TAFE Western Australia

TAFE Western Australia



TAFE Western Australia
Level 7/3 Forrest Place
Perth Western Australia 6000


TAFE Western Australia colleges are government owned and operated, and offer high quality nationally recognised courses.  All international students applying to study at a Western Australian TAFE college must apply through TAFE International Western Australia.
TIWA welcomes students from over 94 countries in 17 industry areas.
Study at TAFE

TAFE qualifications are available from Certificate level through to Diploma and Associate Degrees. TAFE qualifications give you:

  • Industry training and practical skills which employers want.
  • Pathways to university study - many courses provide advanced standing to a university degree.  
  • Great subject choices - over 250 courses in study areas including Business and Management, Health and Community Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Design and Multimedia, Information Technology, and Engineering, Building and Construction.


Two TAFE colleges are located in the Perth metropolitan area: North Metropolitan TAFE and South Metropolitan TAFE, and three TAFE colleges are located in regional areas.  This gives you greater choice and flexibility when choosing a campus.

More reasons to choose TAFE:

  • Modern facilities designed to match real-life work environments.
  • Premium training at an affordable cost.
  • Part-time work - international students can work for 40 hours a fortnight during semesters and unlimited hours in semester breaks, using the skills provided by TAFE qualifications.

‘This course was amazing and provided a lot of new knowledge. What we learned we can apply. The lecturers were great and very helpful.’

– Joice from Indonesia studied an Associate Degree of Hospitality with TAFE International Western Australia.

Visit the TIWA course catalogue to view the full range of courses offered to international students.

Study English

Improve your English language skills for your TAFE studies and future career. Accredited by NEAS Australia, TAFE Western Australia’s English programs are specifically designed for our international students. Small classes taught by experienced and friendly teachers will ensure you reach your academic goal.

Your English skills will be assessed for placement in an appropriate class. You can study:

  • General and Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • IELTS Ready Preparation/ IELTS Plus
  • Vocational English courses.

‘I was first a little nervous because it was my first time preparing for IELTS exam. However, after studying English with teachers and classmates, I became more confident to prepare for the exam. Teachers gave us diverse topics to discuss with each other and to write essays about. I could also learn other cultures from various classmates.’

– Amy Yun from South Korea studied English with TAFE International Western Australia

Learn more about TAFE English courses.

RTO Provider 52395, CRICOS Provider 00020G

*Department of Education and Training biennial survey of international students, 2015.

Western Australian Public Schools
Enrolment of international students at Western Australian Public Schools is managed by TAFE International Western Australia for the Department of Education.

Western Australian public primary and secondary schools provide high quality education, helping students and young people to reach their potential.

‘All the teachers are very helpful and the students are very friendly. I have made lots of friends. My best friends are all from different countries. We have had many school excursions. I have lived with several homestay families and all were great. Australia is a beautiful and free country. I love the beaches and the atmosphere in Australia.’

– Christina from Vietnam studied at Greenwood in Western Australia.

Primary schools

Schools cater for students from Year 1 (for children aged 6 years old by June 30 of that year) to Year 6 (for children aged 11 years by June 30 of that year). Primary schools teach across the learning areas of English, mathematics, science, history, the arts, technologies, health and physical education, languages, humanities and social science subjects.

Secondary schools

Secondary school includes Years 7 (for students aged 12 years old by June 30 of that year) to 12 (for students aged 17 by June 30 of that year).When your child starts secondary school they will focus on of English, mathematics, science, humanities and social sciences, the arts, technologies, health and physical education, and languages. Students will have a structured timetable and are taught by specialist teachers. 

Application process

The international student schools program in Western Australia is in high demand. TIWA recommends parents leave plenty of time for enrolment and choose four schools in their order of preference.

RTO Provider 52395, CRICOS Provider 01723A