PG MEDICAL STUDIES IN AUSTRALIA

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PATHWAY TO AUSTRALIA FOR INDIAN DOCTORS OVERVIEW ( WORK & STUDY )

Many medical aspirants prefer studying in India for its low-cost yet high-quality education. This is especially one of the best accessible options for Indian citizens. Post education, many graduates also seek international exposure, better pay, and a higher quality of living. Such standards are generally met by developed countries – one such being Australia. Australia is recognized and loved by many, but Study MBBS MD/MS in Australia is taken as a serious affair all across the world. As a consequence, each country has its own education patterns and licensing laws to be a practicing doctor in the country.
Therefore, a medical degree from India may and may not be recognized by other countries. Australia is one such country, where MBBS and MD from India are not directly recognized as valid, doctors from India cannot freely practice medicine in Australia. However, that does not imply that all hope is lost. The government of Australia does recognize the fact that doctors in India go through vital education and experience, and grants them an opportunity to prove their skillset. Applicants applying and succeeding are generally referred to as IMGs, i.e., International Medical Graduates.

HOW TO PRACTICE IN AUSTRALIA

To test the proficiency of any applicant, the Australian Medical Council conducts assessments based on the type of application. Essentially, the applicants are divided into two groups – Trainee doctors who opt for a standard pathway, and a specialist doctor who applies for a specialized pathway.

Standard Pathway: A person applying for a standard pathway has to take an exam conducted by the Australian Medical Council. This pathway is best suited for the MBBS graduates in India as the bachelor’s program has a generalized curriculum for its students, and does not specialize a student in any one core segment of the medical industry. The exam has two components:

MCQ Section, which has an overall passing rate of 80%
Clinical Section, which has an overall passing rate of 50 to 60%

The eligibility criteria of applying for AMC, first and foremost, require a portfolio. For this, the applicant must register themselves with the AMC website. The Australian Medical Council does not accept applications that do not mention a recognized medical college. This can be crosschecked with the World Directory of Medical Schools.

The next step involves making an EPIC account and confirming one’s identity, which is confirmed in about 3 days. The elaborate procedure does not end here. This EPIC account is used to establish one’s portfolio where all qualifications of the applicant are listed. The applicant must then request an EPIC to forward the portfolio to AMC, which then reviews and reaches out to its applicants.
This elaborate process is not only a length affair but a costly one too. It costs about ASD 500/- to 700/-register with AMU and roughly ASD 300 to 400/- to register with EPIC. In INR, the total cost boils down to an approximate of 38,000/ to 45000/--. After the entire process, the student is eligible to sit for the AMC’s MCQ exam only. The students who manage to clear the MCQ section are then further allowed to take part in the clinical section.
The standard pathway generates trainee doctors, working in trainee jobs while working and studying under different levels of supervision, upgrading from one to another.
Specialist Pathway: A person applying for a specialist pathway which also includes becoming verified as a doctor by the Australian Medical Council. Unlike the Standard Pathway, the Specialist Pathway does not have a common exam or even common exams under the same specializations. The applicants need to directly approach colleges to be assessed for their field of study. The college, after its assessment, deems the applicant to be either comparable or not comparable. When an applicant is deemed not comparable, the applicant cannot directly become a specialist and has to choose the standard pathway.
In some cases, an applicant may be deemed partially comparable, the applicant is allowed to work under supervisions and in some cases, he/she may have to take formal examinations. The specialized program is an even costlier affair and may cost up to AUD 15,000.

EXPLORING OTHER OPTIONS

While the above options are more permanent, applicants looking for temporary experience in Australia can opt for Short Term Training Program in a Medical Speciality Pathway. The application process remains similar to the above procedures where the applicant applies for general registration and then seeks specialist training.
Internships in Australia are not an option, either for graduates or post-graduates. The Medical Board suggests against it and only students in Australia intern for a provisional year in their education.

