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Learn about the exciting education and career pathways that our art, design and tourism courses offer!

Below you can discover information on our diverse range of creative courses featuring virtual campus tours, student testimonials and more, giving you the tools you need to make the right choice for you.

If you have a question for our creative industry staff drop us a line via email or phone or message us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land which all North Metropolitan TAFE campuses are located on, the Noongar (Perth region) people.

Koolark wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Explore our Perth campus

Step inside our Perth campus and explore our creative industry facilities from our Visual Arts pottery workspace to our television studio.

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Destination Art, Design and Tourism Courses

^ 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.
Half price^
^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
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National ID: 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: 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: SC
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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

Skill set
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: 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 Corporate and Branding, Packaging, User Experience, Web/Interface and Environmental signage design to name but a few.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Certificate III
National ID: 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.

Give yourself the best chance at being a success story

If you are involved in the Creative Industries, are self-employed or involved in a small business, you need to create a business plan to give yourself the best chance at being a success story.

This skill set covers the essentials required to create a successful, profitable business and is designed for creative thinking people. From big picture thinking through to your daily tasks, your resulting business plan will be relevant, effective and practical - designed by you to meet your specific needs.

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

Drawing from scratch

An introduction to drawing

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

An introduction to drawing

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

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

Dress requirements

  • You must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
Short course
National ID: SIT50316
State ID: AZU4
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Diploma of Event Management

Are you a born organiser? Turn that natural talent into a career

This course will prepare you for senior roles in events management and give you a variety of administration and operational skills and knowledge of event management processes as well as events coordination. You'll be equipped to work independently and make operational event management decisions.

If your friends call you a born organiser then turn that natural talent into a career

The Diploma of Event Management will provide you with a range of events administration and operational skills, knowledge of event industry operations, sound knowledge of event management processes and a broad range of skills to coordinate event operations.

You will gain the confidence to work with some independence using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities. You will also be equipped to work independently and make operational event management decisions.

Events are diverse in nature and this qualification provides a pathway to work in events in a range of industries including tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural, and community sectors.

Diploma
National ID: SIT30516
State ID: AZV9
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate III in Events

Activate your career in events

Learn to assist in managing events, from planning to show day and event follow up. You'll be introduced to audio and visual industry standard technologies and be encouraged to develop your creative skills.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Activate your career in events

Events enrich our culture and are held to educate, celebrate, inform and entertain.

The Certificate III in events will give you the skills to assist in managing events, from the planning through to show day and the follow up after the event. 

You'll be introduced to industry standard technologies for lighting, sound and audio-visual and begin to develop your creative skills so you can deliver professional events to your clients.

 

Certificate III
State ID: EAC82
Industry Creative Industries

Fashion Graduate Extension Skill Set

Get ahead in your fashion career with this extension skill set

Get ahead in your fashion career with this extension skill set

If you are a graduate of North Metropolitan TAFE's Fashion and Textile Design course and  would like to establish yourself in the fashion industry, this fashion masterclass will help you on your way.
It is designed to extend and enhance current skills and knowledge; particularly in the areas of ready to wear garment and textile design, as well as broaden effective collaboration and communication skills. You'll gain skills to evaluate your own professional development in a specialised context.

You'll have access to current industry standard equipment for your work and will have opportunities for collaboration with others in order to achieve your goals.
Com along to be supported by lecturer knowledge as well as gain an industry appropriate skill mix to help secure employment.

Skill set
State ID: EAB74
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Front of House and Porter Services Skill Set

Be the face of a hotel reception desk with the knowledge you'll gain from this skill set

This skill set will equip you to work in commercial accommodation, as Front of House staff or Porter personnel.

Be the face of a hotel reception desk with the knowledge you'll gain from this skill set

This skill set will equip you to work in commercial accommodation, as Front of House staff or Porter personnel.

