About Polytechnic West
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Polytechnic West (PWA) is Western Australia’s largest publicly funded provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Polytechnic West offers over 100 nationally accredited and recognised qualifications to international students. These include English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), Fashion, Aviation, Business Management, Financial Services, Animal Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Building and Construction, Information Technology, Community Services and Hospitality.
In 2010, Polytechnic West became the first public institution in Western Australia to offer nationally accredited trade courses (such as Wall and Floor Tiling, Brick and Blocklaying, Solid Plastering and Carpentry) to international students. As such, it is not surprising that Polytechnic West is known as the largest public trade training provider for international students in Western Australia.
Here is an interactive map (including addresses) of all our campus locations.
Education and Training at PWA is delivered across seven campuses in the Perth metropolitan area; Armadale, Balga, Bentley, Carlisle, Jandakot, Midland and Thornlie. Polytechnic West also has a specialist Equine Training Centre near Armadale, an Aerospace Training Centre in Jandakot and offers English Language Training from its Bentley campus.
The organisation’s International Centre, attracts over 1000 international students from more than 80 countries each year. It is located on the Bentley campus which is only six-kilometres from the Perth CBD and directly opposite Curtin University. The experienced and friendly staff at the International Centre, provide a variety of support for international students whilst monitoring the organisation’s compliance with the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act to ensure they have every opportunity to succeed in their chosen field of study.
Polytechnic West’s focus is in working with industry and enterprises to build and expand partnerships by providing training solutions that meet current and future needs for skills, knowledge and learning. The organisation prides itself on being able to work closely with industry to ensure that all students receive ‘state of the art’ training and education, relevant for the chosen field of study. As a student at PWA you will have access to a range of contemporary, sophisticated and industry approved training facilities, including:
- the Aerospace Training Centre located on the Jandakot airfield, including static Boeing 737 training aircraft
- the Bentley Hospitality Institute, including fully operational training kitchens, bakery, butchery and the award winning Bentley Pines Training restaurant and bistro
- the Specialist Metals Training Centre at Midland, including computer controlled machining and robotics
- the Equine Training Centre in Armadale
- the Centre for Sustainable Transport in Carlisle
- the Centre for IT Excellence in Thornlie
Polytechnic West’s experienced and industry trained lecturers have earned the organisation an outstanding reputation for excellence in vocational education and training internationally.
We became the first and only public training provider to commence delivery of Associate Degree qualifications in Western Australia. These sub-degree qualifications, accredited against Federal and State government higher education requirements, provide alternative pathways to a university bachelor degree program with a full 18 months advanced standing. PWA currently offers Associate Degrees in Business, Hospitality Management, Aviation (Aeronautics and Management), Software Development and Network Technologies.
A nationally recognised qualification from Polytechnic West will open many doors to a new world of exciting possibilities and opportunities. As one of our graduates, you will be respected for your practical, industry-relevant skills and our nationally recognised qualifications could take your career anywhere in the world.