Study in Australia

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Study in Australia
Studying in Australia is not the most difficult thing in the world, but it is not as easy as waking up one day with the cable crossed and saying "today I feel like going to the other side of the world for six months, I'm going to pack my suitcase."

What requirements do you need to study in Australia?

To study in Australia the first thing you will need is to get a student visa. To achieve this, you will have to meet certain requirements, but don't worry, because we will guide you through the entire process and take care of all the paperwork.

Obtain the student visa

El student visa (subclass 500) is a document with which you can combine studying in Australia with a part-time job.

If your idea is study more than three months in Australia, this is the ideal visa for you.

If you wanted study less than three months and you do not plan to work during your stay, you could also study with the tourist visa or with the Work and Holiday visa.

What will you need to obtain the student visa?

To obtain the student visa you need to fulfill the following minimum requirements:

  • Having apassport with a minimum validity of 6 months.
  • Be enrolled in an approved course by the Australian Government and submit the COE code (Confirmation Of Enrolment).
  • Pay the visa fees student ($ 620 AUD).
  • Hire the health insurance OSHC mandatory (We tell you more about this a few lines below).
  • Submit a GTE letter (Genuine Temporary Entrant). This is, without a doubt, the document that your entire application revolves around, the Holy Grail of adventurers who come to Australia. It is a letter of intent in which you must argue the reasons why you want to study here. One of ours Visa experts certified with the QEAC qualification will be in charge of writing this important document for you to ensure that your visa is granted.
  • Depending on the nationality with which you apply for a student visa, the Australian Government Immigration Department may ask you for certain additional requirements. Nothing unusual, normal. For example:
    • Show that you are in top health by presenting a medical examination.
    • A police record certificate.
    • Prove that you have sufficient financial funds and solvency to finance your stay in Australia.

As you can see, the documents may vary according to your student profile and your nationality. But don't worry about it, really: that's what we're here for.

At all times you will have the help of your Dingoos Guide, who will accompany you throughout the process and our team of Visa Experts, authentic specialists in process student visas. They will ask you for the documents they need to process your application at each step of the process.

What you will NOT need to obtain the student visa

And here is the best part: breathe easy, because there are a couple of things that may have worried you but are not necessary to process your student visa:

  • You can apply for a visa without having any official English qualification: here you come to learn, among many other things.
  • You can request it without age limit. It does not matter if you are 20, 40, 60 or 120 years old (if you are 120 years old, by the way, tell us how you got there, please).

Health insurance in Australia

When you come with a student visa, it is mandatory to take out medical insurance. If you think about it, it makes sense: it thinks that health care in Australia is expensive, and the authorities want to make sure that if you fall ill during your stay you will have sufficient resources to meet medical expenses.

We really like OSHC insurance for Allianz, Nib o Bupa because they offer an adjusted price and the best guarantees.

Why study in Australia?

Studying in Australia has a lot of good things that you won't find in other English-speaking countries. That is why it is the # 1 choice for thousands of international students every year!

You will improve your English

La language immersion starts from day one. Having to operate in a country whose official language is English will make you get the batteries yes or yes.

You can work while studying in Australia

Australia has an unemployment rate of less than 6%, so finding a part-time job and combining it with your studies is perfectly possible. If you want to know more about working conditions, the most common jobs and the minimum wage that students have in Australia, you can find the information in the section on most common working conditions and jobs to study in Australia.

You will discover unimaginable landscapes

Rainforests, metropolises, deserts, spectacular beaches, charming towns and unique animals among other things. Australia is a huge country characterized by its variety of landscapes.

You can choose between different climates

Australia is so big that it has climates for all tastes. Since equatorial and tropical climates in the north of the country, where the cities of Darwin and Cairns are located, subtropical climates, from long summers and mild winters in the cities of the east coast such as Sydney, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast or Noosa, until desert and continental climates inside the country. Anyway, if you are not a big fan of the heat, you can always look for a colder weather in cities like Melbourne, in the state of Victoria, Adelaide, in South Australia, or Hobart, located on the famous island of Tasmania.

You will boost your personal growth

What you are going to live in Australia is so incredible that when you return home you will be someone else. Many students have told us how transformative their experience has been after living in Australia for a season. This is due, in his words, to meeting countless people from all over the world and to the great multiculturalism of the country, which generates that they open their minds and go through a internal transformation, returning home much more mature than they were when they decided to come to Australia to study.

Benefits study in Australia

How to study in Australia in 7 steps?

In Dingoos we will accompany you at every step that you give so that you stay solely and exclusively with the good part: enjoying the best decision you have ever made.

