Employability pathways

In Western Australia (WA), there are many different pathways you can follow to reach your career goals.

If you don’t meet the requirements for your university course, we have other pathways to help you get there.

If you prefer to study a more practical course and then start your chosen career, a TAFE course is the perfect choice for you. You’ll be taught through a mix of classroom, demonstrations and hands on training. A TAFE course is a great pathway to employability.  

You will start your new career job ready. You’ll have the confidence and in-demand skills that employers look for. 

Taught by industry professionals

All TAFE lecturers have experience in your chosen industry. This means they have the practical knowledge to help you succeed. 

Latest tools, technology and skills

You’ll learn on the same equipment used by industry. TAFE reinvests in equipment and materials to match industry standards. You’ll develop skills directly transferrable to employment. 

Real life work experience

Many TAFE courses have supervised work placement in actual businesses. You will put your skills into practice, in real life situations. 

Regularly reviewed units of study

TAFE courses are nationally accredited and regularly reviewed by experts. This means your qualification always meets industry needs and develops skills important to your future career. 

Pathways to university

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On completion of TAFE and university, you will have two qualifications that attract employers and give you a competitive edge in the global job market. 

Careers of the future

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Industries grow and adapt. Choosing the right course now means you’re qualified in an industry that will remain in demand over time. 

Global skills in demand

Student stands in front of oil and gas training facility at ACEPT Munster campus

We make sure students of today are successful employees of tomorrow.  

Work placements and industry partners

Student working in early childhood environment

Grow your skills and confidence. Put your learning into practice with our industry partners.

Work while you study

Student at training in restaurant

Know your work rights. Western Australia provides many job opportunities for international students.

Become job ready

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Access career support services and job opportunities in WA.

Student Tham at TAFE campus
Tham Hong Thi
East Perth

I love nature. I was born and have grown up in the countryside with a clean environment and a variety of natural resources. However, with urbanisation, I witnessed changes of environmental quality as well as the loss of natural resources. Previously, I worked for six years as an environmental manager in Camau city, Vietnam.

South African student, Jacobus
South Africa

Before coming to Australia, I completed an advanced diploma in digital animation, and wanted to further my studies to get into the digital market workforce with ease. I didn’t want to go to university, but rather study in a more practical environment, being assessed on real workplace skills needed in the industry. Imagine my luck when I found TAFE. The staff and students are friendly, and willing to assist me when I ask them.

Brazilian student Carolina outside Perth TAFE campus

I chose TAFE because it is known for the quality of its courses. I wanted to develop skills that would be valuable for me here and also back in my home country.  I graduated from university back in my country, and I plan to study an international master degree. But in the meantime, I was looking for a more practical and shorter course that would help me with the confidence to go on with my studies.

Student Norita at Perth TAFE campus lobby

I researched a few universities and training providers in WA and found that TAFE offers a very unique mode of learning delivery. The work simulations are a great way to allow students to learn and gain relevant skills to apply in the real workplace. The lectures are really helpful and patient students. They are willing to listen to our questions and explain well the answers.

Last updated on November 21, 2022