About Australia

Multicultural Australia is a safe, friendly, sophisticated and harmonious society in which students can learn and travel in an English speaking country. Australia offers a unique experience for students. Apart from a world-class education system, it also offers excellent value for money and a standard of living which is among the highest in the world. Living expenses and tuition costs in Australia are considerably less expensive than the UK and USA.

In Jan 2015 Australia’s population was 22,815,288. Australia has scarcely more than 2.5 persons per square kilometre of total land area. With 89% of its population living in urban areas, Australia is one of the world's most urbanised countries. The life expectancy of Australia in 1999–2001 was 79.7 years, among the highest in the world.

Nearly a third of Australia is in the tropics and the rest is in the temperate zone.

Season Months
Summer December – February
Autumn March – May
Winter June – August
Spring September – November

Main Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth.
Regional Cities
Adelaide, Toowoomba, Armidale, Townsville, Darwin, Hobart etc;
Culture & Multiculturism

While Australians love their sport, they also have a special affinity for the arts. From cinema, literature and music to theatre, dance and the visual arts, Australia's varied cities are rich in culture.
Australian culture wouldn't be what it is without its multicultural dimension. Australia continues to benefit from its multicultural make-up – one of the most diverse in the world – enjoying a wealth of ideas, cuisines and lifestyles. The last census reported that 33% of the population is foreign-born, and over 60% of Australians are of mixed cultural origins. Every four minutes and eight seconds Australia gains another international immigrant.

Australian cities have excellent public (and private) transport systems, making travelling around them simple.
  • Australia has the third largest number of international students in the English-speaking world after the USA and UK. In some countries Australia is the students' first choice study destination.
  • Australian qualifications and institutions are recognized globally for their high quality and excellence. Graduates from Australia are very successful in finding jobs and hold prominent positions worldwide. Additionally, they are readily accepted for postgraduate study at leading international universities.
  • More than 2,80,000 international students from over 195 countries are studying at Australian universities. This is about half of all international students enrolled in Australian courses. The terms University and Degree are protected in Australia so that only institutions which meet Australia's rigorous quality assurance processes can use the titles.
  • Australia has 39 universities which are listed on the registers of the Australian Qualifications Framework as well as a number of recognized higher education institutions. Australian universities also have overseas branch campuses, twinning arrangements and exchange programmes for students and staff worldwide. Australia has nearly 4000 formal agreements with universities around the world.
  • Many Australian universities concentrate on traditional areas of learning and inquiry, while others are more vocational and applied in focus. All, to some extent, combine tuition with research
  • It is Australia's reputation as an innovative and research-intensive culture that is attracting many international students at the postgraduate level. Australia's expenditure on research and development ranks highly among OECD countries.


The university level of education is the highest level of education in Australia. A student can study either at the undergraduate level or the postgraduate level in a university. In Australia a student will be expected to conduct independent research at all institutions, especially at university. You can choose from a vast range of courses including traditional academic areas of learning and research, as well as more practical courses with a vocational orientation.
Generally universities follow semester system and for some programs, they have trimester system.


Vocational courses are offered by government funded TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutes and also by some private colleges. These institutions are closely linked with the industry so the courses are practical and skilled based. In Australia’s vocational education and training institutions you will gain career-focused skills that are valued and sought by employers. You can step directly into a career or use your vocational studies as a pathway to university.


It is compulsory for children aged between 6 and 15, with matriculation exams for university generally at 18 years old. Australian schools are public and private.

English Language Institutes
Specialist English language tuition is offered by more than 210 institutions located all over Australia, in major cities as well as country centres.

Australia offers excellent value for money, with living expenses and tuition costs in Australia considerably less expensive than the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA).

The average range of Tuition Fees is as below...
Level and Course A$/Year INR /Year (approx)
University Foundation Studies
such as University Entrance, Preparatory and Bridging Courses 9,000 - 14,000 3 - 5
Bachelor Degree such as courses in Arts, Business, Economics and Law 17,000 – 22,000 9.18 – 11.88
Laboratory-based Bachelor Degree such as Science and Engineering Courses 17,000 – 20,000 9.18 – 10.80
Masters / Doctoral Degree 21,000 - 25,000 11.34 – 1.50

The average international student in Australia spends about a$ 230 per week on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport, international and domestic travel, and telephone and incidental costs. While these are a realistic guide, it is important to remember that individual circumstances will vary by location, course and lifestyle.
Average Costs of Living per Week
Item A$ (approx)
Rent 210-225
Food 70
Bills & Transport 30
Social Activities 50
TOTAL 295-325

Scholarships are available for international students however the competition is intense and the majority of international students in Australia are full-fee paying students.

