Mount Barker

Our modern campus, located in the Mount Barker Community Resource Centre, provides outstanding training to meet the ever-changing needs of the local community.

Courses offered reflect the diversity of the region. Passionate and highly competent lecturers provide nationally accredited training tailored to the needs of local industry.

Study options include full time, part time and flexible. The campus offers:

  • Courses for those returning to work or study 
  • English as a second language
  • Business studies 
  • Community services
  • Individual support and home and community care
  • A selection of higher-level qualifications that can assist students to develop skills for the workplace or to gain employment or promotion.

Drop in to the campus to discuss your training needs, application and enrolment with our friendly staff.

Business Hours

8.30am–3pm Wednesday to Friday (Closed Monday and Tuesday)

Contact

Community Resource Centre, 1 Lowood Road, Mount Barker WA 6324

(08) 6371 3830

mtbarker@srtafe.wa.edu.au

Services and Facilities

  • Modern industry equipment
  • High-quality classrooms and workshops
  • Fully equipped computer labs.

The South Regional TAFE Library and Information Services manage access to training resources across the region to assist you meet your academic goals.

Library services are available to all current South Regional TAFE students and staff. Although the library’s main collections are based at the Bunbury and Albany campuses, all enrolled students and staff members of South Regional TAFE are eligible to request any of the resources from the online catalogue, regardless of location. You can access the Library Website here.

Email your request to library@srtafe.wa.edu.au (Bunbury) or library.albany@srtafe.wa.edu.au (Albany), talk to your lecturer, or phone us on 6371 3174 (Bunbury) or 6371 3888 (Albany) and we’ll help you with your options.

Courses available at Mount Barker

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
National ID: MAA18
State ID: MAA18
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Auschem

Study modes:

On Campus

Sub study areas:

Agriculture

Description

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to manage risks associated with chemical use, and to understand your obligations in the areas of duty of care, quality assurance and environmental management.

Participants will learn on a practical level how to improve their integrated pest management programmes, to better choose the right chemical for the job and to apply it more accurately.  The course is designed for people who will be spraying chemicals without supervision.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
    AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

Short course
National ID: MAA19
State ID: MAA19
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Auschem Reaccreditation

Study modes:

On Campus

Sub study areas:

Agriculture

Description

This one-day course is an essential update for primary producers in all aspects of chemical use and is designed to maintain AusChem WA accreditation. It covers new information in environmental safety, personal and occupational health and safety, legislation, spraying and calibration techniques, residues and resistance to chemicals.

This course is suitable for:
    farmers/food producers
    people employed by a shire (not those contracting to a shire)
    DEC employees spraying on DEC land
    National Resource Management employees spraying on their land (not contract sprayers doing the job)
    mine rehabilitation and weed eradication employees where they are spraying on mine land.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

Short course
State ID: MAA11
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Chainsaw

Study modes:

On Campus

Sub study areas:

Agriculture

Description

This course covers the process of maintaining, preparing and operating hand-held chainsaws in a work environment.

These skills can be transferred to the homestead, are useful for home gardners and could lead to employment in parks and gardens or landscaping.

You will gain skills and knowledge in understanding the correct type of chainsaw for a particular task, how to use the chainsaw, maintain the chainsaw and store suitable personal protective equipment.

You will also carry out routine checks and maintenance on a chainsaw, apply appropriate chainsaw techniques, cutting methods according to manufacturer’s specifications and documented low risk work procedures; assess and minimise environmental impacts of chainsaw use; maintain records of chainsaw training and certification, risk assessment and use.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    AHCMOM213 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws

Short course
State ID: MAB70
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

First Aid

Study modes:

On Campus

Sub study areas:

Health Services

Description

This course covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to confidently manage emergency situations and provide a first aid response to a casualty. It is suitable to both people in workplaces and members of the public who want training in first aid.
This course is available as a 1 or 2 day course.
Extra requirement for 1 day course: A workbook and learner guide will be sent to you with your invoice. The workbook needs to be completed prior to class and must be handed to the lecturer in class. This is part of your assessment.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Short course
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA66
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Study modes:

Flexible
Full-Time
Part-Time
Traineeship
Workplace
Workshops

Sub study areas:

Aged Care

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support you'll be on your way to a career as an aged care assistant.
You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged care industry, caring for the elderly, enabling them to maintain independence, understanding and supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.
This course includes a compulsory work placement. The units in Traineeships are customised according to the individual Training Agreement that is negotiated with the employer and may vary (within the Qualification rules) in each case.

This course is Competitive at selected campuses and further Entrance Requirements may apply.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Certificate III
State ID: AE150
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Skill sets

Operating a Small Business Skill Set

Study modes:

On Campus

Sub study areas:

Business

Description

This skill set is aimed at those who operate a small business or are seeking an administration support position in a small business. The Operating a Small Business Skill Set will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to get you job ready or to improve how you operate a business of your own. You’ll learn how to design and produce business documents and publications, digitally design and develop text-based documents, develop spreadsheets through the use of both cloud-based and noncloud based applications, identify financial requirements of a business including profit targets, cash flow projections and strategies to gather financial support, and understand workplace health and safety (WHS) legislation and its application to safe work practices. It even covers how to create and build a social networking presence using social media tools and applications.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following units

BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
BSBITU313 Design and produce digital text documents
BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances
BSBWHS307 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

 

This course will be offered at these campuses: Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Collie (2021), Denmark, Esperance, Harvey (2021) , Katanning (2021), Margaret River, Mount Barker and Narrogin

If a campus offering this course is not featured in the menu list below or doesn’t have dates, it means they don’t have dates set right now but they are being planned. You can keep checking this page or use the enquiry form to register your interest.

The Operating a Small Business Skill Set is free for everyone. That means there are no tuition, resource or administration fees regardless of age or status.

Skill set
National ID: 10725NAT
State ID: BEH83
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

Study modes:

Full-Time
Part-Time

Sub study areas:

English

This course is a component of the CSWE English as an additional language (EAL) curriculum framework. It is a foundation course for learners who have no or limited formal schooling, no or limited English and who may not have literacy skills in their first language. 

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Course in
National ID: 10727NAT
State ID: BEI01
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

Study modes:

Flexible
Full-Time
Part-Time

Sub study areas:

English

This course is a component of the CSWE, English as an additional language (EAL) curriculum framework. It is a beginner course for learners who have just started learning English and who may have had minimal exposure to the language.

It provides English language learning for EAL learners, primarily targeting newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in limited range of contexts.

Other groups who benefit from this course include international students, long term migrants and Aboriginal students. The certificate includes elective numeracy units for those learners who may also need to develop numeracy skills

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Certificate I
National ID: 10728NAT
State ID: BEI00
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate II in Spoken and Written English

Study modes:

Flexible
Full-Time
Part-Time

Sub study areas:

English

This course is a component of the CSWE, English as an additional language (EAL) curriculum framework. It is a post-beginner course for learners who have had some formal or informal exposure to English and who already possess a foundational level of English language skills and numeracy.

It provides English language learning for EAL learners, primarily targeting newly arrived migrants and refugees who need English language skills to participate in a limited range of community, further training or employment contexts.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Certificate II
National ID: 10729NAT
State ID: BEI04
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

Study modes:

Full-Time
Part-Time

Sub study areas:

English

The course is a component of the CSWE, English as an additional language (EAL) curriculum framework. It is an intermediate course for learners who have had either formal or informal exposure to English and who have already developed a basic level of English language competence and numeracy skills.

It provides English language learning for EAL learners, primarily targeting newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop routine language skills to participate in a range of community, further training or employment contexts.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Certificate III
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