Most international students over the age of 18 live independently in shared or private rental accommodation. Some international students opt to live in homestay accommodation, while others may have the option to live with friends and family. The information below will help you to decide about your choice of accommodation.

Additional spending money

As well as the money you will need to pay for your homestay, you will also need extra money to pay for other living expenses. Refer to the section on costs above.

Transportation to and from Pinnacle Institute

Depending on where they live, students either:

  • Walk or
  • Ride bicycles or
  • Catch trains or buses.

Sometimes students must use two buses or a bus and train if they live a long way from their college. You will need to cover the cost (if any) of your transportation to and from college each day.

Rental Accommodation

Due to Pinnacle Institute’s locations being near train and bus stations, accommodation is easy to find, either through local real estate agents and newspapers or or can find share accommodation or rent a unit or house with friends. Searching for the right place could take a couple of weeks, so it’s recommended that you book temporary accommodation before arriving.

Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA)

The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) looks after the laws for renting a place to live in Queensland [the Residential Tenancies Act 1994 and the Residential Services (Accommodation) Act 2002]. The law gives tenants, landlords and agents an understanding of their rights and responsibilities when renting. The RTA can help you learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. Please note that Residential Tenancy Authority services do not apply to students living in Homestay. For more information visit

Get advice on

  • What to do when you’re starting a tenancy.
  • Your rights and legal responsibilities as a tenant.
  • How to get your bond back.
  • What to do if you have a problem when renting.

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What Makes Us Unique


Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia with a population of around 1.6 million in the greater metropolitan area. The city is located in the southeast corner of Queensland (27.5oS, 153oE) and is 960 km (596miles) nort. We are committed to provide consistent and practical solutions to our students with a personal touch and strive to support our services.


We have qualified and experienced trainers, dedicated towards providing quality education to the students.


Student support and services contribute to the quality of their learning experience and their academic success.


We believe to create a welcoming, nurturing atmosphere where students can not only learn, but also feel at home.


The institute has spacious air-conditioned classrooms with natural light. Data projectors installed for presentations.