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About Australia




For a preliminary study in Australia

 

Australia Geography
Australia's landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi) is on the Indo-Australian Plate. Surrounded by the IndianN4 and Pacific oceans, it is separated from Asia by the Arafura and Timor seas. The world's smallest continent and sixth largest country by total area, Australia owing to its size and isolation is often dubbed the 'island continent and variably considered the world's largest island

 

States and territorie

 

 

Australian Capital Territory
Canberra was selected for the location of the nation's capital cities.Away from Sydney about 4 hours by train. It is unusual among Australian cities, being an entirely planned city. Following an international contest for the city's design, a blueprint by the Chicago architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony

As the government of Australia, Canberra is the site of Parliament House, the High Court and numerous government departments and agencies. It is also the location of many social and cultural institutions of national significance

New South Wales

From incredible countryside to ultra-sophisticated cities, and everything in between, New South Wales is a state of variety. Many travelers to Australia make their entrance through Sydney, the capital city of New South Wales, so this is a good place to start looking at what New South Wales has to offer.

Victoria
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria. Victoria is bordered by New South Wales to the north, South Australia to the west. The number of Thai students study in Victoria has the second large number after New South Wales. A population of over three million, the economic vice city from Sydney has been dubbed the Garden State because The State parks are more than other states. Locations of various important organizations also have an interesting place to see as many Great Ocean Road, Philip Island etc.

South Australia
Adelaide is the state capital of South Australia, population of over one million, is called the city of festivals because it has festivals almost throughout the year. It’s famous about the wine and wool production. Most areas of the state are arid region, it have 3 University; University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Flinders University.

Western Australia
Perth is the state capital of Western Australia, the area most states, this state has a rich mining and a large diamond producers. North Western Australia has the coastal sea so it is a very important occupation for the population in the state of North Western Australia.

Northern Territory
Darwin is the state capital of Northern Territory. This bar is a traditional residence of the indigenous people called the Aboriginal population does not have much. The friendliness of the locals to visitors will be even more. Geography is High Mountain, desert and some of the rivers.

Queensland
Brisbane is the state capital of Queensland. The second largest area from Western Australia, Have Population lives a lot after Sydney and Melburne. This state is known as the Sunshine and have famous attractions, beautiful beach such as Gold Coast is the longest coral reef in the world (Great Barrier Reefs).

Tasmania
Hobart is the state capital of Tasmania. This is the smallest state, Terrain in the south of the island Victoria State. Has been dubbed Switzerland of Australia because climate and the house style close Europe, state of the most beautiful Living in this state is quite cheaper than other states. Thai students were minimal.

weather and Climate
Australia is temperate, most of the country receiving more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. In summer (December to March) the average temperature is 84°F (29°C). The hottest region is the northern two-thirds of the continent, which experiences humid and wet conditions in summer. Further south summer is warm with occasional hot spells and mild nights. Winter (June to August) averages 56°F (13°C) for the country as a whole, with warm days and mild nights in the northern areas, becoming cool and showery in the south (although there are still plenty of sunny days).

 

Spring

September To November

Summer

December To February

Autumn

March To May

Winter

June To August.

 

Temperature

 

City

minimum temperature
in Winter(C)

maximum temperature
in Summer(C)

Canberra

0-13

26-30

Sydney

9-17

25-32

Melbourne

6-14

14-25

Adelaide

19

29

Perth

15-18

26-35

Darwin

30

34

Brisbane

15-20

14-25

Hobart

0-12

20-26

 

Education system

 

 

Secondary Education

The Australian School year starts in January and continues to early December with 4 terms of approximately 12 weeks. All international students are required to undertake a test for English language proficiency before gaining entry to an Australian Primary or High School.

Students have holidays in between each school term that includes a long summer break. Generally School classes begin at 9 am and finish at 3.30 pm.

College & TAFE
TAFE

TAFE (The Australian Technical and Further Education) is the largest provider of tertiary education and training in the Asia-Pacific region. TAFE is the government-owned system of colleges that provides recognized qualifications that are recognized internationally. Their facilities include first class equipment, specialist skills centre and laboratories. Many TAFE colleges refer to themselves as institutes as opposed to colleges.
International students require English language skills in order to study at TAFE but TAFE offers a wide range of English courses as an entry point for overseas students. TAFE institutes across Australia offer English courses for academic or university studies.
Colleges

Colleges in Australia mainly offer vocational education and training. These vocational providers act as the bridge between high school and the higher education sector including Universities. The colleges in Australia can be government or privately managed. The private institutions offer a broad range of courses, diplomas and certificates which are designed to enable students with the practical skills required to work in the business sectors.


