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Getting started

Welcome to North Metro TAFE. The information below will assist you in getting ready to study with us this coming semester. 

Semester 2 dates

Monday 20 July to Friday 11 December

Term 3     20 July - 25 September (10 weeks)
Term 4     5 October - 11 December (10 weeks)  

Accessing online systems 

  • Office 365 Access your NMTAFE emails and your timetable via the calendar. You’ll also have access to Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint which can be used via a web browser or downloaded on up to five devices. If you have any issues logging in, see the How to log into Office 365 guide.  
  • Student portal Where you can view your study results, unit enrolments and future units. Further information can be found in the Student Portal Guide.  
  • Blackboard Access your course content and collaborate with your lecturer and students in your class.  
  • Library  Access subject guides, catalogue, online resources and referencing help.  
  • Term dates Application and enrolment dates are currently being revised for Semester 2.

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

Study from home tips 

If you're studying from home, here’s some useful tips to keep you focussed throughout the day.

Other online systems

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

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.

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

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.

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.


Orientation for most courses is compulsory and provides all students with important information regarding their studies.


Once enrolled, you will be assigned a timetable and you will be able to access your personalised timetable in your Office 365 calendar. If your timetable is not showing in your calendar initially, please check again later, as we are continuously updating information in them. For Semester 2, most timetables will only be available from Monday 13 July.

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.

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.

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 collect a stamped and signed Smartrider Concession form from Student Services and take it to your closest Transperth Info Centre or authorised SmartRider Retail Sales Outlet to apply for the concession. 

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. Students can apply for their student id cards once the semester has commenced.

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.

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 and should be arranged by Week 2 of the semester.  Vehicles not displaying a valid parking permit from this date, will receive a parking fine. 

Apply for a parking permit here.

ACROD parking bays are available at or near every campus.

Disability | Student support

We are committed to ensuring that people with disability or medical condition have access to our services, programs and facilities so that they can achieve their educational and career goals.

Please visit our Student Services and Support page for further information.

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 August 24, 2020