Study in Australia

Did you know Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million?

This isn’t surprising when you consider Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world!

Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world, for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination. And with more than AUD 200 million provided by the Australian Government each year in international scholarships, AAI is making it easier for you to come and experience the difference Australian education can make to your future and career.

Do you have a specific field of interest?

There is every chance Australia has you covered, with at least one Australian university amongst the list of top 50 universities specializing in Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Life & Agricultural Sciences, Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy, and Physics.

Australia has produced 15 Nobel prize laureates. Every day, over 1 billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations – including penicillin, IVF, ultrasound, Wi-Fi, the Bionic Ear, cervical cancer vaccine, and Black Box Flight Recorders – to make their lives and the lives of others better.

  • FACTS ABOUT

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    Full name: Commonwealth of Australia

    Population: 21.5 million (UN, 2009)

    Capital: Canberra

    Largest city: Sydney

    Area: 7.7 million sq. km (2.9 million sq. miles)

    Major language: English

    Major religion: Christianity

    Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 84 years (women) (UN)

    Monetary unit: 1 Australian Dollar = 100 cents

    Main exports: Ores and metals; wool, food and live animals; fuels, transport machinery and equipment

    GNI per capita: US $32,220

    Internet domain: .au

    International dialing code: +61

    Other Cities: Adelaide, Brisbane (1.6 million) Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth.

    Climate: Relatively dry, ranging from temperate in the south to tropical in the

  • EDUCATION SYSTEM

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    • The Australian instruction framework gives essential, auxiliary, and tertiary training.
    • School instruction (Primary and Secondary)
    • School instruction is comparable over all of Australia with just minor varieties in the middle of states and regions. School training (essential and optional) is necessary between the ages of six and sixteen (Year 1 to Year 9 or 10). School training is 13 years and separated into:
    • Elementary school – Runs for seven or eight years, beginning at Kindergarten/Preparatory through to Year 6 or 7.
    • Optional school – Runs for three or four years, from Years 7 to 10 or 8 to 10.
    • Senior optional school – Runs for a long time, Years 11 and 12.

    Tertiary instruction

    • Tertiary instruction incorporates both advanced education (counting colleges) and professional instruction and preparing (VET).

    Dialect of guideline

    • English is the official dialect of Australia and the primary dialect of guideline in the instruction framework. Numerous schools offer bilingual projects or projects in different dialects.
    • Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
    • The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) establishes the quality of Australian qualifications.
    • The AQF is the national policy for regulated qualifications in the Australian education and training system. It incorporates the quality assured qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework.
    • The AQF was first introduced in 1995 to underpin the national system of qualifications in Australia encompassing higher education, vocational education and training and schools. The background to the AQF is documented.

  • CHOOSE YOUR EDUCATION PROVIDER AND STUDY LOCATION

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    Adelaide and South Australia

    • Adelaide Institute of Management & Technology
    • Adelaide Pacific International College
    • Australian Institute of Business Administration
    • Careers Australia College of Healthcare
    • English College of Adelaide
    • Eynesbury
    • Flinders international Study Centres (FISC)
    • Flinders University
    • IIBIT – University of Ballarat Programs
    • Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) – Flinders University
    • International College of Hotel Management
    • Kaplan Business School
    • SA Adelaide Language Centre
    • SACE
    • Salford College
    • Southern Cross Education Institute
    • TAFE South Australia
    • University of South Australia
    • William Light Institute

    Canberra and Australia Capital Territory

    • ACT Schools
    • ANU College
    • Australian Catholic University
    • Australian National University College
    • Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
    • University of Canberra

    Darwin and Northern Territory

    • ACE, ATTC, ACL, ECAE, CELUSA, PIBT, IEC
    • Charles Darwin University
    • International College of Advanced Education

