Student Services


Our Orientation Day will help you get settled into your new life as an AICA student. Tour the college, ask lots of questions! You will meet other students and make heaps of new friends.


Recreation is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. We offer a wide range of activities and tours that give you a chance to meet new friends and have fun whilst getting to know your fellow students.
For international students, activities are not only an enjoyable way to use English in a natural and relaxing environment but also a great way to meet and interact with Australian students.
We can organise a range of activities for you including:
o Kayaking with dolphins
o Climbing Mount Warning
o Surfing lessons
o Mountain biking tours
o Scuba diving
o Trips to weekend markets
o Whale watching
o Skydiving
o Theme parks
o Eco tours
o Day trips to Byron Bay


Average Weekly Expenses per person in Australian Dollars ($AUD)

o Shared Rent 110 – 170
o Food 70 – 130
o Electricity 10 – 15
o Phone 35 – 50
o Transport 15 – 25
o General Household 15 – 25
o Personal Expenses 25 – 45
o Entertainment 20 – 40

o Estimate Per Week 300 – 500


For students coming to the Gold Coast from other parts of Australia and the world, Homestay is a way to live and study on the Gold Coast without the problems of looking for rental accommodation, bond, electricity and other utility bills. Homestay offers a comfortable home with all facilities – a home away from home, close to your place of study.
All enquiries to STUDY GOLD COAST
Students may also choose to share rental accommodation with other students. For more information on rental accommodation, please refer to the Gold Coast Bulletin newspaper for shared accommodation listings or visit your local real estate agent for rental information.


We have also established a relationship with the National Australia Bank for students wishing to apply for a student loan – see information below.

All AICA courses are competitively priced and demonstrate excellent value for money.
Please contact the Australian International College of Art on 07 5526 2055 or if you require further information with regards to financial assistance.

AICA Payment Plan
All course fees may be paid in equal installments over the number of semesters offered per course. Payment is due at the commencement of each term.

Student Loan*
Student Package Deferred Repayment Loan available through National Australia Bank (please contact us for more information or visit your local NAB branch)

Want to experience all student life has to offer without money worries holding you back? The Tertiary Student Package deferred Repayment Loan lets you borrow what you need now and the best part is, you don’t need to start repaying the loan until your studies are over. This loan is available to full-time students only.
*Please apply at your local National Australia Bank branch; conditions apply see your branch for details.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTAICA is easily accessible via public transport from all areas of the Gold Coast as well as Brisbane. For more information on Gold Coast buses and timetables, visit or phone 13 12 30



The Gold Coast has a wide variety of accommodation options to choose from, including:

o home stay with Queensland families
o private rental of apartments or houses
o Share accommodation with other students.

AICA or your local agent can provide you with information regarding the best accommodation type to suit you.

Visa & Study Information

Tuition Fees Payment
International students can choose to pay their course fees using our Payment Plan: Course fees can be paid in installments at the commencement of each term.

Please contact us for further information.

Visa Procedures

If you wish to study for longer than 12 weeks, you will require a Student Visa. Further information regarding visas is available from the Australian Embassy, Consulate General or an educational agent in your country. If you are already in Australia you may be able to apply to change your visa on-shore, please contact DIAC for further information. The minimum requirements of the Australian Government are:

o A letter of Offer and Confirmation of Enrolment from the AICA
o A medical check-up
o Proof of financial support

Medical Insurance

You must have acceptable health insurance cover for the period of your intended stay in Australia. To meet this requirement, you should pay for overseas student health cover (OSHC), which will provide you with medical and hospital insurance. AICA can organise the OSHC premium for you and arrange to pay the health insurance cover on your behalf; alternatively you should obtain it yourself and provide evidence to the office processing your visa application that you have OSHC. Information on the OSHC (including details of OSHC providers) can be found on the DIMIA website:

Working while you travel

All initial student visas granted do not provide permission to work in Australia; students will only be able to apply for a student visa with work rights after they arrive in Australia and only after the student has commenced their programme of study. International students are limited to 20 hours work per week while they are studying their preferred course. For more information on studying while working, speak to an agent or contact the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Multi-Cultural affairs.


AICA offers English programmes to visiting international students on Study Tours. We can also assist international students with English language studies where necessary.


If you have a problem bring it to the excellent staff at the AICA College and we will try to help you or we will direct you to someone who will help. Or just visit us if you want to talk to someone. We will ensure you have free and confidential support.


Industry links
AICA has established many relationships within the local creative industry. Students participate in industry-related field trips and presentations by industry professionals.

University Pathway
All the Courses at AICA are NATIONALLY RECOGNISED for entry to any Australian University.

For easiest recognition of current competencies AICA has established a relationship with local universities e.g. Central Queensland University (CQU) allowing Certificate and Diploma students direct entry into a Bachelor’s degree programme.


Full Time Courses  

Click here for Application and Enrolments

To Enrol: Complete application form and send to:

PO Box 8183
Gold Coast Mail Centre Qld 9726