Placements in Australia

Brisbane, Australia

Partner Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Placement Highlights

In past years, Brisbane students have been placed in two private schools, spending part of their TAB time in each school. These slightly longer placements give students the opportunity to get to know the teachers and students in each community, as well as their approaches to teaching and learning. Brisbane usually has a school holiday at the end of September - activities during this holiday have varied from year to year.

Accommodations

Options vary. In the past, students have used AirBnB's in central Brisbane so that they can travel to their schools more easily. Reliable high speed internet is an important look-for.

Documentation Required

Blue Card (similar to a Canadian police check), Electronic Travel Authority

Estimated Costs

  • Return Flight: $1,300
  • Accommodation: $1,500 per month (AirBnB)
  • Ground Transportation: $150 per month
  • Food: $200-700 per month
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Exchange Rate

Perth, Australia

Partner Institution: Murdoch University

Placement Highlights

In past years, Perth students have been placed in two private schools, spending part of their TAB time in each school. These slightly longer placements give students the opportunity to get to know the teachers and students in each community, as well as their approaches to teaching and learning. Additional short visits are also sometimes included. In some years these schools have been Indigenous schools, providing students with particular insight to Australian approaches to Indigenous education.

Accommodations

We recommend Perth students use student housing at Murdoch. They are affordably priced and well-located for social activities and meeting with other university students.

Documentation Required

Electronic Travel Authority

Estimated Costs

  • Return Flight: $1,800
  • Accommodation costs vary by type:
    • $650-$1,000 per month (Freemantle student housing $1,450 per person for duration)
    • $720 per month (5-bedroom apartment-style Murdoch University Village Residence)
  • Ground Transportation: $200 per month (bus, train, and Uber)
  • Food: $200-300 per month
  • Can of Coke: $3.50
  • Cup of Coffee: $3.50
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Exchange Rate

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