Minta Cruz Study Abroad!


Minta Cruz Study Abroad!

About Country

Australia, the smallest continent and one of the largest countries on Earth, lying between the Pacific and Indian oceans in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Australia's capital is Canberra, located in the southeast between the larger and more important economic and cultural centres of Sydney and Melbourne.

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Popular cities in Australia

Pathway Programs

  • Students who are not able to meet the direct entry requirements of Australian Universities can be offered ‘Pathway Programs.
  • These programs can be offered at undergraduate level and postgraduate level.
  • These are also called as ‘Packaged Programs’.
  • Pathway programs are a good opportunity to the students who fail to meet the direct entry requirements of the Australian universities.

Types of Pathway Programs

  • Academic Pathway Programs
    Offered to the students not able to meet the Academic entry criteria
  • English Language Programs
    Offered to the students not able to meet the English language criteria

universities Represented By Mintacruz

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1 Australian Catholic University
2 Blue Mountains Hotel School
3 Bond University
4 Charles Darwin University
5 Charles Sturt University-Study Centre
6 CQUniversity
7 Curtin University
8 Deakin University
9 Edith Cowan University
10 Excelsia College
11 Federation University
12 Flinders University
13 Griffith University
14 James Cook University-Townsville & Cairns
15 Kaplan Business School
16 La Trobe University
17 Macquarie University
18 Melbourne Institute of Technology
19 Monash University
20 Murdoch University
21 Navitas Australia
22 Queensland University of Technology
23 RMIT University
24 Swinburne University of Technology
25 The Australian National University
26 The University of Adelaide
27 The University of Melbourne
28 The University of New South Wales
29 The University of Newcastle
30 The University of Notre Dame Australia
31 The University of Queensland
32 The University of Sydney
33 The University of Western Australia
34 University of Canberra
35 University of South Australia
36 University of Southern Queensland
37 University of Technology, Sydney

Why Australia

  • High international rankings of Australian Universities
  • Part time job opportunities for international students
  • Post-Study Work Visa for 2/3 years
  • Opportunity for Permanent Residence
  • IELTS, TOEFL and PTE scores are accepted by all universities
  • Availability of pathway programs for international students
  • No application fee in a majority of universities
  • Flexibility in terms of deadlines, universities ready to accept applications and financials closer to course start dates
  • Lower entry requirements of universities with relatively higher international rankings
  • No Visa interviews
  • Quick visa outcomes
  • GST is paid over and above commissions

Major Intakes

  • February and July
  • Offered by Universities and Private Colleges
  • Courses offered: All popular areas
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Minor Intake

  • October/November
  • Offered by Private Colleges and some of the major universities (e.g. Deakin University and Griffith University)
  • Courses offered: Business, Information Technology and Engineering

Types of Educational Institutions in Australia

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Private Colleges

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Private Colleges in Australia

Colleges offering Bachelor's and Master's programs

  • Independent Colleges offer Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees e.g. International College of Management, Sydney
  • Some colleges are affiliated with universities (offer UG & PG programs) e.g. Australian Technical and Management College affiliated with Federation Universitys
  • These colleges offer Information Technology and Business programs Colleges offering Pathway programs
  • These Colleges offer ELICOS and Diploma leading to Degree programs
  • Programs are offered in almost all popular disciplines such as IT, Engineering, Health, Business, Hospitality, etc.

Universities in Australia

There are a total of 43 Universities in Australia

Public – 38 Universities
Private – 3 Universities (Bond, Notre Damn and Torrens)
International Universities – 2 (Carnegie Mellon and University College London)
  • The Higher Education Sector in Australia primarily consists of Universities
  • The top 8 universities in Australia are popularly known as Group of 8
  • Australian Universities offer pathway programs, bachelor’s & master’s degrees and doctoral programs

Programs offered by Australian Universities

Media & Communication

Architecture & Urban Planning


Education & Teaching

IT & Computer Science

Hospitality & Tourism

Engineering & Project Management

Business, Management & Accounting

MBBS, Nursing & Public Health

Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements of Australian Universities” (Undergraduate)

General academic entry requirements


A minimum of 60% - 65% in HSC in best 4 subjects

State Board

A minimum of 65% in HSC in best 4 subjects

Note: Entry requirements may vary depending on the university and programs

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Academic entry requirements

Follow NOOSR Guidelines
(National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition – An Australian Government Agency assessing level of overseas qualifications)

Section of the Indian University according to NOOSR Aggregate Percentage required to be eligible
Section 1 50%
Section 2 50-55%
Section 3 60%

Note: Entry requirements may vary depending on the university and programs

English Language requirements

Requirements vary depending on the university and the program

Overall No bands less than Overall No bands less than Overall No bands less than
6.5 6.0 58 50 79 18
6.0 6.0 50 50 75 18
6.0 5.5 50 42 75 12

PTE and TOEFL Scores are indicative. Please refer to the individual university website to check the exact requirement.

Academic Pathway Programs” (Undergraduate)

  • Students scoring 55% to 64% in HSC can be offered these programs
  • They are also called as Diploma leading to Degree programs (D to D programs)
  • Students usually get admission in a college where they study a Diploma Program for one year (e.g. Diploma of Business)
  • After successful completion of Diploma, they progress to the second year of Bachelor’s degree, eventually completing their graduation in 3/4 years.

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Academic Pathway Programs” (Post-graduate)

Some Australian universities offer pathways at postgraduate level.

