To live and study in Australia is a wonderful way to experience another culture while continuing on a pathway to reach career or learning goals.

Increasing numbers of international students are choosing Australia as their overseas study destination. Australia offers an education experience that makes a real difference. You have access to 12,000 internationally recognised courses that are of world-class standards. Registration conditions ensure that courses are of high standards in both ethics and quality as laid down by the Federal Government. With a combination of world-class education and a safe multicultural lifestyle, Australia is cementing its reputation as the top study destination for international students.

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Why Study in Australia?

Australia is highly respected for its world class education system and the possibilities it offers to students from across the globe. Home to many leading experts in a variety of professions, the Australian education system proudly extends its hand to students wanting to expand their learning opportunities in a safe and welcoming environment. An increasing number of international students are choosing to study in Australia. Australia has the third largest number of international students behind the USA and UK. Living expenses and tuition costs in Australia are considerably less expensive than many other developed countries like the UK and USA.

If you are looking for a study destination then Australia is the place to go. If you are in search of tourist destination Australia still remains the place of best choice.

Graduates from Australia are very successful in finding jobs and hold prominent positions worldwide. Additionally, they are readily accepted for postgraduate study at leading international universities.

One of the most common responses from students in Australia is about the people. Australians are a very relaxed and casual. Students have reported time and time again how Australians will take the time to talk to them no matter how busy they are.

Top 9 reasons

  • Excellence of the Australian education system – education standards rank amongst the highest in the world.
  • Recognition of Australian qualifications – Australian qualifications are widely recognised and accepted when seeking employment or further study.
  • Flexibility of the Australian education system – multiple institutions offering a wide variety of courses with flexible delivery methods.
  • Work/travel – there are opportunities for students to travel and/or work whilst studying.
  • Special protection and care for international students – government legislation and codes of conduct operate to regulate the industry and protect students.
  • Value – the combination of low cost of living represent good value for money.
  • The Australian Lifestyle – favourable climate, safe and stable environment, attractive surrounds and friendly people make an enjoyable place to study.
  • Multicultural Australia – overseas students are welcome in Australia’s multicultural society and can apply for a student visa.
  • Support for international students in Australia – networks of support exist to help students in all aspects of their stay in Australia.

Your study options in Australia

Schools (Primary & Secondary)

Schools (Primary & Secondary)

Australian children have to go to school from the age of 6 (Primary) to 15 (Secondary). For students wanting to go to University, the successful completion of year 12 of secondary school is mandatory. This involves examinations in both year 11 and year 12 called the Senior Certificate of Education (though the title varies across Australia) International students don’t need to do the Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education to be accepted into an Australian University, but, students needs to show that they have a year 12 qualification (or equivalent) to be accepted to an undergraduate degree or diploma.



English Language (ELICOS) Programs on offer – General English, Academic English, Business English, English for specific purposes, Summer programs, English Test Preparation programs (e.g IELTS preparation), English with internship programs. Many people come to Australia to study English through the many programs that are on offer. Not only are the programs are of a very high standard, but also are enjoyable and a great place to meet like-minded individuals. There are range of programs on offer, each one designed to cater for different needs and aspirations. All language programs are of the highest reputable standard and are constantly scrutinised so as ensure a high level of quality and to maximise better outcomes for students.

Vocational Education and Training

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Qualifications: Certificate 1, 2 & 3, Advanced Diploma, Vocational Graduate Certificate, Vocational Graduate Diploma. The skills learnt in VET programs have been purposely planned to equip students with the necessary skills needed for Industry. There is a strong practical nature to the program and a skills focus that tailors students learning to what they need to know when they move into the workforce. Vet institutions can be both publicly and privately funded (such as TAFE). A VET qualification can allow a student to move into University studies, or to develop greater expertise in a particular area or field. Australian Universities accept certain VET qualifications which can shorten the duration of a Bachelor Degree or give a student eligibility in a university course.

