Welcome to Australia
If you drive a car, petrol and parking expenses can quickly become a burden.
Luckily, Collins Academy is located metres away from the closest bus station in Adelaide, and tram stops in Melbourne, making it easy for you to save money when travelling to and from our campus.
Consider riding a bike as an alternative to driving or taking public transport. Cycling can be a great way to keep fit while getting around town. If you live close by, walking to Collins Academy campus is an option for many.
In order to best save money, Collins Academy advises that students:
– Buy generic or home brand products;
– Shop only once a week: the less you shop, the more you save;
– Take advantage of specials and discounts;
– Bring lunch from home, rather than buying food; and
– Avoid shopping at corner stores, petrol stations and other convenience store locations.
– In the event that you are at the Collins Academy campus without food, there are many food options available in the area.
The following is a general guide to study-related and general expenses (not including course fees) an average student can expect to pay.
Prior to arrival in Australia:
– Student Visa As per the DHA website: www.border.gov.au
– Overseas Student Health Cover Varies based on duration of student visa
– Travel to Australia Varies based on departure location
– Accommodation Bond (refundable deposit) Four to six weeks rent worth
– Rent in advance One to two weeks rent worth
After arrival in Australia (monthly expenses in AUD):
– Two-bedroom Apartment/One-bedroom/Shared House Rent $1120 – $1640/$645 – $1075
– Utilities, i.e. gas, electricity and water $100 – $150
– Food $400 – $500
– Mobile phone $40 – $50 $40 – $50
– Internet $30 – $50 (Possibly included in rent)
– Public transport $30 – $60 $30 – $60
– Recreation $200 – $300
Collins Academy has full educational facilities, equipment, and support resources to cater for you, including: