The History of North Metropolitan TAFE
North Metropolitan TAFE offers over 350 courses to 30,000 students across 10 campuses in the greater north and north eastern metropolitan regions of Perth. Working closely with industry and employers, North Metropolitan TAFE uses its knowledge and understanding of changing business models and contemporary training techniques to provide solutions to meet the current and future skill requirements of individuals, enterprise and the community. Situated in the heart of Northbridge’s vibrant Cultural Precinct Opens in a new window, North Metropolitan TAFE’s sophisticated approach to training in visual art, design and media, makes it Perth’s premier provider of arts education. We are proud to be a member of the Joondalup Learning Precinct Opens in a new window (JLP) and share workforce capability opportunities with the City of Joondalup, ECU and the WA Police Academy. With some of the world’s largest engineering, mining and construction companies located in WA, North Metropolitan TAFE works closely with key partners such as Pilbara Minerals Opens in a new window, Roy Hill and Anglo Ashanti Gold Australia to provide customized training for their workforce. We are also committed to the development and delivery of targeted skill sets and qualifications to support future jobs in mining, automation, virtual and augmented reality, robotics and cyber security.
- Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
- Building and Construction
- Business and Finance
- Creative Industries
- Education and Community Services
- Engineering and Mining
- English, Languages and Foundation Studies
- Health, Beauty and Fitness
- Hospitality, Tourism and Events
- Information Technology, Library and Digital
Life in North Metropolitan TAFE
In the suburb of Perth, North Metropolitan TAFE has its main campus within the area bound by Newcastle Street, William Street, Francis Street and Beaufort Street, just to the north of the State Library of Western Australia and Perth Cultural Centre. In East Perth, North Metropolitan TAFE’s campus comprises the Mining Training Centre and the newly renovated Green Skills Training Centre, which is completely self-sufficient in energy and water, earning it a 6 star Green Rating for design by the Green Building Council of Australia. At the Leederville campus of North Metropolitan TAFE Human Services type courses are catered for. This campus also has a professional recording studio and live performance venue with full staging, lighting and sound production. In conjunction with the University of Western Australia, North Metropolitan TAFE has a campus for its Dental courses in Nedlands, at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia. The North Metropolitan TAFE campuses in Balga and Midland were formerly part of South Metropolitan TAFE (in 2016) and prior to that they were part of Polytechnic West, which was formerly known as Swan TAFE. The Balga campus was originally known as the Balga Technical School and was established in the early 1970s.
North Metropolitan TAFE World Rank- 11620
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Notable alumni of the institute include: Sir Walter James, 5th Premier of Western Australia (1902 to 1904); in the federal government Sir Billy Mackie Snedden, 17th Attorney-General, 23rd Treasurer and Leader of the Opposition; architect William G. Bennett; pioneer aviator Sir Norman Brearley; and businessmen Sir James Cruthers; and Sir Lance Brisbane. Speech pathologist Lionel Logue taught at the school from 1910 to 1911. Olympian Shirley Strickland taught mathematics and physics to returned servicemen in her spare time at the school in the period after World War II. Olympic swimmer Neil Brooks studied accountancy at the Leederville campus in 1978.
The institute currently trains around 25,000 students each year and operates at five campuses.