If you’re not sure what you want to study, we have a comprehensive guide to give you more information on popular areas of study and the types of careers they can lead to.
Use the Study Australia Course Search tool to search:
You can shortlist and compare your favourites, and send an enquiry directly to a listed education provider.
Australia offers opportunities for study across many different locations and environments – from cosmopolitan cities to major regional centres, to natural environments close to beaches, rainforest or outback.
Academic entry requirements (including English language level) will vary depending on the course you want to study.
Please read the course entry requirements on each education provider’s website (via the Study Australia Course Search tool) carefully and contact the provider directly if you need any further information.
If English is your second language, there is usually an English language requirement for entry into most courses.
To help you meet the equivalent academic entry requirements of an Australian high school qualification, you could consider taking a Foundation course, also known as a bridging study program. Foundation courses are usually one year long and are offered by most higher education institutions.
Some Australian education and training providers offer course credits or exemptions based on your previous studies. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Visit our course credits and exemptions page fore more information.
Once you decide which course you want to study via our Course Search tool, you may be able to complete an application via the education provider’s website or request an application form by emailing the education provider directly.
The education provider will assess your application which can take a few weeks (or longer for postgraduate courses). If your application is successful, you’ll receive a letter of offer and an acceptance form.
The next step is to lodge your visa application directly with the Department of Home Affairs. Visit our how to apply for a visa page for a step-by-step guide.
An education agent can give you information about your options for studying and living in Australia and help you with your study application.
Agents have up-to-date course information from many Australian education providers and an understanding of the overseas education system in Australia. This means they can give you accurate information that is tailored to your needs.
Here are some tips for choosing an agent:
Important note: Education agents cannot guarantee a permanent visa or work placement in Australia after you graduate. Their job is to help with study applications.
If you want to change your course or education provider, you must check your student visa requirements and follow the correct procedures. Find out more on our Changing course or provider page.