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online_nmt.pngLearning online can be a great way to get skilled - whether your life doesn't have room for going to class, or you like the idea of a more flexible pace of learning. All you need is a computer, internet connection and a comfy chair!

FAQs

How does online learning work?

Learning online can be a great way to get skilled — whether your life doesn't have room for going to classes, or you like the idea of a more flexible pace of learning. Online learning works differently depending on the course you study – more information is available on the relevant course page.

Are those courses on the list completely online?

Yes, some of the courses on the list can be done completely online. However some of the courses require a practical component which can't be done online, or some may be a mix of online and face-to-face learning. We’ll let you know what's required for your course.

I don't have a fancy new computer, can I still study online?

You will need a computer with an internet connection for our online courses. We’ll let you know if there’s any specific programs you need for your studies. If you are concerned that your computer is not suitable, please contact us and we’ll let you know the exact requirements for your course.

Intakes

Some courses will have two intakes per year (semester 1 and semester 2) and other courses will have four intakes per year (each term).  To check when your chosen course is available, please visit the course page using the search below.  

Builder’s Registration 

You can submit your application at any time. Courses commence following consultation with the study area.

Commerce (Business & Finance)

         
Intakes
Applications open
Applications close
Start date
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Term 1 2020     3-Feb-20 26-Jun-20  
Term 2 2020   8-Apr-20 28-Apr-20 25-Sep-20  
Term 3 2020 9-Apr-20 23-Jun-20 20-Jul-20 11-Dec-20  
Term 4 2020 24-Jun-20 22nd Sept 2020 5-Oct-20 1-Apr-21  

Community Services

         
Intakes
Start date
End date
     
Semester 1 2020 3-Feb-20 26-Jun-20      
Semester 2 2020 20-Jul-20 11-Dec-20      

Early Childhood Education & Care

         
Intakes
Applications open
Enrolments start
Applications close
Orientation/Start date
End date
Term 1 2020 27-Sep-19 13-Jan-20 24-Jan-20 3-Feb-20 26-Jun-20
Term 2 2020 27-Jan-20 30-Mar-20 9-Apr-20 20-Apr-20 25-Sep-20
Term 3 2020 13-Apr-20 29-Jun-20 10-Jul-20 20-Jul-20 11-Dec-20
Term 4 2020 13-Jul-20 14-Sep-20 25-Sep-20 5-Oct-20 1-Apr-21

Education Support

         
Intakes
Applications open
Enrolments start
Applications close
Orientation/Start date
End date
Semester 1 2020 27-Sep-19 13-Jan-20 24-Jan-20 5-Feb-20 26-Jun-20
Semester 2 2020 27-Jan-20 29-Jun-20 10-Jul-20 22nd July 2020 11-Dec-20

Information Technology

         
Intakes
Applications open
Applications close
Start date
End date
 
Semester 1 2020     3-Feb-20 26-Jun-20  
Semester 2 2020 9-Apr-20 23-Jun-20 20-Jul-20 11-Dec-20  

Japanese

         
Intakes
Start date
End date 
Term-long units
End date 
Semester-long units
 
 
Term 3 2020 20-Jul-20 25-Sep-20 11-Dec-20    
Term 4 2020 5-Oct-20 25-Sep-20 1-Apr-21    

Library and Information Services

         
Intakes
Applications open
Applications close
Start date
End date
 
Semester 1 2020     10-Feb-20 26-Jun-20  
Semester 2 2020 9-Apr-20 23-Jun-20 27-Jul-20 11-Dec-20  

Print Communication and Graphic Arts

         
Intakes
Applications open
Applications close
Start date
End date
 
Semester 1 2020     3-Feb-20 26-Jun-20  
Semester 2 2020 9-Apr-20 23-Jun-20 20-Jul-20 11-Dec-20  
Requirements

This is what you may need to have access to enable you to study online, please talk to your lecturer or Head of Programs for more information:

Technical

  • Reliable broadband internet access
  • Headset with speakers and microphone (for interactive Blackboard Collaborate sessions)
  • Computer with ability to edit Word Documents (.doc / .docx)
  • Computer with ability to view Adobe Portable Documents (.pdf)
  • Access to a video recording device with the capability to transfer to a computer/YouTube (e.g. iPhone or similar smartphone, or traditional video camcorder).

Your skills

You will need some basic computer skills. 

See this checklist to assess whether you are ready to start learning online:

  • I can use a computer mouse (or track pad)
  • I can use a keyboard (non-expert typing is fine!)
  • I like learning new ways of using computers
  • I can use programs like Microsoft Office (Word is the most used)
  • I know how to use the Internet and how to search the Web
  • I know how to use email
  • I know about or how to use a discussion forum or blog.

