Frequently asked questions about living and studying in Australia
Find out the answer to some of the most frequently asked questions by our students, about the process of coming to live, study and work in Australia. It’s all much easier than you imagine!
What is the process to Make Australia The Experience?
It is quite simple and faster than you thought. The first step is to choose the destination where you want to study; Country and City. Then we will help you select the type of study program you want, as well as the college/university that best fits your needs. The next step is to lodge the student visa application and wait for its approval. Once everything is ready, all you have to do is pack your bags and fly out!
Can I work while studying overseas?
Yes, of course you can! A student visa and a working Holiday visa, allow you to work while studying in the country, and earn some money to support yourself and some of your expenses. With a Student visa in Australia, you are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week. Just bear in mind that you will also need time to focus on your studies.
Is it easy to find a job in Australia?
We cannot tell you if it will be easy or hard to find a job. It all depends on your skills, your attitude and your willingness to work. However if there is only a 5% unemployment rate, is for a good reason.
How can choose a city to live and study, if I don’t know anything about it?
This is it! This is the main question asked by all our students! We know it can be quite stressful to make such a decision without not knowing much about a place, reason whereby we recommend you to have a look at section Destinations, where you will find more information about weather, transport, cost of living, and life style. Besides all of these, it is important to us, to get to know you, and find out what you need and your future plans.
What are my study options in Australia?
If you already have a good English level, and perhaps what you are looking at is to explore other areas of study, then a Vocational course could fit your needs. There are plenty of options in different fields such Cookery, Business, Sports, Children Services among others. There are various levels of study within the VET sector; Depending of your level of previous knowledge, you can study from a Certificate II up to an Advanced Diploma Level.
This isn’t all; Australia has some of the most recognised Universities world wide. You will be able to choose from a Bachelor Degree, Master Degree or PhD, in order to sum up skills to your curriculum.
What study programs could benefit me if I wish to stay longer in the country?
There are very interesting options that could offer you a benefit if you wish to stay longer, living and enjoying this wonderful country. Trade Courses are a good option, considering that they could help up add up some extra points if you wish to pursue a pathway towards residing in Australia. You can also choose to study and live in a Regional Area, where local governments promote and incentivize international students to come and live.
Are Mate Education’s services free?
Absolutely. All our services are completely free. We are a team of young professionals representing more than 50 education providers in Australia and our business partnerships allow us to offer you a free service. Our close relationship with the institutions, allow us to offer you specials from time to time with the purpose of giving you the best assistance.
How much does it cost to live and study in Australia?
We understand that is not just catching a plane and arriving to your destination; You would like to know that at least you could work and make some income to cover your basic needs. Australia’s cost of living is high, that is the truth, however, despite being expensive, the salary rates are also high, which balances the life style.
Do I need to get a vaccine before coming to Australia?
No. Despite that Australia is known for its enormous variety of animals and insects, there is no one of those you will need to be vaccinated against. You will only have to do it, if in the 2 weeks prior to travelling you have been in a contaminated zone. In the case of tropical countries, we recommend you to get informed about the types of vaccines you might need before departing.
How do I buy a SIM card in Australia?
You don’t need to, we’ve got you covered. We know that this is one of the most important things to get sorted once you arrive in another country, especially if you need to get in touch with family and friends, as well as look for accommodation, work and share your experiences. These are the reasons why as part of our services and welcome package, we offer you a SIM card free of charge.
Can I travel with my couple to Australia?
Yes! If you want to come to Australia as a student and bring your partner with you, you can apply for the Student Partner visa. The government requires that you prove that you are a couple (for at least one year) and you will have to provide a lot of documentation (of which we will be able to inform you), but the good thing is that, one of the two can study and the other work. You will not have the obligation to study (although you can do so if you want for a maximum of three months) but you will be able to work 20 hours a week.
How long does it take to get a visa approved?
The visa process varies a lot, and there is not 2 similar processes. We have had cases were the visa has been approved within 5 minutes, and some have taken up to 3 months. However, you should not worry about it since our team of professionals if fully prepared to assist you and keep you up to date with the process.
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