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Build your skills

There are real opportunities in Western Australia for skilled workers to contribute to our diversified economy especially in the areas of science, technology, manufacturing, tourism, services, education services, agriculture and other industries. 

Many industries are undergoing significant transformation and will require you to upskill to secure new job opportunities.

Let us help you future proof your career

If your industry is shifting as a result of rapid developments there are a number of ways that North Metropolitan TAFE can assist you to upskill or get a promotion. 

Not sure what area you need to build your skills?

If you are unsure of the training you may require, we can analyse your current skills and knowledge and provide you with training options at North Metropolitan TAFE. If you have gained skills through formal training (such as through attending a TAFE or university), non-formal training (for example, via a professional development program conducted by your work) or informal learning (such as on-the-job) you may qualify for advanced standing towards a TAFE qualification. 
Find out how you can get these skills recognised 

Need to build your skills in a short amount of time?

North Metropolitan TAFE offers a number of ‘skill sets’ to build your skills in a short amount of time so you can apply for a promotion, change careers, or start something new. When you complete a skill set you will receive a Statement of Attainment listing the units you have completed under a particular qualification. In the future you may wish to study the rest of units to gain the full qualification. 
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Need industry certification?

If you want to further your industry skills or meet compliance requirements, you should consider studying a certification at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

  • The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools.
  • A White Card is evidence that you have completed a General Construction Induction course/White Card course.  This course is mandatory for anyone who works or wants to work in the construction industry. The White Card course is nationally recognised and is incorporated into any construction related qualifications undertaken at North Metropolitan TAFE.  
  • Information Technology students can sit for the valuable industry Microsoft, Cisco and Redhat certifications through our Testing Centres situated in Northbridge and Joondalup campuses. Students studying at Joondalup can also obtain certain MOS and MTA certifications at no extra cost.

Employability skills are in demand

Australian employers are increasingly looking for workers who can present creatively, and think critically to solve problems. 

North Metropolitan TAFE offers a number of short courses that are run by industry professionals including communicate with influence, effective leadership, and emotional intelligence in the workplace.
View other relevant short courses  

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Let us get you back on track

If you find yourself out of a job, seeking support will increase your chances of finding work.

Jobs and Skills Centres

You can visit your local Jobs and Skills Centre for free advice and information on training and employment. 

The Centre can advise you regarding:

  • Career information and guidance
  • Training and course information
  • Help with job searching and job matching
  • Skills and qualification recognition information
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship assistance
  • Culturally sensitive employment and career service for Aboriginal people.

North Metropolitan TAFE has a Jobs and Skills Centre at the Balga campus, Joondalup (Kendrew Cres) campus, and Perth (Northbridge) campus.

Jobs Board

You can search for current employment opportunities by visiting the Jobs and Skills WA website 

Deadly Jobs

Aboriginal job seekers can also search the Deadly Jobs Board to find employment opportunities.


North Metropolitan TAFE is now delivering the Career Transition Assistance (CTA) program on behalf of the Australian Government. The CTA program provides practical assistance at no cost to help older Australians gain the modern skills they need for ongoing employment.

SEE Program

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program is funded by the Department of Education and Training. It is aimed to assist eligible job seekers develop the Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills needed to successfully enter and remain in the workforce or to continue further training. 

North Metropolitan TAFE runs free SEE courses for eligible job seekers.

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Let us help you find a flexible way to study

Explore our flexible delivery and enrolment opportunities below to find one that suits your needs. 


If you have a busy lifestyle our interactive e-learning environment may be a better option for you rather than face to face learning.
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Continuous enrolment

We also offer a variety of courses that allow you to enrol at any time. 
View all courses available for continuous enrolment

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Page last updated May 13, 2020