Australia is a leading global education powerhouse with some of the world’s best facilities and educators , providing local and international students with a range of quality study options.



Australia is a leading global education powerhouse with some of the world’s best facilities and educators , providing local and international students with a range of quality study options.

Capital: Canberra
Population: 24.2 million
Students: 1.3 million (328,659 international)
Languages: English
Time Zone: UTC+8 to +10.5
Currency: Australian Dollar ($)
Area: 7.692 million km²
Academic Year: February - November
Call code: +61

The Australian education system provides primary, secondary and tertiary education.

School education (Primary and Secondary)

School education is similar across all of Australia with only minor variations between states and territories. School education (primary and secondary) is compulsory between the ages of six and sixteen (Year 1 to Year 9 or 10). School education is 13 years and divided into:

Primary school – Runs for seven or eight years, starting at Kindergarten/Preparatory through to Year 6 or 7.

Secondary school – Runs for three or four years, from Years 7 to 10 or 8 to 10.

Senior secondary school – Runs for two years, Years 11 and 12.

Tertiary education

Tertiary education includes both higher education (including universities) and vocational education and training (VET).

Visa Information

Entry requirements for schools in Australia vary, depending on the educational institution and program. Considerations include the level and content of study already completed, whether in Australia or in another country.

Minimum academic requirements in Australia almost always include a sufficient level of English language proficiency. English language skills are required in order to receive a student visa, and the only test accepted by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship is the IELTS. Students must not only consider the Australian government’s entry requirements for a student visa, but also the specific educational institution’s requirements for enrollment.

Student Visas & Residence Permits in Australia 

In order to travel to Australia to study, international students are required to obtain a student visa. The specific process of acquiring this visa depends on the student’s country of origin, but there are also several general requirements.

International students must be enrolled in a full-time education course which is accredited by the Australian government. All students must also prove that they have health insurance coverage. It may be necessary not only to confirm enrollment, but also to pay tuition fees before receiving a student visa. Other visa conditions may apply for students upon entering Australia.

A successful student visa application will be awarded with a Multiple Entry Visa, allowing students to travel to and from Australia within the period for which the visa has been granted (depending on the duration of the education course).

For more specific information on the process of attaining a student visa to Australia, refer to your home country’s Australian Embassy. International students who hold a student visa do not require a separate work permit while studying. This is because, while studying, they are allowed to work up to 40 hours per 2 weeks and full-time during vacation periods. An application fee of AUD 575 .(Fees changed)

Whether you’re preparing to leave school to just looking for a change of job, knowing which industries are offering the best opportunities is important to ensure you set yourself up on a successful career path.Fortunately, the Australian Department of Employment has released its latest projections into the future of employment for various sectors. Published on the Labour Market Information Portal in September, the forecasts contain vital insights for those ready to take on a new job this year.Overall, the Department of Employment predicts job growth to reach 7.2 percent over the next four years, offering more than 838,000 new jobs for Australians by November 2018. But in what industries are these opportunities going to be available?

Major industries in the country include:

  • Education and training
  • Retail Trade
  • construction
  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • Professional, scientific and technical services

Australia is maintaining Graduate employment ratio of 84-86% an average .

Australians universities are providing internship programs to the International students with top MNC companies along with Degrees .Where they can get practical work experience and styphund from the internships.

Work Rigths

Working while you study in Australia can help complement your study and living experience. There are a number of reasons you might want to undertake part time work while studying in Australia, including assisting with living expenses and gaining work experience in your study area.

Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours every two weeks while your course is in session, and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break, but before you undertake any paid work you need to make sure your visa allows you to work. Find out more at the Department of Home Affairs website.

Paid work

Australia has a wide range of industries and many have part time employment opportunities, including:

  • Retail – supermarkets, department and clothing stores.
  • Hospitality – cafes, bars and restaurants.
  • Tourism – hotels and motels.
  • Agricultural – farming and fruit-picking.
  • Sales and telemarketing.
  • Administration or Clerical roles.
  • Tutoring.


Paid or unpaid internships can be a great way to get exposure to the professional, financial and creative industries. Learn more about getting an internship on the Internships page in the Education System section of this website.


There are many charities and non-government organizations (NGOs) in Australia and they always need volunteers to help out. It can be a great way to meet friends, get some hands on work experience and give back to the community.

Your rights

Everyone working in Australia, including international students or those on working holiday visas, have basic rights at work. These rights protect entitlement to:

  • A minimum wage and superannuation.
  • Challenge of unfair dismissal from the job Leave, breaks and rest periods.
  • A healthy and safe work environment.
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