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Study in Australia- Education System

Australia, an affordable study destination, provides quality education, in a tolerant society along with impeccable living conditions. The higher education system in Australia is eminent and ranks amongst the world’s best. Courses in Australia are economical because they are compact and intensive. Another reason they are popular is because they include in themselves the developments of science and technology. Therefore, attaining a degree from Australia is not only practical but also receptive to the changing environment.

Presently over 60000 Indian students are studying in Australia. There are 41 universities which have over 3000-5000 students, 39 of the institutions are run by the government.

To understand what encompasses the education system in Australia, look at the below given informative points.


Benefits of studying in Australia

  • Safe country with a stable democracy and pleasant climate
  • ESOS Act protects the interests of international students
  • The Streamlined Visa Process is straightforward and fair
  • Economical costs for living and tuition fees
  • Masters course duration is between 1, 1.5 to 2 years
  • Quality Assurance through CRICOS Code

Australian Qualifications Framework

The country has an integrated nationwide system of qualifications, known as the Australian Qualifications Framework. This is recognized by the government. Under this, you can easily move from one level of study to the next, whilst at the same time receiving credit for the previous level of study. The advantage of the framework is that it brings together the quality offered at different levels together.

Quality Assurance

In Australia every course offered at university has CRICOS Code which is provided by the government. This highlights the fact that the education system in the country is controlled by the government. There exists no formal ranking of universities in the country. This can be a major reason that many students like you decide to study in Australia.

Types of degrees:

• Diploma/Advanced Diploma
• TAFE Certificate (Technical and Further Education) III and IV- Vocational Education and Training for training and qualifying for high skilled jobs
• Bachelor’s Degree- varies from 3 to 5 years
• Graduate Diploma/ Graduate Certificate
• Master’s Degree- can either be by research or coursework and taught program
• Doctoral Degree

Vocational Education and Training in Australia

Colleges in Australia offer a wide range of vocational education and training courses (VET). Through the years, an increasing number of international students like you opt for TAFE option. They do so either as a means of training and qualifying for a highly skilled job in areas such as business, arts, industry. It is also an alternative pathway into university degree studies. There are a large number of benefits that compel international students to choose TAFE studies but the most prominent one is the economical nature of the course.


Universities and colleges in Australia have two main intakes in February and July respectively. The applications take 4-6 weeks to process, therefore students should commence making the applications 7-8 months before the intake.

Tuition Fees to study in Australia

The below given table looks to provide indicative figures to the cost of study in Australia.

 Courses  Fees (Per Year/Approx)
 Graduate Certificate  A$19000
 Graduate Degree  A$28000
 Undergraduate  A$22000-A$24000
 Postgraduate  A$25000-A$40000

Scholarships and Aids

There are over 300 scholarships offered yearly to students. Individual universities in some cases offer offer scholarships or research grants to academically exceptional students. The government has an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship scheme for postgraduate research students. Part scholarships are available at the Bachelor's and Master’s level based on academic performance.

Popular courses to study in Australia:

• Agriculture
• Business Administration and Law
• Education
• Engineering
• Health Science
• Tourism and Hospitality
• Humanities
• Computing and Mathematics
• Science
• Visual and Performing Arts
• Communication
• Information Technology
• Social Studies

Work Opportunities:

• Post Study Work Right: Bachelor and Masters by coursework graduates who have spent at least two academic years are eligible to attain two years of Post Study Work Right. Furthermore, Masters by research graduates receive three years of Post Study Work Rights. Lastly, Doctorate graduates receive four years of Post Study Work Rights

• Work and Migration: Upon completion of 2 years of study in Australia, students are given a 24 months visa, during which they can work full time or develop their skills to attain points for the General Skilled Migrant Policy of PR. Students can apply for various visa categories within eighteen months or apply for an employer sponsored visa.


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Country - Australia
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Country - Australia
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We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Also read: Why employers like graduates from abroad?

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