    Hobart and Tasmania

    • SACE
    • TAFE Tasmania
    • University of Tasmania

    Perth and Western Australia

    • ACE, ATTC, ACL, ECAE, CELUSA, PIBT, IEC
    • ACN, CIC, Curtin Sydney, Eynesbury, MIBT, PIBT, QIBT, SAIBT, SIBT
    • Australian College of Applied Education
    • Australian College of Sports and Fitness
    • Australian Professional Skills Institute (APSI)
    • Australian School of Management
    • Australian School of Tourism & Hotel Management – ASTHM
    • Cambridge International College (CIC)
    • Centre of English Language Teaching (CELT) – UWA
    • CIIS (College of Innovation and Industry Skills)
    • Curtin University of Technology
    • Dental Nursing Australia
    • Edith Cowan University
    • Kingston International College
    • Language Links
    • Lexis English
    • Milner International College of English
    • Murdoch University
    • Perth Institute Western Australia
    • Perth International Business & Technology (PIBT)
    • Phoenix Academy
    • Phoenix Academy – Edith Cowan University
    • Phoenix Academy – Murdoch University
    • Phoenix Academy – University of Notre Dame Australia
    • Phoenix Academy – Western Australia Department of Education
    • Silver Trowel
    • Southern Cross Education Institute
    • Stanley College
    • Sterling Business College
    • TAFE Western Australia
    • Education and Training International (ETI)
    • University of Western Australia (UWA)
    • University of Western Australia Foundation
    • Western Australian Education Certificate

    Brisbane and Queensland

    • Academy of Design
    • ACCCO
    • ACE, ATTC, ACL, ECAE, CELUSA, PIBT, IEC
    • ACN, CIC, Curtin Sydney, Eynesbury, MIBT, PIBT, QIBT, SAIBT, SIBT
    • AICA
    • Australasian Golf Academy
    • Australia International College of Language
    • Australian Catholic University
    • Australian College of Information Technology
    •  Australian College of Sports and Fitness
    • Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS)
    • Australian Internships
    • Australian Language Schools (ALS)
    • Axial Training
    • Bond University
    • Bond University English Language Institute
    • Brisbane College of English / Australia
    • Brisbane North Institute of TAFE
    • Brisbane School of Hairdressing
    • Browns ELS
    • Cairns College of English and Business
    • Canterbury College
    • Careers Australia College of Healthcare
    • Careers Australia Institute of English
    • Careers Australia Institute of Training
    • Central Queensland Institute of TAFE
    • Central Queensland University (CQU)
    • Charles Sturt University
    • Embassy CES
    • Envirotech Institute of Education
    • Gold Coast Language School
    • Griffith University
    • Harvest Education Technical College (HETC)
    • Hilton International College QLD
    • Holmes Institute
    • ICA (Imperial College Australia)
    • IES (international Education Services – UQ)
    • ILSC
    • Imagine Education Australia
    • International College of Queensland Australia (ICQA)
    • International Education Services (IES) – UQ Foundation
    • International Training College
    • James Cook University
    • James Cook University JCU Brisbane
    • JMC Academy
    • John Paul International College
    • Kelly Colleges
    • Language International Australia
    • Language Studies International (LSI)
    • Lifetime International Training College
    • Martin College
    • Metro College of Technology
    • New England College of Technology
    • PGA International Golf Institute
    • Queensford College
    • Queensland Academy of Technology
    • Queensland Institute for Aviation Engineering
    • Queensland International Business Academy (QIBA)
    • Queensland International Institute
    • Queensland Schools EQI
    • Royal Brisbane International College
    • SACE
    • Sarina Russo Schools
    • Shafston International College
    • Southern Cross University
    • St. Hilda’s School
    • TAFE Queensland Brisbane
    • TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
    • The Eagle Academy
    • University of Queensland (UQ)
    • University of Sunshine Coast (USC)
    • Viva International College

    Melbourne and Victoria

    • AAON
    • Academia International
    • Academies Australasia Polytechnic
    • ACN, CIC, Curtin Sydney, Eynesbury, MIBT, PIBT, QIBT, SAIBT, SIBT
    • AMI Education
    • AOI Institute
    • Australian Catholic University
    • Australian College of Hair Design and Beauty
    • Australian College of Sports and Fitness
    • Australian Industrial Systems Institute
    • Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS)
    • Australian National Institute of Business and Technology (ANIBT)
    • Australian Pacific International College (APIC)
    • Australian Technical and Management College (ATMC)
    • Austwide Institute of Training (AIOT)
    • BIBA Academy
    • Box Hill Institute
    • Brighton Institute of Technology
    • Cambridge International College (CIC)
    • Careers Australia College of Healthcare
    • Central Queensland University (CQU)
    • Charles Sturt University
    • Chisholm Institute
    • City College of Melbourne
    • Discover English
    • Education Access Australia (MITH and MIE)
    • Education Centre of Australia
    • Einstein College of Australia
    • Eltham College
    • Embassy CES
    • English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS)
    • Federation University
    • Fusion English
    • Gurkhas Institute
    • Hawthorn (The University of Melbourne Programs)
    • Hays International College
    • Holmes Institute
    • Holmesglen Institute
    • Impact Englsih College
    • INUS Australia
    • ISBT – University of New England
    • JMC Academy
    • Kangan Institute
    • Kaplan Business School
    • La Trobe University
    • Lyceum English Language Australia
    • Martin College
    • Melbourne Institute of Technology
    • Melbourne Polytechnic – Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT)
    • Menzies Institute of Technology
    • Nova Institute of Technology
    • Oxford College
    • PSG Australia
    • Sheila Baxter Training Centre
    • Southern Cross Education Institute
    • St George Institute
    • Sunshine College of Management Swinburne University of Technology
    • Taylors Study
    • The Gordon – TAFE Gordon Institute
    • Universal Institute of Technology (UIT)
    • Victoria University
    • Victoria University (Sydney Campus)
    • Victorian Certificate of Education
    • Western Institute of Technology
    • William Angliss Institute
    • Zenith Business Academy (ZBA)

