High School Abroad in Tasmania

​Anyone interested in high school studies in Tasmania is in the right place with us. We are the official registration office for high schools in Tamania. Our student exchange program in Tasmania is supported by the relevant Ministries of Education in Australia, so we can offer international students a large number of state high schools in Tasmania. All high schools participating in our program are located in or around the cities of Tasmania. Our services are 100% free!

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  • Detailed advice about the Australian school system
  • Recommendation and suggestion of high schools depending on your subject and sport preferences
  • Liaison with high schools in Australia to discuss possible placements, subjects and questions regarding your application and stay
  • Provision of all necessary application forms and support to apply for a high school placement
  • Check of all documents and submission of your correct application
  • Organisation of accommodation with an Australian family who will act as your guardian
  • Comprehensive Student visa application support including provision of all necessary documents
  • Information helping you to organise convenient flights to and from Australia (if required)
  • Information and support to help you get set-up in Australia (Health Insurance etc.)
  • On-Arrival Service (airport pickup an transport to your accommodation)
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  • Pastoral Care through International Department of school and local contact person
  • Continuous contact to parents through our team while the student is studying in Australia
  • Certificate about your high school year
  • Dedicated personal contact during your stay in Australia

Tasmania

Tasmania is Australia’s only island state and is separated from the Australian mainland by Bass Strait. Located between the southern latitudes of 40 and 44, Tasmania is like no other Australian state.

With abundant year round rainfall – some parts receive in excess of 3,500mm a year – Tasmania is clean and green and one of Australia’s most scenic destinations.
Tasmania is a land of rolling green hills, towering and rugged peaks, national parks and world heritage areas.

One of the first parts of Australia to be settled by Europeans, Tasmania has a wild and interesting past. It has a fascinating history of convict settlement and today the old penal colony of Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula remains one of the island’s most popular tourist destinations.

The original inhabitants were members of the semi-nomadic Mouheneener tribe and first European settlement began in 1803 as a penal colony at Risdon Cove. Located south east of Australia and being separated from Australia by the Bass Strait with its beautiful beaches many flora species, waterfalls, lakes, fast flowing rivers, rugged mountain landscapes with magnificent wilderness, national parks that provide divers vegetation from grassland to eucalyptus forest with population of 0.5 Million and being 26th largest island in the world being the Natural State with unspoiled natural environment with National Parks and World Heritage Sites.

High School Study Abroad in Tasmania

Why study at a High School in Tasmania?

High School Tasmania

Studying at a High School in Tasmania is entirely different experience then any other state in Australia. You get to experience living in Australia’s island state, a very friendly and environmental state.

Beautiful mountains and lakes surround the island, and most the states population lives in the capital, Hobart. Tasmania prides itself on its excellent education; it has a reputation for its high standards of teaching and friendly, safe environment for students.

The costs of living are considerably low, there is an excellent level of student support, and the facilities are of very high standards. Studying in Tasmania therefore will be a quality experience with exciting opportunities to explore the beautiful land.

With only a short flight to Melbourne on Australia’s mainland, students can explore the best of both worlds.

The philosophy of education in Tasmanian schools includes:

  • Integrated learning
  • Full access to programs and services
  • An orientation program
  • An English language program
  • Student support services
  • Regular reports on student progress
  • Contacting your school prior to arrival
  • Students and their parents are encouraged to make contact with their Tasmanian school once a Confirmation of Enrolment has been issued.

International students are entitled to:

  • Access based on need
  • A key point of contact in the school
  • A Student Contact Officer to coordinate all services
  • Full information about programs and services available
  • home stay and placement service support
  • Study counselling
  • English language support
  • An induction program
  • Enrolment in a local school for primary students

Types of High Schools in Tasmania

There are two types of high schools in Tasmania. The first being junior high schools, which cater for years 7 -10. The second being senior high schools, which cater for years 11 – 12, these are known as colleges.

High Schools in Tasmania | High School Abroad in Tasmania

Tasmanian Junior High Schools offer students innovative study programs that are designed to prepare them as future leaders. This is achievable through critical thought, reason and analysis as  is encouraged in all Tasmanian High Schools.

High Schools in Tasmania also encourage flexibility in order to prepare for an uncertain future, a world which is constantly changing. The curriculum allows you to to become:

  • master communicators
  • critical thinkers
  • keen and enthusiastic learners
  • diligent and loyal workers
  • wise and intelligent
  • understanding and compassionate
  • conscientous and hard working
  • tomorrow’s future leaders and citizens

Year 7

Year 7 students are taught to make choices that are informed through general studies early on for Years 8,9, and 10.

Years 8-10

Years 8,9 and 10 students can specialise in their choice of subjects to meet their personal ambitions, interests and abilities. All students are required to study the compulsory subjects, including English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science.

