Education Agent in Launceston
Our Education Agent in Launceston works only with education institutions who are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), who can enrol and deliver education services to students on a student visa.
QUALITY AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM
To ensure that international students studying in Australia receive a high quality education, Australia has put in place systems and processes. Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutions are governed by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and providers for higher education are governed by Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TESQA). These Government organisations are responsible for the registration and re-registration of institutions and the accreditation and re-accreditation of courses.
Australia also provides protection for international students through the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 which sets out the legal framework governing delivery of education to international students in Australia on a student visa. Australian education institutions also have to adhere to the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (National Code), which sets nationally consistent standards for the delivery of courses to overseas standards.
Our Education Agent in Launceston comprise of friendly and helpful education consultants who possess the knowledge and experience to assist you to select the best institution and course/s to achieve your academic objectives. We can help you to apply for English, Vocational (VET), Undergraduate or Postgraduate courses and assist you to obtain the Offer Letter and Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) in a timely manner.
Our Education Agent in Launceston will also help you to process your Student visa (subclass 500), which allows you to stay in Australia to study full-time. We will also assist you to apply for your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). It is a condition of your student visa that you have OSHC for the entire duration of your stay in Australia. It gives you access to out-of-hospital and in-hospital medical services to help you main your health and to help you with medical expenses if you are involved in an accident or experience a serious illness.
If you require assistance you travel or accommodation, we can help you to make arrangements. Even after your studies have commenced, we will follow up with you to ensure that you have adjusted to your life in Australia and assist you with any social or cultural issues.
WORKING WHILE STUDYING IN AUSTRALIA
One of the advantages of studying in Australia is that you and your dependent family members have permission to work in Australia. You can start working once you have commenced your course in Australia.
When you are on a student visa, you are permitted to work up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session and unlimited hours during scheduled semester break. If you have commenced your Masters by Research or Doctoral Degree, there is no limit on the number of hours you may work.
OPTIONS AFTER GRADUATION
Tasmania Skilled Migration Program
Tasmania has a skilled migration program in place for people who want to move to the state and who possess a skill that Tasmania needs. Prospective skilled migrants may apply to the Department of State Growth for a Tasmanian Government state nomination.
Advantages of being nominated by the Tasmanian Government for a skilled visa:
- There is no prescribed fee to apply for Tasmanian Government state nomination. You will only pay a fee for your application with the Department of Home Affairs if you are invited to apply.
- State nomination provides successful applicants with extra points
- extra 5 points for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
- extra 10 points for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)
- Applicants receive priority visa processing by the Department of Home Affairs.
- There are no occupation ceilings and once you are nominated in SkillSelect, you can immediately apply for a visa.
- Applicants have more occupations to choose from.
- Successful applicants can receive support after they arrive in Tasmania.
Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190)
If you have graduated from a Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) registered tertiary institution in Tasmania and studied for a duration of 2 years, you are able to apply for the Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190). This is a point-tested visa which allows you to live and work in Tasmania permanently. To apply, you and your dependents must currently be in Tasmania and can provide evidence of genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania.
You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Tasmanian Government state nomination:
- be under 45 years of age
- nominated an occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations
- achieve a valid and positive skills assessment for your nominated occupation
- achieve at last a Competent level of English Language proficiency
- achieve at least 65 points on the Department of Home Affairs points test.
After successfully obtaining your visa, you must maintain your obligation and commit to live and work in Tasmania for 2 years from the date of the visa grant. You will be required to compete surveys issued by the Tasmanian Government on the 6th, 12th, 18th and 24th month following the date of your visa grant.
Temporary Graduate Visa
You may also choose to apply for the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) if you are eligible. After you have finished your studies and wish to work in Australia temporarily, you can apply for the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485). There are two streams in this visa subclass.
The Graduate Work Stream is an 18 month visa granted to international students who recently completed their studies for at least 2 academic years (92 weeks) in Australia.
The Post-Study Work Stream visa is granted to international students who graduate with a higher education degree from an Australian education provider, regardless of their field of study. The visa is granted for a duration of 2 to 4 years depending on the highest qualification you achieve. You must complete your studies at the Bachelor, Masters or Doctoral levels for at least 2 academic years (92 weeks).
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