Tips before studying in Australia
Review of education system
Universities in Australia assist overseas students by providing foundation year, pathway program, study support services, English skills improvement including transferring to other countries. There are some factors that you should learn well before making decision to study in Australia.
Choose the right course
To select the suitable course or field of education will impact on experience during the time you are studying abroad. If you do not know what the differences among the courses and universities, you may see the comparison of studying and teaching method, environment, facilities, students’ satisfaction provided by the national or global ranking which can help you to make better decision. Australia has 35 universities in the world rankings and 6 universities are ranked top 100 in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17.
Compare courses and universities
Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) is the indication endorsed by Australia government that will help to select the best university for you. The information is sourced from thousands of students’ opinion survey throughout Australia and the information is updated every year.
You can visit the website https://www.qilt.edu.au for comparing data on
• Satisfaction of undergraduate and new graduate
• Salary rate of new graduate
• Graduate’s employment rate
• Work experience and employment
Many student visa types allow overseas student to do part-time job during semester. This is great opportunity for students to earn money and gain experience from working in the field that they are studying. If money is not the important thing, you may gain experience from volunteer work with foundations and organizations in Australia. This is the way to make new friends and gain real working experience. Working as apprentice is also a valuable choice because you will get an opportunity to work in real workplace environment and increase the career opportunity in the future.