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Points for Discussion • Unique Features about Australia • Standardized Exams • Pathway Programs • Total Cost • Visa • FAQs
Australian States & Capitals Australia is divided into six States and two Territories. S.No States Capital 1. Western Australia Perth 2. South Australia Adelaide 3. Queensland Brisbane 4. New South Wales Sydney 5. Victoria Melbourne 6. Tasmania Hobart 7. Northern Territory Darwin 8. Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Canberra
About Australian States & Capitals • Western Australia • Western Australia is the largest state . • The state’s wealth also includes iron, nickel, wheat and wool, which is mostly exported from the port of Fremantle. • Victoria • Victoria is the smallest state on Australia’s mainland. Victoria contains more than a quarter of Australia's total population - approximately 5 million people. • This state is famous for the goldfields of Central Victoria. • Tasmania • This state is known for its unique wildlife, wilderness and unspoiled beauty. • South Australia • Driest state in Australia • Famous for the Barossa Valley, a major wine producing area of Adelaide.
About Australian States & Capitals • Queensland • Takes about one fifth of the area of Australia. • The Gold Coast - a major holiday destination for national and international tourists. • Northern Territory (NT) • Known for its central desert called the ‘Red Centre’. • This state is famous for cattle industry, mineral wealth and tourism. • New South Wales (NSW) • Oldest and most populous state in Australia. • Renowned for its sheep and beef industry. • Australian Capital Territory • Canberra (Australia’s capital city) is only a three-hour drive or a 45-minute flight south-west of Sydney. • Famous for Parliament House and Australian War memorial
Why Australia? • Large land area, sixth largest country in the world and has the lowest population density per square kilometer. • High visa success rate under SVP for quality profiles. • Safe learning environment. • Multicultural society. • Relatively warm climate. • Standard of living & cost is viable. • Part time job opportunities are available. • IELTS,TOEFL, PTE & CAE scores are acceptable.
Why Australia? • ELICOS (Pre-sessional English) programs are available. • World class qualification. • Can work 40 hours per fortnight when the course is in session and 40 hrs/week during scheduled course breaks. • Chances of getting Permanent Residence by gathering 60 points. • Introduction of Streamlined Visa Process (SVP) making • Visa process and documentation simpler resulting in visa success rate • Post Study Work Visa of 2 years for the students who complete at least 2 academic years of degree (Masters or Bachelors) in Australia. • If students study in Regional areas in Australia they get 5 extra points which support in achieving 60 points for PR.
Types of Educational Institutions • Colleges: • Public Colleges i.e. (TAFE’s) • PrivateColleges. • Offering • English language courses, • Vocational (work-training) courses, • University pathway programs and few Bachelors degrees. • Universities: • Offering majorly Master’s & Bachelor’s degrees.
Universities in Australia • There are 42 Australian Universities, of which 2 are private: Bond & Notre Dame. • The Higher education sector consists mainly of Universities. • Australia’s top 8 universities form a group of 8 i.e., G8. • All most all universities come under SVP. • 7 Australian Universities come in top 100 universities worldwide and 21 Australian Universities come in top 400 as per the QS World University Ranking 2015 - 16.
Australian Universities represented by Krishna Consultants
Australian Universities represented by Krishna Consultants
Australian Universities represented by Krishna Consultants
Australian Universities represented by Krishna Consultants
Regional Campuses of KC represented Universities Regional Campus Universities Federation University Mt. Helen Bundaberg, Emerald, Gladstone,Mackay, Noosa and Rockhampton CQUniversity Australia South-West campus Edith Cowan University Hobart /Launceston University of Tasmania Whyalla and Mount Gambier University of South Australia
TAFES • Known as Technical and Further Education Providers • More than 60 institutes offer Vocational Education & Training (VET) programs in Australia. • Some TAFES are part of larger Universities. • Government funded not for profit institutionsand they act independently of one another. • TAFE courses are used by International students as a pathway to undergraduate programs at universities, especially via the Diploma route. • They usually offer the Diploma programs only but some offer Degree programs as well. • Programs of 54 TAFESs have recently been included under SVP.
TAFES represented by Krishna Consultants Advanced Diplomas in the above TAFE’s are now under SVP.
Private Colleges • Popular with International Students as Pathway Institutions. • Range from small institutions that offer specialized courses in one particular area of study to large private colleges which are similarto TAFE. • The most popular courses being the Business and InformationTechnology. • Some private Institutions offer University programs through affiliated Universities.
Packaged Programs • Most universities provide packaged programs. • Students who are not eligible directly for Universities Bachelor program can be given packaged program. • These are 1 yr Diploma programs in TAFE or College leading to 2nd yr of Bachelor’s program in partner University. • We get combined offer for Diploma & Bachelor programs. • These programs focus on rigorous coaching of students and prepare them for university‘s required level. • Various course options are available for packaged program from the field of Business, Information Technology, Health Science, Engineering, etc. • In most of the cases, commission is received from both the institutions, i.e., from TAFE/Private college for Diploma course and from the university for Bachelor’s course.
