single student requires about $A9,000-13,000per year for living
expenses, including accommodation, food, local transport, telephone,
gas/electricity, stationery, clothing and entertainment.
For married students, add approximately $A6,000 per year
for your spouse and $A4,000 per year for each child. This
does not include airfares and course fees. Full fees may also
have to be paid for your dependants if they attend school in Australia.
Permission to gain employment in Australia depends on the type
of visa issued and usually allows a student to work up to 20
hours a week. Temporary working arrangements for courses
lasting more than six months are liable to taxation for earnings
Part-time employment should not be regarded as a means of financing
your studies in Australia.