• Country name : Commonwealth of Australia
  • States (6) and Territories (2): Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New South Wales(NSW), Northern Territory(NT), Queensland(QLD), South Australia(SA), Tasmania(TAS), Victoria (VIC), Western Australia(WA).
  • Form of government : Democracy
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Largest city : Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth
  • Population : 24.8 Million (2018)
  • Language : English
  • Currency : 1 Aus Dollar = 100 Cents
  • Religion : Mostly Christians
  • Land Area: 7,617,930 sq km
  • Country code :  +61
  • National day – Australia day on 26 Jan
  • National symbols: Golden wattle (flower), opal (gemstone), green and gold (colors)

Study Reason

Australia is one of the most culturally diverse country in the world, pride on its friendliness, cultural diversity and world class beaches who offers you a globally recognized education, with access to world class facility at affordable cost. Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million. More info can be found in https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/


  • Globally recognised universities and study options
  • Multicultural society
  • Employment opportunity
  • Easy admission process
  • Immigration Opportunity
  • One of safest place to live in

Education System

The Australian education system provides primary, secondary and tertiary education.

School Education (Primary & Secondary)

School education is similar across all of Australia with only minor variations between states and territories. School education (primary and secondary) is compulsory between the ages of six and sixteen (Year 1 to Year 9 or 10). School education is 13 years and divided into:

  • Primary school - Runs for seven or eight years, starting at Kindergarten/Preparatory through to Year 6 or 7.
  • Secondary school - Runs for three or four years, from Years 7 to 10 or 8 to 10.
  • Senior secondary school - Runs for two years, Years 11 and 12.

Tertiary Education

Tertiary education includes both higher education (including universities) and vocational education and training (VET).

Duration of the course


Diploma Program

1-2 years

Graduate Diploma

1 year

Bachelor Degree

3-4 years

Masters Degree

1.5-2 year

Doctorate / PHD

3-5 year



  • February & July depends upon the chosen course & university

Courses and University


  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Computer programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Medical / Health
  • IT
  • Nursing
  • Financial service
  • Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Hospitality management
  • Agriculture, Environment and Veterinary Science
  • Language and arts
  • Communication and Leadership
  • Architecture and Building
  • Biotechnology

Eligibility Test

English is the official language of Australia and the main language of instructions in the education
system. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is mandatory for obtaining a student
visa. For vocational and Tafe program (Diploma or Advance Diploma courses) minimum IELTS
requirement is 5.5 however for bachelor or higher degree minimum IELTS requirement is 6 depends upon
the university and chosen course.

Cost Of Living

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 and there can be additional cost for your courses including course materials and 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.

Living expenses for a single student in Australia is around 18,000 - 20000 AUD Dollar which is calculated as $1500 X 12 months. It includes food accommodation, transport etc.

(1500 AUD$ per month x 12 months = 18,000 AUD$, it includes food, accommodation, Transport etc.)

Application And Visa Process

  • Apply to the university and get the offer letter
  • Make sure you already have a passport and IELTS require score
  • Apply student visa at the nearest Australian High Commission
  • Undertake Medical & Biometric as requested
  • Receive preliminary visa approval (PVA) from Australian High Commission (AHC)
  • Pay first semester / year tuition fees to the university and get the confirmation of Enrolment (COE)  
  • Supply passport and COE to Australian High Commission (if asked)
  • After you receive your visa confirmation, CONGRATULATION. Now you can book your flight YEY!!
  • Make an arrangement for airport pickup and temporary accommodation if require
  • Go to university and enrol your course unit via Students Central

Please note: visa process can take up to 10 weeks therefore student should lodge their application at least three month before the commencement of course.

Career Prospects

After the graduation Students have several options available whether they stay in Australia or head home. Students may be able to continue your studies in Australia to pursue a higher level qualification or another field of study, they may also be eligible to undertake post study work to put your newly gained knowledge to use and gain work experience in Australia, or simply they may choose to go home to undertake further study or work there.


Generally, Students who have successfully completed 2 years of study in Australia, they can remain in Australia under New Skilled Graduate Temporary Visa for 18 months to gain additional skills they need before they are eligible to apply for Permanent resident (PR).

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