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About TAFE International Western Australia

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

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the unit within the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development(opens in a new tab)  responsible for the recruitment and admission of international students studying at Western Australian TAFE colleges.

There are many good reasons to study through TIWA:

TAFE offers high quality nationally recognised courses for international students and is government backed and guaranteed.

You can choose from more than 250 courses to study at locations throughout metropolitan Perth and regional Western Australia.

TAFE colleges have modern facilities designed to closely replicate real work environments.

TAFE qualifications provide you with practical skills and industry training that gives you skills employers need.

You will receive high-quality training and support at an affordable cost.

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

Department of Home Affairs information for international students
Updated December 2023

Work restrictions for students visa holders

From 1 July 2023. student visa holders will be restricted to 48 hours of work a fortnight

From 1 July 2023. student visa holders can work no more than 48 hours a fortnight while studying. Student visa holders have no work restrictions when their course of study or training is not in session.  These restrictions allow students in focus on obtaining a quality Australian education and qualification, while also gaining valuable work experience and contributing to Australia workforce needs.

Courses for international students

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) 6371 3000 or contact us via our online enquiry form(opens in a new tab) .

Bursary for International Students

TAFE International Western Australia are currently offering bursaries of AUD$5,000 to study, work, and live in regional Western Australia.

Applications are now open for students starting February or July, 2023 and 2024.

For more information or to apply online, please visit TAFE International Western Australia(opens in a new tab) .

Student Support contact details

Albany campus

Tel:  6371 3000

Mob: 0487 113 279


Bunbury campus

Tel:  6371 3000

Mob: 0487 113 279