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Australia   |   Student Visa

Australia offers a high standard of living in a safe and friendly study environment. Australian cities are always ranked among the most safe and livable cities in the world. By studying in an English speaking country you will be able to improve your English quickly. Australia is a politically stable, safe and friendly country that welcomes international students. International students in Australia can work up to 40 hours per fortnight while studying and unlimited hours during vacation, allowing them to earn money, gain useful work experience in a foreign country and meet a variety of new people. 

What is so good about Australian education and training compared to other countries?

Australia is an internationally recognized source of high quality education as well as research excellence. Australian universities, vocational and technical education colleges and schools are world-class. And Australia is a world leader in English language courses for international students.

Australian Government legislation requires quality assurance agencies and codes of conduct to be in place so that international students in Australia and their parents enjoy a level of service and financial protection that is unrivalled.

Multicultural Australia is a safe, friendly, sophisticated and harmonious society in which students can learn and travel in an English speaking country. Australia also offers excellent value for money and a high standard of living.

Are there quality assurance measures for Australian education providers/courses?

Yes. Every Australian institution that enrolls international students must be registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Independent government authorities check the quality of these institutions and their courses. The courses offered are the same as those offered to Australian students. Prospective students should visit the CRICOS website: http://cricos.deewr.gov.au to make sure the institution and course is registered and delivered in the location where they plan to study.

Are overseas students who study in Australia protected as consumers?

Yes. Australia’s international students enjoy consumer protection guaranteed by the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and other legislation. This means all Australian institutions who enroll international students meet nationally consistent standards in education delivery, facilities and student support services. Australia also provides international students with a new Tuition Protection Service (TPS) commencing on1 July 2012. The TPS aims to support students who are affected by an education service provider closure by finding an alternative placement or if necessary, refunding any unspent tuition fees.  For more information on the ESOS, please visit https://internationaleducation.gov.au

Are Australian qualifications recognized in my home country?

Australian qualifications are respected internationally when seeking employment or further study at leading international universities. Distinguishing Australia from many other countries is the Australian Qualifications Framework which is a national system of learning pathways recognized throughout Australia and by other countries.

Where are other students from my country enrolled?

More than 280,000 international students from about 195 countries study in Australia each year.  So it is no wonder a good number of students from your country enrolled in Australian institutes each year.

How do I apply to study in Australia and enroll in a course?

You can use our services electronically or consult us directly to guide you through the process of applying and enrolling in courses offered by registered Australian institutions. You will need an electronic confirmation of enrolment (e-COE) letter and you must also apply for a study visa.              

Do I need a visa to study in Australia?

Yes. To be granted a student visa you must complete a visa application form, lodge it with the evidence required, pay the application charge and satisfy the student visa requirements. You can be granted a student visa only if you intend to study a registered course on a full-time basis and comply with a number of visa conditions after you have entered Australia.

How much does it cost to study in Australia?

An Australian Government survey showed that in terms of total costs including tuition fees and living expenses, Australia was consistently less expensive than the USA and UK. Tuition fees will vary depending on the course or institution this website provides average costs as a guide. Living costs too will vary by location, course and lifestyle.

Are scholarships available?

Yes. Scholarships are available for international students however most are offered for postgraduate study in universities. The majority of international students in Australia is full-fee paying students and is not awarded scholarships.

Can I work in Australia while I study?

Yes. International students in Australia on a student visa can apply for permission to work up to 40 hours per fortnight during course time and full-time during vacation periods.

What are the entry requirements to study at Australian institutions?

Students must meet minimum academic requirements and need a sufficient level of English language proficiency for entry to Australian education and training institutions. Institutions will assess whether you meet the selection criteria set for your proposed course of study. They will look at the level and content of the study you have completed in Australia or your home country. 

What if I don't meet the entry requirements?

If you do not meet the entry requirements for further study you can enroll in secondary school in Australia. If you do not meet undergraduate course entry requirements you may be able to enroll in Foundation Studies which prepare you for further study in Australia and reserve a provisional place in your proposed course. Bridging courses, such as a Master Qualifying program, are also offered. There are also many English language courses with starting dates throughout the year to prepare you for further study in Australia. Contact us to find the best suitable institution which meets your education qualification and entry requirements to study your desired course in Australia. 

How long will I need to study to reach adequate English language levels?

There are six major categories of English language courses catering for all levels of proficiency from beginner to advance. Full-time course duration generally ranges from 4 to 48 weeks and students can enroll at any time during the year.         

How do I find out which institution offers courses I am interested in?

On this website you can search an Australian Government register for information on all registered institutions and courses available to international students in Australia.

How are Australian institutions ranked?

Australian institutions are not officially ranked. However, there are some commercial publications available that compare achievements of universities and institutions in meeting certain criteria such as use of technology or student support services.

