Students have a number of accommodation options. The Institute provides assistance to students in locating suitable accommodation. The options include:
Homestay offers accommodation in a private home with a host family. Students are provided with a furnished bedroom with study space. The host provides some meals, but the student must pay for their own travel, telephone, entertainment and personal expenses. The approximate weekly cost is AUD$235 – AUD$400 per week.
· Rented Rooms
Students can rent a room in a private house – this can be either furnished or unfurnished. Meals and utility expenses are not normally provided. Rent varies from approximately AUD$130 to AUD$215 per week.
· Private Rental
A popular option for students is to share an apartment or house. Rental costs vary depending on the type of property, location and inclusions. Rent Usually ranges from AUD$200 to AUD$500 per week.
Australian Homestay Network
Consumer Affairs Victoria