TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Region
|Campus setting||Contact the university / college|
|Living cost||USD 1,248 per month|
|Student population||Large (More than 10,000)|
|International students||Contact the university / college|
Melbourne has been voted the ‘Most Liveable City in the World’ twice by international travel agencies. It is a cosmopolitan city of four million people and the capital of the state of Victoria.
For a city of its size, Melbourne is relatively safe and friendly and the cost of living is low compared to British or US cities. Melbourne is generally considered the cultural capital of Australia.
There are types of accommodation options are available to international students. The International Student Services Office provides assistance in helping students choose from the following:
Local families provide accommodation in their homes. This may be ‘full board homestay’ in which the householder provides all meals or ‘part board homestay’ in which the student provides and prepares his/her own meals using facilities in the home.
In homestays, you have a bedroom with linen provided, a place to study (which may be in the bedroom) and access to a bathroom, kitchen and other facilities in the home.
Each homestay family is different. There may be an entire family living in the home, a couple or a single person. Households may be all male or all female. Many Australian households include a pet. Some householders will not accept smokers; others will accept smoking outdoors only.
In all homestay accommodation, it is expected that:
Cost of accommodation
There are private, off-campus hostels which students use. They offer short-term or long-term accommodation. Private and shared rooms are available. Hostel accommodation can be arranged on request. Contact the International Student Services office for more information.
Please note most students find accommodation in the Box Hill area and travel to the Institute using public transport (train, tram or bus).
Not all types of accommodation are available at all times. Accommodation can be booked prior to arrival. At least two weeks’ advance notice is required before you depart for Australia. Further details can be obtained from the International Student Services office.