Interested in Studying in Australia?

Australia remains as one of the world’s strongest economies in the world and
many opt to migrate here for its diversity,amazing landscapes, and overall quality of life.


Ready to further your studies? We will help you.

Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,100 institutions and 22,000 courses to choose from.
The Australian education system provides primary, secondary and tertiary education as is distinguished from many other countries by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF is a national policy that shows how qualifications relate to each other at each level of education. International students can study at all levels of education from primary and secondary school, to vocational education and training (VET), from English language courses to higher education (including universities). The term ‘tertiary education’ in Australia refers to higher education (universities) and vocational education and training (VET and TAFE colleges).

Higher education – Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and VET – Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) are organisations for higher education and VET institutions. These organisations are responsible for registration/re-registration of institutions and accreditation/re-accreditation of courses.
Regardless of what you are studying for or how long you are studying, Australia’s laws promote quality education and protection for international students. This includes 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). These provide nationally consistent standards for providers of education and training for international students.

Step-by-Step Guide to Studying in Australia

Think about what you’d like to study, the school, college or university you’d like to attend and the city that suits your lifestyle and budget.
Get an idea of the subject areas that interest you the most. You might also look at some course descriptions, university reviews and their locations. Start a wish list of your preferences and begin to narrow down your selection.

Speak to an IDP counsellor
When you’re ready, make an appointment with an IDP counsellor. Our counsellors are professionally certified and many have been international students themselves. They’re a friendly face and a wealth of first-hand professional advice and personal experience from different study locations all over the world.
Take your wish-list and course preferences along with you to your appointment as a starting point. Your counsellor will work through all the big and small details to ensure the best possible fit between you, your future university and your area of study.

Make your application
After you’ve chosen your course and university, college or school, it’s time to apply. Your IDP counsellor will support your applications. We take our job very seriously and follow the strictest legal and ethical standards.
Your counsellor will personally contact your chosen university, college or school to make sure they support your application to improve your chances of acceptance.
If you need to take an English test to qualify for your course, don’t assume you’ll get the grade without practise. In a test such as IELTS you will need good grammar and spelling, as well as a wide range of vocabulary. Even the best English speakers can have bad habits so remember to practise these skills.

Accept your offer
Once the university or school receives your application it will be assessed and you will be notified of the result. It can take a few weeks (or longer for postgraduate courses) for your application to be processed.
If your application is successful, you’ll receive a letter of offer and an acceptance form. Before accepting your offer, your counsellor will read it carefully through with you and check any conditions that may apply.
If you are accepted for more than one course or school, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you.
It’s natural to be nervous as you wait for the outcome of your course applications. If you are feeling anxious, we want you to tell us. This is perfectly normal and we can help you feel more confident.

Practise your English skills
It’s always a good idea to brush up your English skills to ensure you can keep up with what your lecturers are saying, especially if English is not your first language. Try watching things like TV news and talk shows, reading books or listening to podcasts where the English is more formal.
Have some fun learning the local slang in Australia. For example, Australians (or ‘Aussies’ as they call themselves) have lots of different words (and accents) even though they all speak English.

Apply for a student visa
Now that you have been accepted, it’s time to apply for your student visa. IDP can provide you with some information to help make sure you are well positioned to navigate this process with the authorised migration departments.

You’re on your way
Congratulations! You’re off on a huge adventure. There are lots of things to think about during this time and your IDP counsellor will help out along the way with advice on matters such as exchanging money, insurance, SIM cards and opening a bank account.

Education Costs
The costs of studying in Australia will depend on the institution and the level of study you choose. The list below gives you an indication of the range of course costs for several types of qualifications.

School – $7,800 to $30,000
English language studies – Around $300 per week depending on course length
Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) – $4,000 to $22,000
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – $15,000 to $33,000*
Postgraduate Masters Degree – $20,000 to $37,000*
Doctoral Degree – $14,000 to $37,000*

* This does not include high value courses such as veterinary and medical studies. Please visit institution websites directly to see costs for these courses.

Many scholarships are available to students of all nationalities, however all scholarships conditions are set by the institution or organisation offering the scholarship. Applications have to be done directly with the scholarship provider and to find out if you are eligible to receive a scholarship you must contact the organisation offering the scholarship.


