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Education Scenario In Australia

Australia is a beautiful country with profuse study opportunities and job prospects. If quality education and a world class lifestyle is what you prefer, then Australia is an ultimate destination for studying abroad.

With a vibrant and friendly atmosphere, Australia enlivens students to grow and learn. Studying in Australia can prove to be an astounding experience Australian education system is distinguished for its effective structured and pioneering policy developments education here has an international repute. Study in Australia is an ameliorating experience particularly for international students like Indians as it has a diverse array of culture and quality education. Universities in Australia open great avenues to the world outside and can turn you in to a skillful person by improvising your enthusiasm and knowledge.

Studying abroad gives a unique experience and world class exposure as you get to study in reputed universities which inculcate students with skills that they require to have an edge over others in this competitive world. Australia has become the destination for students from around the globe looking for a quality education at an affordable price. Many students land up in Australia every to attain Australia degrees and to find better career prospects. Universities in Australia have a complete range of programs leading to highly recognized qualifications. Though every city in Australia provides quality education and multi-cultural activities, Melbourne is a city to look out for. It has a glowing cultural life and has one of the most renowned universities and it is the second largest city in Australia.

Undergraduate Degree

In Australia Undergraduate study is of three years duration. After completion of undergraduate degree students are awarded a Bachelor's Degree. Bachelor Degree (Honors) may be completed as an optional, additional year of study following the three-year degree; or it may be awarded for academic achievement in degrees of four or more years. Australian universities also offer Undergraduate diplomas and Associate Diplomas. For admission to undergraduate study, students' needs to complete an Australian Secondary School Certificate of Education (Year 12), the overseas equivalent, or a diploma or advanced diploma from the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Some undergraduate courses specify 'pre-requisite subjects', which implies that students must have passed that particular subject as part of their entry qualification. Courses like fashion designing or Fine arts may require the students to submit their portfolios.

Postgraduate Degree

Postgraduate courses in Australia could be classified in to:

Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma And Professional Masters

Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma courses were mainly designed for certain vocational purposes. They may either teach skills in a completely new professional field or expand the skills already pursued in the undergraduate level. The duration of the course is generally six months of full-time study for the Graduate Certificate and twelve months of full-time study for the Diploma. After a Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree could be of two years, or else one year of study after a Bachelor Honors Degree.

Professional Masters may consist of a work-based project. To gain admission into such courses one needs to have either professional experience or a relevant qualification. Though certain universities and courses may require a qualification equivalent to Australian Bachelor (Honors) Degree, which may require 16 years of formal education, which would mean four-year degree course like B.E., B.Tech, or another year after graduation or other equivalent courses, most of the Australian universities accept the three years Indian graduation system for entry into postgraduate courses.

Vocational Education And Training (VET)

Through the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector certain courses are offered in Australia. These are recognized almost everywhere and there are of wide range. The VET sector is divided into two sections: Further Education (TAFE) and private providers and a nationally recognized government system of Technical. VET even offers associate diplomas, certificates, and advanced certificates.

English Language Studies

High-quality and reputed English Language Intensive Courses are provided for Overseas Students (ELICOS). A wide range of courses are offered which include General English, English for Special Purposes and for Examination Preparation. The National English Language Teaching Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) works towards maintaining the standard of Australia's ELICOS courses. Profuse universities and TAFE institutes have ELICOS centers attached to their campus.

Technical And Further Education (TAFE)

The Technical and Further Education (TAFE) offers wide range of courses which over extensive range of subject areas such as, aviation maintenance, business management, hospitality and tourism etc. and provide training and practical skills for bulk career opportunities. The Technical and Further Education (TAFE) sector is the colossal training sector and tertiary education in Australia.

MBA Programs

Australia is fast becoming a very popular destination for pursuing MBA. Few popular business schools in Australia are: University of Queensland, Melbourne Business School, Monash Mount Eliza Business School, Macquarie University, University of Adelaide, RMIT Curtin University of Technology, and University of Australia.

Admission

Once you choose the university and the course you wish to pursue, the following ways will help you get your application forms:

  • On line submission: Most universities these days have a form on their website, which can be updated and submitted online.
  • Download from the university website: Many universities provide the option to download Application Forms from their respective websites, you can download those application forms and fill and post them to the respective universities.
  • Getting applications from University Representatives: Across the country many authorized representatives of Australian Universities are available; one can also get the application forms from them.

