If you intend to study for more than 3 months, then you must have a valid student visa. As an overseas student you must be enrolled in a full-time course (at least 20 contact hours per week). If you wish study less than 3 months, than you can come as a tourist.
In general yes, however you must not have condition No Further Stay.
The length of the visas depends on the duration of the course or combination of courses.
Yes, you can travel during course breaks and during the time before or after you study.
It is compulsory for all overseas students to have a health insurance to obtain the visa. You have to be insured for the whole period of your stay in Australia. OSHC is a health insurance that covers basic medical treatment, emergency transport and treatment; and visits at General Practitioners (GP). Part of the payment may be refunded by the insurance company (you can claim some of your money back).
In general all the colleges provide fast internet access for free. You can access fast internet from your mobile phone, however check your phone plan for data allowance
As an overseas student you have 28 days to either find another education provider and renew your visa or leave the country. We can help you to select the right course and provide you with all necessary information regarding visa renewal.
It will depend on everybody individually and how much effort you put into your studies.
As every college has different timetables it is better if you contact us for more detailed information.
Yes, most of the main cities have institutions where overseas students can study.
Yes, you do not have to be a student to apply for student visas to Australia, however you will have to meet all requirements to get student visa granted.
You will receive your work permit automatically with your visa. However, you are not allowed to start working until you commence (start) your first course.
It depends on the level of English and experiences of an applicant. Students mostly work in hospitality, bars and restaurants, cleaning and construction. Hourly rates start from $15 and you can make extra money for work at night or on weekends..
Overseas students are eligible to work up to 40 hours per fortnight (2 weeks) while their course is in progress and can work full-time during their school holidays.
the traffic in Australia is on the left side of the roads. The Police is very strict on speeding, using mobile phones while driving and following the traffic rules in general. You can use your Drivers Licence from your home country or apply for an Australian drivers licence.
There is a mixed range of food shops and restaurants available anywhere in Australia. As a multicultural country you can find various places serving Italian, Spanish and Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Japanese food. And yes, you can take your own food to school. Most of the schools have area where students can heat up and consume their food.
Australia has a big variety of modern transport options available including buses, trains and ferries. Students can buy their weekly tickets in different shops. The price is depending on the city you live and the transport you choose to use.
The cost of living in Australia probably not as cheap as living at home with your family. However, overseas students have the opportunity to work on a part time basis and support themselves during their stay in Australia. A weekly budget will depend on your requirements, but it starts from AUD$350 per week. We recommend that you bring sufficient amount of money with you.
Yes. We can find accommodation for you. There are different types of accommodation available and it is up to you what you prefer. Students usually prefer home stay or shared accommodation. Home stay is where the student/s stay with a host family, share accommodation is where the student/s rent a unit or a house and share it with some others.
You can use your mobile phone, home phone, and internet or buy a prepaid card for cheap phone calls to overseas.
Yes, in general you should be able to use your phone in Australia. However, make sure that your device is unlocked.
Yes, you can ride a bike in Australia, however it depends on the area where you live. Usually it is safer to ride a bike in the suburbs than in the city. Please note that it is compulsory to wear a helmet.