to 250KW propulsion power.
  • Certificate III in Aged Care (CHC30212)
    National CodeCHC30212
    Campuses Hamilton (Ballarat Road Site), Portland, Warrnambool
    ModesFull Time (1 year) or Part Time Equivalent
    Course DescriptionThe Certificate III in Aged Care is considered the minimum standard to work within the aged care industry. This course is predominantly run as a work place based program.
  • Certificate III in Aged Care (CHC30212) and Home and Community Care (CHC30312)
    National CodeCHC30312
    Campuses Hamilton (Ballarat Road Site), Portland, Warrnambool
    ModesFull Time (1 year) or Part Time Equivalent
    Course DescriptionOne of the great things about this course is that it enables you to gain two certificates. Graduates will be qualified to work in Home and Community Care and Residential Aged Care. Our training covers both theory and practice. It offers you the tools to become an excellent carer and to utilise a holistic approach to supporting the elderly.
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care (CHC30113)
    National CodeCHC30113
    Campuses Hamilton (Hammond Street), Portland, Warrnambool
    ModesWarrnambool, Hamilton and Portland, Full Time (9 months)
    Course DescriptionMake a positive & meaningful impact upon children’s lives with this entry level certificate. Designed to provide an introduction into understanding, caring for and supporting the development of young children, this course addresses children’s profiles in relation to planning activities and providing adequate care. It also teaches students how to facilitate leisure and play time and offers strategies for helping children to achieve their developmental outcomes. This qualification is required for gaining employment in the children’s services industry and is a prerequisite for entry into the Diploma level program.
  • Certificate III in Home and Community Care (CHC30312)
    National CodeCHC30312
    Campuses Hamilton (Ballarat Road Site), Portland, Warrnambool
    ModesFull Time (1 year) or Part Time Equivalent
    Course DescriptionAustralia has an aging population which requires a skilled and dedicated workforce to service it. This course offers participants the chance to work in the emerging and expanding home and community service industry. Home and community care services are broad and varied. They may involve the maintenance of continued independence as well as assistance for the frail, aged or ill. These services typically include health monitoring, personal care and environmental and social support services.
  • Certificate III in Transport and Distribution (Maritime Operations) (Master 5 Skipper 3) (TDM30407)
    National CodeTDM30407
    Campuses Portland
    ModesFull Time (3 weeks)
    Course DescriptionFancy seeing yourself at the helm of a large seagoing vessel? This is the qualification needed to gain a Master Class 5/Skipper 3 Certificate of Competency from Marine Safety Victoria. This course equips you with sufficient skills and knowledge to take charge of a seagoing vessel of less than 24 metres in length, operating within coastal limits in Australian waters. If you seek challenge and adventure, this course can help you realise your goals.
  • Certificate IV in Engineering (MEM40105)
    National CodeMEM40105
    Campuses Portland, Warrnambool District Trade Training Centre
    ModesPart-time (2 evenings per week, 1 year)
    Course DescriptionCurrently, there is a national shortage of engineers. This course aims to create graduates who can address this shortage, and to enhance the abilities of those already in the field. It has been carefully structured to link ‘on-the-job training’ with training provided off-the-job, thereby ensuring all skills acquired are practical and industry relevant.
  • Certificate IV In Visual Arts (CUV40111)
    National CodeCUV40111
    Campuses Portland
    ModesFull Time (1 year) or Part Time (2 years)
    Course DescriptionIf you’ve dreamt of becoming a professional artist or designer, this course will help you achieve that goal. Why wait? You can begin training as a professional artist with South West TAFE. Our friendly and experienced trainers can help you. You can learn essential skills in a supportive environment, using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Plus, you’ll be able to network with others in your field. This course may help you find your niche or simply broaden your horizons. It addresses a vast range of studio areas, including: painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, digital photography, screen printing, experimental textiles, machine embroidery and tapestry weaving.
  • Construction Induction (Short Course)
    National CodeCPC30211
    Campuses Hamilton (Hammond Street), Portland, Sherwood Park, Warrnambool
    Modes Short Course
    Course DescriptionIf you work or are intending to work in the construction industry, occupational health and safety induction training is mandatory. This rule came into effect on 1 July 2008. This short course covers the skills and knowledge required to work safely in the construction industry. It is specifically designed to meet the requirements for registration and card issue by WorkSafe.
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)
    National CodeCHC50113
    Campuses Portland, Warrnambool
    ModesFull Time (1 year)
    Course DescriptionThis qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.
  • Diploma of Nursing (HLT51612)
    National CodeHLT51612
    Campuses Hamilton (Ballarat Road Site), Portland, Warrnambool
    ModesFull Time (18 months), Part time (2 years)
    Course DescriptionAcquire the skills, knowledge, understanding and qualification to work as an Enrolled - Division 2 Registered Nurse Australiawide in hospitals and community services. This course covers anatomy and physiology, research skills, communication skills, complex and acute care, aged care, wound management, cultural diversity, medication administration and legal and ethical considerations. Graduates may work in a multidisciplinary environment including acute care, aged care, rehabilitation and/or mental health.
  • Headstart into Health Program
    National CodeHLT32412
    Campuses Portland, Warrnambool
    Modes Flexible
    Course Description

    The ‘Headstart into Health’ program provides a sound introduction to working in the health sector. The skills that you will learn provide the building blocks for a diverse and rewarding health career. This industry related skills program may contribute to a full qualification in Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance or a Diploma of Nursing.

    The ‘Headstart into Health’ program consists of 4 units studied over 8 weeks. The program consists of three on-campus workshops and online study (using supported by qualified industry teachers and coordinator.

  • Health & Safety Representatives Initial Occupational Health & Safety Training Course (Short Course)
    Campuses Hamilton (Hammond Street), Portland, Warrnambool, Warrnambool District Trade Training Centre
    Modes Short Course
    Course DescriptionKeeping apace with workplace health and safety laws is of paramount importance. The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 entitles Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) to undergo appropriate training in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).

    This course is especially designed for HSR’s and Deputy HSR’s (DepHSRs) . It is not assessed against compentancy criteria but intended to assist HSRs understand and exercise their knowledge effectively, to make their workplace safer.

    Although HSRs and DepHSRs are the primary audience, managers, supervisors, health and safety committee members and anyone with an interest in health and safety may also benefit from attending.
  • Health and Safety Representatives Refresher OHS Training Course (Short Course)
    Campuses Hamilton (Hammond Street), Portland, Warrnambool
    Modes Short Course
    Course DescriptionAn opportunity is available through this course to refresh the knowledge, skills and confidence of Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and Deputy HSRs (DepHSRs), to enable them to carry out their role within the Workplace.

    This is a WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) approved course for workplace HSRs and DepHSRs. The broad purpose of the course is to refresh HSR knowledge, skills and confidence that enables them to perform their rights and exercise their knowledge and powers for the purposes of representing members of their Designated Work Group (DWG) and to help make their workplace safer.
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