Creative Industries

We have been at the forefront of training professionals to work in the creative industries since the first and oldest art school in the state was established in 1900 (Perth Technical School).

We have secured a reputation as the place to go to if you are seeking a career in Creative Industries. The art, design and media training offered to students at our Perth campus forms an integral part of the city and the broader cultural centre, drawing over 2,000 creative industries students into the precinct each day.

Courses remain current through valued industry partnerships and are delivered by industry experts with unparalleled experience and skills. Students have access to unique work placements, gaining exposure to current industry practices.

Fashion and Textile Design

Studying fashion and textile design at North Metropolitan TAFE offers students a unique experience.

Our fashion courses are the only courses in Western Australia that integrate both textile and garment design. Studios are exciting creative spaces where you can develop and practice your skills. Original design interpretations, lateral thinking and extensive research are encouraged. You will learn an impressive skill set that will prepare you for work in the real world.

Our fashion program is built around the recognition of current and future trends in fashion, with an emphasis on good quality design and higher level skills. During your studies, you will gain extensive knowledge in researching ideas, marketing, figure and design drawing, design pattern making, designing and printing textiles, and garment design and construction.

A career in fashion is rewarding and challenging and offers diverse employment opportunities, further study pathways and opportunities to start your own fashion labels.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design is an art that combines visual communication and problem solving.

Our printing and graphic arts, and graphic design programs simulate the real world, which means you will receive project briefs directly from clients with visual communication requirements.

All units focus heavily on the practical nature of design and replicate a real design workplace by using Mac computers and Adobe Creative Cloud software. All courses are geared to industry needs and by the end of your studies, you will have developed a folio that will be your passport to future employment. Our industry trained staff will ensure the design solutions you present are relevant, as you develop an understanding of digital and print production, copyright legalities and how to run your own design business.

Our educational outcomes have been refined by industry panels consisting of local Perth studios and agencies, and are cross-checked by members of the peak industry representative body, The Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA).

Interior Design

Studying an interior design qualification will open the doors to a satisfying career turning indoor spaces into vibrant areas of work, play or rest. At North Metropolitan TAFE, you will use the latest equipment and software such as CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) and learn the latest industry techniques and processes.

Our courses will give you the practical skills and knowledge to plan and execute creative design and spatial solutions tailored to commercial or residential clients’ needs. You will also gain extensive knowledge of material applications and their costs, whilst learning interior design theories, practices and principles.

North Metropolitan TAFE is an Educational Member of DIA. These qualifications are listed as a DIA recognised course on their website(opens in a new tab) .

Jewellery

By studying one of our jewellery qualifications, you will have access to state-of-the-art studios, facilities and equipment. You will become familiar with industry standards and practices, so you can fabricate your own unique and individual pieces of jewellery using new and traditional techniques.

Lecturers will give you the practical skills and knowledge to design and produce contemporary jewellery designs, focusing on aesthetics and marketing knowledge and skills. You will learn to interpret concepts and gain hands-on skills in wax casting, stone setting, soldering and metal forming, and fabrication to create wearable, decorative or sculptural designs.

North Metropolitan TAFE is an Educational Member of DIA(opens in a new tab) .

Film and TV

There is no business like show business and there is no show without all the work going on behind the scenes. North Metropolitan TAFE offers Screen and Media courses in Animation & Games Design, Broadcast Television, Film & TV, Mass Communication and Radio Broadcast. Our lecturers and students are behind the scenes of some of the most exciting projects and events in Australia and overseas – and you can be part of that too!

We work with industry partners, so you will learn the industry’s latest trends and techniques. We are collaborating with Screenwest and Matchbox Pictures on new ABC Television drama series “The Heights”, with students given the opportunity to gain work experience on set.

Listen to Boom Radio live

Boom Radio(opens in a new tab) is run by our students who are in their second and final year, studying an Advance Diploma of Screen and Media (Radio Broadcasting).

Multimedia and Games

Animators are often sought after for advertising, architectural visualisation and video game production, making animation and games development two of the world’s most exciting, largest and fastest growing media industries.

Our courses will help you bring your ideas to life. You will be fully prepared to enter the industry having used our state-of-the-art equipment, software and facilities. You will learn a broad range of animation techniques and software, as our lecturers engage you in challenging, real life animation tasks. You will also develop skills in story and content writing, architectural animation, geological visualisation and 3D modelling for games, entertainment and advertising.

Please note we have further Animation and Games courses listed under Media.

Music

Our music programs have a fine history of producing great music talent, with acts like Downsyde, Birds of Tokyo, Ruby Boots, Georgie K and Karnivool studying our courses. Our lecturers are also prominent WA music industry figures and, through their years of experience, you will gain an insight into all aspects of the music industry and take advantage of their industry networks.

We offer courses in music studies, sound production and music business, allowing you to develop a wide range of skills, including performance, composition, song writing, lighting, sound production, equipment maintenance, mixing, editing and post- production, and management. You will also gain knowledge of how the music industry works, how to develop and promote yourself as an artist/performer and gain insights into the management of your creative work.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include a live performance venue, two fully equipped recording studios, rehearsal studios, fully equipped Mac labs designed for music production and a music management office, as well as our own record label.

Photography

A qualification in photography from North Metropolitan TAFE can open doors and help launch your career in this exciting industry.

Our courses are recognised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and will see you develop the necessary knowledge, skills and creativity to be a cutting-edge professional photographer.

You will learn all about composing, capturing, processing and enhancing images using various techniques. Our courses also cover production of digital images, camera techniques, lighting, studio and location work. You will also develop skills in business, publishing systems and markets, digital imaging, photographic illustration and be exposed to industrial, advertising, commercial, wedding/portraiture photography, fine art photography and photojournalism.

North Metropolitan TAFE is the Winner of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Australian Tertiary Institution of the Year by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).

Product Design

Industrial designers create products for the home, workplace and public spaces.

If you embark on a career in three-dimensional design, you could find yourself designing a wide range of products, from computers and mobile devices to tableware and bathtubs; from medical equipment to street lighting.

Our courses embrace the full spectrum of 3D design, including product, furniture and object design. You will develop essential creative skills, knowledge and practices, such as presentation techniques, materials, construction methods, model making and computer aided design.

As you learn industry standard practices, you will have access to first class studios, workshops and facilities. Our lecturers will help you build a portfolio of your design work, which is vital for employment in this industry.

Visual Arts

Studying art at North Metropolitan TAFE is the best thing you can do for your future career as an artist.

Throughout your studies, you will be exposed to state-of-the-art facilities and an inspiring environment, right in the heart of Perth’s Cultural Centre in Northbridge. You will benefit from strong, long lasting partnerships with prominent art bodies within the artistic community, and learn from lecturers who are practicing artists in WA.
 
Our courses provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to enter the world of the visual arts and crafts, giving you a solid foundation for a career in this industry. You will also have the opportunity to continue your studies at one of Western Australia’s leading universities.

Course list

National ID: MST60119
State ID: BEP4
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Collaborate and create 

Get involved in the design, development and production of textiles and go on to develop a fashion range.

Learn to design in the creative and cultural heart of the city.

North Metropolitan TAFE’s well established fashion department offers a stimulating design space that combines creativity with the underpinning practical skills necessary for success in an exciting and challenging industry.

The Advanced Diploma builds on the skills you've gained from the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.  You will learn in simulated workplace design studios where original design interpretations, lateral thinking and extensive research are encouraged.

During this course you'll be given the opportunity to get involved in our creative community by participating in collaborations across various learning areas such as product design, jewellery design, graphic design and visual art; and gain real industry experience through our work placement programs.

On completion you’ll have an impressive skill set preparing you for further study or work in the real world. 

Please note: the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising(opens in a new tab) contains pre-requisite units for this Advanced Diploma course, it is therefore strongly recommended that you have completed the Diploma of Applied Fashion and Merchandising (or equivalent) before applying for this course.

