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We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge they need to be job-ready. Learn to communicate and work with different cultures, and graduate with a global perspective on learning and work.

Why study with us?

With your future employment at the centre of everything we do, Think Education offers industry-relevant courses taught by leading experts. Our personalised approach and work placements will help you get into your career sooner.

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Our national campus network provides the flexibility to suit your lifestyle needs. From what they offer to what they look like, get a feel for our campuses before you walk through the door.

Why study in Australia?

One of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, Australia is an ideal choice for international students. On top of vibrant cities and natural beauty, Australia offers a world-class education system, high standard of living and great employment opportunities.

As an international student here, you have the option to work up to 40 hours per fortnight. That means you can enjoy everything Australia has to offer while gaining professional experience. Find out more on the Australian Department of Home Affairs website.

The Fair Work Ombudsman makes sure that these rights are protected and enforced fairly under Australia’s workplace laws. For more information, visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

Visa requirements

You may apply for a student visa once you have the following documents:
  • Confirmation that you have been accepted to study at Think Education
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
For more information about your visa options, visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

International students in Australia must meet the conditions of their visas throughout their entire study. The visa conditions attached to your visa are included with your visa when it is granted. Students can check their visa details and conditions via the VEVO website.

  • Before you arrive
    There are a few things you can do to make the process easier. You should prepare a folder which includes:
    • Official documents, including a valid passport
    • Offer letter from Think Education
    • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
    • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). For more information and a list of insurance providers visit the OSHC page on the Australian Department of Health website
    • Certified copies of previous education (if applicable)
    • Other personal identification documents
    • Medical records and prescriptions
  • When you arrive
    You must present the following at Australian airports:
    • Passport
    • Passenger card (usually given to you on the flight before landing)
    • Student visa evidence to Australian Immigration

    If you would like to check what you can bring in to Australia, please visit the Australian Border Force website. For everything you need to know about travelling to Australia, read the Australian Government guidelines.

  • After you arrive

    The following will help you settle in to Australian life:

    • Open an Australian bank account
    • Apply for a Tax File Number to be used for employment
    • Ensure OSHC details are up-to-date with your provider
    • Purchase a mobile phone that works in Australia
    • Learn the requirements for driving in Australia

English language requirements

Think Education students can study English language courses in Australia as a pathway towards a higher education degree or diploma with our partner institution, Torrens University Language Centre (TULC).

Whether you intend to study English for higher education preparation, to advance your career, or simply as part of a ‘study vacation’, we have a range of suitable courses for your purposes.

Learn more

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Living in Australia

Australia is one of the world’s most popular places to work and study. It is known for its natural beauty, exciting cities, friendly locals and outdoor lifestyle. You will find highly respected galleries, museums and theatres, a world-class dining scene, and a unique sporting culture. The country’s vibrant, multicultural cities celebrate diversity and welcome people from all over the world.

Living costs in Australia

Knowing the average costs for everyday goods and services in Australia is an important part of your financial preparation. Before coming to Australia, you should consider both your study costs and general expenses.

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Study costs include:
  • Tuition fees
  • Course materials
  • Excursions
  • Flights
  • Visa application fees
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
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General expenses include:
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Weekly bills
  • Transport
  • Social activities
  • Club memberships
The Australian Government recommends a single student budget of AU$21,041 per year for general expenses, with an additional AU$7,362 per year for a spouse and AU$3,152 per year for each child (Figures correct from October 2019).

Get help calculating your cost of living in Australia.

Campus locations

Our national network offers courses to help you achieve your career goals.

  • Sydney

    With residents coming from more than 200 countries, Sydney offers a broad mix of cultural experiences. Built around the iconic Sydney Harbour, it is home to many famous landmarks, such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

    Explore our Sydney campuses

  • Melbourne

    Rated Australia’s best and most liveable city for students, Melbourne offers a strong multicultural community with a thriving arts scene, as well as great business and industry connections.

    Explore our Melbourne campuses

  • Brisbane

    Study in Brisbane and you’ll enjoy 300 days of sunshine per year, plus easy access to nearby holiday destinations such as the Gold Coast and Australia’s favourite theme parks.

    Explore our Brisbane campus

  • Adelaide

    Adelaide is ranked one of Australia’s most accessible, affordable, safe and student-centric cities. The city offers low-cost living, a vibrant cultural scene and an extra year of post-study work rights.

    Explore our Adelaide campus

Student accommodation

Once you have received confirmation of your studies at Think Education, you should look for accommodation that suits your needs and budget. Popular accommodation options for international students in Australia include:
  • Private rental or share house
  • Homestay
  • Residential colleges or purpose-built student accommodation
  • Youth hostels and other short-stay or budget accommodation
For more information about how to apply for student rental accommodation and related topics, visit Study in Australia. To find apartments and share houses, visit national property websites such as, Domain, and Student Accommodation Association.

