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International students eligible to receive AUD$5,000 bursary for regional study!

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is offering AUD$5,000* for international students to study, work and live in regional Western Australia (WA).

The bursary is available for February 2024 and July 2024 intakes for a wide variety of courses across WA in places including Mandurah, Broome and Kalgoorlie.

Students will also be supported to find local work and a place to live.

*Eligibility criteria apply.

$5000 BURSARY AVAILABLE FOR REGIONAL STUDY

location
WHERE
  • Central region: Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Northam
  • North region: Broome
  • South region: Albany, Bunbury, Mandurah
date
START DATES
  • February 2024
  • July 2024
visa
VISA

Student Visa

THREE REASONS TO STUDY IN A REGIONAL AREA:

In addition to the $5000 bursary to study, work and live in regional WA for eligible students, here’s three reasons to choose a regional area as your study destination:

MIGRATION PATHWAYS

Depending on your level of study, you may be entitled to special post-study graduate and regional migration visas, faster visa processing times, and more points on the General Skilled Migration Points Test. You might also gain access to regional skilled occupations lists, which offer more skilled migration career options than non-regional lists.

*Information provided by TAFE in this article

LOWER COST OF LIVING

Compared to bigger Australian cities, many regional areas provide a more affordable cost of living. Regional cities such as Perth usually have smaller populations, more affordable accommodation and it can sometimes be much easier to find work in a regional area.

WORK OPPORTUNITIES

There are usually fewer people going for the same positions as you. You may also build connections with people in your regional area who can help you with your job search.

WA also has plenty of part time or seasonal jobs for during your studies. These jobs are often in fruit picking, farm work and hospitality.

Albany campus
  • Community Services
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Individual Support
Broome campus
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Community Services
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Hospitality
Banbury campus
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Hospitality Management
  • Community Services
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Individual Support
Geraldton campus
  • Aquaculture
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Community Services
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Information Technology
  • Nursing
  • Patisserie
Kalgoorlie campus
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Community Services
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Individual Support
  • Nursing
Mandurah campus
  • Hospitality Management
Northam campus
  • Nursing

Eligibility criteria

To apply, students must:

  • be an international student on a subclass 500 visa
  • commence in February or July 2024;
  • maintain a continuous enrolment over at least one year in a valid regional course pathway;
  • maintain ongoing residency in the nominated regional location for the duration of your bursary period; and
  • meet academic and English language requirements prior to commencement of each course.