Accommodation

Apartment, home stay, residence or hostel?

Finding good, affordable accommodation in Australia can be challenging. But, there’s no need to worry! One of our advisors can help you find accommodation in Australia – free of charge. They will take your needs and budget into account, to find you an ideal living situation.

We advise you move well in advance and start looking for that one special place you’re going to call home, as soon as possible.

To find the place you’re going to call home, however, we advise you to move well in advance. A place that ticks all the right boxes isn’t going to stay on the market for long.


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SHARED APARTMENTS

Shared apartments are the most common choice and are convenient for medium to long term stays. You will be sharing an apartment with fellow students or workers and can choose between single room, double or triple sharing.

For those who are travelling in pairs, a self-contained Studio apartment may be a suitable option.

Prices range depending on cities and areas. A double-shared room in Sydney may be priced between $130 and $180 per person, per week.

HOME STAY

Living with an Australian family is a great way to kick off your Australian adventure. It is a unique experience that can help you understand the culture and quickly improve your English. The families are carefully selected to meet requirements and will offer you a warm welcoming (they will be just as excited as you are).

You will have a single room and may choose between half board and overnight stay. Home stay accommodation is the ideal solution for those looking for a privacy at accessible rates.

A home stay can range from a minimum of four weeks to the entire duration of the course you’re taking. In some cases, it is possible to extend your stay after the initial period.

Many students choose a home stay to get settled in before switching to shared accommodation.

RESIDENCE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

Some Australian institutions may arrange accommodation for their students. These can be apartments, student halls or self-contained residences.

To live in a residence means sharing the company of males and females from all over the world outside the classroom. It is a great way to socialise and meet new friends, making the best of the experience.

You can choose a single, double, triple sharing room or dorm, depending on your budget and privacy requirements. Breakfast is usually included in the rent.

HOSTEL

A hostel is the best way to meet people from all over the world in complete freedom. This choice usually represents the starting point of the adventure and provides a safe base whilst searching for an apartment upon arrival.

This is a convenient short-term solution before moving into long-term accommodation such as an apartment or student accommodation.

Australia has many hostels to choose from as it’s the preferred choice of many backpackers that visit the country. Our student advisors will help you select the best one for you!

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Usually Education agents assist international students to secure a place in an Australian school. While institutions can enrol students directly, they also work with the global student agent network such as IEA-A International Network. You may choose to use a qualified education agent, usually known as a student counsellor, academic adviser, or student recruiter in your home country, or one based in Australia, to guide you through the process of choosing a school and enrolling.

Also based on your home country, your education agent with deep knowledge of Australian visa system, will manage your student visa application that could be critical for getting your student visa successfully. IEA-A has Australian office and in your local country so our services start in your country and continue in Australia.

Why you need a Qualified Education Agent Counsellor ? 

Education agents help reduce the stress of choosing a school in another country. Understanding your options, with someone who speaks your language, can be very reassuring. It is important through that that your agent is knowledgeable, up-to-date on student visa and curriculum changes, and has your best interest at heart. We hear stories of students who arrive for their first day of class to find out that the school has never heard of them. The education agent industry can attract unethical people, so do your research to make sure you are working with a good agent!

In this section, we provide guidance on using agents. Our qualified principal Migration Agent and education councillor Mrs. Feriha Guney (Qualified Education Agent Counsellors QEAC number: C102). (Migration Agent – MARN:0960690) is one of the industry expert with over 15 years of experience and thousands of satisfied international student, can assist you herself or with a number of education counsellors or migration Agents/Lawyer work with her.

Some of the benefits of using a qualified education agent 

If you agent is not qualified or experienced could cost you not only your visa fee or time but also he/she can damage your education career and even may change your life. On the other hand a qualified and experienced education agent, coudl help you to build your education career and even after a successful life, by doing:


  • conduct an interview to understand your needs and goals

  • make suggestions for the best institutions and programs to help you reach your goals

  • assist you to collect all of the documents you will need for your application

  • guide you through the application process

  • review your statement of purpose and provide information on interview process

  • guide you through the visa process once you have been accepted by an institution

  • help you prepare for the move and your arrival in Australia

  • organisation of airport pick-up and accommodation

  • provide information on how to find job in Australia and regulations

  • provide information on how to get Australian Tax number if you want to work

  • provide information on how to open bank account

  • provide information on how to get Australian Mobile Phone services

  • provide information on how to extend / change your visa while you are studying (may require additional fee)

  • provide information on how on Graduate work visa after your graduation of apply   (may require additional fee)

  • provide information on how to apply a permanent skill visa


Education agents fees

When working with an agent, is very important to understand how the agent makes money. You will find that most experienced and qualified education agents offer their services for understanding your education career, checking your “statement of purpose” as well as preparation for the interview, finding right school for your education purpose, helping you to have school acceptance, counselling and the enrolment process fee which it depends of the country of application (as requirements for each country is different).

Although some inexperienced agent may offer their services free of charge, you should question their qualification and experiences that may cost your education career or even change your life forever. In addition to that you may or may not be charged for any school application fees that arise such as the school assessment (the schools charge the agent for this service). You will also be charged for the visa application fee which is paid to the government of Australia.

If you are applying in Australia, IEA-A usually will not charge you a fee. However if you are applying from overseas and if your home country considered in a risky country, there yoru application need to be prepared professionally and reviewed by expert before making application, so we may charge you an application fee.

Best Agent location – in your home country or in Australia or in both?

Should you use an agent in your country, or one based in Australia? There are benefits and drawbacks to each options.

IEA-A usually offer both location support, in your home country for visa application and assessing your application according to your home country requirements, in Australia for on-going help and support. This way you have benefit of Using an education agent based in your country,  you are dealing with somebody who is local and understand your education system.

