- How Education System in Australia Works?
The highest level of education in Australia is the university level. You can choose from 43 universities, 40 out of which are government-funded, two are international universities and one is a private university. You may opt for bachelor degrees or postgraduate courses which can comprise certificate, postgraduate diploma, master and doctoral programs.
Students can also enroll for vocational courses that work as a gateway to university education or industry for work. These courses focus on practical skills and industry training and are offered by government-funded institutions (including TAFE – Technical and Further Education) and private establishments.
- Can I take language course in Australia?
There is no requirement to go to a language school in Australia. Considering the location of the country, getting a visa and improving your language skills, the duration of your education should be minimum 6 months.
Although language schools in Australia are located throughout the country, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast are the most preferred cities by students. Considering the social life, public transportations and living expenses in the city you will visit will make it easier for you to calculate your budget during your stay. In addition to developing your language skills freely, you can support your budget with a work permit.
- Can I work while studying in Australia?
With changes to the student visa, it is now easier for overseas students to work in Australia. Many student visas allow part-time work, as well as full-time hours during holidays. Casual positions are great starting points to gain some experience in your area of study while earning some money. If you are interested in volunteering, you will find there are a lot of volunteer charity groups and organizations in Australia. It’s an excellent way to gain friends and get some hands-on experience. Applying for an internship program is also a smart move to gain exposure to a professional environment, gain real industry experience, and build your prospects.
- Can I stay in Australia after my graduation?
Many international students now have the opportunity to spend more time in Australia after completing their studies. If you have completed one of the undergraduate, graduate, or doctorate degrees, you can apply for a Post-Study Workstream for the Temporary Graduate Visa (485 subclass). This visa can allow you to stay in Australia after your studies to gain practical experience in your business. You can find more information on post-training work rights on the website of the Ministry of Immigration and Border Protection.