Bayside International College

About Us

Welcome!

As one of Australia’s largest and most popular cities, this beautiful harbour city is safe yet exciting and the ideal second home for international students.

At Bayside International College, you will be conveniently located between the thriving city centre and Sydney’s famous beachside suburbs. This includes areas such as the famous Bondi beach, stunning Maroubra and other hidden Sydney treasures only minutes away.

Spring

September – November
Ranges from 13 to 26°C (55 – 79°F)

Summer

December – February
Ranges from 20 to 29°C (68 – 85°F)

Autumn

March – May Ranges from 13 to 24°C (55 – 76°F)

Winter

June – August
Ranges from 9 to 19°C (49 – 66°F)

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Student Support

Bayside International College is committed to providing appropriate support and welfare services to students to enable and provide them an environment in which each student feels comfortable and supported, and contributes in a positive manner to Bayside International College community.

Bayside International College provides a full range of student support services to all its clients to assist them in supporting the successful achievement of their learning outcomes. Services may include (but are not limited to):

• Pre-departure information and materials, including indicative cost of living and life in Australia
• Orientation information and orientation programs, including USI issues
• Study support, study skills programs, and peer learning groups
• Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) programs, or referrals to these programs
• Equipment, facilities and resources and/or programs to increase access for learners with disabilities
• Mediation services, or referrals to these services
• Flexible scheduling, delivery of training and methods of assessment
• Counseling services for all students
• Academic pathways and further study information guidance
• Information Technology (IT) support
• Learning materials in alternative formats, for example, teaching glossary and materials

Student Services and Support Officers also coordinate learning and academic support services in consultation with the Academic Manager.
You are welcome to contact or visit our Student Services and Support Officers during business hours.

Learning Support

To enrol in most of the Bayside International College courses, prospective students will need to demonstrate proficiency in the English language – in particular, the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills relevant to the course.

Bayside International College recognises that students come with a vast range of skills, experiences, motivations and capacity to deal with the challenges required when commencing training. With this view, Bayside International College will ensure that students are supported through completion of their training in all aspects of Language, Literacy, and Numeracy. Bayside International College will not discriminate against students who are identified to need LLN assistance.

LLN needs may be identified through pre-enrolment and pre-training assessments, during student orientation, or trainer/assessors’ recommendations. Bayside International College will analyse these needs and provide a strategy for assistance. These needs will be addressed through classroom learning and assessment activities over the duration of the program. Bayside International College’s Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Policy further supports these needs.

As part of student support services, a qualified English language educator may be available to help students in their English language skills, specifically to:

• Understand the requirements of an assessment
• Help with understanding the structure of a unit or assessments
• Assist with English expression, grammar, spelling, and learning how to edit their own work
• Understanding basic principles of grammar and syntax
• Help with reading and comprehension, pronunciation, slang and cultural or social aspects of Australia
• Preparing for oral presentations

Bayside International College supports students throughout their enrolment to ensure that they are able to effectively participate in all aspects of learning and complete their courses in the stipulated duration.

Students can access college student support services by approaching either the Student Support Officer, front desk, or any staff member in their immediate contact.

Information You Should Know

Our academic staff always make sure our students have full coverage of their academic needs and are able to explore their knowledge with the latest resources. Therefore, our Mascot campus is equipped with various resources and online reading facilities. In close vicinity to the college, all students also have public community access to Green Square Library and Mascot Library at no cost. On the commencement date and orientation day, college administration staff shall process library registration. All existing Bayside International College students will also be registered for library access at no cost.

Mascot Library is only a short walk away (2 Hatfield Road, Mascot) with access to a range of daily newspapers, magazines, multi-lingual publications, reference books and a range of other books and publications.

Green Square Library is a place where you can connect, learn, relax and play. Students can access a range of daily newspapers, magazines, multi-lingual publications, reference books and a range of other books and publications.

All courses are delivered in a face-to-face mode in an instructor-led classroom-based learning environment. With the option for online classes available in some cases where students also have direct access to our trainers and classes remotely.

These courses may be available at various campuses such as our Mascot Campus / Bondi Campus / Darwin Campus and others. Please contact the college of your choosing to check that they offer the certification course that you are interested in. Bayside International College do not have any third-party arrangements for training and assessment either in Australia or overseas.

Bayside International College offers modern and fully equipped campuses that include:

  • Spacious and well-furnished lecture rooms
  • Close proximity to Sydney CBD
  • Printing and photocopying facilities (conditions applied)
  • Projector and audio-visual equipment in each lecture room and lab
  • Student lounge and recreation area with tea and coffee facilities
  • Kitchenette
  • On-campus reference library and access to learning resources
  • High-speed Internet connection, including campus-wide free Wi-Fi

There are work-based training and placement requirements that apply for certain courses. Please check with your trainers and student support for further information.

