Australian institutions educate over
400,000 international students per year. For many, the most
powerful lure is the quality and the diversity of Australia's
There are many benefits of studying in
Australia. Students are attracted to the freedom to study and work
and the relatively low living costs. They enjoy the challenge and
freedom of studying overseas and the status that comes from
studying at a reputable institution. Futhermore, students are
attracted by the country's natural and man-made wonders, the
peaceful environment, the cosmopolitan cities and multicultural
Studying in Australia encourages creative,
innovative and independent thinking. Students learn the
essential skills required for effective teamwork including
communicating with others and developing abilities to become global
Australian teachers encourage students to find
original, practical solutions to real world problems and students
are highly sought after by Australian and international employers
Cost Effective quality education
Australia offers significantly lower annual
tuition fees for many popular courses at universities and
institutions. Bachelor degrees can also be completed in only three
years (exceptions include degrees in Engineering and Medicine)
compared with four years in America. This does not indicate that
lower cost courses translate into lower quality outcomes. On the
contrary, Australian schools and universities have
an international reputation for equipping, students with
skills and qualifications that are recognised around the world.
Australian universities are widely known for
the quality of their teaching and research. Australia's approach to
vocational education and training leads the world in innovation and
Australia has emerged as a leader in the
development of international benchmarks for proper accreditation,
consumer protection and qualifications recognition. The Australian
government is committed to protecting Australia's reputation as a
source of quality education and training.
Multicultural and safe environment
Australia is a very safe country. Political
unrest is limited in Australia, crime raes are low and strict gun
control laws provide a safe environment. To ensure the transition
is easy, IDP offers students a host of support services to help
them settle in Australia.
Furthermore, Australia is accepting of all
religions. People have the right to practice their faith without
persecution or discrimination and Australia welcomes the wealth of
cultural diversity that international students bring.
If you are looking for quality education and a
good lifestyle, Australia is the place to be.
Australian Qualifications Framework
In 1995, Australia adopted the Australian
Qualifications Framework (AQF), a unified system of national
qualifications in schools, vocational education and training
institutions (TAFEs and private providers) and the higher
education sector (mainly universities). The AQF is recognised by
employers, and educational institutions both in Australia and
National Office of Overseas Skills
NOOSR is an Australian government organisation
that helps Australian institutions recognise
international qualifications. Conversely NOOSR also promotes
the recognition of Australian qualifications overseas.
Education Services for Overseas Students
(ESOS) Act 2000
In 2000, Australia introduced the ESOS Act.
The ESOS Act and regulations set out the legal framework governing
delivery of education to overseas students studying in Australia on
a student visa.
The Australian Government, through the
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
administers the ESOS Act and its associated instruments.
ESOS ensures that Australian institutions must
meet requirements for registration. If an institution fails to meet
these standards for marketing activities, education delivery,
facilities and student support services, they cannot be registered.
This means that non-registered institutions are prevented from
enrolling international students.
The ESOS legislation also provides consumer
protection. This means students are guaranteed to receive the
tuition for which they have paid for.
For further information:
Commonwealth Register of Institutions and
Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
CRICOS is a database of over 1,000 registered
Australian Education Institutions. To be able to recruit, enrol and
teach international students the Australian education
institution must be registered by CRICOS.
Students on a student visa must enrol with an
education provider registered by CRICOS.
So, if are planning to study in Australia,
contact IDP. We are here to make your future brighter!