All of Australia's education and training institutions offer high quality, internationally relevant courses because Australian Government legislation requires them to be registered and meet quality assurance measures. Excellence in teaching, research, facilities and support services is found across Australia's diversified education and training system. Prospective students should focus on finding institutions that offer the course most suited to their particular needs and aspirations.

Do Australian universities undertake research?

Australian universities have a very important role in research and development, accounting for about one-quarter of Australia's research and development activity and 60 per cent of Australia's basic research effort. There are 35 special Research Centers and Key Centers of Teaching and Research based at Australian universities and another 74 Cooperative Research Centers.          

What is vocational and technical education?

Australia's Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) system is often referred to as Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) in other countries. It delivers training that is both practical and career-oriented and includes courses in computing, business studies, marketing, tourism and hospitality. VTE is also available in Australian schools.    

Can international students attend schools in Australia?

Yes. All government and non-government schools accept international students and must meet special requirements under Australian Government legislation.

Are there any special support services for international students?

Yes. Australia is an international leader in safeguards and support services for international students.

What can I do in my spare time?

Institutions offer access to a vast range of extra curricula activities, both on campus and within the community. These activities include music, drama, sports and outdoor activities. Many different social activities are also organized. Campuses are centrally located for students to experience the sophistication and excitement of our cities and entertainment facilities. On regional campuses you can explore the lifestyle and experience the sense of community of Australian towns and regional centers. During semester breaks you can travel further afield to experience more of Australia's spectacular natural environment and great physical beauty.

What is the weather like in Australia?

Australia is diverse in its geography and climate. Situated in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia’s summer starts in December and winter is in June. Nearly a third of Australia is in the tropics where the average temperatures are in the mid 20 degrees Celsius. The southern areas are in a temperate zone.

 Accommodation options

 International students can choose to live with an Australian home stay family, or share with other students or rent an apartment/house/unit themselves. All are readily available in most cities.

 Sports, recreational and cultural activities

 Australians have a passion for sports at all levels, and welcome student participation. Every town and city offers students a wide range of interesting activities all year round.

 Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

 International students are covered by the comprehensive OSHC.

 English speaking country

 It gives you the opportunity to enhance your verbal fluency.

 Quality education and training

Many Australian institutions reflect world best practice, offering courses of outstanding quality supported by excellent facilities, staff and teaching methodologies. Australia offers first class education with modern facilities, excellent teachers, and support services in international recognition and quality standards assured by Australian Government laws.

 Great choice of locations

 The Australian education and training systems are very diverse and give students the opportunity to undertake studies in a big city, or smaller regional town - depending on their wishes.

 International Student Support Services

Every institution with international students must ensure their welfare is catered for, and offer access to counselors, airport transfers, accommodation placements, orientation programs, tutorial assistance, and so on.

 Opportunities for professional development for your staff

 Many Australian institutions are genuinely interested in making professional links with their overseas counterparts, and welcome staff exchanges and other professional links.

 

 

 Assistance in finding the right institution

 First time, if you choose to link with an Australian institution, eduaid will be there to assist you through the process, saving you much angst.

  Where can I find more information?

 If you want to get more information about anything included and non-included in this Frequently Asked Questions part, you can forward your specific question to us through email to study@eduaid.net or you can visit any of our offices of our global office networks. Our consultants are highly trained and available to response of your relevant queries. 

 Higher Education in Australia

 Q.  What is so good about Australian education and training compared to other countries?

 Australia is an internationally recognized source of high quality education as well as research excellence. Australian universities, vocational and technical education colleges and schools are world-class. And Australia is a world leader in English language courses for international students.

Australian Government legislation requires quality assurance agencies and codes of conduct to be in place so that international students in Australia and their parents enjoy a level of service and financial protection that is unrivalled.

Multicultural Australia is a safe, friendly, sophisticated and harmonious society in which students can learn and travel in an English speaking country. Australia also offers excellent value for money and a high standard of living.

 Q.  Are there quality assurance measures for Australian education providers/courses?

Yes. Every Australian institution that enrolls international students must be registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Independent government authorities check the quality of these institutions and their courses. The courses offered are the same as those offered to Australian students. Prospective students should visit the CRICOS website: http://cricos.deewr.gov.au to make sure the institution and course is registered and delivered in the location where they plan to study.

 Q.  Are overseas students who study in Australia protected as consumers?

Yes. Australia's international students enjoy consumer protection guaranteed by the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and other legislation. This means all Australian institutions who enroll international students meet nationally consistent standards in education delivery, facilities and student support services. Australia also provides international students with a new Tuition Protection Service (TPS) commencing on1 July 2012. The TPS aims to support students who are affected by an education service provider closure by finding an alternative placement or if necessary, refunding any unspent tuition fees.  For more information on the ESOS, please visit https://internationaleducation.gov.au

 Q. Are Australian qualifications recognized in my home country?

Australian qualifications are respected internationally when seeking employment or further study at leading international universities. Distinguishing Australia from many other countries is the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) which is a national system of learning pathways recognized throughout Australia and by other countries.