This course is only offered in semester one of each year.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: MST50119
State ID: BEP9
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Design your own career in fashion.

Gain the necessary skills for a career in fashion design.

Start on the runway to a successful career in the fashion industry

Learn to design in the creative and cultural heart of the city. North Metro TAFE’s well established fashion department offers a stimulating design space that combines creativity with the underpinning practical skills necessary for success in an exciting and challenging industry.

The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising begins with the necessary skills for a career in fashion design, such as sewing, pattern cutting, screen printing, digital design skills and fashion drawing. You will learn in simulated workplace design studios where original design interpretations, lateral thinking and extensive research are encouraged.

During this course you'll be given the opportunity to get involved in our creative community by participating in collaborations across various learning areas such as product design, jewellery design, graphic design and visual art; and gain real industry experience through our work placement programs.

On completion you’ll have an impressive skill set preparing you for further study or work in the real world. 

This course is only offered in semester one of each year.

Diploma
National ID: CUA30615
State ID: AZM8
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Certificate III in Arts Administration

Working in or want to work in the creative industries or tourism sectors then gain the business skills to further your career working behind the scenes.

From galleries to information desks, from museums to theatres, you'll gain the business skills you need to complement your knowledge of the arts or tourism.

If you are working in or would like to work in the creative industries or tourism sectors this course helps you gain business skills to further your career working behind the scenes.

This broad based program covers aspects of administration to help you on your way to a career working in galleries, museums, studios, tourism bureaus, theatres or art and design retail outlets.
You could also be working in local council information bureaus or markets.

Our Certificate III in Arts Administration program is delivered as a one year employer-based traineeship, and North Metropolitan TAFE is the only TAFE from Albany to Geraldton to offer this qualification. You will receive training in the workplace, allowing to you earn and learn at the same time. Completion of this course will open up pathways to further study or employment in the creative industries or tourism fields. 

Certificate III
State ID: EAB80
Industry Creative Industries

AutoCAD for Interior Designers and Decorators Skill Set

Turn a sketch into a working drawing

This software is used by almost all architectural and interior design companies.

Turn a sketch into a working drawing

If you have basic computer skills and a creative flair for design and decoration this skill set will equip you with AutoCAD skills needed for documentation of your designs.

AutoCAD is an essential tool for interior designers, whether you are designing your own home and interiors or seeking a pathway to employment, it is software used in almost all architectural and interior design companies.

North Metropolitan TAFE offers you the opportunity for further study in Interior Design with our MSF40218 BEC5 Diploma of Interior Design(opens in a new tab)

Skill set
State ID: EAB81
Industry Creative Industries

Business Planning for Creative Industry Skill Set

Give yourself the best chance at being a success story

This skill set covers the essentials required to create a successful, profitable business and is designed for creative thinking people.

"Failing to plan is planning to fail"

If you are involved in the Creative Industries, are self-employed or involved in a small business you need to create a business plan to give yourself the best chance at being a success story.
This skill set covers the essentials required to create a successful, profitable business and is designed for creative thinking people.

From big picture thinking through to your daily tasks, your resulting business plan will be relevant, effective and practical, designed to meet your specific needs.

Skill set
State ID: EAC23
Industry Creative Industries

Ceramics - Glazing Skill Set

Cover glazing techniques

Ceramacist, potter, teacher, technician, this glazing skill set will enhance your techniques.

Cover glazing techniques

Whether you are a ceramicist or potter looking to explore and experiment, or an art teacher/technician wanting to complete some professional development in a ceramics studio environment, this skill set will extend the scope of your current techniques and help you ensure safe creative practice.

NMT is the only higher learning institution with formal qualifications in ceramics in WA. We have dedicated facilities and world-renowned ceramicists as lecturers.

This specialist glazing skill set covers the science and technology of glazing pottery, porcelain and ceramics as well as the various techniques that can be employed.

Skill set
State ID: EAC22
Industry Creative Industries

Ceramics - Kiln Management Skill Set

Learn the art of kiln management, firing and Raku.

Extend your ceramics knowledge and skills with our three specialist ceramics skill sets.

Learn the art of kiln management, firing and Raku

Whether you are a ceramicist or potter looking to explore and experiment, or an art teacher/technician wanting to complete some professional development in a ceramics studio environment, this skill set will extend the scope of your current techniques and help you ensure safe creative practice.

North Metropolitan TAFE is the only higher learning institution with formal qualifications in ceramics in WA. We have dedicated facilities and world-renowned ceramicists as lecturers

You will cover the safety aspects and management of using a kiln, as well as firing and Raku training.

Skill set
State ID: EAC24
Industry Creative Industries

Ceramics - Refine Ceramics Making Skill Set

Develop the range and breadth of your ceramics techniques and treatments

You'll have the opportunity to refine throwing, moulding and casting techniques and be introduced to making large ceramic art works.

Develop the range and breadth of your ceramics techniques and treatments

Whether you are a ceramicist or potter looking to explore and experiment, or an art teacher/technician wanting to complete some professional development in a ceramics studio environment, this skill set will extend the scope of your current techniques and help you ensure safe creative practice.

NMT is the only higher learning institution with formal qualifications in ceramics in WA. We have dedicated facilities and world-renowned ceramicists as lecturers

This skill set will take your ceramics skills to the next level. You'll have the opportunity to refine throwing, moulding and casting techniques and be introduced to making large ceramic art works.

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PVA-V0280
Industry Creative Industries

Ceramics - Wheelwork

Begin or continue your clay exploration at one of the top ceramics facilities in Australia

This hands-on class has an emphasis on the throwing techniques on the potter’s wheel, turning and joining clay forms. It is aimed at the total beginner as well as those returning to clay.

Try your hand at Wheelwork

We have one of the top ceramics facilities in Australia, so what better place to learn to throw a pot! This hands-on class has an emphasis on the throwing techniques on the potter’s wheel, turning and joining clay forms.
This class is aimed at the total beginner as well as those returning to clay wishing to regain their clay confidence. You will be encouraged to think outside the circle and try altering their forms, and some surface decoration with slip or oxide decoration
Basic glazing techniques will be covered depending on the progress of the class.

There are no prerequisites for this class.

Dress requirements
•    You'll need to wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
•    Long hair must be tied back and any long accessories must be removed when working on the machines
•    We recommend you wear old clothing or an apron to protect your clothing

For this course, you will need to bring:
•    Old towel or apron
•    Own wheelwork tools (optional)

What is provided
Clay will be supplied for projects undertaken in the course.  Any projects/items outside of this short course content will not be fired and the lecturer has the right to reject work that is outside the course scope or mass produced.

Please note that there has been an update to the materials provided in ceramics short courses. There will be up to 2 bags of clay supplied to students for projects undertaken in the course.

Please let us know if you are left-handed so we can provide you with a suitable ceramics wheel for the course.

Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PVA-V1011
Industry Creative Industries

Ceramics - Wheelwork and Explore

From hand-building to wheel-throwing and everything in between, you'll explore a wide range of ceramics techniques.

This short course is aimed at beginner to intermediate students.

Enjoy a smorgasbord of ceramics techniques

This course covers a range of ceramic techniques and is aimed at beginner to intermediate students. The techniques taught in class may include wheel-throwing, sculpting, hand-building, texturing and decorative techniques, slab-building, coil-building and glazing.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Requirements

  • You must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes

For this course, you will need to bring:

  • Old towel or apron
  • Any objects you like to use to texture clay e.g. shells, lace, stamps (optional)
  • Own wheelwork tools (optional)

What is provided
Clay will be supplied for projects undertaken in the course. Any projects/items outside of this short course content will not be fired and the lecturer has the right to reject work that is outside the scope or mass produced.

Please note that there has been an update to the materials provided in ceramics short courses. There will be up to 2 bags of clay supplied to students for projects undertaken in the course.

Please let us know if you are left-handed so we can provide you with a suitable ceramics wheel for the course.

