Study in Australia
The style of teaching in Australia is different to many countries as the students are encouraged to develop an approach to learning rather than simply remembering what they are taught.
Whatever the kind of course you study you will find it challenging and the styles of teaching very different to those that you are used to. Perhaps the biggest difference will be the amount of independent study you will be expected to do and that you will be encouraged to develop your own ideas and question all that you learn. If you are studying more technical subjects, you will spend lots of time in laboratories or workshops developing your skills.
In all degrees you will be expected to study independently, that is spend time in the library and on the internet reading around the subject you are studying. Rather than simply report what you have found you will be expected to analyse and critically review your findings.
You will be expected to participate in class and contribute to the group discussions, giving your ideas and thoughts. You will be expected to challenge what you are told and what you read if you do not agree but remember you will have to ‘defend’ your opinions and findings in any academic debate as well.
CRICOS stands for The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) and each programme has a CRICOS Code which indicates a registered program offered to international students studying in Australia on student visas. Every programme in Australia that is open to international students will have a CRICOS code.
3. Applying to study in Australia
Money and fees to study and live in Australia
Yes it is possible to work in Australia both while you are studying and after studying as long as you meet certain conditions. Your student visa enables you to work up to 40 hours per fortnight during semester, which allows you to earn an income to cover your living expenses while still leaving plenty of time for your studies. During semester breaks you are allowed to work unlimited hours.
You may also be allowed to stay and work after you finish your studies on a Post Study Work Visa but make sure your course qualifies – check the latest details here – https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-graduate-485/post-study-work or come and talk to us about your options.
Studying English in Australia
Student Life in Australia
Yes, you will need Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). International students undertaking formal studies in Australia, and their dependents (for example, spouses and children under 18 years old), must obtain OSHC. It includes cover for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals (medicines). OSHC insurers can provide a range of different OSHC products.