StudiesThe Australian educational system is very simple. Once the secondary education is finished there are two pathways: Vocational studies and University studies.
There are many scholarships, grants and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Australia, they are offered by the Australian Government, Education Institutions, and a number of other public and private organisations.
The Australian Government Department of Education and Training administers the Endeavour Leadership program.
The Endeavour Leadership program aims to enhance Australia’s reputation for excellence in international Education through the continued internationalisation of the education.
The objectives of the ELP are to contribute to the implementation of Government policy priorities, by increasing international research and education engagement between Australia and priorities countries in key fields of education research and innovation. The ELP offers achieving individuals from Australia and overseas the opportunity to develop their knowledge and expertise and build institution to institution connections and create the next generation of international education and research leaders across a wide variety of professional fields.
Who can apply for scholarships?
Many are available to students of all nationalities, however all scholarships conditions are set by the institutions an organization offering the scholarships and applications have to be done directly with the scholarships provider to find out if you are eligible to receive a scholarships you must contact the organization offering the scholarships.
There are 43 universities in Australia ( 40 Australian, 2 international and 1 private specialty University) along with our universities, many other institutions offer higher education courses. The most famous are the ‘group of 8’ : University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, University of Adelaide, Australian National University, University of Western Australia, Monash University and University of New South Wales. The Australian university system is composed by: Undergraduates and Postgraduates programmes.
Each year is divided in two semesters. Each semester lasts approx 20 weeks.
-Bachelor Degree: from 3 to 5 year duration according the selected course; some Universities offer combined degrees, from a minimum 4 to 5 years; they allow you to graduate in two different fields.
- Postgraduate: In Australia there are 4 courses for Postgraduates:
- Graduate Certificate: lasts 6 months and corresponds to the first semester of a Master.
- Graduate Diploma: lasts generally 1 year and corresponds to the first 2 semesters of a Master. It is very popular among student and young professionals who wish to improve their qualification, update their skills or change careers.
- Master: Two types are offer: Master Coursework (lasts between 1 and 2 years) or Master Research (lasts 2 years minimum and is based on full time research)
- PhD: Corresponds to a Doctorate, lasts 3 years minimum full time. Entry requirements are very specific.
Vocational courses last a maximum of 3 years, depending on the course. Vocational courses are classified as Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma. They are thought in TAFEs (public institutes) and private institutes. Teaching hours are a maximum of 20 hours per week.
- Certificate II, III & IV: Usually last between 3 months to 1 year.
- Diploma: Last from 1 year to 2 years.
- Advanced Diploma: Last from 1 year
- General English: Includes all skills: reading, grammar, writing, speaking, listening, etc. All levels from beginners to advanced are offered.
- Academic English: prepares students who wish to further their studies in vocational training or in universities in Australia. The programme focuses on all techniques you will need for post-secondary studies, e.g.: essay writing, academic presentations, notes, listening, and reading.
- IELTS preparation: The IELTS (International English Language Scoring System) is and exam that will allow you further your studies in several countries. This preparation course will help you obtain a score of 6.5 for University courses o 5.5 for Vocational courses.