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Australia is not about kangaroos it is home to some of the top universities in the world. Year by year several Indian students are opting for studying in Australia for its world-class education, excellent quality of living and post-study work opportunities. Whatever course you study, you will experience an unbeatable academic excellence and support system for international students. Australia is a country full of opportunities and diversities. It has the third largest number of international students in the world after the United States and the United Kingdom with the best ranked international universities. For students from some countries, Australia is the top learning destination of choice. The quality of education is important, but student life is also important. Indeed, Australia is home to six of the world’s forty most prestigious student cities. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world where the population density per square kilometre is the lowest.

There are a number of reasons why students choose to stay in Australia. The quality of Australian education, a wide variety of courses to choose from, and the after-school stay to make it one of the most popular destinations among Indian students. When you decide to study in Australia, you get an extensive bandwidth to choose from 22,000 courses available in 1100 institutions, earn globally recognized degrees, and learn from the best faculty members in the world.

Australia’s universities are renowned for their research and training methodologies, and Australia’s skills hold water around the world. their teaching methodology is respected around the world, with many Australian universities consistently ranking in the top 100 in the QS World Rankings and in the Times Higher Education Rankings.

Australia offers a lifetime experience with worlds and a real melting pot from different cultures and ethnicities. More than 200 languages and dialects are believed to be spoken in Australia. Not only that, you can spot a large diaspora of Indians to connect and celebrate local festivals.

The Australian government keeps an enormous amount aside every year to spend on international exchanges. Therefore, when you choose to study in Australia, you can significantly lower your tuition fees by obtaining scholarships, scholarships and grants. Usually, a good academic grade is the most important factor, but co-curricular activities and other accomplishments can help you get the sought after scholarships.

Some of the most significant innovations and discoveries worldwide have been made by Australia. The country has made its mark worldwide for its research in penicillin, ultrasonic, black box flight recorder, bionic air, IVF, survivorship cancer, and more. Those seeking research perspectives can expect continued support from the Australian government in terms of funding, guides and state-of-the-art infrastructure.

Five of Australia’s major cities – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth – have consistently ranked first in several surveys around the world to be the most welcoming student destinations in the world. The country has outstanding world-class infrastructure, quality health care and strong medical facilities, a transportation system and affordable housing.

All Indian students are legally permitted to work 20 hours a week and full-time during the weekend. Moreover, at the end of your studies, you get a lot of time to stay in Australia to study/work further.

Without question, Australia is a highly developed country with the fifth highest per capita income in the world.  Almost a quarter of the Australian population originates from various counties. It is a safe and friendly place for all who stay and it promises a wonderful experience to all international students.


Learn about Australia’s education system!

When you choose to study in Australia, you can be guaranteed an unmatched quality of education, perceived qualifications worldwide and massive work opportunities. Colleges in Australia are renowned for their research and training strategies, making them a common objective among Indian students.

Academic excellence, life on campus, and skilled instructors are other key reasons for Australian colleges are positioned in the global QS and Times Higher Education rankings reliably. It has well-organized educational modules that focus on different skills, such as critical thinking, creativity, communication, literacy, analytical reasoning, ethical comprehension and more.

Besides, Australia offers a variety of courses – you can select over 22,000 sorts of courses accessible in over 1,100 institutions; and hosts the five best student cities in the world including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, and Brisbane.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

The unique feature of the Australian educational system is its implementation of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The national policy set up in 1995 determines the capacity principles of the higher education sector (higher education, vocational education and training). Apart from the graduation certificate, the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Under the AQF, your diploma is assessed and approved by the government.

As part of the AQF, there are 10 levels that link different schools, universities, colleges and educational institutions into a single national system. This allows the adaptability, decision and better planning of the profession for students to switch from one exam level to another as long as their student visa requirements are met.

Educational levels in Australia.

There are three levels of education in the Australian education system: primary, secondary, and tertiary. The following is an examination of the various levels and qualifications available in accordance with the QAF.

Levels and qualifications in accordance with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)

Level 1                         Certificate I

Level 2                         Certificate II

Level 3                         Certificate III

Level 4                         Certificate IV

Level 5                         Diploma

Level 6                         Advanced Diploma, , Associate Degree

Level 7                         Bachelor Degree

Level 8                         Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Level 9                         Master’s Degree

Level 10                       Doctoral Degree



The university level is the highest level of education in Australia. A student can study undergraduate or post-graduate studies at a university. It is expected that students will conduct independent research in all institutions, particularly at the university. There is a wide range of courses, including traditional fields of learning and research, as well as more practical courses with professional guidance. Universities typically follow the semi-annual system, and for some programs they have the quarter system.


