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Sydney is truly a multicultural city, respectful and welcoming to people of all religions and cultures. At Excelsia we are a diverse community from many countries, religions and backgrounds.
The Chaplain is available to facilitate the growth of our community whose members express their love for God and for each other, and seek to grow in personal holiness. The main function of the Chaplain is to develop a supportive environment conducive to study and personal and spiritual growth and development, both inside and outside the classroom.
Staff and students meet together weekly for The Gathering, a variety event that often includes worship, guest speakers, student contributions and announcements.
For information about your rights and responsibilities while studying in Australia read the factsheet available at the Department of Education and Training (DET) website.
Your living and studying expenses in Australia will depend on your lifestyle choices. Government regulations in Australia require international students to show evidence that they can cover their cost of living and studying in Australia for at least two years. From 1st of February 2018, the 12 month minimum cost of living you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia is:
The categories below will give you a rough idea of how much you should budget for your expenses whilst studying in Australia.
Your housing costs will vary according to the type of accommodation and location you want. Below are some estimates:
It is also important to consider the cost of electricity, gas and water. Some accommodation options include these expenses in the monthly rent. Generally, when you live in an apartment, you only pay for gas and electricity. In a house, you will pay for water as well.
The cost of public transport depends on how far away you live from Excelsia College and how often you use it. We recommend considering this cost when you decide where to live.
For information please visit the New South Wales transport website.
Estimate of other living expenses:
All costs are per year in Australian dollars. To convert to your own currency visit XE.com.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a requirement of entry into Australia for all international students and accompanying dependants. This means that you and your family must have OSHC for the full duration of your stay in Australia.
|Single||$ 594 per year|
|Dual Family Premium
Covers one valid student visa holder plus either one adult spouse or recognised de facto partner or one or more dependent children.
|$1643 per year|
|Multi Family Premium
Covers one student visa holder plus more than one dependent, which can only include one adult spouse or recognised de facto partner and one or more dependent children.
|$2396 per year|
Student visa holders, as well as family members, are eligible to work in Australia throughout your period of study. Once your course has commenced you are permitted to work part-time a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight and unlimited hours during the break and holidays. Find out more about visa work permissions in the Department of Home Affairs website
Tax File Number
You must obtain a Tax File Number to be able to work in Australia. This is available from the Australian Tax Office.
Finding a job
Sydney is a thriving city in constant growth, with many job opportunities. There are now many websites that can help you in the research for one including Seek.com.au, Gumtree.com.au and Au.indeed.com.
Excelsia College requires all international students from a non-english speaking countries to provide approved evidence of English language proficiency to meet the requirements for admission.
Visit the English Language Proficiency Requirement page to see a detailed list of approved English proficiency tests and minimum English Language course requirements.