Why choose study in Australia
Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.
The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.
Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.
Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.
Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.
Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation
Edith Cowan College (ECC) is renowned for its high-quality English language courses and outstanding facilities. Full-time ECC English courses provide 20-22 hours of English study per week in a classroom setting. Active learning is facilitated through a wide range of innovative teaching methods, combined with modern materials and resources.
Academic English programme
The Academic English Programme is designed for students who plan to study at an Australian university or for those who are interested in developing their academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. This programme is conducted on ECU's Mt Lawley campus. The course content of the programme includes:
Essay writing and reading skills
Academic English language
Academic discussion and presentation skills
Students in the programme have the opportunity to develop their language skills and enhance their learning capabilities as they move on to higher education. Since the course focuses on a mixture of communication skills and academic study skills, it is ideal for students preparing for the IELTS exam. ECC's Academic English course can be packaged with ECC's Diploma and Postgraduate Qualifying Programmes.
Edith Cowan College offers Diplomas of Business, Hotel Management, Science and Communication.
The Diploma of Business provides students with an overall perspective of business.
The Diploma of Communication and Creative Industries focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects of communication. Students can choose to specialise in one area or gain expertise in multiple areas to pursue a degree programme at Edith Cowan University.
The Diploma of Hotel Management leads into the second year of the Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management at ECU. The course provides students with the essential competencies required in hotels and resort organisations, and incorporates a one-semester internship placement with a leading hotel when they transfer to ECU.
The Diploma of Science (Computing/IT) provides students exposure to the discipline areas of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Internet Technology, Computer Security, Information Technology and other emerging areas.
The Diploma of Science (Engineering Studies) is specially designed for students wishing to enrol in a range of courses offered by the School of Engineering at ECU.
The Diploma of Science (Health Studies) deals with the biological, social and cultural elements involved in health care.
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At Edith Cowan College (ECC), applications from international students are assessed on the basis of academic background and English language proficiency.
ECC will assess academic qualifications in line with the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR). Students who have completed professional qualifications such as the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Diploma (LCCI) are also eligible for entry to ECC.
English language proficiency
International students must be able to demonstrate English Language proficiency. This can be done by obtaining one of the following results:
IELTS - 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 for Diploma, (except for Nursing, which has a higher IELTS requirement); 6.0 for PQP.
TOEFL (iBT) - 60 for Diploma; 79 for PQP.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) - 49 with no score less than 49 for Diploma; 57 with no score less than 57 for PQP.
Students who do not meet the English entry requirement for ECC's Diploma programmes can have Academic English packaged with their academic programme.
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Edith Cowan College (ECC) is located in Perth, Western Australia, and provides a number of fast-track Diploma courses - which can be completed in just eight months and are equivalent to the first year of the respective bachelor degree at ECU. Students can study subjects ranging from Hotel Management to Science, and can then transfer to Edith Cowan University (ECU) - which is also where ECC delivers its courses.
ECC students have access to many of the facilities at ECU - the second largest University in Western Australia. These include state-of-the-art computer labs, a recently renovated library, multimedia facilities, access to food outlets, a bar, and a sports centre.
Around 700 students from both Australia and internationally come to study at ECC, where they benefit from being in small classes with a high level of student-to-teacher interaction, ensuring that each person has maximum support and guidance. The College provides flexible start dates, with students having the option of starting their programme in February, June or October.
Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities during their studies, to allow for them to meet new people, broaden their skills and nurture existing talents and interests. These range from sports teams to taking part in events and activities organised by clubs and societies in Perth.
ECC is mindful of the fact that some students find starting at a new college daunting, and provides free and confidential counselling to those experiencing any difficulties. Incoming students are also looked after at the beginning of their studies through Orientation, where a range of activities and ice-breakers are put in place to help them settle in.
Edith Cowan College offers Postgraduate Qualifying Programmes in the areas of Business and IT.
The Postgraduate Qualifying Programme (PQP) is a one semester non-award programme designed for students who already have tertiary qualifications, but have not qualified for direct entry into master is degrees at Edith Cowan University (ECU).
The PQP in Business will equip students with the knowledge, skills and English language proficiency required for entry into master is degrees in the School of Business and Law at ECU. Subjects covered in the programme include management, communication, research methodologies and critical thinking. The PQP opens doors for students to gain entry into master is programmes in ECU in the areas of Marketing, Accounting, Finance and Banking, Human Resources and Hospitality.
The PQP in Information Technology equips students with the skills, knowledge and the English language proficiency required for entry into master is programmes in the School of Science (Computing and Security) at ECU. Master is programmes offered at the school are in the areas of Computer Science and Cyber Security.
International students can apply for a single visa to cover the duration of their studies, which includes their programme of study at Edith Cowan College, a possible degree at Edith Cowan University, and their English programme as well, if it is required.
How to apply
Prospective international students must obtain a student visa from an Australian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate in their home country before travelling. Applications can also be made online.
All international students must comply with current visa conditions and regulations. Edith Cowan College has a number of representatives in various countries to assist students in applying for a student visa.
Visa requirements to be met vary from country to country. The main requirements for a visa application generally include:
A Letter of Offer from ECC.
An electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from ECC, which is issued when the first trimester's tuition fees and other required fees have been paid.
A medical check-up.
Proof of academic history and English proficiency.
Proof of financial support.
Edith Cowan College (ECC) is offering free guaranteed industry internships across all of the ECC / ECU degree programmes. Internships help Edith Cowan students gain the crucial hands-on industry experience and employability skills needed to help them stand out from their peers when they graduate.
The internship comprises of:
Up to 12 weeks of supervised internship in an Australian company which will boost their job opportunities, advance their career and build important industry links
3 x 3-hour preparation workshops to help with the internship placement providing key employability skills
Access to a resume tool to help get students ready for employment
The internship does not impact student visa working rights.
For more information about this, please visit the Edith Cowan College website.
Navitas Family Bursaries
The bursary is equivalent to 10 per cent of the tuition fee for up to 8 units of study.
Family Bursary applies where two or more students from the same family study at a Navitas institution.
The first family member can be studying at a Navitas institution at the same time as the other family members or may have studied at any Navitas institution previously.
The family bursary is granted to the second and subsequent family members who study at a Navitas institution.
Not have previously received a Navitas scholarship or bursary, or had a scholarship or bursary from Navitas withdrawn.
Successful recipients will not receive any money from the Navitas member institution. The value of the bursary will be recorded on the student's account each semester of study.
The bursary does not apply to additional units or repeat units that may also be undertaken.
Navitas bursary is not applicable to English language program or any component of any English language program offered by Navitas member institutions.
A completed application must be submitted to the Navitas institution together with supporting documents, such as birth certificate, or family card. Application form can be obtained from the Navitas institution where the student has enrolled.