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. 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.

You 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 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 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 and can assist you with resumés 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. We provide:

  • 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 resumés, 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 us on 13 64 64 or 9599 8655 or email the team at rockinghamjsc@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.Our team 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 9599 8655 or send us an email at rockinghamjsc@smtafe.wa.edu.au, or come and visit us. 

Employers and business

We provide 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 engage with local communities and industries to 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 9599 8655 or send us an email at rockinghamjsc@smtafe.wa.edu.au, or come and visit us. 

Specialist services

We 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.

We provide 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 you can call 9599 8655, email defence.careers@smtafe.wa.edu.au or drop in for a chat.

Our team 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. We have 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.

October events

  • Bricklaying Job Ready Program Bricklaying Session
    Wednesday 5 October 2022, 10.00 am - 12 pm
    Rockingham JSC, Rockingham Campus, South Metro TAFE, Simpson Avenue, Rockingham
    Register here
  • Rockingham 2022 Seniors Carers Expo
    Friday 7 October 2022, 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
    Mike Barnett Sports Complex, Cnr Dixon Road and Goddard Street, Rockingham
    Register here
  • Darius Wells (Kwinana) Library Employability Workshop and Outreach
    Wednesday 12 October 2022
    - Resume and Interviews Skills Workshop
    10.00 am - 11.30 am

    - Career Consultations - 11.30 am - 1.00 pm
    Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, Chisham Ave and Robbos Way,
    Kwinana Town Centre
  • Champion Centre Outreach 
    Wednesday 12 October 2022, 10.00 am
    - 1.00 pm
    Champion Centre, 76 Champion Drive,
    Seville Grove
  • South Metropolitan TAFE 2022 NAIDOC celebration
    Monday 17 October 2022, 11.00 am - 2.00 pm
    Kadadjiny Mia Centre for Aboriginal Learning Rockingham Campus, South Metro TAFE, Simpson Avenue, Rockingham
  • Employability Skills Workshops
    Rockingham JSC

    Tuesday 25 October 2022, 10.00 am - 12 pm
    Rockingham JSC, Rockingham Campus, South Metro TAFE, Simpson Avenue, Rockingham
  • Maritime Day 2022
    Saturday 29 October 2022, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

    Victoria Quay, Fremantle
    FREE entry
    Further information can be found here

Contact: Rockingham JSC on 08 9599 8655 or email rockinghamjsc@smtafe.wa.edu.au for more information.

November events

  • Darius Wells (Kwinana) Library Employability Workshop and Outreach
    Wednesday 9 November 2022
    - Resume and Interviews Skills Workshop
    10.00 am - 11.30 am

    - Career Consultations - 11.30 am - 1.00 pm
    Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, Chisham Ave and Robbos Way,
    Kwinana Town Centre
  • Rockingham Shopping Centre Outreach
    Thursday 10 November 2022, 12.30 pm – 4.30 pm
    Rockingham Shopping Centre, 1 Council Avenue, Rockingham
  • Employability Skills Workshops
    Rockingham JSC

    Tuesday 22 November 2022, 10.00 am - 12 pm
    Rockingham JSC, Rockingham Campus, South Metro TAFE, Simpson Avenue, Rockingham
  • Champion Centre Outreach 
    Wednesday 23 November 2022, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
    Champion Centre, 76 Champion Drive, Seville Grove

Contact: Rockingham JSC on 08 9599 8655 or email rockinghamjsc@smtafe.wa.edu.au for more information.

December events

  • Champion Centre Outreach 
    Wednesday 7 December 2022, 10.00 am
    -1.00 pm
    Champion Centre, 76 Champion Drive,
    Seville Grove
  • Darius Wells (Kwinana) Library Employability Workshop and Outreach
    Wednesday 14 December 2022
    - Resume and Interviews Skills Workshop
    10 am - 11.30 am

    - Career Consultations - 11.30 am - 1.00 pm
    Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, Chisham Ave and Robbos Way,
    Kwinana Town Centre​​​​

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 9599 8655

Contact us

Our facilities

Computers and internet

We have 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/resumé.

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.