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					ACCOMMODATION
BROCHURE
                      CONTENTS
YOUR ACCOMMODATION DECISION         3
     ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS          4
              INDEPENDENT RENTAL    A
      SHARE HOUSE ACCOMMODATION     A
                 STUDENT HOSTELS    1
               STUDENT HOMESTAY     6
            ABOUT MELBOURNE        8
          LIVING COMPARISON TABLE  9
    RECOMMENDED STUDENT HOSTELS   10
                ABOUT SYDNEY 12
                                13
          LIVING COMPARISON TABLE
    RECOMMENDED STUDENT HOSTELS 14
                ABOUT ADELAIDE 16
          LIVING COMPARISON TABLE 17
    RECOMMENDED STUDENT HOSTELS 18
                                  20 PREPARATION – ARRIVAL IN AUSTRALIA
                                  21 TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HOMESTAY
                                  23 REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION FORM
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YOUR
ACCOMMODATION
DECISION
    Accommodation Choices                          Which Option is Best for Me?
    There are several options for housing in       The answer depends on a number of
    Australia and Kaplan Business School can       things such as your age, your past
    help you work out which accommodation          experience, your goals and the length of
    suits you best.                                your stay in Australia. Most international
    • Independent Rental                           students find that when they first arrive in
                                                   Australia it is best to stay with a family to
    • Student Hostels                              start with or to go into a student hostel.
    • Homestay                                     These two options provide a secure, stable
                                                   and friendly environment for you, which
    Following is a summary of the main
                                                   is important when you first come to a new
    services offered by the different types
                                                   country and a different lifestyle. This will
    of accommodation - more details can be
                                                   also give you time to discuss your options
    provided on request.
                                                   with other students.
    To decide on the most suitable type of
    accommodation, you should consider             Kaplan Business School recommends that
    your needs and preferences, budget,            you secure accommodation before arriving
    lifestyle, study schedule and transport        in Australia as searching for housing when
    requirements. Please note that all types of    you have just arrived in a new country can
    accommodation do not include telephone         be difficult and at times overwhelming.
    calls and other luxuries within the price.     We invite you to consult with our friendly
                                                   Student Services team before you leave
    Students should budget approximately:
                                                   your home country so that we can assist
    $AUD15,000 - $17,000 per year
                                                   you to research alternative options with
    for living costs in Melbourne
                                                   the benefit of local knowledge. Kaplan
    $AUD16,000 - $18,000 per year                  Business School understands how
    for living costs in Sydney                     important suitable and comfortable
    $AUD12,000 - $14,000 per year                  accommodation is to your study success.
    for living costs in Adelaide.
    Please take time and care when first
    choosing accommodation:
    • Never sign any kind of accommodation
      contract until you are sure that
      you understand all the conditions
      mentioned in the contract. The land
      agent, host or a Kaplan Business School
      staff member will be able to explain
      these details to you.
    • In particular, be aware of the obligations
      regarding length of stay – once you
      have signed a contract it may be quite
      costly if you decide to leave your
      accommodation before the time limit,
      specified in the contract, has expired.
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   ACCOMMODATION
   OPTIONS
                                                                                                                Independent Rental Accommodation                Student Hostels
                                                                                                                Independent accommodation (including            A wide range of student hostels are
                                                                                                                shared house accommodation) is an               located around the city in Melbourne,
GOOD WAY TO SHARE THE COST OF RENT




                                                                                                                option only open to students over the age       Sydney and Adelaide.
                                                                                                                of 18. Students will need to find their own     Student hostels offer independence with
                                                                                                                property, however the School can provide        a student environment where it is easy to
                                                                                                                you with assistance during your search.         make friends. Usually these consist of a
OTHERS IN A SHARE HOUSE CAN BE A




                                                                                                                This option provides you with more              fully furnished bed/study room, access
AND OTHER BILLS AND CAN BE MORE




                                                                                                                independence, privacy and freedom than          to shared kitchens, bathrooms and other
                                                                                                                other forms of accommodation and costs          facilities and for an additional fee meals
FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH




                                                                                                                approximately $AUD6,000 - $12,000               can also be provided in some hostels.
                                                                                                                per year plus four weeks rent for bond.         The price ranges from approximately
                                                                                                                The cost of independent rental does not         $AUD150-$300+ per week depending on
                                                                                                                include meals and other living expenses.        the type of room, facilities and services
                                                                                                                Included in the rent is the cost of repairs,    desired.
                                                                                                                but not electricity, gas, internet, telephone
                                                                                                                connection and usage or water usage.            Short and long-term residence options are
                                                                                                                You will have to do all the housework           available. Kaplan Business School can be
                                                                                                                yourself including buying food and general      of assistance in securing accommodation
                                                                                                                household duties, preparing meals,              for you at a student hostel - please contact
                                                                                                                keeping the house clean,                        our office for further information
                                                                                                                doing your own laundry, etc.                    regarding the options available.
FUN THAN LIVING ALONE




                                                                                                                You will be required to sign a lease of at      It is always important that you seek
                                                                                                                least six months (and sometimes 12              a written contract with any hostel to
                                                                                                                months), pay a bond of four weeks               protect your rights and be aware of your
                                                                                                                rent, and provide references. Another           entitlement to be given a copy of the rules
                                                                                                                consideration is that rental accommodation      and regulations that are adopted and
                                                                                                                                                                enforced by the hostel you choose.
                                     Tenants Union Victoria, ‘Keeping the ‘mates in housemates, November 2005