Ready to start a career? Let’s find your dream job.

It’s no surprise why many prefer to work and live in Australia. With a strong economy and low unemployment rate and laid-back lifestyle, Australia is fast becoming the land of opportunity for many.
Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours every two weeks while studying, and unrestricted hours during scheduled course breaks. Whether you are a student or migrant, it is important that you clarify that your visa allows you to work. Contact the Department of Home Affairs or feel free to contact us to speak with a counsellor to help you understand your rights.

Applying for a job
Job applications usually include a cover letter expressing your interest in and suitability for the role with a copy of your resume/CV. Make sure your applications show that you have the relevant skills, qualifications, a good understanding of the role and attributes that the employer desires. It has to be tailored for each job to give you the best possible chance of being selected for an interview or testing.
Once you secure the role, you will need to supply your new employer with your bank account details, tax file number and superannuation details.

Qualifications and recognitions
If you are new to Australia, you may need have your qualifications recognised. You can visit the following websites for more information on employment qualifications and recognition in Australia:

Qualification Recognition
Trades Recognition Australia
Education and Training
Internships are a wonderful way for you to gain hands-on experience in your area of study. It can be paid or unpaid, depending on the industry and length of your placement. Undertaking an internship can help you acquire experience working in Australia and increase your chances of getting full or part-time work later. It can also help you improve your English and develop a network of professional contacts for future references.

Volunteering is the best way to give back to the community and have a sense of purpose. While waiting for full time/part time employment, volunteering is a great option for you to meet new people and obtain hands-on work experience based on the role that suits your interest and motivation. You can start your search here – and

Your work rights
Everyone working in Australia, including international students or those on working holiday visas, have basic rights at work.

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

If you are a temporary resident and eligible, your employer has to pay super for you. Get a clearer picture of your work rights by visiting the Australian Government’s Fair Work Ombudsman’s website.

Superannuation in Australia enables people in Australia to accumulate funds to provide them with income in retirement. It’s paid by your employer at a set percentage into a specialised account while you’re working. It’s only accessible after you reach the legislated retirement age. For more information on the superannuation, go to Australian Tax Office or the MoneySmart website.

Migrating to Australia

You start the journey and we’ll show you the way.

Australia remains as one of the world’s strongest economies in the world and many opt to migrate here for its diversity, amazing landscapes, and overall quality of life.
The Australian migration program does not discriminate and is open to anyone from any country regardless of their ethnic origin, gender, colour, religion, provided they meet the criteria set out in law.
If you are a non-resident and would like an opportunity to live, study and work in Australia, there are many visa options available to you, namely the study visa, skilled, sponsored work visa and business visa. Find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances here.

How to apply for Australian permanent residency (PR)?

Gather information about the process and the right visa category to apply. If you are unsure, speak to a migration agent so that you get a clearer picture of what needs to be done. Once you identify the ideal visa category and confirm your eligibility for an Australia PR visa, compile all essential documents to submit when you’re invited to apply for the visa.

Competent English
Some visa applications require you to show you have Competent English. You can do so if you either:
Achieve the relevant score in IELTS or other approved English language test. You must have undertaken the test, no more than 36 months before you are invited to apply for the visa
Are a citizen of, and hold a valid passport from, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, or the United States. Points can be claimed for Proficient or Superior English only if you undertake an approved English language test.
You must be able to meet the English eligibility criteria at the time you are invited to apply for the visa.

Depending of you chosen stream, you may be required to submit an expression of interest and wait for an invitation before you can proceed with your application. Go to the Department of Home Affairs website to find out more details about your application process.

Australia permanent resident
A permanent resident has most of the rights and entitlements of a citizen, however there are differences:

A citizen has an automatic right of entry to Australia, however if a permanent resident chooses to travel internationally, they need to ensure they have a permanent visa with a valid travel authority if they wish to return to Australia as a permanent resident.
A citizen can vote in Australian Government elections. In most cases permanent residents cannot, however if a permanent resident was enrolled to vote (as a British subject) prior to 1984, they may remain eligible to vote.
Eligibility for Australian government services and benefits, for both citizens and non-citizens, is the responsibility of the government agency with policy responsibility for the service or benefit.