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Are you an international student who is thinking of studying in Australia? If so, we want to hear from you!

Studying abroad is a great opportunity for students to live and learn, while also expanding their horizons and exploring everything the world has to offer.

And Australia is one of the best, most student-friendly countries for international students!

Part of this is our unique environment - we’ve got bustling cities that offer a metropolitan lifestyle, as well as mind-blowing nature to lose yourself in. More importantly, we also offer world-class education that prepares every student for a rewarding career!

Students who choose to live and study in Melbourne or Brisbane get to experience a laid-back environment along with an excellent educational system.

What’s more, they also get to study in a country known for its cultural diversity and laid-back lifestyle that’s the envy of many!

Join thousands of international students studying in Melbourne or Brisbane

With campuses in both of these vibrant cities, Academia is able to give international students in Brisbane and Melbourne the ability to learn and develop their skills while also enjoying the unique Australian lifestyle.

Our campuses have strong working relationships with reputable and accredited businesses in your chosen field - you will be able to put your learning into practice and build connections with potential future employers, helping you kick-start your career.

Our courses in Brisbane and Melbourne

Explore our range of courses available at our Melbourne or Brisbane campuses, including:

  1. English classes (Melbourne)
  2. Hospitality management
  3. Childcare
  4. Aged care (Melbourne)
  5. Commercial cookery
  6. Patisserie courses

Each of our courses is recognised by Industry bodies and the Australian Government.

No matter what you’re studying, you can be confident that you’re getting a quality education that will prepare you for your future career, whether it’s here in Australia or back home.

Why do international students study in Melbourne?

World-class education

Melbourne has often been one of the best choices for good quality education and often attracts students with various cultural backgrounds as it offers a rewarding student experience.

So if you are looking for an educational hub that provides you with the best educational landscape for English learning, technical skills, management courses, and hospitality courses, Melbourne and Brisbane offers one of the best opportunities for you.

Great lifestyle

As Australia’s “culture capital”, Melbourne is home to all sorts of exciting things. Events, art, music, food… you name it, and it’s here.

International students in Melbourne can enjoy all of this and more when they study here. Whether you want to spend time with friends or discover hidden gems on the weekends, Melbourne has something for you.


As an international student, you’re probably worried about how you’re going to get around.

Our public transport system is extensive, allowing you to easily move around while you study in Melbourne.

Academia’s Melbourne campus is located in the middle of the city’s free tram zone, allowing international students like you to experience free travel around the city centre.

Why do international students study in Brisbane?


Brisbane may not be as big as Melbourne… and for some international students, that can be a good thing!

Brisbane lets you enjoy all the sights and sounds of a world-class city, albeit at a slightly smaller scale.


Despite being Australia’s third-largest city, Brisbane is still affordable even on a student budget.

Academia can give you access to a range of different student discounts, allowing you to live and study in Brisbane without worrying about your spending.


Brisbane is the gateway to many of Australia's most popular tourist spots.

International students in Brisbane can easily access all of these sights and sounds of Australia, from our fantastic beaches to our stunning national parks.

All of which are only a short drive outside of Brisbane’s city limits if you want to explore on the weekends!

Why study at Academia?

Whether it’s your first time studying abroad or you’ve been looking for another opportunity to improve your skills, there are plenty of institutions in both Melbourne and Brisbane where you can study.

So why choose Academia?

As a medium-sized institution, we combine the benefits of both small and large institutions.

Unlike a larger institution, we can guarantee that you will receive the one-on-one attention that you need to succeed. Your instructors will remember your name and face, and you won’t need to worry about being lost in an ocean of other students.

At the same time, we’re also much better equipped than smaller institutes.

Our facilities are world-class, and we’ve built strong working relationships with large employers throughout both Melbourne and Brisbane which you can use to find an internship, network or even find full-time work!

Choose an institution that will support you

Academia doesn’t just help you achieve your career goals with quality education - we can also support you as you get used to your new life in Melbourne or Brisbane.

We know that international students like you might not know where to look for help when you need it. Our student support system helps international students with a range of extra services to help you get settled.

Find out what your fellow international students have to say about us!

Academia offers a mix of in-class and on-the-job training by qualified trainers that have an average of 10 years experience in various fields.

Over the years, thousands of international students have walked our halls and completed our courses.

Find out what a handful of them have to say about their experiences studying with Academia!

Read our testimonials