Study in Australia

Study in Australia

Why Study in Australia? Australia Fact File
Australia  Education System Advantages of Studying in Australia
Required Tests Applying for the Visa
Cost of Studying & Living Colleges and Universities List

Studying in Australia promotes innovative, creative and independent thinking. You’ll learn to work as part of a team, to communicate effectively with others and to develop the practical skills and intellectual abilities you need for global success. Australia is also one of the best places to live. It is a young, vibrant and friendly country in which students can live, learn and grow. So if you want a quality education and a good lifestyle, Australia’s the place to be.

Why Study in Australia?

Excellence:

Australia has an international reputation for excellence in all areas of education and training.

Australian qualification, international recognition.
A place where work and study meet
A great place to grow up
Improve your English

Quality Assurance:

Australia - a place where your quality of education is guaranteed
Consumer protection
Course information
Student support services

Safe, multicultural society

Australia is a very safe country compared with almost anywhere in the world. Political unrest is limited in Australia, crime rates are low and strict gun control laws provide a safe environment.

Australians value the wealth of cultural diversity and social sophistication that international students bring to our campuses and communities. We take great care in looking after international students and helping them adjust to the Australian way of life.

Australians are open, friendly people and you will receive a warm welcome. Many students living in Home stay situations experience Australian family life in a natural, friendly way and often they find themselves treated like a family member.

Value - Live while you learn

In Australia you will enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world. Living costs and tuition fees are affordable and comparable to the United Kingdom and United States. You can even offset your living costs with part-time work while you study.

English speaking country

English language studies can prepare you for further studies and a global career.

Qualifications Recognition

When you graduate, your qualification will be recognized by international employers and leading education institutions around the world.

This is because all Australian education qualifications are included under one national system - Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF links school, vocational and university qualifications, making it easier to progress to the next AQF level anywhere in Australia.

Australia even has a system to recognize your qualifications from other countries. The Australian Government organisation, National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) helps Australian institutions to recognise qualifications from overseas, allowing for recognition of your previous studies.

Student support services

Education institutions in Australia are among some of the best in the world offering modern and innovative facilities that will ensure your time as a student is positive and valuable, preparing you for a successful career in your chosen field.

Student support forms a large part of Australia’s education system. Institutions take their responsibility to student welfare seriously. They provide specialist services to help international students adjust to life and study in Australia and to achieve their goals.

This includes student services such as:

language tuition;
designated international student advisers;
on-arrival reception and orientation programs; and
health, counselling, accommodation and employment services.

Many Australian education institutions are like mini communities, so not only will you be able to undertake your studies amid world-class learning facilities, you will also be able to enjoy the social side of studying as well. You can join a club or society, improve your health and fitness in the gym, join a sports team or attend a social event.

Australia Fact File:

Official name of Australia Commonwealth of Australia
The Australian federation consists of
 
6 States (New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania)
2 Territories (The Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory).
The largest State, Western Australia, is about the same size as Western Europe.
Australia is the sixth largest country in the world.
A resident of Sydney is called Sydneysiders.
Emu Kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
Sydney - Australia's first and largest city. Also known as Sin City.
Capital of Australia - Canberra
The name Australia comes from the Latin Terra Australis Incognito which means the Unknown Southern Land.
Australia Currency: Australian Dollar AU$
Literacy: Presently, Australia claims to have a 100% literacy rate, one of the highest in the world.

Australia Education System:

The Australian education system is broadly divided into:

University

It is the highest level of graduate and postgraduate study in Australia. There are 41 universities in total - 38 public (government funded) and three private. You can study at the undergraduate level (Bachelor Degree) or postgraduate study level in Australia (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters, PhD).

Vocational

These institutions are closely linked with various industries. As a result, the courses are very practical and skill-based. Vocational courses are provided at both the government-funded Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes as well as private institutions. Many courses provide advanced standing into university degrees.

School

It is compulsory for children aged between 6 and 15, with matriculation exams for university generally taken at 21 years. Australian schools are public (government) or private (religious or independent).

English Language

Courses in English are undertaken for study, travel, immigration or business purposes. There are around 100 private English language centres in Australia. Some top ranking Australian universities and TAFE institutes also offer English language courses.

Australian Academic Year

The Australian academic year begins in early February for school students and late February/early March for vocational and university students. Most schools have three or four semesters. Whereas, universities and vocational institutes have two semesters, with exams at the end of each semester in June and November. There is a two- to four-week break between semesters. The long summer holiday break is from November or December to February.

Advantages of Studying in Australia:

The reasons are as follows:

Degrees are globally recognized.
Costs incurred are lower in comparison to UK, USA.
Very friendly & co-operative people.
Weather much suitable to Indian students.
Post Qualification work & settlement options.
Can work while studying.
Universities are known for being research focused & technology driven.

Required Tests:

Australian High Commission will accept English Language results from the following tests.

TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
IELTS: International English Language Testing System
PTE: Pearson Test of English (Academic)
CAE from Cambridge ESOL.

Cost of Studying:

ELICOS (English for Academic Purposes): AU$3,000 for 10 weeks
VET: Diploma & Advanced Diploma: AU$10,000 to 14,000/-
Bachelors Degree: AU$: 15,000 to 19,000 per year
Graduate Diplomas & Masters: AU$15,000/- to AU$23,000/-

Cost of Living:

From 1 January 2010, the basic rate of living costs under the Migration regulations increased. Under these regulations prospective student visa applicants and their family members must have access to the following funds to meet the living costs requirements:

A$18,000 a year for the main student;
A$6,300 a year for the student’s partner;
A$3,600 a year for the student’s first child; and
A$2,700 a year for every other child and where required.

The figures above are indicative only and that costs can vary significantly depending on where you live in Australia.

Applying for the Visa

V&U Intellect provides a wide range of services for studying in Australia. For information on Visa Service and any other services, click here or contact our helpline for further assistance.

For details please contact on: (P) +91-040-66365150/51/66611000 (M) +91-9390453535 or E-mail: info@intellectconsultants.com