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Education In Australia


Education In Australia

The Australian education system has a strong international reputation and is known for its effective structure and innovative policy developments. Many other countries, eager to improve their own education systems, turn to Australia for advice. Institutions must support international students in adjusting to study and life in Australia, achieving their learning goals and satisfying the learning outcomes of their course. This includes providing information on arrival about:

  • student support services available to help facilitate a smooth transition to life in Australia;
  • legal services;
  • emergency and health services
  • facilities and resources;
  • complaints and appeals processes; and
  • any student visa conditions relating to course progress and/or attendance as appropriate.

Australia is rapidly growing as one of the most popular destinations for international student to attend. Currently Australia has the third largest international student enrollment behind the USA and the UK. Degrees obtained from Australian universities are recognized all over the world, and there is the added boost that the Australian higher education system is federally regulated. Which means the Australian government regulates all universities in the country each year to make sure they are maintaining their high education standards.




  • Australian Groups of Universities

    Australian Groups of Universities

    Universities that share common characteristics have formed groups and networks that to some extent illustrate differences in focus and objectives between groups of universities and the commonalities of those within the group.
  • Study Costs

    Study Costs

    Living costs in Australia Migration regulations in Australia require international students to show evidence that they can contribute to the cost of living and studying in Australia. This helps to ensure students are better able to make the most of their studies and have a safe and enjoyable experience in Australia.
  • PhD Degree

    PhD Degree

    Australia is a very popular country in which to commence studies. Around 50% of all international students from over 80 different countries are studying at Australian universities. Master and PhD Students and their dependents can apply for permission to work after their course commences, and are allowed to work full-time whilst the course is running.
  • Master By Research Degree

    Master By Research Degree

    A Masters by Research will build on the skills and knowledge you developed in your undergraduate degree. Supported by a research supervisor, you will undertake advanced research in your field and develop the skills to apply, and critically evaluate various research methodology.
  • Master By Coursework Degree

    Master By Coursework Degree

    A masters degree enhances your professional skills and understanding of a specific area of knowledge. One of the advantages of a masters by coursework is the support and guidance you receive in tutorials, from tutors and other students.
  • Graduate Certificate & Diploma

    Graduate Certificate & Diploma

    Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas are in the category of postgraduate studies which are designed as a prerequisite of Master degree. The Graduate Certificate which usually take 6 months, typically involves broadening individual skills already gained in an undergraduate program, or developing vocational knowledge and skills in a new professional area.
  • Bachelor Degree

    Bachelor Degree

    Bachelor degree: provides initial preparation for professional careers and postgraduate study, and involves a minimum of six semesters full-time study. Entrance typically requires completion of an Australian secondary school certificate of education (Year 12) or the overseas equivalent, or a diploma or advanced diploma from the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
  • Associate Degree

    Associate Degree

    Access to the qualification of Associate Degree Candidates typically hold the equivalent of satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent and are expected to demonstrate potential to undertake work at this level. In some circumstances relevant prior work can be recognised, particularly where appropriate work of an advanced nature has been undertaken.
  • Foundation Degree

    Foundation Degree

    Australia has become a popular destination for students seeking a quality English language education. The Foundation Studies programs have been developed as a pre-university year to make sure international students get the best possible start at an Australian tertiary institution.
  • Vocational Education

    Vocational Education

    With the huge and ever growing number of education providers in Australia, choosing which type of institution to study with can be daunting. However, if you are looking for clear pathways into the workforce or higher education there are many advantages to be found in studying through The Australian Technical and Further Education (TAFE) system.
  • Secondary Education

    Secondary Education

    Australia is a popular secondary education destination for international students. Not only does Australia offer quality, internationally recognised education, it also provides a safe, comfortable and multicultural environment. Secondary education in Australia aims to provide skills for your future study, employment and life in Australia or anywhere in the world.
  • English Program

    English Program

    The English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) sector is an important one within the Australian Education system. In 2010, 140,102 student enrolments were counted* in the ELICOS sector. 60% of those students held Student visas, 23% Visitor and the remaining 17% Working Holiday & other visas.
  • Boarding Schools

    Boarding Schools

    Boarding schools Australia are a great way for students to combine the benefits of a quality education with a supportive and caring residential service. Boarding schools in Australia could be termed semi-boarding schools in the way they are part day school and part boarding schools.


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Last Updated: 26 August 2012
Editor: Dylan (nickname)
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