Study in Australia

In land area, Australia is the sixth largest nation after Russia, Canada, China, the United States of America and Brazil. It has, however, a relatively small population.

Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent and its outlying islands. The mainland is the largest island and the smallest, flattest continent on Earth. It lies between 10° and 39° South latitude. The highest point on the mainland, Mount Kosciuszko, is only 2228 metres. Apart from Antarctica, Australia is the driest continent.

Australia has had one of the most outstanding economies of the world in recent years. As a high-growth, low-inflation, low interest rate economy, it is more vibrant than ever before. There is an efficient government sector, a flexible labour market and a very competitive business sector.

With its abundant physical resources, Australia has enjoyed a high standard of living since the nineteenth century. It has made a comparatively large investment in social infrastructure, including education, training, health and transport.

Australia’s culturally diverse society includes its Indigenous peoples and settlers from countries all around the world. Immigration is an important feature of Australian society. Since 1945, over six million people from 200 countries have come to Australia as new settlers. Migrants have made a major contribution to shaping modern Australia. People born overseas make up almost one quarter of the total population.

The federal government sets immigration intake numbers on a yearly basis. Australia’s immigration policies are non-discriminatory and all applicants to migrate must meet the same selection criteria. Australia is an independent Western democracy with a population of more than 20 million. It is one of the world’s most urbanised countries, with about 70 per cent of the population living in the 10 largest cities. Most of the population is concentrated along the beastern seaboard and the south-eastern corner of the continent. Australia’s lifestyle reflects its mainly Western origins.

The Education System in Australia consists of a total of 12 years. Primary schools and high schools are based on the age of the student, so that every room has the same age group, with a student hardly having to repeat a year. The students with problems in their studies may be put into special classes to help with academic deficits. The majority of the children start in the primary school with the age of 5 years (year 1) and the child studies in the primary school until they are around 12 years old ( year 7).

Primary and Secondary Schools of Australia

There are many types of education for children up to 5 years, but the main ones are the “Child Care” regulated centers or families in registered residences who take care of the kids in a system called “Family Day Care”.

High School

The student goes for secondary school with 12/13 years (year 8), and is he/she is only compulsorily required to stay to year 10, receiving a junior high school certificate but not a high school certificate. The year 11 (15/16 YO) and 12 (16/17 YO), are optional but are required to be successfully completed to attain a high school diploma. Some of the options for those students leaving the school in year 10 include training –apprenticeship, to enter the work force or to study in any vocational course.

Year I & II

The results of the last two years of high school are the most important ones, as they are the ones to be evaluated for entry levels in Universities. The results which you achieve for each subject (compared to the rest of the students) will then give you a rank. The board of secondary studies than calculates an “OP” score (overall position) using a formula of you high school results and a test called “QCS” (in Queensland) which is taken by every year 12 in the state, which is used to compare students (schools) of the same year level between schools. The last 2 years is where students begin to guide their education towards their chosen professions. The student will choose what to study depending on the career in which they intend to follow. For example, a student who wants to do Engineering in University should chose subjects such as physics, and high level mathematics instead of subjects such as history, or biology. For international students there are options with easier level subjects inside the curriculum. There is the easy level English, the easy mathematics etc, and they are the options for the students not going to apply for a academic career in an university course. In general the subjects are divided in letters such as Maths type A, B, C or names such as Board English (harder one) and English Communication (easier one).

Note 1: High school courses for International Students are not free. There is a program of English as Second Language (ESL) that it only is free for immigrants to help and support in English.

Note 2: Requirements for international Students intending to study in High School in Australia: They will have that to show the history of the last two years of study in the Home Country, official translated. An English level test sometimes is not required if you could show any records of English study in the school.

The Certificates and Diplomas of Vocational Courses allow the students to enter and leave different levels of academic studies. The unify system of education allows the student to register for Certificate course which then after completion may give credits to Diploma courses or Degrees, in case the student continues in a University. Professional experience may also be recognized. The technical courses are often considered a “bridge” to enter in an Australian University.
Note: Despite the qualifications being nationally recognized, some institutions and Universities only accept them if there are internal agreements between them. So it is important for the international students intending to make a course as bridge, to verify if they will be able to enter in the University, and the course will be accepted or credited.

