We know that moving to a new country is exciting but can be challenging. That is why we have created our Welcome Guide to assist students in preparing to start at the College. We hope the checklists and information about the College and the city of Adelaide, is helpful in getting you ready to start this exciting new chapter of your life.
What’s in the guide:
Tips for preparing for your arrival in Adelaide
How to adjust to a new culture
Laws and customs
Health and safety information
To be best prepared before you leave, please take the time to read through our welcome guide.
The College requires all students to have their own digital device in order to be able to undertake blended learning activities both inside and outside the classroom.
Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5 or higher
Operating system: Windows 10 (Professional version preferred) or later (64 bit) SP1
Screen size: 12 inch or greater
Screen resolution: 1280 x 720 or better
Hard drive: 256GB or greater
Memory: 8GB or greater
Network adaptor: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adaptor or better
Student Visa holders
The Australian government requires all students on Student Visas to join the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Scheme, a health insurance plan for overseas students in Australia.
This insurance covers:
Visits to a doctor (approximately 85% of the scheduled fee)
The total cost of hospital treatment provided that the treatment is in a public hospital and is provided by a hospital doctor
Emergency ambulance transport
This insurance does not cover:
Optical glasses, contact lenses
Medical expenses for any pre-existing medical condition before you came to Australia, during the first 18 months of membership
Treatment covered by provisions for compensation and damages or accidents
Please note that you are covered from your very first day of study. Prior cover can be otherwise arranged should you plan on coming to Australia a few weeks before your course starts.
Cost of Living
Adelaide is one of Australia’s most affordable capital cities. Adelaide is up to 14% more affordable to live in than other major Australian cities, and has the lowest average rent in the country. Knowing the average living costs, is an important part of your financial preparation. The following tables are a quick guide to show what students can expect to pay while living in Adelaide. All prices are in Australian dollars: