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Life at NMTAFE

Our students are on their initial steps to a whole new world. You can be part of their journey.

From admiring amazing arts to zeroing in on a zesty zabaglione, why not experience any of our many services and facilities?

Dismiss your second thoughts; managed by professionally trained staff and operated by the students themselves, you’ll soon discover fantastic opportunities to improve your wellbeing, look as wonderful as you feel, satisfy your inner soul, or enjoy the spoils of future culinarians.

It’s a win for you, and our students. Talk to us today.


Note Visitors (aged 16 years and over) who are purchasing food or drinks (except for takeaway) or being seated in cafés and similar campus outlets are now required to show proof of vaccination through the ServiceWA app, or in a digital or paper-based form, along with acceptable ID.


Pavilion Restaurant

The Pavilion Restaurant is a fine dining, à la carte restaurant operated by students at North Metropolitan TAFE's Hospitality and Culinary Arts centre. This real-life training environment is where the next star chefs, wait staff and front of house staff cut their teeth.

Open to the public, the Pavilion offers fabulous three-course meals at very low prices. Why not try it for your next special occasion? We guarantee you will be blown away by the quality of the food and the service.

Please call to reserve your table.
 9233 1770

Opening hours

Term 1
Tuesday 14 February – Thursday 6 April
Term 2 
Tuesday 18 April – Friday 9 June  
Term 3 
Tuesday 1 August – Friday 22 September
Term 4 
Tuesday 3 October – Friday 24 November

Tuesday to Friday
12:00 - 2:30pm
Lunch menu (7 MB) (PDF document)

Tuesday to Friday
6:30 - 9:30pm
Dinner menu (4 MB) (PDF document)
Beverages menu (2 MB) (PDF document)
Wine menu (1 MB) (PDF document)

Joondalup campus (Kendrew Crescent) - E Block
35 Kendrew Crescent, Joondalup 

Chalk n Cheese café 

Great coffee, morning tea and lunch options all served with excellent customer service and a friendly smile.

During the term, NMTAFE’s Chalk n Cheese café is open on the corner of William and Aberdeen Streets, Perth, just under the NMTAFE library.

The café is operated by Hospitality students as part of their training, so come in and let our students demonstrate their acquired skills and knowledge. 

The café has great coffee from $2, and an exciting selection of freshly made cakes from the patisserie students at Joondalup.  There’s a wide range of lunch items like toasties, soups, pies and sausage rolls for $4.  The students also run a milkshake, mocktail and smoothie station with daily specials.

The cafe will accept payments by cash and EFTPOS.

Opening hours – during term only
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:30am - 2:30pm

Perth campus
30 Aberdeen Street (corner of Aberdeen  and William Streets) 

Baytree Deli

Pick up a gourmet lunch, a sweet treat or even take home dinner to heat and eat later. The Baytree Deli is very affordable and operated by Hospitality students and staff.

Opening hours – during term only
Monday to Friday
10:00am – 3:00pm

E Block, Joondalup campus (Kendrew Crescent) 
35 Kendrew Crescent, Joondalup 
 9233 1273

Beauty and wellbeing

Beauty clinics

North Metropolitan TAFE is home to two state of the art commercial beauty clinics at the Joondalup (McLarty) and Perth campuses. These real life training environments allow students to learn their trade using industry standard equipment and supplies.

The beauty clinics offer a range of services at very affordable prices, including:

  • Waxing
  • Tinting
  • Nails
  • Facial treatments
  • Make-up
  • Massage
  • Body treatments
  • Pamper packages

Bookings are essential so please call the clinics on the numbers below or via email. 
Open to the public throughout each term.

Beauty Therapy at 30 Aberdeen Street, Perth    
Thursday and Friday     9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
 9428 0300

 Northbridge clinic

Beauty Therapy at 63 McLarty Avenue, Joondalup
Thursday and Friday     9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
 9233 1771


View our Beauty Treatment list.

Hairdressing salons

North Metropolitan TAFE is home to two hairdressing salons located at the Balga and Midland campuses. The salons are managed and supervised by lecturing staff and provide an industry standard training environment for our hairdressing apprentices. Open to all students and external clients at a reduced cost the salons operate during the term

Contact the campus salons below to book an appointment.
Please note Services are dependent on the students' training schedule.

Balga - 18 Loxwood Road, Balga
Monday to Thursday     8:00am – 3:30pm
 9207 4449 

Midland - Corner Lloyd Street and Eddie Barron Drive, Midland 
Monday to Thursday     8:00am – 2:00pm
 9374 6361

Massage clinic

The Remedial Massage clinic at 30 Aberdeen Street is run by our Diploma of Remedial Massage students, and is fully supervised with a qualified massage therapist available to answer any questions.

