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Study full-time in semester 2, 2021 - applications open 28 April

You could choose from more than 350 courses across dozens of exciting industries to get back into the workforce, land that big promotion or try something new. 

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

Many of our courses will be delivered using a mix of online learning, virtual classrooms (live web conferencing with your lecturer and class) and on campus classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

Please read the instructions below and proceed depending on whether you will be studying as a full-time, part-time or online student.

 Key dates

Please note Due to COVID-19 government directives, North Metropolitan TAFE reserves the right to alter the delivery mode of any course at any time. 

If you need assistance or need help finding the best course for you.


Applications Open - Wednesday 28 April 2021

Semester 2, 2021 online applications via TAFE Admissions will open.

Applications Close  - Wednesday 9 June 2021

Applications close for all courses.

Change of Preference – Wednesday 9 June 2021

You can change your preferences by logging in via Up to this date, you can:

  • Add new preferences, for any course
  • Change the order of the preferences
  • Cancel preferences
  • Change the campus of an existing preference
Offers – (Non Competitive Course) – 28 April to 23 June 2021

Offers are made throughout the intake for courses that are not competitive.

Offers are available online at and will be emailed

Offers – (Competitive Course) – 23 June 2021

Offers are available online at and will be emailed from 12pm

Expression of Interest Applications

Expression of Interest applications will be accepted via after the closing date.



The courses below are designed specifically for students wanting to study part time and are no longer taking applications for semester 1, 2021, semester 2, 2021 applications will open in May:

  • Certificate IV in Education Support - Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - semester 1 intake is now full
  • Certificate IV In Engineering (Computer Numerical Control) - Midland
  • Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power) - Midland
  • Certificate IV in Residential Building Drafting - Perth - semester 1 intake is now full
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy - Joondalup (McLarty Avenue) - semester 1  intake is now full
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Builder’s Registration) - East Perth 
  • *Diploma of Nursing - Mount Lawley - semester 1 intake is now full

*Diploma of Nursing - due to the additional assessment requirements for this course, you will need to apply via TAFE Admissions. Offers will be sent in line with the full-time application offer schedule.

If you have found a course (not listed above) that you want to study on a part-time basis, you should apply for this course online via TAFE Admissions once the next intake opens.
Once you have accepted your offer, you can request to ‘reduce your study load’ and enrol in units which suit your current work/life commitments**.

**All requests to reduce study load are considered but not guaranteed.

Online applications are open for many study areas. 

Be aware that in some courses there is a recommended path because some units should be completed before other units. You will not be able to enrol into the whole course in one intake.

If you are enrolled in a course that runs for more than one (1) semester (six months), you need to enrol for the next semester to lock in your place. You will be required to pay your fees for the coming semester. 


What is online study?

Studying online can give you the flexibility of learning at a time and place that suits you. Courses are fully facilitated by qualified lecturers and span a variety of industries. You will need some basic computer skills and technical access to study online.

Employer-based courses normally have enrolments available at any time.

Employer-based learning and assessment plans are created at an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer.

The flexibility of employer-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.

If you are interested in employer-based study, please contact our Call Centre

Our skill sets are a type of short course that provides certification for specific workplace skills.

Skill sets are made up of one or more units of competency which link to an industry need or regulatory requirement, such as a licence. When you complete a skill set, you will receive a statement of attainment. In some cases this may count towards a higher qualification with further study. 

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.

Please visit our Mid-semester intake page for all the information you need to enrol.

If you have successfully completed a course with us (eg. Certificate III) and want to advance onto the next course in that pathway (eg. Certificate IV), you need to apply online via TAFE Admissions.

If you are enrolled in a course that runs for more than one (1) semester (6 months), you need to enrol for the next semester to secure your place. You will be required to pay your fees for the upcoming semester. We will contact you with enrolment information as soon as your current semester results have been finalised.

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