You'll gain the following skills:

  • Prepare for guest arrival at and departure from hotel
  • Welcome and register guests
  • Provide Porter services
  • Prepare front office records
Skill set
National ID: CUA60320
State ID: BGS1
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

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

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

Add to your palette of graphic design skills

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

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

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

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

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

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North Metropolitan TAFE is an "Educational Member" of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA). This qualification is listed as a DIA recognised course(opens in a new tab) .
Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA50720
State ID: BGU2
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Graphic Design

Develop advanced software skills and get experience in running live briefs

You'll develop advanced techniques in InDesign and Illustrator and use them to design press-ready artwork and learn 3D modelling. You'll also get in-depth exposure to web design, user interfaces, an introduction to game graphics and the current trend of UX Design .

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

Study the Diploma of Graphic Design and you will develop advanced techniques in InDesign and Illustrator and use them to design annual reports, corporate identities, packaging and other press-ready artwork.
The Diploma also provides in-depth exposure to web design using WordPress, user interfaces, 2D motion graphics using After Effects and the current trend of UX Design (User Experience).

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

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

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

Diploma
National ID: SIT30316
State ID: AZV6
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate III in Guiding

Share your passion for storytelling

Help travellers connect with the natural, historical and cultural highlights of places they visit.

Share your passion for storytelling by connecting travellers with the natural, historical and cultural highlights of places they visit.

If you are looking for a way to convert your enthusiasm for travel into a career, this Certificate III in Guiding will help open doors to a successful career that allows you to travel the world.

Being a Tour Guide enables you to connect visitors to a wide range of amazing places by interpreting the special features of a place, sharing interesting stories, and looking after the needs of your clients.

North Metropolitan TAFE is a leading provider of travel and tourism studies in Western Australia and the only TAFE in Perth to offer this Certificate III in Guiding.
Please note this course is currently only offered as a Traineeship, we also cover skills to equip you to work as a guide within the on campus delivery of our Certificate III in Tourism.

Certificate III
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PIN-V1413
Industry Creative Industries

InDesign Introduction Short Course

Bring together text and graphics

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

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

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

You'll cover the basics such as:

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

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

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

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

Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

Find creative and technical solutions for built interior environments

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

It's what's on the inside that counts

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jewellery 1

Make your own silver jewellery

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

Make your own silver jewellery

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

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

During this course you will learn how to:

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

Dress requirements
You must:

  • Wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
  • Wear clothing that covers legs e.g. jeans
  • Tie back long hair
  • Apron or smock
Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PJE-V0322
Industry Creative Industries

Jewellery 2

Develop your own jewellery projects in our facilities

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

Develop your own projects in our facilities

Jewellery 2 is great for participants who have completed Jewellery 1, or experienced practitioners of silver and metal jewellery making. 

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

Dress Requirements

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

You will need to bring your own metals and materials.

Short course
National ID: MEM30619
State ID: BEK5
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture

Work in an exciting and creative industry

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

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

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

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

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

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

Certificate III
State ID: EAC81
Industry Creative Industries

Machine Knitting Techniques Skill Set

Get knitting!

Learn about the versatility of a knitting machine and its role in developing bespoke textile applications.

Discover the features and versatility of a knitting machine

You'll gain the skills needed to respond to the demand for diverse and bespoke textile applications in the local fashion industry and community of makers.
Machine knitting is a skill that is widely used in the international fashion industry. You'll be introduced to the functionality and features of knitting machines, learning how to set them up, and how to cast on and off. By the time you finish this course you'll have completed a range of knitted samples using techniques such as Fairisle, tuck and slip stitch, lace holes, ladders, colour changing and fringing.

This course is open to current Fashion and Textile Design students, fashion school graduates, textile designers and local community members.

Skill set
National ID: CUA20620
State ID: BGV8
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate II in Music

Kick start your career in WA's vibrant music industry

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

Kick start your career in WA's vibrant music industry

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

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

This course in only offered in semester 1 each year.

Certificate II
National ID: CUA50820
State ID: AC72
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Music (Music Business)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diploma
National ID: CUA60520
State ID: AC77
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Music (Performance)

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

This course will develop your analytical, performance and creative skills under the guidance of highly experienced industry lecturers, and you'll get to release your own recording product.

Refine your talent

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

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

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA30920
State ID: AC69
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Music (Performance)

An introduction to the exciting and challenging world of music performance

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to get started in the music industry. You will focus on songwriting and arranging, ensemble/performance and recording, participate in recording sessions in our studios.