University
An Australian education is a truly international experience.  Universities are linked to institutions in more than 100 countries and academic staff members are recruited from abroad. After graduating in Australia, student will be able to work in companies around the world. There are about thirty-seven public universities and two private universities in Australia, which offer Undergraduate, or Bachelor's programs, Postgraduate and PhD programs. Australian universities will provide you with a sound understanding of your chosen field, along with academic skills that can be applied to other areas. You won’t just be learning about health, science, engineering or the arts. You’ll also be learning how to think creatively and independently.


Bachelors Degree
Undergraduate or a Bachelor's degree in Australia is normally a three-year program, although in certain specialized disciplines and double-degree areas, the time period extends from three years to four-to-six years. Students who excel academically may be invited into an Honor's Year, which makes up the fourth year of study in Australian bachelor's degrees. This is a graduate-level year of study followed by an intensive research module. In some universities of Australia, it is possible sometimes to pursue a PhD degree with superior academic performance of exceptional students in the honor's year of the bachelor's programs. The most popular courses of study for global students in Australia are Business, Administration and Economics, followed by Science, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.


Graduate Diploma
A Graduate Diploma is under taken after completion of a Bachelor Degree or Undergraduate. Usually studied by those who wish to further their careers after completing their Degree or after having worked in their chosen industry for a while and wish to update or further their knowledge and skills. Studying a Graduate Diploma will require you to study full time for twelve months at an Australian University. After successfully completing your Graduate Diploma you will be able to return to work or start your career, or if you wish you can further your skills with a Postgraduate course.


Masters Degree
A Masters Degree is a professional over view in your chosen field, usually completed after studying a Bachelor Degree or a Bachelor Degree (honours) in an Undergraduate course at an Australian University.
Masters Degrees are designed for those studying or working in a professional field, they can be completed in various formats including mostly class work study, research based, and a work based project. In order to complete your Masters Degree you will require two years of study if you have completed your Bachelor Degree and only one year of study if you have successfully completed your Bachelor Degree (honours). It will require full time study at your chosen University provides a mastery or high-order overview of a relevant field of study or area of professional practice. Typically they involve two years of study after a bachelor degree, or one year of study after a bachelor degree (honours). The master degree may be offered in three formats:
• Coursework masters: consists of coursework, project work and research in varying combinations. Entry typically requires prior completion of a bachelor degree, a bachelor degree (honours) or a graduate diploma.
• Research masters: consists of at least two-thirds research with a substantial thesis, which is often externally assessed. Entry normally requires a bachelor degree (honours) or masters preliminary year, a research-based graduate diploma or equivalent research experience.
• Professional masters: may consist of a work-based project. Entry requires a relevant qualification and professional experience, or extensive relevant professional experience


Study Costs

 

Costs / Year

AUS$

English courses

8,000 - 12,400

Secondary Education

7,000 - 12,000

College & TAFE

7,700 - 15,000

Bachelors Degree : Arts

8,200 - 12,000

Bachelors Degree : Business

9,600 - 13,500

Bachelors Degree : Science / engineer

9,000 - 25,000

Masters Degree : Arts

8,200 - 12,000

Masters Degree : Business

10,000 - 37,000

Masters Degree : Science / engineer

9,500 - 22,500

Doctorate

10,000 - 22,500

Accommodation, Food and Travel

9,000 - 12,000

(Costs as expenses on average Student should be requested more information at institutions)

 

Accommodation/Visa

 

Student Visas
Visas are granted by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). DIAC will only grant you a student visa if your course is registered, or is part of a registered course, on a full time basis. A registered course is one offered by an Australian education provider registered with the Australian Government to offer courses to overseas students. Visit the Commonwealth Register of Courses and Institutions for Overseas Students (CRICOS) website for more information. Only courses under three months’ duration can be undertaken on a visitor visa or working holiday visa. If you intend to study for more than three months, you must apply for a student visa.

Advantages to studying on a student visa include:

  • you will have access to Australia’s subsidised student health cover;
  • you will be allowed to study for longer than three months; and
  • you can apply for permission to work part time.

You can apply for your student visa as soon as you receive a letter of offer or electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (ECOE) for your full time course of study. However, it is recommended that you wait until you are advised by your local Australian Government office to enroll or obtain a ECOE. Your local Australian Government office can also give you information on applying and what documents you will need to attach to your application.
You should contact your local Australian Government office overseas to find out:

  • how to make your application and
  • what your document requirements will be.

Accommodation

 

1. Home stay or Farm stay Price : AUS$ 110-$320 per week
Home stay is a great way for younger international students to immerse themselves in Australian life, and benefit from the safety and supervision of adults. Meals are usually included in the cost, but self-catering Home stay is sometimes available. Single or shared rooms are available.

2. Hostels and Guest Houses Price : AUS$80-$300 per week

Hostels are usually run by organizations such as Youth Hostels Australia and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Students share kitchen and bathroom facilities.

3. Shared Accommodation Price: AUS$50-$350  per week Or Rental Accommodation Price : AUS$250-$350

Sharing off-campus accommodation is very popular with international students. You should look for advertisements on campus notice boards and local newspapers. Expect that you will have to provide your own furniture.
When renting a house, apartment or bed sitter, some landlords require rent to be paid in advance, and will require a security bond equal to two weeks or one months’ rent.


4. Boarding Schools Price : AUS$8000-A$15,000 per year
Many private secondary schools provide accommodation, meals and laundry services for international students.
Note: Tuition fees are in addition to the boarding fees


5. Campus accommodation Price : AUS$90-A$300 per week
Most universities and some vocational institutions offer a variety of accommodation on or near campus, such as apartments, residential colleges or halls of residence. The cost varies on the type of accommodation.
Residential colleges are slightly more expensive and provide accommodation with meals. They may also have sporting and social facilities, tutoring, libraries and computer facilities.
Halls of residence are located on or near institution campuses. Students usually have meals and some cleaning services provided. Students need to apply early because demand for places is high.


6. Residential Colleges Price : AUS$150-A$350 per week
Residential colleges are slightly more expensive and provide accommodation with meals. They may also have sporting and social facilities, tutoring, libraries and computer facilities. Halls of residence are located on or near institution campuses. Students usually have meals and some cleaning services provided. Students need to apply early because demand for places is high.

 

Electrical system

 

The domestic mains power supply in Australia is 240V AC, 50Hz. Standard 3-pin earthed power outlets are rated at 10Amps and are usually switched. The 3-flat-pin plug is used in all states of Australia (including its external territories)

 

Bank and ATM

 

Major Banks in Australia include the Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, Westpac, National Australia Bank (NAB) and St George. Normal trading hours are 9:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00am to 5:00pm on Fridays. Most banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, however some institutions are opening for short periods on Saturday mornings.

 

If you would like to open student account s (you do not need to pay monthly fee) you will only need your passport as identification and Coe or student card.

 

Most banks and building societies have two basic types of savings account: instant access and term deposit accounts. Instant access accounts, as the name says, allow you instant access to your money. There’s usually a minimum balance, which may be as low as $50 or as high as $5,000. With some high-balance accounts, all deposits and withdrawals must be over $1,000. Interest rate usually depends on speculative financial deal and economic condition.

 

Suggestion Before Traveling

 

Visa
Make sure that the visa is valid and do not forget to make copies in the case for future reference.

Luggage
In general, Airlines flying from Thailand to Australia in economy class allow travelers to carry luggage not over 20 kg and carry bags up on aboard not over 5 to 7 kg if overweight can contact the airline in advance to perform the requested waiver or pay more.

Health check
Students should prepare for health care at hospital especially dentist and ophthalmologists because student health insurance does not cover these check up.


Documents about studying in Australia.
Including receipt of registration, or COE of IELTS or TOFEL, Employment Certificate and do not forget to keep copy of each of your documents in the case you lost the original copy.

 

What to Take in Aircraft Carry on Baggage

  • Passport
  • Evisa
  • Airplane Ticket
  • Documents about the school and accommodation
  • Pen
  • Textbook, Talking Dictionary,calculator
  • Laptop computer (if any)
  • Cash (not more than A $ 3000)
  • Traveler Cheque, Bank draft Or Credit card
  • Sweater Jacket
  • Overnighter should be prepared for personal use such as toothpaste, toothbrush, and lotion needed in class etc.

What is not allowed into the country

Food, plant material and animal products from overseas could introduce some of the world’s most serious pests and diseases into Australia, devastating our valuable agriculture and tourism industries and unique environment.

You must declare for inspection all food, plant material and animal products on arrival in Australia to ensure they are free of pests and diseases.

Some products may require treatment to make them safe. Other items that pose pest and disease risks will be seized and destroyed by AQIS. You can dispose of high–risk items in quarantine bins in the airport terminal.

 

These are some items that you must declare on the arrival:

 

For more information, please visit http://www.daffa.gov.au/aqis/travel/entering-australia/cant-take

  • Bird feather and products from animals Grains
  • Milk Products (Except products of New Zealand. And heavy food up to 1 kilogram for infants )
  • Eggs and products contain egg
  • Vegetables and fruit
  • Honey and Honey Product
  • Insect, Animal and Vegetation
  • Meat and meat products. (Both fresh and dried), including canned pork.
  • Minor crops or bulb, or infection of crop.
  • Trout and salmon (fresh dried or pickled)
  • Soil and sand
  • Straw, hay And jewelry made from straw.

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