For over 20 years, international students have studied at TAFE Western Australia institutes to gain a career head start and to experience the amazing sun-kissed lifestyle of Western Australia.
TAFE stands for Technical and Further Education, and is a network of government owned higher education institutes located across Perth and Western Australia that focus on teaching students valuable skills and practical knowledge.
TAFE Western Australia has over 100,000 students, including more than 3,000 international students from all over the world.
In Australia, TAFE is more popular than university because TAFE courses are shorter, more practical, less expensive and closely linked to industry. As a result, employers view TAFE graduates highly.
TAFE is a perfect option for all kinds of people. Whether you have just finished secondary school and want to pursue a study area that is more career-focussed than university, or you are a mature age student who wants a career change and a less daunting transition back into study, TAFE provides a welcoming and supportive study environment for people to achieve their best.
TAFE study is flexible, and offers a range of course lengths and levels. This means that students can choose the level of qualification that best meets their needs and interests.
If you want a shorter study abroad experience, for instance, a six-month certificate course might be the perfect introduction to studying in Australia while also giving a qualification that will help you in your future career.
If you are interested in a higher-level qualification, TAFE offers diplomas; advanced diplomas and university-level associate degree courses. TAFE Western Australia has pathway agreements with prestigious Western Australian universities, which means that your TAFE qualification can give you credit towards a university degree. This can shorten your university studies significantly and save you money.
TAFE Western Australia also has a number of regional campuses, find out more about those here.