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Shafston International College

Our international students enjoy the established campus with a full range of English courses taught by knowledgeable professionals that only Shafston can offer. Our facilities and after class activities are unequalled in any English language colleges. This contains, Job Club - Shafston's student employment service, Study tours for groups or individuals that are personally customized to suit the groups needs and finally our activities and travel centre to help our students experience the full range of recreational activities available in Australia. Our English language courses range from General English to IELTS to TOEFL to TOEIC to Cambridge English Certificates. Shafston also has a true mix of nationalities on campus and unique "English Only Zones" so that all communication between students is in English, even if the students speak the same language.

Plus Shafston is central to all the best attractions in Brisbane both campuses are just a stones throw from Fortitude Valley, Southbank, West End and the Brisbane CBD.

Take a look through the courses available at Shafston International College and Shafston Institute of Technology today.

About Us

Shafston was set up in 1996 and has grown to be the largest College of its type in Australia with over 50,000 students having been present since it's inception. The two Shafston campuses are unique! They are both situated in the middle of Brisbane. Shafston International College offers a range of Academic and General English programs including IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge exam preparation, Business English, and Young Learners Program.



Brisbane is famous for being the most livable city in Australia.

Shafston has two campuses that are both located in central Brisbane, Australia's most liveable city. Travelling time between campuses is only five minutes.

Library Shafston House
Gymnasium Computer Rooms
Kangaroo Point Campus
The impressive riverside campus at Kangaroo Point is situated on five acres of beautifully landscaped and maintained lawns and gardens. At the centre is the magnificent heritage listed Shafston House that was built in 1851.

This campus is home to Shafston International College where students can choose to complete English language programs in preparation for higher-level studies.

Shafston University Mansions, an eleven-storey tower that provides on-campus accommodation for up to 352 students in either private, twin-share or dormitory style rooms is also located here. Other facilities for students include: library, student cafeteria and multiple student computer rooms.

Shafston Institute of Technology and Shafston Training One share a modern purpose-built campus in downtown Brisbane's central business district. The upmarket environment has been specially designed to enhance the learning experience of both local and international students by providing comfort and convenience.

A feature of this campus is the state-of-the-art health care training facility. Replica hospital wards provide an opportunity for nursing students to refine their practical skills in an environment similar
to where they are likely to work as nursing professionals. Other facilities include a campus cafeteria, library, and student computer rooms.


Accommodation is available either on campus at the Shafston University Mansions or off campus with a Homestay family in the local area. Mansions accommodation gives students access to the Gym and Common Room and is located on floors 4 - 11 of the Shafston Kangaroo Point campus.

Due to the popularity of the Mansions and Homestay accommodation it is essential that students book ahead of time for either accommodation. Most students inform us of their accommodation preference during their enrollment.

Each University Mansions apartment includes;

Bed, wardrobe, study desk and lamp, dining table
Kitchen, fully equipped with a refrigerator, microwave oven, cook top, kettle, toaster, and cooking and dining utensils
Bed linen and bath towels
Rooms are professionally cleaned and the bed linen and bath towels changed weekly.
Home stay accommodation is organised with Australian families in the local area. There are 3 types of homestay accommodation available;

Half Board
2 Meals per day on Weekdays
3 Meals per day on Weekends
Full Board
3 Meals per day on Weekdays
3 Meals per day on Weekends
Extra Care
3 Meals per day on Weekdays
3 Meals per day on Weekends
Transport to and from College

To find out course fees, intake dates, entry requirements and more details about courses and the Institute please click on the Enquiry button and complete our form.


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