Getting in touch with the Australian Embassy and requesting them to send you information about the university you wish to pursue education and the documents required for application is another way to apply for the admission

  • Students applying for Undergraduate courses will be required to submit their academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and a proof of their proficiency in English Language.
  • The TOEFL or IELTS score act as testimony of a student's proficiency in the English language.
  • Getting applications from University Representatives: Across the country many authorized representatives of Australian Universities are available; one can also get the application forms from them.
  • A recommendation letter that is a signed statement that lists a particular student's positive and negative qualities, strength & other such information given by a person who knows the applicant well professionally or has taught him in a subject that is related to the course he is applying to.
  • For Post-Graduation students will be required to submit a statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, their academic transcripts, and a proof of their proficiency in English Language, as in a TOEFL / IELTS tests.
  • Courses like MBA in addition will require GMAT score of the applicant.
  • For certain courses like the MBA or other vocational courses work experience of the applicant is also a pre-requisite.
  • Detailed research proposal has to be submitted by students applying for a post graduate research program.
  • On successful application, students are issued an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE).
  • On certain instances, a student will be asked to undergo a pre-visa assessment before eCoE is issued. A student must have an eCoE to apply for his student visa.
Cost Of Education In Australia

For a student to obtain visa, one needs to prove that they have sufficient finances to pay for living expenses, education costs and travel for the entire duration of a course. A student can manage expenses at his stay in Australia by working part- time while studying. However, the source of income cannot be depending only on the wages you get by working in Australia. From 1 July 2012 under the Migration Regulations, the basic rate of living costs has been increased. Under these regulations prospective student visa applicants and their family members must have access to the following finances to meet the living costs requirements:

  • $18,610 per year for the main student
  • $6,300 per year for the student's partner
  • $3,720 per year for the student's first child under age of six
  • $2,790 per year for every other child under age of six

If required, the student must be in a position to demonstrate that to meet the costs of studying in Australia the finances they are relying upon will be genuinely available to them during their stay in Australia.

Scholarships

Many scholarships are offered for international students by Australia. The students need to demonstrate their eligibility for the scholarship they are applying for. Generally the grant of scholarship basically depends on merit. There are no particular qualifying exams for scholarships in Australia. Under the Australian Scholarships Program Australian Government has made a varied range of study and research awards available to candidates in the Asia Pacific region, including India. Details and applications forms for all awards can be found at www.australiaawards.gov.au. These awards include:

Visa Requirements
Student Visa Conditions

Everything relating to your student visa is managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and it is an Australian Government department. It is essential that you meet the conditions of your visa. There may be special conditions for students on scholarships.

To ensure you comply the conditions it is imperative for you to read and understand all the conditions of the scholarship, or else your visa may be cancelled and you may be deported.

Non-Compliance

The visa conditions are will be mentioned in the letter of approval you receive with your visa or on your visa label. It is mandatory that you understand these conditions and follow them.

Every year, many students abuse the law by working longer hours than permitted by their visa or overstaying their visa. In such conditions, your visa may be cancelled and you may be required to leave Australia. And you can even be prevented from returning to Australia for three years after your visa is cancelled.

You should contact your nearest DIAC office for advice on how to make the arrangements if your circumstances change and you wish to change your course or provider, or you wish to stay longer.

It is also important that while you are in Australia your visa does not expire. If you stay back in Australia for more than 28 days even after your student visa expires and you fail to obtain a new one you may be prevented from returning for three years. Contact DIAC if you need help understanding any of these conditions.

Important Information For All The Visa Applicants

A notarized copy of passport has to be provided by all visa applicants at the time of application including:

  • All the pages of your current passport, including any blank pages.
  • The bio data page of your present passport.
  • Any kind of an endorsement page or change of name page in the current passport.
  • The back page that contains the information of parents' names and previous passports

There are certain important things you need to know before applying for, or being granted, an Australian visa.

The Important Information You Need To Know About Is :
  • The right kind of visa to apply for.
  • Requirements for the application.
  • Your obligations while in Australia
  • The importance of complying with visa conditions.

Things you should know about VISA Do I need a visa label in my passport? No, you do not require a visa label in your passport to enter or remain in Australia or to travel there. Before you travel to Australia all Australia bound international commercial airlines and cruise ships need to verify with Australian authorities that you have an Australian visa. Information regarding your visa status and entitlements is available on the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) system. Government services and banks can also check details about your visa entitlements once you give your approval. For any organization or an individual to access VEVO they need to register first.