                                                                                                                in Australia is often unfurnished or
                                                                                                                part-furnished, which means you may also
                                                                                                                have the expense of buying some of your         Shared Housing Accommodation
                                                                                                                own furniture. Fortunately, there are           This entails living with other students
                                                                                                                many second-hand furniture shops in             in a house or apartment. After paying
                                                                                                                Australia, which offer good furniture at        weekly rent, electricity, gas, telephone
                                                                                                                reasonable prices.                              and internet are all additional expenses.
                                                                                                                                                                Students must find this type of
                                                                                                                                                                accommodation after they arrive
                                                                                                                                                                in Australia.
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    Hints to Avoid Problems When                  House Meetings                              • Most agents require that you complete
                                                                                                an application form. They might ask
    Sharing Accommodation                         Regular house meetings can be a useful
                                                                                                to see:
                                                  way of making decisions that include all
    Before you say ‘yes’ to a share house,        household members and can reduce the          – Proof that you are studying
    it’s best to be aware of some of the issues   potential for problems to develop.              at Kaplan Business School
    that can arise when renting.
                                                  Remember, be patient. It may take a few       – A copy of your Student
    Whose responsibility is it to ensure that     meetings before problems are sorted out.        Identification Card
    the rent is paid?
                                                  Be constructive in your comments and          – A copy of your passport.
    Does each person contribute equally to        focus on solutions to the problem.
    the rent and bond?                                                                        • Many agents also ask for contact
                                                  House meetings can also be used as a          names and details of people who can
    When does your share of the rent have to      regular ‘catch-up’ time.                      provide rental or personal references
    be given to the person who is responsible                                                   for you. If you are an international
    for paying it?                                Remember                                      student, Kaplan Business School (see
    Vacancies                                     Set boundaries so that everyone knows         Student Services Manager) can provide
                                                  what is expected of them.                     you with a fact sheet that you can give
    When a room becomes vacant, what is
                                                                                                to landlords and agents if you haven’t
    the process for deciding on a new tenant?     Respect your housemates’ privacy and
                                                                                                got references.
    Compatibility is important – can you live     possessions.
    with that person’s taste in friends/music,                                                • The application form helps the
                                                  Make sure that everyone who lives in the
    etc, can they be relied upon to pay bills,                                                  landlord to decide whom to lease
                                                  house has his or her name on the lease
    rent, etc.?                                                                                 the property to. If you are successful,
                                                  and when you move out, make sure that
                                                                                                you will be asked to sign a Tenancy
    Useful websites for finding roommates;        your name is deleted from the lease.
                                                                                                Agreement. A Tenancy Agreement is a
    www.easyroommate.com                          Those people who have names on the
                                                                                                legally binding document. Once
    www.flatmates.com.au                          lease are responsible for the rent.
                                                                                                you have signed it, you are responsible
    www.shareaccommodation.org
                                                                                                for paying the rent.
    www.s-h-a.com.au                              Private Rental - Tips and Tricks
                                                                                              • You will also be required to pay a bond,
    Bills                                         To Get The Place You Want!                    usually equivalent to four weeks rent.
    Water, electricity, gas, telephone – you      • Rental advertisements can be found          You can get the bond back at the end of
    need to be clear about how these bills are      in the property section of the city’s       your tenancy provided that you
    to be shared, for example, are telephone        main newspapers on a Wednesday              have paid the rent and not damaged
    calls paid for individually?                    and Saturday.                               the property. If you end the tenancy
    Some record keeping may be needed, for                                                      before the date agreed, you may lose
                                                  • Phone early in the morning (9am) to get
    example, a book near the phone.                                                             your bond.
                                                    the addresses.
    Telstra have introduced Communic8             • Visit and telephone real estate agents
    specifically for share houses –
                                                                                                Where To Get Help
                                                    in the areas that you want to live.
    it overcomes a lot of problems by                                                           Please see the following
    providing everyone with their own             • Use the internet as real estate agents
                                                    list rental properties on a number of       websites for an overview of
    telephone account.
                                                    websites. By accessing these sites          tenants/landlord’s rights and
    Website: www.communic8.com.au                   you can search for properties according     responsibilities in Australia
                                                    to suburb, price and number of
    Food                                            bedrooms etc.                               Melbourne
    Collective or individual buying or a mix                                                    Tenants Union of Victoria
                                                  • Check the community noticeboards in
    of both?                                                                                    www.tuv.org.au
                                                    cafes and bookstores.
    If collective, how much is each                                                             Consumer Affairs Victoria
    contribution? Who does the shopping?          Real Estate Websites:                         www.consumer.vic.gov.au
    Should it be rostered?                        www.domain.com.au
                                                  www.property.com.au                           Sydney
    Domestic Chores                               www.realestate.com.au                         Tenants Union of NSW
    What are they? A list may need to be          www.yourestate.com.au                         www.tenants.org.au
    drawn up.                                     www.noagentproperty.com.au
    How are they going to be shared?              www.run.com.au                                NSW Office for Fair Trading
    Consider cooking and cleaning                                                               www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/
                                                  • Private rental is not always easy           Tenants_and_home_owners/
    arrangements.
                                                    to get. You have to make a good first       Renting_a_home.html.
    Are rosters the way to go?
                                                    impression on the landlord/agent.
                                                    If you make a time with the landlord or     Adelaide
    Living Environment
                                                    agent to look at the property, make         Office of Consumer and Business
    Agreement about appropriate noise levels        sure that you arrive on time.
    and impromptu parties, etc.                                                                 Affairs Tennancies
                                                                                                www.ocba.sa.gov.au
    Decisions regarding smoking, etc.
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Homestay
                                             Full board homestay accommodation
Homestay is the arrangement whereby          priced at approximately $240.00 per week
you stay with a family in their home,
                                             includes*:
eating and living with them. Homestay
is therefore your opportunity to have a      • A single room with bed, desk and
uniquely Australian experience.                cupboard
As Australia is a multicultural country,     • Laundry facilities
homestay can be an opportunity               • Two-three meals per day.
to understand different cultures and
develop an appreciation for other ways       Shared/part board homestay
of living.                                   accommodation (generally priced from
                                             $150 per week) includes*:
The homestay experience is ideal for
developing English language skills and       • A single room with bed, desk and
assists with your adjustment to Australia      cupboard
by providing a family atmosphere,            • Laundry facilities
bridging you into Australian society.        • Access to the kitchen, where you can do
Homestay can also be an enriching              your own cooking.
experience where lifelong relationships      In shared/part board homestay you must
and friendships are formed thus adding       buy and prepare your own food and you
tremendous value to your overseas study      may also be required to pay for additional
experience. You will be staying with an      expenses such as electricity, gas and
Australian family who will treat you as      telephone.
part of the family, with the use of living
areas and facilities. However, you are
expected to fit in with the family’s
lifestyle, meals and agreed house rules.
Please be aware that you are required to
compromise with other family members,
help around the house and show respect
for others at all times.
MELBOURNE
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ABOUT MELBOURNE
Melbourne, the capital city of the state      Melbourne
of Victoria, is frequently voted one of
                                              • Is known as one of the world’s
the world’s most livable cities. The city’s     most international and diverse cities
historic buildings combine with modern          and is Australia’s second largest city
architecture to reveal an interesting mix
                                              • The centre of the economic, cultural,
of old and new. With a population of 3.8
                                                political and social life of the state
million people, the city’s economy is broad     of Victoria
and well-developed.
                                              • Reveals a multitude of regions just
Melbourne is known as the shopping and          a short drive from the city - opening
sporting capital of Australia and features      students to experiences including sandy
an exciting array of events, attractions,       beaches, snow-peaked mountains,
adventures and unique precincts                 zoos, aquariums, historic sites,
year-round. The city also boasts                spas and wildlife
world-class educational institutions          • Has the highest concentration of
and facilities.                                 business headquarters in Australia
                                              • Shows industry strength in
                                                manufacturing, information and
                                                communication technology, agriculture,
                                                food production and processing, medical
                                                research, financial services and tourism
                                              • Is very easy to navigate due to an
                                                excellent train, tram and bus system
                                                plus a grid-like city map
                                              • Shows a diversity and sophistication
                                                that is reflected in the exceptional array
                                                of restaurants, cafes, boutiques, sports,
                                                arts and festivals.
                                              Melbourne has a temperate climate with
                                              cool winters and warm to hot summers.
                                              There are four seasons:
                                              Spring: September - November,
                                                       warm and sunny or cool, windy
                                                       and showers
                                              Summer: December - February,
                                                      20-35 Degrees Celsius
                                                      warm to hot
                                              Autumn: March - May,
                                                      mild and sunny days,
                                                      cool nights
                                              Winter: June - August,
                                                      9-15 Degrees Celsius
                                                      cool, cloudy and rain, no snow.
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MELBOURNE
LIVING COMPARISON     Independent                      Student Hostels                  Homestay
                      Rental                                                            (Full/Part Board)
                      Independence                       Heating and electricity        Suitable for students                                                     KAPLAN BUSINESS SCHOOL

