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Living on the Gold Coast
Massage Schools of Queensland is situated on Australia's beautiful Gold Coast. Australia which is fast becoming a popular international study destination, and we have a number of international students already successfully undertaking studies for massage, aromatherapy and shiatsu at Massage Schools of Queensland.
The Gold Coast offers glorious beaches, a tranquil hinterland, and abundant work opportunities for the massage & aromatherapy professional. The School is conveniently located a short distance from beaches, international hotels and restaurants, airports, medical facilities, public transport and shopping centres. A recent United Nations report rated Australia as of the third best countries in the world to live.
Queensland is an all-year round destination. The sub-tropical climate brings warm summers and mild winters. Average maximum temperatures during the year are;
General Living & Expenses
The following is an indicative price guide for general accommodation costs on the Gold Coast.
Buses are readily available on the Gold Coast and times vary from 24 hour service to part time services depending on location and week day. Timetables are available on request from the school.
Taxis are recommended for when going out at night. This can cost about AUD $15.00 - $35.00 depending where you want to go out. [Flag fall charges apply.]
There are a number of train stations located throughout the Coast. The train service provided connects the Gold Coast to Brisbane and all major suburbs in between. The present train service terminates at Varsity Lakes Station.
Telephone costs varies depending on the provider, there are a number of telephone providers in Australia and it varies from AUD $0.17c - 0.30c per local call. You do not pay when you receive a call, only when you make a call. There is also a flat monthly rate which also varies depending on the provider. This can be anything from AUD $22.00 - $35.00 per month. There may also be a connection fee of AUD $50.00
Mobile / Cell Phones
This is a very competitive market in Australia, depending on the length of your stay, depends if you choose a phone with a fixed contract or a pre-paid phone. Phones vary in price from AUD $99.00 - $199.00 if you choose the pre paid option then you can buy cards that have AUD $10.00, $20.00, $50.00 credits. If you choose to go on a contract the term is generally 18months and you can buy a phone for $0 but the general monthly bill may from AUD $0 - $55.00 per month plus call costs.
There are many companies that offer internet services, internet speeds vary depending on the location of the property. (It varies from 56K to 256K cable.) Please contact a local provider for terms, conditions and charges.
School Aged Dependants
Any school aged dependants accompanying International Students to Australia will be required to pay full fees if they are enrolled in either a government or non-government school.
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