Australia has been colonized for above 42,000 years by aboriginal Australians, following the periodic visits of fishermen from Europe and discovery of Dutch voyagers in 1606. Later in 1770, the eastern part of Australia was claimed by British who transported convicts to New South Wales in 1788. Many of the first settlers were thus British convicts. Free settlers arrived in increasing numbers, particularly after the discovery of gold in the mid-19th century.
In 19th century, another five colonies were explored. On 1 January 1901, Australia was formed with the federation of 6 colonies. Since then it has maintained a constant liberal democratic political system. Canberra is the capital city located in Australian Capital Territory (ACT ) and population is approx. 21,511,788 as in March 2009. Among them 60% has concentrated in and around the state capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Today, 99% of the population is of European or Asian descent.
Why Australian Education
The excellence in Education, the multicultural background of students, value for money, English speaking country and on top of that, Governmental and institution support for international students are some other aspects that has made Australia a very attractive destination for students from all over the world.
One excellent advantage for Indian students is the similarity between Indian and Australian education systems, which are broadly patterned on the British education system. Therefore, it is easier for admission into any level without the hassle of credential evaluation, university review of qualifications etc. Also, because of flexibility in their education system, students who have completed two years of Bachelors/Diploma could enroll directly into the 2nd or 3rd year of Bachelor’s program in Australian institutions. Australian degrees are recognized by the Association of Indian Universities for purposes of government employment and further education in an Indian university.
Student life in Australia will be invigorating, to say the least. If you are planning to study in big cities like Melbourne, Sydney or Adelaide, life can be thrilling (and expensive too!)
Normal working hours are 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday. In some states selected banking facilities are also available on Saturday morning.
Australia offers a great transport network throughout the country. There are very efficient railway, bus and plane links which are cost effective and useful for backpackers and students, as well as roads that go on for miles with vast sections of open and scenic countryside stretching out before you.
Permanent Residency (PR) in Australia is similar to the Green Card in USA where a person can retain ones nationality to live and work in the country. After completion of their 2 years educational program in Australia, international students can apply for Australia PR. Else one have to accomplish the course along with the occupation category accumulating to 2 years, which will be assessed to secure 120 points (which was previous 60 points) as an eligibility to clear the pass mark for Permanent Residency. In the mid of 1999, the government of Australia has stated that students with a diploma from the universities or business college can get the citizenship of the country.
|Academic||-10th + Diploma
|Percentage||50 – 60 %||50 – 60%|
|Language Test||IELTS / TOEFL / PTE||IELTS / TOEFL / PTE|
*Students with lesser IELTS score can apply with ELICOS
September, January, May
- Information Technology
- Business Management
- Healthcare and Nursing
- Architectural design
- Building construction
- Hair Dressing
Education Cost – per year (In AUS $)
Diploma, Advanced Diploma (VAT & HEI) –$15,000 to $20,000
Bachelor’s Degree-$24,000 to $30,000
Master’s Degree-$25,000 to $40,000
- Australian Catholic University [ACU]
- Australian National University [ANU]
- Bond University [Bond]
- Central Queensland University [CQU]
- Charles Darwin University [CDU]
- Charles Sturt University [CSU]
- Curtin University [CURTIN]
- Deakin University [Deakin]
- Edith Cowan University [ECU]
- Federation University [FEDUNI]
- Flinders University [FLINDERS]
- Griffith University [GRIFFITH]
- James Cook University [JCU]
- La Trobe University [LATROBE]
- Macquarie University [MACQUARIE]
- Monash University [MONASH]
- Murdoch University [MURDOCH]
- Queensland University of Technology [QUT]
- RMIT University [RMIT]
- Southern Cross University [SCU]
- Swinburne University of Technology [SWINBURNE]
- University of Adelaide [ADELAIDE]
- University of Canberra [CANBERRA]
- University of Melbourne [MELBOURNE]
- University of New England [UNE]
- University of New South Wales [UNSW]
- University of Newcastle [NEWCASTLE]
- University of Notre Dame [UNDA]
- University of Queensland [UQ]
- University of South Australia [UniSA]
- University of Southern Queensland [USQ]
- University of Sydney [SYDNEY]
- University of Tasmania [UTAS]
- University of Technology Sydney [UTS]
- University of the Sunshine Coast [USC]
- University of Western Australia [UWA]
- University of Western Sydney [UWS]
- University of Wollongong [UOW]
- Victoria University [VU]
The student Visa applications are processed by Australian High Commission, New Delhi. Student now have to apply, if eligible, under SVP (Streamlined Visa processing), which has replaced PVA (Pre-Visa Assessment). The visa decision is intimated to the applicant electronically via email, once a decision has been made by the visa authorities. Once the visa is approved, the department will send a Notification of Grant letter to the nominated postal or email address. It is recommended that you print this letter and keep it with you when you travel to and from Australia. You need to have acceptable health insurance through the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and should be done with the medical examination through the panel physicians.
The following are the list of documents to be submitted along with the Visa application.
In order to ensure that your application can be processed without delay, please submit the following mandatory documents:
- Visa Application fee payable by Bank Draft favouring “Australian High Commission, New Delhi”
- Completed application form
- Student has to pay the 1st Semester Fee and will then receive e-COE (Electronic-Confirmation ofEnrolment) from the institution
- All pages of current and previous passports, if any, to be notarized – original passport is not required.
- Four recent passport size photos
- Statement of Purpose
- “Details of Relatives” form
- All Mark sheets, Certificates, Degrees and Diplomas
- Reference letter / work experience letter from current employer and previous employer, if employed
- Affidavit of support from Sponsor
- Affidavit of support from Student
- Bank Statement / Bank Passbook for the last 3 months and current balance certificate
- Income Tax returns of the sponsor for the last 3 years
- Property Documents along with Valuation Report
- Details of acceptable funds in the form of a table / matrix
- Evidence of relationship with the sponsor
- Bank loan Sanction Letter (if applicable)
- Other Liquid Assets like Fixed Deposits, etc.
- For more details, visit http://www.border.gov.au/