Turn your raw talent into a career

This course introduces you to the exciting and challenging world of music performance and will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to get started in the music industry.

You will focus on gaining skills in songwriting and arranging, ensemble/performance and recording. You will participate in recording sessions in our studios and follow the production processes through to the completion of a demo recording.

At the end of your course, you will have produced and packaged a product (CD/Single) and gained skills in communication, critical listening, stagecraft, musical style and industry practice.

This course is only run in semester 2 each year.

Certificate III
National ID: CUA50820
State ID: AC73
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Music (Performance)

Join our impressive list of music graduates

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

Join our impressive list of music graduates

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

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

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

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

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

Diploma
National ID: CUA60520
State ID: AC79
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Music (Sound Production)

A sound career

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

Fine-tune your sound career

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

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

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA30920
State ID: AC70
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Music (Sound Production)

Get started on a sound career in the music industry

Learn to record, mix and edit sound sources. You will participate in recording sessions for bands in our studios and follow the production processes through to the completion of a demo recording.

Get started on a sound career in the music industry

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to record, mix and edit sound sources and you will learn about the music industry from the production perspective.

The Certificate III in Music (Sound Production) will give you a practical introduction to recording processes including, mixing, editing and post-production. You will participate in recording sessions for bands in our studios and follow the production processes through to the completion of a demo recording.

This course is only offered in semester 2 each year.

Certificate III
National ID: CUA50820
State ID: AC74
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Music (Sound Production)

Advance your sound production skills

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

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

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

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

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

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

Painting from scratch

Explore the way paint can achieve different effects

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

Explore the way paint can achieve different effects

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

Dress requirements

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

You will need to bring

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

Photography - Black and White Darkroom Skill Set

Let's get creatively traditional in black and white

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

Let's get creatively traditional in black and white

You'll need a 35mm film camera and an interest in producing traditional black and white prints to get the most of this skill set. You will learn with lecturers who are experienced photographers and develop your skills in our functional teaching darkroom.

The first class covers essential safety issues and familiarisation with the darkroom environment under normal lighting conditions, which lasts for the entire session. It is essential that you attend week one so you can continue the course and safely participate in all other classes, which are conducted under the darkroom safelight conditions*.

Gain these skills
  • Film processing
  • Printing from negatives
  • Safely work in a darkroom environment
Is this course right for me?

Due to the chemicals used during the training, this course is not suitable for students who may be pregnant.

It also requires standing for protracted periods and is conducted in a very low light environment.

*Please note that students arriving after classes start will not be admitted in according to safety requirements.

Skill set
National ID: CUA50920
State ID: BGR7
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging

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

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

Take your photography skills to new heights

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

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

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

Diploma
National ID: ICP20120
State ID: BFC3
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts

This is a preparatory qualification that can be used as a pathway into a range of specialist Certificate III qualifications. You'll work under supervision demonstrating the knowledge and skills gained in this Certificate II.

You'll be able to take on a range of essential tasks in the printing and graphic arts industry. You'll work under supervision demonstrating the knowledge and skills gained in this Certificate II. This is a preparatory qualification that can be used as a pathway into a range of specialist Certificate III qualifications within the printing and graphic arts industry.

You will need to be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to complete this traineeship. 

Certificate II
State ID: EAC92
Industry Creative Industries

Product Development and Release Skill Set

Create and present a completed work of digital art

This could be 2D or 3D digital art, 2D/3D animation, or a game. You will gain a well-developed command of materials, process and technique.

Create and present a completed work of digital art

In this skill set you will produce a digital art project of your choice facilitated by a lecturer acting as your 'producer'. Your project may be 2D or 3D digital art, 2D/3D animation, or a game.

You will be coached in finishing your work to a professional standard and setting up your own brand and identity. You will gain a well-developed command of materials, process and technique; and present your work to the public. The final presentation may be physical or virtual/online, and will attempt to establish a market for your product.

This skill set follows the Studio Production Environment Skill Set.

Skill set
State ID: EAC83
Industry Creative Industries

Revit for Interior Design Skill Set

Create plans and set up documentation drawings using REVIT

This skill set is aimed at interior designer who would like to use REVIT software for documentation.