IS IT WORTH

Practising medicine in Australia is certainly prestigious and a great gift to resumes. However, the prospect of being a doctor in Australia having been educated in India is incredibly difficult and the stakes are very high. A lot of investment and hard work goes into it. Looking at the professional aspects, the junior salary packages are about AUD 70,000 while specialists generally earn AUD 300,000 p/a. The best bet for each applicant is to look into every minor detail of the application process, seek professional consultation, and ensure the profile is worth being accepted at the specialist program if being applied to. Many Indians have struggled to be recognized as specialists in Australia, but in order to spark hope; Indians are also 4th on the list of a number of internationally accepted doctors in Australia.

Medical PG in Australia

Some Australian universities only teach postgraduate medicine, others offer only an undergraduate programme. There are also a few medical schools that offer courses for both graduates and school leavers.
This section is designed to provide information for both schools leaving applicants and graduate entry students about how to apply to study medicine in Australia.
Where can you study medicine in Australia?
University of Adelaide (UG)
James Cook University JCU (UG)
University of Tasmania (UG)
Monash University (UG and PG)
Australian National University (PG)
University of Queensland (PG)
Dakin University (PG)
University of Western Australia (PG)
University of Melbourne (PG)
Flinders University (PG, P)
Griffith University (PG, P)
UNSW Australia (PG, P)
University of Sydney (PG, P)
Bond University (UG. Not open to international students)
Curtin University (UG. Not open to international students)
University of Newcastle (UG. Not open to international students)
UG: This school teaches Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
PG: This school teaches the Doctor of Medicine
UG and PG: This school offers both undergraduate and graduate entry courses
International students can connect with us to request a list of all available programmes.
M.S (Master of Science) and P.G Diploma in the Following specialization.
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
    •  Diabetes
    •  Gastroenterology
    •  Hematology
    •  Oncology
    •  Orthopedics
    •  Respiratory Medicine
    •  Hospital administration
    • Community Medicine
    • Forensic Mental Health
    • Medical Research
    • Glycemic / Glycobiology
    • Microbiology
    • Speech Pathology
    • Communicable Disease control
    • Health Professional education
    •  Tropical Health & Tropical Medicine
    • Medical Sciences  ( Non/ Clinical )
    • Public Health & Tropical Medicine
    • Tropical Medicine  and Hygiene
    • Clinical Exercise Physiology
    • Medical & Molecular sciences
    • Public Health and Tropical Medicine
    • Rural and Remote Medicine
    • Laboratory Medicine
    • Advanced Para medicine
    • Medical Science in Health
    • Doctor in  Speech pathology Sciences
    • Master of Speed and Language Sciences
    • Master in Speech Pathology
    • Medical Radiations Sciences
    • Laboratory Clinical sciences
    •  Career pathways
Master of Surgery specializations ;
One can apply once AMC (Australian Medical Council) exam cleared.
  • Surgeons have the opportunity to work in a range of settings, such as small regional hospitals and large metro public or private hospitals. Graduates may pursue careers in the following areas with on-going specialist training:
    • Breast surgery
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Endocrine surgery
    • Hand surgery
    • Head and neck
    • Neurosurgery
    • Orthopedic surgery
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Pediatric surgery
    • Plastic/reconstructive surgery
    • Surgical oncology
    • You may also pursue a career as an academic or in a teaching hospital.
    •  Rural opportunities
    • Students of the Metropolitan Stream will still have the opportunity to undertake rural placements throughout their studies. Rural placements allow students to see and experience a range of clinical problems that don’t present in metropolitan settings. Clinical practice often reflects local resources and custom, and exposure to new ways of doing things can be an important learning experience. Placements can take place at our rural campuses in Dubbo, Orange, Broken Hill and Northern Rivers.
  • Students of the Dubbo Stream will have the opportunity to be immersed in rural life. In this setting, students will develop a deeper understanding of the health of rural communities, and the organization and delivery of rural and remote health services. Clinical teaching will be centered on the newly redeveloped Dubbo Hospital, which has a wide range of specialist capabilities. Students of the Dubbo Stream will have the opportunity to undertake remote medicine placements in Western and Far West NSW