Step 1: Contact us

In case spending a season on the other side of the world sounds interesting to you, the first step you have to take is contact us. Once you do, one of our Dingoos Guides will contact you in 24/48 h. and will be in charge of personally advising you to find the city and design an academic plan that suits your tastes and objectives.

Step 2: Choose a city

What is the city you have always wanted to live in like? It must be in Australia, because here there are as many cities as there are types of people. At Dingoos we know them all very well, that's why one of the first things your Dingoos Guide will do is talk to you about each of them with their pros and cons so that you are the one who, depending on your lifestyle, decide on which do you think you will be happier.

Meanwhile, here we leave you the main cities of Australia with a brief summary of each of them.

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Sydney

Sydney is the most universal Australian city, a large city that never sleeps and in which you always discover something new that leaves you in love.

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Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world. The only bad thing about going is to come back, but you can always find a way to stay forever.

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Gold Coast

The Gold Coast has good weather all year round, miles of beach and buildings so tall that it is impossible not to hang in the clouds with your mouth open. Welcome to surfers paradise!

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Byron Bay

A haven of peace on the shores of the Pacific, the cradle of Australian bohemia. Byron Bay is more than a place, it is a lifestyle.

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Brisbane

The capital of the state of Queensland and the third largest city in Australia with two million inhabitants, Brisbane is a very manageable city with great weather all year round.

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Perth

The great capital of the west coast, a city that is not so touristy perfectly preserves the essence of Australia, Perth has the best sunsets in the country.

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Cairns

Cairns is a tropical urban paradise, surrounded by nature and with only 120.000 inhabitants. It is the perfect city for lovers of diving and tropical forests.

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Noosa

A subtropical paradise without large buildings or urban overcrowding. Noosa is the perfect place to walk around watching koalas and surf around dolphins.

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Sunshine Coast

Life on the beach, life better! Sunshine Coast, the Australian Sunshine Coast is perfect for you if you are a quiet person and cannot imagine living in a big city.

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Adelaide

Considered one of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world for years, the capital of South Australia is your city in case you are looking for a mild climate, job opportunities and a not very high cost of living.

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Hobart

Located on the famous island of Tasmania, Hobart is surrounded by beaches, forests and nature reserves, it is the ideal place for those who love to live in harmony with nature and like cold winters. Also, it is the cheapest city in Australia!

Step 3: Choose a course

The variety of courses in Australia is almost endless. Your Dingoos Guide will talk to you about all your options and will help you choose the one that interests you the most depending on your needs, objectives and budget.

Are you looking for a course to improve your English? Or do you want to take your career to another level? Or on the contrary, do you want to take a complete turn and learn something new?

No matter what you are looking for: if you are in Australia, you Dingoos Guide It will help you find it.

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English courses (ELICOS)

They are the kind of courses most popular with international students when they come to Australia for the first time. Regardless of your level or the reasons why you want to study English in Australia, we will help you find an English course that suits your goals and budget.

These are the different types of English courses you can choose from:

  • General English: you will prepare yourself to control the main language needs: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • Preparation for official exams: you will prepare to obtain degrees such as Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL, ESOL, PTE, etc.
  • Business English: aimed at professionals who want to improve their English for the day-to-day work.

As you can see, the variety of English courses is very wide regardless of what your English level.

If you have a basic level and you do not control the language beyond the “How are you? I'm fine, thank you, and you?”, We recommend that you enroll in a general English course for at least six months.

If, on the other hand, you already have a advanced level of English and what you are looking for is an official qualification or perfecting the language to function at work, you will have the option of choosing between an official exam preparation course or an English for business course. In either of these two cases, a three-month course could be enough.

In addition, English courses offer a lot of flexibility to organize your travel plans. And, you can start your course any week of the year and in this way choose when you want to arrive to start studying in Australia.

Something that you should also value is that English courses (ELICOS) are evaluated through attendance. Therefore, you must complete an attendance percentage higher than 80% in order to obtain the certificate that will accredit the level of English you have reached at the end of the course.

With regard to the schedules, English courses can be full time (full-time) or part-time (also known as Part-time o condensed).

