Australia is the third leading country when it comes to high-quality education. It was home to more than 500,000 international students in the year 2021. The 1,100 higher educational institutions in the country offer more than 22,000 courses in various industries.
For a small country of only 24.5 million people, Australia is still the third most favored country for higher education by international students.
Australia is the hub of elite groups of universities, like the famous Group of Eight (Go8), Australia Technology Network (ATN), and Innovative Research Universities (IRN).
Australian universities are known for their varied programs, high academic standards, and desire to promote education in varied sectors of our society.
As per the Australian National Policy established in 1995, by the Australian Qualification Framework,, any international student’s degree will be recognized and approved by the government when you study at an Australian university.
Despite the fact that Australian English is the most widely spoken language, there are over 200 dialects and languages spoken throughout the country.
Australia is ranked third in the 'QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2018' for its unique Higher Education System. The country's Education System is three-tiered: primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
|Level 1||Certificate I|
|Level 2||Certificate II|
|Level 3||Certificate III|
|Level 4||Certificate IV|
|Level 6||Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree|
|Level 7||Bachelor's Degree|
|Level 8||Course Specific Bachelor’s Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma|
|Level 9||Master’s Degree|
|Level 10||Doctorate Degree|
|Universities||QS Ranking 2022|
|The Australian National University||30|
|The University of Melbourne||33|
|The University of Sydney||41|
|The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)||45|
|The University of Queensland||50|
|University of Canberra||511|
|Western Sydney University||501|
|Australian Catholic University||801|
The country houses different educational institutions that host international students from all over the world. The types of institutions are:
Go8 is a group of elite universities (like Ivy League in the US) established in 1995.
The government-funded Public Universities in Australia provide a high-quality education at a lower cost than private and prestigious colleges.
Australia only has three private universities, compared to the rest of the globe. These institutions cater to special student demands, such as faith-based education or the possibility to finish a degree faster.
The institutes that come under the name of the Australian Technology Network are universities. All with a specific goal to encourage practical and technological education, such as nursing, sports science, design, and more.
TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutes primarily provide vocational training and courses that have a practical application in the workplace. Students have more liberty to keep a flexible study schedule, allowing them to work around their studies.
Over 1,100 institutions in Australia offer 22,000 programs to choose from its regularly top-ranked universities. They could be of any of the following types:
Undergraduate Curriculum and Education Studies
Postgraduate Curriculum and Education Studies
University Preparation Curriculum and Education Studies
Foundation Curriculum and Education Studies
Doctorate Curriculum and Education Studies
VET Curriculum and Education Studies and more
Colleges in Australia provide a diverse choice of degree programs, with the opportunity of earning a dual qualification. The following are some of the fields in which they provide training:
Engineering, Construction & Design
Health Sciences, and Nursing
Information Technology, and Computing
|Semester 1||From February to May|
|Semester 2||From July to November|
|Semester 3/ Minor Intake||Starts around July|
|Vocational Studies||January & May|
To be admitted to an Australian degree or route program, you must meet minimum academic and English level entry standards.
For admittance to their chosen degree, students must have a secondary/high school diploma and transcripts with a minimum GPA or GMAT / GRE for PG programs.
Australian universities only accept scores from the IELTS and IELTS Indicator, PTE.
Copy of valid current and past passports, letter of recommendations, a portfolio, CV, and Statement of Purpose. For entrance and visa purposes, all educational documents must be notarized.
There are different types of scholarships and grants available for Indian students to finance their education to study in Australia. The scholarships are sponsored by the Australian government, educational institutions, and other public and private organizations.
|Scholarship Name||Type||Amount in AUD|
|Australia Award Scholarships||Merit-Based||Full Tuition Fee and a part of the living expenses|
|Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships||Course Specific||Variable Amount|
|Destination Australia Program||Merit-Based||$15,000 / year|
|GyanDhan Scholarship||Merit-Based||$1900 / student|
|Amelia Earheart Fellowship||Course Specific||$14,253 / year|
|Sydney Scholars India Equity Scholarship||Full-Ride-Scholarships||$56,078 / year|
After the United Kingdom, Australia is the third-largest host of international students. It is a learner favorite due to its ease of obtaining a student visa. To qualify for a visa, one must first achieve specific conditions, following which they can apply for a visa under Subclass 500 to attend full-time. Recognized under the same legal Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 as those leading to an equivalent award at an Australian university
Types of student accommodation in Australia
Managed Student Apartments
Halls of Residence
Australia has one of the best higher education systems and numerous job opportunities after graduation. A variety of factors influence the cost of studying and living in Australia, including
|Type of Attendance||Cost in AUD|
|Under-graduate Program||$20,000 to $45, 000 /year|
|Post-graduate Program||$22,000 to $50,000 / year|
|Residential College||$200 to $750/ week (including utilities)|
|Managed Student Apartments||$380 to $850 / month|
|Private Rentals||$750 to $700 / month|
|Hall of Residence||$320 to $1,000 / month|
|Food & Groceries||$1000 / month|
|Books & Supplies||$500 to $1,000 / year|
|Transportation Cost||$30 to $70 / month|
The average cost per month can range in-between 1,400 and 2,500 AUD to cover all their living expenses, including electricity, internet, and social activities.
Australia offers a great ROI percentage along with a placement rate of 59% for international students. As per the latest statistics, IT jobs are listed as high-priority jobs in Australia with more robust prospects. Due to the current national shortage in the field, it has nearly 10% higher placement prospects than other fields. Some of the popular jobs offered are listed below:-
IT Systems Architect
Secondary school teachers
Education and Training
Construction and Architects
Information and Communication Technology
Professional Services - Technical and Scientific Area
Healthcare and Medical
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