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Mount Lawley

 Corner of Lord and Harold Streets, Mount Lawley WA 6050  |  Locked Bag 6, Northbridge WA 6865

Before the establishment of the Swan River Colony, Mt Lawley area was occupied by the Yabbaru Bibbulman Noongar people.
Sir Arthur Lawley was Governor of Western Australia from 1901-02.

Mount Lawley campus is conveniently located just a five minute walk from the bustling Beaufort Street café strip and close to public transport.

Known for its focus on health services, our campus features a state-of-the-art simulation hospital. The facility gives our enrolled nursing and health students a strong understanding of what it’s like to work in a hospital environment.

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Services and facilities

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that people with disability have equal access to our services, programs and facilities so that you can achieve your educational and career goals.

Accessibility and Learning Support coordinators coordinate and implement support for students with a diagnosed disability, medical condition or mental health condition, whether temporary or permanent. 

This service is free, confidential, and optional.

Accessibility and Learning Support can assist students with:

  • Assistance with the enrolment process
  • Familiarising you with the campus, facilities and classrooms
  • Working with you to inform lecturers about your needs (if required)
  • Alternative formats for learning materials (audio, large print, etc.)
  • Adaptive technologies, software and specialised equipment
  • Assessment alternatives and adjustments
  • Study assistance, support and advocacy.

Find out more about Accessibility and Learning Support Services.

Our Roaming Education and Community Health (REACH) training and primary health care initiative is based out of our Mount Lawley campus - our enrolled nursing students deliver health services to the community under the direct supervision of registered nurses.  

For more detailed information, please see our REACH page.

Splitting Beans Café offers a large, tasty variety of fresh hot and cold food and drinks, including coffee.  

Opening hours (Term time only)

Note Visitors (aged 16 years and over) who are purchasing food or drinks (except for takeaway) or being seated in this venue are now required to show proof of vaccination through the ServiceWA app, or in a digital or paper-based form, along with acceptable ID.

Monday — Thursday 7:00am - 3:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm

Closed during the weekends and holidays.

No student parking is a​vailable on campus grounds although parking is available in West Parade and Chertsey Street. (Harold Street parking has a limit of 1-3 hours).

There is ACROD parking bays off Lord Street.  Staff or students wishing to use the ACROD parking bays must display a valid ACROD parking permit on their vehicle.

Where parking of vehicles occurs on college grounds, the vehicle owner takes all risk and responsibility and fines of up to $200 may be imposed.

Bicycle racks are provided on the campus, but please make sure you lock your bike. We do​ not accept liability for stolen or damaged bikes and/or accessories.

Courses available at Mount Lawley

Mount Lawley

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North Metropolitan TAFE Mount Lawley
Corner of Lord and Harold Streets
Mount Lawley WA 6050
Australia

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
Free in 2023 Free* Half price^ Infection control Online Skill sets
* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
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National ID: HLT33015
State ID: AWK5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Work alongside allied health professionals to help implement therapy programs for clients

Gain the skills to assist allied health staff (physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists) with the implementation of patient rehabilitation or maintenance therapy programs.

Working alongside allied health staff is a growth industry

Gain the skills to assist allied health professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists) with the implementation of therapy programs to improve a client's quality of life and independence.

During this course you'll learn how to work with adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, mental health conditions, developmental delays, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage. You will have access to a team of allied health professionals who are able to share their experiences and support your learning throughout the course. The course predominantly focuses on working with adults and older people, with limited content relating to paediatric populations.

Learning is primarily classroom based with some online ldelivery. Access to online resources to reinforce classroom learning is also provided. You will be supported in learning the required knowledge and skills through classroom discussions and simulation activities before undertaking a full-time work placement for three weeks. Assessments will comprise of: online knowledge, in class practical, presenting and demonstrating, as well as during your placement.

As a successful graduate you'll have a wide range of job options depending on where your passions lie and you may gain employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals, aged care facilities, schools, mental health clinics, private practices and not for profit organisations.

Certificate III
National ID: HLT43015
State ID: AWN3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Make a difference in other people’s lives to improve their quality of life.

This certificate is appropriate for new or Certificate III qualified allied health assistants who wish to further develop their professional skills. You'll be working under the delegation of qualified professionals in a rich variety of settings to promote participation in and achievement of functional independence in activity.

Do you want to make a difference in other people’s lives? Allied health assistants work with a range of clients to improve quality of life.

Our Mt Lawley campus will be offering the generic range of units to provide you with the skills necessary to seek employment as as an allied health assistant (AHA).
If you are seeking a specialised focus on physiotherapy, this will be offered at our McLarty campus.

You may find employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals and community rehabilitation, aged care facilities, schools, mental health clinics, private practices and not for profit organisations.

