Connecting Up Program

A free program for migrants and humanitarian entrants in Western Australia

SEE Program

A free program which helps develop your language, literacy and numeracy skills for work

Avenues Program

Offering new pathways to reconnect young people and education in a safe learning space

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Perth Employment and Training Program Provider

Explore our training courses and programs​

Centacare Training & Employment is an education provider that delivers a diverse range of flexible and fully-accredited adult education, industry employment and training programs from six training sites across Perth.

Transforming lives through education training employment

We believe that education and training can help to break the cycle of adversity and create opportunities for a brighter future.

We’re not just any training provider. At Centacare, we pride ourselves on providing our students with a safe and supportive learning environment in which they can develop the skills, confidence and independence necessary to broaden opportunities for work and a sustainable economic future.

Quality Training Facilities

All Centacare training sites are equipped with modern technologies and infrastructures to offer clients more accessible and flexible learning with access to teachers and support services. 

Our Perth training courses and employment programs are delivered from several locations including our head office in West Perth and other training sites in Cannington Gosnells, Fremantle, Armadale and Mirrabooka.

Active students in 2024
75 %
Student satisfaction rating
Years of dedicated service
Training sites across Perth


Supportive Teaching Staff & Volunteers

Our helpful trainers and volunteers are committed to helping you achieve your goals, offering support and guidance in all aspects of life. We’re here to provide the advice and assistance you need to succeed.

Training Courses Tailored to You

Whether you have a particular career goal in mind or are looking for support, our training courses are tailored to you to help you succeed in whatever you choose to do.

Accessible Training sites across Perth

With six training centre sites located across Perth, we ensure that our facilities are easily accessible to students. All sites are accessible by public transport, making it simple for you to attend our programs.

Latest Equipment & Resources

Each training centre is equipped with the latest training equipment and resources to enhance your learning experience.

Student Support Services Available

Centacare offers free, confidential counselling and support services to all our students. Whether you need help with studies, personal issues, or just need to talk, we're here to assist you.

Flexible Course Enrolment Dates

Most of our training courses take enrolments on a rolling basis, meaning you can join at any time you'd like.

Learn More About Our Perth Training Courses

Skills For Education & Employment

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program is a free training course delivered by Centacare in Perth and funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. This training program aims to help students aged 15+ enhance their language, literacy, numeracy, and technology skills and prepare students for employment, training, further study or even running their own business! 

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Centacare students celebrate NAIDOC Week at the Head Office in West Perth.

Kadadjiny Bidi - Learning Path

Kadadjiny Bidi means ‘learning path’. It is a free Indigenous skills and employment training program designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Delivered under the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program, Kadadjiny Bidi helps students with various employability skills to support them on their learning journey.

Connecting Up Program

The Connecting Up program is a free training course designed to support migrants and humanitarian entrants in developing skills necessary for everyday life in the Western Australian community. Participants create a unique pathway support plan whether that be for the workplace, or further qualifications, learn new skills, and build relationships with peers whilst settling into their new life in Australia. 

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Business trainer helps young female students in a classroom at Centacare West Perth.

Alternative Education Program

Avenues is an Alternative Education Program (AEP) that offers a safe learning environment for youth in Years 10, 11, and 12 to re-engage with education. The program helps students enhance their life, reading and writing, and numeracy skills and prepares them for pathways to employment, training courses, or further study. 

Free Skills Training Courses

At Centacare, we are dedicated to transforming lives through education, training, and employment. As a not-for-profit registered training organisation, we provide inclusive free training programs, such as English conversation classes and computer skills for work, for individuals from diverse backgrounds.

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Latest News

May 28, 2024

Achieving Gold with Centacare’s Connecting Up Program

Centacare’s Connecting Up Program is designed to support migrants and humanitarian entrants in developing skills that will assist them in integrating into the West Australian community. In this f...
May 16, 2024

Benefitting by being in Centacare's Alternative Education Program

Education is essential for a young person’s future success. Not only does it provide the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the workforce, but it also instils important values and builds...
May 6, 2024

Illegal Interview Questions Hiring Managers Are Not Allowed to Ask and How to Handle Them

In the arena of preparing for job interviews, candidates brace themselves for plenty of questions uncovering their employability skills, experiences, and suitability for the role. However, when inter...
April 30, 2024

Creating Your Own Future with Centacare’s Alternative Education Program

Education is essential for a young person’s future success. Not only does it provide the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the workforce, but it also instils important values and builds...
April 17, 2024

Gaining Employment Opportunities with Centacare’s SEE Program

It has been proven over time, that having a good quality education improves employment opportunities, and social connections. In this feature, we showcase Miranda Walton, a student enrolled in Centac...

Learn More About How Centacare Can Help You

Whether you are looking for specific training courses in Perth or are after support finding your pathway in life, our dedicated trainers are here to help you with your career path. At Centacare, we offer personalised guidance and a range of educational programs designed to empower you with the skills and confidence needed to achieve your goals. Discover how we can support your personal and professional growth today.

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Indigenous Acknowledgement

Centacare Employment and Training acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which our training sites stand.