Australia has both government and private Universities that offer to programs called “Under Graduate”, and after graduation courses called “Graduate Programs or Post Graduate”. In general the time of duration of the Graduate Certificates =6 months, Master=1 year, Master Honor=1.5 year, Doctorate= 2 years. However these degrees are not measured by time but by subjects/ courses taken, therefore depending on how may subjects/courses you are doing per semester, it may impact the time it takes to complete them. Most of these post graduate courses however, do have a time limit to complete.

English Tests for Universities and Foundation

The test IELTS is the preferred one for Australian institutions to measure the level of English of international students in Australia, but the TOEFL (more popular in U.S.A.) is also accepted. Many Universities offer English courses for foreigners, and also preparation courses called foundations for successful enrolment in Universities. If an English course in a University combined with a University course, it may allow for an extended Visa(Combined VISA), covering all the time of study, without the need to pay all in advanced.

Requirements study in a University in Australia

The criteria for enrolment in a University vary depending on the institution. But generally besides the official translated documents, you will need to show:

Evidence of English knowledge/level (all institutions will require).

Evidence of study, for example, If High School was not done in Australia need to show similar qualification, recognized by NOOSR, (Australian department for recognition of foreign aptitudes).

Have already done at least 1 year in a university. If a person has not done a previous year in a University than an Australia course called Foundation during 6 months up to 1 year will guarantee entry in the University.

A Bachelor degree generally takes three years, and can also be done in only two years in some universities (such as Bond) with fewer days holiday. The majority of the structures offer the opportunity to combine two qualifications. In that you will be able to finish a University with a two qualifications or a “Double Degree” by studying one more year. For example: Bachelor Degree of IT & Business in 4 years. After finishing a Under Graduate degree you can get then continue on to a Graduate degree either in Master or PhD. The Master and Doctorate are intensive studies and in general include research with supervision.

The vacations vary in accordance with the system of semesters that the university adopts. The school year of the University in general starts in the end of February or start of March with one week of orientation, and finishes in November, with a month break between semesters. The Universities with fewer holidays usually have 3 semesters.

Under SVP, students meet Possible’s enrollment criteria to process their application to the particular University. Following are the minimum standard should student maintain to process their application through Possible.

For Undergraduate Student
1] Successfully completed 10+2 or equivalent with 55%
2] IELTS should be overall 5.5 not less than 5.5 in each band or TOEFL (ibt) should be 80 with individual band score not less than 18 each.
3] Annual income of student’s parents should be Nrs. 10 to 12 Lakhs per year from different sources.
4] 20 minutes pre-interview session [in English] should be passed by student conducted by Possible-expert counselor.

For Post Graduate Student
1] Successfully completed equivalent Australian Bachelor degree 65%
2] IELTS should be overall 6.5 not less than 6.0 in each band or TOEFL (ibt) should be 87 with individual band score not less than 20 each.
3] Annual income of student’s parents should be Nrs. 10 to 15 Lakhs per year from different sources.
4] 20 minutes pre-interview session [in English] should be passed by student conducted by Possible- expert counselor.

If you meet above requirement then you can process your application through Possible International Educational Consultancy  and following are the steps that you need to follow up.

Step 1

After careful consideration of choosing right University/Colleges students should follow following process to get an admission in particular University/Colleges.
Admission Process:
1. A complete application form duly signed by the student
2. Application fees as per the University/College requirement
3. All academic transcripts and certificates attested by authorized personnel as per the University/College’s requirement
4. Satisfactory English proficiency level. [IELTS score as per the University/College’s requirement]
5. Recommendation letters
6. Personal statement
7. A copy of passport and Photographs
8. Financial documents as set by the University’s admission department.

Step-2

After the completion of your application, you will receive an offer acceptance letter from particular University/Colleges within a 4 to 12 weeks.[Depend up on University/College’s policy].

Step-3

After receiving offer and acceptance letter, you should pay your first semester fees plus OSHC fees according to offer provided by the College/Unversity to obtain a eCOE.

Step-4

After making first semester tuition and OSHC fees, you will receive eCOE within a week and you should send following documents to Australian High Commission along with eCOE.