Create plans and set up documentation drawings using REVIT

This skill set is aimed at any interior designer or decorator who would like to use REVIT software for documentation purposes. You will learn to set up documentation drawings and create plans and sections.

Skill set
National ID: CUA41220
State ID: AC82
Industry Creative Industries

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

A gateway to the creative world of animation and games art

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

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

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

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

Certificate IV
National ID: CUA51020
State ID: AC83
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation & Game Art)

Professional training for digital artists

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

Professional training for digital artists

This course represents the pipeline of digital animation and games art production and covers the industry-leading tools being used, such as Maya, ZBrush, Unity, Photoshop, After Effects, Substance Painter and Toon Boom Harmony.

Our goal is to deliver practical quality Computer Generated (CG) training to help you become the best artist you can be. You could find work, not just in the entertainment industries but also in advertising, architecture, visualisation and content creation for Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Diploma
National ID: CUA31020
State ID: AC89
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Screen and Media (Animation)

Get a taste for the creative world of Animation and Visual Effects.

This six-month course is designed to provide you with a taste of the different creative skillsets in the world of Animation, Digital Media and Visual Effects.

Get a taste of animation and visual effects

This course is an introduction to the world of Animation, Digital Media and Visual Effects.
Learn basic skills in: 3D modelling, 2D animation, digital art, post production, sound and writing. The basic skills you will learn will provide the core building blocks to continue your training pathway towards a career in Animation and Visual Effects.

Upon completion you will be ready to enter the next stage: CUA41220-AC86 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects) or CUA41220-AC82 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation and Game Art).

Certificate III
National ID: CUA60620
State ID: AC81
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Broadcast Radio and Podcasting)

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

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

Radio broadcasting skills that will help you land your first job

Radio is an exciting, dynamic industry, filled with passionate and creative people. 
The Advanced Diploma is a hand-on practical course that provides you with all the skills to land your first job in radio broadcasting, podcasting and multi-platform opportunities
You'll develop a wide skill set in a supportive environment in all aspects of the radio industry, inclusive of on-air, news, marketing, podcasting, digital, and management skills.

Real-time learning means being part of a team that runs a real radio station, our own BOOM Radio, giving you a chance to develop industry networks, and practical experience. 
In addition, you will be able to focus on the critical areas of interest that you are passionate about to enhance your personal growth and industry opportunities.

The lecturing staff have extensive industry links and actively provide industry work placement and networking opportunities for students.
The course ensures you build on the skills you gained in the Diploma to be able to confidently produce or present on your own live radio show or podcast, be on the air, entertain and inform people and become a part of their daily lives.

You can put your experience and skills to good use working across a range of radio and broadcasting roles and apply your marketing, writing, and research skills in many other fields. 
On average 80% of graduating students find employment or gain entry to university to further their study and career opportunities.

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

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

 

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA60620
State ID: AC84
Industry Creative Industries

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

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

This practical course is art-focused and will develop your creative capabilities. You'll benefit from our strong industry connections

This Advanced Diploma qualification is art-focussed and provides you with high-end practical skills in concept art, 3D modelling, animation and rigging. Classes cover concept design and pre-viz to modelling, rigging, texturing, and 2D and 3D animation. By the end of the course you will have created a showreel of work, and a short animated film.

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

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA60620
State ID: AC80
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Digital Cinema)

Explore the nature of storytelling through the medium of Digital Cinema

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

Explore the nature of storytelling through the medium of Digital Cinema

This course provides you with the opportunity to work on varied content and will foster your skills in developing ideas, storylines and treatments, lighting design, directing, and editing techniques.

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to work within the film and television industry. This course will also give you the opportunity to explore the nature of storytelling through the medium of digital cinema.

You could find yourself working on content as varied as short-form narrative films with professional actors shot on cinema standard equipment, documentaries, micro dramas, and client-based projects.

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

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA31020
State ID: AC71
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Screen and Media (Film & Television)

Develop your creative and practical skills for the screen and media industry

This hands-on, immersive course taught by our industry experienced lecturers will give you camera, sound and editing skills necessary to create content for the fast-growing social media sector.

