Choosing to study in Australia and obtaining an Australian qualification could be one of the best decisions you will ever make in securing your future.
Australia is a former colony of the British Common Wealth and still hold strong ties with countries like Canada and New Zealand. These ties give residents access to certain rights and benefits reaching further than Australia. Citizens are able to freely travel to The UK, Canada and New Zealand. Working in either of those countries are considerably easier for Australian citizens than non-citizens.
That sounds great, but what has it to do with my studies?
A lot actually! Persons holding an Australian qualification have a much better chance of obtaining permanent residency in Australia and once you are a permanent resident you can eventually apply for citizenship. This means you will be able to work, live and even further your studies in a number of First World countries with fantastic international reputations and strong economies.
Is it really the best quality education?
It certainly is high up there!
The Education Services for Overseas Students Act was introduced in 2000 and is designed to protect standards for international students studying in Australia. This piece of legislation, amended in 2010, delivers regulatory requirements for education and training institutions through the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
I heard the Australian Universities is some of the best in the world.
That’s completely true! According to the 2017 World University Rankings 8 Australian universities placed amongst the top 150 universities in the world:
22nd Australian National University
42nd University of Melbourne
46th University of Sydney
49th University of New South Wales
51st University of Queensland
102nd University of Western Australia
125th University of Adelaide
This is quite amazing when you consider that the University of Cape Town ranks 191st and The University of Stellenbosch 395th on the same list.
But will I qualify?
Many institutions offer foundation studies – one-year preparatory courses designed to provide the skills and qualifications needed to continue higher education in Australia.
Completing foundation studies gives students the equivalent of an Australian high school graduation (year 12). While courses are taught in English, they often include English tutoring where required and are focused on preparing students for university study.
Your Education consultant will give you more information about this.