August 31, 2012

 

While most international students in Australia are full-fee paying students, another option is to apply for a scholarship.

Scholarships are offered by education institutions and a number of other organisations and the Australian Government.  They cover various educational sectors, including

  • vocational education and training,
  • student exchanges,
  • undergraduate and
  • postgraduate study and research.

Usually Australian Government scholarships are not available for English language training specifically in Australia. However, there are several English language training scholarships offered by Australian institutions.

For information on scholarships use Australian Government  Scholarships Database. It provides an accurate and reliable list of all scholarships supplied by Australian-based organisations, institutions and government bodies to international students studying or planning to study in Australia on a student visa.

The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours through Australia’s extensive scholarship programs.

The Australia Awards brings the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) scholarships together under the Australia Awards program.

Further information can be found at www.AustraliaAwards.gov.au

There are three programs available under the Australia Awards. They are:

  • Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the America’s to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia. Further information can be found at: www.deewr.gov.au/EndeavourAwards

 

  • Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) focus on developing leaders who can influence social and economic policy reform and development outcomes in both their own countries and in the Asia-Pacific region. ALAs provide scholarship support for postgraduate studies in Australia and short-term fellowship opportunities in specialised research, study or professional attachments through participating Australian organisations. Further information can be found at: www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar

 

  • Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) aim to contribute to the long-term development needs of Australia’s partner countries to promote good governance, economic growth and human development. ADS provides people with the necessary skills and knowledge to drive change and influence the development outcomes of their own country, through obtaining tertiary qualifications at participating Australian institutions. Further information can be found at: www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar
April 9, 2012

Australia is the land of work, skill and education for the international students. Many foreign students prefer to live and study abroad in Australia. Australia offers a high quality practical educational environment for international or foreign students to obtain skills and qualifications in any of the related areas in the field of engineering and technology.

International students can enrol in Information Technology, Civil, Software /Hardware, Manufacturing, Multimedia, Automobile, Mechanical, Aeronautical/ Aerospace, Applied Physics, Architectural, Chemical and Environmental Engineering courses. Many technical and engineering colleges in Australia offer technical and further Education (TAFE) programs, university degrees and postgraduate degree courses to students in different engineering disciplines.

Australia educational consultants provide useful information to foreign and international students and also guide them to choose right kind of engineering course from best college and university.Australia educational consultants also guide international students to get admission in the college located at a city university in one of the state capitals or choose a best university located in one of the main regional centres throughout Australia.

Australia provides multicultural and excellent study environment for students to study and so that they feel comfortable to mix in a diverse and tolerant environment. Australian education counselling provides the information of many engineering colleges in Australia. It also offers the international student a wide range of choices of place to study, strength and size of engineering college and educational approach of the engineering institute.

Apart from Study, the technical and engineering colleges in Australia also allows international students to participate in most important research and development activities. Australian education counselling has also running various educational programs in which the students can interact more closely with industry people so that they know how to deal with real-world engineering?

Engineers educated from Australian universities can be found working all over in today’s worldwide community. For example South and East Asia where large numbers of engineers and technical people who have studied from various Australian Universities, Colleges and Institutes will be found at very senior positions in different software, mechanical and chemical industries, or in government sectors, with few of them have their own well established businesses.

If we compared globally, Australia has more engineering graduates and post graduate people per million than the UK, France Germany, USA, Sweden and India. Many universities offer postgraduate degree courses to study abroad in Australia in areas of engineering.

Summary: Australia offers a high quality practical educational environment for international or foreign students to obtain skills and qualifications in any of the related areas in the field of engineering and technology like Information Technology, Civil, Software /Hardware, Manufacturing, Multimedia, Automobile, Mechanical engineering fields to get better career and high senior positions.

 

Source: goodarticles.in April 5th, 2012

April 4, 2012

 

A NEW website will let students compare universities on different criteria and the Government already is planning its expansion.

The  MyUniversity site launched in Canberra today gives information such as offered courses, student-to-staff ratios, fees, student satisfaction, and access to student services and campus facilities.

Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans said the Government was already working on expanding and refining the information available to include employment outcomes and better data on student experiences.

The site soon will include more information about what potential employers are looking for.

Providing connections would ensure a broad education as well as training for the jobs emerging in the economy,” Senator Evans said.