    Doctor Of Medicine Discipline                         Master Of Surgery Discipline

    Neurology and Anaesthesiology                          Plastic surgery

    Obstetrics & Gynaecology                                   Paediatric surgery

    Cardiology                                                           ENT

    Orthopaedics                                                      Gynaecology

    Endocrinology                                                     Cardio-thoracic surgery

    Gynaecology                                                       Ophthalmology

    Internal medicine                                                 Orthopaedics   

    Dermatology                                                        Obstetrics

    Pathology                                                            Cosmetic surgery

    Paediatric                                                            Cardiac surgery                               

    Psychiatry                                                            Urology

    Radio-Diagnosis                                                  --------

Limited registration for area of Need

Medical practitioners with limited registration for area of need are working under supervision in an area of Australia where there is a shortage of medical practitioners. They are usually registered to practise in a rural or remote location.
These practitioners have been assessed as having the necessary skills, training and experience to undertake this practice safely. The state or territory Minister for Health (or their delegate) must declare that the area in which the applicant will work is an ’area of need’.
New applicants who are eligible for the competent authority pathway or who already hold the AMC Certificate apply for provisional registration (they are not eligible to apply for limited registration).
The requirements for this type of registration are defined in the Medical Board of Australia’s registration standard for limited registration for area of need. The requirements include:
Medical practitioners with this type of registration are in one of three pathways leading to general            / specialist registration:
  • competent authority pathway (prior to 1 July 2014)
    • Standard pathway or specialist pathway Limited Registration of Need.
 Evidence of eligibility for registration via one of the following assessment pathways:
  • standard pathway
  • Specialist pathway – area of need.
  • if you are applying for registration to work in a general practice position, evidence of  three years (full-time equivalent) experience in general practice or primary care
  • If you are applying via the standard pathway to work in a general practice position, successful completion of a pre-employment structured clinical interview (PESCI). Before you arrange a PESCI,
  • The registration standard for limited registration for area of need also requires medical practitioners with this type of registration to:
  • comply with a supervision plan
  • comply with a professional development plan
  • authorize and facilitate the provision of regular reports from their supervisors about their safety and competence to practice
  • perform satisfactorily in the area of need position
  • Provide evidence confirming satisfactory progress towards meeting the requirements required for general registration or specialist registration. Medical practitioners are exempt from this requirement if they will not apply for more than three renewals of registration.
Assessment of experience in general practice or primary care
Applicants applying for registration to work in general practice must provide evidence of three years (full-time equivalent) experience working in general practice or primary care. The Board will assess an applicant’s experience as part of their application for registration. If you have had your experience formally assessed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) for another reason, you will                  not require further assessment of your experience by the Board. However, you must provide with                        
Your application for registration, evidence from the college that confirms you have three years (full- time equivalent) experience working in general practice or primary care.
Limited registration in public interest
Limited registration in the public interest applies in circumstances in which the Medical Board of Australia deems there is a 'public interest' in registering a medical practitioner. It is intended to be short-term, with a limited scope of practice.
 
