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Introduction

Hobart is a city rich in history and culture. As the second-oldest capital city in Australia after Sydney, Hobart has a wealth of landmarks and activities that perfectly blend modern living with heritage beauty, resulting in a must-visit location for everyone around the world.

Hobart, Tasmania

42.8821° S, 147.3272° E

Population: 220,000
Average Temperature: High 22° / Low 5°
Currency: Australian Dollars (AUD)
Local Time: 4:20PM
A little background

Hobart is one of the few locations in Australia with four distinct seasons. Enjoy the beach during the warm Summers, marvel at the red and yellow hues of Autumn, experience the spectacular snow-capped Mount Wellington during Winter and watch the land’s rebirth during the wetter Spring.

Savour international dining in Elizabeth Street, North Hobart, with an array of cuisine from around the world. Have a tour around the historic European houses at Battery Point – where our campus is located – in “Hobart Town”. A drive around Mount Wellington or any of Hobart’s other heritage locations is a fantastic way to spend a day.

As one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 locations to visit, Hobart offers a unique living experience to all who come to visit. Studying with NIET will give you the opportunity to enjoy all the opportunities Tasmania offers to their fullest.

NIET Hobart

Level 4, 2 Kirksway Place,
Battery Point, TAS, 7004
(+61) 7 3117 1772
What You Need to Know
Living
in Hobart
Cost of Living

The cost of living in Hobart is cheaper than other major Australian cities like Sydney or Melbourne, but is rising due to the growing lack of affordable accommodation. Within Hobart, cost of living varies significantly depending on factors like accommodation type, accommodation location, transport, and your shopping and eating habits.

Groceries and eating out: $80 to $200 per week
Utilities: $12 to $20 per week
Phone and Internet: $20 to $55 per week
Public transport: $15 to $30 per week
Car (after purchase): $150 to $260 per week Entertainment, sport, personal care: $60 to $150 per week

Find out more: https://study.tas.gov.au/live/cost-of-living/

Accommodation

Accommodation is generally the most significant cost in a student’s budget. Hobart has a wide range of options for accommodation including purpose-built student accommodation buildings which provide affordable accommodation options for students.

Hostels and Guesthouses: $90 to $150 per week Shared Rental: $100 to $215 per week
Single Rental: $150 to $300 per week

Find out more: https://study.tas.gov.au/live/cost-of-living/

Other Costs

Students will incur other miscellaneous costs including transport, food, drinks, and recreation. NIET recommends budgeting within your means and according to your needs.

Find out more: https://study.tas.gov.au/live/cost-of-living/

Public Transport

Hobart has a robust network of bus routes that provides cost and time efficient options for travelling around the city.’

For more information: https://www.metrotas.com.au/timetables/hobart/

Private Transport

Owning your own vehicle can be very expensive, and Hobart’s streets are often busy and difficult to navigate. Before purchasing your own vehicle, ensure you are able to afford ongoing costs like fuel, registration, insurance, and maintenance.

For more information: https://www.transport.tas.gov.au/registration/buying,_selling_or_transferring

Bus Stops

Our campus is located at Kirksway Place which is easily accessible via multiple bus stops. There are multiple stops on Sandy Bay Road within walking distance of our campus.

For more information: https://www.metrotas.com.au/timetables/hobart/

Living in Hobart

Hobart is a city rich in history and culture. As the second-oldest capital city in Australia after Sydney, Hobart has a wealth of landmarks and activities that perfectly blend modern living with heritage beauty, resulting in a must-visit location for everyone around the world.

Hobart is one of the few locations in Australia with four distinct seasons. Enjoy the beach during the warm Summers, marvel at the red and yellow hues of Autumn, experience the spectacular snow-capped Mount Wellington during Winter and watch the land’s rebirth during the wetter Spring.

Savour international dining in Elizabeth Street, North Hobart, with an array of cuisine from around the world. Have a tour around the historic European houses at Battery Point – where our campus is located – in “Hobart Town”. A drive around Mount Wellington or any of Hobart’s other heritage locations is a fantastic way to spend a day.

As one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 locations to visit, Hobart offers a unique living experience to all who come to visit. Studying with NIET will give you the opportunity to enjoy all the opportunities Tasmania offers to their fullest.

For more information: https://study.tas.gov.au/live/

Options for School Aged Dependents

If you are bringing school-aged children with you when you study in Australia, you will need to arrange for them to attend school. The requirements for enrolling students and school fees vary across schools.

In Tasmania, children are required to start school in the year in which they are five years old on 1 January. Many children will commence kindergarten (part time) from the age of four, although this is not required by law. Children must remain at school to complete the year in which they turn 16, and then remain in some form of education or training until they are 17.

There are four school terms in Tasmania, with a long break over summer. The terms structure changed from three to four terms in 2013 and is now similar to other states in Australia.

Government schools are called public schools and the school your children attend will be determined by where you live. Fee paying schools are called private schools, with fees varying between schools, although in general they charge significantly less than in other parts of Australia.

For information visit: https://www.movetotasmania.com.au/schooling-and-childcare-in-tasmania/

General Health Support

There are numerous health clinics within Brisbane for general health concerns, and a public hospital with a 24-hour emergency department for unexpected issues.

For more information: https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/tho/medicare_ineligible_patients

Student Welfare

NIET makes counsellors available to students who need assistance with their wellbeing via a counselling service. Please contact your study coach if you need access to this service.

Email: hba.studentservices@niet.edu.au

Overseas Student Health Cover

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance that provides cover for the costs of medical and hospital care which international students may need while in Australia and is mandatory for international student visa holders. OSHC will also cover the cost of emergency ambulance transport and most prescription drugs.

 

How do I get OSHC?

When applying for your student visa you will be asked to provide evidence of having OSHC for the entire duration of your stay in Australia. You cannot arrive until you have OSHC organised and evidence of the same. Students can purchase their OSHC through their Education Agent or contact us directly, however evidence will be required during enrolment that students have sufficient cover.

 

OSHC Providers

Only Australian health funds that have signed an agreement with the Australian Government can provide OSHC. You can select an OSHC provided from one of the four (4) registered health funds below. You may choose to change your health fund at any time but will need to abide by the conditions of change of the health fund provider you are leaving. If you would like Charlton Brown to arrange your OSHC with our preferred provider please contact us.

Medibank Private
www.medibank.com.au

Some students may be exempt from enrolling in the OSHC such as students from countries whose Governments may have Reciprocal Health Agreements for students in Australia.
Note: Only some reciprocal health agreements cover students in Australia, some will only cover visitors. You should determine if you are eligible before you apply for your visa to come to Australia.

 

Further Information on OSHC

For further information on OSHC, please visit the following websites and resources.

The Department of Health – Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing. nsf/Content/Overseas+Student+Health+Cover+FAQ

Department of Home Affairs – OSHC Fact Sheet
https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory- Information/Documents/OSHC%20fact%20sheet%2 0-%20for%20education%20providers.pdf

On-Campus Support

Our Hobart campus is located close to the Salamanca Waterfront, a bustling centre of culture, history, arts, and community. The area has a lively and friendly student community comprised of vocational training students and students from the University of Tasmania.

Email: hba.studentservices@niet.edu.au

A Bustling City

Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River, its well-preserved surrounding bushland reaches close to the city centre and beaches line the shores of the river and estuary beyond.

With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone.

Award-winning restaurants offer fine dining experiences using the best Tasmanian produce recognised by the world’s best chefs, while on the waterfront punts and fishmongers sell the freshest seafood straight from the Southern Ocean.

Enjoy the contrast of elegant heritage sandstone alongside modern architecture. Explore Salamanca Place, a short walk from the waterfront, with its galleries, theatres, craft shops and restaurants in 1830s Georgian warehouses and on Saturdays enjoy the food and entertainment of Salamanca Market, Australia’s best outdoor market.

Find out more: https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/about/regions-of-tasmania/hobart-and-south/hobart

Find Your People

Online platforms and social media make finding your people easier than ever. We recommend searching online for groups interested in the same hobbies as you.

Find out more & connect with students: https://study.tas.gov.au

Study Coaches

With NIET, learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Our study coach policy provides every student with a single point of contact for the duration of their enrolment, ensuring they always have access to the support they need to get the most from their studies online or on campus.

