Australian education is an important service export industry, with a value of A$32.2 billion in 2017. Australia is also a top destination for international students especially Asians. In 2017, the top 3 source country of Australia’s foreign students are China (30%), India (11%) and Nepal (5%). 37 out of 43 Australian universities were rated among world’s best in QS Rankings 2018.
Since July 2016, the Australian Government lowered the minimum age requirements for foreign students to 6 years old. There is no maximum age limit to study in Australia.
Foreign students can only study a course that is registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Each eligible course is assigned a unique CRICOS code, whose approval and renewal requirements are very strict, so as to ensure a high standard of teaching. Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,100 institutions and over 22,000 courses tailored for you. We can help you to identify your education pathway and enrolment.
Average tuition fees (as of October 2018)
The annual tuition fee in Australia is between A$12,000 – A $40,000.
Australia allows international students to undertake part-time work. Most of them only allow students to work 20 hours per week during class duration and full-time during semester break. The minimum wages in Australia is A$19.49 per hour as of September 2019.
Levels of study
- English language
- Primary school
- Secondary school
- Senior secondary school
- Career-based or vocational
- Certificates and diploma
- Professional qualifications
- Associate degrees or equivalent
- Bachelor degrees
- Pathways to undergraduate
- Pathway programs
- Pre-master program
- Graduate certificates and diplomas
- Master degrees
- Master of business administration
- Doctoral degrees