Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is Australia’s largest city. It is Australia’s most internationally recognized city. Sydney city boasts a stunning harbour complete with Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, two of the main tourist attractions in the area. Sydney also offers galleries and arts, cafes and restaurants, festivals, and theatre as well as some great national parks and, to the west, The Blue Mountains with its Eucalyptus trees, and breathtaking gorges.

Besides, these attraction Sydney is famous for beaches, about 5 km from the city center, on the east side, is Bondi Beach, one of Australia’s most famous beaches. A little further away, Sydney also has Coogee Beach, another favorite with the locals.

Sydney enjoys a sunny climate with mild winters and warm summers, perfect for making the most of the outdoors.

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Living costs in Sydney

Knowing the average living costs in Australia is an important part of your financial preparation. For your reference, here are some of the costs associated with living and studying in Australia. (All costs are in Australian dollars.)


Hostels and Guesthouses – $80 to $135 per week

Shared Rental – $70 to $250 per week

On campus – $80 to $250 per week

Homestay – $110 to $270 per week

Rental – $100 to $400 per week

Boarding schools – $10,000 to $20,000 a year

Other living expenses

Groceries and eating out – $80 to $200 per week

Gas, electricity – $60 to $100 per week

Phone and Internet – $20 to $50 per week

Public transport – $10 to $50 per week

Car (after purchase) – $150 to $250 per week

Entertainment – $50 to $100 per week

Minimum cost of living

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa. Below is a guide on the requirements you must meet to study in Australia:

You – $19,830

Your partner – $6,940

Your first child – $2,790

Every other child – $2,790

All costs are per year in Australian dollars. To convert to your own currency, visit

The Australian Government provides information and guidance on managing your finances. You can read more at

If you experience financial trouble while in Australia, talk to your institution’s international student support staff for assistance.

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NTA is registered by the regulator, called the Australian Skills and Quality Authority (ASQA) to offer nationally recognized qualifications. We provide training and assessment services in Community Services and Health.

The nationally recognized qualifications on our scope of registration that we are currently offering to International Students are as follows:

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CRICOS Course Code 094433G)

This is an entry course for people intending to work in Aged Care facilities and service providers.

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability (CRICOS Course Code 094434G)

This is an entry course for people intending to work in home care, disability service providers.

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (CRICOS Course Code 094435F)

This is a diploma for people planning careers as case management officers in service providers.

This course is also designed for people intending to do further study at degree level in social work and related fields of study.



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    This qualification focuses on the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services

  • DOMESTIC students

    This is the nationally recognised qualification that provides the knowledge and skills to provide assistance to health

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