You will learn how to work with children, adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, mental health conditions, developmental delays, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage, all done with the knowledge of safe work practices, legal and ethical considerations and current industry standards.

You will gain the required knowledge and skills through classroom discussions, simulation activities and workplace learning. Then you will undertake four - five weeks of full-time placement which North Metropolitan TAFE organises for you via our range of industry partners. Online learning makes up a small part of the course delivery but you will also have access to online resources to reinforce classroom learning.

You will have access to a team of allied health professionals who are able to share their experiences and support your learning throughout the course.

Some students have gone on to study allied health degrees at university after this course has ignited their passion.

Certificate IV
National ID: HLT57921
State ID: BHJ4
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology and Practice

Be part of a clinical team in a fast-paced environment

Gain exposure to a variety of surgical procedures, emergencies and critical care environments with this hands-on practical course.

Do you want to be part of a clinical team in a fast-paced environment?

This practical, hands-on course will help you gain the knowledge and skills required to work in a fast-paced, clinical environment.
You will be exposed to a variety of surgical procedures, emergencies and critical care environments. Anaesthetic technicians are typically employed in anaesthetic departments, operating theatres, emergency departments, intensive care and day surgeries.

As an anaesthetic technician you will work in consultation with, and under the direction of an anaesthetists, during the induction, maintenance and emergence phases of anaesthesia. Preparing and maintaining anaesthetic equipment, you will play a critical role in supporting quality health care and safe anaesthetic services within a multidisciplinary team.

Diploma
State ID: EAD50
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Basic Key Skills Builder and English Testing Support Skill Set

Learn and practice the required skills before sitting for the BKSB test

This Skill Set provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills and prepare for the BKSB (Basic Key Skills Builder) assessment.

Get the help you need to achieve your goals before sitting the BKSB test

BKSB® (Basic Key Skills Builder) is a Commonwealth approved online assessment tool that provides an overview of your learning strengths and determines your English and mathematics levels. 

This assessment tool is used for entrance into competitive courses like North Metropolitan TAFE's Diploma of Nursing and Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology and Practice. To gain entry into the Diploma of Nursing or the Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology, you will need to achieve Exit level 3 (working at level 4) scores or higher. It is also used to determine suitability for a VET Student Loan to assist with paying for study in Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.

Our Basic Key Skills Builder and English Testing Support Skill Set provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills and prepare for the BKSB assessment. You'll be able to learn and practice the required skills before sitting for the test. 

You can start classes at any time during the year, participate for as many weeks as you need and you can attend one, or both of the available classes depending on your needs.

English Language Testing Support

The English Language Testing support class provides support and exercises to develop the four testing areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. This class is suitable for all students seeking to improve their English skills and will support you in your preparation for one of the approved English language tests, in addition to preparing for the English component of the BKSB.

For entry into the Diploma of Nursing, English proficiency testing e.g. IELTS is required for all students that did not complete their secondary studies in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Northern Ireland, UK, USA or Canada.

BKSB Testing Support

The BKSB Testing Support class will give you access to Maths and English practice tests, quizzes, learner guides and other resources. This class will support you to effectively prepare for the maths component of BKSB testing.

This skill set will provide:

  • weekly online classes to practice, participate in tutorials and ask questions
  • access to maths and English practice tests
  • access to learner guides and other resources
  • access to online systems to extend practice
Skill set
National ID: BSBSS00095
State ID: AE188
Industry Business and Finance
Free in 2023
Infection control
Online
Skill sets

Cross-Sector Infection Control Skill Set

Help reduce the risk of transmission of infection in the workplace

Designed to equip workers with the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk and transmission of infection.

Help reduce the risk of transmission of infection in the workplace

This skill set is designed to equip workers from all industries with the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk and transmission of infection while carrying out routine work activities.

This training is suited to a wide range of workplaces including small, medium and large organisations; business environments; and where workers use shared facilities and interact with clients.

This online course allows you to undertake studies within your own timeframe to help you gain the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk and transmission of infection while carrying out routine work activities.

Register your interest

Please note this skill set will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Skill set
State ID: EAD06
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Enrolled Nursing Intravenous Skill Set

Further your career as an Enrolled Nurse with this nationally accredited skill set

Gain the skills required to administer medicines and intravenous therapy. Any registered enrolled nurse may enrol and there are no prerequisites.

Gain more skills to further your career as an Enrolled Nurse with this specialist skill set

If you are an Enrolled Nurse who is currently working in a health care environment, you can gain the skills required to administer medicines and intravenous therapy by completing the nationally accredited unit, HLTENN040 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy.

You will cover all aspects of medication administration including a variety of methods; oral, otic, ocular, topical, rectal, vaginal, enteral, subcutaneous (subcut), intramuscular (IM), intravenous (IV) injection and infusion via a PIVC and blood and blood products, amongst others.

