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* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
State ID: EAB93
Industry Engineering and Mining

2D Mechanical Engineering Drafting Skill Set

Use AutoCAD to complete mechanical engineering design drawings

This Skill Set will equip you with the skills needed to use AutoCAD to complete mechanical engineering design drawings for CNC processes in manufacturing.

Use AutoCAD to complete mechanical engineering design drawings

This 2D Mechanical Engineering Drafting Skill Set will equip you with the skills needed to use AutoCAD to complete mechanical engineering design drawings for CNC processes in manufacturing.

Successful completion of this skill set will see you achieve 2 units from MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical, North Metropolitan TAFE offers a specialised stream of this qualification, MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical)(opens in a new tab)

Skill set
State ID: EAB94
Industry Engineering and Mining

3D Mechanical Engineering Drafting Skill Set

Gain 3D drafting skills to work in the Mechancial Engineering Drafting sector

This skill set focuses on creating and displaying 3D CAD models so you'll be well equipped to work in the sector.

Whether you are upskilling or looking for a career change, you'll gain 3D drafting skills to work in the Mechancial Engineering Drafting sector

North Metropolitan TAFE's 3D Mechanical Engineering Drafting Skill Set focuses on creating and displaying 3D CAD models so you'll be well equipped to work in the sector.

Successful completion of this skill set will see you achieve 2 units from MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical, North Metropolitan TAFE offers a specialised stream of this qualification, MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical)

 

    Skill set
    National ID: FNS60217
    State ID: BDQ1
    Industry Business and Finance

    Advanced Diploma of Accounting

    Expand your accounting choices for future opportunities

    You'll develop high level skills to complete complex tax returns, lodgements, financial reports, and gain knowledge of financial statistical tools. This course will also equip for study at university.

    Expand your accounting choices for future opportunities

    Develop your knowledge of the accounting industry with the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. This course will provide you with the skills to take on complex accounting tasks in a range of industries.

    Completion of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting may lead to further study at university.

    Advanced Diploma
    National ID: FNS50217
    State ID: BDP8
    Industry Business and Finance
    Online

    Diploma of Accounting

    Keep your skills in accounting curent and relevant>

    Enhance your accounting knowledge by increasing your skills of budgets and forecasts. You'll also gain practical experience in managing accounting information and developing financial documentation

    Accounting is the language of practical business life

    This course builds on the Certificate IV in Accounting and provides you with skills in creating manual and computerised summaries of the financial transactions of an organisation.

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

    Diploma
    National ID: FNSSS00014
    State ID: AD753
    Industry Business and Finance
    Online

    Accounting Principles Skill Set

    Build your administrative accounting and bookkeeping skills

    This nationally recognised skill set is designed for people employed in accounting and bookkeeping roles who use knowledge of accounting principles to perform a range of financial tasks in a variety of industries.

    Build your administrative accounting and bookkeeping skills

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

    This skill set covers disciplines such as:

    • Processing financial transactions
    • Extracting interim reports
    • Creation and operation of a computer accounting system
    • Establishing and maintaining payroll systems
    • completion of business activity statements
    Skill set
    National ID: FNS40217
    State ID: BDQ3
    Industry Business and Finance
    Online

    Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

    An excellent start to a career in accounting

    You will develop a broad rang of accounting skills including accounting software knowledge and learning to prepare financial reports. Gain the skills for work as a payroll clerk, bookkeeper or accounts clerk.

    An excellent start to a career in accounting

    This course provides an insight into the issues and processes of accounting for an organisation and prepares you for work as a payroll clerk or bookkeeper.
    You'll learn how to set up and maintain computerised accounts, establish payroll systems, maintain inventory records, prepare financial reports, prepare and lodge business and instalment activity statements and provide advice to taxpayers in relation to activity statements.
    You will graduate with current, practical bookkeeping and accounting skills that are attractive to prospective employers.

    Successful completion of the course meets the Tax Practitioners Board academic requirements for registration as a BAS agent.

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

    Keen to get started? We offer this course on campus and online, and, if you are working in the industry and have two years' experience using accounting software, we give you the option of gaining the qualification sooner, by completing the course in an Intensive Evening Program, see below for further details.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: FNS30317
    State ID: BDQ0
    Industry Business and Finance

    Certificate III in Accounts Administration

    Gain the building blocks to a career in accounting

    This course will give you the fundamental skills to work in accounting in any industry, these essential skills and knowledge will open up work and study options.

    An excellent qualification to launch your highly successful and rewarding career

    This qualification will introduce you to a career in accounting. You'll gain essential accounting skills and terminology to help you manage finances for an organisation.

    It is particularly suited to anyone who has just completed school, is contemplating a career change or re-entering the workforce.

    If you have an eye for figures, can think on your feet, and enjoy working with others, then this is an excellent qualification to launch you towards a highly successful and rewarding career. 

    Certificate III
    National ID: SC
    State ID: SC-PBC-V2380
    Industry Building and Construction

    Advanced REVIT for Architecture

    Enhance your REVIT skills 

    Take your REVIT skills to the next level

    Enhance your REVIT skills 

    This course is for students who are currently using REVIT or have completed the REVIT essentials for Architecture.

    The course will only be run with a sufficient number of enrolments.

    Short course
    State ID: EAB25
    Industry Engineering and Mining

    Advanced Welding - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Skill Set

    Advanced your skills in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

    This course is designed to build your skills and knowledge in preparation to enrol in the Weld to code - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process Skill Set.

    Gain advanced skills in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

    If you work as a boilermaker, welder or tradesperson in the Heavy Fabrication industry, this skill set will enhance your skills in advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. This course is designed to build your skills and knowledge in preparation to enrol in the Weld to code - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process Skill Set.

    The skill set is comprised of MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process, and covers theory and workshop practice. It will be delivered one evening a week for 10 weeks, on a Tuesday from 5:30 - 9:00pm.

    Skill set
    State ID: EAB24
    Industry Engineering and Mining

    Advanced Welding - Manual Metal Arc Welding Skill Set

    Advance your skills in Manual Metal Arc Welding

    This course is designed to build your skills and knowledge in preparation to enrol in the Weld to Code - Manual Metal Arc Welding Process Skill Set.

    Gain advanced skills in Manual Metal Arc Welding

    If you work as a boilermaker, welder or tradesperson in the Heavy Fabrication industry, this skill set will enhance your skills in advanced Manual Metal Arc Welding. This course is designed to build your skills and knowledge in preparation to enrol in the Weld to Code - Manual Metal Arc Welding Process Skill Set.

    The skill set is comprised of MEM05016C Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process, and covers theory and workshop practice. It will be delivered one evening a week for 10 weeks, on a Thursday from 5:30 - 9:00pm.

    Skill set
    National ID: CHC43215
    State ID: AWK4
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

    Make a difference to the lives of others

    Assist with supporting clients with alcohol and drug issues

    Make a difference to the lives of others

    This qualification focuses on providing assessment and support to clients with alcohol and drug issues. You will learn about interviewing in the initial client assessment, responding to crisis, working with people with mental health concerns, and providing alcohol and other drugs (AOD) interventions.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: HLT33015
    State ID: AWK5
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
    Free in 2023

    Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

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

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

    Working alongside allied health staff is a growth industry

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

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

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

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

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

    Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Certificate IV
    National ID: HLT43015
    State ID: AB92
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)

    Allied health assistants work with a range of clients to improve quality of life.

    You could find employment as an allied health assistant or in a specialised role as a physiotherapist assistant supporting rehabilitation and therapy programs.

    Allied health assistants work with a range of clients to improve quality of life.

    With the growing need for specialised care, after completing this course which has a physiotherapy specialisation, you could find a role as a physiotherapy assistant (PTA) or you could be employed as an allied health assistant (AHA), supporting rehabilitation and therapy programs under the guidance of a qualified physiotherapist. You may find employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals and community rehabilitation, aged care facilities, private practices and not for profit organisations.

    You will learn how to work with children, adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, all done with the knowledge of safe work practices, legal and ethical considerations and current industry standards.

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

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

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

    Certificate IV
    National ID: HLT57915
    State ID: AWM7
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
    Half price^

    Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology

    Work alongside anaesthetists preparing and monitoring patients.

    Growth in this field continues to be stable and employment rates are high. You'll be equipped to assist in every step of anaesthetic procedures.

    Be part of a vital health care team

    This qualification will equip you to work alongside an anaesthetist undertaking the work tasks required of an anaesthetic technician. This includes preparing patients for anaesthesia and then monitoring them during and after surgery.

    You are likely to be exposed to a wide range of surgeries with differing needs as well as to unexpected occurrences and allergic reactions requiring you to respond quickly. 

    The Diploma course is a very practical, hands-on course, delivered in a face to face classroom format as well as in the simulated anaesthetic technology laboratory. The course is delivered over 18 months and includes a full time clinical placement in a hospital or clinic, organised by North Metropolitan TAFE.

    Diploma
    State ID: EAC65
    Industry Business and Finance

    Applied Data Analysis Skill Set

    Data, some say it is the new oil

    This course shows you the basics of how to mine it. You will learn how to collate, analyse, and report structured data; and get an introduction to unstructured analysis and Big Data.

    Do you have the skills and confidence to unlock the power of Big Data?

    The more data you have, the better business decisions you can make.

    This course shows you the basics of how to mine it. You will learn how to collate, analyse, and report structured data; and get an introduction to unstructured analysis and Big Data.

    We’ll show you how to start from the basics, such as Microsoft Excel, working your way up to industry-standard tools to collate, analyse, and visualise data such as Power Bi.

    This skill set is a great first step, or suited to people who work within in a broad range of industries who are responsible for processing data sets for a business, including data mining and machine learning activities with big data within medium to large organisations.

