North Coast TAFE

Introduction

Who is North Coast TAFE?

North Coast TAFE is part of TAFE New South Wales, Australia and is one of the largest regional training providers in Australia. TAFE stands for Technical & Further Education. We have over 45,000 students enrolled per year into nationally recognised courses and training. Our purpose is to provide high quality, personalised vocational education and training to improve your prospects of being employed and enjoying a prosperous life-long career.

Studying with us

At North Coast TAFE we offer a vast range of courses available online, on campus or on the job. We offer a range of qualifications to suit everyone, from school leavers to career builders and businesses. We work closely with the community, offering TAFE to University Pathways, community-based courses and programs, and partnerships with local businesses.

We have campuses located across the beautiful North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

World-class facilities

Our state-of-the-art facilities and modern campuses means we can offer you some of the best vocational education available to get you job-ready.

Many of our campuses offer specialist, hands-on training in simulation facilities under the expert guidance of qualified industry professionals.

We are constantly adapting our courses and facilities to suit student and industry needs to ensure your training is a relevant as it can be to today’s workplace needs.

It’s all about you

You are our main focus and we offer you various support services such as career advice and personalised study assistance to help make your time at North Coast TAFE easier and more enjoyable.

All our campuses have a friendly and welcoming feel with lots of community activities and great areas for relaxing, studying or catching up with friends.

We offer wireless internet and libraries at all of our campuses to assist you with your study.

For more information, you can download our International Student Prospectus (English language) or Contact Us.

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Diploma

Diploma Leadership and Management

Campus Full time 6 months Australia New South Wales

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. [+]

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organizational or enterprise requirements. They plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources. Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course. Core units: You will complete core units of study in the following areas: Develop and use emotional intelligence Manage operational plan Lead and manage effective workplace relationships Lead and manage team effectiveness Elective units: Contact us for more information on the elective units offered within this course. Assessments: There are assessments for every unit. Get credit for previous study and life experience: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helps you get your qualification faster. We will review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have completed that might contribute to RPL for this course. TAFE 2 uni pathways: A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit. Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage. North Coast Institute offers a range of programs to help transition to University study. [-]

Diploma of Business

Campus Full time 6 months Australia New South Wales

This course is for people who want to develop the knowledge and skills to effectively operate in a variety of business settings, and who are seeking to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions. It is a management level course to prepare you for jobs such as an office manager, business manager and department manager. [+]

This course is for people who want to develop the knowledge and skills to effectively operate in a variety of business settings, and who are seeking to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions. You can select units of study from the areas of management, human resource management, marketing, advertising and business administration, among others. It is a management level course to prepare you for jobs such as an office manager, business manager and department manager. Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course. Core units: Students complete core units selecting from topics in the broad areas of Business Administration & IT, Human Resource Management, Management and a range of specialty units. Contact us for more information on the units offered within this course. Assessments: There are assessments for every unit. Get credit for previous study and life experience: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helps you get your qualification faster. We will review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have completed that might contribute to RPL for this course. TAFE 2 uni pathways: A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit. Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage. North Coast Institute offers a range of programs to help transition to University study. [-]

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Campus Full time Part time 1 year Australia New South Wales

The need for qualified child are workers in Australia is at an all-time high, so if you are looking to get qualified in an area where the work is rewarding, career opportunities are good and you are ready to take the next step in your career then our Diploma of Early Education and Care is for you. We will prepare you to work in a range of early childhood settings with children 0 - 5 years. You will learn... [+]

