Studying at Collarts


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FAQs Studying At Collarts In 2017


Student Accommodation

This housing option can be single or shared and is generally more expensive than share houses. These are usually short to long term renting options, most places are fully furnished and many even provide meals. Here are some providers:

Uni Lodge 
Student Hostel Network

Share Houses

The below sites list share houses with rooms to rent.
Share housing is generally cheaper than student accommodation, most places already have some furniture and you meet new people.

Flatmate Finder
FairyFloss Real Estate

Rental Properties

These sites have online listings if you’re looking to rent a property on your own or with friends. Most rental properties will come unfurnished, will require a bond, and you will need to meet certain requirements and sign a lease.


Other Options

Post a Notice:
If you are looking for a room or people to share with others, try posting a notice on the Student Notice board (located at South Melbourne Campus in the common area) or “The Common Room” (our private Collarts student facebook page).

Homestay is a great option if you like a family environment. They can be booked through homestay companies who screen the host families and the accommodation for suitability. Check out www.homestaynetwork.org

Campus Information and Getting to Collarts

South Melbourne Campus

55 Brady Street, South Melbourne

Opening hours:
Monday – 8.30am-10pm
Tuesday – 8.30am-10pm
Wednesday – 8.30am-10pm
Thursday – 8.30am-10pm
Friday – 8.30am-10pm
Saturday – 9am-5pm
Sunday – 9am-5pm

Our largest and primary campus offers music rehearsal rooms, mac computer labs, multiple recording studios, class rooms, a large auditorium, library, communal areas and study spaces.

Melbourne CBD Campus

55 Swanston St, Melbourne CBD

Opening hours:
Monday – 8.30am-5pm
Tuesday – 8.30am-5pm
Wednesday – 8.30am-8:30pm
Thursday – 8.30am-9pm
Friday – 8.30am-5pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

This campus is generally used for larger classroom-based learning and is utilised by Entertainment Journalism and Entertainment Management students. The campus offers classrooms, mac computer labs, green screen room, library, a common area, outdoor balcony overlooking Swanston St. and study spaces.

Fitzroy Campus

209 Brunswick St. Fitzroy VIC

Opening hours:
Monday – 8.30am-8:30pm
Tuesday – 8.30am-8:30pm
Wednesday – 2-5pm
Thursday – 8.30am-8:30pm
Friday – 8.30am-4pm
Saturday – 10-4pm
Sunday – Closed

Our brand new campus in the heart of Melbourne’s music scene offers a constantly changing, open-to-the-public art gallery featuring art from local artists and musicians, work from Collarts’ private collection, and key pieces showcasing great moments in music history. There is also a live performance space for students and local musicians alike. This campus features numerous rehearsal rooms and is our primary music performance campus.

Public Transport Options

South Melbourne Campus Public Transport

Train: The closest train station is Southern Cross. This station is about a 10–15 minute walk from the campus. 

Tram: The 109 Port Melbourne tram from Southern Cross station (on the corner of Collins and Spencer Streets) will take you to Montague Street (get off at Stop 126), which is a short walk from the Collarts campus. The tram ride takes eight minutes and the walk from the station to the college takes seven minutes.

Bus: Take the route 235 bus towards Fisherman’s Bend from Southern Cross Station and get off at the Ingles St/Normanby Rd stop. Brady St is a 15 minute walk from the bus stop

Melbourne CBD Campus Public Transport

Train: The closest train station is Flinders Street. This station is a 5 minute walk from the college.
Are there parking facilities available to students?

Tram: The 11-City Square/Swanston St (Melbourne City) stop is in front of the college. There are a number of trams that stop here, including numbers: 1, 16, 3/3a, 6, 64, 67, 72, 8 and 5.

Bus: Take the following bus route numbers towards the City and get off at Melbourne Central which is a 10 minute walk to the city campus on Swanston St. Bus Numbers: 200, 207, 250, 251, 302, 303, 304, 305, 309, 318, 350, 905, 906, 907, and 908 all stop at Melbourne Central.

Fitzroy Campus Public Transport

Train: The closest train station is Parliament Station. This station is a 18 minute walk from the college. Collingwood Station is a 23 minute walk to the college.

Tram: The number 11 tram runs up and down Brunswick St. The Collarts stop is Stop 15 – Bell St/Brunswick St. You may also take the 96 tram that runs up Nicholson St and use stop 14 – Murchison St/Nicholson St and it is a 6 minute walk to campus. The 86 tram runs through the city, the closest stop is 13-Brunswick St/Gertrude St and is an 8 minute walk to college. 

Bus: The route 200 and 207 buses stop on the corner of Brunswick St and Johnston St which is then a 5 minute walk to campus.

Are there parking facilities available to students?

