Australia Student Visa
Languages : English
Official Currency : Australian Dollars (AUD)
Major Cities : Canberra, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Victoria and Queensland.
Australia at Glance
Australia is culturally diverse country and is the largest island in the world and the smallest continent on earth. It is the largest nation in the world after Russia, Canada, China, The United States of America and Brazil. It is one of the oldest landmasses in the world having populated by human beings for an estimated 60,000 years.
Australia is well known for its stunning landscapes. It has a vibrant heritage, is rich in the arts and is known for its sporting achievements. Multicultural Australia is safe, friendly, sophisticated and harmonious society and offers excellent value for money and high standard of living. It has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
For more details please visit : Australia
Australia is an island continent and world’s largest country (7,682,300 sq km) in terms of land areas. Its population is approximately 21,507,717 (2011 census).
Canberra, the capital city of Australia having population of approximately 320,000 people is also roughly half way between the two largest cities of Melbourne and Sydney.
Australia has 19 listed world heritage properties throughout the land. It is the most famous for its landmark buildings which include for the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Its ancient geology is well recognized as one of the finest in the world.
For detailed information please visit : Geography of Australia
Nearly one third of Australia is in the tropics while the rest in the temperature zone. The country has warm to hot summers with the temperatures ranging from 15-32 C from December to February and mild to cool winters with the temperature ranging from 8-19 C from June to August. Australia is renowned for its sunny days and clear blue skies even during winters.
Reference : Climate of Australia
Australia has a diverse and cultural lifestyle that reflects its liberal democratic traditions and values. It is geographically close to the Asia–Pacific region and therefore the country is influenced by the social, cultural and traditional influences of the millions of immigrants who have settled in Australia since World War II. The most defining feature of the country is not just the cultural diversity of the people, but also the extent to which they are united and committed to Australia. Australia has a diverse and cultural lifestyle that reflects its liberal democratic traditions and values. It is geographically close to the Asia–Pacific region and therefore the country is influenced by the social, cultural and traditional influences of the millions of immigrants who have settled in Australia since World War II. The most defining feature of the country is not just the cultural diversity of the people, but also the extent to which they are united and committed to Australia.
Australia is a very safe, friendly and harmonious country compared with almost any other place in the world. Political unrest is limited in Australia, crime rates are low and strict gun control laws provide a safe environment.
The law in Australia is widely accepting of people’s beliefs and grants them the right to express their culture and traditions and also participate freely in Australia’s national life. For instance, immigrants from nearly 200 countries all over the world have enriched almost every aspect of the Australian way of life, from business to the arts, from cooking to comedy and from science to sport. They, in turn, have been adapted by Australia’s tolerant, informal and broadly egalitarian society.
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Australian cuisine refers to the cuisine of the Commonwealth of Australia and its preceding indigenous and colonial societies. Indigenous Australians have occupied the lands of Australia for some 40,000–60,000 years, during which time they developed a unique hunter gatherer diet, known as “bush tucker”, drawn from regional Australian flora and fauna—such as the kangaroo. Australia was, from 1788 to 1900, a collection of British colonies in which culinary tastes were strongly influenced by British and Irish traditions – and agricultural products such as beef cattle, sheep and wheat became staples in the national diet. Post-war Australia’s multicultural immigration program lead to a diversification of the cuisine of Australia, particularly under the influence of Mediterranean and East Asian migrants.
Australian cuisine of the first decade of the 21st century shows the influence of globalization. Organic and bio dynamic, kosher and foods have become widely available and there has been a revival of interest in bush foods. British traditions persist to varying degrees in domestic cooking and the takeaway food sector, with roast dinners, the Australian meat pie and fish and chips remaining popular, but there are also new elements featured in these foods. To barbecue meats in the open air is considered a treasured national tradition. While fast food chains are abundant, Australia’s metropolitan centers possess many famed haute cuisine and nouvelle cuisine establishments. Restaurants whose product includes contemporary adaptations, interpretations or fusions of exotic influences are frequently termed “Modern Australian”.
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Cuisine of Australia
The Australian education system has a strong international reputation and is known for its effective structure and innovative policy development.