The need for qualified child are workers in Australia is at an all-time high, so if you are looking to get qualified in an area where the work is rewarding, career opportunities are good and you are ready to take the next step in your career then our Diploma of Early Education and Care is for you. We will prepare you to work in a range of early childhood settings with children 0 - 5 years. You will learn about the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children, how to support their rights and safety, and the wellbeing of infants. You will be qualified to supervise staff and volunteers and equipped with necessary skills to plan, implement and manage programs in accordance with relevant legislation, standards and duty of care requirements. You will receive a huge amount of support in various ways, flexible delivery arrangements with all your mandatory work placement organised for you. Learn from qualified early childhood educators with current skills, knowledge and strong links to industry and gain the skills to work in a growing industry with great career opportunities. The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job or step up into a higher position Work Placement A mandatory, minimum of 240 hours of work placement is required to be completed in a licensed and regulated child care environment with children aged 0-5 years. Your work placement will be arranged for you in your geographic area, however if you currently work in a regulated childcare you can complete you work placement in this setting. Attending Work Placement Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information. Career Opportunities If you are looking to take the next step in your career in childcare this course will qualify you to work as a Director, Manager or Assistant in any of the following child care related workplaces: - Long Day Child Care - Occasional Care - Family Day Care - Pre-schools/ Kindergartens Entry Requirements While there are no formal academic entry requirements for this course, for student visa purposes you may be required to show successful completion of an academic qualification equivalent to Year 10 or Year 12. Competency in English language is required to academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or Certificate 3 in Advanced English for Further Study or equivalent. North Coast Institute provides a range of English language programs, in which you can enrol anytime, that can help you transition to formal study. Literacy and Numeracy Students do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy competency that will enable them to gain the required skills and knowledge to complete their course and ultimately to work in their chosen field. North Coast Institute is committed to ensuring that students receive training, assessment and support services that meet their individual needs. Therefore, before commencing this course, you may be required to complete a literacy/numeracy assessment. This assessment is designed to identify students who may be at risk of not being able to complete their course due to the level of Literacy and Numeracy skills required to do so. Pre-requisites Must attend an Information session and complete the skills review. Core units CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children CHCECE003 - Provide care for children CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children CHCECE017 - Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood CHCECE018 - Nurture creativity in children CHCECE019 - Facilitate compliance in an education and care services CHCECE020 - Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour CHCECE021 - Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children CHCECE022 - Promote children’s agency CHCECE023 - Analyse information to inform learning CHCECE024 - Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development CHCECE025 - Embed sustainable practices in service operations CHCECE026 - Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety Location We may be able to provide customised, flexible, or on-the-job options for this course. Assessments There are assessments for every unit. You will be given at least one week’s notice by your teacher as to the actual assessment date and you must attend. If you are sick, a phone call to advise of your absence is required. Otherwise, a doctor's certificate will be necessary to sit for the assessment. Get credit for previous study and life experience If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. TAFE 2 uni pathways Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage. A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit. Many TAFE NSW courses also offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. 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Diploma of Hospitality

Campus Full time 1 year Australia New South Wales

This qualification is for people who need to develop the sound knowledge of industry operations and a broad range of managerial skills needed to coordinate hospitality operations. You will learn to operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions. [+]

This qualification is for people who need to develop the sound knowledge of industry operations and a broad range of managerial skills needed to coordinate hospitality operations. You will learn to operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions. Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course. Core units: Contact us for more information on the core units offered within this course. Elective units: Contact us for more information on the elective units offered within this course. Assessments: There are assessments for every unit. Get credit for previous study and life experience: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helps you get your qualification faster. We will review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have completed that might contribute to RPL for this course. TAFE 2 uni pathways: A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit. Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage. North Coast Institute offers a range of programs to help transition to University study. [-]

Diploma of Information Technology

Campus Full time 1 year Australia New South Wales

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to administer and manage information and communications technology (ICT) support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general ICT technologies. Persons working at this level provide a broader rather than specialised ICT support function, applying a wide range of higher level technical skills in ICT areas such as networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development. [+]

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to administer and manage information and communications technology (ICT) support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general ICT technologies. Persons working at this level provide a broader rather than specialised ICT support function, applying a wide range of higher level technical skills in ICT areas such as networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development. Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course. Core units: You will complete core units of study in the following areas: Ensure a safe workplace Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability Gather data to identify business requirements Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise Elective units: Contact us for more information on the elective units offered within this course. Assessments: There are assessments for every unit. Get credit for previous study and life experience: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helps you get your qualification faster. We will review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have completed that might contribute to RPL for this course. TAFE 2 uni pathways: A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit. Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage. North Coast Institute offers a range of programs to help transition to University study. [-]

