Earning & Spending in Australia

Educational Expenses

The cost of studying in Australia depends on the universities and the level of study you choose. Given below is the list to give you an indication of the course costs for different types of qualifications.


$7,800 to $30,000

English language studies

Approximate $300 per week depending on course length

Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma)

$4,000 to $22,000

Undergraduate Bachelor Degree

$20,000 to $45,000

Postgraduate Master’s Degree

$22,000 to $50,000

Doctoral Degree

$18,000 to $42,000

Living Cost

The minimum cost of living required by the Department of Home Affairs to issue a student visa is $21,041. This covers:


AUD$90 to $150 Per Week

AUD$11,000 to $22,000 a year

AUD$95 to $215 Per Week

AUD$110 to $280 Per Week

AUD$235 to $325 Per Week

AUD$185 to $440 Per Week

Other Living Expenses

AUD$140 to $280 per week

AUD $10 to $20 Per Week

AUD $15 to $30 Per Week

AUD$30 to $60 Per Week

AUD$150 to $260 Per Week

AUD $80 to $150 Per Week

Work Opportunities and Work Rights For Students

  • Student Can Work up to 40 hours every two weeks during semester unrestricted hours during semester breaks and as per Australian immigration guidelines.
  • There are various industries like hospitality, agriculture, tourism which provides part-time work opportunities to the students.
  • Students can find jobs through online websites, social media or by registering the details at a recruitment firm.
  • Every individual working in Australia including international students on student visa or people on working holiday visa have some basic rights at work.

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