Pre-Departure Information for Tasmanian Government School Students
This guide has been written to prepare Tasmanian Government School Students for their arrival in Tasmania and life as a student overseas.
Essential Pre-Departure Information for TasTAFE Students
Planning for your studies overseas can be both an exciting and confusing process. View some helpful information here.
The Island Life
Tasmania is Australia’s heart-shaped island state. Located 240km to the south-east of the Australian continent, Tasmania (or Tassie, as it is affectionately known) is home to a population of approximately 510,000 people.
There is a range of safe, comfortable, and convenient accommodation options available in Tasmania. School students benefit from living with a local Tasmanian family as part of GETI’s government-run homestay program, and TasTAFE students have the option of a homestay, or independent living arrangements including student residences and private rental.
Cost of Living
Living expenses in Tasmanian cities are very affordable, and our tuition fees are among the most competitive in Australia. As a student in Tasmania, you will pay less for accommodation, transport, and general expenses.
Separated from the Australian mainland by a stretch of water known as the Bass Strait, Tasmania is accessible by air or sea.