TAFE International Western Australia understand that deciding where to send your child to school is an important one. Your support will be very important in making sure that they are successful in undertaking their studies and commencing a future career.
In this section we will address some of the issues that are important to parents, including:
Why Choose Perth?
A multi-cultural city
Perth is a modern, clean and multi-cultural city, with people from many different nationalities and religions living together in harmony.
Still close to home
Western Australia is in the same time-zone as many Asian regions and is a direct flight away from a number of capital cities in Asia, Africa, the sub-continent and the Gulf States.
This is important if you plan to return home during study breaks or if you have family who wish to visit you while you are studying.
A strong economy
Western Australia is a resource-rich growth state with low unemployment.
For students that are looking to
work part-time while studying, Perth offers above-average wages and good job prospects in the retail and hospitality industries.
Benefits of a Western Australian Government-backed Education
TAFE Western Australia offers high quality nationally recognised courses and is government backed and guaranteed.
A high quality education at a
Western Australian primary or secondary public school will enable your child to reach their full potential.
Value for Money
Students receive high quality training and support at an affordable cost.
View the Accommodation for under 18s page.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
The Australian Government requires all international students to
purchase Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) in order to be granted a student visa.
TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) will only process payments for Bupa. If you wish to use another provider, you will need to make your own payment arrangements and show evidence of the payment to immigration when you apply for your visa.
View more information about Health Cover
Departure and Arrival information
It is a good idea for students to arrive in Perth a few weeks before they commence their studies.
Please note: Airport pick up is compulsory for students under 18.
View more information about departure and arrival
Perth is generally a safe city but you should always take safety precautions particularly when out and about at night.
View more information about safety
TAFE to University Pathways
Study at TAFE Western Australia can provide a
pathway to a university degree at a Western Australian university.
TAFE International Western Australia's partner Institutes have advanced standing agreements with
Edith Cowan University (ECU), the University of Western Australia and
Murdoch University which allow international graduates entry into a wide variety of degree courses.
- Australian Homestay Network (AHN)
- The Department of Education
- School Curriculum and Standards Authority
Accommodation Requirements for Under 18s Factsheet
- Accommodation and welfare requirements for overseas students under 18 years of age
with a student visa studying with an Australian education provider.