Level 2, 359 Queen Street
Brisbane Queensland 4000
Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, is on the east coast of Australia, located on the banks of the Brisbane River and surrounded by the beautiful Moreton Bay and a series of spectacular mountain ranges.
With a population of 2 million and a warm sub-tropical climate, Brisbane offers an active yet relaxed way of life. The city features great galleries, cinemas, pubs, shopping and bustling weekend markets.
The city is ideally placed between Queenslandâ€™s famous Gold Coast to the south and the Sunshine Coast to the north. With a wide range of weekend travel options, Brisbane is both a perfect holiday and study destination.
The city area is located around the Brisbane River which is used as a medium of transportation in ferries and boats. Students and visitors to Brisbane enjoy a wide range of landscapes and lifestyles. The inner-city, metropolitan Brisbane is surrounded by leafy, sometimes very hilly, suburbs.
Level 11, 90 King William Street
Adelaide South Australia 5000
Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is home to around one million people. It is divided into two parts, Adelaide and North Adelaide, separated by the Torrens River. A diverse range of landscapes surround the city, including green parkland, the Mount Lofty Ranges and coastal beaches.
Adelaide is the most affordable mainland Australian capital city for study, according to research from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EUI). In 2011, Adelaide was ranked as Australiaâ€™s most liveable city by the Property Council of Australia, and rated as one of the worldâ€™s top 10 most liveable cities in the EUIâ€™s Liveability Survey 2010.
English is the official language spoken in Australia and all the education in Australia is in English.
Being such a large country Australia experiences varied climatic conditions across the country.
Australiaâ€™s indigenous heritage plays a defining role in the cultural landscape – creating and maintaining continuous links with the people and the land.
Australia has reliable and affordable modes of public transportation: bus networks and train lines, ferries, trams, taxis and bicycles.
Australia offers different varieties of foodfrom Australian, Italian, Mexican, Asian, and Middle Eastern.
International Students studying in Australia have various housing options, they can choose to stay in Homestay Accommodation, Renting, Shared Accommodation.
Make travel arrangements.
Arrange your accommodation and transportation within Australia.
Organise for immunisations and medications from a doctor.
Make sure there are sufficient funds and confirm overseas access to your funds with your bank.
Advise Queensford College of travel details.
Pack bags being sure to include the following:
Important documents to bring:
PLEASE NOTE: Make sure you leave any originals or copies of these documents safely with family in your home country in case of loss.
Call home. Settle into accommodation and purchase any household items and food.
Contact Queensford College to attend international student orientation and receive student ID card.
Attend faculty / course specific orientation sessions.
Get textbooks and start class.
Advise health insurance company of address and get card.
Open a bank account.
Apply for a tax file number if seeking work.
Get involved in student life and associations (egg. music, sporting and cultural clubs).