Study in Australia
Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world, behind the United States and the UK. Many international students choose to study there because of the cultural diversity, friendly natives, and high quality of education. 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 tolerant multicultural society. Australia’s Higher Education Institutions rank among the world’s best and the quality of education they offer is correspondingly high.
PEOPLE – The people in Australia are warm and welcoming, The indigenous population has a vast history and you will find a number of such communities in Australia. The rich native community is a big part of the Australian culture and ethnically diverse societies. The country boasts of 6 million migrants from over 200 countries, including the UK, China, India and New Zealand, making it one of the largest pot of a mix of vibrant cultures and lives.
CLIMATE – It might take some time getting used to the climate in Australia because it climate varies from one place to another. The climate that you experience in the northern section may not be the same when you move towards the south.
The Association of Australian Education Representatives in India (AAERI)
Sophiya Consultants is an accredited member of AAERI. The Association is supported by Australian High Commission, New Delhi and its members. AAERI aims to maintain high level of ethics in the profession of counselling and students recruitment for Australia.
Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)
The AQF is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. It incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework. The AQF was first introduced in 1995 to underpin the national system of qualifications in Australia encompassing higher education, vocational education, training and schools.
EDUCATION COSTS IN AUSTRALIA
The cost 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. You can use the Course Search on this website to find courses and see details such as their tuition fees. There may be additional costs for your course,including course materials and access to institution facilities.
An international student is expected to take up a course registered under CRICOS, if he/she wishes to study in Australia. CRICOS indicates that the course and institution that you choose meet a high standard of the Australian education system.
Earlier this year, an official report stated that the number of Indian students studying in Australia crossed 45,000.
EDUCATION PATTERN IN AUSTRALIA
The most preferred courses amongst Indian students are business, tourism, hospitality management, MBA, accounting, healthcare and IT. Australian Universities offer international students a range of learning options — associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees and PhDs. Of the total international student population, almost 40% are engaged in higher education programmes and nearly 18% in English language programs.
INSURANCE FOR AUSTRALIA – OSHC
Australia has a special health insurance coverage for international students called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). OSHC is insurance designed to help international students cover the costs of medical and hospital care that they may need while in Australia. Because of these requirements, it is important that international students purchase their Australian international student health insurance prior to departing their home country.The OSHC plan is designed to provide coverage for international students seeking treatment at a doctor’s office, hospital, or for limited prescription drugs. Coverage will vary based on the plan you purchase so it’s important to contact each OSHC provider to ensure that you get the coverage you need.
WORK RIGHTS DURING STUDIES
While on a student visa, students can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when course is insession and unlimited hours during vacations. International students studying master’s degree by research or PhD degrees can work unlimited hours.
WORK RIGHTS FOR YOUR SPOUSE
The spouse of a student can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight throughout the year if the spouse has travelled to Australia on a dependent visa. If the student is studying at a Masters or PhD level, spouse can work full time once the student start their main course.
POST STUDY WORK RIGHTS
• Graduates who have completed a Bachelor degree or Masters by coursework degree in Australia will be eligible to apply for a two year post-study work visa.
• Graduates who have completed a Masters by research degree or Doctoral degree in Australia will be eligible to apply for a post-study work visa for three or four years respectively.
LIST OF UNIVERSITIES WHERE SOPHIYA PLACED STUDENTS
Australian National University
University of Canberra
University of New England
Charles Sturt University
Southern Cross University
University of Newcastle
Australian Catholic University
University of New South Wales
University of Sydney
University of Technology, Sydney
University of Western Sydney
University of Wollongong
Charles Darwin University
TAFE NSW / TAFE VICTORIA
· Kangan Institute of Tafe
·Box Hill Institute of Tafe
·Holmesglen Institute of Tafe
Queensland University of Technology
University of Queensland
University of the Sunshine Coast
University of Southern Queensland
James Cook University
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Adelaide
University College London
University of South Australia
University of Tasmania
TAFE SA / TAFE QLD
· Brisbane Institute of Tafe
· Gold coast Institute of Tafe
La Trobe University
Swinburne University of Technology
University of Divinity
University of Melbourne
University of Notre Dame
Edith Cowan University
University of Western Australia
TAFE WA / TAFE TASMANIA
· Canberra Institute of Technology