Education In Australia
It is easy to understand why so many Nepali students wish to study for higher education degrees and diplomas in Australia.
To study in Australia from Nepal, is a dream for many students and we simply assist you to realize the dream. Australian education offers a diverse range of studies for international students, with more than over 22,000 courses and 1,200 institutions to choose from. Students can study in Australia at different levels of education from Certificate III level to PhD. There are various career opportunities in different education fields to study in Australia for Nepali students.
We represent reputable universities for higher education and institutes and colleges for vocational education in all major cities of Australia to fulfill your dream to study in Australia.
The Australian Government welcomes international students for higher education and provides career opportunities. The reputation of Australian universities and institutes are second to none, yet fees are comparatively less than Europe, the USA or the UK. Moreover, an Australian degree or diploma is not only internationally recognized and financially rewarding; it is also a great advantage if you have future plans for permanent migration to Australia in the future.
To study in Australia from Nepal, there are certain criterias to be met and challenges to overcome. Oli and Associates, the pioneer education consultancy in Nepal for Australia, will assist you to fulfill your Australian dream.
We are pioneer in Australian education and specialize in student VISA, skilled migration VISA and dependent VISA for Australia.
Popular courses to study in Australia from Nepal
- Hotel Management
No matter the type of course you want to study, how long you want to study for or where you want to study, you can be assured that in Australia you will have a high quality and rewarding study experience.(See our step-by-step guide for details)
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Steps to apply to study in Australia for Nepali students
1. Determining Eligibility
2. Course and Institution selection
3. Application for offer letter and confirmation of enrolment (coe)
4. Visa Application
5. Reception & Ongoing Support in Australia
After your arrival in Australia, we provide all the necessary information on a range of practical and important issues to help you settle in. We also provide ongoing support in a wide range of areas including:
- Explaining visa conditions mentioned on your visa
- Applying for Tax File Number (which is required to find a job)
- Extending your student visa if required
- Advising and enrolling you in the next course of study if required
- Providing tips on finding a job, renting a house or unit, finding flat mates etc.
- Providing important links to various people & social organizations who may help you in Australia
- Explaining the Australian Taxation system, and understanding and respecting the Australian way of life etc.
Making Informed Decision to study in Australia
Studying in Australia from Nepal is a major emotional and financial investment involving you, your family and your future. The services of Oli and Associates – the pioneer educational consultancy in Nepal will ensure effective and efficient VISA processing for Australia. Our dedicated team and expertise will prevent unnecessary and costly delays and guide you to an easier and effective Australian visa application.
Oli and Associates assists you to make informed decisions to study in Australia from Nepal. We assist you with selection of course, choosing the university or college, apply for VISA and provide support throughout your period of study in Australia.
Some important information about living in Australia
There are many important issues that you need to consider before making a decision to study in Australia:
Choosing the Right Course of Study
You are making a decision to go to Australia for further education that leads you to a better quality of life and better future. Our experience tells us that many students and parents do not pay enough attention to this.
First of all you must realise that you are going to Australia primarily for study and to prepare a foundation for your future career. Your primary purpose is not to work in Australia. For that reason, you and your parents or guardians should be focused on selecting the right course of study. You need to seek parents’ and/or educated relatives’ help in choosing the right course and institute. Otherwise, you will end up with a course in which you will not have any interest at all. This will make a difference in your future career.
Many students who have entered Australia on a student visa do not make the right decision in choosing their course of study. Because of this they waste thousands of dollars on tuition fees, living expenses and time. You need to consider which course will give you the best career outcome, how much it will cost and what you need to qualify for entry.
We are also aware that many young students do not involve their parents’ and/or educated relatives’ in their decision-making process. Involving parents and/or educated seniors in your decision-making process not only helps you to make the right decision but also helps them understand where you are going and what will be their future financial obligation in supporting you. For this reason, please involve your parents in your decision making process. This will make a difference in your life.
Australia offers a wide range of educational institutes from business colleges and TAFES to universities. The fee structure ranges from medium to very high. Oli & Associates is happy to assist in your decision making process by advising you about the best course of study to fits your past academic performance, your interest, your career goals and your financial circumstances. However, it is you who will make the final decision.
Changing Your Course of Study in Australia
A large number of Nepali students change their course of study after they arrive in Australia. Some do this because they failed their exams, some because they realize that they have chosen the wrong course and some because they are looking for what they think is an easy way to migration etc. By changing their course of study Nepali students lose millions of dollars in tuition fees, living expenses and time costs every year. Why is this happening? Because many of them did not ask the questions we suggested above or because they did not have a genuine desire to study in the first place.
In most cases overseas students are not permitted to change their institute within the first six months of the commencement of their principal course of study unless the institute grants them a release. Institutes do not automatically give releases to international students. In most cases, students will have paid two semester’s fees by the time they are allowed to change. This means that students who change their course of study after 6 months not only waste a lot of money but also six very precious months of their lives.
It is important to note that universities offer courses of study based on the evidence provided by applicants about their past qualifications and/or experience, future career goals and their selected course of study. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) grants visas based on a Confirmation of Enrolment from the applicant’s chosen educational institute together with evidence that the applicant has met other mandatory visa requirements. If after arriving in Australia a student seeks a change of Education Provider and presents as their argument facts that did not form part of their original visa application, the Provider may doubt the genuineness of the student and refer her/him to DIBP to consider cancellation of their visa.
