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Professional, industry and testing services

We operate​ a comprehensive Wear Management Centre to assist in the development of wear materials for the resources, oil and gas, manufacturing, engineering and associated industries.

It is the only such facility in the southern hemisphere where work undertaken ranges from wear materials tests and ore abrasivity assessment to compete applied research and development projects.

Currently the following wear tests can be undertaken:

  • Dry Sand Rubber Wheel ASTM G65
  • Wet Sand Rubber Wheel ASTM G105
  • Pin on Drum ASTM G132
  • Paddle Test
  • Pendulum Groove Test
  • Cerchar Test
  • Bond Abrasion Index

North Metropolitan TAFE is an Authorised SELECT Pearson VUE Test Centre. Our centre offers a full suite of on demand, industry recognised tests for IT Certification, Academic Admissions, and Professional Licenses. 
Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for IT, academic, government and professional programmes. Pearson VUE manages the world’s largest, most secure test centre network which is comprised of over 5,000 centres worldwide.
We are part of the most secure and comprehensive test centres in the world.
PTE Academic
​​PTE Academic is a computer-based test which assesses the listening, reading, speaking and writing abilities of both non-native and native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their academic English capability - often to obtain places at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application.
PTE Academic is endorsed by, and the preferred test of GMAC® — the owners of the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®). The test is recognised by universities and colleges worldwide, including those in Western Australia.
You can send the results to as many institutions as you choose.
Your results will be available within five (5) business days.


Test Times
8 PTE-A Test Sessions per week
Monday to Friday     9:00 and 14:00
(Subject to change during school holidays)
Pearson VUE - IT Academic Admissions & Professional Tests
We also offer Pearson VUE Testing in IT certification programs in Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon Web Services, Oracle etc. 
Professional accreditation testing including CPA Professional, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Academic Admissions comprise UCAT ANZ Consortium for medical, dental and clinical sciences degree programs, and
GMAT Testing used by higher education institutions for admission into MBA programs.

Our test centre serves test owners and test takers in nearly every industry.

Bookings and more information
We only administer Pearson VUE tests. Information regarding costs, refunds and bookings are to be made direct to Pearson (opens in a new tab) or book online(opens in a new tab) .
Test times 
Four Pearson VUE IT, Academic Admissions and Professional Test sessions per week 
Monday to Friday      9:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 18:00
(Subject to change during school holidays)
North Metropolitan TAFE (Northbridge)
Room 265 (inside library)
Building 2, 30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge WA 6003
Testing is held in the North Metropolitan TAFE library located left of entry through the automatic glass doors. 
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your test time.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update for Pearson VUE Candidates
By appearing to test, you certify that:

  • You have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 or been in close personal contact with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • You have had no flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days, such as fever or chills and a cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath.
  • You have not travelled beyond Western Australia within the last 14 days or been in close personal contact with someone who has travelled beyond Western Australia within the last 14 days.

If you meet the above requirements and enter the test centre, please follow the guidelines below and be aware of the practices in place to protect yourself and other candidates.

Requirements and guidelines

  • Use hand sanitiser at the main entrance of the building.
  • Wash your hands in the restroom before your admission and exam.
  • Use the tissue provided to cover your nose and mouth in case of sneezing or cough.
  • You may bring and wear a medical or non-medical face mask and disposable gloves. These items will be inspected prior to entering the test room.

Due to the evolving situation created by COVID-19, our test centre needs to make some adjustments to the way test the centre is set up to allow for social distancing seat spacing. This is to ensure the health and safety of you and test centre staff. To meet social distancing requirements, the centre needs to allow extra spacing between workstations.

Current Maximum Capacity
10 seats per test session

Our test centre staff is following strict cleaning regimens after each exam session, including disinfecting all items that candidates come into contact with.

With the above measures, we can work together to ensure a clean and hygienic testing environment. 

For the most up-to-date information about Pearson VUE’s practices and country-specific information, please visit the Pearson VUE website(opens in a new tab) .
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

For more information

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools.
We offer training and testing in:

  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe® Illustrator® CC/CS6
  • Visual Communication Using Adobe® Photoshop® CC/CS6
  • Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe® InDesign® CC/CS6

North Metropolitan TAFE hosts the OET tests for health professionals at our East Perth campus.
OET is an English language test designed to meet the specific needs of the healthcare sector. It assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals looking to register and practice in an English-speaking environment. This high-quality test has been designed by world-leading experts in language assessment, and is supported by over 30 years of test development, research and validation.

Bookings, dates and times, and more Information
OET is available up to 12 times a year, it is usually held on Saturdays. We only administer OET so for more information regarding costs, refunds and bookings visit the OET website

North Metropolitan TAFE
East Perth campus
140 Royal St, East Perth WA 6004

Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes before your test time.

Contact us

For more information about our​ industry training solutions, contact us today.
1300 300 822