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Central Institute of Technology

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Perth Technical School was set up in 1900 with 69 students. It became a college in 1929. Years later, in 1990, it was renamed again to Central Metropolitan College of TAFE, followed by Central TAFE before settling on Central Institute of Technology.

Central Institute of Technology is now the largest provider of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses in the Perth, Western Australia, as well as one of the largest in Australia.

Each year, around 29,000 students enrol at Central Institute of Technology, with 1,500 students from overseas. The Institute runs over 400 courses, ranging from Business, Engineering and Sport to Education, Tourism and Languages. Qualifications range from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level. Learning is spread across 5 campuses, all within the Perth inner metropolitan area. These include Perth, Leederville, East Perth, Mount Lawley and Nedlands campus.

Open Colleges is not affiliated with Central Institute of Technology. This page is an information page only.

Open Colleges has a partnership with North Coast TAFE to deliver a series of TAFE courses in an online format.

Studying online vs. studying on campus

If you do not wish to study on campus, or if you are located in an area with limited or no access to TAFE courses, you may wish to consider online study. With Open Colleges’ unique model – you can study a select number of TAFE courses with Open Colleges’ trademark learning benefits:

  • Supportive: Our dedicated team of student support staff are on hand to help you achieve your goals from start to finish.
  • Affordable: Choose a payment method that suits your needs: monthly, fortnightly or weekly payment plans.
  • Flexible: Study when you can, no due dates, no start times. Structure your study around your current commitments.

Open Colleges’ and North Coast TAFE’s partnership

For more information on how the TAFE/Open Colleges partnership works, and to find a list of TAFE courses on offer, head to this page.

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