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Apply and enrol

Applications for Semester 1, 2018 open September 1

Once you have decided what course you want to do, applying for a place involves a few simple steps.
If you need assistance at any point during the process, or need help finding the best course for you, call our friendly course information team on 1300 300 822 or email us at enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Full-time study
Most applications for full-time courses are made through TAFE Admissions.

A set of guidelines to better assist students who wish to complete a full-time course in a vocational pathway is available here.  
These guidelines are specifically useful for prospective students, parents and teachers.
Step 1 Visit TAFE Admissions to complete and submit your online application
Before you start, make sure you have the correct course details and that you meet the entry requirements.
You can do this by visiting our courses page and searching for the course you are interested in.

Step 2 Send in your relevant documentation
Once you've completed your online application you will then need to collate the following documents:
     • All academic records you have received since Year 10. If your records are from overseas, you will need to get a Statement of Equivalence from the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.
     • Any graduation certificates (including TAFE awards) that you have received. If your qualifications are from overseas you will need to provide Statements of Equivalence from the Overseas Qualifications Unit.
     • If you were not born in Australia, you must supply proof of Australian (or New Zealand) citizenship or proof of permanent Australian residency.
     • Any other results that you want taken into account.
     • Written proof (e.g. group certificates, payslips, written references) of any employment, work experience or voluntary activities.

Then, you can lodge the relevant documentation directly to State Training Admissions or at any of our Student Services counters.
Some courses require you to submit a folio of your work or attend an interview. These courses are mainly within the Creative Arts area, and you will be advised whether you need to do this or not once all applications have been received and assessed after the closing date.

Step 3 Receive your Letter of Offer
You will be notified by email of the outcome of your application.

If successful, you will receive an offer letter with all the details on HOW and WHEN to ENROL, and the LINK to the ONLINE SITE you will need to visit to access enrolments.

Part-time study

Part-time enrolments

Want to study fewer units each semester, why not enrol part-time?

Information for courses available, enrolment dates and locations will be available here from June.
In the meantime you can enquire about part-time studies by emailing enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au.

Found your course and enrolment date? 
Once you have found your enrolment date, ensure you have completed the following before coming on campus:

1. Download and complete the NMT Registration Form
2. Organise your USI – you will not be able to enrol without a USI.  Visit www.usi.gov.au to create or retrieve your USI.
    •   You will need your Driver’s Licence, Medicare card, Australian Passport or any of the other documents listed on the website.
    •    Please note your details must match those of the form of ID you are using. If you have changed your name, use a form of ID with your current name.
          This must also match your details in our enrolment system.
    •   Write your USI down and bring it with you on enrolment day with your form of ID used to create your USI
3. Checked your payment options and what you need to bring with you to confirm your enrolment
4. Gathered your evidence of previous studies or work experience.

For Semester 2 2017 part-time course enrolment information please select your campus.

payment options
Fees are charged for every unit that the student enrols in each semester.
North Metropolitan TAFE offers a range of payment options to help you with your student fees.

Pay the full amount
Payment can be made in person by cash*, cheque, EFTPOS or credit card during at any of the Client Service counters. 
* No cash accepted at the following campuses: Clarkson, East Perth, Leederville, McLarty and Mount Lawley.

Pay by instalments
Students wishing to pay by instalments enter into a legally binding contract with North Metropolitan TAFE to pay their fees by the agreed dates.
The fortnightly instalment payments will be collected by Paysmart via direct debit from a bank account or credit card. 

Students will have up to 20 weeks to pay in fortnightly instalments.
(Please note payment duration may be adjusted for courses shorter than one semester in duration)

To set up an instalment plan, students are required to complete a Paysmart request form, with bank or credit card details and authorising signature.
Paysmart Request form

Apply for a student loan
Eligible students of Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications can opt to defer the payment of all or part of their fees by applying for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. 

Eligible students of Higher Education qualifications can opt to defer the payment of all or part of their fees by applying for a Commonwealth FEE-HELP Loan. Visit our Fee Help section.

Under these schemes you take out a loan from the Commonwealth to pay for your current enrolment. You will start repaying the loan through the taxation system when your income exceeds a set level ($54,869 in 2017).

VET Student Loans information for students-fact sheet
Vet Student Loans information booklet 2017
Find out how to apply for a VET Student Loan

Remote payments

Pay in full with credit card over the phone by calling 1300 300 822

Pay by instalments — complete a Paysmart Request form and email it to fees@nmtafe.wa.edu.au indicating your campus in the subject line.
If you do not meet the agreed terms of payment your payment plan will be cancelled and your enrolment suspended. Unpaid fees will be referred to a debt collector.

Third party payments

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 a completed Invoice Authority form.  

Debts from a previous semester
If you have a debt from the previous semester, you will not be able to enrol.
Please contact Student Services to arrange payment .

Class Options
North Metropolitan TAFE reserves the right to;

  • Cancel classes due to insufficient numbers of students enrolled.  Where this occurs prior to course commencement a full refund of monies paid will be provided.
  • Combine classes of a similar nature where insufficient student demand occurs through the course.
  • Offer alternative delivery options if possible (such as online or workplace learning) if a class cannot run due to insufficient numbers.
If you would like to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship with North Metropolitan TAFE, you need to contact the Department of Training and Workforce Development's Apprenticeship Office. The Apprenticeship Office manages the apprenticeship and traineeship system in Western Australia and helps employers, apprentices and trainees through every stage of their course.
Visit the Apprenticeship Office
Unique Student Identifier
All students require a Unique Student Identifier (USI), do you have yours?
Get your USI
Fee payment

At North Metropolitan TAFE, most students enrol in the units delivered in one semester, regardless of the duration of the course.
Every semester you enrol in new units and get charged the fees for those units.

In order to be considered an enrolled student, you must pay your fees in full, pay by instalments or if eligible, complete a student loan application.
Your enrolment will be cancelled if you do not take up one of these options before the course starts. 

Find out more about fees in the fees section.

It is important that you learn about your rights and responsibilities as a North Metropolitan TAFE student before you enrol.
Visit our Policies and Responsibilities section. 


Online enrolment inquiry

Preferred method of contact
Page last updated August 16, 2017