Australia

Australia

Australia has the third largest number of international students’ enrolments all over the world. Australia is the leading global education power house with some of the world’s best facilities and range of quality study options. Australia has world class universities, job-oriented vocational colleges and English language schools lead students to the best world-class career opportunity.

Australian government is also committed to providing quality education to international students through ESOS (Education Services for Overseas Students) Act 2000. The fund protection facilities have assured by the government. Australia has an integrated nationwide system of qualifications. All public and private institutions meet Australian Standards and must be registered on CRICOS (The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Course for Overseas Students). The standard of living in Australia is amongst the highest in the world. Australia has been a safe place to learn, earn and grow as students.

Highlights:
  • 6th largest country and biggest island

  • 3rd in international student enrollment all over the world

  • 15 novel prize winners

  • 7/100 top universities in the world

  • Safest and high living standard

Fast Facts

Location: Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Australia is located to the southeast of the mainland Asian continent and to the southwest of North America.

Capital: Canberra

Major Cities: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin etc.

Area: 7.692 million km2;

Population: 24.13 million (2016)

Language: English

Government: Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy

Total GDP: $1.313 trillion (19th, 2018 estimate)

Per capita: $52,191 (17th, 2018 estimate)

Dialing code: +61

Why Study in Australia?

  • Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world.

  • Australia offers a world-class education and regularly features in global rankings.

  • Education programs are dynamic and progressive with a reputation for excellence.

  • Institutions in Australia offer a wide variety of courses and degrees, so international students can easily find the best suited college or universities and courses.

  • International students are able to work part time while they study and there is also the possibility of scholarships.

  • Australia’s living standard is the highest among the English spoken country in the world.

  • The expenses are cheaper in study and living compared to many other countries.

  • Vibrant, appealing and multicultural cities

  • Great weather

  • Amazing and diverse landscapes and scenery

  • Unique and wonderful flora and fauna

Education System

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a system of seventeen national qualifications in 3 sectors:

  • Schools,

  • Vocational Education and Training (TAFE and private providers) and

  • Higher Education (mainly universities).

Schools

Each state government manages the school system within their state and provides funding for their schools. Both public schools and private schools exist in each state. The curriculum taught in each state or school may vary but the learning areas are the same in all.

VET (Vocational and Training)

Australia has a Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. VET prepares people for work in a career that does not need a university degree. The national body ASQA regulates and manages the system and ensures consistent national standards. Typically, a VET course takes up to two years of study. Vocational education and training is offered by two types of institutions: Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes and private training organizations such as private colleges, industry training centers and individual enterprises. There are around 110 TAFE institute & 550 private colleges in Australia.

In the workplace employers use agreed courses and outcomes to set standards of training for employment. Many parts of industry and business provide ongoing workplace training for their employees. Some of this training can count towards a qualification. People who are educated overseas can gain recognition of their training which may help them to get employment.

Higher Education (Universities)

The national government provides the funding for universities in all the states. While each university is independent in its governance and can decide on which courses they want to offer and the course content, they are regulated by TEQSA. Typically, a university course takes three or four years of study.

There are 43 universities in Australia (41 Australian universities, two international universities, and one private specialty university). Australian universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in traditional and modern subject areas such as innovative courses in IT, electronic business and science. There are many advantages to studying in Australian universities. They give you an international education through international staff, students, curricula, agreements and research.

The 17 qualifications shown below are grouped according to the educational sector in which they are most commonly issued.

 

School Sector Accreditations VET sector Accrediations Higher Education Accrediations
Senior Secondary Certuicate of education

Vocational Graduate Diploma

Vocational Graduate Certificate

Advanced Diploma

Diploma

Certificate IV

Certificate III

Certificate II

Certificate I

Doctoral Degree

Masters Degree

Graduate Degree

Graduate Certificate

Associate Degree

Advanced Diploma

Diploma

 


Estimated Cost

Tuition fees

The costs of studying in Australia depend on the institution and the level of study you choose. As an international student, your tuition fees are payable before you study. Aside from tuition fees, some institutions may also charge for other student costs, such as library, laboratory or sports facility costs. Excursions, books and stationery are other costs to consider, and your course may also require specific essential materials, such as lab coats or photographic supplies. Your institution will provide you with information on how and when to pay your tuition fees.

