TAFE institutes for international students

Great Southern Institute of Technology


Every year, students from many countries around the world choose to study at Great Southern Institute of Technology, in the south of ​Western Australia.

The Institute’s first class educational facilities, supportive environment and safe community are enhanced by the city’s enviable lifestyle offering stunning inland and coastal scenery,
excellent sporting and leisure opportunities and a temperate climate.

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.
This campus offers an inclusive atmosphere, well- equipped
classrooms and modern study facilities.

​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

From initial contact to the completion of the course, students are offered all the support they need to succeed in their studies.

A friendly welcome awaits all international students at Great
Southern Institute of Technology.

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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