South Metropolitan TAFE (formerly known as Challenger Institute of Technology) is a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institution based in Fremantle, Western Australia.
More than 140 careers are offered through a wide range of courses catering to different industry training areas. Unique training areas include oil and gas resource industry training at the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT) and maritime training at WA Maritime Training Centre - Fremantle which incorporates the Australian Centre for Applied Aquaculture Research (ACAAR), however qualifications are available in multiple varied career fields through several industry training areas.
Admissions are coordinated through the TAFE Admissions Centre, which provides a central point for receiving and processing applications for full-time Vocational Education and Training (VET) award courses in Western Australia. Previously it was known as Challenger TAFE.
On 11 April 2016, Challenger Institute of Technology were merged with Polytechnic West, and becomes South Metropolitan TAFE.
South Metropolitan TAFE, now incorporating the former Challenger Institute of Technology, services both urban and regional communities and sees over 17,000 students each year.