STUDY IN PERTH

What Perth offers that other cities don’t!

Perth is known the world across for its laidback and easygoing lifestyle, and life unfolds here at a pleasing pace

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Nestled within West Australia’s majestic and vast landscapes, Perth epitomises the best of both worlds—a thriving metropolis with towering skyscrapers, neck to neck with golden beaches and lush green parks. Perth is known the world across for its laidback and easygoing lifestyle, and life unfolds here at a pleasing pace. Happily free of the pollution and congestion that is prevalent in other Australian metros like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, Perth and neighbouring Freemantle are also less populated; perhaps the reason for the simpler ways of living here!

As Australia’s fourth largest city, you can expect rocking avenues for entertainment of all kinds, and can sample the most delicious authentic international food. You’ll find that this lovely city is a glorious medley of enchanting neighbourhoods steeped in history, creative galleries, booming street art scenes, bustling hipster pubs and lazy weekend farmers’ markets. Close by, idyllic seascapes hug the coastline, and vast bushlands offer picturesque views with unique wildlife that is not found anywhere else in the world.

Why choose IHNA ?

Perth is known the world across for its laidback and easygoing lifestyle, and life unfolds here at a pleasing pace

Perth the city of light

Perth is known the world across for its laidback and easygoing lifestyle, and life unfolds here at a pleasing pace

Our facilities

  • Highly educated and experienced trainers and assessors
  • Student support available around-the-clock
  • Flexible practice opportunities in the lab to make students job-ready
  • Regular LLN Support
  • Cutting-edge computer labs accessible to students during regular business hours
  • Meeting spaces and study rooms located in the city’s centre, close to amenities and transportation.
  • Spacious, well-equipped 17-bed simulation nursing lab

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Perth is known the world across for its laidback and easygoing lifestyle, and life unfolds here at a pleasing pace

Our University and Industry partners

Leading Universities in Australia have partnered with IHNA, and offer our graduates easy pathways to degree programs.

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Charles Darwin University (CDU) is an Australian public university with 20,000 students from more than 55 nationalities across 11 campuses and training centres, in over 100 regional and remote locations; and across the nation through flexible, online learning.
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Study at Murdoch. Learn from leading academics within world-class facilities, gain real-world skills and graduate career-ready with Murdoch.
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services at IHNA to Bachelor of Arts in Community Development at Murdoch
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  • Latrobe Regional Hospital
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Guide to your Perth lifestyle

The definitive guide for newcomers to Perth!

Not only is Western Australia the biggest state in Australia, it also offers a variety of things to do and enjoy! From the north, you can witness the outstanding natural phenomenon Staircase to the Moon, an optical illusion seen at full moon along the shores of Roebuck Bay. Travel down enjoying the scenic landscapes and outback adventures to the lunar-like pinnacles of the famous Aussie landscape, and the majestic rugged coastline of Albany. Intrepid adventurers can visit the Capes and enjoy Australia’s most spectacular natural attractions, starting from the expansive national parks and also grab the chance to visit a UNESCO world heritage site, the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.

Experience the tingle of raw sensation as you climb 40 metres above the ground in the Valley of the Giants, a 400-year-old wilderness. Dive or snorkel while you swim alongside the whale sharks, go fishing, and enjoy the sparkling turquoise waters and sandy beaches of Australia’s shores. During spring, you can witness 12,000 species of wildflowers dazzle the grounds, making this the biggest collection of wildflowers in the world.

Find the cutest species of animals here in WA at Rottnest Island and take a ‘selfie’ with the world-famous quokka. Swim with dolphins and kayak the Shoalwater islands to see little cute penguins and Australian sea lions roam the area in their natural habitat. Travel WA and learn all about its extraordinary heritage as the home of Aboriginals for more than 50000 years − while you sip exclusive wines at the world -renowned Margaret River.

  • Kings Park in Perth, with 400.6 ha of gardens, is one of the largest inner city parks in the world; larger than New York’s Central Park at 315 ha and London’s Hyde Park at 121ha.
  • With over 3000 hours of sunshine in a year, Perth is the sunniest capital city in the world. You can even enjoy the sunshine in winter!
  • Western Australia has the longest coastline of any state or territory in Australia, which means you have miles upon miles of golden, sunkissed beaches.
  • Perth is blessed with rich heritage and traditions, as it was home to the Whadjuk Nyoongar people for over 45,000 years!
  • It’s the only place in the world where Quokkas live in the wild.
  • Perth is nicknamed the City of Light. In 1962, American astronaut, John Glenn, orbited the earth in the Friendship 7 spacecraft and could see the city sparkling from up in space, earning it this sobriquet!
  • Perth has the second highest population growth rate of all Australian capitals.
  • Perth is one of the top cities in the world for livability, ranking 32nd on the EIU(Economist Intelligence Unit) index for 2022.