The unit consists of online theory delivered in conjunction with your workplace experience and you can study in your own time.

Any registered enrolled nurse who is currently practising may enrol in this skill set - there are no prerequisites. You will be taught by skilled lectures who are available to support you through your online learning.

Skill set
State ID: EAD05
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*

Enrolled Nursing Maternity Skill Set

Specialise in the maternity and infant care areas of nursing and advance your career

This course will give you the skills to care for the mother and infant and apply nursing practice in a primary health care setting.

Specialise in the maternity and infant care areas of nursing and advance your career

This course will give you the skills to care for the mother and infant and apply nursing practice in a variety of settings.

Completion of the skill set will assist you to practice nursing in a maternity ward and further your career progression in the industry.

Skill set
National ID: HLT33115
State ID: AA72
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)

A great first step to a nursing career

This course will give you the skills needed to work in a variety of public or private health care environments including acute care hospitals, aged care facilities and community settings, as an Assistant in Nursing. It is also a great pathway to study nursing and includes clinical work placement.

Work alongside Registered and Enrolled Nurses as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) after completing this course

The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care) will give you the essential clinical knowledge and skills needed for employment in the health industry. As a graduate you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of public or private health care environments including acute care hospitals, aged care facilities and community settings.

During the course you will be involved in classroom activities and online learning including medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, and experience our simulated practice where care is delivered to manikins. You will also be required to undertake 80 hours of clinical work placement. The Department of Health requirements for acute care settings are met with the units covered in this course.

This course is a great first step in a nursing career, with the opportunity to apply for further study in nursing such as our Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies(opens in a new tab) or Diploma of Nursing(opens in a new tab) courses

If you are currently working in, or have previously worked in the health industry you may be able to gain credit for your experience and/or training through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), talk to us to find out more.

 
Certificate III
National ID: HLT23215
State ID: AYY2
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Certificate II in Health Support Services

Open the door to a career in health

This broad course will give you practical skills that can be applied to many settings within the health or aged care sector, or a pathway to a range of other health courses.

Open the door to a career in health

The Certificate II in Health Support Services will enable you to work in the health or aged care sector in a variety of different environments such as a hospital assistant, patient services assistant, catering staff, hospitality services, cleaner, and stores person.

Throughout the course, you will gain the knowledge and hands-on practical skills to work effectively with others in a team environment, communicate in the workplace and apply workplace health and safety and infection control practices. In addition, you will gain a range of skills that will enable you to work as a member of a team that provides support for the effective functioning of health services.

The Certificate II in Health Support Services can also provide you with a range of different study pathways to other courses in health including:

  • Pathology collection
  • Sterilisation services
  • Health services assistance
  • Individual support in ageing or disability
  • Dental laboratory assisting
  • Population health
Certificate II
National ID: HLT47115
State ID: AWL9
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support

Contribute to safer medication dispensary administration

Gain a range of skills and knowledge including how medications work on the body and how to take them safely, maintaining a sterile environment and medication storage procedures.

A rewarding career supporting hospital pharmacists

During this course you will learn how to support the hospital pharmacist in ensuring patients receive the correct medications and information about how to take their medications safely. This is important because medication errors continue to be the highest number of recorded incidents in health care.

Your attention to detail in reading prescriptions and then recording and labelling medications, will contribute to safer medication dispensary administration. By supporting the hospital pharmacist to provide clear and detailed information to patients about their medications you will be helping patients with many different conditions to understand why they have been prescribed certain medications.

You may choose to go on to work as a hospital pharmacy technician or as a technician at a pharmaceutical company, where you may compound medications for critically unwell patients. Your skills and knowledge may also prove highly valuable at your local pharmacy.

Certificate IV
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA66
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Empower and support the independence of our elders and join one of Australia's fastest growing industries

Learn to provide direct care to clients in residential, home and community settings, and gain real industry experience.

Learn how to empower and support the independence of our elders needing care and join one of Australia's fastest growing industries

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you will be ready to start a rewarding career providing direct care to clients in residential, home and community settings.

North Metropolitan TAFE offers you the opportunity to complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) part-time (1 MB) (PDF document), studying one evening per week. You could continue your day time work and/or family responsibilities and study part-time* to achieve this Certificate III qualification.

Aged Care Workers provide personal, physical and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living. When you provide support to older people you are able to make a tremendous difference to their quality of life and achieve real personal satisfaction through your work. Aged care work is rewarding in itself and provides the opportunity to meet a wide variety of older people.

Australia has one of the leading aged care systems in the world, and with our ageing population — and people living longer — the demand for skilled aged care workers is increasing. In fact, aged care and disability support are the second highest employing occupations in Australia (following registered nurses in the number one spot).**

You can find out more about a career in aged care, including tips for finding jobs, interview practice hints, clues about what employers are looking for and more on the Aged Care section of the Jobs and Skills WA website. You can view our McLarty campus aged care facilities here(opens in a new tab) .