 

Short course
National ID: CUA20215
State ID: AZN1
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate II in Creative Industries

A taster course in all things media and digital media related

Gain foundation skills in camera operation, editing, writing content and scripts, and producing your ideas with this Certificate II.

Open your eyes to a world of colour and creativity

The need for innovative thinkers in the media industry is growing. Jump start your creative career pathway and improve your employability skills.

Our Certificate II in Creative Industries gives you the opportunity to 'try before you buy' the different areas of film and television and it is a great introduction to all things media and digital media related.

This course is only offered in semester one of each year.

On completion of this course, if you continue with your studies you could also find yourself on a path to becoming a:

  •    Camera Operator
  •    Producer
  •    Editor
  •    Cinematographer
  •    Director
  •    Writer
Certificate II
National ID: CUA60415
State ID: AB55
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development (Photography)

Sharpen your skills with this advanced Photography course

Delve into a range of genres, from domestic to commercial to artistic and be equipped to enter local and national competitions and take up membership of professional photography bodies.

Put the focus on the world around you

This qualification prepares you to work in the industry as a professional photographer, providing you with practical skills and knowledge in the areas of high-level image capture, sophisticated post-production skills, business development and creative thinking skills. Genres of photography include commercial/advertising, portraiture and wedding, fine art, landscape, documentary and photo-journalism and more.

A range of photography techniques are covered during the course including drone operation, VR, alternative process (wet darkroom), video and multimedia and more.

Please note: Completion of CUA50915 AZM2 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging (or equivalent) is high recommended prior to enrolling into this Advanced Diploma course.
 
North Metro TAFE's lecturers are closely involved with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (and other professional bodies) and you'll be supported to participate in both state and national photography events, proving you the opportunity to network with some of Australia’s and the World’s leading professional photographers.

 
NMT has been awarded AIPP's Australian Tertiary Institution of the Year for 2017, 2018 and 2019

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA40715
State ID: AB15
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Design (Graphic Design)

Graphic Designers communicate through images and words

This foundation course provides you with a broad understanding of graphic design. You'll gain a variety of skills to create 2D and 3D designs, including using industry-standard software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign in an environment that replicates a real industry setup.

The umbrella of Graphic Design covers many diverse career possibilities

Our Certificate IV in Design (Graphic Design) is a foundation course that provides you with a broad understanding and experience of the graphic design discipline, including Corporate and Branding, Packaging, User Experience, Web/Interface and Environmental signage design to name but a few.

This qualification is weighted approximately 50/50 digital versus traditional, manual skills. We concentrate on solid software skills using industry-standard Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign in an environment that replicates a real industry setup. Our lecturers are hands-on and always present to help as the course is delivered using learning activities such as tutorials, design briefs and class discussions.

Some units concentrate on an introduction to web and interface design, while other units cover conceptual and creative thinking skills.

Graphic Designers communicate through images and words. The industry demands a mastery of typography and you will begin this journey by having fun combining digital techniques with traditional Letterpress to learn the basics. Our industry also demands drawing and sketching skills to convey concepts to both clients and fellow designers and our drawing unit lays the foundation for further development in digital illustration required in the Diploma and beyond.

Design is a process that combines elements into a workable solution whether it be a logo or an app interface and our concept development and ideation units have these foundation skills covered. Successful completion of this course will equip you with the skills needed to enter the Diploma of Graphic Design.

Certificate IV
National ID: CUA40715
State ID: AB16
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Design (Jewellery Studio)

Immerse yourself in this in-depth and contemporary studio-based jewellery design course

Gain the core skills and knowledge to design and fabricate jewellery. This course is taught in purpose-built facilities and specialised studios at our Northbridge Campus.

Put a little sparkle in your career with this gem of a course

The Certificate IV in Design (Jewellery Studio) will provide you with the core skills and knowledge you'll need to successfully operate in jewellery design and fabrication.

You'll learn in our extensive and specialised studios — one of the most in-depth and contemporary studio-based experiences in the state.

On completion of this course you'll be eligible to continue your studies in the Diploma of Visual Arts (Jewellery Design) to take your practice to a professional level.

Certificate IV
National ID: CUA40715
State ID: AB18
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Design (Product Design)

Take your 3D design ideas to another dimension

This course will teach you how to design, draw and build models. You'll learn to use design software and undertake hands-on projects that require you to take your ideas all the way from concept to prototype.

Are you ready to take your 3D design ideas to the next level?

This course is suitable for anyone who does or would like to learn how to design, draw, use design software and build models.

You'll build your design skills and knowledge while undertaking hands-on projects that require you to take your ideas all the way from concept to prototype. Gain an insight into the specialist methods, skills and technologies used in the 3D design industry  and turn your ideas into prototypes for individual or mass produced consumer products. 

 

Certificate IV
National ID: CUA30715
State ID: AZN7
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

Start designing your creative career

This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge to create and communicate design concepts and you'll have a great foundation to go on to further study in a range of industries, such as interior design or product design.

Start designing your creative career

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to create and communicate design concepts. You will learn how to evaluate design solutions and to communicate ideas effectively using design terminology and a wide variety of visual presentation techniques, materials and technologies.

Completing this course gives you a great foundation to go on to further study in a range of industries, such as interior design or product design.

 

Certificate III
National ID: CUA30715
State ID: AB83
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Design Fundamentals [Fashion and Textile Design]

Your introduction to the world of fashion

Delivered in our state of the art Fashion and Textile facilities in the heart of Northbridge, we are the only training provider in WA offering a vocational course in textile design as well as exposing students to the full range of fashion design skills and a studio facility.

 

This Certificate III course is your introduction to the world of Fashion and Textile Design. North Metropolitan TAFE's program is delivered in our state of the art Fashion and Textile facilities in the heart of Northbridge and the Cultural Centre of Perth offering great exposure to industry. We are the only training provider in WA offering a vocational course in textile design as well as exposing students to the full range of fashion design skills  and a studio facility. 
Successful completion of this course can lead directly into Diploma of Fashion & Textile Design MST50119.

Certificate III
State ID: EAB65
Industry Creative Industries

Digital Distribution for the Music Industry Skill Set

Gain the skills to market and distribute your music to a wider audience

Whether you are a graduate of North Metropolitan TAFE's Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business), a music manager, a self managed artist or a hobby musician, this skill set will help you access a wider audience for your music.

Gain the skills to market and distribute your music to a wider audience

Whether you are a graduate of North Metropolitan TAFE's Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business), a music manager, a self managed artist or a hobby musician, this skill set will help you access a wider audience for your music. Knowledge and skills gained will contextualise the distribution aspect of the music industry with a broader market building framework.

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PVA-V0262
Industry Creative Industries

Drawing from scratch

An introduction to drawing

This course is an introduction to basic approaches and materials used in drawing. It is intended to give beginners a foundation to work from, as well as a refresher course for those who already have some skills and experience.

An introduction to drawing

This course is an introduction to basic approaches and materials used in drawing. It is intended to give beginners a foundation to work from, as well as a refresher course for those who already have some skills and experience. The aim is help you develop your drawing skills, hand-eye co-ordination and exploration of your own creativity. You'll be introduced to exercises in still-life (objects), linear perspective, portraits, expression and life-drawing (nude or draped model). The range of materials includes pencils, graphite, charcoal, ink and papers.

You will be supplied with basic materials for drawing (paper, charcoal, ink, pencils, and erasers) during the class. You are welcome to bring along any further drawing materials that you already have and would like to explore in the class.

Dress requirements

  • You must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
Short course
National ID: CUA60315
State ID: AZL7
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Further develop your graphic design skills and get ‘industry-ready’

You can choose from two streams - User Experience Design or Illustration and you'll work on live briefs with real clients. During this course you will develop a stunning portfolio which culminates in the end-of-year grad show attended by industry stakeholders. All students become members of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA).

