Complete Guidance On Higher Education In Australia

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Complete Guidance On Higher Education In Australia

Complete Guidance On Higher Education In Australia

Are you confused about choosing a destination overseas  for higher education? If yes, then you are not alone. Many students want to overcome this confusion. Here you will get a complete solution related to it.

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Many countries like Australia ,Canada, the UK, the USA, Germany and other European countries  offer numerous courses for higher education. If we talk about higher education in Australia, every student desires to go because of the world-class quality of education and facility.

As per the report of education.gov.au, the graph mentioned below shows the number of international students from different countries applying for higher education in Australia for the January-July 2022 tenure.

higher education in Australia

You can see from the statistics shown above that the preference of higher education in Australia is increasing amongst the students.

Why students choose higher education in Australia: A quick guide

  • Australia has a good per capita income/GDP
  • It has around 4 private universities, 36 government-funded universities, and 3 international private universities.
  • It also has a state-based vocational training system named teaching and further education (TAFE).
  • Students are allowed to work 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnightly. Moreover, during college break, students are allowed to work more than 40 hours fortnightly.     
  • The following are the top 10 Australian universities in which students want to enroll as per the QS news ranking that will come out in 2023

QS Ranking of universities in Australia

S.No.Universities nameQS Ranking 2023 (Worldwide)
1The Australian National University30
2The University of Melbourne33
3The University of Sydney41
4The University of New South Wales45
5The University of Queensland50
6Monash University57
7The University of Western Australia90
8The University of Adelaide109
9University of Technology, Sydney137
10University of Wollongong185

The universities offer different types of master’s degrees-

1 Traditional master’s degree 

Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), and Master of Business Administration (MBA) are the three primary types of teaching programs, and each is for one to two years.

2 Combined master’s and PhD

The duration of the study program ranges from three to six years. Students with reliable undergraduate education and having research interests are qualified for the same.

3 Masters in research

These types of classes are a stepping stone to doctoral degrees like the PhD. These courses are suitable for undergraduate students with a strong interest in it or a background in research. 

4 Joint/Dual Masters

It essentially combines two degrees, such as an MSc in Computer Engineering and a Master’s in a different field. Such dual degrees may be provided at a single university or through a partnership between two universities.

The universities offer different types of undergraduate degrees-

1 Diploma courses

These courses last between one and two years and are typically taken by people who want to work in highly skilled or professional fields.

2 Bachelor’s degree

These are the normal degrees. The duration varies from 3 to 4 years, depending on the university.  

3 Bachelors with honors

According to the Australian tertiary education system, an undergraduate degree offers the highest level of training. Honors entail a year of additional coursework after completing a bachelor’s degree in the same subject.

4 Associate degrees or Advanced diplomas

Those who want to pursue technical or vocational professions pursue advanced diplomas. A bachelor’s degree normally takes three to four semesters to complete.

To study in Australia, students have to clear the IELTS or PTE exam; only after that, they can apply for admission. Many students are searching for the best IELTS/ PTE institute for preparation. Chetanya Career Consultant (3C) is the best for the preparation for IELTS/PTE.

Not only PTE or IELTS exam preparation, but 3C is also the best visa consultancy. They will be with you from the exam preparation till your visa filing process.

Reasons why international students choose Australia 

Here are the following reasons why international students choose Australia as their study destination-

1 High ranked universities

Many options are available to international students who want to do higher education in Australia. 43 universities are available in Australia, including 3 international private universities, 36 public universities, and 4 private institutions. Six Australian universities are ranked in the top 100 globally recognized universities, demonstrating both quality and quantity.

2 Obtaining student visas is simple

Australia has quite an easy process for the Student Visa if you’re trying to get a subclass 500. You must fulfill some criteria in order for your application to be granted, such as being accepted into a university and having the necessary financial resources. Also, you will have to obtain adequate health insurance for your stay.  

3 Availability of internship

Internships and job opportunities are available to students at some Australian universities. If this choice appeals to you, be sure to inquire about any prerequisites from your preferred education institution.

4 Amazing employment opportunities

If your experience is great while studying in Australia, you want to extend your stay. Additionally, Australia provides temporary graduate visas (subclass 485) that enable some international students to remain and work there after graduating. 

Australia always welcomes international students and offers great enriching opportunities, including the chance to receive a top-notch education.

5 Simple communication

Since English is the official language of Australia, most international students find it simple to communicate. The students, though, might take some more time to learn! Try asking someone to clarify the slang if you’re having trouble understanding the conversation.

These are some of the reasons that students want to pursue their higher education in Australia.


From the above discussion, you now know why international students want to pursue higher education in Australia. The above reasons make Australia the best destination for higher education. 

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Chetanya helps you in your Australia study abroad journey from your IELTS/PTE preparation to visa filing. Moreover, we will help you in college and course selection as well.