Examples of when it might be in the public interest to register a medical practitioner who is not eligible for general or specialist registration might include during natural disasters or pandemics.
All medical practitioners with limited registration in the public interest have to work under                           ..   .supervision They are also required to:
  • perform satisfactorily in the position
  • Authorize and facilitate the provision of regular reports from their supervisors about their safety and competence to practice.
Applicants who are granted more than four weeks registration must also comply with a professional development plan.
New applicants who are eligible for the competent authority pathway or who already hold the AMC Certificate Apply for provisional registration (they are not eligible to apply for limited registration).
Limited registration is for teaching or research
Medical practitioners with this type of registration will likely be working in a position that involves clinical teaching or research, for example, a university appointment. These practitioners can undertake limited clinical practice that is relevant to their teaching or research role. This type of registration is also used for experts to demonstrate a clinical technique or a procedure for a short term (e.g. usually four weeks or less).
Medical practitioners with limited registration for teaching or research are required to:
  • comply with a supervision plan if they are undertaking any clinical practice
    • comply with a professional development plan (if registration is for four or more weeks)
    • authorize and facilitate the provision of regular reports from their supervisors to the Board about their safety and competence to practice
    • perform satisfactorily in the teaching or research position and in any clinical practice undertaken
           Australian healthcare system is one of the most efficient in the world. Basic health covers for Australian citizens are covered by Medicare and there is also presence of private healthcare system       ,,,                                   Subsidized healthcare benefits
  • Taking in terms of opportunities for study, Australia has the third-highest number of international students with such a smaller population. 1,200 educational institutions and 22,000 courses to study, Australia provides one of the best Educations to their residents.
      What are the benefits of having Australian PR Visa
Permanent Residence (PR) Visa of Australia allows its holder to live, work and study without any limitations in the country given for a period of five years. High standard of living and a laid-back lifestyle with a strong economy makes every immigrant around the world to immigrate to Australia. Following are some of the major benefits of having Australia visa:
  • PR visa allows its holder to live in Australia indefinitely. Once a PR holder, they can have unlimited travel without any restriction to and from the country.
  • PR visa can also pursue higher education in Australia. If in some cases because of additional expenses, PR visa holders are in need of funds – there are certain educational loans that are available for them.
  • To avail the benefits of Social security, PR visa holder needs to hold on to it for minimum of 2 years. Under Social security following benefits are covered – sickness, unemployment and student benefits that are being offered by Australia’s Social Security Department.
  • PR visa holder’s children who are born in Australia are given the Australian citizenship
  • PR visa holder can also sponsor the application of their relative for permanent residency only if the applicant meets certain residence and support assurance pre-requisites.
Other than the above-Mentioned, applicant also needs to clear the Point system Of Australian government. Points are awarded to the candidates based on the following factor

Nominated Occupation

  • Age
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Skilled Employment
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Australian Qualifications
  • Regional Study
  • Community language skills
  • Spouse/partners skills and qualifications
  • Professional Year
What are different programs for Skilled Australia Immigration
Australian Skilled Worker program was replaced by General Skilled Migration programs or  Via the Skill select program applicants are able to apply for Permanent residence visa as a skilled worker applicant based on their credentials like educational qualifications, work experience and language proficiency in English language.
Skill select program is a point-based program that has a total 5 visa subclasses with 65 points being the minimum requirement to be eligible for Australia immigration as skilled worker. These subclasses of visas are as follows:
  • Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
  • Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)
  • Graduate temporary Visa (Subclass 485)
  • Skilled Nomination or Sponsored visa (Provisional) (Subclass 489)
  • Skilled Regional Visa (subclass 887)
To be able to apply for these different types of sub-classes for Visa, candidates need to meet the    requirements that are distinct for each visa.
What are the steps to PR / Study /Immigration Australia from India?
Australia immigration process is a legal process that allows the applicants to apply for Australia visa.
Step 1: Assessment of Studies and Work Experience
Applicants have to get through us their educational qualification accredited by the assessing bodies. These assessing bodies varies from the occupation of the applicant, they will determine that the applicant’s educational qualifications and work experience are equivalent to the Australian standards. Once they are successfully assessed, applicant is issued a letter of accreditation. Taking about the fees charged by the assessing bodies, most of them charges around AUD$800.
Step 2: Proof for Language Proficiency
Australia requires candidate to have fluency in English language. For this candidates need to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). IELTS test the candidate’s English knowledge in categories: Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening. Candidates need to score at least 6 per band to meet the minimum requirement for the visa also Doctors and Nurses can take up OET (occupational English Test).
Step 3: Submit Expression of Interest (EOI)
On landing the letter of accreditation, candidates need to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) for applying for visa with the help of Skill select. After this candidates need to be invited by government to apply for the visa.
Step 4: State Nomination
In case the applicant has applied for a state nominated visa, next step is to apply for the state nomination. Requirement for state nomination is different as are the application procedures.
Step 5: Visa filing
Visa application needs to be submitted with the candidate’s professional and work experience   documents, certified translations and other required documents.