Add to your palette of graphic design skills

The Advanced Diploma will make you ‘industry-ready’ and during the course you will develop a stunning portfolio which culminates in the end-of-year grad show. Our grad show is the highlight of the year and is attended by industry stakeholders, many of whom are alumni who are now leading the industry.

You can choose from two streams - User Experience Design or Illustration. This means that although everyone does the common core units there is the opportunity to specialise in electives. Our industry consultation outlines the demand for illustrative design as well as a more User Experience/ User Interface approach.

We integrate live briefs with real clients. An example of the high standard of work our students produce is our involvement with the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) where our students have won international awards and our participation in Award School. All students become members of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA), the industry’s leading body.

We also host the annual AGDA folio review where feedback is received from industry members in how to best structure your portfolio. In addition to this we conduct industry visits and host guest speakers who shed light on the latest trends in our industry.

This course is demanding, but the rewards and satisfaction are great. Many of our graduates go on to enrol into a degrees in design and receive advanced standing at all WA universities. We have pathways and agreements with Curtin University in particular.

North Metropolitan TAFE is an Educational Member of DIA. This qualification is listed as a DIA recognised course on their website(opens in a new tab) .

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA50715
State ID: AZK6
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Graphic Design

Develop advanced software skills and get experience in running live briefs

You'll develop advanced techniques in InDesign and Illustrator and use them to design press-ready artwork and learn 3D modelling using Trimble Sketchup. You'll also get in-depth exposure to web design, user interfaces, an introduction to game graphics and the current trend of UX Design (User Experience). We usually run several live briefs with external clients to replicate real client experiences.

Complete this Diploma and you'll be well equipped to find employment with experience in running live briefs and advanced software skills

Study the Diploma of Graphic Design and you will develop advanced techniques in InDesign and Illustrator and use them to design annual reports, corporate identities, packaging and other press-ready artwork.
The Diploma also provides in-depth exposure to web design using WordPress, user interfaces, an introduction to game graphics using Unity and the current trend of UX Design (User Experience).

You will also learn 3D modelling using Trimble Sketchup to assist in visualising packaging, signage and concept art and bring them to life with Octane renderer. The Diploma course also gives you the opportunity to continue explorations into concept development, creative thinking, online social media advertising and digital illustration using Corel Painter.

We usually run several live briefs with external clients, mainly not-for-profit organisations, to replicate real client experiences. From this exposure you will also learn about the business aspect of graphic design.

The Diploma paves the way for the Advanced Diploma, and at Diploma level it is expected that you will work at a certain level of autonomy regarding research and time management. It is not uncommon for students at this level to gain employment in the industry, where you have access to workplace assessment or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

 

Diploma
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PIN-V1413
Industry Creative Industries

InDesign Introduction Short Course

Bring together text and graphics

Get creative with this hands-on course that will give you the basic skills in developing marketing and communications promotional materials using InDesign.

Bring together text and graphics with InDesign - the industry-standard publishing software

Learn the skills you need to develop and design creative promotional material such as flyers, posters and brochures with this introductory InDesign course.

You'll cover the basics such as:

  • Creating documents
  • Presets
  • Styles
  • Swatches
  • Packaging
  • Printing

You'll also go over master pages, templates, document management, workflow, tables, interfacing with spreadsheets, forms and interactive buttons amongst other InDesign essentials.

You will need to bring along a thumb drive (2GB will be fine) for this course.

Short course
National ID: MSF60118
State ID: BED2
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

Find creative and technical solutions for built interior environments

You will work on design projects taking into account aesthetics, functionality, space planning, construction, materials and finishes to meet a client's needs and brief. You will learn to adapt global design trends and technical innovations, while developing industry contacts.

Its what's on the inside that counts

This qualification will give you the practical skills and knowledge to find creative and technical solutions for built interior environments.

Interior design includes planning and detailing complex residential, hospitality, retail, commercial and institutional design projects with an emphasis on space creation and spatial planning. Interior designers consider aesthetics, function, branding, manufacturing, marketability and construction of interior spaces, including materials and sustainable environments and special needs for the benefit of the user.

You will learn to adapt global design trends and technical innovations, while developing contacts with interiors sources, products, and suppliers.

Graduates may work as an interior designer for interior design and architectural practices, or become self-employed design consultants. And employment opportunities are good in the commercial sector including interior decoration work in office-fit outs for large businesses.

The Advanced Diploma of Interior Design is a great precursor to further study at University. With a higher qualification you can improve your earning potential and employment prospects.

North Metropolitan TAFE is an Educational Member of DIA. This qualification is listed as a DIA recognised course on their website(opens in a new tab) .

Advanced Diploma
National ID: MSF50218
State ID: BEC5
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Interior Design

Develop spatial planning skills to design residential and commercial interiors

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to develop a range of decoration and design services and provide interior design advice. You will be working on simulated live projects and have opportunities to participate in industry visits and enter competitions.

It's what's on the inside that counts

The Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration will give you an understanding of the nature of environmental space and spatial ambience, with the ability to manipulate the relationship of spaces, objects and products within the surrounding space. You'll develop the ability to approach a variety of design problems with creativity, a high level of competence and sensitivity to the requirements of the design brief.

This two-year qualification provides the practical skills and knowledge to develop a range of decoration and design services and provide interior design advice. Design projects enable the development of spatial planning skills to design some residential, commercial and institutional interiors.

You will be working on simulated live projects with many different briefs from a wide range of industry disciplines. There are also opportunities to participate in industry visits and enter competitions that also engages with industry.

As a graduate you will be well prepared to enter into the workforce as a design consultant or continue to the Advanced Diploma to develop high level skills as interior designers.

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Diploma
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PJE-V0239
Industry Creative Industries

Jewellery Beginner

Make your own silver jewellery

No experience necessary! If you've always wanted to make silver jewellery then this is the course for you. It will give you the skills to make simple silver and metal jewellery using a range of techniques and allow you to begin to develop your own ideas about design and style.

Make your own silver jewellery

If you've always wanted to make silver jewellery then this is the course for you. This course will give you the skills to make simple silver and metal jewellery using a range of techniques and allow you to begin to develop your own ideas about design and style. The wonderful bonus is you get to take home two or more sterling silver pieces and the cost includes all your materials.

There are no skill or experience requirements for this beginners course and it runs over six sessions.

During this course you will learn how to:

  • Create a hammered leaf pendant
  • Create a domed bangle
  • Learn to solder and create a simple ring
  • Make an anticlastic ring
  • Create a piece of silver jewellery from a selection of styles e.g. ring, cuff, earrings

Dress requirements
You must:

  • Wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
  • Wear clothing that covers legs e.g. jeans
  • Tie back long hair
  • Apron or smock
Short course
National ID: MEM30605
State ID: W241
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture

Work in an exciting and creative industry

This apprenticeship course will give you the necessary skills to work as a commercial jewellery manufacturer. You'll learn to create jewellery pieces, illustrations and moulds, and work safely with molten glass and metals.

Learn the art of jewellery making and open up a world of possibilities

The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture will give you a range of bench skills required to work in the jewellery manufacturing industry as a commercial jeweller

Once successfully completed you have the potential of finding employment internationally. The jewellery industry is an exciting one and how successful you are depends on your designs and commitment to the industry.

Your Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture is a great precursor to further study in Jewellery and Object Design. With a higher qualification you can improve employment and earning potential and specialise in certain areas. Visit our jewellery design staff and students' Facebook page(opens in a new tab)  to see the creative world this course can open up for you.

The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture is offered as an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information on this mode of study.

 

Certificate III
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PJE-V0322
Industry Creative Industries

Jewellery advanced studio

Develop your own jewellery projects in our facilities

Jewellery Advanced Studio is great for participants who have completed Silver Jewellery Beginner course, or experienced practitioners of silver and metal jewellery making.

