As a visa applicant, you must fulfill the following requirements:

An Offer of Acceptance – Before a student can apply for a student visa, a valid offer letter from a CRICOS registered Australian institute is required.

English Proficiency – An IELTS score is a mandatory requirement and evidence of this must be included at the time of application for the student visa. The TOEFL exam is not accepted.

Financial Capacity – Student visas are granted when a student can prove that they have adequate funds to support themselves in Australia , pay for their tuition and care for dependant family members included on the visa.

Work Permit Rules – As a student in Australia , you will only have a limited working allowance on your visa. Therefore adequate funding to pay for living expenses and tuition are important and must be evidenced to gain the visa. If you take time off from study to work, you will fall below full-time study levels, exceed your work allowance on the visa, or will fail academically. Any of these things can lead to visa cancellation.

Bonafides – The student needs to submit their past academic records for verification as well as a statement of purpose for undertaking the desired course.

Health cover – Because Medicare, the Australian national health system, is not available to overseas students, you must maintain your Overseas Student Health (OSHC) cover while in Australia.

Non-Immigrant Intent – You must leave Australia before your visa expires.

Good Character – Other requirements are that you be a genuine student, have good health and be of good character-without a criminal record.

Student visa requirements

In order to get a Student Visa, you must satisfy the norms of the Visa requirements and Your student visa will list the conditions that apply specifically to you. It is important to comply with your visa conditions to avoid visa cancellation.

Here is the extracted information on Visa and it is bound to timely changes. For more detailed, accurate and up-to-date information on student visas and visa requirements please check the official site –
Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA)


Australia is Situated between, and isolated by, the Indian and Pacific oceans. It has many animals and plants, which are unique to the planet. The surface geology is typically old and flat. In land area, Australia is the sixth largest nation and it has, however, a relatively small population. Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent and its outlying islands and also is the driest inhabited continent on earth.

Climate: Nearly a third of Australia is in the tropics and the rest is in the temperate zone : Summer is from December to February; autumn from March to May; winter from June to August; and spring from September to November.

Language: Although English is the official language, a host of other languages like French, Spanish and Hindi are spoken in Australia.

 

Culture: Australia is a safe, friendly, sophisticated and harmonious multi-cultural society in which students can learn, travel and live harmoniously. Australia is a safe country compared to almost any other country world. Crime and political unrest are rarely seen in Australia. Your study plans and progress are not likely to be upset by political turmoil. People from about 200 countries have migrated to Australia, making Australia one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. The multicultural nature of Australian society means international students are readily accepted by other students and teachers.

 

Australia is rich in the arts and music. In music, Australia has developed a fertile environment that supports a great range of musical tastes ranging from the most avant-garde experimental to folk, from the youthful sounds of chart-busting pop to the unique music of the aboriginal people. Painting in Australia has a history that can not only be traced back over forty thousand years of Aboriginal culture but also is represented in the major museums and galleries of modern and avant-garde art, worldwide.

 

People: Australians are open, warm and friendly people and you will find a welcoming embrace in Australia. Many students living in home stay situations experience Australian family life in a natural, friendly way and often find they are treated like a family member. Wherever you live – home stay, boarding school or campus accommodation – you will discover many opportunities to make lasting friendships.

 

Religion: Australia is predominantly a Christian country; however, all religions are represented in the community. Devotees will find churches, mosques, temples and synagogues located in most major cities.

 

Sports and recreation: Australians are very keen on sport and outdoor activities and has a world wide reputation for sports and outdoor activities. This is endorsed by the Olympic Committee’s selection of Sydney to host the Olympic Games in the year 2000.

 

Transport: Australia has an extensive public transport system that includes trains, buses, tramways, ferries, two major national airlines and a number of regional airlines. Metropolitan areas are divided into zones and your ticket type and cost depends on which zone you are going to travel in and for how long. Tourist students may drive in Australia on a valid overseas driver’s license but if the document is not in the English language the visitor must carry a translation with the permit. An international driving license is not sufficient by itself. Cab services: Metered taxicabs operate in all major cities and towns. There is a minimum charge on hiring and then a charge per kilometer traveled. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped.


