Study in Australia

Study in Australia

Australia offers quality education with universities ranked among the top in the world with added advantage of great lifestyle and weather.  Australian institutions have long history of welcoming international students you will feel like home and safe. Australia offers great study and research satisfaction for wide range of audience from vocational students to scholarly and research fellows. Study in Australia is an opportunity for everyone to make a great career head start. There are wide range of options for various academic, language and budget levels. you may study from a vocational diploma , bachelor degree to masters and PhD. Students with just 10+2 second division and low IELTS of 5.5 may study vocational job oriented  diplomas like Automobile, Cookery, Graphic design etc. 10+2 pass students with first division and IELTS 6.0 may choose to study diploma , advanced diploma or Bachelor degree. Students holding a bachelor degree may go for masters coursework or research. Australian institutions accept IELTS, PTE and TOEFL scores. Even if you score point 5 to one band less than required, you may still apply for visa with academic English or ELICOS classes. Study in Australia offers you access to very high quality practical education at a very reasonable price. Tuition fee in Australia ranges from AUD  15000 to 30000 ( INR 7 to 10 lac) for most programs, which you can pay by semester ( about INR 5-7 lac), you are also allowed to work part time which can help you cover a part of it.  You can chose from wide range of institution and programs depending on your budget. So you can chose to study in a Vocational  college , TAFE college or university. Study in Australia visa process is fairly simple your academic and language test  papers are first assessed by the institution and you are issued an offer letter to study in Australia. Students are generally interviewed and assessed financial by the institution, then you are issued  COE for study in Australia. Under the new Simplified Student Visa Framework Australia (SSVF) visa process has become very simple for a genuine student. In most cases if you go through the institution assessment, you are issued a visa to study in Australia.We at west Highlander strive hard to provide you with complete, fair and  transparent information to make your Australian dreams come true.



– As an international student you have a wide range of institutions and programs to choose from;     

TAFE Colleges

TAFE Colleges are Australian government funded institutions offer job oriented practical courses for entry , junior and middle level skilled jobs. These institutions mainly focus on trade certificates, skill diplomas and some degrees also. They have very high job outcome and courses are reasonable priced. They work very closely with industry bodies to prepare manpower for them. If you are looking for a great job outcome without a fancy university tag, TAFE colleges are the best bet for you. Study in Australia at a TAFE college does not require too much theory study but practical workshop practice with some lectures.

Vocational Colleges

Vocational Colleges offer low cost but very high quality education at diploma , advanced diploma bachelor and master degree level. These institutions offer wide range of programs in vocational training like hospitality, automotive, graphics design , community work to professional courses like IT, accounting and management . These colleges are much more internationalised than other type of institutions and welcome international students with open arms. Their fee is comparable with TAFE colleges and are much less as compared to universities. In most cases their campuses are located in the heart of city in CBD. If you are looking forward to study in Australia in the heart of CBD Sydney or Melbourne this is the best bet for you.


Universities in Australia have excellent academic & research facilities . Most of Australian Universities are at the top position among top 500 in the world. The Group of Eight (Go8) comprises Australia’s eight leading research Universities – The University of Melbourne, The Australian National University, The University of Sydney, The University of Queensland, The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide, Monash University and UNSW Sydney. The country is well developed and one of the most sort after skills and learning destinations in the world. The best part of the country is a low crime rate which gives assurance of safest environment to international students to continue their studies. The country is known for its best and world-class education system. The college and universities offer a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in various fields.


We are the most experienced, qualified and licensed consultant for study in Australia in Chandigarh, Punjab Region. Our director is PIER Certified Counselor, member of AAERI, licensed by Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA); License No. 1280308, and member of Migration Institute of Australia; MIA No. 5824.

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  • SSVF Scheme
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Practical Learning Process

The Simplified Student Visa Framework Australia (SSVF) simplifies the process of applying for a student visa and make easy to find out the genuine students. It is specifically designed to deliver a more targeted approach to immigration veracity and lessen red-tape for business. The core motive of Australian Immigration is to make the process more quick and easy. There have been some amendments done by the immigration from 1 July 2016 under which:

  • An overseas student can apply for a single student visa (subclass 500) despite their chosen course of study.
  • Guardians of the student can apply for the new Student Guardian visa (Subclass 590)
  • A single immigration risk framework will apply to all international students.
  • By creating an account in ImmiAccount, students and their guardians can lodge their visa application online.

Financial Capacity

Overseas students are required to have sufficient funds to support their living and cover course fees. Students are generally allowed to work for a particular time/hours but they should not depend on the money they will earn when it comes to course fee and general living expenses.

