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General IT

With North Metropolitan TAFE’s ICT qualifications, you will learn about the administration and installation of network switches and routers, security issues, hardware and software faults and repairs, database enabling, data and voice communications, operating systems, configurations, network systems, networking monitoring and e-business. 

North Metropolitan TAFE is an authorised CISCO Academy, an authorised Microsoft Imagine Academy and an accredited  Red Hat Learning Academy.

Our courses ensure you develop not only computing skills in a range of disciplines, but also the problem-solving skills needed to deal with new technologies and trends as they arise in this ever evolving industry.

Get started on your career in IT, enrol in our online course now.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
UEE20511 A103 Computer Assembly and Repair Certificate II On campus
East Perth
Midland
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Are you looking for career in electronics?

North Metropolitan TAFE is offering a dual qualification in Electronics and Computer Assembly and Repair. You can gain the Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair and the Certificate II in Electronics qualifications in just six months, opening doors to many different fields of further study and/or employment.

In this course you will develop the ability to select components and assemble computers to customer specifications. You will also learn how to carry out routine hardware repairs (generally by replacement) of known faulty components.

Successful completion of this dual qualification could lead to an apprenticeship or employment as a technician’s trade assistant in a wide variety of electronic fields such as computer assembly and servicing, refrigeration and air conditioning, telecommunications, and security and fire alarms. Many employers regard basic training in electrical/electronic theory as a pre-requisite to employment.

Gain these skills
  • Basic DC circuit theory
  • Practical skills for the assembly, installation, repair and re-assembly of electronic and computer equipment
  • A custom blend of DC circuit theory and mathematical skills
  • Electronic component identification and handling procedures
  • Hand soldering, component placement and mounting onto a printed wiring board
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • A logical approach to problem solving
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • An interest in electronics and computers
CUA20215 AZN1 Creative Industries Certificate II On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
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Open your eyes to a world of colour and creativity

The need for creative and qualified thinkers in the film and television industry is growing and like our previous graduates, this qualification will put you a cut above the rest.

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.

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

  •    Camera Operator
  •    Producer
  •    Editor
  •    Cinematographer
  •    Director
  •    Writer
Gain these skills
  • Foundation skills in:
    • camera operation
    • editing
    • writing content and scripts
  • Produce your ideas to a basic level
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good organisational and administrative skills
22334VIC BCY61 Cyber Security Certificate IV On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Be equipped to tackle the network security challenges faced by Australian businesses, services and industry with this specialised course in cyber security.

Cyber attacks on Australian networks are an ever-increasing threat to individuals, businesses and national security and there is currently a skills shortage in this very specialised sector of the IT industry.
You'll gain insights into mitigation techniques that are key to tackling potential cyber attacks faced by modern industry by completing North Metropolitan TAFE's Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Our Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a technician level qualification that will provide you with the knowledge and a comprehensive set of technical skills that will mean you are job ready and highly employable.

Gain these skills
  • Monitor the risk of cyber security attack
  • Implement appropriate software
  • Use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats
  • Protect an organisation from insider security breaches
  • Develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Able to apply analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team

 

UEE20711 A104 Data and Voice Communications Certificate II On campus
Balga
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Are you looking for an electronics career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications you'll be flicking the switch on a career in electronics, as a data cabler or telecommunications technician (with additional training).

It includes ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) requirements for open cabler registration.

Gain these skills
  • Install and maintain telecommunication cabling
  • Secure electrotechnological equipment
  • Assemble and dismantle components
  • Use cabling drawings, standards, codes and specifications
  • Workplace health and safety
 
UEE30911 A125 Electronics and Communications Certificate III Apprenticeship
On campus
Midland
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Extend your knowledge and skills in Electronics & Communications

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assemble, install, test, service, and repair electronic systems and equipment in general electronics, communications, computer or consumer electronics. You will learn about electrical and amplifier principles, microprocessors, power control systems, data communications, and safety in the workplace.

Gain these skills
  • Circuit analysis
  • Digital electronics
  • Computing
  • Programming microprocessors

 

ICT30118 BEH2 Information, Digital Media and Technology Certificate III On campus
East Perth
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Midland
Perth (Northbridge)
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Gain a broad range of ICT skills that reflect current industry trends and practices

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to support information technology activities in the workplace across a range of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) areas, including Programming, Networking and Technical Support.

