The higher education system or tertiary education system in Australia has both government and private institutions in it. Higher education programs include all of the schools that cover Levels I through 10 according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
There are hundreds of other schools out there that provide Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET). These schools offer short courses, certificates I through IV, diplomas, and advanced diplomas. They focus on training their students in a particular vocation or just to help their students get out into the work place. These include, but are not limited to:
Most Australian universities are self-accrediting institutions that each run under a legislation (usually at the state or territory level). Most of the syllabus are set by the universities that are offering the courses, and are not controlled by any external entity. Even though the higher education system is more unified than that of other countries, each university is still able to set their own coursework and program requirements. As with most countries, the teacher education program is the exception to this rule. The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership oversees any and all requirements related to becoming an educator in any age group.
Australia offers a lot of money to international students – upwards of $500 million AUD per year. There are literally hundreds of scholarships, grants, and bursaries that you can apply for that will help you with your studies in Australia.
There are a variety of sources that you can obtain your scholarships from as well. The Australian government offers money that international students receive for their studies. But there are also educational institutions (including the ones you may be considering for study) and public and private organizations that will give money to international students for their educations
|Education Program||Average Tuition Cost (AUD)**|
|School||AUD 7800- 30000 per year|
|Undergraduate bachelor degree||AUD 15000-33000 per year|
|Post Graduate Masters degree||AUD 20000-37000 per year|
|Doctoral Degree||AUD 14000- 37000 per year|
|MBA||AUD 19000 upwards*|
This visa is the most common option available to international students after graduating. With a 485 visa, you are allowed to stay in Australia for 18 months to gain work experience only if you have just completed at least two years of study in Australia.
is for students to improve their work skills for up to two years while being sponsored by an employer.
provides a pathway for permanent residency while allowing you to work for 3 years and work in a specialized regional area
awards you permanent residency and with this you can live and work in Australia permanently. You must have already lived in Australia for two years, have a year of work experience and have sufficient points.
allows you to live as a permanent resident and work without needing to be sponsored
allows an overseas student to apply for permanent residency and work while being sponsored by an employer.