    Skill set
    National ID: ICT20120
    State ID: BGJ3
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

    Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies

    Develop your digital skills for the workplace or further study

    Gain the basic skills and knowledge to use digital technology in the workplace. You'll cover Office applications such as Word and Excel, workplace communication skills and an introduction to design and digital imaging.

    Develop your digital skills for the workplace or further study

    This qualification provides you with the basic skills and knowledge to use digital technology in the workplace across a range of information and communication technology (ICT) areas, including using office applications, workplace skills, and an introduction to design and digital imaging.

    Our Certificate II Applied Digital Technologies lecturer has extensive experience in supporting students with a wide range of learning needs. Units are delivered over the year to provide students with the best opportunity to succeed.

    You will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of foundation digital skills which can lead to career pathways in the ICT, design, or business industries, or any role where computers are used.

    Certificate II
    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: 10949NAT
    State ID: AC59
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

    Certificate II in Applied Language (Japanese)

    Begin your Japanese adventure with some essential language skills.

    You'll gain oral and written communication skills.

    Start your journey to understanding Japanese language and culture by learning how to communicate in Japanese

    This Certificate II in Applied Language (Japanese) will assist you in both oral and written communication in social and workplace settings.

    Certificate II
    National ID: 10661NAT
    State ID: AB46
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies
    Online

    Certificate III in Applied Language (Japanese)

    Continue your Japanese adventure and further develop your language skills

    This course is a continuation of the Certificate II in Applied Language (Japanese). You'll learn to communicate in Japanese in routine business, social, work and private situations.

    Continue your Japanese adventure and further develop your language skills

    This qualification will expand on the language skills gained in the Certificate II in Applied Language (Japanese). You'll learn both oral and written communication skills for a variety of settings including routine business, social, work and private situations.

    Certificate III
    State ID: SC-PLS-C2018
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

    Arabic Beginners Stage 1

    The Arabic Language "Allughah 'al arabiyyah

    Arabic Beginners Stage 1 is a general introduction to the language, its sound and writing system and some general information on the countries in which it is spoken.

    The Arabic Language "Allughah 'al arabiyyah

    Arabic is spoken in over twenty countries from North-West Africa to the Arabian Gulf which makes it one of the most widely used languages in the world. There are three different kinds of Arabic that are written and spoken.

    • Classical Arabic - this is the language of the Qur'aan and classical literature. Its structure is similar to the modern standard but the style and much of the vocabulary is archaic. To learn the modern classical Arabic it is essential to go into rather complex grammar.
    • Modern Classical Arabic - this is the universal language of the Arab world understood by all Arabic speakers. Almost all written material is in modern standard as are formal TV programs, talks, etc.
    • Colloquial Arabic – these are the spoken languages of the different regions of the Arab world. They vary the most in everyday words and expressions.

    The Arabic covered in this course is a mixture of the modern classical and the colloquial Arabic to lessen the complexity of the grammar. Students completing these courses will be able to understand and be understood by all Arabic speakers.

    Arabic Beginners Stage 1 is a general introduction to the language, its sound and writing system and some general information on the countries in which it is spoken.

     

    Short course
    National ID: CUA30620
    State ID: BGS9
    Industry Creative Industries

    Certificate III in Arts and Cultural 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 and Cultural 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 you 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
    National ID: PSP20218
    State ID: BDQ7
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

    Certificate II in Auslan

    An introduction to the deaf community and Australian Sign Language (Auslan)

    Gain the basics of Auslan, to be able to communicate socially and in the workplace.

    Are you ready to learn a second language with a difference?

    When you complete the Certificate II in Auslan you'll have the basics of a new language, increasing your value as an employee or, with further training, looking at a career as an interpreter.

    You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate socially and in the workplace with simple Australian Sign Language (Auslan), and gain an understanding of deaf communities and culture.

    Certificate II
    National ID: PSP30218
    State ID: BDQ8
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

    Certificate III in Auslan

    Sign up for more Auslan skills

    You'll gain a greater understanding of deaf community principles and practices, and improved skills to be equipped for a variety of social and personal settings.

    Build on your Auslan skills

    This course builds on the Certificate II in Auslan and will provide you with the skills to sign in everyday social and personal contexts.

    You will also gain an understanding of deaf community principles and practices, preparing you for a possible career working with Auslan signers/users.

    Certificate III
    National ID: PSP40818
    State ID: BDR0
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

    Certificate IV in Auslan

    Enhance your Auslan skills

    Gain an in-depth knowledge of deaf protocol and develop the skills to customise your Auslan style to suit an audience or setting.

    Expand your knowledge of Auslan

    This Certificate IV provides an in-depth knowledge of deaf protocol and will develop your ability to adjust signing styles to suit a specified audience, including the skills needed to use Auslan in a range of unpredictable, more challenging tasks such as specialised workplace exchanges in personal, learning, social and community contexts.

    You will also gain a thorough knowledge of deaf culture and customs and have the opportunity to gain employment in a role requiring Auslan qualifications.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: PSP51018
    State ID: BDQ9
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies
    Half price^

    Diploma of Auslan

    Open the door to a world of opportunities

    You'll be equipped with the in-depth skills needed to work in a wide range of complex settings and contexts. This course builds on the Certificate IV and provides greater employment opportunities.

    Build on your Auslan skills to open up employment opportunities

    This diploma will provide you with the skills to use Auslan in a range of specialised, complex and technical workplace exchanges across personal, learning, employment, social and community contexts. You will be able to gain employment in a role requiring knowledge of Auslan and use your skills in a wide range of contexts.

    This diploma builds on the PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan and provides a greater opportunity for employment in a role requiring Auslan comprehension.

    Diploma
    State ID: SC-PLS-V1363
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

    Auslan Beginners Stage 1

    Gain an insight into Auslan

    This Beginners Auslan (Australian Sign Language) course will offer you an introduction to the language used in the Deaf community, as well as an insight into Deaf Culture.

    Gain an insight into Auslan

    This Beginners Auslan (Australian Sign Language) course will offer you an introduction to the language used in the Deaf community, as well as an insight into Deaf Culture.

    You'll cover the alphabet, finger spelling, greetings, colours, transport, food and numbers.
    Classes are practical and are taught by a native Auslan speaker.

    This taster course may inspire you to apply for the accredited Auslan courses offered by North Metropolitan TAFE - from the Certificate II right up to a Diploma in Auslan.

    Short course
    State ID: SC-PLS-V0230
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

    Auslan Beginners Stage 2

    Build on the skills learnt in Auslan Beginners Stage 1

    You will learn practical skills taught by a native Auslan speaker.

    Continue on your Auslan journey

    This course will build on the skills learnt in Auslan Beginners Stage 1. With practical classes taught by a native Auslan speaker this continuation short course may inspire you to apply for an accredited Auslan course.

    North Metropolitan TAFE offers qualifications from the Certificate II right up to a Diploma in Auslan.

    Short course
    State ID: EAB80
    Industry Creative Industries

    AutoCAD for Interior Designers 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 Diploma of Interior Design

    Skill set
    State ID: EAB06
    Industry Automotive
    Online

    Automotive Air Conditioning Skill Set

    Meet the training requirements to obtain a Refrigerant Handling Licence

    If you have an automotive or other relevant qualification and require a Refrigerant Handling Licence then this skill set is the ideal study pathway for you.

    Meet the licensing requirements for automotive air conditioning

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

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

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

    Please note this course will only run with sufficient numbers.

    Skill set
    National ID: AUR20218
    State ID: BDQ6
    Industry Automotive
    Half price^
    Online

    Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

    Gain the skills to be an automotive licensed air conditioning technician.

    Work in the automotive industry servicing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; retrofitting and modifying and diagnosing and repairing faults. You can do this as a standalone course or while undertaking one of our Automotive apprenticeships.

    Gain the skills to be an automotive licensed air conditioning technician.

    You'll be able to to work in the automotive industry servicing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; retrofitting and modifying and diagnosing and repairing faults. You can do this course as a standalone course or gain this qualification alongside one of our Automotive apprenticeships.

    Please note this course will only run with sufficient numbers.

    Certificate II
    National ID: AUR30320
    State ID: BFZ9
    Industry Automotive
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

    Work in the automotive industry as an automotive electrical technician

    Gain the skills to service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in a range of vehicles by completing this apprenticeship.

    Fine tune your automotive career

    You will be required to complete the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology when you are employed as an apprentice automotive electrical technician. This course will give you a broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry servicing, diagnosing and repairing electrical systems and components in a range of vehicles.

    Automotive students at the Midland campus enjoy quality facilities including modern vehicles, specialised diagnostic equipment, and fully equipped classrooms and workshops.

    The Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

    Certificate III
    National ID: AUR20420
    State ID: AC29
    Industry Automotive
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology (Automotive Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship)

    Ignite your automotive electrical career.

    When you complete this pre-apprenticeship course you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice automotive electrical technician.

    Ignite your automotive electrical career

    Complete this pre-apprenticeship and you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice automotive electrical technician.
    This specialised pre-apprenticeship will help you on a path to an apprenticeship or employment in heavy duty automotive, agriculture and mobile plant.

    Many employers prefer apprenticeship applicants to have completed a pre-apprenticeship — this course will give you the skills and knowledge to make you more competitive and give you a flying start in learning a trade. Plus our strong links to the automotive industry may also help!

    Enjoy quality facilities including modern vehicles, specialised diagnostic equipment, and fully equipped classrooms and workshops.

    Please note that entry into this course is competitive.

