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SuniTAFE Student Residences

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The SuniTAFE Student Residences are situated at our Mildura Campus on Benetook Ave. They are a 30 minute walk from the Mildura city centre and a 5 minute walk from a small shopping complex.

Accommodation is provided for up to 27 full-time residents studying at SuniTAFE or La Trobe University. There is also accommodation for short stays by SuniTAFE apprentices and trainees on block release, students studying at other educational institutions, and visiting student family members.

The bedrooms for most residents are small or large single rooms. Short-stay apprentices and trainees stay in hostel style rooms with two sets of bunk beds. All non-hostel bedrooms have wardrobes, desks, chairs, and drawers for each resident. They also have bookshelves and a pin-board. All rooms are fully carpeted and have a reverse cycle air conditioner.

All students are required to provide their own linen. Students may also bring their own TV, computer, small refrigerator, sound system or other appliances (subject to approval).

Each building contains one or two kitchens, all equipped with an electric stove, microwave oven, toaster, kettle and refrigerator/freezers. There is also a barbeque in the courtyard. Students need to bring their own cooking utensils. Prepared food can be purchased from the canteen during the morning and afternoon if desired.

A number of shared bathrooms and toilets are provided in each building.

The Residences have a laundry with coin operated washers and dryers, and clotheslines are available nearby. Each building has an iron and ironing board. Cleaners clean rooms on a weekly basis, and common areas on a daily basis. A vacuum cleaner is available for residents to use between these cleanings if desired. Residents are required to wash their own dishes and to keep all areas in a tidy state.

Payphones for general use are available to all students. There is also a locked and fenced parking area for resident vehicles. A 24 hour security service is available to all residents and guests.

Wireless internet access is available to all students living on Residence. Residents may also access the internet on communal computers in the Residence study room.

Each building has a shared lounge area with couches, a TV and Xbox.

Residents also have access to the campus' canteen, restaurant, library, child care centre, hair and beauty services, and other public facilities. SuniTAFE and La Trobe students also have easy access to their institution's student support services and facilities.

Visiting family members can stay in the adjacent SuniTAFE Motel, which offers twin share accommodation with en-suite bathrooms and all linen supplied. Visitors may also stay in students' rooms if they pay a nightly fee.

Organisations requiring accommodation for training activities, festival performers or other purposes are encouraged to talk to us. Catering services are available by request.

Application Procedure

Applicants must complete the Application form for accommodation at SuniTAFE Residences and submit it to the Residence Office with the Registration Fee.

Priority is given to students living away from home, first year students, full-time students and second or third year students willing to be Unit Leaders.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview with a Residence interview panel and will be informed of the outcome of their application by mail.

Students will be required to pay the relevant bond amount upon their acceptance into the Residences. Students staying for a full academic year can pay up-front for the year and receive a 10% discount.

Due to duty of care issues, no-one under the age of 16 years is able to reside on Residences without parent or guardian supervision. Students aged 16 or 17 years wishing to live without such supervision will be considered on an individual basis in terms of their maturity and independent living skills. A parent or guardian must make the initial contact with the Residence Office if their 16 or 17 year old is applying for residency.

Residence Tours

Prospective residents and their parents are welcome to visit SuniTAFE during which the Residence staff will be pleased to provide a short tour of our Student Residences and answer any queries. Appointments can be made by contacting the Residence Office on (03) 5022 3721 or residences@sunitafe.edu.au. The Student Residences are also open for inspection during SuniTAFE Enrolment Weeks and Enrolment Days.

Application Documents

2015 Information
2015 Domestic student application
2014 Information
2014 Domestic student application
International students should contact our International Students Unit to apply