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About us

Transforming lives; strengthening industry and communities

Whether you're after new skills, a new career or a pathway to university, North Metropolitan TAFE has the courses, lecturers and facilities to get you there.
We offer over 400 courses ranging from Certificate I to Higher Education qualifications across 48 industry areas.

Our flexible study options mean you can study full-time, part-time or online. 

Our mission and Values
Our mission is to nurture participation, productivity and aspirations for our learners, our industry and our community. We are driven by our vision of transforming lives; strengthening industry and community. This is a passion we all share.
Our values reflect our determination to ensure best practice and leadership across VET in pursuit of our vision to transform lives; strengthen industry and community.
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At a glance
Our history
North Metropolitan TAFE has a 117-year history, starting life as Western Australia’s first post-secondary education provider, Perth Technical College, in 1900.
Perth Technical College eventually became Central Institute of Technology. Central and West Coast Institute came together to form North Metropolitan TAFE in 2016. Polytechnic West campuses, Balga and Midland, joined us in early 2017.
Our location and facilities
We have ten campuses located in the city and across the northern suburbs in Northbridge, East Perth, Leederville, Balga, Clarkson, Joondalup, Midland, Mt Lawley and Nedlands. 
Each campus has the facilities, equipment and technology that focuses on making our graduates job-ready.


 Our Governance
The role of the Governing Council is to ensure that clear management, effective decision making and governance frameworks are in place and functioning for North Metropolitan TAFE.
The Governing Council is accountable to the Minister and Western Australian community for the performance of NMT.
Each Council member has been selected for their experience and expertise in education, training, industry or community affairs, and for their ability to contribute to the strategic direction of North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Members are appointed for a three year term, and at the end of their term are eligible for re-appointment.
Any queries regarding NMT’s Governing Council should be directed to Ms Yonna Sunderland​ via email at yonna.sunderland@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

   Emeritus Professor William (Bill) Louden (Governing Council chairman)
   Mr Peter Rowles (Governing Council deputy chairman)
   Dr Marina Hogan
   Professor Arshad Omari
   Mr Graham Droppert
   Ms Mara West
   Ms Dianne Bianchini
   Dr Craig McLure
   Ms Anne Donaldson
   Ms Karen Jamvold

Ms Michelle Hoad is the Managing Director.

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For copies of our Annual Report and other corporate documents, please see the Publications page.
Page last updated June 08, 2018