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Internationally Recognised Qualifications


Australia offers a wide variety of study options for international students, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from. Australia’s laws are prevalent promote quality education and protection for international students.


All international students must study with institutions and in courses that are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). 

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) govern all CRICOS education providers.

These guarantee the quality of student’s education experience.


Furthermore, the Australian Qualifications Framework  (AQF) is a national system of study pathways and awards that links higher education, vocational and upper secondary schooling.  AQF gives you the flexibility to easily move from one level of study to the next and from one institution to another.

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  • Primary education starts at six years of age. Students will usually have one teacher for most of the school day and specialist teachers for subjects such as music, art, drama and religious studies. 

  • Lower Secondary students (Year 7/8 to 10) focus on the same learning areas as primary school students, but with greater diversity in electives and subject choices.

  • Upper Secondary Students (Year 11 & 12) can elect to study subjects that will prepare them for future educational pursuits or chosen career. Specific subject areas are taught by teachers with specialist qualifications.

The AQF is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. AQF levels and the AQF levels criteria are an indication of the relative complexity and/or depth of achievement and the autonomy required to demonstrate that achievement.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

VET institutions specialise in providing students with hands-on experience and real-world skills. The AQF allows easy credit transfers across all levels of certificates (i.e. Certificate I, II, III and IV), as well as Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.


Australian universities and private institutions offer a wide range of courses leading to 3 main types of qualifications, mainly the Bachelor (single or double,) Master and Doctoral Degrees.

The costs of studying in Australia depend on the institution and the level of study , and the specialisation you choose.

As an international student, your tuition fees are payable before you study and an upfront payment of 1 trimester,  1 semester (6 months) or 1-year tuition fees may be required prior to application of student visa. 

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