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Australia is considered to be one of the best countries for quality higher education. According to the 2020 QILT Rankings, Australia’s top public universities are in the top 2.5% in the world, which means that studying in Australia will give you a world class education. The standard of excellence is set by universities with recognisable groups like the G8, ATN & the IRU. When looking for work in the future, this can be a great selling point in your favour!

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    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. True culture melting Cities like Melbourne are known to host nationals from over 80 (Eighty) countries. Differences are embraced in Australia, every year Australia celebrates different cultures on Harmony Day and on the National Multicultural Festival. So if you want a quality education and a good lifestyle, Australia’s the place to be.

    Australia boasts 37 government-funded and two private universities, with the University of Sydney, founded in 1850, being the oldest. Notable institutions include the Group of Eight, featuring the University of Adelaide and the top-ranked Australian National University in Canberra. Australia ranks 4th globally for quality of life and has four cities in the top 10 most livable worldwide, with Melbourne topping The Economist’s 2017 list, followed by Sydney and Perth.

    The Australian Education System

    The Australian education system has a strong international reputation and is known for its effective structure and innovative policy developments. Many other countries, eager to improve their own education systems, turn to Australia for advice. Institutions must support international students in adjusting to study and life in Australia, achieving their learning goals and satisfying the learning outcomes of their course.

    3rd Highest

    Australia has the third-largest international student enrollment globally, following the USA and the UK

    4th Globally

    The Australian education system is ranked 4th globally for quality of education.

    Top 10

    Australia boasts four cities in the top 10 most livable cities globally.

    Vibrant Multicultural Nation

    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. True culture melting Cities like Melbourne are known to host nationals from over 80 (Eighty) countries. Differences are embraced in Australia, every year Australia celebrates different cultures on Harmony Day and on the National Multicultural Festival. So if you want a quality education and a good lifestyle, Australia’s the place to be.

     

    Academic Excellence

    Australia has 37 government-funded universities and two private universities, as well as a number of other specialist institutions that provide approved courses at the higher education level. The University of Sydney is Australia’s oldest university, having been founded in 1850, followed by the University of Melbourne three years later. Other notable universities include those of the Group of Eight leading tertiary institutions, including the University of Adelaide, the Australian National University located in the national capital in Canberra, which is ranked 1st in Australia, and 27th in the world by the QS World University Rankings (2021), Monash University and the University of New South Wales.

     

    Quality and Standards
    According to the worldwide Quality-of-Life Index for 2021, Australia is 4th worldwide for the quality of life and 4 of the top 10 livable cities in the world are in Australia. While the 2011 index shows that all of Australia’s major cities fare well in global comparative livability surveys where Melbourne ranked 1st on The Economist’s 2017 World’s Most Livable Cities list, followed by Sydney and Perth in seventh and ninth place respectively.

     

    Intakes

    The main intakes offered by Universities are in June/July and January/February. Some colleges may also have intakes in March and November.

    Australia’s education system is internationally renowned for its effective structure and innovative policies. Many countries seek advice from Australia to enhance their education systems. Institutions support international students in various aspects, including legal services, emergency and health services, facilities, complaints and appeals processes, and visa conditions.

    Key Points:

    • Australia is the third most popular destination for international students.
    • Degrees from Australian universities are globally recognized.
    • The Australian government annually regulates universities to ensure high education standards.

    Australian Groups of Universities:
    Universities form groups that highlight differences in focus and objectives.

    Study Costs:
    Migration regulations require international students to show evidence of financial capability. This helps to ensure students are better able to make the most of their studies and have a safe and enjoyable experience in Australia.

    PhD Degree:
    Around 50% of international students study in Australia.
    Master and PhD students can work full-time during their courses.

    Master By Research Degree:
    Involves advanced research and critical evaluation with a research supervisor.

    Master By Coursework Degree:
    Enhances professional skills with support and guidance.

    Graduate Certificate & Diploma:
    Postgraduate studies designed as a prerequisite for a Master’s degree.

    Bachelor Degree:
    Provides initial preparation for professional careers and postgraduate study.

    Foundation Degree:
    Prepares international students for tertiary education.

    Vocational Education:
    The Australian Technical and Further Education (TAFE) system offers clear pathways.

    Secondary Education:
    Australia offers quality, internationally recognized secondary education.

    English Program:
    The ELICOS sector is crucial, with 140,102 student enrolments in 2010.

    Admission To Australia

    To begin studying in Australia, there are a range of entry requirements you may have to meet. Requirements may vary depending on the level of education you want to study.

    Applicants are required to provide results of an English language test. The English language skill level might defer from one institution to another or depending on the desired program.
    Applicants who completed a 1-2 year Academic studies in English will not be required to provide evidence of English language skill and will be able to enter the program directly.

    Applicants interested in commencing undergraduate studies are required to have an Australian senior secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12), or the overseas equivalent.

    Applicants interested in commencing Postgraduate studies are required to have an Australian Bachelor’s degree, or graduate diploma/graduate certificate from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum credit (65 per cent). Qualifications awarded outside Australia can also be used for admission but equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution, and qualification.

    GPA:

    The Australian Educational system, Universities and Institutions adopt a GPA scale to assess and process applications.

    The GPA scale might defer from one Institution to another and can be different from one country to another, thus, the GPA measure might be imprecise and the Australian educational system will assess applicants GPA based on the educational institution and country previous studies and qualification completed.

