Don College

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Don College is a gathering point for students from our local high schools where students support each other in achieving success in Years 11 and 12. Nestled in bushland bordering the Don River Reserve and Bass Strait, the school’s unique natural environment creates opportunity for learning and impacts positively on school culture and well-being. Specialist teachers individualise learning across a broad variety of courses focussing on building aspirations, hope, engagement and lifelong learning.

Address: 87-121 Watkinson St, Devonport TAS 7310

Year Established: 1974

Number of Students: 820

Number of international students: 12


Key Features

  • Located in a beautiful natural setting ideal for outdoor education opportunities and excursions
  • Specialist teachers focussing on individualised learning
  • Comprehensive student support services including social worker, GP, police officer


Academic performance

  • In 2018, 5 students in top 100 ATAR scorers in Tasmania
  • Very strong Visual Arts program where our students, who represent 10% of the Tasmanian cohort, achieve 30% of Exceptional Achievements (highest academic award)
  • Comprehensive range of vocational education and training courses across 22 industry areas



Click here for a full list of subjects offered at Don College.


Advanced Academic Programs

  • High Achiever Program in mathematics in partnership with UTAS
  • UTAS colleges programs in Music, Design (Architecture and Textiles), Audio Design, Sport Management (School of Business), Art Practice, Accounting, Algebra Skills



  • Gymnasium, training room, library, excellent outdoor education facilities for outdoor pursuits,
  • Specialist facilities for all VET programs (eg. childcare centre, automotive and engineering workshop, commercial kitchen)
  • Close to Devonport’s Olympic-sized swimming pool, hockey and soccer grounds


Enrichment Activities

  • Range of lunchtime activities including futsal rosters, basketball competitions, table tennis, performance arts concerts, guest speakers, student leadership groups, hospitality challenges and more


Student Support

  • Key contacts available for all international students during school opening hours
  • Welcome and farewell functions
  • College focus on wellbeing of all students
  • Six International student support staff: EAL teacher, International Student Advisor, Social Worker, Guidance Officer and College Nurse
  • Languages spoken by staff: French, Italian, Japanese and Indonesian