Please contact the Student Support team at your campus for a full list of recommended accommodation websites.

Under-18 student visa holders

  • Under-18 student visa holders

    At Think Education, we welcome applications by international students who are under 18. You will need to have formal arrangements for a place to stay and your welfare before the Australian Government will process your visa.

    We are guided by requirements set out in the ESOS Framework. For more information about studying in Australia when you are under 18, visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs website.

At Think Education, we welcome applications by international students who are under 18. You will need to have formal arrangements for a place to stay and your welfare before the Australian Government will process your visa.

We are guided by requirements set out in the ESOS Framework. For more information about studying in Australia when you are under 18, visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs website.

For all details around accompanied students living with parents or family or unaccompanied please download the PDF here.

Ready to apply

If you are an international student, you can apply to Think Education through one of our education agents. Our agents are located throughout the world and will make sure the enrolment process runs smoothly. You can also apply online.

More info about our Education Agents

For anything else, contact our International recruitment team.

Admissions Criteria

When applying for a course at Think Education, you need to know our admissions requirements. This includes minimum entry scores and English language requirements.

Check admissions requirements for your course

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course and must study at least one face-to-face subject each trimester.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements.

For more information, visit Study in Australia.

Fees and scholarships

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Tuition fees

Find information relating to your course tuition fees.

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Browse our range of international scholarships.

Policies and procedures

International students studying at Think Education can download the following forms.

  • Policies and procedures
    Student Fees Policy

    The Student Fees Policy contains information on refund guidelines for all potential and currently enrolled Think Education domestic and international students.

    Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS)

    The ESOS Framework is a set of legal regulations related to international students studying in Australia on student visas. It sets guidelines and minimum standards to protect you as a student as well as protecting Australia's reputation for providing quality education and support services. More details are also available on the Australian Government’s website on ESOS.

  • Learn more about Quality Assurance
    Think Education is registered by Australia’s national regulator of higher education, the Tertiary Education and Standards Agency (TEQSA). TEQSA assesses universities for compliance with the Higher Education Standards Framework to ensure a high standard of teaching and curricula, quality student outcomes and a positive student experience. The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) and related legislation is designed to safeguard the interests of students coming to Australia on student visas. The legislation aims to protect and enhance Australia’s reputation for quality education, to provide tuition protection and support the integrity of the student visa program. The ESOS Act ensures that international students studying in Australia receive the same standard of education as Australian students, and are treated fairly regarding the payment of fees and receiving refunds. Think Education meets the ESOS requirements as a registered Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider in Australia, CRICOS provider number 00246M.

    The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the Australian national system that sets the standards for Australian qualifications. All courses offered by Think Education are AQF compliant.

    Think Education acknowledges that circumstances beyond the control of a student may impact on their ability to commence or continue study after tuition fees have been paid. Our International Student Refund Policy outlines the conditions for providing a full or partial refund of fees.

Frequently asked questions

  • I am under 18. Are there any changes to how I apply and accept an offer?

    If you are under 18, have an offer to study with Think Education and plan to travel to Australia on a student visa, you will need to have formal arrangements in place for accommodation and welfare before the Department of Home Affairs will process your visa.

    We are guided by requirements set out in the ESOS Framework. For more information about studying in Australia when you are under 18, visit the Department of Home Affairs or contact our International Student Advisors at

  • What are the English requirements for my course?

    To gain entry into a course at Think Education, you will need proof of your English proficiency. International applicants must satisfy our English language requirements so that you can manage lectures, assignments and examinations. English requirements vary depending on your chosen studies, so please check the Entry Requirements on the specific course page for more details.

    If you want to improve your English skills before you start studying for your degree, the Torrens University Australia Language Centre (TULC) provides English for Academic Purposes courses. Our courses are designed to assist our learners’ transition from English to a higher education course, and are taught by an experienced faculty of highly qualified TESOL teachers who will ensure you are English-ready before you begin your course.

  • How can international students get a scholarship in Australia?
    New international students at Think Education may be eligible for an international student scholarship in Australia, depending on which intake you commence in, country of citizenship and the course you are applying for. Terms and conditions apply. To find out more, visit International scholarships.
  • How many hours can international students work in Australia?

    Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session and unlimited hours during school break.  Find out more on the Department of Home Affairs website.

    All people working in Australia have basic rights and protections in the workplace, including minimum pay and conditions. The Fair Work Ombudsman makes sure that these rights are protected and enforced fairly under Australia’s workplace laws. To find out more, visit the Australian Fair Work Ombudsman website.

  • What are the implications of online study for my international student visa?
    International student visa conditions state you must not enrol into more than a third, or 33 per cent, of online subjects over your course, and must study at least one subject that is face-to-face in each study period. All face-to-face courses are also available for online mode of delivery.
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