Process of doing Medical PG in Australia

Australia has long been a favourite destination for medical students taking overseas electives and junior doctors wanting to do a period of training in a less pressured, better-paid environment as well as for GPs and consultants looking for a great salary and a great lifestyle.
Australian medical schools enjoy deservedly excellent international reputations for the quality of their training and research.
Medicine in Australia is offered as a postgraduate or an undergraduate course. The postgraduate programme is the Doctor of Medicine; the undergraduate programme the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.

Program Options

In order to be eligible to apply, students must have completed an undergraduate degree with a strong GPA (exact requirements vary) and have achieved a minimum score on an aptitude test . Provided GPA and aptitude test score requirements are met, some applicants will then be required to do an interview.
Students can apply for admission to the programmes either during their final year of undergraduate study or have already completed a Bachelor’s degree.
Some Australian medical schools have subject pre-requisites (typically in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry) for entry to Doctor of Medicine, including the University of Melbourne and Monash University. Others do not have such pre-requisites and will consider applications from students with a first degree in any academic discipline. Such schools include the University of Sydney and the ANU.

What grades are Needed

Grade requirements vary between universities between ABB and A*A*A, or between 35 and 43 in the IB. Please note that achieving (or being predicted) the minimum grades required makes you eligible to apply; it does not guarantee you a place.

Process of doing Medical PG in Australia?

Australia has long been a favourite destination for medical students taking overseas electives and junior doctors wanting to do a period of training in a less pressured, better-paid environment as well as for GPs and consultants looking for a great salary and a great lifestyle.
Australian medical schools enjoy deservedly excellent international reputations for the quality of their training and research.

Medical PG in Australia

This section is designed to provide information for both schools leaving applicants and graduate entry students about how to apply to study medicine in Australia.
1. Graduate Entry Medicine (Doctor of Medicine — 4 years)
Eligibility for graduate entry medicine in Australia is based on three factors:
Undergraduate degree GPA
Aptitude test score
Interview (depending on the school this could be an MMI, a traditional panel interview format or an informal discussion either in person or by distance)
In order to be eligible to apply, students must have completed an undergraduate degree with a strong GPA (exact requirements vary) and have achieved a minimum score on an aptitude test (please see information below). Provided GPA and aptitude test score requirements are met, some applicants will then be required to do an interview.
Students can apply for admission to the programmes either during their final year of undergraduate study or have already completed a Bachelor’s degree.
Some Australian medical schools have subject pre-requisites (typically in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry) for entry to Doctor of Medicine, including the University of Melbourne and Monash University. Others do not have such pre-requisites and will consider applications from students with a first degree in any academic discipline. Such schools include the University of Sydney and the ANU.
What is the structure and content of GAMSAT?
GAMSAT evaluates the nature and extent of abilities and skills gained through prior experience and learning, including mastery and use of concepts in basic science as well as the acquisition of more general skills in problem-solving, critical thinking and writing. The test is divided into three sections (Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences; Written Communication and Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences). You will need a minimum score of 50 in each section to be eligible to apply for an Australian Doctor of Medicine programme.

Where can you find out more about GAMSAT.

 ADMISSIONS TEST RESULTS (GAMSAT, MCAT, DAT, CDAT)
For the purposes of admission to the MD or DMD, the University may use and/or weight
Scores in one or more sections of an admissions Test (rather than overall or average scores) to rank
Applicants.
Applicants who have results for more than one set of tests listed above are encouraged to provide all
Their results for assessment. The University will assess all valid test results and select the
GAMSAT/MCAT/DAT/CDAT results that provide the highest-ranking outcome for each application.

