Study in Australia


Australia, officially named as Commonwealth of Australia, is one of the most happening places in the world for one to study and live. It is in terms of size the sixth largest country in the world. Australia holds a position of pride as one of the most developed nations of the world. It is also one of the wealthiest countries of the world. The population of Australia comprises of English, Australians, Irish, and Scottish etc. Indians constitute 2% of the total population of Australia.

Life and culture of Australia is quite cosmopolitan in nature. The people of varied nationalities have migrated to Australia and settled there. Although Australia has no official language, English, however, is the most commonly spoken language.

Australia experiences temperate weather. Climatic conditions can vary from one part of the country to the other because of the sheer size of the country.

From the point of view of employment, tourism is one of the top industries in Australia. Consequently, finding a temporary or a part time job in a hotel or a bar is not difficult. Apart from this, agriculture; manufacturing and telecommunications are other flourishing areas of employment.

  • Australia has emerged as one of the most favorable destination to study and live because of the high standard of education.
  • Australia has the third largest number of International students after USA and UK, making it a serious contender in the International education arena.
  • Flexible degree programs as well as short term industry relevant programs are available.
  • Australian Education is recognised globally with some universities ranked in the top 100 Universities in the world.
  • Australian is considered as one of the most multicultural Societies in the world, its key sectors are Energy, Manufacturing, Service, Agriculture, Tourism, Media, Education, Mining and Logistics.

Education System

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.

Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,100 institutions and 22,000 courses to choose from.

Types of degree

Courses available at Under Graduate & Graduate Level

Awarded courses vary considerably with the higher education sector in the form of entry requirements, duration and method of assessment. The following awards are offered by Australian Universities:

Bachelors Degree

Masters Degree

Graduate Diploma / Graduate Certificate

Undergraduate Diploma / Advanced Diploma and

Associate Diploma/ AQF (Australian Quality Framework) Diploma

Doctoral Degree

TAFE Certificate


Humanities, Education, Social Studies, Mathematics And Computing, Science, Visual And Performing Arts, Engineering, Business Administration And Law, Health Sciences, Agriculture.

Australia offers value for your money, with living expenses (such as private rent) and tuition costs comparable with the United States and United Kingdom. You can earn a small amount by working part-time up to 40 hours every two weeks while you study. However, you cannot rely on this as your only source of income.

Course Fee: Approximately AUD 4000 to AUD 20000, Depends on college and course OSHC (overseas student health cover): AUD 900 to AUD 1500.

First year living expense AUD 19830 for single student, AUD 6940 for spouse, AUD 2970 per child.

One side airfare approximates AUD 900- AUD 2000 depends on your booking time.

Convert into Indian currency you may require 23-28 lacks depends on your college, city and course.

Admission Intakes

Australia generally has two intakes i.e. February and July, with few Universities offering multiple intakes in September & November.

How to get Admission

Select course and institute/university

Apply for admission with necessary documents

Accept letter of offer

Pay Initial tuition fees

Receive CoE ( Confirmation of enrollment)

The Simplified Student Visa Framework explained (SSVF)

Australia's simplified student visa framework (SSVF) came into effect on July 1st 2016. The following changes were introduced :

International students will apply for a single Student visa (subclass 500), regardless of their chosen course of study.

The SSVF is designed to make the process of applying for a student visa simpler to navigate - and without paper!

All students and student guardians will generally be required to lodge their visa application online by creating an account in Immi Account.

Combined country and provider immigration risk model.

The combined immigration risk outcomes of the student's education provider and country of citizenship are used to guide the level of financial and English language capacity related documentation that the student needs to provide with their student visa application.

Major Difference between SVP & SSVF:

SVP: fund & IELTS only show to college / university (Offline Process: Submit Hard Copies of Documents to VFS)

SSVF: fund & IELTS show to college/university and embassy both (Online Process: Create immiaccount & apply for Visa)