The amount you need to cover your living costs will of course vary according to your spending habits however as a guide we suggest a budget of at least $400 Australian dollars per week
Your expenses will include things like:
Utility bills (if sharing a house/apartment)
Monthly phone and data plan
To give an idea of the MINIMUM amount you would need for living expenses:
The Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence-Aeroplane) course is 68 weeks so you would need $27,200.
The Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) is 25 weeks so you would need $10,000