 

“So they can get the full picture not only of the experience at university but also what that means for their employment prospects,” he said at a high school in Canberra.

Much of the information on the MyUniversity site has been available already but Senator Evans said a student had to be “very determined” to find it all.

Year 12 student Briana Duck said her first look at the website had been very helpful.

“It gives heaps of statistics and you can compare the information you want,” the Canberra student said.

“Where they are, how many students go and complete it (their course) and get jobs further on.”

Briana is hoping to study forensics and said the website let her find which universities offered the course, how long each degree took and how many students studied it.

Senator Evans said each university vetted information before it appeared on the site to ensure accuracy.

There had been some sensitivity, particularly about releasing staff-to-student ratios, but the minister said these were important issues to students.

“If students start making choices around those issues and that affects enrolments, I’m sure you’ll find universities responding,” he said.

Briana said it was something she would consider in choosing where to study.

“You want to know how much attention you’re going to get and how many places there are,” she said.

The website has been well received by universities and tertiary students, but both said there was more work to do.

Universities Australia, the sector’s peak body, said prospective students must be able to have confidence in the information’s accuracy.

“Getting it right is also essential for the reputation of universities operating in an increasingly competitive market brought on by the demand-driven enrolment system,” chief executive Belinda Robinson said.

“We don’t believe the MyUniversity website is there yet, particularly in relation to attrition rates, staff-student ratios, the entry score cut-off search function, course mapping and searchability.”

The National Union of Students said the right kind of information was being provided but more detail was needed.

“Students have a right to know whether they will be enrolling at a campus with a culture of student-run student life and student services,” president Donherra Walmsley said.

“We believe it is essential that this information be included in the next iteration of the MyUniversity website.”

Ultimately students would benefit because universities would no longer be able to hide behind their brand.

 

Source: AAP April 03, 2012

November 19, 2011

 

NSW AND Victoria will come under renewed pressure to provide transport concessions to international students following an upgrade to the Study in Australia portal next year.

The federal government said all states and territories would be required to upload information on their services onto the Austrade-managed portal, “to ensure students make informed decisions about where to study”.

“International students will be able to search and compare government services on the Study in Australia portal, including comparative information on transport concessions available to international students, in 2012.”

The updates are required under last year’s International Students Strategy for Australia, the government said.

NSW and Victoria don’t currently provide concessions to the bulk of their international students, unlike the other states and territories.

The federal government said it supported last month’s agreement by state and territory community and disability services ministers to consider reciprocal recognition of student concessions.

It said it had also exerted pressure on NSW and Victoria over the issue in 2008 and again last month.

“The government will continue to make representations to NSW and Victoria on this matter,” it said, in a belated response to a Senate references committee inquiry into international student welfare.

The report by the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee issued 16 recommendations, including two on public transport.

There were also five recommendations on information for international students, three on work rights, three on regulation and one each on agents, visa processing and medical internships.

The government said it supported three quarters of the recommendations and had already begun work to address them, implementing some in full. But it’s had plenty of time to do so, given that the report was released in November 2009.

It cited the Study in Australia portal in its response to six of the recommendations.

But the portal won’t fully meet the expectations of the committee, which said some information should be available in hard copy form and provided prior to students’ arrival in Australia.

 

Source: Portal pressure on concessions

BY: JOHN ROSS From: The Australian November 19, 2011

November 3, 2011
November 3, 2011

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced businesses using the subclass 457 visa program can now gain access to priority processing and approval for six years under a new accreditation scheme.

‘This new scheme recognises that many Australian businesses have a long history of dealing with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and an excellent record of compliance with workplace and migration laws,’ Mr Bowen said.

‘From 7 November, these businesses will be able to seek accreditation that qualifies them for sponsorship approval of six years rather than the current three, as well as ensuring faster processing times for all future subclass 457 nominations and visa applications.’

Businesses will need to meet certain additional benchmarks to qualify for accredited status, including being an active 457 visa sponsor for the past three years and a commitment to ensuring at least 75 per cent of their domestic workforce is Australian.

‘While employers should first look to Australians to fill skill vacancies, the subclass 457 visa provides a fast and flexible process for the entry of overseas workers where they are needed to fill skill vacancies,’ Mr Bowen said.

‘The new accreditation scheme was developed in consultation with the Skilled Migration Consultative Panel, which includes representatives from major employer groups, unions and state governments.’