GAMSAT

Applicants must have achieved a minimum score of 50 in each section of the GAMSAT to be eligible
For admission.
Applications, information and sample questions for GAMSAT are available on the Australian Council
For Educational Research (ACER) website at

MCAT

For 2022 entry, international applicants must have achieved a minimum score of 500 in the MCAT.
Details about MCAT, including registration dates, location and dates of tests and preparation
Study in Australia for Getting Jobs and Post-Study Work Opportunities
2.4.3 ADMISSIONS TEST RESULTS (GAMSAT, MCAT, DAT, CDAT)
For the purposes of admission to the MD or DMD in 2022, the University may use and/or weight
scores in one or more sections of an admissions test (rather than overall or average scores) to rank
Applicants.
Applicants who have results for more than one set of tests listed above are encouraged to provide all
their results for assessment. The University will assess all valid test results and select the
GAMSAT/MCAT/DAT/CDAT results that provide the highest-ranking outcome for each application.
GAMSAT
Applicants must have achieved a minimum score of 50 in each section of the GAMSAT to be eligible
for admission.
MCAT
 international applicants must have achieved a minimum score of 500 in the MCAT.
Details about MCAT, including registration dates, location and dates of tests and preparation
Australian universities have a strong reputation worldwide. The Australian education system is known to be a strong proponent of internationalization, and seven Australian universities also feature among the top 100 universities in QS and THE rankings. Additionally, more than 30 universities in Australia also feature in the top 800 of world university rankings.
The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) will be applicable for General Skilled migration visas — Subclass 189 (Skilled Independent Visa), Subclass 489 (Skilled Regional Provisional Visa who are not nominated by a State or Territory government agency) and Subclass 485 (Graduate Temporary Visa) visa applications…

Documents Required

Valid Passport - Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in Australia.
Non-immigrant Visa Application
Application fee payment receipt
Confirmation of Enrolment Form (COE) - To obtain a visa to study in Australia you must be fully enrolled in an Australian institution and receive a “Confirmation of Enrolment (COE)”. These forms are issued by the Australian institution you will be attending. The forms are usually issued after the tuition fees have been received.
Acceptance letter from your host university, this will include the proposed study plan
Overseas health insurance receipt (OSHC)
Recent Digital photographs
Transcripts, diplomas, degrees, or certificates from schools/colleges you attended
English Language Test Scores
Statement of Purpose (SOP)
Evidence of Financial Capacity
How and When to Apply for Australian Student Visa
You can apply for an Australian Student Visa maximum of 120 days prior to the commencement of your course. Also, you can travel to Australia a maximum of 90 days prior to the start of your course.
A few things to remember:
Students cannot work until the session begins. For instance, say your course starts in January  and you reach Australia by December every year , then you cannot take up employment till your session begins.
In casework is a normal part of the curriculum of the course you are enrolled for then this limit does not apply. This is usually applicable in the case of compulsory internships of integrated courses.
Also, students that fall under the Post Graduate Research Sector can work for unlimited hours when the research work or doctoral thesis begins. Also, in case there are any preliminary courses that the student has enrolled in, the student is eligible to work as per the 40 hours per fortnight rule mentioned above.
Students completing the Australian study requirement can apply for a Post-study Work Permit under Graduate Stream.

Kinds of Australia Post Study Work Permits

The Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) has two streams or categories. The first being the Graduate Work Stream and the other being the Post Study Work Stream. The difference between the two is essentially the kind of qualification an international student has gained.

