Australia is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world, with the world’s 12th-largest economy. Australia’s national currency is the Australian dollar which comes in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent and one and two dollar denominations. In 2012 Australia had the world’s fifth-highest per capita income. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and the Pacific Islands Forum.


Covering a total area of 7.69 million square kilometres, mainland Australia is the world’s largest island – but smallest continent. Australia currently has a population of almost 23 million people, of which more than 80 per cent of residents living within 100 kilometres of the coastline. Most Australians are immigrants or the descendants of immigrants who arrived during the past two hundred years from more than 200 countries thus making the society of rich variety of cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious backgrounds. The most commonly spoken language in Australia is English, and the most commonly practiced religion is Christianity.


Australia has three levels of government – the federal Australian Government, the governments of the six states and two territories, and around 700 local government authorities. It is a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom as its head of state, which is why Australia’s national flag comprises the Union Jack (along with the Commonwealth Star and the Southern Cross).


Australia experiences temperate weather for most of the year, December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring.


♦ Australia – Strong Academic Credentials

⇒ 15 Nobel Laureates

⇒ 7 out of 100 top universities are in Australia

⇒ Land on innovation and discoveries like WiFi, Black Box, Ultrasound, Penicillin, IVF, Cervical Cancer Vaccine to name a few.

♦ Higher education – Value for Money

⇒ Quick incorporation of recent updates in course curricula.

⇒ Focused, job oriented and intensive courses with shorter duration.

⇒ A$200 million provided by the Australian Government each year in international scholarships.

⇒ Quality is assured by CRICOS – Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students by Australian Government – signifying that the education system is fully controlled by the Government in Australia.

♦ Excellent Place – Study , Stay and Settle

⇒ Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity.

⇒ Consistent higher rank on World Peace Index.

⇒ Welcoming job market with opportunity of Permanent residency.

♦ Australia – For Indian Students

⇒ No additional Entrance Examination to join Australian degree/Masters/PhD.

⇒ Hassel free admission process.

⇒ Cost effective diplomas with comprehensive trade skills.

⇒ Hassel free Streamlined Visa Process.

⇒ High rate of success for Pass outs from Australia.

All of the above factors made Australia as the 3rd most popular international student destination in the world.


♦ Vocational/TAFE :

⇒ Anyone with or without relevant experience.

⇒ Low IELTS band.

♦ Undergraduate – Bachelors :

⇒ A good academic record in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling.

⇒ Some courses such as Computing and Engineering will require Mathematics and /or Science as pre-requisites.

⇒ 6.0 IELTS.

♦ Postgraduate – Masters :

⇒ A good academic record in Bachelors Degree from a recognized university is necessary.

⇒ Any work experience in the field will be helpful.

⇒ For MBA programs at some Universities students need to have work experience along with their Bachelors Degree.

⇒ 6.5 IELTS.

Programme Type TAFE/Vocational Diploma UG PG MPhill/PhD
Duration Shorter duration – 2 years 3 to 4 years 1 to 2 years 2 years/ 3-5 years
Intake Jan-Feb/ June-Aug Feb/July/Sep-Nov Feb/July/Sep-Nov Feb/July/Sep-Nov
Cost of Study 2 to 12 lacs 7 – 18 lacs 11 – 20 lacs 7 – 20 lacs
Part-time work allowed allowed allowed allowed
Post – Study Stay allowed allowed allowed allowed
Permanent Residency Available with laid down norms Available with laid down norms Available with laid down norms Available with laid down norms