Universities/Colleges with Campuses

Sr No. UniversityStatesCitiesCampus
1Australian Capital TerritoryAustralian National UniversityAustralian Capital TerritoryCanberra Acton campus
New South WalesNew South WalesKioloa Coastal campus. 
Australian Capital TerritoryCanberra Mount Stromlo Observatory. 
Northern TerritoryDarwin North Australia Research Unit campus
New South WalesNew South WalesSiding Spring Observatory.
University of CanberraAustralian Capital TerritoryCanberra Bruce Campus 
2New South WalesAustralian Catholic UniversitySouth AustraliaAdelaideThebarton
VictoriaBallaratAquinas Campus 
QueenslandBrisbaneBanyo Campus
Australian Capital TerritoryCanberraSignadou Campus
VictoriaMelbourneMelbourne Campus (St Patrick’s)
New South WalesNorth SydneyNorth Sydney Campus (MacKillop)
New South WalesSydney Strathfield Campus (Mount Saint Mary)
Charles Sturt University New South WalesAlburyAlbury-Wodonga
New South WalesBATHURSTPanorama Avenue,BATHURST
New South WalesDubboDubbo
New South WalesOrangeOrange
New South WalesPort MacquariePort Macquarie
New South WalesWagga WaggaWagga Wagga
New South WalesGoulburnGoulburn
New South WalesParramattaNorth Parramatta
Macquarie UniversityNew South WalesSydney  Macquarie City Campus
Southern Cross University     
New South WalesNew South WalesLismore campus
QueenslandCoolangatta,BilingaGold Coast campus
New South WalesCoffs HarbourCoffs Harbour campus
New South WalesNew South WalesSydney 
VictoriaMelbourne Melbourne 
Western AustraliaPerth Perth 
QueenslandBrisbane Brisbane 
University of New EnglandNew South WalesNew South WalesArmidale
University of New South WalesNew South WalesSydney Kensington
New South WalesSydney UNSW Randwick Campus
New South WalesSydney UNSW Sydney
New South WalesSydney UNSW CBD Campus
University of NewcastleNew South WalesNew South WalesNewcastle (Callaghan)
New South WalesNew South WalesCentral Coast Campus
New South WalesNew South WalesSydney 
New South WalesNew South WalesNewcastle City campus
New South WalesNew South WalesPort Macquarie
University of SydneyNew South WalesSydney Camperdown/Darlington
New South WalesSydney Cumberland Campus
New South WalesSydney Camden Campus
New South WalesSydney Mallett Street Campus
New South WalesSydney Sydney 
New South WalesSydney Westmead
New South WalesSydney Surry Hills Campus
University of Technology, SydneyNew South WalesSydney Ultimo
New South WalesSydney Broadway
New South WalesSydney Haymarket
New South WalesSydney Blackfriars
Western Sydney UniversityNew South WalesSydney Bankstown campus.
New South WalesSydney Campbelltown campus.
New South WalesSydney Hawkesbury campus.
New South WalesSydney Liverpool campus.
New South WalesSydney Nirimba campus.
New South WalesParramattaParramatta campus.
New South WalesParramattaParramatta City campus
New South WalesSydney Sydney 
University of WollongongNew South WalesWollongongWollongong
New South WalesSydney Sydney 
New South WalesSouthern Sydney(Loftus)
New South WalesSouth Western Sydney (Liverpool)
New South Wales(Sydney CBD)(Sydney CBD)
3Northern TerritoryCharles Darwin UniversityNorthern TerritoryDarwin The Casuarina campus 
Northern TerritoryDarwin Waterfront Campus
Northern TerritoryDarwin Palmerston campus
Northern TerritoryDarwin Alice Springs campus
VictoriaMelbourneCasuarina  Campus
New South WalesSydney Sydney  Campus
4QueenslandBond University QueenslandGold CoastRobina, Gold Coast
CQ UniversitySouth AustraliaAdelaideAdelaide
QueenslandMackay, Mackay, 
Western AustraliaPerthPerth
New South WalesSydneySydney
Federation University of AustraliaVictoriaBallaratMt Helen Campus
VictoriaBallaratSMB Campus 
VictoriaBallaratCamp Street Campus 
VictoriaChurchillGippsland Campus
VictoriaHorshamWimmera Campus
VictoriaBerwick Berwick Campus
QueenslandBrisbaneBrisbane, Queensland
Griffith UniversityQueenslandBrisbaneMt Gravatt campus 
QueenslandGold CoastGold Coast campus 
QueenslandBrisbaneLogan campus
QueenslandBrisbaneSouth Bank campus
James Cook UniversityQueenslandDouglasTownsville Campus
QueenslandSmithfieldCairns Campus
QueenslandBrisbane Brisbane 
QueenslandMount IsaMount Isa
QueenslandThursday IslandThursday Island
