Primary and Secondary Education

For the high school students who are interested in completing their secondary study in Australia and preparing for VET and/or degree studies upon graduation.

Australia’s Primary and Secondary Schools offer world class education and excellence in teaching while providing a safe, encouraging environment and a sure starting point for success. By starting education at this level in Australia, students often have a much better command of the English language which is extremely useful in preparing them for further education and a career in the future.


The Australian schooling system consists of:

  • Government primary and secondary schools
  • Private primary and secondary schools
  • Co-educational and boys-only/girls-only schools
  • Private schools with on-campus boarding facilities

All Australian schools offer:

  • Extensive libraries
  • Purpose-designed music and art studios
  • Excellent sporting and recreational facilities
  • A variety of extra-curricular activities
  • Consideration of student health, diet, culture and religion
  • Student support services


Academic Year 

The school year starts in early February and finishes in December. It is divided into four terms of 10 weeks each, with two weeks break in between.

Primary Education


Years 1-7

Primary education starts at six years of age. Students will usually have one teacher for most of the school day and specialist teachers for subjects such as music, art, drama and religious studies.

The primary school curriculum integrates skills, knowledge and understanding in eight learning areas:

  • English/Literacy
  • Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Science
  • Technology and Enterprise
  • Arts
  • Society and Environment
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Languages other than English (LOTE)


Secondary Education 

Lower Secondary School: Years 8-10

Students focus on the same eight learning areas as Primary students, but with greater diversity in electives and subject choice.

Upper Secondary School: Years 11-12

Student can elect to study subjects which will prepare them for future study or their chosen career. Specific subject areas are taught by teachers with specialist qualifications.

Western Australia’s Year 12 qualification is known as the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), previously known as TEE or TER, is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia. Student can opt to sit for the ATAR examination. Their ATAR score is based upon school assessments and their final ATAR examination results. Student’s ATAR score can be used to establish their eligibility for universities and colleges both in Australia and overseas.

Higher Education

For the students who aim to take undergraduate or postgraduate courses in fields of study such as agriculture, business, economics, education, environmental science, engineering, health sciences, humanities and social sciences, information technology, law, mathematics and computing, medicine, science and visual/performing arts.


Undergraduate Qualifications

A Bachelor Degree prepares you for a professional career and postgraduate study.

          Duration: Minimum three years full-time study

          Requirements: Australian secondary school certificate (Year 12) or its overseas equivalent; or a

Vocational Education and Training Diploma or Advanced Diploma.

A Bachelor Degree (Honours) is an optional, additional qualification offered to students who excel over the course of their Bachelor Degree.

          Duration: Either one additional year after a three-year degree, or awarded for achievement across a degree of four or more years.

          Requirements: High academic achievement over the course of a Bachelor Degrees

Post-graduate Qualifications

A Graduate Certificate or Diploma is designed for specific career purposes. You can take a Graduate course to expand the skills you gained in an undergraduate programme, or to develop your skills and knowledge in a new professional area.

           Duration: Six months full-time study (Certificate) or twelve months full-time study (Diploma)

           Requirements: A completed undergraduate qualification.

A Masters Degree is undertaken after completing an undergraduate degree. You can enrol in a Masters Degree in a specific study area or professional field. You can choose between a coursework Masters, a research Masters or a professional Masters.

           Duration: Two years full-time study, or one year if you’ve completed an Honours qualification.

           Requirements: A completed undergraduate qualification.

A Doctoral Degree often also referred to as a PhD, is the highest university qualification you can receive. PhD candidates are recognised for their significant contributions in a chosen field. You can choose between a Research Doctorate, which involves supervised research, or a Professional Doctorate, which combines coursework with research.

          Duration: Varies according to course, study load and subject.

         Requirements: Completed undergraduate and lesser postgraduate qualifications.

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a highly-prestigious, internationally recognised qualification with a strong focus on practical and theoretical business knowledge. It covers accounting, economics, finance, human resources management, marketing, operations, organisational behaviour, data analysis/statistics and business policy/strategy.

Vocational education and training institutions category

For the students who aim to take practical, career oriented courses in business, computing, marketing, tourism and hospitality etc.


Vocational and Pathway Studies

Vocational Education and Training (VET) colleges offer exceptional, internationally recognised industry qualifications. VET courses give you the opportunity to learn valuable skills with Australia’s leading industry experts, or they can provide your pathway to Higher Education studies.

You can enrol in a VET course at a private college or at one of the Western Australian government’s polytechnics and institutes of technology (TAFE International WA).

Western Australia’s VET colleges offer:

  • A focus on practical vocation skills
  • A wide range of courses across many industries
  • Carefully designed courses to meet the current needs of employers
  • Valuable work experience placement
  • Current industry equipment and technology
  • Industry experts and educators with extensive practical experience
  • Direct entry into the workforce
  • Pathways to a Bachelor degree

Academic Year

Each VET college will have varying intake dates throughout the year, with the most common commencements being in February, April, July and October.


