The Government Schools Preparation Program gives students who’ve completed Year 10 in their home country the opportunity to prepare and practise their English language skills before commencing Year 11 in Tasmania. You may finish studying Year 10 in March, or June, but not feel ready to study Year 11 straight away. The Preparation Program gives you the chance to settle in to life in Tasmania; familiarise yourself with your Tasmanian Senior High School; and do some intensive English language tuition.
The Preparation Program is available at Hobart College, Elizabeth College, and Rosny College. A key benefit of the program is that you will be studying at the same Senior High School that you will be attending for Years 11 and 12, so you have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the school environment.
As part of the program, you will be able to study English as a Second Language, as well as one or two Year 11 subjects of your choice.
You can commence your Preparation Program at any time after July.
The duration of the Preparation Program is flexible, but students will usually study the Program for two terms (20 weeks).
Program Tuition Fees
AU$330 per week (2-20 weeks)
AU$295 per week (21+ weeks)
These fees include ESL tuition, mainstream subjects, and enrichment activities.