Australia is a wild and beautiful place; a land whose color palette of red outback sands, technicolor reefs frames sophisticated cities and soulful indigenous cities. It ranks as one of the best countries to live in the world by international comparisons of wealth, education, health and quality of life. The sixth-largest country by landmass, its population is comparatively small with most people living around the eastern and southeastern coastlines. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide – are coastal. Its capital, Canberra, is inland. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback, and unique animal species like kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses. Australia has a prosperous western-style capitalist economy and the service industry including tourism, education and financial services, account for the majority of the Australian Gross Domestic Product. The country also has a comprehensive social security system, and a minimum wage higher than the United States or United Kingdom.
The higher education system of Australia has both government and private institutions in it. If a university or college is seen as part of the higher education system (also known as tertiary education), then it was either established by or is recognised by the Australian government as a tertiary institution. Higher education programs include all of the schools that cover levels 1 through 10 according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The Australian Qualifications Framework distinguishes the Australian education system from many other countries. The AQF was established in 1995 and is a national policy that covers qualifications from the tertiary education sector (higher education and vocational education and training). Australia’s education system provides for flexible access to higher education. The tertiary education is different than many other countries. As of 2009, the Australia higher education system had 41 universities. 37 of the universities are public, 2 are private, and 2 of them are Australian branches of universities that are located overseas. There are also 3 self-accrediting higher education institutions.
*Bachelor’s degree – 3 years for Arts, Science, Commerce *Education & Engineering – 4 years *Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Architecture – 5 years *Medicine & Surgery – 6 years *Master’s degree – 2 years
Admission requirements vary based on the course that student is applying to and also the high school or University curriculum the student is currently studying. **Registered students with Gyanberry are provided with detailed admission requirements as well as comprehensive guidance on the entire admission process.
a) Minimum AED 40,000 – Maximum AED 100,00 per academic year (except for Medicine related courses) b) Approx. AED 150,000-200,000 per year for Medicine related courses Living Expenses: Approx. AED 40,000 – AED 50,000 per academic year Part Time Work: Yes, Possible Post Study – Work Visa: Yes
- International students in Australia with student visa have for permission to work. Students are permitted to work 40 hours per fortnight during semesters and full-time during vacation periods.
- Australia is one among the few countries, which promote skilled migrant programs targeting young people having skills, education and abilities that will contribute to the Australian economy.
- International students with Australian qualifications account for about half the people assessed under the skilled migrant programs. There is a dearth of skilled manpower in Australia mainly in the fields like Engineering, Information Technology, Nursing and Accounting.
- The Australian economy is dominated by the services sector, which accounts for around 70% of GDP and 75% of jobs. Some of the country’s major industries include: Agriculture, Chemicals, Food processing, Industrial and transportation equipment, Mining, Steel, Tourism
- Australia is keen to attract skilled workers in a variety of sectors so graduates and qualified professionals can expect a wealth of opportunities and some of the best average salaries in the world.