If the institutions provide Scholarship or Financial Aid then your cost to be paid is lower than below mentioned cost.

English language studies - Around $300 per week depending on course length.

Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma)- $4,000 to $22,000

Undergraduate/ Bachelor Degree - $15,000 to $33,000*

Postgraduate/ Masters Degree - $20,000 to $37,000*

Doctoral Degree - $14,000 to $37,000*

*Note: This does not include high value courses such as veterinary and medical. Please visit institution websites directly to see costs for these courses.

Living Expenses as per the Australia High Commission visa guidelines:  A$20,290 per year

Visa Procedure

  1. Counseling
  2. Course and Institution Selection
  3. Apply for Admission
  4. Receive Offer Letter
  5. Prepare Visa Documents
  6. Fee Payment
  7. Receive eCoE
  8. Visa Lodgment
  9. Biometric and Medical Arrangement
  10. Visa Decision
  11. Pre-Departure Orientation

Career and Employment

Part Time:  40 hours per fortnight during studies

Earning: A$ 15+ per hour

Work Type: Depends upon students acquired skills and abilities.  Many companies hire international students in the field of hospitality tourism, agriculture, and administration jobs. Students may able to find a job at the university that they are attending.

Tax: In order to work in Australia, international students need to get a Tax File Number (TFN). Students who wish to work during their studies in Australia should first visit the Australian Taxation Office to get their TFN.

Full Time:

Type of Visas: The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) allows graduates to work in Australia temporarily after they finish their studies. It has two streams: the Graduate Work stream and the Post-Study Work stream. The Graduate Work stream is for international students who graduate with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation considered in demand in the Australian labour market, as indicated in the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). A visa in this stream is generally granted for 18 months. The Post-Study Work stream offers extended options for working in Australia to eligible graduates of a higher education degree. Under this stream, successful applicants are granted a visa with a visa period of two, three or four year’s duration, depending on the highest educational qualification they have obtained.

How to find a job?

Career Services

The institutions will offer a range of career support services to students. They will be able to help you with your job search, resume, and applications. You should also be able to attend workshops that focus on skills that will help you to improve your employability, such as interview and communication skills. They may also have offer special career events, such as expos or lectures where you can hear from employers in your area of study.

Networking

Keeping in touch with your classmates and instructors may be vital in finding a job, especially if they have connections to a particular employer and can recommend you. This way you will be more likely to hear about employment opportunities and receive advice about working in your field. You can get job offer notification from different job provider.

Average Salary: A$ 45, 000- A$ 55, 000 per annum

Living and Tradition

Culture

Australian culture is as broad, multicultural and multiracial. Australia has an important heritage from its indigenous people, which plays a defining role in the cultural landscape. This diversity of influences creates a cultural environment in Australia that is lively, energized, innovative and outward looking.

Safety 

Australia is generally a safe place to live and study for the international students Australia has a stable political system and low crime rate and Australians generally experience a safe lifestyle. It is the one of the highest ratings in safety on basis to any country. So you can feel safe in public transport, shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, cinemas and other public locations. 

Welfare

The educational institutions provide free and confidential support and assistance to help students for develop practical skills to better manage time, money and personal issues. Official have help students develop strategies to concentrate on studies and get the most out of student life.

Health

Visitors in Australia under a student visa are required to take out Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) during their stay.

Transport

The transport options available in Australia include buses, trains, trams and ferries. Your access to these transport services will vary depending on where you live. If you hold a current drivers license in your home country, you might be able to drive in Australia without sitting for any further driving tests. But that may be varying from the rules and regulations of state government.

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