                                                         usually included in the cost   with busy schedules or                         North Carlton
                                                                                        who can’t cook
                                                                                                                                                                UniLodge@
                      Greater privacy                    You can choose what and        Less time spent on         TO AIRPORT                                   Melbourne
                                                                                                                   30 MIN
                                                         when to cook and eat           domestic chores                                                                              College
                                                                                                                                                                                     Square on
                      You can choose when                School can make                Less grocery shopping                                                                        Swanston
                      and what to cook and               arrangements for you           needed as meals are                                       RMIT          University of
                                                                                                                                                  Village Old   Melbourne
                      eat                                                               provided                                                  Melbourne                        Carlton

                      You have some choice in            Less time spent on             Heating and electricity
                      choosing housemates                domestic chores                costs included in weekly                                                                Rooms
                                                                                                                                       North Melbourne
                                                         (only required to clean        fee (Full Board only)                                                                   International
    Advantages




                                                         up room and kitchen
                                                                                                                          TO C UTES
                                                         after use)                                                            BD
                                                                                                                              IN




                                                                                                                                      TO C UTES
                                                                                                                         10 M




                                                                                                                                           BD
                                                         Social activities/events       Valuable cultural

                                                                                                                                         IN
                                                                                        exchange
                                                                                                                                      5M
                                                         Fully furnished own room       Good opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                                    MELBOURNE
                                                                                        improve English skills
                                                                                                                                           Docklands
                                                         Support and security           School can make
                                                         offered by hostel              arrangements for you
                                                         management
                                                                                                                                                                            Southbank
                                                         Internet access usually        Fully furnished own room
                                                         provided
                                                                                        Support and security
                                                                                        offered by family
                                                                                        Internet access

                      Establishment costs can            May have to supply             Less flexibility
                      be substantial                     own cooking and eating
                                                         utensils
                      Heating and electricity            Must commit to minimum         Requires adjustment for
                      bills extra                        length of stay depending       both student and
                                                         on hostel requirements         homestay family (e.g.
                                                                                        habits, customs, etc.)
                      May have to supply                 Most hostels are not           Household routines
                      own cooking and eating             within walking distance        may be rigid
                      utensils                           of the School                  (e.g. shower times)
                      May have to sign a 6-12            Must connect own phone/        Internet access but must
      Disadvantages




                      month lease                        internet                       share with family
                      May need to buy furniture          Location varies                Location varies
                      More time spent on                 Shopping and cooking
                      domestic chores                    can take time
                      Less opportunity to take
                      part in School social life
                      If shared, one of the
                      group may leave before
                      end of lease
                      Must connect own internet
                      and telephone access
                      Must find accommodation
                      on arrival
                      No security offered
Cost per week         * $100 - $160                      *$165 - $300                   *$150 - $250
approximate only

                      *Prices based on shared rental
                       accommodation. Students
                       will need to budget more for
                       independent rental.
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MELBOURNE
STUDENT HOSTELS
     Hostel                      Facilities & Fees                                                          Contact Details

