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Register your Interest

Please complete this form to register your interest to study a skill set at North Metropolitan TAFE.

You may be required to provide evidence of study and/or work history. If you have previously studied at North Metropolitan TAFE we can use your previous studies to support your application but you must provide your Student ID number.

Once you have registered and provided evidence, we will assess your suitability to the course and provide you with further instructions for enrolment based on the next available intake.

If your course is not scheduled to run soon, has reached the maximum quota of students, or has not reached the required minimum number to run, we will keep your information on file and contact you when the course is next available for enrolment.

Do you meet the eligibility criteria below for the free Job Ready Skill Sets?


Who can access the free Job Ready skill sets?

The WA State Government, through Jobs and Skills WA, subsidises vocational education and training (VET) courses in priority areas, to reduce or remove the fees and make training more accessible to all Western Australians.

From 1 January 2023, the Job Ready skill sets are all 100% fee-free to people who have left school*, have their primary place of residence in Western Australia, and are either:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 449, 785, 786, 790, or 820; or
  • a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457 or 482; or
  • a bridging visa holder who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 866; or
  • a Bridging Visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 785 or 790.

* In 2023, Year 12 school students who are leaving school can access a subsidised training place from 23 October 2023.

Through to 31 December 2022 Job Ready skill sets available under Skills Ready are fee-free to the following concession - eligible residents of Western Australia.

  • Persons aged 15 — 24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school*)
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of services from Commonwealth support or employment services programs Workforce Australia, or ParentsNext
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY 
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding a pensioner concession card or Health Care Card; or a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs 
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

*In 2022, Year 12 school students who are leaving school can access a subsidised training place from 24 October 2022.

*Please note: Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, see our FAQs(opens in a new tab)   for more information.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development’s VET Fees and charges policy outlines eligibility for subsidised training in WA.

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Please provide one piece of evidence that you meet the fee free eligibility requirements. Click Browse to select the file.
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Acceptable proof of eligibility for free training for residents of Western Australia (and some temporary visa holders as above) may include a drivers licence, or other government document such as a passport.


Please submit documentation that meets the following requirements:

  • Completion of a tertiary education (degree or higher) where the language of instruction was English OR
  • English proficiency comparable or greater than NAATI’s requirements.

If you do not have relevant tertiary documentation then please supply evidence from one of the below approved NAATI English Proficiency Requirements. Current achievement levels can be found on the NAATI website  NAATI English Proficiency Level/Score

  • IELTS – International English Learning Testing System (General)
  • OET – Occupational English Test
  • TOEFL iBT – Test of English as  a Foreign Language (internet-based test)
  • PTE – Pearson Test of English (Academic)
  • CAE – Cambridge English Advanced Test
  • CPE – Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • ISLPR – International Second Language Proficiency Ratings English Test
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Enrolled Nursing eligibility

To enrol in one of our Enrolled Nursing Skill Sets you must be a registered Enrolled Nurse who is currently practicing. To meet eligibility requirements please answer the questions below and submit required documents.

Are you currently practicing as an Enrolled Nurse?
As you are not practicing as an Enrolled Nurse you are not eligible to apply to study this Skill Set. Please visit our Nursing Courses  for more information on the entry requirements for these Skill Sets. You can also speak to the Jobs and Skill Centre for more advice and information on courses and training opportunities that are best suited for your study and career goals.
Which care setting are you working in?
Have you completed an IV Medications qualification?
If you answer Yes you will need to upload evidence of your IV Medications Unit or Qualification
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If the course you are applying for has more than one start date (as shown on the course page) please list your preference below. We will try to accommodate this preference where possible.
Tell us about yourself
For example: 1 January 2000
Will you be over 18 when course starts?
Guardian contact details
If you are under 18 years of age at the time of enrolment, you will need to provide your guardian details.  You will not be enrolled unless these are provided.
A mobile number is required by the guardian to receive important text messages.  If you do not have one, please contact Student Services at North Metropolitan TAFE.

