Australia, officially announced as “Commonwealth of Australia” is both a continent and an Island which comprises the mainland of Australian Continent, the Island of Tasmania and other smaller Islands, situated in the Southern Hemisphere between the Pasific and Indian Ocean. It is the largest country in Oceania and the Sixth largest country in the world in terms of total Area.
Australia has six States; New South Wales (NSW; Sydney is the Capital), Queensland (QLD: Brisbane is the Capital), South Australia (SA: Adelaide is the Capital), Tasmania (TAS: Hobart is the Capital), Victoria (VIC: Melbourne is the Capital), Western Australia (WA: Perth is the Capital) and two major mainland territories: the Australian Capital Territory (ACT: Canberra is the Capital of both Australia and ACT) and Northern Territory (NT: Darwin is the Capital).
For students interested in studying in Australia, Bhrikuti International Educational Consultancy offers multiple services ranging from University Selection to Travel Management. One of our main motto is to help the students study, work and live better in Australia. Australia offers a diversified range of academic courses for foreign students. Students can choose from more than 1,200 institutions and more than 22,000 courses. Bhrikuti International Consultancy guides you in selecting the course you prefer so you can always flourish in your profession.
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), a national policy that covers the qualifications from the tertiary education sector, the school leaving certificate: the Senior Secondary Certificate of Examination, make Australian Education System distinct and more reliable that many other countries.
If any students are studying an AQF qualification, then it is sure that they will get for nationally and internationally recognized, genuine qualification from government-authorized institution. AQF has brought 10 different levels and links school, vocational and university education qualifications into one national system. That helps students to move easily from one level of study to the next and from one institution to another, provided that student must satisfy the visa requirements.
Similarly, any education institute who want to enroll and teach overseas students must registered on The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Once any education institute registered on CRICOS they must comply with Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act), Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations 2001 and the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018. That means the rights of every overseas students are protected by Australian Law and every education institution are obliged to follow Australian Law. That makes Australia a best and safest destination for Overseas students.
Tertiary Education Sector refers to any education receives after completing compulsory schooling. Australian Tertiary Institutions are further divided into two sections: Higher Education Sector (including Universities) and VET Sector.
Why Study in Australia
Australia has become one of the best education destinations for most of the international students over the last 10 years, those who want tremendously want to make dynamic academic and professional career. If anybody is obsessed with high class degrees and education, Australia comes in his/her mind and becomes the best preferred education destination. For the majority of overseas students who wish to acculturate and acclimatize in any foreign culture, language and tradition, that is Australia. The welcoming people, diverse culture and mesmerizing natural sites are the main attractions of Australia which have left a huge positive impacts in most of the students to study over there.
Moreover, the internally recognised universities and level of education is another propelling factor to all who wish to find an unprecedented career in education and profession. Australia has a wide range of academic disciplines which provide numerous opportunities to study according to ones’ choice and preference. The fee or cost of pursuing Australian Degrees is reasonable and payable. Above 14000 institutions provide VET and Higher Degrees accreciated with ASQA and TEQSA.
For over 20 years Australia has led the world in putting in place systems and processes to ensure that international students receive the high quality education they aspire. Australian government has set up a framework known as the Australian Qualifications Framework that ensures equal opportunities and recognition for the students who have graduated out of a specific course from any university throughout the country.
The Government of Australia has been providing irreplaceable and incomparable facilities and rights to international students during the period of study and the post study period, which have been numbered as such:
Government of Australia has two governing bodies for regulating the qualities and standard of courses provided by Australian Education Providers. The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), is the national regulator for Australia’s Vocational Education And Training (VET) sector. ASQA regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met. The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) regulates and assures the quality of Australia’s higher education sector. It undertakes both compliance assessments and quality assessments.
All the international students studying in Australia are provided special health insurance coverage called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) which assists students in covering the cost of medical care that they may need while living in Australia.
Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000, which ensures the rights of international students such as:
⇒ Right to receive, before enrolling, current and accurate information about the courses, fees, modes of study, and other information from your institution and your institution’s agent.
⇒ Right to sign a written agreement with the institution before paying fees, setting out the services to be provided, fees payable, and information about refunds of course money.
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is a placement and refund service for international students, which is activated in the event that your institution is unable to teach your course.
All the universities and Colleges of Australia must be registered with CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students) which ensures the standard of courses delivered to international students to be similar to that delivered to native Australian.
The provision of Post Study Work (PSW) Visa for every international student which helps to get the experience of working in their own field of study.
International students have a part-time working right upto 40 hours fortnightly during course of study is in session. Every people including overseas students in Australia have rights and protection at work and pay rates and workplace conditions are set by Australian law
In addition to making international students financially independent, insures that when they go back to their country, they possess the required skill set to face any kind of challenges in practical scenarios.
There are three main types of higher education in Australia namely Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees. Likewise, it is quite common in Australia to obtain double or combined Bachelor Degree program that award two Bachelor Degrees. This is quite common in the field of Management, Arts, Law and Science. There are 43 Universities in Australia, all are regulated by TEQSA.
VET is a combination of training and Education, designed to prepare for the enhancement of employ-ability and the existing knowledge and skills of the people. In VET sector, students gain necessary qualification required for employment or to enhance skills to develop them at workplace. VET is providing nationally consistent training through the network of eight state, Australian and Tertiary Government, Industry, Public and Private training providers. The Quality and Standard of VET sectors are regulated by ASQA.
Every international student needs to pay their tuition fees before their study. A tuition fee varies as per institution, level of study and nature of course. Besides tuition fees there may be additional costs like course materials fee, access to institution facilities etc. Normally tuition fees of Vocational Education and Training ranges from AUD 5,000 to AUD 30,000, fees of Bachelor and Masters level ranges from AUD 15,000 to AUD 45,000 and fees of Research Degrees ranges from AUD 25,000 to AUD 60,000.
As per the provision of Department of Home Affairs, you must have AUD 20,290 for living cost per year, if you are bringing your partner as a dependent then you must have additional AUD 7,100 and if you have children you will need to show additional AUD 2,200 for each child. Likewise, you also need to prove you have a return air fare for you and your family members who were accompanying with you in Australia.
There are numbers of scholarships, grants and bursaries are available in Australia for competitive domestic as well as international students to support their studies. These scholarships are offered by the Australian Governments, education institutes and a number of other private and public organizations. Most renowned scholarship programs in Australia are, Australia Awards, Destination Australia Program, Australian Government Research Training Program, Australia APEc Women in Research Fellowship etc. Likewise, education institutes also offers wide ranges of scholarships for domestic and International students.