Australia’s commitment to offering international students a quality education is backed up by legislation and regulations that govern the international education sector. For Example, Australian University Quality Agency (AUQA) and Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) have been set by the government to strengthen the quality assurance processes in education and training in Australia.
Australian Universities are major producers of research and development. They have pioneered many new ideas and technology leading to advances in business, science and industry. The Australian approach to vocational and technical education is now recognized as among the best and most innovative in the world.
Australia now has over 200,000 international students from over 140 countries around the world. They are enrolled in a wide range of disciplines and at every level of education including short term English courses, bachelor degrees and master degrees through to doctoral degrees.
Australia is an increasingly popular study destination with students from around the world wishing to gain top-quality education overseas. Choosing Australia to study will provide you with new and wonderful opportunities and experiences.
Australia is one of the best places in the world to live while you learn. The standard of living is amongst the highest in the world, yet costs remain competitive. On your breaks from study, you will have wide choice of activities to enrich your experience from cultural festivals, concerts and museums, to major sporting events.
Australian higher education institutions rank amongst the world’s best and quality of the education that they offer is high. The Australian education more practical and responsive to the needs of the present day market because it incorporates the latest innovation in all fields whether it be science or marketing or management.
Australian universities are member of an international academic community and academic staff are frequently recruited on an international basis.
Indians with 12 + 3 are acceptable for the masters degree and master courses are available for the duration of 1, 1.5, 2 years.
Visa process is straightforward and fair.
ESOS act to protect the interest of overseas students.
For further detailed information please visit Study in Australia
School education is similar across all of the Australia with only minor variations between states and territories. School education is compulsory between the ages of six and sixteen.
Primary School : Runs for seven or eight years, starting at kindergarten through to year 6 or 7.
Secondary School : Runs for three or four years from years 7 to 10 or 8 to 10.
Senior Secondary School : Runs for two years. Years 11 and 12.
Tertiary Education : Tertiary Education includes both higher education and vocational education and training (VET).
Australia’s higher education offers several types of courses.
- Australian National University [ANU]
- Bond University
- Central Queensland University [CQU]
- Charles Darwin University [CDU]
- Curtin University of Technology [CURTIN]
- Deakin University [DEAKIN]
- Edith Cowan University [ECU]
- Flinders University [FLINDERS]
- Griffith University [GRIFFITH]
- James Cook University [JCU]
- La Trobe University [LATROBE]
- Murdoch University [MURDOCH]
- Queensland University of Technology [QUT]
- RMIT University [RMIT]
- Southern Cross University [SCU]
- Swinburne University of Technology [SWINBURNE]
- University of Adelaide [ADELAIDE]
- University of Canberra [CANBERRA]
- University of Melbourne [MELBOURNE]
- University of New England [UNE]
- University of Newcastle [NEWCASTLE]
- University of Notre Dame Australia – The [UNDA]
- University of Queensland [UQ]
- University of South Australia [UNISA]
- University of Southern Queensland [USQ]
- University of Sydney [SYDNEY]
- University of Tasmania [TASMANIA]
- University of Technology Sydney [UTS]
- University of the Sunshine Coast [USC]
- University of Western Australia [UWA]
- University of Wollongong [UOW]
- Victoria University [VU]
- New South Wales [NSW] Colleges of TAFE
- Hunter Institute [HUNTER]
- Illawarra Institute [ILLAWARRA]
- New England Institute [New England]
- North Coast Institute [NCI]
- Northern Sydney Institute [NSIT]
- Open Training & Education Network [OTEN-DE]
- Reverina Institute [RIT]
- South Western Sydney Institute [SWSI]
- Southern Sydney Institute [SSI]
- Sydney Institute [SIT]
- Western Institute [WIT]
- Western Sydney Institute [WSI]
- Victoria [VIC] Colleges of TAFE
- Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE [BRIT]
- Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE [Gipps TAFE]