Online documentation

The checklist tool suggests students about which documents they need to provide with their visa application based on their combined country provider immigration risk outcomes.

English Language proficiency

Candidate should meet the English language requirement to be granted a student visa.It doesn’t mean that students are entitled to enroll in a particular course. Education provider has its own responsibility under the Education Services for Overseas Students.

Other requirements

Genuine temporary entrant: The GTE applies to all student visa application. The immigration officer will assess your application and consider whether the circumstances of your as a student show that your target is for a temporary stay in the country. You need to satisfy the authorities that your motive is genuine to stay in Australia.

Health requirements: The student needs to undergo health examination which is an essential part of the student visa application process. This can take few weeks to complete. In order to avoid delays, one can choose to undertake his or her health examination before lodging your visa application.

Character requirements: If you want to enter in Australia, you must have clean character background. You need to answer some of the questions mentioned on the visa application form.

Proof of enrolment: Overseas students should be enrolled in a registered course of study and need to show a confirmation of Enrolment at the time of lodging student visa application.

Family members of students: Family members of a student studying in Australia need to apply for a student visa (subclass 500) whether they don’t currently hold a student visa and want to join the student in Australia.

Processing time: The processing time of the student visa is around one month after the lodgment of your application. The immigration motive is to finalize 75 percent of complete student visa applications. Processing time may reduce if you submit all the necessary documents with a visa application. If you fail to submit your documents which are essential may lead to processing delays visa refusal.

Learn more about Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criteria.

  • Southern Cross University (Gold coast, Melbourne, Sydney , Perth)
  • University of New England (Sydney , Armedaile)
  • Excelsia college (Sydney)
  • Ozford College (Melbourne )
  • LaSalle College (Melbourne)
  • Wentworth institute (Sydney)
  • Torrens University(Adelaide)
  • Ironwood institute (Adelaide)
  • Charles Darwin University(Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney)
  • ECA-Victoria University (Ballarat Melbourne)
  • ECA-Asia Pacific International College (Sydney)
  • Australian Institute of Higher Education (Sydney)
  • ATMC ( Sydney, Melbourne)
  • Box hill institute
  • University of Tasmania (Pathway)
  • New York Film Academy
  • James Cook University- Brisbane
  • Swinburne University
  • Federation University- Sydney/Melbourne/Adelaide
  • Edith Cowan University Western- Perth
  • Kangan batman institute of tafe
  • ICAE
  • Alana Kaya College
  • Imagine College
  • Mark sheet & Passing certificates (10th & 10+2)
  • Mark sheets + degree- Graduation
  • IELTS/PTE score card
  • Passport copy
  • Work Experience (If any)
  • Admission processing time: Varies from college to college- 1 week up to 1 month for university admission

Once the Offer of a place made the student needs to satisfy the SVP requirements. A complete application package is sent to the University for the application to be assessed under SVP- Streamline Visa process. A very critical thing in SVP assessment is the fulfillment of requirement of GTE- Genuine Temporary Entrant, in order to get an unconditional offer of place.

West Highlander provides all the admission & SVP services to its students free of cost. West highlander is the official representative of top colleges and universities in Australia.

Each program may have specific entry requirements. Our trained counselor asses your application as per your interest & Academic pathway and helps you to find and enroll in a suitable course.

For study in Australia once you get a COEs following documents are required to file in student visa application at Australia

  • Notarized Academics
  • Notarized Work Experience (If Any)
  • Notarized IELTS/PTE
  • Bank attested financial papers
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Notarized Family income documents
  • Passport + photograph
  • Visa fee
  • Medicals

IMPORTANT POINTS: Education providers registered under the ESOS ACT and listed on CRICOS can provide admission to overseas students studying in Australia on student visa The applicants must provide documentary evidence that they have enough funds to support themselves as per the requirement of visa you are applying for. The applicants must satisfy the GTE requirement.

Genuine Intention of Sponsors: It is must that visa officer be satisfied that your sponsors genuinely intend to provide financial support to you.

Insurance requirement: As per Australian Immigration requirement foreign fee paying students are required to have a valid and acceptable insurance as a visa condition. You need to provide documentary evidence of this in your study visa application that you have appropriate arrangements to fulfill this requirement .If your spouse or kids are applying along with you it is mandatory for them also to have health insurance.

Immigration History: An applicant must honestly give all the information about his previous immigration history- visas issued, refusals for any country, or any other information. Incomplete information may have serious impact on your application.

West Highlander has a team of experts professional who are experts in handling student visa applications. They minutely go through each and every aspect of your application to ensure that there are no gaps and your application is successful.

