Student Information

Student Life

Moving to Canberra

Do you live outside of Canberra and are considering training here? Canberra is the capital city of Australia with a population of around 400,000 people. Canberra offers the benefits of a big city, without the traffic, pollution or congestion. The open spaces, vibrant city, and relaxed atmosphere have had Canberra ranked as the best city to live in the world (OECD 2014). Canberra is known for its multicultural population and welcomes students from around Australia and the world to our community. Visit for more information on the benefits of studying and living in Canberra.

Visit the following websites for a listing of rental properties in the ACT region.

Cost of Living in Canberra

Living costs in Canberra will vary, depending on your individual needs, including lifestyle, spending habits, and location. We have outlined some costs that might affect your situation when studying in Canberra. (Please remember this is a guide only. For more information on managing your money, please visit

General Living Expenses *Guide Only

Public Transport $ 20-60 a week
Petrol $ 1.40 per litre (2018, according to Fuel Check)
Utilities $ 20-60 a week
Restaurant Meal (for one) $ 20-30
Takeaway Coffee $ 4.00
Mobile phone services $ 40-60 a month


Accommodation *Guide Only

Rent (single) $325-800 a week
Share house/Shared rental $150-350 a week

Visit for more information on the cost of living in Canberra.

Studying at our Campus

Ask any local where the best food precinct is in Canberra and Braddon will always hit the top of the list. Only a short walk from the city centre, Braddon is an exciting, vibrant precinct with boutique shops, cafes, bakeries, restaurants, and bars. Braddon has it all – hotels and accommodation, gyms, popular eating spots, international cuisines, and relaxing cafes for a coffee while you study. Step out of the campus doors and find yourself in the heart of Braddon – close to everything you could need as a student.

Our Campus

Our Braddon campus is located in the heart of Canberra – close to public transport, restaurants and shops, and local attractions.

Our facilities are purpose-built to cater for our International students. At Australian Capital Training Institute, we want the best for our students, including access to:

  •  The latest technology and machines
  •  Extensive cosmeceutical product ranges
  •  State-of-the-art equipment
  •  Modern, purpose built campus close to public transport and the city centre.

Australian Capital Training Institute has been purpose built and designed with quality and practicality in mind. Our training rooms all feature interactive learning tools including smart devices to assist student learning.

In addition to our main reception and administration offices, the school features state-of-the-art training rooms including beauty therapy rooms, laser and intense pulsed light rooms, a lecture theatre, and the student hub.

Our beauty therapy rooms are specifically designed and equipped for course components including makeup, facials, waxing, massage and tanning. Our equipment is high quality, brand new, and upgraded regularly.

Our laser rooms have also been created to meet safety regulations and enhance the learner experience. All of our training rooms have been designed with space and quality in mind.

Our student hub is designed to help our students feel at home. Take advantage of our extensive library full of books and magazine to inspire you.

Our Braddon campus also offers our Student Salon where students have the chance to provide treatments to paying customers under the supervision of our educators and trainers.

ACTI’s Braddon campus is conveniently located close to public transport and Canberra’s city centre. We are moments away from the light rail service and a public bus station is right outside our door. Parking is available only a short walk away.

Getting Around

Canberra has an excellent public transport system servicing the entire ACT area. Canberra has very short commute times and an extensive bike paths and bus networks all over the city. Our students are often eligible for student concessions and discounts on public transport:

Light Rail

Construction is well underway for Canberra’s light rail network. Our training school is located only moments away from the nearest light rail tram stop.


Taxis and Uber services are readily available throughout the city and across Canberra


The bicycle paths around Canberra connect to various amenities, major locations and town centres


Canberra’s bus network is reliable and services the entire ACT. The public bus system has a convenient bus stop directly in front of the training school.


Park you car only a short distance away from our training school. Paid parking is available on Mort Street and next to the Canberra Centre.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much can I expect to be paid once I am qualified?

Qualified Diploma-level Beauty Therapists are paid under the Hair and Beauty Industry Award [MA000005]. The award wage for Beauty Therapists ranges between $45,000-65,000 per annum. Refer to for more information.

Will my qualifications be recognised?

Australian Capital Training Institute is currently undergoing the registration process with Australian Skills Quality Authority. Upon successful registration, all courses will be nationally recognised in Australia.

Do you provide employment upon completion of courses?

ACTI does not provide you with employment upon completion of training. We can provide a reference for you only. We have close links with some employers and could refer you.

I am currently working as a beauty therapist. Can I apply for Recognition of Prior Learning?

You can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and it is available to all students who feel they are eligible. After completing the necessary documentation, your application will be assessed. For more information, contact ACTI on 02 6176 3411.

How do I apply?

To register your interest and/ or apply for our courses, please visit Apply Now.

Do you offer online study?

Due to the practical nature of all of our courses, all training is delivered face-to-face.

Can I defer my course?

Students may be eligible to defer their studies. For a Deferral Application, please contact ACTI on 02 6176 3411.

How far away is Braddon?

Braddon is located in the centre of Canberra, close to shops, restaurants, cafes, and public transport.

I need to borrow money to pay for this course. Who can help me?

Visit our Investment & Fees section for funding assistance.

Do you offer VET Loans?

Australian Capital Training Institute does not currently offer VET Student Loans, however we can point you in the direction of a range of financial institutions that offer student loans. Visit Investment & Fees for more information.

Do you offer Nationally Recognised Training?

ACTI is undergoing the application process with ASQA to offer accredited training.

Are your courses Internationally recognised?

We are currently undergoing registration with ASQA. Once approved, ACTI will be looking to have our courses accredited with international study groups so courses can are recognised overseas as well as in Australia.

Have a question that isn’t listed here? Contact our friendly administration team for more information on 1300 799 415 or

Investment & Fees

Invest in your future with ACTI.

All course fees require up-front payment. All course fees are to be paid at the following increments:

50% of course fee to be paid prior to semester commencing

50% of course fee to be paid on the commencement of second semester.

A non-refundable administration fee of $500 will be charged after successfully completing our application process to continue with the enrolment process.

For assistance with course fees, the below providers may be suitable for you.



To discuss payment options further, please contact our friendly team on 02 6176 3411 or email


Australian Capital Training Institute (ACTI) delivers cutting edge, modern training courses in Beauty, Business and IPL/Laser. We are conveniently located in Braddon, Canberra.