Street parking is available on the streets surrounding the South Melbourne campus. There is very limited parking near the CBD campus and paid parking surrounding the Brunswick St. Fitzroy campus.

Can I receive a discount on public transport if I study at Collarts?

Yes, once you are enrolled at Collarts you can apply to receive a student concession card. You can find out more information on the Public Transport Victoria website.

Important Dates

Open Day 20 January (more info here)
Orientation Week 29 January  –  1 February (more info here)
Music Theory Bootcamp 30 January + 31 January (more info here)
O Week Party Thursday, 1 February
Trimester One teaching & examination period  5 February – 9 May
Census Date 23 February

Orientation Week  22 May  –  24 May
Trimester Two teaching & examination period  28 May – 28 August
Census Date 15 June

Orientation Week 10 September – 14 September
Trimester Three teaching & examination period  17 September – 14 December
Census Date 5 October


Orientation is compulsory for all new students. Each course will have a day where students from the same course will spend time getting to know one another and their teachers. You will also have student ID photos taken, have your MyCollarts email and account set up, will learn about your course’s subjects and structure, and hear from the student registrar team about student services that are available.

All courses will come together on the evening of Thursday the 1st of February for the O-week party. Details of the o-week party will be emailed to new students in January, for now just make sure to save the date!

Check what days you need to attend below.


Monday 29th January
10am – 4pm

South Melbourne Campus


Tuesday 30th of January
10am – 4pm 

South Melbourne Campus


Thursday 1st February
10am – 4pm

City Campus (Swanston St)


Tuesday 30th of January
10am – 4pm 

South Melbourne Campus

Content Creation

Thursday 1st of February
10am – 4pm

City Campus (Swanston St)


Wednesday 31st of January
10am – 4pm

South Melbourne Campus

Official Offers & Enrolment Paperwork


Once you receive your official enrolment offer through VTAC on the 17th of January, we will email and post your paperwork to you.

This paperwork includes:
> Enrolment/Offer form
> FEE-HELP form
> FEE-HELP information

You will need to complete all paperwork and either email, post or hand it in within 14 days of receiving it. Please be aware that the FEE-HELP form will only be sent via post and we will need the hardcopy returned (Enrolment form and certified IDs can be emailed back). 

All paperwork will be sent to you with detailed instructions on how to complete it. Please read the instructions carefully. 



If you have had a successful interview/audition, then you should have already received your Enrolment forms, and FEE-HELP form in an email and through the post. If you have not received these, please get in contact with the recruitment team on recruitment@collarts.edu.au or 03 9281 8888. If you have not yet returned your paperwork, please do so as soon as possible to ensure we save a place for you. 


If you’re unsure of anything or have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our student advisors:

Lauren Brookes 
(03) 9281 8815

Jake Ingham
(03) 9281 8801

Claire Cunningham
(03) 9281 8821


Public Transport Concession Cards

 Once you are enrolled at Collarts you can apply to receive a student concession card. You can collect an application form from the reception desk at each campus. 

Details on eligibility are available on the Public Transport Victoria website.

Student ID Cards

Photos for Student ID cards will be taken at your Orientation Day (see Orientation section on this page for the date). If you miss orientation, ask at the front desk of Collarts South Melbourne campus to arrange having your Student ID photo taken.


Alternatively, be sure to attend the orientation re-cap that will be schedule during the 2nd week of orientation. 



You will be provided with detailed timetables as you complete and return your official paperwork. This is because students will be split into different groups for tutorials, workshops and for music ensemble and tech groups. Below is information about how many days per week each course generally runs:

Entertainment Management students: 

2.5 days of classes per week

Audio Production students: 
3 days of classes per week

Music Performance students: 
3 days of classes per week

Entertainment Journalism students: 
2 days of classes per week


Content Creation students: 
2.5 days of classes per week


Music Production students: 
3.5 days of classes per week


Useful Contacts for Students



South Melbourne Campus
1300 818 777

Fitzroy Campus
(03) 8657 8788


Academic & Registrar Support

Meg Elliss
Student Progress Coordinator

Sara Dimitriadis
Librarian and Academic Skills Coordinator:

Camille Robinson
Academic Skills Tutor

What Do I Need Before I Start Studying?

All students should bring a notebook and pens. You are welcome to bring laptops to classes to take notes. 

Music Students: Primary instrument from week 1 of classes (as appropriate – drums and keys are not necessary). Also bring a manuscript book, notebook and pens.

Audio & Music Production Students: A good set of headphones (over the ear recommended) and a hard drive. A good computer with plenty of storage is recommended but not compulsory. Also bring notebook and pens. 

Entertainment Management: Notebook and pens; laptop optional.

Entertainment Journalism: Notebook and pens; laptop optional.

Content Creation: Notebook and pens; laptop optional.

Have any other questions?

If you have any questions, contact our student advisory team below:

(03) 9281 8888