Shop around for a place to live as many shared accommodation – university or college living is expensive and may deter you but there are options out there that make it doable. Centrelink has a bad stigma but to using it to gain a strong career path is definitely worthwhile. Casual jobs are actually harder to find than you may think and you need to be open to positions out of the box if you feel you need the work. University has so many holidays you can visit home often enough if away from friends and family, and lastly, you will have tutors and coordinators who are amazing and really care about you, along with your peers, it’s a whole new community. (Grace)