Hobart College

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Hobart College is a co-educational Senior High School for students in years 11 and 12. Situated in the Hobart suburb of Mount Nelson, the school is located in a bush setting with views of surrounding mountains.

Address: Olinda Grove, Mount Nelson, Tasmania, 7007

Year Established: 1913

Number of Students: 1200

Number of international students: 50


Key Features

  • Caring for international students for over 30 years
  • Dedicated advisors and area for international students
  • Specialised Home Group pastoral care program
  • State-of-the-art maths and science facilities
  • Twice weekly timetabled tutorials in most subjects
  • Introduction to Nursing course
  • 15 minute bus drive from the city centre of Hobart
  • Many important leaders have attended Hobart College, including the future Queen of Denmark, Mary Donaldson
  • 20 Rhodes Scholars in a long tradition of excellent academic achievements


Academic performance

Hobart College is an exciting learning community with a long history of outstanding academic, sporting and cultural achievements. Hobart College has educated 20 Rhodes Scholars. Rhodes Scholarships provide opportunities for outstanding all-round students to study at the University of Oxford, UK. Scholars are selected on the basis of their exceptional intellect, character and leadership.

Every year many Hobart College students are among the top 100 Tasmanian academic performers, each achieving an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 98.5 or above.



Teachers at Hobart College aim to ensure that all students reach their highest potential by providing programs which enrich and engage. Hobart College provides a diverse curriculum to prepare students for university studies, further vocational education and employment.

The range of subjects includes: Humanities, Mathematics, Science, English, Creative and Performing Arts, Health and Physical Education, Technology and Languages. There are over 130 subjects from which to choose.

Compulsory Subjects

Two specifically designed English classes for international students including English as an Additional Language at levels 1, 2 & 3.

Elective Subjects

Students in year 11 and 12 are able to select subjects from a wide range of course areas. Subjects are accredited by the Office of the Tasmanian Accreditation, Standards and Certification and are offered at both a “university–entrance” (level 3) or at a foundation level (level 2).

International Student Advisors will assist students in selecting the subjects that are most appropriate or required for future university or vocational studies.

Languages Offered

Chinese, Japanese, French, German and Italian.

Advanced Academic Programs

Hobart College has strong links with the University of Tasmania through the University College Program, which provided opportunities for advanced students to undertake university units whilst at College. In addition the Home Group program provides information sessions, visits to and assistance with enrolling at the University of Tasmania for all students.



Information Technology Facilities

Computer labs, devices available for students to borrow and Wi-Fi throughout the campus.

Speciality Facilities

Art & craft facilities, automotive workshop, basketball court, building and technology workshop, café, canteen, catering kitchens, dance studio, gymnasium, history room, hockey field, library, music recording studio, music rooms, netball court, photography darkroom, private study rooms, radio station, rock climbing wall, science laboratories, soccer field, tennis court, theatre, video suite, weight and fitness room.

Enrichment Activities

Archery, badminton, basketball, charitable events, chess, choir, concert band, debating, drama, environment club, food fair, kayaking, maths club, musical, orienteering, rock band, rock climbing, science, technology, engineering and mathematics club, soccer, stage band, student representative council, surfing, table tennis, tennis.


Student Support

International Student Advisors

Hobart College’s International Student Advisors have taught in schools across the world and incorporate their international experience into their teaching.

The International Student Advisors support international students in settling into the school environment, assist with any concerns, talk with students about their study pathway and help students locate career information.

English Language Support

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) assistance is provided by experienced EAL teachers.
  • Free weekly English speaking practice and writing assistance sessions are offered.


Support is provided by the in-school psychologists.