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Certificate IV in Government

Course code: PSP40116

This qualification allows for the attainment of occupational specific competencies for those working in operational roles without supervision in the public sector. Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement, and limited responsibility with established parameters. This generalist qualification is particularly suited to those working in an environment requiring multi-skilled personnel and/or small or regionally based organisations. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate IV in Local Government (Regulatory Services)

Course code: LGA40504

This course is a specialist regulatory services course for people who work in any area of local government. You will develop a broad range of local government skills to perform tasks to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices and provide some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills. In addition, you will learn how to perform a variety of administration and financial duties in a council. The course covers the regulatory services job area. If you work in a council and want to do this course, you should discuss it with your workplace trainer/supervisor. If you do not work in a council but want to do this course, speak to a TAFE NSW counsellor at the campus running this course for more information.

Statement of Attainment in Public Sector Procurement & Contracts Management

Course code: TTPBFP0220

This Statement of Attainment in Public Sector Procurement & Contracts Management course provides the introductory skill set for those wanting to work in a procurement & contracts management role in a Federal, State, or Local government department. As part of this course, you will study the following units: -PSPLEG002: Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector -PSPPCM004: Plan procurement -PSPPCM006: Select providers & develop contracts -PSPPCM007: Manage contracts Completion of this course provides a pathway into the Certificate IV in Procurement & Contracting (PSP40616) with credit granted for these 4 units.

Statement of Attainment in Drone and Mapping Essentials

Course code: 164-60061V01

This short course is designed to provide learners with a basic understanding of operating a drone and using spatial information. Most learners will be employed in the agricultural industry. It is expected that TAFE NSW will provide lesson resources to enable this training.

Statement of Attainment in Planning for Emergencies

Course code: 164-30052V01

Emergency planning is a framework designed to produce a set of arrangements that provide the basis for preparing and managing the impact of emergencies. This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to manage an emergency planning process. It includes, preparing, developing and refining a plan in a multi-hazard and multi-agency environment and includes working with the community. Planning for emergencies applies to people responsible for developing emergency management plans within or by local government, emergency services or government agencies and departments, event organisers, utilities, critical infrastructure or high occupancy building and service providers. It is based on the competency PUAEMR021A Facilitate emergency planning processes.

Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies)

Course code: HE20502V03

The Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) is a two year associate degree that will give you access to a new and exciting career in the fast-growing renewable energy technologies sector. All students study the processes of conversion and storage of energy, then specialise in the infrastructure and activities associated with either electrical or mechanical engineering. The course addresses the changing nature of the energy industry and will prepare you for what lies ahead as government and corporate priorities shift, and ambitious targets are set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You can also use the program as a pathway into the third year of a bachelor degree in renewable energy technologies at the University of Newcastle. COURSE INFORMATION BROCHURE Download the TAFE NSW Higher Education Course Information Brochure for an outline of the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course.

Statement of Attainment in Exercise Management for Emergencies

Course code: 164-30013V01

This skill set covers the skills required to design, develop, implement and evaluate emergency exercises. These exercises include multi-hazard and multi-agency responses to potential emergencies. This training is suitable for people work in an organisation, agency or industry that practices disaster and emergency scenarios. This could include hospitals, local government, airports, ports, manufacturing industry, utilities, non-government organisations, and emergency service organisations. This Statement of Attainment covers the knowledge skills and application involved in the design, management and evaluation of emergency management exercises. On successful completion of assessment requirements participants will achieve the units PUAEMR030 Manage and Evaluate Emergency Management Exercises and PUAEMR031 Design Emergency Management Exercises.

Statement of Attainment in Arc GIS for Environmental Management

Course code: 158-61064V02

An intermediate short course to develop your skills in ArcGIS for application to a range of environmental and natural resource management contexts. This course is suited to people who have some GIS experience and want to hone their skills to an intermediate level. The course is suited to people in local and state government agencies, consultancies, and other fields of environmental management. You will develop existing skills in map presentation, attributes, geo referencing, manipulating data sources, querying maps and data, spatial adjustment, geo processing and more.

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Course code: 22334VIC

The Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a technician level qualification that will provide graduates with the knowledge and a comprehensive set of technical skills that enables them to: - monitor the risk of cyber security attacks - implement appropriate software - use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats - protect an organisation from insider security breaches - develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks. Graduates of the course will be able to seek employment as cyber security practitioners in a range of commercial enterprises/organisations and government bodies.

