What attracts students to Australia?
Australia is one of the most picturesque locations one can travel to for recreation but over the years Australia has developed an enviable reputation of being one of the most preferred countries for higher education. The population is very low in Australia with most of the country being home to a diversified wildlife. So the few human inhabited places are a rich source of an equally diversified culture. The country is also famous for being a relatively crime free society.
Australia now boasts of several reputed educational institutes which provide a superior quality of education which is not only internationally acclaimed but are also friendly to foreign students. Admission is comparatively easier and since the country enjoys a bountiful economy, the educational institutes are well equipped with the latest technologies which facilitate a great infrastructure for both learning and quality living.
Reasons for Popularity of Education in Australia
Australia offers some of the largest and most gorgeous campuses with lush grounds and high-tech infrastructure. The international students are highly drawn to these features with the most famous campuses being located at cities like Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, etc., which anyways are amazing places to be in.
The Government of Australia takes the onus of delivering high quality education as well as protection to all its international students, which attracts students from all over the globe. Also the research oriented courses offered by the various educational institutes incorporating state of the art technologies, present the students with limitless opportunities. Moreover with the Australian economy experiencing a glorious boom, the students would not face any difficulty in finding jobs soon after completion of their course.
Popular courses offered in Australia
There are courses which offer the traditional academic education, which aids in securing reputed positions in the respective fields. These courses include:
- Accounting & Management
- Bio Technology
- Information systems
- Information Technology
However Australian education is not limited to academic courses. There are also many trade courses which ensure that even without a high degree of qualification you are able to sustain yourself and build a successful career. The trade courses include:
- Building & Construction
- Dental Technology
- Automotive Mechanical Technology
Australian Education System
Like every other country Australia too has its definitive educational structure which provides different levels of education at different places.
Universities since they are the largest educational institutes provide the whole gamut of courses which include Bachelors, Graduate Diplomas, Post Graduation, Research Programs or PhDs.
TAFE institutes provide vocational training, so that students are able to acquire higher qualifications and make a swift transition from education to work. They hand out Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and Associate Degrees at the close of their training.
Colleges on the other hand offer Certificate and Diploma courses.
Programs and their eligibilities:
For PG Programs: The student needs to be a graduate from a recognized university with IELTS score no less than overall 6.0 bands.
For UG Programs: 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board or some similar institution with IELTS scores no less than overall 6.0 bands.
For Diplomas: 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized institution with IELTS scores no less than 5.5 bands overall and sub scores should not be less than 5.0 bands each.
Visa for Australia:
Students travelling to Australia for studies need to apply for an appropriate student visa, as there are different visas offered to different students. A primary or secondary school student’s visa is different from the visa offered to a student of vocational education or a student of postgraduate research. Thus one should carefully analyse as to which category they fit in.
To begin with, a student must be accepted for a full-term study in a registered course by a registered organization (under Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students). Besides submitting the essential documents at the time of applying for the visa, one must fulfil the following criteria to be eligible for a student’s visa:
- Sound Financial capacity (ability to pay for the air fare, tuition fee and living costs)
- Proficiency in English
- Be of good character
- Be of sound health
- Have a health insurance cover
- Have no pending debt to the Commonwealth of Australia or have made provisions to repay the same