3 one day courses that can help land a job in Australia with no entry requirements

Ryan Senn on January 20, 2021

Are looking for work but don't have the time or money for advanced studies? These 3 one-day courses can help you land a job without breaking the bank. There are no formal entry requirements, anyone can complete these nationally recognised courses!

1. White Card course

Completing a White Card course is a must for anyone looking for work in the construction industry in Australia. White Cards are licenses required to enter construction sites, and as such are required for labourers, tradesmen and even cleaners in a lot of cases.

The course will teach you about the hazards and risks on construction sites, what to do in emergency situations and basic laws and regulations in the construction industry.

Qualification CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
Delivery Online (WA, TAS), Face-to-Face (QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, ACT, NT)
Course duration* 4-8 hours (depending on state legislation)
Course cost* ~$60 (WA, TAS), ~$90 (QLD), ~$120-$150 (NSW, VIC, SA, ACT, NT)
Entry requirement There are no formal entry requirements, anyone can complete this course
Nationally recognised Yes

2. Responsible service of alcohol course (RSA)

Responsible service of alcohol (often abbreviated to RSA) is the go-to course if you're looking for work in hospitality.

You will be required to have this certificate for working anywhere that serves alcohol such as restaurants, bars, pubs, hotels or bottle shops (liquor store).

Topics include Australian regulations, how to responsibly serve alcohol & identifying intoxicated customers.

Qualification SITHFAB002 - Provide responsible service of alcohol
Delivery Online (QLD, WA, SA, NT, ACT), Face-to-Face (NSW, VIC)
Course duration* 4-8 hours (depending on state legislation)
Course cost* ~$20 (QLD, WA, SA, NT, ACT), ~$50 (VIC), ~$120 (NSW)
Entry requirement There are no formal entry requirements, anyone can complete this course
Nationally recognised Yes

3. Food handling course

Completing a food handling course will open the door to jobs where you are required to prepare or serve food. This includes working as a cook, chef, caterer, kitchen hand etc.

The course will teach you how to identify hazards related to food and how to effectively minimise safety risks, methods to control food safety as well as basic food safety laws and regulations.

Qualification SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
Delivery Online & Face-to-Face available
Course duration* 4-8 hours
Course cost* ~$30
Entry requirement There are no formal entry requirements, anyone can complete this course
Nationally recognised Yes

Bonus: First aid course

Unlike the 3 previous courses, the first aid course is not industry-specific, but can improve your employability in general. Australian employers have an obligation to provide access to first aid trained personnel to their workforce, and as such love to hire workers that already have the qualification.

Qualification HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid
Delivery Face-to-Face only
Course duration* 8 hours
Course cost* ~$100
Entry requirement There are no formal entry requirements, anyone can complete this course
Nationally recognised Yes

* Course duration and course cost can vary depending on state regulation, training organisation and other factors. We have added a rough estimate for convenience as a guide only.

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