Assessments

Your learning program will be delivered predominantly online, however there may be some courses that have on campus delivery (evening sessions) or via a virtual classroom.

The assessment of your online units may involve:

  • video submissions to demonstrate your skills in the workplace or simulated environment (eg conducting a meeting or making a presentation)
  • attendance on campus to demonstrate skills in a simulated workplace environment or completion of a supervised assessment
  • participation in assessment activities via a live virtual classroom or simulated workplace environment
  • submission of documentation based on workplace scenarios
  • voluntary or paid role in a business or community organisation, with responsibilities that allow you to demonstrate your skills and to have access to other important resources such as workplace documentation or real customers
  • completion of observation checklists or supervised assessments by an approved person in your workplace, eg a workplace supervisor with verified credentials
Course information
  • All online students are required to setup and monitor their TAFE email address and follow all other instructions provided with enrolment confirmation. 
  • For course information including fees, units and stages please refer to the Indicative fees section below.

Builder's Registration

Commerce (Business & Finance)

  • Each unit will require an average of 3-6 hours per week for learning and assessments.
  • A standard study period runs for 20 weeks, if you complete your units within the first 10 weeks of study you may be able to enrol in additional units in the next term intake.  This will allow you to complete your course in a shorter period of time.  
  • All courses have been structured so that students are able to complete the course within 2 years. Typically, online courses take longer to complete than on-campus courses because they are designed for students who need to learn flexibly while juggling other commitments in their lives.  
  • Students are required to make satisfactory progress through their courses and complete their qualification within 2-3 years as training packages are constantly reviewed to keep abreast of industry changes.
  • Upon receipt of a successful application, applicants enrolling in a new course will be enrolled in Stage 1 of the course and continuing students will be enrolled in the next stage of their studies.  
  • Please ensure you have supporting documentation if you are applying for a Diploma level qualification. This includes transcripts from a related Certificate IV or relevant work experience history. The Course Coordinator or Head of Programs may contact you to discuss your enrolment.

Community Services

North Metropolitan TAFE Community Services online programs use a blended delivery model.  This means that not all of the course program will be taught in the online setting.  You will need to attend some face to face workshops to complete the assessment requirements of the program.  Some practical assessment is required and attendance at these is compulsory.

  • Each course is divided into six (6) month blocks which run over twelve (12) or eighteen months.  Commencement points are in February and July each year. 
  • Students must pass each stage before progressing to the next stage.
  • You will be allocated a lecturer for each stage of your learning journey.
  • Students will be required to attend a compulsory orientation evening.

Early Childhood Education & Care (Certificates III, IV & Diploma) 

Please read our Online information pack 

Education Support (Certificates III & IV) 

Please read our  Online information pack

Electrical - Instrumentation

  • Our Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation (UEE40411) is targeted at qualified electricians. It cost is approx. $1,500 
  • You can enrol any time you like and will have 12 months from enrolment to complete the course.
  • Electrical apprentices can complete the course in their fourth year, then apply for the award after they receive their Certificate III or electrical licence. 
  • In terms of duration, the course is 12-months long but is fully flexible, so you can complete quicker or slower (up to a year).  It is entirely up to you.  
  • The learning material is online so you watch lectures, read the material provided and complete quizzes and assessments.  
  • There is a practical component which takes around two weeks and is completed at our Midland campus, but once again this can be done at times that suit you.  You can do it in one two-week block, or one day a week, etc.
  • You can come and go at any time, except school holidays when we are closed. The assessment centre is only located at Midland campus.
  •  We also offer a PID Loop Tuning skillset as an option to those who are enrolling in UEE40411.
    This course is optional, but will run seamlessly with the UEE40411 if you choose it.
    It basically puts into practice all the work you will have done in the instrumentation course.
    It generally takes another 2-3 days of practical work and it costs around $250.

Electronics and Communications (Certificate IV)

  • This nationally-recognised qualification is a basis for a career as an Electronics and Communications Technician or Supervisor, providing a variety of competencies such as:
    • Electronics fundamentals
    • Engineering drawing, Installation and workshop skills
    • Digital systems and microcontrollers
    • Telecommunication Cabling Registration
    • Wireless and radio communications
    • Project specification writing; supervisory and maintenance management skills
  • The qualification is flexible:
    • Delivered partially online (50%) and on campus over 3 stages
    • Practicals and some theory tests to be completed on Campus either by appointment or in a scheduled group
    • If you hold a recent Certificate II in electronics a credit transfer for stage 1 will be granted
    • If you hold a trade certificate in electronics an RPL or credit transfer will be granted for specific units and a six months upgrade will need to be undertaken on and off campus

Information Technology (IT)

  •  Each unit of study will require an average of 4-6 hours per week for learning and assessments.
  • Upon receipt of a successful application, applicants enrolling in a new course will be enrolled in Stage 1 of the course and continuing students will be enrolled in the next stage of their studies.  
  • Please ensure you have supporting documentation if you are applying for a Diploma level qualification. This includes transcripts from a related Certificate IV or relevant work experience history. The Course Coordinator or Head of Programs may contact you to discuss your enrolment.