    Sydney and New South Wales

    • Abbey College Australia
    • Ability Education
    • Academies Australasia Institute
    • Academy of English
    • Academy of Information Technology
    • ACAP
    • ACCESS Language Centre
    • ACE, ATTC, ACL, ECAE, CELUSA, PIBT, IEC
    • Aces Centre
    • ACN, ACAP
    • ACN, CIC, Curtin Sydney, Eynesbury, MIBT, PIBT, QIBT, SAIBT, SIBT
    • ACN, Curtin Sydney, Macquarie City, ACAP
    • Alphacrucis College
    • Apex Institute of Education
    • APM College of Business and Communication
    • Apple Study Group
    • Astute Training
    • Australia Onsung International College
    • Australian Academy of Commerce Pty Ltd
    • Australian Academy of Management & Science
    • Australian Academy of Sport and Fitness
    • Australian Catholic University
    • Australian College of Natural Therapy
    • Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)
    • Australian College of Sports and Fitness
    • Australian College of Technology
    • Australian Hair and Beauty College
    • Australian Ideal College
    • Australian Institute of Commerce & Language (AICL)
    • Australian Institute of Higher Education
    • Australian Institute of Music
    • Australian Institute of Professional Education (AIPE)
    • Australian Institute of Technology and Education
    • Australian International College of English
    • Australian International Conservatorium of Music
    • Australian International High School
    • Australian International Performing Arts High School
    • Australian National College of Beauty
    • Australian Pacific International College (APIC)
    • Australian Technical and Management College (ATMC)
    • Australian Vocational Learning Centre (AVLC)
    • Australis Institute of Technology and Education
    • Bass-Skardon Abbess
    • Billy Blue
    • Blue Mountains Hotel School
    • Bridge Business College
    • Byron Bay English Language School
    • Cambridge College International
    • Canterbury Business College
    • Canterbury Language Academy
    • Canterbury Technical Institute
    • Careers Australia College of Healthcare
    • Cass Training International College
    • Castle College
    • CATC Design School
    • Central College
    • Central Queensland University (CQU)
    • Charles Darwin University
    • Charles Sturt University
    • City Institute
    • Clarendon Business College
    • College of Sports and Fitness
    • Computer Graphic College
    • Crown Institute of Business and Technology
    • Education Centre of Australia
    • Elite Education
    • ELS Universal English College
    • Embassy CES
    • English Language Company (ELC)
    • English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS)
    • Evolution Hospitality Institute
    • Fuss Beauty College
    •  George Brown College (GBC)
    • Global English College
    • Greenwich College
    • Holmes Institute
    • IIBIT – University of Ballarat Programs
    •  IIBIT (International Institute of Business & IT)
    •  ILSC
    • Imperial College Australia
    • International College of Capoeira
    • International College of Management Sydney (ICMS)
    • International House Sydney
    • ISBT – University of New England
    • James Cook University
    • Jet English College
    • JMC Academy
    • Kaplan Business School
    • Kent Institute
    • Kenvale College
    • Kings Own Institute (KOI)
    • Kingsway Institute
    • La Lingua Language School
    • Le Cordon Bleu
    • Lexis English
    • Lloyds International College
    • Loura Business College
    • Macquarie Education Group Australia (MEGA)
    • Macquarie Grammar School
    • Macquarie University
    • Magill College
    • Martin College
    • MEGT Institute
    • Melbourne Institute of Technology
    • Mercury Colleges
    • Metro College (English Courses)
    • Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy
    • Navitas – Professional Year Program
    • NCELTR Macquarie University (English)
    • New Cambridge College
    • North Sydney English College
    • NSW School of Massage
    • Oxford College
    • Pacific College of Technology
    • Performance English
    • Pivot Point International Academy Sydney
    • Qantm College
    • Raffles
    • SAE Institute
    • SIBN College
    • Silver Trowel
    • Southern Cross University Sydney Campus EduCo
    • Specialty Language Centre
    • Stanford Academy
    • Step One College
    • Strathfield College
    • Supreme Business College
    • Sydney Business and Travel Academy (SBTA)
    • Sydney College of Business and IT (SCBIT)
    • Degree Programs through Southern Cross University
    • Sydney English Academy (SEA)
    • Sydney English Language Centre
    • Sydney Film School
    • Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT)
    • Sydney International English College (SIEC)
    • Sydney School of Business and Technology (SSBT)
    • TAFE NSW
    • TAFE NSW Sydney Institute English Centre
    • Taylors College
    • The Australasian College
    • The Coffee Gang
    • The Hotel School Sydney
    • The University of New England
    • Top Education Institute
    • Universal Business School Sydney (UBSS)
    • University of Newcastle
    • University of Southern Queensland
    • University of Southern Queensland (USQ Sydney)
    • University of Sydney Foundation Program
    • University of Western Sydney (UWS)
    • University of Wollongong
    • University Preparation College
    • UNSW (University of New South Wales)
    • UNSW Global
    • Victoria University (Sydney Campus)
    • Victory Institute
    • Warvick Institute
    • William Blue
    • Zenith Business Academy (ZBA)