In the English courses with full-time scheduleYou can usually choose between morning, afternoon or even night in some schools. Schedule full-time It is a very good option if you have a very low level of English or if you feel that your fluency when speaking is rusty. At Dingoos, we do not usually recommend enrolling for more than 3 months full time because once you start to notice that your English improves, you will want to have more time to work or enjoy the hundreds of plans and events we organize. For this reason, we usually offer to combine 3 months of English course with schedule full-time with 3 or 6 more months of English with schedule Part-time. In any case, the decision is completely yours, but if you miss an event later, don't say we didn't let you know. 😛

The next option is the part time schedule. If you decide to choose a part-time English course, you will give the same 20 or 25 hours per week as in the modality full-time, but condensed in fewer days (hence the Aussies call them "condensed”). Let's say it's like studying English intensively for 2 and a half days a week. This option also allows you to choose between morning, afternoon or evening hours depending on the school.

And wait for the best, what happens if I enroll in full-time, find a job and want to change to part-time schedule? Well what Our Student Attention Department will help you request a change in the schedule at the school And if the school has free places, in principle there would be no major problem in changing you. The same goes for the morning, afternoon or evening schedules. So do not be afraid to choose one or the other if you are not sure because your choice does not have to be completely final.

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Vocational Courses (VET)

If you already have an advanced level of English and what interests you is to come to Australia to learn or go deeper into a trade while living an international experience, your thing is that you choose a VET course: a kind of Vocational Training (FP) to the Australian but with international recognition and prestige.

When studying a VET course in Australia, you can choose from many themes depending on your goals. Whether you want to learn to cook, start a business, take care of the environment, become a hacker or fulfill the dream of training as a yoga teacher, in Australia there is a VET course for you.

Within the vocational courses we can find different academic levels. The lowest level of study will be a Certificate I and the most advanced the Advanced Diploma. In between we can find the Certificates II, III and IV and the Diplomas.

VET courses have a fixed duration, which will vary depending on the type of course and the school that offers it. For example, there may be two schools that offer a Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication and one of the courses is 30 weeks and the other 40 weeks.

On the other hand, unlike English courses, VET courses have fixed start dates, which also vary depending on the course and the institution that teaches them. Therefore, we can find courses with weekly, monthly or quarterly starting dates, but do not worry, because that is precisely what we are for. You tell us your desired date of arrival in Australia and your Dingoos Guide will be in charge of finding the course that best suits your travel plans.

Another indisputable advantage of VET courses is that in most of them attendance is not compulsory and you will only have to go to class between 1 and 2 days a week. In this way, you will have greater flexibility to be able to combine studying and working in Australia, as well as saving time to say yes to all the plans that we propose. Of course, remember that to obtain your degree at the end of the course, you will have to have completed all the units. To pass each unit you will have to deliver the works (assessments) that your teacher will order you throughout the course.

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TAFE courses

The TAFE courses (Technical And Further Education) are courses very similar to VET but coordinated at the state level and taught in public institutions.

The main differences between VET and TAFE courses are:

  • TAFE courses usually have a highest practical component
  • Require a higher level of academic demand
  • The entry requirements are considerably more demanding to be able to study TAFE courses. For example, they demand to have an official qualification that certifies the level of English of their students (Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL ...)
  • They only have one start date per quarter

In addition, these types of courses have a less flexible payment plan policy that the VET

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University studies

This option implies coming to study a university degree, a master's degree or a doctorate in a Australian university, with all the international prestige that this implies for your CV.

Australian universities have quite demanding entry requirements, among which is to translate all the documents of previous studies or to accredit a certain level of English through the Academic IELTS exam. The level of English required may vary depending on the university and the studies that are going to be carried out, but in general they usually ask for a minimum of a 7 in IELTS, which is equivalent to a C1 in Cambridge.

On the other hand, university degrees, unlike the rest of the courses, only offer two start dates per year, one in each semester of the year (normally in January-February for the first semester and June-July for the second). Therefore, the date of your arrival in Australia will be more conditioned by the start date of your course at the university.

Step 4: School enrollment

Once we have chosen your destination city, the school and the course that best suits your objectives, it is time to enroll. At Dingoos we will manage all the paperwork and we will send the documentation that the school needs to reserve your place on the date you decide to come. So, when the time comes to start your course, everything will be ready for you to enjoy the experience of studying in Australia.

Did you know that you can study in several cities in Australia?

If you like to move and want to make the most of your stay, you will surely like the idea of study in different cities of Australia. How do you hear it! There are several ways to do it, but we always recommend enrolling in schools that have campuses in multiple cities. Thus, you can change of scene during the course with a simple procedure at school. Ask your Dingoos Guide which schools allow geographical mobility and we will help you choose an option with which you can move from city to city ... and I shoot because it's my turn!

