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Think Bigger - Study in Australia

January 2017

While overseas study is expensive, Australia is more affordable than most other destinations and offers a high standard of quality education, excellent living condition and a multicultural society. Australia's Higher Education Institutions rank among the world's best and the quality of education they offer is correspondingly high.

Higher education in Australia provides value for money by offering shorter and more intensive courses, they quickly incorporate latest innovations in science & technology, modern trends in marketing & management in their diploma/degree programs, hence Australian education is more practical and responsive to the needs of Trade & Industry.

Apart from being a great place to get a first-rate education, Australia is also a fantastic place to live. It provides a welcoming and multicultural society with a population that originates from around 200 countries. Australian people have a reputation for being amongst the friendliest in the world, and Australian cities are safe and clean, with low crime rates.

Australia's strong economy and low unemployment rates mean international students who wish to work have no problems finding a job.

Study Abroad Programs

Undergraduate - Bachelor's

A good academic record in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling

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Postgraduate - Masters

A good academic record in Bachelors Degree from a recognized university is necessary

Any work experience in the field will be helpful

For MBA programs at some Universities students need to have work experience along with their Bachelors Degree



Australia generally has two intakes i.e. February and July, with few Universities offering multiple intakes in September & November. It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 7-8 months prior to the intake. University generally takes around 4-6 weeks to process the applications.

Types of Degrees

Undergraduate Studies:

Bachelor programmes may vary from 3 to 4 years. They are available across all faculties of Arts Commerce, Science, IT

Postgraduate Studies:

Australia offers a wide variety of choices for post graduate studies .The individual universities offer different strengths and capabilities, providing a diverse base for research for students. Australian Universities pride themselves on a strong research base and state of the art equipment to their Universities.

Australia Education System:

The education system in Australia is top-notch and there are many courses offered through specialist institutions and universities.

Many courses in Australia offer full-time and part-time which allow students to study according to their own schedule. Many students seek courses in Australia in the field of hospitality, education, business administration, information technology, health, management, and finance, to name a few.

Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)

Australia has an integrated nationwide system of qualifications, known as the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), which is recognized by the Australian Government. Under this, students can move easily from one level of study to the next and receive credit for previous study. It brings together the quality offered at different levels.

There are 41 universities ranging in size from around 3,000 students to 50,000 students - 39 of these are government run. Australian universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in traditional and modern subject areas such as innovative courses in IT, electronic business and science. Australian academics have won prestigious awards, including several Nobel Prizes, and are involved in ground-breaking research.

Documents needed

Documents needed for making an application are resume, statement of purpose, marksheets and passing certificates from 10th onwards, two reference letters from colleges / employers and passport copy or birth certificate & IELTS score sheet

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:

Doctoral Degree

Masters Degree

Graduate Diploma / Graduate Certificate

Bachelor's Degree

TAFE Certificate III & IV

Undergraduate Diploma / Advanced Diploma and

Associate Diploma/ AQF (Australian Quality Framework) Diploma

Vocational Education and Training in Australia (VET)

Australia offers a wide variety of vocational education and training courses. Each year increasing numbers of international students are choosing the TAFE option, either as a means of training and qualifying for a highly skilled job in business, the arts, or industry, or as an alternative pathway into university degree studies. The advantages for international students choosing to undertake TAFE studies are numerous but lower fees is one of the main criteria.

Student Visa

Student can apply online any time within 120 days period prior to the date of commencement of the program

Document Checklist

Make sure you have followingdocuments ready before you fill online Student Visa Applicant Form.

1.Elegronic Confirmation of Enrolment including OSHC (eCoE)

2.Passport copies - Notarized Copies - All 36 pages

3.Prescribed fee - to be paid online by Debit / Credit card (with International payment facilities)

4.Applicant's Immigration History - if any


6.All Academic Documents - including English Proficiency test

7.Employment proof - if any

8.Evidence of Circumstances in home country

9.relevant financial documents projecting enough liquidity covering cost of education for first twelve month

10.Sponsor's Income proof

Visa Processing Time

Normally it takes 4 to 6 weeks under normal circumstances.

Work & Migration

Part time Job.

Students can work part time - 40 Hrs. / fortnight during course session and full time during vacation and holidays.

On an average a student can earn around 15-16 AUD/hour. Casual Jobs are available (A$15-18 per hour) as PT work option.

Temporary Graduate Visa - Subclass 485 - This visa lets you live, study and work in Australia Temporarily after you have finished your studies.

Post Study Work Stream:

Bachelor and Master by course work who have spent at least two academic years studying that degree in Australia to get 2 years PSW rights

Master by Research - 3 years PSW rights

PhD graduates to receive 4 years of PSW rights.

General Skilled Migration:

Basic Requirements -

Submit Expression of Interest

Be older than 18 and less than 50 years of age

Have your skilled assessed by the relevant assessing authority

Have at least competent English

Score at least 60 on the points test

Meet health and character requirements

Applicant to get 60 points comprising of various attributes (incl. Age, English Language, Skilled employment, overseas skilled employment, Education Qualification, Australian Qualification etc.....)

PR Skilled Graduate Visa Holders can apply for any of the following visa categories:

Australia Skilled independent visa - Subclass 189 visa

Skilled - Nominated - Sybclass 190 visa

Skilled - Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) - Subclass 489

What Edwise Students studying in Australia Says.

"Edwise has done a wonderful job and I thank each person at Edwise who has helped me get here in time. I am absolutely overwhelmed and appreciate the support provided by you people. It was a wonderful experience interacting with everyone at Edwise. I shall definitely recommend anyone who wants to study abroad to come to Edwise. I got the right suggestion at the right time from everyone including my Academic Counsellor to my Visa Counsellor & due to their support & hard work I am here at my dream destination."
Sanjiv Vishwanath, Griffith University

"It was a "GREAT" experience. It was like a dream come true for me because of Edwise. The dream which seemed to be impossible alone was made possible by Edwise's corporation. Everybody was extremely helpful and Co-operative. Their "dedication" to the work was tremendous as if it was their own work. Everybody is very friendly, polite, hardworking, efficient etc. Thanks a lot!! "
Shweta Shrishrimal, Bond University

"I have just returned over this weekend after settling my daughter Dinaz in at Melbourne. Her lectures at Monash have commenced and she is pretty much liking it out there, Thanks to Edwise who supported her for right course & university.

I would like to personally thank entire team at Edwise who have helped us through this mission, which certainly looked impossible to me at one stage but as the adage goes, all's well that ends well."
Zanobia Tamboli

"I am extremely happy with the service provided by my education consultants, Edwise.They have been very helpful right from day one and have done all of the paper work required by me in order to secure my admission to MonashUniversity& my visa. They have also followed up very promptly with me.

They are, I would say one of the leading educational consultants in Mumbai as they provide assistance to go to U.S.A, Australia & England to the best universities in the world, which a very few consultants in Mumbai would do.

I would like to thank Edwise for all the services they have provided to me & also in helping me to secure my admission into one of the leading universities of the world in order to enhance my career. "
Mr. Kiran Bhagat, Monash University

Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

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.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding the best suited program for you.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

Also read: Australia: The Perfect Destination For Master's Study


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