The Navitas College of Public Safety is located within the Melbourne’s central business district (CBD), making it easy to get to by public transport and the campus also has paid parking facilities close by if you prefer to drive. The famous Carlton Gardens as well as shops, restaurants, cafes and bars are all within walking distance. For a complete guide to Melbourne, head to www.visitvictoria.com
The NCPS campus is a fully equipped educational facility. It features a number of teaching rooms, student lounges, a course-specific library, a well-equipped IT lab, and wireless broadband internet throughout the campus.
Melbourne has an excellent public transport system, consisting of trains, trams, ferries and buses. Most services run from early morning to midnight, 7 days a week. There is a free city circle tram service that departs every 12 minutes so you can move around the city easily. The NightRider bus will get you home after midnight on weekends. For the complete transport guide to Melbourne, head to www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au
NCPS does not have its own on-campus student accommodation but its central location means accommodation is close at hand. Whether you choose to stay in the city or further afield, there are plenty of options to choose from and our student support unit are always available to assist with accommodation options.
Cost of living
For an international city, Melbourne is surprisingly affordable. Low-cost public transport helps keep day-to-day living expenses down. Depending on your lifestyle and where you choose to live, you can expect to spend around AU$12,000 - $20,000 a year on living expenses (not including tuition fees).
Melbourne has a temperate climate with warm summers and cool winters. Summer runs from December to February with average maximum temperatures reaching around 26C. The winter months – June/July/August – see average minimum temperatures drop to around 6C. Melbourne’s weather can be unpredictable, and in winter it’s not uncommon to experience fogs and frosts in outer lying suburbs.
When it comes to celebrating culture, Melbourne is the place to be. The city thrives on festivals, sporting events, concerts and major events. No matter where you are in Melbourne or what time of year it is, you can be sure that some celebration or event will be happening.