Cost of Schooling in Australia
School-level education in Australia is very cost effective, especially compared to other English-speaking countries. Costs vary from State to State and depend on whether students attend public or non-government schools. However, the following costs show what overseas students can expect:
|TYPE OF COST||COST – $AUD|
These cover the costs of reviewing the student’s application, even though the student may not be accepted by the school.
This depends on the school selected.
|$6,000 – 15,000 per year|
|Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)|
This covers normal childhood accidents and illnesses.
|$420 per year|
This cost varies considerably.
|$70 – 400 per week|
For example, school uniforms, living expenses and learning materials.
Accommodation for Overseas Students
There are several accommodation options for international students such as:
- Many non-government secondary schools provide accommodation, meals and laundry services for international students.Tuition fees are in addition to the boarding fees.
- This is popular with younger students and those studying short-term English courses.
- Students can live with an Australian family, gain access to the Australian lifestyle and practise English in a natural and friendly way.
- Meals are usually included in the cost and single or shared rooms may be offered.
- Self-catering homestay is sometimes available at a cheaper price.
- This offers the same or similar services as a homestay, but in a rural setting. It can be suitable for short stays.
Share or Rental Accommodation
- Students over 18 may share or rent an apartment or house.
Approximate costs for each type of accommodation are shown below:
|Boarding School||A$11,000 – 22,000 per year|
|Homestay / Farmstay||A$235 – 325 per week|
|Share Accommodation||A$95 – 215 per week|
|Rental Accommodation||A$185 – 440 per week|