TAFE Institutes

Great Southern Institute of Technology



Great Southern Institute of Technology is a regional TAFE located in a leading holiday and tourist region, and boasts some of the best coastal scenery and recreational areas in Western Australia.

Albany is one of Western Australia’s premier regional centres with all the facilities you would expect in a city, but with the benefits of country living.

The Albany region offers a range of experiences from the spectacular Karri forests, clear blue waters of the coast, sandy beaches, whales, world-class wineries, wildflowers and native wildlife.

​Our Courses

The Great Southern Institute delivers programs for international students ranging from Certificate to Advanced Diploma level in the following areas:

​ Our Campuses

The main campus of Great Southern Institute is located in Albany approximately 420 kilometres south of Perth by road.
The Albany campus provides international students with a safe, friendly and attractive setting in which to study, featuring free parking and Wi-Fi access throughout the campus.

​Getting to Great Southern Institute

Albany has a regional airport with a direct service between Perth and Albany. See the Virgin airlines regional website for more information.
TransWA provides a bus service between Perth and Albany. See the TransWA website for more information.

Albany also has a bus service that operates between the city centre and suburbs including the Albany campus.


The International Student Coordinator is available to assist to find short and long term accommodation. Private rentals close to the CBD and the Institute are available in Albany or Homestay accommodation can also be arranged if required.

On arrival in Albany many internation​al students prefer short-term accommodation in either a share house or backpackers' hostel while they make arrangements for longer-term accommodation.

​International Support

As a regional training provider, Great Southern Institute values the diversity that international students bring to the Institute and local community.  In return, Great Southern Institute offers smaller classes, supportive staff and an opportunity to immerse yourself in a friendly and safe community. 

The International Centre provides services and support including:

  • Academic study support
  • Personal/social support
  • Employment advice and support
  • Accommodation referral service
  • Counselling support

​Welcome from the Managing Director

“Great Southern Institute of Technology works with Education and Training International (ETI) to attract international students to the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

We offer a broad selection of qualifications, and excellent facilities to enable students to achieve their potential. Students also receive invaluable support from an International Student Coordinator to help them to settle and get the most from their study with us.

Our temperate climate, good employment opportunities and excellent recreation help to make the institute a drawcard for students from all over the world.”

Lidia Rozlapa - Managing Director, Great Southern Institute of Technology

​International Student Video Tours

Great Southern Institute students and staff have developed welcome videos for internation​al students planning to come to Western Australia and study at Great Southern Institute.

The videos ​will give you and your familie​s a better feel and understanding of Great Southern Institute and its campus locations before you get here.

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