  • ADMISSION PROCEDURE

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    Intake

    The main intake for all Australian Institutions is February. Every university opens admissions for all courses that they offer, for the February intake. There is also a mid-year intake offered by some Australian Universities during July. It is important to keep in mind that, a university offering an intake in February might not necessarily offer all the courses that they have on list, during the mid-year intake. Whether or not a University will offer a July intake can be found out on the university website, university brochures, or from our career counselors. Some universities also follow November, i.e. summer intake. It is available only for limited number of universities and limited courses.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Undergraduate – Bachelors
    • A good academic record in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling
    • Some courses such as Computing and Engineering will require Mathematics and /or Science as pre-requisites
    • Postgraduate – Masters
    • A good academic record in Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university is necessary
    • Any work experience in the field will be helpful
    • For MBA programs at some Universities students need to have work experience along with their Bachelor’s Degree

    Required Tests

    • Along with the academic documents English proficiency tests like IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores are required to get the admission.
    • Diploma Programs - 5.5 or 6.0 bands is required in IELTS.
    • Under-graduate Programs – 6 or 6.5 bands is required in IELTS.
    • Masters’ Program- 6.5 to 7.0 bands.
    • However, some courses like Nursing, Pharmacy, Life sciences, PhD need a higher level of proficiency an overall band of 7 bands in IELTS.

    The coaching for the IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE can be availed from AAI also.

    Documents Required

    • Resume
    • Statement of purpose
    • Educational Documents
    • Work Experience, if Applicable
    • Passport
    • Birth certificate
    • IELTS score sheet

  • EDUCATION COST FOR STUDYING

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    Being familiar with education costs in Australia is important, if you are considering Australia as your overseas studying destination. Cost of higher education in Australia is quite affordable as compared to the cost of studying abroad in the UK or the US. Let's

    Tuition Fee (AUD)

    The first factor to consider among education costs in Australia is the average tuition fees. from $25,000 - $38,000.

    Accommodation (AUD)

    • Hostels and Guesthouses - $80 to $135 per week
    • Shared Rental - $70 to $250 per week
    • On campus - $80 to $250 per week
    • Home-stay - $110 to $270 per week
    • Rental - $100 to $400 per week
    • Boarding Schools - $10,000 to $20,000 a year

    Other Living Expenses (AUD$)

    • Groceries and eating out - $80 to $200 per week
    • Gas and electricity - $60 to $100 per week
    • Phone and Internet - $20 to $50 per week
    • Public transport - $10 to $50 per week
    • Car (after purchase) - $150 to $250 per week
    • Entertainment - $50 to $100 per week

    Minimum cost of living:

    Average Total - AUD$18,610 /-per annum

  • WORK PROSPECTS

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    Australian Industries

    Australian Industries work side to encourage and sustain the economic activity. The national income comes from industries like Education, Agriculture, Finance, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Construction, Business services, Technology, Tourism etc.

