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TAFE for international students

Western Australia welcomes you

Western Australia provides international students with a safe environment to study and has a strong economy. It is a resource-rich growth state, providing the opportunity for industry work experience and part-time work while you study.

With over two million people, including a mix of students and cultures from all around the world, speaking over 170 languages and practicing over 100 religions, you’ll always feel welcome and respected.   




Study in Australia with North Metropolitan TAFE

What is TAFE?

TAFE stands for​ Technical and Further Education. Known also as TVET in many countries, TAFE focuses on providing practical training which gives you the knowledge and skills for your chosen career.

TAFE International Western Australia (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 North Metropolitan TAFE.

North Metropolitan TAFE is a government backed and guaranteed college located in the greater northern metropolitan region of Perth.

We offer a wide range of career-focused courses, modern facilities as well as excellent pathways to university programs.

All international students applying to study at North Metropolitan TAFE must apply through TIWA.

You can apply online on the TIWA website or make an enquiry.
TIWA works in partnership with North MetropolitanTAFE to ensure that international students are encouraged to achieve their study goals, including continuing to higher education studies at university.


Why North Metropolitan TAFE?

There are many good reasons to study with us.

Government owned and operated

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

Pathways to university

We offer programs that have flexible entry requirements and provide opportunities for credit to further study at university.

Large course selection

You can choose from around 135 courses to study at locations spread throughout the greater northern metropolitan Perth region.

Access world class facilities

Study in modern facilities designed to closely replicate real work environments.

Practical workplace skills

Our qualifications provide you with hands-on industry training that gives you skills employers need.

Value for money

You will receive high quality training and support from expert lecturers and trainers at an affordable cost.

North Metropolitan TAFE International Office

The international office provides support to help you succeed in your studies.

International student support

Our courses

You can choose from a wide variety of course options offered to international students including:

•  Art, Design and Multimedia
•  Building Design, Construction and Engineering
•  Business and Management
•  Children and Community services
•  Health, Recreation and Lifestyle
•  Hospitality and Tourism
•  Information technology
•  Science and Environmental studies

You can study a qualification from Certificate level to Associate Degree.

Visit the TAFE International Western Australia course catalogue for information on courses and English requirements.

How to apply

International students apply through TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) by completing an online application.

Visit the application process instructions to find out more or you can apply now. This is the 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.
If you experience any issues during your application, please call (+618) 9218 2100 or contact TIWA via the online enquiry form.

Contact TIWA

​Office hours
Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
North Metropolitan TAFE
East Perth campus
Building B, Level 2, 140 Royal Street
East Perth, WA 6004
Postal address
Locked Bag 16, Osborne Park DC​ WA 6916

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