Australia – faq

Q. Are Credit transfers possible?

A. As the Australian Government recognizes Indian Universities, credit transfers are possible. However for this the students are required to submit their course syllabus to the institution and it can take minimum of 6 months for credits to be granted.

Q. Are Australian Degrees recognized worldwide? Why is GMAT and GRE not asked for by all Australian Universities?

A. Australian Universities are recognized worldwide. The reason why Australian Universities do not insist upon students going for a GMAT or GRE etc. is because these exams are for American Standards. Australia and India recognize each other’s degrees, However it may be asked by some Universities to assess the overall ability of the student.

Q. How much time does the visa application procedure take?

A. The average time taken by the Australian High Commission for the visa procedure is anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks depending on the individuals background, so the students need to apply for their visas atleast 3 months prior to their course commencement.

Q. How do you know which University is the best in Australia?

A. One cannot rate universities in Australia as there are numerous universities and all are regulated under the Vice Chancellors Committee, which follow the code of ethics. Students generally follow the market trends like MBAs or BBA, MIT etc., but it would be unfair to judge universities as one can only compare the course structure and faculty.

Q. Can I find a job placement after my course completion?

A. On a student visa, a student can work 20 hours per week part time and full time during the semester break, expected to leave the country on completion of the course. However Australian student visa allows a clear pathway to migrate into the country for the overseas students, provided they obtain the required credits points for the Permanent Residency in Australia. The student can also get a work permit up to 4 years.

Q. How do I know if I am eligible for the Permanent Residency (PR)?

A. Currently a student needs to cover up to 120 points to become eligible for the PR. The points can be obtained by a combination of the following course, age, English language proficiency, duration of the study in Australia, studying in a regional area, working part time. For further details and to test your points, visit the following website: www.immi.gov.au

Q. How much salary can I earn once I start working in Australia?

A. The average starting salary that you can earn is between a$ 2500 to a$ 4000 per month.