Diploma of Tourism & Travel

Campus Full time 1 year Australia New South Wales

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use sound knowledge of industry operations and a broad range of managerial skills to coordinate tourism and travel operations or marketing and product development activities. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions. [+]

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use sound knowledge of industry operations and a broad range of managerial skills to coordinate tourism and travel operations or marketing and product development activities. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions. Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course. Core units: You will complete core units of study in the following areas: Write complex documents Manage quality customer service Manage conflict Interpret financial information Manage finances within a budget Prepare and monitor budgets Lead and manage people Monitor work operations Establish and conduct business relationships Implement and monitor work health and safety practices Elective units: Contact us for more information on the elective units offered within this course. Assessments: There are assessments for every unit. Get credit for previous study and life experience: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helps you get your qualification faster. We will review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have completed that might contribute to RPL for this course. TAFE 2 uni pathways: A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit. Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage. North Coast Institute offers a range of programs to help transition to University study. [-]

Certificate

Certificate III in Horticulture

Campus Full time 1 year Australia New South Wales

This course is for people wanting to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge needed to work in the horticulture industry. Industry positions include horticulturist, gardener. [+]

This course is for people wanting to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge needed to work in the horticulture industry. Industry positions include horticulturist, gardener. You will learn about safety in the workplace and environmentally sustainable work practices, as well as skills selected from areas such as: plants and soils; pest management; arboriculture; landscaping; nursery practices; parks and gardens; turf construction and management; biosecurity; chemicals use; irrigation and water; machinery operation; and industry work practices. Pre-requisites: It is recommended that students have completed a Certificate 2 in Horticulture or have experience in the industry prior to attempting the Certificate 3 in Horticulture. Core units: You will complete core units of study in the following areas: Contribute to OHS processes Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Electives: Contact us for more information on the electives offered within this course. Assessments: There are assessments for every unit. Get credit for previous study and life experience: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helps you get your qualification faster. We will review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have completed that might contribute to RPL for this course. TAFE 2 uni pathways: A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit. Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage. North Coast Institute offers a range of programs to help transition to University study. [-]

Certificate IV in Accounting

Campus Full time 1 year Australia New South Wales

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the educational requirements for registration as BAS (Business Activity Statement) agent. Such persons providing a BAS service for a fee or other reward (other than as an employee) must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). You should check current registration requirements with the TPB as these are under regular review. [+]

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the educational requirements for registration as BAS (Business Activity Statement) agent. Such persons providing a BAS service for a fee or other reward (other than as an employee) must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). You should check current registration requirements with the TPB as these are under regular review. Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course. Core units: You will complete core units of study in the following areas: Prepare financial reports Design and produce business documents Participate in OHS processes Process financial transactions and extract interim reports Make decisions in a legal context Elective units: Contact us for more information on the elective units offered within this course. Assessments: There are assessments for every unit. Get credit for previous study and life experience: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helps you get your qualification faster. We will review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have completed that might contribute to RPL for this course. TAFE 2 uni pathways: A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit. Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage. North Coast Institute offers a range of programs to help transition to University study. [-]

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Campus Full time 1 year Australia New South Wales

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. You will operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems. [+]