Gain these skills

The core units covered in this course will provide you with the following skills:

  • Work safely and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
  • Implement and monitor various operating systems
  • Run standard diagnostic tests
  • Implement sustainable work practices
  • Create user documentation


At North Metropolitan TAFE you will have the opportunity to focus on the ICT field of most interest to you with the different electives offered at the three campuses where we deliver this course.

Northbridge campus electives
  • Create programming applications
  • Build and design websites
  • Use Social Media tools
  • Use industry standard Microsoft Office software
Joondalup campus electives
  • Create programming applications
  • Install, configure and secure networks and peripherals
  • Network systems administration
  • Install, support and troubleshoot operating systems and software
  • Use industry standard Microsoft Office software
Midland campus electives
  • Install, configure and secure networks and peripherals
  • Network systems administration
  • Build and design websites
  • Install, support and troubleshoot operating systems and software

 

This Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology gives you the  foundation skills to begin a career in ICT with further study at North Metropolitan TAFE. You may follow a career pathway into the ICT industry in areas including CyberSecurity, Programming, Networking or Web Design

ICT30118-AB73 AB73 Information, Digital Media and Technology (Network Administration) Certificate III On campus
East Perth
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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Ready to start your career in the fast growing ICT industry?

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to support information technology activities in the workplace across a range of ICT areas including technical support and network administration.

You will learn how to configure, secure and test system software for a small home office network or small to medium business network.

At our Joondalup campus we also offer you the opportunity to gain a dual qualification during your study. You can complete this qualification and ICT30118 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Web Technologies), talk to staff when you enrol.

Benefits of the dual qualification include:

  • Broadening your employment opportunities within the IT sector
  • Furthering your skills to qualify you for a range of higher level qualifications
  • Only need to enrol in one extra  cluster of units to do the combined course
Gain these skills
  • Learn Networking Technologies that will support you in your learning of Cisco, Microsoft & RedHat products at CIV
  • Disassemble and reassemble desktop PCs from their components and learn basic hardware maintenance.
  • Advanced settings and features of the client side Windows Operating Systems using Virtual Machines.
  • Programming C# gives you a head start in network scripting or more advanced programming languages from the Certificate IV levels.
  • Create professional workplace documents using Microsoft Office 2016; Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheet) and Access (database)
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Strong client focus and a desire to assist others
  • Methodical, disciplined and technically minded
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills
ICT60215-AB51 AB51 Network Security (Cyber Security) Advanced Diploma On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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Find a secure role in a growth industry with North Metropolitan TAFE's Advanced Diploma of Network Security (Cyber Security)

Cyber security jobs are already in high demand and this trend is expected to continue as more individuals, businesses and organisations have an online presence.
With the increase in cyber attacks, cyber security is vital for individuals and industry alike making this branch of information technology one of Australia's national security priorities.

You'll gain skills and knowledge in Cloud, WAN Infrastructure and Perimeter-based Security. You will also learn the fundamentals of Python and assist in a real-world scenario Cyber Security Project.
Studying at North Metropolitan TAFE you'll be able to make the most of our existing status with the Microsoft Imagine Academy and the Cisco Network Academy to provide vendor-based resources and learning in relation to Cyber Security. The highly sought after CCNA Security vendor course is embedded in this qualification and you will get a CCNAS course completion certificate on successful completion of the course.

Want to be part of Australia's strong cyber defences? This Advanced Diploma of Network Security (Cyber Security) will give you the tools you need.

This Cyber Security pathway course will increase your expertise in the highly technical area of network security.
We strongly recommend that you have completed a Diploma in Network Administration or an equivalent course or have experience as an IT professional, working in the industry before entering this course.

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should book an appointment using the link below or contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

BOOK INTERVIEW Joondalup  (Individual appointments)

BOOK INTERVIEW Joondalup (Group appointment)

ICT40518 BEH5 Programming Certificate IV On campus
Online
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Perth (Northbridge)
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Join the top priority IT industry and take on a crucial role in IT programming

Study this course and you'll gain skills in basic and intermediate programming by using at least two different programming languages.

