If you’re looking for a perfect balance between big city life and small town living, then look no further than Hobart. It combines the advantages of both to create the perfect environment for students to live, learn and grow.
If you’re thinking of taking TAFE courses then it’s probably easier to count the reasons not to come to Hobart than the many, many reasons that make Hobart such a great student town.
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What TAFE Study Options are Available to Me in Hobart?
There is one overarching TAFE institute in Tasmania, which obviously includes Hobart, and that is TasTAFE. It caters to the needs of all students, no matter what their age, education level, or background. Whether you’re looking for apprenticeships, are an international student looking to experience some rich Aussie culture, or sick and tired of the career you’ve been in for the past 15 years and looking for a complete and utter change; TasTAFE has the courses for you.
Most of the TAFE courses in Hobart, online and on-campus, are offered on a semester basis. These include the full range of qualifications available, such as apprenticeships and traineeships, certificates I-IV, and diplomas and advanced diplomas. Even some short courses are only available during either the first or second semester.
Considering the inflexible nature of semester courses, you need to make doubly sure that you’ve got the right dates for your course.
Short courses in Hobart cover every job, skill, hobby, and interest imaginable. For example, you could unlock your sewing skills, upgrade your boiler licence, refresh your skills as a rock climbing and abseiling instructor, learn basic first aid, get an introduction to community, health, aged care and disability services, master MYOB, learn how to safely use plasterer’s stilts, find out about responsible service of alcohol, and bump up your warehouse and transport management skills.
Students in Hobart looking to take advantage of TasTAFE’s correspondence courses can do so through eLearning. eLearning uses world-class technology and facilities to provide students with engaging and interactive learning materials online so that they can study just about any type of course without having to physically attend classes – at least some of the time.
In fact, eLearning provides a variety of computer-based learning materials that can be used in the classroom, or as training material in the workplace.
Hobart TAFE Institutions
TasTAFE has twelve campuses in Hobart where students can study courses that include:
- Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
- Certificate II in Hospitality
- Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations
- Certificate III in Agriculture
- Certificate III in Fitness
- Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
- Certificate IV in Design Fundamentals
- Diploma of Accounting
- Diploma of Music Industry
- Diploma of Nursing
- Diploma of Visual Arts
- Advanced Diploma of Engineering- Technical
- Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism
Hobart for Students
Hobart has everything a student could possibly need, from the peace and quiet necessary to study and get good marks to the entertainment options and things to do that are necessary for students to blow off some steam and get some much needed R&R. The climate is conducive to outdoor activities, which is great because Hobart is jam-packed with activities, like surfing, skiing, and hiking. Take it down a notch with performances from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra or with a trip to the Theatre Royal. Enjoy big action movies and arthouse films at the various cinemas in the city, and soak up the live music scene, which is alive with all genres.
Get on your bike and get some exercise while you get where you’re going, or relax and let the reliable public transport system do all the work for you.
In short, Hobart is about as perfect a student town as it’s possible to get.
Have a squiz at our Guide to TAFE Courses in Tasmania to see your options.