     College Square on           On-site facilities:                                                        Alex Agius
     Swanston (YMCA)             • Seminar room                                                             Tel: +61 03 9349 2500
     800 Swanston Street         • Lounge                                                                   Fax: + 61 03 9349 4330
     Carlton, VIC 3053           • Swimming pool                                                            Email: collegesquare@ymca.org.au
                                 • BBQ area                                                                 Web: www.collegesquare.ymca.org.au
                                 • Coin-operated laundries
                                 • Gym
                                 • Bicycle storage
                                 • Car parking (at an additional cost)
                                 • Reception centre (photocopying & fax)

                                 Fees:
                                 1 bedroom apartment          $260 - $295 per week


     RMIT Village                On-site facilities:                                                        Michael Lynch
     Old Melbourne               • Outdoor heated pool                                                      Tel: +61 03 8330 2002
     5-17 Flemington Road        • BBQ area                                                                 Fax: +61 03 8330 2001
     North Melbourne, VIC 3051   • Indoor gym                                                               Email: michael.lynch@clv.com.au
                                 • Some vehicle parking spaces (at an additional cost)                      Web: www.rmitvillageom.com.au
                                 • Lounge
                                 • Laundries
                                 • Landscaped gardens
                                 • Glasshouse recreation room

                                 Fees: (48 -52 weeks)
                                 1 bedroom apartment           $310
                                 2 bedroom apartment           $249

                                 Other room configurations/contract periods available.


     Rooms International         On-site facilities:                                                        Sim Lim
     118 Bouverie Street         • Broadband internet wired access points                                   Tel: +61 03 9347 3456
     Carlton, VIC 3053           • Fully furnished kitchen                                                  Fax: +61 03 9347 8222
                                 • Shared facilities                                                        Email: simlim@rooms.net.au
                                 • Coin-operated laundries                                                  Web: www.rooms.net.au
                                 • On site office centre - low cost photocopying/binding/faxing available
                                 • Common area with either cable/satellite TV
                                 • Open deck recreational areas (BBQ)
                                 • Food catering available (at an additional cost)

                                 Fees:
                                 Single room                   $175.00 per week



     UniLodge@Melbourne          On-site facilities:                                                        Michelle Sawyer
     740 -746 Swanston Street    • Shared bathrooms and kitchens on all floors                              Tel: +61 03 8317 5350
     Carlton, VIC 3053           • Broadband internet access in all bedrooms                                Fax: +61 03 8317 5351
                                 • Common computer/study room                                               Email: michelle.sawyer@unilodge.com.au
                                 • Share and coin-operated laundry facilities in all apartments             Web: unilodge.melbourne@unilodge.com.au
                                 • Games room
                                 • Student lounge

                                 Fees:
                                 Single room                   $195 to $210 per week
                                 Twin share rooms              $130 to $145 per person per week

                                 Other room configurations available.


                                 *Please contact Student Services for more information
                                 (including bonds/deposits required).
                                 **All prices are subject to change.
SYDNEY
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ABOUT SYDNEY
Sydney, the capital city of the state of New   Sydney
South Wales, is the oldest settlement in       • Is known as the national hub for global
Australia with world-famous icons such           industries such as business, financial
as the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.           services, law, telecommunications and
The city is set around a stunning natural        the media
harbour and features many beautiful            • The centre of the economic, cultural,
beaches, multicultural restaurants               political and social life of the state of
and an array of international shopping           New South Wales
destinations. Sydney is Australia’s largest    • Has almost half of the city’s residents
city with a population of 4.3 million people     aged between 20 and 40 and over a
and it hosts a concentrated corporate            quarter are students
centre at the forefront of business in
                                               • Is considered the economic powerhouse
Australia and many tourist attractions.          of Australia
Sydney is a global city with great diversity   • Offers a reliable and efficient transport
and many cultural influences. As the city        system of buses, trains, ferries and
enjoys so many days of sunshine and blue         monorail
skies, there are a multitude of activities
                                               • Is a vibrant and creative city full of
to enjoy that make the most of being             many interesting cultural attractions,
outdoors. Some of these social activities        international restaurants, pristine
include perusing one of Sydney’s many            beaches and diverse entertainment.
markets, a quick weekend trip to one of
the city’s natural outer regions, surfing,     Sydney has a temperate climate and
bushwalking or skiing.                         therefore does not experience extremes of
                                               cold and heat, making it very enjoyable all
                                               year round.
                                               There are four seasons:
                                               Spring: September - November,
                                                        warm and sunny
                                               Summer: December - February,
                                                       19-26 Degrees Celsius
                                                       hot and humid,
                                                       with occasional rain
                                               Autumn: March - May,
                                                       beautifully sunny, cool nights
                                               Winter: June - August,
                                                        8-16 Degrees Celsius
                                                        fairly cool, no snow.
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SYDNEY
LIVING COMPARISON      Independent                      Student Hostels                Homestay
                       Rental                                                          (Full/Part Board)
                       Independence                     Heating and electricity        Suitable for students
                                                        usually included in the cost   with busy schedules or




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                                                        when to cook and eat           domestic chores
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                                                                                                                                                           BD
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                                                                                                                                                         IN
                                                                                                                                                    10 M
                       eat                                                             provided
                                                                                                                                                                                        SYDNEY
                       You have some choice in          Less time spent on             Heating and electricity
                       choosing housemates              domestic chores                costs included in weekly
                                                        (only required to clean        fee (Full Board only)
     Advantages




                                                        up room and kitchen
                                                        after use)
                                                                                                                                     Glebe
                                                        Social activities/events       Valuable cultural                             Guest
                                                                                                                                                              Glebe
                                                                                                                                     House
                                                                                       exchange
                                                        Fully furnished own room       Good opportunity to                                                                                  KAPLAN
                                                                                                                                                                                            BUSINESS SCHOOL
                                                                                       improve English skills                                                                 Georgia         Surry Hills
                                                                                                                                             The University                   House
                                                        Support and security           School can make                                                                                                        Sinclair’s
                                                                                                                              Cambridge      of Sydney                                                        City Hostel
                                                        offered by hostel              arrangements for you       Stanmore
                                                                                                                              Lodge                                   TO AIRPORT        Redfern
                                                        management                                                                                                    12 MIN