Student Life in Sydney

Below are some of the costs associated with living and studying in Australia (all costs are in AUD). This is an approximate guide and these costs can vary depending on your study location in Australia. Sydney and Melbourne are the most popular and largest cities and typically have higher ranges of costs. Living expenses include things such as accommodation, transportation, food, clothes, books and entertainment etc. You will need to prepare approximately AUD $24,505 to cover the expenses for each year in Sydney (excluding tuition fees). The cost of rent (housing) is a major expense in Sydney, but this also depends on whether you choose to share with friends, and which suburb you choose to live in. Transport is easy to access as all trains, buses, ferries and light rail leads to the Sydney CBD. You should have at least AUD $2,000 accessible when you first arrive to cover initial expenses. These figures do not include large household items such as a refrigerator or a car.

The Australian government requires that all international students have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

OSHC offers you access to a world-class health care system. This is great for the quality of treatment for anyone injured or sick in Australia. Having OSHC can assist in mitigating these costs.

BUPA / NIB / Medicare are some of the most popular insurance companies amongst international students.

There are a range of accommodation options available in Australia to suit your needs and budget.

The most common types of accommodation are homestay and rentals. You can find accommodation on a variety of websites, depending on your needs. You can consult with our student support team to discuss this in detail.

As a guide, the average costs that you can expect to pay for accommodation are generally in the following ranges:

  • Hostels and Guesthouses: $100 to $150 per week
  • Homestay: $235 to $325 per week
  • Rental: $165 to $440 per week
  • Shared Rental: $85 to $215 per week

In addition, you might find yourself spending the following amounts on average for other things:

  • Groceries and eating out: $80 to $280 per week
  • Gas and electricity: $35 to $140 per week
  • Phone and Internet: $20 to $55 per week
  • Public transport: $15 to $55 per week
  • Entertainment: $80 to $150 per week

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Student Support

Bayside International College is committed to providing appropriate support and welfare services to students to enable and provide them an environment, in which each student feels comfortable and supportive, and contributes in a positive manner to Bayside International College community.

Bayside International College provides a full range of student support services to all its clients to assist them in supporting the successful achievement of their learning outcomes. Services may include (but are not limited to):
  • Pre-departure information and materials, including indicative cost of living and life in Australia;
  • Orientation information and orientation programs including USI issues;
  • Study support and study skills programs and peer learning groups;
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) programs or referrals to these programs;
  • Equipment, facilities and resources and/or programs to increase access for learners with disabilities;
  • Mediation services or referrals to these services;
  • Flexible scheduling and delivery of training and method of assessment;
  • Counseling services for all students;
  • Academic pathways and further study information guidance;
  • Information technology (IT) support;
  • Learning materials in alternative formats, for example, teaching glossary and materials.

Moodle Instruction

This video will help you learn how to use the Moodle: https://youtu.be/gKqqIQKUeB0

Student Services and Support Officers (Sherry (assistant)) also coordinate learning and academic support services in consultation with the Academic Manager.

You are welcome to contact or visit our Student Services and Support Officers during business hours:

English Language Learning Support

To enrol in most of the Bayside International College courses, prospective students will need to demonstrate proficiency in the English language – in particular, the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills relevant to the course.

Bayside International College recognises that students come with a vast range of skills, experiences, motivations and capacity to deal with the challenges required when commencing training. With this view, Bayside International College will ensure that students are supported through completion of their training in all aspects of Language, Literacy, and Numeracy. Bayside International College will not discriminate against students who are identified to need LLN assistance.

LLN needs may be identified through pre-enrolment and pre-training assessments, during student orientation, and/or trainer/assessors’ recommendations. Bayside International College will analyse these needs and provide a strategy for assistance. These needs will be addressed through classroom learning and assessment activities over the duration of the program. Bayside International College’s Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Policy further supports these needs.

As part of student support services, a qualified English language educator may be available to help students in their English language skills, specifically:
  • To understand the requirements of an assessment;
  • Help with understanding the structure of a unit or assessments;
  • Assistance with English expression, grammar, spelling, learning to edit own work;
  • Understanding basic principles of grammar and syntax;
  • Help with reading/ comprehension, pronunciation, slang and cultural/social aspects of Australia;
  • Preparing for oral presentations.

Bayside International College supports students throughout their enrolment to ensure that they are able to effectively participate in all aspects of learning and complete their courses in the stipulated duration.

Students can access college’s student support services by approaching either the Student Support Officer, front desk, or any staff member in their immediate contact.