Australia is rapidly becoming a popular study destination among students from around the world. Most students go to Australia to study in a vocational education and training system at university level.

The most popular fields are:

  • Nursing, Early Child & Aged Care Education
  • Accounting & Business Management
  • Information Technology
  • Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts
  • Engineering

Students these days are increasingly studying a wide range of disciplines at Australian institutions.
Australia is a safe, multicultural and internationally recognized environment for further education, innovative research and intensive culture. International recognition has positioned Australia as a leading provider of top quality education to international students from all over the world.

  • Internationally recognized, world class education
  • Thousands of stimulating study programs
  • Well qualified staff
  • Excellent international student support services
  • Safe, friendly and politically stable country that welcomes international students
  • Part time work permitted for international students
  • Very high standard of living at an affordable cost
  • Lower fees than most western countries
  • Multicultural society
  • Quality libraries
  • Technologically advanced computer laboratories

Education System

Key points:

  • Australia’s education system is of the highest standard and enjoys international renown
  • Schools develop students’ skills and confidence
  • Australian university graduates excel at the cutting edge of research and innovation
  • Vocational and technical education drives a thriving industrial sector.
  • Australia is widely recognized as a world leader in the field of international education and English language training

After completing final year (Year 12) of secondary school, students head for their higher (Tertiary) education that awards degree for Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral studies. Mostly students from overseas come for education at this level. Tertiary education in Australia is administered by the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), which aspires to integrate both vocational and higher education into a solitary classification of tertiary education.

For undergraduate degree, you can either enroll for a two-year Associate degree like Associate of Science (A.S.) or a four-year degree like Bachelor of Science (B.S.).

Achieving a Bachelor’s degree usually takes 3 to 4 years. To complete a Masters Degree takes 1 to 2 years. The Master’s Degree follows after the Bachelor’s degree. It deals with more advanced subjects than a Bachelor’s degree and either includes research, coursework, or a mixture of the two. After having completed a Master’s Degree, you are then qualified to take on a PhD program.


Not only universities form the major part of the higher tertiary education, but also the “Technical and Further Education colleges in Australia” (TAFES) are accredited as higher education institutions. They provide a wide range of courses includes subjects such as hospitality, tourism, construction etc. TAFEs accredited Certificate, Diploma and Associated Degrees are awarded after having completed 1 to 2 years of study. Afterwards, the students are eligible to obtain further qualifications at the level of university.

The following are some of the important questions that the visa officer may ask during the time of telephonic interview.

1. What is your passport no.?
2. What is your date of birth?
3. What is your educational level?
4. When did you complete your +2 or bachelor’s degree?
5. What courses did you study in your 10+2?
6. What is the definition Accounting/Computer Science/Biology?
7. Why do you wish you study in Australia?
6. Why do you wish to study in …college or university?
7. Why do you wish to continue your further study in Sydney/Melbourne etc.?
8. What is your future career plan?
9. Who do you support financially during your study period? Or who is your sponsors?
10. Why did you select this course? Is it relevant studies?
11. What is source of income of your sponsor?
12. What is the per annum tuition fees of your course?
13. What is the annual living cost for Australia?
14. Why did you choose this institute and how did you find about it?
15. Why did you select this course? Is it relevant to your previous studies?
16. Can you tell me the location of the university/college?
17. Why did you select Australia for higher studies? Isn’t this course offered by any university or college in Nepal?
18. What course are you going for?
19. What is the scope of your course?
20. What are the benefits of your course?
21. Why are you taking this course?
22. What is the course structure or Contents?
23. Do you intend to work in AUSTRALIA after completion of your studies?
24. What do you intend to you after completion of your studies?
25. How much money can you earn after your completion of studies?
26. Where will you stay in AUSTRALIA?
27. Who is your sponsor?
28. What proof do you have that your sponsor can support your studies?
29. What are the sources of income of your sponsor?
30. How are you related to him?
31. How many people are his/her dependents?
32. Do you have any relative or friend in AUSTRALIA?
33. How many brothers and sisters do you have?
34. What is the course commencement date?
35. What will be the per year living costs in Australia?
36. What will you do during the off period/semester?
37. How much money is available for your stay in AUSTRALIA?
38. Have you researched your career prospects?
39. Why should I (case officer) grant you VISA what should I answer?
40. What will you do if your Visa is rejected?
41. Have you applied your visa through yourself or any consultant or agent?
42. If yes then what is the name of your consultant or agent?
43. How many hours can you work in a week or fortnightly?

NB: The above said questions are sample questions only. Students who are seeking to study in Australia must have depth knowledge about language, culture, education system, future career prospectus and way of life of chosen country.

Please kindly visit to know more about reasons behind studying in Australia, Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website to know more about Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF), application procedure, education providers’ (universities and colleges) information and application lodgment procedures.

Tara International Education currently represents following education providers in Australia:
ATMC—Federation University, CDU & USC

Academies Australasia Polytechnics (AAPoly)

Academies Australasia

Academy of Information Technology (AIT)

Kings Own Institute (KOI)

Stanley College

Macleay College

Collarts College

Christian Heritage College


Stanley College

Austalian Institute of Higher Education

 ATMC-University of the Sunshine Coast