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North Metropolitan TAFE is a cutting-edge technical and further education provider, with state-of-the-art training facilities, hands-on practical training and experienced lecturers. We offer over 350 courses to 30,000 students from diverse backgrounds across ten campuses in the greater north and north-eastern metropolitan regions of Perth. 

North Metropolitan TAFE is positioned to be a globally competitive educational provider and is widely recognised for excellence in training. In 2021, North Metropolitan TAFE won the WA Training Award – WA Large Training Provider and received a 90.6% student satisfaction rating in employment-based training. Our staff, students and graduates regularly participate in competitions and forums, and win numerous awards at state, national and global events – including the WA Vocational Student of the Year, WA Trainee of the Year, and the WorldSkills Championships.

Our accomplishments have notably been reached through a diverse range of industry partnerships. Our industry relationships are vital in matching capabilities of the workforce and talent development opportunities in order to create jobs in the local, national, global community. 

Our services

We have experts in designing and implementing vocational education and training systems and frameworks, including competency based training and assessment systems and quality assurance and improvement systems.

We have extensive expertise in training design and development, including:

  • Delivering innovative training programs and deploying both accredited and non-accredited courses/skill sets
  • Designing innovative and cost-effective training solutions
  • Developing teaching/learning and assessment resources aligned to industry standards and recognised as among the best in the world
  • Applying contemporary competency based learning techniques
  • Designing programs that teach both technical and soft skills
  • Designing and deploying national, industry, or company competency frameworks
  • Designing and producing learning materials in a variety of media, including online solutions.

We have experts in evaluating training models and programs and recommending improvements.

Training your workforce

North Metropolitan TAFE offers a dynamic training consultancy service to local and international governments, industry and educational institutions.

We can conduct a training needs analysis to identify training gaps within your organisation and work with you to develop a workplace development or training plan.

We can offer units or qualifications that are accredited and nationally recognised, as well as an array of non-accredited corporate courses.

Skills and competencies gained from nationally recognised courses are fully transferable from position to position and from state to state in Australia.

Our programs reflect the different learning styles of the students; some learners do better in an interactive environment, some learn best on the job while online training can be invaluable for staff in remote or regional areas.

We can assist you to access the latest Government funding initiatives to support your training needs.

Experienced existing staff can have their skills formally acknowledged through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Our consultants can assess the training levels of your staff and identify gaps in skills. Programs can be customised to your organisation to meet these training needs.



Our industry partners

Thanks to the collaboration and commitment from our government, industry and community partners, we are able to continue to deliver a great student experience and train world class graduates. 

Since the introduction of our apprenticeship training scheme, North Metropolitan TAFE has developed a strong relationship with the ABN Group to meet its training needs for over a decade. Group Training Manager at ABN Training Loris Moriconi said North Metro TAFE provides quality, tailored training programs to suit our business needs and is always open to feedback to improve its program offering and delivery.

North Metropolitan TAFE has had a long and successful relationship with AGAA – Tropicana which commenced in 2013. We have worked with AGAA to increase their workforce capability and succession planning by providing new skills, recognising existing skills and customising training to suit their needs.

We are working with Asthma WA on a pediatric respiratory health focused clinic for children. The Children’s Asthma Hub at our Mt Lawley campus means families will be able to consult with various health care professionals including a pediatric respiratory specialist and meet with an Asthma WA Respiratory Health Nurse all in one appointment and location.

Diploma of Nursing students, under supervision, will support the specialised health care team through clinic visits, gaining valuable insight into the health implications of asthma and it will form part of their primary health care placement hours.

Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) are long-time supporters of the annual AGDA mentor/mentee program and folio review for our Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design students.

The Cyber Security Industry Pathway Program enables students to complete a Certificate III in IT (Cyber Security) through our VETDSS program. 

If they choose to progress to onto a Bachelor of Science at ECU, they are eligible to receive recognition of prior learning. Fellow Joondalup Learning Precinct member, City of Joondalup will participate as an employer.