University of Queensland QueenslandBrisbane St Lucia
QueenslandLockyer ValleyGatton
QueenslandBrisbane Herston
QueenslandToowoombaBoyce Gardens
University of Southern QueenslandQueenslandToowoombaToowoomba 
QueenslandIpswich Ipswich 
University of the Sunshine CoastQueenslandSUNSHINE COASTUSC SUNSHINE COAST
New South WalesSydney Sydney 
5TasmaniaUniversity of TasmaniaNew South WalesSydney Rozelle campus 
New South WalesSydney Darlinghurst campus
Tasmania Hobart Sandy Bay 
6South AustraliaCarnegie Mellon UniversitySouth AustraliaAdelaide Victoria Square, Adelaide 
Flinders UniversitySouth AustraliaAdelaide Victoria Square, Adelaide 
South AustraliaAdelaideBedford Park campus
South AustraliaTonsleyTonsley
Torrens University AustraliaSouth AustraliaAdelaideVICTORIA SQUARE CAMPUS
New South WalesSydneyULTIMO CAMPUS
New South WalesSydneyTHE ROCKS CAMPUS
New South WalesSydneyPYRMONT CAMPUS
New South WalesSydneyTOWN HALL CAMPUS
New South WalesSydneySYDNEY 
New South WalesSydneyLEURA CAMPUS
QueenslandBrisbaneBRISBANE – (TULC)
VictoriaMelbourneFITZROY CAMPUS
University College LondonSouth AustraliaAdelaideVICTORIA SQUARE CAMPUS
University of AdelaideSouth AustraliaAdelaideNorth Terrace Campus
South AustraliaAdelaideRoseworthy Campus
South AustraliaAdelaideWaite Campus
University of South AustraliaSouth AustraliaAdelaideCity East
South AustraliaAdelaideCity West
South AustraliaMagillMagill
South AustraliaMawson LakesMawson Lakes
South AustraliaWhyallaWhyalla
South AustraliaMount GambierMount Gambier
7VictoriaDeakin UniversityVictoriaGeelongGeelong Waurn Ponds Campus
VictoriaGeelongGeelong Waterfront Campus
VictoriaMelbourneMelbourne Burwood Campus
VictoriaWarrnamboolWarrnambool Campus
La Trobe UniversityVictoriaMelbourneBundoora, Melbourne 
VictoriaBendigoFlora Hill, Bendigo
VictoriaMelbourneCity Melbourne
New South WalesSydneySydney
Monash University VictoriaClaytonClayton campus
VictoriaCaulfield East Caulfield campus
VictoriaPeninsulaPeninsula campus
VictoriaParkvilleParkville campus
RMIT University VictoriaMelbourneMelbourne City campus
VictoriaMelbourneBundoora campus
VictoriaBrunswickBrunswick campus
Swinburne University of TechnologyVictoriaHawthornHawthorn campus
VictoriaCroydonCroydon campus
VictoriaWantirnaWantirna campus
University of DivinityVictoriaParkvilleParkville
University of Melbourne VictoriaParkvilleParkville Campus
VictoriaSouthbankSouthbank campus
VictoriaBurney Burney Campus
VictoriaCreswickCreswick campus
VictoriaDookieDookie campus
VictoriaSheppartonShepparton Medical Centre campus
VictoriaWerribeeWerribee campus
Victoria UniversityVictoriaMelbourneCity Flinders Campus
VictoriaMelbourneCity Flinders Lane
VictoriaMelbourneCity King Campus
VictoriaMelbourneCity Queen Campu
VictoriaFootscrayFootscray Nicholson Campus
VictoriaFootscrayFootscray Park Campus
VictoriaSt AlbansSt Albans Campus
VictoriaSunshineSunshine Campus
VictoriaMelbourneWerribee Campus 
New South WalesSydneySydney
8Western AustraliaCurtin UniversityWestern Australia PerthBentley
Edith Cowan University Western Australia PerthJoondalup Campus
Western Australia PerthMount Lawley Campus
Western Australia PerthSouth West Campus
Murdoch UniversityWestern Australia PerthPerth
Western Australia MandurahMandurah campus
Western Australia RockinghamRockingham campus
University of Notre Dame AustraliaWestern Australia PerthFremantle Campus
Western Australia PerthBroome Campus
New South WalesSydneySydney Campus 
University of Western AustraliaWestern Australia PerthCrawley Campus
Western Australia PerthUWA Claremont
Western Australia AlbanyUWA Albany


1 Can I work along with my study in Australia?

Yes, you can work while pursuing higher education in Australia. But you can work only 40 hours every 2 weeks, and there is no limit on college holidays.

2 What makes Australia an in-demand destination for Indian students?

Australia becomes the third famous study destination for Indian students after the United states and Canada. It is because of the best education system, good lifestyle, and great growth potential opportunities.

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