                                                        Internet access usually        Fully furnished own room
                                                        provided
                                                                                       Support and security
                                                                                       offered by family

                                                                                       Internet access

                       Establishment costs can          May have to supply             Less flexibility
                       be substantial                   own cooking and eating
                                                        utensils
                       Heating and electricity          Must commit to minimum         Requires adjustment for
                       bills extra                      length of stay depending       both student and
                                                        on hostel requirements         homestay family (e.g.
                                                                                       habits, customs, etc.)
                       May have to supply               Most hostels are not           Household routines
                       own cooking and eating           within walking distance        may be rigid
                       utensils                         of the School                  (e.g. shower times)
                       May have to sign a 6-12          Must connect own phone/        Internet access but must
       Disadvantages




                       month lease                      internet                       share with family
                       May need to buy furniture        Location varies                Location varies
                       More time spent on               Shopping and cooking
                       domestic chores                  can take time
                       Less opportunity to take
                       part in School social life
                       If shared, one of the
                       group may leave before
                       end of lease
                       Must connect own internet
                       and telephone access
                       Must find accommodation
                       on arrival
                       No security offered
Cost per week          *$100 - $200                     *$165 - $300                   *$165 - $300
approximate only
                       *Prices based on shared rental
                        accommodation. Students
                        will need to budget more for
                        independent rental.
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SYDNEY
STUDENT HOSTELS
         Hostel                   Facilities & Fees                                          Contact Details

         Cambridge Lodge          On-site facilities:                                        Ian Phillips
         109 Cambridge St         • FREE continental/light breakfast                         Tel: +61 02 9564 6822
         Stanmore, NSW 2048       • FREE cable internet access                               Fax: +61 02 9564 6088
                                  • Self-catering kitchen                                    Email: contact@cambridgelodge.com.au
                                  • Dining area                                              Web: www.cambridgelodge.com.au
                                  • Coin-operated laundries
                                  • Private/non-communal bathrooms
                                  • Landscaped gardens
                                  • BBQ area
                                  Fees:
                                  Single rooms – Start from $285.00 per week
                                  Twin rooms – Start from $230.00 per week



         Georgia House            On-site facilities:                                        Robert & Karen Jaegercorp
         47 Redfern St            • FREE continental/light breakfast                         Tel: +61 02 9523 8600
         Redfern, NSW 2016        • Individual internet access in each room                  Fax: +61 02 9523 8006
                                  • Lounge room with television/games                        Email: stay@georgiahouse.com.au
                                  • Separate dining room and kitchen                         Web: www.georgiahouse.com.au
                                  • Laundry
                                  • Internal and external courtyards with BBQ facilities

                                  Fees:
                                  Single rooms – $240 per week (1-4 weeks stay)
                                                 $230 per week (5-12 week stay)
                                                 $220 per week (13 weeks and over)
                                  Twin rooms also available (1-4 weeks stay).



         222 Glebe Guest House    On-site facilities:                                        Liz & Geoffrey Hawkins
         222 Glebe Point Rd       • FREE internet access (via share terminals)               Tel: +61 02 9571 4708
         Glebe, NSW 2037          • Shared facilities                                        Fax: +61 02 9571 4708
                                  • Two large kitchens                                       Email: stay@222glebe.com
                                  • Four bathrooms                                           Web: www.222glebe.com
                                  • Coin-operated laundries
                                  • Two garden courtyards
                                  • BBQ area

                                  Fees:
                                  Single rooms - Start from $330.00 per week
                                  Double rooms - Start from $390.00 per week
                                  3-4 Share rooms - Start from $180.00 per person per week


         Sinclair’s City Hostel   On-site facilities:                                        Ulla Rahr Tytherleigh
         510 Cleveland St         • FREE light breakfast                                     Tel: +61 02 8399 2518
         Surry Hills, NSW 2010    • FREE coffee/tea facilities                               Fax: +61 02 8399 2518
                                  • FREE in-house movies                                     Email: stay@georgiahouse.com.au
                                  • BBQ area                                                 Web: www.sinclairs.com.au
                                  • Sun deck
                                  Fees:
                                  Single rooms – Start from $263.00 per week
                                  Twin rooms also available from $180.00 per week




                                  *Please contact Student Services for more information
                                  (including bonds/deposits required).
                                  **All prices are subject to change.
ADELAIDE
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ABOUT ADELAIDE
Adelaide, the capital city of the state        Adelaide
of South Australia, is a welcoming,            • Is known for its cultural events and
cosmopolitan city of around 1.1 million           education
people. Adelaide is considered the arts
                                               • Is the centre of economic, cultural,
and events capital of Australia, hosting
                                                 political and social life of the state of
many high-profile cultural, music and            South Australia
sporting events. The city centre is
compact, easy to travel around and is          • Is an attractive well-planned city of wide
surrounded on all sides by spacious              streets, squares and parks and has an
                                                 elegant mixture of historic and modern
parklands. The city streets contain many
                                                 buildings
cafes and restaurants that reflect the
multicultural nature of the city by offering   • Has a convenient and inexpensive
a wide variety of cuisines.                      transport system

The areas surrounding Adelaide also            • Is a multicultural city with over 100
                                                 different ethnic communities from all
offer the chance to experience typically
                                                 over the world
Australian attractions.
                                               • Has a reputation for advanced research
                                                 and technology, especially in the
                                                 telecommunications and defence
                                                 industries, and a strong industrial
                                                 manufacturing base
                                               • Has good opportunities for recreational
                                                 activities including cinemas and
                                                 theatres, music, shopping and water
                                                 sports at nearby beaches.
                                               Adelaide has a very pleasant
                                               Mediterranean climate.
                                               There are four seasons:
                                               Spring: September - November,
                                                        warm and sunny
                                               Summer: December - February,
                                                       25-35 Degrees Celsius
                                                       hot and dry
                                               Autumn: March - May,
                                                       beautifully sunny,
                                                       cool nights, dry
                                               Winter: June - August,
                                                       12-19 Degrees Celsius
                                                       rain and fairly cool, no snow.
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    ADELAIDE
    LIVING COMPARISON
                      Independent                      Student Hostels                Homestay
                      Rental                                                          (Full/Part Board)
                      Independence                     Heating and electricity        Suitable for students                                                                                         Modbury    Torrens
                                                       usually included in the cost   with busy schedules or                                 20 MINUTES                                                        Valley
                                                                                                                      TO PORT ADELAIDE         TO CBD                                                          International
                                                                                      who can’t cook                                                                                                           Residence