1. A complete application form duly singed by applicant. [1281, 1282, 157A, M67, financial matrix form]
2. Bank Balance or education loan to show your current financial circumstances.
3. Annual income of your family from differnt sources.
4. Other relevant relationship and financial documents.
5. All academic documents.
6. IELTS score
7. Original passport
8. Photographs
9. Visa application fees according to Australian High Commission requirement.
We recommend you to see Australian High Commission authorized website before you make your application:
www.immi.gov.au
www.india.embassy.gov.au
www.vfs-au-in.com

Step-5

After the submition your complete visa application to Australian High Commision you will receive Telephone calls from visa officer of Australian High Commission within a week.. If you are qualifed and make satisfy to the visa officer you will be asked for medical check up.then you sould follow the following process for your final decision.
1. You should go for your medical check up as per the suggested panel doctor in Nepal by Australian High Commission.

Step-6

After your medical approval you will receive your visa within 2 to 4 weeks.

Step-7

After you receive your final decision or and if you receive your visa then you will be required to attend pre-departure information session at Possible.

  • Business Leadership Institute(Smart Academy)
  • Future Collge Diploma -Business
  • Hanny Accrediation
  • International College of Advanced Education
  • Australian Career College
  • Alana Kaye College(ACC) Diploma -Business
  • Outsource Institute of Technology-Brisbane
  • Ingree Training Academey
  • Griffin Internationa College(Brisbane)
  • Queens-Ford College
  • Australia Harbour International College(AHIC)
  • Australian Institute of Business and Technology(AIBT)
  • ALACC Health College
  • Nurse Training Australia(NTA)
  • Tafe Brisbane
  • Institute of Health and Nursing Australia(IHNA)
  • Australian Health and Management Institute(AHMI)
  • Rans Ford College
  • Lead College
  • Royal Gorkha Institute of Technology(RGIT)
  • Education Training & Employment Australia (ETEA)

Direct Representative University List

College/University List
  • ATMC through Federation University
  • ATMC through Charles Darwin University
  • ATMC through University of Sunshine Coast
  • IIBIT through Federation University
  • University of Notre Dame

Higher Education Provider List (PIEC)

College/University List
  • Kings own Institute(KOI)
  • Went-Worth Institute (WIN)
  • Australian Institute of Higher Education (AIH)
  • Victorian Institute of Australia (VIT)
  • Polytechnic Institute Australia(PIA)
  • Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT)
  • ZBA+Victoria University
  • GCA Group of Companies (Central College,Metro English College,Universal Business School Sydney)
  • Ikon Institute of Australia
  • Ozford Institute of Higher Education
  • Sheridan College-Perth
  • Le Corden Blue
  • APIC

Vocational Course College list (PIEC)

College/University List
  • Sydney School of Business and Technology(SSBT)
  • Sydney Institute of Business -SIBN
  • Queens ford College
  • West Australia Institute of Further Study(WAIFS)
  • Tafe Brisbane
  • Australian School of Management (ASM)
  • Wells International College(WIC)
  • Sydney College of Business and Information Technology (SCBIT)
  • College Australian Vocational Training Institute(AVTI)
  • Hamro Institute of Business and Technology(HIBT)-Sydney
  • Megt Education
  • Angad Australian Institute of Technology-Melbourne
  • Australian Academic of Commerce(AAC)-Sydney
  • Cambridge college of International(CCI)-Sydney
  • International Technical Institute(ITA-Adeliate)
  • Australian Institute of Business and Technology(AIBT)-Sydney,Brisbane
  • Australian technical college(ATC) Perth
  • Crown College (Melbourne)
  • Sydney Metro Coolege (SMC)
  • Australian Capital College (ACC)
  • Queensland International Institute -QII(Brisbane)
  • Australian Technical and Innovation College(ATIC)
  • Gate Way Business College(GBC)
  • Royal Gorkha Institute of Technology(RGIT)
  • Business Leadership Institute(Smart Academy)
  • Future Collge
  • Hanny Accrediation
  • International College of Advanced Education
  • Australian Career College
  • Alana Kaye College(ACC)
  • Outsource Institute of Technology-Brisbane
  • Ingree Training Academey
  • Griffin Internationa College(Brisbane)

Most Affordable Uni/inst with Economic Tuition fee-Nursing College (PIEC)

College/University List
  • Queens-Ford College
  • Australia Harbour International College(AHIC)
  • Australian Institute of Business and Technology(AIBT)
  • ALACC Health College
  • Nurse Training Australia(NTA)
  • Tafe Brisbane
  • Institute of Health and Nursing Australia(IHNA)
  • Australian Health and Management Institute(AHMI)
  • Rans Ford College
  • Lead College
  • Royal Gorkha Institute of Technology(RGIT)
  • Education Training & Employment Australia (ETEA)