Japanese

  • Students are required to participate in online sessions – further information will be provided upon enrolment.  
  • For entry into Certificate III in Applied Language, participants must have successfully completed the 10297NAT Certificate II in Applied Language or can demonstrate equivalent competencies.

Library and Information Services

  • Each unit of study will require an average of 4-6 hours per week for learning and assessments.
  • Upon receipt of a successful application, applicants enrolling in a new course will be enrolled in Stage 1 of the course and continuing students will be enrolled in the next stage of their studies.  
  • Please ensure you have supporting documentation if you are applying for a Diploma level qualification. This includes transcripts from a related Certificate IV or relevant work experience history. The Course Coordinator or Head of Programs may contact you to discuss your enrolment.

Print Communications

  • Students attend an online log-in sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm.  These are for questions and answers as well as additional tutorials to give you a helping hand.  Please note that the log-in session times may be subject to change, however the lecturer will communicate this with you.
  • Each cluster units of study will require an average of 8 hours per week for learning and assessments.
Indicative fees for online courses

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in an online basis.  

Online fees

Getting started

Welcome to North Metropolitan TAFE. As a newly enrolled student, this information is vital to helping you get prepared for the intake ahead. Please ensure you take the time to read this.  

 

Course list

What type of course are you looking for?
National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
FNSSS00014 AD753 Accounting Principles Skill Set
Online
Skill sets
Skill set On campus
Online
Perth (Northbridge)
Accounting pre-req, Accounting Principles, interim reports, BAS, business activity statements, TAX, ATO, Tax Accountant, Tax Practitioner, payroll, bookkeeping, accounting, FNS50217, FNS40217, FNS60217, FNSSS00014

This nationally recognised skill set is designed for people employed in accounting and bookkeeping roles who use knowledge of accounting principles to perform a range of analytical tasks in a variety of industries.
Successful completion of this skill set may provide you with credit towards FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping and also meets the entry requirement for FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting.

This skill set covers disciplines such as:

  • Processing financial transactions
  • Extracting interim reports
  • Creation and operation of a computer accounting system
  • Establishing and maintaining payroll systems
  • completion of business activity statements
FNS40217 BDQ3 Accounting and Bookkeeping
Online
Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Online
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Perth (Northbridge)
awf3, fns40615, TAFE04, R000000, Business and Finance, R000011, Accounting and Bookkeeping, TAFEADM, bookkeeper, payroll, clerk, financial, finances, budgets, transactions, BDQ3, FNS40217

A career you can count on

This course provides an insight into the issues and processes of accounting for an organisation and prepares you for work as a payroll clerk or bookkeeper. You'll learn to record and create summaries of financial transactions of an organisation for management purposes.

This course also prepares you for entry into the Diploma of Accounting.

Keen to get started? We offer this course on campus and online.

Gain these skills
  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • Establish and maintain a payroll system
  • Prepare financial reports, statements and operational budgets
  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Strong organisational and record keeping skills
  • Good maths and analytical skills
  • Methodical and logical
  • Focussed with good attention to detail

 

EAB06 Automotive Air Conditioning Skill Set
Online
Skill sets
Skill set Online
Midland
Automotive, Automotive Electrical, air conditioning, auto, servicing, vehicle, car, ac, air con, Aircon, heating, ventilation, HVAC, refrigerant, Australian Refrigeration Council,

Meet the licensing requirements for automotive air conditioning

If you have an automotive or other relevant qualification and require a Refrigerant Handling Licence then our Automotive Air Conditioning Skill Set is the ideal study pathway for you.

When you successfully complete this skill set you'll meet the training requirements to obtain a Refrigerant Handling License. Applying for a license is done through the Australian Refrigeration Council’s website www.arctick.org Opens in a new window - see the Australian Refrigeration Council for further information about licenses.

This course is delivered through a combination of online study and on-campus practical components.