Professional courses are offered by TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutes funded by the government and by certain private colleges. These institutions are closely linked to industry so that courses are practical and competency-based. At professional education and training institutions in Australia, you will learn career-oriented skills that are appreciated and sought after by employers. You can go straight into a career or use your professional studies as a path to university.


It is compulsory for children aged 6 to 15, with university entrance examinations generally at the age of 18. Australia has both public and private schools.

English language institutions.

Specialist English language tuition is offered by more than 210 institutions located all over Australia, in major cities as well as country centres.


Studying abroad can be expensive, but sound financial planning can help you navigate effectively. Before leaving India, it is important to take into account costs such as accommodation, travel, food, and health to help you plan your budget wisely.


  1. Tuition fees are the main investment.

Tuition fees depend to a great extent on the type of course and the university of your choice. Tuition fees range on average from AUD 20,000 to AUD 40,000 annually. Some of the courses like humanities, arts, and education are somewhat economical, while other topics like engineering and medicine are more expensive. However, in order to reduce your tuition fees, you are advised to apply for various scholarships available to Indian students.


  1. Place of living

You can either stay on-campus or off-campus while studying in Australia the rent is usually high when you stay on-campus and thus many students opt for off-campus accommodation where they share apartments with other students or stay with a local family. Rents also vary from town to town.


  1. Living expenses

It is important that you reserve money for your regular purchases, recreational activities, and unplanned events. Tracking expenditures is recommended to prevent spending overruns. Some current expenses can be found in the table below.

Average monthly expenditure

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* Basic amenities include bills for food and groceries.


  1. Taxes

As an international student, you have the legal right to work 20 hours per week during academic sessions and full-time during vacations. Working while studying can help you cut your international study costs to a large degree. But your earned income is taxable so you need to acquire a Tax Record Number (TFN) and adhere to the country’s tax laws.


Applying for an Australian student visa? Here’s assistance!

The Australian government provides a chance for each Indian student to study in the nation but as a prerequisite you will need to acquire a student visa first. The visa you need will depend on your age, the type of education you should seek, and how long you should stay in Australia. As an international student, you would most often need a student visa (under class 500), regardless of your field of study.


Student visa (sub-class 500)

Becoming effective since July 1, 2016, a student subclass 500 visa gives you an authority to live in Australia for the time of your study program, which is mostly up to five years. It is important for you to make sure that your visa remains valid and that you comply with the requirements stated on your student visa. Details regarding this type of visa are available on the Australian Ministry of Interior website.

Document requirements for an Australian student visa

While applying for an Australian student visa, you will need to:

1.) Proof of Enrollment (your electronic confirmation of enrollment)

2.) A current passport.

3.) Your fee for applying for a visa.

4.) Your Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement

5.) Documentation about education and work experience.

6.) Proof of your English language skills (reserve your place in the IELTS)

7.) Proof of financial capacity (tuition, living expenses, expenses related to dependants, round trip airfare)

8.) Information about your health insurance policy (Overseas Student Health Cover)

9.) Statement of intent.

10.) Photos of passport size.

If you are less than 18 years old, you will also need to provide additional documentation, such as a parental concern.

*Note that these are basic requirements. Ask your worldwide campus instructor for a detailed list of the documents required for visa processing.

What can we do to assist with visa applications?

In case you’re a JR Immigration Consultant student with an offer letter from any of our partner institutions in Australia, we can advise you on how to go about the entire process. We will make sure that you are fully informed about the latest visa requirements and conditions, and also assist you in establishing the correct documentation for your submission.

Our team will guide you through the official websites and approved immigration officials to ensure you have the latest applications, forms and instructions. In fact, to reduce the issue, we can also help you certify, interpret and send your archives.


Visa fee

As an applicant from outside Australia, you will need to pay AUD575 as a visa fee (check the most recent fee when applying here).


English speaking requirements.

To obtain a student visa, you must provide proof of ability in English. This usually means taking a secure English language test to be able to demonstrate your communication and correspondence skills.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most prevalent high-stakes English language capability test for study, work, and migration, with in excess of three million tests taken in the previous year. The results of IELTS are collected by more than 10,000 associations, including educational institutions, employers, trade associations and governments, in 140 countries around the world.


Ensure your visa’s validity.

When you obtain your visa, there are various things you must do to ensure that it remains valid, including:

Stay selected and maintain acceptable progress and presence.

Provide your Australian address to your university or college for them to contact you.

Continue to have the capacity to support you financially during your time in Australia.

Try to avoid violating the working conditions applicable to your visa.

In case you need to change your qualification level, you will need to request a different student visa.

You can usually come to us for a free counselling session where we can guide you on how best to address the entire visa application process.

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