                      Greater privacy                  You can choose what and        Less time spent on
                                                       when to cook and eat           domestic chores
                                                                                                                                             10 MINUTES
                                                                                                                                               TO CBD
                      You can choose when              School can make                Less grocery shopping
                      and what to cook and             arrangements for you           needed as meals are                                                                                          Hosanna
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Heights
                      eat                                                             provided
                      You have some choice in          Less time spent on             Heating and electricity                            NORTH ADELAIDE
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rostrevor
                      choosing housemates              domestic chores                costs included in weekly
                                                       (only required to clean        fee (Full Board only)
    Advantages




                                                       up room and kitchen                                                                                KAPLAN BUSINESS SCHOOL

                                                                                                                                              ADELAIDE
                                                       after use)
                                                       Social activities/events       Valuable cultural
                                                                                                                                                                       Rose
                                                                                      exchange                                                                         Park
                                                                                                                           AIRPORT                                                 Bradford
                                                       Fully furnished own room       Good opportunity to                                                                          Lodge
                                                                                      improve English skills
                                                                                                                                                                                              ADELAIDE
                                                                                                                                                                                              HILLS
                                                       Support and security           School can make
                                                                                                                                                                      Highgate
                                                       offered by hostel              arrangements for you
                                                                                                                 GLENELG
                                                       management
                                                       Internet access usually        Fully furnished own room                                      Highgate
                                                                                                                                                    Lodge
                                                       provided                       with wireless access
                                                                                      Support and security
                                                                                      offered by family

                      Establishment costs can          May have to supply             Less flexibility
                      be substantial                   own cooking and eating
                                                       utensils
                      Heating and electricity          Must commit to minimum         Requires adjustment for
                      bills extra                      length of stay depending       both student and
                                                       on hostel requirements         homestay family (e.g.
                                                                                      habits, customs, etc.)
                      May have to supply               Most hostels are not           Household routines
                      own cooking and eating           within walking distance        may be rigid
                      utensils                         of the School                  (e.g. shower times)
                      May have to sign a 6-12          Must connect own phone/        Internet access but must
      Disadvantages




                      month lease                      internet                       share with family
                      May need to buy furniture        Location varies                Location varies
                      More time spent on               Shopping and cooking
                      domestic chores                  can take time
                      Less opportunity to take
                      part in School social life
                      If shared, one of the
                      group may leave before
                      end of lease
                      Must connect own internet
                      and telephone access
                      Must find accommodation
                      on arrival
                      No security offered
Cost per week         *$90 - $160                      *$150 - $230                   *$120 - $200
approximate only

                      *Prices based on shared rental
                       accommodation. Students
                       will need to budget more for
                       independent rental.
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ADELAIDE
STUDENT HOSTELS
       Hostel                    Facilities & Fees                                                                 Contact Details

       Bradford Lodge            On-site facilities:                                                               Hassan (Hass) &
       46 Watson Avenue          • FREE Internet – 1.5GB per month                                                 Chris Salleh
       Rose Park, SA 5067        • Fully equipped kitchen on each floor                                            Tel: +61 08 8331 0866
                                 • Restaurant (serves variety of cuisines including vegetarian meals)              Fax: +61 08 8331 0877
                                 • Coin-operated laundries                                                         Email: aiv@aiv.com.au
                                 • Recreation and games areas                                                      Web: www.aiv.com.au

                                 Fees:
                                 Single rooms with fridge and air-conditioning start from $170 per week


       Highgate Lodge            On-site facilities:                                                               Hassan (Hass) &
       40 Cheltenham St          • FREE internet – 1.5GB per month                                                 Chris Salleh
       Highgate, SA 5063         • Coin-operated laundries                                                         Tel: +61 08 8331 0866
                                 • An additional kitchen reserved for special dietary and religious requirements   Fax: +61 08 8331 0877
                                                                                                                   Email: aiv@aiv.com.au
                                 Fees:                                                                             Web: www.aiv.com.au
                                 Single room with fridge and air-conditioning $140 per week
                                 Twin rooms are also available



       Hosanna Heights           On-site facilities:                                                               David & Margaret Lee
       101 Morialta Road         • Meals included in rental fee                                                    Tel: +61 08 8366 9400
       Rostrevor, SA 5073        • Library-style study areas                                                       Fax: +61 08 8165 3322
                                 • Music practice rooms (on arrangement)                                           Email: info@hosannaheights.com
                                 • Mini gym                                                                        Web: www.hosannaheights.com
                                 • Tea room located on every residential floor
                                 • Laundry
                                 • On-site parking
                                 • Common games room and television
                                 • Lounge

                                 Fees:
                                 Standard single room and full board - $230 per week
                                 Minimum residency – 12 weeks



       Torrens Valley            On-site facilities:                                                               Angela McLeod
       International Residence   Lounge, kitchen, laundry and shared segregated bathroom facilities available      Tel: +61 08 8161 2724
       41-69 Smart Road          Fees:                                                                             Fax: +61 08 8161 2805
       Modbury, SA 5092          Standard (with fridge/seasonally adjusted heating) short-term room-               Email: tvir@tvir.austbiz.net
                                 $135 per week or $50 per night                                                    Web: www.tvir.austbiz.net