The Immigration Australia will continue to accept test results from the following examination body.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Occupational English Test (OET) taken in any country
  • TOEFL iBT Test
  • Pearson English Test (PTE)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Below are the test score equivalencies:
English Language Tests for Student Visas
Item A$ (approx)
IELTS 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0
TOEFL iBT 31 32 35 46 60 79 94 102 110 115 118
PTE Academic 29 30 36 42 50 58 65 73 79 83 86
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 32 36 41 47 52 58 67 74 80 87 93
Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass

  • 20 hours per week.
  • Full time during study break.
  • Proposed implementation of recommendations arising from the Knight review.
  • Post-study work rights
  • Bachelor (and Masters by Coursework) graduates who have spent at least two academic years studying that degree in Australia to receive two years post-study work rights.
  • Masters by Research graduates to receive three years post-study work rights.
  • PhD graduates to receive four years post-study work rights.
The main intake for all Australian Institutions is February. All universities have admissions open for all courses in this intake. There is also a Mid-year intake offered by some Australian Universities during July. However, all courses may not be offered in this intake. Whether or not a University will offer a July intake can be found out on the respective university’s website, university brochures or from our counsellors. Some universities also follow November – summer intake. It is available only for limited number of universities and limited courses.

Application Fees
Each university has different application fees which could be waived during events like Spot Admissions organized by Avenues Overseas. At Spot Admissions events, students also get an opportunity to meet university representatives personally.

Though each University specifies its application procedure / requirements, generally one can apply for admissions through us at Avenues Overseas, where by all application, admission and correspondence services will be provided by us. You can give us all necessary supporting documents and we will assist you with the entire admission procedure.

Spot Interviews
Spot Interviews are also conducted by several visiting Universities at our offices: In this case, one is required to attend an interview conducted by university staff/ faculty, who will offer the student an on the spot decision, about whether or not he is eligible for admission. Also, further relevant inquiries can be made and are usually answered by the representative.

The following checklist will be helpful while applying to a university in Australia...

Pre-Visa Assessment
What is Genuine Temporary Entrant? :

A genuine student is a student who intends to obtain a successful educational outcome and has the language, educational and material background to have a reasonable chance of achieving this educational outcome.
  • Application Form
  • Graduation Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate (if applying for PG)
  • Graduation Mark sheets - all years
  • Std 12 mark sheet
  • Std 10 mark sheet
  • Work experience letters (if applicable)
  • IELTS/TOFEL iBT/PTE Score sheet
  • Any other relevant certificates
  • Portfolio of work must also be included, in case of application for courses in art / design etc.
Living and Travel costs are assessed as follows:-
Living Costs (Amount per year in AUD)
Living Cost for applicant 18,610
Living Cost for spouse 6515
Living Cost for child 1 3720
School cost (if 5-17 years of age) 8000
Living Cost for each additional child 2790

VFS has been appointed to collect visa applications on behalf of the Australian High Commission, New Delhi. For Applicant in TELANGANA they have to submit the application at HYDERABAD VFS, For, Maharashtra applicant, at Mumbai VFS and for Tamil Nadu Applicants, at Chennai VFS.
Pre-Visa Assessment
What is Genuine Temporary Entrant? :

A genuine student is a student who intends to obtain a successful educational outcome and has the language, educational and material background to have a reasonable chance of achieving this educational outcome.
  • Minimum IELTS/TOFEL iBT/PTE Score for Under Graduate Student is 5.5/46/42 respectively.
  • Minimum IELTS/TOFEL iBT/PTE Score for Post-Graduate Student is 6.0/60/50 respectively.
  • eCoE is mandatory before the Visa Lodgement.
  • Full OSHC is to be paid by student and if married or with child Family OSHC to be paid for the full course of duration.
  • Student must have at least 50% of finance of his/her own from the total finance required.
  • There should not be a gap after last studies in India for more than 3 years and if there than justification is required with documentary evidence.
  • Student should not consider under GTE as married applicant to study undergraduate courses.
  • Student needs to show at least 18 months Funds to obtain Australia student visa as per below chart.
Living and Travel costs are assessed as follows:-
Living Costs (Amount per year in AUD)
Living Cost for applicant 18,610
Living Cost for spouse 6515
Living Cost for child 1 3720
School cost (if 5-17 years of age) 8000
Living Cost for each additional child 2790
Travel Costs (Amount per year in AUD)
Travel Cost for applicant 2000
Travel Cost for Spouse 2000
Travel Cost for child 1 1000
Travel Cost for each additional child 1000
Exchange Rate used to calculate financial capacity for a student visa
The exchange rates are reviewed every 6 months unless there are significant changes in exchange rates which warrant an earlier review. A review was recently undertaken and it has resulted in no change being made to the current exchange rates. Current Exchange rate for Indian students is INR 52 = 1AUD

  • Forms required i.e. 157A, 1221, Questionnaire (157A)
  • Letter of Offer
  • eCOE
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Visa Application Fee (Rs. 32,800 by DD/Cash, id DD than on the name of “Australian High Commission, Payable New Delhi).
  • VFS Charges Rs. 910 by cash
  • Valid Passport
  • Passport size Photographs (4 Nos.)
  • Academic documents (IELTS/TOFEL iBT/PTE Mark Sheet)
  • Work-experience (if applicable) - from present and previous employers providing their contact details. Applicants are also required to submit a Statement of purpose giving details of why they opted to study this course in Australia
  • Financial requirements – as per AL 1 & details can be found at www.immi.gov.au.
  • Financial Documents for Australian Student Visas - India
  • Financial matrix
  • Additional information sheet
  • If any other information required to submit after the lodgement than for every submission VFS Charges is Rs.204
Students also needs to undergone medical examination with approved penal doctor appointed by AHC, New Delhi, after the visa Lodgement. AHC, New Delhi will issue the HAP ID for medical examination. For Medical Examination student will require Form No. 26, 160 which can be found at www.immi.gov.au

Please contact us at Ample Abroad Overseas personally for further assistance on the above and Visa Procedure.

