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Australia at a Glance

Geographical Location


States and Territories

The Australian Advantage

Australian Education with a Difference

Australia’s cost effective education

International Recognition

Entry Requirements

Cost of Education

Work While Study

Placements After Completion of Course

Admission

Geographical Location
Australia, with an area of 7.69 million square kilometers, is the earth’s largest island but smallest continent. Australia stretches about 3700 kilometres from north to south and about 4000 kilometres from east to west
The Australian environment is unique - from clean beaches, tropical rainforests, rugged mountain ranges and vast tracts of desert. Australia's diversity is yours to enjoy.
Major Cities: Canberra, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Victoria, Queensland.

States and Territories
The six states of Australia are New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania. The two territories are the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), home of the national capital, Canberra that includes Jervis Bay Territory and the Northern Territory.

The Australian Advantage
It’s more than a slogan. It has been transformed in to reality.
There are many factors which contribute toward this - an education system which reflects quality, excellence and innovation, education institutions which impart the most modern skills cost effectively through innovative teaching, a high level of technological advancement, some of the best infrastructure and facilities and a welcoming multicultural society enjoying a quality life-style in a safe environment.
The combination of world-class qualifications and access to the latest technology and research excellence opens doors to many opportunities. International students gain skills in Australia that help them to launch their careers and set them apart in the eyes of employers.

Australian Education with a Difference
Australia has a seemingly limitless array of education and training opportunities. International students can choose from a vast range of courses with a vocational orientation.
Each of Australia’s institutions has its own strengths and areas of specialization, which gives international students a wide choice and access to the latest technology and research in their chosen field. The most popular courses amongst Indian students are Business, Information Technology, Engineering, Science and Hospitality.
The Indian and Australian education systems are very similar in structure, i.e 10+2+3. Yet they are distinct in their teaching-learning process. In Australia, Students take a much more active role in the learning process. Australian institutions place great importance on developing the ability of students to think creatively and independently, read widely and critically participate in debate and function as part of a team. Such skills are in demand from employers and so an Australian educational qualification gives international students an edge in a competitive students an edge in as a competitive world.

Australia’s cost effective education
Australia enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world but its living costs and student fees have a competitive edge over other countries.
The internationally respected Economic intelligence unit ranks Australia 12th out of 31 countries for the cost of doing business environment flows through to the cost of living and costs of providing education and training services.
The cost of living in Australia also enjoys an edge over other countries. Statistics shows that the cost of living for an international student in Australia was nearly 30% less than either the United States of America or the United Kingdom. Average expenses for the students living in Australia are estimated to cost about AUD 12000 pa.
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International Recognition
Australian Education Institutions offers an exciting range of courses at the diploma, undergraduate and post graduate level. All courses offered to International students have a CRICOS number as a signifier of Australian and Quality control In addition all professional degrees like Engineering, Information Technology, and Accounting are also accredited by the respective professional bodies like Engineers Australia, Australian computer society and CPA Australia.

Entry Requirements
Australia and India share similar education systems - 12 yrs of schooling, under graduate degrees in arts and science are normally 3 years, engineering and architecture degrees require 4 years of study. Students from India, hence not required to take up any special entrance exams. Admission to all undergrad programs is based on your marks obtained in Standard XII exams. All students who aims to pursue their further education in Australia must demonstrate their English proficiency by obtaining scores in the IELTS test. This is also a mandatory requirement for obtaining a student visa. Enrolling in to bachelor or masters degree student must obtain at least an IELTS score of 6 Where as those enrolling in a diploma level program need an overall band of 5.5. However some courses like law, communications, MBA need a higher level of proficiency, as overall band score of 6.5 or 7 with no band less than 6.0.

Cost of Education
The average tuition fee for different programs can be: (AUD per annum)
Diploma:                     7,000 - 11,000
Bachelors Degree:           9,000 - 15,000
Masters degree:           10,000 - 22,000


Work While Study
As a student you are legally permitted to work 20 hours a week during semester and full time during vacation. It can be on-campus or off-campus. After enrolling at the institution in Australia you will have to apply for a work permit to DIMIA with a letter from your institute as proof of enrolment. Casual work may not be relevant to your course but will sharpen your soft skills. Working is a great experience but don’t rely on it for additional income. It’s also very important to balance work and study.

Placements After Completion of Course
Every university has a career and employment office to assist you find jobs anywhere in the world. For more information on employment opportunities and career services offered by universities PLEASE VISIT www.gcca.com.au (Graduate careers council of Australia (GCCA).
The Australian immigration system now offers clear pathways for those students who choose to change their visa status to work / live in Australia, after graduation.
Visit www.immi.gov.au for more info.

Admission
As there are no grading/rating of universities, students are advised to go through the program structure and course content. Reputations are built over a long period and universities are known for their specific faculties.
  • Detailed information and guidance is available from the counselors of Career Maker and through our website's helpline Once the institution has been decided upon, the procedure to be followed would be
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