                                 Standard long-term room $110 per week
                                 Upgraded long-term room (with fridge/tv/clock/seasonally adjusted heating
                                 and cooling) - $130 per week




                                 *Please contact Student Services for more information
                                 (including bonds/deposits required).
                                 **All prices are subject to change.
PREPARATION
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ARRIVAL IN AUSTRALIA
How to Prepare for Your Arrival                For homestay and hostel accommodation          Additional Information
in Australia and Study at Kaplan               you will not require household equipment.      Australian Quarantine & Inspection
Business School                                If you are entering into independent           Service: www.daff.gov.au/aqis
                                               rental accommodation, you can purchase
What do I need to bring with me?                                                              Australian Department of Foreign Affairs
                                               household items in Australia at a
• Letter of Offer and personal data form       reasonable cost but you may want to bring      & Trade:
                                               your own basic items with you.                 www.dfat.gov.au
• Certified copies of your qualifications
• Certified copies of other important          We recommend you visit the Australian          Bureau of Meteorology:
  documents                                    Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS)       www.bom.gov.au
• Medical history or prescriptions required    website at www.daff.gov.au/aqis before         Department of Immigration & Citizenship
  for ongoing medication                       leaving your home country.                     (DIAC):
                                                                                              www.immi.gov.au
• Items of sentimental value                   How much money should I bring?
  (i.e. family photos)                                                                        Department of Education, Employment
                                               The amount of money you bring with you
• Clothing appropriate to season:                                                             and Workplace Relations:
                                               is a personal decision, however you
                                                                                              www.deewr.gov.au
November to March are the warmest              must make sure you have enough funds
months and you will be comfortable in          to cover your bond/rent and moving             DEEWR’s Going to Uni:
casual clothing such as light pants, shorts,   expenses for your accommodation on             www.goingtouni.gov.au
skirts, t-shirts and jeans.                    arrival. You should also have money            About Melbourne:
                                               to cover temporary accommodation               www.melbourne.vic.gov.au
June to August are the coldest months and      expenses if applicable, meal costs and
you will be comfortable in clothing such                                                      www.visitvictoria.com.au
                                               transport costs (buses, taxis). However,
as jeans, trousers, skirts and jumpers         please be aware that you should not carry      About Sydney:
(sweaters/windcheaters). A waterproof          large amounts of cash with you.                www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
jacket would also be useful. Although                                                         www.visitnsw.com
students dress casually in Australia it is     On the first day of your course, please
                                               come to Kaplan Business School                 About Adelaide:
a good idea to also bring some formal
                                               (Melbourne, Sydney or Adelaide office          www.southaustralia.com
clothes with you for job interviews/special
                                               depending on your enrolment) at 9am to         www.cityofadelaide.com.au
occasions.
                                               begin your orientation. It is important that
                                                                                              Accommodation:
                                               you bring your passport and details of your
                                               current Australian address - even if it is     www.easyroommate.com
                                               only temporary. You will receive essential     www.flatmates.com.au
                                               information during the orientation period      www.shareaccommodation.org
                                               and complete forms for our records.            www.s-h-a.com.au
                                               The orientation program includes specific      Real Estate:
                                               information on:                                www.realestate.com.au
                                               • Enrolment into units of study
                                               • Study skills
                                               • School services and facilities
                                               • Shopping and recreational activities
                                               • Local transport options
                                               • Student responsibilities
                                                                                              Bradford College Pty Ltd is the registered higher
                                               • Australian tax file numbers                  education provider (CRICOS Provider Codes SA:
                                               • Overseas student health cover                02426B, NSW: 02913J, VIC: 02887F).Kaplan Business
                                                                                              School Pty Ltd is Bradford College's agent appointed
                                               • Living in Australia.                         to deliver courses on its behalf.
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FEES, TERMS &
CONDITIONS OF
HOMESTAY
     Kaplan Business School outsources the              2.5** Students are also liable for the cost of all   3.6 All future payments are to be made between
     arrangement of homestay accommodation              telephone calls and personal toiletries as well      the student and our homestay organisations.
     for our students to accredited and reputable       as excessive internet usage. Students staying
     organisations which comply with state and          in a part board homestay may also be required        4. Accommodation
     federal regulations, exceed DEEWR and              to pay for electricity and gas.                      4.1 Students must inform our homestay
     DIAC standards, and have strong case-                                                                   organisations of any changes to the initial
                                                        2.6** Some additional homestay services/
     management and critical incident procedures.                                                            homestay period.
                                                        facilities may be available to students such as
     Representatives of these organisations visit the
                                                        VIP homestay where a student has his/her own         4.2 Students are advised to stay with their
     premises of each homestay family to ensure
                                                        private bathroom. These services are subject to      homestay family for a minimum period of
     that living standards are acceptable and safe
                                                        availability. Please contact the School for more     two weeks to give themselves and the family
     and that care-givers are appropriate, each
                                                        information.                                         time to adjust to each other. In the event of a
     family has a ‘Working with Children Check
                                                                                                             significant problem our homestay organisations
     Card’ and the required insurance cover for each    3. Payment Process                                   will endeavour to move students if they are
     student has been arranged.
                                                        3.1 Homestay fees are to be paid in advance.         unhappy in accordance with their complaint/
     1. Provisions                                      A confirmation booking fee of four weeks             grievance procedure.
                                                        payment together with the placement fee
     1.1 Students have the option of full board/                                                             4.3 Kaplan Business School and our homestay
                                                        and airport pick-up/transfer fee is required
     part board homestay. Full board homestay                                                                organisations will assist students with their
                                                        to secure the student’s initial homestay
     generally includes two meals a day – breakfast                                                          homestay but the ultimate responsibility lies
                                                        placement. Please contact the School for
     and dinner (some homestays may also                                                                     with the students themselves to adhere to
                                                        payment details.
     provide lunch). Students staying in part board                                                          the rules and conditions of their homestay
     homestay accommodation prepare and cook            3.2 A signed application form, together with         family and to clearly communicate with them
     their own meals.                                   the confirmation booking fee, must be received       regarding any issues which may arise.
                                                        in order for the School to commence work
     1.2 All students staying in homestay                                                                    4.4 Kaplan Business School does not enter
                                                        on a homestay placement. Students are also
     accommodation will have a single room with                                                              into a contract with either the student or the
                                                        required to complete and return the student
     a bed, desk, cupboard and access to laundry                                                             homestay, instead our homestay organisations
                                                        profile form.
     facilities.                                                                                             act as a facilitator for the homestay placement.
                                                        3.3 Students are advised that their homestay
     1.3 Students are entitled to 24 hour emergency
                                                        family profile will not be sent until payment has    5. Accommodation – Under 18
     contact with our homestay organisations.                                                                students
                                                        been received.
     2. Fees*                                           3.4 The initial homestay payment is to be made       5.1 Students who are under 18 years old
     2.1* The placement fee for homestay is             to Bradford College (Kaplan Business School)         must gain approval from Kaplan Business
     approximately $230.00.                             as Bradford College Pty Ltd is the registered        School before changing their homestay
                                                        higher education provider (CRICOS Provider           accommodation.
     2.2* The airport pick-up/transfer fee is           Codes, SA: 02426B, NSW: 02913J, VIC: 02887F).
     approximately $120.00.                             Kaplan Business School Pty Ltd is Bradford           6. Cancellation/Refunds/Interim
     Students must pay for and accept airport pick-     College's agent appointed to deliver courses on      Break
     up/transfer as part of the homestay package.       its behalf.                                          6.1 Students are entitled to a partial refund if
     2.3* The homestay fee is approximately             Payment is to be made by one of the following        their accommodation request is cancelled two
     $240.00 per week.                                  methods:                                             weeks prior to their confirmed arrival date.

