About Australia

Australia is a wonderful place to study, work and live. The country offers a high standard of living, first-rate support services, excellent education opportunities, scenic environments, an abundance of outdoor activities, fantastic health care services and a vibrant cosmopolitan and rural lifestyle. Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity. A student in Australia will receive quality education within a safe, caring and friendly environment.

Why choose Australia to study?

A student in Australia will receive quality education within a safe, caring, friendly multicultural environment. Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from. A student can study at any level of education from primary and secondary school, to vocational education and training (or TAFE), from English language courses to higher education (including universities). Australia's laws also promote quality education and protection for international students.

Here are a few reasons why international students choose Australia as their education destination:

  • High quality and modern education with a reputation for excellence
  • Reputable teaching staff and fantastic academic and social opportunities
  • Enjoyable, friendly and safe environment
  • Globally recognised courses
  • Multicultural environment
  • Excellent resources and support
  • High employment rates
  • Climate
  • Outdoor and metropolitan culture

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a national system ensuring consistency is maintained throughout Australian education.

The AQF regulates Australian qualifications and allows students to see a clear pathway (usually one qualification leads to the next) when choosing an education journey.  It also allows easy transfer between institutions. Please see table below relating to higher education qualifications in Australia.

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The Australian Qualifications Framework

AQF level Qualification type
Level 1 Certificate I
Level 2 Certificate II
Level 3 Certificate III
Level 4 Certificate IV
Level 5 Diploma
Level 6 Advanced diploma
Associate degree
Level 7 Bachelor degree
Level 8 Bachelor honours degree
Vocational graduate certificate
Vocational graduate diploma
Graduate certificate
Graduate diploma
Level 9 Masters degree
Level 10 Doctoral degree

More information can be found at the following website - http://www.aqf.edu.au/

The AQF makes it easy for international students to choose a course, and allows the student to better understand the entry requirements leading to TAFE and University.  The AQF also provides global understanding, making it easier for other countries to understand what each level of education represents.  Thus, making it easier for the students to obtain employment once they are back in their home country.

There are also a number of laws in place regulating the Australian Education System:

Where to Study in Australia?

Australia is divided into six States and two Territories.

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No wonder many people want to visit and stay permanently in Australia !

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