- Chisholm Institute of TAFE [CHISHOLM]
- East Gippsland Institute of TAFE [EAST GIPPSLAND TAFE]
- Gordon Institute of TAFE [GORDON]
- Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE [GO TAFE]
- Holmesglen Institute of TAFE [HOLMESGLEN]
- Institute of Land and Resources TAFE [LANDFOOD]
- Kangan Batman Institute of TAFE [KANGAN]
- Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE [NMIT]
- RMIT TAFE
- South West Institute of TAFE [SWIT]
- Sunraysia Institute of TAFE [SUNITAFE]
- University of Ballarat TAFE [BALLARAT TAFE]
- Victoria University TAFE [VU TAFE]
- William Angliss Institute of TAFE [WILLIAM ANGLISS]
- Wondonga Institute of TAFE [WONDONGA TAFE]
- Queensland [QLD] Colleges of TAFE
- Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE [BARRIER REEF]
- Brisbane North Institute of TAFE [BRISBANE NORTH]
- Central Queensland Institute of TAFE [CQIT]
- Cooloola Sunshine Institute of TAFE [CSIT]
- Gold Coast Institute of TAFE [GCIT]
- Logan Institute of TAFE [LOGAN]
- Morton Institute of TAFE [MORTON]
- Mt. Isa Institute of TAFE [MTISA]
- Open Learning Institute of TAFE [OLI]
- Southbank Institute of TAFE [SOUTHBANK]
- The Bremer Institute of TAFE [BREMER]
- Tropical North Institute of TAFE [TNQIT]
- Wide Bay Institute of TAFE [WIDE BAY]
- Yeronga Institute of TAFE [YERONGA]
- Canberra [ACT] Colleges of TAFE
- Canberra Institute of Technology [CIT]
- Western Australia [WA] Colleges of TAFE
- Central Institute of Technology [CENTRAL]
- Central West College of TAFE [CENTRAL WEST]
- Challenger Institute of Technology TAFE [CHALLENGER]
- Great Southern TAFE [GREAT SOUTHERN]
- Kimberley College of TAFE [KIMTAFE]
- Midland College of TAFE [MIDLAND]
- South East Metropolitan College of TAFE [SEMS]
- South West Regional College of TAFE [SWRC]
- West Coast College of TAFE [WEST COAST]
- West Pilbara College of TAFE [WEST PILBARA]
- South Australia [SA] Colleges of TAFE
- Eynesbury Senior College [EYNESBURY]
- International College of Hotel Management [ICHM]
- SA College of Natural Medicine [SACNM]
- South Australian Institute of Business and Technology [SAIBT]
- Tasmania [TAS] Colleges of TAFE
- The Institute of TAFE Tasmania [TAFE TASMANIA]
Australia generally has two intakes i.e. February and July, with few Universities offering multiple intake in September & November.
University generally takes around 4-6 weeks to process the applications.
It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 7-8 months prior to the intake.
- A good academic record in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling. Some courses such as Computing and Engineering will require Mathematics and/or Science as prerequisite.
- IELTS requirement : 6.0 overall bands (Subject to change as per the prerequisite profile of the University/Institutions).
For more details on IELTS, please visit IELTS.
- A good academic record in Bachelors Degree from a recognized university is necessary
Any work experience in the field will be helpful.
- For MBA programs at some universities, students need to have work experience along with their Bachelors Degree.
- IELTS requirement : 6.5 overall bands (subject to change as per the prerequisite profile of the University/Institutions).
- Passport copy or birth certificate
- IELTS Score Sheet
- All academic and work experience documents
- Two reference letters from college’s/employers.
- Statement of Purpose
Please visit visa procedure of Australia or Australian High Commission – New Delhi for detailed information on Visa procedure.
For more details on medical check up, please visit Medical checkup.
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Australia offers excellent value for money with living expenses and tuition expenses. The below cost is approximation for cost of study in Australia.
The cost of living is approximately AUS$ 10,000 – 14,000 per year, this covers all the living expenses, including accommodation, food, travel, books, clothes and entertainment.
For other detailed expense, please check Living Cost in Australia
Australian Industries work side to encourage and sustain the economic activity. The national income comes from industries like Education, Agriculture, Finance, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Construction, Business services, Technology, Tourism etc.
During your studies
Students can work up to 20 hours a week (anywhere) during course time and 40 hours per week full-time during vacation periods if they have been granted a work permit. On an average a student can earn around 12 AUD/hour. Casual Jobs are available (A$15-18 per hour) as PT work option.
