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Study in Australia – The Real Facts

Studying in Australia is a great way to further your career, learn a new profession/trade or take that well-earned career break with a fun course. Australia has a robust, world class education system with a large range of education options across the Vocational Education and Higher Education sectors. A significant majority of Australian Universities are ranked amongst the Top 400 Universities of the world.

The Australian Student visa program provides international students with the opportunity to study in Australia at all levels of education. Besides Universities, there are world class Australian Government trade colleges who welcome International students from all over the world. Many students who have previously undertaken some of these courses are now permanent residents.

To study any course in Australia, all international students require a Student visa. There are different student visas for different levels of education, for instance Schools Sector, English Languages Course, Vocational Education and Training Sector, Higher Education Sector.

All University programs that are available to international students must comply with the requirements of the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act. This ensures that established standards are met and services are provided to all international students. Furthermore, all education providers are subject to the requirements of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Further information can be found at www.teqsa.gov.au. These features provide peace of mind to prospective students knowing that they will obtain a high quality, internationally accepted qualification, while being supported through the process.

The recent introduction of the Streamlined Visa Processing (Knight) reforms has placed more responsibility on the University in determining their chosen students with little interference from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Furthermore, graduates will have the opportunity to apply for Post Study Work rights entitling them to work full time in Australia for up to two years post completion of their qualification. More details can be found at http://www.immi.gov.au/students/knight/faq-post-study-work-arrangements.htm . These reforms ensure prospective students will gain international work experience, maximize the value of their education qualification and obtain faster visas.

Misconceptions explained:

  • There is NO age limit to studying in Australia
  • A key feature of the Australian Education system is the ability of students to “Earn while they learn”. All student visas are issued with work rightsof 40 hours per fortnight once you commence your studies. This is a great way to put your newly gained knowledge into practice.
  • Family members can accompany you on your visa if they meet the requirements
  • During designated school holidays, the main applicant can work unlimited
  • A student visa can be extended onshore should you wish to extend your studies.

When applying for a student visa, you must establish that you are a genuine student and to do so it is important to undertake the correct course research and understand how completion of the course will best benefit your future. SMS GLOBAL can provide you with personalized study options that can cater to your needs.

Cost of studies

The costs of studying in Australia depend on the institution and the level of study you choose.As an international student, your tuition fees are payable before you study. You can use the Course Search on this website to find courses and see details such as their tuition fees. There may be additional costs for your course, including course materials and access to institution facilities.

The list below gives you an indication of the range of course costs for different types of qualifications.

  • School– $7,800 to $30,000
  • English language studies– Around $300 per week depending on course length
  • Vocational Education and Training(Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) – $4,000 to $22,000
  • Undergraduate Bachelor Degree– $15,000 to $33,000*
  • Postgraduate Masters Degree– $20,000 to $37,000*
  • Doctoral Degree– $14,000 to $37,000*

* Note: This does not include high value courses such as veterinary and medical. Please visit institution websites directly to see costs for these courses.

Below are the most popular courses trending at the moment:

  • Early Childhood teacher
  • Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Auto Electrician
  • Recreation and Fitness Instructor
  • Nursing
  • Diploma of Marketing / Business / Management
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Accountancy
  • Information Technology

There are thousands of courses so contact us to obtain accurate information, which will be suited to meet your individual study needs. We represent colleges and universities all over Australia and offer free telephone consultations.

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