What if I still need a visa label? One can only request for a visa label if they have an ongoing Australian visa. Anyone who requests a visa label will be charged regardless of when your visa application was lodged or your visa granted, Since 24 November 2012, if one requests for a visa label for a prevailing Australian visa they need to pay a fee for it. This cost for a visa label is called the Visa Evidence Charge (VEC).

How much is the charge for a label? AUD70 is the charge for a visa label. Exemptions will there to the VEC for humanitarian, diplomatic and government sponsored visa applicants.

Are there any situations where I could be asked to show a visa label in my passport? One needs to enquire with the relevant government authorities regarding essentiality to show a visa label in a passport when you commute through or exit a country. Though foreign governments are aware that Australia does not require a visa label, Australian Government cannot advise on other countries' requirements. What is VEVO? To see details of current visas VEVO is a free online facility that allows visa holders and organizations to see certain information relating to the status and entitlements. You being the visa holder will be provided with more detailed information including:

  • grant and expiry dates
  • grant number
  • entries allowed
  • All conditions that apply to your visa.

What if I'm asked by my prospective Australian employer, school or bank to get a visa label? Australian immigration authority do not required a visa label. Using VEVO work, study and residence entitlements of visa holders can be verified online. The enquiring organization can use VEVO to check your visa status and entitlements, with your approval.

Important things to remember When you travel make sure to keep a copy of your grant letter along with your passport, all the important information regarding your visa will be present in this letter. Other things to keep in mind include:

  • Australian authorities do not require you to have a visa label in your passport.
  • One does not require a visa label in the passport to enter or remain in Australia or to travel there.
  • You can check your visa information online using VEVO, when you will be granted an Australian visa,
  • Employers, schools, banks and other organizations too can check your entitlements online with your approval using VEVO.
Accommodation In Australia

For students who dream to study abroad Australia has been by far amongst the top destinations. Australia mere than just great educational experience offers multi-cultural feel and pleasure that amazes the students coming from abroad. Studying in Australia promise to be uniquely different educational quality here ensures to help students metamorphose into a confident, independent and creative thinking professional. The main USP of studying in Australia is that a student is assured of getting quality education as the Australian government makes it mandatory for the colleges in Australia to never compromise on quality. Comparatively, Australia is less expensive than other countries, which makes it one of the highly demandable universities among International students. Australian Universities also provide great support by means of human relations as well as law for students coming from abroad. Studying in Australia adds new dimensions to a student's career with opening the doors of the world for you to work for. Australian universities provide a large number of courses and employment opportunities during and after the courses.

Though with the kind of benefits it offers finding the right accommodation is one of the biggest challenges faced by the student who come from abroad to study in Australia, and finding a right place in your price range can be even harder. Because of the shortage of affordable housing across Australia affects everyone, from Australian residents to International students who come to study here. Therefore it is extremely important that you analyze and accumulate the cost of housing into your budget before coming Australia, and have access to finances that can help you cover accommodation expenses.

If the university you applied for has an international office, try and contact the staff long before you move to Australia, for information on housing options on or off campus. They might be able to provide the details required for accommodation in Australia. You can even refer to following websites www.domain.com.au and www.realestate.com.au which lists accommodation for rent. This could give you a clear idea about the type of accommodation that is available to a person with your budget.

Another way to get an Idea about accommodation in Australia is by getting references from people you may know who have already rented accommodation in Australia. While taking help of a real estate agent you need to be prepared to provide them with evidence that you have enough money to pay for your accommodation, for example with a bank account statement.

Types Of Accommodation

While searching for an accommodation you should be able to find something that suits your needs from the many different types of accommodation available. Most accommodation, except homestay, does not include electrical items, furniture, bedding or kitchen utensils. You can buy these items if you wish to from cheap household goods that are available from second- hand retail outlets or are advertised for private sale in newspapers or on institution noticeboards, but it is advisable to bring some of your own basic items.

Temporary accommodation is generally arranged for you by your institution before you leave home so that when you arrive you have some time to consider your long-term options. Your institution can help you by providing advice on accommodation options

  • Homestay
  • Hotels & Guest Houses
  • Boarding Schools
  • Campus Accommodation

Australian Government www.australia.gov.au
Study in Australia www.studyinaustralia.gov.au
Education in Australia www.education.gov.au
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade www.dfat.gov.au
Department of Immigration and Citizenship www.immi.gov.au
Australian Customs Service www.customs.gov.au
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service www.aqis.gov.au
Australian Taxation Office www.ato.gov.au
Tourism Australia www.australia.com
Wages and Working Conditions www.fairwork.gov.au
ESOS Framework www.aei.gov.au/AEI/ESOS/ESOS_Framework_10_03_2010_pdf
Cost Of Living

The cost of living depends in Australia depends upon a student's individual lifestyle, background, and expectations. However, many of the students manage on approximately $18,000 per year. This covers accommodation, food, public transport, clothing, entertainment, books, stationery and incidental expenses. Apart from this tuition fees and lifestyle expenses need to be paid.

Apart from a world-class education system, the opportunities and the chances for you to get involved in daily life are countless, no matter even if you're into the arts or sport, partying or book clubs, the great outdoors or cozy cafés, you'll find many ways to join in and have fun. So if your aim is to get an education as well as have a great life, it really is the right place to be.

Melbourne is among the developed world's least expensive cities in terms of cost of living, while at the same time offering an excellent quality of life – making it one of the world's most comfortable cities. Victoria is not only a great place to study, live and work, Geelong is the second largest city of Victoria and is located 50 minutes away from the capital, Melbourne. Geelong has exceptional facilities for its student population, including a lower than average cost of living, central and suburban shopping areas, restaurants that cater to all budgets, as well as cultural, recreational and sporting events and amenities. Geelong has everything needed to make your study enjoyable and it's all within easy reach. Australia even has a special system of health cover for international students in Australia. This special system of health cover is called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and you need to have this for the duration of your student visa in Australia, there is an exception of students from very few countries. OSHC helps in providing a safety net for international students that is similar to that provided to Australians through Medicare. The cost of OSHC depends on how you stay in Australia. Premiums may vary depending on the health fund but in generally they start from A$78 for three months insurance (A$320 a year). If your spouse and/or dependent children are accompanying you to Australia you are required to pay a family premium. You pay your OSHC premium before going to Australia.


Emergency Services 000 (Police, fire, Ambulance)
Visa Issues 131 881
Dialing Our of Australia 0011 (Country Code) (City/region code) (Phone Number)
Australia's country code 61

Australia today has become globally renowned destination for Indians to pursue their studies. It is gaining prominence as the courses offered in Australia are globally recognized and are affordable. Cost of living too is low comparatively. So, if you dream to study abroad especially in a serene country like Australia, have no second thoughts.

So, friends, get set for the best of all your lifetime experiences and get in touch with us to have your "study abroad"dream fulfilled.

Australia has strong educational infrastructure and quality life, both of which are relatively affordable. This is the reason why Study in Australia is among the best destination of qualification.

Australia is one of the most preferred destinations for overseas education as it has a very strong educational infrastructure. Studying in Australia provides an ameliorating experience particularly for international students as it has a diverse array of culture and quality education.

Out of the 39 Universities in Australia 37 are government funded. Studying in Australia provides a unique experience and world class exposure to the students. Students are inculcated with skills that they require to have an edge over others in this competitive world.

The teaching faculty, course curriculum, infrastructure, and extracurricular facilities are at a uniformly high standard. The eight oldest universities called the "Group of Eight" (University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, Australian National University, University of Western Australia, Monash University, University of Queensland, University of Adelaide, and University of New South Wales) are some of the best in the country.

Overseas students in Australia are given work permit for full as well as part time i.e. for full-time during vacations and for around 20 hours a week during the academic year. Australians take great pride in what ever job they do as Dignity of Labor is an integral part of its culture.

There are many big cities in Australia such as Sydney followed by Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, etc. Australians or 'Ozzie's' as they are often called as live around the coastal areas.

Population in Australia has crossed the 20 million mark and the area is three and a half times the size of India. It has a magnificent landscape comprising of exotic places, beautiful hill sides and fresh air and cleanest water. Australians are extremely friendly and prefer outdoor activities they involve themselves in a variety of sports. Wide range of exotic fruits and vegetables such as avocados, mangoes, kiwis etc are available throughout the year.

Now a day Australia has become globally renowned destination for people all over the world including India, China, the UK, and USA to pursue their studies.



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