TAFE institutes for international students

West Coast Institute


West Coast Institute (WCI) is the premier large training provider in Perth’s n​orthern suburbs and has welcomed thousands of international s​tudents from over 50 countries in rec​ent years.

Our Courses

WCI currently offers the following Associate Degree:

​Other courses on offer range from Certificate to Advanced Diplomas in the following areas:

Our Campuses

WCI has two campuses in the Perth metropolitan​ area that offer courses to international students:

Getting to WCI

The main campus of WCI is located in Joondalup, 25 kilometres north of Perth, or just a 27 minute train ride.

It is located in the Joondalup Learning Precinct, which includes Edith Cowan University (ECU).

All of the campus locations are a short walk from public transport, provided by Transperth, including the bus and train. In Western Australia you will be eligible for a student discount on all public transport.

There is a free Central Area Transit (CAT) bus that operates within the Joondalup Central Business District (CBD) and learning precinct, which provides frequent services around the city.

Specialist Training

Trades North

Located in Clarkson, Trades North is the Institute’s face of trades training and is only a 10 minute drive from the Institute’s main Joondalup (Kendrew) campus. It is easily accessible via public transport from Joondalup and Clarkson train/bus stations.

Trades North provides trade training programs in the areas of brick/block laying, plastering, wall and floor tiling, carpentry and horticulture.

Academy of Hospitality and Culinary Arts

The award-winning Academy of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, partners with industry and offers a range of live and realistic training environments to prepare students for employment in the culinary and front of house service industries.

The Academy is the only Australian education provider to date to be
awarded the prestigious World Association of Chefs Societies
(WACS) award for excellence in culinary education.

Academy of Digital Technologies

The Academy of Digital Technologies (ADT) has a reputation for excellence in the delivery of high quality training and producing award winning graduates in a range of information technology industries and disciplines.

The Academy is at the forefront of digital media including animation, 3D modelling, augmented reality and Computer Generated Imagery.

Students are provided with a state-of-the-art learning environment featuring the latest in industry software, motion capture equipment and an animation studio.

Academy of Health Sciences

The Academy of Health Sciences is a leading provider of specialised health sciences training including nursing, allied health and health services assistance.

Please note : A number of our Health and Community Services courses are delivered between the Joondalup campus and the nearby McLarty Annex. The free CAT bus is available to transport students from the train station to the main campus and McLarty Ave.


Certificates awarded to students graduating from cookery courses at West Coast will also include the WACS (World Association Chefs Societies) - Recognition of Quality Culinary Education.​


International Support

International students enjoy a high level of personal attention from ​experienced and committed staff members at the WCI International Centre that strongly focus on supporting students to ensure ​their learning experience is positive and rewarding.

The friendly team provide international students with information on or assistance with:

  • Course information
  • Course entry requirements
  • Application, enrolments and withdrawals
  • Fees and charges
  • Scholarships
  • Learning support
  • Personal or study concerns
  • Accommodation
  • Student Visa enquries
  • Social activities
  • Finding local facilities (shops, banks, post offices etc..)
  • University pathways

Welcome from the Managing Director

"Welcoming students from over 50 countries, West Coast Institute is located in Perth’s northern suburbs in close proximity to Western Australia’s pristine coastline.

Boasting world-class facilities in Joondalup and Clarkson, the Institute offers over 140 nationally accredited courses across 27 industry areas in partnership with Education and Training International.

With a reputation for high quality and innovative training delivery, your time at West Coast will be filled with hands on experience to ensure that you have the skills that you need to succeed in the workplace.

We look forward to welcoming you to our West Coast community."​​

Michelle Hoad - Managing Director, West Coast Institute

International Student Video Tours

WCI students and staff have developed a welcome video for international students planning to come to Perth and study at WCI. You will hear from international students studying our courses.

WCI News

WCI's International Student of the Year

United Kingdom (UK) student Gemma Hart has been awarded
the West Coast Institute’s International Student of the Year for her dedication to becoming a nurse.

Read more

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