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Cheapest courses for international students in Australia

Cheapest courses for international students in Australia in 2022

Compare the cheapest courses eligible for a Student Visa in Australia.

What has changed for foreign students in Australia?

Update (June 2024): Here are the cheapest courses in Australia for international students in 2024

Australia is becoming more attractive for international students again. Student Visa holders can now benefit from these pretty big changes in 2022:

Update (10th of October 2022): Unrestricted work rights for Student visa holders will end on 30 June 2023.

  • student visa holders can start working before their course starts – this is great because if you apply for your Student Visa with us way ahead of your course commencement date, you may arrive in Australia months before your course starts and just work or travel as much as you want
  • more flexibility with hybrid (blended) course delivery – less sitting in a classroom and more online learning

So, check if you are eligible to apply for a Student Visa, and let’s see what are the cheapest courses for international students in Australia you can choose from right now.

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1. The cheapest diploma course for international students in Sydney

Lloyds International College offers the cheapest courses for international students in Australia at the moment. How much? $1,000 per term (every three months) and if you enrol with us now, your first term will be discounted even more to just $950. As a result, your total tuition fee for a one-year course will only be $3,950. The college will also charge you a $200 one-off enrolment fee.

Update (11th of October 2022): Following many other schools, Lloyds International College is raising its prices again. This time to $4,900 / year. Tuition fees can still be paid quarterly with $1,150 being the first instalment and $1,250 as the following ones.

Update (1st of July 2022): This promotion has ended and the college increased its prices to $4,500 / year, which is still one of the most affordable options. Your first term payment will be $1,050 and $1,150 thereafter.

This promotion is valid until the 30th of June 2022 30th of September 2022 31st of October 2022 and you can choose from these courses:

  • Diploma of Leadership and Management (1 year)
  • Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (1.5 years)
  • Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication (1 year)
  • Diploma of Marketing and Communication (1 year)
  • Advanced Diploma of Marketing and Communication (1.5 years)
  • Certificate II in Workplace Skills (1 year)
  • Certificate III or IV in Business (1 year each)

These courses can be combined into a package (e.g. Certificate IV + Diploma + Advanced Diploma). Therefore you can apply for up to a 3.5-year Student Visa with us. The college offers a new intake almost every month. Feel free to send us a message for more information, enrolment, and free Student Visa assistance from our registered migration agent.

TIP: Are you wondering what is the age limit for a Student Visa in Australia? Get this and all the other answers to your most burning Student Visa questions in our FAQs.

2. The cheapest hospitality course for international students in Sydney and in Gold Coast

The hospitality sector in Australia is experiencing huge staff shortages which may take years to recover from. If you are thinking of becoming a restaurant or a cafe manager, now may be the best time to start acquiring the skills. With our current discount, even the hospitality courses are among the cheapest ones for international students in Australia. In addition to theory, you will also undertake two terms of paid work placement which will further increase your chances to succeed in the job market.

These hospitality courses are offered by our partner school Pacific Training Group (PTG) and you can choose:

  • Certificate III in Hospitality (1 year)
  • Diploma of Hospitality Management (2 years)

If you’d like to learn more you can enrol in one of these course packages with a single Australian Student Visa:

  • Certificate III in Hospitality + Diploma of Hospitality Management (2 years)
  • Diploma of Hospitality Management + Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (2.5 years)

Any of these courses or course packages will now cost you only $1,400 per term (every three months), which is $5,600 per year. The college will also charge you a $100 enrolment fee. Further discounts are available if you decide to pay your entire tuition fee upfront.

Hurry up because this promotion is valid only until the 30th of June 2022!

Update (11th of October 2022): This special is available again for enrolments until the 31st of December 2022.

Update (25th of July 2022): The college is offering this promotional price again until the 31st of August 2022.

The next available intake dates for these cheap courses for international students are the 31st of October 2022, the 9th of January 2023, the 13th of February 2023, and the 3rd of March 2023.

Contact us if you have any questions or if you’d like to enrol and get your Australian Student Visa. Our team will assist you step-by-step with your enrolment and with your visa application.

3. The cheapest Student Visa course in Melbourne

Greenwich Management College usually offers some of the cheapest courses for international students in Australia. There’s no exception now and especially if you are looking at studying in Melbourne.

If you are in Australia already, you can study at Greenwich College for just $850 / every two months. If you are overseas, the college will charge you $1,000 / every two months. A one-year course will cost you $5,100 or $6,000. There is a very low upfront cost for all applicants.

Update (20th of October 2022): Greenwich College has not extended the onshore promotion and both onshore and offshore students now pay $1,000 every two months. However, the college now offers a 50% discount on the last term for onshore students.

Which are the cheapest Student Visa courses in Melbourne?

For the price we mention above, you can choose courses in Business, Leadership and Management, Project Management, Marketing and Communication, or Event Management. Various durations or course packages are available.

The best part? The weekend timetable is still available for some of the courses so you can work or travel all week long and attend your course on Saturdays. Pretty neat, right?

Send us a message if that sounds interesting and we’ll help you to study some of the cheapest courses for international students in Australia.

You can enrol in all these courses at both Greenwich College campuses – in Melbourne or in Sydney.

Cheap courses at new campuses

Update (20th of October 2022): Greenwich College has recently opened a new campus for international students in Brisbane and is opening another one in Gold Coast in January 2023. If you choose to study there, you can get a special price of $4,950 / year (when applying onshore) or $5,400 (offshore application).

Please note: Greenwich Management College is very popular among international students right now so you may need to wait a little longer until you receive your Offer Letter.

4. Affordable pathway course for international students in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne

When researching the cheapest courses for international students in Australia, you may also want to consider what (if anything) you will do after you complete your course. With Australian Learning Group (ALG; previously also known as 4Life College) you can plan a bit longer term.

Graduating from some of their courses (e.g. a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care) could make you eligible for a 485 Graduate Visa allowing you to stay in Australia with full-time work rights for up to 2 years after you complete your course. For the eligibility criteria please refer to the website of the Department of Home Affairs or send us a message.

Another option is to take one of the courses at ALG as part of a package with a Bachelor’s degree at the Ikon Institute of Australia. If you are accepted, you get a 25% discount on your tuition fees at Ikon. This promotion is no longer available.

Courses at the Australian Learning Group start at $1,990 / every three months or $725 per month and there are four intakes per year. The college will also charge you a $595 joining fee.

Update (12th of October 2022): ALG is raising prices for its 2023 intakes. Courses now start at $2,150 / every three months or $775 per month.

Contact us if you are interested in a longer course pathway. Our registered migration agent will help you to make the right decision aligned with your long-term goals.

TIP: Are you wondering whether you’ll need to provide a bank statement (so-called “show money”) when applying for your Student Visa with one of these cheapest courses for international students in Australia? Get this and other Student Visa questions answered in our FAQs.

All prices in this article are in Australian Dollars (AUD). Please note that when you are applying for an Australian Student Visa, you will also need to pay a fee to the Department of Home Affairs and also to get Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Get your free quote for the whole package here or reach out to us via Messenger to speak with one of our colleagues. You can join students from 60+ countries who study in Australia with Study Anywhere.

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