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. You will operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems. This qualification provides you with a pathway to work in various kitchen settings, such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops. Entry Requirements: While there are no formal academic entry requirement for this course, for student visa purposes you may be required to show successful completion of an academic qualification equivalent to Year 10 or Year 12. Competency in English language to academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or Certificate 3 in Advanced English for Further Study or equivalent. North Coast Institute provides a range of English language programs, in which you can enrol anytime, that can help you transition to formal study. Core units: You will complete core units of study in the following areas: Manage diversity in the workplace Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Provide first aid Use food preparation equipment Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery Produce appetizers and salads Produce stocks, sauces and soups Produce vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes Produce poultry dishes Produce seafood dishes Produce meat dishes Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements Produce cakes, pastries and breads Work effectively as a cook Plan and cost basic menus Develop menus for special dietary requirements Coordinate cooking operations Produce desserts Manage conflict Manage finances within a budget Use hygienic practices for food safety Participate in safe food handling practices Coach others in job skills Lead and manage people Maintain the quality of perishable items Monitor work operations Implement and monitor work health and safety practices Assessments: There are assessments for every unit. Get credit for previous study and life experience: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helps you get your qualification faster. We will review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have completed that might contribute to RPL for this course. TAFE 2 uni pathways: A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit. Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage. North Coast Institute offers a range of programs to help transition to University study. [-]

Certificate IV in Community Services

Campus Full time 1 year Australia New South Wales

This qualification is for people who want to work in community based organizations, residential rehabilitation and outreach services to provide a range of services, interventions and community education to clients. You will learn how to design and deliver programs that aim to enhance the well being of individuals and groups. [+]

This qualification is for people who want to work in community based organizations, residential rehabilitation and outreach services to provide a range of services, interventions and community education to clients. You will learn how to design and deliver programs that aim to enhance the well being of individuals and groups. Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course. Core units: You will complete core units of study in the following areas: Work within a community development framework Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Use targeted communication skills to build relationships Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework Work effectively in the community sector Deliver and develop client services Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately Maintain an effective work environment Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers Contribute to OHS processes Elective units: Contact us for more information on the elective units offered within this course. Assessments: There are assessments for every unit. Get credit for previous study and life experience: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helps you get your qualification faster. We will review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have completed that might contribute to RPL for this course. TAFE 2 uni pathways: A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit. Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage. North Coast Institute offers a range of programs to help transition to University study. [-]

Certificate IV in Hospitality

Campus Full time 1 year Australia New South Wales

This qualification is for people who need the knowledge and skills required to work as a skilled operator using a broad range of hospitality skills combined with sound knowledge of industry operations. You will learn to operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems. You may have supervisory responsibilities and you may need to plan, monitor and evaluate the work of team members. This qualification provides a pathway for you to work as a team leader or supervisor in hospitality organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. [+]

This qualification is for people who need the knowledge and skills required to work as a skilled operator using a broad range of hospitality skills combined with sound knowledge of industry operations. You will learn to operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems. You may have supervisory responsibilities and you may need to plan, monitor and evaluate the work of team members. This qualification provides a pathway for you to work as a team leader or supervisor in hospitality organizations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course. Core units: You will complete core units of study in the following areas: Manage diversity in the workplace Work effectively in hospitality service Enhance the customer service experience Manage conflict Manage finances within a budget Coach others in job skills Lead and manage people Monitor work operations Implement and monitor work health and safety practices Elective units: Contact us for more information on the elective units offered within this course. Assessments: There are assessments for every unit. Get credit for previous study and life experience: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helps you get your qualification faster. We will review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have completed that might contribute to RPL for this course. TAFE 2 uni pathways: A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit. Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage. North Coast Institute offers a range of programs to help transition to University study. [-]

Certificate IV in Information Technology

Campus Full time 1 year Australia New South Wales

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technologies and to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that require broader rather than more specialised ICT support. Persons working at this level apply a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic networking, ICT support, database development, programming and web development support; working safely and ethically in a sustainable work environment. [+]

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technologies and to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that require broader rather than more specialised ICT support. Persons working at this level apply a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic networking, ICT support, database development, programming and web development support; working safely and ethically in a sustainable work environment. Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course. Core units: You will complete core units of study in the following areas: Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment Determine and confirm client business requirements Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment Elective units: Contact us for more information on the elective units offered within this course. Assessments: There are assessments for every unit. Get credit for previous study and life experience: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helps you get your qualification faster. We will review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have completed that might contribute to RPL for this course. TAFE 2 uni pathways: A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit. Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage. North Coast Institute offers a range of programs to help transition to University study. [-]

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