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
Discover a new culture and its people
Improve English skills
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.
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.
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).
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.
Available accommodation options in Australia:
On campus accommodation
Off campus Student Accommodation
Rent a house / apartment
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.
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.
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
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.
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.