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Australia or Commonwealth of Australia is a sovereign country and a continent. Areawise it is ranking as the 6th largest country in the world. Canberra is its Capital and Sydney is the largest city. According to IMF its economy is 13th the percapita income is ranking at number 10. It is divided into six states viz. New South Wales(NSW), Queensland(QLD), South Australia(SA), Tasmania(TAS), Victoria(VIC) and Western Australia(WA). It is a very wealthy country. In fact, in 2013 CSRI stated that median wealth wise it ranks first in the world. Australia's population in the last 100 years has increased manifold mainly due to Immigrants. Majority of students wishing to go for further studies and thereby settle; are choosing Australia as a land of opportunity. Although there have been stricter rules framed in Immigration, the flow continues.

The academic attraction for students remains because it has contributed seven universities to the world's top 100 and very vast and wide-ranging courses (20000+) to choose from more than a thousand institutions.

Besides these strong acedemic credentials, the student survey finds that there are five cities in Australia which are in top 30 student cities of the world. Also the Australian Government contributes more than hundreds of millions AUD by way of scholarships. This could be one of the attractions that the student would be lured to further his/her career and achieve their goals. There are ample opportunities.

About Australian education

You will hardly find such diverse range of studies anywhere else. It has 37 Government-funded Universities and 2 private apart from other approved 1000+ institutions. Thus, for an International student its like walking in a candy store and having so many options.

You can study any level you want to, be it schooling or Diploma or Degree. Vocational Training is a state-based system called TAFE.In OECD Countries, Australia has the highest ratio of International students to local students. Australian laws have always promoted protection for International students besides maintaing quality education.

Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) is a very important body. It takes care of the high standard of quality that an Institution registered with it has to maintain. Thus, when you choose a course or an Institution, the CRICOS registration needs to be confirmed first. You can seek further information by contacting us in person or e-mailing us at  info@osivisa.com

AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM

AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM

13 years of School education is divided into:
  • Primary school- 7-8 years starting at KG.
  • Secondary school- 3-4 years, from Years 7 to 10 or 8 to 10.
  • Senior secondary school- Only 2 years, Years 11 and 12.

Tertiary education

Higher education like Universities and Vocational education training(VET) form Tertiary education.

Medium of instruction

English is the main and official language in Australia, the medium of instruction and communication is English. There are institutions which offer programs in both English & other languages.

Costs for International Students

Education:

The tuition fees and other charges will vary from Institution to Institution.

An international student will have to pay tuition fees before the study starts. There could be additional costs payable for study materials etc. depending on your course and institution.

An indication of the range is given below for basic courses.
  • Vocational Education and Training - $4,000 to $22,000
  • UG Degree- $15,000 to $33,000
  • PG Degree- $20,000 to $37,000
  • D. Degree- $14,000 to $37,000

BASIC INFORMATION FOR STUDY AT AUSTRALIA

If you want to study in Australia you will have to apply for admission to an institution first and then for a Study Permit/Student visa from the Australian Government.

The steps involved for you are:
  • Choosing your preferred course and institution.
  • Application submission to the institution.
  • After application review, the Institution will issue an Offer Letter which you will accept.
  • Then you will enrolled and will receive electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE).
  • Apply for student visa.
There are other entry requirements that you will need to meet both for you institution application and your visa application. These are:
  • Academic requirements.
  • English Proficiency requirements. (IELTS/PTE/TOEFL)
  • Evidence of Financial capacity to support you and your study.
  • Overseas Health Insurance.

Living costs in Australia

Living costs in Australia

It is very important to budget your total costs. It includes living costs besides your study costs. Some of the costs associated with living and studying in Australia are given below but they are approximates only as the costs would vary from state to state.


Accommodation There are many options like Flatmates, PG, Homestay, Hostels etc. The average range will be fro $85 to 440 per week.

Other living expenses (per week)

  • Food- $80 to $200 (depends on your diet)
  • Gas, electricity- $35 to $125
  • Phone, Internet- $20 to $50
  • Bus, Train- $15 to $45
  • Car (after purchase)- $150 to $250
  • Entertainment- $80 to $150 (depends on you)

Minimum cost of living

The 12 month living cost approximately can be(From 1/02/2018):
  • For Single Person- $20,300
  • For Couple- $27,500
  • For Couple with 1 Child- $30,500
As the English Proficiency and Academic requirements vary from institution to institution and also dependent on the course you intend to pursue; it is better to contact our expert Advisors or e-mail us at info@osivisa.com