Australia is the largest island and the smallest continent in the world. It lies between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. It is about 11,000 kilometres southwest of North America and 3,200 kilometers southeast of mainland Asia. Australia boasts a fantastic temperate climate. It is a land of bright sunshine, surf beaches, tropical rivers, rainforests, mountain ranges, red deserts and rich green coastal plains. The flora and fauna are interesting and unique, with kangaroos, koalas and wombats included in the array of wildlife.
The population of Australia is almost nineteen million. More than four-fifths of the people live in cities and towns that are generally in coastal areas near the mouth of a river and as close as possible to a good ocean harbor. The main cities are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra and are all State Capital cities. Most Australians enjoy an excellent standard of living, good educational opportunities and a relaxed lifestyle made possible by the outstanding natural and economic features of the country. There are a range of climate types with the north being tropical, the centre being desert and the southern coastal areas being temperate. The seasons are the reverse of the Northern Hemisphere. January/February is generally the hottest time of year and the months around July are usually the coldest. In the tropical north it is warm to hot all year around, with the seasons being simply referred to as 'wet' or 'dry'. The majority of the population live around Australia's coastal edges, due to the harsh environmental conditions of the centre.
Australia - Destination for 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.
Higher education in Australia provides value for money by offering shorter and more intensive courses, they quickly incorporate latest innovations in science & technology, modern trends in marketing & management in their diploma/degree programs, hence Australian education is more practical and responsive to the needs of Trade & Industry.
Australia seems to be high on the list for many reasons
- Indian 12+3 is acceptable for masters degree.
- Duration for the masters courses is between 1, 1.5 to 2 yrs.
- Competitive costs for tuitions and living in comparison to other developed countries. Like USA, UK etc.
- Australian education is recognized worldwide from US to NZ.
- High Standard of education in international terms, good research facilities available with state of the art equipment.
- Visa process is straightforward and fair.
- Currently over 50000 Indian Students in Australia.
- Australian universities are members of an International Academic community and academic staff are frequently recruited on an international basis.
- Australian academics and graduates are keenly recruited into institutions overseas, indicating a measure of Quality Education.
- ESOS Act to protect the interest of overseas students.
- Safe country with pleasant climate and a stable democracy.
The Association of Australian Education Representatives in India (AAERI) - UES is an accredited member of AAERI - since its inception. 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.
In Australia every course offered in a university has CRICOS Code which is given by Australian Government reflecting that the education system is fully controlled by the Government in Australia. There is no formal ranking of universities. Thus students from all around the world have long made Australia their education destination
Australia has an integrated nationwide system of qualifications, known as the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), which is recognized by the Australian Government. Under this, students can move easily from one level of study to the next and receive credit for previous study. It brings together the quality offered at different levels
Type of Institutions
There are 41 universities ranging in size from around 3,000 students to 50,000 students - 39 of these are government run. Australian universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in traditional and modern subject areas such as innovative courses in IT electronic business and science. Australian academics have won prestigious awards, including several Nobel Prizes, and are involved in ground-breaking research
Courses Available At Under Graduate & Graduate level
Awarded courses vary considerably with the higher education sector in the form of entry requirements, duration and method of assessment The following awards are offered by Australian Universities:
- Doctoral Degree
- Masters Degree
- Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate
- Bachelors Degree
- TAFE Certificate III & IV
- Undergraduate Diploma/Advanced Diploma and Associate Diploma/AQF (Australian Quality Framework) Diploma
- Humanities: English, Philosophy, History, Foreign Language Studies, Communications, Psychology.
- Education: Education Studies, Teaching, Early Childhood, Special Education.
- Social Studies: Geography, Behavioral Studies, Welfare And Counseling, Sport And Recreation, Sociology.
- Mathematics And Computing: Mathematics And Statistics, Computer Based Information System, Computer Science.
- Science: Science Pharmacology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Biotechnology.
- Visual And Performing Arts: Art, Graphic Arts, Fashion Design, Crafts, Performing Arts, Music.
- Engineering: Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Structural, Mechanical, Automotive, Aeronautical, Mining, Industrial, General Engineering, Computer, Telecommunications, Mechatronics, Polymer, Environmental.
- Business Administration And Law: Economics, Accounting, Commerce, Management, Administration, Marketing, Finance, HR.
- Health Sciences: Nursing, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Personal And Family Health Care, Pharmacy, Veterinary Sci, Public Health Physiotherapy.
- Agriculture: Agriculture, Forest, Horticulture.
- Hospitality & Tourism: Hotel Management, Tourism Management, Commercial Cooker.
Vocational Education and Training in Australia (VET)
Australia offers a wide variety of vocational education and training courses. Each year increasing numbers of international students are choosing the TAFE option, either as a means of training and qualifying for a highly skilled job in business, the arts, or industry, or as and alternative pathway into university degree studies. The advantages for international students choosing to undertake TAFE studies are numerous but lower fees is one of the main criteria
Types of degrees
Bachelor programme?s may vary from 3 to 4 years. They are available across all faculties of Arts Commerce, Science, IT
Australia offers a wide variety of choices for post graduate studies .The individual universities offer different strengths and capabilities, providing a diverse base for research for students. Australian Universities pride themselves on a strong research base and sate of the art equipment to their Universities
How will UES help me?
