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Study in Western Australia

Western Australia (WA) is a study destination like no other. You’ll find a thriving economy, breathtaking natural scenery and world class education facilities making it the perfect place to live and study.

Perth is the sunniest capital city in Australia! With an average of eight hours sunshine a day, there's more time to enjoy the fresh air and outdoor activities like picnics or exercise.

What is TAFE?

 Technical and Further Education (TAFE) focuses on providing practical training which gives you the knowledge and skills for your chosen career.

TAFE offers a wide range of skills focused courses at modern facilities. You can select from a wide range of study areas and qualifications in more than 100 certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses.

TAFE International Western Australia(opens in a new tab) (TIWA) is the unit within the Western Australian Department of Training responsible for the recruitment and admission of international students studying at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

All international students applying to study at South Metropolitan TAFE must apply through TIWA(opens in a new tab) .

Why South Metropolitan TAFE?

We offer specialty courses for international students including animal and marine studies (aquaculture); building design and construction, creative industries, engineering, aviation; accounting, business and management, early childhood education and community services; oil and gas, maritime automotive health, fitness and beauty, land and environmental management, hospitality, cookery and tourism, and Information Technology (IT).

We provide international students with support, advice and referrals to help you make the most of your study experience here at SM TAFE. Appointments can be arranged at any campus with our International Student Support Services staff and we encourage you to contact us if you have any personal or academic concerns.