Studying at PIA
Geelong is an ideal campus location for our international students who attend Platinum Institute Australia as it provides all the benefits of a sizeable city like Melbourne but with the relaxed atmosphere of a coastal country and has easy access to Melbourne by road or rail.
The Institute has purpose built training facilities for the provision of training to students undertaking business and financial management courses. These include wireless internet classrooms, library and student breakout room, kitchen facilities and a mixed use open area.
The Institute is located close to a range of convenience stores, takeaway foods and cafes and restaurants.
Platinum Institute Australia (PIA) works closely with employers to provide you with skills to make you productive and competitive in the employment market.
Nationally recognised qualifications offered by PIA are developed in consultation with industry. Courses are updated regularly to ensure their currency and relevance. PIA will be responsible for all your training and assessment for the qualification in which you enrol. Our close links with industry mean that you will have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge closely linked to your chosen industry’s needs. Employers can be confident that you can perform tasks at a required industry standard.
Living and Studying in Geelong
Geelong is situated a lazy 45 minutes’ drive from Melbourne. Geelong is the second largest city in Victoria and has all the benefits of a sizeable city like Melbourne but with the relaxed atmosphere of a coastal country town. Facing north on Corio Bay, Geelong boasts a glorious waterfront precinct, sophisticated dining options and all kinds of entertainment on tap. There is a lively calendar of events and the region is perhaps the Australian wine industry’s best-kept secret.
The charming nearby towns and villages of the Bellarine offer a huge range of things to do. The Bellarine Peninsula faces Port Phillip Bay on its northern and eastern shores and Bass Strait on the south, so water activities abound, ranging from gentle bay beaches that are great for families and fishing to sensational surf beaches and world-class scuba diving sites.
The Bellarine has been building a reputation as a food and wine destination and The Bellarine Taste Trail brings together many of the gourmet offerings of the region including wineries, restaurants and cafes and producers of beer, fresh produce, goats cheese, olive oil and seafood.
Geelong is the gate way to the World famous Great Ocean Road and hosts some of the biggest Cultural and Music events in the state.
Geelong is a sporting hub that hosts events such as the UCI World Championships in cycling and the Australian International Air show every 2 years and the home of the Geelong Cats football team just to name a few.
Geelong is a shopping dream with a main hub of shopping and many specialty stores scattered all around this beautiful part of Australia.
In comparison to Melbourne, Geelong offers a much lower cost of living.
Geelong has a diverse climate with warm summers and cool winters. The temperature in the summer months (December, January and February) generally ranges from 18°C to 26°C, however, temperatures can reach over 40°C on occasion.
The temperature in the winter months (June, July and August) generally ranges from 6°C to 15°C, however, temperatures can fall as low as 1°C on occasion.
Although mostly consistent Geelong can have all four seasons in a day at any part of the year, so it is recommended that when packing for Australia include clothing that is for Summer and Winter and something in between.