AUSTRALIA

WHY STUDY IN AUSTRALIA?

Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world, with an awesome lifestyle, great nature, and quality education.

 

  • Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world.

  • There are 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions and ranking eighth in the Universities 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.

  • Excellent Education System

  • Globally recognized courses and institutions

  • Easy accessibility to a student vis

  • Easy access to part-time jobs alongside your studies

  • Better chances on the job market after graduation

  • Internship availability

  • Discover a new culture and its people

  • Improve English skills

LANGUAGE

English, being the official language of Australia, is the medium of instruction in learning institutions, so language barriers are limited. There are also English courses offered in various institutes, should you choose to improve your English skills.

ACCESS

Depending on where exactly in Australia you would like to pursue your education, there are many direct as well as transit flights from Port Moresby to various cities in Australia.

Closest access to Australia will be from Port Moresby to Cairns which will take about 1 hour 20 mins flight.

EDUCATION SYSTEM

School education is similar to PNG. Children usually start Pre School at 5 or 6 then primary school runs for 7/8 years. After 8 years, they go to senior secondary school, completing year 12 usually at the age of 18. Tertiary education includes both higher education (including universities) and vocational education training (VET).

ENGLISH TEST

Depends on your qualification background, institution and program you choose, you may be asked to provide an evidence of English Proficiency.

Alternatively, you may participate for English Language program provided by Tertiary Education Providers which may exempt an English proficiency test.

ACCOMMODATION

Available accommodation options in Australia:

  • On campus accommodation

  • Off campus Student Accommodation

  • Homestay

  • Share house

  • Rent a house / apartment

HEALTH INSURANCE

All international students who study in Australia must have a Health Insurance before applying for a Student visa. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is most common health insurance for international student to purchase.

LIFESTYLE

Australia is a safe, multi-cultural, friendly and affordable education destination with a fantastic lifestyle. It is among the happiest countries in the world, and transportation and other services are easily accessible.

Australia gives various options of lifestyle from snow mountain to tropical beach, and also dry outback. Wild animals and nature are well protected, and there are so many opportunity to explore a great mother nature of Australia.

LIVING EXPENSES

Below is an estimated monthly living expenses in Australia. 

Accommodation (on campus) - $740 (PGK1,720)

Food & Drink - $720 (PGK1,670)

Transportation - $140 (PGK325)

Total: $1,600 (PGK3,715)

*These figures and currency conversion is an estimate only and depends on the accommodation option and location student choose this can be varied.

Average living expenses in Australia

PGK3,700 - 4,500

per month

WORK DURING YOUR STUDY

Most student visas allow you to work up to 40 hours every 2 weeks while your course is in session, and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break. Australia has many part-time employment opportunities in a wide range of industries.

STUDENT VISA

When a student receive an offer from an institution applied, student must meet all the conditions to accept an offer and making a required deposit is one of the conditions. 

Once student fulfil the required conditions, student can apply for a Student visa.

Universities in Australia

Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane

Murdoch University

Perth, Mandurah, Rockingham (WA)

Bond University

Gold Coast

Australian Catholic University

Ballarat, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Rome (Italy)

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