Develop your own projects in our facilities

Jewellery Advanced Studio is great for participants who have completed Silver Jewellery Beginner course, or experienced practitioners of silver and metal jewellery making. 

Depending on your skills you will have the choice to participate in structured classes or work on your own projects under the supervision of an experienced jewellery tutor.

Dress Requirements

  • Participants must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
  • Long hair must be tied back and any long accessories must be removed when working on the machines

You will need to bring your own metals and materials.

Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PPH-V0834
Industry Creative Industries

Lightroom for Photography

Take your photos to a new level

Moving beyond just taking photographs, this course will help you develop your body of work and lead you down the path to getting the work shown to a wider audience.

Take your photos to a new level

This course will teach you how to use Lightroom, from basic techniques through to more advanced applications (such as portrait retouching). Moving beyond just taking photographs, this course will help you develop your body of work and lead you down the path to getting the work shown to a wider audience.
This is a practical course - you will have access to a computer in the classroom to use the techniques and methods as they are explained and demonstrated by the lecturer.
 

You will need to bring:

  • USB with images
  • Pen and notepad
Short course
National ID: CUA20615
State ID: AZM6
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate II in Music Industry

Kick start your career in WA's vibrant music industry

This course is an introduction to basic musical and sound concepts. You'll gain experience in making a music demo, using technical equipment and computers to record and edit sound, and preparing for performances.

Kick start your career in WA's vibrant music industry

Gain the practical knowledge to enhance your musical and production skills.

This course introduces basic musical and sound concepts. Electives will focus on song writing and performance within ensembles, recording and mixing within the studio and live environments and follow the production processes through to the completion of a demo recording. This course in only offered in semester 1 each year.

 

Certificate II
National ID: CUA50815
State ID: AA75
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business)

Start your own music business or get a great job in the music industry

Under the guidance of our industry experienced lecturers you'll gain skills in event promotion, the management of artists and a combination of music and business skills. You'll also be given opportunities for work placement where you get to put your skills into practice.

Would you like to work in the music industry as an employee or in your own business?

Learn how to promote events and manage artists so you can start your own business or gain work in the music industry with this qualification.

You'll learn combined music and business skills in event promotion, artist management, record label operations and music publishing. Since 1996 our music graduates have gone on to form bands such as Birds of Tokyo and work with bands such as Gyroscope, Karnivool and Eskimo Joe all under the guidance of our industry experienced lecturers.

This hands-on approach throughout the year culminates in opportunities for work placement for you to apply a range of specific music business skills.

 

Diploma
National ID: CUA60515
State ID: AA96
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

Get high level skills in performance, song arranging, composition and stagecraft technique

This course will develop your analytical, performance and creative skills under the guidance of highly experienced industry lecturers, and you'll get to release your own recording product. Through this course you will develop your analytical, performance and creative skills under the guidance of highly experienced industry lecturers and mentors. You will refine your skills as a songwriter and performer, developing, producing and releasing your own recording product which is your calling card to the music industry.

Refine your talent

Successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) will give you high level skills in performance, song arranging, composition and stagecraft technique.

Through this course you will develop your analytical, performance and creative skills under the guidance of highly experienced industry lecturers and mentors. You will refine your skills as a songwriter and performer, developing, producing and releasing your own recording product which is your calling card to the music industry.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA50815
State ID: AA73
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

Join our impressive list of music graduates

This course will provide you with instrumental/vocal techniques and performance skills, music literacy, aural training and music analysis. You'll learn in our fully equipped live performance venue, recording and rehearsal studios and be supported by our industry experienced music lecturers. You will need to have instrumental or vocal skills if you are applying for this course.

Join our impressive list of music graduates

The Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) will provide you with instrumental/vocal technique and performance skills, music literacy and aural training and music analysis. You'll acquire the skills to perform in an ensemble, and develop a repertoire and original material in bands/ensembles which is recorded in our in-house recording studios.

You will learn how to incorporate technology into music composition and manage your intellectual property.

Benefit from studying music at North Metropolitan TAFE with industry standard learning resources such as our fully equipped live performance venue, recording studios and rehearsal studios. You'll be supported by North Metro TAFE's music lecturers who have current industry experience and gain exposure to a range of industry figures and networks while working closely with studio engineers and technical production teams.

A career in music is exciting and challenging and could see you achieve great things across the world. While it is a competitive industry to break into we will provide you with the skills in musical performance needed to unleash your creativity and outshine the rest.

Since 1996 our music graduates have gone on to form bands such as Birds of Tokyo and work with bands such as Gyroscope, Karnivool and Eskimo Joe.

Diploma
National ID: CUA60515
State ID: AA81
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

A sound career

Achieve high level skills in a variety of production areas in the music industry with this Advanced Diploma qualification. You'll gain skills in live sound engineering, studio sound engineering and production, and film sound composition and production.

Fine-tune your sound career

Achieve high level skills in the live sound, film and studio production areas of the music industry with this Advanced Diploma qualification.

Through this course, you will develop your wide ranging analytical, technical and creative skills. You will develop and produce your own recording projects, under the guidance of highly experienced industry mentors.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA50815
State ID: AA74
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Advance your sound production skills

You'll benefit from the best facilities and musical heritage in Western Australia, and gain the skills to work in music technical/sound production. You'll learn about current music industry practices including studio recording, live sound, and music technology, production, and arrangement.

Get ready to pursue an exciting career in sound production in the WA music industry

Advance your music skills with this course. You'll learn about current music industry practices in the areas of studio recording and maintenance, live sound, music production, music arrangement, music technology and repairing/maintaining equipment and have the ability to set up your own studio.

By studying music at North Metropolitan TAFE you'll benefit from the best facilities and musical heritage in Western Australia. Since 1996 our music graduates have gone on to form bands such as Birds of Tokyo and work with bands such as Gyroscope, Karnivool and Eskimo Joe.

North Metro's focus on industry relevancy means practical course content geared towards getting you a career. You'll learn from our industry experienced lecturers and have an opportunity to network with real professionals who could increase your chances of employment during or after study.

Diploma
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PVA-V0263
Industry Creative Industries

Painting from scratch

Explore the way paint can achieve different effects

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of painting. You will learn the correct procedure for colour mixing and paint application.

Explore the way paint can achieve different effects

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of painting. You will learn the correct procedure for colour mixing and paint application. Each participant will be taken through a series of exercises to help them acquire the skills for painting. The course will conclude with the production of a still life painting.

Dress requirements

  • Participants must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes

You will need to bring

  • Apron or oversized shirt
  • Own brushes (optional)
Short course
State ID: EAB78
Industry Creative Industries

Photography - Black and White Darkroom Skill Set

Let's get creatively traditional in black and white

You'll need a film camera and an interest in producing traditional B&W prints to get the most of this skill set.

Let's get creatively traditional in black and white

You'll need a film camera and an interest in producing traditional B&W prints to get the most of this skill set. Learn with lecturers who are experienced photographers and develop your skills in our functional teaching darkroom.

Gain these skills:

  • Film processing
  • printing from negatives

 

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PPH-V0745
Industry Creative Industries

Photography Stage 1

Get the most out of your digital camera

Learn the fundamentals of using a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera with this short course that demonstrates the advantages of using a DSLR in manual mode thus harnessing the creative potential of the camera.

Get the most out of your digital camera

Learn the fundamentals of using a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera with this short course that demonstrates the advantages of using a DSLR in manual mode thus harnessing the creative potential of the camera.

The course is a blend of:

  •     Helpful theory in easy to understand formats.
  •     Clear demonstrations of how to put the theory into practice.
  •     Practical activities, including a shoot on location.
  •     Ample opportunities for questions and further clarification.
  •     Lecturers who are keen to assist you with taking your photography to the next level.
You will need to bring
  • Your DSLR camera or digital compact camera with manual shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls
  • Pen & notepad
Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PPH-V0746
Industry Creative Industries

Photography Stage 2

Expand your photography skills

Follows on from the Photography Stage 1 course and allows photographers to take their photography to the next level.

