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Apply and enrol

Once you have decided what course you want to do, and how you want to study, applying for a place involves a few simple steps.

Full-time study

Applications for full-time study for Semester 1 via TAFE Admissions have now closed. 
You can still submit a course enquiry using the webform available on each course page.

Key application dates and instructions for Semester 2 course applications are available on our Key Dates page.

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

You can still submit a course enquiry using the webform available on each course page.

Online Study

Online enrolments are open for many areas. You can submit a course enquiry using the webform available on each course page.

Work-based study 
Work-based courses normally have enrolments available at any time.

Work-based learning and assessment plans are created at an individual level in consultation with the you and/or your employer (if applicable).
The flexibility of work-based study mode also allows you to structure and undertake your learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

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
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. 


Page last updated April 05, 2018