 

Study skills support

This program helps students to manage their time and plan their schedule. Academic writing skills and research skills are also included. Students also learn note-taking skills in this program.

Our training organisation caters to diverse student/ candidate learning needs and aims to identify and respond to the learning needs of all students/ candidates. Student/ candidates are encouraged to express their views about their learning needs at all stages of their learning experience from the initial induction and enrolment stage. Our organisation will assist all student/ candidates who enrol in their effort to complete our Training and Assessment programmes. If a student/ candidate is experiencing any difficulties with their studies, we would recommend that the student/ candidate should seek assistance from a Mentor or Tutoring staff.

 

Counselling Service

NIET makes counsellors available to students who need assistance with their wellbeing via a counselling service. Please contact your study coach if you need access to this service.

 

Counselling/ personal support

  • Lifeline – 13 11 14 or www.lifeline.org.au
  • Relationships Australia – 1300 364 277 http://www.relationships.org.au
  • MensLine Australia – (For men of any age) 1300 78 99 78
  • Kids Helpline (For young people aged 5-25) – 1800 551 800

 

Mental health support

  • Headspace.org.au (Headspace provides mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families.)
  • Mindhealthconnect.org.au (Launched as part of Australian Government’s National E- Mental Health Strategy, this site is a trusted source to identify issues regarding mental health care and initial steps to find relevant support and resources to meet mental health needs.
  • For students considered to be ”at risk”, the following processes will apply:
  • Identify particular requirements (such as literacy or English language) learners would need to complete this course
  • Developing strategies to make support available where gaps are identified
  • Students can obtain individual support with LLN, assistive technology, additional tutorial and other mechanisms, such as assist in using technology for online delivery components

 

Personal Safety

Australia is quite a safe country by world standards, but as with anywhere, there is still some crime.
To maximise your safety, consider the following, particularly at night:

  • walking, jogging or cycling with a friend or dog
  • varying your routes
  • knowing where you are going
  • choosing well-lit favourite roads and paths, or stay where you are visible to other people facing oncoming traffic, so a car cannot pull-up unnoticed
  • carrying identification, a mobile phone, phone card, or change for a public telephone that wearing headphones while out and about can make you less alert to your surroundings
  • maintaining a streetwise appearance, be confident in your body language
  • walking without lingering or sauntering with your head down
  • carrying your bag securely and talking to people in a confident manner
  • teaching yourself to look people in the eye
  • trusting your instincts – if you are feeling unsafe, threatened or nervous, do not ignore it
  • building your safety habits based on your sense of comfort and security
  • if travelling at night on public transport, keep your phone, laptop and other expensive items hidden, or use them discreetly so as not to attract unwanted attention

 

 

Workshops

NIET regularly runs interactive support webinars and workshops so students can discuss the challenges around studying living a busy, modern life with their trainers, study coaches, and peers.

 

Language, Literacy and numeracy support

A formal entry test may be provided to students to identify these difficulties. Once the gap has been defined, we could offer sessions for our students:

  • One-one individual lesson
  • Small group lesson
  • Discussion lesson
  • Consultation and mentoring session

Please note that for the LLN training, the first 30 mins are free. After that, if students would like to do LLN gap training, the hourly rate is $50/ hour.

 

Online delivery support

Students are given a password-protected login to our learning platform. The website provides students with study materials, assessments, online email support, Skype, online chatroom and forum discussion. Telephone support and technology consultation are also available for students.

 

Dining

Tasmania is known for its exceptional local produce, and most restaurants in Hobart make use of locally-sourced ingredients. There is a wide range of excellent venues including atmospheric local pubs, foodie-culture hotspots, and world-class high end restaurants.

Discover venues: https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-to-do/food-and-drink/restaurants

Attractions

Hobart’s major attractions include the picturesque Mount Wellington, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the weekly Salamanca Markets, and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Discover more attractions at: https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/about/regions-of-tasmania/hobart-and-south

Nearby Locations

Hobart is located in Tasmania’s south, and is within driving distance of many iconic locations including the Port Arthur Historic Site, Freycinet National Park, Cradle Mountain, and Bruny Island.

See what’s nearby: https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/about/regions-of-tasmania/hobart-and-south

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