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International students

Each year international students from more than 100 countries choose to study at a TAFE college in Western Australia.

There are many good reasons to study through TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA):

  • Government owned and operated
    TAFE offers high quality nationally recognised courses for international students and is government backed and guaranteed.
  • Pathways to university
    TAFE colleges offer programs that have flexible entry requirements and provide opportunities for further study at university.
  • Large course selection
    You can choose from more than 250 courses to study at locations throughout metropolitan Perth and regional Western Australia.
  • Modern facilities
    TAFE colleges have modern facilities designed to closely replicate real work environments.
  • Practical workplace skills
    TAFE qualifications provide you with practical skills and industry training that gives you skills employers need.
  • Value for m​oney
    You will receive high-quality training and support at an affordable cost.

TIWA is the unit within the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development responsible for the recruitment and admission of international students studying at Western Australian TAFE colleges.

All international students applying to study at a Western Australian TAFE college must apply through TIWA. You can apply online (opens in a new tab)  on the TIWA website or make an enquiry (opens in a new tab) .

TIWA works in partnership with TAFE colleges to ensure that international students are encouraged to achieve their study goals, including continuing to higher education studies at university.

TIWA - RTO Provider No: 52395 CRICOS Provider Code: 00020G


Courses for international students

Choose from a wide variety of course options offered to international students including:

  • Commercial Cookery

  • Hospitality

  • Early Childhood Education and Care

You can study a TAFE qualification from Certificate level to Associate Degree. Visit the international course catalogue (opens in a new tab)  for information on courses and English requirements.


Study English at TAFE International Western Australia

You can study English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) at TAFE International Western Australia.


How to apply

International students apply through TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) by completing an online application. Visit the application process instructions (opens in a new tab)  to find out more or you can apply now (opens in a new tab) . This is our preferred way to apply and will receive priority processing.

In some countries, you may find it helpful or convenient to seek the assistance of one of our Education Agents. They are available to assist you with your application and visa. Find an Education Agent

If you experience issues during your application, please phone (+618) 9218 2100 or contact us via our online enquiry form (opens in a new tab) ​​.


Contact Details

Student Support (Albany campus)

Tel:  6371 3722



Student Services (Bunbury campus)

Tel: 6371 3100 or 0417 937 894