The 2011 KPMG Skilled Migration Survey of employers found that the subclass 457 visa program provided a flexible avenue to alleviate skill shortages in growth sectors such as the mining industry.

Use of the subclass 457 visa program is increasing, with 54 360 subclass 457 primary visas granted in 2010–11, an increase of 38.2 per cent compared to the same period the year before. The UK was the most popular source country, with 11 820 primary applicants granted visas.

The median processing time for a subclass 457 visa remains at a historically low level of 22 days.

Minister Bowen has announced that DIAC will introduce a Sponsorship Accreditation system from Monday 7 November 2011.

Employers can apply for Accredited Sponsor status to qualify for priority processing for Subclass 457 visa nominations and visa applications.

Accredited Sponsor status is valid for six years, unless it is revoked because the employer no longer meets the required criteria.

Accreditation status is for employers with have a long and positive history of dealing with the Department and an excellent record of compliance with workplace and migration laws.

Applications for Accredited Sponsor status are made in the same way as applications for approval as a Standard Business Sponsorship applications, online or using Form 1196S.

A company must meet all the following criteria to gain Accredited Sponsor status:

  • be a government agency, a publicly listed company, or a private company, with a minimum of $4 million turnover per year over the last three years;
  • have been an active Subclass 457 visa sponsor for the past three years (with a break of no more than six months, which was not due to any sanction);
  • have no adverse information known of it based on DIAC and DEEWR monitoring, including formal warnings and sanctions;
  • have had at least 30 primary Subclass 457 visa applications granted in the previous 12 months;
  • have lodged a high level of Decision Ready applications over the previous two years;
  • have a non-approval rate of less than three percent during the previous three years; and
  • have Australian workers comprising at least 75 percent of its workforce in Australia, and have made a commitment to maintain this level.

Information on sponsorship accreditation is on the DIAC website, with further information to be available on Monday 7 November.

July 6, 2011
The College has an excellent Information Technology pathway to  Bachelor of IT. Dependant on the pathway chosen, students will be eligible for up to 12 subjects credit on completion of their studies at  College. This could allow your students to complete their undergraduate studies in as little as 1 ½ years.

CSU offer four majors within the Bachelor of IT and the credit granted for their College IT studies will depend on the major chosen at CSU. In order to be able to properly counsel your students and to be able to offer them the best pathway for their desired outcome, it is important to be aware of the following credit information:

College Qualification

CSU Degree & Major

Subject Credits Granted

Diploma of Information Technology  –

Uni Pathway Package (50 weeks)

[Cert IV + Diploma]

BIT (Systems Administration)

12

BIT (Network Engineering)

11

BIT (Online Systems)

11

BIT (Systems Analysis)

10

BIT (Software Design and Development)

10

Diploma of Information Technology (40 weeks)

BIT (Systems Administration)

8

BIT (Network Engineering)

8

BIT (Online Systems)

8

BIT (Systems Analysis)

8

BIT (Software Design and Development)

8

Please review the table above and if anything is unclear or if you have any queries relating to  College in general, please feel free to contact us.

Tel:+90 212 244 16 19  info@tafetr.com

Tel:+90 312 419 82 00 ankara@tafetr.com

Tel:+ 61(2) 9232 7055 sydney@tafetr.com

July 30, 2010
July 30, 2010

Martin College are putting a special offer into the market for programs commencing 16th August and 20th September 2010.  This special offer is only available to any NEW bookings made for these 2 intakes to any of the MC Campuses in Australia – Sydney, Gold Coast or Brisbane (see below details of special offers).

Martin College Special Offers:

August 16th 2010:

  • Advanced Diploma of Management (50 weeks) – WAS $13,795 NOW ONLY $13,090*
  • Diploma of Marketing (20 weeks) – comprises of 5 core subjects + 3 elective subjects WAS $5,955 NOW ONLY $4,760*
  • Diploma of Business (20 weeks) – WAS $5,955 NOW ONLY $4,760*
  • Certificate IV in Business (15 weeks) – WAS $4,465 NOW ONLY $3,570*
  • Certificate IV & Diploma of Business (30 weeks) – WAS $10,420 NOW ONLY $8,330*
  • Certificate IV in Business & Diploma of Marketing (30 weeks) – WAS $10,420 NOW ONLY $8,330*
  • Diploma of Information Technology (45 weeks)
  • Diploma of Event Management (45 weeks)
  • Certificate III in Event Management (15 weeks) – WAS $4,465 NOW ONLY $3,570*
  • Diploma of Tourism (45 weeks)
  • Certificate III in Tourism (25 weeks)

