Regional Bursary for TAFE international students

Colourful bird'eye view of orange coastal rocks, sand and clear blue water lapping into shore

  • Get AUD$5,000 to study, work and live in regional Western Australian (WA)
  • Limited time only
  • For students starting February or July, 2023 and 2024

Applications now open! Studying in regional WA can provide international students with a unique opportunity to experience the amazing natural beauty of WA. With long stretches of perfect coastline along the mid-west, forests and mountains of the south-west, and tropical deserts and sandy beaches of the north – there are unlimited opportunities for fun and adventure!

The Western Australian (WA) Regional TAFE International Student Bursary 2023-2024 gives students a chance to experience life in regional and remote Australia while receiving high quality education and training.

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Bursary details

Enrol in an eligible study package* at a WA regional TAFE college to receive:

  • AUD$5,000 bursary;
  • support to find employment in the region; 
  • help to find local accommodation;
  • access to potential migration pathways to extend your stay in Australia; and
  • a genuine Australian life experience!

Anna in the TAFE kitchen facility “The training at regional TAFE has been awesome and I have really appreciated the practical training which has not only developed my skills but also boosted my confidence, inspired my learning and helped me discover my passion.”


Photo of student Maria “The regional TAFE’s modern and clean facilities were on par with what the city had to offer and I’m glad I made the choice to study in regional WA.”


Feifan standing with surveying equipment “A friend of mine recommended the regional college. I have learnt a great deal from the lecturers who are extremely experienced and professional.”


* Eligible study packages

There are a range of different study packages available. Not all courses are available at all regional campuses.

Download the full list of eligible courses, TAFE colleges and campuses 

Regional campus locations

Central Regional TAFE campus locations are GeraldtonNortham, and Kalgoorlie.

South Regional TAFE campus locations are Albany and Bunbury.

The North Regional TAFE campus location is Broome.

Eligibility criteria

  • 200 bursaries of AUD$5,000 are available for eligible students;
  • eligible students will be supported to find work and accommodation; and
  • available to students commencing in February or July 2023 and 2024.

To apply, students must:

  • be an international student on a subclass 500 visa;
  • maintain a continuous enrolment over at least one year in an eligible study package;
  • maintain ongoing residency in the nominated regional location for the duration of your bursary period; and
  • meet academic and English language requirements prior to commencement of each course.

apply now

Apply online for an eligible study package at a regional TAFE college and you will automatically apply for this regional TAFE bursary.

For any questions please contact TIWA:
Phone: (+618) 9218 2100

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