So as I have been known to I answered a call out on twitter for help with the first OSCON Kids Day. They needed someone...
As a student you are able to access the Microsoft DreamSpark Campaign. This is available for eligable University, TAFE and high school students in Australia.
This is fantastic news because for the first time as a student you can have free access to Microsoft tools to install and play with at home. Check out the list of applications
there are restrictions of using the products for commercial code creation, academic use is allowed.