FAQ’s

Have a question? Take a look below to see if we can answer it.

1. Where is WAIFS?
2. How do I get to WAIFS?
3. What can I study at WAIFS?
4. When is the next intake?
5. How do I apply to study at WAIFS?
6. What documents do I need for my application?
7. How do I pay the fees?
8. What are the entry requirements?
9. How does WAIFS support me when I am studying and I need help?
10. How many people will be in my class?
11. What would my timetable be on a typical day at WAIFS?
12. Will WAIFS help me find a part time job while I study?
13. What options do I have after my studies at WAIFS?
14. What types of accommodation are available?

ANSWERS

Where is WAIFS?
WAIFS has a brand-new, custom-designed campus located in the heart of Perth City. It is on Level 1 of Central Shopping Arcade, 811 Hay Street, diagonally opposite the Apple Store in Hay Street mall (ANZ Bank is at the entrance of the arcade). There is a lift and stairs half-way down the shopping arcade. Alternatively, you can enter the arcade from 160 St George’s Terrace. Have a look at this map of the area:
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How do I get to WAIFS?
From the Perth central train station, it is approximately a 5 minute walk to our campus.

If you catch a bus to the city, it depends what route you take as to how close it will come to our campus. However, it is unlikely that you would have to walk more than 10 minutes from the bus stop to campus. Within the city, there are also free ‘CAT’ buses which you might be able to connect with.

To help you plan your trip to WAIFS, you can use Transperth’s journey planner. This can tell you what train, bus or ferry to catch, where the stops are and how long your whole journey should take.

Note: There is no car parking at our campus.

What can I study at WAIFS?
WAIFS offers courses in English, Childcare, Aged and Community Care, Dental Assisting/Dental Technology, Accounting, Business, Management, Building and Construction (Management), Project Management, Work Health & Safety, Hospitality and Customer Engagement.

If you are an international student, click here for course information.

If you are a local student click here for course information.

A “local” or “domestic” student is defined as a permanent resident/citizen of Australia or a humanitarian visa holder.

When is the next intake?
Please click here for the intake dates for your preferred courses.

How do I apply to study at WAIFS?
Download the WAIFS Local Student or International Student Application Form and return the completed form to WAIFS.

You will need to also download and complete the WAIFS SSVF Declaration Form.

What documents do I need for my application?
• Completed and signed WAIFS application form (via email, fax or online)
• Certified copies of translated academic transcripts
• IELTS test results/evidence of English proficiency
• Copy of passport bio data and signature pages

How do I pay the fees?
Fees can be paid by:
• Bank Transfer
• Credit card
• Cash
• Bank Draft

Full details on how to pay are provided to all applicants and is available at our Policies and Procedures page or can be accessed directly here.

What are the entry requirements?
To find the minimum entry requirements for your preferred course, go to our home page or courses and select the relevant course department.

How does WAIFS support me when I am studying and I need help?
WAIFS will monitor your academic progress throughout your course and work with you to ensure that you are getting the most from your studies. Your trainer is first in line to help you with course requirements and related issues. It may be suggested that you take numeracy support classes, or you may be referred to counselling and support services if required.

How many people will be in my class?
The average number per class is between between 20 to 25 students. Our classes are smaller than university classes to ensure that you get a more individualized learning experience.

What would my timetable be on a typical day at WAIFS?
The average timetable would consist of two to four days per week, depending on your course selection. It would be Monday & Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, or Saturday & Sunday, from 8.45am to 5.00pm, or Monday to Thursday evenings from 5.30pm to 9.30pm, giving you the rest of the week to work, rest and play.

Will WAIFS help me find a part-time job while I study?
WAIFS will do its best to assist students in getting part-time employment.

What options do I have after my studies at WAIFS?
WAIFS is articulated to a number of universities in Australia. This means you have a pathway to various study programs at Australian universities. There are staff available to advise you about what options you have in regards to your particular case.

What types of accommodation are available?
Please refer to our accommodation page for further information and a guide on prices.