About TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA)
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 and public schools.
TIWA is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) regulated by the
Australian Government’s Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which delivers nationally accredited courses to international students in partnership with the five Western Australian TAFE colleges:
TIWA is the RTO and CRICOS Provider for the delivery of training to international students enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. Nationally accredited courses are delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf, however TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.
TIWA also manages the placement of international students into
public schools in Western Australia, in line with the Western Australian Department of
Enrolment of Overseas Student Schedule.
TIWA also delivers nationally accredited courses to international students in partnership with
TIWA and the TAFE colleges deliver this training and associated services to international students, in line with the requirements of the
Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS) and the
National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.
Information for students about the ESOS Act and the National Code can be found
The courses offered by TIWA to international students are registered on the Australian Government’s
Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
Recruitment and admission of international students
Prospective international students can apply to study at one of WA’s TAFE colleges or public schools through TIWA:
Prospective international students have access to course information via TIWA’s website:
Delivery of training to international students
After an international student has applied to TIWA and been accepted into a course of study, their course is delivered:
- by their nominated TAFE college – this TAFE college will also issue the student with the Award on the successful completion of their course, on TIWA’s behalf; or
- by their nominated public school.
Courses delivered to TAFE students in Australia are nationally accredited according to the
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), are competency based and are taken from an industry approved
Training Package. For more information on competency based training and assessment please visit the
study pathways page.
Courses delivered to public school students in Western Australia are accredited through the WA Department of Education’s School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCASA). For more information on courses delivered to public school students in Western Australia please visit
Accreditation and Affiliations
Apart from its government authorisation and compliance, TIWA and TAFE Western Australia are also: