Costs and Payments

Australia is a land of contrasts – from golden beaches to tropical rainforests, mountain ranges, vast farming lands and sparse deserts.

One of the oldest continents in the world, Australia is the only country to occupy an entire continent.

It is surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Oceans and has many animals and plants that are unique on the planet, such as the world famous Kangaroo.

The Education System

At QIBA you can study vocational education and training and English language courses, also known as ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students).

Vocational education is also known as VET and these courses are industry focused. VET teaching staff have actual experience in their fields of expertise and this means that you learn the theory but also the reality of the subjects you are studying. Find out more about QIBA’s VET courses by following this link

Studying English in Australia is more than just learning grammar in the classroom. It is also about improving all the skills of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing as well as learning valuable skills like problem solving, team work and critical thinking.

Australia also has a world famous higher education system.

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Climate in Sydney

Sydney has a temperate climate with an average of 240 days of sunshine annually. The winters are cool and mild, while the summers are warm.

  • Average summer temperatures: 18.6 – 25.8 degrees Celsius (65.5 – 78.4 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Average winter temperatures: 8.8 – 17  degrees Celsius (47.8 – 62.6 degrees Fahrenheit)



Living Costs in Australia

The Australian governments Future Unlimited website outlines the living costs in Australia for your reference. These costs are an approximate guide only and can vary depending on your study location.


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


For further information on the living costs in Australia including the minimum cost of living for a 12 month period please check this link.

Living in Sydney

Sydney is Australia’s most famous and largest city. With the world famous Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House it has many places to see, great food and drink and some of Australia’s best beaches.

If you choose to study in Sydney and New South Wales (NSW), you will join over 200,000 international students from more than 160 different countries around the world!

To find out more about the exciting things you can do in Sydney please go to

Living in Brisbane

Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate with hot, wet summers and dry, moderately warm winters.

  • Average Summer temperatures: 21-29.8 degrees Celsius (69.8-85.6 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Average Winter temperatures: 11-21 degrees Celsius (51.8-69.8 degrees Fahrenheit)


Living conditions

Australia is generally a safe country and a very welcoming place to live and study.

However it is still very important to take care and be aware of your surroundings to ensure you remain safe and healthy.

For further information on safety please see

Information on emergencies



Sun and water safety



Administration Fee (to process enrolments) $250
Replacement Student ID Card $20
Replacement Certificate/Testamur (original copy is provided free of charge) $50
Additional Statement of Attainment (one Statement of Attainment will be provided free of charge) $50
Late payment of term fees $100.00 per month
VET – Late submission of assessment fee $100.00 per unit
VET – Reassessment fee for 3rd submission of an assessment (per assessment task) $100 per task
VET – RPL Assessment (per unit of competency) $250 per unit
VET – Unit re-enrolment (if required) $500 per unit