Programming is a crucial part of IT and is constantly innovating and evolving.  Completing our Certificate IV in Programming  will open the door into this in-demand industry.

The experience you will gain in C#, Java, JavaScript, SQL, and ASP will give you the competitive edge to advance your career and further study options. You'll delve into websites, scripting and database design as well as be exposed to advanced programming skills for mobile applications and games development.

Gain these skills
  • Object oriented design
  • Graphical user interface development
  • Knowledge of software libraries
  • Writing technical documentation
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Able to think logically and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Good process management skills
  • Imaginative and good at creative reasoning
  • Willing to keep up with industry trends and technological changes

 

ICT50718 BEG8 Software Development Diploma On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Perth (Northbridge)
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To infinity and beyond - this course could give you the perfect pathway to a successful career in IT.

If you want to boost your career in software development and programming, Diploma of Software Development is the perfect course to help you achieve your aim.  You'll gain the knowledge and skills to develop advanced apps using a variety of programming software and platforms such as Unity, Java, Python and C#. 
You will also advance your programming skills for emerging technologies depending on the campus you want to study at:

Northbridge: Cloud / Mobile, Unity, Xamarin, Android/IOS App Development

Joondalup: Cloud / Mobile, Unity, Virtual and Augmented Reality Development

During your course, you will continue to increase your skill level you achieved by completing Certificate IV in Programming with involvement in data modelling, web programming, software testing and debugging systems.  You will use current industry standards and emerging technology as you conduct LiveWorks Projects with industry partners

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should book an appointment using the link below or contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

BOOK INTERVIEW Joondalup  (Individual appointments)

BOOK INTERVIEW Joondalup (Group appointment)

ICT40315 AWE7 Web-Based Technologies Certificate IV On campus
Online
Perth (Northbridge)
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Enter the vast world of website design and development

Most businesses and organisations have an online presence and websites have become an essential part of any organisation looking to reach out to its target audience.

Upon completion of this qualification you'll be able to be involved in both the design and technical development of a website, designing and constructing web pages and creating the look and feel of the site. With your qualification you could find a career as an in-house designer or work in a design studio.

Our Certificate IV in Website Technologies is the foundation and core development structure that leads into our Diploma of Web Development. Essential concepts covered include Front-end and Back-end development. You'll be encouraged to develop the independent thinking and problem solving skills needed for communicating and working with clients in the Diploma course.

Technologies taught include the latest industry standard HTML5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL and JavaScript using a range of development tools.

Gain these skills
  • Digital graphics skills through UX (User Experience) and UI (User Interface) design principles
  • Using a variety of technologies including HTML5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL and JavaScript
  • Testing sites to meet and comply with W3C standards that cover Accessibility and Usability, Findability and SEO development
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Comfortable working to deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • An aptitude for design
  • Keen to keep up to date with new web technologies and trends

 

ICT50615 AWE3 Website Development Diploma On campus
Online
Perth (Northbridge)
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Build a career working with the world of the web

Websites are a crucial aspect of any organisation across all industries. The need for talented and skilled developers is high, so once you've completed your qualification in website development, your options are endless.

The Diploma of Web Development covers the whole life cycle for commercially ready websites by working on live projects.  At this level you develop skills that mean you are industry ready, from conception, liaising with clients, documentation, graphics, coding, testing to training of users.  You'll be able to utilise project management techniques and develop advanced soft skills such as communication with clients through team work to produce the end product aligned with business needs. Independent thinking and problem solving skills developed within your Certificate IV course are further enhanced with real life client projects.

Our graduates are confident, job ready and sought after by industry because of the specific skills they have gained at North Metropolitan TAFE. Many have employment by the time they graduate.

Gain these skills
  • Advanced problem solving and research skills
  • Advanced digital graphics
  • Frameworks, WordPress, SASS software
  • UX (User Experience) and UI (User Interface) design
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Aptitude for design
  • Interested in developing knowledge of computer programming languages
  • Happy to keep up to date with new web technologies and trends

 

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