What to expect
On your first visit to the clinic, you will be asked to complete a comprehensive medical history form, as well as a disclaimer stating that you are aware that a student will be giving the massage treatment session. At the completion of the massage, the student will invite you to complete a feedback form. Please use this opportunity to give constructive feedback on their strengths and weaknesses, to allow the student to learn fully from the experience. Treatments are performed by students only.

What to wear
Ideally loose, comfortable clothing makes for easy undressing for your massage, as well as doing any stretches that our student therapists may ask you to do. But if you are attending the clinic after a day at work, that is quite OK too.

Appointment changes
If you are unable to make your booked appointment, please be courteous and cancel it. Also, if you are late for your appointment, please understand that your treatment time may have to be shortened accordingly. 

The cost of a massage ranges from $15 for a 30-minute chair massage, $30 for a 60-minute remedial session, to $45 for a 90-minute massage.

Gift vouchers are available. 

We accept EFTPOS only.

Appointment times
Wednesday  9:30am - 12:00pm
                         (last booking at 11:00am - 60 mins)
                         1:00pm - 4:00pm
                         (last booking at 2:45pm - 60 mins)

Thursday        1:00pm - 4:00pm
                         (last booking 2:45pm - 60 mins)

Friday              9:30am - 12:00pm
                          (last booking at 11:00am - 60 mins)
                          1:00pm - 4:00pm
                          (last booking at 2:45pm - 60 mins)

Sessions are a mix of both relaxation and remedial style massages.

Perth campus
30 Aberdeen Street
Perth 6000
Enter via William Street

Make a booking
 9428 0320

View our Massage Treatment list.


Foyer Oxford

The Foyer Oxford is a project being run In conjunction with Foundation Housing, and Anglicare in Leederville. It aims to provide secure quality accommodation and pathways to employment, education and training for young people.​​​​

Foyer Oxford provides opportunities for young people ready to make a commitment to move on with their lives — a commitment to further education and training, and being a full participant in Foyer and all that it involves. Every person has an individually tailored commitment and plan. The young person signs it and so do the project partners.
Participants can stay in the Foyer project for up to two years. It's not a short-term crisis centre — it's for long-term building of young people's lives. The successful model is based on having a complete range of services on site.   Every young person has their own self-contained unit so they don't have to share kitchens, laundries or bathrooms. It is about creating a positive community.

Foyer originated in France and has been taken up throughout Europe and the United States. This world class complex is located on Oxford Street in Leederville. It has the capacity to house and support 98 young people, including 24 young parents and their children. It is the largest single site homelessness service for young people in Australia.
Foundation Housing built the accommodation and became the landlord; Anglicare is project manager, and provides the personal and community life skills support; while North Metropolitan TAFE contributes the education and training component.

The project is possible thanks to funding from State and Federal Governments under the National Affordable Housing Agreement, and Lotterywest.


Roaming Education and Community Health (REACH) is a training and primary health care initiative that delivers health services to the community and provides clinical training opportunities for our enrolled nursing students under the direct supervision of registered nurses.  

Health checks are provided free of charge at most North Metropolitan TAFE campuses; for information about our next visit to your campus, email

For more detailed information, please see our REACH page.


Eco Playgroup

Unique to North Metropolitan TAFE, the Eco Playgroup provides child care students with a real-working environment during their training. They spend time in the playgroup during their course, caring for local children under lecturer supervision. With a strong sustainability focus, students teach children how to care for their environment and the importance of using recycled materials.

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
9:30am – 11:30am

F Block, Joondalup campus (Kendrew Crescent)
35 Kendrew Crescent, Joondalup

Gallery Central

From its roots as part of Perth Technical School in 1900, Gallery Central has become the centrepiece of creative industries in Western Australia, playing a significant role in the development of two universities and growing to become the largest TAFE College in WA; North Metropolitan TAFE.

The Gallery continues to be a centre for excellence in training art design and media, exhibiting the many talents of our students, lecturers, graduates and other professional artists.

Gallery Central has several art spaces and runs various art classes. Admission to the gallery is free.

North Metropolitan TAFE operates an Artist-in-Residence program. The residency is located within the cultural centre precinct, within close walking distance to the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), the State Library of WA, and the WA Museum.

For further information as well as upcoming exhibitions, visit the Gallery Central(opens in a new tab)  website.