TIWA is the unit within the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development responsible for the recruitment and admission of international students studying at Western Australian TAFE colleges and public schools. TIWA is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) regulated by the Australian Government’s Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which delivers nationally accredited courses to international students in partnership with Western Australian TAFE colleges:North Metropolitan TAFE South Metropolitan TAFE Central Regional TAFE South Regional TAFE TIWA is the RTO and CRICOS Provider for the delivery of training to international students enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. Nationally accredited courses are delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf, however TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students. TIWA also manages the placement of international students into public schools in Western Australia, in line with the Western Australian Department of Education’s Enrolment of Overseas Student Schedule.
In Perth, all TAFE campuses are only a train or bus ride away, so it is easy to get to class and also to explore the city, the beaches and all the other attractions. TAFE students receive discounted public transport around Perth and free travel within the city centre.