International Students

A limited number of international study programs are available for overseas students wishing to enrol in Years 7 to 10. English As a Second Language (ESL) studies are offered to international students wishing direct admission into the schools.

Many Tasmanian High Schools offer excellent opportunities to engage in extracurricular activities while they are studying. These could take the form of sporting activities, music, dancing or school excursions.

Senior Secondary Colleges in Tasmania

Senior Secondary College: Years 11-12

Years 11 and 12 are the final years of secondary school in Australia. These are available as one year or short term programs for international students, during which students are studying for University entry.

Tertiary Entrance Score (TE)

Students who apply for entrance to university degree and diploma courses must compete for places. Selection for most courses is based on the Tertiary Entrance score (TE). Students receive a score for each pre-tertiary subject they complete.


International Students

International students who are intending to continue to university must satisfy the following requirements:

  • You must obtain a Satisfactory Achievement (SA) or higher result in five pre-tertiary (level 5) subjects.
  • At least three of the pre-tertiary (level 5) subjects must be taken in Year 12.

All Colleges have International Student Advisers who will help you select the subjects that you need for admission to university or other training options.


Curriculum

Students in Years 11 and 12 have a wide range of subjects to choose from, and this allows those who have not made a decision about their career to keep all options open. Students generally select 5 subjects each year, although additional subjects may be studied.


Pre-tertiary (Level  5) subjects approved for university entry:

  • THE ARTS
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    • Audio Design
    • Computer Drawing & Animation
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Music
    • Performance
  • BEHAVIOURAL STUDIES
    • Health Studies
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
  • BUSINESS
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Legal Studies
  • ENGLISH
    • English as a Second Language
    • English Communications
    • English Studies
    • English Writing
  • HOSPITALITY AND FOOD
    • Food Studies
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
    • Computer Science
    • Information Systems
  • LANGUAGES
    • Auslan
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Indonesian
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Spanish
    • Vietnamese
  • MATERIALS DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
    • Computer Graphics and Design
    • Design Graphics
    • Electronics Advanced
    • Housing and Design
  • MATHEMATICS
    • Mathematics Applied
    • Mathematics Methods
    • Mathematics Specialised
  • PHYSICAL AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION
    • Sports Science
  • SCIENCE
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental Science
    • Physical Sciences
    • Physics
    • Science of Natural Resources
  • SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT
    • Ancient Civilisations
    • Australia in Asia & the Pacific
    • Australian History
    • Geography
    • Studies in Religion
    • Twentieth Century History

Tasmania High School Programs

High School Study Abroad

The Study Abroad is a highly flexible program for students wanting to complete a short-term study period in a Tasmanian Government High School. Duration can be tailored to your needs.

Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)

This program is perfect if you plan to continue studies in Australia at university level. The program usually goes over 2 years, starting with year 11 until the end of year 12.

Short High School Program

Tasmania offers you the chance to study at a high school for less than 3 months and as little as 4 weeks. You don't need a student visa for this program, a tourist visa is sufficient!

Tasmania High School Term Dates 2020

Term 1: 5 Feb – 9 Apr

Term 2: 27 Apr – 3 Jul

Term 3: 20 Jul – 25 Sep

Term 4: 12 Oct – 17 Dec*

* Senior High School finishes in November before end of year exams.

  • Junior High School (Years 7–10) – AU $13,000/year
  • Senior High School (Years 11–12) – AU $14,000/Year
  • Homestay one off Placement Fee: AU $200
  • Homestay Costs: $300/week
  • School Admin costs – $75 per term Maximum AU $300 per year

There are no entry specific entry requirements if you wish to study at a junior high school in Tasmania. The only thing the schools department will ask for is your recent school transcript. 
This also applies to students who wish to attend a senior high school for less than one year.

If you want to attend a senior high school in Tasmania for more than 1 year, you need to complete an IELTS test and get a minimum score of 5.0 in all bands. If you don’t meet this requirement, you will need to complete 2 terms of the English Preparation Program in a junior high school. 

Our High Schools in Tasmania

Hobart High School

The capital of Australias southern isle. Tasmania has the most majestic and surreal wildlife and scenery of any other place in Australia. Hobart itself is a place full of history and opportunities. Known also for it’s chilly weather and for being cut off literally from the rest of Australia, Tasmania is a place many Australians are dieing to visit.

Education in Hobart has alot to offer, Tasmania offers more specific career fields then most other parts of Australia here there is alot of fishing and agriculture positions as well as the usual business field available in the Hobart CBD. Because of the specific fields High Schools and Higher Education sectors will offer more different subjects in the way of electives giving a teenager more choice in which direction they intend to head in after school.

There are different High Schools available in three different fields in Hobart including Government or Public Schools, Private Schools and Independent Schools. All offering state of the art facilities, large campus’s and qualified, supportive and professional staff and teachers.

