TAFE Western Australia

TAFE Western Australia courses will provide you with skills for success. Modern facilities; lecturers who are industry specialists; and practical learning will prepare you for your future career. With a mix of students from around the world studying alongside our local students, you'll always feel welcome and respected.

TAFE WA is Western Australia’s largest vocational education provider. With access to world class facilities, trained industry professionals and relevant work placements, TAFE WA will give you the best possible education and be the first step towards your dream job.

TAFE WA has two colleges in metropolitan Perth, and three in regional WA, giving you access to a world-class education at 30 campuses.

Basking in 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, Perth in Western Australia is a stunning modern city with an ideal combination of cultural buzz, green spaces and easy access to its 19 beaches and coastline trails. With more than two million people speaking over 170 languages and practicing over 100 religions, Perth multicultural diversity means there are more residents born overseas than any other Australian city.  

Western Australia can offer you amazing travel experiences and adventure of a lifetime. From the northern red desert to the southern green forests and sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian and Southern Oceans.

The advantages of starting your studies at TAFE WA include industry-focused pathways to further study; smaller class sizes with extra English and academic support; and practical, employment focused skills.

Choose from more than 250 courses offered by TAFE WA.  Study areas include:
  • Animal management and marine studies
  • Art, design and multimedia
  • Aviation
  • Building design, construction and engineering
  • Business and management
  • Children and community services
  • Health, recreation and lifestyle
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Information technology (IT)
  • Science and environmental studies
  • Maritime
You can study a TAFEWA qualification from certificate level to associate degree. 

TAFEWA courses provide you with the practical experience needed for your chosen career, and can also be used as a pathway into university studies. Visit the course catalogue tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses for detailed course information.

TAFE to university pathways

Many students choose to start their studies at TAFE, apply for university entrance towards the end of their diploma/advanced diploma studies and then gain credit for the work they have done.

Applying for a TAFE to university package 

To apply for a university package, you must appoint an education agent that has an agency agreement with both TAFE International Western Australia and your preferred university.  

Learn more about university packaging at tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/unipackages.

TAFE is leading the way in delivering jobs for graduates, with Australia Jobs reporting in 2016 that 78.7 per cent of TAFE graduates with a diploma of higher-level qualification were employed six months after completing their training.

Make TAFE Western Australia your first choice!

  • Government guaranteed
  • Job ready skills
  • Good pathways to university
  • 250+ courses from certificate to associate degree
  • Modern facilities designed to replicate real work environments
  • Value for money in high quality training and support
  • Multiple locations throughout Perth and regional Western Australia
  • The largest vocational education provider in Western Australia

Visit tafeinternational.wa.edu.au to learn more about studying at TAFE Western Australia.

Tuition fees

Fees start from AUD$6,000 per semester and depend on the course. Visit the course catalogue at tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses for current course fees.

CRICOS Provider Code: 00020G
RTO Provider No. 52395


When you arrive in Western Australia you must attend an orientation session at your college.

At orientation you will:

  • receive your class timetable;
  • receive your student ID card;
  • be given a tour of your campus; and
  • find out important information relating to your studies.

All campuses will provide free internet access, well-equipped libraries, canteens and links to recreational, social, religious and other facilities.

Support staff will assist with:

  • study support
  • accommodation advice
  • employment advice
  • personal and study issues.


Accommodation is available to TAFE international students within the Perth metropolitan area at Edith Cowan University and Murdoch Student Villages, and selected regional colleges. Other accommodation alternatives include:

  • homestay
  • shared accommodation; or
  • rental accommodation.

Find out more at tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/accommodation.

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I was very fortunate to have chosen TAFE as a place to learn a new career, since the quality of lecturers and top-level structure provided me great conditions to develop skills required by the industry, opened doors and helped me to get a job that I dreamed of.’ ‘I would say to students that have doubts about facing a new pathway in another country: go ahead. It doesn't matter your age, if you are not English fluent or if you need start back at square one and give up from another occupation you don't like. Just follow your heart and soul. Never choose a course just because of the money or the demand. Choose something that you love to do. In this way, the journey will be much more enjoyable and rewarding and opportunities will come to build a solid and successful career.

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