The Western Australian Private Education and Training Industry Association (WAPETIA) is an association of schools and colleges all dedicated to fair and ethical conduct and the provision of quality education. Download WAPETIA brochure to know more about WAPETIA services.

As new updates relating to the COVID-19 pandemic remain ongoing, StudyPerth have collated information intended for both the international education industry and also current international students in Perth. Visit StudyPerth COVID-19 Information webpage to get most recent information of COVID-19 from StudyPerth.

From its individual membership which are from multi-sector schools and colleges, WAPETIA has a unique understanding of the needs and opportunities within the areas of domestic and international education in which it is involved in Western Australia to deliver a quality education resulting in positive student outcomes and student experience.

One of WAPETIA’s major points of differentiation is the involvement of owners/principals in the Association.  Meetings are attended by this level of staff, who are required to have the authority to commit to action, and any associated work if required.  In this way, WAPETIA moves quickly, and is a good opportunity for networking and bench-marking.

Since 1989 (over 30 years), WAPETIA has been representing the interests of our members, and our sector, with other significant bodies within WA and nationally.  These lobbying efforts have resulted in stronger recognition of private education and training institutions, government engagement with WAPETIA on policy formulation and implementation, and stronger ties with agents and other stakeholders both in Western Australia as well as nationally.

WAPETIA is also works in strategic partnership with:

  • The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) – previously the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET)
  • Study Perth, Australia (WAPETIA Chairperson holds a place on the Study Perth Board)
  • English Australia


For more details please view our Constitution.

Over the years Western Australia has maintained leadership in many areas of national endeavour. WAPETIA is determined to follow this tradition. It is committed to retaining a Western Australian flavour in both its identity and contributions to the national development of this proven high value export industry