Study In Australia
BAN ON SUBCLASS 457 & ITS IMPACT ON AUSTRALIA STUDENT VISA
The recent ban on subclass 457 visa announced by the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is only on a temporary work visa and different visa categories than the Post-study work.
This ban would NOT have any impact on the Post Study work visa category which is subclass 485 or the part-time work visa for international students in Australia.
This ban affects the people who have applied/are looking to directly apply as foreign workers for a temporary work visa with sponsorship from an Australian employer.
Professionals seeking migration to Australia can continue to study in Australia for a period of 2 years for a degree related course and opt for Post Study work that can lead to migration.
Skilled professionals can continue to apply under subclass 189 and 190.
To know how this might affect you, call our Study Abroad Expert on +91 6394 630 533
WHY STUDY IN AUSTRALIA
Apart from the natural beauty of the continent of Australia, There are a variety of reasons that you should consider studying in Australia. This is an important factor in being a crowd puller when it comes to foreign students. Australia, each year, registers a high number of migrants in the student community, it is growing to be a student hub and more and more people are beginning to trust the universities at Australia for education. The number of institutes and courses being offered in Australia makes it inch upward on the graph of international destinations for education. Innovation in education and constant strife to improve the quality of education have brought Australia ahead in the race Overseas Education.
Apart from the quality of education, an education experience in Australia ensures good quality of life in general. The institutes, accommodation, and career choices offered in Australia are almost unbeatable in quality and innovation and these factors go a long way in helping a student decide their course of action with regard to education.
In Australia, as in most other countries, almost all universities and colleges can provide accommodation on or near to their campus. University apartments, residential colleges, and halls of residence are generally available.
Check with your institute it may be possible to have temporary accommodation organized for when you first arrive, so there will be time to look around and choose your permanent living arrangement after having personally perused the locations and choices available.
There could be a placement fee for the provision of accommodation, either temporary or permanent, which you will need to check with your education provider.
We would recommend that the students opt for temporary accommodation first and then arrive in-country and look at the various options (though depending on when you arrive choices may be limited).
All Universities, TAFE institutes, and other large education providers have housing offices to assist their students to find accommodation. They will be able to provide information on the full range of available housing options, including prices and any rules and regulations you need to know.
University/College accommodation options include:
University accommodation with full board
This is the complete package, students are fully catered for whilst they board with their meals, cleaning and laundry being part of the services offered. Boarding house residents also have access to the school facilities to assist with study and social activities. Boarding costs can range from AU$ 6,000 – AU$ 12,000 per year.
For an International student staying at the halls of residence is an enjoyable experience as you get to mix with students from other countries and/or courses. This is a preferred choice there are various budget options.
Halls of Residence
These are similar to the full board, but with a lesser range of services provided. Self-catering options are available.
Depending on location some universities also have a range of apartments, either close to or on campus. If you are on a multiyear course then this option can be considered in the later years. Because of the flexibility that they offer these are very popular options and generally get booked very early.
Home stays/Farm stays
In Australia, the Institutions maintain a register of families prepared to board international students during the academic year. They check to ensure the standard of accommodation and the reputations of the owners.
Given the idyllic nature of the Australian countryside ‘farm stay’ accommodation is another exciting option for students wishing to experience a farming lifestyle.
Home stay are where the student lives with an Australian family in their house. Depending on the host some or all meals could be included. It is recommended to check with the University Housing Office for Costs can range from AU$ 5,000 – AU$ 12,500.
Private Shared Accommodation
Private flatshares are often advertised on college notice boards, housing offices or supermarkets and newspapers. These may be furnished or unfurnished apartments and generally will be self-catering.
Private Rental Accommodation
This is a standard rental accommodation and could be furnished or semi-furnished. You will be required to sign a rental agreement, pay a deposit and a monthly rent.
LIVING IN AUSTRALIA
Australia is a popular destination for students from around the world. Australia enjoys low crime rates and strict gun control laws resulting in a safe environment. Its natural beauty, advanced economic status attract highly skilled migrants, professionals and business persons from around the world, making it one of the truly multicultural societies.
Efficient Health Care
The Australian health care system is very efficient. All Australians pay a Medicare levy that is an additional tax in order to fund the public health system. Everyone gets access to public system doctors, hospitals and other health care services.
International students studying in Australia are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their student visa.
The diversity of cultures is reflected in the Australian food as well. The country is known for premium quality meat, fish, fruits and vegetables that are also exported worldwide.
Most global cuisine can be sampled at restaurants. Good food at reasonable prices can be found at bistros, cafes and even pubs, in addition to the major global food chains also present in Australia.
Telecommunication and Electricity
In keeping with the developed status, Australia has a modern telephone system. A wide variety of phone cards in multiple denominations are available. Students can sign with service providers to get on plans for an international calling cards to call home on a regular basis.
The electrical current in Australia is 240/250 volts AC, 50 cycles. It is recommended to carry an adaptor for your electrical appliances like Laptops etc.
Traveling around Australia
Australia has an extensive public transport network that includes metered taxis, trains, buses, tramways, ferries and airlines. Australian Metro cities are divided in zones and your fare will depend on the zone you are traveling to.
COST OF LIVING
Some statistics indicate that the costs of living and tuition in Australia is generally lesser than say USA or UK. Students should note that tuition fees will vary depending on course and location, while lifestyle costs are also variable. Average living cost for an International student is about AU$320 per week on items like housing, food, clothing, entertainment and other incidentals.
International students studying in Australia are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their student visa in Australia. The Australian government allows International students to work while studying in Australia but the money earned should not be used as the only source of income.
International students have to pay their tuition fees up-front. There could also be an additional charge to cover library and laboratory costs, sports facility costs, excursions, books, stationery and other essential material.
Institutions will advise when to pay your tuition fees and acceptable methods of payment.
The following are the approximate fee structure for respective degrees and certifications.
Foundation Studies : 7,500 - 15,000 AUD per annum
Bachelor's Degree : 9,500 - 14,500 AUD per annum
Bachelor's Degree in Science/Engineering : 12,000 - 16,500 AUD per annum
PG Certification/Diploma : 8,000 - 10,000 AUD per annum
M.Sc/MBA : 12,000 - 18,000 AUD per annum
Some of the Universities that we represent in Australia
Queensland University of Technology
University of Canberra
University of Ballarat
University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Southern Cross University
TAFE Western Australia
Central Queensland University
Chisholm Institute of TAFE
Gold Coast Institute of TAFE
Australian Technical And Management College (ATMC)
Kaplan Business School
SAE Institute & Qantm College Brisbane
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COUNTRY & UNIVERSITY
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