    Part Time Employment

    Students can work up to 20 hours a week (anywhere) during course time and 40 hours per week full- time during vacation periods if they have been granted a work permit. On an average a student can earn around 12 AUD/hour. Casual Jobs are available (A$15-18 per hour) as PT work option.

  • WORK & MIGRATION

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    Skilled-Graduate Visa is a 2 – 3 years’ Visa given to students on completion of Study in Australia. During this time the student can work full time, or improve their English to gain additional points for General Skilled Migrant Policy. PR Skilled Graduate Visa Holders can apply for any of the following visa categories within the 18 months’ duration:

    • Provisional Skilled - Regional sponsored visa (Subclass 487)
    • Permanent Skilled - Independent visa (Subclass 885)
    • Permanent Skilled - Sponsored Visa (Subclass 886)

    Or they can also apply for an employer sponsored visa at any time.

  • FAQ

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    Q. How will Academic Aims International help me?

    A. AAI has been sending students to Australia and other countries since 12 years. AAI has trained counselors who have got experience and expertise to assist students. All our offices provide students with:

    • FREE counseling and information on various courses and institutions
    • pplication Forms - Brochures - Guides etc.
    • Admission Assistance
    • Visa Counseling
    • Travel and accommodation arrangement
    • Procuring Residential Facilities with Indians for students going abroad
    • Insurance, Bank A/c in Australia, Student Loan, Flight ticket Booking


    Q. Does it cost money to see an education counselor at AAI?

    A. AAI’s services are free for students. There is no cost to students to book an appointment with AAI Counselor.

    Q. Will AAI’s Student Services Australia help me after I arrive in Australia?

    A. If you have any questions about the course you are studying or perhaps you need some student Visa guidance, our friendly counselors are there to help.

    Q. Can I transfer to another institution before I finish my current course?

    A. You should contact your current education provider for this information and request a release letter – our counselors will help explain the process to you. In most circumstances, the new education provider will be restricted from enrolling you if you have not completed six months of the course for which your visa was granted. Other conditions that are important to consider include your SVP status. Our counselors can provide guidance on these student visa matters too, but you also need to consult the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

    Q. What should I consider when choosing what and where to study?

    A. When considering what and where to study, an AAI counselor will match your academic interests and your career goals with course criteria from more than 400 universities and institutions across Australia. It is very important that you think about the most convenient location for you, the institution’s ranking, the amount of time you would like to spend away from home, and the total cost of studying and living in Australia. If you would like to explore the option of post-study work rights, you will need to be aware of the Visa policies in place and also be aware that these government policies can change at any time. Your counselor will be able to guide you on the courses, institutions, and locations that best meet your preferences.

    Q. Does AAI have any special relationship with specific institutions?

    A. Yes, AAI has an arrangement with more than 500 leading universities and institutions around the world. As a world leader in international student services, the universities and institutions we partner with are of a high standard.

    Q. What financial support is available?

    A. There are a limited number of scholarships and bursaries available for international students. The amount varies by level of study and the institution. Scholarships are competitive and you need to demonstrate exceptional academic achievements in order to obtain them. Governments and other organizations also provide a number of scholarships and awards to help international students study overseas. Your AAI expert will have details of various scholarship schemes.

    Q. How long does Visa application procedure require?

    A. The average time taken by the Australian High Commission for the Visa procedure is anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks, depending on the individual’s background. So, the students need to apply for their Visas at least 3 months prior to their course commencement.

    Q. How do I know if I am eligible for the Permanent Residency (PR)?

    A. Currently a student needs to cover up to 120 points to become eligible for the PR. The points can be obtained by a combination of the following: course, age, English language proficiency, duration of the study in Australia, studying in a regional area, and working part time. For further details and to test your points, visit www.immi.gov.au

    Q. What salary can I expect when I start working in Australia?

    A. The average starting salary that you can earn is between AUD 2500 to AUD 4000 per month.

    Q. My education has been in English. Do I still need to sit for IELTS?

    A. IELTS is a mandatory visa requirement.

    Q. What are the visa possibilities for my spouse/ dependent?

    A. Spouse / dependent of a Student-Visa holder in Australia gets a Dependent Visa and a valid work permit for the same duration as the primary applicant.