Fees and charges

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​​​​​​​There are types of fees that you need to pay for TAFE, these are listed below.

Fee type and description When do I pay?

TAFE tuition fees are payable to TIWA. Tuition fees start at approximately $6,000 AUD per semester. English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) fees are $300 AUD per week. 

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 Fees

If you have to repeat a unit, you will be charged the applicable tuition fee. TIWA does not accept liability for any fees paid to an agent or third party in relation to an application for enrolment.

​New students: Amount is provided on your offer letter. To accept your place, this fee must be paid.

Continuing students: If you are already enrolled, you will receive a tuition fee reminder notice in May for Semester 2, and October for Semester 1. Please ensure your tuition 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 and below.

Resource fees are payable to your TAFE college and are determined by the course structure. This fee is charged for items you will use during your course. For example, if you are studying a Hospitality course this will be for the food that you use; or, if you are studying an Art and Design course this may include paint.

​New students: at the time of enrolment.

Continuing students will be notified of these fees by the college prior to the commencement of the semester.

Materials fees are payable to your TAFE college and are determined by the course structure. This fee is payable for items you can keep after you finish your course. For example, if you are studying a Trade course, this will include tools and protective clothes.

This fee also includes your textbooks. Once you know what materials are required for your unit of study you may be able to purchase these from a TAFE college, an outside supplier, or perhaps purchase second hand.

​​New students: at the time of enrolment.

Continuing students will be notified of these fees by the college prior to the commencement of the semester.


All students (both domestic and international) pay the same resource and material fees for their course. To view the current indicative fees for your course please visit the relevant course information page within the course catalogue.

​How ​do I pay my fees?

If you are a 457 visa holder, please visit the 457 fee payment options page instead. This payment option only applies to 457 visa holders. For public schools, please view the school tuition fees page.

Tuition fees
Please pay your tuition fees to TIWA by any of the methods below. 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 cards​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:
DTWD - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth, WA 6000

TIWA does not accept cash payments.

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

View overseas health cover fees

Frequently asked questions

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

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. An administration fee is charged for an instalment plan.

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

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) does not currently 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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