Develop your creative and practical skills for the screen and media industry with this hands-on, immersive course

The Certificate III in Screen and Media is a hands-on, immersive course that will help you develop creative and practical production skills and enable you to work effectively in contemporary screen and media industries.

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

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

Certificate III
National ID: CUA51020
State ID: AC75
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Screen and Media (Film & Television)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Camera Operator
  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • Writer
Diploma
National ID: CUA60620
State ID: AC85
Industry Creative Industries

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

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

This Advanced Diploma offers hands-on artistic and technical training in game art. It delves into designing games and scripting game interactions.

Let your artistic skills take you to the next level

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

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

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

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

Diploma of Screen and Media (Radio Broadcasting)

Get the skills you need to start in the radio industry

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

Get the skills you need to start in the radio industry

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

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

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

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

 

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

Sewing 1

Learn the basics of sewing

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

Do you want to learn the basics of sewing?

This beginner course is open to anyone who wants to learn how to sew. You will learn some basic sewing machine techniques, how to thread a sewing machine and wind thread to a bobbin, as well as how to lay and cut your fabric. You will also learn how to sew a basic garment such as elastic waisted pants or shorts.

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

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

What to Bring
Please do not purchase any items until your course has been confirmed. In the first session, the lecturer will advise you of the quantity and type of fabrics that you will need to purchase for week 2 (tote bag) and week 3 (your sewing project). From week two you will also need to bring along:

  • Tape measure (the soft flexible type)
  • Fabric marker
  • Quick unpick
  • Pins and pin cushion
  • Fabric scissors
  • General paper scissors
  • Pen, pencil, ruler, eraser and display book for notes
  • A box or container or bag to keep items in
Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PFT-V1392
Industry Creative Industries

Sewing 2

Add to your existing sewing techniques

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

Do you want to learn new sewing techniques?

If you have completed Sewing 1 or already have basic sewing and cutting skills then you can enrol in Beginner Sewing 2 where you will learn new skills and build confidence with different construction techniques.

During this course you will:

  • Construct a unisex pyjama shirt continuing on from the project covered in Sewing 1
  • Incorporate new techniques such as button holes, button stand, interfacing, patch pockets, sleeve and collar construction

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

What to Bring
For your first lesson you will need:

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

From week two you will also need to bring along:

  • Tape measure (the soft flexible type)
  • Fabric marker
  • Quick unpick
  • Pins and pin cushion
  • Fabric scissors
  • General paper scissors
  • Pen, pencil, ruler, eraser and display book for notes
  • A box or container or bag to keep items in
Short course
State ID: EAC93
Industry Creative Industries

Studio Production Environment Skill Set

Enhance your digital skills

This skill set is aimed at graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media (Animation/Games Art) who are wanting to specialise. It is designed to help you be more competitive in marketing yourself and finding employment.

Take your digital skills to the next level

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

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

Skill set
State ID: EAC59
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Tour Guiding Skill Set

Create unforgettable experiences and lifelong memories for tourists

This course will introduce you to tour guiding and give you the skills and knowledge to lead tour groups while providing guidance and safety.

Create unforgettable experiences and lifelong memories for tourists

Being a Tour Guide enables you to connect visitors to a wide range of amazing places by interpreting the special features of a place, sharing interesting stories, and looking after the needs of your clients.

This course will introduce you to tour guiding and give you the skills and knowledge to lead tour groups.

North Metropolitan TAFE is a leading provider of travel and tourism studies in Western Australia and the only TAFE in Perth to offer this skill set.

Skill set
National ID: SIT30116
State ID: AZV7
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
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Certificate III in Tourism

A rewarding and diverse career in tourism

Study with the leading provider of travel and tourism studies in WA and you'll gain the basic skills and knowledge to work in a broad range of tourism or specialist areas.

Jump on board to an exciting career in tourism

Gain the basic skills and knowledge to work in various tourism job roles. A career in tourism is very rewarding and with this Certificate III in Tourism you'll have the skills you need to work in visitor information services, tour guiding and tourism operations.

You could be out in the field helping visitors experience all the top holiday spots or creating or guiding tours that they will remember forever.

