Australia Study Guide 

Australian immigration which is governed by the Department of Home Affairs, Australia has now defined all the student visa categories for Australia under one main subclass. Australia Student Visa Subclass 500.

  1. Higher Education Student Visa
  2. Vocational Training Student Visa
  3. School Student Visa
  4. English Language Study Visa
  5. Postgraduate Research Student Visa
  6. Non-Award Student Visa

Australia is a country for global education & long-term opportunities. This is why studying in Australia has become popular. Moreover, the Australian government has been heavily involved in building a 'truly international education system.

 For various obvious reasons students want to study in Australia to further their dreams.

 The Education Industry is highly regulated by the Australian Government through initiatives taken by CRICOS. Australian Cities like Melbourne and Sydney are voted amongst the most liveable cities in the world & offer a fabulous destination for International students to stay in.


Quality Of Education And Flexibility:

Quality of Australian education is known to all and you are no exception. Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 ensures that Institutions who enroll international students are registered with Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). This ensures that Institutions meet stringent standards, for marketing activities, education delivery, facilities and student support services.


 The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) links 15 school, vocational and university education qualifications into one national system. This allows you to move towards the next level of study easily and importantly, the flexibility to also change your Institution. If you're studying an AQF qualification, you can be sure that your institution is Government-authorised and nationally accredited, and that your Degree or other AQF qualification will be genuine. The AQF makes it easy for overseas governments to recognise your qualification.


You definitely will not feel very cold in Australia. Many Indian students specifically prefer to study in Australia for this reason. Believable?


Most Australian courses are of shorter duration. Degree courses can be completed in 3 years or even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. Did you know that several MBA programs (especially where no work experience is required) are only of 1.5 years


Both – course fees and living expenses are cheaper as compared to many other popular study destinations. The shorter duration of the course also save money


Part-Time Work: You can work up to 20 hrs/week (like most other countries) during study period and full-time (generally 40 hrs/week) during vacations

Earnings: The earnings vary between AU$ 10 to AU$ 18 per hour


You think of the course and Australia will offer you the same at all levels without compromising on the quality aspect. Ever thought of studying 'wine-making'? It's possible…..

More, much and all:

  •  Dynamic and progressive education programs with a reputation for excellence

  •  Globally-recognised courses and qualifications

  •  A relaxed, enjoyable and safe lifestyle

  •  Cheaper study and living expenses compared to many other countries

  •  Vibrant, appealing and multicultural cities

  •  Great weather

  •  Amazing and diverse landscapes and scenery

  •  Unique and wonderful flora and fauna

  •  The night life rocks

Jokes apart, there is cricket too for Indian students. Make the most of it………

Can You Believe?

Australia is the 6th largest country in the world (same size as the 48 mainland states - USA; 50 percent larger than Europe), but has the lowest population density in the world - only 2 people per sq. km. It has a population of 20 million only (is that as much as Mumbai?). You will get your space (literally).

Australian Student visa application is processed manually (Paper base visa) under the guidance of experienced Australia Visa Counselor at EDWISE you can certainly bid adieu to all worrisome tasks involved in your visa procedure

Where To Apply

Applicant can submit visa documents to the nearest VFS centre available in 10 different cities or can be applied online through Visa Emperor IMMI Master Tools or IMMI website Australia.


a. How many days prior a student can apply for visa

Student can submit documents any time within 120 days period prior to the date of commencement of the program

B. Document Checklist

  • Prescribed form 157A

  • Prescribed fee

  • Copy of eCoE

  • Travel documents with two photographs ( 35 x 45mm)

  • Evidence of circumstances in home country

  • Financial documents in acceptable format.

  • Proof of flow of income

  • Evidence of Employment (if applicable)

  • Academic documents incl. evidence of English proficiency

Student need not submit any originals unless specifically asked by AHC. Copies should be clear, readable and on A4 size paper.

C. Visa Application Fees

The student will have to make Demand draft of Rs 30,500/- fvg "Australian High Commission, New Delhi" payable at Service Branch New Delhi (Subject to change)and VFS Service charges of Rs. 601/- fvg. "VFS Global services Pvt Ltd." Payable at Mumbai

 Already covered in b) above

D. Processing Time

Normally it takes 4 to 6 weeks for SVP and 6 to 8 weeks for Non SVP category

 English Ability Requirements

 IELTS is mandatory to obtain Australian Student Visa

 Already covered in b) above


Australia generally has two intakes i.e. February and July, with few Universities offering multiple intake in September & November. It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 7-8 months prior to the intake. University generally takes around 4-6 weeks to process the applications.

Documents Needed

Documents needed for making an application are resume, statement of purpose, marksheets and passing certificates from 10th onwards, two reference letters from colleges / employers and passport copy or birth certificate & IELTS score sheet

Entry Requirements / Eligibility

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


Australian Industries work side to encourage and sustain the economic activity. The national income comes from industries like Education, Agriculture, Finance, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Construction, Business services, Technology, Tourism etc.

Work & Migration

Skilled - Graduate Visa is an 2 years visa given to students on completion of 2 years of Study in Australia. During this time the student can work full time, or improve their English to gain additional points for General Skilled Migrant Policy of PR Skilled Graduate Visa Holders can apply for any of the following visa categories within the 18 months duration.

  •  Provisional Skilled - Regional sponsored visa (Subclass 487)

  •  Permanent Skilled - Independent visa (Subclass 885)

  •  Permanent Skilled - Sponsored Visa (Subclass 886)

  •  Or they can also apply for an employer sponsored visa at any time.

Part Time Employment

Students can work up to 20 hours a week (anywhere) during course time and 40 hours per week full-time during vacation periods if they have been granted a work permit.

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