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Our general education qualifications help improve your literacy or numeracy skills so you can get a job or gain entry into university, TAFE or another tertiary education institution. Covering functional literacy, goal setting and implementation, interpersonal skills, everyday mathematics, humanities and more, our programs are practical and involve real projects, which will help you learn faster and better. 

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
10725NAT BEH83 Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English Course in On campus
Balga
Midland
Perth (Northbridge)
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Are you new to Australia?

When you finish the Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English you will have basic English skills.

    You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

    Gain these skills

    You will learn:

    • Simple words
    • Simple writing
    • Simple maths
    • Simple documents
    Is this course right for me?

    I would like to:

    • Learn English that directly relates to my immediate personal and social needs
    • Prepare for participation in further English language study
    52769WA YU01 Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE) Certificate I On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Leederville
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    Do you want to kick start your education and training?

    Or maybe you would like to improve your reading and writing, maths, personal skills and employment opportunities? Our courses use projects to sharpen your skills, and offer excellent resources and highly experienced lecturers. North Metro TAFE can help you achieve your goals through a range of full-time and part-time courses.

    If you want to enrol in this course you need to make an appointment with the study area to discuss options. Please use the link below to book an appointment. Appointment bookings may only be available during TAFE enrolment periods. If the appointments calendar does not show any available bookings this may be because they are fully booked, or you are enquiring outside of an advertised TAFE enrolment period.

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    Leederville Career Booster Program

    Our Career Booster program will support you to find work. If you want to change careers or are looking to enter/re-enter the workforce this could be the course for you. We will help you find work regardless of your skill level or how long you have been away from the workforce.

    You will have the opportunity to build on your existing workplace skills such as computing, customer service, and written and verbal communication. We will also help you hone your job application skills so that you can obtain casual, part time or full time work. And you will gain valuable work experience and build networks that could lead to work, an apprenticeship or your own business.

    Our students have obtained work in schools, libraries, private companies, councils, hospitals, Kings Park, Bunnings and more.

    You will attend classes Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – 9:15 to 2:45 and approximate cost is $200 (subject to change).

    To enrol you must be 18 + years of age and obtain a Working With Children Check and Police Clearance. 

    Gain these skills
    • Communication for living
    • Introduction to career development
    • Practical numeracy
    • Technology for living
    • Health and wellbeing
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • A desire to build confidence and re-engage with learning
    • Able to solve unplanned problems related to project completion
    • Able to monitor and review own performance in achieving learning goals
    • Strong work ethic with a desire to pathway into a TAFE course or employment
    • Solid English oral and written communication
    • Able to send and receive email, read procedures and safety sheets etc.

    This course is also offered to people with an intellectual or learning disability. Completing a disability program at North Metro TAFE will open up a whole world of opportunities to you. Leederville campus offers a stream of this course with a focus that includes gardening skills.

    22473VIC BEH66 General Education for Adults Certificate II On campus
    Online
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Leederville
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    Do you want to build a solid base for your future?

    This course offers a possible pathway to further studies for students who have not achieved satisfactory grades in Year 10 at school. You will be interviewed and assessed to be placed in the right course for you.

    The Certificate II in General Education for Adults assists you to develop your reading, writing, maths and employability skills to prepare you for a further study pathway.

    Continuous enrolment is available for online and off campus delivery only. You have six months to complete the course from your enrolment date.

    Joondalup Youth program

    Our Joondalup program is primarily for young people. If you want to enrol in this course you can contact Kim Sorrell to  to discuss options. You will need to have an interview to assess your suitability  for this program. 

    Please contact Kim on 9233 1169 or by email Kim.Sorrell@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

    Joondalup Police Traineeship

    Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, aged 17 or over and want to make a difference in your community? Want to get paid to train and earn a nationally accredited qualification?
    Then be the one to stepforward and get a firsthand view of the dynamic and exciting world of policing.

    As a trainee, you will develop fantastic workplace skills, under the guidance of experienced Police Officers. You will gain exposure to a range of unique policing activities and get a true taste of what it means to be part of the WA Police Force family.

    You will receive important job related training and will also attend formal class based training provided in partnership with North Metropolitan TAFE. You will be supported throughout your learning journey and will have access to mentors to assist you in reaching your career goals.

    Successful applicants will receive a 12-month contract with a possible extension to 24-months, a competitive salary, uniform, shift allowances and generous leave entitlements. 

    Limited positions are available in metropolitan and regional locations, so don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this exciting program which will commence July 2019 and early 2020.

    For further information and to download an application form, visit WA Police Force Recruiting or contact Police Recruiting, Amy Hand on (08) 9301 9735 or Mickailee Khan on (08) 9301 9514 and an application form can be sent to you.

