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Students are advised to visit the government official website "Study in Australia" www.studyinaustralia.gov.au. The information is available in 12 languages including traditional and simplified Chinese and it is a very useful website for international students. From there, you can find comprehensive information about courses, institutions, study and living costs, the application process, visa requirements and all other aspects in relation to studying in Australia. You may also use the course search function to get access to our database and browse the information of individual institutions and programs.
Here are some ideas for you to consider when you start to find institutions and courses in Australia.
Students are recommended to consider their academic strengths, interests and career aspirations when choosing a course. Students may also wish to consider careers that are in areas of labour shortage. Course entry requirements and study and living costs are important factors to consider. For example, studying in major cities can be more expensive than in regional areas, which can offer the same high quality education programs as those in urban areas.
Students are required to demonstrate certain levels of English language proficiency before studying in Australia. The required level of English proficiency varies among institutions and courses. Students must take one of the following English tests before applying for Australian institutions:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS);
- Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Test
- Australian Education Assessment Service (AEAS) – assessment for secondary and primary students who wish to study in Australia.