Step 5: Purchase OSHC insurance

To apply for the student visa it is mandatory to take out OSHC health insurance. And in addition to being mandatory, it is more than recommended: think that Australian private healthcare is super expensive and anything that happens to you, even a cold, can end up costing you a real fortune. From Dingoos, we will offer you different options of approved OSHC policies with the best quality / price ratio so that you can choose the one that suits you best. And once you have decided, we will help you manage your hiring.

Step 6: Application for the student visa

Relax and forget about headaches: we do all the bureaucratic procedures for you, including the wording of the famous GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant). Our Visa Experts are certified professionals with the QEAC qualification and they are enabled to apply for the student visa on your behalf. They will be in charge of preparing and process your student visa to study in Australia. As you can see, you are in good hands. And best of all, we offer the student visa application service completely free to members of our community.

Step 7: Buy the flights and pack

By now you feel like you're on a cloud! You have your student visa, you are enrolled in your course and the only thing left is the best: come flying. In addition to sending you a discount code for the purchase of your flights, your Integration Coordinator It will help you with the last formalities prior to your trip to Australia. For example, hiring accommodation for your first days in Australia or opening your Australian bank account online. The Integration Coordinator will also ensure that your Integrator Dingoos be ready to meet you and welcome you in the australian city that you have chosen. We are waiting for you on the other side of the world!

Advantages of the student visa

The student visa opens a world of advantages!

  • It is the easiest long-stay visa to obtain and you do not need to prove any level of English
  • You can request it without age limit
  • You do not compete against other candidates, as is the case with the Work & Holiday Visa.
  • It allows you to work part-time while studying and full-time on vacation to pay for your stay in Australia
  • It offers tax advantages. The first $ 18.200 AUD you earn working in Australia is tax free
  • Your partner can accompany you and also work part-time
  • You can renew it without leaving Australia
  • It can give you access to other types of visas, depending on your profile and what you decide to study

How much does it cost to study in Australia?

The total cost will depend on several things: student visa, of the price of academic course that you choose, of the flights, of your health insurance and accommodation that you decide and, of course, of your daily expenses once you settle in Australia. To give you a better idea of ​​what the expenses of studying in Australia are, we have broken down the expenses into fixed and variable one by one:

Student visa price

El price of student visa in Australia is $ 620 AUD. This expense is fixed regardless of how long you want to stay in the country.

El price of student visa for couple in Australia is $ 1080 AUD. This amount is the sum of the $ 620 AUD of the main applicant plus the $ 460 AUD corresponding to the dependent applicant.

In case you want include your children in the student visa, you will have to add $ 150 AUD for each child at the price of the visa.

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    Price of the course or courses you choose to study in Australia

    The price of your academic planning is a variable expense and will depend on the type of course, the educational institution that teaches it and its duration. For example:

    • If you choose to study an English course (ELICOS), you will have to know that their prices are variable depending on the duration, type of course and schedule. Prices usually range from $ 150 and $ 290 AUD per week. Your Dingoos Guide will send you different course options during the counseling phase and will help you choose the one that best suits you based on your objectives and budget. year studying English in an economic school, it would cost approximately $ 6000 AUD.
    • If you choose to study a vocational course (VET), the price will be fixed and will depend on the course you choose. In general, VET courses are priced between $ 1000 and $ 2000 AUD per quarterThese are usually cheaper than English courses, for example, there are some inexpensive VET courses that would help you get a one-year student visa for an approximate price of $ 4500 or $ 5000 AUD.
    • If you choose to study at a public institution like TAFE, you should know that the prices of their courses, as well as their entry requirements, are higher, costing between $ 4000 and $ 25000 AUD Depending on the course you choose, if you would like to get a one-year visa while studying a TAFE course, the cost associated with it could range from $ 8000 to $ 10000 AUD.
    • Finally, if you want to study a master's degree or a university degree in Australia, the prices range between $ 22000 and $ 35000 AUD annually, this being the most expensive study option. Although the price is slightly higher than that of private universities in your country of origin, it is considerably lower than the price of studying the same programs in the United Kingdom or the United States. For this reason, coupled with the great prestige of Australian universities, many students choose to do their university studies in Australia, in case you would like to study a one-year program at an Australian university, you should know that the cheapest ones have a price higher than $ 20000 AUD.

    Finally, all courses have associated costs such as license plate and materials, which must be paid at the time of enrollment in the course. Typically, tuition prices are usually between $ 200 and $ 300 AUD, while the prices of materials have a greater variation depending on the course that is chosen.

    As you can see, the costs of studying in Australia vary greatly depending on the type of course you take. Therefore you Dingoos Guide It will present you with different options so that you can choose the one that best suits your goals and budget.

