Australia is the third most popular and preferred destination of International students because of the Cultural Diversity, Friendly natives, and high quality of Education. Australian Universities offers a range of study options in Associate Degrees, Undergraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Degrees and PhD. The most preferred courses amongst Indian students are Business, Tourism, Hospitality Management, MBA, Accounting, Healthcare and IT.
CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for International Students) : An international student is expected to take up a course registered under CRICOS, if he/she wishes to study in Australia. CRICOS indicates that the course and institution that you choose, meet a high standard of the Australian Education System. Government of Australia is very concerned and it spends more than 2 million AUD$ on International Scholarships.
TAFE : It is abbreviation for “ Technical And Further Education “. These institutions offer Certificate and Diploma Programs and are usually funded by Government.
RTO : (“Registered Training Organizations“ in Australia ) Such Vocational Colleges in Australia are for cultivating adult learning experiences that provide Certificate (Level - I through V) and Diploma Programs. These schools mostly provide courses that are work-oriented and help an individual to find a source of income immediately upon completion of the course.
Australian University system comprises of 38 Public Universities and 3 Private Universities. The Higher Education providers in Australia are: (a) Self-Accrediting Institutions/Universities (b) Non Self-Accrediting Institutions/Universities. The syllabus of each university is designed by the University themselves, and not by any government body.
Duration : (a) Undergraduate courses last from 3 years to 4 years, depending on if it’s a General or Professional Degree
(b) Postgraduate programs are categorized into Postgraduate by Research that lasts for 1–2 years (full-time study) And Postgraduate Extended Program that lasts for 3–4 years (full-time study).
AQF Levels : Students studying in Australia can easily transfer credits and shift between study levels and institutions as per the guidelines mentioned by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). AQF is a National Policy followed in the Australian Education and Training wherein the standards comprise different levels, starting from Level 1( Certificate Level ) to Level 10 (Doctoral Courses)
An Undergraduate Degree could cost AUD 15,000–30,000 and Postgraduate and PhD degrees could cost AUD 20,000–40,000.
The average Living Cost in Australia has been estimated to be AUD 18,000 per year. Accommodation costs could be $450 per week and Transport & Food could cost $150 to $280 per week.
SSVFAustralia's "Simplified Student VISA Framework" (SSVF) came into effect on July 1st 2016. As per SSVF: