AUSTRALIA AT A GLIMPSE
Australia is a leading global education powerhouse known for its high quality academic framework and innovative policy developments. Students are spoilt for choice with 22,000 courses to choose from across 1,100 institutions. Eight out of the 100 top universities in the world are located in Australia.
Australia is also one of the best places to live. It throbs with a pulsating energy and the friendly local populace help international students adapt comfortably to a new place and culture—to live, learn and grow.
Australia has been ranked as the fourth happiest country in the world (Prosperity Index 2012) and has five of the 30 best cities worldwide for students (Top University Rankings 2012), further enhancing its popularity as a study abroad destination. The friendliness and hospitality makes a newcomer feel at home.
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.
WHY CHOOSE AUSTRALIA?
There are currently just over 515,000 international students studying in Australian schools, colleges and universities. They come to Australia to study because of its reputation for educational excellence, the high standard of living enjoyed by its citizens, the career opportunities available to everyone, regardless of class or family background, and the multicultural nature of its population. 54,000 of these students currently have Indian citizenship.
Australian education qualifications are recognized by international employers and leading education institutions all over the world.
International students studying in Australian education institutions are supported by the Australian Government through the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act. The ESOS Act guarantees high standards of education delivery, facilities, international student support services and marketing.
TEACHING AND LEARNING STYLE:
The Australian education system is student-centred. It is designed to produce graduates who have a sound theoretical understanding of their subjects, who can apply the knowledge they have gained in the ‘real’ world, and who can think critically and act independently.
TYPES OF INSTITUTES
The Australian education system is broadly divided into the university, vocational, school and English language sectors.
There are currently 40 universities in Australia, 38 of which are Australian Government universities. All Higher Education Providers are subject to an extensive quality control régime. This is conducted by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) www.teqsa.gov.au. Australian Universities offer a range of pathway programs, undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees, and postgraduate research degrees.
TAFE (TECHNICAL AND FURTHER EDUCATION) INSTITUTES:
These are state-based institutes of vocational training run by government-funded Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). They offer practically oriented Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses that train students in the appropriate skills they need in the workplace.
The TAFE sector is the largest education and training sector in Australia. Each year thousands of international students come to Australia to take advantage of the extensive range of courses and subject areas that provide practical skills and vocational training for a huge variety of careers.
PRIVATE VOCATIONAL COLLEGES:
These privately owned RTO’s offer a range of vocational courses similar to those offered by the TAFE system.
Each Australian State offers students a choice of primary and secondary education in publicly-funded (government) schools or in private schools. The children of international students are eligible to study in either system.
OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER (OSHC):
Australia has a system of compulsory health insurance for international students called OSHC. This is arranged for each student during the application process, and prior to their arrival in Australia. The department of Immigration and Citizenship requires students to maintain their OSHC for the duration of their time on a student visa in Australia.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Australian universities & colleges accept both IELTS & PTE scores as a proof of English proficiency. The following guideline for IELTS/PTE score is just an approximation, each University or institute will have their own benchmark score for their respective courses.
You must submit evidence of sufficient funds that must be 3 months prior from the date of application for the duration of your stay in Australia.
- THE ACCEPTED DOCUMENTS INCLUDE
Evidence of financial supporter’s occupation and annual income – letter from the supporter’s employer confirming employment, and including full contact details (address and telephone numbers), and supporter’s personal bank statements and tax returns for the last 3 years.
- Loan disbursement letter.
- Chartered Accountant Statements of the financial supporter.
- In the case of company sponsorship, balance sheet and bond signed with the company.
- Evidence of income sourced from agriculture such as evidence of ownership and valuation of land, income statement from the regional authority (Example: Patwari or Mandal office) and receipt of sales, and J forms.
- Evidence of rental income such as evidence of ownership of property and lease deeds.
- Evidence of retirement income such as a letter from the company at the time of retirement stating the amount of pension, and recent bank statement showing the credit of pension to account.
The immigration department must be satisfied that an applicant, once in Australia, will have genuine access to the funds they claim to possess to cover the travel, tuition and living costs for themselves and their family members.
|Unacceptable Funds||Acceptable Funds|
|KVP, NSC||Fixed Deposits|
|Shares, debentures, bonds,
LIC surrender value
|Balance in Savings Account|
|Capital account in business||Public Provident Fund (PPF)|
|Co-op bank balance and FDs||EPF, GPF, PF, CPF|
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE OFFER LETTER FROM THE EDUCATION PROVIDER
- Original Passport (Including Old Passport) (All pages)
- School Leaving Certificate / Birth Certificate
- 10th, 12th Mark sheet And Attempt (credit) certificate
- Diploma or ITI Mark sheets, Degree or Provisional Certificate
- Bachelor mark sheets, Degree or Provisional Certificate
- Master Mark sheet, Degree or Provisional Certificate
- Transcript if available
- Work Experience Letter (If applicable)
- IELTS /English Language Certificate
- Resume / CV
- Any other relevant certificates (If applicable)
- Letter of Recommendation (LOR)
- SOP (Statement of Purpose)
- Marriage Certificate (If applicable)
You can only meet the eligibility criteria for both institution and visa application if you have:
- English language proficiency Certificates (IELTS or PTE)
- Met health and character requirements
- Acceptable Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
- Evidence of Sufficient funds
- Academic Certificates
|Australian Catholic University (ACU)||00004G||www.acu.edu.au|
|Australian National University (ANU)||00120C||www.anu.edu.au|
|Bond University (Bond)||00017B||www.bond.edu.au|
|Central Queensland University (CQU)||00219C||www.cqu.edu.au|
|Charles Darwin University (CDU)||00300K||www.cdu.edu.au|
|Charles Sturt University (CSU)||00005F||www.csu.edu.au|
|Curtin University of Technology (CURTIN)||WA 00301J, NSW 02637B||www.curtin.edu.au|
|Deakin University (Deakin)||00113B||www.deakin.edu.au|
|Edith Cowan University (ECU)||00279B||www.ecu.edu.au|
|Federation University Australia (FEDUNI)||00103D||www.federation.edu.au|
|Flinders University (FLINDERS)||00114A||www.flinders.edu.au|
|Griffith University (GRIFFITH)||00233E||www.griffith.edu.au|
|James Cook University (JCU)||00117J||www.jcu.edu.au|
|La Trobe University (LATROBE)||00115M||www.latrobe.edu.au|
|Macquarie University (MACQUARIE)||00002J||www.mq.edu.au|
|Monash University (MONASH)||01857J||www.monash.edu.au|
|Murdoch University (MURDOCH)||01857J||www.murdoch.edu.au|
|Queensland University of Technology (QUT)||00213J||www.qut.edu.au|
|RMIT University (RMIT)||00122A||www.rmit.edu.au|
|Southern Cross University (SCU)||01241G||www.scu.edu.au|
|Swinburne University of Technology (SWINBURNE)||00111D||www.swinburne.edu.au|
|University of Adelaide (ADELAIDE)||00123M||www.adelaide.edu.au|
|University of Canberra (CANBERRA)||00212K||www.canberra.edu.au|
|University of Melbourne (MELBOURNE)||00116K||www.unimelb.edu.au|
|University of New England (UNE)||00003G||www.une.edu.au|
|University of New South Wales (UNSW)||00098G||www.unsw.edu.au|
|University of Newcastle (NEWCASTLE)||00109J||www.newcastle.edu.au|
|University of Notre Dame (UNDA)||01032F||www.nd.edu.au|
|University of Queensland (UQ)||00025B||www.uq.edu.au|
|University of South Australia (UniSA)||00121B||www.unisa.edu.au|
|University of Southern Queensland (USQ)||QLD 00244B, NSW 02225M||www.usq.edu.au|
|University of Sydney (SYDNEY)||00026A||www.sydney.edu.au|
|University of Tasmania (UTAS)||00586B||www.utas.edu.au|
|University of Technology Sydney (UTS)||00099F||www.uts.edu.au|
|University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)||01595D||www.uts.edu.au|
|University of Western Australia (UWA)||00126G||www.uwa.edu.au|
|University of Western Sydney (UWS)||00917k||www.uws.edu.au|
|University of Wollongong (UOW)||00102E||www.uow.edu.au|
|Victoria University (VU)||00124K||www.vu.edu.au|