Housing 8 of the top 100 universities in the world, Australia is not just about the kangaroos and platypuses and the opera house. Closely following the US and the UK, Australia actually has the highest number of foreign students. There are many reasons to choose Australia as your education destination. The friendly laid-back nature, high living-standards and the excellent education in Australia have made it a hot-spot for international students. Australia can help you grow, and not just academically, but culturally as well. If you are interested in studying in Australia, then you are taking one step closer towards choosing a truly fruitful academic experience. Australia is a fully developed, growing economy with a safe, tolerant and multicultural society. Students will find studying in Australia a relaxed, welcoming and engaging environment that is unique in the native English speaking world. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. Institutions deliver practical and career-orientated training so graduates can be confident that they have the skills expected by employers. Academic staff are recruited from around the world and often are leading experts in their field. Australian teachers are experienced in supervising both domestic and international students from a variety of different countries. International students in Australia (including their parents) enjoy a very high level of service and financial protection. Quality is assured by ESOS 2000 and national code to ensure fair practice standards are met. Australia is an international leader in safeguards and support services for international students with specialist student services being well resourced and quality assured.
New streamlined visa application system making chances of application success even higher. In addition to this, Australian Universities provide consultancy services to both business and industry, and are the main source of advice for Government and the community in general on a large number of issues and topics, they are closely involved with local and wider communities. Diversity and autonomy are central features of Australian universities. Each institution has the freedom to specify its own mission, purpose, modes of teaching, research, make up of their student body, and the range of content of their educational programs. This variety is reflected in university goals and objectives, staff profiles and the emphasis placed on particular courses at different universities.
Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,100 institutions and 22,000 courses to choose from. You can study at all levels of education from primary and secondary school, to vocational education and training (VET), from English language courses to higher education (including universities). Teaching at universities normally takes place in large group lectures and small group tutorials. Regardless of what you are studying for or how long you are studying, Australia’s laws promote quality education and protection for international students. This includes the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code). These provide nationally consistent standards for providers of education and training for international students.
Tertiary education includes higher education (universities) and vocational education and training (VET and TAFE colleges).
The Australian education system is distinguished from many other countries by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF is a national policy that shows how qualifications relate to each other at each level of education. For more information visit: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education/education-system
Applying for visas is often seen as complicated, but Victoria’s trained counsellors are experts in guiding students through the application process. There are several types of student visas for Australia; the one you need depends on the type of study you are planning to undertake. You are required to lodge your application for a visa at least 12 weeks before the orientation date at your institution. Process to obtain Australian Student Visa for international students. Any person who intends to undertake full-time study in a registered course in Australia needs to obtain an Australian Student Visa. A Student Visa permits the holder to travel to, enter and remain in Australia for the duration of the registered course of study. Overseas students cannot undertake part-time study in Australia and must leave Australia on completion of their course of study.
Students wishing to study in Australia should apply using form 157A and pay the current visa application charge.
• Four recent passport-style photographs for each applicant.
• Completed ‘details of relatives’ form.
• IELTS test results.
• Changes to the student visa regulations require varying evidence of funds dependent on the subclass of student visa applied for. Applicants should show funds and (income that support these funds) enough to cover, course fee, and living costs in Australia as well as amounts covering other family members.
• All original education documents including all mark sheets for Degrees.
• Affidavit of support from the person providing financial support.
• For applicants below 18 years of age, details of arranged guardianship in Australia plus an affidavit from the student’s parents agreeing to the guardianship arrangement.
• Education loan (HECS) or Bank statement from the person(s) providing support outlining transactions for the past 6 months.
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