Study in Australia

Australia is one of the top study destination. It has 7 colleges which feature in the top 100 colleges in the world. Students come to Australia by choice to get accredited education and learn skills in their sector. Some of them stay back in the country and adopt this land as their future destination.

Choosing a course is critical and you should think about college / university that is enrolled on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS enlistment ensures that the course and the organization meet the requirements. At present, there are 38 state funded colleges and 3 private colleges that are CRICOS recognized.

Reasons to consider Australia

  • Australia offers international quality education and training with worldwide recognition.
  • After completion of your Bachelors or Master you are eligible for post study work rights of upto 2 years.
  • You are allowed to work for 20 hours a week and full time when on term breaks, this can help complement your study and living expenses.
  • The standards of instruction are high, curriculum is up-to-the-mark and infrastructure and facilities are excellent.
  • The standard of living in Australia is high but cost of living is reasonable and students get good value for their money.
  • Special set of Support Services specifically designed for international students
  • International student in Australia on student visa enjoy special protection under Australian law, the education services for overseas students (ESOS) Act 2000.

Entry Requirements

There is a range of entry requirements that you will need to meet both for you institution application and your visa application. This can include:

  • Academic requirements- The academic requirements (including evidence of English language skills) you need to study in Australia will vary depending on the level of education you want to study. Institutions can have different entry requirements.
  • English language requirements - In some cases, you may need to provide results of an English language test. Be aware that the English language skill level required by an institution can be different from the level of skill required for your student visa application.
  • Visa Requirements - The student visa you need depends on your chosen course of study. As a guide, the typical key requirements you will need to meet are:

    Issued an electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (eCoE) certificate.
    Meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement.
    Sufficient funds for airfares, course fees and living costs.
    English language proficiency.
    Meet health and character requirements.
    Acceptable Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

  • Overseas student health cover.- Australia has a special system of health cover for international students called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). It will help you pay for medical or hospital care you may need while you’re studying in Australia; it will also contribute towards the cost of most prescription medicines and an ambulance in an emergency. When studying in Australia, you will need OSHC for yourself, and any family traveling with you, before you arrive. It is a requirement of your student visa that you maintain OSHC for the duration of your time on a student visa in Australia.

Please CONTACT US and our team will guide you professionally on your entry requirements. At Head West Migration we can tell you about your options for studying and living in Australia and assist with your visa and institution applications. We have strategic tie-up to enable admission with top class Australian universities and can guide you to make a qualified choice. In addition, because we deal every day with application and visa application requirements we will be able to give you guidance for your particular situation.

Once you've decided on a course and an institution, it's time to apply for admission.

What is Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF)?

Australia’s simplified student visa framework (SSVF) came into effect from July 2016. DIBP introduced SSVF to assess your eligibility for a student visa. This sees introduction of a number of changes to student visa framework to make it simpler for genuine students and deliver a more targeted approach to immigration integrity.

The following changes were introduced after SSVF Australia :

  • Now the international student will apply for a single Student Visa (subclass 500), regardless of their chosen course of study.
  • Student guardians will apply for the new Student Guardian Visa (subclass 590)
  • All students and student guardians will generally be required to lodge their visa application online by creating an account in ImmiAccount.
  • A single immigration risk framework will apply to all international students.

English Language Requirements to Study In Australia Under SSVF

An applicant must meet the English language requirements to study in Australia under SSVF. You need to provide the evidence of an acceptable English language test scores. Where evidence of English Language proficiency is required, the following minimum English language test scores will be accepted:

  • English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of 5.5 or
  • IELTS overall band score of 5 when packaged with at least 10 weeks English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) or
  • IELTS overall band score of 4.5 when packaged with at least 20 weeks ELICOS. The equivalent of the above minimum IELTS test scores from the following English language providers will also be accepted:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language paper based test (TOEFL)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic
  • Cambridge English: Advanced
  • Occupational English Test.

List of Universities in Australia

Universities in Australia

  • Macquarie University, Sydney
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Melbourne
  • University of Tasmania
  • Torrens University of Australia
  • Deakin College leading to Deakin University, Melbourne
  • Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
  • International College of Hotel Management (ICHM)
  • The University of Adelaide College + University of Adelaide
  • Billy Blue College of Design, Sydney
  • Martin College, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney
  • Australian National University College + Australian National University (ANU)
  • TAFE Queensland– East Campus
  • William Angliss Institute of TAFE, Melbourne and Sydney
  • Study Centre: Martin College, Embassy English, Taylors Unilink, Taylors College, Flinders International Study
  • Centre, ANU College, Australian Institute of Applied Sciences, ACPE Academy
  • Eynesbury College to University of Adelaide
  • Insearch: UTS to University of Technology Sydney
  • William Blue College of Hospitality Management
  • Tasmanian Government Schools
  • Taylors College with UWA, Perth
  • Mega Institute to Torrens University
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