Life in Australia for Indian students while studying and opportunities after completing the studies.
Australia stands among the top study abroad destinations for an Indian student in the world. Students are selecting Australia for further studies because of an excellent education system, higher standards of living, and laid-back nature of natives. In 2018, around one lack Indian students and above eight lakhs international students were enrolled in Australian universities. Australia stands 3rd in the ranking of abroad destination. The main reason for this reputation and position are the world-class universities, diversity of courses, job opportunity, and standard of living. We have already discussed the reasons regarding the question that – why Australia is a popular destination for Indian students in detail in our previous blog – Australia is the best country for study destination to international students.
Now coming to the major question that- what it is like to study in Australia and how is life really like?
Well, in general as Indian student life is good but there are many factors which should be assessed in order to elaborate this statement. The major factors we will discuss here while assessing the students’ life is the quality of education and quality of life.
Quality of Education:
The standard of education in Australia is profound. A student receives world-class education irrespective of the courses and the duration of stay. The students enjoy a distinct learning experience which is personally enriching and educational while developing the skills and abilities for a bright future. There is a centralized education system in Australia, which is the core reason behind the success of Australian schools. In Australia, the emphasis is given on the protection of the rights of international students. The education service for the overseas student (ESOS) act 2000 covers everything from a law guarding the rights of foreign students and financial protection through student welfare, work rights, and complaints. Additionally, the National Conduct of Practice for Provider of education & training and Registration Authorities to overseas student 2007 enforces nationwide uniform standards for the providers and authorities.Moreover, there are also various quality assurance organization and regulatory bodies for higher education. We can help you to achieve a batter understanding regarding the Australian system of education and further solve your queries regarding the higher studies in Australia. For more information, you can visit our website www.destinyoverseas.com, where our specialized counselors will guide you through all the procedures and requirements to study in Australia.
Quality of life:
This parameter is based on these two major factors which are cost and standard of living. The country has fascinated the students for many reasons but the topmost is the lifestyle it promises. The cost of study even after being expensive is cheaper than in other countries. Now many questions were arising in your mind like what is the cost of studies? What are the expenses of living? How can I earn my living while studying in Australia? Don’t worry we are here to answer all these questions for you.
1. Cost of studies:
As stated above, the cost of studies in Australia is cheaper than the other countries especially the western countries like UK and USA. Despite being home to the top universities the Australian tuition fees are said to be affordable. The schooling cost in the country varies from $8000 to $30,000 and the English language studies costs around $300 a week based on the course duration. Now for higher studies, the cost of doing vocational education & training (Certificates, advanced diploma, and diplomas) differs from $5,000 to $30,000. Further, the most expensive education in Australia is known to be a bachelor and masters degree. The tuition fees of bachelor degree course start with $20,000 and can cost up to $45,000 whereas a masters degree course costs around $15,000 to $60,000.
2. Cost of living:
The Australian continent ranks among the top 10 countries when it comes to the human development and quality of life index. The country enjoys a profound education system, GDP, medical facilities, health awareness, and a stable economy. The average cost of living for a student in a developed country like Australia is $AUD 1,300 a month, which is around INR 63,000. This estimated cost includes rent, transportation cost, entertainment, and basic amenities like grocery bills. However, these figures only include the basics and can change from city to city and university to university. The major factor to keep in mind is the style of living you want to maintain, say if you wish to stay in an independent apartment or do not wish to share this cost may increase up to $1,700 per month.
3. Working while studying:
The immigration laws are quite similar to other western countries when we talk about part-time jobs for the students. Generally, the students have the consent to work for up to 20 hours a week. This gives students an opportunity to earn their living during their studies. They also get an opportunity to gain work experience in their field of studies. Many organizations from retail, hospitality, and Tourism industries hire both domestic as well as international students on a part-time basis. The international students get protected by the same labor laws as domestic students, especially for the minimum wages. The average earning of a student in Australia is $17 per hour.
Opportunities for Indian students after completing their studies:
The demand for foreign workers continues to grow in Australia. The major components of the Australian economy are trade, financing, manufacturing, and services which attract the maximum number of international students. Australia has a separate work visa category for the students who have obtained a degree from an Australian university or a college. There are also various other categories of visa for international students and a very easy procedure based on the point system for permanent residency. Some of the working visas are- Working holiday visa, skilled graduate temporary visa, training & research visa, and regional sponsored visa, among others. Furthermore, Australia is always known for attracting skilled workers in various sectors and offer some of the highest salary packaged to graduates in the world. The chances of finding a job in metro cities are more and the graduated in Australia enjoys the very low unemployment rates. The major graduate employers in the country are Google, Apple, Deloitte, PwC, Microsoft, and department of education & training.