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Professional, industry and testing services

Training your workforce
In order to keep up the pace and remain competitive it is essential to invest in advancing the skills of your workforce. You may acknowledge you have a training gap in your organisation - our consultants can assist by conducting training needs analysis and work with you to develop a workplace development or training plan.

We are able to offer units or whole qualifications that are nationally recognised. These qualifications range from Certificates to Diplomas. Skills and competencies gained from attending nationally recognised courses are fully transferable from position to position and from State to State in Australia.

Flexible delivery - your place or ours?

We offer flexible delivery options to suit specific business needs. Our programs reflect the different learning styles of the students; some learners do better in an interactive environment, some learn best on the job while online training can be invaluable for staff in remote or regional areas.

Funding options

The Australian Federal and State governments offer funding incentives for programs that provide training to address shortages and upskill employees. We can assist you to access the latest government funding initiatives to support your training needs.

Recognition of existing skills and identifying gaps

Experienced existing staff can have their skills formally acknowledged through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Our consultants can assess the training levels of your staff and identify gaps in skills. Programs can be customised to your organisation to meet these training needs.

Wear Testing Services

We operate​ a comprehensive Wear Management Centre to assist in the development of wear materials for the resources, oil & gas, manufacturing, engineering and associated industries.

It is the only such facility in the southern hemisphere where work undertaken ranges from wear materials tests and ore abrasivity assessment to compete applied research and development projects.

Currently the following wear tests can be undertaken:
  •  Dry Sand Rubber Wheel ASTM G65
  •  Wet Sand Rubber Wheel ASTM G 105
  •  Pin on Drum ASTM
  •  Paddle Test
  •  Pendulum Groove Test
  •  Cerchar Test
  •  Bond Abrasion Index
Check our Wear Testing flyer​ for more details.

Pearson Academic and VUE Testing
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North Metropolitan TAFE is an Authorised Pearson VUE Select Testing Centre. Our centre offers a full suite of on demand, industry recognised tests for IT Certification, Academic Admissions, and Professional Licenses. 

Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for IT, academic, government and professional programmes. Pearson manages the world’s largest, most secure test centre network which is comprised of over 5,000 centres in more than 175 countries.
We are part of the most secure and comprehensive test centres in the world.
PTE Academic
​​PTE Academic is a computer-based test which assesses the listening, reading, speaking and writing abilities of both non-native and native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their academic English capability - often to obtain places at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application.
PTE Academic is endorsed by, and the preferred test of GMAC® — the owners of the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®). The test is recognised by universities and colleges worldwide, including those in Western Australia.
You can send the results to as many institutions as you choose.
Your results will be available within five (5) business days.
Pearson PTE 
Test Times
17 PTE-A Test Sessions per week
Monday to Thursday     9:00, 14:00, and 17:30
Friday                                8:30, 12:00 and 15:30
Saturday                           8:45 and 12:00
(Subject to change during school holidays)
Pearson VUE - IT & Professional Tests
We also offer Pearson VUE Testing in IT certification programs in Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle etc. 
Professional accreditation testing including CPA Professional, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
GMAT Testing – Used by higher education institutions for admission into MBA programs.
Pearson VUE Test Taker
Bookings and more information
We only administer Pearson VUE tests. Information regarding costs, refunds and bookings are to be made direct to Pearson or book online.
Test times 
One Pearson VUE Test session per month (that includes GMAT / Microsoft / CPA / Nursing NMC, etc.)
EOM Friday      13:00 - 18:30
(Subject to change during school holidays)
VUE Testing Location.pngNorth Metropolitan TAFE (Northbridge)
Room 265 (inside library) Building 2, 30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge WA 6003
Testing is held in the North Metropolitan TAFE library located left of entry through the automatic glass doors. 
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your test time.

For more information
T  08 9427 1837

Adobe Certified Associate Program
The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools.
We offer training and testing in:
  •  Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe® Illustrator® CC/CS6
  •  Visual Communication Using Adobe® Photoshop® CC/CS6
  •  Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe® InDesign® CC/CS6
Find out more about the Adobe Certificate Associate Program
 Occupational English Test (OET)


North Metropolitan TAFE hosts the OET tests for health professionals at our East Perth campus.
OET is an English language test designed to meet the specific needs of the healthcare sector. It assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals looking to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. This high-quality test has been designed by world-leading experts in language assessment, and is supported by over 30 years of test development, research and validation.

Bookings and more Information
We only administer OET. For more information regarding costs, refunds and bookings, please click here.

Test Dates & Times 
OET is available up to 12 times a year, it is usually held on Saturdays.

OET Tests

North Metropolitan TAFE (East Perth)
140 Royal St, East Perth WA 6004
Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes before your test time.

Contact us

For more information about our​ industry training solutions, contact us today.
T  1 300 300 822
E   academic.perth4@nmtafe.wa.edu.au


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