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Academic Testing Services

We offer a variety of internationally recognised industry and English language tests and you don’t need to be one of our students to sit one of these tests.

Adobe Certified Associate Program

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The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools.

We offer training and testing in:

  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe® Illustrator® CC/CS6
  • Visual Communication Using Adobe® Photoshop® CC/CS6
  • Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe® InDesign® CC/CS6

Find out more about the Adobe Certificate Associate Program

Pearson Academic and VUE Testing

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North Metropolitan TAFE is an Authorised Pearson VUE Select Testing Centre. Our centre offers a full suite of on demand, industry recognised tests for IT Certification, Academic Admissions, and Professional Licenses. 

Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for IT, academic, government and professional programmes. Pearson manages the world’s largest, most secure test centre network which is comprised of over 5,000 centres in more than 175 countries.

We are part of the most secure and comprehensive test centres in the world.

PTE Academic

​​PTE Academic is a computer-based test which assesses the listening, reading, speaking and writing abilities of both non-native and native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their academic English capability - often to obtain places at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application.

PTE Academic is endorsed by, and the preferred test of GMAC® — the owners of the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®). The test is recognised by universities and colleges worldwide, including those in Western Australia.

You can send the results to as many institutions as you choose.
Your results will be available within five (5) business days.

Pearson PTE 

Test Times
14 PTE-A Test Sessions per week
Monday to Thursday     9:00, 14:00, and 17:30
Friday                                 9:00 and 14:00
(Subject to change during school holidays)

Pearson VUE - IT & Professional Tests

We also offer Pearson VUE Testing in IT certification programs in Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle etc. 
Professional accreditation testing including CPA Professional, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
GMAT Testing – Used by higher education institutions for admission into MBA programs.

Pearson VUE Test Taker

Bookings and more information

We only administer Pearson VUE tests. Information regarding costs, refunds and bookings are to be made direct to Pearson or book online.

Test times 

One Pearson VUE Test session per week (that includes GMAT / Microsoft / CPA / Nursing NMC, etc.)
Saturday      11:00 - 15:00
(Subject to change during school holidays)

North Metropolitan TAFE (Northbridge)
Building 2, 30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge WA 6003

Testing is held in the North Metropolitan TAFE library located left of entry through the automatic glass doors. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your test time.

If you would like more information, please contact Mike Morrissey
E   mike.morrissey@nmtafe.wa.edu.au.

​Occupational English Test (OET)


North Metropolitan TAFE hosts the OET tests for health professionals at our East Perth campus.
OET is an English language test designed to meet the specific needs of the healthcare sector. It assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals looking to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. This high-quality test has been designed by world-leading experts in language assessment, and is supported by over 30 years of test development, research and validation.

Bookings and more Information
We only administer OET. For more information regarding costs, refunds and bookings, please click here.

Test Dates & Times 
OET is available up to 12 times a year, it is usually held on Saturdays.

OET Tests

North Metropolitan TAFE (East Perth)
140 Royal St, East Perth WA 6004
Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes before your test time.

Page last updated November 14, 2016