Australia is the third favourite destination for International Students. Australian Universities are known for their research and training approaches and making them a popular choice for international students. The Australian qualifications are internationally recognized and after completion of studies, the students get several job opportunities around the world. International Education makes a big contribution to the Australian Economy. Education in Australia is dynamic and expanding service market.
The University or college campus provides excellent student life with all essential services. Students get support from facilities as well as the international student department. The education system provides Primary, Secondary and tertiary education (which includes both higher and Vocational studies). English is an official language hence all students have to qualify for an English Language test – IELTS/PTE or Duolingo exam. Indian students prefer to apply for undergrad and graduate studies.
The Australian Education system runs under a unique factor of education, that is the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This national policy was established in 1995 which specifies the standards of qualifications for the tertiary education sector and school leaving certificate which is also known as the Senior Secondary certificate of education. With this system, the degree of a student is recognized by the government. The AQF has 10 levels, which are interconnected with the whole education system. Below are the Levels to understand:-
All studies under AQF help a student to prepare for studies as well as working life. All AQF institutions are government recognized and authorized institutions, so students are safe under this system. The average tuition fees in tertiary education are from AUD 25000 to AUD 35000 (Rs. 13Lac-19Lac approx. Moreover, students also get enrol for pathway programs for higher education, if they are not directly eligible for Degree or Masters's Programs, like diplomas leading to bachelor's or PG Dip - Masters. Australian colleges and universities provide a lot of grants and scholarships as per student profiles to support students with their education and living.
Australian colleges and Universities have two main intakes in which international students can get admission, the Semester 1 starts from Feb or early March and Semester 2 starts from June/July or early August and also has one minor intake of Oct/Nov in which few Australian Universities provide an opportunity for international students to enrol.
The most popular programs in Australian Colleges and Universities are Business, Arts, Health Sciences, Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science, Management and Law. Students from all over the world apply for these courses and they get a world-class education in Australian Colleges and Universities. After completion of studies, students can apply for a Post Study Work Permit which is a minimum of 2 years up to 4years as per the education level and place of study in Australia. It is mandatory to have 80% of attendance in class so that student gets maximum knowledge and skills in the classroom.
Australia is a very safe place to live and study, but still, we always inform our students to take care of themselves. To make ensure that students are safe and healthy the government has made the Overseas Health Cover Insurance to be taken mandatory at the time of visa application. Students are advised to make their travel plan well in advance and to make sure all necessary things are taken care of before travelling to Australia.