Expand your photography skills

Follows on from the Photography Stage 1 course and allows photographers to take their photography to the next level.

This course provides students with skills that allow them to develop their personal vision as well as introducing more specialized areas such as artificial lighting, close-up photography and Lightroom.  Moving beyond just taking photographs, this course will help the photographer develop their body of work and lead them down the path to getting their work shown to a wider audience.

You will need to bring:

  • Your DSLR camera or digital compact camera with manual shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls
  •  Pen and notepad
  • You must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
Short course
National ID: CUA50915
State ID: AZM2
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Learn to create powerful and effective images for a range of audiences and genres

This course blends theoretical and practical skills in photography and digital imaging.

Take your photography skills to new heights

This course blends theoretical and practical skills in photography and digital imaging. You’ll learn to create powerful and effective images for a range of audiences and genres.

Our lecturers are industry professionals with ‘real world’ experience. You will develop a thorough understanding of photographic design and theory around the changing nature of the creative industries, while developing your own style.

As part of your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to network with award winning professional photographers through a range industry events.

Diploma
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PPH-V0387
Industry Creative Industries

Photoshop Introduction (Photographer)

As a photographer, learn Photoshop fundamentals

In this five week introductory course you will be taken from the ground up to develop a sound understanding of the photography related principles that are used in Photoshop.

As a photographer, do you want to learn Photoshop fundamentals?

In this five week introductory course you will be taken from the ground up to develop a sound understanding of the photography related principles that are used in Photoshop.

You will be guided through a workflow from digital capture to the production of photographic quality prints and social media content.
This course is taught on Apple computers using industry standard colour managed monitors. Basic instruction in the use of a Mac computer is included in the course. Use of the Adobe Photoshop program is virtually identical on a Mac or PC platform.

You will need to bring:

  • USB (16Gb plus)
  •  Notebook & pen
Short course
National ID: ICP31415
State ID: AZM0
Industry Creative Industries
Online

Certificate III in Print Communications

Gain the skills to start a career in the graphic arts industry and get Adobe Associate Certification

This practical course will give you skills in producing artwork and layouts for production in print and electronic media. You will learn to create interactive documents, corporate identities and design logos, packaging and artwork for advertising, magazines, newspapers and books.

Are you looking for a career in the graphic arts industry?

Gain practical skills producing artwork and layouts for production in print and electronic media, using the latest software and working to industry standards (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro - Adobe Associate Certification available).

This course takes one year to complete, but North Metropolitan TAFE gives you the opportunity to complete the requirements to achieve the ICP40115 Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts(opens in a new tab)  at the same time, so you could come out with two qualifications and gain direct entry into the Diploma of Graphic Design.

Printing and graphic arts can be a pathway to any design field in the creative industries with further study.

 

Certificate III
National ID: ICP40115
State ID: AWA7
Industry Creative Industries
Online

Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts

A pathway to any design field

This course is a continuation of ICP31415 Certificate Ill in Print Communications and you'll learn to design layouts and assemble text and graphics into page formats for printing.

Create diverse career options in design

Printing and graphic arts can be a pathway to any design field in the creative industries with further study.

Study the Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts and you'll learn to design layouts and assemble text and graphics into page formats for printing, apply solutions to a range of problems associated with the reproduction of images for the print medium, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

It is highly recommended that you have completed ICP31415 Certificate Ill in Print Communications (as it contains prerequisite units) before entering this course.

North Metropolitan TAFE gives you the opportunity to complete both the Certificate Ill and Certificate IV in one year, improving your job prospects as well as allowing you to gain direct entry into the CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design.

 

Certificate IV
State ID: EAB79
Industry Creative Industries

Project Management for Interior Designers and Decorators Skill Set

Turn your design concept into a reality with this customised Project Management skill set

This skill set will equip you with the tools needed to manage a small design project meaning you can turn your concept into a reality.

Turn your design concept into a reality with this customised Project Management skill set

Your creative flair and skills will help you create a design concept and this skill set will equip you with the tools needed to manage a small design project meaning you can turn your concept into a reality.

All you need is your creativity and basic computer skills and you'll be able to gain practical project management skills to help you on a pathway in Interior Design and Decoration.
North Metropolitan TAFE offers you the opportunity for further study in Interior Design with our MSF40218 BEC5 Diploma of Interior Design(opens in a new tab) .

Skill set
National ID: CUA41215
State ID: AB74
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation and Game Art)

A gateway to the creative world of animation and games art

Through this entry-level course you'll gain a range of skills in designing and producing digital art, animation and games and will be engaged in real life animation challenges. You will be introduced to 3D modelling, digital art, animation and game design using industry standard software.

Enter the gateway to the creative world of animation and games art

Through this entry-level course you'll gain a range of skills in designing and producing digital art, animation and games and will be engaged in real life animation challenges. You’ll gain art and design skills that will put you on the path to be competitive in the global entertainment industry.

Through this qualification you will be introduced to 3D modeling, digital art, animation and game design using industry standard software. The skills and knowledge you'll gain from this certificate will put you on the right track to gaining an exciting and satisfying career in animation and you'll also be equipped to continue with your studies with North Metropolitan TAFE's Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation and Games Art).

Certificate IV
National ID: CUA51015
State ID: AB76
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation and Game Art)

Produce professional animation and game art using industry standard software

This 100% practical course prepares you for work in a variety of industries including entertainment, advertising, architecture, visualisation and content creation for Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Create and explore new worlds with this animation & game art qualification

Through this course you'll gain skills in producing professional animation and game art using industry standard software.

This course prepares you for work, not just in the entertainment industries but also in advertising, architecture, visualisation and content creation for Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Diploma
National ID: CUA60615
State ID: AA92
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Broadcast Television)

Gain real-life practical experience in broadcast TV

Industry partners contribute to course content and training delivery, and as a student you will observe professionals on live-to-air broadcasts. You will also gain skills in idea evolution, creating digital visual effects and lighting designs, and directing production crews.

Make a career in broadcast TV a reality

Qualified technical television experts are keenly sought after in Australia and overseas. They work behind the scenes on the complex technical elements involved in delivering television programs to viewers, such as capturing vision and sound; lighting; creating graphics and special effects and managing transmissions from studios and live venues.

This qualification is designed to equip the next generation of television technical professionals with real-life practical experience.

Industry partners contribute to course content and training delivery and as a student you will observe broadcast technical managers and freelance professionals on actual, live-to-air broadcasts.

 

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA60615
State ID: AB78
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Digital Art and Animation)

Gain high-end practical skills in concept art, 3D modelling, animation and visual effects

This practical course is art-focused and will develop your creative capabilities. You'll benefit from our strong industry connections and by the end of the course you will have created a showreel of work and a short animated film.

Create and explore new worlds with this animation and games art qualification

This Advanced Diploma qualification is art-focussed and provides you with high-end practical skills in concept art, 3D modelling, animation and visual effects. You'll benefit from our strong industry connections and have the opportunity to showcase your work to many of the largest studios in Perth at the end of year Expo. By the end of the course you will have created a showreel of work, and a short animated film.

After completing this course you'll be equipped to be competitive in the global market, using the same software and work practices employed by top animation, VFX and games studios all over the world.

 

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA60615
State ID: AA77
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Digital Cinema)

Explore the nature of storytelling through the medium of Digital Cinema

This course provides you with the opportunity to work on varied content and will develop your skills in the evolution of ideas, lighting designs, storylines and treatments, and directing. On Successful completion you may gain advanced standing for entry into the WA Screen Academy's Bachelor of Media and Communications at ECU.

Communicate your ideas through digital cinema

This Advanced Diploma course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to work within the film and television industry. It also gives you the opportunity to explore the nature of storytelling through the medium of Digital Cinema. You could find yourself working on content as varied as client-based corporate projects, micro dramas, documentaries and short-form narrative films with professional actors shot on cinema standard equipment.

