South metropolitan region

The South Metropolitan region of Perth covers an area of over 3,300 square kilometres and is home to approximately 25% of Western Australia's population. The region includes WA’s popular tourist spots of Fremantle and Mandurah.

The South Metropolitan Region’s four Jobs and Skills Centres are located on the Thornlie, Rockingham, Armadale and Peel TAFE campuses. Peel Jobs and Skills Centre’s services are delivered by South Metropolitan TAFE, Bridging the Gap and SMYL across the Peel region.

The City of Rockingham is a rapidly developing residential area, with substantial industrial and commercial areas and includes Garden and Penguin Islands. It encompasses significant areas of coastline, Shoalwater Islands, Rockingham Lakes, HMAS Stirling and extensive parklands.

The Peel region encompasses the shires of Boddington, Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Waroona and the City of Mandurah. Located 75km south of Perth, Peel incorporates 50 kilometres of pristine coastline, which is boarded inland by the Darling Scarp. Mandurah is the second fastest growing regional city in Australia.

The Thornlie area is a highly diverse and multicultural suburb 18 kms south-east of Perth. The Canning River runs through the suburb, alongside the South Metropolitan TAFE Thornlie campus.

All JSCs work to meet local needs, including youth unemployment and low workforce engagement following COVID-19. Their highly experienced staff will focus on getting young people, women, displaced workers, and career changers into training and jobs to meet immediate and emerging skill requirements, especially in the Armadale area. 

Follow the links below to find out more about the services available at these centres.

 

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Rockingham JSC computer lab
South metropolitan jobs and skills centre locations

Specialist services

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) specialist services

Specialist services and activities designed to assist people from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) background to make educational, training and work choices are available. As well as providing information on training and opportunities to use existing skills or learn new or additional skills, The Multicultural Services Centre of WA (MSC) is supporting Jobs and Skills Centres with specialist services and can work with you to overcome barriers to employment, education and training.

The Multicultural Services Centre of WA can help with information on training options, and developing a career action plan including work experience, voluntary work and other opportunities that can provide you with job-ready skills and experience, to improve your job prospects.

They also offer computer assisted career guidance and workshops on career options and employability skills including basic occupational safety and health.

Services are available from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday at the following locations. The team at MSC would be happy to answer any questions you have via phone 08 9254 9992; or via email jsc@mscwa.com.au.

Centres are open from 9:00am - 4:30pm each day, click to find directions to each office below:

Ex-offenders

When you’re released from prison, finding a steady job or getting your career back on track can make a big difference in getting your life moving in a positive direction.  Outcare is supporting the Jobs and Skills Centres with specialist services  to help get you into work or training. They also offer program for Aboriginal ex-offenders to support effective transition from prison to reconnect with community and culture.

Outcare can help with information on training or education options and advice on choosing a career path, a computer, printer and internet access to help with writing your resumé and job applications, and preparing for job interviews.

They also offer a one-day career development course, delivered in prison, which covers aspects such as interview techniques, self-image, disclosing convictions and how to access employment services within the community to prepare people for release.


Outcare's services are available from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday at 27 Moore St East Perth, or phone 08 6263 8622.