*This course includes a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

** National Skills Commission Australian Jobs Report 2020

Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA67
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Develop a career in the rewarding world of disability work

You'll gain real industry experience applying your training in a meaningful way though a supervised work placement and on completion of this course you could find work in a variety of settings.

If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live an independent life, then this is the course for you

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) you will be on a pathway to develop a career in the rewarding world of disability work. On successful completion you could find work in a variety of settings such as residential, individual support, employment, recreational/day support, advocacy and case management.

North Metropolitan TAFE is offers you the opportunity to complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) part-time (1 MB) (PDF document), studying one evening per week. You could continue your day time work and/or family responsibilities and study part-time* to achieve this Certificate III qualification.

*This course includes a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

 
Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA68
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

Provide direct care to those unable to care for themselves

Gain the skills to support the independence and well being of clients in a community setting, and put your learning into practice through a supervised work placement.

Make a positive difference to people's lives

In this course, you will learn how to provide direct care to clients who are unable to care for themselves due to ill health or disability in a community setting. You'll gain an insight into the aged care and home and community care sector and undertake 120 hours of supervised work placement where you get to put your skills into practice.

All of our Home and Community Care qualifications can be completed in the workplace. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

Certificate III
National ID: HLT54121
State ID: BGW5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Diploma of Nursing

The skills and knowledge you need to be employed as an Enrolled Nurse

Your employment prospects are high in this industry and you'll gain satisfaction from improving the quality of peoples' lives.

Enrolled Nurses have varied and rewarding career opportunities, making a difference in the lives of the people they care for

North Metropolitan TAFE's Diploma of Nursing will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to be employed as an Enrolled Nurse; such as human biology, medical terminology, medicines and how to provide care for a range of people from different backgrounds.

With our nursing qualification, you'll gain skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices. 

Not only are your employment prospects high in this industry, you'll also gain satisfaction from improving the quality of peoples' lives and possibly even saving lives.
You could gain employment in hospitals, community health services, residential care, private homes (home care), clinics, medical practices and pathology services.

Diploma
National ID: HLT37215
State ID: AWJ9
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

Make a difference to people's lives

You'll learn to safely take venous blood and other samples, about how the body works, how to prevent the spread of infection as well as medical terms which you will be able use in any further health related studies you may choose to undertake.

Make a difference to people's lives

Have you ever had a blood test? Did you know the person trained to do this is called a phlebotomist?
Did you find the experience interesting? Did you check out all the equipment and special containers in the room on your visit? Do you enjoy talking to people and helping them feel at ease during what can be a stressful time? 

If you answered yes to these questions, this Certificate III in Pathology Collection course could start you on a rewarding career path.

As a phlebotomist (pathology collector) you'll interact with a wide variety of people while performing specimen collection, a vital part on their way to a better health status.

You'll provide this assistance by

  • providing excellent customer service and communication
  • taking venous blood samples with different types of needles
  • collecting specimens such as swabs, urine and stool samples
  • interacting with patients, couriers, lab staff and doctors
  • working within collection centres, hospitals or doing home visits

The knowledge and practical skills you gain will equip you to work as a pathology collector/phlebotomist in a variety of settings.

You will gain transferable skills which you will be able use in other health related studies you may choose to undertake, such as laboratory techniques, nursing, pharmacy or anaesthetic technology & practice.

Certificate III
National ID: 52895WA
State ID: BGS66
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

A great starting point for a career in health

This course will give you sound knowledge about the human body and health, as well as study skills to support further learning. It is also a great stepping stone between Certificate III health qualifications and Diploma qualifications like Enrolled Nursing.

Are you interested in a career in health but don’t know where to start?

The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies will give you a sound knowledge about the human body and health, as well as the study skills to support your further learning.

This course will help you meet the requirements for entry into a number of higher-level health related courses, such as Diploma of Nursing at TAFE or nursing or health degrees at university. It is a great stepping stone between a Certificate III health qualification, and these courses.

To complete this course you'll participate in a combination of 3 days of face to face training plus online training as scheduled.

Certificate IV
National ID: HLT37015
State ID: AWK3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

An essential support service for the health industry

Help protect patients from infection. During this course you will learn how to clean, inspect, package, sterilise and distribute instruments and equipment for surgical and clinical procedures. You will also learn about infection control and prevention.

An essential support service for the health industry

Did you know that over one quarter of all people admitted to hospital have an operation? Many more have treatments that require sterile equipment to be used. You could assist in ensuring that patients are protected from infection during their care.

Being able to work with others and carry out your work safely is an important part of sterilisation work and is covered in this course.

On completion of your course you will be able to work in a private or public hospital, a clinic or an operating theatre sterile supply department.

Certificate III
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