Courses in Australia

Australia has emerged as a popular destination for higher education because of its strong educational infrastructure, a high quality of life, and relatively lower expenses.

Australia has both government and private Universities that offer to programs called “Under Graduate”, and after graduation courses called “Graduate Programs or Post Graduate”.

The most popular courses of study for international students have been in the fields of Business, Administration and Economics, followed by Science, then Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

In general the time duration of a 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 they do 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.

Types of Programs and Qualifications

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Bachelor Degree (with Honors)
  • Undergraduate Diplomas
  • Associate Diplomas

Postgraduate

  • Masters Degrees
  • Doctoral Degrees
  • Graduate Diplomas
  • Graduate Certificates

As per the official site for Australian Education, The student visa has seven separate sub-classes for each education sector. You should apply under the visa sub-class for your principal course of study

 

Student visa sub-classes
Subclass 570 Independent ELICOS
for international students undertaking ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) as a stand-alone course, and not as a prerequisite to commencing another course (for example, a degree course)
Subclass 571 Schools
for international students undertaking ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) as a stand-alone course, and not as a prerequisite to commencing another course (for example, a degree course)
Subclass 572 Vocational and technical education (VTE) sector
covers Certificate I, II, III and IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma.
Subclass 573 Higher education
covers a Bachelor degree, Associate Degree, Graduate Certificate, and Graduate Diploma
Subclass 574 Postgraduate Research
covers a Masters degree by coursework or by research, and a Doctoral degree
Subclass 575 Non-award
covers foundation, bridging or other courses that do not lead to the award of a degree, diploma or other formal award
Subclass 576 AusAID or Defence sponsored
covers full-time study undertaken by AusAID or Defence students sponsored by the Australian Government

 

(Check ‘Applying for a Student Visa’ on Form 1160i)General requirements

  • you are of good character
  • you are of sound health
  • you have acceptable health insurance through the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for yourself and members of your family unit accompanying you to Australia
  • you have no outstanding debts to the Commonwealth of Australia, or have made arrangements acceptable to the Minister to repay such a debt
  • where you are under 18 years of age, acceptable arrangements for your accommodation, support and general welfare are in place

Offer of a place in a course and confirmation of enrolment

(Check ‘Applying for a Student Visa’ on Form 1160i)

If you are applying outside Australia and your visa application will be assessed at Assessment Level 3, 4 or 5, you should provide:

an ‘Offer of a place in a course’ letter from your Australian education provider at the time you lodge your application; and an electronic confirmation of enrolment certificate issued by your education provider after you lodge your application if you are requested by the Australian overseas mission to do so.

This process allows a preliminary or Pre-Visa Assessment to be made on your application to see if you are genuinely seeking to enter Australia for the purpose of study.

If you are applying outside Australia in Assessment Level 1 or 2, or in Australia in any Assessment Level, an electronic confirmation of enrolment certificate (CoE) is required before you lodge your application and a copy is to be provided with your application.

Note: A letter of offer is acceptable where a client lodges an application within Australia, but they must have a CoE for grant of a student visa application.

Student visa conditions

You must satisfy attendance and course requirements and maintain a valid enrolment for your course

You must not work unless you have been granted permission to do so

You must maintain your Overseas Student Health (OSHC) cover while in Australia

You must leave Australia before your visa expires

You must remain with the education provider you originally enrolled with for the first 12 months of your course or, if the course is less than 12 months, for the duration of your course

You must advise your education provider of your residential address within seven days of your arrival in Australia and must advise any changes of address within seven days

If you change education provider you must inform your current education provider within seven days of issue of an eCoE if you are an unaccompanied student applicant under 18 years of age you must obtain written approval of your education provider before you change your address, support and welfare arrangements in Australia.

More detail about visa conditions can be found on the DIMIA website.

Australian way of studying

Education in Australia can give you an experience of real difference.

