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melbourne life as a student

Life in Melbourne

Live, study and work in the world’s most livable city – Melbourne

In 2016 Melbourne was ranked the world’s “most livable city” by the Economist Intelligence Units (EIU) for the sixth consecutive year. This Australian city possesses excellent living standards including facilities such as healthcare, education, stability, security and Infrastructure.

Because of this, Melbourne is increasingly becoming the preferred study destination for students from all over the world.  With a highly-educated population and some of the best schools and universities in the world, Melbourne has the highest ranked university in Australia and the third highest in the Asia Pacific region.

A unique global experience
When you begin attending ACOT, you become part of more than just a College. You join an exciting community of international students from all around the world. Together with your classmates, you will engage in life – changing experiences that will transform you into an independent global citizen whose future knows no borders.

Melbourne is also home to a diverse range of world- class sporting and cultural events, a passion for fine food, wine and a vibrant arts scene.

Working in Australia
Working in Australia can be fun, a great way to make friends and help pay for your living costs. The current student visa entitles students to apply for a part time work permit. This allows international students to work up to 40 hours per fortnight during semester, and a fulltime during holidays. Students can apply for a student visa with permission to work in Australia after commencing their course of study. Australian immigration laws allow students to work for a limited number of hours, however under no circumstances can students rely on income earned in Australia to pay tuition fees. It is important that your part time work does not interfere with the successful progression of your studies.

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