States and Territories
The six states of Australia are New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania. The two territories are the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), home of the national capital, Canberra that includes Jervis Bay Territory and the Northern Territory.
English is the common language for communication in Australia. Unique colloquial English based dialect that can confuse visitors when they first hear it. From 'fair dinkum' to 'cobber', this dialect is commonly used throughout the land.
Australia has many world famous landmarks out of which 17 properties are on the world heritage list. Besides the Opera House, Harbor Bridge and the great Ocean Bay, there are a host of other landmarks in the midst of beautiful cities, dramatic cliffs, tranquil bays and the richness of the Australian desert.
The Great Barrier Reef, the Tasmanian wilderness, the wet tropics of Queensland, Shark Bay and Kakdu National Park are the few other places on the world heritage list.
Australia's natural resources are fabulous:- bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, mineral sands, lead, zinc, diamonds, natural gas, petroleum. This amazing natural wealth, still largely untapped, makes Australia one of the most resource-rich nations on earth.
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Australia has single nationwide system of qualifications known as Australian Qualification Training and Framework. The AQTF ensures that the Australian qualifications are recognized and understood throughout the world.
Australian Universities offer number of specialisation in the fields of Business, Information Technology, Engineering, Biotechnology, Science and Hospitality & Tourism.
Few of the reasons for the demand for Australian Qualification:
- Australian degrees are Globally recognized
- Institutions are accredited by the Australian Government
- Educational standards are excellent with a stimulating academic environment
- Technical courses are based on industry standards and are used as models for other Asia-Pacific countries
- Universities receive substantial funding for research from the Government as well as industry
- Students are allowed to work part-time (20 hrs per week) during semester and full time during vacation
- A well-defined Career pathway and a better lifestyle
To secure an offer, a signed application form with all the relevant documents should be submitted. The faculty at the respective university/institute will take the decision on the student's application. The universities visit our office to conduct interview and offer spot admissions to the eligible students.
Most of the courses commence twice a year i.e. February and July. Few courses are also offered in November.
The documents should reflect the student's whole history, their genuine intention of study on the required financials. Students may get telephonic interview from the Australian High Commission. Our specialized visa counselors will guide the students in every stage to make sure that there is 100% success.
The Visa officer's decision is final; Visa process takes a minimum of 8 to 16 weeks.
1. How does BitTRACK help me?
BitTRACK offers you a broad portfolio of excellently managed pre-visa to post landing services designed to meet your needs of overseas education, including career counseling, selection of courses and institutes, admission procedures, visa procedures and post landing services
2. Who can be sponsors?
If you are applying for a course which falls under subclass 573 (Higher Diploma, Leading to Bachelors, PGD, Masters, PhD) you will be assessed under AS Level 3. Under this level anyone including self, parents, grandparents (Paternal or Maternal), spouse, siblings, in-laws, relatives and friends can sponsor a student. Third party sponsorship is also acceptable. However, if you are applying for a course which falls in subclass 572 (Diploma, Certificate, Advance Diploma) you will be assessed under AS Level 3. Under this level only parent, self, grand parents and real brothers & sisters can sponsor the student.
3. Can one apply for the admission even if IELTS score is less than required?
Yes you can, with an option of pursuing ELICOS (English Language) course in Australia.
4. Is sponsorship from USA or UK acceptable?
Yes It is acceptable
5. What are the intakes for education in Australia?
The main intakes are February, July & November.
6. Is IELTS mandatory for the visa?
Yes, IELTS is mandatory for applying Australia visa and the test should be taken within 2 years from the date of application for admission.
7. What is the minimum eligibility of IELTS for Australia Education?
It varies by the university, course and level. But most universities prefer the score bands of 5.5 / 6.0 as the minimum eligibility
8. When should I start my admission process for Australia?
One should start it minimum 4-6 months before the intake.
9. What is the course duration for Australian education?
Usually the course duration for Bachelor’s degree would be for 3 years and approximately 1.5 or 2 years for Master’s degree.
10. What are the documents required to submit for Australian education?
You have to submit your certificates of 10th, 12th, graduation (all years) and your IELTS score report. You should also submit your Biodata, SOP and two recommendation letters.
11. If a student has TOEFL score and got admitted in an Australian university, can he go for visa?
Yes. Both are accepted
12. How long does it take to get a visa if applied in the regular process?
Three Months (It varies on case to case basis)
13. How long will it take to get an E-Visa?
One to Three Months.
14. How long does the admission process take?
Depending upon institution it may take anywhere from 1-4 weeks.
15. What is the cost of living in Australia?
According to the Australian High Commission, the living cost to be calculated per year would be AUS $ 18000. However, according to the feedback given by students living in Australia the approx living expenses are: Aus. $ 10,000 to 16,000 per year.
16. Which are the popular courses for good employment?
Hospitality, Accountancy and IT Management are popular courses.
17. What are the entry requirements of the Australian institutions?
Students have to meet the academic as well as the English language requirements of the specific institutions that they choose. The institutions have a selection criteria set for different kinds of courses at different levels.
18. What if a student does not meet the entry requirements?
There are bridging programs offered at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level a student can take up if a student does not qualify for a direct entry into the courses, even English languages courses are offered incase the student do not meet the minimum requirements of the institutions.
19. Is a student allowed to work while studying?
According to the rules international students can work 20 hrs per week during the semesters while they are studying and full time during the vacations.
20. What is vocational and technical education?
Australia 's Vocational and Technical Education delivers training that is both practical and career-oriented and includes courses in computing, business studies, marketing, tourism and hospitality.
21. Is accommodation available to students?
Students have an option of living on campus or off campus. Most of the international students in Australia live in rented accommodation.
22. What kind of medical care do I get in Australia?
Most of the universities provide medical facilities on campus.. The students Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) will help students pay for the medical care. OSHC is compulsory for all international students coming to Australia.
23. Is permanent Residency Available?
Yes Student is eligible to apply and get P.R. if he meets the requirements of the High Commission.
24. Will I get Post Study Work Permit after my course?
There is a proposed implementation of recommendation arising from the knight review. Bachelors and Masters by course work graduates who have spent at least two academic years studying that degree in Australia to receive two years post study work rights.