You will usually need to have the equivalent qualification of Australian Year 10, 11 or 12. Some VET courses have English language, subject or work experience prerequisites. It is best to check the intake dates, fees and entry requirements with individual VET institutions.


Courses vary in length from Certificate I through to an Advanced Diploma. Certificate IV is the accepted minimum qualification for entry into Australian universities:

VET qualification Course duration Career path
Certificate I 4-6 months Competent operator
Certificate II 6-8 months Advanced operator
Certificate III Approx. 12 months Qualified tradesperson or technician
Certificate IV 12-18 months Supervisor
Diploma 18-24 months Professional’s assistant
Advanced Diploma 24-36 months Junior manager

Pathways to University

Whatever your level of education, and whatever your goals for the future, Perth has the right study option for you. Western Australia’s education institutions offer flexible, fully-integrated pathways to university-level study. Customised bridging programs and full student support services are in place to help you reach enrolment criteria and apply successfully for the university and the course of your choice.

1.Certificate or Diploma course

If you know which subject you would like to study, or have already chosen your university, then you can take a subject-specific Certificate or Diploma course at a pathway college that is affiliated with your chosen university. When you have finished your course, you are guaranteed entry into a first or second-year undergraduate degree program at that university.

2.Foundation Course

If you have not made up your mind yet, or would like to keep your options open, you can complete a general Foundation course that does not restrict your choice of degree or university. This option is especially suited to younger students who have not chosen a career yet.

Many Western Australian universities offer foundation studies on-campus. This means that while you are studying to meet general course requirements, you can experience real university life and take advantage of all academic resources, recreational facilities and student groups

English language studies

Cater for the applicants from entry to advanced level as well as educator training.


English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) colleges offer:

  • Short-term courses (12 weeks or less) for Tourist or Working Holiday visa holders
  • Full-time Intensive English courses for Student visa holders
  • Flexible course commencement dates
  • A variety of recreational and social activities

Whether it is for academic or professional preparation, or if you would just like to improve your English language skills, Perth offers a wide range of courses:

  • General English
  • English preparation for entry into secondary, foundation, vocational or university courses
  • Specialised English for academic or professional purposes
  • Study tour programs which include extracurricular activities
  • English for examination purposes

Download pdf here: Copywriting English Course Info



Location Tuition Fee Application Fee Class Timing Addition





(Red cat No.6 bus Stop)

Below 6 week: $375/week

7~12 weeks: $370/week

13~23 weeks: $355/week

Above 24 weeks: $345/week

$225 Day Class Recognize by TAFE

(Discount: Half price for the Application fee, Lowest price per week is $245.5)







(Close to WA Musium)

Day Class(5days)

4~12 weeks: $260/week

13~24 weeks: $250/week

Above 25 weeks: $245/week

Evening Class, Day Class (3days)

4~12 weeks: $250/week

Above 13 weeks: $240/week

$220 Day Class(5days)

Day Class (3days)

Evening Class

Recognize by TAFE

(Discount: Lowest price per week is $200)





(Close to ISC and Toyota)

Depends on the nationality

(Please contact with ISC)

$235 Day Class

Evening Class

Recognize by TAFE

(Discount: Lowest price per week is $240)





Leederville Daytime Class

Below 11 weeks: $405/week

12~23 weeks: $400/week

24~35 weeks: $395/week

36~48 weeks: $390/week

Nighttime Class

Below 23 weeks: $230/week

24~48 weeks: $220/week

$230/240 Day Class

Evening Class

Recognize by TAFE, many high schools and universities




City Below 12 weeks: $350/week

Above 13 weeks: $330/week

$200 Day Class Recognize by TAFE, many high schools and universities

(For Taiwanese Student: Apply for 10 weeks get 2 weeks for free, lowest price per week is $275)

Package course to TAFE, Curtin, ECU and Murdoch






Balga, Carlise, Midland and Thornlie campuses

$300 None Day Class Recognize by TAFE




(Close to Perth Arena)

Below 5 weeks: $280/week

6~15 weeks: $260/week

16~20 weeks: $240/week

Above 21 weeks: $220/week

$150 Day Class


Highgate Day Class: $240/week

Evening Class: $220/week

$250 Day Class

Evening Class

Apply both Language course and VET now, for Language course, apply 10 weeks get 2 weeks for free


East Perth $220/week $250 Day Class

Evening Class




City $180/week $230 Day Class

Evening Class

Weekend Class

2 and half days per week


City $193-213/week $230 Day Class 2 days per week


Northbridge $240/week $230 Day Class 2 and half days per week
IIB Victoria Park $350/week $150 Day Class
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