Perhaps, world’s most research-oriented courses are available in Australia. By pursuing an Australian degree, you would imbibe curiosity, inquisition, sagacity and a deeper perspective about life. You will inculcate team spirit, raise intellectually interesting questions and sharpen your argumentative power with fellow students and teachers.

The Australian education flavour is unique. In Australian schools students are taught creative and independent thinking in a progressive learning environment.

 

Career-focused vocational courses and training transforms you to be an independent and active learner, both in the classroom, work environments and life.

Australian English language courses are practical, interactive and cater to all levels right from beginners to advanced students and to teacher training.

There is no scope for students to be passive in the learning process; they attend lectures, give seminars and spend time in libraries & labs conducting research all through their studies.

Pattern of Evaluation

Evaluation method varies from institution to institution. Internal and External exams are conducted to assess the students. The Senior Secondary Certificate of Education is issued on the basis of the cumulative final results. Universities use these certificates as an admission prerequisite.

Evaluation Patterns for vocational education and training institutions vary; there are the end of each semester and/or academic year, by continuous assessment through essays, presentations and tests or a combination of all or some of the above.

Evaluation Committees are paneled to ascertain the quality of the student’s scores and thesis. Viva Voce, Group Discussion and Presentations will mark the final assessment.

Australian Universities

Research and innovation are the two key elements of Australian universities. They pose both a challenge and an opportunity.

Be it academic, personal or professional excellence, Australian universities stand first. They offer an active learning experience from a dynamic environment to hone skills, talents and attitude.

More than 2,00,000 international students prove it a point that Australia is the right place for launching their academics and careers around the world.

Limitless opportunities await the students at Australia. You can choose from a diverse and rich variety of courses both traditional and modern ones. Each of Australia’s universities has its own strengths and specialisations, providing you a wider choice and access to the technology and research in your chosen field.

Students are at the helm of class room affairs, playing an active role in the teaching-learning process. Universities give high priority to the development of the ability to think creatively and independently and articulation skills to equip students with an edge-over in this competitive and ever-progressing world.

Australian universities have incubated many new ideas and technologies, leading to advances in business, science and industry. Postgraduate students learn skills in research and specialised areas that put them at the forefront of the development and application of new technologies. You can be a part of this dynamic research environment and be at the leading edge of innovative technologies and research programs.

Academic members of staff are recruited from around the world. There are also student and staff exchange programs with institutions in the USA, UK, Canada, Europe and Asia.

The rewards of studying at an Australian university are endless. Develop your potential in an innovative, flexible, yet supportive learning environment. Gain an internationally recognised qualification that will open doors for your future.

As a visa applicant, you must fulfill the following requirements:

An Offer of Acceptance – Before a student can apply for a student visa, a valid offer letter from a CRICOS registered Australian institute is required.

English Proficiency – An IELTS score is a mandatory requirement and evidence of this must be included at the time of application for the student visa. The TOEFL exam is not accepted.

Financial Capacity – Student visas are granted when a student can prove that they have adequate funds to support themselves in Australia , pay for their tuition and care for dependant family members included on the visa.

Work Permit Rules – As a student in Australia , you will only have a limited working allowance on your visa. Therefore adequate funding to pay for living expenses and tuition are important and must be evidenced to gain the visa. If you take time off from study to work, you will fall below full-time study levels, exceed your work allowance on the visa, or will fail academically. Any of these things can lead to visa cancellation.

Bonafides – The student needs to submit their past academic records for verification as well as a statement of purpose for undertaking the desired course.

Health cover – Because Medicare, the Australian national health system, is not available to overseas students, you must maintain your Overseas Student Health (OSHC) cover while in Australia.

Non-Immigrant Intent – You must leave Australia before your visa expires.

Good Character – Other requirements are that you be a genuine student, have good health and be of good character-without a criminal record.

Student visa requirements

In order to get a Student Visa, you must satisfy the norms of the Visa requirements and Your student visa will list the conditions that apply specifically to you. It is important to comply with your visa conditions to avoid visa cancellation.

Here is the extracted information on Visa and it is bound to timely changes. For more detailed, accurate and up-to-date information on student visas and visa requirements please check the official site –
Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA)