What is the cheapest course in Melbourne in 2024?

Leadership and Management Diploma is the cheapest study option in Melbourne. It is also one of the most popular course because the units taught are very versatile and applicable in most industry. The 2024 tuition fee promotion is $1,500 every 3 months and the program duration is 1-2 years.

Can I change my working holiday or tourist visa to a student visa?

Yes, holder of working holiday, visitor and a few other substantive visas can apply for student visa by enrolling in a CRICOS approved course and providing the necessary documents to lodge in for student visa before their current visa run out.

What if my student visa hasn't been granted before the current visa expires?

If you have lodged for student visa in Australia, you will receive a Bridging Visa A that allows you to remain in the country while your student visa is being processed. The BVA will become active after your current visa runs out.

How much is the estimated living cost for an international student in Melbourne?

The average cost for an International student in Melbourne ranges from A$300-A$600 per week. Following is a rough estimate:

  • Rent – around $300 - $450 pw in the CBD and around $250 pw in the suburb
  • Food – around $350 pm, depends on whether you cook or dine out more often
  • Transport – around $200 pm, or free if you live within the free tram zone


Courses list and tuition fees
breakdown in Melbourne
(January 2024 Update)

General EnglishElementary - Upper Intermediate$ 1,800/ 10 weeks0.5-1 year
Project ManagementDiploma, Adv Diploma$ 1,500/ term2 years
BusinessCert IV, Diploma, Adv Diploma$ 1,500/ term3 years
Human ResourcesCertificate IV, Diploma$ 1,500/ term2 years
Leadership and ManagementCertificate IV, Diploma, Adv Diploma$ 1,500/ term3 years
Work, Health, and SafetyCertificate IV, Diploma$ 1,875/ term2.5 years
Information TechnologyCertificate IV, Diploma$ 1,500/ term2.3 years
Telecommunications Network EngineeringAdv Diploma$ 2,000/ term2 years
Early Childhood Education and CareCertificate III, Diploma$ 2,200/ term2 years
FitnessCert III, Cert IV$ 2,190/ term2 years
Remedial MassageCertificate IV, Diploma$ 2,200/ term1.5 years
Clinical AromatherapyDiploma$ 2,200/ term1.5 years
MyotherapyAdvanced Diploma$ 2,200/ term1.5 years
Ageing SupportCert III, Cert IV$ 1,850/ term2 years
Community ServicesCertificate IV, Diploma$ 2,590/ term2 years
CounsellingDiploma$ 2,590/ term1.5 years
Mental HealthDiploma$ 2,590/ term2 years
CarpentryCert III$ 1,100/ month1 year
Building/ ConstructionCertificate IV, Diploma$ 1,000/ month1.2 years
Painting and DecoratingCert III$ 1,200/ month2 years
Cabinet MakingCert III$ 1,100/ month2 years
PlumbingCert III$ 7,000/ semester1 year
Commercial Cookery/ Kitchen ManagementCert III, Cert IV, Diploma$ 2,250/ term2 years
PatisserieCert III, Cert IV, Diploma$ 2,500/ term2 years
Audio and Sound ProductionDiploma, Bachelor$ 10,600/ trimester1-3 years
SongwritingDiploma, Bachelor$ 10,600/ trimester1-3 years
Film and Television ProductionDiploma, Bachelor$ 10,600/ trimester1-3 years
3D AnimationDiploma, Bachelor$ 10,600/ trimester1-3 years
Digital DesignDiploma, Bachelor$ 10,600/ trimester1-3 years
Game DevelopmentDiploma, Bachelor$ 10,600/ trimester1-3 years
BusinessBachelor$ 7,600/ trimester3 years
AccountingBachelor$ 7,600/ trimester3 years
Information TechnologyBachelor$ 8,200/ trimester3 years
Digital MediaBachelor$ 10,400/ trimester3 years
Advertising and MediaBachelor$ 10,000/ trimester3 years
JournalismBachelor$ 10,000/ trimester3 years
Arts TherapyBachelor$ 8,400/ trimester3 years
Counselling and PsychotherapyBachelor$ 8,400/ trimester3 years
Health and Community ServicesBachelor$ 8,000/ trimester3 years
Early Childhood EducationBachelor$ 8,000/ trimester4 years

8Reasons why you should consider
student visa option

Are you looking for Student Visa that allows you
to Study and Work in Melbourne as International Student?