     Students who are under 18 years old will need      • Telegraphic Transfer – payable to Bradford         6.2 Two weeks or less notice of cancellation
     to pay approximately $270.00 per week.               College (Kaplan Business School)                   will result in two weeks homestay rent being
                                                        • Bank Draft – payable to Bradford College           retained as compensation for the family.
     2.4 All prices include GST.
                                                          (Kaplan Business School)                           6.3 The placement fee is non-refundable.
     *Please note: Prices are subject to change.
                                                        • Cheque – payable to Bradford College               6.4** Students intending to leave the homestay
     Increases in homestay rent may occur.
                                                          (Kaplan Business School)                           are requested to pay approximately $100.00 for
     Kaplan Business School and our homestay
     organisations cannot be held responsible for       Please note that students may incur an               each week they are away if they wish to keep
     the fees charged by homestay families.             additional bank charge with their payment            their room.
                                                        transfer (if applying from overseas).
                                                        3.5 Students are advised to obtain a written
                                                        document outlining the conditions of any             **Please note that there may be slight variations in
                                                        arrangements made with a homestay family             fees and the terms and conditions across the three
                                                        and a receipt of any payment made to them.           campuses (Melbourne/Sydney/Adelaide).
REQUEST FOR
ACCOMMODATION
 ACCOMMODATION
 FORM
  Please complete this form if you would like assistance with your accommodation arrangements.
  Name:
  Gender (please circle): Male/Female
  Date of Birth:
  Agent:
  Date of Arrival (or approximate date):
  Telephone:
  Fax:
  Email:
  Campus Location: Melbourne                         Sydney                Adelaide
  Kaplan Business School Course:
  Diploma of Commerce                     Postgraduate Accounting Course


  My PREFERENCE for accommodation is (please number in order of preference):
  STUDENT HOSTEL
  Students seeking more information on hostel accommodation, such as lists of recommended hostels
  are advised to contact our Student Services department at the relevant campus. Students under 18 years of age
  must stay in a hostel which has been approved by Kaplan Business School.
  INDEPENDENT RENTAL (only available to students over 18 years of age)
  Students wishing to stay in independent rental accommodation will need time (at least 4-6 weeks) to organise
  and look for housing which caters for their needs upon arrival in Australia.
  During this initial period before suitable independent rental accommodation is found, temporary accommodation
  will need to be arranged. Kaplan Business School will help students arrange temporary accommodation
  and to look for suitable properties by obtaining lists from real estate agents and other sources.                                                  Photo courtesy of
                                                                                                                                                     Verica Jokic (cityhobo)
  HOMESTAY
  Students wishing to stay with a homestay family are advised to return this form as soon as possible to allow time
  to arrange a suitable placement. The family profile will be sent to you as soon as a homestay family is organised.
  Students under 18 years of age must stay in a homestay which has been approved by Kaplan Business School.
  Please return this completed form to:

  Rebecca Bulmer                               Ewa Bartosiewicz                         Debbie Armstrong
  Kaplan Business School Melbourne             Kaplan Business School Sydney            Kaplan Business School Adelaide
  PO Box 34                                    517- 521 Elizabeth St                    Level 8, 195 North Tce
  Parkville VIC 3052                           Surry Hills NSW 2010                     Adelaide SA 5000
  Australia                                    Australia                                Australia
  Tel: +61 3 9226 9250                         Tel: +61 2 9020 1950                     Tel: +61 8 8215 4100
  Fax: +61 3 9226 9277                         Fax: +61 2 9020 1977                     Fax: +61 8 8215 4111
  Email: infomel@kbs.edu.au                    Email: infosyd@kbs.edu.au                Email: infoadl@kbs.edu.au




*Please note - we cannot guarantee the availability of your choice. If your first preference is not available, your request for accommodation will
 be passed on to the next preference – this means a different room rate may apply. The School will keep in close contact with you regarding
 the arrangements and will confirm your booking as quickly as possible.

 Bradford College Pty Ltd is the registered higher education provider (CRICOS Provider Codes SA: 02426B, NSW: 02913J, VIC: 02887F).
 Kaplan Business School Pty Ltd is Bradford College's agent appointed to deliver courses on its behalf.