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Universities - Australia

Study in Australia - Vocational courses, Bachelor's Master's and Doctoral programs
Australia is the next 'hot' destination after the USA, in terms of numbers, quality and living conditions. Every year, several thousand students from India (around 32,500 in 2006) and throughout the world go to Australia, for world-class education, which is recognized globally and that has top-class and highly ranked universities. Australian universities and training institutions offer a wide range of courses to met most aspirations and requirements. The curriculum and infrastructure are the latest while the faculty is up-to-date and progressive in outlook and result-oriented.
The excellence in Education, the multicultural background of students, value for money, English speaking country and on top of that, Governmental and institution support for international students are some other aspects that has made Australia a very attractive destination for students from all over the world.
One excellent advantage for Indian students is the similarity between Nepali and Australian education systems, which are broadly patterned on the British education system. Therefore, it is easier for admission into any level without the hassle of credential evaluation, university review of qualifications etc. Also, because of flexibility in their education system, students who have completed two years of Bachelors/Diploma could enroll directly into the 2ndor 3rdyear of Bachelor's program in Australian institutions. Main intake every year commences in February/March whereas most of the universities also have an intake in July.
There are two semesters per year, from February to June and July to November.
November - February is the major vacation period.
All the programs in all fields of specialization are available for study in Australian institutions at all levels.
Cost of education in Australia is quite competitive when compared to other countries like UK and USA. Also, because of the 'foreign exchange value', Nepali students find Australian education comparatively cheaper and more affordable!


Education System
There are 39 universities in Australia offering Bachelor degrees, Master's degrees, Doctorate, Postgraduate certificates and Postgraduate Diplomas that are recognized throughout the world. Universities are established under legislation and set their own academic requirements within strict legislative guidelines.
As part of its commitment to the high quality of Australia's higher education, the Australian Government has established the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA). This agency is tasked with ensuring high quality of teaching and learning, research and management standards in Australian universities through a panel of expert senior academics and administrators. Higher education research: There is a strong culture and tradition of leading research in Australian universities that has been internationally recognized.
Australia has an integrated nationwide system of qualifications, known as the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), which is recognized by the Australian Government. Under this, students can move easily from one level of study to the next and receive credit for previous study. It brings together the qualifications offered at different levels.
There are several institutions offering Vocational courses offering Certificate and Associate Degree programs (equivalent to +2 level in Nepal), which are highly popular for their employment potential. TAFE colleges and private institutions are highly popular in offering Vocational programs. The vast range of courses includes information technology, business and management, marketing and communications, health, science, design and the arts, television production and media, environmental studies and land management, sport and recreation, engineering and building, and hospitality and tourism. English language training and university preparation courses are also offered. TAFE courses most appropriate for students from Nepal and neighboring Asian Countries are at Certificate II, III, IV, Associate Diploma, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level and are normally of two-year duration.
After the vocational level, admission is possible at the undergraduate level, which offers Bachelor's degrees. The subsequent level is the Post-graduate, where Master's programs are offered. Interestingly, the three-year degrees from India are acceptable for direct admission into Master's level programs in Australian universities. At the Master's level, the focus is more on research, though most universities are offering professional master's degrees too, that are suitable for gainful employment. A good academic record in Bachelors degree from a recognized university is necessary. Any work experience in the field will be helpful. For most of the MBA programs, students need to have 2-5 years of work experience along with their Bachelors Degree, in addition to good GMAT scores.
AEF gamut of services provide total assistance and guidance about the education system, studying at all levels in your country of choice and plan your total process, right from pre-application to visa, in a professional and result-oriented manner.


Admission
As there are no grading /rating of universities, students are advised to go through the program structure and course content. Reputations are built over a long period and universities are known for their specific faculties.


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To start with, the student should collect various brochures and prospectus for different institutions and do a comparative analysis of the institutions, course details, tuition fee, standing of the university etc.

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Detailed information and guidance is available from the counselors of AEF and through our website.

Cost of Education
The average tuition fee for different programs can be: (AUD  per annum)


Diploma

7,000 - 11,000

Bachelors Degree

9,000 - 15,000

Masters degree

10,000 - 22,000

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

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