Education System in Australia

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When there is a topic of studying in Australia and the education system over there, its high standard of education is what everyone talks about. The international standard of education at global institutions provides students with research-oriented training and professional methodologies, which made Australia a popular destination for Indian students.

A well-structured curriculum in the Australian universities focuses mainly on creative thinking, critical and analytical thinking ability development, and communication in students.

Structure of Australia Universities Intakes

The intake structure in Australia is divided into two semesters. When compared to Indian universities, the Australian universities have two intakes in the time Indian universities have one intake. Here are the intakes available in Australia.

The intake and the education system differ for high schools and universities in Australia. As high schools start from late January or early February, the university programs start after February. Same with the vocational courses as well. Students, who pursue higher studies in Australia, can enjoy 2-4 weeks of break between the two semesters which is why most student choose Australia as top Study Destination.

Study Levels in Australia

The study levels in Australia are categorized as level 1 to level 10 as per AQF (Australian Qualification Framework). Here are the AQF levels for each qualification.

Certificate I Level 1
Certificate II Level 2
Certificate III Level 3
Certificate IV Level 4
Diploma Level 5
Associate Diploma or Associate Degree Level 6
Bachelor Degree Level 7
Bachelor Honours Degree/ Graduate Certificate/ Graduate Diploma Level 8
Masters Degree Level 9
Doctoral Degree Level 10

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Top FAQs Asked by Students Travelling to Australia

Yes. There are many scholarships from both Public organizations and institutionally specific. The students who want to study in Australia, can check for the eligible scholarships and apply with the details required. Check out the list of scholarships to study in Australia.

The average tuition fee to study master's in Australia is around AUD$20,000 and AUD$30,000 per annum.

The grading system in Australia differs from other countries. The Australian Grades will be F, PC, P, CR, D, and HD. Check the below table to convert your percentage to grade.

Grade Grade Meaning % Range 7-point Grade Scale 4-point Grade scale
F Fail 0-49% 0 0.3
PC Conceded Pass 45-49% 3 -
P Pass 50-64% 4 1.0
CR Credit 65-74% 5 2.0
D Distinction 75-84% 6 3.0
HD High Distinction 85-100% 7 4.0

Grading System for Honours

Grade Grade Meaning % Range
H1 First Class Honours 80-100%
H2A Second Class Honours (Division A) 75-79%
H2B Second Class Honours (Division B) 70-74%
H3 Third Class Honours 65-69%
P Pass 50-64%
N Fail 0-49%

Grading System for TAFE and VET

Grade Grade Meaning
CA/CY Competency Achieved/Competent
CD Competent with Distinction
CM Competent with Merit/Competent with Credit
CN Not Yet Competent

Yes. Apart from Australian universities, TAFE institutes offer vocational and diploma courses for overseas students. TAFE means Technical and Further Education institutions. They offer a wide range of vocational education and training (VET) along with short-term courses, certifications I, II, III, IV, and diploma courses.

  • Australian National University (ANU)
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  • University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Monash University
  • University of Western Australia (UWA)
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
  • University of Wollongong

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Yes, some Australian universities allow international students to study double degrees with a clause as the students should complete the major courses in both fields.

Plus, if you want to do a minor course while pursuing a major, you can. Those minor subjects you completed will be added as certificates.

In general, the bachelor’s degree in Australia will be three years long and the master's would be two years.

You can also choose to study for a bachelor's for 4 years and it will be called honors.

Bachelors are a 3-year degree and honors means if the bachelor's degree is taken 3+1 years. If you choose a biology course of 4 years, you will be awarded a Biology honors degree.

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