  • Offered to the students who fail to meet NOOSR criteria e.g., Second division from a Section 3 university/Pass division from a Section 2 university.
  • Students are offered a qualifying program of one semester, i.e., 3-6 months called as Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) or Pre-Master’s Program (PMP)
  • A student enrolled in such a program will first have to complete the PQP successfully to progress to the first year of his master’s degree
  • PQPs are available only for business/management/accounting degrees with the exception of Griffith University, which offers this pathway for business, engineering and IT programs as well

English Language Pathways

  • English Language Pathways are also called as ELICOS, EAP, ELP, etc.
  • Students have to study English ‘before’ commencing their main program
  • Duration of ELICOS is usually restricted to 10 weeks
  • Tuition Fee of ELICOS: AUD 300 to AUD 400 per week.
  • Longer duration of ELICOS (more than 10 weeks) may result in visa refusal

Calculating duration of ELICOS

Students have to undergo 10 weeks of ELICOS for a shortfall of 0.5 band in IELTS.

University’s Requirement Overall 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0
Student’s IELTS Score Overall 6.5 with no bands less than 5.5
Observation The student is fulfilling the overall requirement, but is falling short of 0.5 bands in one of the individual bands
Result The student will have to undergo 10 weeks of ELICOS

Table illustrating calculation of ELICOS

IELTS Requirement Student’s Score Student falling short by Duration of ELICOS
Overall Individual Overall Individual
6.5 6.0 6.5 5.5 0.5 band 10 Weeks
6.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 0.5 band 10 Weeks
6.0 6.0 6.0 5.5 1.0 band 10/15 Weeks
6.5 6.0 6.5 5.5 0.5 band 10 Weeks
6.0 5.5 6.0 5 0.5 band 10 Weeks

Time schedule for Australia processing

For February intake

IELTS Coaching June
Appear for IELTS Test July
IELTS Test Result July/August/td>
Submit applications to universities July to October
Offer Letters July to November
Arrangement of Funds August to December
Financial Assessment in the Universities September to January
Apply for Visas October to January
Visa Grant December to February
Fly to Australia February

For July intake

IELTS Coaching December
Appear for IELTS Test January
IELTS Test Result January/February
Submit applications to universities January to April
Offer Letters January to May
Arrangement of Funds February to May
Financial Assessment in the Universities March to May
Apply for Visas May to June
Visa Grant April to July
Fly to Australia July

Note: Entry requirements may vary depending on the university and programs

Fee Structure

Under Graduate Studies


16,000.00 – 27,000.00 AUD/per year
  • Colleges
  • 13,000.00 – 17,000.00 AUD/per year

Post Graduate Studies


17,000 To 28,000.00 AUD/peryear
  • Colleges Bt
  • 15, 000.00 – 21,000.00 AUD / per year

Living Expenses


18,000.00 AUD/ per year
  • Spouse
  • 6,300.00 AUD per year
  • Child I
  • 3,600.00 AUD per year
  • Child II
  • 2,700.00 AUD per year

GTE – Genuine Temporary Entrant

Genuine: The student should have genuine intentions of studying in Australia. Temporary: The student should intend to stay in Australia temporarily

  • The objective of ‘GTE Assessment’ is to distinguish genuine students from non-genuine ones and to ensure entry of only genuine students in Australia
  • Universities and AHC consider not only the profile but also the ‘intentions’ of an international student. Hence, students with good profiles may not necessarily be ‘GTE compliant’.
  • GTE Assessment is conducted at three levels:/li>
  • Agent
  • University/College (GTE Checklist, SOP, Interview)
  • Australian High Commission (SOP, Interview)

GTE Parameters

  • Profile of the applicant (academic scores, IELTS score and work experience)
  • Student’s reason for choosing to study his intended program
  • Relevance of the program the student intends to study in Australia to his previous studies and whether it is beneficial for his career
  • Students’ awareness of the program structure, costs, units, etc.
  • Gaps in the student’s profile and the evidence he can furnish to explain the reasons
  • Student’s reasons for choosing not to study in India
  • Student’s reasons for choosing to study in Australia and reasons regarding not choosing to study in other countries
  • Student’s reasons for choosing to study in his preferred university and comparison with other universities in Australia
  • Student’s future plans, organizations he intends to work with, designations he expects to work at and salary he expects to receive after his studies are over
  • Marital Status of the applicant
  • Qualification of Spouse
  • Employment status of spouse
  • Annual income of spouse
  • Tenure of Marriage
  • Visa refusal history/immigration history of the student for Australia and other countries
  • Visa refusal history/immigration history of the dependents for Australia and other countries
  • Applicant’s awareness about the costs (tuition fee and living expenses) involved during his stay in Australia and how he plans to cover the expenses
  • Student’s circumstances in India – employment status and annual income of his sponsors
  • Student’s circumstances in Australia – presence of his close family members in Australia

Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)

After completion of their studies in Australia, students can apply for Temporary Graduate Visa that lets them live, study and work in Australia temporarily.

Eligibility criteria to apply for the visa:

  • Age less than 50 years of age
  • Qualification with minimum of 92 weeks study in duration (2 years)
  • English language criteria (Overall 6 with no bands less than 5)
  • The applicant must hold an eligible visa
  • The applicant must meet the Australian study requirement in the last six months
  • The applicant must have health insurance in Australia

This visa has following 2 streams:

  • Post Study Work Stream
  • Graduate Work Stream

Post Study Work Stream

  • Duration – Usually 2/3 years, but duration can be increased up to 4 years depending on the qualification (2/3 years for bachelor’s/master’s degrees, 3 years for Master’s by research and 4 years for Doctorates)
  • Field of study is not a criteria for this stream

Graduate Work stream

  • Duration – 18 months
  • Granted to applicants who graduate with skills and qualifications that are on the Skilled Occupation List

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