    Health insurance price

    Taking out medical insurance (OSHC) It is an expense that, in addition to being mandatory, is highly recommended. Healthcare in Australia is very expensive and as you know, To apply for the student visa, one of the requirements is to have an OSHC policy that covers the entire duration of your visa.

    El OSHC health insurance price it is usually about $ 43 AUD per month ó $ 516 AUD for a visa duration of one year. The insurance companies that offer OSHC policies with the best quality / price ratio are: Allianz, NIB y BUPA.

    If you want to go even deeper into the expenses of studying in Australia, visit our post “chow much it is difficult to study and work in Australia".

    I can afford?

    In most cases, the answer is yes. Unlike other countries where going to study is something elitist and that very few people can afford (such as the United States), in Australia it is relatively inexpensive to access an international academic experience. The reason is that once you are here you can pay for your studies and day-to-day expenses with the money you earn working.

    How much money did I take to Australia for the first few days?

    This will depend a lot on the city in which you want to study. But on average, with a mattress of about $ 1500 or $ 2.000 AUD for the expenses of the first month (while you find a job) would be more than enough in any Australian city.

    Duration of the student visa

    La total duration of your student visa It will depend on the duration of the course you choose to study and the holidays associated with it.

    The duration of the English courses (ELICOS) is variableTo obtain a student visa, you can study between a minimum of 10 weeks and a recommended maximum of 52 weeks (1 year).

    Instead, vocational courses (VET) have a fixed duration that will depend on the academic plan of each school. For example, a Marketing Diploma at school “A” can last for 30 weeks, while at school “B” the same degree can last 52 weeks. Depending on how long you want to spend in Australia, one school may interest you more than the other.

    Likewise, all courses have an associated holiday which are divided into two types: school break y immigration vacation

    Student visa vacation

    The school vacations They vary depending on the type if you study an English course or a vocational course.

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    ELICOS course holidays

    Thanks to the plans that our Dingoos Guides will make you, we will optimize the duration of your visa by up to 8 weeks of vacation between blocks of 12 weeks of class. Therefore, with a 40-week planning, you could get a 15-month visa.

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    VET course holidays

    They work in a different way, since these courses already have vacations stipulated in their academic planning. Many of them follow the same planning as Australian schools and institutes, taking two weeks of vacation each term and four to six weeks in summer. Other schools, however, have their own calendar.

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    Holidays when combining courses

    Holidays when combining courses: if you combine two different courses, either ELICOS or VET, you can enjoy up to 8 weeks of vacation depending on your nationality and risk profile.

    On the other hand, you will also enjoy a period of vacations granted by immigration at the end of your visa. The Australian Department of Immigration can grant one, two or even three months of vacation at the end of your academic planning. These extra vacations are granted so that at the end of your studies, you can travel and enjoy this wonderful country before returning home. Whether you use them to travel or to work full time will be a decision that you can make when the time comes.

    What does it depend on whether they grant you 1, 2 or 3 months of vacation?

    The duration of the vacation you will get at the end of your visa will depend on the total duration of the course or courses you choose to do.

    • The Australian Department of Immigration grants 1 month vacation at the end of the course to those students who add less than 40 weeks of studies within the same visa.
    • Instead, you will enjoy 2 months vacation at the end of your visa as long as the total duration of your studies exceeds 40 weeks of study.
    • Exceptionally, if your academic planning exceeds 40 weeks of study and your course end date falls between November 15 and December 15, the Australian Immigration Department may grant you up to 3 months vacation at the end of your visa.

    But why are holidays important if you want to study in Australia?

    First of all, when you are on vacation you can work full time, being a great opportunity to increase your income and save. In addition, the holidays will extend the time of your visa for free.

    Examples of course combinations with optimized duration. 

    Your Dingoos Guide will be in charge of preparing a personalized study planning based on your preferences and risk profile. Below you will find some examples of academic plans with optimized holidays that will allow you to achieve the longest duration of the student visa at the lowest cost.

