Student’s transitioning from home to living and studying in Australia can be challenging. VFA Learning is committed to assist the student with the transition and make it as smooth as possible. VFA Learning will provide access to support services that will make a student’s time in Australia an enjoyable and productive one.
VFA Learning’s Student Support Service team offers students the highest level of support and guidance, including administrative assistance; help with time management and career guidance.
Support Services that VFA Learning provides students includes:
- Confidential personal counselling
- Administrative support
- Academic skills and language support
- Emergency and health related support
- Career and further education advice
Costs of Living
Study in Australia suggests $18,610 per year reflects the real cost of living in Australia. This is exclusive of tuition fees and lifestyle expenses.
We encourage international students to undertake further research into the cost of living in Australia and take into consideration their own circumstances.
Schooling in Australia is a great opportunity for your dependent children to experience another culture and learn English. School aged children (generally age 6-17) can enrol and attend at a Victorian Government school for a set fee for the duration of a parent’s visa. Additional school fees are usually required at Catholic and independent schools.
To find the right school for your children, visit rightschoolrightplace.study.vic.gov.au for a full guide to Victorian Government schools enrolling international students. All Victorian schools with international students must comply with strict accreditation criteria and are regularly assessed and reviewed.
Finding accommodation whilst you study in Australia doesn’t have to be difficult. Before you enrol into a course be sure to factor the cost of housing into your budget and ensure you have access to funds that will cover rent expenses. These websites will help understand the cost of renting:
Once you have confirmed where you will be studying, you can look for accommodation that suits your needs and budget. There are a variety of options for accommodation. Some tips before signing any accommodation agreement:
- Cost may vary depending on your chosen state, city and type of accommodation
- Always confirm the total cost and other expenses you may be required to pay
- Ensure your campus is accessible via public transport
- Find out what amenities are nearby eg: hospitals, shopping centres etc
Consumer affairs Victoria have information on your rights and responsibilities when renting a house or apartment in Victoria. Visit www.consumer.vic.gov.au
VFA Learning’s Orientation Program aims to help students become familiar with their course and campus, as well as all aspects of living and studying in Australia. Students will also be introduced to their trainers, meet fellow students and become familiar with VFA Learning administration and support services.
VFA Learning understands that students may need to talk to someone for reasons other than study. The Student Support Manager is on hand to offer students confidential support and counselling and to help cope with any personal or study based challenges. The Student Support Manager can also liaise with trainers and educators and provide referral information for ongoing support if needed.