When you book your international flight into Australia, you can arrange to arrive at the international airport for your chosen campus:
Getting from the airport to your accommodation
Canberra's CBD is approximately just less than 20 minutes from Canberra International Airport via Canberra's ACTION Bus route Rapid 3 bus. You can buy a ticket for at the Canberra ticket vending machine located on the ground floor within arrivals hall at Canberra Airport. Alternatively, you can get a taxi from the airport taxi pickup directly to your accommodation. Further information on getting to and from the airport is available on the Canberra Airport webpage via the transport tab.
Sydney's CBD is approximately 20 minutes from Sydney International Airport via Sydney's Airport Link train. You can buy tickets for the Airport Link train at the Sydney International Airport train station. Alternatively, you can get a taxi from the airport taxi pickup directly to your accommodation. Further information on getting to and from the airport is available on the Sydney Airport transport options website.
Arriving in time for Orientation week and to settle into your accommodation
Ensure that you arrive in time to attend Orientation week as the start of your semester. Orientation week includes various sessions and workshops to assist you with transitioning into study at AIE Institute, such as meeting your cohort, learning how to access your learning resources, key administrative and academic processes and expectations, and other important sessions. Orientation week takes place one week before teaching weeks commence and is compulsory for all commencing students.
You will also want to arrive in time to settle into your accommodation. You may want to arrange temporary or short term accommodation to stay while you become familiar with your new city, either Canberra or Sydney depending on your chosen campus, and look for longer term accommodation for the duration of your studies. Detailed information on student accommodation providers and share accommodation matching is available in the Student Handbook – International Students.