Student Support Services

At Opulence College, our friendly administrative staff are available to provide general advice and assistance with matters such as:

Study in Australia - What you need to know?

While being in Australia, you are not only studying but also having the opportunities to experience and immerse yourself in the Australian multi-culture society. Learn how to find work and accommodation, stay safe while studying and enrich your life’s experience with tips and guidance from Study in Australia!

Living in Australia - Costs guide

Students should be aware that the costs of studying in Australia will depend on your education provider, the level of study you choose and your study location in Australia.

Accommodation

  • Hostels and Guesthouses – $90 to $150 per week
  • Shared Rental – $95 to $215 per week
  • On campus – $110 to $280 per week
  • Homestay – $235 to $325 per week
  • Rental – $185 to $440 per week
  • Boarding schools – $11,000 to $22,000 a year

Other living expenses

  • Groceries and eating out – $140 to $280 per week
  • Gas, electricity – $10 to $20 per week
  • Phone and Internet – $15 to $30 per week
  • Public transport – $30 to $60 per week
  • Car (after purchase) – $150 to $260 per week
  • Entertainment – $80 to $150 per week

Cost of living

The Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia.Refer to the step by step Student Visa Subclass 500 application and Document Checklist Tool for details on how to provide the evidence required to cover the costs of your stay, including your travel, study and living expenses.As of October 2019 the 12-month living costs are;For students or guardians – AUD$21,041For partners coming with you – AUD$7,362For a child coming with you – AUD$3,152The Home Affairs website covers in more detail how to work out how much money you might need to cover the costs of your stay in Australia as an international student.  The Insider Guides ‘Cost of Living Calculator‘ is also a useful, practical tool to help estimate your cost of living in Australia.If you experience financial trouble while in Australia, talk to Opulence College student support and student accommodation services staff for assistance.

For further information, please refer to Education and living costs in Australia

Learning Support

Our Learning support staff will assist students with their varying needs, taking into consideration their diverse backgrounds, abilities, and preferences. We are also happy to help international students who may be experiencing difficulties related to language barriers, learning difficulties, and social and behavioral needs.

Accommodation Advice

Here are some off-campus accommodation options including homestays, commercial and private rentals, shared accommodation, and furnished apartments.

Homestay

Live with a Canberra host family.  This is popular among international students as it helps you practice your English and gives you extra support on your arrival in a foreign city. You can stay for your first 2–4 weeks with an option to extend if you wish.

 

 

Renting, Sharing, and other options:

Some students prefer to find their own housing in nearby suburbs. Below links may help you with house hunting.

 

International Student Health Cover

International students undertaking formal studies in Australia must obtain an adequate health insurance known as the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of their visa to cover for them and their family members during they stay in Australia. Here is a list of OSHC providers:

Health Insurer Insurers Website
Bupa Australia http://www.overseasstudenthealth.com/
NIB OSHC http://www.nib.com.au/
Medibank http://www.medibank.com.au/
Ahm OSHC http://www.ahmoshc.com/
Allianz Global Assistance https://www.allianzcare.com.au/en/student-visa-oshc.html

Bank Account

Having an Australian bank account will ensure that you have easy access to your money to pay for your accommodation, tuition fees and living expenses, and will allow your employer to deposit pay into your account if you choose to work. Opulence College is currently partnered with one of the largest Australian banks for helping our students to set up an account. For more information, please check the link below:

 

Extra Benefits

If you hold an Opulence College student card, you can enjoy discounted services in numerous local partner firms and businesses. Our partners include airlines, local attractions, restaurants, food suppliers, groceries, driving schools, car dealers, mortgage brokers, accounting firms, law firms, and property firms.

 

  • 5% discount on domestic flight tickets
  • 5% discount on Sydney and Melbourne attractions
  • Merlin Group – both Sydney and Melbourne
  • BridgeClimb
  • Big Bus Sydney
  • Moodsadow
  • Skydive – both Sydney and Melbourne
  • Sydney Opera House 1 Hour Tour
  • 3% off discount on buying Coles and Woolworth gift card
  • List of dining and restaurant deals (Download PDF)

Do you wish to apply for a discount now? Please email our team admissions@opc.edu.au

Current Partners