Please provide name, email and phone details in case of emergency.
Your USI is a 10 digit number. Please note that enrolments are unable to be processed without a USI. You can create or retrieve your USI at
If your USI fails in verification or you do not remember your number do you give NMTAFE permission to search for your USI on your behalf?
Please note, when we search to locate your USI number on your behalf you will receive a notification from the USI registry. We will only search for your USI once to ensure we can process your enrolment.
If you have previously studied at North Metropolitan TAFE, please provide your Student ID if known.

Citizenship | Residency status
Please attach proof of citizenship
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Are you currently enrolled in secondary studies?

Please note  If you are enrolled in secondary school and TAFE concurrently you will be charged at a commercial rate. For further information please email   

Accessibility and Learning Support
For students with a disability, mental health or medical condition
We want to make sure that you have the support you need to participate on the same basis as other students.
Do you have a disability, medical or mental health condition?
If you wish to make contact with the Accessibility and Learning Support team please phone 9427 1314 or email


    Accounting Principles Skill Set

    National ID FNSSS00014 | State ID AD753

    Build your administrative accounting and bookkeeping skills

    This nationally recognised skill set is designed for people employed in accounting and bookkeeping roles who use knowledge of accounting principles to perform a range of financial tasks in a variety of industries.

    • Perth

    Study Modes
    • On campus
    • Online

    Advanced Welding - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Skill Set

    State ID EAD67

    Advanced your skills in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

    This course is designed to build your skills and knowledge in preparation to enrol in the Weld to code - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process Skill Set.


    Study Modes
    • On campus

    Advanced Welding - Manual Metal Arc Welding Skill Set

    State ID EAB24

    Advance your skills in Manual Metal Arc Welding

    This course is designed to build your skills and knowledge in preparation to enrol in the Weld to Code - Manual Metal Arc Welding Process Skill Set.


    Study Modes
    • On campus

    Applied Data Analysis Skill Set

    State ID EAD89

    Data, some say it is the new oil

    This course shows you the basics of how to mine it. You will learn how to collate, analyse, and report structured data; and get an introduction to unstructured analysis and Big Data.

    • Perth

    Study Modes
    • On campus

    Basic Key Skills Builder and English Testing Support Skill Set

    State ID EAD50

    Learn and practice the required skills before sitting for the BKSB test

    This Skill Set provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills and prepare for the BKSB (Basic Key Skills Builder) assessment.
    • Mount Lawley

    Study Modes
    • Combined (Online and On Campus)

    Basic Nursery Skill Set

    State ID EAD17

    Learn aspects of working in a nursery and plant propagation

    This skill set leads to entry level employment in the horticulture industry and covers basic nursery preparation skills for plant propagation and care for nursery plants.

    • Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

    Study Modes
    • On campus

    Biosecurity & Green Card Compliance Skill Set

    State ID EAD95

    Enhance your expertise and biosecurity knowledge

    Biosecurity helps to protect plants, crops, and native species from pests and diseases, and on successful completion this skill set you will improve your employability for this sector of Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

    • Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

    Study Modes
    • On campus

    Business Ready Skill Set

    State ID AE378

    Almost every business has an office — and there's no shortage of job opportunities here

    This skill set will give you the skills and knowledge required to deliver all aspects of customer service including how to create a relationship with customers, identify their needs, deliver...

    • Perth

    Study Modes
    • On campus

    Casting and Moulding Skill Set

    State ID EAD44

    Gain industry skills to create props and prosthetics for alll areas of theatre and screen.

    This course will give you skills and knowledge to work in a range of roles across a variety of environments and settings.


    Study Modes
    • On campus

    Ceramics - Glazing Skill Set

    State ID EAC91

    Cover glazing techniques

    Ceramacist, potter, teacher, technician, this glazing skill set will enhance your techniques.

    • Perth

    Study Modes
    • On campus