Successful completion of this course may see you gain advanced standing for entry into the WA Screen Academy's Bachelor of Media & Communications at ECU.

 

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA31015
State ID: AA87
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Screen and Media (Digital)

An introduction to animation

Designed for high school students and graduates this course will give you foundation skills in 2D and 3D animation, creative writing, digital design and sound.

Learn foundation animation skills

This course is our introductory animation primer for high school students and graduates.
Students graduating this course will be set for action in the CUA41215 (AA97) Certificate IV in Screen & Media (Animation & Visualisation) or CUA41215 (AB74) Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation & Game Art).

 

Certificate III
National ID: CUA31015
State ID: AB00
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Screen and Media (Film & Television)

Develop your critical and creative thinking skills for the film and television industry

Our industry experienced lecturers will teach you the basics of picture composition, vision and sound editing, and content creation for the fast-growing social media sector.

Develop your critical and creative thinking skills for the screen and media industry

The Certificate III in Screen and Media will help you to develop  your critical and creative thinking skills and enable you to work effectively in the contemporary screen and media industries.

Under the guidance of our lecturers, who are experienced industry practitioners, you will learn emergent media skills including the basics of picture composition, introduction to social media, management vision and sound editing, and content creation for the fast-growing social media sector.

North Metropolitan TAFE offers this qualification in semester 2 each year.

Certificate III
National ID: CUA51015
State ID: AA76
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Screen and Media (Film & Television)

The need for creative and qualified thinkers in the film and television industry is growing

This Diploma will give you the opportunity to sample a range of different areas of film and television. You'll learn in our industry standard studios and on professionally-run productions. Upon completion you could continue with your studies in our Advanced Diploma.

The need for creative and qualified thinkers in the film and television industry is growing

This industry-focused course will provide you with the specialised knowledge to operate individually or collaboratively within the media industry. Gain practical experience with this Diploma from North Metropolitan TAFE.

By working in North Metro's industry standard studios and on professionally-run productions, you'll be getting the most practical experience possible that will prepare you for working in a TV crew or film shoot with confidence. You will gain experience making a short documentary, networking, be given the opportunity to get work experience and many other practical training projects.

Once completed you can continue on to Advanced Diploma options in such areas as directing, cinematography, producing, production design, outside broadcast, corporate documentary work or sound design with further study at North Metropolitan TAFE.

If you continue with your studies you could also find yourself on a path to becoming a:

  • Camera Operator
  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • Writer
Diploma
National ID: CUA60615
State ID: AB77
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Game Art and Design)

Build the environments, characters and the vehicles/props for games

This Advanced Diploma offers hands-on artistic and technical training in game art. It delves into designing games and scripting game interactions. By the end of this course you'll have created a showreel of work and produced a game of your own.

Let your artistic skills take you to the next level

Game artists build the environments, characters and the vehicles/props for games.

As well as providing hands-on artistic and technical training in game art, this Advanced Diploma delves into designing games and scripting game interactions. You'll benefit from our strong industry connections and have the opportunity to showcase your work to many of the largest studios in Perth at the end of year Expo. By the end of this course you'll have created a showreel of work and produced a game of your own.

You will be equipped to be competitive in the global market, using the same software and work practices employed by top games and animation studios all over the world.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA60615
State ID: AA93
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Radio Broadcasting)

Land a job in an exciting, dynamic industry, filled with passionate, articulate people

This Advanced Diploma course provides you with skills in all aspects of the radio industry, including commercial and management skills. It is a hands-on course where you will have a placement in our own BOOM Radio.

Radio broadcasting skills that will help you land your first job

Radio is an exciting, dynamic industry, filled with passionate, articulate people. This Advanced Diploma course provides you with all the skills to land your first job in a radio station. You will develop a wide skill set in all aspects of the radio industry, including commercial and management skills.

This is a hands-on course and you will have a placement in a real radio station, our own BOOM Radio, giving you a chance to develop industry networks, and practical experience. Build on the skills you gained in the Diploma to be able to confidently produce or present on your own live radio show, be on the air, entertaining and informing people and becoming a part of their daily lives.

You can put your experience and skills to good use working across a range of radio and broadcasting roles and you will also be able to apply your marketing, writing and research skills in many other fields. 

Over 90% of this year's graduating students have already found employment or gained entry to university to further their study and career opportunities.

Listen to Boom Radio live(opens in a new tab)

Boom Radio is run by our students who are in their second and final year, studying an Advance Diploma of Screen and Media (Radio Broadcasting).

 

 

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA51015
State ID: AA94
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Screen and Media (Radio Broadcasting)

Get the skills you need to start in the radio industry

Learn to produce or present on your own radio show and develop a wide skill set in all aspects of the radio industry, with commercial and management skills. You will also have a placement in our radio station.

Get the skills you need to start in the radio industry

Radio is an exciting, dynamic industry, filled with passionate, articulate people. This course will give you the skills to produce or present on your own radio show, entertaining and informing people and becoming apart of their daily lives.

You will develop a wide skill set in all aspects of the radio industry, with commercial and management skills. You will also have a placement in a real radio station our own BOOM Radio, giving you a chance to develop industry networks and practical experience.

Listen to Boom Radio live(opens in a new tab)

Boom Radio is run by our students who are in their second and final year, studying an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Radio Broadcasting).

 

Diploma
National ID: CUA51015
State ID: AB97
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Screen and Media [Digital and Social]

Become part of the fast paced world of digital content creation

This innovative course is designed to prepare you to work in the ever-growing industry of digital media production and management through real-world projects, connecting with people and capturing their stories.

Become part of the fast paced world of digital content creation

The Diploma of Screen and Media (Digital and Social) is an innovative course designed to prepare you to work in the ever-growing industry of digital media production and management. 
The program will cover the planning, creation and publication of content (including video, photographs, graphics and audio) across digital media channels

You will learn to create content that will cut through the noise and reach your target audience through social media
You will graduate with an understanding of the changing digital landscape and the ability to generate all forms of digital content across a variety of industries

Training occurs through real-world projects, connecting with people and capturing their stories for multi-platform content versions. 

This qualification is a clear pathway to begin your career or go on to further study to university. 

Diploma
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PFT-V0672
Industry Creative Industries

Sewing Beginner 1

Learn the basics of sewing

This is a beginner course where you will learn some basic sewing machine techniques, how to thread a sewing machine and wind cotton to a bobbin, as well as how to lay and cut your fabric.

Do you want to learn the basics of sewing?

This is a beginner course open to anyone who wants to learn how to sew. You will learn some basic sewing machine techniques, how to thread a sewing machine and wind cotton to a bobbin, as well as how to lay and cut your fabric. You will undertake sewing projects such as how to sew a cushion cover from a basic pattern and how to sew a basic garment (elastic waisted pants or shorts) using a commercial pattern.

There are no prerequisites and the course runs for 6 sessions.

Dress requirements
You must :

  • Wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
  • Tie back long hair
  • Remove any long accessories when working on the machines

What to Bring
Please do not purchase any items until your course has been confirmed.

In the first session, the lecturer will advise you of the quantity and type of fabrics that you will need to purchase for week 2 (tote bag and pencil case) and week 3 (your sewing project). From week two you will also need to bring along:

  • Tape measure (the soft flexible type)
  • Fabric marker
  • Quick unpick
  • Berry headed pins
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Dressmaking scissor
  • General paper scissors
  • Pen, pencil, ruler, eraser and display book for notes
  • A box or container or bag to keep items in
  • Steel thimble (optional)
  • Needle Threader (optional)
  • Wrist pincushion (optional)
Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PFT-V1392
Industry Creative Industries

Sewing Beginner 2

Add to your existing sewing techniques

Learn new skills and build confidence with techniques such as flat felled seams, French seams, darts and zip closures.

Do you want to learn new sewing techniques?

