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There’s more to life at Collins Academy than just study. While you are with us you will have a full lifestyle, and with that comes some expenses. Accommodation, food and transport are three of the major money spenders outside of your course.


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:

– 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


Our Campus


Collins Academy Melbourne facilities include the following:


  • Six classrooms fitted with computers, projector, screen, and internet access
  • A library for students to borrow books, newspapers, magazines and journals, as well as electronic, print, and audio material
  • A student kitchen, equipped with fridges, microwaves, and tea and coffee facilities
  • A fully equipped computer laboratory for online access to learning
  • Wireless internet for students to use at any time, including outside of class
  • Self-study areas with access to resources for independent learning and extra-curricular classes
  • Photocopying and printing facilities
  • Meeting rooms for consultations and student counselling
  • Common areas for eating and relaxing

We are here

Level 3, 90 King William Street - Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (61) 431 110 358

We are here

Level 5, 259-263 Collins Street - Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (61) 431 110 358


RTO: 45270 | CRICOS: 03645E

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Collins Academy acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.