- Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,100 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from.
- You can study at all levels of education from primary and secondary school to vocational education and training (VET), from English language courses to higher education (including 43 universities).
Universities: Australia is home to 43 universities with at least one university main campus based in each state or territory. Most universities have more than one campus and are located across multiple states and territories.
In the academic ranking of the world, 4 universities are in the top 100; 8 are in the top 300; 18 are in the top 400 and 19 are in the top universities. According to the QS World University Ranking, there are 8 universities which are ranked in the top 100 and according to Times Higher Education; Australia has 16 universities which are ranked in the top 100.
Vocational education and training (VET) institutions specialize in providing students with hands-on experience and real-world skills. Australia’s VET sector is based on a partnership between governments and industry. VET qualifications are provided by government institutions, called Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions, as well as private institutions.
Many of the VET courses incorporate a period of on-site learning, which means you don’t just learn in a classroom, but get priceless industry experience in a genuine work environment.
- February and July are the major intakes across universities with a few offering November intake as well.
- February, July, and September are the major intakes for all another type of institutions.