If you have completed the Beginner Sewing 1 short course or already have basic sewing and cutting skills then you can enrol in Beginner Sewing 2 where you will learn new skills and build confidence with techniques such as flat felled seams, French seams, darts and zip closures.

During this course you will:

  • Construct a unisex pyjama shirt continuing on from the project covered in Beginner 1
  • Incorporate new techniques such as button holes, button stand, interfacing, patch pockets, sleeve and collar construction
  • Build a sewing techniques file of seams and finishes

Dress requirements
You must:

  • Wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
  • Tie back long hair
  • Remove any long accessories when working on the machines

What to Bring
For your first lesson you will need:

  • 100% cotton fabric with no stretch - either 2.2 metres for short sleeve pyjama option or 2.6 metres for long sleeve option

From week two you will also need to bring along:

  • Tape Measure (the soft flexible type)
  • Fabric Marker
  • Quick Unpick
  • Berry headed pins
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Dressmaking scissor
  • General paper scissors
  • Pen, pencil, ruler, eraser and display book for notes
  • A box or container or bag to keep items in
  • Steel thimble (optional)
  • Needle Threader (optional)
  • Wrist pincushion (optional)
Short course
State ID: EAA38
Industry Creative Industries

Studio Production Environment Skill Set

Enhance your employability skills

Take your digital skills to the next level.

This skill set is for graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media (Animation/Games Art) or equivalent, who are looking to specialise in a particular area of interest (game development, 2D or 3D digital art, animation and/or visual effects). It is designed to help you be more competitive when marketing yourself, to find employment in and to work in chosen fields. 

You'll undertake self-guided learning activities to facilitate skill development for a particular project of your choosing. For example, you may choose to develop a comic, animation, game, 3D character or VFX sequence. You'll have access to industry standard software and hardware, and be mentored by an experienced lecturer.

 

Skill set
National ID: CUA60715
State ID: AZL6
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Bring your creative ideas and visions to life in an holistic studio environment

This course is designed for artists and designers from visual art, jewellery and product design who are seeking to refine their skills and knowledge. You'll develop your own project proposals and gain the skills required to be self-sufficient upon graduation.

Prepare for professional practice as a contemporary artist or designer

During this course you'll explore, practice and demonstrate what it is to be a creative practitioner and gain the skills and knowledge required to be self-sufficient upon graduation.

This course brings together lecturers and students from disciplines in:

  • visual art

  • jewellery 

  • product design

and is designed for artists and designers who are seeking to refine skills and knowledge in an holistic studio environment.

You'll develop your own project proposals in one of these three specialisations and work closely with our lecturers and technicians to explore your ideas and bring your visions to life. At the end of the Advanced Diploma of Visual Art you are invited to participate in a graduation exhibition which is renowned nationally for showcasing some of the WA’s best emerging artists and designers.

You will study in our purpose-built art and design facilities and have access to broad range of industry standard equipment and materials. North Metropolitan TAFE’s reputation for producing outstanding graduates is built on over 100 years of high-quality Art and Design training in Western Australia.

As a visual artist or designer, you may choose to develop your own independent practice, seek employment opportunities within specific creative industries or explore other opportunities, such as internships or residencies, that will further focus and extend your creative practice. Visual artists and designers possess transferable ‘creative skills’ that can be applied within a variety of professional contexts and that allow for interdisciplinary collaborations across existing and emerging industries. Career opportunities for artists and designers exist across a broad range of arts, government and commercial organisations.

This course is only offered in semester one of each year.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA20715
State ID: AZN4
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate II in Visual Arts

Completing a disability program at North Metro TAFE will open up a whole world of opportunities to you.

North Metro can help you achieve your goals through a range of full-time and part-time courses specifically designed for people with an intellectual or learning disability.Our courses offer excellent resources and highly experienced lecturers.You will learn skills and knowledge, use drawing and other techniques, for the visual arts and crafts industries.

Build on your creative skills 

Completing a disability program at North Metropolitan TAFE will open up a whole world of opportunities to you. We can help you achieve your goals through a range of full-time and part-time courses specifically designed for people with an intellectual or learning disability.

Our courses offer excellent resources and highly experienced lecturers.

If you are interested in further developing your art skills, then this is the course for you. You will learn skills and knowledge, use drawing and other techniques, for the visual arts and crafts industries.

Certificate II
National ID: CUA31115
State ID: AZN2
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Visual Arts

Learn how to create 2D and 3D forms in a variety of mediums

Start your visual arts journey with this course. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to experiment with materials and create a variety of art works such as paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, printmaking and electronic art.

Let your creativity flow!

North Metro offers a wide range of creative industry courses which will equip you with the skills you'll need to excel in your future professional practice as an artist or craft maker. Our visual art and craft qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

Through this course you'll learn how to create two and three dimensional forms in a variety of visual arts areas. This course will help you visualise, develop and present ideas and images. You'll develop skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, textiles and design.

Your Certificate III in Visual Arts gives you the skills to begin an exciting career in art or for further study in visual art at North Metropolitan TAFE.

Certificate III
National ID: CUA41315
State ID: AZO2
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Explore a variety of mediums in an immersive visual arts experience

Painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and digital art are all covered in this course. You'll get to experiment, explore and develop as an artist while benefiting from our long history of delivering creative arts training in the cultural heart of the city.

Add to your palette of visual arts and crafts skills in the cultural heart of the city

This course will give you an immersive visual arts experience, where you'll be able to explore a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and digital art. Plus you'll gain skills in contextual studies and safety and sustainability in the visual arts.

You'll study in our excellent art and craft facilities and benefit from our long history of delivering training in the creative industries.

If you start this course in semester two you will undertake an intensive delivery and complete the course in six months. You will be required to attend classes three days a week on campus to complete practical units in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics, and the fourth day will involve a mix of online learning, a virtual classroom and gallery or site visits for theoretical and digital art units.

On completion you can continue to develop your skills through a wide range of creative courses on offer at North Metro TAFE.

 

Certificate IV
National ID: CUA51115
State ID: AZL3
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Visual Arts

Refine your skills and bring your ideas to life

This course provides you with opportunities to focus on painting, print media, ceramics, sculpture and digital art. You'll refine your skills in studio classes delivered in excellent facilities in the creative and cultural heart of the city.

Take your art to a higher level

This course will develop your skills and knowledge in selected areas of visual art and craft, with options to focus on painting, print media, ceramics, sculpture and digital art. You'll refine these skills in studio classes designed to bring your ideas into reality.

This diploma will enable you to take on complicated art projects with a developed skill set and knowledge of various materials and mediums.

Our art and craft facilities are purpose built to a high standard of equipment and facilities. Students also benefit from the close proximity to the Perth Cultural Centre which is home to the Art Gallery of WA, PICA and many other smaller galleries.

A successful career in visual arts will require you to promote yourself and look outside the square when it comes to gaining employment. You can work on small or large scale public art projects or work as a freelance artist. You can also combine your studies with other courses and become a teacher or work in arts administration.

This course is only offered in semester one of each year.

 

Diploma
National ID: CUA51115
State ID: AB60
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Visual Arts (Product Design)

Develop your 3D design skills through hands on projects

This course gives you the opportunity to take your product design ideas all the way from concept to prototype. You'll learn in our extensive purpose-built facilities and specialised studios in the creative heart of the city.

Take your product design skills to the next level

The Diploma of Visual Arts (Product Design) will develop your design skills and knowledge through hands on projects that require you to take your ideas all the way from concept to prototype. It is taught in our extensive purpose-built facilities and specialised studios based in the creative and cultural heart of the city that is home to the Art Gallery of WA, PICA and many other smaller galleries.

This course offers a diverse exploration of  the 3D design industry where you will have the opportunity to create consumer products such as furniture, home wares, commercial objects and wearable object design. 

Successfully complete the Diploma and you could find yourself designing high end furniture, or products for the home or commercial use.

Diploma
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