    Certificate II
    National ID: AUR20520
    State ID: AC33
    Industry Automotive
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Light Vehicle Servicing Pre-apprenticeship)

    Take your first steps on the road to getting an apprenticeship as a mechanic.

    This course will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours, and a head start, in learning a trade.

    Gear up for a career in the automotive industry

    Complete this pre-apprenticeship course and you'll have what employers will are looking for in an apprentice light vehicle automotive service and repair technician. It will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to make you more competitive and give you a flying start in learning a trade. Plus our strong links to the automotive industry may also help!

    Automotive technicians work on the mechanical parts of motor vehicles, including the engine, transmission and suspension systems.

    Enjoy quality facilities including modern vehicles, specialised diagnostic equipment, and fully equipped classrooms and workshops.

    There may be competitive entry to this course. For successful completion of this course, you will be required to complete a work placement component.

    Certificate II
    National ID: AUR32320
    State ID: BGB0
    Industry Automotive

    Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology

    Be part of the marine or automotive industries as a qualified Automotive and Marine Trimmer.

    This apprenticeship will equip you to design, construct, repair and alter marine and automotive trim components working on a range of land and marine vehicles.

    Get the skills to be a qualified Automotive and Marine Trimmer

    Studying this course will provide you with the knowledge and training to manufacture, repair and maintain trim components of a range of motor vehicles, marine craft, recreational and other vehicles in the automotive industry.

    The Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

    Certificate III
    National ID: SHB30516
    State ID: AZZ5
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Certificate III in Barbering

    Look sharp with this barbering apprenticeship under your belt

    Complete this barbering apprenticeship and you'll be in demand in the growth industry area of men's grooming.

    Gain the skills you need to carve out a career in barbering

    If you want to help men look and feel their best, successful completion of this qualification will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge required to work as a barber in the men's grooming industry. You'll learn the essentials needed to work in the men's grooming industry.

    The Certificate III in Barbering is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

    Certificate III
    State ID: EAD09
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

    Basic Key Skills Builder Support Skill Set

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

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

    BKSB® is a Commonwealth approved online assessment tool that provides an overview of your learning strengths and determines your English and mathematics levels. 
    This assessment tool, the BKSB (Basic Key Skills Builder) test is used for entrance into competitive courses like North Metropolitan TAFE's Diploma of Nursing and Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology.

    It is also used to determine suitability for a VET Student Loan to assist with paying for study in Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.

    To gain entry into the Diploma of Nursing or the Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology, you will need to achieve Exit level 3 (working at level 4) scores or higher. 
    Our BKSB Support Skill Set provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills and prepare for the BKSB assessment.

    You'll be able to learn and practice the required skills before sitting for the test.

    This skill set will provide:

    • weekly online classes to practice, participate in tutorials and ask questions
    • access to maths and English practice tests
    • access to learner guides and other resources
    • access to online systems to extend practice
    Skill set
    State ID: EAD17
    Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

    Basic Nursery Skill Set

    Learn aspects of working in a nursery and plant propagation

    This skill set leads to entry level employment in the horticulture industry and covers basic nursery preparation skills for plant propagation and care for nursery plants.

    Learn aspects of working in a nursery and plant propagation

    This skill set will give you the skills and knowledge for entry level employment in a nursery centre and covers basic nursery preparation skills for plant propagation and care for nursery plants. It is suitable for anyone wishing to work in Horticulture industry.    

    Successful completion of this skill set will give you credit towards Certificate II in Horticulture, Certificate III in Horticulture or Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

    Skill set
    National ID: SHB30115
    State ID: AWO7
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Certificate III in Beauty Services

    Learn tips and tricks to add colour to the world

    You'll gain skills in nail technology, make-up application, waxing, tanning and lash and brow techniques as you begin your career in the beauty industry.

    Are you ready to make the world beautiful?

    If you are keen to learn about nail technology, waxing services, and lash and brow services, this course could be the perfect one for you!

    You'll gain the skills and confidence to enter the beauty industry and provide a range of services, learning the tips of the trade to be successful in a very competitive market. You could also continue your studies with our SHB30215 Certificate III in Makeup or, with an additional 10 units you could achieve SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy and run your own beauty salon.

    A valuable part of our course is ongoing practical demonstration of your skills, so you will be need to bring live models to class as required.

    Please note the Joondalup course is run at our McLarty Avenue campus. 

    Certificate III
    National ID: SHB40115
    State ID: AWO5
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

    Are you ready to make the world beautiful?

    If you're passionate about the beauty industry and would like to work at a Beauty Salon or a Day Spa then this traineeship could help you gain the skills you need.

    Are you ready to make the world beautiful?

    If you are passionate about the beauty industry and would like to work at a Beauty Salon or a Day Spa then this course could be the perfect one for you!

    When you complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, you will have the skills necessary to provide your customers with a professional range of beauty treatments and services. This course will also give you the skills to start up your own business and to work in industry. You will learn the tips of the small business promotion to be successful in a very competitive market.

    You will study theoretical and practical components in the class room and under salon conditions. Our professional teaching staff will ensure you are competent and able to manage the rigours of the beauty industry.

    Please note this course is only offered as a Traineeship.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: SHB50115
    State ID: AWO6
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Diploma of Beauty Therapy

    Make the world a more beautiful place.

    Convert your passion into the most comprehensive, internationally recognised qualification and find employment in the beauty industry, or even start up your own beauty business.

    You can apply for this course directly, you do not need to have completed study in lower level Beauty qualifications

    Are you ready to make the world beautiful?

    If you are passionate about the beauty industry and would like to obtain the most comprehensive, internationally recognised qualification available this course could be the perfect one for you!

    You will gain the skills to start up your own business and to work in industry. You'll also learn the essentials of small business promotion to be successful in a very competitive market. Once qualified you could find yourself working at a day spa or salon.

    We have two live clinics conveniently located in Perth and Joondalup. The course delivered in Joondalup will introduce you to a broad range of the beauty salon services and is run at our McLarty Avenue campus.

    A valuable part of our course is ongoing practical demonstration of your skills, so you will be need to bring live models to class as required.

    This course is also offered as a part-time evening course each semester.

    Diploma
    State ID: SC-MHF-V1306
    Industry Engineering and Mining

    Blacksmithing/Metal Sculpture Welding

    Turn scrap metal into works of art

    Work with metal in new and different ways. Transform pieces of scrap metal into garden features, abstract pieces and sculptures.

    Use your creativity to turn scrap metal into works of art

    Enrol in North Metropolitan TAFE's metal sculpture welding course and you'll learn how to work with metal in new and different ways. You'll get the skills you need to transform pieces of scrap metal into garden features, abstract pieces and sculptures.

    You will receive instruction in the safe use of tools and basic welding/metal forming techniques.

    Dress requirements

    You will be required to wear personal protective clothing/equipment at all times which includes steel capped safety boots, clear safety glasses, long drill cotton pants and cotton drill long sleeve shirt. You will also be required to supply your own long welding gloves, CLEAR face shield (for grinding) and welding helmet (can be Dual Shield).

    Short course
    State ID: SC-BBL-V1266
    Industry Building and Construction

    Bricklaying Handyman

    Learn the basics of bricklaying

    This short course will teach you the basics of bricklaying and give you the skills to complete home projects.

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    Learn the basics of bricklaying

    This short course will give you skills in bricklaying to complete home improvement projects. You'll learn the basics from using bricklaying tools and cutting bricks, to mixing mortar and laying bricks correctly. 

    You'll also cover:

    • basic setting out
    • bedding bricks in mortar
    • levelling and plumb work techniques
    • correct joint spacing
    • how to maintain face alignment and finishing brick joints evenly

    Materials and hardware will be supplied. No previous experience required.

    Dress requirements

    You will need to supply your own personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety glasses, gloves and closed in footwear.

    Short course
    National ID: CPC33020
    State ID: BGD8
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

    Build yourself a career from the ground up

    Complete the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying apprenticeship and gain the skills needed for a certified trade career as a bricklayer or blocklayer.

    Do you want to build a lifetime career from the ground up?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying you will be ready for a certified trade career as a bricklayer or blocklayer.

    The Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying is an apprenticeship please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

     

    Certificate III
    National ID: CPP50921
    State ID: BGI3
    Industry Building and Construction
    Free in 2023

    Diploma of Building Design

    Build on the skills obtained in the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting

    This course covers principles of energy efficient design and sustainability for this booming industry.

    The Diploma of Building Design builds on the skills obtained in the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting and provides more drafting and design experience in Revit (CAD software) for residential and commercial small-scale building projects.

    You will cover principles of energy efficient design and sustainability for design projects and occupational health and safety requirements for this booming industry.

    Once you've completed this Diploma you will be able to apply your skills to diverse building design projects which may incorporate residential, commercial, public or industrial projects including new buildings and renovations.

    Diploma
    National ID: CPC40120
    State ID: BGC0
    Industry Building and Construction
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Building and Construction

    Build your career from the ground up

    Work as a builder and manager of a small to medium building business dealing with low-rise residential and commercial construction projects. Learn to plan and supervise construction work and prepare, cost and schedule contracts.

    A career built from the ground up

    This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work in building management, production teams and operations workforce to manage and support a small to medium building business dealing with low rise construction projects. Completing this course will help you gain the diverse range of skills needed to project manage the construction of low rise residential and commercial constructions.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: CPC50220
    State ID: BGE4
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

    With over 50 years training workers for the building industry, we're the perfect choice for your training.

    Gain the skills and knowledge to work in building management, production teams and the operations workforce to manage constructions from a small building business through to medium rise constructions.

    We've been producing skilled construction workers for over 50 years – making us the perfect choice for your training

    This Diploma has close ties with the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - Building and Energy - Building Services Board. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to work in building management, production teams and the operations workforce to manage constructions from a small building business through to medium rise constructions.