North Metropolitan TAFE is the leading provider of travel and tourism studies in WA.

Certificate III
National ID: SIT30216
State ID: AZW6
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Certificate III in Travel

Enter the exciting world of travel and tourism

Study this certificate and you'll learn to develop travel plans for clients looking for adventure, luxury, culture and more. You will gain an understanding of popular tourist destinations, the business operations of a travel company and work within our simulated business program coordinating client bookings.

Dreaming of a career that will take you places?

Gain the essential knowledge to enter the exciting world of travel and tourism with this Certificate III course. Working in travel will see you working on trips for clients travelling to thousands of places all over the world.

Full time students studying this course will work within our simulated business program. This program gives students the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge coordinating client bookings as they would in an industry office. North Metropolitan TAFE is the leading provider of travel and tourism studies in WA.

Certificate III
National ID: SIT50116
State ID: AZU0
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management

A well rounded qualification to open up travel and tourism employment prospects

You'll gain a broad range of skills in travel and tourism management including customer service, marketing and finance. On successful completion you could find employment in travel agencies, tour companies, attractions, information centres, or other tourism related businesses.

Your future will take off with our Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management

This diploma course can open up global travel for your clients, and you. Plus you'll be equipped to access a diverse range of employment prospects in areas including travel agencies, tour wholesalers, tour operators, inbound tour operators, tourist attractions, visitor information centres, government tourism agencies and other tourism businesses.

If you're looking for a well-rounded qualification in travel and tourism then this is the ideal course for you. You'll gain experience in a range of skills that are essential for employment in the industry.

We now have agreements with Murdoch University and Curtin University which means you can begin on your Travel and Tourism Management path with us and continue on to gain a degree. Your training at North Metropolitan TAFE could reduce the time and money you spend completing a relevant university degree and you will be equipped to work in the industry while you study, check out the Further Study section below for details.

Diploma
National ID: CUA60720
State ID: BGV3
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

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

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

Prepare for professional practice as a contemporary artist or designer

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

This course brings together lecturers and students from disciplines in:

  • visual art

  • jewellery 

  • product design

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

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

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

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

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

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA20720
State ID: BGS4
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate II in Visual Arts

Start your visual arts journey

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

Start your visual arts journey and build on your creative skills 

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

In this introductory course you will develop skills such as drawing fundamentals and a range of techniques using mixed media, to digital art, including basic photography and manipulating digital images, and you'll also learn how create ceramic and sculpture artworks.

Each term you will focus on a specific subject such as ceramics, sculpture, drawing or digital art.

Our courses offer excellent resources and highly experienced lecturers. If you are interested in further developing your art skills, then this is the course for you.

Certificate II
National ID: CUA31120
State ID: BGV9
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Visual Arts

Let your creativity flow!

Learn how to create two and three dimensional forms in a variety of visual arts areas. Gain the skills and knowledge to experiment with materials and create a variety of art works such as paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, printmaking and electronic art.

Let your creativity flow!

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

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

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

Certificate III
National ID: CUA41320
State ID: BGR8
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Explore a variety of mediums in an immersive visual arts experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

Certificate IV
National ID: CUA51120
State ID: BGR9
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Visual Arts

Refine your skills and bring your ideas to life

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

Take your art to a higher level

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

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

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

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

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

Diploma
National ID: CUA51120
State ID: AC97
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Visual Arts (Jewellery Design)

Enhance your existing jewellery design and fabrication skills

This course covers computer aided drafting and digital techniques, as well as a moulding, casting and manual finishing techniques. You'll learn to develop your bench skills in our specialised studios in the creative heart of the city.

Take your jewellery design skills to the next level

The Diploma of Visual Arts (Jewellery Design) will enhance your existing design and fabrication skills. This course is taught in our extensive purpose-built facilities and specialised studios based in the creative and cultural heart of the city that is home to the Art Gallery of WA, PICA and many other smaller galleries.

There is a concentration on computer aided drafting and digital techniques as well as studio time and bench skills to further develop your design practice.

On completion you will be well equipped to undertake further studies or you could find work as a high end Jewellery Designer both locally and overseas, or set up your own design studio.

Diploma
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