Certificate II in Rural Operations

Course code: AHC21216

This qualification provides an occupational outcome for industries and agencies in rural and regional Australia. Depending on the units selected individuals can be employed not only in rural industries but also other rural and regional sectors, such as local government, tourism, hospitality, transport, construction, community services, information technology and metals. Industry expects individuals with this qualification to carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship. No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology

Course code: MSS50216

The MSS50216 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology specifies the competencies required to apply a range of methods and technologies to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring in most industry sectors, and to assist environmental scientists, engineers and planners with site assessment, minimising environmental impacts of processes and remediation/rehabilitation of sites. This qualification applies to environmental officers, environmental protection officers, environmental compliance officers, environmental technicians and similar personnel employed by enterprises and Commonwealth, state/territory and local governments. These personnel often work with environmental scientists, engineers, planners and community groups to manage and conserve natural systems and resources, minimise pollution, remediate/rehabilitate sites and trial practical strategies to protect and improve ecosystems. Their work often involves environmental monitoring and technology, internal auditing and continuous improvements to enhance compliance and minimise the environmental impacts of processes. Government employees may be more involved with external inspection and auditing of enterprises and negotiating appropriate responses to instances of non-compliance. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate III in Rural Operations

Course code: AHC32816

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in agriculture, horticulture and conservation land management and at least one and up to four other related industries. Depending on the units selected individuals will be able to seek employment not only in rural industries but also other industry sectors, such as local government, tourism, hospitality, transport, construction, information technology and metals. Industry expects individuals with this qualification to perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures. This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship. No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Statement of Attainment in Emergency Risk Management

Course code: 164-30054V01

Emergency Risk Management will provide the skills and knowledge required to enhance community resilience through the assessment of emergency risks and determining appropriate treatment options. It is for individuals who undertake these assessments with a community or part of a community. Assessments are conducted at local, regional and state level by local governments, emergency management committees, public safety agencies, major events managers and other organisations that need to understand emergency risks to communities and the options for treating those risks. It includes the units PUAEMR009B Facilitate emergency risk assessment and PUAEMR012B Determine treatment options.

TAFE PLUS Statement in Skills for Learning

Course code: 160-32211V01

This course is designed to provide training under the Community Services Obligation for Government-subsidised disadvantaged students in order to improve their educational outcomes. The training provided is customised to the specific needs of the learner and may be any of the following: Personalised Learning Support including pre-training support, counselling, mentoring, case management, and individualised or group support for learning engagement and completions. Access to learning resource centres including study facilities and services (such as access to computers with specific software packages and printing services. It is for students who meet the eligibility criteria as specified in the Framework for Community Service Obligation Framework Funding.

Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course code: CUA60715

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have para-professional level technical, creative and conceptual skills to originate, realise and exhibit a substantial body of resolved work that expresses their own creative vision. Visual artists work within and across many mediums, and their practice may incorporate ceramics, digital art, glasswork, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textiles or wood design. Practice at this level is underpinned by application of art theory and history, the ability to engage in critical discourse and to debate ones own work and the work of others. Visual artists may work in their own practice, or a wide range of contexts across the arts, government or commercial organisations and also bring visual arts perspective to areas such as business, community services and science. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

Course code: 10362NAT

This is a beginner course for people who have just started learning English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English. The course provides general language education primarily for newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts. The Certificate also includes elective numeracy modules for EAL learners who may also need to develop numeracy skills and not just become familiar with the English of mathematics. Students will develop basic skills in: - learning strategies to study in formal learning environments - giving personal information - comprehending and participating in transactional and casual spoken exchanges - comprehending spoken and written information and instructions - comprehending and leaving telephone messages - comprehending, telling and composing personal recounts - comprehending and composing informal texts.

Certificate II in Aviation Transport Protection (Passenger and Non-Passenger Screener)

Course code: AVI20316

This qualification provides individuals with technical and non-technical aviation skills to operate effectively in a broad range of aviation security screening roles. Individuals working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and limited judgement in structured and stable contexts within narrow parameters. This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification as an Aviation Screening Officer as directed by the current Aviation Transport Security Regulations. People seeking certification should check these requirements with the relevant Australian Government department responsible for aviation transport security. Use for Defence Aviation is to be in accordance with relevant Defence Orders, Instructions, Publications and Regulations. Occupations may include: * Aviation Screening Officer * Aviation Transport Protection Officer Passenger Screener * Aviation Transport Protection Officer Non-Passenger Screener.

Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Chemical and Forensic Analysis)

Course code: MSL50116

This qualification is a specialisation that covers the skills and knowledge required to apply a range of laboratory technologies to conduct checmical and forensic analysis. Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include technical officers, laboratory technicians, analysts and similar personnel. Technical officers conduct a wide range of sampling and testing that requires the application of broad scientific-technical knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas. Although technical officers generally work in a laboratory, they often work closely with personnel in other teams within a section of the workplace. They may liaise with suppliers to troubleshoot product non-conformance at the direction of laboratory supervisors or managers. They gather information on non-conformance and events that may lead to the modification of workplace procedures. They may also demonstrate methods to others and train them to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably. The work of technical officers involves frequent peak periods and interruptions. They: - work according to established procedures in a structured environment - collect and prepare samples and communicate sample requirements to other personnel - conduct a wide range of routine and specialised tests where atypical samples may be involved and the instrumentation used has a wide range of operating variables - contribute to the modification of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and enterprise methods when necessary - define and solve problems where alternatives are not obvious and where investigations and trials may be required and the implications of various solutions considered - work under the direction and supervision of senior technical staff, laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical professionals generally work as part of a team and may have a role in the planning of schedules and monitoring of resources in their work area.

