number of international students from around the world are
choosing Australia as their preferred overseas study destination
for the following reasons:
Class Education and Training
Australia offers an internationally recognised education and
training system providing world class opportunities for international
students. Major employers and professional organisations around
the world recognise Australian qualifications. The pursuit
of excellence is an important part of the development of knowledge
and research at Australian universities. Through vocational
education and training, Australia provides skills required
for the successful operation of business and industry. Australia
is continually refining and redefining its education and training
system while retaining the best of traditional values, such
as the pastoral care of students and excellence in scholarship.
Diversity and Ease of Access
Australia offers high quality education and training courses
of increasing importance and relevance to you. Australian
universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses
covering a broad range of disciplines ranging from the humanities
and computing to engineering, health sciences and law. Australia’s
public and private vocational education and training institutions
deliver training ranging from accounting and applied science
to business studies, marketing, hospitality and tourism which
is responsive to your needs and those of industry.
and Innovative Approaches to Education
Australian institutions use leading-edge technologies and
learning programs which promote flexible and innovative approaches
to teaching and research.
With over eighty years experience, and rapid developments
in information technology and telecommunications, Australian
institutions can deliver courses directly to you via distance
of Australian education and training programs are offered
offshore. These programs allow you to obtain Australian qualifications
in your own country or to combine study at home with study
in Australia. Australia also offers an exciting range of continuing
education programs, equal to the best in the world, for the
purpose of upgrading professional skills and personal development.
System of Qualifications
Australia has a nationally consistent yet flexible framework
of qualifications in the secondary school, vocational education
and training and university sectors.
called the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). AQF
qualifications are linked so you an advance from each level
to the next and between sectors. The AQF is endorsed by the
Australian Government and recognised across Australia.
Tuition Fees and Cost of Living
The cost of studying in Australia compares favourably with
other destination countries for international students.
Australian Government study found that in terms of total costs
(which include tuition fees and living expenses) the US and
UK are consistently more expensive than Australia.
Australian laws ensure that courses offered to international
students are of a high educational standard and your fees
institutions must comply with laws relating to the approval
and registration of courses they wish to offer to international
private institutions are members of Tuition Assurance Schemes
which ensure that you will be able to complete your course.
We encourage you to inquire about institutions’ educational
credentials and arrangements for safekeeping of your fees.
to Work while Studying
You are allowed to work while studying in Australia to help
cover expenses. Up to 20 hours per week of work is allowed
during semesters and full-time during vacations and other
course breaks. Australian institutions can help by both providing
work and through student employment services.
Australia is a safe country compared to almost anywhere in
the world. Crime and political unrest are limited in Australia.
Your study plans and progress are not likely to be upset by
Australia is one of the world’s most harmonious multicultural
societies. Australian’s are open, friendly people and you
will find a warm welcome in Australia.
Range of International Students
Australian institutions are the first choice of many international
students from the Asia-Pacific and an increasingly attractive
destination for students from North America and Europe.
of international students are studying at Australian universities,
English language institutions, vocational education and training
institutions and schools. This means that many institutions
have strong international student associations. Surveys of
international students reflect their satisfaction with their
studies in Australia. The growing network of international
alumni of Australian universities demonstrates the success
that accompanies an Australian education.
Services for International Students
Australian institutions are sensitive to your religious and
cultural needs and provide a range of support and monitoring
services to help you deal with settling into your new environment,
the practicalities of living in Australia and completing your
Australia is a close study destination for students from the
Asia-Pacific region. This makes it cheaper to get to, easier
to return home during vacations and makes it possible for
family members to visit during your stay or at graduation.