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Applications are open for Semester 1, 2020

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.


Half price courses for 2020-2021!





How would you like to choose from targeted qualifications in jobs growth areas, at half price course fees capped for the full calendar year?* If you want to get that dream job, change careers or learn some new skills then 2020 is your year! 

Course fees will be capped at $400 per calendar​​​​​ year if you are a concession student, are aged from 15 to 24 years, or turn 25 years of age during the year.

* Course fees for all other students will be capped at $1,200 per calendar year.
Through the Lower fees, local skills program you'll pay only half of the standard course fees for the selected VET qualifications (resource fees still apply).


What qualifications are half price?

The selected Lower fees, local skills qualifications, some with specialist skills pathway options, have been chosen because they match up with the skills that employers need right now and with high job growth in Western Australia. The list also includes courses that are suited to younger people, and offer good employment prospects both now and into the future.

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Certificate IV in Cyber Security


Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies


Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care


Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care


Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology


Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology


Certificate II in Community Services


Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


Certificate III in Community Services


Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)


Certificate IV in Ageing Support


Certificate IV in Disability


Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs


Certificate IV in Mental Health


Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work


Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance


Certificate IV in Dental Assisting


Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH)

MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC)
MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitter and Machinist ZB)
MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA)


Certificate III in Tourism


Certificate III in Events


Certificate III in Hospitality


Certificate III in Commercial Cookery


Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Need more information?

For specific pricing information, and details about eligibility for concession rates, please visit our Lower fees, local skills page. 

Call our Jobs and Skills Centres to help you work out which one of these priority qualifications matches up with your training and career goals, and can also assist you with other information regarding training, jobs and careers. 

Continuing studies

If you have successfully completed a qualification with us (e.g. Certificate III) and want to advance onto the next qualification in that pathway (e.g. Certificate IV), you need to apply online prior to the semester start date of 3 February. Offers will be made subject to places being available.

If you are enrolled in a course that runs for more than 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. We will contact you with enrolment information as soon as your current semester results have been finalised.


Steps to apply and enrol

  1. Apply now (up until 3 February 2020)
  2. If eligible, you will receive an email with a link to accept your offer.
  3. Once your acceptance is received, you will be sent an enrolment estimate by email, detailing the fees for your semester and payment instructions.
  4. Organise payment of your fees to finalise your enrolment(s) (before 3 February 2020)
  5. Receive confirmation of enrolment and information on what you need to get started – orientation, access to timetables (via Office 365), travel, parking etc.

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. 

  1. Apply online (up until 3 February 2020)
  2. If you are eligible you will be sent an enrolment estimate detailing the fees for your semester and payment instructions.
  3. Organise payment of your fees to finalise your enrolment(s) (before 3 February 2020)
  4. Receive confirmation of enrolment and information on what you need to get started– orientation, access to timetables (via Office 365), travel, parking etc.

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

Please note Minimum class numbers apply for part-time classes to run. We will contact you with information about places once available.

Part-time courses available for Semester 1, 2020

East Perth

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)


Mount Lawley

Perth (Northbridge)

Nedlands (Oral Health Centre)

  • HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting 
    [Please note: To be eligible for part time study in this course you must be employed in a dental surgery working as a dental assistant for at least three full days per week]


Please note If the course you are interested in studying is not listed, it is not offered part-time. Students will need to apply for a full-time place (as per instructions in full-time section above) and then once offered, seek permission to reduce their study load.  Students will need to send a copy of their offer from TAFE Admissions with a request to reduce their study load to applications@nmtafe.wa.edu.au.  We will not action any requests that do not contain an official offer from TAFE Admissions.


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 the whole course in one intake.

If you are enrolled in a course that runs for more than 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. 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

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

In person at Student Services with EFTPOS, credit card.
Please note Cash is only available at Perth, Midland, Balga and Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) campuses. 
Students wishing to pay in full over the phone can contact our Call Centre on 1300 300 822 between the hours of 8.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00-4.00pm on Friday. 
Please ensure you have your enrolment estimate and Student ID number with you when contacting the Call Centre to make payment.

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 January 08, 2020