    Applicants must be aware of the financials and the cost when choosing Australia as their destination of study, applicants will be required to have access to funds including full year of tuition fees, (1) year of living expenses and an overseas health cover plus a 2 ways home flight tickets.

    1. Main applicants passport or official translation of birth certificate
    2. Official translation of Students academic certificates and transcript or records
    3. Professional academic resume
    4. Statement of purpose
    5. English language certificate such as IELTS, TOFFEL,PTE..etc
      6. Official translation of the transcript, depending on qualifications and educational levels, Diploma
    6. Two Academic references (if applicable)
    7. Official translation of employment letter (if applicable)

    Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement

    The GTE form means a person who satisfies the genuine temporary entrant criterion for student visa. Student Visa applications requires the applicant to support and satisfy the intention to genuinely stay in Australia temporarily.

    A form must be completed by applicants (Students) supporting a genuine intention to temporarily enter and remain in Australia for Educational causes only.

    Decision makers will regard to the applicants circumstances in their home country and the applicant’s potential circumstances in Australia.

    The applicant’s circumstances in their home Country:

    1. Applicant must show reasonable reasons for not undertakiung the study in their home country or region.
    2. The extent of the applicants personal ties to their home country (Family, Employment..etc)
    3. Economic circumstances of the applicant that would present as significant incentive for the applicant no to return to their home country.
    4. Miliatry service commitments that would present as a significant incentive for the applicant no to return to their home country.
    5. Political and civil unrest in the applicants home country.

    The applicant’s potential circumstances in Australia

    Evidence that the student visa program is being used to circumvent the intentions of the migration programme

    Whether the student visa or Student Guardian visa is being used to maintain ongoing residence

    Whether the primary and secondary applicant(s) have entered into a relationship of concern for a successful student visa outcome. Where a decision maker determines that an applicant and dependant have contrived their relationship for a successfull Student visa outcomes, the decision maker may find that both applicants do not satisfy the genuine temporary entrant criterion.

    Australian Student Visa

    A number of criteria is required to be met by the Department of immigration to provide a student Visa:

    • The student must be accepted into full-time study
    • Must be a genuine temporary entrant
    • Must meet health and health insurance requirements
    • Must be of the appropriate age
    • Must have a “good” character and not have any debts to the Australian government

    In addition, if higher risk criteria apply:

    • The student must provide specified evidence to meet financial requirements
    • The student must demonstrate appropriate English language skills (IELTS, Toffel..etc).

    Furthermore, if the student is under 18 of age, they, must have acceptable arrangements for their accommodation and welfare.

    The information in these sections applies to persons whose primary intention in coming to Australia is to study, and intend to study for more than 12 weeks. Students who wish to study a short course may be able to do so, on other visa classes (e.g. a tourist visa allows study for up to three months). Applicants can use this Visa Finder.

    Criteria applied to all student applications

    Only students who have enrolled in full-time study can apply for a student visa, with exception of Doctoral (PhD) students waiting for their thesis to be marked

    Applicants who completed a 1-2 year Academic studies in English will not be required to provide evidence of English language skill and will be able to enter the program directly.

    Granting a student Visa is relays on whether the applicant is a genuine temporary entrant. That is students coming to Australia for genuine study purposes and have a realistic prospect of returning home oce their studies have finished.
    For More information about GTE requirements Click here

    The student must make a declaration on the visa application form that includes but is not limited to the following:

    • they have not been involved in criminal activity. Or
    • they have not been previously deported

    Adequate health insurance is a mandatory visa condition. DIBP requires evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) to demonstrate that the student is adequately insured.

    Often, the education provider will include the option to pay for health insurance in the enrolment fees and a CoE will indicate that the student has OSHC arranged.

    Regular applications require a student to present two extra pieces of evidence with their visa application: financial capacity and English language proficiency evidence

    All funds that can be accepted as evidence must be clearly available to the student in order to pay for their studies and living costs.

    The factors that may be considered include:

    • The relationship of the sponsor (e.g. a parent or guardian’s funds are appropriate, but “family friends” bank accounts are not normally acceptable)
    • Income, assets and employment history of sponsor/parent

    The following are sources of evidence of financial capacity:

    • Money deposit with a financial institution (bank)
    • Loan with a financial institution (bank)
    • Government loans
    • Scholarship

     

    English language proficiency requirements
    Prescribe a minimum score of 4.5

    Exemptions
    There are exemptions for this requirement to present an English test score for the following students:

    Students who have successfully completed, in the two years prior to student visa application, the requirements for a senior Secondary Certificate of Education, in a course that was conducted in English.

    Requirements for students under 18

    Under Australian law, an individual under 18 is not yet an adult. So certain requirements apply to these students. The student must provide evidence of adequate welfare arrangements for the duration of their visa, or until they turn 18, to make a valid visa application.

    CONFIRMATION OF APPROPRIATE ACCOMMODATION AND WELFARE (CAAW)

    If a younger student is not living with a parent or suitable relative, the education provider must sign a letter called the Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW): approving the student’s general welfare and accommodation arrangements before the student visa can be issued.

    If a student’s welfare arrangements are approved by education provider students must not travel to Australia until the welfare arrangements are due to commence. Dates are nominated by the provider not the student.

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