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Australia has always been a country with a lot of tourist attractions, people love the idea to spend their time in Australia because of the beautiful beaches, sunny weather, and superior quality of life. This adventurous and lively nature of Australia has gained popularity over the years, so much so that students from many different countries have found it to be a starting point for their careers. Over the years educational facilities have improved and so has the figure of international students coming to Australia.

Education In Australia


Australia is a country and a continent located in the southern part of the world, surrounded by the ocean from all sides. It is a paradise for people who love the beaches and go surfing. Their tourism industry is built on the foundation of beaches, kangaroos, and mesmerizing ecological diversity.

Apart from the 1,500 types of spiders and countless venomous snakes, Australia is a perfect country for people to visit and settle down in. At present Australia is a leading global education powerhouse with some of the world’s best facilities and educators, providing local and international students with a range of quality study options.

  • Capital: Canberra
  • Currency: Australia Dollar
  • Languages spoke: English, Mandarin
  • Area: 7.688 million km2
  • Students: 4.7 million 
  • Academic year: February – December 
  • Time zone: Australia (GMT + 10)

Education System

The Education system in Australia is divided into two parts

  1. School education
    • 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
    • Secondary school – Runs for two years, Years 11 and 12.6
  2. Tertiary education
    • Tertiary education includes both higher education and vocational education and training (VET)


States and Territories

Australia is made up of six states and three territories. The central government has absolute authority over all the regions and can change or modify laws and regulations without necessarily coordinating with the state government or territory parliament.

  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

These are the six states in Australia that are further categorized into cities and capital.

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Jervis Bay Territory
  • Northern Territory

Major Industries

  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Sales and Telemarketing
  • Administration or clerical roles

Tuition Fees and living costs

Tuition fees at Australian universities are generally calculated per unit, not per year. Therefore the cost of tuition fees will differ for everybody. For a Graduate degree program, the Annual FEE is 22,000 AUD TO 32000 AUD for a few master’s programs Annual FEE is AUD 25,000 TO 40,000 AUD. International students can be eligible for scholarships in Australia.

The Australian government spends about a 200million each year on scholarships for international students. The student visa allows students to work for 40 hours every two weeks and full-time during holidays, this in return aids the students financially and gives them a better budget to live with

Australia is not a cheap country, but it is also not as expensive as many other famous study destinations, the average weekly expenditure in Australia is around $2,200 per household. Students should plan their stay in Australia accordingly and have a flexible budget.

Visa Information

Compared to other countries, it is easier to get a student visa for Australia. Students wanting to study in Australia must meet specific requirements to qualify for a visa. Once you are enrolled in a full-time study course you can apply for a permit under Subclass 500, and the length of this visa is about five years.

  • Before submitting your application, you must gather all the required document
  • The documents to be submitted are proof of your identity, and character, which prove that you have fulfilled the visa conditions.
  • Apply for the visa online.
  • You will receive a notification from the authorities after they have received your visa application.
  • You will be notified about the status of your visa application.


While applying for an Australian student visa the application should include these documents.

  • Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) certificate.
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement.
  • Financial requirements that you have the budget to fund your education.
  • English Proficiency test results.
  • Australian approved health insurance cover.
  • Verification of a past criminal record.


Students need to pass the IELTS English examination and Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) to be able to apply for the subclass 500 visa

Australian universities have diverse deadlines for application. However, the two general timelines are broadly applicable:

  • Intake 1: Semester 1 – February major intake for students.
  • Intake 2: Semester 2 – July.


Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)


A genuine temporary entrant (GTE) is usually a written statement written by the visa applicant stating that they intend to stay in Australia only temporarily. GTEs are a form of assessment the Department of Foreign Affairs uses to evaluate whether a visa applicant is likely to overstay in Australia after their visa expires.

What should the GTE include for a student visa?

  • Study experiences
  • Current Employment
  • Future employment opportunities
  • Ties to your home country
  • The economic situation in your home country

Dependants Visa & Rights

If you are coming to Australia to study, you are eligible to bring your family members with you. You can either include them on your original student visa application or you can apply for their visas once you have started your course in Australia so that they can join you. Spouses, partners, and unmarried children under the age of 18 are eligible for dependent visas.

Career Prospects

Australia is keeping a consistent rate of graduate employment ratio which averages about 84-86%. It is a great start for students to get exposure to new working environments and the experience of studying abroad. Australian universities are providing internships for International students with the very best MNC companies and top degrees. Students can get practical work experience siphoned from these internships.

Major industries in the country include:

  •  Aerospace
  •  Education and training
  •  Retail Trade
  •  Construction
  •  Healthcare and social assistance
  •  Professional, scientific and technical services

Work Rights

The student visa comes with its perks to work part-time, and this helps students find internships or jobs to pick up while pursuing their studies. Some requirements must be met while working under the subclass500 visa.

  • Students must be above 18 years old
  • International students can work for 20 hours a week under a valid student visa
  • There is no limit on the number of days for academic assistant work.
  • Students are not allowed to be self-employed or work as freelancers.


After graduation students can apply for the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) or Graduate Work Stream to be able to extend their duration of stay, and also get a visa required to be able to work in Australia.

Post-Study Work Visa & Work Permits

  • Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485): This visa grants post-study work rights to international students who have finished their education in Australia on a student visa. It allows students to work for two to four years and gain experience in the broader market of Australia.
  • Graduate Work Steam: Students are only eligible for this stream if they have graduated with the skills and studies that are related to an occupation that features in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). This visa is only valid for 18 months.

