Which visa should I apply for?
Generally, a Student visa (Subclass 500) is needed to study in Australia. If the student holds this student visa and is under 18 years of age, their family member or guardian can come to Australia alongside with the Subclass 590 visa.
What does the student visa allow?
The subclass 500 Student visa allows students to study in an eligible course of choice for up to 5 years depending on their enrollment, apply for courses in or outside of Australia, bring family members along to Australia, and work for unlimited hours while studying in the country*.
*These unrestricted work rights will end on 30 June 2023.
What are the visa requirements?
You must upload all documents for the visa application, including:
Which institutions exist in Australia?
There are three types of tertiary institutions in Australia: Universities, Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes, and private providers. The type of institution you or your student chooses will depend largely on whether they want to study a higher education course or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course.
VET courses, designed to give students practical skills and qualifications needed for the workforce, are often offered at TAFE institutes. On the other hand, universities generally offer higher education qualifications to prepare students for professional careers.
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Is vocational training offered?
While vocational training is generally provided at TAFE institutions, some universities and private providers also offer VET qualifications through a TAFE department.
Are Australian universities internationally recognized?
Australia is known for having a world-class education system and the country is home to some of the world’s top-ranked universities. Australian universities provide professional qualifications post-completion of programs that are recognised worldwide.
Are there scholarship and financial assistance opportunities?
Australia offers many scholarship opportunities to international students looking for financial assistance. Some of the main ones include:
Provides opportunities to international students from participating countries; for full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at Australian institutions.
These funds are available for students applying to participating institutes in regional Australia and are available from Certification IV level and above.
Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)
Are offered directly by the university and based on academic merit according to criteria set by the institute.
What scholarships are available?
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What can students study in Australia?
A broad range of exciting study areas and work opportunities are available in Australia. Business, nursing, engineering, health, and sciences are all popular and rank highly.
Are there skill shortages?
Australia currently faces large skill shortages in several areas, with almost double the amount of occupations facing skills shortages in the past year. Registered nurses, software programmers, and aged carers are all in high demand.
There are certain Australian visas that are open only for those who are qualified to work in an eligible skilled occupation. Access the most updated skilled occupation list here.
Which industries are currently in demand?
What is the duration of post-study work?
The Australian Government recently increased the duration of post-study work rights for international students.
This applies to certain study areas in skill shortage areas. For those that apply, durations will increase from:
Do institutions offer work-integrated learning (WIL)?
Australian institutions value the importance of graduate employment, and many courses include work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities. These WIL programs serve as a link between students and a workplace related to their field of study, giving them an opportunity to apply what they have learned in class to relevant experiences.
What sets Australian institutions apart?
Many institutions have strong partnerships with relevant industries.
What are some examples of work-integrated learning (WIL)?
Are institutions strict on requirements?
Admissions requirements and processes vary between Australian institutions – with some being flexible with requirements and others more strict.
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Are there pathway options for students?
For students who do not meet grade entry requirements, many providers in Australia offer pathway programs. These are often based on the same campuses as their university equivalents.
Commencing studies through an online pathway program brings many benefits. These advantages could include studying a course online before committing to moving to a new country, and upskilling during a period of uncertainty. It also gives students ample time and space to understand whether a certain specialisation is right for them before fully committing to their speciality.
Many Australian institutions aim for 7 – 15 business days to process applications. Peak times occur between April to June and October to December when wait times increase.