 Q. Where are other students from my country enrolled?

More than 280,000 international students from about 195 countries study in Australia each year.  So it is no wonder a good number of students from your country enrolled in Australian institutes each year.

 Q. How do I apply to study in Australia and enroll in a course?

You can use our services electronically or consult us directly to guide you through the process of applying and enrolling in courses offered by registered Australian institutions. You will need an electronic confirmation of enrollment (e-COE) letter and you must also apply for a study visa.

 Q. Do I need a visa to study in Australia?

Yes. To be granted a student visa you must complete a visa application form, lodge it with the evidence required, pay the application charge and satisfy the student visa requirements. You can be granted a student visa only if you intend to study a registered course on a full-time basis and comply with a number of visa conditions after you have entered Australia.

Q. How much does it cost to study in Australia?

 An Australian Government survey showed that in terms of total costs &#45 including tuition fees and living expenses &#45 Australia was consistently less expensive than the USA and UK. Tuition fees will vary depending on the course or institution this website provides average costs as a guide. Living costs too will vary by location, course and lifestyle.

 Q. Are scholarships available?

Yes. Scholarships are available for international students however most are offered for postgraduate study in universities. The majority of international students in Australia is full-fee paying students and is not awarded scholarships.

 

 Q. Can I work in Australia while I study?

Yes. International students in Australia on a student visa can apply for permission to work up to 40 hours per fortnight during course time and full-time during vacation periods. For further information on working while studying in Australia visit the FAQ page of Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

 Q. What are the entry requirements to study at Australian institutions?

Students must meet minimum academic requirements and need a sufficient level of English language proficiency for entry to Australian education and training institutions. Institutions will assess whether you meet the selection criteria set for your proposed course of study. They will look at the level and content of the study you have completed in Australia or your home country.

 Q. What if I don't meet the entry requirements?

 If you do not meet the entry requirements for further study you can enroll in secondary school in Australia. If you do not meet undergraduate course entry requirements you may be able to enroll in Foundation Studies which prepare you for further study in Australia and reserve a provisional place in your proposed course. Bridging courses, such as a Master Qualifying program, are also offered. There are also many English language courses with starting dates throughout the year to prepare you for further study in Australia. Contact us to find the best suitable institution which meet your education qualification and entry requirements to study your desired course in Australia.

Q. How long will I need to study to reach adequate English language levels?

There are six major categories of English language courses catering for all levels of proficiency from beginner to advance. Full-time course duration generally ranges from 4 to 48 weeks and students can enroll at any time during the year.

Q. How do I find out which institution offers courses I am interested in?

On this website you can search an Australian Government register for information on all registered institutions and courses available to international students in Australia. 

Q. How are Australian institutions ranked?

Australian institutions are not officially ranked. However, there are some commercial publications available that compare achievements of universities and institutions in meeting certain criteria such as use of technology or student support services.<br/>

 All of Australia's education and training institutions offer high quality, internationally relevant courses because Australian Government legislation requires them to be registered and meet quality assurance measures. Excellence in teaching, research, facilities and support services is found across Australia's diversified education and training system. Prospective students should focus on finding institutions that offer the course most suited to their particular needs and aspirations.

Q. Do Australian universities undertake research?

Australian universities have a very important role in research and development, accounting for about one-quarter of Australia's research and development activity and 60 per cent of Australia's basic research effort. There are 35 special Research Centers and Key Centers of Teaching and Research based at Australian universities and another 74 Cooperative Research Centers.

Q. What is vocational and technical education?

Australia's Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) system is often referred to as Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) in other countries. It delivers training that is both practical and career-oriented and includes courses in computing, business studies, marketing, tourism and hospitality. VTE is also available in Australian schools.

Q. Can international students attend schools in Australia?

Yes. All government and non-government schools accept international students and must meet special requirements under Australian Government legislation. 

 Q. Are there any special support services for international students?

Yes. Australia is an international leader in safeguards and support services for international students.

Q. What can I do in my spare time?

Institutions offer access to a vast range of extra curricula activities, both on campus and within the community. These activities include music, drama, sports and outdoor activities. Many different social activities are also organized. Campuses are centrally located for students to experience the sophistication and excitement of our cities and entertainment facilities. On regional campuses you can explore the lifestyle and experience the sense of community of Australian towns and regional centers. During semester breaks you can travel further afield to experience more of Australia's spectacular natural environment and great physical beauty.

Q. What is the weather like in Australia?

Australia is diverse in its geography and climate. Situated in the Southern Hemisphere Australia&apos;s summer starts in December and winter in June. Nearly a third of Australia is in the tropics where the average temperatures are in the mid 20 degrees Celsius. The southern areas are in a temperate zone.

 Q. Where can I find more information?

If you want to get more information about anything included and non-included in this "Frequently Asked Questions" part, you can forward your specific question to us through electronic communication or you can visit any of our offices of our global office networks. Our consultants are highly trained and available to response of your relevant queries.  

 

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