Studying in Australia
- - Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,100 institutions and 22,000 courses to choose from.
- - The Australian education system provides primary, secondary and tertiary education as is distinguished from many other countries by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF is a national policy that shows how qualifications relate to each other at each level of education.
- - International students can study at all levels of education from primary and secondary school, to vocational education and training (VET), from English language courses to higher education (including universities). The term 'tertiary education' in Australia refers to higher education (universities) and vocational education and training (VET and TAFE colleges).
- - Higher education - Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and VET - Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) are organisations for higher education and VET institutions. These organisations are responsible for registration/re-registration of institutions and accreditation/re-accreditation of courses.
Step-by-Step Guide to Studying in Australia
- Think about what you’d like to study, the school, college or university you’d like to attend and the city that suits your lifestyle and budget. Get an idea of the subject areas that interest you the most. You might also look at some course descriptions, university reviews and their locations. Start a wish list of your preferences and begin to narrow down your selection.
2. Speak to an GLA counsellor
- When you’re ready, make an appointment with an GLA counsellor. Our counsellors are professionally certified and many have been international students themselves. They’re a friendly face and a wealth of first-hand professional advice and personal experience from different study locations all over the world.
3.Make your application
- After you’ve chosen your course and university, college or school, it’s time to apply. Your GLA counsellor will support your applications. We take our job very seriously and follow the strictest legal and ethical standards. Your counsellor will personally contact your chosen university, college or school to make sure they support your application to improve your chances of acceptance. If you need to take an English test to qualify for your course, don’t assume you’ll get the grade without practise. In a test such as IELTS you will need good grammar and spelling, as well as a wide range of vocabulary. Even the best English speakers can have bad habits so remember to practise these skills.