About TIWA

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 Western Australian TAFE colleges.

All international students applying to study at a Western Australian TAFE college must apply through TIWA.

TIWA also manages the placement and fee collection of overseas students into public schools, in line with the Department of Education's Enrolment of Overseas Students Schedule.

View ​the Minister for Education and Training's website​.


TIWA head office is situated right in the middle of Perth, at Level 7, 3 Forrest Place. 

The office lobby entrance can be seen below. You can also see more photos of TIWA's office location

TIWA office entrance 

Postal Address: Locked Bag 16, Osborne Park DC, WA 6916.

Office opening hours are: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays).

Quality Accreditation

TIWA acts under the Au​stralian Government's Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) legislation.

TIWA is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) focusing on international education and training.

RTO Provider Number: 52395

It is also registered under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

CRICOS Provider Code: 00020G/01723A

ESOS Act and National Code

The Australian Government wants international students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and quality study experience. Australian laws promote quality education and consumer protection for overseas students.

These laws are known as the ESOS (Education Services for Overseas Students) framework and they include the ESOS Act and the National Code.

Visit the Australian Education and Training website to find more information about ESOS and your rights as an international student in Australia, or download the ESOS Framework Fact Sheet

Accreditation & Affiliations

Apart from its government authorisation and compliance, TIWA and TAFE Western Australia are also:

  • ​Accredited by NEAS Australia for the provision of the highest quality English language teaching programs.​

  • Members of English Australia, quality standards and assurance of tuition fees.   

  • ​​Recognised provider with Australian Education International (AEI) and licensed users of Austrade's Future Unlimited brand.

  • ​​Part of the Study Perth initiative that promotes Perth as an outstanding study destination.            
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