    • ELICOS 40 week course: 12 weeks of class + 8 weeks of vacation + 12 weeks of class + 8 weeks of vacation + 16 weeks of class + 8 weeks of immigration vacation. The total duration of your visa will be up to 64 weeks (approximately 15 months).
    • 12-week ELICOS Course + VET Course: 12 weeks of English class + up to 8 weeks of vacation + VET COURSE (16-104 weeks) + 1 or 2 months of vacation. The duration of your visa would depend on the duration of the VET course.
      For example, if the VET course is 16 weeks, the total duration of the visa will be approximately 9 and a half months.
      However, if the VET course is 104 weeks, the total duration of the visa will be approximately 2 and a half years.
    • VET Course + VET Course: We can make a planning in which you get up to 8 weeks of vacation between courses. For this reason, the duration of your visa will be the combination of the duration of your courses together with the 8 weeks of vacation between courses and the vacations granted by immigration at the end of the visa.
      For example, if we combine a 30-week VET course with a 54-week VET course, the academic planning would be as follows:
      VET Course 1 (30 weeks) + 4 to 8 weeks of vacation + VET Course 2 (54 weeks) + 8 weeks of vacation.
      The total duration of the visa in this case would be approximately one year and 11 months.

    Can I study with other visas in Australia? 

    For those who want to study and work in Australia, the student visa is usually the best option. However, here are other options that also offer the possibility of studying in Australia:

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    Tourist visa

    The tourist visa allows to study up to 3 months. Depending on your nationality and if you request it from outside or within Australia it can be free or cost about $ 365 AUD. The biggest limitations of this visa is that you will not be able to work legally and you will have to leave the country every 3 months.

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    Work and Holiday Visa

    The visa W&H It will grant you one year of stay in Australia and will allow you to study for up to 4 months. It has a cost of $ 485 AUD. To be able to apply for this visa, you must be under 31 years old, and prove a certain level of English (4,5 in IELTS) for some nationalities. In addition, the places to apply for the W & H visa are limited each year and it is not available for all nationalities.

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    Temporary Graduate Visa

    This visa can be obtained after studying at an Australian university or studying a VET course of more than 92 weeks in duration whose subject of study is related to one of the jobs detailed in the list of most demanded professions in Australia (also known as the Skill List). Its duration varies between one and two years and gives you the option of working and studying without limitations.

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    Training Visa

    This is a training visa in which you will work for an employer who will be in charge of giving you work and training. You need to meet certain requirements, such as previous studies and years of experience to be able to apply for this visa. Like the 485 visa, it has no limit in terms of hours of work and study.

    Therefore, if your goal is to study in Australia and improve your English or learn about another subject and you do not meet the requirements or do not fit these visas, as we have already explained, your best option will be to come with the student visa.

    Most common working conditions and jobs to study in Australia

    Working conditions with the student visa

    With the student visa you can work 40 hours every two weeks (or 20 hours a week) while you are studying. However, when you are on vacation you will not have any type of limitation, being able to work up to 40 hours a week.

    As student you can work in two different ways: employed or self-employed.

    • On behalf of others: You will work for an employer, who will be responsible for paying your salary and the corresponding taxes to the government. To do this, you will need a Tax File Number (TFN). Don't worry, since your Dingoos Integrator will help you request it as part of the integration services when you arrive in Australia.
    • On their own: in this case you will work as a freelancer, being able to offer your services to different companies or employers, who will pay you for them. To be able to work on your own you will need a Australian Business Number (ABN). If you want more information about the ABN, you will find it in our guide to creating the Australian Business Number. 

    What kind of jobs can I apply for as a student? 

    The possibilities of the jobs you can apply for as a student in Australia are almost endless. Everything will depend on your level of English, your experience and previous training and your attitude when facing the job search. In general, the easiest jobs to get are unskilled ones, as they require less preparation than skilled ones. However, many students end up working in a qualified job in their specialty. Even so, working in an unskilled job does not mean that you will be paid little. Salaries in Australia are very high so in unskilled jobs you will earn between $ 20 and $ 35 AUD per hour.

    Some examples of the most common jobs among students who have just arrived in Australia would be the following:

    • Work in the hospitality industry, whether as a waiter, barista or bartender
    • Work in restaurants as a cook or kitchen helper
    • Work in hotels and resorts
    • Work cleaning
    • Work as a food delivery boy
    • Work in retail, clothing stores or other businesses
    • Work doing removals
    • Work in construction
    • Work in garden maintenance
    • Work as a painter
    • Work babysitting
    • Working on farms picking fruit or caring for animals

    As you can see, the possibilities are vast. Anyway, if you want to know more about the types of work in Australia you can find more detailed information in this post.

    Scholarships for students in Australia

    In case you think that coming to study in Australia is too much for your budget, we have created this scholarship list that could help you fulfill your dream.

    The scholarships to come to study in Australia are divided between public scholarships y private. In order to access them, they will ask you for certain requirements, such as having a high level of English or having your documents officially translated into English.

