Paying your fees

How to pay​ | Important information | Indicative fees | FAQ​


​How ​to pay

Please note: if you are a 457 visa holder, please visit the 457 fee payment options page. This payment option only applies to 457 visa holders.

All other visa holders, please pay your tuition fees to TIWA by any of the methods below.

There are several different ways that you can pay your fees to TIWA.

The Western Union option is the most relia​ble method of ensuring your payment is correct and will also provide you with a clear process to pay using an overseas currency.

​Payment Option ​​Instruction

Western Union​​

​Visit the Western Union page and follow simple instructions on how to complete payment using your choice of currency.​​

Credit ​card on the Internet

Pay now​ by Visa or Mastercard​.

EFTPOS cardsPlease note that in general, EFTPOS accounts have a withdrawal limit of $1,000 per day. This may prevent you paying the full amount of your fees using this method.
BPAY​Please contact your participating financial institution​ to make a payment from your cheque or savings account. Biller Code: 656835, BPAY Reference Number: (will be located on your statement of account).
Pay in person

​Present your statement of account with your credit card at our office located at:
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth, WA 6000​

Please note: TIWA can no longer accept cash payments at our office.

Overseas Bankdraft or Cheque​Payable to TAFE International Western Australia
(postal address: Locked Bag 16, Osborne Park DC​ WA 6916)


​If you require more information about paying your fees or would like to speak to a Student Advisor please Contact Us.

Important Information

​Tuition fee reminder notices will be sent in May for Semester 2, and October for Semester 1.

  • Please ensure your fees are paid by the due date indicated in this notice.
  • Payment options and methods are detailed on the statement of account issued with your offer letter - please see below for further information.
  • TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.
    Schedule of Fee​s
  • TIWA does not accept in pers​on cash payments. Unpaid fees may result in the automatic cancellation of a student’s enrolment at the end of any appeals process.
  • International students are required to demonstrate to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection sufficient funds to cover their studies in Australia. As such, financial hardship is not considered grounds for appeal.
  • Students are required to pay for their own textbooks, uniforms, and equipment. Refer to the individual course for information about these additional charges.
  • When students have to repeat a subject or subjects a tuition fee is payable.
  • TIWA does not accept liability for any fees paid to an agent or third party in relation to an application for enrolment.

Indicative Fees

​​Tuition fees for TAFE courses begin at approximately $6,000 AUD per semester. English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) fees are $300 AUD per week. Resource fees and material fees may also be payable.

To view the current fees for your course please visit the relevant course information page within the course catalogue​.​

Resource + Material Fees

Many of the courses offered by TAFE Western Australia have a resource fee which includes any consumable that is used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use, and/ or a materials fee which includes any item that remains the property of the student after the course e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books. These fees must be paid to your college once you have attended the orientation session at your college.

TAFE colleges may have different resource fees and material fees. For detailed information on the different resource and material fees related to each course please visit the course catalogue​.​

For public schools, please view the school tuition fees page.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Can I pay my tuition fees on an instalment plan?

New students must pay their first semester of tuition fees in full in order to receive the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) which is needed for their student visa.

Continuing students may apply for an instalment plan. Instalment plan forms and payment dates will be sent to students with subsequent semester fee notifications. Please note there is a $200 fee associated with the establishment of an instalment plan.

Q: Does TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) offer scholarships for international students?

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) does not offer any scholarships for international students. However you may be eligible to apply for the Australian Government Endeavour Scholarship. To apply, you must be from a participating country or region.

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