Our campuses are located in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia, often referred to as Australia’s ‘Top End’. Darwin is one of Australia's most liveable cities. Jobs are plentiful, the people are welcoming and the cost of living is considerably lower than some of Australia's other capital cities. Darwin is a tropical city with Asia right on our Doorstep: Bali is approximately 3 hours flight time, with Singapore being 4.5 hours flight time away.
DARWIN CITY CAMPUS
38 Woods Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800
Alana Kaye College is located in the Learning Precinct within Darwin’s City Business District (CBD) which is easily accessible by walking, cycling or public transport. It is close to a variety of restaurants, cafes and a wide range of shops and stores in the Darwin Mall and only a short walk to the Darwin Waterfront Precinct. The learning precinct has all the facilities required for your learning experience; it is fitted out with comfortable training rooms, student breakout areas and common areas; and is an ideal location for meeting other students.
2/390 Stuart Highway, Winnellie, Northern Territory 0821
Our Winnellie campus is easily accessible from Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston by bus. It has plenty of free parking available at all times and different cafes and eating places within easy walking distance. Our facilities also provide for students to bring their own meals and use the kitchen facilities and break out space during their training. Our College’s learning facilities include learning spaces, computer lab with WiFi and Internet connectivity. Students are welcome to relax during breaks in our common area.
Darwin is a very easy city to live and is arguably Australia’s most cosmopolitan city boasting a population made up of people from more than 60 nationalities and 70 different ethnic backgrounds. Its many exciting ethnic cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets particularly highlight the city’s multicultural mix. Darwin is the second-fastest grown capital city in Australia and is developing into a highly sophisticated city.
Facts about Darwin:
- Population is approximately 136,000
- City founded in 1869
- Total overseas born population is 18%
- English is the main language in Darwin, the Northern Territory and Australia
Weather is tropical with two distinct seasons, the ‘wet’ and the ‘dry’. The wet season is from November through to April and is characterised by humidity, monsoonal rains. The dry season is from May through to October and is characterised by warm, dry sunny days and cool nights.
International students are permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight after they have commenced their course of study and while the course is in session. During the scheduled course breaks, there is no limit on the number of hours international students are eligible to work.
Alana Kaye College Semester Breaks:
09 - 20 April 2018
02 - 13 July 2018
24 September - 5 October 2018
17 December - 25 January 2019
If you are looking to pick up some work whilst studying, Alana Kaye College staff will provide guidance to current students during their job search. StudyNT website under Work has lots of information about finding work and there are other options available.
With one of the highest standards of living in the world, Australia offers modern transport systems. Australia has an extensive public transport system that includes trains, buses, trams (in some cities), three major national airlines and a number of regional airlines.
Darwin has a good bus service that links the outer suburbs of Darwin and Palmerston City with the inner city. Public transport is discounted for students with their student ID card. Driving and cycling around Darwin and surrounding suburbs is also easy with good roads and great bicycle paths.
Cost of Living
The Australian government outlines some of the average living costs associated with living in Australia for one year. This information can be located at Living Costs in Australia. The costs highlighted on this website are a helpful guide, but not necessarily indicative of what you will personally spend. The minimum cost of living estimated for a single individual including accommodation, utilities, food and transportation is an average of A$18,610 per year. The inclusion of a spouse is another A$6,515 per year and the inclusion of a child another A$3,720. The Study in Australia website breaks the information down a little bit more for you. You can also look at Alana Kaye’s Student Prospectus which provides some basic information on the cost of living in the Northern Territory.
There are a number of different options available for renting accommodation in Darwin. Private accommodation is a popular choice for students who wish to rent together but it is important to remember that rental is usually priced at a per week cost and most times does not include the cost of utilities.
UniLodge is another residential option for students in Darwin. It is conveniently location in Casuarina shopping precinct right next to the Casuarina Bus Interchange which gives easy access to anywhere in Darwin, Palmerston and surrounding areas. Visit UniLodge for room availability and pricing.
Homestay is another option where you would be living with a homestay family. With Homestay accommodation you have your own bedroom and study desk and may have your own bathroom or share one. The Homestay Coordinator can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone to +61 8 8901 4902
The Northern Territory government website for international students is a great place to start to find out about studying, living, visiting and working in the NorthernTerritory: StudyNT
The City of Darwin also has information to help you ease into your new city.
View the following links for more on Darwin’s tourist attractions, community services and getting around: