Australia is an independent western democracy with a population of more than 21 million. It is one of the world's most urbanized countries, with about 70% of the population living in the 10 largest cities. Australia's life style reflects its mainly western origins, but Australia is also a multi-cultural society, which has been enriched by nearly 5 million settlers from almost 200 nations. Australia is the only nation to occupy an entire continent. Australia's six states are New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
The Australia economy is diverse with a well-developed territory or service sectors a full range of secondary manufacturing and an expanding base of new technology, large-scale resource development and productive primary industries.
Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from.
You 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).
Regardless of what you are studying or how long you are studying for, Australia’s laws promote quality education and protection for international students.
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) provide nationally consistent standards for providers of education and training for international students.
As an international student on a student visa, you must study with an institution and in a course that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and the institution at which you study meet the high standards expected by international students.
So no matter the type of course you want to study, how long you want to study for or where you want to study, you can be assured that in Australia you will have a high quality and rewarding study experience.