Diploma of Visual Arts

Course code: CUA51115

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms. Mediums may include ceramics, drawing and illustration, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textile design, wood design, digital art and glasswork. Practice at this level is underpinned by application of arts theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Discourse around complex ideas is also required. Visual artists may work in their own practice, or in a wide range of contexts across the arts, government, community or commercial organisations. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Diploma of Youth Work

Course code: CHC50413

This qualification reflects the role of people with responsibility for the development and the outcomes of programs and services for young people managed through a range of agencies and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Certificate II in Spoken and Written English

Course code: 10363NAT

This course is a post-beginner course for people who have developed a basic level of English, literacy or numeracy skills and who have had some formal or informal exposure to English. The course provides a general education curriculum framework for English as an additional language (EAL) language and literacy education primarily for newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts. The Certificate also includes elective numeracy modules for EAL learners who may also need to develop numeracy skills and not just become familiar with the English of mathematics. Students will develop post-beginner skills in: - learning strategies to study in formal learning environments - comprehending and participating in transactional and casual spoken exchanges - comprehending spoken and written information and instructions - comprehending and participating in telephone exchanges - participating in interviews - completing formatted texts - comprehending and composing story texts - comprehending and composing informal texts - comprehending and composing opinion texts - comprehending and composing jobseeking texts - comprehending news texts - comprehending visual texts - comprehending and performing multiplication and division with whole numbers - comprehending and using fractions and decimals.

Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Source)

Course code: NWP30215

This qualification reflects the specialisation Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Source). The source specialisation covers the skills required to monitor, operate and maintain source operations. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. Additional qualification advice Where a defined specialisation is completed as listed below, the resultant testamur can be titled: Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (field of study) e.g. Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Networks). This qualification reflects the networks specialisation

Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)

Course code: HE20501V02

The Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) is a three-year professional degree that prepares graduates for creative employment in the interior design industry in Australia and overseas. The course aims to develop highly creative design professionals, who can think critically, reflect on ideas, and progress a complex project from a theoretical concept though to detailed resolution, balancing the social, ethical, cultural, technical, business and environmental contexts in which a designer in the 21st Century operates. Graduates will be committed to professional excellence and equipped for lifelong learning. Students will learn how to generate innovative and original interior design concepts, explore the spatial, structural and material elements of built interior environments and develop a comprehensive understanding of factors governing the interaction between interior environments and the people who use them. They will learn how to visualise and present their unique interior design schemes using sophisticated computer modelling applications and translate them into resolved three-dimensional (3D) spaces using a range of sustainable materials, furnishings and processes. Alongside specialised subjects in interior design, students will study a range of core subjects covering theory and knowledge which is shared by other design disciplines. Through this multidisciplinary approach, students will develop their creative skills within a broader professional and commercial framework, reflecting the increasing convergence of design professions and the larger value chain within which designers operate. Students will gain an appreciation of broad cultural and historical contexts, learn about the cultural and economic importance of the design industry and explore emerging ideas in 21st century design. Target Audience School leavers and graduates of Certificate IV or higher level vocational programs in Design.

Statement of Attainment in Working Safely Near Live Electrical Apparatus

Course code: ETS-15322V01

UETTDREL14A - Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker This Competency Standard Unit covers compliance with working safely up to the defined safe approach distance near energised electrical apparatus (inc. electrical powerlines) for non-electrical workers. It includes work functions that may be performed, such as vegetation control, scaffolding, rigging, painting, and/or any other activity that requires working safely and complying with requirements and/or established procedures near live electrical apparatus by a non-electrical worker. Also included is the preparation of risk assessment control measures that encompass job safety assessment. It does not include any work that is or may be performed by other competent operatives within the defined safe working zone. The defined safe working zone is that so defined by relevant State or Territory regulatory agencies/bodies, local government legislation, Industry bi -partite body Guidelines/Codes of Practices or other related requirements for Safe work and access near live Electrical and Mechanical Apparatus. This course also includes the Units below if required HLTAID001 Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation UETTDRRF01B Apply ESI Safety Rules, Codes and Procedures UETTDRRF06B Perform Rescue from live LV panel UETTDRRF09B Apply Access Procedure to Work UETTDRRF10B Provide first aid in an ESI environment UETTDRRF11A Testing of connections to low voltage electricity networks UETTDRRF02B Perform pole top rescue UETTDRRF08B Perform EWP controlled descent escape UETTDRRF03B Perform EWP rescue

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Why study a course in Government at TAFE NSW?

A course in Government can allow you to provide leadership and guidance to others, and develop new practices and procedures that will improve your community or region. Working for a government organisation can be a thought provoking and meaningful career.

Take advantage of a range of roles at Federal, State or Local Government level with TAFE NSW courses that are linked to the Government and Public sectors.

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