Study options in Australia

High School graduates (Class XII) can choose to enrol into either a :

TAFE (Technical and Further Education provider funded by the government. The TAFE’s are known for their Vocational Education & Training ( VET) in all spheres imaginable. They provide certificate III & IV to Advanced Diploma’s with and option for lateral entry into a Bachelors Degree at the Universities.

Entry Requirements for TAFE 

1. Yr 12 55-60%

2. IELTS – 5.5 to 6 Bands ( with no bands less than 5) IELTS requirement for Nursing and engineering degrees may be higher


There are a total of 43 accredited Universities in Australia comprising of 40 Australian Universities, two International Universities and smaller private speciality Universities. Higher education courses and qualifications are also offered by many non-university providers in the higher education sector.

The Universities provide the following programs

1. Diploma’s
2. Undergraduate Degree
3. Post Graduate Degree
4. Masters by Research
5. PHD

Entry Requirements for Universities

Yr 12- Overall 65% or as specified by the Uni
Bachelors: Overall 50% or as specified by the Uni

For Post Graduate Programs the Universities follow the NOOSR guidelines. NOOSR expands to National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition. The NOOSR classifies Universities globally into three sections Sec 1, 2 & 3. IELTS- Minimum score of 6.5 bands, with no individual band score less than 6 or as specified by the University. Nursing, Social work and Education courses at both the UG & PG Levels require an overall Band score of 7 with no band less than 7.