Health & Community
Courses include: Aged care; alcohol and drugs work; children’s services; welfare work; nursing; youth work; dental technology; dental hygiene; teaching assistance; disability work
Western Australia is Australia’s largest state and covers the entire Western third of the country. So, if you want to live and study in Western Australia, your choices are not restricted to Perth!
Studying outside of a big city can provide students with a unique opportunity to experience life in a close community while earning a qualification that will provide excellent future career options.
TAFE Western Australia has seven regional campuses all around the state offering courses open to international students. The campuses are divided up by area:
Make a difference in life – Study Enrolled Nursing in amazing Perth, Western Australia
“Nursing is about sharing your knowledge, care and love. This course made me realise how important people's lives are from different aspects and helped me achieve great results in putting all the theory into practice. Many thanks to all the staff and fellow students at TAFE Western Australia.”
Kat wanted a career where she could make a meaningful contribution to people’s lives but she was also eager to travel, so she chased both dreams by enrolling in the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing) at TAFE Western Australia.
Studied a Diploma of Nursing at TAFE WA
UK student Gemma Hart has been awarded the West Coast Institute’s International Student of the Year for her dedication to becoming a nurse.
Studied Bachelor of Education (Early Years) at Melbourne Polytechnic
The learning community at Melbourne Polytechnic made my dream of Higher Education a reality. As a mature aged student I was made to feel like I belonged. The range of supports offered by the program and staff, gave me the skills I needed to become a successful student.
Studied Early Years Studies at Melbourne Polytechnic
I'm from the Philippines and decided to take up studying Early Years to further my career in childcare and teaching. I chose Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT) due to the emphasis on the practical elements throughout the course right from the first semester. In addition to this, the combination of the personal approach and small class sizes greatly helped in creating a collaborative learning environment. This was important for me as an international student since I was just getting used to the country and learning approaches.
Sher Luhar is from Nepal and studied the Diploma of Community Services at TAFE SA
"What drove me to study for a career in community services was an interest in helping and supporting those less fortunate than me. In Nepal I completed a Bachelor of Education and taught for several years but my true passion was helping disadvantaged children in my local community. Although this was a rewarding career, I felt as though I lacked the skills and experience to counsel them adequately, and as a result, I decided to look for some formal training which would give me these skills as well as a broader understanding of community service and support.