With its hot, dry summers and mild winters, the climate in Perth is never too hot nor too cold. Perth averages over 3000 hours of sunshine in a year—making it the world’s sunniest capital city—and has beach-worthy weather for most of the year.

Summer (December – February)

Average temperatures during the hot, dry summer range from 17.5 – 30°C (63.5 – 86°F). There is very little rainfall, but a sea breeze called the ‘Fremantle Doctor’ offers relief from heat in the afternoons.

Autumn (March – May)

Autumn in Perth comes with warm, sunny days and cooler nights, with the very occasional shower and moderate humidity. Average temperatures range between 13.7 – 26°C (56.6 – 78.8°F), and evenings are rarely colder than 10°C (50°F).

Winter (June – August)

Temperatures in Perth’s relatively mild winters range from 8 – 19°C (46.4 – 66.2°F). Be prepared for the occasional storm, with heavy downpours of rain and thunder.

Spring (September – November)

Warm and sunny spring days have average temperatures ranging from 11.7 – 23°C (53 – 73.4°F). Spring time in Perth is a riot of colours; the wildflowers in Perth’s nature reserves and national parks are a sight to behold!

The city of Perth is among the more affordable major cities in Australia. Living costs are typically lower than those in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Day-to-day living costs in Perth for international students are lower than other major cities in Australia (and worldwide), and it is considered to be one of the most affordable study destinations.

As a ready reckoner, here are some indicators of the cost of living in Perth. The figures below are taken from https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/perth-australia and are current as per July 2022.

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$6,129 .
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$2,952
  • Cost of living in Perth is cheaper than in 44% of cities in Australia (4 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Perth is cheaper than in 50% of cities in Oceania (6 out of 12)
  • Cost of living in Perth is more expensive than in 81% of cities in the World (51 out of 270)
  • Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,843
  • Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,258
  • Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$147
  • Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$59
  • 1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.78
  • 1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.53
  • 12 eggs, large AU$6
  • 1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.24
  • Monthly ticket public transport AU$168
  • Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$66
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$12
  • 2 tickets to the movies AU$37

Perth has a very reliable and well-connected transport system, with a diverse range of transport options on offer.

Buses are your best option for travel around the Perth metro area. During business hours, you can expect to find services into and out of the city every 15 minutes.

You can also take advantage of the excellent, central Free Transit Zone (FTZ) serviced by Central Area Transit (CAT) buses. These buses run in loops around the city, East Perth, West Perth and Leederville, and also undertake routes in Fremantle and Joondalup. Check which route works best for your journey, by looking at free CAT timetables that are available on buses and elsewhere. You’ll find a CAT bus about every five to 15 minutes on weekends, and more frequently on weekdays. Every stop has clearly marked digital displays that tell you when the next bus is due.

Perth provides zero-fare bus and train trips around the Free Transit Zone, including four high-frequency CAT bus routes.

Six train lines head out from the city: four from Perth train station, and two from Perth Underground, which is connected to the main station. Lines from Fremantle, Midland, Armadale and Thornlie meet up at Perth, while the Mandurah and Joondalup trains stop at Perth Underground. Train timings are very frequent: from approximately 5am to midnight on weekdays, which extends till 2am on weekends.

Ferries offer gorgeous views of the river and the city. You can catch a Transperth ferry across the Swan River and over to South Perth from the Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal, and get back the same way.

Perth’s Universities, Vocational Colleges and English schools are home to over 35,000 international students from over 100 countries.

The top 5 Universities in Perth include:

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Curtin University
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Murdoch University
  • Edith Cowan University

Costs of Study Programs here are affordable compared to elsewhere in the world, while the quality of education is on par with the best global Universities, making this a very popular destination for overseas students. These are some indicative tuition figures for different programs in Perth:

  • Undergraduate Bachelors’ Degree: $15,000 to $33,000
  • Postgraduate Masters’ Degree: $20,000 to $37,000
  • Doctoral Degree: $14,000 to $37,000

Acknowledgement

HCI acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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