1. Find a course
You can choose from over 250 TAFE courses. Visit the
online course catalogue for information on courses.
2. Check the entry requirements
All applicants can study at TAFE in the calendar year they are turning 18. There are no English or Academic entry requirements to begin our English (ELICOS) programs. However, all of our Certificate and Diploma courses have specific
English proficiency requirements. These are listed with each course in our course catalogue.
Make sure that you can meet the entry requirements of your chosen course before you proceed to the next step in the application process.
Application and Acceptance deadlines
Deadlines for submitting applications to TIWA for admission to TAFE courses depend on your passport nationality and whether or not students are applying on or offshore.
Students should also be aware that there are
deadlines for accepting offers and making fee payment. CoEs will not be issued after the cut off date. This is to ensure that students have a reasonable time to get their visa and arrive in time for orientation and the start of classes.
3. Submit your application
You can apply to study at a TAFE college by completing your application online. This is our preferred method and will receive priority processing.
Apply using an Education Agent
You can apply directly to TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) or you can apply through one of TIWA’s approved education agents. You pay the same fees whether you apply directly to us or through one of our agents.
Many students choose to apply directly, especially as they can use this website to find all the information they need and submit their applications online. Other students choose to use Agents to assist them in preparing and submitting their study and visa applications. If you do not already have an agent, you can find an approved TIWA agent using our
Find an Education Agent tool.
Applications submitted online by agents also receive priority processing.
Receive your Letter of Offer
Once we have received your application and supporting documentation, we will assess your eligibility to study your selected course(s). If eligible and there are places available we will send you a
Letter of Offer. This letter will be sent to you directly or through the agent you have nominated according to your instructions on the application form.
If we have not received all of the required supporting documentation from you, for example certified copies of certificates etc., then your Letter of Offer will have conditions listed noting the information you still need to provide.
High demand courses like Engineering and Nursing fill up very quickly, so you should consider returning your acceptance and payment promptly.
Please note your place is subject to availability at the time of acceptance and payment.
You must allow sufficient time before your program starts to obtain your visa and make arrangements to come to Western Australia. Usually at least 3 – 6 months is needed to do this.
4. Accept your Offer and Pay
To accept your Offer, you must return your signed
Letter of Acceptance with:
- Supporting documentation that you were requested to supply, in your Letter of Offer (i.e. conditions)
Payment of your schedule of fees, as indicated on your Letter of Offer
5. Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and apply for your Student Visa
Subject to the availability of places after you have signed and returned the Letter of Acceptance, made full payment and met any conditions, we will provide you with a
Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) which you will need in order to apply for a Student Visa at the
Australian High Commission or Embassy in your country. You must have a student visa in order to enter Australia and commence your studies.
The latest and most accurate information on obtaining your student visa can be found on the
Department of Immigration and Border Protection's website.
Note: Students from India and Nepal relying on bank loans to fund their studies must ensure their loans are from banks approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). View approved banks in Nepal and India.
If you need help obtaining your visa and other aspects of moving to Australia, which may be best provided in your own country or language, then you might like to use the services of one of TIWA’s approved agents. You can find an approved TIWA agent in using our
Find an Education Agent tool.
View more information in the
Visa section of the website.
Overseas Health Cover
The Australian Government requires all international students to have Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) to receive their student visa. Please see the
OSHC section for more information.
6. Receive your Visa and come to Australia to commence your studies
student visa has been granted, you are ready to come to Western Australia to begin your course. Please take note of the
Orientation dates for your Institute as you will be provided with important information that you need to know to successfully complete your course and to make the most of your time in Western Australia.
You must arrive in Australia prior to the commencement of your course or your enrolment may be deferred to the next available intake and you may have to return home.
Download Application Form
If you are unable to apply online you can print out an
Application Form and submit it
by post or email.
TAFE International Western Australia
Locked Bag 16, Osborne Park DC WA 6916
Please be aware of the rules that apply to your enrolment:
Start Planning Guide
The following guide will provide additional information to help you start planning for your studies:
Start Planning Guide for TAFE students