Higher Education and Foundation Studies

Higher Education and Foundation Studies

Higher Education is offered by Universities and some state and private colleges. The qualifications available are: Bachelor Degrees, Master Degrees, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma & Doctoral Degrees. Most higher education providers also offer foundation programs and English courses.

You haven't studied Australian senior secondary school or a foreign equivalent? Then Foundation studies (also known as bridging courses) can help you meet the entry requirements of a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Bachelor degree. Most courses are designed specifically to prepare international students for the Australian academic environment.

Popular Study Locations in Australia

Australia is a diverse country. A range of different landscapes, cities and villages can be found here. From the wild southern ocean, bush in Tasmania, the desert in northern territory, to the tropical north with its white sandy beaches. Australia has study locations that meet the needs for any individual.

Cost of  Living and Studying in Australia

The costs of Studying in Australia depend on the institution and the level of study you choose.

International students applying to study in Australia have to demonstrate financial funds to show that they will be able to sustain themselves while studying in Australia. This is known as costs of living.

  • AUD 20,920 – if the primary applicant is to stay in Australia for 12 months or more, or pro-rata equivalent of theses annual living costs;
  • AUD 7,100 – for spouse or defacto partner; and
  • AUD 3,040 – for a dependent child
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Our agency can help you to understand living costs in Australia. We offer special discount, cheaper student accommodation and programs to help you to stay within your budget. Our counseling service is for free.

Our education counselling is for free. Registered education agents do to charge for helping you to find courses or internships.

However if you need the help of an registered immigration fees will apply.

FOR ALL PROGRAMS: You are responsible for your expenses. That means you need to pay for your flight, visa, English course (including public transport to school) and your private expenses ON TOP of your placement fee.

To find work in Australia you need to hold a visa with work rights. This can be a Working Holiday Visa or a Special Visa for internships (if you still study or recently finished your education). We can help you to find out about the visa fees.

If you are from a country which is not eligible to apply for a Working Holiday Visa you can ask us if you can still work as volunteer.

This information is to be used only as a guide to the cost of studying in Australia by course level. The figures provided here are average and may vary between institutions and courses. Please check with the Australia education provider for detailed information on the study costs involved with each course.

Prices are shown per year:

  • ELICOS (English Language course) – *(varies depending on course duration)
    $A 3,500 – $A 13,000
  • Primary and junior secondary schools: 5,000 – 11,000
  • Secondary school: 6,000 – 13,000
  • Vocational Education and Training: Certificate I, II, III or IV $A 5,500 – $A 18,000, Diploma, Advanced Diploma
  • Foundation Studies (Bridging Course): $A 9,000 – $A 14,000
    Bachelors Degree (Arts, Business, Economics, Law) per year $A 10,000 – $A 13,500
  • Bachelors Degree (Science, Engineering) per year $A 14,000 – $A 16,000
  • Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas: $A   9,000 – $A 18,000
  • Masters and Doctoral Degrees per year $A 14,000 – $A 18,000


You can find out more about the study costs in Australia here.


The below information will tell you what is required to study in Australia. Most courses and training done by international students in Australia on a student visa are covered by the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). However, there are also a number of courses for international students that are registered with the Australian Government and are not part of the AQF. Many of these courses help students to meet the entry requirements for further study or may lead to further study with a final AQF qualification. These courses are called Foundation Studies or Bridging courses.

After your Study in Australia

Options 1: Returning Home

Returning home once you’ve completed your studies will pose many challenges. Not only must you begin contemplating your career and other decisions for the future, you must also adjust to life at home after a prolonged absence. Some institutions offer seminars to help address the range of practical and emotional issues faced by international students at this time.

Alumni associations are university networks that aim to maintain ties amongst graduates once they have completed their studies, and support them in their career pursuits.

There may be an Australian alumni association your home country, or you can contact the one in your university in Australia. Here you may find a supportive group of like-minded graduates who have undergone similar experiences, as well as a range of services to assist with your career development.

Option 2: Stay in Australia longer

You may be eligible to apply for a post study work visa. It is best you speak to a immigration agent about your options to stay longer in Australia.

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