Thornlie Jobs and Skills Centre

Located on the Thornlie campus of South Metropolitan TAFE, the Thornlie Jobs and Skills Centre offers a range of information and services around training and career development.

We can provide free professional and practical advice on training and employment opportunities including careers advice, apprenticeship and training information, partnerships with industry, and also help with job searching and direct links into work. Our team also has expertise in business and workplace development, and welcomes employers and business owners.

Thornlie Jobs and Skills Centre is only approximately 10km south-east from the Perth CBD and within walking distance of the Centro Maddington shopping centre. Information about getting here, and parking, is below. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Our services

Aboriginal services

We assist Aboriginal people in Western Australia to get into training or a job, working closely with employers to create job opportunities for Aboriginal people including school leavers. Thornlie Jobs and Skills Centre can provide:

  • culturally sensitive employment and career services;
  • information on choosing the best training option for your personal and work goals;
  • access to job opportunities through our Aboriginal jobs board;
  • help with resumés and job applications; and
  • referrals to other services, depending on your needs.

We can also assist employers and businesses to create a more culturally aware workplace that can attract and retain Aboriginal employees.

The centre is co-located with the Koora-Marr Training Resource Centre a welcoming space to provide Aboriginal students with a supportive environment that celebrates Aboriginal culture.

To find out more about our Aboriginal services and how we can help you, or the free online jobs board please give us a call, send us an email, or come and visit us.

You can also explore the Aboriginal services section of our website for information, resources and tools

Careers, training and jobs

We provide free and independent training information and career guidance to assist you with information on education and training courses, career pathway options and the career planning process. Thornlie Jobs and Skills Centre can help you with:

  • discovering your career interests and focusing your career choices;
  • career planning tools and resources;
  • skills and qualification recognition information
  • education and training options;
  • apprenticeship and traineeship assistance;
  • career pathway information;
  • making choices and action planning; and
  • job matching and your job search.

We also provide culturally sensitive employment and career services for Aboriginal people.

Resume writing and winning job interviews – Free workshops!
Need help to get a good resume together? Or does your current resume need updating? Need some confidence for job interviews? Want some tips for being successful? Workshops available at multiple locations and dates, find the closest location to you and see what dates are available.

Fremantle campus, South Metropolitan TAFE offers free workshops for jobseekers – find out more here
Murdoch campus, South Metropolitan TAFE offers free workshops for jobseekers - find out more here

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. 

You can also look at the Get that job section of our website for career development information, resources and tools

Employers and business

Thornlie Jobs and Skills Centre provides the following services to employers and businesses.

  • Assistance with recruitment, including for apprentices and trainees
  • Advertising your employment opportunities on our free online jobs board
  • Workforce development advice
  • Advertising your employment opportunities for Aboriginal people on our free online Aboriginal jobs board
  • Information on training and/or courses
  • Resources and advice on Aboriginal recruitment and retention strategies
  • Information on training solutions and services that can be customised to meet enterprise-specific needs

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, send us an email, or come and visit us. 

You can also look at the For employers section of our website for career development information, resources and tools

Wanju – Welcome

When you arrive at the ThornlieTAFE 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. Each metropolitan Jobs and Skills Centre proudly displays one of the six seasons in the Noongar seasonal calendar.  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.

Makuru season – Cold and wet
June and July, the first rains

Cold fronts continue; this is usually the wettest part of the year.

The rains replenish inland water resources.

Makuru is the welcome you'll see at the Thornlie Jobs and Skills Centre. 

The artwork for the Seasons signage was created by Nate Stuart, of the Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre. Features in Nate’s designs relate each centre with the local Noongar language and culture, as well as linking all metropolitan centres together. The designs were developed in consultation with Aboriginal staff in the Department of Training and Workforce Development, Noongar Elder Danny Ford, and Aboriginal consultant Marissa Verma. Mr Ford and Ms Verma have also approved the final designs and their appropriate allocation to each of the six metropolitan centres.

Visit us

South Metropolitan TAFE – Building 1, Burslem Drive Thornlie
13 64 64 (or 08 9267 7600)

Contact us

Our facilities

Computers and internet

The Thornlie 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

Thornlie Jobs and Skills Centre is accessible via the following bus services. Follow the links provided to view the timetable for each route.

  • Route 204 (Murdoch University to Maddington station via Amherst Rd)
    Weekday services: refer to timetable 1 – route 204
  • Route 205 (Murdoch University to Maddinton station via Bridge Rd)
    Weekday and weekend services: refer to timetable 1 – route 205
  • Routes 210 and 211 (Gosnells station to Thornlie station)
    Services operate along Spencer Rd and are within five minutes walking distance to campus. Refer to timetable 10 – route 210 and route 211
  • Route 228 (Thornlie station to Gosnells station via Maddington station)
    Weekday and Saturday services only: refer to timetable 5 – route 228

Ample parking is available at the Thornlie campus, but please do not park in designated staff bays.

The Burslem Drive car park is closest to the Jobs and Skills Centre, in Building 1. 

  • Car park No. 2 has 586 bays is on a first come first served basis. When the car park is full, a sign will be displayed.
  • People with disability have access to designated bays in both car parks No. 1 and 2.C.

Car parks can be accessed Monday to Thursday between 7:30 am and 10:00 pm and on Friday between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm, during TAFE term dates. Security guards patrol both car parks regularly during these periods.

Food and drink

The Thornlie TAFE cafeteria is open Monday to Friday.

The campus is also within easy walking distance to Centro Maddington Shopping Centre with over 80 retailers.