While the State Government subsidises Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Western Australia, as a student you are required to contribute toward the cost of your training.
In order to enrol you must pay the required fees or enter into a fee payment arrangement.

At North Metropolitan TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:

  • Course or tuition fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment

  • Resource fees - covers materials purchased by NMT which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks

  • Other fees - charged for goods and services that are not essential to the course but are provided by North Metropolitan TAFE such as security and IT infrastructure.

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

How much will I pay?
An indicative list of course costs is published as a guide for students. Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in, so an approximate amount is shown, they may also reflect the previous semester's fees if the next semester's fees have not yet been released.

These fees are estimates for students doing state subsidised courses.      Indicative Fees Sem 1, 2018 

The enrolment fees are applied at qualification level and generally reflect the relative priority of qualifications based on occupational outcome and industry need. Therefore individual units, when undertaken as part of different qualifications, may attract different fee rates.

There are a limited number of subsidised (State Funded) places in each course, and some students may be given the option of paying for the course in full. These are referred to as a Fee for Service Enrolments (FFS).  Fee for Service enrolments have different payment options and is non-refundable unless the course is cancelled.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development is the State Government Department responsible for Western Australia’s Vocational Education and Training fee policy. The policy, including the full schedule of student course fees and charges for State Funded Enrolments can be accessed at VET Fees and Charges Policy.

For further information about the way that the State Government funds training in WA, please visit the Jobs and Skills WA website.

Concession rates
Students studying a certificate course may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the course fees (not incidental, resource or other fees).

You are entitled to concession rates if you hold or are a dependent of a person who holds any of the following:

     A current Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card;
     A current Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veteran's Affairs;
     A current recipient or a dependant of a recipient of AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance; or,
     Secondary school aged persons (in 2018, eligible students will be born on or after 1 July 2000 and must be at least 15 years old).

To claim the concession you must provide proof of your concession prior to the commencement of classes, otherwise you will be charged the full cost. The easiest way to do that is to bring your concession along with you when you enrol.

If your concession is valid for the full enrolment period, then all eligible units commenced within that period attract the concession rate. It your concession is valid for part of the enrolment period, then only eligible units commenced prior to the expiry of the concession attract the concession rate.

A concession does not apply for foundation skills courses or select Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications*. There is no concession or fee cap for fee for service (FFS), commercial students, RPL and Higher Education.

*  Concessions do apply for these Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses:
National ID        Qualification
CHC50113**       Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
BSB51515            Diploma of Purchasing
10068NAT          Diploma of Screen Performance
52740WA           Advanced Diploma of Photography
HLT57915            Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology
CUA50113           Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
52762WA           Diploma of Fashion Products and Markets
CUA60113           Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
52808WA          Advanced Diploma of Animation
SIR50116            Diploma of Retail Leadership

** Not eligible for a course fee waiver

Fee caps
There is a cap on the fees you pay:
Secondary school students
In 2018, there is a cap of $420 per year for students born on or after 1 July 2000, who are at least 15 years old and who undertake training that is not part of a VET in Schools program.
Resource fees are not included in the annual cap.

Other courses
​Course fees for diploma and advanced diploma will not exceed $7,860 per course per year.

Resource fees are not included in the annual cap.
All these caps apply to Priority Industry Qualifications, General Industry Training, apprenticeships and traineeships and Foundation Skills courses, and to concessional and non-concessional students. These caps do not include fees for Recognition of Prior Learning or commercial courses (fee-for-service).

payment options

Pay in full upfront

You can only pay by EFTPOS and credit cards at East Perth, Leederville and Mt Lawley campuses.
You can pay by EFTPOS, credit cards and cash payments at Balga, Joondalup (Kendrew Cr), Midland and Northbridge campuses.
No payments can be made at our Nedlands, Joondalup (McLarty Ave) and Clarkson campuses.

Set up a payment plan

Students wishing to pay their fees via instalments will enter into an agreement with Paysmart financial services. Instalment payments (extending up to 20 weeks) will be collected by direct debit from a Bank account or Credit Card.

To take up this payment option, you must provide:

  • Bank account or credit card details (BSB and account number and name, and name of bank and branch)
  • Complete Paysmart Application

Remote payments

If you live remotely or are unable to attend in person you can pay in full over the phone (1300 300 822) or to set up a payment plan, please complete the Paysmart Request Form.

Take out a VET student loan (diploma and advanced diploma students)

Eligible students can opt to defer the payment of all or part or their fees by applying for VET Student Loan. Under this scheme, you take out a loan from the Commonwealth to pay your fees, and pay it back through the Australian taxation system when your income reaches the minimum payment threshold.

To be eligible for a VET Student Loan you must be an Australian citizen, New Zealand Special Category Visa holder or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa and studying in an approved course. Click here for more information. 

To take up this payment option, you must provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN) or Certificate of Application for a TFN.
  • Proof of Citizenship or eligible Visa subclass
  • Evidence of completing an AQTF Level 4 qualification, Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or successfully completed the entrance Numeracy and Literacy Assessment


Complete a company invoice authority

If your employer or another third party agency, has nominated to pay your fees, they are required to complete an invoice authority form. North Metropolitan TAFE will invoice the employer directly for the fees; however it is important to understand that students still accept full responsibility for the payment of all fees and charges relating to their enrolment at North Metropolitan TAFE.

To take up this payment option, you must provide:

Debts from a previous semester

If you have a debt from the previous semester, you will not be able to enrol for the following semester. Please contact Student Services to arrange payment.
FEE-HELP | VET Student Loans
There are a number of options to assist you with funding your studies​. FEE-HELP      VET Student Loans
Page last updated June 22, 2018