CHC42015 AWL8 Community Services
Half price
Online
Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Online
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
awl8, chc42015, worker, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000002, Community Services, case worker, community care, residential care, TAFEADM, online, Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker, Community Worker (mental health, alcohol & drugs, youth, migrant services), Community Education Worker, Support Worker (Community Services), Case Worker (Community Services), domestic Violence Worker, Outreach Officer, Early Intervention Homelessness Worker, Court Support Worker, community Legal Officers, Information and Referral Worker, Tenant Advice and Advocacy Worker, Phone Advice Worker (Community Services), Supervisor, Team Leader (Community Services), Welfare Support Worker, Family Support Worker, Parole Probation Officer, Residential Care Officer

Further your skills in developing services and programs for the community

If you enjoy helping people and like working in a team then a career in community services could be for you. There is an ongoing skill shortage in this industry so employment prospects are high.

As part of this qualification you will undertake a work placement* where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

All of our Community Service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job.

Gain these skills
  • Advanced communication
  • Group work
  • How to design and deliver programs that enhance community participation
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities and requirements for working in community services
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Respectful, resilient, empathetic and have a positive outlook
  • A non-judgmental attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to exercise initiative
  • Leadership qualities
  • Able to build positive relationships with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong communication, consultation, problem solving and negotiation skills
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
EAB64 Infection Control for the Personal Services Industry Skill Set
Online
Skill sets
Skill set Online
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)

With the current pandemic of COVID19, trust is at an all-time low and so encouraging customers back into personal services industry outlets such as Beauty Salons and Massage Clinics is vital.
This skill set has been established as a quick response for current personal services employers and employees to build and buy back that trust.

You'll undertake two units of competency from the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy, a nationally recognised qualification, to demonstrate to your customers that you are taking every care and precaution to provide a safe environment for them.
You will have the ability to review your clinic compliance with the applicable state and local council requirements.

This skill set provides an opportunity for those working in the Beauty or Massage Therapy industries to build on the skills they have already gained and help to reset their business during this challenging environment.

Gain these skills
  • Identify, manage and control infection risks to clients, self and colleagues
  • Follow hygiene guidelines
  • Maintain infection control during skin penetration
  • Maintain clean work area and equipment
  • Use personal protection and work safely
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to write clear and concise reports
  • Work as a member of a team
EAB51 PID Skill Set
Online
Skill sets
Skill set Online
Midland
PID, control loop, control systems, instrument, instrumentation, loop tuning, oil, gas, robotics, cascade tuning, flow level, PID algorithm,

Instrumentation Technicians work in many sectors including oil and gas, mining, minerals processing and associated industries.

This PID (proportional integral derivative) skill set will equip you with the skills needed for the set up, adjustment and tuning of control loops. While it is highly recommended that you have completed UEE40411 Certifcate IV in Electrical (Instrumentation) prior to doing this skill set, it is possible to enrol in both concurrently and NMT will help you manage the order of completion of subjects so that you can achieve the pre-requisite units before commencing this PID program. 

Gain these skills
  • Understand PID algorithms
  • Investigate different technisues used to loop tune in flow levele, temperature and cascade tuning
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good maths skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Keen to work with instrumentation
EAB31 Quality Auditing Skill Set
Online
Skill sets
Skill set Online
Perth (Northbridge)
Quality auditing, audit, compliance, manager, supervisor, leadership, systems audit, standards

Ensuring compliance and quality across the workplace

Our Quality Auditing Skill Set is aimed at Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders and others responsible for initiating, leading and reporting on internal or external reviews/audits against a pre-determined set of standards (e.g. Aged Care Quality Standards, Registered Training Organisation Standards).

Types of audits include external or internal systems audits or process or product/service audits.

The units that make up this skill set are taken from the Diploma of Quality Auditing.

BSBAUD501 Initiate a quality audit
BSBAUD503 Lead a quality audit
BSBAUD504 Report on a quality audit

Topics covered 
  •   assessing the scope and objectives of a quality audit commensurate with identified risks
  •   communicating with the auditee regarding the proposed quality audit
  •   identifying resources required to conduct the audit
  •   developing and submitting a quality audit plan
  •   conducting entry and exit meetings
  •   identifying and gathering relevant information
  •   managing audit team resources
  •   providing feedback to audit team members on their performance
  •   compiling audit results
  •   preparing a report for the auditee/client
  •   negotiating follow up action with the auditee/client
  •   monitoring and reviewing the auditing system and activities

 

The audit process delivered during this skill set is modelled on the Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 19011:2014: Guidelines for auditing management systems. You'll be able to refer to copies of the Guidleines throughout the training program.

You'll gain the knowledge and skills you require via online presentations and activities over approximately ten weeks. This will be followed by a meeting with your Assessor to discuss the assessment requirements and how to achieve these within your workplace. North Metropolitan TAFE's Assessors possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of quality auditing.

 

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