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CATC DESIGN SCHOOL COURSE GUIDE 2014-15 56 COURSE GUIDE 2014-15 International students CATC welcomes international students to all our campuses: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. You will be able to study in small classes alongside Australian students who share your dreams and your passion for design. The majority of our students are Australian, which means that your experience with us will help you improve your English as well as your design skills. Quality and Australian Regulations Australia is a safe and friendly study destination. All our campuses are easy to get to and located in central areas. In Sydney, we also offer English language courses if you need to improve your English before you begin studying with us. Living in Australia We recommend that you set aside $350 to $400 per week for living expenses. For information on living in Australia, including indicative costs of living and accommodation options, please visit: www.catc.edu.au/overseas-students. Accommodation Student accommodation options in Australia range from homestay accommodation to student residences, shared apartments, or living on your own. For details on possible places to look for permanent and temporary accommodation, please visit our site. Homestay accommodation Homestay offer students the opportunity to live with an English speaking family. This is a great way for international students to practice their English language skills and learn more about local culture and customs. For details on our approved homestay providers, please visit www.catc.edu.au/overseas-students. Apartment living Many students share apartments or live on their own. It is recommended that students plan to be in Australia early in order to visit apartments and meet potential flatmates before making a commitment. You may like to book into a hostel for your first few days and then look for share accommodation with others. Before entering a contract with CATC Design School, overseas students should read the ESOS framework. A simple explanation of the framework is the Easy Guide to ESOS available online at www.aei.gov.au. We also have ESOS information available via our website here www.catc.edu.au/how-to-enrol/esos-framework. The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) regulates the education and training sector’s involvement with overseas students studying in Australia on student visas. It does this through the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) legislative framework.This protects Australia’s reputation for delivering quality education services and the interests of overseas students, by setting minimum standards and providing tuition and financial assurance. The legislation mandates a nationally consistent approach to registering education providers so that the quality of the tuition, and care of students remains high. The professionalism and integrity of the industry is further strengthened by the ESOS legislation’s interface with immigration law. This imposes visa-related reporting requirements on both students and providers. School-aged dependents School-aged dependents accompanying you to Australia are required to pay full fees if they are enrolled in either a government or non-government school. ALL OVER For more information on our courses and application process for international students, please refer to the THINK: International Course Guide. CRICOS Provider Codes: NSW 00246M 57 CATC DESIGN SCHOOL