    Diploma
    National ID: CPC50210
    State ID: WA79
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (Builder's Registration)

    With over 50 years training workers for the building industry, we're the perfect choice for your training.

    Gain the skills and knowledge to work in building management, production teams and the operations workforce to manage constructions from a small building business through to medium rise constructions.

    We've been producing skilled construction workers for over 50 years – making us the perfect choice for your training

    This Diploma has close ties with the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - Building and Energy - Building Services Board. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to work in building management, production teams and the operations workforce to manage constructions from a small building business through to medium rise constructions.

    There are many ways that you can study this course including full time, part time, Flexible Learning Stream and employer-based. For information about Flexible Learning Stream (FLS) delivery for this course, view our flyer (212 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) for details, or call us to discuss our other study options.

    Diploma
    National ID: 52893WA
    State ID: AD06
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Brick and Block Laying Pre-apprenticeship)

    Get a great foundation for a bricklaying apprenticeship

    You'll be set to take on an apprenticeship with basic skills in the use of tools and equipment, and working onsite under your belt.

    An outdoor trades career with a chance of making great things

    Complete this pre-apprenticeship and you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.

    Learn how to use bricklaying tools and equipment to construct brick and block walls, to give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

    Certificate II
    National ID: 52893WA
    State ID: AD12
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship)

    Are you keen to work in construction working with timber?

    You'll be equipped with the basic skills to be able to take on a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship after you have completed this course.

    Do you have a desire to work in construction working with timber?

    Carpenters and joiners construct, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials, and cut, shape and fit timber parts to form structures and fittings.

    When you complete this pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice carpenter and joiner. Give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

    Certificate II
    National ID: 52893WA
    State ID: AD10
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Painting and Decorating Pre-apprenticeship)

    Give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship

    When you complete this pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice painter and decorator.

    Do you have an eye for colour and like to finish what others start?

    Painting and decorating is known as a finishing trade, encompassing both residential and commercial areas. It can include new constructions as well as restoring historically significant buildings.

    When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice painter and decorator. Give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

    Certificate II
    National ID: 52893WA
    State ID: AD07
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Solid Plastering Pre-apprenticeship)

    Get a great start in the building industry with this solid plastering course.

    When you successfully complete this pre-apprenticeship you'll be equipped to start your career as an apprentice solid plasterer.

    A trade career that has creativity covered

    Solid plastering is a finishing trade and an important part of the building process. Solid Plasterers apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster and cement to the interiors and exteriors of structures.

    Complete this pre-apprenticeship and you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice solid plasterer. It will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to make you more competitive when applying for an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

    Certificate II
    National ID: 52893WA
    State ID: AD09
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Wall and Floor Tiling Pre-apprenticeship)

    Show your creative side and learn to work with glass, ceramic, clay, and marble tiles in a range of settings

    You'll have the skills employers want for an apprentice tiler when you complete this pre-apprenticeship course.

    Do you have an eye for detail and want your work on show?

    When you complete this pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice wall and floor tiler. Give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

    Wall and floor tilers may work internally and externally over a variety of surfaces - vertical, horizontal, sloping or curved. They prepare surfaces and apply tiles for decoration and protection.

    Certificate II
    National ID: BSB30120
    State ID: BFS5
    Industry Business and Finance
    Online

    Certificate III in Business

    Work in various roles in an office in any industry

    This course will give you the essential skills needed to work in an office environment and exposure to general business practices including trading with other businesses, customer service, creating business and text documents using business software.

    Get ready to establish your career in business with this new and exciting qualification

    This course will enable you to learn and use in-demand skills practiced across a wide range of industries and you'll gain skills and knowledge needed to work in various roles in wide variety of business settings.

    While studying in our simulated work environment you'll learn how to work in teams, empower your creative and critical thinking and learn to use sustainable work practices. You will also explore the importance of workplace wellness and safety, learn and deliver excellent customer service and the creation of a variety of business and digital documents using the latest computing software.

    Certificate III
    National ID: BSB40120
    State ID: BFR1
    Industry Business and Finance
    Half price^
    Online

    Certificate IV in Business

    Gain a strong foundation in current business trends

    This course will give you a broad range of business skills and on completion you can continue your studies with the Diploma of Business.

    Gain a strong foundation in current business trends

    In our cutting-edge simulated business workplace you will experience an environment that reflects current industry trends and replicates organisational operations.  
    This brand new Simulated Workplace provides a co-working space and prepares you for employment in a range of different business models.

    You'll develop skills needed to use social media to engage with and appeal to customers and stakeholders to grow the business, making you work-ready and digitally savvy.
    You will interact with others, consult and negotiate, problem solve, critically assess and use the latest technology to plan and organise operations. All under the expert guidance of trainers with expertise and knowledge of business operations in changing and evolving environments.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: BSB50120
    State ID: BFT3
    Industry Business and Finance

    Diploma of Business

    Expand your business skills

    Gain the skills and knowledge needed to work in a variety of roles across a range of business functions, such as executive officer, project administrator or office manager. You will develop skills including critical and analytical thinking, operational planning and strategic decision making .

    Expand your business skills and learn to build effective relationships

    Completion of this course will give you the necessary skills needed to manage effectively in a flexible, agile environment and lead and support employees with changing expectations.  

    Learning takes place in classrooms, computer labs and our simulated business, giving you the opportunity to put your skills into practice. In our simulated business, you will use effective leadership skills and technology to manage, lead and develop teams. You will apply strong communication skills as you liaise with diverse stakeholders, and use project management skills to meet deadlines and budgetary requirements.  Thinking critically and analytically you’ll solve business problems with a focus on achieving goals and objectives, and implement strategies and processes based on findings from analysing financial and operational information.  

    If you want to be an effective leader who inspires team members to exceed expectations, then our Diploma of Business qualification will give you the skills to succeed.  

    Diploma
    National ID: BSB30120
    State ID: AC46
    Industry Business and Finance

    Certificate III in Business (Administration)

    Gain fundamental business and administrative knowledge and skills for current industry.

    This course will give you skills and knowledge to work in a range of roles across a variety of environments and settings.

    Administrators are the key to an efficiently run organisation

    Once you've completed this qualification you'll be prepared for roles involving the development of business documents, organisation of work priorities, workplace safety, sustainable practices, communication and critical thinking in team strategies, receipt and purchase documentation.

    Certificate III
    National ID: BSB40120
    State ID: AC49
    Industry Business and Finance
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Business (Administration)

    Gain a strong foundation in current business trends

    You'll learn to develop specialist skills applicable in a wide variety of administrative contexts.

    Gain a strong foundation in current business trends

    In our cutting-edge simulated business workplace you will experience an environment that reflects current industry trends and replicates organisational operations.  

    You'll develop specialist skills applicable in a wide variety of administrative contexts. You will interact with others, consult and negotiate, problem solve, critically assess and use the latest technology to carry out a range of administrative tasks. All under the expert guidance of trainers with expertise and knowledge of business operations in changing and evolving environments.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: BSB40120
    State ID: AC48
    Industry Business and Finance
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Business (Leadership)

    Gain fundamental skills for future business leaders

    You will learn to build workplace relationships, work in teams,think critically and apply creative solutions, and use digital applications, including to social media, for communication.

    Gain fundamental skills for future business leaders

    This qualification will prepare you with relevant business skills and knowledge to demonstrate leadership skills, apply critical thinking, deal with business relationships, promote innovation and complete business documentation. Enhance your existing skills or get the training you need to take on new roles.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: BSB30120
    State ID: AC47
    Industry Business and Finance
    Online

    Certificate III in Business (Medical Administration)

    Work in medical administration

    This course will give you skills and knowledge specific to a medical practice environment including administration processes and how to use medical software.

    Want to make a start within medical administration?

    This course will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to work in a small health service such as a medical reception, allied health service or hospital setting.

    You will study business office units alongside specialised medical units that will equip you with the skills to meet the current needs of the medical industry. You will learn to work in teams, communicate effectively, empower your critical and creative thinking and learn computing skills using current software.

    Certificate III
    State ID: AE378
    Industry Business and Finance
    Free in 2023
    Skill sets

    Business Ready Skill Set

    Almost every business has an office — and there's no shortage of job opportunities here

    This skill set will give you the skills and knowledge required to deliver all aspects of customer service including how to create a relationship with customers, identify their needs, deliver services or products and process customer feedback.

    Almost every business has an office — and there's no shortage of job opportunities here

    From administration work through to customer service, using business technology, dealing with accounts and finances through to digital marketing — you just need to be skills ready.

    The Business Ready Skill Set will give you basic skills and knowledge required to deliver aspects of customer service including how to create a relationship with customers, identify their needs, deliver services or products and process customer feedback. You'll also learn how to use business technology and produce business documents, follow work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, and use computer software and organise electronic information and data.

    Register your interest

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

    Skill set
    State ID: SC-MFM-V1427
    Industry Engineering and Mining

    CNC Introduction

    Cover all the basics for use and maintenance of CNC lathes and machining centres

    CNC Machining is a method carried out by computerised devices to perform a broad range of manufacturing tasks in a wide variety of fields.

    Cover all the basics for use and maintenance of CNC lathes and machining centres

    CNC Machining is a method carried out by computerised devices to perform a broad range of manufacturing tasks in a wide variety of fields.