Graduate Work Stream

A Graduate Work Stream caters to international students who have completed the Australian Study Requirements and have an eligible qualification as well as skills pertinent to occupations listed on the Skills Occupation List (SOL). This generally would cater to students who apply for a Vocational Education and Training qualification and one of the TAFE institutes. This visa is granted for 18 months.
Post Study Work Stream
A Post Study Work Stream, on the other hand, is for international students who have completed the Australian Study Requirements and have gained either a bachelor’s, master's or a doctoral degree from a recognized Australian University. This visa is only available to students who applied and were granted a student visa for Australia .
For instance, a bachelor’s degree, a bachelor’s honours degree, or a master’s course degree (a degree that does not have a linked industrial training) is valid for 2 years. A Masters with Research degree qualifies you for a Temporary Visa for up to 3 years and a Doctoral Degree makes you eligible for a Temporary Visa of 4 years.
STUDY AND SETTLE IN AUSTRA
        Australia is one of the most preferred destinations for Indian students to study and settle. Over years Lakhs of Indians have settled in Australia. Australia is a developed country with plenty of job opportunities. Main provinces in Australia where Indians go are New South Wales and Queensland, with primary cities as Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. One can study and settle in Australia for 15 Lakhs INR.

COURSES AND EXAMS

                       Indian student go to Australia for both Undergraduate and Post-graduate courses in Business; Science and Engineering. Students need to clear class 12th (with 60% marks) for UG admission and bachelors (with 50% marks) for PG admission. English test IELTS (International English Language Testing System) needs to be given by every student looking to study in Australia. For UG one needs to score 6 in IELTS and for PG 6 in IELTS

EDUCATION AND LIVING COST IN AUSTRALIA

                        Education cost for UG is around 22 lakhs INR for 3 years while for PG is around 18-20 lakhs INR for 2 years. Accommodation and Food is the main living cost incurred by students. All universities and colleges provide accommodation to the students. Most of the students don’t take them as they prefer to take off campus accommodation which is lesser than the price of On Campus. Many students prefer to live outside campus to share the lower cost of living with friends. There are ample options of food for Indians and most Australian cities have Indian restaurants and shops. Per year living cost is around 5 lakhs INR. Hence total cost for UG would be around 35 lakhs INR and PG would be around 30 lakhs INR.

Part-time Jobs

                        Australia treats students as adults and provides them ample opportunities to learn and earn. Many part-time jobs are available for students within the campus and also around the campus. In Australia these part-time jobs are considered very respectful and also give a student a real life experience at work. This also enables students to earn their living cost and also understand the value of money. These jobs are like being accountants / cashier, managers at stores, sales people for different companies etc. Money is earned on hourly basis and minimum amount is pre decided. To make sure that student focus on study the government has restricted the part time job to only 20 hours per week. Typically a student can earn more than 8.5 to 9.5 lakh INR per year.

Availability of Finances

Finances – for college admission a student needs to keep 1 year of living cost ~5 Lakh INR. Apart from this 1st year tuition cost – around ~10 Lakh INR need to be transferred on confirmation of admission. Hence funds with around 15 Lakh INR. Funds can be fresh in your bank account and shouldn’t be old unlike other countries like US and UK.
                         Job and Post study work-permit & Permanent Residency
                        After completing 2 years of full time Diploma or Degree in Australia a student get up to 2 years of work permit. During this work permit the day student completes 12 month of Full Time work experience he is eligible to apply for Permanent residency. It takes 6 -12 months to have it. If course duration is less than 92 weeks, no work permit is assured

TUITION FEE

                      This is going to be the primary expenditure a student has to face and will probably be one of the highest they come across. Although the amount of tuition fee would largely depend on the course and the university, along with any scholarships granted to the applicant. An indicative idea would be about AUD 20,000 – 30,000 per annum for a tertiary university. Anyone who’s already gotten into a college would be aware of the fee structure, and anyone planning to apply to should look into its tuition fee before concluding. A comprehensive list of the annual tuition fee of each program is mentioned below in AUD:
  •                           Vocational Training (4,000 – 22,000)
  •                         Postgraduate (20,000 – 42,000)
  •                          Doctoral (20,000 – 42,000)
                                      The only challenge posed is that not everyone would get to have access to this facility, which is primarily decided either based on score or a first-cum-first-serve basis. It is essential to book a slot for yourself as early as possible, which should cost around AUD 110-280 per week, where each student has the option to choose either fully-catered or self-catered halls of residence.
                         If a student desires to live off-campus, the most common options include renting an apartment with shared room-mates (generally from the same university or ethnicity), or a homestay with a local family. A home stay generally costs AUD  235-325 per week, whereas rentals cost anywhere around AUD 180-440, which when shared falls down to AUD 95-215 per week. Other options include hostels and guest houses which charge AUD 90-150 per week whereas hostels will charge annually an amount between AUD 11,000-22,000.

