One of the biggest advantages to studying in Australia is that it gives international students the opportunity to really experience what the country has to offer.
For instance, just because you choose to study in Melbourne doesn’t mean you need to stay put for the duration of your student visa. A large number of colleges boast several campuses across the country, giving students the chance to travel, meet new people and create lifelong memories.
So which educational institutions offer students the chance to live in different regions of Australia and how does the process work?
Can I change campus on a student visa (Subclass 500)?
In most circumstances, yes. Students are able to change campus if they seek permission from their current education provider and there is a spot available in the class of choice.
However, if you wish to change education provider or course then a different set of rules apply. To move to a different educational institution, you must speak with your current institution first.
If you have completed less than six months of your main course, you can only change education providers in certain situations. That's why it's very important to check the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) National Code for further details.
Before seeking written permission, it’s essential that you read through your education provider’s transfer policy (every institution has one). In most cases, your current education will consider your transfer request and decide if they will let you transfer.
For further information on changing courses, please visit our latest blog.
How can I change campus on a student visa (Subclass 500)?
Changing campus on a student visa depends on your current education provider’s policy. So make sure to check your letter of offer for information on changing campus before reaching a decision.
You will then need to speak to the student services team at your college about moving location. They can then see if there is a space available for you in your class and campus of choice.
Prices differ between campuses. If your new college has a higher weekly price, then you will need to pay the difference. Sometimes there may even be a small fee to reissue your Confirmation of Enrolment as per the college’s specific term & conditions policy.
You can ask your student services team for further details on this before reaching a decision. If you applied for your student visa through Study Online Australia and would like to change campus, speak to a member of our team today for free assistance.
Which colleges in Australia have more than one campus to choose from?
International House is one of the most recognised international schools in the world and is famed for teaching English.
With campuses in Sydney, Bondi, Darwin, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay - International House is a great choice for students interested in living and studying in different parts of Australia.
The college offers a wide range of courses too including English, Business, Project Management, Diploma of Social Marketing, Leadership and Management and Marketing & Communication.
Learn more about International House.
With three campuses in Sydney and a further two in Melbourne, Greenwich College offers international students the opportunity to live and study in two of Australia’s most famous cities.
Greenwich College is largely recognised as an English school with thousands of students flying in from around the world to study the language.
Other popular courses include Business, Leadership & Management, Project Management, Event Management, Digital & Data and Marketing & Communication.
Learn more about Greenwich College.
Australian Learning Group
Australian Learning Group is a registered training organisation which offers vocational education and training. There are a vast number of accredited certificate and diploma level courses available which explore fitness, yoga, aged care and counselling.
Australian Learning Group has campuses in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.
Learn more about the Australian Learning Group.
Over 10,000 students join Lexis Training every year and for good reason with a wide range of courses on offer from Beauty Therapy to Leadership Management.
A large presence in Australia, Lexis Training has campuses in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Noosa, Byron Bay and the Sunshine Coast.
Learn more about Lexis Training.
If you’re interested in changing campus, check out Study Online Australia’s city guides to get a feel for some of the country’s most popular study locations.
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Pavla, The Director