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Introduction

Our Brisbane campus is located close to the central business district of one of Australia’s largest cities. The campus is located in Brisbane Technology Park, amongst professional office spaces, cafes, and recreational spaces. Our campus space features general classrooms and specialised learning spaces for courses that require specific features to teach industry skills.

Brisbane, Queensland

27.4698° S, 153.0251° E

Population: 2.28 million
Average Temperature: High 39° / Low 10°
Currency: Australian Dollars (AUD)
A little background

Brisbane enjoys a subtropical climate with hot, humid, rainy summers and cool to warm, dry winters. From white sandy beaches to tropical rainforests, Brisbane is one of the most beautiful and relaxed cities in Australia. It has one of the world’s most agreeable climates, with an average 300 days of the year consisting of clear blue skies and warm temperatures.

Brisbane’s location allows for day trips to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast and numerous national parks and bushwalking tracks. Aside from the city’s architectural landmarks such as the 1920s City Hall and the Treasury Building’s graceful colonnades, Brisbane’s major attractions are outdoors. Cool down under a canopy of subtropical foliage at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Gaze at contemporary art at the gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), dinosaurs at the Queensland Museum, and skyscrapers from the gently revolving wheel of Brisbane and make sure to fill the cuteness quota at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, home to koalas and kangaroos.

NIET Brisbane

Brisbane Technology Park

7 & 8 Clunies Ross Court,
Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113
(+61) 7 3117 1772
What you need to know
Living
in Brisbane
Cost of Living

The cost of living in Brisbane is cheaper than other major Australian cities like Sydney or Melbourne, but is still quite high by global standards – Brisbane was ranked the 21st most expensive city in the world in 2014 by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Within Brisbane, cost of living varies significantly depending on factors like accommodation type, accommodation location, transport, and your shopping and eating habits.

Accommodation

Accommodation is generally the most significant cost in a student’s budget. Brisbane has a wide range of options for accommodation including purpose-built student accommodation buildings which provide affordable accommodation options for students.

Other Costs

Students will incur other miscellaneous costs including transport, food, drinks, and recreation. NIET recommends budgeting within your means and according to your needs.

Public Transport

Brisbane has a robust public transit service consisting of buses, trains, and ferries. Trips can be easily planned via online maps services or the Queensland Translink mobile app. GoCards (electronic ticketing system) can be purchased from service stations and transit stations to make board and paying fares quick and easy.

Private Transport

Owning your own vehicle can be very expensive, and Brisbane’s streets are often busy and difficult to navigate. Before purchasing your own vehicle, ensure you are able to afford ongoing costs like fuel, registration, insurance, and maintenance.

Bus Stops

Our campus is located at Brisbane Technology Park which is easily accessible via multiple bus stops. Stops on Logan Road, McKechnie Drive, and Miles Platting Road are all within walking distance of our campus.

Renting Privately

Private rental properties are less numerous than those listed with real estate agencies, but may provide more flexible living conditions that are more suited to your needs.

Student Accommodation Facilities

Unlike many smaller cities, Brisbane has options to rent at purpose-built student accomodation buildings which provide relatively cheap accommodation for students with individual rooms and communal facilities.

Renting via Real Estate Agency

Brisbane’s rental market provides a multitude of options for students in the city. Whether renting privately or through a real estate agency, you should be prepared for the costs of rent including payment of a rental bond.

General Health Support

There are numerous health clinics within Brisbane for general health concerns, and a public hospital with a 24-hour emergency department for unexpected issues.

Student Wellbeing

NIET makes counsellors available to students who need assistance with their wellbeing via a counselling service. Please contact your study coach if you need access to this service.

Overseas Student Health Cover

International students in Australia must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) to cover the entire period of their stay. It is a health cover that is required for your stay in Australia and should have been organised during your visa arrangements.
OSHC covers in and out of hospital medical assistance, prescription medications and emergency ambulance assistance. Please find out the extent of your coverage to prevent incurring any unwanted charges.

A Friendly Campus

Our Brisbane campus is located in Brisbane Technology Park, a bustling centre of business, research, and education. The area has a lively and friendly student community.

A Bustling City

On a broader scale, Brisbane is an active city with an array of community activities and events happening every day. No matter what you enjoy doing, you’ll be able to find like-minded people in Brisbane.

Find Your People

Online platforms and social media make finding your people easier than ever. We recommend searching online for groups interested in the same hobbies as you.

Study Coaches

With NIET, learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Our study coach policy provides every student with a single point of contact for the duration of their enrolment, ensuring they always have access to the support they need to get the most from their studies online or on campus.

Counselling Service

NIET makes counsellors available to students who need assistance with their wellbeing via a counselling service. Please contact your study coach if you need access to this service.

Workshops

NIET regularly runs interactive support webinars and workshops so students can discuss the challenges around studying living a busy, modern life with their trainers, study coaches, and peers.

Dining

Brisbane is a large multicultural city, and its dining options reflect this, ranging from high end seafood restaurants to casual gastropubs with unbeatable atmospheres.

Attractions

Brisbane’s major attractions include the beautiful Botanical Gardens, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum, and the Wheel of Brisbane.

Nearby Locations

Brisbane is located between the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast, and is within driving distance of northern New South Wales. Choices for day trip locations are almost endless when living in Brisbane.

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