1. Overview

Swan TAFE was established in January 2003, when three existing TAFEs joined forces.

Nowadays it is the workplace for almost 2.000 employees and with more than 30.000 students the largest training College in Western Australia. Over 70 program areas are offered and, successfully completed, can result in Certificates, Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas.
2. Location

Perth, founded in 1829, is the capital of Western Australia and home to more than 1.5 Million people. Located on the shores of the Indian Ocean, Perth offers numerous spectacular beaches with Cottesloe and Scarborough being the most famous. Well-known for its laid back atmosphere and its Mediterranean climate the city has become the home of choice for many Australians as well as people from all over the world. Today Perth is the fastest growing major city in Australia. Its business district is located next to the Swan River and functions as the administrative centre for Western Australia’s booming mining industry. The metropolitan area stretches from Yanchep in the north to Mandurah in the south and covers over 125 kilometres.
Lively districts such as Northbridge and Fremantle offer a great variety of clubs, bars, shopping venues and art galleries – everything for a good weekend out.

3. Campuses

Swan TAFE consists of six campuses in the towns of Bentley, Balga, Carlisle, Midland, Thornlie and Armadale. All campuses feature the amenities of a modern educational environment, such as cafeterias, sports facilities, state-of-the-art laboraties and excellent access to public transportation. Bentley, seven kilometres from Perth’s city centre, operates as the administrative and international hub of Swan TAFE.

4. Students

Currently more than 30.000 students from 40 countries around the world are enrolled at Swan TAFE.

5. Main Program Areas

Students at Swan TAFE can choose between more than 70 subjects.

The Main Program Areas are:

o Aeronautics 
o Animal Care / Veterinary Nursing
o Baking
o Business & Management
o Child Care
o Commerce
o Commercial Cookery
o Fastrack Diploma of Commerce (articulates to 2nd year University)
o Fashion & Textiles
o Horticulture
o Hospitality
o Information Technology
o Fastrack Diploma of Information Technology (articulates to 2nd year University)
o Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
o Refrigeration & Air conditioning
o Viticulture

6. Student accommodation

The Swan TAFE does not offer students accommodation. However, there is plenty of accommodation available in the area, especially around the Bentley Campus.

7. Entry Requirements

These may vary from course to course. In general, it is necessary to provide a school education that is the equivalent to the Australian years 10-12 with passes in English.

Furthermore, enrolment at TAFE WA requires a minimum level of English language skills (equivalent of IELTS academic version min. of 5.5). Participation in one of the English courses at Swan TAFE may be an efficient way to improve ones lingual abilities.   

8. Student Activities

The Perth area offers a huge variety of activities. Students, who have just arrived in Australia, may find an overnight stay at an outback farm or a camping trip a perfect way to get to know the country. On the weekend picnics and especially BBQs are a must. Talking to the other students at Swan TAFE may be the best way to find out “what’s on”.

9. Application

Sounds like your cup of tea? The friendly people at AA education will be more than happy to provide information and assist you on your way to Swan TAFE.

Just email us to receive the application form and help with the usual administrative hurdles.