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Carlisle Campus

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Here you’ll find Western Australia's major centre for automotive training. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy access to specialised equipment including vehicles, automotive repair and diagnostic equipment, fully-equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops for their training.

The Carlisle Refrigeration and Air Conditioning unit is also Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning and associated studies. The purpose built facility is one of the best of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Also unique to Carlisle is the Industrial Automation and Robotics Department , attached to a top class Technology Centre, where technicians of tomorrow can undertake an Advanced Diploma program of training based on ‘up to the minute’ Automation and Control Technology.

Carlisle also offers courses to over 4,500 students per year in other areas such as


Getting here and contact details

Contact Details

General Enquiries: 9267 7777
Course Information: 9267 7500


Corner Oats and Bank Streets, Carlisle

(To download a campus map, click here .)

Getting Here

By train: Direct to Oats Street Train Station (situated opposite the campus) on the Armadale line

By Bus: Circle bus route from Armadale station

Parking: The Carlisle campus is located within a densely populated residential suburb. The campus car park comes under the jurisdiction of the Town of Victoria Park parking by-laws.

Students are not permitted to park their vehicles within the campus grounds or in nominated areas set aside for staff and visitors.

Polytechnic West does not provide any student parking; however there is limited paid street parking in Bank, Somerset, Read, and Withnell Streets, and opposite the railway on Rutland Avenue. Check the area for parking advisory signs as restrictions do apply in some areas.

Rates and times for paid parking vary but in general it is $2.50 per hour.

Parking for the neighbouring Aqualife facility is only able to be used by its pool and gym customers.

Restrictions also apply for parking on street verges. It is recommended you only park on the side of a road in a legal parking bay.

When parking, please consider the local residents and other road users. Please refer to the campus map available from the Customer Service Centre.

Please be aware that the Town of Victoria Park closely monitors parking around the campus and issue fines for vehicles that are illegally parked. If a fine is issued, Polytechnic West cannot have it withdrawn.

Public transport is highly recommended as the campus is situated opposite Oats Street Bus/ Train Interchange on the Armadale railway line. Students can catch the train or use the Circle Bus Route from this station.

It is suggested you refer to the Transperth Infoline, Infocentres and website for more information. Timetables for local routes are also available from the campus Customer Service Centre.

More About Carlisle

For more information on Carlisle, check the Wikipedia entry .

No need to bring your lunchbox!

The Carlisle cafeteria is open Monday to Friday (hours posted at the door); Carlisle is also a short drive from Victoria Park’s café strip.

Access to information is easy


The library provides:

  • A large and diverse resource collection of books, magazines and DVDs;
  • Assistance with researching for information and answers to reference enquiries;
  • Information sessions on library and information services, supported with published and online information guides;
  • Assistance with study, referencing and learning skills;
  • Networked and wireless computer areas;
  • Access to electronic information such as internet and databases; and
  • Access to audiovisual equipment.

Online Information

Students can access Polytechnic West’s Library catalogue, databases and web directories, as well as the Student Portal, from the Library website. Library publications including referencing and study guides can be freely downloaded from the website.

The library also has information on opening hours, contact details, library policies and rules, interactive tours and services.

And there is more

Disability Services

Disability Services can assist local students in minimising any barriers to study caused by disability or a medical condition. The staff will coordinate services to meet individual needs; work to eliminate barriers which may disadvantage students; assist students to achieve their education and career goals; and encourage students to be independent and take responsibility for their course of study.

Appointments for students studying at Carlisle can be arranged by phoning 9267 7781.


Carlisle has a number of unique facilities, and specialises in the following:

  • refrigeration and air conditioning;
  • industrial automation;
  • automotive repair;
  • automotive spray painting; and
  • occupational health and safety