Study in Australia
Australia boasts of a high GDP/per capita
It houses 37 government-funded universities and two private universities, and a state-based system of vocational training, titled Teaching and Further Education (known as TAFE)
As per QS News Rankings 2020, the following are the top-ten universities in Australia. 8 out of 10 universities are known as G08 universities (highlighted in bold) which are Australia’s leading research-intensive universities
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Why Study in Australia?
Eight of the Australian universities are placed in the top 100 in the latest QS World University Rankings. Under Australian Law, universities must be accredited by regulators to ensure students’ rights are protected. For example, all higher education providers in Australia must complete a stringent accreditation process to ensure they deliver the highest standard of teaching and learning.
Quality Assurance in Education
Through AQF the Australian government complements national regulatory and quality assurance arrangements for education and training and enables the alignment of the AQF with international qualifications frameworks. It was introduced in 1995 to support the national system of qualifications in Australia comprising higher education, vocational education, and schools. The framework enables the Australian government to accommodate the diversity of purposes of Australian education and training now and into the future.
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
QILT is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills, and Employment. QILT is a suite of government-endorsed surveys for higher education, which cover the student life cycle from commencement to employment. Current and former domestic and international students participate in the survey. This data is consistently used by the government to make quality improvements in higher education and it also provides students with reliable data to compare the performance of higher education institutes.
Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
As per the latest QS World University Rankings, seven Australian universities feature in the top 100 ranked universities in the world. They also rank high for the specific study area of interest, with at least three Australian universities in the top 50 worldwide across the study areas of Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technologies, Natural Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine and Social Sciences and Management.
Australian qualifications are recognized by employers and leading educational institutions globally. The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 requires institutions in Australia that offer courses to international students to meet nationally consistent standards in education quality, facilities, and services. The Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Act 2011 introduced a more thorough system for education providers to protect the rights of international students.
Internationally Accredited Qualifications
Australia has significant collaboration between universities, governments, and industries. Over decades of research, Australian research teams – many working with international researchers – have developed Wi-Fi, penicillin, the cochlear implant, the black box flight recorder, and the Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine, among many others. Health, Medical, Agricultural, Environmental, and Social Sciences research is resulting in more effective government policies and efficient services for these areas of studies.
Research and Development Opportunities
Australia is considered one of the most immigrant-friendly nations in the world. It offers up to four years of Post-Study Work Rights to international students post completion of their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
Post-study Work Opportunities
Admission Season and Timeline
The application start date(s) depends on the intake. There are usually three intakes offered in Australian universities: February Intake (Primary/Main intake); July Intake (Secondary intake); and November intake (which is the least preferred intake).
he application deadlines may vary between universities, courses and levels of courses. Usually, the deadlines fall between October and November of the previous year.
The release of admission decisions depends on the number of applications received for a particular program of study. Generally, the decisions are released between December and January.
It is ideal to apply at least three months before the commencement of the course. The visa decision is generally notified in around four weeks from the date of visa application.
There are usually three intakes offered in Australian universities: February Intake (Primary/Main intake); July Intake (Secondary intake); and November intake (which is the least preferred intake). The class duration for the February intake is February/Early March to Late May/Early June.