    Although we cannot process the scholarship applications for you, once you get it, we will be able to help you with the rest of the procedures until you get your student visa to come study and enjoy your scholarship in Australia.

    And if you still do not have the level of English necessary to apply for a scholarship to study in Australia, do not worry, contact us and we will advise you on the best options to come to study in Australia.

    Anyway, you can find more information about scholarships to study abroad in this post of our website.

    Types of accommodation in Australia

    Types of accommodation in Australia

    A shared flat, a student residence, a backpaper and even live with an Australian family: discover all your options to stay during your Australian adventure.

    Frequently asked questions about studying in Australia

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    Do I need to have a good level of English to study in Australia?

    No. You do not need to have a good level of English to apply for the student visa. In fact, one of the reasons for coming here is precisely to acquire it: if you do not have an English level, the best option is to enroll in an English course (ELICOS) in Australia. In case you want to study a VET course or a university degree, you will have to meet the minimum level of English that the school requires.

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    Can I work with the student visa?

    Yes, the student visa allows you to work 40 hours every two weeks while you are studying and full time when you are on vacation. In this way, you will get enough money for your accommodation, pay for your course, your leisure activities, have a few beers with friends and even travel from time to time. The secret is knowing how to manage yourself!

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    Will I find a job with a low level of English?

    If you don't have a high level of English, you can start in unskilled jobs where you won't need to interact much with other people. As your level of English improves and you gain more experience, you will be applying for better jobs. Even on occasions related to what you have come to study!

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    Do I have to apply for my own visa?

    No! That is one of the star services of Dingoos: we have a team of visa experts certified with the QEAC qualification so that you do not have to worry about anything in everything that concerns the application and processing of the visa. Your visa expert will do all the work and you will only have to wait for your visa to be approved to pack your suitcase and come to Australia.

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    Can I get a student visa without an English level?

    Yes you can, it is one of the main advantages that this visa has over others such as the visa Work & Holiday. That and also there is no age limit to apply to it.

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    Can I study in Australia if I am over 30 years old?

    Of course it is! We are proud and satisfied to tell you that the student visa allows you to apply without an age limit or level of English. Also, once you are here you will meet a lot more people than you think your age. If you want to turn your life 360 ​​degrees, Australia is the perfect country to do it.

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    Can I live in different cities of Australia throughout my experience?

    That is a very good question! And the answer is even better: yes it is possible. When you have decided what you want to study, your Dingoos Guide will draw up a plan tailored to you so that, if you want, you can live one season in one city and another in another. To do this, it will present you with options for schools that are based in more than one city, making a possible change of city as easy as putting on your swimsuit to go to the beach.

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    What are the most common courses to study in Australia?

    The most common are English courses (ELICOS) and vocational courses (VET). Within the VET courses, you will find endless options to study on the subject that interests you the most. To give you an idea there are VET courses in photography, business, marketing or sports, carpentry, aesthetics and many more.

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    Can I combine an English course with a VET course?

    Of course, in fact, in case you feel that you should improve your level of English a little before studying a vocational course, you can start studying an English course and, once you have improved your level, start a VET course that adapts to your goals and tastes. Your Dingoos Guide will help you find the course you are looking for at the best price.

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    How far in advance do I have to start the process to study in Australia?

    From Dingoos we can help you when you need us, but we recommend that you start your process at least 2 months before the date you want to arrive in Australia. In this way, we will avoid the last minute rush and we will be able to prepare your arrival in Australia with all the guarantees, so that you feel at home on the other side of the world.

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    How long can I stay studying in Australia?

    The duration of your visa will depend on how long your course lasts. In fact, the duration of your visa will be determined by the combination of the duration of your course together with the duration of the holidays associated with it. For example, if you decide to study an English course of 24 weeks (6 months), you could get a visa duration of up to 9 months. Your Dingoos Guide will help you optimize your academic planning to get as many vacations as possible.

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    Can I stay in Australia when my student visa ends?

    Of course! It will be as easy as renewing your student visa or applying for another visa for which you are eligible. Another of the services that you will enjoy for being part of the Dingoos community is that of visa renewal. So if you are in this situation, we recommend that you contact us and a Dingoos Guide will be in charge of studying the option that best suits you.

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    Do I have to pay my entire course in advance?

    No, it is not necessary to pay for the entire course in advance. Each school has a different payment policy, but the vast majority offer a lot of flexibility when paying for the course. In general, it will be enough for you to pay a signal of between $ 500 and $ 900 AUD. Once you are in Australia you can pay in comfortable monthly or quarterly installments, depending on the payment plan offered by the school. In any case, your Dingoos Guide will inform you of this during the personalized advice process.