Education Counsellor in your home country should also be very knowledgeable about visas for nationals of your country. The interview process can take place over the phone or face to face in your native language, and all the paperwork and applications can be processed locally.

When an education agent located in Australia, you have representation when you arrive, and can expect very good relationships with, and knowledge about, Australian education providers. Your agent can assist with airport pickup, accommodation, and in some cases even help you to understand how you can get a job while you are studying.

How do I know if an agent is knowledgeable?

The migration agent system is regulated by the Australian government. Registered migration agents can counsel on migration visas, student visas, or both. If you are working with a migration agent who is also a student agent, we suggest you use one who is registered with the Office of the MARA to ensure they are up-to-date on visa rules. In addition, you can also find out whether a night and overseas agent has been banned from working in migration.

Although it is not mandatory, the Qualified Education Agent Counsellors qualification managed by  the PIER Education Agent Training, ensures an agent understands student visas and regulation, especially if you are working with an education agent in your country. The qualification is not mandatory currently, but it can be a good indication of the quality of the agent. See if your agent has right qualification.

All IEAA Education counsellors and migration Agents have required qualifications and lead by our principal Director Ms. Feriha Guney who has both qualification as Registered Migration Agent and Education Agent  (Mrs. Feriha Guney (Qualified Education Agent Counsellors QEAC number: C102). (Migration Agent – MARN:0960690 ) and over 15 years of experience on both fields.

If you want to check your eligibility as a student visa o study ion Australia, send your resume and write to us on sydney@inteducation.com.

Five Australian university are among the world’s top 50 universities and 7 are in the top 100, according to a major global ranking that shows Australian universities have made overall improvements in all measures, including teaching, employability and research.



Australian National University is the highest ranked in the country at 20th place in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

It is followed by the University of Melbourne, ranked at 41, the University of New South Wales at 45, the University of Queensland at 47 and the University of Sydney at 50.

Monash University, with a rank of 60, and the University of Western Australia at 93 round out the seven Australian universities in the top 100.
An institution’s rank is determined by its academic and employer reputations, student-to-faculty ratio, citations per faculty, and international faculty and student ratios.

A total of 37 Australian Government universities are included in this year’s ranking, which covers 959 universities around the world and measures performance in research, teaching, employability and internationalisation.



Belinda Robinson, chief executive of peak sector body Universities Australia, said the ranking is especially important to international students choosing a university.





“Global rankings are a major factor for many international students in deciding where to study, so they’re also very important to the $22.4 billion a year that international students bring into Australia’s economy,” Ms Robinson said.

“These impressive rises underscore the global competitiveness of Australia’s universities and the excellent quality of our education and research on the world stage.”


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the top ranked university in the world for the sixth consecutive year, followed by Stanford University, Harvard University, the California Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, University College London, Imperial College London, the University of Chicago and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.


MIT has been described as “the nucleus of an unrivalled innovation ecosystem” by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the education analysis firm behind the ranking, which notes that companies created by the university’s alumni have a combined revenue of $2 trillion, the equivalent of the world’s 11th largest economy.

Research director at QS Quacquarelli Symonds, Ben Sowter, said the improved ranking of Australian universities can be partially attributed to the changing political climate in countries such as the US and UK increasing Australia’s comparative popularity.
“Higher internationalisation scores certainly reflect coherent international outreach efforts made by university marketing departments,” Mr Sowter said. “However, they also reflect the increased desirability of Australian higher education in the light of current political situations in the United States and United Kingdom – typically Australia’s main Anglosphere competitors.

“Improvements in scores for Academic Reputation can be attributed to both the type of teaching innovations … and the standard of research emanating from Australia’s universities.”








In November 2016, reported about Victorian Government’s decision to temporary stop accepting applications for skilled visa for certain ICT occupations.








Skilled visa applications for 11 occupations were temporarily closed by the Victorian Government for certain ICT occupations from 11 November 2016 till 6 March 2017 which was later revised and extended till 30 June 2017.

The state government has announced that from 1 July 2017, the Victorian Skilled and Business Migration Program will reopen applications for ICT occupations.

New application process for ICT occupations


Due to the high number of ICT applications that Victoria receives, the state government is changing the application process for ICT occupations. The aim of this is to reduce processing times and improve experience.

Those interested in applying for Victorian nomination (in ICT occupations), are advised to follow these steps:

1. Send your resume to sydney@inteducation.com

we will check you meet the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s (DIBP) Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) requirements and Victoria’s minimum nomination requirements.

Then we will submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)  in DIBP’s SkillSelect, and indicate your interest for Victorian nomination. You do not need to notify Victoria that you have submitted an EOI.

There is no set timeframe to expect an invitation after submitting an EOI. Invitations are not guaranteed. If selected, an email invitation to apply for Victorian visa nomination will be sent to your email address used for the EOI.

If you receive the invitation. we will submit an online application for Victorian visa nomination within 14 days of receiving the invitation. Note that you must be able to demonstrate that you still meet the claims that were in your EOI when you were invited. It is recommend that you have all your supporting documents ready before you submit your EOI in SkillSelect, as the 14 days cannot be extended.

If you are successfully nominated by the Victorian Government, you will receive a SkillSelect invitation to apply for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) .

Then we will submit a visa application to DIBP within 60 days of being nominated by Victoria.

Selection considerations

The Victorian Government will review and select the top ranking ICT candidates from SkillSelect, who have indicated Victoria as their preferred state.

Candidates who are selected to apply are still required to meet Victoria’s minimum eligibility requirements, including demonstrating employability and commitment to Victoria, and are not guaranteed nomination.

If you are not selected by the Victorian Government, you will not receive an email. Your EOI will continue to be considered for as long as it remains in DIBP’s SkillSelect system.

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For more details, visit Victorian Government’s website.



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