Permanent Residency

International students aspire to get hold of a PR when they come to study in Australia. To get become a permanent resident in Australia students must apply for a visa through the SkillSelect program, which is managed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. This online portal helps applicants to submit an Express of Interest (EOI) for a skilled visa.

Requirements to send an EOI

  • Personal information as required by the portal 
  • A nominated occupation 
  • Information about work experience and education
  • Information regarding their English language proficiency 
  • Details of skills assessment related to the nominated occupation
  • Information about business and investment experience
  • The age limit is set at 16-49


The first step to sending in your EOI is to nominate an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List. If your work is not on the SOL, you will need to secure sponsorship from either a state government or an employer.


Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189): This is a visa for applicants who have not been sponsored by an employer, a state/territory, or a family member who is a permanent resident or citizen of Australia. It costs approximately AUD 4,045. This visa will allow you to live and work permanently anywhere in Australia and also has provisions for you to include your family members in the application process.

Requirements for application of Skilled Independent visa (189)

  • Receive an invitation to apply through the SkillSelect portal 
  • Be younger than 45 years of age 
  • Nominate an occupation that matches your skills and qualifications 
  • Have your skills positively assessed by the authorities in charge of the process
  • Meet all the requirements for English language proficiency 
  • Score at least 65 on the points test
  • Meet the health and character requirements as set by the authorities 


The Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186): is a visa that allows Australian employers to sponsor international workers by providing them with job opportunities and the chance to live and work permanently in Australia. The key features of this visa are that it allows the holder to work and stay in Australia indefinitely as a permanent resident, access to Medicare, travel outside Australia with multiple return entries for 5 years, and sponsor eligible relatives for a variety of Australian visas.

  • Be under 50 years of age
  • Demonstrate their proficiency in the English language
  • Hold a successful skills assessment for their nominated occupation
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of work experience relevant to their field
  • Meet the health and character requirements set forth by the government


Group of Eight universities (G8)

The universities of Australia are grouped into different categories depending on their characteristics, the level of research, and their association with other universities. One of the categories of universities in Australia is the “Group of Eight” or Go8. The Go8 are research-intensive universities and some of the largest and oldest in Australia.

  • Australian National University
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Sydney
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • Monash University
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Adelaide


  1. University of Melbourne
  2. University of Sydney
  3. RMIT University
  4. Deakin University
  5. Victoria University
  6. Monash University
  7. Curtin University
  8. University of Queensland
  9. La Trobe University
  10. Federation University Australia
  11. Griffith University
  12. Central Queensland University
  13. University of South Australia
  14. Western Sydney University
  15. University of Wollongong 
  16. Edith Cowan University
  17. University of Western Australia
  18. Flinders University
  19. Macquarie University
  20. University of Tasmania
  21. Torrens University
  22. Australian National University
  23. Charles Darwin University
  24. University of Canberra
  25. Murdoch University
  26. Kaplan Business School
  27. Victoria University
  28. Charles Sturt University
  29. University of the Sunshine Coast
  30. James Cook University
  31. Southern Cross University
  32. Holmes Institute
  33. Cambridge International College
  34. University of New England
  35. Bond University
  36. Asia Pacific International College
  37. TAFE South Austalia
  38. Edith Cowan College
  39. Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
  40. Chisholm Institute
  41. The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
  42. IIBIT Sydney
  43. TAFE Queensland Southwest
  44. North Metropolitan TAFE
  45. Holmesglen Institute
  46. Polytechnic West
  47. Sydney Institute 
  48. William Angliss Institute of TATE
  49. Curtin College 
  50. Royal Greenhill Institute of Technology 
  51. University of Notre Dame
  52. Kangan Institute
  53. Illawarra Institute
  54. Eynerbury
  55. Sarina Russo Institute 
  56. Hunter Institute
  57. Taylors College 
  58. Gordon Institute of TATE
  59. Riverina Institute
  60. UOW College
  61. Danford College
  62. Sunraysia Institute
  63. National Art School
  64. Zenith Business Academy
  65. South Metropolitan TAFE
  66. EIP Group
  67. South Regional TAFE

Citizenship/Citizenship Benefits

There are 3 ways to become an Australian citizen:

  1. By birth: If you are born here and one or both of your parents is Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
  2. By descent: If you are the child of an Australian citizen but are born overseas, you will generally be granted Australian citizenship.
  3. By Grant: If you are a non-citizen of Australia you can apply to become an Australian citizen.


The requirements to apply for Australian citizenship are:

  • You are an Australian permanent resident
  • You are over 16 years of age
  • You have lived in Australia for four years, including 12 months as a permanent resident
  • Are of good character
  • Have adequate knowledge of your responsibilities and privileges as a citizen

The Citizenship Test is a test that examines your knowledge about Australia, its culture, and other essentials. It is a must-have certificate to be able to apply for citizenship in Australia.


As an Australian citizen, you have several privileges, which include:

  • Voting in Federal and State or territory elections and a referendum
  • Applying for work in the Australian Public Service or in the Australian Defence Force
  • Seeking election to parliament
  • Applying for an Australian passport and re-entering Australia freely
  • Obtaining help from an Australian official while overseas
  • Registering children born overseas as Australian citizens by descent

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