2-Day Class per week


1 to 2 years student visa


Campus in Melbourne CBD


CRICOS approved for international students


Fees starting from $1,500/ term


3-Month tuition fee instalment


Intake every 2 months


Easy entry requirement


Budget courses
in Melbourne


1. Cheap Business course in Melbourne
104 weeks (2 years)

 $ 1,500/ term 

Intake Dates

February, March, May, June, July, August, October, November

Entry Requirement

  • Year 11 or equivalent or more than 18 years old
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or English course package minimum of 10 weeks


Flexible hour, 3 months of holiday in a year


2. Cheap Project Management course in Melbourne
104 weeks (2 years)

 $ 1,500/ term 

Intake Dates

8 Jan, 8 April, 8 July, 7 October

Entry Requirement

  • Year 12 or equivalent or more than 18 years old
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or English course package minimum of 10 weeks


Flexible hour, 3-4 months of holiday in a year


3. Cheap Information Technology course in Melbourne
118 weeks (2.3 years)

 $ 1,500/ term 

Intake Dates

9 Jan, 10 April, 10 July, 9 October

Entry Requirement

  • Year 12 or equivalent or more than 18 years old
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or English course package minimum of 10 weeks
  • moderate level of computer literacy


Weekend class


4. Cheap Early Childcare course in Melbourne
104 weeks (2 years)

 $ 2,200/ term 

Intake Dates

6 Feb, 12 Apr, 20 July, 18 Sept, 9 Nov

Entry Requirement

  • Year 12 or equivalent or more than 18 years old
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or English course package minimum of 10 weeks


Work placement, eligibility for post graduate visa


5. Cheap Commercial Cookery course in Melbourne
104 weeks (2 years)

 $ 2,250/ term 

Intake Dates

January, February, March, May, June, July, September, November

Entry Requirement

  • Year 11 or equivalent or more than 18 years old
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or English course package minimum of 10 weeks


Practical class, 2 days of class per week


6. Cheap Fitness course in Melbourne
104 weeks (2 years)

 $ 2,190/ term 

Intake Dates

29 Jan, 22 April, 15 July, 7 Oct

Entry Requirement

  • Year 11 or equivalent or more than 18 years old
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or English course package minimum of 10 weeks


Practical class, 2 days of class per week


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Chiara Vincenzo - January 2024

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I am so glad I did my visa application through Brightannica. Vincent definitely made the progress so much easier and would help me whenever I had any questions. It was so easy to get in contact with him, he helped me with all the documents I needed and also checked everything again. Thanks for that!


Ramona - August 2022

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I had a great experience with Brightannica Melbourne from start to finish, I got my visa with their help, special mention to Rosemary from Brightannica Melbourne she was very knowledgable and helped us every step of the way. She answered every single question promptly and with great knowledge on the matter! Overall the experience was very good and smooth. I highly recommend Rosemary and her services at Brightannica Melbourne. ☺️


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We had an amazing experience with Brightannica! Vincent (who walked us throught the visa process) is an excellent professional and also an amazing person that was always willing to answer our questions. I highly recommend Brightannica services!!!
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Kimberly Castillo - September 2021

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I am very grateful that I came across Brightannica and Vincent to help me prepare my student visa. Vincent was very attentive, professional and knowledgeable about all aspects of studying in Australia. From the get-go, I felt very comfortable with Vincent. He is such a friendly person and you can tell he truly cares about his clients. He always made himself available, whether it be answering my phone calls and emails immediately to respond to any questions I had in detail. I thought the whole process of applying for a student visa during COVID times would be very stressful, but thanks to Vincent it was anything but! I was surprised when I received an email from immigration granting me my student visa just a few days after sending my stuff over to Vincent. It just proved to me how quickly and effectively he and the Brightannica team work! If you need to apply for a student visa in Australia, whether it be in a year's time or ASAP, Brightannica is the way to go! Thanks so much Vincent!


Cheddy Mollona - June 2021

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Rosemary is always patient and hardworking from the start until I received my Student Visa. She kept in touch with me throughout my difficulties. Thank you for your excellent service. I am grateful for all of your help and support.
I highly recommend Brightannica. They will surely assist you with everything from finding a good education at a low cost to obtaining a visa.


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I would like to say Thank you very much to Brightannica Agency ,The staff are really really friendly ,polite and very good ,I appreciate and so happy to have been granted of my visa, Arrum Soerjo is brilliant and really good ,he is to helping of my student visa ,He is indeed helpful with all the process , I would definitely recommend using them with my family and my friends .Once again, many thanks to Arrum Soerjo and the Brightannica Team ❤️🙏🏻


Mairead Hackett - March 2020

Highly recommended

I dealt with Rosemary and she was excellent. She answered any questions I had and was very prompt in her response to emails which helped put my mind at ease with the process. Would highly recommend Brightannica.


Alana Marr - Feb 2020


Rosemary was great - she sent through all the info I required, answered a million and one questions for me and helped get my visa granted. They take all the stress out of the application - I would recommend using Brightannica if you are looking to study and apply for a student visa in Australia! Thanks again!


Fiaan - May 2019

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Couldn't be any more happier. The most reliable agency I have ever come across. Everything was done so smoothly I didn't have to worry about a thing. Got my Visa granted in 10 normal days. A big thank you to my agent Rosemary who was paitent and understanding all along answering all my questions and reassuring me every time I panicked. 101% recommended for all the Visa and migration needs. Thank you once again for everything.