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

May 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2:30 pm
Keep your eyes open in Reception, because Tuesday is Viva Surprise !
VIVA College
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
8:00 am
Check out the Brisbane City Markets in front of the Casino from 8am – 5pm.
Jan Power's Brisbane City Market
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Cheap Tuesday at SouthBank Cinema !
Cheap Tuesday at SouthBank Cinema ! @ SouthBank Cinema
May 9 all-day
Cheap Tuesday at SouthBank Cinema ! @  SouthBank Cinema  | South Brisbane | Queensland | Australia
Cheap Tuesdays at South Bank Cinema, want to know what movies are showing?  Talk to the team at Reception!!
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How do 25c wings sound?
How do 25c wings sound? @ Burrito Bar
May 10 all-day
How do 25c wings sound? @ Burrito Bar
On Wednesdays at Burrito Bar all you need to do is buy a drink and you can enjoy unlimited chicken wings for just 25c a piece! YUM
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Get FIT with Luis 3:30 pm
Get FIT with Luis @ VIVA College, Room 7
May 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Get FIT with Luis @ VIVA College, Room 7 | Brisbane City | Queensland | Australia
Join Luis for a workout from 3:30pm in room 7, all fitness levels are welcome!!
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BBQ at Roma Park 3:30 pm
BBQ at Roma Park @ Roma Park
May 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
BBQ at Roma Park @ Roma Park  | Brisbane City | Queensland | Australia
BBQ at Roma Park to celebrate conquering the big test. This is a FREE event, food is provided, just bring your own drink,  We will start cooking at 3:30pm!
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Lone Pine
Lone Pine @ Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
May 13 all-day
Lone Pine @ Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary | Fig Tree Pocket | Queensland | Australia
Lone Pine Tickets are just $20 for Viva students, Saturday is going to be a beautiful day to hug a Koala and feed some Kangaroos !
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MOTHER’S DAY
MOTHER’S DAY @ South Bank Parklands
May 14 all-day
MOTHER’S DAY @ South Bank Parklands | South Brisbane | Queensland | Australia
Celebrate Mother’s Day with fun run or walk around Brisbane,  Why not get some exercise, have some fun and raise some money for breast cancer?
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City Hall Tour 2:30 pm
City Hall Tour @ CITY HALL TOURS
May 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
City Hall Tour @ CITY HALL TOURS | Brisbane City | Queensland | Australia
Come along and join us at City Hall for a FREE tour of this famous building. Please sign up at Reception ASAP if you would like to come.
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2 for 1 Meals at Mick O’malleys 6:00 pm
2 for 1 Meals at Mick O’malleys @ Mick O’malleys
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2 for 1 Meals at Mick O’malleys @  Mick O’malleys  | Brisbane City | Queensland | Australia
Buy one meal and get one FREE at Mick O’malleys from 6pm – 9pm
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Mt Coot-tha Look-out
Mt Coot-tha Look-out @ Mt Coot-tha Look-out
May 17 all-day
Mt Coot-tha Look-out @ Mt Coot-tha Look-out | Mount Coot-Tha | Queensland | Australia
Just 20 minutes by bus and you will arrive at Mt Coot-tha for breath taking views of Brisbane city and surrounds.
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JOB CLUB !! 2:30 pm
JOB CLUB !! @ VIVA College Room 4
May 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
JOB CLUB !! @ VIVA College 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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Coffee and Conversation! 2:30 am
Coffee and Conversation! @ VIVA College
May 19 @ 2:30 am – 3:30 am
Coffee and Conversation! @ VIVA College
Come along to have a FREE coffee and interesting conversation with Andy, you must sign up at Reception as spaces are limited.  
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Paniyiri Greek Festival 11:00 am
Paniyiri Greek Festival @ Paniyiri Greek Festival
May 20 @ 11:00 am – May 21 @ 10:00 pm
Paniyiri Greek Festival @ Paniyiri Greek Festival | South Brisbane | Queensland | Australia
Celebrating all things Greek, from food to dancing, this is an awesome event with a great atmosphere –  Tickets from $12
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$12.90 Steak at Beach House 12:00 pm
$12.90 Steak at Beach House @ Beach House
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$12.90 Steak at Beach House @ Beach House  | Brisbane City | Queensland | Australia
$12.90 Steak at Beach House in the Myer Centre
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Cheap Tuesday at South Bank Cinema !
Cheap Tuesday at South Bank Cinema ! @ Southbank Cinemas
May 23 all-day
Cheap Tuesday at South Bank Cinema ! @ Southbank Cinemas  | South Brisbane | Queensland | Australia
Cheap Tuesdays at South Bank Cinema, want to know what movies are showing?  Talk to the team at Reception
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Ping Pong Comp! 2:30 pm
Ping Pong Comp! @ VIVA College
May 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ping Pong Comp! @ VIVA College
Ping Pong Competition, Winner will receive and awesome prize and bragging rights.
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Get Fit with Luis 3:30 pm
Get Fit with Luis @ VIVA College Room 7
May 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Get Fit with Luis @ VIVA College Room 7
Join Luis for a workout from 3:30pm in room 7, all fitness levels are welcome!!
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Gabriel O Pensador Concert 10:00 pm
Gabriel O Pensador Concert
May 26 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Gabriel O Pensador Concert @ Surfers Paradise | Queensland | Australia
Gabriel o Pensador performing at the Gold Coast in Surfer’s Paradise at Beergarden, Tickets can be bought from Information Planet agency.
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Eat Street Markets 4:00 pm
Eat Street Markets @ Eat Street markets
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Eat Street Markets @ Eat Street markets  | Hamilton | Queensland | Australia
Eat Street Markets are from 11am until 7pm and you are guaranteed a unique experience. It’s all about food, food and MORE FOOD  
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Australian ZOO 10:00 am
Australian ZOO @ Australia Zoo
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Australian ZOO @ Australia Zoo | Beerwah | Queensland | Australia
Australia Zoo tickets are only $45, Sunday is a beautiful day to go to Australia Zoo and get up close to some crocodiles! CRIKEY
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Ping Pong Competition 2:30 pm
Ping Pong Competition @ VIVA College
May 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ping Pong Competition @ VIVA College
Ping Pong Competition, Winner will receive and awesome prize and bragging rights.
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Viva Surprise ! 2:30 pm
Viva Surprise ! @ VIVA College
May 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Viva Surprise ! @ VIVA College
Keep your eyes open in Reception, because Tuesday is Viva Surprise !
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City Markets 8:00 am
City Markets @ Jan Power's Brisbane City Market
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
City Markets @ Jan Power's Brisbane City Market | Brisbane City | Queensland | Australia
Check out the Brisbane City Markets in front of the Casino from 8am – 5pm.