North Metropolitan TAFE partners with specialist disability care provider, At Home Care, to provide practical work placements to students completing a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

At Home Care offer paid inductions and training, 24/7 on-call support, and a genuine career in care with the growing team.

North Metropolitan TAFE partners with BHP to deliver the BHP FutureFit Academy, preparing apprentices and trainees for careers in mining operations through customised training.

In 2022, the program was awarded bronze in the World Federation of Technical Colleges and Polytechnics Awards for Excellence, recognising its contribution to Indigenous education.

With non-for-profit group Brightwater, we offered unique work placement program for students studying disability support, seeing students work two days each week at Brightwater to become familiar with the workplace and its clients, and attend college one day each week to consolidate their skills and knowledge in the classroom.

Over half of the student cohort were offered employment prior to finishing the qualification and the program was so successful it is being offered in the future to students studying aged care.

Charles Telfair Campus (CTC) is the largest private tertiary provider in Mauritius with a student population of more than 2350.

CTC currently delivers Graphic Design and Interior Design under a third party offshore delivery agreement.

Foyer Oxford is a partnership with Department of Communities - Child Protection and Family Support, Anglicare WA and Foundation Housing Ltd and is based at our Leederville campus. Foyer Oxford provides young people with secure quality accommodation and pathways to employment, education and training.

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North Metropolitan TAFE is proud to lead the Home Care Workforce Support Program in Western Australia, along with consortium partners South Metropolitan TAFE, Amana Living Inc and Programmed Skilled Workforce.

Our goal is to grow and upskill 1,400 skilled home care workers by March 2024, including an increase in diversity of gender, culture, language, age and regionally located staff.

NMTAFE provides practical hands-on training solutions in relation to Standalone Power Systems (SPS) for Horizon Power.

We are upskilling staff with discrete skills to operate and maintain SPS, including skills to support solar and battery systems in order to identify faults.

Iona Presentation College is utilising and taking advantage of our Letterpress - Freedom of The Press half-day short course for their Year 12 Design ATAR ladies.

North Metropolitan TAFE is proud to be a member of the Joondalup Learning Precinct (JLP) to share opportunities for workforce capability development with these key partners co-located in the Joondalup region.

The Koomba Birdal Program will see our students graduate with a Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship).

Students are supported throughout their training by our Koolark Centre for Aboriginal Students and our Jobs and Skills Centre teams, who provide mentoring, study support and career guidance services.

The program has been made possible with the support of sponsors Certus Group of Companies, Perth Airport, Australian Steel Institute (ASI) and Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union.

North Metropolitan TAFE works in partnership with the Local Government Professionals WA – Community Development Network Committee to support Diploma of Community Development students as part of their workplace learning.

Established in 2001, Mechwest, the future of design and drafting is a proven performer in mechanical and structural 2D and 3D drafting with considerable experience in the mining, oil and gas, industrial and commercial industries.

A focus on developing in-depth and highly productive relationships with their clients has been the key to their success. 

We are working with METRONET, the Public Transport Authority and key stakeholders to develop specific training to support construction and maintenance phases for the program of projects. 

The Microsoft Traineeship Program combines paid on-the-job training with the Certificate IV in Information Technology.

Students also gain globally recognised Microsoft certifications.  Trainees receive paid, on-the-job work experience with MEGT, an Australian not-for-profit organisation, who will recruit, screen, employ and support each trainee for the duration of the program.

Perth Advertising and Design Club (PADC) is a for-purpose, industry-endorsed organisation that provides briefs to inspire and assist our Graphic Design diploma and advanced diploma students.

We take pride in having hosted two of the events during the inaugural Perth Design Week festival, namely the SHINE Exhibition and the 'Thinking By Design' event.

These events provided an opportunity to engage with a wider audience that includes industry professionals, students, and members of the public.

Our Art and Design students receive a unique insight into contemporary art through Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA).

