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.
Why Study in Australia?
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.
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 Australia 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:
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).
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.
It is compulsory for children aged between 6 and 15, with matriculation exams for university generally taken at 19 years. Australian schools are public (government) or private (religious or independent).
Courses in English are undertaken for study, travel, immigration or business purposes. There are around 100 private English language centers 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:
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$ 7,200 to 14,000/-
Bachelors Degree: AU$: 16,000 to 25,000 per year
Graduate Diplomas & Masters: AU$20,000/- to AU$ 30,000/-
Cost of Living:
From September 2013, 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$ 18,610.00 per year for the main student;
A$ 6,515.00 per year for the student’s partner;
A$ 3,720.00 per year for the student’s first child; and
A$ 2,790.00 per 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
Professional Education & Migration Consulting (P) Ltd. 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.
Universities and Colleges:
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