Packaged Program Academic Requirement • Minimum 60% in class 12th IELTS Requirement • Overall 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Tuition Fees • AUD 12000 to AUD 24000/Year Intakes • February, July & October
Useful Links One commonly referred ranking website in Australia is the QS ranking http://www.topuniversities.com/where-to-study/oceania/australia/guide Websites for searching courses: • CRICOS: http://cricos.deewr.gov.au/Course/CourseSearch.aspx • Study in Australia: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global
Study options after completing different levels of education COMPLETED STUDY OPTION(S) LEVEL Year 12 leads to • Foundation program. • Diploma. • University undergraduate (if acceptable results) Diploma leads to • Undergraduate program in year 2 at the Universitydepending on the recognition by University. Bachelors Degreeleads to • Bachelors (Honours) degree • A postgraduate qualification
Illustrative comparison of English Language Proficiency Tests IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE / CAE - all are accepted in Australia. Each university has different parameters to check the equivalence of TOEFL/PTE.It is suggested to check the respective university website for correct requirement.
Entry Requirements Academics • Diploma: Minimum 60% in class 12th. • Bachelors: Minimum academic percentage required is around 60% + in class 12thfor the students from CBSE board and 65% + for ICSE/State Board. • Masters: Minimum academic percentage in a Bachelors degree should be second class if the University is falling under section 1 and 2 of the NOOSR guidelines or first class if the university is falling under the section 3 of the NOOSR guidelines. • Foundation/Packaged program are available for the students who are not directly eligible for the Bachelors Program.
Entry Requirements English Language Requirement: Diploma: Overall 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Bachelors: Overall 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Masters: Overall 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 Pre-sessional English Language Program (ELICOS/EAP) is available in Australian Universities for the students who do not meet the IELTS requirements of the University. Wecan offer English Language program up to 10 weeks maximum at present.
Time Schedule for Australia for February intake. IELTS Coaching : June Give IELTS Exams : July IELTS Results : July Applications for Feb Intake : July, Aug, Sept Offer Letters : July, Aug, Sept, Oct Arrangement of Funds : August, Sept, Oct, NovPre-Medicals : Oct, November, DecemberPrepare file & apply for Visa : November, December, Fly to Australia : February
Time Schedule for Australia forJuly intake. IELTS Coaching : DecemberGive IELTS Exams : January IELTS Results : January Applications for July Intake : Dec, Jan, Feb, March Offer Letters : Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr Arrangement of Funds : Feb, Mar, Apr Pre-Medicals : April, May Prepare visa file & apply : April, May Fly to Australia : July
Estimated total cost for two years Masters program
AUSTRALIAN STUDENT VISA RULES Points to be discussed Financial requirement Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Label free Visa Processing
Paper based Visa Received Offer Letter Show all the financial documents to the University for Pre visa assessment Wait for the university’s confirmation for the payment Pay Tuition Fees per offer letter Get an e-CoE Generate Online Hap ID for medical examinationMedical examination by the approved panel of doctors Submit all the required visa documents to the AHC Issue of Student Visa
Australian Student Visa • A student needs to meet certain requirements to obtain a student visa. • Each visa that DIBP (Department of Immigration & Border Protection) issues, has a particular subclass which relates to the student’s study level. • By considering this subclass and the country as per the student’s passport, the student is then given an Assessment Level (AL). • • DIBP has assessed every country in the world from Level 1 to 5. • • AL 1 - lowest immigration risk country • • AL 5 - highest immigration risk country. • • For Student’s coming from a low risk country (AL 1 or 2), the financial, academic & English language requirements that need to be provided are less comprehensive than for those who come from a high risk country (AL 3 or 4).
Australian Student Visa Visa Subclass Student visas are divided into subclasses as follows 570 - Independent ELICOS 571 - Schools 572 - Vocational Education and Training 573 - Higher Education 574 - Postgraduate Research575 - Non-award 576 - Aus AID and Defence Before applying for a student visa, it is necessary to understand which subclass of visa is applicable.