UES has been sending students to Australia and other countries since 10 years. UES has trained counsellors who have got experience and expertise to assist students. All our offices provides students with
- FREE counselling and information on various courses and institutions
- Application Forms - Brochures - Guides etc
- Admission Assistance
- Visa Counseling
- Travel and accommodation arrangement
- Procuring Residential Facilities with Indians for students going abroad
- Insurance, Bank A/c in Aus, Student Loan, Flight ticket Booking
Are Credit transfers possible?
As the Australian Government recognizes Indian Universities, credit transfers are possible. However for this the students are required to submit their course syllabus to the institution and it can take minimum of 6 months for credits to be granted.
Why is GMAT and GRE not asked for by all Australian Universities?
Australian Universities are recognized worldwide. The reason why Australian Universities do not insist upon students going for a GMAT or GRE etc. is because these exams are for American Universities so students have to give these tests to be judged by American Standards. Australia and India recognize each other's degrees, However it may be asked by some Universities to assess the overall ability of the student.
How long does Visa application procedure require?
The average time taken by the Australian High Commission for the visa procedure is anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks depending on the individuals background, so the students need to apply for their visas at least 3 months prior to their course commencement
How do you know which University is the best in Australia?
One cannot rate universities in Australia as there are numerous universities and all are regulated under the Vice Chancellors Committee, which follow the code of ethics. Students generally follow the market trends like MBAs or BBA, MIT etc., but it would be unfair to judge universities as one can only compare the course structure and faculty.
Can I find a Job placement after my course completion?
With effect from 1st September, 2007 all students who have completed 2 years of study in Australia can get a Skilled Graduate Visa, whereby they can work for upto 18 months.
How do I know if I am eligible for the Permanent Residency (PR)?
Currently a student needs to cover up to 120 points to become eligible for the PR, The points can be obtained by a combination of the following course, age, English language proficiency, duration of the study in Australia, studying in a regional area, working part time. For further details and to test your points, visit the following website: www.immi.gov.au.
What salary can i expect when i start working in australia?
The average starting salary that you can earn is between a$ 2,500 to a$ 4,000 per month.
My education has been in English. Do I still need to sit for IELTS?
IELTS is a mandatory visa requirement.
What are the visa possibilities for my spouse/dependent?
Spouse/dependent of a Student - Visa holder in Australia gets a Dependent Visa and a valid work permit for the same duration as the primary applicant. This is applicable for Master's degree Application.
Australian Student visa application can be processed in 2 ways, Electronically (E-visa) & Manually (Paper base visa) under the guidance of experienced Australia immigration experts at UES you can certainly bid adieu to all worrisome tasks involved in your visa procedure
If an Applicant wants to apply online, then e-visa is lodged directly from the Australian High Commission's online gateway which is assessed in Adelaide, Australia
If an Applicant wants to apply paper base visa then an applicant can submit their visa application at any of the VFS Application Centers available in 10 cities
A. How many days prior a student can apply for visa
- It is advised to file for Visa 3 months in Advance to avoid any delay
B. Document Checklist
The Documents required for Visa has to be in 5 sets
- Personal Details forms & Information
- All Academics - Originals
- All Financial Documents - Originals
- All Academic Documents - Notary Attested
- All Financial Documents - Notary Attested
C. Visa Application Fees
- The Visa application fees currently are AUD $ 541 (Subject to change)
D. Processing Time
- The processing time required by the high is 8-12 weeks
- English Ability Requirements
- IELTS is mandatory to obtain Australian Student Visa
- For more information you can meet the Visa counselor at UES branch
- Australian International Hotel School (AIHS)
- Australian School of Business Administration Technology and Research
- Australian Institute of Commerce & Technology
- ATMC-Australian Technical And Management College
- Billy Blue School of Graphic & Design
- Blue Mountains Hotel Management School
- Bond University
- Box Hill Institute of TAFE
- Carrick Institute of Education
- Central Queensland Univeristy
- Charles Darwin University
- Charles Sturt University
- CIC in Association with Curtin University
- Curtin University of Technology
- Deakin University
- Edith Cowan University
- Education Centre of Australia (ECA) & English Language School in Sydney
- Griffith University
- Hays International College
- Headmasters ? Advanced Academy Training
- Horticultural Skills Australia
- Holmes Institute
- James Cook University
- La Trobe University
- La Trobe University International College
- Le Cordon Bleu
- Macquarie University
- Martin College
- Melbourne Institute of Technology
- MIBT in Association with Deakin University
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- QIBT In Association With Griffith University
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- SIBT In Association With Macquarie University
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- Taylors College (Study Group)
- The William Light Institute
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