Choosing a High School is a hard decision process we hope this guide to High Schools in Hobart will assist you in making the right decision for your child.

Kingston High School

  • Years 7 – 10
  • 725 Students 
  • max. 10 international Students
  • Sports: Kayaking, Hockey, Mountain biking, Netball etc. 
  • Seaside location
  • 15 Minutes from Hobart CBD

Taroona High School

  • Years 7 – 10
  • 875 Students
  • max. 30 International students
  • Sports: Badminton, Basketball, Mountainbiking, Surfing etc.
  • Located on the Derwent River with it’s own beach
  • 15 Minutes from Hobart CBD

Rose Bay High School

  • Years 7 – 10
  • 690 Students
  • max. 10 International Students
  • Sports: Kayaking, Hockey, Swimming, Athletics, Netball etc.
  • Academic Music Program
  • 10 Minutes from Hobart CBD

Clarence High School

  • Years 7 – 10
  • 560 Students
  • max. 20 International Students
  • Sports: Kayaking, Surfing, Swimming, Netball, Basketball etc.
  • 200m from the beach
  • 15 Minutes from Hobart CBD

Ogilvie High School

  • Years 7 – 10
  • Girls School with 810 students 
  • max. 15 International Students
  • Sports: Badminton, Surfing, Netball, Basketball etc.
  • Large school grounds and grassy area’s for sports activities
  • 10 Minutes to Hobart CBD

New Town High School

  • Years 7 – 10
  • All boys school with 750 students
  • max. 15 International Students
  • Sport: Basketball, Netball, AFL, Football, Golf, Cricket etc.
  • Large school grounds and sports facilities
  • 4km from Hobart CBD

Elizabeth College

  • Years 11 – 12
  • Located in the heart of Hobart
  • 1.000 students
  • max. 50 International students
  • Sports: Football, AFL, Hockey, Volleyball, Netball etc.
  • Multicultural student population

Hobart College

  • Years 11 – 12
  • Views of Mount Wellington
  • 1.040 students
  • max. 52 International students
  • Sports: Rock Climbing, Surfing, Swimming, Basketball etc.
  • 15min from Hobart

Rosny College

  • Years 11 – 12
  • Located on the Derwent River
  • 950 students
  • max. 30 international students
  • Sports: Kayaking, Surfing, Tennis, Badminton, Biking, Basketball etc.
  • 15min from Hobart

Launceston High School

Education in Launceston has alot to offer, Tasmania offers more specific career fields then most other parts of Australia here there is alot of fishing and agriculture positions as well as the usual business field available in the Launceston CBD. Because of the specific fields High Schools and Higher Education sectors will offer more different subjects in the way of electives giving a teenager more choice in which direction they intend to head in after school.

There are different High Schools available in three different fields in Launceston including Government or Public Schools, Private Schools and Independent Schools. All offering state of the art facilities, large campus’s and qualified, supportive and professional staff and teachers.

Choosing a High School is a hard decision process we hope this guide to High Schools in Launceston will assist you in making the right decision for your child.

Prospect High School

  • Years 7 – 10
  • 450 students
  • max. 20 international students
  • Sports: Football, Running, Hockey, Netball, Badminton, Basketball etc.
  • Bush setting with views of surrounding mountains
  • 6.6km from Launceston CBD

Queechy High School

  • Years 7 -10
  • 700 students
  • max. 25 international students
  • Advanced maths and science programs: Psychology, Forensic Science, Marine Biology
  • Sports: Biking, Football, Basketball, Netball etc.
  • 5min from Launceston CBD

Launceston College

  • Years 11 – 12
  • 1400 students
  • max. 60 internatioal students
  • In the heart of Launceston
  • Biggest college in Tasmania
  • Sports: Swimming, Squash, Surfing, Hockey et.c
  • Pre Univeristy courses

Newstead College

  • Years 11 – 12
  • 750 students
  • max. 50 international students
  • Modern Campus and facilities
  • Sports Kayaking, Surfing, Swimming, Netball etc.
  • 10min from Launceston CBD

Devonport is a coastal town located in northern Tasmania. It boasts many shipwrecks and steamers from early settlers, making it a popular tourist destination. 

Devonport High School

  • Years 7 – 10
  • 580 students
  • max. 15 International students
  • Modern Campus & Facilities
  • Sports: Basketball, Badminton, Football, Athletics etc.
  • Close to facilities such as an Olympic swimming pool, basketball stadium and opportunities to surf, sail or rock climb. 

Don College

  • Years 11 – 12
  • 930 students
  • max. 10 International
  • Modern Campus & Facilities
  • Sports: Swimming, Squash, Touch Football, Hockey, Netball, Runing etc.
  • The college is located in a bush setting between the Don River Reserve and Bass Strait

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