Australia Student Visa Rules AL4 for Diplomas/VET Courses AL3 for Advanced Diplomas, Bachelors and Higher Degrees • Reduction of Financial requirements: Students from Assessment Level 3 countries, i.e, India, applying for Advanced Diplomas, Bachelors and other higher degrees will have to show only 12 months of funds irrespective of longer duration of course. Students from Assessment Level3 country i.e, India for Diploma/VET courses will have to show the funds 3 months oldfor 12 months. Living, tuition and travel costs for first 12 months of course only Living, tuition for first 12 months, and travel costs of course only. Amount offunds that must be evidenced Recent fundsacceptable but Length of 3 monthstime funds must be proper source need to be shown.Anyone subject toconditions. held Sponsors Limited to close relatives, parents, spouse,siblings and grandparents
Australia Student Visa Rules Amount requiredin AUD Expenses Per Person Total funds to be shownfor visa are as per the table. •Tuition fees •Amount of living& travel is standardamount decided by theAustralian High Commission. Student AUD 2000 Travel Family members One return air fare per person 1 year Course fees(as per offer letter) Student Tuition Children aged 5-18Student AUD 8000 per year AUD 18 610 peryear AUD 6515 per Partner year Living AUD 3720 peryear First child AUD 2790 peryear Each other child
Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) • The government has accepted the SVP proposal and implemented it w.e.f 24th March 2012. Under this proposal, student visa applicants with a Confirmation of Enrolment (e-COE) from a participating Australian university or institution for Advanced Diploma, Bachelors, Masters or Postgraduate by Research Degree are considered as though they are at a lower migration risk (similar to AL 1) regardless of their country of origin. In short, the visa processing will be faster and simpler. • SVP visas will be processed within 2- 8 weeks. • Students can generate HAP ID online & undergo Pre-Medicals before submission of visa file. This will save the time of visa processing by at least one week. • Financial documents will be assessed and approved by the university. The decision regarding which documents to accept and which not, rests with the university. For e.g. earlier DIBP did not accept co-operative bank saving balances. Now, university will decide whether to accept such co-operative bank saving balances or not.
Streamlined Visa processing (SVP) • Since SVP visa applications will be considered under AL1, it is not mandatory to have 3 months old funds like before. But for recent funds, documentary evidence is required for source of funds. Evidence of employment, income and source of funds will suffice the purpose. • DIBP will be closely working with the universities and will give feedback of the agents to the universities. By this way, universities can decide whether to work with that agentor not. • If the student opts for a packaged course from the provider, as listed on the website under SVP, the onus will be on the principal provider. For e.g. if the student has opted a program at MIT leading to Federation University and if he fails to comply with the visa rules, Federation University will be held responsible, not MIT. • It is the responsibility of the university to assess the student as per GTE criteria. It is for the university to decide whether they want to take an interview at the time of issuing offer letter or at the time of issuing COE.
Australia Student Visa Rules • Genuine Temporary Entrant - GTE In order to grant a student visa, applicant must be both a GTE and a GenuineStudent and in assessing GTE, decision makers will consider factors such as: • The applicant’s circumstances in their home country. • The applicant’s potential circumstances in Australia. • The value of the course to the applicant’s future. • The applicant’s immigration history. • Any other relevant matters.
Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) • In order to ensure that the student is a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) and a Genuine Student (GS), universities, as well as, Australian High Commission consider the following points while making a decision on the visa application: • Students applying with less than 6.0 bands in IELTS. • Students married and applying with spouse for an undergraduate course. • Gap of 1 or more years from the last education completed. • Students who have done Diploma/Certificate courses from private institutes. • Students with work experience and not having salary account statements/Form 16 to support their work experience. • Students with earlier student visa refusal for any country. • Students applying with sponsors who are not close blood relative and theirquantum of sponsorship is more than 50% of the fund required (Third partyfunds).
Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) • If an applicant satisfies any of the above referred 2 conditions, most probably the visa will be declined. • If the applicant satisfies one of the above referred conditions, then the application will be declined, unless the application has a strong favourable factor e.g. English at 7 bands or above, strong work history in a relevant area, etc. • For all applications falling into above category there will be a high • chance of interview.
Australia Student Visa Rules Label Free Visa Processing • From 1st October 2012, anyone applying for any Australian student visa through one of the VFS Global Australian Visa Application Centers across India will no longer be required to submit their passport with their visa application. • Instead they will be required to submit a notary attested copy of all pages of their passport at the time of application. • What if student still want a label in passport? • Whilst Australia does not require travellers to have a visa label in their passport, clients will still have the option to request a visa label once they have been granted a visa. • However, this process will involve lodging a further request for service at one of VFS • and the processing time for this additional service will be 15 working days.
Australia Student Visa Rules. Label Free Visa Processing • When the visa is granted, the applicant will be issued a ‘Visa Grant Notice’ that will explain the conditions of the visa, including period of validity and entry requirements. (Applicants will be issued with a visa grant notification, usually in the form of a letter, once a decision has been made to grant a visa). • So, in short: • No need to submit your original passport or wait for it to be returned. Once the visa is granted student comes to know about it on the same day. • Electronic notification clearly explaining the conditions of your visa. Label-free travel also reduces instances of visa fraud