Study in Australia
For information about study and learning opportunities in Australia visit the Australian Government's official website for international students. The site is interactive - simply create a personal profile and you can search for institutions, courses, costs, visa requirements and more, all tailored to your specifications.
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Studyinaustralia.gov.au and www.qilt.edu.au can help you to identify courses that meet Australia’s registration, accreditation and quality assurance standards.
www.qilt.edu.au is an online directory of:
* Australian education and training providers who currently deliver education or training in other countries;
* the Australian courses they deliver in those countries; and
* the locations where those courses are delivered.
Institutions on Studyinaustralia.gov.au must:
* be approved education and training providers;
* agree to deliver courses in other countries to a standard that is comparable to courses delivered in Australia; and
* sign a Provider Declaration to that effect.
Before you begin searching for study options in Australia, there are some important things to be aware of. You can find out more information here.
Singapore Representatives of Australian Institutions
You may wish to consult an education agency representing Australian institutions in Singapore to obtain more information about your Australian study options. Click here for a list of agencies.
The Australian Government does not rank its universities.
For more information on scholarships, use our Scholarship Database. Here you will find the most accurate, reliable and searchable list of all Australian-based organisations, institutions and government bodies available to international students.
Recognition of Qualifications
All general and non-professional degrees (art, commerce, computer science, etc.) conferred in Australia are recognised in Singapore, as long as the qualifications are approved by the Australian Government.
As professional recognition of qualifications is a matter for local governing authorities to decide, you may wish to contact the relevant authority directly if you have any further queries on this matter. Links to accreditation bodies are provided below:
- Singapore Medical Council: https://www.healthprofessionals.gov.sg/smc
- Singapore Dental Council: https://www.healthprofessionals.gov.sg/sdc
- Allied Health Professions Council: https://www.healthprofessionals.gov.sg/ahpc
- Singapore Pharmacy Council: https://www.healthprofessionals.gov.sg/spc
- Professional Engineers Board: https://www.peb.gov.sg/
- Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association: https://www.snda.org.sg/
- Board of Architects: https://www.boa.gov.sg/
There are two broad categories of schools in Australia: government and private schools.
All schools accepting international students must be government-registered and must meet special requirements under Australia Government legislation ensuring high educational standard.
Australian schools provide international students with excellent preparation for entry into a wide range of courses at universities and other institutions throughout Australia and much of the world.
Schooling in Australia starts with a kindergarten or preparatory year followed by 12 years of primary and secondary school. For more information on schools please click here.
Internationally recognised qualifications
Australian qualifications are internationally recognised when seeking employment or further study at leading international universities.
Most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia on a student visa are covered by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF is a national system of learning pathways, which is endorsed by the Australian Government and recognised throughout Australia and by other countries.
Do I need a Visa to Study in Australia?
Yes. To be granted a student visa you must complete a visa application form, lodge it with the evidence required, pay the application charges and satisfy the student visa requirements. For more information please click here.
Important Advice - Education Agents
Can I Work in Australia While I study?
International students on student visas may apply to the nearest office of the Australian Immigration Department for permission to work up to 20 hours a week during course time and full time during vacations.