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Canning College delivers academic programs that prepare international students to enter Australia’s best universities.

Our high-quality education programs have helped thousands of international students bridge the gap between school and university. We will help students to settle into life in Perth, Western Australia, make new friends and have the experience of a lifetime while achieving university entry.

An experienced member of our staff will be in East Malaysia at the MMS Education Fairs on June 15 – 17, and will be available to talk to students and parents about scholarships, support services and how Canning College can help students achieve their aims of entering a top Australian university.

Canning College offers a range of study pathway programs including the popular Western Australian Universities’ Foundation Program that leads successful students into their dream university degree program.

If you are interested in pursuing a business or commerce degree, Canning College’s Certificate IV in University Access Program is completed in just six months, and our Diploma of Commerce takes students into second year Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business degrees in Western Australia’s top universities.

Canning College can help you achieve your aim with our excellent academic programs and high levels of care and support that give you the best chance of success.

Our excellent academic programs and great relationships with Western Australia’s excellent universities make it easier for students to transition into tertiary studies.

With a 95+ ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) achieved by 26% of WAUFP students in 2023, our international students are better prepared to succeed at university because of their Canning College experience.

Click here to express your interest in joining Canning College or scroll down to read more about how we can help you achieve your academic and career goals.

Succeed with our programs

Canning College’s programs help students as they take their first steps in international education with us in Australia.

Whatever your academic goal, we can help you get there through one of our academic programs.

Western Australian Universities’ Program (WAUFP)completed in 8 or 10 months, the Foundation Program starts in January, April and July and leads to entry into many degree courses across Australia.

Diploma of Commerceequal to first year university studies, this one-year program leads into year two Bachelor programs at The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University and the University of Notre Dame Australia.

Certificate IV in University Access Program – this six-month program leads directly into a range of degree programs at Curtin University and Murdoch University

Western Australian Certificate of Education – this year-long program is the recognised WA school program that provides entry into degree courses across Australia.

Year 11 – students improve their English skills and academic capabilities before progressing into WAUFP or WACE.

Year 10 – integrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics to prepare students for Year 11 studies

Click here to find out about the minimum entry requirements for our programs.

Students who require academic improvement can complete Canning College Bridging Programs.

Applications and scholarships 

High-performing students may be eligible for Canning College scholarships, including up to 40% off tuition fees.

We make it easier to study with us by allowing students to use their latest academic results, including preliminary or forecast results, to apply for a place in the WA Universities’ Foundation Program.

Prepare for success 

Our goal is to give students a great education by providing care and support at every stage of their journey. Our approach makes it easier for students to focus on their studies and achieve their academic and career goals.

Thousands of students have completed the WA Universities’ Foundation Program on their way to top universities, including education institutions in Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight.

The Foundation Program gives students excellent academic preparation for university studies, while our staff make sure students feel positive about the transition into universities.

Choose your university

When international students successfully complete a Canning College program, it opens up a world of university opportunities. While some students choose to continue their studies elsewhere in Australia or even overseas, many stay in Western Australia.

We have long-standing partnerships with Western Australia’s five universities – The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and the University of Notre Dame. Many of our students also choose to enrol in other Australian universities such as the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland.

Learn from the best

Canning College has been educating international students for 40 years and our staff understand the unique needs of students from many different backgrounds.

After students enrol in Canning College programs, our staff help them prepare for life on campus and in our great city.

Before students leave home to start their international education adventure, they are provided with all the information they need to make life easy in Perth.

They learn about the subjects in each program, and our support services, which include additional English language assistance and wellbeing services. They also receive advice regarding accommodation.

Students under the age of 18 stay with a registered member of the Australian Homestay Network, where they receive additional care and support.

The support students need

On arrival in Perth, students are offered a free airport pick-up service that takes them to their accommodation. Our spacious campus, set in a natural setting next to Curtin University, has modern classrooms and fully equipped science laboratories where subjects are taught by teachers who understand the needs of international students.

A team of Student Advisors are available throughout the year to provide advice and assistance with queries regarding studies, personal wellbeing and university destinations.

Our priority is to give every student a happy and supported experience, not just in the classroom but in every aspect of their life in Perth.

Take the next step now

Our admissions team can process applications quickly so that students do not have an anxious wait to know if they have been successful.

Contact us here and start on your pathway to university in Australia.

You can also visit our international education agent page to find a representative in your local area to help you with your application.