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Getting started

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

Semester 1 will commence 3 February 2020

Deciding not to study before the semester commences

Once your payment is processed you are considered enrolled, even if the semester has not commenced and you have not attended any classes. 

It is therefore essential that should you decide not to proceed with your studies, you withdraw officially before the semester starts to have your enrolment cancelled and all fees credited. Any payments you have made will be refunded to you.

Please note To withdraw officially all students must complete the withdrawal form online or in person at Student Services. If you do not, you will remain enrolled and liable for fees.

Withdrawing after the semester has commenced

Failing to continue to attend classes or verbally advising a lecturer, classmate or other staff at North Metropolitan TAFE that you are not continuing is not considered an official withdrawal. 

The census date is the final date that you must withdraw by, in order to be assessed for a refund as per the VET Fees and Charges Policy.

Please check individual census dates for your units via your student portal under the Financial Summary section.


Orientation for most courses is compulsory and provides all students with important information regarding their studies.
If your course is not listed, this means orientation will occur in class in your first week.


Once enrolled, you will be assigned a timetable and you will be able to access your personalised timetable in your Office 365 calendar. 

Please note You can only access our systems 48 hours after enrolling.

You can find all the information you need to access your personal timetable here.

If your timetable is not showing in your calendar initially, please check again later, as we are continuously updating information in them.  

Some courses with industry placements or multiple groups register students into timetables at orientation so you will not receive a timetable until then.  

Please note Timetables are subject to change due to changes to study plans, class sizes, lecturer and room availability. You are advised to regularly check your Office 365 calendar up to and including the second week of semester, to ensure you are viewing current information.

Online systems

These links will take you to the online systems you will use during your studies.
Please note You can only access our systems 48 hours after enrolling.

Before you can login to our online systems, you first need ensure you have set up your Office 365 account

For more information on accessing your student email account, see the How to log into Office 365 guide.

All North Metropolitan TAFE students get access to Office 365 which includes the ability to download Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. These programs can be used within a web browser, or the applications can be downloaded on up to five devices including iPad, iPhone, tablets and other mobile devices.

Please note Student passwords expire EVERY 90 days - This affects ALL SYSTEMS including Blackboard, Office365 (student email) and Student Portal. 

Student storage Students have access to 1TB of OneDrive data storage, via their Office 365 account. New students will not be provisioned with a home drive and will need to login to their OneDrive via Office 365.


For more information on the Student Portal, including self-help guides, see our Student Portal page.

If there is something else you are searching for and cannot find it, please contact the library, Student Service centre or talk to your lecturer.

Amendments to enrolment

If you have received an offer for a full time course and wish to make changes to your enrolment, you will need to first seek approval from the Head of Programs or Coordinator of your academic area before any changes can be made.

Please visit Student Services or call us on 1300 300 822 if you require contact information for the study area.

If you wish to enquire about changes, you should do so prior to enrolling. All requests for changes are at North Metropolitan TAFE’s discretion and may not be granted.

Changes to enrolment include:

  • Reducing to a part time study load
  • Changing campus location
  • Changing study mode (i.e. changing to online study)
  • Receiving an exemption or credits from previous studies.
Transperth travel concessions

Full-time, classroom-based students are entitled to travel concessions on Transperth services.  You can pick up an application form for the Tertiary SmartRider from Student Services.

You will need to complete the form and have it signed and stamped by Student Services staff before lodging it with Transperth.

In addition to the Tertiary Smartrider, we recommend you obtain a Student ID card, as Transperth may issue a fine if you cannot provide proof that you are a student.

Student ID cards

Student ID cards are available at a cost of $10 and can be paid for at all student services areas or the Bookshop at Perth campus.  
The student ID card is printed out for you at your campus library except at Perth where the student ID cards are printed in the Bookshop.

You will need to show your enrolment summary and receipt  as proof of enrolment to get your ID card.

The Student ID card is optional for students, however it is required for accessing scanning, photocopying and printing facilities at North Metropolitan TAFE campuses and for accessing student discounts for things like SmartRiders.

Student parking

The majority of North Metropolitan TAFE campuses do not offer student parking. Student parking is only available at the following campuses:

  • Balga
  • Clarkson (no permit required)
  •  Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
  • Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
  • Midland

Important A Student Parking Permit is required for student parking at these campuses. 

Apply for a parking permit here.

You should organise parking before the start of semester, and no later than the second week of classes. Vehicles not displaying a valid parking permit after Week 2 will receive a parking fine.

ACROD parking bays are available at or near every campus.

Need a hand?

Should you require any additional support:
T   1300 300 822

Be sure to include your preferred contact phone number in your email so we can call you.

Please note Students with a disability who require assistance with enrolment should contact us on 9427 1314 or to arrange an appointment.

Page last updated February 20, 2020