    During this course you will cover:

    • Safety on and around CNC lathes
    • Start-up, shut-down and basic maintenance of CNC lathes
    • Setting of tools and jaws
    • Basic lathe programming (Fanuc)
    • Sample of repetitive cycles (rough turning, finish turning, threading)
    • Operation of the lathe with a small part project
    • Safety on and around CNC machining centres
    • Start-up, shutdown and basic maintenance of CNC machining centres
    • Setting of tools and work holding devices
    • Basic machining centre programming (Fanuc)
    • Sample of canned cycles (peck drilling, boring, tapping etc.)
    • Operation of the machining centre with a small part project

    Please note classes are run subject to numbers (minimum 10 students)

    Short course
    State ID: AE218
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
    Free in 2023
    Skill sets

    COVID-19 Collection Skill Set

    Demand for workers in the Pathology industry is high - get the skills you need to start your career.

    You'll undertake three units of competency to gain entry level skills to work safely in the pathology industry.

    The COVID-19 Collection skill set will give you the skills and knowledge required to collect, prepare and dispatch a pathology specimen for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing — a technique used to copy small segments of DNA and to diagnose infections such as COVID-19.

    This training will get you job ready for working in hospitals or outpatient clinics, GP clinics and specialist rooms, home collection services and other public and private healthcare settings equip you with the skills and knowledge to. It includes learning to work in compliance with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

    The skills you gain are highly transferrable, with PCR used in a number of laboratory and clinical techniques including DNA fingerprinting, detection of bacteria, and diagnosis of genetic disorders. Your skills can also be used for the collection of pathology specimens in anthropological and forensic examination, which could be a pathway into a range of interesting work areas including forensic and criminal sciences.

    Register your interest

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

    Skill set
    State ID: AE161
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
    Free*
    Skill sets

    COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set (Fee Free)

    This skill set is free for everyone

    This skill set was developed in consultation with WA employers in the aged care and disability services sectors and the Community Services, Health and Education Training Council to get you job ready for entry-level employment.

    This COVID-19 Direct Care skill set was developed in consultation with WA employers in the aged care and disability services sectors and the Community Services, Health and Education Training Council. It contains three units of competency chosen to get you job ready for entry-level employment.

    • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 
    • HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely 
    • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 
    Skill set
    National ID: MSF31113
    State ID: J739
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Cabinet Making

    Learn to make cherished chairs, loved lounges, solid shelves and custom cabinets

    This apprenticeship will give you the skills to create furniture using hand and power tools, industrial machinery and CNC processing centres. On completion you'll be ready for a career as a furniture maker or cabinet maker.

    Do you want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges, solid shelves and custom cabinets?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Cabinet Making you'll be ready for a career as a furniture maker or cabinet maker.

    You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the furnishing industry and learn to create furniture using using hand and power tools, industrial machinery and CNC processing centres.

    The Certificate III in Cabinet Making is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

    Certificate III
    National ID: CPC30220
    State ID: BGB8
    Industry Building and Construction
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Carpentry

    Build a strong career from the ground up

    This apprenticeship will give you the skills to safely use carpentry tools and materials to construct pitched roofs and ceiling frames. You'll also learn to lay wooden flooring and interpret plans and on completion you'll be ready for a career as a domestic or commercial carpenter.

    Do you want to build a strong career from the ground up?

    You will gain the knowledge and skills to carry out a range of building and construction tasks; use basic carpentry tools, power tools, carpentry materials; construct a pitched roof, ceiling frame, wooden flooring; interpret plans; and apply work health and safety requirements.

    The Certificate III in Carpentry is an apprenticeship please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

    Certificate III
    State ID: EAD44
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Casting and Moulding Skill Set

    Gain industry skills to create props and prosthetics for alll areas of theatre and screen.

    This course will give you skills and knowledge to work in a range of roles across a variety of environments and settings.

    Get hands on with props and prosthetics

    Casting and moulding is a specialised skill that reaches into all areas of Screen and Media, Special Effects, Prosthetics and Prop making.
    This skill set delivers a comprehensive unit that provides the skills and knowledge required to construct props for theatre and screen productions using different casting and moulding techniques. It is an accredited unit that combines hands on practical activities using a combination of materials to create props that suit specific productions

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

    Ceramics

    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.

    Short course
    State ID: EAC91
    Industry Creative Industries

    Ceramics - Glazing Skill Set

    Cover glazing techniques

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

    Find your ceramic surface paradise

    Whether you are a ceramicist or potter looking to explore and experiment in this art form, 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 for yourself and those around you.

    This skill set explores the basic science and technology of clays and glazes by employing practical empirical methods in laboratory and studio settings.

    We'll cover various techniques that can be employed to systematically develop new glazes through formulation and testing. Also covered are techniques used for the application of glazes onto ware and methods for diagnosing glaze faults and problems.

    North Metropolitan TAFE is the only Registered Training Organisation offering nationally recognised training in ceramics in WA.
    Situated in Northbridge, we have comprehensive purpose-built facilities that provide you with dedicated ceramics studios and workshops.

    Our Ceramics skill sets will be run subject to enrolment numbers.
    Please email
    applications@nmtafe.wa.edu.au  to lodge your interest, and we will notify you of the next available intake.

    Skill set
    State ID: EAC90
    Industry Creative Industries

    Ceramics - Kiln Skill Set

    Learn the art of turning clay into ceramic.

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

    Learn the art of turning clay into ceramic

    Whether you are a ceramicist or potter looking to explore and experiment in this art form, 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 practice and open new possibilities.
    This is a skill set designed for people already working in a situation where safe firing practice with a high success rate is essential. It is also a skill set designed for emerging ceramic artists and potters contemplating building or purchasing a kiln and needing to get the best possible results. 

    North Metropolitan TAFE is the only Registered Training Organisation offering nationally recognised training in ceramics in WA.
    Situated in Northbridge, we have comprehensive purpose-built facilities with a wide range of kiln types.

    You'll be provided with detailed instruction on the characteristics of various kiln types, firing cycles, pyrometry, kiln refractories and instruction in firing both gas and electric kilns. The skill set also addresses the specific hazards relating to firing, the regulatory framework within which kilns are used and installed and safe firing practice. 

    Our Ceramics skill sets will be run subject to enrolment numbers.
    Please email
    applications@nmtafe.wa.edu.au  to lodge your interest, and we will notify you of the next available intake.

    Skill set
    State ID: EAC89
    Industry Creative Industries

    Ceramics - Refine Ceramics 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 in this art form, 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 practice. A skill set for throwers, it focuses on designing and making a range of forms with special attention being paid to developing and expanding your techniques and skills on the potter's wheel. 

    North Metropolitan TAFE is the only learning institution with formal qualifications in ceramics in WA.
    Situated in Northbridge, we have comprehensive purpose-built facilities with dedicated Ceramics studios and workshops.

    This skill set will take your ceramics to the next level with detailed instruction on the design and methods for making creative adaptations of the array of traditional functional forms, both large and small. The skill set encompasses a range of creative opportunities for new forms and methods. 

    Our Ceramics skill sets will be run subject to enrolment numbers.
    Please email
    applications@nmtafe.wa.edu.au  to lodge your interest, and we will notify you of the next available intake.

    Skill set
    State ID: SC-PLS-C2028
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

    Chinese Mandarin Beginners Stage 1

    Learn Chinese Mandarin

    This course is a general introduction to the language, its sound and writing system.

    Learn Chinese Mandarin

    Our world is getting smaller due to the rapid development of telecommunication, the expansion of international trade and the ease of air travel. In this environment, Chinese can be counted as one of the most important languages to learn. Modern Standard Chinese is an official language of the United Nations.

    Chinese is spoken by over one billion people in China as well as by millions of other people all over the world. The language is not so difficult to learn, having quite a simple structure, with no plural forms and no past or future tenses. China is the fastest growing economy in the world, with huge investments in the iron ore industry in Western Australia. For some years now, people with skills in Chinese have been in great demand both at home and overseas – especially in the areas of the service industry, in international and company law, economics, engineering and architecture.

    Chinese (Mandarin) Beginners Stage 1  is a general introduction to the language, its sound and writing system and some general information on the countries in which it is spoken. Wherever possible, the course is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the group. Therefore, some variations to course may occur.

    Short course
    State ID: SC-ENW-V1353
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

    Cisco CCNA 2- Routing and switching essentials

    Delve further into the world of networking

    Focus on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concept

    Delve further into the world of networking

    This course focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. You’ll perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN.

    This course will help you on your way to CCNA Certification.

    Gain these skills:
    • Work with routers, switches and wireless devices to configure and troubleshoot VLANs, Wireless LANs and Inter-VLAN routing.
    • Configure and troubleshoot redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel.
    • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
    • Explain how to support available and reliable networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.

    Contact us via email to register your interest for the next intake - pacintech@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

    Short course
    State ID: SC-ENW-V1351
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

    Cisco CCNA1 Intro to Networks

    Learn networking fundamentals in a customised, small group, Cisco lab environment

    You'll cover the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the internet and other computer networks and gain skills to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

    Gain the fundamentals of networking in a customised, small group, Cisco lab environment

    This is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increases the value of your employer’s network and is for Network Specialists, Administrators, and Support Engineers with 1 - 3 years of experience.

    This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the internet and other computer networks. You'll have small class sizes with instructor led delivery from start to finish. You'll gain skills to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

    Whether you are trying to gain an entry level position in a network engineering role or improve your employability skills, this course can help you on your way to certification.

    This course is an introduction course and a basic understanding of computers and Linux is desirable.

    Contact us via email to register your interest for the next intake - pacintech@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

    Short course
    National ID: 52873WA
    State ID: BGQ97
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Half price^

    Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering

    Advance your skills in the design and drafting of engineering plans to Australian and New Zealand standards

    On completion of this course you could be working on projects ranging from skyscrapers to intricate road designs, locally, interstate or even overseas. You'll learn a range of engineering drafting standards and receive exposure to CAD programs.

