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Life @ Phoenix

Classroom Environment

Our Academy offers friendly classroom environments, best suited to maximising each student’s potential. The average number of students per class is 14. All classrooms are fully air-conditioned and heated.

Teaching Style

  • Interactive.
  • Communicative.
  • Dynamic and Creative.
  • Student-centered.

Resources and Facilities

  • Course books are available for hire or purchase dependent on course duration.
  • Classes equipped with interactive eBoards.
  • Computer/Self Access Centre. Free Internet/WiFi (wireless) connection.
  • Student common rooms with complimentary tea and coffee.
  • Spacious gardens in which to relax.
  • Adventure Travel Centre and services.
  • On-campus Student Residence (Beatty Lodge).
  • Student Online Learning (My Phoenix Online).

Calculating your Total Expenses

Perth is one of the most liveable cities in the world. Depending on your individual lifestyle, Phoenix Academy estimates a single international student requires between A$13 000 and A$16 000 per year of study for living costs.

Sample estimated cost calculation for an 18-year-old student on a Visitor Visa enrolled for 12 weeks of General English Classes at Phoenix Academy:

  2021 per week 2021 – 12 weeks
1. Studies – Tuition    
Enrolment Fee: A$230
A$405 A$4860
*Includes Phoenix Club membership – entitles the student to a wide range of discounts on food, entertainment, and public transport
2. Studies – Other    
Airport Greeting and Transfer Service: A$130
OSHC* (See below – Student Visa only)
3. Accommodation    
Adult /wk A$270 A$3240
Adult Placement Fee (once only)   A$250
Shared Apartment    
Rental (Room only) A$125 – A$160  
4. Consumables    
Text Books A$140 – A$150    
Food (approx.) A$80  
Health cost A$7  
Public transport A$20  
Laundry, dry cleaning A$15  
Clothing, toiletries, entertainment A$60  

As a general rule, if you intend to stay for less than 12 weeks you may choose to study on a VISITOR VISA or WORKING HOLIDAY VISA. If you intend to study longer than 12 weeks (and are also considering further studies), you may require a STUDENT VISA. The Phoenix Admissions Registrar will be happy to discuss further with you.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

OSHC is a compulsory requirement for all STUDENT VISA holders. Rate is payable according to the length of student visa, not course.

0 to 3 mths 3 to 6 mths 6 to 9 mths 9 to 12 mths
A$132 A$265 A$397 A$529

Overseas Visitor Health Cover (OVHC) is a non-compulsory requirement for all VISITOR VISA or WORKING HOLIDAY VISA holders.

0 to 3 mths 3 to 6 mths 6 to 9 mths 9 to 12 mths
A$238 A$477 A$715 A$954

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Public Holidays

* There is no reimbursement for Australian Public Holidays

New Years Day Jan 1 (2021)
Australia Day Jan 26
Labour Day Mar 1
Good Friday Apr 2
Easter Monday Apr 5
ANZAC Day Holiday Apr 26
WA Day Jun 7
Queens Birthday Sep 27
Christmas Day Dec 27
Boxing Day Holiday Dec 28


Arrival and Orientation
All students participate in a comprehensive Orientation Program on their first day at the Academy which includes:

  • Tour of the campus and surrounding area.
  • Introduction to key staff.
  • Welcome Pack with timetable and recreation program.
  • Introduction to recreation programs and student services.
  • Placement Test to determine language level and class.

Internet-based Phoenix English Proficiency Test

Phoenix Academy can arrange for students to sit the iPEPT in Australia or overseas. The iPEPT is an innovative online test that measures reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary abilities. The Test accurately assesses a student’s current use and understanding of English in order to enter their desired pathway in Australia.
Based on their results a personalised study package can be recommended to suit the student’s study options. The test is also available as a paper-based test.

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Adventure Centre

At Phoenix Academy we understand that studying English is not the only reason to come to Australia. For fun, sun and adventure there is just no better place than Perth, Western Australia!
The Phoenix Adventure Centre provides the opportunity to combine English study with sightseeing, travelling, playing sport or adventure. Options include:

  • Comprehensive recreation schedule for after school hours and weekends.
  • Outback treks.
  • Adventure tours.
  • Swimming with seals, dolphins and whales.
  • Rottnest Island adventure weekends.
  • Eco tours
  • Diving certificate courses and tours.
  • Surfing, water skiing, wind surfing or sailing tuition.
  • Accommodation bookings (including Farm stays).
  • Car hire.
  • Greyhound bus passes.

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Phoenix Club Card

The Phoenix Club Card is a personalised membership card for students to take advantage of the discounts available at participating outlets such as attractions, fast food places, cafes, travel and shops throughout Perth!

With a Phoenix Club Card, students will receive a 10% discount when they re-enrol a course at Phoenix Academy.

The Phoenix Club Card can also be used as a Student Smart Rider card where students are entitled to travel concession on public transport.

Please remember to ask about the Phoenix Club Card when enrolling at Phoenix Academy!

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