Life in Brisbane

The best city in Australia

Affordable

Affordable

Tuition fees provide students with value for money and cost of living expenses are more affordable compared to other cities.
Weather

Weather

Brisbane has more sunny days per year than any other Australian capital city. With warm summers and mild winters, you can enjoy an outdoor lifestyle always, including adventure sports, large parks and an inner-city beach.
Activities

Activities

Brisbane is Australia’s most inclusive study and has a large number of events and programs to help make international students feel like they are home away from home.
Location

Location

Some of Australia’s most famous tourist destinations like the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Gold Coast, the Whitsundays and Sunshine Coast are easily accessible from Brisbane. There are also airport connections to most major cities worldwide.

Why choose Viva college??

Balanced Nationality Mix

At Viva we believe that a balanced mix of different nationalities adds a lot of value to your learning experience. That’s why we make sure students from all over the world study at Viva and learn from each other without any nationality dominating on campus.

Flexible Study Options

We provide extensive online resources for students to enhance your leaning experience and complement subjects taught in class. Students have an individual login to access material, track progress and receive feedback on their performance online.

Central Location

Viva is located in the heart of Brisbane on Queen Street Mall. Bus, train and ferry terminals are all in walking distance. Our convenient location and excellent facilities make us the perfect choice for the discerning students.

Highly Qualified Teachers

Viva employs engaging teachers and trainers with specialist qualifications and a combined teaching experience of over 350 years. Most of our ELICOS and Teacher Training staff are CELTA or DELTA qualified, with University degrees, and all our Business trainers are nationally certified with many years of industry experience.

Support Services

Our support services cover your welfare, academic, financial and accommodation needs. And our student card helps you get cheaper prices at selected shops, cinemas and on public transport (selected courses only).

Day & Night Class

We offer numerous English and Vocational courses with a flexible timetable. You can study at different times with our earliest courses starting at 8.00am and our latest ending at 9.00pm.

Study Pathways

Viva College has partnered with a variety of educational providers and universities to create easy pathways between your course at Viva and further study. Our pathway partners recognise the quality of Viva’s programs and offer you an easy and quick transition to their own.

Job Club and Internships

At Viva we are committed to helping you find employment while studding with us. Viva’s Professional Internships offers students an opportunity to gain professional work experience and improve career opportunities.

English Only Policy

Our English-Only Policy is to help you maximise your English language speaking and listening practice during your studies at Viva. To help you really improve your English proficiency level, you will be expected to speak in English while at Viva College.

