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Your Monash College life begins now!

Welcome. We want you to enjoy everything about Monash College and imagine that you have lots of questions. This website will help you prepare for your new life in Melbourne and first few weeks of class, making your Monash College experience even more enjoyable. The information provided will give you a good idea of what to expect and how to make the most of the support available. Once you’ve started class, you’ll find all of your study material on Moodle - our online learning platform. Our teachers are also very friendly and they'll be able to help answer your questions or let you know who can help you.

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Managing your money

While at Monash, you’ll need to stay on top of your financial responsibilities. Most importantly, you’ll need to pay your course fees on time. And, of course, learn how to manage your money to cover all your other expenses. If you choose to work part-time to supplement your income, make sure you follow the work conditions of student visa holders, or you risk losing your visa.

Pay your fees on time

Your first fee payment is due in the first few weeks of starting your program.

You will receive a fee statement that lists your course and unit enrolment, the amount and due date. For help reading your statement, see understanding your fee statement.

You can also view your fee statement and past payments in the Web Enrolment System (WES).

How to pay

You have a number of options to make your payment, see how to pay your fees.

To protect yourself from fraudsters and scams, pay using only the methods listed and never pay through a third party, even if discounts are offered.

Managing your money

Get a bank account

When you first arrive here, make sure you’ve got about A$500 cash for your immediate expenses such as food, transport, and temporary accommodation.

You’ll need to open an Australian bank account as soon as possible after you arrive. (Be aware that most banks are closed on weekends.)

Plan a budget

Living on a student income can be challenging. Find out about the cost of living in Australia and plan a budget for yourself. Your course fees don’t include personal costs like accommodation, food, and other things you’ll need while in Australia.

Here are some online tools to help you budget:

For tips on how to reduce your spending, see keeping costs down.

Finding part time work

Many students need to work part-time work to support themselves while studying. Before looking for a job, think about how to balance studying and working hours. Full-time students should consider working no more than 8-10 hours per week.

International student visas allow:

  • up to 20 hours work per week during semester
  • full-time work during the semester breaks.