    Want to work on international engineering projects?

    Gain advanced skills in the design and drafting of engineering plans to Australian and New Zealand standards and you could be working on local, interstate or international engineering projects.

    This comprehensive qualification in civil and structural engineering could see you working on projects ranging from skyscrapers to intricate road designs.

    This course will extend your study of the design and construction of civil works like dams, structures and pipe networks that is covered in the Diploma course.

    While the emphasis is on producing working drawings for civil works which are used to communicate the engineers designs to the workers involved in constructing the works, you can participate more in the design decisions that are made.

    You will learn a range of engineering drafting standards and receive exposure to CAD programs selected from autocad, Revit and 12D. You will extend your ability to address technical issues beyond what is achieved in the Diploma course.

    Advanced Diploma
    National ID: 52889WA
    State ID: BGR66
    Industry Engineering and Mining
    Free in 2023

    Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering

    Gain the skills you need to begin or advance your career in civil engineering

    Opportunities for strong career growth

    You'll gain the skills you need to begin or advance your career in civil engineering with this Diploma course.

    This course is aimed at school leavers, graduates of the Certificate III in Engineering - Technical, those wishing to gain employment in the field of Civil and Structural Engineering, and as trainee drafters.

    You will be taught engineering drafting standards AS1100 and gain exposure to CAD packages selected from AutoCAD, Revit and 12D.

    Students will be introduced to sustainability principles and produce civil construction drawings as part of their assessment.

     

    Diploma
    State ID: EAD43
    Industry Building and Construction
    Free in 2023

    Class G Gas Fitting Permit (Unsupervised) Skill Set

    LEnhance your scope of employment in the plumbing and gas industries

    Two weeks of full-time study and 250 hours recorded gasfitting will provide you with the necessary requirements to work unsupervised insatlling, testing and commissioning Type A gas appliances for both Natural and LPG gas.

    Complete the requirements to be able to sign off on gas installations.

    This course covers the design and size customer gas installations for domestic and commercial proprieties, caravan and marine craft installations for both Natural and LPG gas.
    It is a theoretical based qualification only but you must have recorded 250 hours of gasfitting work which was completed under the supervision of a person holding a full Class G Gasfitting Permit.

    Completion of this course and the 250 hours of recorded gasfitting (completed in the workplace) will allow you to apply to DMIRS (Energy Safety) for your Class G Gasfitting Permit which will then allow you to 'sign off' gas installations using the DMIRS - 'Notice of Completion'.

    Skill set
    State ID: EAB16
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing Skill Set

    Get the recognition you need to apply your skills across Australia by completing this nationally recognised skill set.

    Gain further skills to broaden your employment scope in the field of pathology collection

    If you are currently employed as a pathology worker in a collection centre, hospital or other health care environment where drugs of abuse testing takes place, successful completion of this skill set will give you the unit of competency, HLTPAT005 Collect specimens of drug of abuse testing.
    This unit is required to conduct National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited drug testing.

    This skill set will only run with sufficient enrolments.

    Skill set
    National ID: SIT30816
    State ID: AZU5
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Free in 2023

    Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

    Turn your love for cooking into a career

    Gain the practical skills and knowledge to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen environment. You'll graduate as a qualified cook with a wide range of cookery skills.

    Love cooking and want the formal skills to turn your passion into a career?

    North Metro TAFE's Certificate III in Commercial Cookery provides you with the practical skills and knowledge to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen environment. You'll learn about effective communication, occupational health and safety procedures and workplace hygiene.

    When you graduate as a qualified cook with a wide range of cookery skills you'll be able to work in various establishments including restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

    Certificate III
    National ID: SIT40516
    State ID: AZW3
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

    Want to run a fast paced kitchen?

    Gain the knowledge and skills to lead a team in a commercial kitchen. You'll learn to plan, prepare and cook food, including dishes suitable for cultural and dietary requirements, and on completion you could find work as a supervisor/team leader cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

    Want to run a fast paced kitchen?

    When you complete the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery you will be able to work as a supervisor/team leader cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

    You will gain the knowledge and skills to lead a team in a commercial kitchen and be able to plan, prepare and cook food.

    Certificate IV
    State ID: AE380
    Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
    Free in 2023
    Skill sets

    Commercial Kitchen Skill Set

    How would you like to be part of a team producing beautiful food in one of WA's restaurants, cafes, bars, resorts or hotels?

    This skill set covers how to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working safely.

    How would you like to be part of a team producing beautiful food in one of WA's restaurants, cafes, bars, resorts or hotels?

    This skill set covers all the 'must know' skills that employers are looking for, so you'll be skills ready and job ready. It covers how to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working safely.

    In the Commercial Kitchen skill set, you'll learn about the safe use of commercial kitchen equipment, how to  clean food preparation areas, storage areas, and equipment efficiently and minimising negative environmental impacts, preventing food contamination including how to identify and control food hazards, and gain general kitchen and food preparation skills.

    Jobs that could lead from this skill set includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, and bar and food and beverage servers and attendants.

    Skill set
    National ID: CHC52115
    State ID: AWM4
    Industry Education and Community Services

    Diploma of Community Development

    Community development is all about the growth and empowerment of individuals, groups or communities.

    The Diploma of Community Development will give you the skills to develop and deliver programs that build the capacity of communities to influence and guide their own future. Training can be customised to suit the Local Government sector.

    Gain an industry specific qualification which relates to your Community Development job

    Community development is all about the growth and empowerment of individuals, groups or communities.

    The Diploma of Community Development will give you the skills to develop and deliver programs that build the capacity of communities to influence and guide their own future through public social change processes.

    At this level, workers have specialised skills with complexity in the range and choices of actions required and will generally have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. This work may be undertaken across a range of social, environment, health, recreation, arts and culture sectors.

    Training can be customised to suit the Local Government sector, and this course is supported by the LGPA Community Development Network.

    Diploma
    State ID: EAD35
    Industry Education and Community Services

    Community Development Essentials Skill Set

    Gain the skills to design, deliver and evaluate a community development program

    This course touched on how sociological theory and contemporary community development approaches can be harnessed to build community capacity for strong social outcomes. Participants are encouraged to reflect on own practice and invites them to stretch their capabilities through the introduction of best practice approaches from around the world

    Enhance your skills to be able to design, deliver and evaluate a community development program

    You'll gain the foundation theories and practices to develop, deliver and evaluate community development programs and projects.

    This online skill set touches on how sociological theory and contemporary community development approaches can be harnessed to build community capacity for strong social outcomes. Strongly influenced by current industry practice, this skill set encourages participants to reflect on own practice and invites them to stretch their capabilities through the introduction of best practice approaches from around the world.

    This online course has been developed by those in industry, for industry. The course structure and content has been designed to suit those working full-time or part-time in a community development role or in a role that collaborates with community on social change projects.

    Participants may work across a range of social, environmental, health, recreation, arts and culture sectors; within or for government, not-for-profit or private organisations.

    Successfully completing this skill set gives you the opportunity to further your studies by enrolling in the Certificate IV in Community Development or the Diploma of Community Development, you can discuss this with your lecturers.

    This skill set is supported by the Local Government Professionals Australia WA - Community Development Network.

    Skill set
    National ID: CHC22015
    State ID: AWJ7
    Industry Education and Community Services

    Certificate II in Community Services

    Open the door to a career in community services

    Gain an introduction to the community services industry and practical skills to get started in the community services industry.

    Open the door to a career in community services

    This course will introduce you to the community services industry. You'll gain the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work with people in a community or health setting by completing this qualification.

    Start on your path to a career in Community Services, Aged Care, Children's Services or Disability Services.

    General Education Dual Qualification for Adults

    North Metropolitan TAFE is excited to be offering this course as part of a dual qualification designed specifically for adults (18 years and over) who want to improve their reading, writing and employability skills. On successful completion of the program, you'll gain a Certificate II in Community Services and a Certificate II in General Education for Adults. The Maths and English covered in the Certificate II in General Education for Adults is approximately equivalent to Year 10 level and when successfully completed this course will meet the entry requirements for most Certificate III TAFE courses or employment.

    It will advance your opportunity to further your studies and open the door to a career in community and health services.

    See the Certificate II in General Education for Adults for more information.

    Please note that all General Education students are required to participate in an interview and assessment as part of the application process. This will help determine if the course you have chosen is a good fit for you and at an appropriate level. Please note we have limited places for our courses and attending the interview does not guarantee you a place.

    Certificate II
    National ID: CHC32015
    State ID: AWJ2
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Community Services

    There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services

    Gain an insight into the community services sector including mental health, alcohol and other drug services and domestic violence services. This course is ideal for support workers, case workers and client contact officers.

    There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services

    This entry level course is ideal for support workers, case workers and client contact officers; generally, positions with direct contact with clients, providing  day-to-day support.

    All of our Community Service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

    You'll also be mentored by attentive and caring lecturers who have extensive experience in the industry.

    Certificate III
    National ID: CHC42015
    State ID: AWL8
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Community Services

    Further your skills in developing services and programs for the community

    There is an ongoing skill shortage in the community services industry and as part of this qualification you will get to apply your learning through a work placement*.

    Do you want to make a difference for communities?

    Be there for people that need it the most. When you complete the Certificate IV in Community Services Work you'll have the skills needed to support all people in the community, as an outreach officer, welfare support worker, or case worker.

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

    Certificate IV
    National ID: CHC52015
    State ID: AWM0
    Industry Education and Community Services
    Half price^

    Diploma of Community Services

    There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services.

    Gain specialised skills in community services to work autonomously under broad directions from senior management, providing direct support to individuals or groups.

