Endorsed Provider of International Students
CRICOS Provider Code 01709K
Biba Academy of Hair & Beauty Pty Ltd
Once confirmation of commencement occurs, all orientation details will be forwarded to the student. All students should report to the academy on the day prior to commencement.
Orientation will include an introduction to teachers, an extensive tour of the premises, collection of documents, any outstanding fees and distribution of equipment. Students must contact the office to make an appointment for an appropriate orientation day.
For accommodation charges and provisions, please call from the list below:
- Collingwood Backpakers: +61 (0)420 804 208
- Richmond Ozstays: +61 3 9427 9644
- Melbourne Accommodation
- Carlton College: +61 3 9347 3238
- Nunnery Melbourne: +61 3 9419 8637
- Lygon – Quest Lodging: +61 3 9421 2146
Students can also refer to www.lonelyplanet.com or purchase a copy of ‘Lonely Planet in Australia’ online or from any bookstore. This book contains information on accommodation, food, entertainment and travel information.
For share housing and rental properties students should also check out www.realestate.com.au
BIBA’s education is based on a one-on-one training basis with student and educator – allowing us to monitor students’ progress closely and precisely. Any concerns regarding a student’s education and progress (i.e. reading, understanding, assessments, assignments) are encouraged to be openly expressed to the academy’s administrator. We will ensure the appropriate action is taken to help the student move forward.
There is much to love about Melbourne. This sophisticated world city in the south-east corner of mainland Australia inspires a deep passion in those lucky enough to live here. Visitors find Melbourne to be filled with vibrant energy, a staggering choice of restaurants, funky boutiques, cafe-filled laneways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, luscious parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character.
Melbourne: a modern European-style city which is less than 200 years old and never sits still. New futuristic designs add to the fascinating mix of architecture and ensure the skyline is constantly changing. Melbourne is very much about lifestyle. It is no huge surprise that this city has been named in an international poll as one of the world’s most livable cities.
Melbourne is host to notoriously changing weather. A standing joke in Australia is that Melbourne can experience four seasons in one day. As Melbourne has such a varied climate, it is necessary to bring a wide variety of clothing and footwear. Very light clothes are needed for summer, whilst warm and waterproof clothing will be required for the winter. As the temperature in winter can hover around 12 degrees Celsius, warm clothing such as winter woolies, a coat, a scarf, hat and gloves is recommended. For those who do not come prepared, there are plenty of outlets and markets that sell a huge variety of clothing.
Melbourne is in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) Zone, the equivalent to UTC (GMT) +10 hours. Nearing the end of October, daylight saving commences, meaning clocks are moved on hour forward at 3.00am EST. At 3.00am EST nearing the end of March, clocks are turned back an hour to mark the end of daylight savings.
Domestic electricity in Australia is 240/250 volts/50 Hz. The Australian three pin outlet is different from most other countries, so students may need to purchase an adapter plug for any electrical appliances brought with them. Transformers and adapters are easily obtained from an electrical appliance or travel goods store in Melbourne.
For further information about Melbourne please visit www.melbourne.vic.gov.au or www.thatsmelbourne.com.au
For information on Victoria and holiday destinations around Melbourne please visit www.visitvictoria.com.au