Some Education Consultants are known to encourage students to change their course of study after arrival in Australia. This activity is more likely to benefit the ‘agent’ rather than the student. We advise you to take your study plans and career goals into consideration and therefore to approach these people and their promises with great caution.
Attendance & Academic Performance
As an international student, your primary purpose is to study in Australia. To ensure that you focus on your course of study, you must meet the minimum requirements set by your educational institution.
Generally, a university looks at your academic performance as the measure of your genuineness. If your academic performance does not meet the minimum set standard by the university, you may be expelled from the university. The University may report this to the Immigration office which may result in your visa cancellation. However, if your academic performance is poor because of exceptional circumstances (for example genuine illness), the university may take this into account before making its decision.
Similarly, other institutes and business colleges may consider your attendance or academic performance – or both – to determine your genuineness. To meet the attendance requirements you must attend the college at least 80% of the total prescribed contact hours. However, if the attendance is poor because of exceptional circumstances (for example illness) the institute will give you an opportunity to present the evidence to support your case. If no such evidence exists, the institute may report you to Immigration and your visa may be cancelled.
We therefore urge you to work hard to pass your designated course and to attend the institute or university regularly. If you can’t go to classes because of sickness, please visit a doctor and get a Doctor’s Certificate and present it to the relevant staff member at your institution in a timely manner. If you can’t attend classes because of other circumstances, please try to obtain evidence to back up your reasons for non-attendance.
Notifying the Current Contact Details
Please notify your college or university and Department of immigration and Border Protection of your new address, telephone numbers and e-mail as soon as you arrive in Australia. Each time you move you must also notify them and any other relevant offices such as the Australian Taxation Office, banks etc. about your updated contact details. This will ensure that you will continue to receive all important correspondence from your Education Provider, the DIBP and from other authorities.
Australia Post provides mail redirection services. You may use these services to redirect all your mail to your new address until you have notified all the relevant offices of the changes you have made to your contact details.
Student visa holders are allowed to work up to 40 hours per fortnight (a two week period) during semester time (i.e. while their course is officially in session).
Student visa holders may work unlimited hours during official holiday periods.
Dependent spouses of undergraduate students may only work 40 hours per fortnight at any time.
Dependent spouse’s of postgraduate students are allowed to work full-time.
Respecting Australian Values
It is generally expected that all people who choose to live in Australia will respect Australian values, the Australian way of life and comply with Australian laws. Any kind of discrimination and harassment is not tolerated. Physical attack is regarded as a serious crime and may attract a jail sentence.
Australia maintains excellent social and racial harmony. Strong anti-discrimination laws mean that cases of social, racial or religious discrimination are rare.
Domestic violence is considered a serious crime in Australia. Physical, mental or psychological violence to a wife, husband or child constitutes domestic violence. Such violence is considered minor in Nepal. Because of the accepted cultural and social values in Australia, Nepali families involved in domestic violence may face serious consequences. Some Nepali citizens are currently serving jail sentences in Australia for such ‘crimes’.
As long as you follow the law it will protect you – and your time in Australia will be safe and enjoyable.
Australia maintains one of the lowest unemployment rates among comparable countries.
Despite this we are aware that some Nepali students have had difficulty in finding their first job in Australia. However, compared to the number of Nepali students in Australia and the number of unemployed Nepali students, the proportion of unemployed students is very low. It is true that some students face difficulties in finding their first job in Australia. Some of the factors that contribute to this, include:
- Low English language ability
- Lack of knowledge of Australian culture and information about how to find jobs
- Lack of work experience and skills
- No or weak connection with friends and relatives in Australia
- Shy nature and lack of confidence in approaching potential employers
- Poor presentation skills
However, it is not impossible to find a Job in Australia. Once you secure your first job you should not face much difficulty finding a second job – as long as you are diligent and honest and remain for a reasonable period of time with the first employer.
The difficulty in securing your first job is not confined to Australia. It is true everywhere in the world.
If you consider the list above and gradually improve your language skills, your cultural awareness and self-confidence it will be easier to find your first job. Then you will be on the right track.
Please note that the job does not look for you. You need to find the job. Even if you find a vacancy for a job that may suit you, you may not be able to get the job. It may be because there are other more suitable applicants, or the particular employer may decide that you do not have required skills, confidence and ability to learn.
Job vacancies are advertised in newspapers, on the internet, and through employment agencies and university careers offices. You should also use your personal network of friends, family and fellow students. The more effort you put into using all of these resources, the quicker you will be in the work force.
Finding a place to live
There is a high demand for rental property in major Australian cities. It is generally difficult to find a rental property soon after your arrival in Australia. For that reason we advise you to contact your friends or relatives before your arrival in Australia. If you do not have a friend or relative in Australia you may find temporary short-term accommodation in a hostel when you arrive. The cost of hostel accommodation depends on the standard of accommodation you require. If you prefer to share with others in a room it can be as low as A $100 per week. However, if you want a room of your own the cost will be higher. It all depends on your lifestyle and affordability.
It is your responsibility to arrange accommodation. However, if you have difficulty both the accommodation officer at the educational institution you have chosen, and Oli and Associates staff may be able to guide you.