Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre

Located on the Rockingham campus of South Metropolitan TAFE, approximately 45 km south of the Perth CBD, the Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre offers a range of information and services linked to training and career development, with an employment outcome focus. Our convenient location near Dixon Road makes it easy to get to by public transport and we provide outreach services in Kwinana, Cockburn and Fremantle.

We provide free professional and practical advice on career, training and employment pathways including information on apprenticeships and traineeships to assist with job searching, writing a great resume and direct links to job opportunities. Our team also has expertise in business and workforce development, and we welcome employers and business owners.
We provide flexible accessible career development services at youth and shopping centres, libraries and other community locations and regularly deliver employability workshops.

Clients can make an appointment on 13 64 64 or 9599 8655, email our team at rockinghamjsc@smtafe.wa.edu.au or you are welcome to simply walk in for advice.



Our services

Aboriginal services

Wanju — Welcome to Aboriginal Services at Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre. 

When you arrive at the Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre, you will see signage with the message ‘Wanju’ meaning ‘Welcome’ in the Noongar language of the Aboriginal people of the South West of Western Australia. The signage pays respect to the land on which the centre stands, and it is an invitation and a welcome to Aboriginal clients and all members of the community. In the Noongar culture, changes in the environment signalled the change in season, and with each season Noongar people moved to take advantage of natural resources and opportunities.

Come and meet the Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre team who are professional career specialists and can help you with information on training, careers and employment pathways. They have local connections with employers and businesses; can assist with resumes and interview skills; and link you with local job opportunities, apprenticeships, traineeships, and training programs.

How we can help you

We provide Aboriginal jobseekers with access to quality career, training and employment services; apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities; or to get into training or get a job. Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre provides:

  • culturally sensitive career services;
  • information and advice to choose the best training option based on your goals;
  • access to job opportunities through our Aboriginal jobs board and Deadly Jobs Board;
  • help with resumes, job applications and interview skills; and
  • referrals to other services, depending on your needs.

We shape our services according to the needs of individuals, and work with local industries to create connections between Aboriginal jobseekers and local employers. We liaise with community, businesses and employees to create more culturally aware workplaces that attract and retain Aboriginal employees, and seek support from Aboriginal communities to ensure our services are appropriate and support clients.

We connect with Indigenous community-based organisations to assist our clients with external referrals to suit their needs.

Our Aboriginal Services team connects with schools with programs such as Clontarf Foundation, Stars Foundation, Follow the Dream and Deadly Sista Girlz, providing career guidance and mentoring to students. We also work with all senior schools in the local area.

For more information on our services please contact Margaret Groves on 9599 8628 or email Nate Stuart at Nate.Stuart@smtafe.wa.edu.au.

Our free jobs boards

We work closely with employers, business owners and industry to identify and create employment opportunities.

View our jobs board

We also have a free jobs board with deadly jobs for Aboriginal people.
View our Aboriginal services jobs board

For all the latest news and information about deadly job opportunities, follow our Deadly Jobs page on Facebook.
Deadly Jobs Facebook page!

If you would like assistance with applying for an opportunity, please call us on 13 64 64 or 9599 8655 or email the team at rockinghamjsc@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Careers, training and jobs

We provide free and practical advice on training and employment opportunities including career advice, apprenticeship and traineeships to assist you with information on education and training courses, career pathway options and the career planning process. Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre can help you with:

  • information and guidance on your career choices;
  • information about training and courses;
  • choosing the right training course or qualification to suit your personal, work or career goals;
  • information about different industry areas and occupations;
  • job searching and job matching;
  • skills and qualification recognition information;
  • apprenticeship and traineeship assistance; and
  • culturally sensitive employment and career services for Aboriginal people.

To find out more about our career services and how we can help you please call 13 64 64, or 08 9599 8655 or send us an email at rockinghamjsc@smtafe.wa.edu.au, or come and visit us. 

To find out more about our career services and how we can help you please give us a call, send us an email, or come and visit us. 

Employers and business

Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre provides advice and assistance to support employers and business owners with:  

  • recruitment assistance, including for apprentices and trainees;
  • information on training solutions and services that can be customised to meet enterprise-specific needs;
  • advertising employment opportunities on our jobs board or our Aboriginal-specific jobs board;
  • advice and resources to support your workforce planning; 
  • resources and advice on Aboriginal recruitment and retention strategies.

We will also engage with local communities and industries to help build local workforce solutions. To find out more about these services and how we can help you please give us a call, on 13 64 64, or 08 9599 8655 or send us an email at rockinghamjsc@smtafe.wa.edu.au, or come and visit us. 

