Study In Australia

Institutions

  • ANIBT
  • Australian Catholic University (ACU)
  • 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 School
  • Bond University
  • Box Hill Institute of TAFE
  • Central Queensland University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • CIC in Association with Curtin University
  • Curtin Sydney
  • Curtin University
  • 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 (Brisbane)
  • James Cook University (Townsville & Cairns)
  • La Trobe University
  • La Trobe University International College
  • Le Cordon Bleu
  • Macquarie University
  • Martin College (Study Group)
  • Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • MIBT in Association with Deakin University
  • Monash University
  • Murdoch University
  • Phoenix Academy
  • PIBT In Association With Edith Cowan University
  • QIBT In Association With Griffith University
  • RMIT
  • SAE Institute
  • SIBT In Association With Macquarie University
  • Southern Cross University
  • SP Jain
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • Taylors College (Study Group)
  • The Australian National University
  • The William Light Institute
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Southern Queensland (Sydney Campus)
  • Tropical North Queensland TAFE
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New England
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University Of Tasmania
  • University Of Technology, Sydney
  • University of The Sunshine Coast
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Western Sydney
  • UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
  • UTS Insearch

Why Study in Australia?

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 world wide 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 pleasent climate and a stable democracy.

The Association of Australian Education Representatives in India (AAERI) - Sowrya 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.

Quality Assurance

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.

 

Education System

Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)

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 institution

University
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

Courses

    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 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 Cookery.

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 an 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

Undergraduate Studies:
Bachelor programmes may vary from 3 to 4 years. They are available across all faculties of Arts Commerce, Science, IT

Postgraduate Studies:

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.

Application Procedure

Intakes

Australia generally has two intakes i.e. February and July, with few Universities offering multiple intake in September & November. It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 7-8 months prior to the intake. University generally takes around 4-6 weeks to process the applications.

Documents needed

Documents needed for making an application are resume, statement of purpose, marksheets and passing certificates from 10th onwards, two reference letters from colleges / employers and passport copy or birth certificate & IELTS score sheet

Entry Requirements / Eligibility

Undergraduate - Bachelors

  • A good academic record in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling
  • Some courses such as Computing and Engineering will require Mathematics and /or Science as pre-requisites
  • 6.0 IELTS

Postgraduate – Masters

    • A good academic record in Bachelors Degree from a recognized university is necessary
    • Any work experience in the field will be helpful
    • For MBA programs at some Universities students need to have work experience along with their Bachelors Degree
    • 6.5 IELTS

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Industry/Employment

Industries

Australian Industries work side to encourage and sustain the economic activity. The national income comes from industries like Education, Agriculture, Finance, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Construction, Business services, Technology, Tourism etc.

Work & Migration

Skilled - Graduate Visa is an 2 years visa given to students on completion of 2 years of Study in Australia. During this time the student can work full time, or improve their English to gain additional points for General Skilled Migrant Policy of PR Skilled Graduate Visa Holders can apply for any of the following visa categories within the 18 months duration.

  • Provisional Skilled - Regional sponsored visa (Subclass 487)
  • Permanent Skilled - Independent visa (Subclass 885)
  • Permanent Skilled - Sponsored Visa (Subclass 886)

Or they can also apply for an employer sponsored visa at any time.

Part Time Employment

Students can work up to 20 hours a week (anywhere) during course time and 40 hours per week full-time during vacation periods if they have been granted a work permit. On an average a student can earn around 12 AUD/hour. Casual Jobs are available (A$15-18 per hour) as PT work option.

FAQ's

Sowrya has been sending students to Australia and other countries since 16 years. Sowrya International has trained counselors who have got experience and expertise to assist students. All our offices provides students with

  • FREE counseling 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
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.
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.
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 atleast 3 months prior to their course commencement.
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.
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.
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
The average starting salary that you can earn is between a$ 2500 to a$ 4000 per month.
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.

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