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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
>AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 103 COURSES AND DISCIPLINES >ENGINEERING AND IT BOARDING SCHOOL (school students only) Boarding school accommodation fees range from between $10,000 and $20,000 per year, depending on the school, the facilities and the location. ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES The costs for English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) vary depending on where you study and the institution you choose. Tuition fees range from $310 to $350 per week for a typical full-time ELICOS course involving 25 hours of tuition per week. ACCOMMODATION COSTS Australia has a range of accommodation options to suit every age and budget. In addition to the options listed below, there are inexpensive hotels, hostels and guest houses which are suitable for short- term stays. ON-CAMPUS COLLEGES On-campus accommodation is available at most universities and some vocational institutions. Prices vary depending on the level of services offered (eg whether meals are provided) but you can expect to pay between $100 and $300 per week. RENTING A HOUSE OR APARTMENT Renting an apartment or house with a group of students is good value for money and provides you with independence and a sociable environment. Rental costs differ in each city, town and State; you can expect to pay more in metropolitan centres like Sydney or Melbourne than in the outer- lying suburbs or regional towns. Generally, a student in shared accommodation will pay rent of between $70 and $250 per week. Renting an apartment or house by yourself will cost between $150 and $600 per week depending on the size and location of the property. Not all rental properties are furnished so if you rent an unfurnished house or apartment, you will need to include furniture in your accommodation budget. HOMESTAY Homestay – living with an Australian family – is a great option especially for younger students. It means being immersed in a local community and practising English every day. You can choose from either room-only accommodation or full board where the family provides meals. Homestay accommodation ranges from around $110 to $270 per week. Australia’s vast array of reasonably priced world-class education options, coupled with its affordable high standard of living in a range of settings, make it the ideal education destination. ● >FIND OUT MORE For more information on tuition and living costs, see www.studyinaustralia.gov.au
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