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North Regional TAFE (NR TAFE) has 11 campuses from Wyndham in the north to Newman in the south, with the College's three largest delivery centres at Broome, Karratha and Pundulmurra (South Hedland). 

Course levels

We provide high-quality vocational training, apprenticeships, traineeships, short courses and skill sets that can lead to exciting career opportunities. 

These are made up of one or more units of competency, link directly to an industry need or regulatory requirements, and result in a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment. Some skill sets also count towards a high qualification, should you wish to undertake further study at a later date. 

Provides you with hands-on training in a new skill that can be used in a personal or professional context, and are a great way to refresh knowledge or experience a taste if another industry.  Short courses are non-accredited and result in a Certificate of Participation. 

Helps you develop foundation skills required for initial employment, community involvement and/or further study.

Provides you with the basic knowledge and skills to undertake employment in a more defined context. Studying a Certificate II may include undertaking a traineeship with an on-the-job component.

Helps you develop strong skills in a range of occupational areas. Certificate III courses can often be completed as part of an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Teaches supervisory and advanced technical skills, which may build on skills already acquired in the workplace, through a Certificate III or its equivalent.

Prepares you for work that requires a broad range of complex technical skills and in-depth knowledge. Diploma courses often include training in management, planning and evaluation, budgeting and finance, and equips you with a higher level knowledge and skills of your chosen vocational area.

Study modes

We offer a range of study options to ensure you have the perfect balance between life and study. Depending on the delivery method of your course or your units, there may be different study modes available to you. 

The availability of study options can vary by campus location and/or course requirements so please email info@nrtafe.wa.edu.au to find out more about the study options available to you.

Your course is delivered face-to-face by a lecturer in a classroom, workshop or facility at one of our campuses. This may include full time and part time study hours as well as block delivery enabling you to complete your course around your lifestyle. 

Your training is delivered by a lecturer at an off-site location. This may include in your workplace, at a remote location or at an external facility.

Study from the comfort of your home. You may study completely online, or by using a combination of online resources, electronic workbooks and printed textbooks. Your lecturer will support your learning via email, phone, webinars, workplace learning and/or workshops.

You will undertake regular one-two week training blocks and practical and theoretical assessments throughout the duration of your apprenticeship. You must have a host employer to undertake this mode of study.

You will undertake theoretical and practical training and assessments, which may include workplace assessments, throughout the duration of your traineeship. You must have a host employer to undertake this mode of study.

You will undertake this training as part of your high school curriculum, through our VET Delivered to Secondary Students program, Aboriginal School-Based Training or as part of a School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship

*This qualification can be completed as part of an apprenticeship or full-time as an independent student. You are not required to have a host employer to complete this course.