Australian education

Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,100 institutions and over 22,000 courses tailored for you.

Australian-Education

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Education pathways

Planning and following an education pathway can streamline your study plan. A Foundation course can help you reach your goals faster.

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Education system

The Australian education system offers primary, secondary and tertiary education linked across the country and across the world.

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English courses

By studying English in Australia, you will gain a range of life skills you cannot get at home.

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Scholarships

There are many grants, scholarships and bursaries available to assist you financially with your studies in Australia.

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Schools

Australian schools are among the finest in the world. See for yourself what makes an Australian education so valuable.

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Universities & Higher Education

Australian universities provide international students with choices and opportunities across all study disciplines.

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Vocational education

Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on partnership between governments and industry. Learn more about your choices here.

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Bringing your Children?

To bring school aged children with you when you study in Australia, you will need to arrange for them to attend school.

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Legal rights & protections

Australia has many protections in place for the rights of international students throughout their study.

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You can study at all levels of education from primary and secondary school, to vocational education and training (VET), from English language courses to higher education (including universities).

Regardless of what you are studying or how long you are studying for, Australia’s laws promote quality education and protection for international students.

The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code) provide nationally consistent standards for providers of education and training for international students.

As an international student on a student visa, you must study with an institution and in a course that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and the institution at which you study meet the high standards expected by international students. You can search for courses and institutions here on the Study in Australia website.

Along with the ESOS Act and National Code, there are also regulatory and quality assurance organisations for higher education and VET institutions. These government organisations are responsible for registration/re-registration of institutions and accreditation/re-accreditation of courses. These organisations are:

So no matter the type of course you want to study, how long you want to study for or where you want to study, you can be assured that in Australia you will have a high quality and rewarding study experience.

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Australian education

Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,100 institutions and over 22,000 courses tailored for you.

Scholarships to study in Australia

There are many grants, scholarships and bursaries available to assist you financially with your studies in Australia.

Australian education system

The Australian education system offers primary, secondary and tertiary education linked across the country and across the world.