Arranging Accommodation

The cost of accommodation in Australia varies from state to state and the cost of renting accommodation while studying can be high. Many international students choose to share accommodation to keep costs down. Most international students choose to rent a home
with friends or find people to share with through websites. It is important to stay safe when searching for accommodation or people to share online.

Where to look, accommodation Websites:

For information on renting in QLD refer to the RTA website www.rta.qld.gov.au

Living expenses

Starting from 1 February 2018, a single international student requires a minimum of $20,290 to cover living expenses for 12 months of study. In their visa application, students are required by the Department of Home Affairs to declare they have enough money to pay for travel, tuition, and living expenses for the duration of their stay in Australia.

The Australian government has a list of key requirements international students must meet. These include:

  • Meet the requirement for Genuine Temporary Entrant.
  • Sufficient funds for living costs, airfares and of course, course fees.
  • Meet health and character requirements.
  • English language proficiency (Q Academy requires an over EILTS score of 6.0 or equivalent).

For an in-depth look at requirements, you can visit the Australian government site. This website is a great and reliable source of information for everything from studying and living in Australia as an international student.

If you’re looking to travel and study on the Gold Coast, Q Academy is CRICOS approved to teach international students our diploma of remedial massage.

Located in Robina Town Shopping Centre, our Gold Coast location is close to the Robina train station which provides access to places like Brisbane, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.

At Q Academy, the course fee for the CRICOS approved diploma of remedial massage is $9,990. As we’ve stated elsewhere, one requirement of entry into Australia is that you have sufficient funds for airfare, accommodation and course fees.