International Education in
A popular destination for studying, vacationing, and living, Australia is a land of many exciting experiences and opportunities. Australia is the third most popular study abroad destination in the world after the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK). It offers an unbeatable study and living experience where students have the opportunity to get a world-class education, gain meaningful employment experience during and post-study, and enjoy an excellent quality of life, all in one place.
The Australian population is highly diverse. According to the Australian Human Rights Commission (2015 report), one fourth of the Australians are born overseas and nearly 1 in 2 Australians have an overseas-born parents. Most Australians consider their country’s rich diversity to be their identity and strength, and live together in harmony, embracing and celebrating their differences.
English is Australia’s primary language, but more than 200 other languages are also spoken in Australian households.
Although Australia is a predominantly Christian country, there are many mosques, temples and synagogues in Australia. People have the freedom to practice any religion they want, and all religions are represented in Australia.
Get Globally Recognized Education
Australia has one of the best education systems in the world. In fact, the US News 2019 Best Countries for Education Ranking lists Australia as the sixth best country in the world for education. Universitas 21 (U21) 2019 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems also identifies Australia as having one of the top ten best higher education systems in the world. Seven of the Australian universities rank amongst the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2020. Many other Australian universities are also ranked amongst the top 500 list in reputable rankings, such as Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 and Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities. The Australian education system is tightly regulated by the government to maintain its world-renowned, high standard of education. The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act further protects international students in Australia and ensure appropriate academic support and excellence. Work While Studying The option to work while studying is one of the decision-making criteria for prospective international students finalizing their education destination. International students on a valid student visa can work up to 40 hours per fortnight (bi-weekly) during their study session, and full-time during scheduled breaks, such as the summer holidays.
Education Pathways for International Students
Students who wish to study in Australia may first attend a pathway program to help them meet the entry requirements to get into the course they want. This might include taking an English language preparation course, attending an Australian school or VET, or enrolling in a foundation studies or bridging course. Completing a diploma program is another pathway students often follow to gain admission into undergraduate higher education (Bachelor) courses if they do not meet the requirements for direct entry into those courses. Foundation courses and diplomas are both suitable pathways to higher education, and offer their own advantages.
Post-Graduation Work and Stay
International students place post-graduation benefits as an important factor when finalizing destinations where to study. The experience international graduates gain – and income derived – from this employment is important to offset their family’s financial investment and help repay their study loans, as well as to gain valuable Australian work experience to support their professional growth. International students with a valid study visa can work up to 40 hours every two weeks during their study session. The hours do not need to be equally split between the two weeks. Instead, a student can work more hours in one week and less in others if it suits them and their employer. Students can only start working once their course starts. During scheduled course breaks, students can work unrestricted hours. A full-time employee usually works, on average, 38 hours each week. All Australian employees, including overseas students, have to pay Australian taxes.
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