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Transforming lives; strengthening industry and communities

Award50x50_circle-01.pngWinner, 2018 WA Large Training Provider of the Year
Award50x50_circle-01.pngFinalist, 2018 Australian Large Training Provider of the Year  


North Metropolitan TAFE offers over 350 courses to 30,000 students across 10 campuses in the greater north and north eastern metropolitan regions of Perth.

Working closely with industry and employers, North Metropolitan TAFE uses its knowledge and understanding of changing business models and contemporary training techniques to provide solutions to meet the current and future skill requirements of individuals, enterprise and the community.

Situated in the heart of Northbridge’s vibrant Cultural Precinct, North Metropolitan TAFE’s sophisticated approach to training in visual art, design and media, makes it Perth’s premier provider of arts education.

We are proud to be a member of the Joondalup Learning Precinct (JLP) and share workforce capability opportunities with the City of Joondalup, ECU and the WA Police Academy. 

With some of the world’s largest engineering, mining and construction companies located in WA, North Metropolitan TAFE works closely with key partners such as Pilbara Minerals, Roy Hill and Anglo Ashanti Gold Australia to provide customised training for their workforce.

We are also committed to the development and delivery of targeted skill sets and qualifications to support future jobs in mining, automation, virtual and augmented reality, robotics and cyber security.

North Metropolitan TAFE has strong links with industry and service providers across WA to ensure that the need for skilled workers in the health, aged care and disability sectors is met.

Our hospitality students and staff win numerous awards at state, national and global events including the Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Competition and the Australian Culinary Federation’s Apprentice of the Year Awards.



Acknowledgement of Country

North Metropolitan TAFE acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

Other information

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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Our history
North Metropolitan TAFE has a 119-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 North Metropolitan TAFE.
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

   Emeritus Professor William (Bill) Louden (Governing Council chair)
   Ms Cheryl Robertson (Governing Council deputy chair)
   Professor Arshad Omari
   Mr Graham Droppert
   Ms Mara West
   Ms Dianne Bianchini
   Dr Craig McLure
   Ms Amy Barrett-Lennard
   Mr Adam Sofoulis
   Mrs Meryl Jones

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 September 21, 2020