Why Study in Australia

Why Study in Australia?

Value and Recognition

In Australia you will enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world. Living costs and tuition fees are affordable and comparable to the United Kingdom and United States. You can even offset your living costs with part-time work while you study.

More than 400,000 international students were enrolled at an Australian education institution in 2007. When you graduate, your qualification will be recognised by international employers and leading education institutions around the world.

This is because all Australian education qualifications are included under one national system – Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF links school, vocational and university qualifications, making it easier to progress to the next AQF level anywhere in Australia.

The AQF also makes it easy for overseas governments to recognise your qualification. When international employers see it, they know what it stands for: a world class education in a modern, democratic and technologically advanced society.

Australia even has a system to recognise your qualifications from other countries. The Australian Government organisation, National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) helps Australian institutions to recognise qualifications from overseas, allowing for recognition of your previous studies

Safe, multicultural society

Australia is a safe, friendly and harmonious country. When you arrive you may find yourself struck by the friendliness and hospitality of the people. Imagine: you’ve left your country behind, yet somehow, you’ve arrived home.

Australia is a very safe country compared with almost anywhere in the world. Political unrest is limited in Australia, crime rates are low and strict gun control laws provide a safe environment.

Australians value the wealth of cultural diversity and social sophistication that international students bring to our campuses and communities. We take great care in looking after international students and helping them adjust to the Australian way of life.

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

Quality assurance

Australia – a place where your quality of education is guaranteed.

How can you be sure that the schools, universities and training institutions will deliver on what they promise?

Here’s how: Australia provides international students with the most rigorous consumer protection in the world. Period.

In 2000, Australia introduced the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000. ESOS ensures that, in order to enrol international students, institutions must first meet requirements for registration. All institutions which meet registration requirements are listed on the publicly available Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

If an institution doesn’t meet stringent standards for marketing activities, education delivery, facilities and student support services, it isn’t registered. That means it can’t enrol international students.

However, it’s important to note that if you come to Australia on a non-student visa, you won’t have this assurance.
Consumer protection
The ESOS legislation provides consumer protection. This means you will receive the tuition for which you have paid, and your fees are protected by law.
Course information
Institutions must ensure that the marketing materials (such as brochures and handbooks) they provide to international students are accurate and not misleading.

Before issuing your proof of enrolment, the institution must first provide you with current and accurate information, such as

requirements for acceptance into the course, including English language proficiency, previous work experience or educational qualifications necessary for admittance.


the course content, duration and the qualification it leads to.


modes of study and assessment methods.


the facilities, equipment, learning and library resources available.


indicative course-related fees, including advice on the potential for fees to change during your course.


Relevant information on living in Australia, including indicative costs of living and accommodation options.

Excellence

Australian qualification, international recognition
Australian universities are widely known for the quality of their teaching and research. You’ll learn from teachers who are experts in their industries and who can provide you with a sound understanding of your chosen field. You’ll develop strong academic skills that can be applied to other areas and learn to think creatively and independently.

Australia’s scientists and researchers have been responsible for major breakthroughs and technological advances around the world. Our best-known achievers have won international awards, including eight Nobel Prizes

 
A place where work and study meets
Australia’s approach to vocational education and training leads the world in innovation and quality. You’ll have the opportunity to step outside the classroom and practice your skills in real and simulated workplaces. This will give you a genuine advantage over other graduates.

 
A great place to grow up
School students in Australia study under a national curriculum framework which ensures high academic standards in eight key learning areas, including English, mathematics, science and arts. Teachers are committed to encouraging childrens’ intellectual, personal and emotional growth

 
Improve your English
Studying English in Australia will give you the opportunity to use and improve your English every day. Australian English language institutions have video facilities, libraries and computer-assisted learning to help you become a fluent English-speaker in no time. You’ll even be able to find a program to meet your specific needs. Australia is a technologically advanced society and you’ll study at an institution with great facilities. Australian classrooms are equipped with the latest technology and laptops are allowed in many lecture halls and classrooms