September 20th 2010:

  • Advanced Diploma of Management (50 weeks) – WAS $13,795 NOW ONLY $13,090*
  • Diploma of Marketing (20 weeks) – comprises of 5 core subjects + 3 elective subjects WAS $5,955 NOW ONLY $4,760*
  • Diploma of Business (20 weeks) – WAS $5,955 NOW ONLY $4,760*
  • Certificate IV in Business (15 weeks) – WAS $4,465 NOW ONLY $3,570*
  • Certificate IV & Diploma of Business (30 weeks) – WAS $10,420 NOW ONLY $8,330*
  • Certificate IV in Business & Diploma of Marketing (30 weeks) – WAS $10,420 NOW ONLY $8,330*
  • Diploma of Event Management (45 weeks)
  • Certificate III in Event Management (15 weeks) – WAS $4,465 NOW ONLY $3,570*
  • Diploma of Tourism (45 weeks)
  • Certificate III in Tourism (25 weeks)
  • Diploma of Graphic Design (50 weeks)
  • Certificate IV in Design (25 weeks)

October 25th 2010:

  • Advanced Diploma of Management (50 weeks)
  • Diploma of Marketing (20 weeks) – comprises of 5 core subjects + 3 elective subjects
  • Diploma of Business (20 weeks)
  • Certificate IV in Business (15 weeks)
  • Certificate IV & Diploma of Business (30 weeks)
  • Certificate IV in Business & Diploma of Marketing (30 weeks)

November 29th 2010:

  • Advanced Diploma of Management (50 weeks)
  • Diploma of Marketing (20 weeks) – comprises of 5 core subjects + 3 elective subjects
  • Diploma of Business (20 weeks)
  • Certificate IV in Business (15 weeks)
  • Certificate IV & Diploma of Business (30 weeks)
  • Certificate IV in Business & Diploma of Marketing (30 weeks)
  • Diploma of Information Technology (45 weeks)

Nationality Mix (July)

Please find attached the latest Nationality Mix for July 2010.  Brisbane is showing a great diversity in its nationalities especially with the introduction of more Australian students (Now at 25%)at Martin College through the implementation of VET Fee-Help (Government assistance for Australian Citizens ONLY) these numbers should continue to grow over the coming months.

For further information, please contact me.

July 16, 2010
July 16, 2010

Automotive/Mechanical in September

The skill requirements for Australia for the next few years have been identified, with Diesel Mechanics being highlighted as a key requirement.  This is a good sign for students who wish to put their skills into practice as the economy starts to wind back up again.

For further information about the course and availability in September, please contact us or fill out the form.

 

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July 14, 2010

High School English Study Abroad - Sydney and TAFE NSW

 

Locations :

High School English Study Abroad program is offered at 6 TAFE NSW campus locations:

  • Ultimo (Downtown Sydney)
  • Crows Nest (Inner Northern Sydney)
  • Liverpool (South-western Sydney)
  • Newcastle (2 hours north of Sydney)
  • Wollongong (1 hour south of Sydney)
  • Port Macquarie (Northern NSW – 40 minutes
    by plane from Sydney)

More information

July 13, 2010

IT Information TechnologyTAFENSW announced a massive promotion on Information technology courses. Students with sufficient Information Technology background and knowledge may reduce their study time 1 full semester, in other terms they can graduate in 3 semesters (1.5 years) instead of 4 semesters (2 years) which that means saving over 5000 AUD and 1 full semester. TAFENSW IT diploma graduates, receive 1 year exemption from most of the Australian Universities towards IT Degrees.

May 24, 2010

TAFENSW announced a massive promotion on Information technology courses. Students with sufficient Information Technology background and knowledge may reduce their study time 1 full semester, in other terms they can graduate in 3 semesters (1.5 years) instead of 4 semesters (2 years) which that means saving over 5000 AUD and 1 full semester.

 

TAFENSW IT diploma graduates, receive 1 year exemption from most of the Australian Universities towards IT Degrees.