The service standard for both paper and eVisa applications standard is 90 days for Assessment Level 1. We aim to process 75 per cent of cases within these service standards, however individually the actual processing time may vary from these standards for various reasons. Source – www.immi.gov.au


  1. Queensland University of Technology (CRICOS Code 00213J)
  2. Griffith University ( CRICOS Code 00233E)
  3. University of South Australia (CRICOS Code 00121B)
  4. Swinburne University of Technology (CRICOS Code 00111D)
  5. James Cook University, Brisbane (CRICOS Code 00117J)
  6. University of Tasmania (CRICOS Code 00586B)
  7. University of Canberra (CRICOS Code 00212K)
  8. Western Sydney University (CRICOS Code 00917K)
  9. Federation University (CRICOS Code VIC 00103D)
  10. Central Queensland University (CRICOS Code - 00219C)
  11. Southern Cross University Sydney Educo Global (CRICOS Code NSW 01241G)
  12. Latrobe University Sydney Campus (CRICOS Code NSW 02218K)
  13. Curtin University Sydney Campus (CRICOS Code NSW 02637B)
  14. Macquarie University City Campus (CRICOS Code 00002J)
  15. Charles Darwin University, Melbourne (CRICOS Code 00300K (VIC)
  16. University of Southern Queensland Education Centre (Sydney) (NSW) 02225M
  17. Charles Sturt University Study Centre (Sydney & Melbourne) (00005F (NSW), 01947G (VIC) and 02960B (ACT)
  18. Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga Campus (00005F (NSW)
  19. University of Sunshine Coast, Australia (01595D)
  20. Education Centre Australia – Victoria University Sydney Campus (CRICOS Code 02475D)
  1. Education and Training International, Western Australia CRICOS Code (00020G/01723A)
  2. TAFE South Australia CRICOS Code (00092 B)
S.No Study Group Partner Institutes Leading To
1 Martin College (CRICOS Code VIC 03079G, NSW 01682E, QLD 01755D) Charles Sturt University
2 Taylor College (CRICOS Provider Codes: 01963G (WA), 01682E (NSW) 01160J (VIC) University of Sydney
Charles Sturt University
University of Western Australia
3 Flinders International Study Centre (CRICOS Code: 01682E) Flinders University
S.No Study Group Partner Institutes Leading To
1 Cambridge International College (CRICOS Code 01718J) Cambridge International College
2 Melbourne Institute of Technology (CRICOS Code 01545C VIC, 02814A NSW, 03245K NSW) Federation University
3 SAE Institute Australia (CRICOS Code 003121) SAE Institute Australia
4 Bradford College (CRICOS Code 00123M, 02426B) University of Adelaide
5 Murdoch Institute of Technology (CRICOS: 03127E) Murdoch University
6 International Institute of Business & Information Technology (IIBIT) (CRICOS Code 01917B & 00103D) Federation University
7 The Cantillon Institute (CRICOS Code: 03022C) Central Queensland University
8 Ozford Education Group (CRICOS Code: 02573B, 02501G, 02427A) University of Canberra
9 Australian Technical & Management College (ATMC CRICOS Code: 03013D) Federation University, Sydney/Melbourne/Geelong
Charles Darwin University Melbourne campus
University of Sunshine Coast Melbourne campus
10 Australian Learning Training & Education Centre (ALTEC) (CRICOS Code: 02926D)
11 Australian College of Technology & Business (CRICOS Code: 03164M) Queensland International Business Academy (CRICOS Code: 01515J)
12 Queensland International Business Academy (CRICOS Code: 01515J)
13 Education Centre Australia - Zenith Business Academy (CRICOS Code: 02997M) Victoria University Melbourne campus (CRICOS Code 00124K)
14 Education Centre Australia - Asia Pacific International College (CRICOS Code: 03048D)
15 Education Centre Australia – English Language School in Sydney (CRICOS Code: 02644C)
16 International College of Management Sydney (CRICOS Code: 01484M, 076374G, 00051M)
S.No Navitas Partner Institutes Leading To
1 PIBT (CRICOS Code 01312J) Edith Cowan University
2 MIBT (CRICOS Code 01590J) Deakin University
3 LTM ( CRICOS Code 03312D) Latrobe University
4 Australian Campus Network ( CRICOS Code 02218K (NSW)) Latrobe University
5 Curtin College ( CRICOS Code NSW 03200A Curtin University
6 Eynesbury College (CRICOS Code: 00561M) University of Adelaide
University of South Australia
7 QIBT (CRICOS Code: 01737F) Griffith University
8 NIC (CRICOS Code : 03293B) University of New Castle
9 SAIBT (CRICOS Code: 02193C) University of South Australia
10 SIBT (01576G) Macquarie University

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