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 Under 18 Years Old


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 Curtin University, Edith Cowan University (ECU), the University of Western Australia and Murdoch University which allow international graduates entry into a wide variety of degree courses.

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