Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world. The half of the population in Australia is saturated in eastern and south eastern coasts. The geography of the continent is pretty diverse with snow-capped mountains, large deserts, tropical and temperate forests. The nearby countries include Indonesia, East Timor, Papua and New Zealand Major parts of Australia are arid or semi-arid. The Mainland consists of deserts with low rainfall and high temperature. If we talk about the south-east and south-west parts of Australia then must say they have a temperate climate with fertile soil. Next, the northern part of Australia has a tropical climate that contains tropical rainforests and the other part deserts.
As we all know that Australia is ranked as the third most popular destination for international students globally compared to the US and the UK. Basically, due to its renowned facilities, cultural diversity, friendly environment, authentic education and unmatched job opportunities, national and international studentsprefer Australia for their future endeavours. We all know that Australia is famous for the kangaroos, koalas, clean air and water. Because of its friendly, quality driven, authentic education system students choose Australia for their selves.
Why Study In Australia
There are Abundant Reasons Why Students Choose Australia, Which One is Yours?
Standing proud with 8 of the top 100 universities in the world, Australia is much more than just kangaroos. An increasing number of Indian students are opting for Australia to study abroad for its world-class education, post-study work opportunities and excellent quality of living
1.Popular Destination Among Indian Students
Its quality of education, variety of courses to choose from, and post-study work opportunities make it one of the most desirable destinations among Indian students.
2.Internationally Accredited Qualifications
Australian qualifications are globally recognised, and universities in Australia are renowned for their research and training methodologies. The teaching offered by the Australian universities are valued worldwide.
3.Rights For International Students
Specifically, no other country can beat the Australian education and their implementation of rights and consumer protection.
Australia offers an unsurpassed international exposure with the world’s highest proportion of immigrants in a developed country. You’ll find over 200 languages and dialects being spoken in Australia
5.Financial Assistance From The Government
Australian government spends over £200,000,000 annually on International Scholarships. Students can grab this opportunity and are able to experience a world-class education hassle- free.
Advantages – Study In Australia
- Global Demand: 5,40,000 International students each year in Australia
- Diversity: 90+ Nationalities study in Australian Institutions
- International Recognition: 8 out of 39 Universities are in top 100 World Ranked
- World of Choices: 25,000 + courses are available to Study in Australia
- Best in World: 39 world class universities offer Quality Education
- Only ENGLISH: No other Tests required except an English Proficiency Test such as, IELTS /PTE / TOFEL
- Career Prospects: Work Rights for International Students
- Easy Progression for Indian Students: 10+2+3 Education System is acceptable
- NOOSR Classification of Indian Universities and Institutions
Australian Education System
Know how the Australian Education System works!
When you choose to study in Australia,you can be assured of unparalleled quality of education,internationally-recognised qualification and immense employment prospects.Universities in Australia are renowned for their research and training methodologies, and this makes it a popular destination among indian students.
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
The unique factor of the Australian Education System is its implementation of Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), the national policy established in 1995 that specifies the standards of qualifications for the Tertiary Education sector includes Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training.
Study Levels In Australia
The education system in Australia is three-tiered with primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education.
Primary School: It runs for 7-8 years starting from Kindergarten
Secondary/Senior School: It runs for 8-12 years
Tertiary Education: It includes both Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Types of Tertiary Institutions
- TAFE Institutes
- Private Colleges
Types of Degrees
- VET Courses
- Bachelors Degree
- Masters Degree
- PhD Degree
The skills and knowledge acquired at these levels makes a student ready to work in the industry eventually.
Well, the tuition fees at Australia’s tertiary institutions range between AUD$20,000 and AUD$30,000 a year.
English Language Requirements
Aspirants who are applying for under-graduate and postgraduate engineering programs must have an overall IELTS band score of 6.5, with no having an individual sub-score less than 6.0.
Expenditure Guide For Australia
Studying abroad can be an expensive affair but planning your budget smartly can help you get a hold on your finances effectively.
1. Tuition fee is your prime expenditure
Your expenditure on tuition fee depends on the type of qualification and the university or school you opt for.
2. Calculate accommodation costs
Most universities in Australia offer on-campus residence facilities to international students. You can also opt for off-campus accommodation wherein you can share apartments with other students from India or stay with a local Australian family.
3. Cost of your student visa
To study in Australia, the first step is to secure a valid student visa that comes with its own costs. Feel free to consult your UNIXPERTS counsellor for latest updates and information.