    There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services

    Complete this qualification and you could be working in community services, case management or social housing, involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

    You will have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management, providing direct support to individuals or groups. You may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management, program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

    All our community service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

    Graduates of our Diploma in Community Services course meet entry requirements for and can even achieve advanced standing in relevant university degrees, see information about Murdoch University in the Further Study section below. As this qualification is one of the Lower fees, local skills half price courses, training at North Metropolitan TAFE will reduce the time and money you spend completing a relevant university degree and you'll be equipped to work in the industry while you study.

    Diploma
    State ID: EAC07
    Industry Education and Community Services

    Community Services Crisis Support Skill Set

    Gain the skills and training to respond to the immediate needs of clients in crisis

    This skills set will give you the skills and training to respond to the immediate needs of clients in crisis.

    Gain the skills and training to respond to the immediate needs of clients in crisis

    This skill set will prepare you to respond to crises in any community services setting and is suitable for anyone working in the community through paid employment or volunteering. You will learn in a safe environment through scenario-based simulations that uses actors to replicate critical situations.

    Successful completion of this course may open up opportunities to work directly with clients or help with career progression. It will give you two units towards a variety of Community Services qualifications.

    Skill set
    National ID: UEE20520
    State ID: BFP7
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

    Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair

    Gain the Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair and Certificate II in Electronics qualifications

    This dual qualification will give you a foundation for entry to a range of studies and you'll learn to select components and assemble computers to customer specifications and carry out routine hardware repairs.

    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.

    We will be offering the dual qualification at both our East Perth and Midland campuses starting in Semester 2

    It will provide an entry point for the electronics, robotic, and electrical industries. It will also prepare you for possible further study in Semester 1 2021, in courses such as the Certificate IV in Robotics, or the Certificate IV Electronics and Communications.

    You will need to have some math ability, particularly in relation to Ohms Law, and be motivated to finish the course in a short time.

    Many of the subjects in this fast track program will cover off subjects in a Certificate II Electrotechnology (Career Start).

    Certificate II
    State ID: EAC74
    Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

    Computers for Work Skill Set

    Get ready for your next course, work next year or improve your computing skills

    You will gain the information and skills you need to explore your future options.

    Get ready for your next course or for work

    Do you want to be ready for your next course or for work next year? Or maybe you need to improve your computing skills? If so this 18 week course will help you on your way.

    The Computers for Work skill set will provide you with the basic skills so that you are job ready. You will gain the information and skills you need to explore your future options.

    There are no pre-requisites needed for this course, anyone is welcome. You could also earn credits for ICT10115 Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology.

    Please note classes will only run with sufficient numbers.

    Skill set
    State ID: EAB96
    Industry Engineering and Mining

    Concrete Design and Drafting Skill Set (Civil and Structural)

    Gain, upskill or consolidate skills in Concrete Design and Drafting

    Upskill, or improve and consolidate CAD skills learned during your studies.

    Gain, upskill or consolidate skills in Concrete Design and Drafting 

    The training provided in this skill set will help you upskill, or improve and consolidate CAD skills learned during your university course, or gain new skills needed for redeployment within your organisation.

    Skill set
    National ID: CPC30320
    State ID: BGD7
    Industry Building and Construction

    Certificate III in Concreting

    Lay the foundations for a solid career

    This apprenticeship will give you skills and knowledge to pour concrete for domestic, commercial, and public buildings.

    Lay down the foundations of a solid lifetime career

    Successfully complete this course and you'll have the knowledge and skills to pour concrete for domestic, commercial, and public buildings.

    The Certificate III in Concreting is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

    Certificate III
    National ID: AHC21020
    State ID: BGH1
    Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
    Half price^

    Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

    Get started on your career as a horticulturalist

    Get the practical skills to assist with tasks such as maintaining and restoring natural and cultural places, or farmland. A triple qualification, adding the Certificate II in Horticulture and Certificate II in Landscaping is possible.

    Get started on your career as a horticulturalist

    This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to gain employment in the conservation and ecosystem management industry including weed management companies, native revegetation nurseries, local councils, and mining, horticulture and landscaping organisations.

    You do not need to have any prior experience and this may be a great option if you are currently unemployed. All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers. 

    You may be able to attain a triple qualification, adding the Certificate II in Horticulture and Certificate II in Landscaping to this Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management by enrolling in additional units.

    Certificate II
    National ID: AHC31421
    State ID: BHM6
    Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

    Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

    Work for the future

    Designed to give you the foundation skills for the conservation industry, on completion of this course you could find work in a practical, outdoor environment, restoring natural bush land, coastal or aquatic areas.

    Work for the future

    This course is designed to give you the foundation skills and knowledge needed within the conservation and ecosystem management industry, to enter the work force in either private, local or state government sectors.

    As part of this course you will undertake three units that have been designed to meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to control weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation.

    All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers.

    You may be able to attain a dual qualification, adding the Certificate III in Horticulture to this Certificate III by enrolling in additional units.

    Certificate III
    National ID: AHC40920
    State ID: BGH6
    Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

    Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

    Lead and coordinate conservation and land management activities

    You'll learn about land and natural resource management, mine site rehabilitation, forestry and national parks.

    Land a lead role in conservation

    This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to coordinate and supervise operations in your chosen field of Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

    As part of this course you will undertake three units that have been designed to meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to control weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation.

    All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers.

    You may be able to attain a dual qualification, adding the Certificate IV in Horticulture to this Certificate IV, by enrolling in additional units.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: AHC51120
    State ID: BGF9
    Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

    Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

    Manage conservation and land management projects

    You'll learn about land management, natural resource management, mine site rehabilitation, forestry and national parks, as well as gaining skills in managing projects, programs and staff.

    Cultivate a bright future for yourself and others

    This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to research, design, cost and report on a projects.

    All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers.

    You may be able to attain a dual qualification, adding the Diploma of Horticulture to this Diploma, by enrolling in additional units.

    Diploma
    National ID: CHC51015
    State ID: AZA0
    Industry Education and Community Services

    Diploma of Counselling

    Gain a competitive edge to employment in this fast-growing industry.

    Gain the skills and knowledge to work with clients experiencing complex situations requiring advanced interviewing and communication skills in a community services setting.

    Gain a competitive edge to employment in this fast-growing industry

    If you hold a Diploma of Community Services, North Metropolitan TAFE is delivering units to help you acquire counselling skills as an additional skill to your core profession. On completion of these additional units, graduates of a Diploma of Community Services will also achieve the Diploma of Counselling.
    You'll gain skills needed to work with clients experiencing complex situations, requiring advanced interviewing and communication skills in a community services setting.

    The units covered focus on communicating effectively, and applying core counselling methodologies to assist your clients and establishing and maintaining positive relationships in community services work.

    Training will be delivered through a combination of online and on campus sessions.
    The online delivery will be done via Collaborate sessions (on Blackboard), which are live online classes facilitated by a lecturer taking you through the training.
     

    Diploma
    National ID: CUA20220
    State ID: BGT7
    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: CUA60420
    State ID: AD01
    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.
     
    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: BSBSS00095
    State ID: AE188
    Industry Business and Finance
    Free in 2023
    Infection control
    Online
    Skill sets

    Cross-Sector Infection Control Skill Set

    Help reduce the risk of transmission of infection in the workplace

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

    Help reduce the risk of transmission of infection in the workplace

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

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

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

    Skill set
    State ID: AE375
    Industry Business and Finance
    Free in 2023
    Skill sets

    Customer Service Skill Set

    Retail, finance, pharmacy, hospitality, business, tourism... what industry doesn't have customers?

    Good customer service and communication skills are highly valued by employers in many different industries and areas of work, and this skill set will get you job ready with exactly the skills you need.

    Retail, finance, pharmacy, hospitality, business, tourism... what industry doesn't have customers?

    Good customer service and communication skills are highly valued by employers in many different industries and areas of work, and this skill set will get you job ready with exactly the skills you need. This skill set includes following infection prevention and control policies and procedures, implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks in the workplace within a customer service context to ensure you're working safely.

    You'll learn to communicate effectively and provide quality service to both internal and external customers, and how to deal effectively with people from a range of social and cultural groups with respect and sensitivity. You'll also gain negotiation, conflict management and problem solving skills.

    Register your interest

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

    Skill set
    National ID: 22445VIC
    State ID: BCZ09
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
    Free in 2023

    Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

    North Metropolitan TAFE is a premier Cyber Security training provider at the paraprofessional level

    Gain the skills to work in a team of security practitioners on the front line protecting the integrity of your company’s security perimeter and IT network. You'll learn to develop and maintain cyber security policies and overall defence strategy, and to rigorously test and work to protect an organisation's information assets.

    Get qualified to work in this booming industry 

    The Australian Government's Cyber Security Strategy states that Australia, along with many other nations is facing a skills shortage in the field of cyber security and these skills are essential in our connected technology-enabled world. Current predictions estimate that we will see a worldwide deficit of 1.5 million information security professionals while employment prospects for cyber security and related jobs in Australia will grow by 21% over the next 5 years according to Labour Market employment projections.

    Both state and federal governments have made a commitment to ensure Australians have the opportunity to equip themselves with cyber security skills and North Metropolitan TAFE is a premier Cyber Security training provider at the paraprofessional level.

    As a cyber security graduate, you could be a member of a team of security practitioners on the front line protecting the integrity of your company’s security perimeter and IT network. As an integral team member, you will work to develop and maintain the company’s cyber security policies and overall defence strategy and to rigorously test and work to protect the company’s information assets

    New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification must contact the area or apply instead for Certificate IV in CyberSecurity due to pre-requisite skills/knowledge requirements.