                   LIVING EXPENSES

                    Living expenses cover a variety of sub-categories but essentially refer to all things that you need to survive in a city such as food, transportation, toiletries, social activities etc. It is a good practice to set a budget beforehand and document each expense so as to not overspend. Considering all costs, a student is Australia generally carries a total of AUD 20,000-27,000, where the average living cost is AUD 21,041.
                      A breakdown summary of living costs per week in AUD is highlighted below:
  •                          Food and drinks (140-280)
  •                          Gas and electricity (30-50)
  •                           Public Transport (30-60)
  •                          Car Expenses (150-260)
  •                           Entertainment (80-150
  •                          Phone and Internet (15-30)
                        An outline into transportation: Students generally have two options – either the college provides a shuttle services to and fro or the student would use public transportation
                        Transportation would be both short distance (regional trains, buses and subways) and long distance (rail, air, ferries, and water taxies). For short-distance travel, it is best to sign up for monthly passes which can be fairly cheap.  a weekly past is about AUD 20 and a monthly pass would cost AUD 80. A buffer amount should be kept for long-distance travel occasionally.
Enrolment With Apex ; Equal to AED 200/-,Documents evaluation + Admission Processing  + Recognition Certificate of your prior Qualification Fee– AED 2500/-
All other services in Australia including Australian Medical Council preparation + Part Time Job Guidance + Service fee after allotment of Australian VISA is AED ;   2500/-
Note; VISA Fee / Air Ticket Fare / Health Insurance payable directly by the client only meanwhile University Fee also payable to Australian University account directly by the Doctor/Parent or Guardian etc.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Health insurance is a mandatory, so don’t even plan to skip on this. Enrolling for a medical insurance would cost an approximate of AUD 500, and can be covered under Overseas Student Health Cover.

                     Major Benefits of Studying in Australia

Education system in Australia
                       The public vocational educational system in Australia is called TAFE, i.e., Technical and Further Education. TAFE institutes are usually funded by the government and offer qualifications like certificates and diplomas, though some TAFE schools offer undergraduate programs as well. Some universities do accept the credits earned at vocational schools like TAFE, and in such cases, you can transfer your credits towards an advanced degree. TEQSA or Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency is the organization that manages the registration of these institutions and accreditation of their courses.
                        Apart from TAFE, you can obtain vocational qualifications by studying in Australia at vocational institutions, such as RTO: Registered Training Organizations in Australia.
                        Vocational colleges are for cultivating adult learning experiences that provide certificate (I through V) and diploma programs. These schools mostly provide courses that are work-oriented and help an individual to find a source of income immediately upon completion of the course.
                        Australian university system comprises both public and private universities. There are 42 universities in Australia of which 38 are public universities. Undergraduate courses last from 3 to 4 years, depending on whether it’s a general or professional degree. Postgraduate programs are categorized into postgraduate by research that lasts for 1–2 years (full-time study) and postgraduate extended program that lasts for 3–4 years (full-time study).
                        Students studying in Australia can easily transfer credits and shift between study levels and institutions as per the guidelines mentioned by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), a national policy followed in the Australian education and training. The AQF standards comprise different levels, starting from 1 to 10, which include certificate to doctoral courses.  
Why study in Australia
                     The beauty of Australia
                       Australia is known as The Land Down Under because it is situated below the equator. From architectural wonders such as the iconic Sydney Opera House to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia has spectacular places which students can visit.
 Australia attracts almost 300,000 international students to its major cities and towns. According to official reports, some of the most popular Australian               ability and university of choice) Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.