Australia and Canada Study Visa

Australia Study Visa

We specialise in advising and assisting students in pursuing their dreams of Australian Education. With a Global network of offices & a portfolio of above 20 universities in Australia and our team of Educational Advisors will ensure that your dream of pursuing higher education abroad is fulfilled.

MilkyWay is a one stop solution for all your overseas education needs. We endeavour to offer you the right advice to choose the best Universities and programme.

We are well known for providing reliable & timely services in cost effective manner, so that people get success without wasting their precious time or their hard-earned money.

Education System in Australia

The higher education system of Australia has both government and private institutions in it. If a university or college is seen as part of the higher education system (also known as tertiary education), then it was either established by or is recognized by the Australian government as a tertiary institution. Higher education programs include all of the schools that cover Levels I through 10 according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Vocational and Technical Schools

There are hundreds of other schools out there that provide technical and further education (TAFE) and vocational education and training (VET). These schools offer short courses, certificates I through IV, diplomas, and advanced diplomas. They focus on training their students in a particular vocation or just to help their students get out into the work place. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Commercial training providers, usually run by a company or of their own accord.
  • The training department of manufacturing or service enterprises, which provide services to the employees that they already have or employees that have just been hired.
  • The training function of employer or employee organizations in a particular industry, which provide services to the employees that they already have or employees that have just been hired.
  • Group Training Companies.
  • Community learning centers and neighborhood houses.
  • Secondary colleges providing VET programs.

There are also a number of smaller schools that you can find, which are not accredited, that will give you the same quality of vocational and/or technical education for a lower price; you just have to do your research to see if you can find one that suits your needs.

Universities and Higher Education

As of 2009, the Australia higher education system had 41 universities. 37 of the universities are public, 2 are private, and 2 of them are Australian branches of universities that are located overseas. There are also 3 self-accrediting higher education institutions. There are also dozens of smaller schools that do not grant any degrees or have accreditation – these are private schools that focus on theology, business, information technology, natural therapies, hospitality, health, law and accounting.

Most Australian universities are self-accrediting institutions that each run under a legislation (usually at the state or territory level). They get most of their funding from the Australian government through the Higher Education Support Act 2003. This act put the existing aims of universities into legal terms, recognized each of the universities, and introduced measures to strength the knowledge base of the country. Essentially, this act made it so that Australian universities were able to obtain money from the federal government via grants and loans.

Most of the syllabus are set by the universities that are offering the courses, and are not controlled by any government entity. Even though the higher education system is more unified than that of other countries, each university is still able to set their own coursework and program requirements. As with most countries, the teacher education program is the exception to this rule; the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership oversees any and all requirements related to becoming an educator in any age group.

Many Australian universities are featured in top 100 lists for international universities from around the world. The University of Melbourne and the Australian National University are two of the most well-known and well-respected universities in the world. If you are considering pursuing your higher education, whether vocational or academic, in Australia, you are in good hands. You will get a world-class education at a fair price that will make you ready for the world that you will be working in.

Canada Study Visa

Canada has one of the world's top ranking universities, wherein 26 Canadian universities are within the top 800 universities worldwide. With a world acclaimed academic excellence and a multicultural environment, possessing a vibrant culture and being a politically safe and stable country, Canadian universities are popular among international students.

If you or your child is looking for a choice of universities to study, it would be highly recommended to research for universities outside home to gain a better experience, and if your choice is to go to Canada, then it is very important to know the various requirements to apply for Canadian study permit. The process of applying for Canada Student Visa begins with researching and applying to a school or university for the preferred program. Only on receipt of the acceptance or admission letter from the educational institution, can one apply for the Canada Study Visa.

Along with the letter of acceptance, the student must present his or her ID, passport photographs and proof of sufficient funds to stay in Canada. MilkyWay consultants will be more than glad to help you with the necessary document package preparation. If your desired place to study belongs to Quebec province, a special procedure is applicable, being the second largest province of Canada and the only one where French language is the official spoken language. Visa application can be submitted online or in paper through the nearest Canadian Visa office. On receipt of the application form and documents, the Canadian authorities may ask for additional documentation, such as medical and security information. Once the application is complete, the authorities will decide is an individual interview is needed. In the event, the interview is necessary, the officer will inform on the time and venue.

Education System in Canada

The Canadian education system encompasses both publicly funded and private schools, from kindergarten through to pre-university. However, standards across the country are uniformly high.

Broadly, the Canadian education system spans across Universities, University Colleges, Career Colleges and Community Colleges.

  • Higher National Diploma (HND): is awarded by Vocational and Technical Educational Councils. They offer a 2-year course in a vocational subject like scientific and technical business subjects. Great emphasis is placed on work experience. It is often seen as the first step towards a degree course as the credits can be transferred.
  • University:These are autonomous institutions which are funded by the gvernment and are widely recognised worldwide. A University runs both, academic and professional courses. An Undergraduate course is of 4 years duration and a Masters course is of 2 years duration.Typically a University would have one intake in a year i.e. September and have fixed deadlines for applications.
  • University Colleges:The University colleges offer degrees as well as diplomas & certificate courses. One could also obtain a combined degree diploma program and credit transfer facility. The distinguishing features of the University colleges are strong student support services, small classrooms and strong campus environment.
  • Community Colleges:These are not colleges that are affiliated to any university or university college . Community colleges offer diplomas, certificates and applied degrees. Some community colleges allow a student to transfer credits into a university and gain lateral entry into the University run programs. Courses offered at these community colleges are better received by students as the student numbers per class is small and therefore the interaction levels of student and teachers is high.
  • Career College: Also called technical colleges. These Colleges offer ourses related to Business, Computers and Administrative skills.

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