Australia officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world’s sixth-largest country by total area. Its capital is Canberra Neighboring countries include Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north. Australia is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world, with the world’s 12th-largest economy. In 2014 Australia had the world’s Fifth Highest per capita income. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and the Pacific Islands Forum. Australia is a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy with Elizabeth II at its apex as the Queen of Australia, a role that is distinct from her position as monarch of the other Commonwealth realms. The Queen is represented in Australia by the Governor-General at the federal level and by the Governors at the state level, who by convention act on the advice of her ministers.
Australia’s landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometers (2,941,300 sq mi) is on the Indo-Australian Plate. Surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans, it is separated from Asia by the Arafura and Timor seas, with the Coral Sea lying off the Queensland coast, and the Tasman Sea lying between Australia and New Zealand. The world’s smallest continent and sixth largest country by total area, Australia lies between latitudes 9° and 44°S, and longitudes 112° and 154°E. The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef, lies a short distance off the north-east coast and extends for over 2,000 kilometers (1,240 mi). Mount Augustus, claimed to be the world’s largest monolith,is located in Western Australia. The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef ,lies a short distance off the north-east coast and extends for over 2,000 kilometers (1,240 mi). Mount Augustus, claimed to be the world’s largest monolith, is located in Western Australia.
The Australian education system provides primary, secondary and tertiary education.
School education (Primary and Secondary)
School education is similar across all of Australia with only minor variations between states and territories. School education (primary and secondary) is compulsory between the ages of six and sixteen (Year 1 to Year 9 or 10). School education is 13 years and divided into:
Tertiary education includes both higher education (including universities) and vocational education and training (VET).
English is the official language of Australia and the main language of instruction in the education system. Many schools offer bilingual programs or programs in other languages.
As an international student on a student visa, you must study with an institution and in a course that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and the institution at which you study meet the high standards expected by international students
The costs of studying in Australia depend on the institution and the level of study you choose.
As an international student, your tuition fees are payable before you study. You can use the Course Search on this website to find courses and see details such as their tuition fees. There may be additional costs for your course, including course materials and access to institution facilities.
The list below gives you an indication of the range of course costs for different types of qualifications.
* Note: This does not include high value courses such as veterinary and medical. Please visit institution websites directly to see costs for these courses.
Did you know Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million? This isn’t surprising when you consider Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world! In fact, with over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, ranking eighth in the Universities 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.
Short-term accommodation options you might want to consider when you first arrive in Australia include:
You can rent or ‘lease’ a property by yourself or with friends. This can be done through a real estate agent or privately. When renting a property you will need to pay a security deposit or ‘bond’ (which is usually four weeks rent), as well as rent in advance (also usually four weeks). The bond is held to repair any damage that you, your house mates or house guests cause to the property while renting. Some, or all, of this amount may be refunded to you once your tenancy agreement has terminated.
Campus living can be a great option to minimize travel. Most universities have comfortable and furnished apartment-style living on campus or close by, sometimes with cleaning and meals included. Contact your institution directly to find out the accommodation options they have available and how the costs compare with organizing your own accommodation.
WITH HOME STAY, YOU WILL LIVE WITH A FAMILY IN THEIR HOME. HOME STAY CAN BE A GOOD OPTION FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS AS YOU WILL HAVE ALL THE COMFORTS OF AN ESTABLISHED HOME, OFTEN WITH MEALS AND CLEANING INCLUDED. FAMILIES OFFERING HOME STAY ACCOMMODATION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE THOROUGHLY SCREENED TO ENSURE THEY CAN PROVIDE A SUITABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENT FOR STUDENTS.
AUSTRALIA ASSOCIATE PARTNER UNIVERSITIES / INSTITUTES LIST SEPTEMBER 2016 / FEBRUARY 2017
AUSTRALIA PARTNER UNIVERSITIES /COLLEGES / INSTITUTES LIST – SEPTEMBER 2016 / FEBRUARY 2017
Australia is a global education powerhouse with fantastic long-term opportunities. The infrastructure, facilities, teaching and networking experience in Australia is second to none. This is why studying in Australia has become popular. Moreover, the Australian government has been heavily involved in building a ‘truly internationalized’ education system that is driven by research to address the challenges of the future. Almost $200,000,000 per annum is invested by the Australian government purely on international scholarships. Additionally, the diverse range of courses offered by Australian Universities has resulted in Australia being the 3rd most popular destination for international students. Moreover, 7 of the Top 100 Universities in the World are in Australia as are 5 out of the 30 best student cities in the World. Due to all these reasons, students want to study in Australia to further their dreams.
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