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Applications are open for Semester 1, 2021

Once you have decided what course you want to do, and how you want to study, applying for a place involves a few simple steps

Please read the instructions below and proceed depending on whether you will be studying as a full-time, part-time or online student.


Choose from more than 350 courses across dozens of exciting industries to get back into the workforce, land that big promotion or try something new. 

Search for a course now and return here for instructions on how to apply. 

Many of our courses will be delivered using a mix of online learning, virtual classrooms (live web conferencing with your lecturer and class) and on campus classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.
Please note Due to COVID-19 government directives, North Metropolitan TAFE reserves the right to alter the delivery mode of any course at any time. 

If you need assistance or need help finding the best course for you.
T 1300 300 822

Continuing studies

If you have successfully completed a course with us (eg. Certificate III) and want to advance onto the next course in that pathway (eg. Certificate IV), you need to apply or complete an expression of interest application online via TAFE Admissions .

If you are enrolled in a course that runs for more than 1 semester (6 months), you need to enrol for the next semester to secure your place. You will be required to pay your fees for the upcoming semester. We will contact you with enrolment information as soon as your current semester results have been finalised.

On campus (full-time | part-time)


Full-time applications are made online via TAFE Admissions.

Semester 1, 2021

  • Applications open Monday 14 September 2020
  • Applications close Friday 4 December 2020 (first round) and Tuesday 5 January 2021 (second round)
  • Semester 1 commences Monday 1 February 2021.

The courses below are designed specifically for students wanting to study part time in Semester 1, 2021:

  • Certificate III in Make-Up - Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
  • Certificate IV in Education Support - Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
  • Certificate IV In Engineering (Computer Numerical Control) - Midland
  • Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power) - Midland
  • Certificate IV in Residential Building Drafting - Perth
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy - Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Builder’s Registration) - East Perth
  • Diploma of Nursing - Mount Lawley

You can apply now for these courses and offers will be made regularly until mid January.

If you have found a course (not listed above) that you want to study on a part-time basis, you should apply for or complete an expression of interest application this course online via TAFE Admissions.
Once you have accepted your offer, you can request to ‘reduce your study load’ and enrol in units which suit your current work/life commitments*.

*All requests to reduce study load are considered but not guaranteed


Applications for courses that are available online are open for many study areas. 

Be aware that in some courses there is a recommended path because some units should be completed before other units. You will not be able to enrol into the whole course in one intake.

If you are enrolled in a course that runs for more than one (1) semester (six months), you need to enrol for the next semester to lock in your place. You will be required to pay your fees for the coming semester.  

Please refer to the Intakes tab for course application cut-off dates.

What is online study?

Studying online can give you the flexibility of learning at a time and place that suits you. Courses are fully facilitated by qualified lecturers and span a variety of industries. You will need some basic computer skills and technical access to study online.

Checkout our Online study page for more information.

Skill Sets

Our skill sets are a type of short course that provides certification for specific workplace skills. Skill sets are made up of one or more units of competency which link to an industry need or regulatory requirement, such as a licence. When you complete a skill set, you will receive a statement of attainment. In some cases this may count towards a higher qualification with further study. 

Please go to our Skill set application page to apply.

Employer-based study

Employer-based courses normally have enrolments available at any time.

Employer-based learning and assessment plans are created at an individual level in consultation with the you and/or your employer.

The flexibility of employer-based study mode also allows you to structure and undertake your learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

If you are interested in employer-based study, please contact our Call Centre
T  1300 300 822 

Apprenticeship | Traineeship

If you would like to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship with North Metropolitan TAFE, you need to contact the Department of Training and Workforce Development's Apprenticeship Office. The Apprenticeship Office manages the apprenticeship and traineeship system in Western Australia and helps employers, apprentices and trainees through every stage of their course.
Visit the Apprenticeship Office

Further information 


Page last updated October 02, 2020