Specialist services

Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre staff work in partnership with the City of Rockingham, Kwinana, Fremantle, Melville and Cockburn providing a suite of accessible services including employability workshops; career guidance; and recruitment on offer at community locations including local shopping centres and community centres in Rockingham and Kwinana.

Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre provides specialist wrap around support services to individuals and businesses wishing to develop pathways for Aboriginal, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) and mature age people to support sustainable training and employment outcomes in the Peel region.

Regional services

Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre has a dedicated defence industry team to provide advice about jobs, careers, and training pathways into the defence industry. All services are free, and available to anyone in WA. To contact the team: Nihar Rai, Employer Engagement Consultant or Martin Turnbull, Schools and Community Engagement, you can call, email, or drop in for a chat. Phone 08 9599 8655 or email defence.careers@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre collaborates with the City of Rockingham on an Education and Training Advisory committee, Perth South Employment Facilitator, local Jobs and Skills Taskforce, key service providers, registered training organisations and universities in the region to ensure our team offers support services that are targeted to specific local needs. Our staff has current regional labour market information, to assist individuals and businesses with specific knowledge on local industry and infrastructure development projects and advise on available and emerging opportunities and employment trends.
 

Events

The following events are hosted on a regular basis by our Jobs and Skills Centre based in Rockingham.

Check out the details for each event and ensure you register your attendance to secure a spot or find out more by using the email or calling the contact person.

January events

  • City of Rockingham Youth Centre Workshop
    Tuesday 18 and 25 Jan 2022
    Contact: Rebekkah Welch 08 9599 8655
  • Employability Workshops Rockingham JSC
    Tuesday 18 Jan 2022
    Contact: Rebekkah Welch 08 9599 8655
  • Cockburn Youth Centre Open Day
    Friday 28 Jan 2022
    Contact: Rebekkah Welch 08 9599 8655
  • Kwinana Youth Centre Open Day
    Friday 28 Jan 2022
    Contact: Nate Stuart 08 9599 8655
  • Mary MacKillop College Tour
    Monday 31 Jan 2022
    Contact: 
    Robert Palmer 08 9586 7411

Contact: Rockingham JSC 08 9599 8655 or email rockinghamjsc@smtafe.wa.edu.au for any of the above events.

February events

  • Scotch College Yr 10 Career Exploration
    Monday 7 Feb 2022
    Contact: 
    Jan Clark 08 9599 8655
  • Bunbury Catholic College Tour
    Wednesday 9 Feb 2022
    Contact: Jan Clark 08 9599 8655
  • Notre Dame Career Connect Day
    Friday 11 Feb 2022
    Contact: Rebekkah Welch 08 9599 8655
  • CTA Employability Workshop
    Rockingham JSC
    Friday 11 Feb 2022
    Contact: Jan Clark 08 9599 8655
  • Gilmore College
    Monday 14 Feb 2022
    Contact: Nate Stuart 08 9599 8655
  • Employability Workshops Rockingham JSC
    Tuesday 15 Feb 2022
    Contact: Rebekkah Welch 08 9599 8655
  • CTA Employability Workshop
    Rockingham JSC
    Friday 17 Feb 2022
    Contact: Jan Clark 08 9599 8655

Contact: Rockingham JSC 08 9599 8655 or email rockinghamjsc@smtafe.wa.edu.au for any of the above events.

March events

  • Employability Workshops Rockingham JSC
    Tuesday 15 March 2022
    Contact: Rebekkah Welch 08 9599 8655

​​​​​​​Contact: Rockingham JSC 08 9599 8655 or email rockinghamjsc@smtafe.wa.edu.au for any of the above events.

Visit us

South Metropolitan TAFE – Building G, Simpson Avenue Rockingham
13 64 64 (or 08 9599 8655)

Contact us

Our facilities

Computers and internet

Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre has internet-connected computers available, so that you can browse online for jobs, look up information about training courses, write up a job application or update your CV/resume.

Public transport

Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre can be reached via the bus route below.

  • Route 549 (Fremantle Station to Rockingham Station via Rockingham Rd and Kwinana Town Centre)
    Weekday and weekend services (limited stops): refer to timetable 125 – route 549

The Mandurah train line can get you to Rockingham – please refer to the Transperth website for more information on train services to this area.

Parking

Parking is available on campus. 

The closest car park space to the Jobs and Skills Centre is the 'Staff and Visitor Parking' area right in front of G block (where the centre is), via the Simpson Ave entrance. 

ACROD parking spaces are also available. 

Food and drink

There is a cafeteria on the Rockingham TAFE campus that provides a range of food and drinks.