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Study Expenses

The cost for studying in Australia depends on the universities you select as well as the stream or course and the level of study you choose. Below is the with which we can get near to perfect estimation for the cost for your selected course for diverse types of qualifications.

Qualifications Fee(In AUD/year)
Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) A$4,000 to A$22,000
English language studies Approximate A$300 per week depending on course length
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree A$15,000 to A$33,000
Postgraduate Master’s Degree A$20,000 to A$37,000
Doctoral Degree A$14,000 to A$37,000

Living Expenses

The minimum cost of living required by the Department of Home Affairs to issue a student visa is $20,290. This covers:

Accommodation Expenses

First Child A$3,040/year
Second Child A$3,040/Year
Dependents A$7,100/year
Hostels and guesthouses A$80 to A$135 a week
Shared rentals and On-Campus Accommodation A$70 to A$250 a week
Homestay A$110 to A$270 a week
Return Air Travel A$2,000/head

Weekly Expenses

Groceries or eating out A$80 to A$200
Gas and Electricity A$60 to A$100
Phone and Internet A$20 to A$50
Public Transport A$10 to A$50
Entertainment A$50 to A$100

Work Opportunities on Student Visa to Cover Expenses

Work with study in Australia is also the reason among many to select the country as the study destination and the large number of international students selects Australia for their study purpose.

On a student visa, the Australian Immigration system offers a chance to work up to 40 hours every two weeks during semesters and unrestricted hours during semester breaks.

The international students have to visit the Australian Taxation Office to get a TFN (Taxation File Number), before applying for work. They have to complete the procedure such as submitting few details like name, date of birth and current address along with the passport, enrolment proof, and the date of arrival in Australia.

Part-time work offered by the Scores of Australian Industries in country.

  • Hospitality (Restaurants, bars and cafes)
  • Agriculture (Farming and fruit-picking)
  • Sales and Telemarketing
  • Tutoring
  • Administration or Clerical roles
  • Some of the best ways to find appropriate work in Australia are:
  • Tourism (Hotels and Motels)
  • Retail (Super markets and clothing stores)

Ways to Find Work

  • Through institution’s international student support staff
  • Online job sites
  • Newspapers
  • Registering the name and details at the recruitment firm

Work Rights

Every individual working in the country – Australia, counting international students on student visa or the people on working holiday visa holds some fundamental rights at work. This includes:

  • The minimum wage
  • The safe and vigorous environment
  • Breaks and Rest Periods
  • Right to Challenge unfair dismissal
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