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Facilities include a fully stocked and networked Library at the Carlton Campus, access to the Internet and Audiovisual room available for all students to utilise, whereas additional resources are available from the Stott‘s Colleges Campus in Elizabeth Street. Campuses offer spacious surroundings suitable for social, sporting and other outdoor activities. They are also centrally located for students to experience the sophistication of our cities and excitement of our entertainment facilities.
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Traveling in Melbourne and around Australia is convenient. Public transport and facilities including buses, trams, trains, planes, domestic and international airports, coach and train stations as well as bus and tram stops are available for public use.
Melbourne‘s public transport system consists of bus, tram and train and is divided into two travel zones. Zone 1 includes the city centre and Zone 2 includes the middle to outer suburbs of Melbourne. Regional areas are serviced by V/Line trains. The system uses an automated ticketing system called Myki and can be purchased at train stations, machines in trams, major tram stops and retail outlets displaying the Myki logo.
Students can also catch a taxi on the street or book prior by telephone. There are also taxi ranks in most busy locations, especially near railway stations, hotels, and the airport. At the ranks, taxis wait in a queue for passengers. Taxis are more expensive after 9pm and at weekends.
Stott’s Colleges uses the Homestay program provided by Melbourne Language Centre (‘MLC’) and guardianship services provided by Guardianship Australia. Stott’s Colleges authorises the coordinator of MLC Homestay program to approve and monitor Homestay arrangements for international students under the age of 18. MLC can also arrange Homestay and provide accommodation advice for Stott’s Colleges’ students over 18 years old upon request.
MLC Homestay program has robust procedures for the selection and monitoring of Homestay carers and Homestay residences, including, but not limited to: Australian Police vetting of all persons aged 18 or over resident in the household; assessment of the suitability of Homestay and residential facilities; and ongoing assessment to ensure the Homestay provides a safe physical and emotional environment. MLC Homestay coordinator meets with students in homestay accommodation at regular intervals to ensure that the accommodation remains suitable.