    Leederville Launchpad program

    Leederville offers the Launchpad program, specially designed for students aged 15-17 years old. It includes the BSB20115 Certificate II in Business.

    Leederville Learning Advantage program
    Midland Community Hubs

    The Midland course is delivered at community hubs in conjunction with external agencies and will only run with sufficient enrolments.

    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • A desire to build confidence and re-engage with learning
    • A desire to prepare for participation in further education (TAFE course)
    • A desire to prepare for participation in employment
    • Able to monitor and review own performance in achieving learning goals
    22474VIC BEH65 General Education for Adults Certificate III On campus
    Online
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Leederville
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    Do you want to build a solid base for your future?

    This practical course is an ideal way to develop your literacy, numeracy and employability skills to step into further study or employment. It is designed to meet the minimum entry requirements for a range of industry qualifications, and offers an alternative to Year 11 high school studies.

    This course has continuous enrolment which means you have six months to complete the course from your enrolment date.

    Our General Education area offers programs designed to meet the needs of students with different learning styles and needs.

    You will be interviewed and assessed to be placed in the right course for you.

    Please note This course will only run with sufficient enrolments.

    Joondalup Youth program

    Our Joondalup program is primarily for young people. If you want to enrol in this course you can contact Kim Sorrell to  to discuss options. You will need to have an interview to assess your suitability  for this program. 

    Please contact Kim on 9233 1169 or by email Kim.Sorrell@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • A desire to build a solid skill base for the future – both personally, for work or further study at TAFE or University
    • A desire to prepare for participation in employment
    • Able to work autonomously and collaboratively with others
    • Able to monitor and review own performance in achieving learning goals
    • Able to clarify requirements of project proposals
    22476VIC BEH64 General Education for Adults (Introductory) Certificate I On campus
    Balga
    7186, 22235VIC, TAFE04, A000000, English, Languages and Foundation Studies, A000002, General Education, foundation, numeracy, maths, reading, youth, pathway, writing, job skills, employability, cheap, career, jobs, bridging, disabled, disability, conversation, cgea, BEH64, 22476VIC

    Do you want to further your education and training?

    Completing a disability program at North Metropolitan TAFE will open up a whole world of opportunities to you. This course aims to improve your reading, writing, maths, and employability skills to do further training and education.

    We can help you achieve your goals through a range of full-time and part-time courses specifically designed for people with an intellectual or learning disability. Our courses offer excellent resources and highly experienced lecturers.

    Gain these skills
    • Conduct a project with guidance
    • Develop a learning plan with guidance
    • Improve your literacy and numeracy skills
    EAB27 Get ready for 2020 - Computers for work Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    General education, wider opportunities for work, WOW, computer skills, job ready, word processing, computing,

    Get ready for your next course or for work

    Do you want to be ready for your next course or for work next year? Or maybe you need to improve your computing skills? If so this 10 week course will help you on your way.

    The Get Ready for 2020 - Computers for Work skill set will provide you with the basic skills so that you are job ready. You will gain the information and skills you need to explore your future options.

    There are no pre-requisites needed for this course, anyone is welcome. You could also earn credits for ICT10115 Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology.

    52771WA YU05 New Opportunities for Women (NOW) Certificate I On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Leederville
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    Increase your confidence and raise your self esteem

    The Certificate I in New Opportunities for Women will give you the skills and support to enter or re-enter into further study or employment.

    The course offers you an opportunity to explore various career options, build self confidence, gain computer skills, maths, reading, writing and employability skills to enter other TAFE courses.

    Gain these skills
    • Effective communication
    • Explore education, training and career options
    • Introduction to computing and technology
    • Practical maths
    • Preparation for employment
    Is this course right for me?
    • Wanting to build confidence to gain employment after a long-term of unemployment
    • Wanting to return to work after a break of several years
    • Wanting to improve career prospects through education and training
    • Able to work collaboratively with others
    • Able to monitor and review own performance in achieving learning goals

     

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    Learning another language opens up a world of possibilities both professionally and personally. Learn how to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

    Our English programs are designed to help adults from non-English speaking backgrounds to learn or improve English skills. We will help you reach the English language level that will allow you to pursue advanced studies, find employment and become an active member of our community. 

    You will learn skills in reading, writing and listening within the context of living in Australia, and gain greater insight into Australian culture and society. 

     

    ESL (English as a Second Language) enrolment dates

    Do you want to learn or improve your English language skills?

    North Metropolitan TAFE offers practical courses in Auslan (Australian Sign Language), which will enable you to communicate fluently, accurately, and effectively with people who are deaf or hard of hearing within the fields of education, welfare and community services. 

    We are the only college in Western Australia that offers all levels of Auslan qualifications, covering not only the language, but also the history and culture of the Australian Deaf community.
     

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