    Advanced Diploma
    National ID: 22334VIC
    State ID: BCY61
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Cyber Security

    There is currently a skills shortage in this very specialised sector of the IT industry

    This is a technician level qualification that will provide you with a comprehensive set of technical skills that will mean you are job ready and highly employable.

    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.

    Certificate IV
    State ID: EAD16
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

    Cyber Security - Python Application Scripting for Beginners Skill Set

    Learn to use Python for creating programs and automating processes

    In this skill set you will gain skills in using Python scripting language to construct software solutions and learn simple programming techniques used in cyber security.

    Learn to use Python for creating programs and automating processes

    This course is for anyone who is newly unemployed or looking at exploring a career in cyber security; or IT employees in the networking field who want to upskill or start their journey in cyber security scripting language.

    You'll gain skills in using a scripting language to construct software solutions and learn simple programming techniques used in cyber security.

    If you would like to continue the Cyber Security pathway, successful completion of this skill set awards you with two units, which can be credited toward the Certificate IV in Cyber Security.

    Skill set
    State ID: SC-JTE-V1424
    Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

    Cyber Security Awareness for Beginners

    Gain an understanding of basic cyber security principles to use at home or in the office

    Gain a quick understanding of the broad principles and terminology required to secure your IT assets at home or in a small business.

    Gain an understanding of basic cyber security principles that you can apply at home or the office

    This course is aimed at novices and will give you an introduction into cyber security awareness. You'll gain a quick understanding of the broad principles and terminology required to secure your IT assets at home or in a small business.

    This course is also suitable for professional development to ensure employees have a basic understanding of cyber awareness, so they do not become victims to social engineering practices.

    On completion of a short quiz, to ensure you understand the content, you will receive a Certificate of Participation.

    Short course
    National ID: UEESS00052
    State ID: AB672
    Industry Building and Construction

    Data Communications - Install and Modify Performance Data Communication Structured Cabling

    Technical training to help you become a registered open cabler

    This skill set will help you meet the training requirements to become a registered open cabler as required to work with Extra-Low Voltage by the Australian and Communication Media Authority (ACMA).

    Technical training to help you become a registered open cabler

    This skill set will help you meet the training requirements to become a registered open cabler as required to work with Extra-Low Voltage by the Australian and Communication Media Authority (ACMA).

    For more information on requirements to become a registered open cabler visit the ACMA website.

    Skill set
    National ID: UEE20720
    State ID: BFK1
    Industry Building and Construction

    Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications

    Flick the switch on a career in electronics

    Prepare for work as a data cabler or telecommunications technician (with additional training). Gain the skills and knowledge to safely install and maintain telecommunication cabling, secure electrotechnological equipment, assemble and dismantle components, as well as meet the requirements for open cabler registration.

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

    Certificate II
    National ID: CHCSS00095
    State ID: AD313
    Industry Education and Community Services

    Dementia Support - Service Delivery Skill Set

    Support people with dementia

    If you are working in the aged and/or community care environment this is a great opportunity to develop your skills and provide a mentoring/leadership role in dementia care and management in your organisation.

    Support people with dementia

    This skill set is most suited to those who are wanting to build on their knowledge and skills to support clients with dementia.  If you are working in the aged and/or community care environment this is a great opportunity to develop your skills and provide a mentoring/leadership role in dementia care and management in your organisation.

    North Metro TAFE has strong industry relationships and a great team of current and engaging lecturers to support you through your learning journey.

    Delivery is a mix of online and on campus practical laboratory and simulated assessment sessions. Online learning will be supported by collaboration sessions and you will be required to attend our Mt Lawley campus on three days.

    Successful completion of this skill set will provide you with credit towards CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

     

    Skill set
    National ID: HLT35021
    State ID: BGW7
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Dental Assisting

    Learn alongside dentists, oral health therapists and dental technicians in training

    This course will give you real industry experience in a modern dental care facility.

    If you’ve ever thought about being a part of this essential profession then this is the perfect qualification to get you started.

    As a Dental Assistant, you will be responsible for preparing the surgery, assisting the dentist chairside, processing and sterilising all of the instruments and cleaning the surgery. You will also develop skills in reception work and the management of supplies.

    Our dental assisting qualification provides you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

    North Metropolitan TAFE's Dental Assisting courses are located in the Oral Health Centre of WA (OHCWA) at Nedlands. This is also the training centre for dentists, oral health therapists and dental technicians.

    As a part of this qualification, you will have the opportunity to take part in work placements at other dental organisations or at the OHCWA, giving you real experience in the industry in a modern dental care facility.

    Employer-based delivery (part-time)
    If you are a Dental Assistant currently working chairside in a surgery you may be able to complete this course by studying part-time, attending classes one day per week and incorporating workplace assessments. For more information, see the timetable tab below.

    Please note All continuous and part-time students may be required to attend lectures one day per week at another North Metropolitan TAFE campus.

    Certificate III
    National ID: HLT45021
    State ID: BGW8
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

    Gain the skills to specialise in assisting with dental radiography

    This course is ideal for qualified dental assistants who are looking to upskill, diversify, and be able to further assist the dentist within the dental practice.

    Gain the skills to specialise in assisting with dental radiography

    The Certificate IV in Dental Assisting is ideal for qualified dental assistants who are looking to upskill, diversify, and be able to further assist the dentist within the dental practice.

    On successful completion, this course will give you specialist skills and knowledge to construct and fabricate dental models and trays, take clinical photographs and produce radiographic images.

    North Metropolitan TAFE's Dental courses are located in the Oral Health Centre of WA (OHCWA) at Nedlands. This is also the training centre for dentists, oral health therapists and dental technicians.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: HLT35115
    State ID: AYY4
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
    Free in 2023

    Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting

    Train alongside dental students, oral health professionals and dental assistants in a simulated dental laboratory at the state of the art Oral Health Centre of WA

    This course will prepare you to work as a laboratory assistant. You'll gain the skills to assist dentists and dental technicians to construct, repair and adjust dental appliances.

    Does a career in the Dental Technology Industry make you smile?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting you will be ready to start a career in the busy dental technology world, as a laboratory assistant helping dentists and dental technicians to construct, repair and adjust dental appliances.

    You will gain the career enhancing knowledge and skills to work as a member of the dental laboratory team. With the skills that you develop in this course you can transfer into the HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology as an apprentice in a dental laboratory.

    The Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting includes supervised work skills in a simulated dental laboratory at the state of the art Oral Health Centre of WA. You will get to train in the same facility as dental students, oral health professionals and dental assistants.

    Certificate III
    National ID: HLT55118
    State ID: BDQ5
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Diploma of Dental Technology

    The perfect qualification to get you started in the Dental Technology profession

    This apprenticeship will give you the skills to prepare work for dental surgeries and produce dental appliances such as bridges and splints.

    The perfect qualification to get you started in the Dental Technology profession

    As a Dental Technician, you will be responsible for preparing work for dental surgeries and producing dental appliances such as bridges and splints.

    Our dental technology qualification provides you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

    This qualification is an apprenticeship so you will need be employed as an apprentice in a Dental Laboratory and during the course you will have the opportunity to meet other apprentices when attending the Oral Health Centre TAFE facility for some theory sessions. We are located in the modern facility at the Oral Health Centre of WA in Nedlands. This is also the training centre for dentists, oral health therapists and dental laboratory assistants.

    Diploma
    National ID: CUA40720
    State ID: AC92
    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 concept development, drawing and iPad sketching, an introduction to web design, some laser cutting, fun with Letterpress, typography fundamentals and 3D design basics using Adobe Stager to name but a few. 

    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. Graphic Designers communicate through images and words and some units concentrate on an introduction to web and interface design, while other units cover conceptual and creative thinking skills. 

    This qualification is weighted approximately 60/40 digital versus traditional, manual skills and we concentrate on solid software skills to begin with using industry-standard Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign in an environment that replicates a real industry setup. You will learn to use digital drawing tools, manipulate and capture images, as well as page layout skills creating eZines. 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 presentations. 

    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 units, both traditional and digital, lay the foundation for further development in digital illustration required in the Diploma and beyond. 

    Successful completion of this course will equip you with the skills needed to enter the Diploma of Graphic Design with confidence.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: CUA40720
    State ID: AC95
    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.

    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.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: CUA40720
    State ID: AC94
    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: CUA30720
    State ID: BGV6
    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 is designed for those who are not yet certain which Design pathway to follow and it provides a foundation for graphic and product design, and you'll then be able to further your studies in either discipline. 

    The course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to create and communicate design concepts within these areas. 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. 

    The course is delivered over a six-month period and covers areas such as 2D design principles and processes, the creation of basic 3D models using digital and traditional methods, colour theory, drawing, and designing and creating business documents using Adobe design software. 

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

    Certificate III
    National ID: CUA30720
    State ID: AD03
    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.

    Your introduction to the world of fashion

    This Certificate III in Design Fundamentals (Fashion and Textile Design) 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 the MST50119 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

    Certificate III
    State ID: EAC96
    Industry Creative Industries

    Develop and Implement Business Plans Skill Set

    Give yourself the best chance at being a success story

    Gain the skills to create a business plan for self-employment, or a small business, in the Creative Industries including photography, fashion, music jewellery and visual arts.

    Give yourself the best chance at being a success story

    If you are involved in the Creative Industries including photography, fashion, music jewellery and visual arts, 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 by you to meet your specific needs.

    Skill set
    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.

    This course is suited to students who have relevant skills and knowledge developed by completing CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business) and for those who have industry experience but need to develop their technical skills.

    Skill set
    State ID: SC-LMU-V1431
    Industry Creative Industries

    Digital Recording Introduction for Singer/Songwriter

    Enhance your performance skills

    Learn the basics of digital recording for singers.