Benefits of Studying in Australia
Australia enjoys a unique position in the world of education. All its courses i.e. academic, technical or vocational are internationally recognized as intensive, innovative and highly comprehensive programs. University of Melbourne and Australia National University are regarded as two of the top universities in the world.
State of art facilities
The Australian educational system has developed a strong reputation for adopting new technologies and training methodologies. Facilities offered by Australian colleges for training, research and even class room guidance are truly state of the art.
You can expect world-class laboratories, outstanding cloud hosted libraries, superlative research and development facilities offered by most Australian Universities.
Qualification & Quality Recognition
The degree and diploma offered by Australian Universities are recognized by employers and educational institutions from all across the world. Moreover, the Australian Quality Parameter (AQF) covers almost all courses undertaken by international students, thereby assuring students that the Australian government is directly responsible for the quality of courses offered by their universities.
The AQF is a highly rigorous and structured quality control program which is directly run by the Australian Government through ESOS to protect the interests of its international students.
Higher education in Australia would prove to be more advantageous for students who are looking for short, intensive career oriented courses. Australia recognizes the Indian 12+3 high school and graduation degrees and the duration of most Masters level courses is between 1.5 to 2 years. Cost of education is not expensive when compared with the U.S.
Job Opportunities during and after Education
- During holidays students are allowed to work full time.
- Students are allowed to work part-time for 20 hours a week during semesters to pay for their living expenses.
- Students also get post study work rights of 2-3 years, depending on the course undertaken.
- Students who are going for a Diploma won’t be getting any work permit after the studies.
- Students who are going for a Bachelor’s Degree or 2 years Master Program will get 2 years of work permit.
- Students who are going for a Master by Research work will get 3 years of work permit.
- Students who are going for a PhD courses will get 4 years of work permit.
High Standard of Living
With a population of just 21 million, Australia is one of the best places to live and earn while you learn. The standard of living in Australia is one of the highest in world, yet very economical when compared to most Western and European countries.
Possibility of Immigration
In addition to providing an outstanding educational opportunity, once you have completed a registered course of 2 years study in Australia you may be eligible to apply within Australia for a Skilled Permanent Residency Visa under the Graduate Overseas Student Subclass. This will entitle you to permanent residency status thus allowing you unrestricted work rights in Australia (conditions apply).
University / Colleges :
Australian institutions have major intake in the month of February/ Early March each year.
July/ August intake is also a very big intake with few courses in the specialized programs not being offered at this point of time.
Some courses also start in the month of May, October and November.
Part time Work during Studies :
Students are allowed to get 20 hrs per week during the studies and full time during the vacations.
For diploma courses you need to score between 60 -70% in Class XII and for Bachelor’s degrees a minimum score of 75% in XII. Those interested in graduate diploma programs need a minimum score of 55% in their bachelor’s degrees. To pursue masters you would need a minimum score of 60% with relevant work experience in the same field.
Most Australian universities insist upon a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 for Diploma courses, 6.0 for bachelors and 6.5 for Master's programmes.
- Good Academic Grades
- Good IELTS Score
- Proof of the proper finances
VISA CATEGORY 1: SVP- Streamline Visa Processing:
A new visa category from March 24, 2012 places those students having offer letter from participating universities under the Streamlined Visa Process (SVP) category.
Under this category following changes have been done.
- Fast Visa processing usually within 3 weeks.
- All applicants should submit a COE (Confirmation of Enrolment) at the time of visa file lodgment. This applies to both paper visa and e-visa.
VISA CATEGORY 2:
Students who are going to study in TAFE Colleges or institutions which are not participating in the Streamline Visa Processing for courses like Certificates/Diploma’s/Advanced Diploma
- 18 months funds for tuition and living expense to be shown for 2 year courses.
- Funds should be 3 months old.
- Visa Processing time 90 days.
16,000 – 27,000 AUS $ per year
13,000 – 17,000 AUS $ per year
17,000 – 28, 000 AUS $ per year
15,000 – 21,000 AUS $ per year
Living Expenses :
AUS $18,000 per year approx.