Earning & spending

Cost of Studying in Australia

Primarily depending on the institution and level of study undertaken, the studying costs in Australia is highly dynamic. With 7 Australian universities in the list of 100 best universities in the world, Australia has marked a remarkable spot in global education.

  • School – Approximately $7,800 to $30,000
  • English language studies – Approximately $300 per week depending on course length
  • Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) – $4,000 to $22,000
  • Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – Approximately $15,000 to $33,000*
  • Postgraduate Masters Degree – Approximately $20,000 to $37,000*
  • Doctoral Degree – Approximately $14,000 to $37,000*

Minimum Cost of Living in Australia:

The cost of living in the country can significantly vary depending on your household. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has financial requirements which the applicant must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. From 1 July 2016, the 12-month living cost has been statistically calculated as :

  • You – $19,830
  • Partner or spouse – $6,940
  • Child – $2,970

Work While You Study:

The Australian Student Visa allows the individual to work for 40 hours per fortnight when the course is in session and without limitations during scheduled course breaks. However, the overseas students need to have a Taxation File Number (TFN) from the Australian Taxation Office to be eligible to work. Moreover, there are plenty of ways to find work in Australia, such as newspapers, online portals, recruitment firms and more.

  • Paid Work – In retail, hospitality, tourism, agriculture, sales, telemarketing, administration, tutoring and more
  • Internships – Paid and unpaid
  • Volunteering – Charities and non-government organisations (NGOs)

Workplace Rights for All Visa Holders in Australia:

All the employers in Australia are required to comply with the immigration and Australian workplace laws. The Fair Work Ombudsman Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) provides valid information on pay rates, leave arrangements, shift calculations and redundancy entitlements.

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