Reference : Work while you study
After your studies (Work and Migration)
Skilled – Graduate Visa is an 2 years visa given to students on completion of 2 years of Study in Australia. During this time the student can work full time, or improve their English to gain additional points for General Skilled Migrant Policy of PR Skilled Graduate Visa Holders can apply for any of the following visa categories within the 18 months duration.
Reference : Employment in Australia
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Are credit transfers possible ?
As the Australian Government recognizes Indian Universities, credit transfers are possible. However for this the students are required to submit their course syllabus to the institution and it can take minimum of 6 months for credits to be granted. For more details on this, please visit, Credit transfer for International Students
Are Australian Degrees recognized world wide ? And why GRE and GMAT are not asked for by all Australian Universities?
Australian Universities are recognized worldwide. The reason why Australian Universities do not insist upon students going for a GMAT or GRE etc. is because these exams are for American Universities so students have to give these tests to be judged by American Standards. Australia and India recognize each others degrees, However it may be asked by some Universities to assess the overall ability of the student.
How long does Visa application procedure require ?
The average time taken by the Australian High Commission for the visa procedure is anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks depending on the individuals background, so the students need to apply for their visas at least 3 months prior to their course commencement. For more details on this, please visit, Visa Application Process for Australia
How do you know which university/college is best in Australia ?
One cannot rate universities/colleges in Australia as there are numerous universities/colleges and all are regulated under the Vice Chancellors Committee, which follow the code of ethics. Students generally follow the market trends like MBA’s or BBA, MIT etc., but it would be unfair to judge universities/colleges as one can only compare the course structure and faculty.
Can I find a job placement after my course completion ?
With effect from 1st September, 2007 all students who have completed 2 years of study in Australia can get a Skilled Graduate Visa, whereby they can work for up to 18 months. There you can search the job related your field while using the help of job placement agencies or campus recruitment in colleges/universities. Many students get the job from campus recruitment interviews. For more details please visit, Study and Work in Australia
How do I know if I am eligible for Permanent Residency in Australia ?
Currently a student needs to cover up to 120 points to become eligible for the PR, The points can be obtained by a combination of the following course, age, English language proficiency, duration of the study in Australia, studying in a regional area, working part time. For further details and to test your points, visit the following website: Australian Government
What salary can I expect when I start working in Australia ?
The approximate starting salary that you can earn is between a$ 2500 to a$ 4000 per month. For more details, please visit Salary Data & Career Research Center
I studied throughout in English. Do I still need IELTS ?
IELTS is a mandatory visa requirement. For more details on this, Please visit, IELTS
What are the visa possibilities for my Spouse/Dependent ?
Spouse / dependent of a Student – Visa holder in Australia gets a Dependent Visa and a valid work permit for the same duration as the primary applicant . This is applicable for Master’s degree application. For more details on this, please visit, Bringing Dependent to Australia
What is GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) ?
The genuine temporary entrant requirement (GTE) is an integrity measure to ensure that the Student visa Program is used as intended and not used by international students as a way of maintaining de facto permanent residency in Australia. The GTE requirement provides a useful way to help identify those applicants who are using the student visa programmed for motives other than gaining a quality education. For more details on this, Please visit, Genuine Temporary Entrant
What is SVP (Streamline Visa Processing) ?
Streamlined visa processing is available for certain prospective students of participating education providers. Student visa applications that are lodged with a Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) from a participating education provider in Australia for an advanced diploma, bachelor, masters or doctoral degree or an eligible exchange program are generally subject to reduced evidentary requirements (similar to the current Assessment Level 1) regardless of the applicant’s country of origin. For more details on this, please visit Streamlined Visa Processing.
What are the types of student visas in Australia ?
There are several classes of student visas for Australia. Below is the list of the student visas currently available. For more detail on each visa, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Independent ELICOS (Subclass 570) - This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study a full-time English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).
Schools (Subclass 571) – This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study a full-time school course.
Vocational Education and Training (Subclass 572) – This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study a full-time vocational education and training course.
Higher Education (Subclass 573) – This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study a full-time higher education course.
Postgraduate Research (Subclass 574) - This visa allows you to stay in Australia to do postgraduate research.