Australian Institution and Courses

There are over forty universities in Australia. They offer undergraduate degrees and postgraduate programs. Bachelor degrees can last three or four years. Postgraduate study includes certificates, diplomas, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees.

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) assures the quality of all awards offered by Australian universities. For more information visit Australian Qualifications Framework

Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs are provided by the Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Institutes.

There are also a number of private colleges. They often specialise in a particular field such as business, design or hospitality management.

Australia is also home to a large choice of English language schools.

For more information on the different types of education providers in Australia and the courses that are offered, visit Study in Australia


How to Apply

International students must apply to institutions in Australia directly or through an education agent.

You must obtain an application form. Contact institutions to request one or visit their websites.

You may have to send this form either to a local agent of the institution in your country, or to the international office of the institution.

Entry Requirements

To be accepted to study on a student visa in Australia you will need to demonstrate a sufficient level of English language proficiency, and meet minimum academic requirements. For more details on entry requirements visit Study in Australia*


Student visas are granted by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). DIAC will only grant you a student visa if your course is registered, or is part of a registered course, on a full time basis

For more information on registered courses and education providers, visit the Commonwealth Register of Courses and Institutions for Overseas Students (CRICOS) website.

Working While Studying

Most students are permitted to work and take up work placements or work as volunteers. However, you may not start working in Australia until your course has started. For more information visit Study in Australia

Useful Links

Study in Australia Australian Government website

Universities Australia the peak body representing Australian universities

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) representing quality private education providers in Australia

English Australia the national peak body for the English language sector of international education in Australia.

STA Travel the world’s largest student and young adult travel organisation

Recent Australian Student Profiles

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