What's on VIVA

Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
4:00 pm
Eat Street Markets are from 4 pm until 10 pm and you are guaranteed a unique experience. It’s all about food, food and MORE FOOD
Eat street markets
Jun 25 – Jul 6 all-day
12:00 am
Not sure what you are looking at when you wander into the Museum? Let our experienced guide walk you through the current exhibitions and give you an insider’s view and perspective. FREE Tour.
Brisbane Museum
Jun 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2:30 pm
Keep your eyes open in Reception, because Monday is Viva Surprise!
Reception
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MIGRATION SEMINAR 3:30 pm
MIGRATION SEMINAR @ LIBRARY
Jun 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
MIGRATION SEMINAR @ LIBRARY
Come and join us in our FREE Seminar where Cornerstone migration will be clarifying the recent changes in the migration law and will answer any questions you may have in regards to Visas and extending  Continue Reading »
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GPO!! 7:45 pm
GPO!! @ GPO!!!
Jun 2 @ 7:45 pm – 11:45 pm
GPO!! @ GPO!!!
Come along to GPO and enjoy an amazing night; FREE Entry for VIVA students.
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SeaFire 6:45 pm
SeaFire @ Gold coast
Jun 3 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
SeaFire @ Gold coast
In an Australian-first, two of the world’s leading fireworks designers who were responsible for the London Olympics and the Beijing Olympics ceremonies will go head-to-head with awe-inspiring aerial shows of exploding colour, light and sound  Continue Reading »
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The Arepazo! 10:00 am
The Arepazo! @ Mowbray Park
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Arepazo! @ Mowbray Park
Come and help Venezuelans to raise funds to help their families, there will be AREPAS, Music and games for everyone
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Green Heart Fair 2:00 pm
Green Heart Fair @ 7th Brigade Park, Chermside
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Green Heart Fair @ 7th Brigade Park, Chermside
the fair welcomes everyone to share information and knowledge about green living in a fun, family-friendly environment for all residents to come and enjoy.
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Cheap Tuesday @ South Bank Cinema! 8:18 am
Cheap Tuesday @ South Bank Cinema! @ South Bank Cinemas
Jun 6 @ 8:18 am
Cheap Tuesday @ South Bank Cinema! @ South Bank Cinemas
Cheap Tuesdays at South Bank Cinema, want to know what movies are showing?  Talk to the team at Reception.
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VIVA Surprise!! 2:30 pm
VIVA Surprise!! @ Viva Reception
Jun 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
VIVA Surprise!! @ Viva Reception
Keep your eyes open in Reception, Wednesday is VIVA Surprise!!
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GET FIT with Luis 3:30 pm
GET FIT with Luis @ Room 7
Jun 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
GET FIT with Luis @ Room 7
Join Luis for a workout from 3:30 pm in room 7, all fitness levels are welcome!!
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VIVA PARTY!! 5:00 pm
VIVA PARTY!! @ Downunder
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
VIVA PARTY!! @ Downunder
Let’s celebrate making it through Test Week! Come and have some fun with us at Down Under Bar & Grill on Friday!! Free nibbles, a free drink, discounted prices and dancing all night long. Make  Continue Reading »
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The Caboolture Show !! 8:00 am
The Caboolture Show !! @ Caboolture PA&I Association Limited
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – Jun 11 @ 10:00 pm
The Caboolture Show !! @ Caboolture PA&I Association Limited | Caboolture | Queensland | Australia
The Caboolture Show kicks off on the second weekend in June, with fun for all the family guaranteed! Wild Rides, Sideshow Alley, massive Show bags, amazing Food, Fantastic Entertainment are just a few of things  Continue Reading »
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Facebook Comp!!! 2:30 pm
Facebook Comp!!! @ Reception
Jun 12 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Facebook Comp!!! @ Reception
Watch Facebook for a surprise, search Viva College Brisbane!!
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Tight Greek Tuesdays!! 8:58 am
Tight Greek Tuesdays!! @ The Yrios Shop
Jun 13 @ 8:58 am
Tight Greek Tuesdays!! @ The Yrios Shop
Get yourself down to the Yiros Shop where every Tuesday you can score yourself any Yiros with a can of drink for just $10!
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1 parmy get 1 FREE
1 parmy get 1 FREE @ The Flying Cock
Jun 14 all-day
1 parmy get 1 FREE @ The Flying Cock
The Flying Cock in Fortitude Valley has a very special deal buy 1 parmy get 1 FREE !! 2 for $19.99 YUMM!!
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JOB CLUB 2:30 pm
JOB CLUB @ Room 4
Jun 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
JOB CLUB @ Room 4
JOB CLUB is in room 4 and helps you with resume writing, interview skills, cover letter writing, and answer any questions you may have regarding employment in Brisbane.
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Victory fiesta!! 9:00 pm
Victory fiesta!! @ The Victory Hotel
Jun 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Victory fiesta!! @ The Victory Hotel
Come along to THE VICTORY and enjoy an amazing Latin Night with FEE Entry, FREE Welcome Drinks and FREE Pizza … (Bring your VIVA ID and PASSPORT with you).
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The Collective Markets 8:30 am
The Collective Markets @ South Bank
Jun 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Collective Markets @ South Bank
The Collective Markets are Brisbane’s premier on-trend market, peddling art, live music and everything unique under the sun in the historical precinct of Stanley St Plaza.
Bounce to get Fit and Fun! 3:30 pm
Bounce to get Fit and Fun! @ Bounce INC
Jun 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Bounce to get Fit and Fun! @ Bounce INC
Bounce to get Fit and Fun! Bounce Inc; Join in this new craze that keeps us entertained while increasing our heart rate (and health and fitness).
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JAZZ Night 8:00 pm
JAZZ Night @ Brooklyn standard
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
JAZZ Night @ Brooklyn standard
Head down to Brooklyn standard for some live jazz music, great atmosphere, some drinks and free pretzels!
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GAMES DAY!!! 2:30 pm
GAMES DAY!!! @ Reception
Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
GAMES DAY!!! @ Reception
Come and play some games the old school way – board games and card games.
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City Markets 10:00 am
City Markets @ Brisbane City
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
City Markets @ Brisbane City
Check out the Brisbane City Markets in front of the Casino from
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Ghost Tours !! 7:30 pm
Ghost Tours !!
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ghost Tours !!
Ghost Tours combines the unique experience of visiting some of the nations most historic Haunted Sites with the ancient art of storytelling. Book your tour at Reception!!
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XXXX BREWARY TOUR 1:30 pm
XXXX BREWARY TOUR @ XXXX Gold
Jun 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
XXXX BREWARY TOUR @ XXXX Gold  | Milton | Queensland | Australia
XXXX, it’s Queensland for beer, but have you ever wondered how this iconic brew got its name? Would you like to see something different, have a good time and taste their famous XXXX beers? Then  Continue Reading »
XXXX BREWERY TOUR 3:00 pm
XXXX BREWERY TOUR @ XXXX
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
XXXX BREWERY TOUR @ XXXX
XXXX, it’s Queensland for beer, but have you ever wondered how this iconic brew got its name? Would you like to see something different, have a good time and taste their famous XXXX beers? Then  Continue Reading »
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Eat Street markets 4:00 pm
Eat Street markets @ Eat street markets
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Eat Street markets @ Eat street markets | Hamilton | Queensland | Australia
Eat Street Markets are from 4 pm until 10 pm and you are guaranteed a unique experience. It’s all about food, food and MORE FOOD
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Museum highlights tour
Museum highlights tour @ Brisbane Museum
Jun 25 – Jul 6 all-day
Museum highlights tour @ Brisbane Museum
Not sure what you are looking at when you wander into the Museum? Let our experienced guide walk you through the current exhibitions and give you an insider’s view and perspective. FREE Tour.
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VIVA SURPRISE!!! 2:30 pm
VIVA SURPRISE!!! @ Reception
Jun 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
VIVA SURPRISE!!! @ Reception
Keep your eyes open in Reception, because Monday is Viva Surprise!
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