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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

Are you a new student or someone moving on with your studies?

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


If you have successfully completed a qualification with us (eg Certificate III) and want to advance onto the next qualification in that pathway (eg Certificate IV), in order to advance, you need to apply through TAFE Admissions when instructed. 

If you are enrolled in a course that runs for more than six months, you will need to enrol once again to lock in  your place for the next semester. You will be required to pay your fees for this semester. We will contact you with enrolment information as soon as your current semester results have been finalised.



We still have places available in 52700WA Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship) commencing on 7 October, at Balga and Clarkson campuses.  Interested applicants will need to complete the application form to be considered.

To study the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness full-time commencing 8 October 2019, please complete this form and submit.

Please complete this form to study our HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing full-time commencing October 2019, then submit.

What is full-time study?

Our full-time award courses generally operate during the day, Monday to Friday for approximately 20-25 hours per week. Course duration can range from one semester to a few years. Courses may have an intake in first or second semester, or both, and application is generally through TAFE Admissions. 


Unable to attend a full-time course but want to obtain new skills? 
Enrolments for part-time study are available for most of our courses at the start of each semester. 

What is part-time study?

Part-time study usually requires attending classes in the evenings although some study areas may offer day time classes. Students select from available units each semester.

Part-time studies can be classroom based or online, or a combination of both.


Online enrolments 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 more than 25% of the course at a time unless you have spoken to a lecturer.  

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

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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.

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 
E  enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

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


Before applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) it is important that you have spoken to one of our lecturers to determine if this pathway is right for you. This first briefing session is free and will take approximately one hour. The briefing session will provide you with valuable information on the process and guidelines regarding the types of evidence you will need to provide. If you haven’t undertaken this step please do so before proceeding with an RPL application by completing the RPL Expression of Interest.

If you  have had your briefing session and would like to proceed with your application please complete the form at the link below.

Once you have applied one of our friendly Student Services officers will contact you to obtain any further information that we need to admit you. At this time, fees will be generated and you will be required to pay these so that assessment of your application can commence. Please note that fees are not refunded if your RPL application is not successful.

Find out more about fees in the fees section.

Payment options

Fees are charged for every unit that the student enrols in each semester.
North Metropolitan TAFE offers a range of payment options to help you with your student fees.

Pay the full amount
Payment can be made in person by cash*, cheque, EFTPOS or credit card during at any of the Client Service counters. 
* No cash accepted at the following campuses: Clarkson, East Perth, Leederville, McLarty and Mount Lawley.

Pay by instalments
Students wishing to pay by instalments enter into a legally binding contract with North Metropolitan TAFE to pay their fees by the agreed dates.
The fortnightly instalment payments will be collected by Paysmart via direct debit from a bank account or credit card. 

Students will have up to 20 weeks to pay in fortnightly instalments.
(Please note payment duration may be adjusted for courses shorter than one semester in duration)

To set up an instalment plan, students are required to complete a Paysmart request form, with bank or credit card details and authorising signature.
Paysmart request form

Apply for a student loan
Eligible students of Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications can opt to defer the payment of all or part of their fees by applying for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. 

Under these schemes you take out a loan from the Commonwealth to pay for your current enrolment. You will start repaying the loan through the taxation system when your income exceeds a set level ($54,869 in 2017).

VET Student Loans information for students-fact sheet
VET Student Loans information booklet
Find out how to apply for a VET Student Loan

Remote payments

Pay in full with credit card over the phone by calling 1300 300 822

Pay by instalments — complete a Paysmart request form and email it to fees@nmtafe.wa.edu.au indicating your campus in the subject line.
If you do not meet the agreed terms of payment your payment plan will be cancelled and your enrolment suspended. Unpaid fees will be referred to a debt collector.

Third party payments

If your employer or another third party agency, has nominated to pay your fees, they are required to complete an Invoice Authority form.
North Metropolitan TAFE will invoice the employer directly for the fees; however it is important to understand that students still accept full responsibility for the payment of all fees and charges relating to their enrolment at North Metropolitan TAFE.

To take up this payment option, you must provide a completed Invoice Authority form.  

Debts from a previous semester
If you have a debt from the previous semester, you will not be able to enrol.
Please contact Student Services to arrange payment .

Class options
North Metropolitan TAFE reserves the right to;

  • Cancel classes due to insufficient numbers of students enrolled.  Where this occurs prior to course commencement a full refund of monies paid will be provided.
  • Combine classes of a similar nature where insufficient student demand occurs through the course.
  • Offer alternative delivery options if possible (such as online or workplace learning) if a class cannot run due to insufficient numbers.
Fee payment

At North Metropolitan TAFE, most students enrol in the units delivered in one semester, regardless of the duration of the course.
Every semester you enrol in new units and get charged the fees for those units.

In order to be considered an enrolled student, you must pay your fees in full, pay by instalments or if eligible, complete a student loan application.
Your enrolment will be cancelled if you do not take up one of these options before the course starts. 

Find out more about fees in the fees section.

Unique Student Identifier

All students require a Unique Student Identifier (USI), do you have yours?
Get your USI

Student rights and responsibilities

It is important that you learn about your rights and responsibilities as a North Metropolitan TAFE student before you enrol.
Visit our Policies and responsibilities section. 


Page last updated August 22, 2019