SuniTAFE Student Residences
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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
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 and a TV. There is also a
Common Room with a television, DVD player and VCR; table tennis
equipment; a small exercise area; board games; and a table, couches and other
Residents also have access to the campus' canteen,
child care centre,
and beauty services, and other public
facilities. SuniTAFE and La Trobe students also have easy access to their
institution's student support services and
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.
must complete the
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.
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
Student Residences are also open for inspection during SuniTAFE
Enrolment Weeks and Enrolment Days.
2014 students - information
2014 students - domestic student application
International students should contact our International Students Unit to apply