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Professional, industry and testing services

Wear Testing Services

We operate​ a comprehensive Wear Management Centre to assist in the development of wear materials for the resources, oil & 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 G 105
  •  Pin on Drum ASTM
  •  Paddle Test
  •  Pendulum Groove Test
  •  Cerchar Test
  •  Bond Abrasion Index
Check our Wear Testing flyer​ for more details.

Pearson Academic and VUE Testing
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North Metropolitan TAFE is an Authorised Pearson VUE Select Testing 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 manages the world’s largest, most secure test centre network which is comprised of over 5,000 centres in more than 175 countries.
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.
Pearson PTE 


Test times 
One Pearson VUE Test session per week
Wednesday                9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
(Subject to change during public and school holidays)

Bookings and more information
North Metropolitan TAFE administers Pearson VUE tests only. Information regarding costs, refunds and bookings are to be made direct to Pearson | Test Takers

North Metropolitan TAFE (Joondalup), 35 Kendrew Crescent Joondalup 6027
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Testing is held in the North Metropolitan TAFE A141 room, when you enter the building via stairs or elevator. Go right towards west wing and tap bell at the staff room (A139) window for assistance. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your test time.


Test times
17 PTE-A Test Sessions per week
Monday to Thursday     9:00, 14:00, and 17:30
Friday                                8:30, 12:00 and 15:30
Saturday                           8:45 and 12:00
(Subject to change during school holidays)
Pearson VUE - IT & Professional tests
We also offer Pearson VUE Testing in IT certification programs in Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle etc. 
Professional accreditation testing including CPA Professional, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
GMAT Testing – Used by higher education institutions for admission into MBA programs.
Pearson VUE Test Taker
Bookings and more information
We only administer Pearson VUE tests. Information regarding costs, refunds and bookings are to be made direct to Pearson or book online.
Test times 
One Pearson VUE Test session per month (that includes GMAT / Microsoft / CPA / Nursing NMC, etc.)
EOM Friday      13:00 - 18:30
(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.

For more information
T  08 9427 1837

Adobe Certified Associate Program
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
Find out more about the Adobe Certificate Associate Program
 Occupational English Test (OET)


North Metropolitan TAFE hosts the OET tests for health professionals at our East Perth campus.
For more information visit OET on our Migrants page.

Contact us

For more information about our​ industry training solutions, contact us today.
T  1 300 300 822


Page last updated April 29, 2019