Education In Australia

Australia is getting popular destination, gaining more prominence as a study abroad destination for Indian students. , the Australian courses and qualifications are globally recognised. This country is cheaper as compared to many other popular study destinations. Australia has now emerged as a globally renowned destination for studies..

Undergraduate Degree

In Australia Undergraduate study has duration of three years. After completion of undergraduate degree students are awarded a Bachelor’s Degree.Bachelor Degree (Honours) may be completed as an optional, additional year of study following the three-year degree; or it may be awarded for academic achievement in degrees of four or more years.

Australian universities also offer Undergraduate diplomas and Associate Diplomas.For admission to undergraduate study, students needs to complete an Australian Secondary School Certificate of Education (Year 12), the overseas equivalent, or a diploma or advanced diploma from the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Some undergraduate courses specify 'pre-requisite subjects', which implies that students must have passed that particular subject as part of their entry qualification. Courses like fashion designing or Fine arts may require the students to submit their portfolios.

Postgraduate Degree

Postgraduate courses can be categorized in the following :

Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma courses are generally designed for specific vocational purposes. They may either broaden the skills already pursued in the undergraduate level or teach skills in an entirely new professional area. The duration of study is normally six months of full-time study for the Graduate Certificate and twelve months of full-time study for the Graduate Diploma.

Masters Degree is of two years after a Bachelors Degree, or one year of study after a Bachelor Honours Degree. The Masters Degree course may be offered as :

  • Coursework consists of coursework, project work and research in varying combinations.
  • Research consists of at least two-thirds research with a substantial thesis.
    Professional Masters which may consist of a work-based project.

Admission to such courses requires a relevant qualification and professional experience.

Most Australian universities accept the Indian graduation system of three years for entry into postgraduate courses. However, some courses and universities may require a qualification equivalent to Australian Bachelor (Honours) Degree, which requires 16 years of formal education, which would mean another year after graduation or a four-year degree course like B.E., B.Tech or other equivalent courses.

Doctoral Degree courses are usually offered in two formats :

  • Research Doctorate which mainly consists of supervised research.
  • Professional Doctorate which consists of varying combination of coursework and research.

Entry to doctoral degrees program requires a research or part-research Masters Degree or a Bachelor Honours Degree.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Few courses are offered in Australia through the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. These are of a wide range and are recognised almost everywhere. The VET sector is divided into two sections: a nationally recognized government system of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and private providers. VET offers certificates, advanced certificates, associate diplomas and diplomas.

Technical and further education (TAFE)

The Technical and Further Education (TAFE) sector is the largest tertiary education and training sector in Australia. It offers an extensive range of courses that cover a wide range of subject areas like business management, hospitality and tourism, aviation maintenance etc and provide practical skills and training for a huge variety of career possibilities.

English Language Studies

Australia offers reputed and high-quality English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). The National English Language Teaching Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) works to maintain the high standard of Australia’s ELICOS courses.A range of courses is offered including General English, English for Special Purposes and Examination Preparation. Many universities and TAFE institutes have ELICOS centers attached to their campus.

MBA Programs

Australia is becoming a popular destination for pursuing MBA. Some most popular business schools in Australia are :

  • Melbourne Business School
  • Macquarie University
  • Monash Mount Eliza Business School
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Adelaide
  • RMIT
  • Curtin University of Technology
  • University of Australia.

Foundation Studies

Foundation courses help international students gain entry to undergraduate study at Australian universities as most universities allocate a provisional place in an undergraduate course for a student who achieves the prescribed grades. These courses are usually of one-year duration.

Contacts Details

Australia High Commission India
High Commission Address :
1/50 G Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
Phone : 4139 9900
Fax : 4149 4490
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