4. Living Expenses
Well, if you are visiting Australia for study purposes then make sure you have enough money for grocery shopping, social activities, and emergencies.
Unless your institution provides a shuttle service to-and-fro from your lodging, you’ll have to rely on the available public transport.
6. Don’t ignore your taxes
Indian students in Australia cannot work without acquiring their Tax File Number. With this, you are allowed to work 20 hours per week during academic sessions and full-time during vacations and Summer break.
Simplified Student Visa Framework – Australia
Australian Government had made student visa changes called as SSVF as compared to SVF (Streamlined Visa Framework) effected on 1st July 2016. The major purpose of making this change in the rules is to make things simpler for Genuine student. The most basic change in SSVF is combing all the Student Sub classes to one Sub class i.e, Sub Class 500. A simplified single immigration framework has been introduced for all International Students replacing SVP.
Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Requirement:
GTE is an measure to ensure and meet even under SSVF which was also part of SVF that the student visa program is used as intended and not as a way for International students to Australia. GTE requirement applied to all International students who are going to pursue education in Australia.
Students need to prove the GTE criteria more if they are from High risk countries compared to Low risk countries. You need to prove few mentioned below criteria to meet GTE
- Be realistic in your Statement
- Explain personal circumstances in your home country
- Explain why to choose the specific Education Provider
- Research done on your intended courses and outcome
- Explain future value of the course you intend to study
- Explain Immigration History
- Explain why to study in Australia in compare with Home country and other countries
- Providing supportive documents
- Meet the financial requirements
Our UniXperts Counsellors will guide and explain you thoroughly.
Student Visa Requirements for Australia
Applying for an Australian student visa? Here’s help!
The Australian Government offers an opportunity to all domestic students to study in the country but as a prerequisite, you’ll have to obtain a student visa first.
Documents required for an Australian student visa
• Proof of enrolment (your electronic confirmation of enrolment)
• A valid passport
• Your visa application fee
• Your Genuine Temporary Entrant statement
• Academic and work experience documents
• Evidence of your English proficiency skills
• Evidence of financial ability
• Details of your health insurance policy
• Statement of purpose
• Passport-sized photographs
If you are under 18 years of age, you will also need to provide additional documents such as parental consent.
*Note: The basic requirements, speak with your UNIXPERTS counsellor for a detailed list of documents required for visa processing
Applying for your visa online
For that, you have to create an account via DIBP’s online application system- Immi Account to complete and submit your student visa application.
How can UNIXPERTS help with visa applications?
If you’re an UNIXPERTS student with an offer letter from any of our partner institutions in Australia, we can advise you on how to go about the entire process.
What are Popular Courses in Australia?
Standing proud with 8 of the top 100 universities in the world, Australia is much more than just kangaroos. An increasing number of Indian students are opting for Australia to study abroad for its world-class education, post-study work opportunities and excellent quality of living. Whatever course you choose to undertake, you’ll be assured of unbeatable academic excellence and support system for international students. all available intakes for Australia
Indicative study costs for Australian programs
|Institution/Degree||Price Range (AUD)|
|School||$7,800 to $30,000|
|English language studies||$300/ week depending on course|
|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 Master’s Degree||$20,000 to $37,000**|
|Doctoral Degree||$14,000 to $37,000|
Top Courses to Study in Australia
2. Arts and Design
3. Business and Management
4. Computer Science and IT
5. Education and Training
7. Health and Science
Health and other support services
Well, undoubtedly it is a challenging task to accept the Australian culture and their customs and norms. There are a range of support services available to help you out these are as follows:
|Pre-arrival support guide||Many institutions offer a pre-arrival support guide that includes details of medical insurance available, accommodation options and many more|
|Campus support services||Dedicated to support international students via various orientations and programs.|
|Student associations off campus||Various student associations outside of campus work for the welfare of national and international students.|
|Overseas Students Ombudsman||It is an impartial service that addresses grievances of all international students in Australia against their education providers.|
|Support for students with disabilities||Most universities and institutions offer special support to international students with disabilities|
|Tuition Protection Service||Protects you in the unlikely event your education institution is unable to deliver a course you have paid for.|
Make sure you have a Health Insurance
While most universities and colleges also provide health insurance facilities to international students, you might have to arrange for it on your own if your institution doesn’t provide one before your departure.
Your UNIXPERTS counsellor will make sure you’re protected with the right health cover.