Australian Universities

The higher education sector consists mainly of universities but also government and private institutions. This sector contributes to Australian society and Australia’s international reputation in so many ways.


There are 41 Australian universities, 38 public universities & 3 private universities of which 3 are private (Bond, Torrens and Notre Dame). In addition, Carnegie Mellon and University College London have campuses in Adelaide, South Australia. As the main campuses and administrations of these university are established in Pennsylvania, USA and London UK respectively; we consider them as non-Australian universities.

Many Australian universities have overseas branch campuses, twinning arrangements and exchange programs for students and teaching staff worldwide. Australian universities have around 7000 agreements with universities (and similar institutions around the world).

Australian Universities have three primary roles including : storing knowledge;Transferring knowledge to others;Creating knowledge.

In addition to this, Australian Universities provide consultancy services to business and industry, and are a source of advice for Government and the community in general on a large number of issues and topics. They are closely involved with their local and wider communities.

Diversity and autonomy are central features of Australian universities. Each institution has the freedom to specify its own mission and purpose, modes of teaching and research, the makeup of their student body, and the range and content of their educational programs. This variety is reflected in the range of goals and objectives, staff profiles and the emphasis placed on particular courses at different universities.

Higher education in Australia enjoys a high international reputation. Australian universities are part of a clearly recognised international community of scholarship, with academic staff recruited internationally, and students also increasingly coming from overseas as well as from across Australia. At the same time there are increasing numbers of Australian students and staff on study and work exchanges overseas.

Level of Australian University

6/41 Australian Universities are ranked in the top 100 Universities in the world.

In Australia there are top night universities called Group of Eight, Go8. All remain Australian universities and are ranking in the top 200 of the best universities in the world.

Here are the top 8 universities:

  1. Monash University
  2. The university of Melbourne
  3. The University of Sydney
  4. The University of Adelaide
  5. Australian National University
  6. The University of Western Australia
  7. UNSW Sydney
  8. The University Of Queensland

Study duration:

Autralian universites have all of the following courses:

    • Diploma:                                   1-2 years
    • Bachelor :                                 3-7 years
    • Bachelor of hournor:                  4 years
    • Graducate certificate:                 6 months
    • Graduate Diploma:                    12 months
    • Master coursework):                  1-2 year
    • Master research):                      1-2 year
    • Doctor of philosophy- PhD:        3 years


    • Students with GPA 7.00 or above may register for the first year of Australian universities. However, most of Vietnamese students have to study a foundation course then Bachelor  Degree because Vietnamese high schools are not 100% accepted as global certificate.It depends on students’s English level, so they can chose the following suitalbe level:

+ Study Bachelor Degree straight away

+  Foundation + Bachelor

+ Foundation + Diploma + Bachelor

+ Foundation+ Diploma + advanced Diploma + Bachelor

+ English + Certificate III/IV or Diploma + Bachelor (if your English doesn’’t meet the requirement).

Based on your GPA & English ability, we will advise you of suitable courses

    • Study Bachelor Degree in Australia
      Students under 18 years old must stay at homestay or boarding school, or relative homestay which is accepted by the education provider until you turn to 18.
    • Study Master Degree in Australia
      Australia has devided Vietnamese universities into 2 sections:

– Section 1: Equal to Australian University

– Section 2: Equal to Australian College

However, recently, some Australia unviersities have accepted even Vietnamese section 2 universities. So, please let us check for you.

    • Study Doctoral in Australia
      Vietnamese students who want to study Doctoral Degree in Australia, you need to study Master of Research for easier entry to the course.
    • Vietnamese students who are studying or completed  Bachelor Degree or college in Vietnam can have a pathway to study in Australian universities. You can have credit exemption depends on case by case evaluation.
    • Please contact us about 4-5 months before your courses starts to have time for preparation of your visa application.

Australian university risk in 2017

Updated Risk Rating as on 3rd April 2017 under SSVF (Simplified student visa framework, Australia)

19 universities (AL1), it means less risky. It requires less evidences about English language and financial ability.

20 universities (AL2), students must provide evidences of finance of their parent or their  partner’s yearly income of 60,000 AUD/ year. It shows through income tax, saving account, other assests to make sure you can pay for tuition fees and living expenses for the first 12 months. Students are not required to provide English language evidences.

2 universities (AL3) students must provide evidences of finance of their parent or their  partner’s yearly income of 60,000 AUD/ year. It shows through income tax, saving account at least 3 months before applying visa,  other assests to make sure you can pay for tuition fees and living expenses for the first 12 months.Students are also required to provide English language evidences.

AL1/ less risk  (19)

  1. Australian National University
  2. Bond University
  3. Deakin University
  4. Macquarie University
  5. Monash University
  6. Queensland University of Technology
  7. RMIT University
  8. The University of Adelaide
  9. The University of Melbourne
  10. The University of Notre Dame Australia
  11. The University of Queensland
  12. The University of Sydney
  13. The University of Western Australia
  14. University of New England
  15. University of Tasmania
  16. University of Technology, Sydney
  17. UNSW Australia
  18. Torrens University
  19. Carnegie Mellon University Australia

AL2/ Medium Risk

  1. Australian Catholic University
  2. Central Queensland University
  3. Charles Darwin University
  4. Charles Sturt University
  5. Curtin University
  6. Edith Cowan University
  7. Flinders University
  8.  Griffith University
  9. James Cook University
  10. La Trobe University
  11. Murdoch University
  12. Southern Cross University
  13. Swinburne University of Technology
  14. University of Newcastle
  15. University of South Australia (Unisa)
  16. University of Southern Queensland
  17. University of the Sunshine Coast
  18. University of Wollongong
  19. Victoria University
  20. Western Sydney University

AL3/ High Risk

  1. Federation University Australia
  2. University of Canberra

Vietnam is at level Al3 out of Al5 levels risk ranking countries.

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