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A Short Guide For International Students in Australia

by Advise 365 International Education
Australia is a popular destination for students from all across the world. Every year, thousands of new students enroll in Australian courses and add to the every growing international student community of the country. Most international students in Australia study in one or more of the following sectors:

Higher education sector, 
Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, 
English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) sector, and 
Schools sector. 

Popular states where international students study and live are New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and Northern Territory. 

If we talk about where do international students in Australia come from. Here are some of the most popular countries from where international students migrate to Australia every year:

China
India
Brazil
Nepal
Malaysia
Republic of Korea 
Thailand
Vietnam
Colombia
Indonesia

After the covid-19 pandemic, it has been reported that tens of thousands of international students are flocking to Australia from all across the globe. 

Things to consider as an international students moving to Australia:

Choose the right program: Make sure that you make the right choice when it comes to selecting a course for you. Australian colleges and universities have a wide variety of courses for students where they can study and gain the skills of their choice. 

Prepare for living in Australia: Start your research as you apply for your student visa and know more about the country, its culture, places to visit, cuisines, and more. Find where international students live, how they manage their expenses and prepare yourself for the hustle. 

Get your insurance: Medical insurance is a necessary thing and you must arrange it as soon as you reach Australia. For students, there is a special medical insurance in Australia known as Overseas Student Health Cover (OSCH). 

Working in Australia: One of the main benefits of studying in Australia is that you get a chance to work part-time. This lets you gain hands-on industry experience in a variety of fields like retail, hospitality, and administration. All of this experience can further help you in getting a well-paid, full-time job. 

Post graduation: What to do after completing your studies? Can you stay in Australia? Do you need to leave immediately after completing your degree? Many students have questions like these. Australia gives you a variety of pathways to choose from. You can apply for a Temporary Graduate subclass visa 485 and live and work in Australia after completing your studies. You can even head for permanent residency. 

Watch out your expenses: Studying in Australia could be really expensive for students. Not many families can afford it. But, there are ways to fix that. You can opt for scholarships and grants and get some financial aid in your tuition fee. Last, but not least, you can apply for student loans and generate funding for your study in Australia. Just make sure that you have everything worked out before you decide to move to Australia as an international student. 

Filing taxes: Do students need to pay taxes in Australia? If you are working, then why not? You will certainly have to pay some taxes if you are currently employed or are working with an employer even if it is part-time. You must get complete knowledge about how to lodge tax returns in Australia. 

Australian Student Visas 

There are different student visa pathways to choose from. Some of them are given below: 

Independent ELICOS Visa (Subclass 570)
Schools Sector Visa (Subclass 571)
Vocational Education and Training Sector Visa (subclass 572)
Higher Education Sector Visa (Subclass 573)
Postgraduate Research Sector Visa (Subclass 574)
Non-Award Sector Visa (Subclass 575)
Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector Visa (Subclass 576)
Student Guardian Visa (Subclass 580)

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