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    What if being in Australia I decide to return early?

    Don't worry: if this happens and you have to return to your country before your visa ends, our colleagues from the Dingoos Student Service Department will analyze your case to help you with the cancellation procedures of your course with the school and the return. of the proportional part of the medical insurance that you will not be able to enjoy. In this way, thanks to having properly processed the cancellation of your visa, you will not have any problem if at any time you want to study in Australia again.

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    How much money does it take to study in Australia?

    It depends on the course you want to do, but to give you an idea, if you want to come and study an English course for 6 months, you will need an investment between $ 5.000 AUD and $ 8.000 AUD. The total cost will depend on the city and school you choose. In any case, you will not have to pay all that money before coming to Australia, since you can pay part of the course before coming and the rest in comfortable installments once you are studying and working in Australia.

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    How can I go to study in Australia?

    To study in Australia you will need to obtain a student visa. For this, you must, on the one hand, have a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months and be enrolled in a school approved by the Australian Government. On the other hand, you must also take out mandatory OSHC medical insurance. If you have questions about the steps to get the visa, contact us and we will be happy to help you with all the procedures and receive you with a big welcome hug upon your arrival in Australia.

    How does Dingoos help you?

    Accompanying you at every step of your experience to study in Australia: before, during and after arriving. Discover what we can do for you!
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    Personalized advice

    What, when, how and where do you want to study? In Dingoos we are experts in developing a plan tailored to your needs based on your tastes, interests and budget.

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    Enrollment in a course

    Not only do we help you choose the course that best suits you, we also take care of enrolling in the school of your choice so you don't have to move a finger.

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    Visa processing

    As visa experts, we know that paperwork to get it is a roll. That is why we do it for you so that you are left alone with the fun part!

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    Hiring insurance

    In Dingoos we look for you and hire a great health insurance at a small price so that you can live life and enjoy your visa without fear of anything.

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    Contact with other students

    Does it make you dizzy to come alone to Australia? Don't have it, in Dingoos we will put you in touch with other students even before arriving in Australia so that you are always well accompanied.

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    Search for cheap flights

    We help you buy your flight to Australia at the best price thanks to our experience in the sector and our exclusive agreements with airlines.

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    Opening the bank account

    We help you open your Australian account step by step and from your home country so you can pay in dollars as soon as you arrive.

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    Hiring accommodation for first days

    We will help you book your accommodation for the first days. So, after the long trip, you can take a shower, rest and meet other students who will also arrive.

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    Transfer from the airport

    We will manage your pick-up at the airport to leave you at the very back door we will have reserved for you.

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    Reception and integration

    Relax and enjoy, because your Dingoos Integrator will stay with you as soon as you arrive in Australia to welcome you and accompany you to do all the necessary procedures to begin your adventure.

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    Mobile line activation

    When you arrive in Australia we will give you a SIM card and we will help you activate it so you can tell everyone that you have arrived well and start uploading stories.

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    TFN request

    We will request your TFN so you can start looking for work as soon as possible. We will also explain how to apply for the ABN in case you want to work as a freelancer in Australia.

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    Transportation card

    The only thing you need to get around the city by bus, subway or tram is a public transport card. When you arrive in Australia, we will accompany you to get yours.

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    Accommodation search support

    In Dingoos we will advise you, we will give you advice and solve all your doubts to help you find a long-stay accommodation where you feel at home.

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    Job Search Support

    Australia is full of job opportunities, we will teach you some tricks so you can identify them and find a job that helps you establish yourself.

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    Events and leisure plans

    Every month we organize a lot of events and activities for our students: surfing, diving, barbecues, beers, excursions ... Needless to say, you are more than a guest!

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    Discounts for students

    We have a lot of exclusive agreements with local, national and international companies, designed for you and that you can enjoy as part of the #SomosDingoos community.

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    W&H welcome pack

    If you are thinking of coming to Australia with the Work and Holiday Visa, we offer you an all-in-one package at a spectacular price that includes a lot of services that nobody else will offer you.

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    Student service

    Whenever you have any doubt, whenever you need something that we can help you with, we will be there to assist you and advise you. In Dingoos we will be “your family away from your family”. While we are here, you will never be alone.

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    Visa renewal

    When you decide to stay longer in Australia, you will, we will advise you on the best way to renew your visa and we will do all the paperwork for you.

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    Welcome Pack Delivery

    When you arrive in Australia, we will deliver our exclusive and useful Welcome Pack. So you will have everything you need for your first days on hand aussies.

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