It is because of this approach that West Highlander has maintained a very high visa success rate for its Australia study visa applications.

Your SOP must clarify your decision to student in Australia. You must include the research undertaken about Australian college course, the value of proposed course to you and your plans after completion of studies.

The statement of purpose must be clear and specific. Include your research and reason why would you like to study this particular course and how it is relevant to your previous study or work experience.

Statement of purpose is very important as it helps the visa officer in having an understanding about you, your previous study, work history.

It is also a great platform to explain your future plans and how this decision of study abroad fits in your future plans. Include all the information in the application. Give explanation of any gaps in your academic & career history which may help in decision making for the officers.

The cost and resources involved in undertaking your study abroad are significant and the onus is on you to satisfy the case officer that you are a genuine and a bonafide student wishing to your studies overseas.

Your SOP should contain the points and explanation so as satisfy the officer about your successful education outcome.

  • The tuition fee for one year study: ranges from AUD 5000-10000 depending on college & course.
  • As per requirements of Embassy the cost of living is AUD 18610 per year.
  • For Dependent- The cost of living for Spouse is $ 6500 and for First kids it is $ 3720 and each other child $ 2790. ( Schooling expenses for kids if applicable).

Your cost of living would depend on the place you choose to live in Australia & your life style.

Students may find that some places are cheaper to live in Australia as compared to others. The general expenses a student has are of accommodation, power, groceries, transport etc.

Accommodation:- A student may opt of hall of residence, rented house along with friends, home stay depending upon his interest and budget.

All foreign students are required to have valid health insurance while on study in Australia.

Basic and other expenses include cost of-
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Phone
  • Internet
  • Transport
  • Entertainment
  • Stationary & books
  • Insurance
  • Insurance
  • Power & gas.

Your tuition fee is protected, under this in Australia tuition fee is to be paid before visa lodgment. The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is a placement and refund service for international students, which is activated in the event that your institution is unable to teach your course. Australia is a protecting the tuition fees of international students studying in Australia on a Student visa. The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) framework protects the rights of international students studying in Australia through TPS. TPS will assist you in finding an alternative course or to get a refund if a suitable alternative is not found.

  • One semester fee initially for COEs
  • Competitive tuition fee & Cost of living as compared to other English speaking & developed countries e.g. UK, USA
  • Clear transparent, time effective admission & visa process.
  • Post Study Work (PSW) after completion of 2 year study.
  • Part time job helps to understand working culture & environment of developed country.

Study in Australia is great opportunity for students to attain a quality and internationally recognized qualification in a developed and an English speaking country. Students get benefit of a British based internationally recognized qualification at a very competitive affordable price.

Your experience of study in Australia opens many doorways for future, including career progression in your own home country or opting Australia as your work place on work visa or gaining points towards settlement in Australia under skilled migration

Full time study in Australia gives you a chance of getting a rich experience in a developed and beautiful country with the provision of graduate job visa.

While study in Australia you have the option to stay with your spouse & kids enjoying your family life with the option of applying for family as dependents.

Your dependents can apply for their visa along with your student visa application. Your spouse can accompany you to Australia while you are on study visa.

It is very important that you list the details of your family members in your student visa application for study in Australia.

For your dependents to apply for their visas they must provide documentary evidence of the relationship. It is also a requirement to show that you have enough funds for your proposed stay in Australia as a dependent of a student visa holder in Australia.

Your family also needs to satisfy with fulfill GTE requirement.

For a spouse visa you need to fulfill health character and GTE requirements.

A very important point to note here in your Australia student visa application is that you declare all your family members in your application even if they are not planning to travel with you.

West Highlander- Director Parwinder Kaur is a member of MIGRATION INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA.

She is a QEAC (Qualified Education Agent Counsellor) Certified by PIER.

West highlander is a member of AAERI initiative of Australian Education International and supported by Australian high Commission, New Delhi

Enhance your chances of getting admission in Australia’s top education institutions by applying through West Highlander

  • Zero processing charges
  • Representatives of TOP Universities/Colleges in Australia
  • One to one counseling of students
  • Complete admission and visa process services
  • Dependents applications at NO PROCESSING FEES

West Highlander is fastest growing immigration consultancy in Chandigarh specialized in providing student visa for Australia from past several years. We have a team of experts who make your dreams come true of studying Australia.

Parwinder Kaur, one of the key persons of West Highlander who is a Member of Migration Institute of Australia, Migration Agent Australia & Qualification Education Agent Counselor (PIER).

West Highlander is the best consultant in Chandigarh, making your process of study abroad smoother and faster in given time frame.

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