FUTURE STUDENTS

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JOIN US AT QIBA

WHY QIBA?

QIBA has been proudly delivering various courses across Australia over the last 32 years. We are an Australian government registered training organisation delivering full time nationally accredited vocational education courses, ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) Courses, Part Time programs in PTE-A as well as the Professional Year Program (PYP) for Graduates of Information and Communications Technology.

Currently, we have two delivery locations for our full time courses.one in the heart of Sydney and one in the heart of Brisbane. Both locations are centrally located for easy access to trains and buses. Click here to find out more about our delivery locations.

Our staff and management have exceptional experience in international education and we employ only fully qualified and experienced teachers and trainers.

Students can expect a caring, supportive environment stimulated by the experience of our caring, supportive and capable staff.

LIVING IN AUSTRALIA

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.

(Adapted from www.studyinaustralia.gov.au)

 

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)

(Source: www.australia.com)

 

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.

 

Accommodation

  • Hostels and Guesthouses – $90 to $150 per week
  • Shared Rental – $85 to $215 per week
  • On campus – $90 to $280 per week
  • Homestay – $235 to $325 per week
  • Rental – $165-$440 per week

Other living expenses

  • Groceries and eating out – $80 to $280 per week
  • Gas, electricity – $35 to $140 per week
  • Phone and Internet -$20 to $55 per week
  • Public transport-$15 to $55 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 https://www.sydney.com/

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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)

(Source: www.australia.com)

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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

https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/health-and-safety/emergencies

  • Personal

https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/health-and-safety/personal

  • Home

https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/health-and-safety/home

  • Sun and water safety

https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/health-and-safety/sun-and-water

  • Fire

https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/health-and-safety/fire

SCHEDULE OF ADDITIONAL FEES

Unit re-enrolment in VET courses$500.00 per unit
RPL Assessment (per unit of competency)$250.00 per unit
Replacement or Additional Certificate/Statement of Attainment (original copy is provided free of charge)$50
Late payment of fees$250.00 per instalment
Reassessment fee for 3rd submission of an assessment (per assessment task)$220.00
Replacement ID card$20.00

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