This partnership provides opportunities for artists participating in PICA’s International Artist Exchange Program to engage with NMTAFE staff and students through talks, events and exposure to PICA’s flagship exhibition Hatched: National Graduate Show.

The partnership between North Metro TAFE and Polytec provides both training presentations and employment opportunities for our Interior Design graduates, supporting the next generation of interior designers.

Graphic design students participated in a Design Jam experience led by RAC’s CoLAB team.

Students were introduced to Human-Centered Design practices and challenged to develop innovative young adult membership products and services for RAC.

The design experience culminated in a student exhibition to showcase their final work at RAC headquarters in West Perth.

The Rare Care Centre is a state-wide cross-sector paediatric service that aims to holistically address the concerns or challenges of families who have a child with a rare or undiagnosed disease.

The cross-sector model of care is designed to bridge gaps in existing services through care coordination, navigation to the right service, integration of services and advocacy when needed.


REACH and Perth Children’s Hospital operate a collaborative outpatient immunology and anaphylaxis clinic.

These clinics represent a strong multidisciplinary training model that provides unique and valuable student placement opportunities. These clinics offer the only paediatrics experience for Enrolled Nursing students and assist PCH with the reduction in the health services waitlist, increased doctor and patient satisfaction.

REACH and Royal Perth Hospital’s Ophthalmology Unit have developed a collaborative model of care to provide patients access to a Diabetic Retinopathy outpatient clinic.

This nurse-led clinic is run entirely by North Metropolitan TAFE staff and students. Providing this service at the REACH clinic in Mt Lawley has dramatically reduced the wait time for patients and ensures that their condition is monitored in a more pro-active manner whilst also providing nursing students with a unique real-life experience during their studies. 

The re:act program promotes road safety awareness and behavioural change among students, particularly those aged between 17-25.

The program involves collaboration between government and industry partners, and Design Communications students, with the aim of developing targeted road safety campaigns to the identified age cohort - which is overrepresented in road trauma incidents.

Each program launches one campaign, in partnership with Out-of-Home (OOH) media partners, for public exposure. Through this partnership, Graphic Design students display their skills in undertaking first-hand research and creative development, which is then showcased throughout WA. 

North Metropolitan TAFE is partnering with Roy Hill to offer traineeships in Certificate III in Resource Processing and Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations to approximately 130 Roy Hill employees.

The Art of Food program is the first of its kind and has been designed as an alternate pathway to the traditional apprenticeship model. Participants complete a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery through practical training on Sodexo sites and at North Metro TAFE facilities.

For over 20 years, Spaced has been commissioning context-responsive and socially engaged art projects across the whole of Western Australia and beyond.

We are working in partnership with Spaced to provide students with insights into residency exchanges and socially engaged art practices using the North Metro TAFE Artist-in-Residence space. 

In collaboration with WA Police Academy, our horticulture section is providing training and employment opportunities for TAFE students, as well as creating an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally beneficial landscape for the Academy's grounds. 
The project involves the planning and implementation of a range of landscaping features, like soil management, irrigation and sustainable garden maintenance practices.

NMTAFE provides practical hands-on training solutions in relation to Standalone Power Systems (SPS) for Western Power.

We are upskilling staff with discrete skills to operate and maintain SPS, including skills to support solar and battery systems in order to identify faults.

North Metropolitan TAFE is creating a more accessible pathway for young Aboriginal people who wish to become police officers. Four recruits from the WA Police Force Aboriginal Cadet Program have begun their careers, after successfully graduating as police officers.

For over four decades, WorldSkills Australia has organised skills competitions at regional, national, and international levels.

These events offer participants the opportunity to showcase their abilities, compare their skills with peers, and receive recognition for their achievements. Outstanding performers may even be selected to join the prestigious Skills Squad, where they can represent Australia and compete against the world's top talent. 
By participating in WorldSkills competitions, students at North Metro TAFE can broaden their horizons and explore new career paths.