If you are moving to Tasmania on a temporary visa, your children can study at a Tasmanian Government School. You can apply through the Temporary Resident Program (TRP).
How can I apply?
Parents on a Temporary Visa must:
- Apply online: Temporary Resident Program Student Application Form
- Receive an ‘Authority to Enrol’ letter from GETI. You will give this letter to the school to enrol.
- Use Google Chrome to complete this application.
What fees must I pay?*
The Visas at a Glance document lists visas and whether tuition fees and levies are required.
New students must pay for two terms before they can enrol.
Fees for Kindergarten:
- Full year – AU$3,750
- Per term – AU$937.50
Fees for Schools (Prep to Year 12):
- Full year – AU$7,500
- Per term – AU$1,875
- Per week – AU$187.50**
*Fees may be adjusted throughout the year. Please contact the Temporary Resident Program at GETI to confirm current fees.
**Weekly tuition fees only apply if a student is not enrolled for a complete school term.
491 and 494 visa holders pay 50% of the tuition fees above.
You can request an instalment plan once your child has completed two terms.
Children in Tasmania on a visitor visa may study up to 12 weeks. They must enrol as an International Full Fee-Paying Student (FFPS).
School levies are fees charged by a school and are separate from tuition fees. Families pay levies directly to the school ($300-$750/ year).
When can I enrol my child?
You can enrol your children at any time of the year. The school year consists of four terms (refer to term dates) and includes students in:
- Primary school – Kindergarten to Year 6
- Secondary (High) school – Years 7-10
- Senior Secondary (College) – Years 11-12
The compulsory school starting age in Tasmania is five years on or by 1 January.
Where can I enrol my child?
Students can enrol at their local school. You can find your local intake school here.
Will my child receive English language support?
The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Service can assess TRP Students. EAL provides support if required.
What if my situation changes?
You must inform GETI if your child:
- changes address
- is granted a new visa
- intends to transfer to another Tasmanian Government School
- intends to leave school
Please contact GETI directly if you have any questions about the Temporary Resident Program.