Studying in Australia

Living and Studying in Australia

Australia is one of the world leaders in education and home to almost 700,000 international students. It’s a great place to live and study as Australia has some of the lowest crime rates in the world with lots of open spaces, beautiful parks and wildlife, golden surf beaches and vibrant cities and night life.

Australia is a welcoming and friendly country toward overseas visitors and our national values include individual freedoms along with protection of the rights of citizens and visitors with a transparent legal system in place. We are a multi-cultural and diverse nation with a thriving mix of regional and city centres providing a variety of landscapes and opportunities.

Australia is a technologically advanced nation with great infrastructure and transportation options for students and being a country with one of the highest minimum wage rates – Australia is really a fantastic place to live and study.

This information has been sourced from Study in Australia provided by the Australian Government. If you would like more information about a specific topic, please visit the website:

Cost of Living

As of October 2019, the 12 month living costs are as follows:

  • For students or guardians – AUD$21,041
  • For partners coming with you – AUD$7,362
  • For a child coming with you – AUD$3,152

For a specific breakdown of accommodation and other living costs, please refer to and make use of the cost of living calculator provided by Insider Guides at


There are a variety of accommodation options in Australia to suit every need, preference and budget. This includes, renting, purpose-built student accommodation, short-term accommodation like hotels and hostels, share houses or home stays.

For detailed information about the various types of accommodation and legal obligations and rights for renting in each state and territory, please visit:


Australia has great public transport options including trains, busses, taxis and other ride share options like Uber and Didi.

Australia also has many cycling and walking paths and its affordable domestic flight travel means that you may like to take advantage of your time here by seeing more of the sights.


Health and Safety

Australia is generally a safe country, but you do need to be aware of the risks and be prepared.

AFC has a responsibility to meet its duty of care to staff, students and visitors by providing facilities and a safe and healthy learning environment in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Living away from home in Australia and in a different environment can sometimes cause problems that may affect your personal safety and wellbeing.

The following are some of those situations that may cause problems and some advice on how to avoid them.

Unsafe Locations

Worldwide, every city has some areas that may not be so safe. In your home city, you probably know of these areas and know how to avoid them. Launceston is the same. If you are not familiar with which areas to be careful of, you can check with a trainer or Student Support Officer.

Drugs and Alcohol

In Australia, alcohol is readily available and legal for those over 18 years of age. Other substances such as marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine, etc are not allowed by Australian law and you run the risk of legal and visa problems as well as health issues if you become involved in their use / dealing. If you have any questions or concerns about these things, please check with your Student Support Officer/ Campus Manager. AFC is committed to providing you with a safe environment in which to participate in training and assessment. The following guidelines are provided as a basis for safe practice in the training environment: Know and observe details of emergency response and evacuation plans. Evacuation procedures are covered during student orientation. No smoking within AFC buildings. Report all potential hazards, accidents and near misses to the AFC staff; No consumption of alcohol on AFC premises or during contact hours; Keep training and assessment areas neat and tidy at all times; Seek assistance if you volunteer to lift items e.g. move furniture in a training area; and Observe hygiene standards particularly in eating and bathroom areas. Report safety concerns to an AFC staff member immediately.

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